Beach-Chengalpet fast trains to return soon

Fast local EMU trains between Chennai Beach and Chengalpet may return by the end of May, highly placed sources in the Southern Railway said. "We are waiting for approval from Safety Commissioner. Once this is done, fast local services can be started on the Beach-Chengalpet section," officials said.

The fast local services that only have a few stops were cancelled after the accident at St. Thomas Mount railway station on July 24 last year, in which five commuters travelling on the footboard died. As a result, commuters residing on the outskirts were affected a lot, as they were unable to reach offices in the city on time.