: Puducherry government 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 government was interested in improving rail coverage and so requested the Ministry to concede the request for a MEMU service between Puducherry (a railway terminal of the Tiruchirapalli Railway division) and Villupuram. He said government has also requested the Ministry to form a new railway line between Puducherry and Cuddalore on a priority basis and as part of Chennai (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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