Chennai to get multimodal urban square
Kathipara Junction in Chennai is set to have a multi-modal urban square with several facilities, from bus bays to parking lot and eateries under the flyover.
According to Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL), the work taken up at a cost of Rs 14 crore to develop the square, spread over 55,000 sq m, is nearing completion and will be open to the public by the end of May.
CMRL told the media that the project's objective is to attract more people to use the Alandur Metro station, which is the largest elevated station linking the two stretches of the phase 1 project with two levels.
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The metro rail corporation said that the square would have bus bays, a parking lot, food stalls, ATMs, kids play area and kiosks. Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses will have a stop in the square. Kathipara Urban Square will be connected to Alandur Metro station through a pathway. The space will also be surrounded by a lot of landscaping, said CMRL.
CMRL has been planning to provide last-mile connectivity from this square to the neighbourhood. A skywalk, equipped with escalators and elevators, to connect the Alandur Metro station to the other side of the road was opened some time ago as this station has entry and exit only on one side.
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