“As part of multi-modal integration initiatives, the old Anna subway near the Chennai Metro Rail’s Government Estate Underground Metro Station was renovated and opened for the benefit of the public. The old Anna subway, which is one of the biggest subways in Chennai, is located beneath Arignar Anna Statue,” said an official release from the CMRL.
The subway now has been renovated to blend with the aesthetics of the surrounding Metro entry structures with ACP cladding, granite flooring, wall tiling and new lighting. The subway has direct connectivity to the Government Estate Underground Metro Station Concourse Level and provides convenient access to the station for the benefit of public from Wallajah road, Ellis road, Blacker’s Road and Anna Salai.
“The subway also connects to the iconic Khadi Bhavan and Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital at Omandurar Government Estate. Adequate signages have also been installed at the entries and inside the subway to guide passengers to the Metro Station,” it said.