DMK President M.K. Stalin who had gone to pay his last respects to the slain former Mayor of Tirunelveli – Maheshwari and her husband, took the metro rail to reach his Teynampet residence from the airport. A large number of of party cadres and media person’s were waiting outside gate 3 of the arrival terminal. Even the men in khakhi were taken by surprise as Stalin just disappeared after the SpiceJet aircraft from Madurai landed in Chennai.
He took the lift to the first floor and used the walkathon to reach the airport metro rail station where his Secretary and Personal Security Officer were waiting with the tickets for the metro rail. It is said that he didn’t want to inconvenience the public by using his personal car that would be followed by a large retinue of party functionaries.