By this time next year, commuters can travel from Wimco Nagar to Airport, covering nearly 31km, on a direct train in a matter of just an hour, as Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is expediting construction work between Washermenpet and Wimco Nagar to throw open the line for public by June 2020.
The line, which links a portion of north Chennai with the rest of the city, is part of the 9km phase-1 extension corridor.
A metro rail official said work is under way in full swing to complete the remaining 200m portion of the elevated corridor on the stretch. Soon, laying of tracks in the elevated corridor will begin. “We have to lay viaducts over the columns on a 200m stretch, which is likely to be completed in the coming weeks. That will complete a major portion of the line,” he said. Read more
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