A joint venture of Transtonnelstroy and Afcons Infrastructure has been awarded contracts worth Rs 2,598 crore for execution of the Chennai Metro Project. The two contracts with a value of Rs 1,567 crore and Rs 1,031 crore, respectively cover respective lengths from Washermenpet to Egmore station and from Shenoy Nagar to Thiurmangalam station. The works include design and construction of underground stations and associated tunnels covering a total length of 8.6 km and nine underground stations. The construction is likely to take off by mid-February 2011 and will be completed by April-end, 2015. Phase I consists of two corridors under construction, one from Meddavaram to St Thomas Mount and the second is from Madhavaram to Lighthouse via Radhakrishnan Salai.
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