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Jun 28 2019 (09:23) Southern Railway paves way for water conservation (www.thehindu.com)
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Jun 28 2019 (09:23)
Station Tag: Basin Bridge Junction/BBQ added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 28 2019 (09:23)
Station Tag: MGR Chennai Central/MAS added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 28 2019 (09:23)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
At a time when the city is reeling from a severe water crisis, Southern Railway — which needs water for various train maintenance purposes and for providing drinking water to commuters — has been able to conserve water by using recycled water and by tapping the resource from a waterbody in Kancheepuram district.
Southern Railway operates several long-distance trains from the Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. MGR Central and Egmore railway stations and these trains, having over 20 coaches, have to be cleaned regularly.
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as for flushing in toilets.
While the railway department uses grey water for coach cleaning, it transports water from a lake near Chengalpattu to meet the drinking water needs of commuters.
A senior official of the Southern Railway said to conserve water, two recycling plants were operating at Basin Bridge and Egmore, where maintenance yards are located.
The official said the Basin Bridge recycling plant had the capacity to convert 4.50 lakh litres a day and the Egmore yard could recyle 1 lakh litres a day.
Recycled water is used only for washing trains and cleaning tracks.
It transports water to the two railway stations through wagons fitted with synthetic tanks. The 10-coach water train, fitted with 5,000 and 6,000-litre synthetic tanks, are operated every two or three days.
Jun 10 2019 (12:15) Water crisis: Southern Railway brings water in trains (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 383828  Blog Entry# 4339179   
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Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: Villupuram Junction/VM added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: Erode Junction/ED added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: Jolarpettai Junction/JTJ added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: Tiruvottiyur/TVT added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: MGR Chennai Central/MAS added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: Basin Bridge Junction/BBQ added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 10 2019 (12:15)
Station Tag: Chengalpattu Junction/CGL added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
CHENNAI: With the city and surrounding districts facing an acute water crisis, the Southern Railway has started transporting water by trains to meet its operational needs, including for the consumption of passengers. 
On Sunday, 4.5 lakh litres was brought from Chengalpattu by a special train, to meet the needs of coach maintenance depot at Basin Bridge and Central Station. “The water was sourced from borewells in Chengalpattu, filled in 20 plastic tanks and brought to the city by a special train comprising 10 wagons,” said a senior railway official. 
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each, with carrying capacity of 2.5 lakh and 4.5 lakh litres, have been engaged in transporting water for the past few weeks,” the official said. According to officials, the yard in Basin Bridge has an average daily requirement of 12 lakh litres of water -- mostly for the primary maintenance of 300-320 trains everyday. The requirement at MGR Central Station, which handles about 65,000 passengers everyday, is a staggering 10 lakh litres.
Due to the depletion of the groundwater levels in Basin Bridge, Mannady, Periamet and neighbouring areas, Southern Railway is now fully dependent on water supplied by Metro Water and private tankers. The supply from Metro Water is received at storage tanks in Tiruvottriyur. About 3.5 lakh of water generated by the recycling plant at Basin Bridge is used for cleaning coaches. However, supply of water to trains is the problem.
“About 3.5 lakh litres of water generated by the recycling plant at Basin Bridge is used for cleaning coaches. However, supply of water to trains is the problem, thanks to the shortage,” say officials. Every coach has four tanks mounted on roof with capacity of 450-600-litres. A coach requires about 1,500 to 2,000 litres of water per trip. A train has to be supplied about 40,000 litres of water to fill tanks. “We mostly try to fill tanks, depending on the availability of water. If the tanks are not filled, we alert the next filling station - Jolarpettai, Erode or Villupuram. All efforts are made to provide adequate water supply despite the scarcity,” added the official. About 55 trains originate at the MGR Chennai Central Railway Station and 33 trains leave the Chennai Egmore Station on a daily basis.
Factfile4.5 lakh litres of water transported by special train from Chengalpattu to Chennai
The water is to cater to the needs of the Basin Bridge coaching yard, MGR Central station and trains
The per day demand of Basin Bridge yard is 12 lakh litres and MGR Central is 10 lakh litres
Two trains with a capacity of 2.5 lakh and 4.5 lakh litres involved in transporting water
The water demand is met by Chennai Metro Water and private tankers
About 3.5 lakh litres of water generated by recycling plant is reused for cleaning coaches
A train requires roughly about 40,000 litres of water 
Rain only in isolated areas, says IMD; TN air may get drier this weekChennai: Owing to the formation of a low pressure area in Arabian Sea, air in Tamil Nadu is likely to get drier this week, according to Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai.
“We estimate that the low pressure may intensify and become a depression or even a cyclonic storm. If that happens, there will be good rain in Kerala,” said an official from the centre adding that this will increase the strength of westerlies that bring dry air into Tamil Nadu.
According to the weather bulletin on Sunday, Theni, Coimbatore and The Nilgiris districts may receive heavy rain and Dindigul, Madurai, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruchy, Pudukottai and Sivaganga districts may have thunderstorms with heavy wind on Sunday. On Monday, the maximum temperature is likely to be above normal by 2- 3 degree Celsius.
Jul 17 2018 (14:14) Cable wire failure delays five Express trains by 45 mins (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 346255  Blog Entry# 3636713   
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Jul 17 2018 (14:14)
Station Tag: Basin Bridge Junction/BBQ added by a2z~/1674352

Jul 17 2018 (14:14)
Station Tag: Vyasarpadi/VPY added by a2z~/1674352
CHENNAI: Thousands of passengers were stranded between Vyasarpadi and Basin Bridge for 45 minutes after five Express trains were detained. The incident occurred at 2.35 pm when an Express train shunted into Chennai Central station, and the overhead line on the track between Basin Bridge and Chennai Central was disconnected. 
Sources say the overhead line was entangled with the pantograph (a device mounted on the roof of a train to receive power from the overhead line) of a loco, leading to the disconnection. An operational staff who spotted the incident alerted the railway officials. Passengers travelling by the Mangaluru-Chennai West Coast Express,  Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central AC Express, Puri Chennai Central Weekly SF Express,  Bengaluru-Chennai Lalbagh Express and Sulupetta Chennai Moore Market Complex MEMU had
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to bear the brunt of the delay.
The trains were stopped one after another from Basin Bridge to Vysarapadi railway stations. Many passengers could not use the toilets because the trains water tanks went empty, and many suffered without food. Chennai division railway officials carried out the repair works and restored the line by 3.30 pm. Railway officials claimed that there was no delay in departure of EMU and Express trains from Chennai.
Apr 02 2018 (16:28) 10 railway stations in Tamil Nadu to get Integrated Security System (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 333268   
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Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Madurai Junction/MDU added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Coimbatore Main Junction/CBE added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Tiruchchirappalli Junction/TPJ added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Tiruvallur/TRL added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Basin Bridge Junction/BBQ added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Tambaram/TBM added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Mambalam/MBM added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Chennai Beach/MSB added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 02 2018 (16:28)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147
The Indian Railways has chosen 202 railway stations, including 10 from Tamil Nadu, for implementation of the Integrated Security System (ISS). This was disclosed by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, while replying to Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti in an unstarred question on March 23 in Rajya Sabha.
In the reply, he confirmed that ten stations — Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Chennai Beach, Mambalam, Tambaram, Basin Bridge, Tiruvallur, Tiruchy, Coimbatore and Madurai will get the ISS facility. Therefore, these stations will get the facilities such as CCTV cameras, baggage scanners, bomb detection and other security equipment.
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most of the stations from the State have CCTV cameras, experts suggested that the implementation of ISS would increase surveillance to more locations. For instance, the Tiruchy Railway Station is already having security surveillance on platforms and after implementation of ISS, the crucial points like parking areas will come under camera surveillance. These stations were selected on the basis of a high-level committee.
However, compared to other southern states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana, the State has the highest number of stations for ISS implementation. The list includes two railway stations (Vishakhapatnam and Tirupati) in Andhra, three (Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode) in Kerala, four (Mangalore, Bangalore, Yeswantpur and Mysore) in Karnataka, and two (Secunderabad and Hyderabad) in Telangana.
Feb 10 2018 (12:11) CHENNAI DIVISION ON THE PATH OF PROGRESS (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Feb 10 2018 (12:11)
Station Tag: Mukundarayapuram/MCN added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Palur/PALR added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Walajah Road Junction/WJR added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Kanchipuram/CJ added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Chennai Moore Market Complex/MMCC added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Chennai Beach/MSB added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

Feb 10 2018 (12:11)
Station Tag: Basin Bridge Junction/BBQ added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

Feb 10 2018 (12:11)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Chengalpattu Junction/CGL added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

Feb 10 2018 (12:11)
Station Tag: Arakkonam Junction/AJJ added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

Feb 10 2018 (12:11)
Station Tag: Walajabad/WJ added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

Feb 10 2018 (12:11)
Station Tag: Tindivanam/TMV added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Tozhuppedu/TZD added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Acharapakkam/ACK added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Melmaruvathur/MLMR added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Tiruvallur/TRL added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Tiruvalangadu/TO added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Mambalam/MBM added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

Feb 10 2018 (12:11)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Tiruvottiyur/TVT added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Ennore/ENR added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147

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Station Tag: Tambaram/TBM added by Need trains to Mumbai Chennai Delhi via Ballari~/36147
Chennai Division of Southern Railway is an important division that serves a huge population. Various recent developmental works in Chennai Division has strengthened its infrastructure to serve the people better. Some of the recent achievements are :-
Passenger earnings of Chennai Division from April 2017 to January 2018 stood at Rs.1640.59 crores, as against 1542.18 crores during the same period last year registering an improvement of 6.38% over last year. Chennai Division operated 2018 special trainsduring the year 2017-18 (April 17 to January 18) In order to serve suburban commuters better, 51 cross sectoral services were introduced between MRTS and North East/South West Lines, thus creating new traffic pattern.
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efforts in digitisation has made “Operation 5 Minutes” popular with passengers, which has resulted in 40% growth in passenger tickets booked through ATVM and 5 times growth in passenger tickets through UTS Mobile Apps. Around 184 numbers of POS machines have been installed various stations booking office/reservation offices in Chennai Division to support cash less transactions. In order to cater to additional rush of passengers, Additional UTS counters have been opened at Palavanthangal, Perambur, Tambaram and Basin Bridge Junction.
As part of increasing Traffic Facilities, a new Coaching Depot at Tambaram has become functional and it has strengthened the Terminal Coaching facilities of Chennai Division. After the 4th line between Ennore and Tiruvottiyur of 7 kms has been commissioned during March 2017, traffic flow is faster o­n dedicated lines. The construction of two more platforms, No. 15 & 16 with platform shelters at Chennai Central and a new Double Discharge Platform at Mambalam Station has eased passenger flow at these stations.
In Chennai Division, speed of various sections has been increased after strengthening the tracks to improve punctuality and speed. Speed has been increased from 90 kmph to 100 kmph o­n the 17 km long Tiruvalangadu – Tiruvallur section (4th line), from 80 kmph to 105 kmph between Melmaruvathur – Acharapakkam (2 Km) and from 85 kmph to 100 kmph between Thozhupedu – Tindivanam, and from 80 kmph to 100 kmph between Melmaruvathur and Thozhupedu.
On the freight front, Walajabad has been declared as Container Rail Terminal and long awaited Auto-hub facilities have been developed at Walajabad to cater to Auto traffic from Sriperumbudur area to various destinations in the country.
Chennai Division leads Southern Railway in GREEN ENERGY with 8564 nos. of LED lights/fittings of various wattages provided from April to November 2017 at various Railway buildings in Chennai Division. Out of 160 stations, 100% LED converted in 91 Stations leading to a reduction in connected load by 740904 kW per year which has resulted in saving of Rs.59.72 lakhs per year. Also, 216 nos. of energy efficient LED signage boards have been provided at ‘A’ and ‘B’ category station viz., Arakkonam, Mambalam, Melmaruvathur, Chengalpattu & Tambaram stations for easy identification of facilities by passengers.
On the safety front, with the manning of an unmanned LC in Chengalpattu – Arakkonam section from November 2017 o­nwards, Chennai Division is free from Unmanned LCs
On the Passenger Security Front, 306 new digital cameras were installed in 7 stations viz. Chennai Central (98 nos.), Chennai Egmore (80 nos.), Tambaram (48 nos.), Basin Bridge (28 nos.), Tiruvallur (16 nos.), Chennai Beach (16 nos.), Mambalam (8 Nos.) and Moore Market Complex (12 nos.), thus covering the entire platform and concourse area of these stations for the first time. In addition, 42 new digital CC TV cameras were introduced at Katpadi, thus ensuring full coverage of Katpadi station for the first time.
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Some of the Station specific developments are:
Katpadi: With a footfall of around 18,000 passengers a day, Katpadi Railway Station caters to 11 originating trains and 67 passing through trains. Recently, the renovation of the main concourse hall at Rs.15 lakhs, Provision of Lift and Escalator at Rs.98 lakhs, Provision of 100 % LED Lights and energy efficient BLDC fans at a cost of Rs.6.30 lakhs, and Relocation and Renovation of Booking Office with Electronic Token System have made Katpadi an attractive Railway Stations serving passengers.
On the Staff Welfare front, Beautification of Railway Staff Colony and Development of Garden with recreational facilities have been done at a cost of Rs.36.10 lakhs. For betterment of Railway working facilities, a new rest room for track mainteners at a cost of Rs.27 lakhs, and a new modern Crew Lobby at a cost of Rs.20.90 lakhs along with 10 KWp Solar panel at running room at a cost of 7 lakhs and solar water heater at Running Room and Retiring Room at a cost of 2.20 lakhs has been provided.
Works in Progress include 2nd Lift and 2nd Escalator at a cost of Rs.98 lakhs, New Subway connecting VIT Hostel to the college at 9.50 crores, Extension of AC waiting hall at Rs.22 lakhs, additional retiring rooms at 28.60 lakhs, and Multi Level 2 wheeler parking at 2.5 crores are in progress.
Kancheepuram: With a footfall of around 5000 passengers a day, Kancheepuram Railway Station serves an important pilgrim centre. Recently, the development of Circulating area with garden, decorative lighting and entrance gateway at a cost of Rs.15.10 lakhs, Provision of Solar Panel at a cost of Rs.7 lakhs, and renovation of retiring room, lounge, and booking counters at a cost of 14 lakhs along with Provision of Lift at a cost of Rs.20 lakhs and 100% LED lighting at a cost of Rs.1.90 lakhs has made the station more attractive to the passengers.
Walaja Road: With a footfall of around 4000 passengers a day, Walajah Road Railway Station has been recently made better with the beautification of the Platform at a cost of Rs.18.50 lakhs, Renovation of Waiting Hall and Booking office at a cost of Rs.2.8 lakhs, Provision of Pay and Use Toilets at a cost of Rs.2.5 lakhs and a Heritage Display Room at a cost of Rs.3.20 lakhs.
Apart from these stations, improvements have been made at other stations like Mukundaraypuram, Palur and Arakkonam.
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