Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has announced the construction of a new at-grade station at Venugopal Nagar in the northern region of the city, as part of the upcoming 118.9-km phase II project. The station will be partially underground and partially above ground level, making it unique compared to other stations in the project, which are either elevated or underground. It is part of corridor 5 of phase II project, which connects Madhavaram to Sholinganallur. The concourse or ticketing level of the station will be built at ground level, while the platform will be constructed underground.
Construction on the station has already started and sources say that work has been underway for the past few months. The station will have two entry and exit points, as well as ample parking space for commuters. The Venugopal Nagar station is expected to serve as a link between an elevated corridor in corridor 5 (Assissi Nagar to Retteri Junction) and the underground stretch in corridor 3 (Madhavaram to Taramani).