Chennai metro - A Timeline

  • TN Government approved in-principle the two initial corridors

  • Planning commission gives in-principle approval for the project.

    Planning commission gives in-principle approval for the project.
  • Deal signed with Japan Banking Corporation for procuring 59% (of the Rs.14,000 crores cost of project) loan at Tokyo. Rest will be contributed by state and Central governments.

  • Tenders floated for Phase I of the Metro project; winning bidder yet to be announced

  • Government of India approved the Chennai Metro Rail project

  • Start of the work on the project between Koyambedu and Ashok Nagar after Soma Enterprise Ltd awarded contract

  • 5-member consortium (EMBYE) appointed as General Consultants to assist in design,supervision, quality control, safety and contract management for the project

  • . M.K.Stalin inaugurated the piling work for the construction of elevated viaduct from Koyambedu to Ashok Nagar

  • L&T bags the contract for 9.73 elevated viaducts valued together at INR 314.43 crores

  • CMRL Phase II receives INR 2,932.6 Crores loan agreement from Japan

  • Announcement: Works on Underground sections would begin before the end of 2010-2011 financial year

  • Announcement: The first delivery of cars is expected to reach by end of 2012

    The train sets will be equipped with air-conditioned interiors, electrically operated automatic sliding doors, regenerative braking system.
  • Depot work for Phase I has been awarded to L&T

  • Lifts and escalators: Contract awarded to a joint venture of Johnson Lifts Pvt. Limited and SJEC Corporation (China)

  • Power supply and overhead electrification: Contract awarded to Siemens AG of Germany and Siemens Ltd India Consortium

  • Automatic Fare Collection (AFC): Contract awarded to Nippon Signal Co Ltd

  • Tunnel ventilation system: Contract awarded to Emirates Trading Agency LLC and ETA Engineering.

  • Underground Air-conditioning: Contract awarded to Voltas Ltd.

  • Work on ‘double-decker’ structure at Arcot Road–100-ft Road at Vadapalani begins

    The 4-lane flyover below the Metro will be 700-m long and 18.6-m wide, with 7.5-m wide service roads and 2.5-m wide drainage-cum-footpath on either side.
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    Phase-1 of the project is programmed for completion in the financial year 2014-2015