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Feb 06 (09:37) Doubling of tracks between Chennai Beach and Egmore stations to begin (
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Feb 06 2021 (09:37)
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Feb 06 2021 (09:37)
Station Tag: Chennai Beach/MSB added by Anupam Enosh Sarkar/401739
The pending expansion of the Egmore-Chennai Beach stretch likely to be extended soon.  | Photo Credit: K_V_SRINIVASAN
The Southern Railway has been granted funds for initiating the doubling of the railway track between Chennai Beach and Egmore.
In her Budget speech on February 1, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced allocation of ₹5 crore for the project.
Southern Railway General Manager John
Thomas, during a virtual press meet on Friday, said the Railway Board had given the go-ahead for the doubling work.
The project, expected to be completed by 2022, would help in segregating suburban and long-distance train operations.
Mr. Thomas, who drew attention to the Centre’s push for railway infrastructure work, said between Chennai and Kanyakumari via Shornur, there would be two tracks for smooth operations of trains once all the doubling work is completed.
The Southern Railway would be executing some important doubling of track projects in the State, including the Madurai-Maniyachi-Thoothukudi, Maniyachi-Nagercoil and Omalur-Mettur dam patch doubling work.
While there was no mention of the allocation for the extension of the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) from Velachery to St. Thomas Mount in the Budget, Mr. Thomas said the elevated track work had been completed till Adambakkam with the available funds.
The Southern Railway would soon be implementing train collision and avoidance system (TCAS) at a cost of ₹544 crore. Under this, even if a train jumped signal, accident would be averted. A train management system (TMS) for optimum utilisation of services in Chennai division would be commissioned at a cost of around ₹36 crore, Mr. Thomas added.
Dec 31 2020 (10:28) Chennai: Last-mile demolition to acquire land for MRTS extension begins (

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CHENNAI: The Velachery-St Thomas Mount
line has come a little closer to realisation. The state government on Wednesday began.
The line has been constructed from Velachery to Adambakkam but is held up because of a snag in land acquisition for the last mile link of 500metres from Adambakkam to
after residents opposed proper disbursement of compensation by the state government.
After the Madras high court cleared the acquisition, the government moved the
over the rate of land value. The court ordered that compensation should be issued and land acquired by January 8 and file a report.
“We have started to pull down the last few buildings from where residents have moved out. The work began today and will be completed in a few days. The buildings will be pulled down and the land will be readied for hand over to the railways," said a government official. The last of the residents in one of the flats moved out a couple of days ago. He also said 15 land parcels need to be acquired. “We have started work to take over six today. The rest will be completed in the coming weeks as per the deadline fixed by the apex court,” he added.
Railways officials have been pushing for land as construction of the line was getting delayed because of the hassle in land acquisition in the last ten years. The work was supposed to get completed much before the
line was to be completed. Metro rail has commissioned its line and has left space for the MRTS line to enter its station at St Thomas Mount.
"But we are not able to construct because of the fight between residents and the government over compensation for the land. We will float a tender for construction as soon as the land is handed over," said an official.
Oct 26 2020 (18:50) Poonamallee High Road stretch outside MGR Central Railway Station in Chennai caves in (

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CHENNAI: The busy stretch of Poonamallee High Road outside the Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Central Railway Station caved in on the early hours of Monday causing severe traffic jams and vehicle diversions. The stretch which caved in was already covered by steel set as Chennai Metro Rail was  constructing a subway underneath which connects the Central Station and Central Metro. 
CMRL officials said that incident happened at mid-night 1 am on Monday when a heavy-loaded goods container truck moved from Chennai port trust towards Central station. "The truck was supposed to weight only 49 ton but it was loaded with 90 ton weight. As a result, the front part of the truck crossed the stretch while the loaded back-part caused the cave in," an
official said. 
The official added that luckily none of the workers were present at that time in the subway and immediately after the incident came to light, the truck was removed. 
Officials said that the police have booked the truck driver for carrying weight in the truck above permitted levels. CMRL officials said that work to restore the cave in was happening in a fast-paced manner and traffic would be restored by 2 pm.
Meanwhile, the traffic police have booked the truck driver under IPC sections pertaining to negligent driving and overloading under Motor Vehicle Act. The driver was booked and released on station bail. The truck was carrying over 90 tonnes of iron sheets to a private factory.
Additional Commissioner (Traffic) Dr N Kannan said that the truck was coming from Port Trust towards Poonamallee. Usually the trucks carrying heavy load are to require special permission to ply on city. This truck did not get any permission.  "The confusion happened because the trucks usually unload at Port and return empty when they cross Central Railway station. But this truck had loaded up when entering the city," he said.
Had they got prior permission the traffic police would have suggested a different route. Since the truck was covered the police on duty thought it was an empty one, said the senior police officer. After the truck caved inside the road the fire and rescue personnel were informed and the truck was pulled out.
"The reconstruction work should be over by evening. We have diverted the traffic for today. We have also requested the contractors to install stronger rods to bear heavy load," said Kannan adding that the traffic will resume around Central Railway station by evening.
Oct 11 2020 (08:09) Metro trains set to get new route maps with 9 north Chennai stations (
CMRL/Chennai Metro

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CHENNAI: Metro trains will soon have new route maps, which will include the new nine stations in the upcoming 9km north Chennai line from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar, which is likely to be opened for service by January 2021.
At present, 42 metro trains have only route maps to direct passengers across the 32 stations in the 45km phase-1. CMRL recently floated tenders to procure static route maps, which will have both existing and the upcoming stations, that could be pasted in the interior of its fleet of 52 trains including 10 new trains. There also plans to install dynamic route maps which will have the new lines included, where lights will flicker next to each station the train stops.
Feb 11 2020 (10:50) Highlights of proposed Budget FY 20-21 (
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Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Chennai Beach/MSB added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Omalur Junction/OML added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Pakala Junction/PAK added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Dharmavaram Junction/DMM added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Erode Junction/ED added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Dindigul Junction/DG added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Karur Junction/KRR added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Salem Junction/SA added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Villupuram Junction/VM added by Forever Railfan^~/248735

Feb 11 2020 (10:50)
Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by Forever Railfan^~/248735
Important Achievements regarding New Line, Gauge Conversion &
Doubling Projects during FY 19-20 (upto Jan’20)
Highlights of proposed Budget FY 20-21
Budget outlay FY 20-21 for infrastructure & safety works falling fully/partly in the state:
§85% more outlay in FY 20-21 w.r.t average annual outlay during 2009-14 (Rs. 688 Cr/ Rs. 372 Cr.)
vTamil Nadu:
Projects (falling partly/fully in the state) included in Budget Booklet 2020-21 (against Umbrella work of 2019-20):
06 Projects of total 826 Km length, costing Rs. 8501 Cr. have been included, as per below details:
§Doubling of Katpadi- Villupuram of Length 160.1 Km, Costing ₹1601 Cr
§Doubling of Salem- Karur- Dindigul of Length 160 Km, Costing ₹1600 Cr
§Doubling of Erode- Karur of Length 65 Km, Costing ₹650 Cr.
§Doubling of Dharmavaram- Pakala- Katpadi of Length 290 Km, Costing ₹2900 Cr.
§Doubling of Hosur- Omalur of Length 147 Km, Costing ₹1470 Cr
§Doubling of Chennai Beach- Chennai Egmore of Length 4.3 Km, Costing ₹279.8 Cr.
Proposed Budget outlay FY 20-21 for infrastructure & safety works falling fully/partly in the state:
§220% more outlay in FY 20-21 w.r.t average annual outlay during 2009-14 (Rs. 2812 Cr/ Rs. 879 Cr.)

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Feb 18 2020 (01:23)
sudhakar37   19 blog posts
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Erode - Karur 65 Km costing 650 crores (at 10 crores per Km)
Chennai beach to Chennai Egore just 4.3 Km for Rs.279.8 crores (Rs.65.07 crores for just 1 Km)?

Feb 18 2020 (02:08)
Doctor Trainspotter
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If you have seen Chennai Beach-Chennai Egmore route, you would understand that a lot of formalities would be needed to construct another line in this section, as there is no other space! Compared to ED-KRR route which would consist of fields mostly.

Apr 14 2020 (10:17)
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So it's gonna be quite tough right?
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