Chennai Egmore to be taken up for Development

2022-05-21 13:12:11 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

Chennai Egmore which caters exclusively to rail travelers to various parts of Tamil Nadu is in major revamp.

 The Rail head will serve as a Multi Modal transport Hub for suburban rail, Metro rail, Mass rapid transport system besides the Metro bus transport

Chennai Egmore, the second-largest terminal of Southern Railway, will house world-class amenities and airport-like features such as separate arrival and departure corridors, bright illumination and hassle-free access to platforms by escalators, lifts and skywalks

Chennai Egmore Station Redevelopment Project plan

The proposed Chennai Egmore Station Redevelopment Project plan includes Seamless movement of passengers by separate arrival and departure corridors, aesthetically designed stations with facade lighting arrangements, better landscaping efforts, Dedicated parking lots for streamlined movement of different category vehicles and pedestrians in exclusive lanes and efficient water and energy management measures and clear cut division of train operation facilities and passenger amenities

The station currently handles about 35 mainline trains and 240 suburban trains, and approximately 24,129 passengers daily.

The station's total passenger earning per year during 2020-2021 was Rs 125 cr.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who visited Chennai Egmore during the night hours on May 19th and inspected the facilities at the station. While reviewing the Master plan of the redevelopment project, the railway minister said that the station would be redeveloped duly maintaining the heritage and simultaneously revamping its amenities at par with world-class standards. He discussed in detail the proposed redevelopment plans for Chennai Egmore and the facilitation of inter-modal connectivity. The station would become the hub of economic activity post station redevelopment.

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