Chennai Metro’s Phase 2 to Connect Siruseri

As per a new report, the Chennai Metro Rail Corp (CMRL) is looking to slightly rework its Phase 2 plans (see Phase 2 map here) that it had originally drawn. The second phase consisting of three corridors was to add 76 kms to the network, but now CMRL is considering to extend it to 88 km.

Chennai Metro - photo: The Hindu, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Chennai Metro – photo: The Hindu, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

While many ideas are getting thrown around (including taking all lines underground), here are the routes that are being planned:

1)  The 17 km line from Madhavaram to Light House could now be extended all the way to Siruseri instead of terminating at Light House. This is being done to cater to all the IT employees who live and work along the route which on the southern half will primarily run on the Old Mahabalipuram Road. Along the way, it’ll be integrated with the Thiruvanmiyur MRTS station next to TIDEL park. New Distance: 41 km.

2) The 27 km long line from Koyambedu to Injambakkam will now only run up to Light House, a distance of 14 kms since the section between the Light House to Injambakkam will be absorbed within the extended Madhavaram – Siruseri line.

3) The 33 km long line from Madhavaram to Perumbakkam will largely remain the same in distance, but the route might be changed to go through either Alandur/St. Thomas instead of OTA. Distance: 33 kms.

These 3 routes have been visualized in the map I’ve put together below:

Chennai Metro Phase II Routes

Chennai Metro Phase II Routes in Green, Purple & Orange Colors

The tender to create the DPR will soon be released by CMRL (See: DPR For Chennai’s 76 km Phase 2 to be Prepared Soon) and only after a consultant is selected will the various routes be explored and finalized. Watch this space!


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25 Responses to "Chennai Metro’s Phase 2 to Connect Siruseri"

  1. Deepak says:

    Can anyone specify the place in MADHAVARAM ,about where the stations are gonna setup

  2. Raman says:

    Hi, Any idea whether metro phase 2 touches moolakadai junction as part of madhavaram light house route?

  3. venkatsan says:

    any idea about metro to connect vanuvampet, madipakkam, keelkatalai sector.

  4. CHENNAIBALA says:

    A fourth line connecting VANDALUR – SHOLINGANALLUR , via SELAIYUR, MEDAVAKKAM is a must. This will help large number of people to travel from Adyar/ mylapore / Triplicane to TAMBARAM / VANDALUR without changing trains.

  5. marees says:

    1) can I use this map for wikipedia article on Chennai metro?

    2) also do you have any information on a slip-route from Ambattur OT to AnnaNagar west to join with Madhavaram to Perumbakkam corridor?

    3) can you update map for the proposed extension of these 3 lines as per this linked nes report?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi Marees, Sorry for the late reply – I was out on a little vacation.
      1) You have my approval – please link back to my site as the source.
      2) That’s the first time I’ve come across that proposal
      3) I just posted about the proposed 35 km addition to Phase 2. Please see this link. Feel free to use the map and please link back to my site as the source.

  6. Sri says:

    IS there any metrol rail connecting Virugambakkam and Vadapalani and Porur?

  7. Subu D says:

    Hi I saw in the papers today, the metro rail running from Nungambakkam to Neelankari to Siruseri. Can I get a map of this line. Will it touch Akkarai and Sholinganallur (OMR)? Can someone help me with this info please?

  8. Divakar says:

    When is the Detailed Project Report (DPR) expected to be ready. Am in Perambur and would like to know how this is going to be planned …Thanks

  9. anand says:

    good to note that omr would also be connected but i would like to know whether it would be a under ground project or the one from alandur to koyambedu

  10. vino says:


    Can you tell the where the Metro Rail Station going to come in Moolakadai or Madhavaram place?

    Plz share the map

  11. vino says:


    Any idea whether metro phase 2 touches moolakadai junction as part of madhavaram light house route?

    When project going to start?

    Plz share the map

  12. Palaniswamyt says:

    Latest news is that omr will not be connected with metro it will have bus rapid system with toll we request to extended the MRTS up to siruseri.

  13. Vijay Krishnan says:

    Hello Mr. TMRG and All!

    Could you please give me an update on the latest developments for Metro on OMR. Will it be all the way till Siruseri SIPCOT? If so, what will be the exact line for this route? All the way on OMR or ECR connecting to OMR? Also, if a Metro is planned along OMR, how will an elevated expressway pan out? Look forward to your response!


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