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MTE/Mettur (1 PFs)
மேட்டூர்     मेटुर

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Mettur, Ariyappauram, PIN CODE 627415
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 156 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Madurai

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Oct 01 2018 (15:03) Power production suspended at Mettur - TAMIL NADU - The Hindu (
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Oct 01 2018 (15:03)
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Power generation was suspended at the 210 MW unit (Unit IV) of the Mettur Thermal Power Station’s (MTPS) old plant on Sunday morning following coal shortage.
This is the second time in the last fortnight that power generation has been affected at the MTPS for want of coal.
Official sources said that MTPS had four units (4 x 210 MW) and the old plant and the second plant had a production capacity of 600 MW.
units of the first plant with a production capacity of 420 MW (2 x 210 MW) were shut down on September 16 and the new plant with a production capacity of 600 MW was closed down three days later. The shutdown affected total production of 1,020 MW. However, more stock of coal was received from Odisha following the Chief Minister’s SOS to the Prime Minister and the meeting of Electricity Minister P. Thangamani had with the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The Railways made arrangements for sending coal to Tamil Nadu in 16 rakes. Following the increased arrival of coal stock, the MTPS attained its full generation capacity on September 24.
However, coal shortage has reared its head once again leading to the suspension of production in unit IV on Sunday. The sources said that there was also reduced power generation at the second plant and at the other three units of the first plant during day time. While only 380 MW could be generated at the second plant, only 540 MW was possible at the other three units of the old plant.
Incidentally, on Saturday, Mr. Thangamani had said that the thermal power stations of Tangedco in the State had adequate coal stock.
He said that the State had appealed to the Railway Ministry to send coal in 20 rakes instead of the present 16 rakes to improve the stock position at the thermal plants.
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Senior Tangedco officials said two units had been shut at the North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTS). NCTS has a total capacity of 1,830 MW (2*600 MWt and 3*210 MW), of which one 600 MW unit and one 210 MW unit have been shut.
An official claimed that the units had been shut due to reduction in power consumption. He said while on Saturday the demand was 13,500 MW, on Sunday, it was in the region of 12,500 to 12,800 MW.
Since it was a weekend and since the southern parts of the State witnessed good rainfall, the demand was low, he added.
Meanwhile, the third unit of the TTPS was stopped on Friday, owing to reduced demand. About 10 days ago, the first unit was stopped. Power production was reduced by 420 MW.
For speedy access of ticketing facilities and optimum utilisation of railway resources, Southern Railway has launched Integrated Unreserved Ticketing System, merging ticket counters.
Published: 12th May 2018 04:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2018 04:37 AM   |  A+A A-
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For speedy access of ticketing facilities and optimum utilisation of railway resources, Southern Railway (SR) has launched Integrated Unreserved Ticketing System (IUTS), merging both unreserved ticket counters and reserved ticket counters, at 138 stations in six divisions in Tamil Nadu and Kerala recently.
This means passengers will be able to purchase reserved tickets at unreserved ticket counters between 8 am and 8 pm at select stations in Madurai, Tiruchy and Salem divisions, while reserved ticket counters will also sell unreserved tickets during peak hours in Chennai division, said railway sources.
According to official records, the zone has 566 unreserved ticket counters across Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchy, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad divisions, while it has only 121 reserved ticket counters. Though SR operates 74 additional counters for booking reserved tickets — 45 at non rail head (NRH) locations, 20 at post offices and nine Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) counters operated by private agencies, it could not cater to demand.
Though more than 55 per cent of reserved tickets are booked through IRCTC, a section of passengers still wanted to purchase through counters. “Trains bound for southern Tamil Nadu has huge ticket demand and railways is unable to provide dedicated PRS counters for many stations in Madurai and Tiruchy divisions. So we have merged both UTS and PRS counters together at many stations in Tiruchy and Madurai division in the last two months,” said a senior railway official.
Of the 116 UTS counters, an UTS counter at each of 40 stations, including Pamban, Madurai East, Mettur and Kizhapuliyur railway stations, has been earmarked as IUTS counter for performing the dual role in Madurai division. As many as 28 counters out of 110 counters were converted as unified counters across Tiruchy division, while 18 counters were upgraded in Salem division. All the counters were upgraded in C, D and E category stations.
“Chennai division has limited demand for reservation counters. Six counters at Villivakkam, Puttur, Nayudupetta, Ekambarakuppam, Gudiyatham and Vaniyambadi have been selling both unreserved tickets and reserved tickets,” the official said.
The integrated ticketing system will enable railways to serve passengers without increasing manpower and creating additional infrastructure.  However, the railways said that functioning of the counters will depend on passenger patronage at the particular station.
“When smaller stations had passage of express and passenger trains, the ticketing staff has been directed to sell only unreserved tickets. During Tatkal hours, the counter staff will cater to passengers who want to purchase reserved tickets,” an officer explained.
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