Ashok Nagar metro station

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Ashok Nagar Metro
Chennai Metro Station
LocationSector 10, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600083
Coordinates13°02′08″N 80°12′41″E / 13.035483°N 80.211329°E / 13.035483; 80.211329Coordinates: 13°02′08″N 80°12′41″E / 13.035483°N 80.211329°E / 13.035483; 80.211329
Owned byChennai Metro
Operated byChennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL)
Line(s)     Green Line (Chennai Metro)
PlatformsSide platforms Platform-1 → St. Thomas Mount
Platform-2 → Nehru Park
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated, Double Track
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes Handicapped/disabled access
History
OpenedJune 29, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-06-29)
ElectrifiedSingle phase 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Services
Preceding station   Chennai Metro   Following station
Green Line
Location
Ashok Nagar metro station is located in Chennai
Ashok Nagar metro station
Ashok Nagar metro station
Location within Chennai

Ashok Nagar Metro station is a Metro railway station on the Line 2 of the Chennai Metro, which is currently under operation. The station is among the elevated stations coming up along corridor II of the Chennai Metro, Chennai CentralSt. Thomas Mount stretch. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of Ashok Nagar and Mambalam.

History[edit]

Construction history[edit]

The station was constructed by Consolidated Constructed Consortium (CCCL). The consolidated cost of the station along with the stations of Koyambedu, Arumbakkam, CMBT, and Vadapalani was 1,395.4 million.[1]

The station[edit]

Upon completion, Ashok Nagar Metro Rail station will be the highest elevated station in the entire Chennai Metro Rail system. Initially planned to have a ground floor, a concourse floor and a platform floor, four additional floors have been planned to the original plan to make it a six-storey structure, chiefly to generate revenue by letting out the floors to offices and commercial establishments. After completion, the station will have a height of more than 40 metres, which will be higher than the Alandur metro rail elevated station where the two corridors of Phase I of the Chennai Metro Rail (viz. Washermenpet-Airport and Central-St Thomas Mount lines) converge.[2]

Unlike other stations of the system which are located in the middle of busy main roads, the station is located a little away from 100-Feet Road in the middle of a residential area.[2]

Layout[edit]

Ashok Nagar track layout
Station with two tracks and two side platforms
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
L1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, Metro Card vending machines, crossover
L2 Side platform No- 1, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
Southbound Towards →St. Thomas Mount
Northbound Towards ←Chennai Central
Side platform No- 2, doors will open on the left Handicapped/disabled access
L2

Facilities[edit]

Supportive infrastructure[edit]

Along with Koyambedu and Vadapalani Metro stations, Ashok Nagar Metro station will be developed by leasing out space either for shops or office spaces. As part of fire safety measures, underground water tanks of 50,000 to 100,000 litre capacity will be set up at the station.[3]

The station has a skywalk that connects Udayam theatre with the Metro station.[4][5]

Connections[edit]

Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai) bus routes number 5E, 5T, 11G, 11H, 12G, 18F, 18M, 49A, 77J, 111, 113, 114, 170, 170A, 170B, 170C, 170CET, 170K, 170L, 170M, 170P, 170S, 270J, 500C, 568C, 568T, 570, 570AC, 570S, A70, B70, D70, D70CUT, D70NS, D170, F70, M70, M70CNS, M70D, M70NS, M70S, M170T, M270, S26 serves the station from nearby Udhayam Theatre (Ashok Pillar) bus stand.[6]

Entry/Exit[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arumbakkam metro station almost complete". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Ayyappan, V. (8 August 2014). "At 40m, Ashok Nagar to be highest metro station". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ Express News Service (30 October 2014). "Metro Rail Stations to Sport Snazzy Look". The New Indian Express. Chennai: Express Publications. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  4. ^ Sekar, Sunitha (13 August 2014). "Skywalks for three Chennai Metro stations". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Skywalk opened". Live Chennai. Chennai: Live Chennai. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.mtcbus.org/

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