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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will fund Rs 2,306 crore ($320 million) for the construction of nearly 18km long elevated stretch between Meenakshi College in Kodambakkam and Poonamallee Bypass, which is part of Chennai Metro Rail Limited’s (CMRL) ambitious 118.9km 3-corridor phase-2 project.
According to the official, the tenders will issue in the next two to three months. A detailed design consultant, who will design the stations and the line, is already on the job. Soil test on this stretch is also completed
GreenLine: Corridor 4 (26.1 Km long), Poonamallee Bypass to LighthouseThe Meenakshi College and Poonamallee bypass stretch is part of 26.1km corridor 4 from Light House to Poonamallee Bypass. This stretch will link localities like Porur, Iyyappanthangal, Kattupakkam, Kumananchavadi, Karayanchavadi and Poonamallee which is currently not linked with good public transportation.
“Asian Development Bank will fund the rest of the corridor between Light House and Meenakshi College covering around 8km,” said the official.
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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