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


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.

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.