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Technical Seminar on “Indian Metro Rail Scenario and Challenges of Chennai Metro Rail Project”

Date, time & venue 
2013-06-24;6:00pm for 6:30pm - 8:00pm;Room N002 of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Joint Organisers     

Organised by Civil Division and supported by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Ir M Ramanathan BEng, MEng, CEng(UK), MICE, MIStructE, MHKIE,RPE(HK), Associate Director, AECOM- Hong Kong, and Chief Engineer(Cut & Cover Structures), General Consultants of the Chennai Metro Rail Project, India


Programme Highlights

India has shown growth in the recent years accompanied by rapid urbanisation. Delhi Metro, India's first modern public transportation system, commenced in 1998, consists of 190km route length, and will have 420km by 2020. All mega cities of India, namely Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad are presently building metro rail. 10 second tier cities with population of over 2million is either building or planning a metro rail.

Chennai is the fourth largest city in India, building its first metro with two corridors with a route length of 47km, of which nearly 50% is underground.  The project faces many challenges including narrow roads, traffic diversion of major arterial roads at the same time, mixed ground conditions high water table; and tunnel traversing below the river, below existing railway tracks, below occupied buildings, and crossing domestic water wells.


CPD will be issued to attendees after seminar



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

Number of attendees is limited to 180. Pre-registration is required to attend.


Please complete the on-line registration by clicking the button "Enrollment Form" at bottom of this page which will be activated at 8:30pm 14 June 2013.


Priority will be given to Civil Division members and the members of supporting unit. Only successful applicants will be notified via email on or before 20 June 2013.


For enquiry, please call Ir. S. S. Kong at 90232209 or email to



Photos of the Event

Please visit photo album "20130624 Seminar of Indian Metro Rail"

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