Chennai: With increase in Traffic across the city, school students and office goers facing a routine problem every day, here is an initiative taken by the government on the Metro Rail project, helping the publics for a better commutation.
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin said that the Metro Rail project set under proposal, which is to be constructed across the city would be completed by 2015, the project is budgeted to Rs. 14,600 Crores.
“The work for providing a metro rail for Chennai is under implementation. The first phase of the project will cover a distance of 45.1 kms, of which 24 km will be underground…” he said. He also refered to the government decision to extend the project by another 22 km and said nine more stations would be constructed in this phase.
Stalin said the Airports Authority of India was executing a constructing domestic, international and a secondary runway at Chennai Airport to cater to expected huge increase in passenger and cargo traffic by 2020. “Passenger traffic at Chennai airport is expected to touch 27.6 million tons and cargo traffic 10.4 lakh tons by 2020. A Greenfield airport to cater to the projected traffic by 2020 is very much necessary and the Government is working towards this…” he said.
A green field airport which is decided to set up in line with that of developing an Aero Park and in terms of aggressive promotion of Chennai as an MRO (Maintenance, Repair and overhaul) destination for aircraft as the current facility was not adequate to meet the demands, he added.
A similar plant, like the 100 Million liters per day Minjur water plant which began operations recently, would be set up under PPP (public private partnership) mode.
“Another 100MLD desalination plant in the public sector is coming up at Neiveli. We have also appointed a consultant to identify a suitable souce in the state which will augment supply of 15 TMC (Thousand Million Cubic feet) to meet the demand in the next 15-20 years.”, he added.