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Introduce MEMU service between Pondy& Villupuram

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

: today urged the Railway Ministry to introduce MainlineElectric Multiple Unit (MEMU) service between the union territory and Villupuram to augment rail services for commuters.

Transport Commissioner S D Sundaresan said in a release that the was interested in improving rail coverage and so requested the Ministry to concede the request for a MEMU service between (a railway terminal of the Tiruchirapalli Railway division) and Villupuram.

He said has also requested the Ministry to form a new railway line between and Cuddalore on a priority basis and as part of (Perungudi)-Cuddalore railway line.

He also said that a case had also been made out by the administration to extend Tindivanam-Nageri railway line up to Puducherry and to re-introduce Broad Gauge railway service between Karaikal and Peralam.

The Transport department has provided a website (www. transport.Puducherry.Gov.In) to enable commuters get details of daily train services to and from Puducherry.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 16:32 IST