‘Royapuram rail proposal under study’

Source:  TNN

CHENNAI: It seems the long delayed upgrade of the Royapuram railway station as the third main rail terminal in the city seems unlikely to make it into the upcoming railway budget.

Speaking to media persons at Chennai Central railway station, Union railway minister Suresh Kumar Prabhu remained non-committal about the Royapuram terminal proposal.

“The feasibility of the project (Royapuram terminal) is under study,” said Prabhu.

Turning Royapuram into a main terminal to decongest the Egmore and Chennai Central railway stations has been a longstanding demand of the city residents and rail passengers for the past many years. Former rail minister Sadananda Gowda had even conducted an inspection of the station recently and had assured of full cooperation to the state government for the proposal. tnn More info

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