Chennai is to get its first underground metro rail service – an 8-km-stretch from Koyambedu to Nehru Park – in the first quarter of 2017, making about 70 per cent of Phase-I of the service operational.
In Chennai, completion of the Thirumangalam flyover is further delayed. It was to be opened by April, but now it has a new deadline for completion — September. Work was delayed by land acquisition and lack of cooperation between government agencies. The flyover on Inner Ring Road will go over the junction of Anna Nagar 2nd Avenue and Mogappair Road, and will speed up travel for commuters from Koyambedu, Ambattur, Red Hills and Avadi.