The opening of the second entry passenger ticketing centre on the northern side located near the bus stop, has enabled the passengers entering from there to comfortably obtain their ticket before entering the station.
S Vishnu Sharma, INN/Chennai, @svs037 

Second ticket centre at Avadi Rly Stn

Avadi Railway Station was the centre of attraction on December 6 this year. That was the day when second entry passenger ticketing centre was opened at the station. Member of Parliament (Thiruvallur) inaugurated the centre in the presence of Minister for Tamil Language, Tamil culture and Archaeology K Pandiarajan.
The opening of the second entry passenger ticketing centre on the northern side located near the bus stop, has enabled the passengers entering from there to comfortably obtain their ticket before entering the station.
Built at a cost of Rs 20 lakhs, the second ticketing centre will have three counters to cater to the increasing passenger footfalls at the station. 
Avadi station is being developed as an adharsh station now. Apart from serving more than 20 villages around, Avadi, the station also serves the Armed Vehicle and Ammunition Depot of India, Tube Products of India, Avadi Railway Car Shed and other industrial establishments. 
A total of 204 trains (97 down and 107 up) pass through Avadi station daily including three Mail/Express trains. Also, 28 pairs of EMU/MEMU trains originate/terminate at Avadi. 
With four platforms, four UTS counters and two PRS counters, Avadi railway station serves around 80,000 passengers. Sources from Southern Railway say that two lifts and two escalators are planned to be provided for the station soon. 
Naveen Gulati, divisional railway manager, S. Manoj, additional divisional railway manager, B.N.S. Challam, senior divisional engineer (co-ordination), R. Satya Narayana Hari, senior divisional commercial manager were among the officials present during the inauguration.
 

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