Chennai Metro to Remain Open for New Year Revelers

The Metro rail services has been extended to 2 AM to ensure people celebrating New year can venture home safely.

Published: 31st December 2015 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 07:12 PM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI:  New Year revelers can now bank on Chennai Metro Rail to reach home safely after welcoming 2016 as Chennai Metro Rail has extended its timing till 2 am.

“We have extended the timing of the last Chennai Metro train till 2 am. This will ensure that people after celebrating New Year can venture home safely,” said a Metro Rail spokeswoman.

The extension of timings is to cater to revelers as well as people who visit church or those who conduct pooja to welcome the New year,” the spokeswoman said.

Meanwhile, three more trains from Alstom Factory, Sricity, and Andhra Pradesh has reached Chennai Metro Rail Koyambedu Depot. The trains were dispatched from the factory after the completion of factory static testing and hold point inspections conducted by CMRL.

The cars are unloaded and coupled in the delivery track and are being moved to stabling lines or Inspection lines. Visual inspection is under progress and after preliminary checks, the trains will be subjected to non-regression testing at workshop line and then will be moved to test track for further testing and dynamic trails.

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