Chennai Metro Rail will start is services from Chennai Central from Tamil New Year (April 14), sources said.
Works on the 2.5 km corridor between Nehru Park and Central are over and trail runs have started. They are going on in a successful manner, reports said, quoting sources.
Meanwhile in a press note, the CMRl said the underground construction works of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited Corridor 1 between Little Mount and AG-DMS was buzzing with activity today as the Metro’s Rolling Stock took its maiden run surging from the elevated portion near Little Mount into the underground tunnels from Saidapet to AG-DMS on the down-line successfully.
It is definitely a great step towards commissioning of the corridor for the public facing regular congestion on the Mount road.
With the tunnels proving ready for operations in this 4km stretch, the works for finishes and fit-outs are being done day and night to achieve early commissioning. Also, the surface restoration works are on-going in parallel.
With the completion works of the installation of various systems including Tunnel Ventilation, HVAC, Signalling, Platform Screen Doors, Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates, this trial run in the 4km underground section on the Mount Road will pave way to CMRL’s plan for commissioning of the underground Metro infrastructure in the Chennai’s busiest arterial road.
The underground Metro stations at AG-DMS, Teynampet, Nandanam and Saidapet are getting set for the revenue operations shortly to enable Metro users to get a glimpse of the Adayar river from across the Metro crossing adjacent to the Marmalong bridge.