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Urban Development Ministry okays phase I extension of metro rail in North Chennai

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 22, 2018

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The 9.051 km project connects Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar

The Union Urban Development Ministry has approved the phase-I extension of Chennai Metro from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar in North Chennai last week. The project has been sent to Public Investment Board for appraisal, said M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development.

Speaking to newspersons after meeting the Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the State Secretariat, Naidu said when she stressed on the early clearance of the 9.051 km project, "I told it has been approved by me a few days ago. I told her that I will take it up with the Finance Ministry for its early clearance," he said.

The Rs 3,000-crore project is partly underground from Washermenpet to Korukkupet and then continues as an elevated corridor up to Wimco Nagar.

Published on December 13, 2015

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