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Metro rail in Chennai

Metro rail in Chennai

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  • INTRODUCTION Chennai Metropolis has been growing rapidly and the traffic volumes on the roads have also been increasing enormously. Hence the need for a new rail based rapid transport system has been felt and towards this objective the Government of Tamil Nadu have decided to implement the Chennai Metro Rail Project. This project aims at providing the people of Chennai with a fast, reliable, convenient, efficient, modern and economical mode of public transport, which is properly integrated with other forms of public and private transport including buses, sub-urban trains and MRTS.
  • INTRODUCTION The Government of Tamil Nadu created a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementing the Chennai Metro Rail Project. This SPV named as "Chennai Metro Rail Limited" was incorporated on 03.12.2007 under the Companies Act. It has now been converted into a Joint Venture of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu with equal equity holding.
  • PLANNING A total of 7 lines have been planned by the DMRC for the Chennai Metro network. Two routes are currently under construction as part of the first phase, with several planned for future phases of the metro network. Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5 Line 6 Line 7 Tiruvottiyur Chennai Central Mogappair Porur Ring Road Radhakrishnan Salai Along NH5 Road
  • CONSTRUCTION HISTORY  Construction started on 10 June 2009 with the piling work for the elevated viaduct between Koyambedu and Ashok Nagar stretch.  The construction work on the project was suspended on 9 August 2012, following an accident that killed a worker and injured six others, a day earlier.  The project is estimated to cost around 146 billion (US$2.3 billion) for the two corridors totaling 45 km.  The estimated construction cost of Underground and Elevated Station will be Rs1 billion and Rs3 billion respectively.
  • DESIGN OF METRO CORRIDORS The lines of Chennai Metro are double-tracked ones. The average height of the tracks will be 12 m, which increases at two points, namely, above the Vadapalani flyover where it reaches about 18 m and over the Kathipara grade separator where the height reaches a maximum of about 25 m. The underground stretch will run at a depth of 17 m below the street level. The Metro corridor accommodates a complex structure over the Kathipara grade separator. Technically called the balanced cantilever, it is a bridge-like structure at a height of about 25 m above the street, connecting the Metro corridor on both sides of the grade separator.
  • PHASES AND TERMINALS Line 1 Washermanpet Line 1 Extension Wimco Nagar Line 2 Chennai central
  • ROLLING STOCK Alstom won its first metro rolling stock contract in India to supply 168 cars and 16 additional metro cars to Chennai Metro for €243 million. Alstom will supply Chennai metro's public operator with 42 train-sets composed of four cars each. Each coach costs CMRL Rs.90 million. The stainless steel trains will feature air-conditioned interiors and electrically operated automatic sliding doors, offering comfort and easy access to passengers. They will be equipped with a regenerative braking system ensuring significant energy savings. The cars will operate on 25 KV AC through an overhead catenary system at speeds of up to 80 km/h
  • SCHEDULED FARES Distance (km) Metro Fare ( ) 0-2 8.00 2-4 10.00 4-6 11.00 6-9 14.00 9 - 12 15.00 12 - 15 17.00 15 - 18 18.00 18 - 21 19.00 21 - 24 20.00 24 - 27 22.00 >27 23.00
  • STATIONS A total of 41 stations have been planned along the two lines. As many as 19 stations are underground and 12 are elevated. Of these, the Chennai Central (underground) and Alandur (elevated) are common for both the corridors and serve as interchange stations.
  • PROPOSED CONNECTIONS OF METRO RAIL  Chennai Suburban Railway network:  Chennai MRTS  Chennai Metropolitan Transport Corporation terminuses  Chennai International Airport  Southern Railway  State Express Transport Corporation (Tamil Nadu)  Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation  Chennai Contract Carriage Bus Terminus bus
  • PARKS TAKEN OVER FOR CONSTRUCTION As of 2011, four urban parks in the city has been taken over by CMRL for construction-related activities. These have been closed to the public since then. They include Corporation parks at Ashok Nagar, ThiruVi-Ka Park in Shenoy Nagar, Nehru Park on Poonamallee High Road, and May Day Park in Chintadripet. At the Ashok Nagar Park, the pillars of the elevated corridor would come up on the edge of the park to provide sufficient turning radius
  • ACCIDENTS DURING CONSTRUCTION  In August 2012, a construction worker was killed and six others were seriously injured due to a crane boom failure near Pachaiyappa's College.  On 10 January 2013, a 22-year-old construction worker was killed and three others were injured at a Metro Rail site on Railway Station Road between Alandur and St. Thomas Mount at around 3:45 am
  • CONCLUSION Chennai Metro is primarily a social project, it is recommended that it should be implemented and operated under a SPV owned by GOI and GOTN. The transport problems of Chennai can be better addressed if an integrated transport system is put in place in the city. With the introduction of Chennai Metro,the city transport system can be designed in a way that other modes of transport. should become complementary to each other. This can be achieved in a better A Railway background would be an added advantage. A Metro background would be most desirable. way if the Chennai metro remains under the state control.