Hundreds of office-goers who take the suburban trains faced hardship on Tuesday after heavy rain and gusty wind damaged overhead electric cables.
The services have been planned to cater to the travel needs of all the passengers duly taking into account the peak hour traffic across different stations of the MMTS section.
A day after a 12-car suburban train crashed into the buffer at the dead-end of platform one at Chennai Beach Station, the government railway police (GRP) booked the loco pilot shunter, Shankar.
Rajiv Jain, ADG PR of the railways, said that these new rail tracks will also enable the introduction of 36 new suburban trains
Refused tickets, thousands turn to other modes of transport
The linking of UTS application and Universal Pass will enable passengers to book their tickets seamlessly without any hassle, said Anil Kumar Lahoti, general manager of Central Railway.
Instead, one passenger special will be operated in the route, leaving Tirumalpur at 12 pm, said a statement.
Ever since the State government relaxed lockdown norms on June 24, the railways has been gradually increasing the services and allowing general public to travel in workmen specials.
Relaxing travel restrictions, Chennai Division announced that the general public would be allowed travel in suburban trains during non-peak hours from Thursday.
Besides, help desks will be set up at 56 suburban stations falling in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region by the respective authorities.
Commuters using the Tambaram railway station complain about frequent confusion over coach position at platforms.
An agitation by passengers at Ponnneri railway station on Friday over delayed arrival of suburban trains has turned the spotlight again on suspension of train services by railways.
Four women poets and illustrators from India and France use the Metro of Paris and the suburban railway of Mumbai as the subject for their book.