Railways

Tracking the MRTS


CHENNAI 
From the ground floor of the MRTS station at Chintadripet, I hear the shrill cry of an approaching train. With the escalator not working yet again, I hurry up the stairs.

The effort goes in vain. It is 6 p.m., and I now wait for the next train to Velachery. The trains arrive on the dot. But this is rush hour, when they can be unpredictable. It is worse in morning from 8.45a.m. to 10 a.m., when they seem to follow a rather whimsical time-table.

“If announcements are made about delays, passengers can decide if they want to wait or take a bus or any other alternative mode of transport,” says Mahesh Kumar, who is travelling to Thirumayilai.

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