Here’s a picture-post with some new images of Chennai Metro’s upcoming Nehru Park Station – the temporary eastern terminal of the 22 km Green Line until the rest of the line towards Central Station gets ready. This station was built by Larsen & Toubro under package UAA-04 (Shenoy Nagar – Egmore) of Chennai Metro’s 45.1 km Phase 1 project.
The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) currently operates trains on this line from St. Thomas Mount to Koyambedu, and plans to open the 8 km Koyambedu – Nehru Park underground section in April 2017. All 7 new stations on this section include platform screen doors (PSDs) for passenger safety & to reduce electricity consumption, and once operational, Chennai will become the 2nd city in India after Delhi to operate them.
In preparation for this line’s launch, the CMRL started trial runs between Koyambedu & Anna Nagar East stations in April 2016, extended them to Shenoy Nagar in July 2016 and then to Nehru Park in October 2016. Some nice images and videos from the underground section can be seen here: [Pics] Chennai Metro’s First Underground Section Nearing Completion.
The 7 new stations on this section are located at Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar Tower, Anna Nagar East, Shenoy Nagar, Pachaiyappa’s College (erst. Aminjikarai), Kilpauk Medical College and Nehru Park:
These images were shot earlier this month; only some minor interior finishing works are pending.
The final round of safety inspections by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety are planned to take place in the last week of this month. Stay tuned for some images from that! Until then, enjoy some new images of the Thirumangalam and Anna Nagar Tower metro stations’ entry/exit structures here.
For more updates, check out the Chennai section of The Metro Rail Guy!