MRTS Services to Velachery – by end July 07

Velachery Railway Station

Extension of MRTS services from Thiruvanmiyur upto Velachery atlast appears to be a reality with the preliminary inspection of the tracks completed by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) on July 5, 2007. The CRS has advised to make certain changes to the two elevated lines between Thiruvanmiyur and Velachery. These are expected to be completed in another 10 days time.

The CRS would give the final clearance after conducting the final inspection in 3rd week of July 2007. According to officials the services will be operational by July end

A visit to the Velachery Railway station this morning revealed that the station is massive and has several facilities viz., lift, public convenience and 4 big platforms. Compared to the stations between Thirumayilai and Thiruvanmiyur, the construction of stations viz Tharamani, Perungudi and Velachery appear to be fully complete.

Velachery Railway Station

While the Velachery Railway Station will cater to the residents of certain part of Velachery and nearby localities such as Madipakkam, Ullagaram-Puzhithivakkam, Pallikaranai etc., Perungudi Station will cater to the needs of the residents of Velachery in various colonies situated along the Taramani Road.

However the approach roads to the stations viz Perungudi and Velachery remain a matter of concern and requires urgent attention by the Railway authorities

Crossing the Tracks

The residents eagerly await the launch of the MRTS services since most of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses that they use for commuting to the heart of the city are overcrowded.

The poor patronage of the MRTS services is caused by a lack of bus services from main roads to some of the stations. The time taken to reach Beach station from Velachery by MRTS will be about 40 minutes and many would prefer this efficient mode of commuting.

The success of MRTS services now depend upon proper approach road to the stations and bus services from the main road to the Railway Stations which are located away from the main road.

3 Comments so far

  1. Shyam (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 7:59 am

    Awesome! Cannot wait to travel this leg of MRTS! Hope they complete the approach roads soon.

  2. ganesh (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 11:47 am

    Can anyone tell from adambakkam balaji nagar 12 th street to velachery mrts how long and any good road is available

    thank you

  3. Murali (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

    Kudo’s for completing the project in record time. The project started in 1982 and has taken 2007 25 years!!! to reach Velachery. Should learn from the Delhi Metro guys how to execute projects.


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