Chennai

Metro services to be delayed

Additional security at stations from Little Mount to Airport

Chennai Metro services between Little Mount and Meenambakkam will be delayed by a few minutes when Chinese President Xi Jinping travels from the airport to ITC Grand Chola, on his arrival in the city on Friday.

Mr. Xi will arrive around 1.30 p.m., and after his welcome and the performance by 500 artistes, he will leave for ITC Grand Chola by 1.45 p.m., reaching there by 2 p.m. The trains will have to stop at the nearest stations and wait till the Chinese President enters the hotel, sources added.

According to CMRL officials, they plan to put up additional security personnel at all stations from Little Mount to Airport. The State police will also be deployed at the stations for additional security, as the viaduct from Little Mount to Guindy stations is quite close to the ITC Grand Chola hotel.

MRTS and EMU services too will be suspended briefly, when the delegation passes through areas like Sardar Patel Road, Rajiv Gandhi Salai and Guindy.

Seaward security has been enhanced by deploying Coast Guard and naval ships around coastal areas.

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