Chennai Metro Rail’s ‘Nilgiris‘ reaches Madhavaram

A significant milestone has been achieved in Chennai on the expansion of Chennai’s metro rail network as the tunneling operation for the ‘Nilgiris’ metro tunnel has been successfully completed. The tunnel, spanning 1.4 kilometers, now reaches Madhavaram High Road, marking a crucial advancement in the city’s urban transportation infrastructure.

The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has been steadfastly working to expand its metro network to accommodate the growing demands of the city’s commuters. The ‘Nilgiris’ tunnel is a part of the phase-wise expansion that aims to enhance connectivity and reduce travel time for residents.

The tunneling operation involved the use of modern tunnel boring machines, showcasing the city’s commitment to embracing advanced construction techniques. These machines worked tirelessly beneath the surface, creating a pathway that will eventually connect multiple neighborhoods and contribute to decongesting road traffic.