The upcoming Metro station at Chennai Central see a lot of firsts in the city’s urban transport network. While it will be the city’s largest underground transit hub, it will also be the largest metro station in South India with a total area of 70,000 sq metres, beating the currently largest metro station – the Kempegowda Metro Station at Majestic in Bengaluru that is 48,000 sq metres.
At a depth of 28 m below the ground, the interchange station will also be powered entirely by solar-generated electricity through panels on the station’s rooftops that will also power part of the maintenance systems for the station, according to a report by The Times of India. Read More
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