Chennai Metro’s workmen have begun work on the Mandaveli – R A Puram stretch of R. K. Mutt Road now.
This work is for the Phase 2 projects, with one rail line running north-south, covering Royapettah, Luz, Mandaveli, R A Puram in this zone. A massive work has been on for months on the large campus which used to be the GCC playground, opposite Jesus Calls campus in R A Puram.
Barricades are coming up at two points, including one key junction – near the petrol bunk on South Canal Bank Road near MTC bus depot.
Already, excavation has been on off the tank of Sri Kapali Temple. More work is expected.
A few key landmarks like a temple at the Mandaveli junction and some public conveniences may have to be shifted/demolished.
This section on R K Mutt Road is perhaps the most habited, crowded section on the Metro work line.