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Chennai Metro Rail gets 12,722m2 land by Greater Chennai Corpn

Besides the land cost, CMRL will have to bear the cost of reconstructing existing facilities at a different location

Greater Chennai Corporation, Phase-II construction, Ayanavaram station, Chennai Metro Rail, Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy park, Perambur Market Metro station, Murasoli Maran park, Tirumailai Metro station, Greenways Road Metro station

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has decided to give 12,722m2 land worth Rs 41.99 crore for its Phase-II construction to Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL).

Besides the land cost, CMRL will have to bear the cost of reconstructing these facilities at a different location along with taking permission from the government wherever over five percent of open land is being transferred.

In November 2020, the decision was taken in the corporation council meeting as follows. As per the documents, six parcels of the corporation’s land will be given. In region 6, GCC has decided to take over 657m2 land permanently for construction of Ayanavaram station. This includes the corporation’s ward building and a portion of a road. The cost of the land parcel is Rs 1.18 crore.

In region 13, CMRL will receive 1,203m2 land, that is a third of Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy park which the civic body initiated in 2010. GCC will give the area to CMRL on conditions that the park is brought back to its original condition after work is done.

In region 6, GCC has decided to provide two more parcels of land for construction work of Perambur Market Metro station. For this, 42m2  accommodates an Amma canteen which Chennai Metro rail will have to relocate to another area. In region 70, 1,361m2 Metro rail will be given permanently and 2,515m2 temporarily.

This land adjoins a part of the Murasoli Maran park that the transport agency will have to repair after construction work is completed. GCC has also informed that CMRL constructs a building for them. These parcels will cost Rs 21.56 lakh and Rs 6.5 crore.

In region 9, for construction work of Tirumailai Metro station, a shopping complex-cum-toilet over 108m2 run by GCC will be awarded to Metro rail for Rs 1.55 crore. CMRL will have to replace and reconstruct the complex.

In the region, CMRL will take 1,751m2 permanently and 5,224m2 temporarily for construction work of Greenways Road Metro station. This will cost CMRL Rs 20.4 crore.

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