The final stretch of Chennai Metro’s Phase-1, running from AG-DMS to Washermanpet, will most probably be inaugurated either on 6 or 10 February 2019, reports Metro Rail News.
The inauguration, initially planned for January 30, had to be pushed to February first week keeping in mind the convenience of authorities. Sources say that the postponing of the inauguration by Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) authorities was due to the ongoing Parliament session.
The function, to take place at the Chennai Central Metro Rail station, will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.
The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), who had inspected the stations and tunnels along 10-km stretch from AG-DMS to Washermanpet and reported some infringements at LIC and Thousand Lights stations will once again check the stretch.
Sources say that if the corrective measures are taken and the CMRS is satisfied, they will get the final compulsory approval certificate in a few days.
Once the Chennai Metro Rail Limited receives the certificate, the entire stretch of the 45 km of Phase-1 will be operational. The Metro is planning to increase the frequency of trains and timings too.