Chennai Metro: Parandur Airport To Get 44-Km Metro Link Plan In 1 Year; From Stations To Route, All About It

The plans for this significant metro project in Chennai will be finalised soon!

by Shreya Ghosh
Chennai Metro: Parandur Airport To Get 44-Km Metro Link Plan In 1 Year; From Stations To Route, All About It

Chennai will soon be home to its second airport constructed at Parandur. With three terminals, the proposed greenfield Parandur airport will be built on a massive 4,970 acres of land. Now, plans are ongoing for a significant metro project to connect the upcoming airport and the Poonamallee Bypass. There will likely be a definite plan for this crucial Chennai metro project soon, that too in less than a year.

Here’s All You Need To Know About The Upcoming Metro Link To Parandur Airport

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The upcoming metro link between Poonamallee Bypass and the airport at Parandur is a much-awaited one. Concerned officials and departments have also started working on preparing plans for this project. According to several reports, the finalised plans are expected to be ready in a duration of less than a year. According to a report by the Times of India, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) began to receive bids. Till now, there have been bids from 5 firms showing interest in working on making a Detailed Project Report. The firms who bid for the Detailed Project Report are:

  • Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants Pvt Ltd
  • AECOM India Pvt Ltd
  • Balaji Railroad Systems Pvt Ltd
  • Systra MVA Consulting (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd

As of now, the proposal is to construct a 43.63 km line connecting the airport at Parandur and the Poonamallee Bypass. With 19 metro stations, this metro line in Chennai will also be an extended development of the Lighthouse-Poonamallee Bypass corridor-4 of 26.1 km. The Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited released a map indicating the probable chances for Parandur to get to one metro station on the upcoming airport’s city side and another outside the passenger terminal.

Back in February, a tender for the Detailed Project Report was floated and it had a deadline of 6 months. Before finalising everything, the bids will be evaluated, a CMRL official shared. Among all the options, the lowest bidder will be chosen during the process of the financial bid.

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What Are The Included Stations For This Plan?

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There has been a feasibility study stage. During that study, a set of stations were planned to be included in this new metro link in Chennai. The stations discussed were:

  • Poonamallee
  • Nazarathpet Police Checkpost
  • Chembarambakkam
  • Thirumazhisai Township
  • Pappanchathiram
  • Chettipedu
  • Thandalam
  • Sipcot Irungattukottai
  • Pennalur
  • Sriperumbudur
  • Pattunool Chatram
  • Irungulam Industrial Area
  • Mambakkam
  • Thirumangalam
  • Sunguvarchatram
  • Santhavelur
  • Pillai Chattiram
  • Neervalur
  • Parandur airport

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What do you think about this metro plan?

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