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Chennai Churches get cracks due to Metro tunnelling project

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Church cracks up by metro tunnelling
Chennai, July 29: The metro rail tunnelling has developed cracks across several places in the city including churches.

Arcot Lutheran Church was built in 1892. Authorities of the church have found the cracks when they opened it for service on Monday morning.

This comes just a few days after the 169-year-old CSI Tamil Wesley Church at Broadway developed cracks due to the tunnelling work for the metro rail in the same area.

Officials of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) inspected the cracks and promised to take remedial measures.

TOI made a visit to the church on Monday afternoon and confirmed of vibrations from the boring machine being felt on the railings of the building.

CSI Tamil Wesley Church, located two buildings away on the same road, had developed cracks a few days ago, and CMRL officials offered to repair the building when they met the members of the parish on Sunday.

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