Chennai metro rail by 2015

Chennai: The Rs 14,600 crore metro Rail project being constructed across the city will be completed by 2015, Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin said here today.

"The work for providing a metro rail for Chennai is under implementation. The first phase of the project will cover a distance of 45.1 kms, of which 24 km will be underground," he said after inaugurating the CII Seminar titled 'Chennai 2020'.

He also referred to the government decision to extend the project by another 22 km and said nine more stations will be constructed in this phase.

The Airports Authority of India will construct domestic, international and a secondary runway at the Chennai Airport to cater to greater passenger and cargo traffic by 2020.

"Passenger traffic at Chennai airport is expected to touch 27.6 million tons and cargo traffic 10.4 lakh tons by 2020," Stalin said.

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