The phase 2 metro line at Koyambedu will be changed as the bus terminus will shift to a new location.
Story so far: As part of the Metro phase 2, the elevated line was originally planned at the centre of the 100-feet road passing over the existing flyover near Thirumangalam. It would’ve been a double elevated line on one side of the road with a second station integrated with the existing one.
- Officials said there’s no need to link the phase 2 alignment that was previously planned. There’s already a metro station for the phase 1 line at CMBT.
- Now, the new plan will see the Metro skip the existing station since the bus terminus will be moved. Another proposal is to cross the phase 2 route above the existing phase 1 line.
What’s the effect? Since CMBT will be skipped in this phase, people who need to switch from corridor 5 to the existing line will get down at the Thirumangalam station.
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