Chennai

Riding rough: Chennai's suburban trains

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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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