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Updated: April 30, 2013 19:51 IST

Digging for Metro Rail begins at Ripon Building

Aloysius Xavier Lopez
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Metro Rail work under way on the lawns of the Ripon Building on Wednesday. Photo: R. Ravindran
Metro Rail work under way on the lawns of the Ripon Building on Wednesday. Photo: R. Ravindran

Chennai Metro Rail Limited on Wednesday began digging work on the lawns of Ripon Building to facilitate the construction of the underground Chennai Central Metro Station.

After the construction of the Central Metro Station Box, the premises of the Chennai Corporation would be restored to its original condition.

“The construction work will start by May-end,” said CMRL Managing Director K. Rajaraman.

The exploratory digging work on the premises of Ripon Building would help make a choice on the technology to be adopted for the construction.

According to CMRL, the Central Metro Station would be constructed between Buckingham Canal and Raja Muthiah Road.

The CMRL would soon start demolition of the subway across Poonamallee High Road connecting the Park Suburban Station and Victoria Public Hall.

A foot overbridge would be constructed for movement of pedestrians across Poonamallee High Road during the construction of the Central Metro Station.

The subway would be reconstructed after the completion of the work on the underground interchange station where the corridor 1 and corridor 2 of the Metro Rail meet.

The Central Metro Station would be integrated with Central Railway Station, Park Suburban Station, Moore Market Suburban Station and Park MRTS Station.

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