The arrival of the metro in the city of Chennai should be a reality in March, when the first line is expected to be inaugurated.
The largest infrastructure project in the capital of Tamil Nadu, which will transform the everyday life of millions of citizens, will count on LKS INDIA in some of its collateral projects.
Chennai Metro Rail Limited, public agency developing this macro-project, has created an internal drive to develop shopping centres near the stations of the future subway line. This agency awarded malls next to 4 stations to LKS.
The Alandur Station, next to the airport is expected to be a meeting place for executives who travel daily, and will accommodate a small Boutique Hotel inside with a two-level parking below ground. The Ekkattuuthangal and Arumbakkam stations will host primarily office space. Finally the CMBT Station will be destined to integrate the scattered commercial spaces existing in the current station. The total area to be constructed will be approximately 30,000 m² and the project should be finished by October 2015.
LKS will implement its experience in the design and construction of shopping centres for the development of these projects, whose ultimate goal is to generate a source of funding for each station in order for them to be economically self-sufficient.