Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has planned to start yet another round of awareness creation programmes for residents in the city.

With roughly a year left for the launch of metro rail, CMRL has asked the Chennai Corporation to allow them conduct awareness programmes in parks.

The parks identified include Panagal Park in T. Nagar, Tower Park in Anna Nagar and Jeeva Park in T. Nagar.

CMRL is planning to hold the programmes on March 15, April 12 and May 10.

The 25-minute programmes will include a documentary film on metro rail and its role and significance in the development of the city.

The programmes will also focus on changes in traffic and transportation and residents will be permitted to ask any questions they want to CMRL officials and engineers.

Residents will also be informed on civic amenities proposed along the stretch between Koyambedu and St. Thomas Mount that is part of corridor II of the Rs. 14,600-crore project.

Work is currently underway in the elevated stretch that has eight stations, including Koyambedu and St. Thomas Mount. Tunnelling work is also underway in other parts of the city, for the project.

Discussions on densification along the metro rail corridor are likely to be another important aspect of the awareness programmes.

Officials at the meeting will also discuss technological challenges, hurdles and civic issues related to the project.

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