In keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda, Chennai’s Egmore metro underground station was awarded the prestigious platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), as reported by Times Of India (TOI).
Trial run for two stretches of Chennai Metro — AG-DMS to Chennai Central and Chennai Central to Washermanpet may get delayed, The Hindu has reported. The trial runs had been scheduled for September initially.
Two bodies of the Tamil Nadu government, MTC and Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL), have started work on a common ticketing system for both their utilities in Chennai. However, the operator running suburban trains, the second biggest public transport mode in the city and its suburbs, Southern Railway is nowhere in the picture.
After Chennai Metro, upcoming Mumbai Metro corridors will also have separate first class compartments where commuters will be able to book seats in advance. Apart from this, Metro coaches and stations will also have Wi-Fi connectivity along with USB charging points inside the trains.