No Acquisition Delays, Cost Overruns: Major Part Of Chennai Metro’s Phase II To Be Built On Government Land


No Acquisition Delays, Cost Overruns: Major Part Of Chennai Metro’s Phase II To Be Built On Government Land

A large part of Chennai Metro’s Phase II, spanning around 120 kilometres, will be built on land owned by the government, The Hindu has reported.

According to the daily’s report, the second phase, which involves the expenditure of around Rs 69,180 crore, will have 128 stations. In total, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) would need nearly 121 hectares of land for the project.

A majority of this land, at least 93.79 hectares, is government-owned. The remaining land, 27.19 hectares, will have to be acquired from private players.

“We made a conscious decision to primarily use government land and ensure that a minimum number of people are affected,” an official has told the daily. Read More

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