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Jun 28 2017 (17:01)   Southern Railway now uses Egmore station to clean, wash trains

weknows~   7 news posts
Entry# 2335468   News Entry# 306770         Tags   Past Edits
Southern Railway has started mechanised cleaning and washing of trains which stop at Chennai-Egmore station since June 11 after the station was categorised as a Clean Train Station (CTS).
Egmore is the third station in the Southern Railway zone, after Erode and Chennai Central, to get the CTS tag. Under this scheme, specific stations are selected where reputed and professional agencies hired by Railways will clean trains in a mechanised process.
This includes removal of garbage from trains, cleaning toilets using biodegradable or other cleaning agents and washing windows of coaches, railway officials
said. This is to increase the passenger satisfaction.
Operationally, it makes sense as trains stop for 20 minutes, the time taken for the cleaning, only at certain important junctions.
At Egmore, six terminating and origination trains and 14 pass-through trains have been identified for cleaning under the CTS scheme. "Around 190 coaches per day will be cleaned," a senior official said.
At Chennai Central, 225 coaches from 19 pass-through trains and six platform turn-around trains are covered under the scheme. It was launched in May at Central, officials said.
CTS is used for stations, especially junctions, where a high number of trains pass through or originate and terminate and have a longer stoppage time. It was initially introduced in the Ratlam station - a major station in central india - frequented by trains which criss-cross the country. Near Chennai, Vijaywada is a major station where CTS and watering of coaches is done.
Apart from CTS, railways also has schemes like on-board-housekeeping services (OBHS), where-in staff travelling on the train are available for cleaning as on request by the passengers.
Around 25 Southern Railway trains have OBHS and 40 more trains are likely to get the facility as per instructions of the Railway Board, officials said.

Jun 28 2017 (17:33)
SRG*^~   35784 blog posts   174813 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Nice...Hopefully it done better.
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Jun 23 2017 (10:09)   Railways' biggest food plaza will open in Tambaram

weknows~   7 news posts
Entry# 2330208   News Entry# 306217         Tags   Past Edits
CHENNAI: By the end of this week, Tambaram station, the new coaching terminal being built for Chennai, will have an important passenger amenity that even Chennai Central lacks -a major food plaza with vegetarian, non-vegetarian and fast food dishes.
Touted as the country's biggest food plaza (by area) within a railway station, it will be inaugurated by railway minister Suresh Prabhu when he visits the city this weekend.
Unlike the major food plaza at Chennai Central, the one at Tambaram got around bureaucratic tangles regarding supply of electricity. The Tambaram food court will
spread across 12,000sqft. As many as 600 people can dine in its restaurants at any time.
Indian Railways will earn close to `50 crore in licence fees from the project over the next 12 years.
Along with brands like Saravana Bhavan, Adyar Ananda Bhavan and Madras Coffee House, international fast food chain McDonalds is set to open its first stall in a railway station in the plaza.Another local player, Madurai Kumar Mess, has also been roped in. Separate counters selling Rail Neer water bottles and juice stalls will also be available. The threestorey building on the GST Road side will be fire-proof with water sprinkler systems, said N Gopinathan, chief project consultant of JS Catterers, the licencee.
For the first time, two huge cold storages for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food products have been installed in a railway station, an official said.
The outlets will be in three locations -a threestorey structure located behind the bus stand on GST Road on the western side, a two-storey structure beside the parking lot on the eastern side, and a small counter in the concourse. The restaurants in the first two structures will be open to people outside the railway station as well.
"The brands have been chosen carefully to cater to the college-going crowd on the eastern end. On the western side, the restaurants will cater to families, especially those who like the cuisine of south Tamil Nadu," Gopinathan said.
Officials of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which issued the contract, said they expect around 1 lakh customers daily. The station records 50,000 footfalls a day, which is likely to go up once the station is converted into a coaching terminal, an official said.

Jun 23 2017 (12:37)
srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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We need Tambaram New Terminal has to be functioned earlier rather than Food court.
Southern people needs additional trains from Tambaram Terminal .

Jun 23 2017 (17:58)
weknows~   127 blog posts   216 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Saw tracks/OHE near railway quarters, not sure whether it got completed or not. Still one more foot over bridge required at another side, currently it is at the very beginning where engine stops.

Jun 23 2017 (21:14)
srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Earlier announced around June /2017 ,Tambaram New Terminal may be opened for terminating trains.
Some Water supply source and pipe line linking problems are exits.

Jun 24 2017 (08:28)
srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Earlier announced around June /2017 ,Tambaram New Terminal may be opened for terminating trains.
Some Water supply source and pipe line linking problems are exits.
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Jun 09 2017 (13:57)   JAT/Jammu Tawi (3 PFs)

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Entry# 2313383            Tags   Past Edits
Which of these capital city of India requires a Rajdhani Train?
Poll down
#thinkDKG Polls Official
Vijaywada (Amravati)7%8

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Jun 09 2017 (14:36)
weknows~   127 blog posts   216 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Voted for TVC. But Raj needed for PDY too. As it serves both Chennai/Puducherry.

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Apr 04 2017 (17:40)   GZB/Ghaziabad Junction (6 PFs) | GZB/WAP-5

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What was your First Journey in a train pulled by a WAP-5 Loco ?
If the answer is a YES then kindly answer by blogging43%12
Click here if the answer is a NO57%16

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Apr 10 2017 (15:52)
weknows~   127 blog posts   216 correct pred (69% accurate)
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1 compliments
mine too
12001/Bhopal Habibganj - New Delhi Shatabdi Express

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Mar 11 2017 (20:50)   IMG18013/♥♥MS-TJ Big Temple Express♥♥ | TJ/Thanjavur Junction (5 PFs)

leave some toasters for goc~   113 img trains   53 popular
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Entry# 2194379            Tags   Past Edits
Presenting to you, a daily day service to Thanjavur via Neyveli and Thiruvarur. The train will have RSA with Boat mail Express and Uzhavan Express for optimal rake usage.

Mar 20 2017 (12:26)
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Loco reversal required in CUPJ
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