Chennai line to open in February

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The 9km phase-1 extension line from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar is likely to open for commercial operations in the first half of February after a month long trial run. Commuters will be able to travel from Wimco Nagar to the Airport in a single 60 minute train ride.

Last week an official from Chennai Metro Rail Ltd said “We had been testing since December and the final test was done on January 18 and 19. A report has been sent to the Germany-based company which developed the signal software and which will certify that the signalling is ready for operations based on the report,”.

Before the line is ready for opening before the middle of February, an inspection by the commissioner of railway safety may take place.