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The Chennai Metro Elevated Corridor at OMR to be Completed in 3 years

The 10 Km elevated Metro Rail Corridor at Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai will be completed within three years, officials of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) said Wednesday, 22nd Jun 2022.

The Contract for construction of Elevated Corridor from Nehru Nagar to Sholinganallur for a length of 10 km Viaduct  with 10 Metro Stations under Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase-II has been awarded to M/s. L&T recently at an estimated cost of Rs.1021 crores.

This alignment passes through Old Mahabalipuram Road having major IT Hubs and other Commercial Establishments. The stretch passes through 3 major intersections namely Perungudi, Thoraipakkam, and Sholinganallur. At Okkiam Thoraippakkam, Stabling Lines and Crossovers are planned for connectivity to other Corridors. At Okkiam Maduvu, CMRL is constructing portal structures to accommodate future elevated expressway of TNRDC.

The Contract Commencement meeting between CMRL, General Consultants and Contractor (M/s. L&T) was conducted today (22-06-2022).  The meeting was presided over by Managing Director Thiru. M.A. Siddique, I.A.S., Director Projects, Thiru. T. Archunan, Thiru. Livingstone, CGM (PP&D), Tmt. Rekha Prakash, CGM (PD) and other officials of CMRL were present during the meeting along with GC Officials.

The OMR line is a part of the 45.8-km corridor 3 (C3) from Madhavaram to Siruseri Sipcot.