Ad Here  
Know the start-ups in the city SGRI – a global research centre for building materials An industry institution link… I know nothing else but cinema... Is Chennai now the accident capital? Aviation sector to grow three times... A new technique to treat dry sewage Water woes The worst is yet to come Read before you buy... Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Planning the right energy Hey Chitti! please take my order Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai A feast for book worms Tambaram tracks…. Keep in touch, anytime anywhere The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Overflowing garbage TTV stumps all Coimbatore backs up for Chennai Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park Must visit of 2014 Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Metro chugs through the city Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments A praiseworthy peer recognition Star studded city Missing, but not missing the top spot Tamil Nadu Premier League launched Technologists to rescue Meters return to the metro Chennai airport to become solar-powered Chennai, the noisiest city 377 yet young The sweet killer When Chennai became Venice City Corner Realty bytes Thrills for the holiday season Arnold visits Chennai Chennai Silks in flames Metro chugs the green way Online approval of layout plans Perplexing communications Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market Medical miracle! A skinny affair A budget that butted into deficit India’s first 3D Museum CMRL takes off till airport Green energy, not really green? Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Boozing and driving When the crowd will miss the roar Outlays and outcome – the long gap City Corner - Chennai Paranjoy on crony capitalism State VAT leads to inflation: a study Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public Working space for women by woman Nilam threatens the city It is not only your noodle... Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place Technology handshakes with sanitation Chennai gets its Imax The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes City Corner Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety India’s first online-only bicycle brand The auto gets a remake Book your water tanker The underground don zips through Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Force Motors’ two new SUVs When Marina became the Tahrir Square Reality Check He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... Murugappas-focus on consolidation Presto! Bravo! Chennai teachers rank low Cricket comes calling to Chennai North Chennai booms Black outs will be knocked out Kollywood’s Mahabharatha Google street view’s India competitor Water wars begin Talk your way and land in a job Car-free Bessy Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Engineering colleges lose lustre Bewailing monsoons the new fad A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas Chennai Metro looking for revival Indian of the Year The sweet tooth of the city Building highs and lows 60 years of cultural and economic ties Metro mania Ennore Port excels Self-sufficiency in dredging... From trash land to tourist spot Prithika Yashini takes charge... Indian media-operators of democracy Two friends trigger a change City Corner-June Yamaha in the news How to roast 45 human beings alive Sathyabhamasat propels ahead International conference on saving energy, environment This dabba has a cure for all your ailments Yes, you are safe! Need for an integrated approach to medicine Education a cause of concern It’s so cool!
Metro chugs through the city

The dream project of the city is closer to become reality. With every inch of development closely watched, the coaches were put to test on the tracks. Costing Rs 14,600 crore the Metro will run 24 km underground and 21 km on elevated tracks. 59 per cent of the cost is being met from a Japan International Cooperation Agency loan, 20 per cent from Central government and the rest from the state government. With a capacity to transport around 1500 people at a time, a single trip of the metro is to displace 16 buses, 300 cars, and 600 two-wheelers off the road.

    Though there are no parking slots nearby, CMRL plans to deploy feeder busses. The trains have two-thirds the coach reserved for ladies. A detailed study on the Phase II of the metro has been started.

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236