Chennai Metro – Information, Map & Updates

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Introduction

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.

Key Figures

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.

Operational Network

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Future Network: Phase 1-2

Key for map below: Phase 1 | Phase 2

History – Key Dates

Phase 1
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.

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