Chennai Metro

  • Jayalalithaa flags off Chennai Metro rail test-run November 6, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha on Wednesday flagged off the test-run of the Chennai Metro at the Koyambedu metro depot. The metro project is likely to be operational in May-June 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 two-day State...
  • Tunnel boring at 2 Chennai Metro sites by September-end 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 Pachaiyappa’s 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 Pachaiyappa’s 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 Pachaiyappa’s College on Wednesday night, moments after 25-tonne 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 10-ft-long 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 hi-tech equipment to dizzy heights along the 14-storeyed 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 Limited’s (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 parks-turned-stations...
  • 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...