A line block along the Arakkonam – Jolarpettai section of the Southern Railways on the outskirts of Chennai will see the cancellation of suburban trains, and the modifications in schedules of long-distance trains.
The Southern Railways has developed a software that allows senior officials to track all details about excess fare tickets (EFTs).
The only surviving old coal-fired loco, which was brought to Coonoor loco shed for maintenance last February, is simply stationed there even after it has been readied for operation.
Most of us would be surprised to know that Chennai’s is the oldest city Corporation in Asia, only behind London in the world. It is also interesting to note that Chennai’s suburban Railways was started as early as 1931 to bridge the northern and southern parts of the city.
A city-based court of the state commissioner for the differently abled, has directed Southern Railways and stake-holders to hold a meeting with regard to provision of reasonable accommodation for differently-abled in trains where LHB-type SLRD coaches were not available.