CMRL is gearing up to build a new under ground line between Washermanpet and Korukkupet including two stations as part of Phase –I extension to Wimco nagar, (part of the Airport- Washermanpet line) which will provide access to residents of North Chennai neighbourhood to the MRTS.
The line will stretch through 2Kms beneath densely populated northern suburbs of New-washermanpet and Korukkupet. The stations and tunnels for construction by the Contractor is on process and will be done away this month end.
Engineers have designed detailed maps showing the impact of digging on the surface soil. The alignment have been designed in a way to protect buildings, residents and commuters on TH Road from the impact.
Of the 9 km line, the underground part till Korukkupet will be built first and the rest of the line till Wimco nagar will be elevated and will be parallel to Tiruvottiyur High Road. Land on either side of the road will be acquired temporarily without disturbing the traffic.
Source: Times of India