Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another one rises

A few weeks ago, the smooth surface of the Jawaharlal Nehru Road was broken up and this barricade came around it. That is the first visible indication of the Chennai Metro project having begun in earnest. Expected to take six years to complete, the project is estimated at over USD 3 billion.

Though they say the first phase - from Teynampet to the airport - will be operational by 2011, there is no sign of any work having begun at either of those ends!


2 comments:

Jacob said...

The bureaucrats will say anything to mollify the people...but maybe you'll get lucky and it will actually be completed in 2011...

Maybe...

Shantaram said...

@ Jacob: Chances are the airport will shift away by then!