The Chennai Metro Rail Company and the Southern Railway are planning to link Anna Nagar – Villivakkam line with metro rail.

Addressing media persons here on Tuesday, Southern Railway General Manger Deepak Krishan said detailed planning was being done to link the isolated Anna Nagar- Villivakkam line with the proposed Chennai Metro rail. One major problem in the linking would be serious dislocation of constructed buildings. These issues were discussed during the meeting with metro officials, he said.

Though Chennai Beach – Anna Nagar via Villivakkam line was inaugurated in 2003, response from the passengers was poor forcing the railway administration to reduce the frequency of EMU services. To provide better connectivity it operated direct services from Anna Nagar to MRTS. As the response was not good, it suspended the operation.

Now Southern Railway is planning to revive the traffic by providing connection to the proposed Chennai metro rail.

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