The DMK on Monday welcomed the launch of Chennai Metro Rail services and claimed credit for bringing the transport system to this metropolis.
Party treasurer M.K. Stalin said that the inauguration of the Metro Rail by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa brought ‘great joy’ to him.
“This project was initiated by the DMK government to provide the city with a world-class mass rapid transport system (MRTS). The sanction of Rs 14,600 crore for the project was approved by the DMK Cabinet on November 7, 2007,” he said in a statement.
“At last, the long wait is over for the residents of Chennai,” he said, adding, Chennai was one step closer to the definition of ‘an advanced city.’