INDIA: The second phase of the Chennai metro opened on September 21 when Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the inaugural train at Chennai International Airport.

The 8·6 km section of the Blue Line runs between Little Mount and the airport with four intermediate stations. Interchange with the north-south Green Line is provided at Alandur.

The northern 9·1 km section from Little Mount to Washermanpet is currently under construction, with the next phase north from Washermanpet to Wimconagar recently approved and due to open in March 2018. An extension of the Green Line is also planned.