With the government finalising the five developers in the initial stage of the tendering process, the monorail project has been put on the fast track. With the project gaining momentum, we have the Monorail Corridor explained here..
Of the three proposed corridors, the first stretch — Vandalur to Velachery (23 km) — will have 14 stations, 12 stations will come up along the Poonamallee – Vadapalani stretch (18 km) and 11 along the third corridor — Poonamallee to Kathipara junction (16 km).
While the proposed three corridors will have a total of 37 stations on paper, in reality it will be 34 as the monorails running between Poonamallee and Kathipara and Poonamallee to Vadapalani stretches will be halting at two common stations (Karayanchavadi and Kumananchavadi besides the source station Poonamallee).
Depots for the monorails would be at Vadapalani and Poonamallee stations where trains can be berthed, serviced and repaired.
The Kathipara station will boast of the multi-modal transport system with the monorail integrating with MRTS, Metro Rail, and EMU service.
While riding through Anna Salai you know the workers boxed up inside Metro Rail’s iron sheets are up to something big but couldn’t take a peek. Here is the update from behind the iron wall: Metro has begun underground stations work at three spots along the stretch. Of the seven underground metro stations that will come up beneath Anna Salai, work has begun on the new secretariat campus station, LIC station and Thousand Lights station.