Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated Chennai Metro Rail Limited’s passenger services between Alandur and Koyambedu. She flagged of a train through video conferencing from the secretariat. After that, a train left Alalndur station at 12:14 pm and reached Koyambedu at 12:35 pm.
The first train which left at 12:15 p.m. from Alandur to Koyambedu was driven by A.Preethi, a 28-year-old diploma holder in engineering from Government Dharmambal Polytechnic College in Chennai.
Chennai on Monday (June 29, 2015) joined the league of cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Jaipur which have metro rail systems.