A metro rail services has been launched by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in Chennai. The 10km stretch of elevated track has 7 stations and connects Alandur to Koyambedu. The journey takes 15 minutes.
The first train was driven by Ms. A Preethi, 28 who holds an engineering diploma
The construction is part of a a proposed 45km network that is due for completion by 2015.
The other cities that have metros are Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Jaipur.