India is reinforcing its efforts for the metro construction

India pays attention to the formation of the modern urban areas by solving transport issues, meaning construction of the metro. 

Chennai metro

Chennai metro
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Chennai, the 6th largest city of India builds its underground metro system. In the middle of May the first 7 km long section was completed as a part of the Line 2 (Green line). It contains 7 stations. Two more stations are planned to be built by the end of the year.

There are two lines in the metro system of Chennai with the total length more than 45 km. There are 45 stations in total, the half of them are underground stations.

TBM for the Chennai metro construction

TBM for the Chennai metro construction
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It is notable that the metro construction started development in India only in XXI century. Before 2000 the only city to have metro was Calcutta – the large cultural and  industrial center since the time of the British Raj.

The pace of the Indian metro construction is quite remarkable. For example, the Delhi metro system was started in 2002 and now they have 160 stations there and more than 200 km of the lines. It is rated as the 12th largest metro systems in the world. 

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