Skyscraper on 10 Acres to House Metro Rail HQ

The Chennai Metro Rail is planning to build a skyscraper on a 10-acre plot of land in Nandanam to house its headquarters

Published: 20th March 2014 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2014 07:43 AM   |  A+A-


The Chennai Metro Rail is planning to build a skyscraper on a 10-acre plot of land in Nandanam to house its headquarters.

Chennai Metro Rail sources told City Express that the plans for the multi-storied building are in the initial stage and added that the building could be anywhere between 20 and 25 storeys.

The building, it is said, could be constructed provided it gets clearance from the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

A Metro Rail spokesman said that piling work for the headquarters had begun, but refused to divulge anymore information, stating that the work is in its early stage.

The spokesman also said that tenders for incomplete seven stations on the elevated stretch had been issued. The stations include Koyambedu, CMBT, Arumbakkam, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkatuthangal and Alandur.

After the contract of Consolidated Construction Consortium Limited (CCCL) was terminated for the delay in the completion of these stations, Chennai Metro Rail is trying to complete the work on time, so that the elevated stretch between Koyambedu and St Thomas Mount can be thrown open to public this year. Close to 32 per cent of work on the tunnelling section is complete, while the Koyambedu Depot will be getting two more trains by the end of this month.

Currently, there are seven trains in the depot, including two indigenously made trains at the Sri City plant. “We will be getting two more from Brazil by next week,” the spokesman said.

The Metro Rail mock up at Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus will be thrown open in the next two to three days. “We are planning to erect a barricade before opening it for display,” said the spokesman. The mock-up was built in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp