Union Minister of Urban Development Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Stage 1A of Chennai Metro Phase-1, from Little Mount to Airport in Chennai today. The Stage 1A of Phase I project from Little Mount to Airport runs a total length of 8.613 kms and comprises of 6 stations namely Little Mount, Guindy, Alandur, Nanganallur Road Station, Meenambakkam and Airport Metro Station.
Venkaiah Naidu said that it is a very proud occasion for the people of Chennai and the Chennai Metro Rail Limited to witness the achievement of yet another milestone. About 324 kilometres of metro rail is operational in the country.
Venkaiah Naidu said that the Government of India have so far released about Rs. 10,000 Cr. for the Chennai Metro Phase-1 project. With the opening of the metro line from Little Mount to Airport, Chennai will now have around 19 kilometres of metro operational, out of the total 45 kilometres of Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase 1.