Light House to Velachery in MRTS
After witnessing the Naval Exercise at Marina this evening, to take the train to Velachery I proceeded to the Light House Railway Station. The Railway Station looked like Chennai Central or Egmore. People were standing in long queue to get the tickets.
Normally the MRTS stations are deserted. After the service got extended upto Velachery, usage of MRTS has increased. Yet I have not seen so many people in the platforms as you see here.
When the train to Velachery arrived, all the compartments were full. The passengers who got into the train at Light House Railway Station had to travel, standing.
It is nice to see people realising the advantages of travelling by train leaving their 2 wheeler / 4 wheeler at home or at railway stations. I saw about 30 to 35 cars and about 200 two wheelers parked at Velachery Railway Station, as I came out of the Station.
Fellow passengers were comparing the time taken to travel by bus from Marina to Velachery and about 30 minutes the train takes to reach Velachery from Light House.
After extension of services upto Velachery, MRTS appears to be a great hit with the people of Chennai. And the patronage is increasing day to day.