Chennai Metro Rail to be operational in six months
Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail is said to be pulling out all the stops to get the next stretch from Little Mount to Chennai airport operational in six months. Officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) said, the civil work at stations along this stretch is in full swing and may be completed soon.
?Most of the track work in this corridor is over, the remaining work will also be complete in a few months. Following this, overhead electrical work will be taken up. We are hoping to launch the commercial operations in six months,? an official said.
Initially, the plans were to start operations only between Little Mount and Nanganallur Road station first and subsequently extend it up to the Chennai airport. ?We realised this will not make too much of a difference. So, we have decided to commence operations till Chennai airport itself,? an official added. Also, they plan to extend the services up to St. Thomas Mount.
?Soon after the works are complete, we will call the Commissioner, Metro Rail Safety, to conduct the safety inspection and once we get the approval, the services will begin,? he added.