Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Admin
 Followed
 Rating
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Freq Contact:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Search
  Go  
Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
 
Wed Sep 19 09:33:13 IST
Home
Trains
ΣChains
Atlas
PNR
Forum
Gallery
News
FAQ
Trips
Login
Feedback
PostPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 2354624
Posted: Jul 16 2017 (20:16)

2 Responses
Last Response: Jul 16 2017 (21:54)
  
Rail News
0 Followers
758 views
New Facilities/Technology
SR/Southern
Jul 16 2017 (07:50)   Coimbatore-Pollachi passenger train begins maiden journey on BG line

rdb*^   133339 news posts
Entry# 2354624   News Entry# 308576         Tags   Past Edits
The track was converted for a distance of 40 km at a cost of Rs. 340 crore
After nearly a wait for eight years, the first passenger special train commenced its maiden journey from Coimbatore Junction to Pollachi on the new BG line.
Train services on the Coimbatore - Pollachi - Udumalpet - Palani - Madurai meter gauge section was suspended in 2009 and the works for converting the same into broad gauge line commenced in 2010. This marked the serving of rail connectivity for the Western Tamil Nadu with Southern Tamil Nadu.
...
more...
Very few services were ran through Erode - Karur - Tiruchi/Dindigul - Madurai section.
The gauge conversion work first suffered fund constraints and then litigations relating to land acquisition and it went on for nearly six years, after which the works suffered a jolt when the railways had to cut through a rocky terrain for four km stretch. Finally, the works were completed early this year and the Commissioner Rail Safety inspection was also done and the track was declared fit for resumption of services.
The track between Pollachi and Podanur has been converted from MG to BG for a distance of 40 km at a cost of Rs. 340 crore. 110 bridges, both Road Over Bridge (ROB) and Limited Use Subway (LUS) have been constructed in the new line. There were 37 level crossing gates, both manned and unmanned, in the erstwhile meter gauge section that has been brought down to 14 level crossings now, by construction of ROB and LUS. Of these 14 level crossings, three more are planned to be closed along with single unmanned level crossings within three months, railway sources said.
While the expectations remained high for resumption of the earlier services operated under meter gauge section to begin with the railways using the lie over idle rakes (coaches) and locomotive of the Shoranur - Coimbatore - Thrissur Passenger has now come forward to operate a passenger special train which will leave Coimbatore at 01.35 pm to reach Pollachi at 2.45 pm and in the return direction it would leave Pollachi at 03.05 p.m. and reach Coimbatore at 4.15 pm.
Though the timings are very odd and there is no service during the morning and evening peak hours, this service will be of immense use at a time when the Coimbatore - Pollachi Road is in a very bad shape as a result of the ongoing works to widen and strengthen the Highway.
The new BG line will provide vital rail link from Coimbatore to Southern cities, such as Palani, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Rameswaram and Nagercoil, that will reduce the travelling time to a great extent between Coimbatore and these places.
Between Coimbatore and Pollachi, the train would have stoppages only at Podanur and Kinathukkadavu, while the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Youth Wing Convenor V. Easwaran had been persistently representing for opening of new and revival of erstwhile defunct railway stations en route namely at Chettipalayam, Nallatipalayam, Koilpalayam and Tamaraikulam.
Regular passengers, who are now relying on bus services, pointed out that such a long awaited project could serve more people, if there were trains in the mornings and evenings besides a late night service on either direction. In addition, to connect the pilgrim town, there should be a train from Coimbatore to Palani both in the early mornings and evenings and railways should come forward to operate inter city train service between Coimbatore and Madurai besides an over night train service to Rameswaram.

2 Public Posts - Sun Jul 16, 2017

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Sat Sep 29
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Thu Oct 4
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Fri Oct 19
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Thu Jan 17

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 3710716
    Aug 14 2018 (11:04AM)


    This is regarding the appointment of Monitors. For TLMs, we require a minimum of 1000 Confirmed TLs. For FMs, we require members to promise to abide by the guidelines and be free of controversies. For other Monitors, we require the member to be in good standing. . However, "eligibility" does NOT always mean...
  • Entry# 3645007
    Jul 20 2018 (03:28PM)


    This is an advance notice of an upcoming change: 1. We shall be removing the Login/Forum section from the RailCal app as it is cumbersome, buggy and lacking in features. . 2. We shall soon be introducing a dedicated app called "Rail Messenger" for both Android and iOS, for all blogging/messaging purposes. The app...
  • Entry# 3644431
    Jul 20 2018 (12:42PM)


    The following changes are being made: 1. To restore the fun back to PNR Predictions, PNR Predictions will NOT be hidden anymore. PNR Predictions by members can be seen by ALL, before and after Charting. New members often look towards our expert predictors for hints, and we are reinstanting that. . 2. To better...
  • Entry# 3601043
    Jul 04 2018 (12:36PM)


    @all: While we do nominally allow multiple IDs, these multiple IDs are NOT allowed to engage in misuse and "mischief". Voting multiple times in the same poll using multiple IDs, rating each other IDs' blogs using multiple IDs, etc. are classified as "gross misuse". . This is an advance notice that some of the...
  • Entry# 3555168
    Jun 20 2018 (10:33PM)


    @all: IRI is a PUBLIC information website, like Wikipedia. The voluntarily posted Blogs, Train/Station Tips, Train/Station Pics, Polls, Train TTs, PNRs, etc. comprise the permanent publicly viewable and searchable repository of IRI. A PUBLIC info website is unlike WhatsApp, FaceBook, Instagram, etc. where people post personal pics and other stuff, which CAN...
  • Entry# 3535285
    Jun 15 2018 (08:28PM)


    This is a clarification to all members regarding our Forum Guidelines and the FM Group. SWs are issued for very clear cases of abuse and misbehaviour by a member. . At this time, we have had many members against whom SW is issued claim that: "I am a long-time member of IRI, and have...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy