Chennai needs additional 280 km of metro rail lines, could cost the state exchequer Rs 1 lakh crore: CMRL MD
Cities like Shanghai and Seoul have 30-50 km long metro lines per one million population, while Chennai has a mere 14 km long lines per million people,” he said.
Kuzhalnadan also claimed that the Congress leadership has extended their full support to his initiative.
He criticised the IT department for allegedly misusing his name and suggested that their actions were politically motivated to shift the investigation toward him.
The chief minister also rejected the allegations that CMRL is a company that has links with the government.
The court orally observed that business houses will give donations to leaders of political parties and they are giving the donation only for the smooth functioning of their industry.
Parthiyanathan, his family, and neighbours staged protests and picked up an argument with CMRL workers. Police registered a case, but have not arrested anyone yet.
The increase is due to better connectivity and traffic woes owing to metro rail works being undertaken under the second phase.
Services between Alandur Metro Station to Chennai Airport got hit around 8:35 a.m. Services from St Thomas Mount to Chennai Airport were stopped from 09.32 am to help CMRL fix the line.
The CMRL informed that over the past five years, Rs 134. 27 crore was given as cash payments to politicians, bureaucrats, media and police personnel.
The petition said Veena, Pinarayi, Chennithala, Kunhalikutty, Ebrahimkunju, A Govindan and Exalogic Solutions received bribes for obtaining undue advantage in the business carried out by CMRL.
Kuzhalnadan’s gesture in the Assembly did not obviously go down well with Leader of Opposition V D Satheesan and other leaders.
Addressing the media on Thursday, Leader of Opposition V D Satheesan clarified why UDF decided not to raise the issue as an adjournment motion.
It was the CPM that first landed in a fix, after the ITISB bench said Pinarayi’s daughter T Veena allegedly received Rs 1.72 crore CMRL Ltd for consultancy services that were never provided.