After 11-year wait, construction on St Thomas Mount-Adambakkam MRTS stretch in Chennai to begin soon
| Wednesday | 13th November, 2019
By Express News ServiceCHENNAI : After being delayed for nearly 11 years, construction of 500-metre elevated rail line between Adambakkam and St Thomas Mount is set to resume soon.
Southern Railways invited bids to complete pending works for the new line at an estimated cost of Rs 48.48 crore a few days ago.
As part of phase II extension of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) from Velachery to St Thomas Mount, works for laying the elevated rail line commenced in 2007.
While railways laid double lines between Velachery and Adambakkam and also built stations at Puzhuthivakkam and Adambakkam, a 500-meter stretch could not be completed.
A release said Tirunelveli - Bilaspur - Tirunelveli weekly express has been permanently augmented by one sleeper class coach from November 11 rest two coaches on Nov 13 and Nov 15.
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