To start the trial run in September, Chennai Metro has started installation of railway systems equipments like signalling systems on the Anna Salai Route. Civil and Track works at stations are mostly completed.
Metro Section from Washermenpet to AG-DMS which is neary 10km is expected to start its COD by end of this year or early 2019.
Signalling Systems are very important to run the train in automatic mode and also for platform screen door at stations.
A CMRL official said “We have completed installation of signalling systems between Washermenpet and Central Metro”. ” Work is now progressing from Central to AG-DMS. We have yet to fix a date in September for trial runs.”
Washermenpet to AG-DMS section is the only remaining part to be completed in the 45km of phase-1. This stretch from Washermenpet to AG-DMS includes total 8 underground stations.
After getting this line operational, passengers can reach Chennai Airport in 45 minutes via Anna Salai Route.