A piece of land, including the exit and entrance of the Ripon Building campus on EVR Periyar Salai, was temporarily demarcated on Saturday to facilitate construction of the Chennai Central Metro Station.
The contract for construction of the underground two-level station, which would be a node for the two Metro Rail corridors, has been awarded. Soil test has been carried out recently for construction of the station.
According to officials of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited, the demarcation of the land would not affect the normal movement of vehicles from and to Ripon Building.
“The construction work will start only after a month. We will hold discussions with the Chennai Corporation and ensure that the entry and exit are not affected during the construction of the station,” said a senior official of CMRL.
The underground Chennai Central Metro Station has been proposed to be constructed in an area covering the parking area of the Central station, portions of land on the premises of Victoria Public Hall, Hotel Picnic and Ripon Building. Location of Chennai Central Metro Station has been planned keeping in view its integration with the Central railway station, the suburban station at Moore Market Complex and Park Station.
The vacant land measuring over 40,000 square feet on Ripon Building campus on the front side would only be temporarily handed over to the CMRL. After construction of the facility, the entrance and exit would be restored to its original condition. The common exit and entry for the two corridors and the ventilation shaft of the station would come up on the premises of the Ripon Building.
Keywords: Chennai Metro