From Sunday, get to ride 163-yr-old train from Egmore
Chennaiites who love to travel by heritage trains are just a couple of days away from boarding one. This time they won’t have to travel all the way to Nilgiris for the experience. The train will be available from Egmore station itself. Southern Railway (SR) has offered the 163-year-old steam locomotive, EIR-21, to haul a 40-seat air-conditioned coach from Egmore to Kodambakkam on Sunday.
Passenger reservation counters to double up
The chief commercial manager, revealed that the passenger reservation system (PRS) and unreserved ticket counters (UTS) would double up based on requirements from now on. In simple terms, an unreserved ticket counter at Moore Market Complex (MMC) would double up as a PRS counter and issue reserve tickets if the demand for reserved tickets are high at a given time. PRS counters would do the same for unreserved tickets based on the need, she added. The idea was mooted to meet public requirement and reduce the waiting time of people turning up to book tickets be it for reserved or unreserved ones.