Chennai MRTS (the urban rail)

The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) was conceived as a project to efficiently transport the urban and suburban commuters of Chennai by a network of fast and efficient trains and ever since the first phase opened in 1997, it has been expanding to cover the far-flung areas of the city. This system is in addition to the already-running suburban rail network that has historically been the lifeline for dwellers in the periphery to get into the city. Though the trains do not look ultra-modern and “cool” like those of the Delhi Metro or the earlier Kolkata Metro, they serve the purpose and have their own sub-culture, which has also been highlighted in many Thamizh movies. You can find below a map of the MRTS system and a picture of one of the stations (the Mylapore one).


The above pictures (and more) courtesy of this site.

1 Comment so far

  1. Varun (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

    This is certainly useful and interesting. I will try to check out these asap. It always better to have more travelling options.

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