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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  
Sep 16 2016 (07:44)   Damaged tank bunds along GST Road a threat

rdb*^   129327 news posts
Entry# 1993251   News Entry# 280271         Tags   Past Edits
Encroachments along the surplus courses and on the catchment areas have been left untouched.
The damaged tank bunds will continue to be a threat to road and rail traffic between Perungalathur and Chengalpattu, if this stretch were to receive heavy rain during the north-east monsoon this year. When the Kancheepuram district received heavy rainfall in November and December last year, several lakes, which had not been dredged for several years, along the eastern side of the Grand Southern Trunk Road between Perungalathur and Chengalpattu were filled to the brim.
This resulted in flooding
of residential localities along the flood drain channels and the catchment areas of these lakes. Several residential colonies such as the Mahalakshmi Nagar in Nandavaram-Guduvancheri and other colonies close to the channel of Nandivaram Esa lake on the western side of the GST Road were marooned.
The channel carried surplus water to Adhanur lake. From Adhanur lake, the excess water drains into the Adyar river near Perungalathur, said Mariappan, an octogenarian living in Nandivaram.
Encroaching the flood water channels as part of urbanisation resulted in the GST Road remaining under knee-deep water for more than 12 hours on December 3 last year.

Sep 16 2016 (14:25)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1993251-1            Tags   Past Edits
the water level when the track got damaged at Guduvancher-Urapakkam was 8 feet. Encroachments were marked but not removed and disaster will be there even if rains are 75% of previous year capacity
Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  
Jul 24 2016 (19:53)   Blazing a new trail in community service

rdb*^   129327 news posts
Entry# 1940515   News Entry# 274677         Tags   Past Edits
Assisted by a few other train commuters, Rajesh Kannan Yadav is working towards making Urapakkam railway station a model facility
At the the Urapakkam railway station, a section of commuters takes a hardline on waste disposal. Anyone throwing away waste irresponsibly will be reprimanded by them and asked to throw the refuse in the dustbin.
These commuters are comrades of Rajesh Kannan Yadav, an environmental activist, who is on a mission to ensure the terminal is kept clean.
Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission inspired me to adopt the station. While I was working abroad as a supervisor at a multinational company, people there would call India an unclean and unhygienic. I came to Chennai, found accomodation in Chrompet, and was preparing for International English Language Testing System (IELTS). One day, I came on work to Urapakkam by train, and found the conditoon of the station to be appalling,” Yadav said.
“ I asked myself, ‘Why not clean the station?’ and approached the Southern Railway in this regard. The authorities were surprised that I wanted to clean the station premises single-handedly. They gave me the responsibility of maintaining the station for a month. Impressed with my work, they extended the responsibility for six months, and then another six months, and now, for a year.”
For Yadav, the day starts at 4 a.m. He walks up and down the station cleaning and removing the trash, and throwing it in the dustbins that he has funded from his earnings.
Apart from this, he has kept potted plants, painted the inner and outer walls of the ticket counter room, fixed benches, placed lamps outside the ticket counter room, beneath the foot-over-bridge and over the boards providing train timings and directions. The other works he has carried out include planting of saplings around the fence and covers washroom area. “ I scrapped the posters, washed and white-washed the walls of the counter room. The response from the commuters has been excellent. They warn the other commuters who spit and throw trash on the platforms. They even fought with a commuter for spitting paan,” he says.
G. Kaja Mynuddin, a commuter, praised Yadav for his efforts to improve consitions at the terminal.
“ He is working hard to make this a model station. Yadav is implementing the Swachh Bharat Mission, which is essential to keep our country clean. Though these commuters and I sensitise the other commuters not to spit and throw garbage, they continue to do so. I hope their attitude will change.”
He is appreciative of the gesture by the Loyola College to adopt the Nungambakkam railway station.
“It is a good move by the premier educational institution. The NGOs should come forward to adopt stations. Commuters are requesting me to start an NGO, and adopt more stations. My next responsibility includes giving a fresh coat of paint to the Chief Inspector Controller Room at the Station,” he says.
Rajesh Kannan Yadav can be contacted at 98402 83359.

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Jul 25 2016 (11:21)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1940515-2            Tags   Past Edits
I am from Urapakkam and he has done excellent work to the railway station and also built a clean toilet. It is upto to people of that place to act responsibly. Excellent work done
Predictions: 11
confirm: 10
rac: 1
wl: 0
Journey: Sat Oct 24, 2015 @ 23:30
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 23
Travel: MAS/Chennai Central   to   YPR/Yesvantpur Junction   |   367 km / 367 km
12292/Chennai-Yesvantpur Weekly SF Express
Entry# 1626707

Posted by: ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
PNR: 421-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Oct 24 2015 (10:18)
Passenger 1: RAC 3 (Booking Status: W/L 33,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 4 (Booking Status: W/L 34,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 35,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Oct 24 2015 (17:14)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 33,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 34,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 35,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Oct 24 2015 (10:20)
sij   592 blog posts   9240 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1626707-1            Tags   Past Edits
#RACallocation 4 in 2A End to End
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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  
Oct 05 2015 (06:52)   A venerable facility that remains ill-equipped

rdb*^   129327 news posts
Entry# 1608643   News Entry# 243759         Tags   Past Edits
Suburban electric train services between Tambaram and Chennai Beach, introduced many years before India gained Independence, may be the first fully electrified route, but even after several decades, the suburban Tambaram station is still plagued by a host of issues.
Lack of toilets for long-distance commuters, lack of connectivity from mainline platforms to suburban lines, and the need for additional walking space for commuters are some of the problems that the Tambaram station faces now. “Commuters feel that while Southern Railway takes pride in developing the western part of the railway station premises, east Tambaram has been given a raw deal.
Saravanan, a commuter from Rajakilpakkam, says that it is difficult to identify the station road from Velachery Main Road as not even a single signage can be seen from that end. Like many others, he says that Southern Railway earns a considerable amount of revenue by renting out its space to private companies that advertise through hoardings after due permission. “The station, catering to thousands of people and serving as one of the nerve centres of Chennai for decades, was recently spruced up and some repair work was carried out by Railways. But more must be done if it is to be developed as a third terminal after Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore, say commuters forums.
It is difficult to identify the station road from Velachery Main Road as not even a single signage can be seen from that end

Oct 05 2015 (17:25)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1608643-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir this is not only the issue. I went to the toilet on the west side of tambaram using my regular suburban ticket. they refused saying that this has been changed to as sleeper class waiting hall and suburban passengers are not allowed. for nearly 10 years + i was using this facililty as suburban traveller but suddenly they have changed everything. my complaint in IR website was unanswered. the station master does not even know the problem. god save this station
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SR/Southern  -  IR Press Release 

Jayashree   36381 news posts
Entry# 1513307   News Entry# 229387         Tags   Past Edits
Southern Railway has successfully expanded the facility of Paperless Ticket o­n Mobile which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Railway Minister o­n the 22nd of April, 2015. This facility is now available for suburban ticket booking over the
entire network which extends from Chennai Beach to Gummidipoondi, Chennai Beach to Tiruvallur, Chennai Beach to Velachery and Chennai Beach to Chengalpattu. Passengers having the ùtsonmobile app’ o­n their smart phones will now be able to book their suburban journey tickets from any station to any station o­n the suburban network and carry the ticket o­n their phones.

Passengers who have booked suburban tickets through this app. must o­n demand show their tickets, available o­n their phones, to the ticket checking staff. Otherwise they will be treated as travelling without ticket. With this, the Mobile Ticketing Application is fully functional and will issue paperless tickets o­nly. For more details o­n the application, please visit www.utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.in

Chennai is the first city to have this facility o­n Indian Railways and this is the first step towards the Hon’ble Railway Minister’s initiative of Òperation Five Minutes’.

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Jun 16 2015 (13:02)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1513307-3            Tags   Past Edits
is the halt station like urapakkam or maraimalai nagar are not showing in the app. is these stations excluded
Rail News
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May 31 2015 (10:56)   Paperless tickets for unreserved rail travel: smartphone app proves a success in Chennai

rdb*^   129327 news posts
Entry# 1495020   News Entry# 227006         Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways says going paperless for unreserved tickets is a revolutionary concept and has proved the concept in Chennai, where demand for such tickets is high.
About 250 tickets are being sold in the city every day through a smartphone app, despite the pilot project being applicable only for a small stretch in the city.
“Globally, this is probably the first time that such train tickets are being issued in the unreserved segment,” Ajay Shukla, Member-Traffic, Railway Board, told BusinessLine.
ticket colour changes every day so that a checker can tell from a distance whether it is valid for that day.
Tackling challenges
However, there were some concerns before the pilot project was launched. “We thought, what if people travel 100km and buy a ticket only for the last 50km, or just when they spot a ticket checker,” said Shukla.
This was addressed through an inbuilt GPS; essentially, the app stops working when a passenger enters a station, and no new tickets can be bought. Shukla said so far there have been no glitches in the pilot, which was implemented in the unreserved segment in Chennai by using internal resources of the Centre for Railway Information Systems.
Expansion plans
The plan is to expand the app, but this will take time because of GPS mapping etc, said Shukla, adding that it would soon be launched in Mumbai and Delhi.
(This article was published on May 29, 2015)

Jun 01 2015 (13:07)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1495020-1            Tags   Past Edits
The website of southern railway and UTSONMOBILE states that paperless ticket is between chennai egmore and tambaram. Yesterday I booked a ticket between guduvancherry and st.thomas mount and it was a M TICKET or a paperless ticket. However Urapakkam station is still not available in the list. good extension
General Travel
May 30 2015 (11:32)   12667/Chennai Egmore - Nagercoil Weekly SF Express

ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Entry# 1492120            Tags   Past Edits
on thursday 28th May 2015, i have seen the tambaram junction new railway board, which stated 12667 departs at 19.20 hrs. Is this train having stop in tambaram, because when i go to IRCTC there is no tambaram stop. some one can confirm
Predictions: 8
confirm: 8
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Wed May 13, 2015 @ 16:15
Class: Chair Car - CC   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 152
Travel: TBM/Tambaram   to   TPJ/Tiruchchirappalli Junction   |   312 km / 426 km
12605/Pallavan Superfast Express
Entry# 1461805

Posted by: ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
PNR: 462-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: May 09 2015 (16:54)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 8 (Booking Status: W/L 34,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 9 (Booking Status: W/L 35,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: May 13 2015 (15:54)
Passenger 1: C1,32 [AS]/Coach Position:5 (Booking Status: W/L 34,GNWL)
Passenger 2: C1,33 [AS]/Coach Position:5 (Booking Status: W/L 35,GNWL)

May 13 2015 (13:56)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1461805-1            Tags   Past Edits
Is this coach position correct.

May 13 2015 (14:26)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1461805-2            Tags   Past Edits
Pls anyone confirm the coach position
General Travel
Apr 02 2015 (16:53)  

ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Entry# 1415619            Tags   Past Edits
I have booked tickets in Pothigai Exp [12662] on 14th April 2015 from Tiruttangal[TTL] to MS with boarding at MDU. It seems MDU is under pooled quota [which was in waitlist during my booking time] and TTL is in General Quota which is confirmed. I have got the confirmed ticket. Just to confirm whether it is ok or later they will say as no show when I dont board in TTL. First time I am seeing that any quota can be used any where

Apr 02 2015 (16:55)
Namma Bengaluru Chennai Mail~   2801 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1415619-1            Tags   Past Edits
No issues at all if the Boarding station is marked as MDU in your ticket.

Apr 02 2015 (16:58)
Sekar~   796 blog posts   70577 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1415619-2            Tags   Past Edits
you have booked correctly. No issue to board at Madurai.

Apr 02 2015 (17:16)
ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Re# 1415619-3            Tags   Past Edits
thanks. boarding also marked as MDU
Travel Question
Feb 19 2015 (12:45)  

ntvinodh78   24 blog posts
Entry# 1373758            Tags   Past Edits
I am having an eticket for tommorrow Rock Fort exp from Chennai Egmore to TPJ with boarding as TBM. Can I change the boarding to Egmore itself. Is it possible

Feb 19 2015 (12:52)
Half Girl friend   39189 blog posts   12707 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1373758-1            Tags   Past Edits
i guess no ,wait for other mem reply, distance is also less b/n ms-tbm try to board local train from ms-tbm etc

Feb 19 2015 (16:16)
ppraburajkumar   402 blog posts   547 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1373758-2            Tags   Past Edits
as a normal informal practice by some commuters , board the train in some other reserved compartment and slowly move to ur compartment , by which the train reaches TBM and then show the tkt to TTE that time . or keep ur luggages on ur seat and do doorstep fanning till TBM and show tkt that time . sometimes some tte may permit and some maynot . but they will mark ur tkt only after TBM only...
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