A skywalk connecting Chintadripet and Chepauk MRTS stations is on the anvil. The facility would run across Anna Salai and have additional ramps for access to the proposed multi specialty hospital in the Omandurar government estate.

Railways would study the feasibility of the project shortly. The skywalk is one of the proposals made by a high level committee on MRTS to improve services on the Chennai Beach-Velachery network.

According to sources, who attended the meeting, MRTS is all set for an overhaul with various line agencies stepping up efforts to improve it. Chennai Corporation, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, Public Works Department and the Railways would soon undertake feasibility studies for implementing projects that would improve the delivery of services pertaining to MRTS.

Link roads for MRTS near stations such as Triplicane, Indira Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur and Perungudi would be constructed by Chennai Corporation. Stormwater drains and street lights in the link roads would be provided by the Corporation.

The Railways would complete works intended to improving the aesthetics of the MRTS stations.

Measures for ensuring security and sanitation would soon be in place.

The PWD would remove encroachments on the approach road to Kotturpuram MRTS Station. Around 90,000 commuters use the MRTS services from Chennai Beach to Velachery per day.

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Aloysius Xavier LopezJune 28, 2012

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