Ahead of the Assembly elections, residents of Tambaram have two major demands.
The passenger was provided first aid at the Egmore station, and shifted to a nearby hospital with Rajesh’s help.
Train Operator P M Rajeev and Egmore Metro Station Controller J Rajesh were honoured for providing immediate assistance when a passenger had a medical emergency on Wednesday
The Theradi Metro station is close to the Vadivudai Amman Temple -- which was built during the Pallava period and widely expanded during the Chola period. Thousands of people visit it daily.
Minister for Industries MC Sampath Tuesday inaugurated the project at the Koyambedu Metro Station in the presence of CMRL MD Pradeep Yadav.
Residents around Tambaram and surrounding suburbs want the Metro Rail feeder service to resume operations again. The services were stopped due to the lockdown.
The stretch would have 13 stations and will connect key localities such as Chromepet, MEPZ, Tambaram and Vandalur
The commuters will have to pay Rs 40 for a distance between 12 and 21 km and beyond 21 km (upto 32 km), the fare has been fixed at Rs 50.
The newly opened Phase 1 Extension Metro has swanky interiors but fails to address an important aspect lack of accessibility for the physically challenged.
The spot is hardly 20 metres from the back of the Theagaraya College Metro station compound at Ramanujam Street. It is also very close to the busy Bombay Hotel junction.
‘Promoting higher FSI shall enhance the existing transport systems’
With a maximum fare of Rs 70, from Wimco Nagar to the airport, the North Chennai Metro Rail line is more likely to attract formal sector employees than employees of informal sector.
The North Chennai Metro line, however, had fewer passengers compared to those in Central and South Chennai where close to 35,000 people used the services
While the Chennai Metro expects 2 lakh commuters daily on the stretch, workers in the informal sector say they may prefer MTC buses due to high costs
“But the yellow line seen in the photos is just a painted strip that is not tactile,” said Vaishnavi Jayakumar, activist, Disability Rights Alliance.