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Entry# 498019-0

CMP/Chrompet (4 PFs)
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Chromepet Station Rd, Radha Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai, Pin- 600044
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 28 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: MGR Chennai

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Aug 25 2018 (07:53) Row over replacing grill fencing in Chrompet rail overbridges (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 352958  Blog Entry# 3746264   
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Aug 25 2018 (07:53)
Station Tag: Chrompet/CMP added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Chrompet/CMP  
Residents of Chrompet and Pallavaram were taken aback when they saw a JCB mowing down a grill fencing below four prime rail overbridges in their locality
CHENNAI: Residents of Chrompet and Pallavaram were taken aback when they saw a JCB mowing down a grill fencing below four prime rail overbridges in their locality. They said though these fences had negligible wear and tear and were in a good condition without rusting or any major damage, they were being unnecessarily replaced with a set of new fences. But officials refuted such claims and said they were replacing them as these were damaged.
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taking up new projects which disturb existing structures which are in a good shape, they try to siphon off money. There are many pavements which are broken and cannot be used at all. There are several encroachments under bridges. But all these issues are ignored,” said David Manohar, resident of Pallavaram and activist from Arappor Iyakkam.
Construction work began three months ago under five such bridges located in Chrompet, Pallavaram and Madhavaram. As these bridges are located on the state Highways, the space underneath is maintained by the department. To replace the grill fencing which runs along each side under these five bridges, `2 crore was allocated, said officials.
Dismissing claims of local residents, officials from the State Highways department told Express that speeding vehicles had caused damage to the brick structure which supported these grills. “These structures are in place as a safety measure. This is why we wanted to replace the old grills with new ones with a strong cement foundation,” said an official.
Jan 14 2015 (20:34) Chennai Suburban Tickets on Mobile (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
New Facilities/Technology
SR/Southern
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News Entry# 209065   
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Jan 14 2015 (8:34PM)
Station Tag: Saidapet/SP added by ppraburajkumar/659109

Jan 14 2015 (8:34PM)
Station Tag: Nungambakkam/NBK added by ppraburajkumar/659109

Jan 14 2015 (8:34PM)
Station Tag: Chrompet/CMP added by ppraburajkumar/659109

Jan 14 2015 (8:34PM)
Station Tag: Tambaram/TBM added by ppraburajkumar/659109

Jan 14 2015 (8:34PM)
Station Tag: Chennai Beach/MSB added by ppraburajkumar/659109

Jan 14 2015 (8:34PM)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by ppraburajkumar/659109
The facility for booking unreserved suburban tickets o­n mobile phones has been introduced o­n Southern Railway. This application is a pilot project and at stage o­ne, tickets will be issued for journeys commencing o­n any of the following five stations.

Chennai Beach, Chennai Egmore, Saidapet, Chrompet and Tambaram.
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This application can be downloaded o­n an Android/Windows based Smart phone. Using their mobile number as their identity, the customer can register as a user of this application and thereby can book an unreserved suburban ticket o­n his phone. Following registration, the passenger is given a zero value or account known as Railway-Wallet (R-Wallet). This R-Wallet can be charged by the user across the counter in any of the above five locations or through the Website www.utsonmobile.indianrail.gov.inon line. However, at present charging and recharging the R-Wallet will o­nly be across counters. The o­nline facility will be activated soon. The R-Wallet can be used o­nly for booking of rail tickets. After booking a ticket, the passenger must go to an ATVM (Automatic Ticket Vending Machine) at the journey originating station and take a print out of the ticket. Passengers cannot travel without this printed ticket.

Detailed instructions o­n this application and guidelines to users are available at the website indianrail.gov.in.A 24 hour helpline for passengers has been activated and the number of this helpline is 9840931998.Passengers are encouraged to avail this facility.
Mar 02 2014 (11:58) Commuters seek refreshment stalls at Chromepet railway station - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 170127   
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Mar 02 2014 (11:58AM)
Station Tag: Chrompet/CMP added by rdb**/69261
Stations:  Chrompet/CMP  
The Chrompet Railway Station, one of the most crowded on the Chennai Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu stretch, does not have a drinking water facility. Nor does it have refreshment stalls.
“After Guindy, T. Nagar and Saint Thomas Mount stations, Chromepet station boasts a great location, one that enjoys good connectivity with the Metropolitan Transport Corporation. But Chromepet station lacks canteens or coffee kiosks. A couple of decades ago, there was a refreshment stall on the station premises. It closed down,” A. Siva, a commuter, said.
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Aavin Milk parlour can be opened. Unfortunately, the Southern Railway is yet to take any action. The two drinking water facilities on the platform are without water. The water cooler has become rusted. A new water cooler should be installed. Commuters are forced to buy mineral water bottles from nearby stalls,” S. Shalini Augustin, a commuter said.
Moreover, the authorities concerned should consider opening an extra-ticket counter on the eastern side of the station. Commuters coming from Radha Nagar and Lakshmipuram (on the eastern side) have to climb a steep staircase to buy tickets.
An escalator should be constructed and installed on the western side of the station. To avoid the stairs at the Eastern side, people risk their lives by walking on the tracks , commuters said.
Moreover, a space should be allocated for a new parking stand, they added.
The old railway quarters, on the eastern side, can be demolished and used as a parking space as the present stand at the entrance on Grand Southern Trunk Road was crammed, they suggested.
Members of Chromepet Rail Users’ Forum said the matter had been represented to T. R. Baalu, chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee, Southern Railway. They added that he had promised to look into the matter and do the needful.
Oct 20 2013 (21:55) Activists Oppose India's Participation in CHOGM, Arrested (news.outlookindia.com)
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News Entry# 153262   
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Oct 21 2013 (1:10AM)
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Oct 21 2013 (1:09AM)
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Oct 21 2013 (1:09AM)
Station Tag: Chrompet/CMP added by moderator**/12
About150 activists of Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam were today arrested after they staged a rail roko demanding the Centre to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka next month.
Over 50 activists were arrested at Tambaram railway station, while 40 were arrested at Chromepet railway station, police sources said.Another 50 activists were arrested in Pallavaram railway station, they said.Sub urban rail traffic was affected in the Chennai Beach- Tambaram for a few minutes following the protest, they said.Political parties in Tamil Nadu and many pro Eelam activists in the state have been demanding the Centre to boycott the CHOGM in Colombo, contending that the island republic was guilty of genocide against Tamils living there.
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