CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Southern Railway general manager B C Mallya who was present at the inauguration of a photo exhibition on poet Subramania Bharathi at Tiruvallikeni MRTS stations has informed that the handing over of the MRTS section to Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) is currently under discussion.
Mallya also informed that there is a possibility that the MRTS trains will be operated by either railway staff or the staff hired by metro rail. “it’s the same track and signalling system for railways and metro rail. Our signalling system is also good. Sometimes we may be asked to run the trains or they may have to hire staff to operate the trains” he added.
Mallya also said that railways was planning to initiate a talk with the state government to keep the Buckingham canal near the MRTS stations clean.
The Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System, a state-owned subsidiary of Indian Railways, is a metropolitan elevated railway line in Chennai. It is operated by the Southern Railways and is the first elevated railway line in India and also the country’s longest elevated corridor spanning 17 km.