Riding rough: Chennai's suburban trains
Sep 22, 2009
When everyone is talking of investing in new Metros, many commuters are asking why more cannot be done for these ageing systems.
Tamil Nadu's capital city has been sanctioned a metro railway project. The prospect of having a modern railway system has turned public attention to its existing suburban railway and MRTS networks. Many commuters are asking why more cannot be done for these systems too, at a time when better public transport can combat climate change and air pollution. Chennai does not have a functional transport regulator to integrate buses, trains and feeder modes such as autorickshaws.
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