Chennai gets its first Metro, CM Jayalalitha inaugurates the first stretch

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Chennai has finally joined Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Jaipur in the league of cities which have the network of metro rail systems.

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated Chennai Metro Rail Limited’s passenger services between Alandur and Koyambedu. She flagged of a train through video conferencing from the secretariat. After that, a train left Alalndur station at 12:14PM and reached Koyambedu at 12:35PM.

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The first stretch includes seven sations, which are: Koyambedu, Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, Arumbakkam, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkattuthangal and Alandur — and CMRL’s depot at Koyambedu.

The ten kilometre elevated stretch falls on the second corridor that runs for about 22km connecting Chennai Central with St Thomas Mount.

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