CHENNAI: Metro rail stations tobe built as part of the three-corridor phase 2 project will have compact and smaller facilities than those underneath Anna Salai and Poonamallee High Road.
More than 80% of the lines, which will also connect a part of OMR, will run underground.
A detailed project report recently submitted to the state government suggests that stations should be 25% smaller than those built in phase 1. The modification is being made based on the experience CMRL had during the design and construction of the 45km phase 1. However, space available for passengers will not be cut down.
Metro rail officials said smaller stations would cut down on the cost, time of construction and maintenance. The size of the stations would be brought down by making modifications to the space occupied by auxiliary systems like rooms for electricals, communications, control and ticketing. More info