Soon, there would be heavy traffic congestion at Nungambakkam in Chennai. The reason for that was because metro work would be started here. Now, CMRL has barricaded a small portion of Sterling Road- College Road Junction for the initial ground work. In 2023, the underground works will start here.
Currently, in the city of Chennai as many as 22 localities and suburbs have been barricaded for the sake of metro rail work. In these localities, the peak hour speeds have reduced to 10km ph.
It is learnt that in Nungambakkam 2 underground metro stations have been planned, Nungambakkam and Sterling Road Junction part of corridor3 from Madhavaram to Siruseri sipcot. By the year 2026, 118.9km phase-2 would be ready.
As per Mr. L. Girirajan PRO of CMRL it was confirmed that in 2023 construction work might start and for that contract would be awarded in this year. Utility identification work has been going on now and due to that barricading has been done at Nungambakkam. It is learnt that closer to the Sterling Road-College Road junction, CMRL would build Sterling Road junction station on the Sterling Road. Beneath the Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam metro station would come up.
Next year, full- fledged construction would begin and there would be traffic slowdown and heavy traffic congestion here in the peak hours. With the building of outer walls of the 2 stations, the construction of the underground section would begin. This work might take atleast 6 months of time and it would be followed by tunnelling work.