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Blog Entry# 901391
Posted: Nov 10 2013 (09:34)

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Nov 10 2013 (09:34)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

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DETAILED LIST OF AMENITIES AT MAS:
1. TICKETING:
a. PRS located on the first floor of MMC Complex.
b. Unreserved ticket counters and suburban (Arakkonam and Gummidipundi lines) on the ground floor of MMC Complex.
c.
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PF ticket counters right at the entrance to secondary concourse.
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2. SECURITY AND HELPLINES:
a. RPF Women Helpline (044) 2535-3999
b. GRP (0)9962500500
c. GRP post located between PF 6 and 7 just adjacent to Saravana Bhavan.
d. Baggage scanners, metal detectors, bomb detection squads.
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3. FOOD AND BEVERAGE:
Located in the secondary concourse:
a. Dindigul Thalapakkatti Biryani.
b. Ratna Cafe Veg. Restaurant.
c. Madras Coffee House (Filter Coffee).
d. Tibbs Frankie.
e. Ganga Sweets.
f. Other instant coffee vendors.
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Other food counters
Opp PFs 7, 8, 9, 10...:
a. MarryBrown famous for its fried chicken.
b. The French Loaf Bakery.
c. Juice & Ice cream bars.
d. Adyar Ananda Bhavan Sweets & Savories
e. Saravana Bhavan takeaway with dine-in facility on first floor.
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Main concourse:
Jan Ahar opp. PF6, next to Executive AC waiting lounge.
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4. MAJOR ATMs:
a. Indian Bank with coin-vending machines.
b. Canara Bank at MMC Complex.
c. SBI at MMC Complex with ramp facilities.
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5. LUGGAGE: Cloak room opp. Saravana Bhavan facing PF7.
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6. ACCOMMODATION AND LOUNGES:
a. General free-of-cost huge non-AC waiting lounges on main and secondary concourses with adequate drinking water and public announcement/display facilities.
b. Executive AC waiting lounge at a cost of Rs. 30/- for the first hour and Rs. 20/- for every subsequent hour with washroom facilities.
c. Accommodation facilities above primary concourse. Please refer to other detailed tips provided by other members.
d. AC Dormitory in the main concourse facing PFs 3 & 4.
e. Public convenience (washrooms) adjacent to the AC Dormitory.
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7. PASSENGER INFO. SERVICES: “May I Help You” in the main concourse.
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8. MOBILITY INSIDE THE PREMISES:
a. There is no need to climb stairs or escalators. All PFs can be accessed from any side without crossing tracks or climbing staircases.
b. Licensed Porters.
b. Wheelchairs, stretchers, and battery-operated vehicles for physically challenged and elderly.
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9. HEALTHCARE:
a. Emergency Medical Center with 3 beds, 2 doctors, 4 nurses, paramedic team, and round-the-clock ambulance. Oxygen cylinders ECG, defibrillator and resuscitation equipment are available.
b. List of major hospitals displayed prominently close to "May I Help You" in the main concourse.
c. Shankara Nethralaya (reputed eye hospital) help counter located in the main concourse.
d. Pharmacy facing PFs 5 & 6 in the main concourse.
e. The sprawling Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital Campus located just across Chennai Central for intensive care.
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10. TOURISM ASSISTANCE:
a. TTDC counter in the main concourse.
b. IRCTC Tourism Info. Center in main concourse.
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11. PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:
a. Huge two-wheeler parking lot behind Moore Market Complex (MMC). Regular Car Parking and Premium Car Parking on MMC frontage.
b. Call Taxis and Autorickshaws available 24x7. Call taxi counters located between MAS Main Building and Annexe MMC (PF 12 side). The currently revised fare structure for autos is for the first 1.8 km Rs. 25/- and every subsequent km charged at 12/-. ADHERENCE TO THIS IS BEING STRICTLY IMPLEMENTED. DO NOT PAY ANYTHING EXTRA.
c. Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses are available aplenty inside the complex itself.
d. Suburban/local trains can be availed of either from the adjacent MMC Complex (towards Arakkonam and Gummidipundi) or the opposite Chennai Park (Beach-Tambaram) or Chennai Park Town stations (MRTS line).
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12. READING:
a. Led by the Higginbothams.
b. Other newspaper and book stalls spread across the station on all PFs.
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13. MISCELLANEOUS:
a. Petty shops of all kinds in both concourses.
b. Coffee, water, snack/eatable stalls located on all PFs.
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