DMK's plea to Railway Minister



Chennai: DMK on Saturday appealed to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi to increase the number of suburban services in Chennai-Beach-Tambaram and Chennai-Tiruvallur Arokonam-Gummidipoondi sections as there was a sudden spurt in the number of people using the trains.

DMK's chief whip in Parliament TKS Elgangovan, in a letter to the minister, said Tamil Nadu government had almost 'doubled' the bus fares, making it cheaper to commute by train.

It had resulted in a sudden spurt in the number of commuters using suburban trains, he said.

The state government had announced a hike in bus fares recently.

PTI