Chennai Metro rail extends train timings during Pongal season

The Chennai Metro Rail has extended its operational time during Pongal festival.

 The Chennai Metro Rail will operate services till 11 p.m. during Pongal. The extension of the timings was to help passengers heading to Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus board buses for the Pongal holidays.

On Wednesday and Thursday, January 13 and 14, train services would be extended till 11 p.m. The last train from Koyambedu will leave at 10:45 p.m. and Alandur at 11:05 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, normal schedule will be maintained. On Sunday, January 17, the first service from Alandur and Koyambedu will start at 8 a.m. and will run till 11 p.m.

Extra services will be operated based on passenger flow.

This information was officially released here on irctc site. 


Mumbai local trains to have Metro-style seats


Central railway has started converting seats of three Mumbai local trains to resemble seats in Metro trains and in three days, these will be on track of suburban section of Mumbai.

The decision was taken by Central railway after incidents of people falling from trains. Bhavesh Nakate, 21, of Dombivali recently fell from a moving suburban local train in Thane district.

The video of the incident had gone viral.

Sunil Kumar Sood General Manager Central Railway informed, “Work of converting seats of local train akin to Metro has been started. In trailer coaches, seats will converted and in motor coaches, benches for three person will be converted for two persons. So that people may get more space.’’
Apart from this , Central railway took measures including new services on Central Railway’s Main Line, an equal number on Harbour Line, and 20 on Trans Harbour Line, which connects Thane to Navi Mumbai. Till November, 697 passengers died after falling off crowded trains. Out of this, 453 deaths occurred on the Central Line.

Keeping in view large figures of deaths in Mumbai Railway, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu directed immediate constitution of a committee of 9 representative of Railways, Maharashtra government, Mumbai Commuters’ Association and NGOs.

The committee is holding public hearings and will submit its recommendations within a month.

– via Indian Express


4 Things about Chennai Metro Rail


The Chennai Metro Rail service was launched by Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha today. The 10 km stretch that has been flagged off connects Koyambedu and Alandur metro stations. The elevated stretch includes seven stations that would be covered in 18 minutes.

Here are a few more facts about the Chennai Metro –

1. Minimum fare-Rs.10/-
2. Chennai is the 6th city to get metro in India
3. The metro rail has been designed to connect Chennai Airport, Chennai Central railway station, Egmore Station, CMBT and MRTS
4. Blue Line & Green Lines are the two lines available



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We thought so too and therefore built the Near You feature in our app.

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You choose your transit option from the menu on top, change between train, bus, metro or mono. And here is the best part, if you click on the train icon, you get the immediate departure details for your next train –

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You no longer have to check schedules or time tables for commute options nearby, you can get all the information needed in just one click. Pretty neat what technology can do for you right?

Delhi Metro to run 17 more trains during rush hours

The Delhi Metro will run 17 additional trains starting Monday during rush hours.

DELHI_METRO_RUSH_HOUR_7147f“From tomorrow (Monday), there will be a total of 17 additional trains making 104 extra trips during off-peak and evening peak hours on all lines except Line-5 (Inderlok to Mundka) and Airport Express,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement on Sunday.

All four coach trains on the busiest lines
Line-2 (HUDA City Centre to Jahangirpuri),
Line-3 (Dwarka Sector 21 to NOIDA City Centre) and
Line-4 (Yamuna Bank to Vaishali).

“The move is aimed at de-congestion the evening peak hour passenger rush and also to encourage passengers to avail metro services during off-peak hours,” it added.

The DMRC increased the number of coaches from 640 to 1,076 – an increase of almost 70 per cent – across all networks between 2010 and 2014 in the wake of passenger load of about 25 lakh per day, the statement said.

Image link – The Hindu. Story Source – Business Today