Chennai, Feb 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be inaugurating the 9.5 km underground Chennai Metro stretch between AG-DMS and Washermenpet on Sunday, marking the culmination of the Phase-I of the project that greatly eased the traffic congestion in the city.
Official sources said Mr Modi would inaugurate the stretch through video-conferencing from Tiruppur at 1515 hrs, where he would launch various projects and also address an election meeting, the second after the one on January 27 at Madurai, where he kicked off the BJP's campaign for the ensuing Lok Sabha poll.
While Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy will be jointly inaugurating the final stretch of the Phase-1 project with Mr Modi from Tirupur, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing And Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and State Industries Minister M C Sampath will be present at the AG-DMS station.
Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and other officials would be present at the Chennai Central Metro Rail station.
The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) officials have completedtrial run of empty trains after Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS)–Bengaluru circle K A Manoharan, had on January 19, undertook safety inspection of the final line of CMRL Phase-I project connecting AG-DMS and Washermanpet stations.
He had inspected various facilities at all the eight stations on the stretch that included AG-DMS, Thousand Lights, LIC, Government Estate, Chennai Central, High Court, Mannadi and Washermenpet. After the two-day safety inspection, trial runs on the track had commenced and is now all set for inauguration tomorrow.(UNI)