Metro rail has begun work to build metro stations beneath the arterial stretch of Anna Salai that will connect Central Station with Teynampet.
Construction for underground stations at Government Estate, LIC and Thousand Lights on the four-kilometre stretch between May Day Park and AG-DMS in Teynampet started a few days ago. Chennai Metro Rail had signed contract with Larsen and Toubro to build these stations. Afcons Infrastructure, which is building the tunnels on the stretch, is likely complete work by mid-2017. The company is involved in building four underground stations between Saidapet and AG-DMS.
“Work has begun for all the three stations. We can build underground stations after completing tunneling. We are hoping to finish building the tunnels by June or July next year,“ an official said.
The three stations are part of the 18-km stretch on Anna Salai where tunneling was stalled for more than a year when the previous Russian contractor abandoned work citing financial crunch. Stations in underground lines are cut through the tunnels and work to construct them usually begins after tunnel boring. Work to complete remaining portion of the tunneling on the stretch began a week ago after metro rail signed a fresh contract with Afcons Infrastructure, an Indian construction group.
dinathanthi newspaper 16/09/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx