27 September 2014


Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Railway Minister visited the Royapuram railway station and conducted an inspection in the morning hours of today (26.09.2014, Friday).  He was accompanied by Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri Saidai Duraisamy, Worshipful Mayor, Corporation of Chennai, Shri TG. Venkatesh Babu, Hon’ble MP, North Chennai, Shri Rakesh Misra, General Manager, Southern Railway and other senior officials of Southern Railway.  The Hon’ble Railway Minister held discussions regarding conversion of the Royapuram railway station as a terminal.  Discussions were held with elected representatives and also the people of the area.  The Railway Minister said that as land would be required from the State for providing the terminal, further discussions would be held with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.  The Railway Minister added that the best possible decision regarding this matter would be taken to benefit the people of Tamil Nadu.

            The Hon’ble Railway Minister inaugurated the Pilot Project of Wi-Fi facility at Chennai Central railway station.

Further, he reviewed the performance of Southern Railway including the progress of sanctioned projects in Tamil Nadu in the ‘Southern Railway Zonal Review Meeting’ and held discussions regarding implementation of budget proposals during the meet held at Vellore.Shri Rakesh Misra, General Manager, Southern Railway and other higher officials of Southern Railway participated in the meeting.