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1. Steered by a young woman, the first train of the Chennai Metro Rail chugged off from Alandur Station on June 29 after being flagged off by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
2. The first train which left at 12.15 PM from Alandur to Koyambedu was driven by A Preethi, a 28 year old diploma holder in engineering from Government Dharmambal Polytechnic College here.
3. In keeping with the spirit of Chennai, where a movie should be watched on the first day first show without fail, a large number of people gathered at the Alandur station by 11 am on June 29 to buy tickets for the first passenger train which left the station at 1.30 pm
4. The 45 km Metro Rail project is estimated to cost Rs 14,600 crore and would cover two routes-- the 23.085 km Wannarapet to Airport section-- and the 21.961 km stretch from Chennai Central to St.Thomas Mount.
5. The service would start every day at 6 am from Koyambedu and last train will leave the station at 9.40 pm. Five trains would make 192 trips in the two directions.