Chennai Metro

  • Jayalalithaa flags off Chennai Metro rail testrun November 6, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha on Wednesday flagged off the testrun of the Chennai Metro at the Koyambedu metro depot. The metro project is likely to be operational in MayJune 2014. ...
  • Jayalalithaa flags off Chennai metro trial run November 6, 2013

    Chennai: After Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore, it is now the turn of Chennai to welcome the metro service. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa flagged off the test run of the Chennai metro at the Koyambedu metro depot on Wednesday afternoon. The four coach rake assembled in Brazil by Alstom was...
  • French Transport Minister to visit TN February 11, 2013

    Puducherry: French Minister for Transport Frederic Cuvillier will have a dialogue with French investors in Tamil Nadu in Chennai on February 15. A release from the office of French Consul General here said Cuvillier is part of the delegation of Ministers accompanying French President Francois Hollande during his twoday State...
  • Tunnel boring at 2 Chennai Metro sites by Septemberend September 18, 2012

    Chennai: Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will begin burrowing beneath Washermenpet and May Day Park in the last week of September or October first week to build the underground infrastructure for metro rail, according to a Chennai Metro Rail spokesperson. The spokesperson told City Express that the tunnel boring machines are...
  • Chennai: Operator blamed for Metro crane mishap August 14, 2012

    Chennai: Human failure was the cause for the accident at Metro Rail construction site near Pachaiyappas College, here, that resulted in the death of a migrant labourer and injuries to six others, according to an initial enquiry report. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) General Manager (construction) V Somasundaram told Express...
  • Chennai: 2 arrested for Metro mishap August 10, 2012

    Chennai: Police have arrested two persons in connection with a crane accident that killed a Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) worker at a construction site near Pachaiyappas College here on Wednesday night. Kanagaraj (32), site manager of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Rajesh (34), deputy project manager of Valecha Engineering,...
  • Fury, frustration at Chennai Metro site August 9, 2012

    Chennai: Fear, anger and a lack of information was perceptible as over a 100 workers gathered around the Metro rail construction site at Pachaiyappas College on Wednesday night, moments after 25tonne steel rods came crashing down, killing a worker and injuring six others. Please let us in. We want to...
  • Chennai: Crane collapse at metro rail site kills 1 August 8, 2012

    Chennai: One labourer was killed and six others were injured when a crane at a Metro Rail construction site in the city collapsed, police said. According to the police, the site is located opposite Pachayappa's college. Expressing grief over the incident, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced a compensation of Rs one...
  • Chennai Metro mishap not as grave as Delhi's July 28, 2012

    Chennai: The first news that came in about a mishap at the Chennai Metro construction site in Vadapalani on Thursday was that a pillar had collapsed. Traffic had come to a standstill for a short while, preventing newspersons or emergency services to reach the spot. The short period of chaos...
  • Chennai Metro site mishap triggers panic July 27, 2012

    Chennai: It was a close shave for commuters travelling on the busy Jawaharlal Nehru Road on Thursday when a huge scaffolding at the Vadapalani Metro station site collapsed. Concrete was being poured in to the metal shell to build a 10ftlong arm of a tall pillar, when it came down....
  • Chennai: LIC cracks tied to Metro drilling? July 19, 2012

    Chennai: The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) would engage giant cranes for lifting hitech equipment to dizzy heights along the 14storeyed Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) building on Anna Salai late on Wednesday night to examine the walls that have developed some minor cracks between the 11th and 12th floors in...
  • Chennai Metro: CMRL to start drilling in 2 weeks July 16, 2012

    Chennai: Come rain or floods, Chennai Metro Rail Limiteds (CMRL) tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will start drilling under our feet in two weeks. With the late monsoons finally cooling the summer heat, concerns have been raised on how the boring work will go on if the streets adjoining the parksturnedstations...
  • Metro work a boon for citys parking crunch May 5, 2012

    CHENNAI: Late last year when the Chennai Metro Rail work brought a spate of diversions in most arterial parts of the city, people believed that the parking situation would worsen. On the contrary, now that the series of oneway traffic streets have been implemented, shoppers and families stopping for a...
  • Alandur to link metro corridors April 17, 2012

    CHENNAI: Alandur Metro Rail station is the only one where two corridors of the metro rail intersect and passengers can switch the direction of travel at this station, according to Metro Rail sources. The sources said that Alandur would be a multilevel station where two corridors merge and the only...
  • Chennai: No ticket, no entry into Metro March 26, 2012

    CHENNAI: The fully automated passenger movement facility at Chennai Metro Rail stations will ensure that nobody enters the station without a train ticket, said V Somasundaram, Chief General Manager (Construction), Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL).Speaking at a national conference on 'Recent Developments in Civil Engineering' at SRM University, Somasundaram said...
  • Metro rail into citys infrastructure March 15, 2012

    CHENNAI: Design and construction of underground stations and associated tunnels are going on at a rapid pace as plans are on to integrate upcoming Metro Rail stations with existing modes of public transportation.Metro Rail sources said utility diversion work is in progress near the Gemini flyover, Teynampet and Chamiers Road...
  • HC rejects plea to halt Metro Rail project January 29, 2012

    CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has rejected a writ plea from the George Town Building Owners Welfare Association seeking to restrain the government and the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) from constructing the underground metro rail line from Washermenpet to Mannadi via Seven Wells, GT and Prakasam Road in CorridorI.The...
  • Chennai Metro will derail Airport safety: DGCA December 17, 2011

    NEW DELHI: A safety assessment carried out at the Chennai Airport to explore the viability of the upcoming Metro Rail link has identified several risks. Not only did the assessment, as per Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) norms, identify substantial risks to aircraft operations but also cites grave security...