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Nov 14 2019 (20:32)   Cardamom Express to resume service by April after gauge work

Yash M^~   4129 news posts
Entry# 4488128   News Entry# 394881         Tags   Past Edits
CHENNAI: The Cardamom Express between Madurai and Bodinayakkanur is set to resume services by April next year.Gauge conversion along a 37km stretch from Madurai to Usilampatti has been completed and the remaining 53km stretch is expected to be ready before March 2020, said a senior railway official.The last service on the route was stopped in December 2011 but, sanction for gauge conversion was approved only in the 2016-17 financial year, said the official.Officials plan to call the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) for an inspection of the newly-laid broad-gauge tracks on the 37km stretch. “That is expected to be done by next month end. This is mainly due to rebuilding of railway stations along the stretch,” the official said.Civil work at Vadapazanchi railway station, the first station on the Madurai-Bodinayakkanur route, is on in full swing and is likely to be completed soon, said another official.Asked about the gauge conversion work...
from Usilampatti to Bodinayakkanur, the official said the work was in progress. A total of Rs 450crore has been earmarked for the 90km stretch. “Operation of trains on the stretch is expected to be resumed by March as a Tamil New Year bonus for the people of Bodinayakkanur,” he said.Already, a section of people in the Nagamalai Pudukottai area has begun demanding the setting up of a railway station in Palkalai Nagar to facilitate free movement of people residing in the surrounding areas, said a railway source. “If this issue is raised, the operation of the train services may get further delayed,” he said.However, things may not be as smooth as they appear, officials fear. People from areas along the route have also begun demanding the setting up of manned level crossing gates in certain places and construction of rail under-bridges in other areas. All these tricky issues have to be addressed before the train service along the route can be resumed, the official said.This is the longest stretch in the state that is being converted from metre gauge to broad gauge. There are a few smaller stretches in the Cauvery delta region, which are yet to be converted into broad gauge, he added.

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Nov 26 (19:17)
Thanjavur smart city~   985 blog posts
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Was this train ran in main line during mg
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Nov 15 (11:40)   Restart Collem to Vasco train route

Railway Fan~   434 news posts
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The Sanvordem Curchorem Rail Consumers Association (SCRCA) has demanded that the railways restart passenger trains between Collem and Vasco and the express trains that ran along the Londa-Vasco route before they were suspended in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
SCRCA president Devanand Bhandari demanded that the booking counter at the Sanvordem-Curchorem station be reopened soon. He said that with the booking counter being shut, people who need to avail refund of their train tickets for journeys that were booked before the suspension of trains, have to travel all the way to Vasco for the purpose.
present, while all passenger trains remain suspended, only the Vasco-Nizamuddin Goa Express train service has resumed. Before the suspension of the trains, six trains, i.e three pairs of express and passenger trains, would run daily on this stretch. SWR officials said the ongoing track doubling works would enable the railways to introduce additional passenger train services.
“There is huge demand for introducing of new passenger trains from representatives of public connecting Goa with Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which can be fulfilled only by completing doubling of railway track,” SWR chief public relations officer E Vijaya said.

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Nov 17 (22:26)
Thanjavur smart city~   985 blog posts
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Start Vasco to velakannai train

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Nov 18 (11:04)
Thanjavur smart city~   985 blog posts
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Yes and increase speed and diverted via namakal

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Nov 19 (18:32)
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This is your dream won't come in reality but good thinkinh
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Sep 01 2019 (20:15)   Move to disband Palakkad rly division?

VIVEK SHENOY P~   27 news posts
Entry# 4415982   News Entry# 390019         Tags   Past Edits
A long way to go: Demand is rife that the Railways devise concrete plans for the safety of passengers during floods.  | Photo Credit: K_RAGESH
A proposal by the Ministry of Railways to bifurcate and disband the Palakkad division is likely to meet with stiff resistance in north Kerala.
It is learnt that officials have a plan to bifurcate the Mangaluru section to carve out a new division in Karnataka. Several organisations are apprehensive that the proposal, which has been kept under wraps for now, will cause hardships to commuters in Malabar.

“The proposal is similar to that for the creation of the Salem division more than a decade ago,” A.V. Anoop, chairman, Confederation of All India Rail Users Associations, said on Thursday.
The Palakkad division under the Southern Railway had a route length of 1,247 km till 1979.
Later, the Shoranur-Cochin Terminal Harbour Terminus section was handed over to the Thiruvananthapuram division when it was formed. Thus the track route under its jurisdiction was reduced to 1,132 km.
At present, the Palakkad division has a route length of 577 km after the formation of the Salem division in 2007. Of this, 473.87 km is in Kerala, 64.93 km in Tamil Nadu, and 38.94 km in Karnataka.
Dr. Anoop, a Chennai-based industrialist, film producer, and social worker, who was in Kozhikode to participate in a seminar, said the Railway authorities should devise concrete plans for the safety of passengers during floods.
Besides, they should conduct a study on flooding of railway bridges. Incidentally, the recent floods had disrupted train services in the Mangaluru-Shoranur sector.
Association working president C.E. Chakkunni said elected representatives from neighbouring States, unlike those from Kerala, were united in their demand to get their development needs addressed. Now, the jurisdiction of the Palakkad division is from Podanur via Shoranur to Mangaluru.
“If the Managluru section is cut off from the Palakkad division, it implies that the Nagercoil section under the Thiruvananthapuram division, which has 625 km of route track, will also go. The Railways stipulate that a division required at least a track route of 600 km,” he added.
According to Mr. Chakkunni, the move was to merge the existing divisions of Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram to create a new one in Ernakulam, which means Kerala will have only one railway division.
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Construction of pillars in progress; project expected to be over by May 2020

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Sep 03 2019 (21:52)
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It is better manglore is taken away from Sr,and kerala people asking different is better for tamil.nadu we get more development and better they do this

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Mar 28 2019 (18:56)   Thanjavur Rail users against DEMU coaches on converted line

ThamizhMaran~   50 news posts
Entry# 4274502   News Entry# 379631         Tags   Past Edits
Trichy: Passengers have demanded that railways operate conventional coaches instead of diesel electric multiple units (DEMU) on the newly-converted broad gauge line on the Tiruvarur - Karaikudi section of the Trichy railway division. While appreciating the railways for sending a proposal to the railway board to operate two passenger trains on the line, passengers pointed out that the section was a longer one with a running time of over 3 hours which necessitated use of conventional coaches.
“The spare ICF conventional coaches now available after conversion of various superfast express trains into LHB coaches may be utilized in the section”, said the adviser of Thanjavur District Rail Users Association A Giri. Pandiyan, Rockfort, Pothigai, Nellai express trains, Pearl City and Kanyakumari express
trains have received LHB coaches, he added.
The proposed passenger trains would commence operation after completion of inspection by the commissioner of railway safety between the newly converted Tiruvarur – Pattukottai section via Thiruthuraipoondi. The inspection which began on March 26 would continue for four days.
The association also wanted one of the three passenger services operated between Villupuram and Madurai to be extended to Karaikudi via Pattukottai. Moreover, Pattukottai, Thiruthuraipoondi, Aranthangi needed overnight train connectivity to Chennai. Hence, new train service between Rameswaram and Tambaram via Karaikudi and Pattukottai should also be introduced along with the opening of the converted gauge section, Giri opined. “The feasibility of connecting Pattukottai with Karaikal through a direct train should be looked into and implemented in the next timetable revision. Stoppages at Pattukottai should be given to all passing trains at the introduction stage itself”, he further stated.

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Mar 29 2019 (10:01)
Thanjavur smart city~   985 blog posts
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Who said boat mail ran this route don't put wrong news it was via tj, mainline ok your line is branch line,tbm to sct passenger was also via tj,if you want new train ask get why you diversion moerver none will happen,boat mail was diverted due to guage conversation between tj and tpj.

Mar 29 2019 (10:09)
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If you want come and get down at mv take train.
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Jul 25 2018 (01:41)   Karaikal Port seeks Peralam-Karaikal and Thanjavur-Ariyalur Rail links to boost Cargo movement

Vishwanath_BAY^~   3182 news posts
Entry# 3656843   News Entry# 347471         Tags   Past Edits
To boost cargo movement, Karaikal Port in Tamil Nadu has asked Southern Railway to set up two new railway lines to the port. Setting up railway line will make cargo movement easier. Southern Railway general manager R K Kulshrestha in Karaikal recently said Promoter-Director of Karaikal Port GRK Reddy requested him to set up Peralam-Karaikal and Thanjavur-Ariyalur railway lines.
“Major chunk of the land required for the Peralam-Karaikal line was already in the possession of Southern Railway,” Reddy said. The new line would help generate additional passengers and freight traffic and reduce distance. The Thanjavur-Ariyalur line will not only benefit cement and other manufacturing industries but also will boost the economy of the region as it will also provide greater employment opportunities
in the domiciliary sectors that grow due to port-rail connectivity. It will link the region with the port.
In a statement, Reddy said, “Major chunk of the land required for the Peralam-Karaikal line was already in the possession of Southern Railway. The new line would reduce the distance and help generation of additional passenger and freight traffic,” he said. The Thanjavur-Ariyalur line would benefit cement and other manufacturing industries as it could be a link in the region, he said.
Stating that the cargo movement presently takes place through Tiruchirapalli, he said, “Railways handled 33 million tonnes of cargo and made Rs 1,900 crores as freight revenue through the port since inception.”
With the setting up of railway line between Thanjavur-Ariyalur, he said the port can favour cement clusters in the locality.
Cargo movement at present takes place through Tiruchirapalli and Railways handled 33 million tonnes of cargo and made Rs 1,900 crore as freight revenue through the port since inception, he said. He said the port can favour cement clusters in the locality. The mechanisation envisages direct unloading through a ship unloader and handled through a conveyor automatic stacker-cum-re-claimer, he added. The mechanisation would improve and enhance the bulk cargo handling at the port in an automated and efficient manner while offering the most convenient trade and efficient operations for the Indian east coast, he told.
“We have taken steps to enhance the efficiency of the port by integrating the mechanisation process for smooth and environment friendly bulk cargo handling. In spite of a dip in the GDP growth, we have invested Rs 600 cr in mechanization for improving the port operations. We believe this is our biggest responsibility towards the people especially in Karaikal and Nagapattinam districts.” Reddy said.
The mechanisation envisages direct unloading through a ship unloader and handled through a conveyor automatic stacker-cum-re-claimer. The process helps in the auto-loading system into wagons and trucks. The mechanisation procedures will ease the bulk cargo handling steps in the port, by ensuring zero handling loss and help in the port’s de-congestion and faster discharge of bulk cargo. Protecting environment would be a major gain, Reddy said.
He said the port handled diverse cargo such as wheat, sugar, cement, fertilisers, coal and edible oil. Since its inception in April 2009, the port has handled cumulative cargo of 53 MMT and received over 1565 commercial vessels, he said, adding that the port has been providing employment opportunities directly and indirectly for more than 50,000 people over the last ten years, besides “unleashing the economic potential of central Tamil Nadu and Puducherry”.

Jul 25 2018 (07:35)
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This tj to Alu line is very important line should be taken as soon as possible, will shorter route to transport goods, and shorter to Chennai, tirupathi and North side with speed will be more.

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Feb 21 2019 (10:06)
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@3656843-3  @anonymous
From tj to Ms not Mas is short, tj to TPTY via vellore is also short ok first understand what we say we ask from it save 40 km more and freight traffic from kik to tpj takes 125 km more understand that.

Feb 21 2019 (10:07)
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@3656843-3  @anonymous
We are saying Egmore not central.

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