DR. S. JAGATHRAKSHAKAN (ARAKKONAM): There is a long-standing demand from the people of my Constituency, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu for stoppage of many Express Trains which pass through Arakkonam Junction. It is a very big junction and it serves as a satellite town to metro city of Chennai. Lot of commuters travel to and fro Arakkonam and Chennai. This apart, there are many long distance passengers who want to board the trains or alight the trains at Arakkonam from Express Trains like Brindavan Express, Lalbagh Express, Dadar Express, Trivandrum Mail.
I would, therefore, urge upon the hon. Railway Minister to kindly consider the genuine request of the people sympathetically and accordingly, issue instructions for halt of these trains at Arakkonam Junction for the convenience of thousands of passengers for boarding and alighting at Arakkonam.