The capacity of EMU train services between Chennai MMC and Avadi is set to increase as 12 car EMUs will start from next week in this route. Work to alter and straighten the platforms to accommodate 12 cars have been completed in the Chennai MMC and Avadi section. “With 11 services a day, three additional cars would increase carrying capacity by 3,000 to 4,000 people a day “ Southern Railway General Manager R K Kulshrestha told The New Indian Express.
He also added that the energy efficient three phase EMU train services will begin from next week in the Tambaram – Chennai Beach section.
Mr.Kulshrestha also said that the state government is scrutinizing an initial proposal to merge MRTS with Metro Rail.
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