Phase 2, Chennai Metro works to start soon
The whole project estimated to cost ₹69,180 crore and spanning 119 km, across 128 stations, will need 120.98 hectares of land.
Of this, Chennai Metro will require 27.19 hectares of private land and the remaining 93.79 hectares will be government land. The size of the stations has been brought down from 220 meters (in Phase 1) to 150 meters.
Chennai Metro will need 1309 properties, of which 104 are residential and the remaining 1205 are commercial. The families and landowners will be adequately compensated.
The compensation will be done under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act,2013.
Chennai Metro has already begun the process of sending notices to residents and shopowners for land acquisition.