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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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Aug 16 2017 (12:31)  Travel time by train to Madurai to get shorter (
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News Entry# 311845   Blog Entry# 2381708     
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Aug 16 2017 (12:31)
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Aug 16 2017 (12:31)
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Posted by: Rail Fanning~  161 news posts
Travelling by train from Chennai to Madurai is set to become shorter by at least 90 minutes. From December, Southern Railway will be able to speed up existing trains and run more services on the section as doubling on the 497-km stretch would be completed, general manager Vashishta Johri declared on Tuesday , in his Independence Day speech.
As part of the project being handled by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, the national transporter's engineering arm, the Chennai-Trichy stretch had been doubled and electrified by May . About 20km of doubling and some patchwork remained on the Trichy-Dindigul section and could be completed before December, sources said.
Dindigul-Madurai line is already doubled and the Union cabinet recently cleared the proposal to double the Madurai-Kanyakumari stretch.
The new lines to Madurai will be able to take train speeds up to 100kmph a month after commissioning and can help shorten running time by as much as 20%, sources in the department said.The travel time of Pandian Express, which now takes around 9 hours to cover the distance between the two cities, could come down by at least an hour and a half.
The section, known as South BG chord line, is saturated due to the huge demand for trains. Regular trains are always full and those unable to get tickets are at the mercy of fleecing private buses to travel to places like Madurai, Trichy and Kanyakumari. There are just 11-14 trains, including specials and weekly services, between Chennai and Madurai daily .
While a decision on spee ding up trains could be delayed, running more trains could be easily implemented.“Air-conditioned superfast specials can be run to regain passengers lost to the road sector,“ a senior operations department official said.
Johri also said doubling of the 47-km PonmalaiThanjavur stretch was set for completion this year.“Work is also on at good pace on Karaikkudi-Pattukkottai (73km) stretch, Chennai Beach-Korukkupet 3 and 4 lines (8km) and Korukkupet-Thi ruvottiyur fourth line (5km),“ he said.
About `34.25 crore of the `74 crore allocated for passenger amenities was spent, Johri said. Twenty-five Unmanned Level Crossings were eliminated and 33 Limited Height subways and 7 ROBs RUBs commissioned till July. About 25 Level Crossing Gates were interlocked. On Board Housekeeping Services (OBHS) were introduced in 74 of the targeted 110 trains and 40% of coaches fitted with bio-toilets, Johri said.
Southern Railway's financial and operational performance dips
Chennai: Southern Railway's financial and operational performance has continued to dip. From an operating ratio of 146.9 in April, it has gone up to 165.8 up till July, Southern Railway General Manager Vashishta Johri said on Tuesday.Operating ratio is the amount spent to earn `100; lower the ratio, better is the performance of the zone.
This is despite a 1.9 percent increase in the number of passengers carried in the April-July period, as compared to last year. Passenger earnings too increased by 5%. However, freight earnings have not improved, with loading going down by 2.5 million tonnes, Johri said.
On the operation side, the punctuality of the zone has dropped from 87% in 2016-17 to 85.5% in the April-July period this year; statistics reeled out by Johri showed. This is even as Chennai division's punctuality, especially in the suburban trains sector, has increased by at least 10 points. “We are working to improve it further,“ Johri said.
On the passenger front, while the zone ran 947 special trains, an increase of 117% compared to last year, there has been a decrease in the permanent and temporary augmentation of coaches to trains. Because of this, the number of additional berths created has come down from 1.11 lakh in the April-July period last year to 71,208 in same period this year, statistics show. TNN

Aug 16 2017 (12:50)
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Aug 16 2017 (18:43)
Rail Fanning~   2721 blog posts
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Though its a good announcement, lets see if they are really able to implement the same.
Aug 11 2017 (16:20)  chennai man wait for train 3 policeman loot him - Jurm - Crime News AajTak (
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Aug 11 2017 (16:21)
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Posted by: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐^~  460 news posts
चेन्नई में रक्षक के भक्षक बन जाने की बात उस वक्त सही साबित हुई, जब एक रेलवे स्टेशन पर तीन पुलिसकर्मियों ने मिलकर एक युवक के साथ लूट की वारदात को अंजाम दे डाला. आरोपी पुलिसवालों ने युवक के साथ मारपीट भी की. पीड़ित ने घटना की शिकायत रेलवे पुलिस थाने में की. जिसके बाद पुलिस ने तीनों आरोपियों को गिरफ्तार कर लिया.
मामला चेन्नई के सेंट्रल रेलवे स्टेशन का है. बिहार निवासी 23 वर्षीय बिरेन्द्र ट्रेन के इंतजार में स्टेशन के वेटिंग रूम में बैठा था. तभी वहां चेकिंग के लिए तीन पुलिसकर्मी आए. उन्होंने बिरेन्द्र से उसकी पहचान के लिए कागजात मांगे. पीड़ित ने जब अपना पहचान पत्र दिखाया तो उसमें बिहार का पता लिखा था.
है कि बिहार का निवासी होने की वजह से पुलिसकर्मियों ने उसे पीटना शुरू कर दिया और बाद में वे पीड़ित की घड़ी, मोबाइल और कुछ पैसे लेकर वहां से फरार हो गए. पीड़ित ने इस बात की सूचना रेलवे पुलिस थाने को दी.पुलिस ने पीड़ित की शिकायत के आधार पर इस मामले की जांच शुरू की. जांच में तीनों पुलिसकर्मी दोषी पाए गए, जिसके बाद तीनों को गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया.
आरोपी पुलिसकर्मियों की पहचान रामकृष्णन, अरुल राज और इरुधाराज के रूप में हुई है. तीनों तमिलनाडु स्पेशल फोर्स की ई बटालियन में कार्यरत थे. फिलहाल उन्हें नौकरी से निलंबित कर दिया गया है. तीनों एक साल तक कोई भी सरकारी नौकरी नहीं कर पाएंगे.
Aug 09 2017 (12:15)  Fewer toilets in train coaches (
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Posted by: ✿ఛుక్ 🚃 ఛుక్ 🚃 రైలు✿~  55 news posts
Here's Why Indian Railways is Removing One Toilet Each From 40,000 Coaches
According to the Railway’s plan, the toilets will be removed to set up a catering station in coaches. On June 13, the Indian Railways had started its ‘Mission Retro-Fitment’, which seeks to modernize old-style train coaches.
Updated on: August 6, 2017, 1:18 PM IST
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Here's Why Indian Railways is Removing One Toilet Each From 40,000 Coaches
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has decided to remove one toilet each from close to 40,000 train coaches. The decision was taken to make space for food plates for passengers. Currently, the plates are kept near the toilet door, creating health and sanitation hazard.
This had been pointed out by a Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) report, which revealed serious lapses in hygiene.
According to the Railway’s plan, the toilets will be removed to set up a catering station in coaches. On June 13, the Indian Railways had started its ‘Mission Retro-Fitment’, which seeks to modernize old-style train coaches. There are around 40,000 such coaches, which will be redesigned over the next five years.
The latest move will mean that train coaches in India will have three, instead of four, toilets in them. The Indian Railways also uses around 5,000 modern coaches of German design, which already have catering stations. These coaches will continue to have four toilets each.
Till the 1970s, Indian Railways coaches used to have just two toilets each. The number was later increased to four toilets.

Aug 09 2017 (12:48)
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Good move...

Aug 09 2017 (13:23)
©THE DARK LORD™~   360 blog posts
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Durr budbak....input ki wyavastha k liye output k dwaar band ker rahe ho😕😕

Aug 09 2017 (19:45)
srinivasvasanthi~   4019 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Since the reduction of one toilet in the coach ,In the western and Indian Toilets in the coaches the Washbasin have to be removed from the inside toilet room and kept outside.
So that the toilets are freed early by the passenger . One loss of toilet room in coaches need not be affected.
Aug 07 2017 (16:30)  Chennai police install 3,000 CCTV cameras at ‘chain snatching’ points (
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Aug 07 2017 (16:30)
Station Tag: Chennai Central Suburban/MASS added by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604

Aug 07 2017 (16:30)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry/884604

Posted by: 25 but still enjoy Tom and Jerry  148 news posts
Chennai: In a security measure to curb the never ending chain snatching incidents in Chennai city, the east zone police, comprising 3 of the 12 police districts in the city, have installed as many as 3,000 surveillance cameras at hundreds of identified chain snatching points, a senior police officer said on Sunday.
On Sunday S. Monoharan, Joint Commissioner of Police, Chennai (East zone), said they had arrested two chain snatchers from the Chennai Central railway station for their suspected involvement in at least 23 snatching incidents.
The arrested were identified as A. Sanjay
alias Vijaypaul (42) and
J. Sandeep (30), natives of Delhi who had reached Chennai by flight on July 4. Police who are on the lookout for three others, have recovered 25 sovereigns of gold and a bike from the arrested duo.
The official disclosed that they managed to nab the two with the help of CCTV footage.
“The suspects were staying in a lodge in Sowcrpet and purchased a second-hand motorbike to ride around and commit the crime,” police said. No footage of the crime was available but the police traced the suspects using the image of the bike captured from different CCTV footages of their travel routes after committing the crime.
The bike was finally spotted at the Central Railway Station, police said. The two were nabbed when they came to take the bike on Saturday evening, police said.
A special team has gone to Delhi to conduct inquiries and to nab the three persons who are still at large, said the officer, adding that the two have at least 30 cases pending in Delhi.
Aug 06 2017 (21:07)  Tripura MPs demand Rajdhani Express prior Durga Puja (
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AGARTALA, August 4, 2017:  With the concern of connectivity of the state of Tripura with the rest of the country, Tripura MPs sought the Union Ministry of Railways to expand railway services in the Northeast region especially, introducing a pair of Rajdhani Express trains by August.
Jitendra Chaudhury, Shankar Prasad Datta, MPs of Lok Sabha and Jharna Das Baidya, Rajya Sabha MP gave a memorandum with some specific demands to Union Minister of Railways – Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi.
Besides the Rajdhani Express, the delegates stressed to introduce a pair of superfast train
connecting Agartala and Chennai via Kolkata to cater to the rise of passengers who are mainly students and tourists.
During the meeting with the minister, they also requested the central government to hold a dialogue with the Bangladesh government to connect the Chittagong Sea Port via Sabroom, which the last point of Agartala. The Agartala-Sabroom project is currently underway.
The representatives also placed a demand to launch a new division in Agartala to look after Barak Valley and international route including Tripura as the State’s capital city is going to be connected with Bangladesh’s Akhaura.
Necessity of connecting Bangladesh’s Feni Station from Belonia in Tripura, setting up of a new centre for railway recruitment board in Agartala for job aspirants were also discussed in the meeting.
Union Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu has given his assurance to look into these issues.

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Aug 07 2017 (00:59)
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DSJ ko develop terminal k rup me krne meproblem h uski connectivity itni achi nhi h
DSJ to adarshnagar aane me train ko bahut time lg jata h plus route b slow h due to crossings and curves
han DSJ ko ndls passing k taur pe use kr skte h similar to jat-tpty humsafar
baaki adarshnagar-narela ya sabzi mandi ko NR k ly terminal
station banana chahiye

Aug 07 2017 (01:04)
Abhishek Kumar^~   10797 blog posts   11638 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Ha Patalkot Bhi Wohi route se nikal jaata hai Towards DSJ Aur Adarsh Nagar se Poorbiya Express hai Wobhi ANVT Shift ho jayegi.

Aug 07 2017 (01:15)
Abhishek Kumar^~   10797 blog posts   11638 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Na Bhai Bangladesh se Hoke na hi chalaya Jaye Rajdhani Ko.

Aug 07 2017 (01:23)
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pehle existing Rajdhani Shatabdi ko to bharo yaar😂😂.Sabko bas status symbol chaahiye,kon train me chadh raha nahi chadh raha usse inlogo ko kya matlab.

Aug 07 2017 (01:30)
Abhishek Kumar^~   10797 blog posts   11638 correct pred (76% accurate)
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1 compliments
Tension lena parta hai😂😂
Wo IR Dekh lega kya Galat hai kya sahi hai aap kyu tension lerahe ho.

Aug 07 2017 (01:35)
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NE ki rajdhani bhar k hi chlti h
agtl wali b bhar k hi jaegi

Aug 07 2017 (15:03)
a2z~   1752 blog posts
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* From Tripura, a Raj with just 10 ac coaches may not get full. A daily SF train is prime requirement than a weekly/biweekly Raj. But Rajdhani/Shatabhi is a prestige issue for rich & powerful, so MPs are demanding Raj for self rather than a daily SF for the common public.
* If premium train like Duronto can have SL coaches, the why not LHB SL coaches in Rajdhanis. This step can make Rajdhanis to farflung regions like Tripura, Dibrugarh etc much more patronized and profitable and make a daily Rajdhani to almost all the state capitals possible without compromising on speed.

Aug 07 2017 (15:10)
©THE DARK LORD™~   360 blog posts
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NE ki Rajdhanis bhaari loss me hi Chalti hai, Ye bhi agar chali to loss me hi chalegi.Railway premium trains isi liye chalata hai taaki usko profit ho, agar unse bhi loss hi hone laga to kuch din me Railway ko station or Train k coaches me daan peeti lagana padega.

Aug 07 2017 (15:54)
Prateek Nishant   227 blog posts
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Ye MoSR pakka ek din NFR ko le doobenge.
totally loss making trains are running there

Aug 07 2017 (18:02)
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Bhaiya ji vese b kaunsa desh me har jagah train profit de hi rhi h?
Loss ka karan main yhi h ki NE ki rajdhani me maximum defence wale hote h
Saath hi saath katihar se aage Diesel ka kharcha sb milke loss hi deta h
Varna 12424 roz bhar k jati h
b loss me h...
Ab isme logo ki galti nhi h
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