Chennai Metro

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Chennai metro rail

Chennai metro rail is expected to be completed by March 2015 which aims to provide world class mass transit for Chennai.
Chennai Metro rail has two lines(corridors) that covers 42 stations. The Speed of Chennai metro rail is 80 km/h (50 mph). In each station, the train will be stop for 30 seconds.
The Chennai metro rail’s two corridors cover 45 km.

Chennai metro map via Wikipedia

Chennai metro rail routes

Corridor 1(Line 1):

Washermenpet to airport-covers length of 23 km of which 14.3 km- Underground section and
8.7 km elevated stations.
Underground stations will be covered 10 stations: Washermanpet metro, Mannadi, High Court, Chennai Central metro, Government estate(Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly), LIC, Thousand Lights, Gemini(AG-DMS), Teynampet, and Saidapet metro

Elevated stations will be covered 6 stations: Little Mount, Guindy metro, Alandur, Officer’s Training Academy(Nanganallur road), Meenambakkam metro and Chennai International Airport

Corridor 2(Line 2):

Central to st. Thomas mount- covers length of 22 km of which 9.7 km underground stations and 12.3 km elevated stations.
Underground stations will be covered 9 stations: Chennai Central (Interchange), Egmore, Nehru Park, Kilpauk Medical College, Pachaiyappa’s College, Shenoy Nagar, Anna Nagar East, Anna Nagar Tower and Tirumangalam

Elevated stations will be covered 8 stations: Koyambedu, CMBT, Arumbakkam, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar-KK Nagar, SIDCO(Ekkattuthangal), Alandur (Interchange) and St. Thomas Mount (Parangimalai)

Facilities available in Chennai metro

  • Escalators
  • Lifts.
  • Ac Comfort In Under Ground Stations,
  • Automatic Fare Collection System,
  • Automatic Announcement System,
  • Electronic Information Display Boards,
  • Shopping Malls,
  • Toilet Facilities,
  • Cctv Systems,
  • Feeder Bus Services,
  • Park & Ride Facilities etc
  • Cell phone charging
  • Laptop charging
  • Wi-Fi internet coverage

Operation hours: 19 hours a day(from 5:00 am to 12:00 am)

Chennai metro fare

Distance      (km) Metro Fare(Rupees)
0-2 8.00
2-4 10.00
4-6 11.00
6-9 14.00
9-12 15.00
12-15 17.00
15-18 18.00
18-21 19.00
21-24 20.00
24-27 22.00
>27 23.00

Frequency of Chennai metro rail

Peak hours– Every 4.5 minutes
Lean hours– Every 15 minutes

Contact details of Chennai Metro

Chennai Metro Rail Limited,
Admin Building, CMRL Depot,
Poonamallee High Road,
Koyambedu, Chennai – 600107,
TamilNadu, India.
Phone : +91 – 44 – 23792000
Fax :+91 – 44- 23792200
Email :


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