Chennai Metro to commence construction work of Phase II project soon

Union Home Minister Amit Shah to lay foundation stone of Chennai Metro's Phase II work
Anushka Khare Posted on: 2020-11-17 13:52:00 Viewer: 649 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Chennai

Chennai Metro to commence construction work of Phase II project soon

Chennai, India (Urban Transport News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is all set to commence construction work of 118.9 km Phase-II of Chennai Metro Rail project. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will take part in the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the phase II project during his visit to the city on 21st November 2020.

CMRL issued the first Letter of Award to a firm for the construction of a sub-station at Villivakkam in connection with the phase II of Chennai Metro Rail project. Home Minister will launch the project via videoconference from a hall in Anna Salai.

The phase II of Chennai Metro Rail project will cover 118.9 km with three corridors — Madhavaram to SIPCOT, Madhavaram to Sholinganallur and Light House to Poonamallee. “Now we are making arrangements at this site for the ceremony on Saturday. There may be other projects too from other departments that will be launched during this event,” a source said, The Hindu reported.

Apart from seeking loans from various State government and various international funding agencies like the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and others, CMRL is awaiting funding from Central Government. The estimated cost of the Phase II project is approx. Rs 60,000 crore.
 
The authority has already floated all major civil tenders in connection with Phase II project.




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Krishnan Silambarasan 20-11-2020

Happy to heard this news , It is one of the biggest project to launch for more people to get job offer and commuters to travel between starting to end of capital of Tamilnadu state. I am intend to participate this project if I get a chance to serve for the country .