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MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)
சென்னை சென்ட்ரல்     चेन्नै सेन्ट्रल
[Madras Central]

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Kannappar Thidal, Station Rd, Periyamet, Chennai Central, Tamil Nadu 600003
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Chennai
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Jun 26 2017 (22:27)  Improper use raises a stink inside train toilets (
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Jun 26 2017 (22:27)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by Tushar Shandilya~/1427404

Posted by: Tushar Shandilya~  491 news posts
CHENNAI: On her way back to Chennai from Kochi recently, Reya Ajit Balan had a harrowing time on the train. She could not use the toilets as they were foul-smelling and had faeces floating on the commode. Ironically, a sticker inside the coach boasted that the train had environment-friendly biotoilets.
Preventing direct discharge of farces on the tracks by installing bio-toilets has been a flagship programme of the railways for the past three years.
But internal communications show that the railways is getting several complaints from passengers who say the foul-smelling facilities are
making their journeys miserable. Railway officials across the country are trying to solve the issue and workshops, including the one at Perambur, have come up with innovative ideas.
At a recent high-level meeting in Nainital, officials were asked to find the root cause of such complaints and take remedial action. The railways' research wing, Research Design and Standards Organisation, has been directed to give an action plan. A senior RDSO official has suggested that 'hydrophobic coating' on the wash basins and lavatory pans would not allow accumulation of water and muck and reduce smell. However, that is only part of the solution.
The real problem, say officials, is not with the bio-toilets, but how passengers use it and other mechanical issues. Often, passengers dump plastic bottles, sanitary napkins or other waste down the commode which impedes the flow of the human faeces to the tank, say officials. "Once the faeces reaches the tank, there will be no issues with the bio-digestion. But it is of prime importance that the non-biodegradable waste doesn't get into the tank," said an official. A bio-toilet cannot be opened during the journey as it will destroy the bacteria. It can be removed when the coach reaches the maintenance shed after the journey, an official said. Around 80-100 passengers use four toilets in each coach and only a few dumping waste into the commode can make the bio-toilets malfunction.
Railways has tried to put dustbins in toilets, put up posters and installed audio devices to educate passengers, but in vain. It has explored the option of a grill to prevent bottles and napkins from entering the tank, but faeces sticking to the grill give foul smell, a senior railway mechanical engineer said. Mechanical reasons for the foul smell include leakage of valves and the mouth of the tank that came up as the heavy toilets were retro-fitted on existing coaches not designed to carry the load, say officials.
Jun 25 2017 (09:39)  Airport-like facilities at stations: Min (
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Jun 25 2017 (09:39)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  215 news posts
Changes In On-Board Services Soon
Emphasising that the Railways was working towards making travel better, railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said a state-of-the-art reservation system would be unveiled soon. There would also be major changes in on-board train services, Prabhu said, at a function at Chennai Central station, where he flagged off 11 completed passenger amenities and projects meant for Chennai, Madurai and Trichy.
“We are spending close to `18,000 crore for increasing speed on the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata sections.Besides, 16,500km doubling projects will be initiated in the next two years. Only
42% of lines across India are electrified and we will double the number in five years. Stations will be redeveloped on the lines of airports,“ Prabhu said.He also revealed that General Electric and Alstom have started building a prototype diesel and electric locomotive which would be able to pull trains at 160-200kmph.
Prabhu made the announcement after Tamil Nadu finance minister D Jayakumar reeled out a long list of demands related to railway projects in Tamil Nadu. The list included demands for highspeed corridors, new coaching terminal at Royapuram and new lines through the coastal districts of the state.
Referring to the demands, Prabhu said the Chennai-Kanyakumari coastal line and other projects could be sanctioned only if the TN government signed a joint-venture agreement with Railways for execution of infrastructure projects. “Tamil Nadu has a long coast. Railway lines connecting ports can also be constructed if the state helps,“ he said. Surprisingly , the Union minister said the works at Royapuram would be expedited, unaware that the Southern Railway has already shelved the plans and would be studying the feasibility of making Tondiarpet the next coaching terminal.
Earlier, delivering the Na ni Palkhivala memorial lecture at the Ethiraj college, Prabhu said that investments to the tune of `8.5 lakh crore made in the Indian Railways would create a few crore jobs. “National Council for Applied Economic Research will soon come out with a study on that,“ he added. The minister also ruled out complete privatisation of Railways, but indicated that increased participation of private agencies would be encouraged, especially start-ups. “The state should play an enabling ro le by creating infrastructure,“ he said.
Several MLAs and MPs from the DMK and the AIADMK who were present at the function at Chennai Central flooded Prabhu with demands. Chennai South MP D Jayavardhan pointed out that Southern Railway officials were unable to process demands related to passenger amenities and new lines raised in meetings, stating that it needs to be escalated to the Railway Board. “We request the Railway Minister to ensure that Board members are also part of such meetings,“ Jayavardhan said.
The elected representatives also demanded escalators, lifts and booking offices for stations in their constituencies. CPM MP TK Rangarajan urged Prabhu to ensure that Integral Coach Factory in Perambur be entrusted with manufacturing modern coaches, instead of outsourcing the work to private companies

Jun 25 2017 (10:19)
srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Requested our RM like Airport Entry fees with GST may be dropped in the proposed Airport like Railway Stations.
Jun 19 2017 (00:06)  Railways to float CoD and radio tenders next week- The New Indian Express (
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Jun 19 2017 (00:06)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by SHIVKUMAR/210603

Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  215 news posts
CHENNAI: The journey on board premium trains, such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi, will soon be entertaining for passengers. It has been learnt that tenders for content on demand (CoD) and rail radio (RR) services will be floated next week. It is expected to be rolled out in a phased manner by next year.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Railways released the CoD and RR policy.
According to officials, the rationale behind the policy was to augment non-fare revenue, by monetising entertainment-based services on trains and stations. The policy had earmarked a contract
period of 10 years. It was proposed to allow contracted parties to provide content like movies and TV shows, with a revenue of more than `6,000 crore expected to be generated by the end of contract period.
The ministry had appointed RailTel, a public sector enterprise owned by Railways, as the nodal agency to carry out the process. Speaking to Express, a RailTel official said the tender documents have been finalised and bids will be opened next week. The applicants can be a consortium, comprising of individual content providers. “It is expected that the tendering process will take around three months. We hope to start work from August,” the official said.
The CoD and RR will be provided through personal devices of passengers. “There will be a library of digital content listing audio and video shows. Users can choose to watch any content, paid or free,” the official explained.
The service will first be made available on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. Railways has launched a series of initiatives, including advertising and branding, to increase non-fare revenue, to offset the dependence on earnings from the passenger and freight segment. Although total earnings from the passenger segment in 2016-2017 is estimated to be around `47,400 crore, officials say it did not match projections.
Jun 17 2017 (23:36)  Bad day for jobs, hazards on 11,000 employees in Indian Railways, signs of layoffs (
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Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  215 news posts
नौकरियों को लेकर भारत में काफी बुरे दिन चल रहे हैं। आईटी सेक्टर में छंटनी के बाद अब भारतीय रेलवे ने भी इसी दिशा में बढ़ने के संकेत दिए हैं।”
रेल मंत्रालय ने खर्च कटौती करने के सिलसिले को तेज करते हुए सभी 17 रेल मंडलों से करीब 11 हजार पदों को खत्म करने को कहा है। खबर है कि रेलवे बोर्ड ने इस आशय का पत्र सभी रेल प्रबंधकों को भेज दिया है। फिलहाल भारतीय रेल में कार्यरत कर्मचारियों की संख्या 15 लाख के करीब है और इस खबर से उनमें खलबली है। हिंदी अखबार ‘नई दुनिया’ के अनुसार, 25 मई को केंद्रीय रेलवे बोर्ड के निदेशक (ई एंड आर) अमित सरन ने इस आशय का आदेश पत्र सभी जोन मुख्यालयों
को भेजा है। इससे रेल कर्मचारियों में हड़कंप है .
रेलवे का क्या कहना है?
हालांकि रेलवे प्रशासन इसे सामान्य प्रक्रिया बता रहा है। अधिकारियों के मुताबिक रेलवे हर साल एक प्रतिशत पद समाप्त करता है। हालांकि, मौजूदा आदेश पर अधिकारी सफाई दे रहे हैं कि समीक्षा के बाद यह तय किया जाएगा कि कौन से अनुपयोगी पद समाप्त किए जाएंगे। अधिकारी का यह भी दावा है कि ऐसे पद समाप्त करने से रेलवे का कामकाज पर कोई असर नहीं पड़ेगा।
कम कार्यबल में रेल संचालन के निर्देश
रेलवे बोर्ड ने रेल अफसरों को कम कार्यबल में ही रेल संचालन करने को कहा है। इस लिहाज से दक्षिण-पूर्व-मध्य रेलवे जोन को 400 पद समाप्त करने के लिए कहा गया है जबकि सेंट्रल और ईस्टर्न रेलवे को 1-1 हजार पद, ईस्ट कोस्ट रेलवे को 700, नॉर्दन रेलवे को 1500, नॉर्थ सेंट्रल रेलवे को 150, नॉर्थ ईस्टर्न रेलवे को 700, नॉर्थ वेस्टर्न रेलवे को 300, ईस्ट सेंट्रल रेलवे को 300, नॉर्थ ईस्टफ्रंटियर रेलवे को 550 पद खत्म करने को कहा गया है। इसी तरह सदर्न रेलवे को 1500, साउथ सेंट्रल रेलवे को 800, साउथ ईस्ट सेंट्रल और साउथ ईस्टर्न रेलवे को 400-400 पद, साउथ वेस्टर्न रेलवे को 200, वेस्टर्न रेलवे को 700 और वेस्ट सेंट्रल रेलवे को 300 पद समाप्त करने को कहा गया है।

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to ye full proof work practice banane ka kaam kiska hai. IAS aur IRAS officers ka jo khud nahi chahte ki ye bane. 3 saal pehle lokpal act ke tahat saare group A/B officers ko apni property declare karni thi( movable / immovable dono ) aj date tak uska last date 6 - 6 mahina extend ho raha hai. Ab keh rahe hai ki form ke format me controversy hai. 3 saal me ye form ka format nahi bana paye jo ki 1 hafte ka kaam hai.
Jun 17 2017 (23:29)  भारतीय रेलवे की कहानी: रंगरेज मंसूबा सब लोग के सुहात बा... (
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Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  215 news posts
1910 के दशक के आखिरी सालों में एक व्यंग्य स्केचबुक का प्रकाशन गुमनाम तरीके से हुआ था. इसमें लेखक, प्रकाशक का नाम-पता दर्ज नहीं था. इस स्केचबुक का शीर्षक था- ‘कूचपरवानयपुर स्वदेशी रेलवे’.
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Jun 18 2017 (09:52)
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Great article
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