Chennai Metro’s Milestone: Driverless Trains To Pass Through 12-Storey Building In Thirumangalam


Chennai Metro’s Milestone: Driverless Trains To Pass Through 12-Storey Building In Thirumangalam

In a groundbreaking move reminiscent of China’s innovative metro designs, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is constructing a unique 12-storey building to integrate metro services in three locations in Tirumangalam.

The project, part of the Metro Rail-2 initiative, showcases a remarkable blend of architectural prowess and urban planning.

The building, which has been completed, will not only house metro stations but also see metro trains running through its third floor. This distinctive feature allows for efficient use of urban space and provides a seamless travel experience for commuters. The integration of the metro within the building is a testament to Chennai’s commitment to modern infrastructure development.

In addition to this architectural marvel, CMRL is actively working on expanding its metro network.

In Madurai, a 450-meter long plot has been acquired for a new metro station near Tirumangalam, with plans for further expansion. However, the elevated area where the station will be located needs leveling. The Metro Rail Administration stated that surveys are underway to facilitate these changes.

Work on Package TU02 under Phase-II of the Chennai Metro Rail project has also commenced, focusing on constructing viaducts for the “Kaveri” and “Adyar” corridors.

In Chennai, work on Package TU02 of Phase-II of the Chennai Metro Rail project started on 16.02.2023. This package includes constructing viaducts for the “Kaveri” and “Adyar” corridors, spanning 1.226 km from Greenways Road station to Adyar Depot station.

The viaduct for the “Kaveri” corridor spans 583 meters, while the one for the “Adyar” corridor has completed construction and is entering the Adyar Depot for further work. The “Adyar” corridor’s viaduct construction will commence after a 250-meter stretch. These viaducts will pass under TTP Road and reach the Adyar Depot junction, according to the Metro Rail Administration.

The Managing Director of Chennai Metro Rail Corporation, along with senior officials, recently inspected the site. The corporation currently operates services over a length of 54.6 km, from the airport metro station to Wimco Nagar metro station in the Blue Line, and from the Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Metro Station to the St. Thomas Mount Metro Station in the Green Line. Chennai Metro Rail services have been used by approximately 24 crore passengers since its inception.

By Madhuri Adnal Oneindia

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