Puducherry: The Puducherry Chamber of Commerce has requested the Railway Ministry to expedite its scheme to link Chennai with Cuddalore through Puducherry on the East Coast Road route.
A memorandum submitted to Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during his visit here yesterday by Chamber president K A Shenbagarajan said merchants,traders and businessmen desire this facility in addition to the railway users. A survey had been completed on laying a track between Chennai and Cuddalore through Puducherry and should be implemented by including it in the 2013-14 fiscal, it said.
The memorandum also wanted connectivity between Puducherry and southern districts.
It suggested that the Chamber president be accommodated as member of the Zonal Railway Users Consultative committee to address the grievances of merchants and traders here.
The Chamber also wanted over bridges at the busy points in Mudaliarpet, Koodapakkam, 100 feet road in Mudaliarpet, Chinnababu Samudhram and at Arumbathapuram.