Railways to inspect 156-yr-old station

Chennai: The Railway Ministry has ordered for a spot study and inspection of the 156-year-old Royapuram railway station in North Chennai for developing it as the fourth terminal in the city.

This follows a request by DMK MP T R Baalu, also Chairman of the Standing Committee on Railways, to Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi on a plea from his party colleague and North Chennai MP T K S Elangovan and others, a release from his office said.

"In pursuance to the persistent demand, the Minister for Railways has ordered for this spot study and inspection by a team of officers, who will be inspect Royapuram station on January 20," it said.