Truck runs on Railway Track at MRTS, Chennai

Truck runs on Railway Track

On Sunday last when I visited Velachery MRTS Railway Station, I saw 2 trucks stationed on the Track and one JCB loader was loading blue metal in the Trucks for laying ballast along the track.

On reaching closer to the Trucks, I found that both the Trucks were re-engineered to run on the Track.

Truck runs on Railway Track

One worker at Velachery Station tells me that after the Railway Safety Commissioner’s inspection which is to commence on May 15, 2007, the much awaited MRTS service between Tiruvanmiyur and Velachery is expected to be launched on June 3, 2007.

6 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 12:32 am

    June 3, 2007. Now, where have I heard that date before? ;-)

  2. ilovemrts (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 5:40 am

    This time it looks for real. The work on the track is all done and i think this time it is for REAL

  3. tsk tsk (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 11:38 am

    If MRTS fails economically then the MRTS tracks should be converted into an elevated highway for cars and buses only

  4. Madhusudanan Ramadevan (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    I think they should replace the present rickety and unimpressive EMUs with the ones like in Delhi Metro,.Also they need to make “ALL A/C Coaches” so that they also can make profit and the we can also travel in comfort.

  5. Meenakshi K (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

    Hey, it’s already started . On may 12,13 , I have seen a yellow engine type thingy running albeit slowly as if they are testing soemthing . Running back and forth between Perungudi and Velachery.

    Thanks for the pix. I saw those weird back-to-back trucks running along the tracks and was wondering what the hell it was

  6. SUGANYA (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

    Hi Guys,

    At last our dream to travel from Velachery to Park will be fulfilled in near future. At the end of every tunnel there is light after all.



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