<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session I </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session I Wednesday, October 27, 1999/Kartika 5, 1921 (Saka)

Type of Debate: MATTERS UNDER RULE-377
Title: Need to start shuttle service between Arakkonam and Kathpadi Railway Stations and to lay railway line between Kathpadi and Villipuram in Tamil Nadu.

SHRI S. JAGATRAKSHAKAN (ARAKKONAM): The railway line between Arakkonam and Kathpadi is one of the busiest lines and a lot of commuters travel daily between Arakkonam and Kathpadi. But there is no EMUs or Shuttle Service between these stations despite public demand for a long time.

Similarly, a railway line is most urgently needed between Kathpadi and Villipuram, via Aroct and Cheyyar and, therefore, a survey is required to be made for a broad gauge railway line between Kathpadi to Villipuram via Aroct and Cheyyar.

I would, therefore, urge upon the hon. Railway Minister to introduce Shuttle Service between Arakkonam and Kathpadi and order a new railway line for Kathpadi and Villipuram.