Chennai Metro Rail will soon provide a helping hand to those wanting to get to Chennai airport from southern Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu after landing in the metropolitan city by train. The Metro will connect Chennai Egmore and Chennai Central stations to the airport next month.
People from southern Tamil Nadu, who land up in Egmore to go to the airport, could benefit the most as they can walk across to catch the Metro train nearby and head either for the airport or even Chennai Central to catch a train to north, east or western part of the country. Those coming places like Nellore, Vijayawada and Ongole in Andhra Pradesh can take the metro train at Central and proceed to airport. The metro rail connection can also help passengers landing at Chennai Central or Egmore to get quicker to the Koyambedu bus terminus, reported the Times of India.
Once Chennai Metro Rail begins operations from Central and Egmore stations then, then the rail service will be available up to Chennai airport, passing through important landmarks such as Anna Nagar, Koyambedu, Vadapalani and Ashok Nagar pillar. Trial runs of services to Central and Egmore have begun and preparations are on to open the stations. Currently, Chennai Metro Rail operates services between airport and Nehru Park. It also operates between airport and Little Mount (just before Saidapet) besides between Koyambedu and St Thomas Mount.
The Metro services that currently goes to Little Mount from Airport will soon be extended up to Directorate of Medical Services building, just ahead of the Anna Flyover. This is part of the services up to Thiruvotriyur.
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