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RPM/Royapuram (2 PFs)
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N Terminus Road, Chetty Thottam, Royapuram, Chennai, 600013
State: Tamil Nadu

Zone: SR/Southern   Division: MGR Chennai

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Jul 12 (19:13) Paddy loading takes off at Ariyalur railway good shed (

News Entry# 458965  Blog Entry# 5012360   
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Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Katpadi Junction/KPD added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Vriddhachalam Junction/VRI added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Namakkal/NMKL added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Dharmapuri/DPJ added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Namakkal/NMKL added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Chettinad/CTND added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Royapuram/RPM added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Polur/PRL added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Cuddalore Port Junction/CUPJ added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Mayiladuturai Junction/MV added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Peralam Junction/PEM added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Kumbakonam/KMU added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
Station Tag: Thiruvarur Junction/TVR added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
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Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
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Jul 12 2021 (19:13)
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The railway goods shed at Ariyalur, where loading of cement in bulk quantities is done, saw paddy loading for the first time on Monday.
About 1,100 tonnes of paddy was loaded by Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation in 21 freight wagons for transportation to Hosur for hulling, said a senior railway official here.
The goods shed in Tiruchi division has been witnessing cement loading in large quantities over the years due to the presence of major cement units in the district. However, this is for the first time that paddy has been
loaded from the goods shed for transportation by rail, said the official.
Usually, paddy and rice are loaded from various goods sheds in the fertile delta region, which falls under the Tiruchi division, and transported by rail to different destinations within the State.
Paddy is loaded at Mannargudi, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Kumbakonam, Peralam, Mayiladuthurai and Cuddalore. It is sent for hulling at Polur, Royapuram in Chennai, Chettinad near Karaikudi, Namakkal, Hosur and Dharmapuri.
Rice is also transported from the delta region to places such as Namakkal, Vriddhachalam and Katpadi. Loading of paddy in Tiruchi division in the current fiscal up to June is 2.56 lakh tonnes, the official added.
Mar 15 2020 (18:33) डीआरएम का आदेश, ट्रेनों के एसी कोच से हटेंगे कंबल-पर्दे (
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News Entry# 402918  Blog Entry# 4593077   
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Mar 15 2020 (18:33)
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Mar 15 2020 (18:33)
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कोरोना से बचाव के लिए टाटानगर व राउरकेला से खुलने वाली सभी ट्रेनों के एसी कोच से कंबल-पर्दे को हटाने का आदेश चक्रधरपुर के डीआरएम वीके साहू ने दिया है। दूसरी ओर, रेलवे कॉलोनियों में बाहरी लोगों का प्रवेश रोकने का आदेश आरपीएफ सीनियर कमांडेंट को दिया। रेलवे वाटर फिल्टर हाउस और ओवरहेड वाटर टैंक पर सुरक्षा के तहत आरपीएफ जवानों को नियुक्त करने का आदेश दिया गया है। सीनियर डीईएन से कहा कि रेलवे कॉलोनियों में सिर्फ एक प्रवेश व निकास द्वार की व्यवस्था करें। डीआरएम ने कहा कि रेलवे वायरस का संक्रमण रोकने को तैयार है। उन्होंने रेल अधिकारियों और कर्मचारियों से कहा कि सोमवार से कार्यालय के काम को ई-ऑफिस के तहत घर से निपटाने का अभियान शुरू करें। यात्रियों के संपर्क में रहने वाले रेल कर्मचारियों को मास्कयुक्त किया जाए। मेंस कांग्रेस नेता शशि मिश्रा के अनुसार, डीआरएम ने महिला समितियों की मदद से मास्क और सेनिटाइजर...
बनाने पर जोर दिया है। यात्री सुरक्षा में ट्रेनों की कोच हेंडल, बेसिन और टॉयलेट में सेनिटाइजर लगाने के साथ सीट के नीचे लगातार छिड़काव का सुझाव दिया है।
Aug 30 2018 (19:01) In retrospect - Chennai - The Hindu (
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News Entry# 354186  Blog Entry# 3763623   
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Aug 30 2018 (19:01)
Station Tag: Royapuram/RPM added by a2z~/1674352
“I was posted in Srirangam when I joined the Railways in 1997 as a booking clerk. I sat next to the ticket tubes in which the card-tickets were stacked.
The tickets to fill the huge Srirangam stack came in boxes from the ticket-printing factory at Royapuram. Each box comprised 10,000 tickets, each bundle had 250 tickets numbered from 00001 to 00249-00250 to 00499 and so on. We untied the bundles, counted and checked each ticket for continuity of the series and entered them in a separate ticket-counting register.
A ticket-mismatch was entered in
a register and the control message in another. The ‘good’ tickets were placed in the tubes, with fewer high-value ones and sets of 250 for low-value (platform) tickets. Second-class passengers got drab-coloured tickets, the sleeper class got pink, and first-class tickets were white. There were separate local and foreign tickets (to other railways), the latter tied with a red band. We used cardex system for reservations — a register to write down passenger details and sleeper numbers for every train. We issued these card-tickets for any journey, any class.
The best part was listening to those dating machines into which tickets were pushed and punched. We had to manually change the date by rotating the date seal and the booking-counter would resonate with atak-tak...tak-tak… with each punch. We had ticket-entry registers to record the commencing/closing numbers so we could submit the tickets sold and amount collected. In those days, every booking office was adorned with green, drab, white and pink card-tickets. Now all we have is the mechanised roar of matrix printers. Only small halt stations where ticketing is privatised use card-tickets. What would I not give to listen to the soothingtak-tak..tak-takof the machine again!”
Nivedita Louis, historian
Aug 30 2018 (18:54) Ticket to the past: rediscovering Royapuram’s Railway Printing Press - The Hindu (
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News Entry# 354177  Blog Entry# 3763586   
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Aug 30 2018 (18:54)
Station Tag: Royapuram/RPM added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Royapuram/RPM  
The next time you lean against a wall in Royapuram, remember: it’s quite possible it is a historic one. This is the kind of place Royapuram is, as we found out during a recent heritage walk. In this northern sprawl bubbling with centuries-old remembrances, the Railway Printing Press holds its ground. Mention it on Ebrahim Sahib Street and you will get accurate directions, though it has no special markings. With its high wooden beams, dusty ventilators, vast working areas and water/oil channels underfoot, the Railway Press is the kind of place film makers would love to shoot their fight scenes in.
The vast interiors of the press, with its gigantic machines, is a marvel. Machines here produce the kind of cardboard tickets
passengers bought when the first train chugged out of our station. The earliest mention of railway press dates back to 1926, when staff from the press were deputed to work in the Madras Trade School when it started a separate printing section.
The press has been printing not just regular and card-tickets for use in small halt stations, but books and forms including reservation forms and time-tables. What has changed is the technology — the original Edmondson machines have given way to lithography. The monogram is first printed on large cardboards, followed by letters and numbers. The cardboard sheets of 500 GSM thickness are then cut by machines, and placed in compacting trays.
The wooden compacting trays are a hundred years old; tickets are tied with jute ropes. They are tied in bundles of 250 each and packed in boxes of 10,000 for despatch. The press uses a German board-cutting machine dated 1927, though old-timers say that the press has been functioning since 1891. When stations receive the tickets, they arrange them in ticket tubes as per numbers, and tickets are pulled out of the slot one-by-one from the bottom, date-stamped and issued.
Last year, this segment of the British era ran into trouble. “In October 2017, the Railway Board put forth a proposal to ease out the century-old Royapuram Press,” says chronicler Nivedita Louis. Employees resisted and it was rolled back in February 2018. The Railways said that printing tickets would continue in the presses at Byculla, Howrah, Shakurbasti, Secunderabad, apart from Royapuram.
“The Royapuram press is one of the five existing railway printing presses in the country now,” she adds. “The Southern Railway press in Trichy downed its shutters this July.” It continues to work using state-of-the-art machinery from Italy. “It will be sad day if the press yields its historic space to mobile and e-tickets.”
Aug 13 2018 (14:39) On a secular trail: Royapuram railway station and other landmarks (
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News Entry# 350772  Blog Entry# 3708299   
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Aug 13 2018 (14:39)
Station Tag: Royapuram/RPM added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Royapuram/RPM  
CHENNAI: The drizzle was incessant. But that didn’t stop an enthusiastic crowd of 30 to be part of the ‘Refreshing Royapuram Ride’, headed by city-based historian Nivedita Louis. Maa Ula, a biking service run by the differently-abled, helped participants commute.
We began the walk at the oldest existing substation of the continent — the Royapuram railway station — which is also the second largest in the country, sprawling across 2,46,000 sq mt. On July 8, 1845, The Madras Railway Company formed in London had an objective to connect Madras with military town Arcot- Wallajah, which was adjacent to cavalry town Ranipet.
construction work commenced on June 9, 1853 and was completed after three years, on July 16. Two trains with Simpson & Co coaches arrived from London by ship. This led to the formation of the first station in south India with arches in its building inspired from the renaissance era. It was renovated and opened on October 2, 2005 by R Velu. Our next halt was at St Peters Church, which is built on the ground donated by Saint Rayappa.
The construction started in 1825 and was completed in 1829. Yes, the suburb is named after Saint Rayappa. In the early days, a group of Hindu Gurukula vamsa varnakula mudaliyars from Durgarayapatnam and Armagaon shifted to Madras. The men who specialised in (masula) boat-making were offered land to settle in Chepauk in 1731. They were converted to Christianity. In 1799, they were forced to settle 300 yards from St Peters Church, which was then headed by the first priest Jean Baptiste. The headmen were separate.
They had the power to appoint priests on suggestions from diocese. Due to conflicts, the church remained locked from 1925 to 1934. Eventually, the successful practice of headmen was abolished by the court and official trustees were chosen through elections. Meanwhile, the community split into two congregations — Goanese and Irish. St Antony’s church was built between 1885-1890 for the Goanese community. It has been under the control of Missionaries of Charity from 1965. Mother Teresa had stayed there during her visit to India.
We then headed to one of the oldest locations, the Parsi fire temple, and Anjuman Bhag. The first Parsi, Hirijibhai Maneckji Kharas, came to then Madras in 1809 from Coorg. In the 1900s, the Parsi community flourished in the automobile and perfume business. Their arrival was followed by the first Iranians from Iran. They popularised Irani cafes and set up theatres. A few other landmarks are Kunangudi Masthan Dargah, CSI Rainy hospital, Srinivasa Ramanujam museum, Angala Parameswari temple,  and Kunniraman store.
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