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  1. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Chennai Metro to commence operation from this October between Koyembedu and Alanthur. Currently, they are doing the test runs.



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  2. Bala

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    Excuse my ignorance, is there a metro project connecting velachery to mount?, isn't it MRTS
  3. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    That's MRTS. The project to connect Velachery and St. Thomas mount was started even before the Metro project and still this project is not yet completed.
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    Fitness certificates for Chennai Metro trains

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    The trains for Chennai Metro Rail will soon receive a ‘fitness’ certificate from the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), said Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) officials.

    They said that RDSO representatives will visit to Chennai this week and conduct various tests on the trains.

    “They will stay in Chennai for 2-3 weeks and carry out all the required tests and trials that include checks on vibrations from trains and various aspects of passenger comfort,” an official of CMRL said.

    Source - Fitness certificates for Chennai Metro trains - The Hindu
  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Its been very long since I posted an update. The testing is now in final stages for the stretch between Koyambedu and Alandur. Hope the services will be inaugurated soon.

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  6. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Finally, Chennai Metro (CMRL) is seeing the light. It is soon to be inaugurated (Rumoured for June 28). And it is also rumoured that it will be a free ride in the metro for a week. :)

    Here's a video which was taken from inside the Train. :)


    Some pictures (from various sources).

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  7. jumu

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    Ramesh, I am amazed at how keenly you follow the progress of the metro even though you are sitting in obama land. Right from the beginning your feeds kindle the interest in the metro. It is in the papers today that the inauguration is on sunday 28 June. Amma is free after the elections before the next hurdle comes up she can have her name engraved on the plaque and is quite keen to do that asap:))


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  8. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Metro Inaugurated on 29th.

    Now, I wish they integrate other train systems (Suburban & MRTS) in the city with the Metro. The only flip side seems to be that Chennai Metro is the most expensive in India. For 10 Km ride costing Rs. 40 while Delhi metro costs Rs. 18 and Rs. 23 in Bangalore for the same distance.

    Some pictures from various sources (credit goes to respective owners). :)

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    So mission accomplished @ramjn! . Keys handed over to the lady loco pilot. But keep the pics coming. This is a nice refreshing thread.:) The second phase as well as the integration of the metro to the MRTS is pending too. So lots to keep you occupied


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  10. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Update after an year. :)

    So, finally they have now started the Metro service to the Chennai Airport from the Little Mount station. They claim that Chennai Airport is now second only to Delhi's IGI Airport to get a Metro connectivity in the country. Not sure if any other cities have connectivity. :)

    Some pictures from the Inaugural event.
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    The corridor connecting the Metro station and the Airport
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    Metro outside the Chennai Airport
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    Picture Credit:- Skyscrapercity and The Hindu.
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