The yard remodelling in the station was complete and passengers could soon enter the station from the West Entrance to board Duronto trains

The Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Madurai Division Ajay Kanth Rastogi has promised to regulate movement of autorickshaws and taxis in the railway station here so that passengers are not fleeced by introducing pre-paid autorickshaws and taxis in the station.

Speaking at a meeting organised by Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday, he said pre-paid autorickshaw and taxi system would be introduced. More trains would be operated from Madurai for which sanction was awaited. The yard remodelling in the station was complete and passengers could soon enter the station from the West Entrance to board Duronto trains. Top most priority was being given to maintenance of the railway station. “We strive to serve the public with a smile. At the same time, some discipline was expected from passengers towards keeping the station premises clean.”

S. Rethinavelu, senior president, Chamber of Commerce, said introduction of new trains from Madurai, such as the one to Kumili through Bodi, would contribute to industrial development in the southern districts. He said the Chamber would take up maintenance of the fish logo in front of the station if they were provided with water and electricity. Mr. Rastogi said he would consider the request. It was announced at the meeting that ‘Mamadurai Pottruvom,’ an annual festival, would be celebrated in Madurai from February 8 this year. Exhibitions, symposiums, heritage walks, marathon and carnivals would be organised as a part of the celebration.

J. Rajamohan, secretary, and N. Jegatheesan, president, Chamber of Commerce, were present.

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