The Nemilicherry railway station, located between Pattabiram and Thiruninravur in western suburbs of Chennai, will be inaugurated on Friday. With this, a long-pending demand of the residents would be fulfilled.

M. Babu, president of Railway Passengers Welfare Association, said the facility would benefit more than one lakh people, including many students, who commute from and to Nemilicherry daily.

It took over five years for the work on the station, which was constructed at a cost of nearly Rs.1 crore, to be completed for various reasons.

Tiruvallur Member of Parliament P.Venugopal and Divisional Railway Manager S. K. Kulshrestha are scheduled to participate in the function to inaugurate the facility.

Residents want work on the approach roads from both sides of Nemilichery and Chennai Tiruvallur High Road to be expedited for better access to the new station.

Train Timing

According to a Southern Railway press release, the facility at Nemilicherry would function as a halt station between Pattabiram and Tiruninravur on Chennai Central-Arakkonam section.

From Friday, EMUs leaving Chennai Beach at 1.20 a.m., 5.30 a.m., 6.20 a.m., 9.35 a.m., 5.40 p.m. and 5.50 p.m. will stop at Nemilicherry.

EMUs leaving Moore Market complex at 5.15 a.m., 5.55 a.m., 6.40 a.m., 6.55 a.m., 7.15 a.m., 7.45 a.m., 8.05 a.m., 8.25 a.m., 8.35 a.m., 9.10 a.m., 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., noon, 12.50 p.m., 1.20 p.m., 2 p.m., 2.40 p.m., 3 p.m., 3.40 p.m., 4 p.m., 4.35 p.m., 5 p.m., 5.15 p.m., 5.30 p.m., 5.55 p.m., 6.25 p.m., 7 p.m., 7.30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8.45 p.m., 9.40 p.m., 10.45 p.m., 11.10 p.m. and 11.40 p.m. will also halt there.

EMUs leaving Tiruvallur at 3.50 a.m., 5.25 a.m., 6.05 a.m., 6.45 a.m., 7.15 a.m., 7.50 a.m., 8.10 a.m., 8.30 a.m., 9.05 a.m., 10 a.m., 10.55 a.m., 11.25 a.m., noon, 1.05 p.m., 1.35 p.m., 3.10 p.m., 3.40 p.m., 4 p.m., 4.45 p.m., 5 p.m., 5.20 p.m., 5.45 p.m., 6.10 p.m., 6.25 p.m., 6.55 p.m., 7.35 p.m., 8.05 p.m., 8.50 p.m. and 9.45 p.m. will stop at the station.

EMUs leaving Arakkonam at 3.45 a.m., 4 a.m., 4.30 a.m., 7 a.m., 8.50 a.m., 1.55 p.m., 3.40 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.; those leaving Kadambattur at 6.10 a.m. and 1.35 p.m. and EMUs leaving Tiruttani at 9.40 p.m. will also halt at Nemilicherry station, the release said.

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