Tamil Nadu CM ,Jayalalithaa launches Chennai Metro Rail, Chennaiites flock to enjoy first day first ride
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated Chennai
Metro Rail Limited's passenger services between Alandur and Koyambedu.
Now, Chennai has joined the league of cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Jaipur which have metro rail systems.
The facilities launched through video conferencing included
seven stations on the first stretch -Koyambedu, Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus,
Arumbakkam, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkattuthangal and Alandur - and CMRL's
depot at Koyambedu.
The ten kilometre elevated stretch falls on the second
corridor that runs for about 22km connecting Chennai Central with St Thomas
The Rs 14,600-crore project was approved by the previous
Congress-led UPA regime in 2009 and the work began later that year.
The metro rail is expected to cover 32 stations in the
In a bid to provide a seamless travel, the metro rail has
been designed to connect Chennai Airport, Chennai Central railway station,
Egmore Station, CMBT and MRTS.