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Chennai Metro is a fast transit system serving the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Operated by the Chennai Metro Rail Limited, the system start service in 2015 after partially opening the first phase of the project. The network consists of two colour-coded lines covering a length of 28 kilometres (17 mi). The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Tamil Nadu Government, creates and operates Chennai Metro. The system contains a mixture of underground and elevated stations, and standard gauge is used, the services work with different frequency of 10-20 minutes daily between 06:00 and 22:00

Chennai was founded by the Chennai suburban railway network, which was working on a meter-gauge line from the beach to Tambaram at a distance of 1931. Two more suburban networks, Chennai Central-Arakkonam and Chennai Central-Gummidipondi started operations in 1985. The first phase of Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System between Chennai Beach and Thirumalai opened in 1997.With the expansion of Velachery in 2007 [9] Modeling after the Delhi Metro, at the request of the Tamil Nadu government, Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan had planned a similar metro rail system for Chennai.

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