Chennai metro rail will stretch over 45 km with 36 stations along two corridors, part of which will be elevated and part in two-run underground lines. The project also includes the construction of a warehouse and a maintenance facility. The rolling stock will be large capacity and air conditioned trains with four coaches and a total seating capacity of 1,000 passengers.
The project will come on stream in two phases: the elevated section will be operational from November 2013, and the underground corridor in August 2015.
Expected ridership is some 500,000 passengers per day and short-term projections exceed one million.
Acting as the representative of the consortium carrying out the works and engineering, procurement and construction, Egis is responsible for engineering the transit system (rolling stock, tracks, energy, signalling, telecoms, ticketing systems and warehouse/maintenance facilities), as well as for part of the civil engineering lots.