DEVELOPMENT OF MRTS IN CHENNAI

MRTS PHASE-II EXTENSION

Recognising the fact that the impact of the MRTS can be felt only if the system is extended at least up to St. Thomas Mount to complete a rail loop CMDA carried out through M/s. RITES in October 1999 a detailed project report for extending the MRTS Phase II from Velachery to St. Thomas Mount at a cost of Rs. 10.00 lakhs. The project envisages development of the elevated MRTS on single pillars along the median of the Inner Ring Road (IRR) from MBI Road to St. Thomas Road for a distance of about 5 km. at a cost of Rs.495.74 crores. With the GoI agreeing to implement the project jointly with GoTN sharing the cost respectively 33% by GoTN and 67% by GoI, formal administrative sanction has since been accorded by GoTN on 14.01.2008. With GoI allocating Rs.20.00 crores and GoTN Rs.66.67 crores for the current year, the MTP (R) commenced the execution of the project by calling tenders for the foundation and sub-structure works. The project envisages construction of 2 intermediate stations viz. Puzhuthivakkam and Adambakkam RTS stations. The project has been commenced in April 2008. The sub-structure and super structure works are in progress.

MRTS PHASE II: THIRUMYLAI - VELACHERY

1. Gauge 1676 mm Double line
2. Length 11.165 km
  i) Elevated 7.848 km
  ii) Surface 3.317 km
3. No of Stations 9
  i) Elevated 7
  ii) Surface 2
4. a) Elevated i) Mandavali(Elevated)
     ii) FortofGreenways Road
     iii) Kotturpuram
     iv) Kasturiba Nagar
     v) Indira Nagar
     vi) Thiruvanmiyur
     vii) Taramani
  b) Surface i) Perungudi
    ii) Velachery
5. Plat form Length 280m
6. System can carry 4.25 lakh trips per day
7. Land 117.30 ha
  i) Government Land 106.00 ha
  ii) Private Land 11.30 ha
8. Estimated cost (revised) Rs.877.59 crores (being shared in the ratio of 33:67 by the Railways and Govt. of Tamilnadu)
9. Commencement of the project March 1998
10. Completion of the project November 2007
11. Expenditure (upto March 2009) Rs.763.85 crores

MRTS PHASE II EXTENSION: VELACHERY TO ST. THOMAS MOUNT

1. Gauge 1676 mm Double line

2.

Length

5 km. (elevated)

3.

No. of Stations

3 (elevated)

4.

Name of Stations

a) Puzhuthivakkam

  

 

b) Adambakkam

  

 

c) St. Thomas Mount

5.

Estimated Cost

Rs.495.74 crores

6.

Commencement of the Project

April 2008
7. Completion of the Project Dec. 2011



(Updated on 17.6.2009)

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