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Chennai Metro Rail opens two underground stretches

The newly-inaugurated Egmore Metro station   | Photo Credit: Sunitha Sekar

After six years of construction, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on May 25 opened two underground stretches — Nehru Park to Chennai Central and Saidapet to AG-DMS. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the stretches from the Chennai Egmore Metro Rail station on Friday.

These two are the fourth and fifth stretches to be opened in the network.

The maximum fare has now been increased to ₹70; the minimum is ₹10. A commuter who wants to travel from Chennai Central to Chennai airport or AG-DMS to Chennai airport will have to pay ₹70.

Mr. Palaniswami, after inaugurating the stretches, said that so far 1.64 crore people had travelled in the Chennai Metro. “The entire phase I project covering 45 km will be completed by the end of this year,” he added.

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