Chennai Metro – Information, Map & Updates
The Chennai Metro system is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) serving Tamil Nadu’s capital. Construction for the first phase started in April 2009 following which the Koyambedu – Alandur section of the Blue line opened in June 2015. The 45.1 km Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2019. A further extension of the Blue line as part of Phase 1 to Wimco Nagar is expected to be completed by 2020. Phase 2 of the project is currently in the proposal stage and in its latest avatar has been proposed to be 123 km long.
Operational: 18.6 km | Under Construction: 26.5 km | Approved: 9 km | Proposed: 132 km
The 45.1 km Phase 1 is expected to be opened in phases from 2017 to 2019. A further extension of the Blue line as part of Phase 1 to Wimco Nagar is expected to be completed by 2020. The 123 km Phase 2 of the project is currently in the proposal stage and is likely to be modified by the time construction starts on it in 2020. After phase 2 is built and opened in 2025 (estd.), the metro network will become 177 km long.
The embedded maps below can be zoomed into!
Future Network: Phase 1-2
Key for map below: Phase 1 | Phase 2
History – Key Dates
29 Jun 2015: Koyambedu – Alandur (Green line) – 10 km
21 Sept 2016: Airport – Little Mount (Blue Line) – 8.6 km
15 Oct 2016: Alandur – St. Thomas Mount (Green line) – 1.3 km
…..more to be added in 2017! Click on ‘Construction Updates’ below to view updates.