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MCPT/Chintadripet (2 PFs)
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Arunachala St, Chintadripet, Chennai
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 7 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: MGR Chennai

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Jul 13 2018 (15:35) Escalator at Chindatripet station back in working order (
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Jul 13 2018 (15:35)
Station Tag: Chintadripet/MCPT added by a2z~/1674352
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A new escalator has been installed at Chindatripet railway station this week and (right) the old defunct escalator.Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam 
More than eight years, the escalators at the MRTS railway station in Chintadripet is back on track. It is a week since the facility is functioning after repeated pleas by commuters.
It was in March 2010, the Southern Railway gave a facelift to Chintadripet station. But over the years, the station fell into a sorry state.
escalator also remained out of service. As a result, commuters have been climbing at least 60 steps to reach the platforms which is located at a height of 14 metres from the road level. Now, as the concept of lastmile connectivity is gaining momentum, with the operation of metro rail services, Southern Railway is coming up with various measures to improvise the patronage at MRTS. “We are attending to pressing problems raised by commuters. Easy accessibility especially through escalators and lifts and safety are major concerns raised by commuters,” says a Railway official.
Railway officials say that the escalators and lifts in most of the MRTS stations do not function mainly due to water seepage, technical faults, thefts off spare parts from these stations. Efforts were also being taken up to clean storm water drains in these stations; provide more lighting and also install CCTV cameras. RPF police personnel were also instructed for regular surveillance of these stations, officials say.
Mar 02 2018 (14:06) A glimpse of Chennai’s essence at Chintadripet MRTS station (
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Mar 02 2018 (14:06)
Station Tag: Chintadripet/MCPT added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147
Stations:  Chintadripet/MCPT  
Commuters rushing up and down the long staircases of the Chintadripet MRTS station stopped by for a few minutes to gaze at the walls. For, colourful photographs adorned the usually boring and stained walls of the station.
A team of nine aspiring and amateur photographers who were trained at a photography workshop showcased their works that reflected the city’s varied flavours at the railway station.
Organised by Ueberall, an online photography platform, Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation (CPB) and Goethe Institut, ‘Hometown’, the photography exhibition speaks volumes of the photographers’ connect with Chennai and
the vibrant nature of the city.
While the kitchens of Chennai fascinated Vivek Mariappan, who tried to capture the personality of people through them, bright sunlight excited Varsha Narayanan, who was away in London with gloomy weather for sometime.
Her photograph series showed hues of sunlight falling beautifully on various corners of her apartment.
Every photographer had attempted to present themes that affected or touched them be it their memories of the city, migrant workers, threat of encroachment or the relationship between horses and their caretakers at Guindy race course, and affection shared by elderly persons.
Mallika Rajkumar who had a brief stint as a wedding photographer was fascinated by Bharatanatyam dancers.
‘Classic, timeless’
“I wanted to bring out the classic and timeless nature of dance, and Triplicane through black and white portrait of dancers who learn art form at Saraswathi Gana Nilayam that was started in 1939,” she said.
These photographers were trained by Berlin-based photographers — Yana Wernicke and Jonas Feige — who aim to gather essence of the cities from around the world as seen through the eyes of local photographers.
Gayathri Nair, founding trustee of CPB, said, “We wanted to promote photography as an art form in the city that has imbibed music and dance in its culture. We encouraged photographers to look into their homes and neighbourhood for good pictures. The Southern Railway has always been supportive in hosting such events in public space.”
The exhibition will be on till March 17.
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