India: Chennai Metro Rail Phase 2 Project - Corridor 4 (AIIB-000301)

  • India
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Government of India
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 356.65 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2,174.53 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS May 13, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank's website, the proposed project aims to "provide high capacity and efficient east-west connectivity through the center of Chennai by expanding the city's metro system."

The project components are:

Component A: Construction of 16 km of elevated viaduct

Component B: Construction of 18 elevated stations

Component C: Construction of 7 underground stations

Component D: Implementation support and technical assistance

Other components, including the underground section, depot, system and rolling stock for the project will be financed by parallel co-financiers and the Government of Tamil Nadu (Co-financiers' Components)."

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Government of Tamil Nadu US$ 652.36 million
Parallel Co-financiers US$ 1,165.52 million

Private Actors
Contact Information

Soon-Sik Lee
Principal Investment Operations Specialist (Transport)

Prasanna V. Salian
Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance, Republic of India

Implementation Agency
Pankaj Kumar Bansal
Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited


In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.