"Five booking counters functioning at Tambaram"

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The Southern Railway administration on Friday clarified that five ticket-issuing counters were functioning on the western side of Tambaram railway station and two counters on the eastern side.

Reacting to a news item, `Chaos at Tambaram station,' published in The Hindu dated June 2, the Southern Railway Chief Public Relations Officer said that the indication boards for express or passenger trains were available in each of the counters both in English and Tamil.

The average sale of tickets per day is 20,000 and the maximum number of tickets sold so far on any day is 24,631.

The sanctioned strength of commercial staff is 21 against which 23 are functioning. It is proposed to increase the sanctioned strength from 21 to 26 to facilitate better service, the CPRO said.

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