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Entry# 504174-0

UPM/Urappakkam (2 PFs)
ஊரப்பாக்கம்     ऊरप्पाक्कम

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Thiruchi-Chennai Hwy, Urapakkam, Chengalpattu Dist., 603211
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 29 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: MGR Chennai

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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 3
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Rating: 2.3/5 (16 votes)
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Sep 28 2018 (18:02) Parking lot sought on eastern side of Urapakkam railway station - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 361354  Blog Entry# 3849153   
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Sep 28 2018 (18:02)
Station Tag: Urappakkam/UPM added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Urappakkam/UPM  
Residents of Urapakkam have appealed to Southern Railway to create a parking lot on Railway Station Road, found on the eastern side of Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road. At present, a parking lot functions at Railway Station Border Road, on the western side of GST Road. In the absence of a parking lot on the eastern side, residents of Urapakkam East including Ayyanchery and MIT Colony are forced to take a detour of 1km to park their vehicles on the western side.
As Railway Station Road does not have a parking lot, commuters park their vehicles haphazardly near the staircases of a foot overbridge at the station. Often, vehicles are parked so close to the staircases that the space meant for commuters
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is reduced. Commuters complain that during rush hour, they have to squeeze themselves in through the parked vehicles. Besides, the foot overbridge seems to have been taken over by mendicants, stray dogs and tipplers.
As vehicles are parked near the foot overbridge, commuters proceeding to the platforms from Railway Station Road, Railway Station Border Road and Ranganathan Street Main Road, avod it and walk across the railway tracks.
“Youngsters climb the wall abutting the track to reach Railway Station Border Road and Ranganathan Street Main Road. Most women, children and senior citizens take a detour of 1km to reach the station. The entire stretch is poorly illuminated and littered with garbage. The staircases of the foot overbridge, which connects Railway Station Road, do not have railings. Moreover, the areas surrounding the staircases are overrun with bushes,” says M. Prabhu, a resident of Urapakkam.
If a parking lot is created, commuters can avoid parking their vehicles near the staircases, thereby making it convenient for people to use the foot overbridge. Moreover, creation of a parking lot will generate revenue for Southern Railway.
Sep 28 2018 (08:26) Parking lot sought on eastern side of station - TBRM - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 361267  Blog Entry# 3847359   
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Sep 28 2018 (08:26)
Station Tag: Urappakkam/UPM added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Urappakkam/UPM  
The space around the foot overbridge seems to be out of bounds for pedestrians.Photo: G. Krishnaswamy 
Residents of Urapakkam have appealed to Southern Railway to create a parking lot on Railway Station Road, found on the eastern side of Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road. At present, a parking lot functions at Railway Station Border Road, on the western side of GST Road. In the absence of a parking lot on the eastern side, residents of Urapakkam East including Ayyanchery and MIT Colony are forced to take a detour of 1km to park their vehicles on the western side.
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Railway Station Road does not have a parking lot, commuters park their vehicles haphazardly near the staircases of a foot overbridge at the station. Often, vehicles are parked so close to the staircases that the space meant for commuters is reduced. Commuters complain that during rush hour, they have to squeeze themselves in through the parked vehicles. Besides, the foot overbridge seems to have been taken over by mendicants, stray dogs and tipplers.
As vehicles are parked near the foot overbridge, commuters proceeding to the platforms from Railway Station Road, Railway Station Border Road and Ranganathan Street Main Road, avod it and walk across the railway tracks.
“Youngsters climb the wall abutting the track to reach Railway Station Border Road and Ranganathan Street Main Road. Most women, children and senior citizens take a detour of 1km to reach the station. The entire stretch is poorly illuminated and littered with garbage. The staircases of the foot overbridge, which connects Railway Station Road, do not have railings. Moreover, the areas surrounding the staircases are overrun with bushes,” says M. Prabhu, a resident of Urapakkam.
If a parking lot is created, commuters can avoid parking their vehicles near the staircases, thereby making it convenient for people to use the foot overbridge. Moreover, creation of a parking lot will generate revenue for Southern Railway.
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Jul 24 2016 (20:04) Hyderabad Metro has future-ready security features (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 274683   
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Jul 24 2016 (8:04PM)
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Stations:  Urappakkam/UPM  
Future-ready security features have been incorporated by the Hyderabad Metro Rail into its structures at the design stage itself, according to HMRL managing director N.V.S. Reddy. The capacity to reject any possible outside interference into the wireless signalling and telecom network, provision of high redundancies, a powerful network of CCTV cameras covering all vulnerable spots of the Metro system, and installation of ACIDS (access control and intrusion detection system) figure in the list of security features. Mr. Reddy was delivering the valedictory address at a national workshop on ‘individual and infrastructure security’ here on Saturday. A HMRL release said he also elaborated on how Telangana government is building a state-of-the-art police command and control centre and citywide surveillance network to make Hyderabad a safe city and destination for attracting global investments and talent. Senior police officers, security experts and scientists from defence, National Police Academy, ECIL, IIIT-Hyderabad and research and development...
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Jul 24 2016 (19:53) Blazing a new trail in community service (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 274677  Blog Entry# 1940515   
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Jul 24 2016 (7:53PM)
Station Tag: Urappakkam/UPM added by rdb*^/69261
Stations:  Urappakkam/UPM  
Assisted by a few other train commuters, Rajesh Kannan Yadav is working towards making Urapakkam railway station a model facility
At the the Urapakkam railway station, a section of commuters takes a hardline on waste disposal. Anyone throwing away waste irresponsibly will be reprimanded by them and asked to throw the refuse in the dustbin.
These commuters are comrades of Rajesh Kannan Yadav, an environmental activist, who is on a mission to ensure the terminal is kept clean.
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Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission inspired me to adopt the station. While I was working abroad as a supervisor at a multinational company, people there would call India an unclean and unhygienic. I came to Chennai, found accomodation in Chrompet, and was preparing for International English Language Testing System (IELTS). One day, I came on work to Urapakkam by train, and found the conditoon of the station to be appalling,” Yadav said.
“ I asked myself, ‘Why not clean the station?’ and approached the Southern Railway in this regard. The authorities were surprised that I wanted to clean the station premises single-handedly. They gave me the responsibility of maintaining the station for a month. Impressed with my work, they extended the responsibility for six months, and then another six months, and now, for a year.”
For Yadav, the day starts at 4 a.m. He walks up and down the station cleaning and removing the trash, and throwing it in the dustbins that he has funded from his earnings.
Apart from this, he has kept potted plants, painted the inner and outer walls of the ticket counter room, fixed benches, placed lamps outside the ticket counter room, beneath the foot-over-bridge and over the boards providing train timings and directions. The other works he has carried out include planting of saplings around the fence and covers washroom area. “ I scrapped the posters, washed and white-washed the walls of the counter room. The response from the commuters has been excellent. They warn the other commuters who spit and throw trash on the platforms. They even fought with a commuter for spitting paan,” he says.
G. Kaja Mynuddin, a commuter, praised Yadav for his efforts to improve consitions at the terminal.
“ He is working hard to make this a model station. Yadav is implementing the Swachh Bharat Mission, which is essential to keep our country clean. Though these commuters and I sensitise the other commuters not to spit and throw garbage, they continue to do so. I hope their attitude will change.”
He is appreciative of the gesture by the Loyola College to adopt the Nungambakkam railway station.
“It is a good move by the premier educational institution. The NGOs should come forward to adopt stations. Commuters are requesting me to start an NGO, and adopt more stations. My next responsibility includes giving a fresh coat of paint to the Chief Inspector Controller Room at the Station,” he says.
Rajesh Kannan Yadav can be contacted at 98402 83359.


Nov 13 2014 (21:49) Passengers Hit Tracks After Railway Staff's Rude Behaviour (www.newindianexpress.com)
Commentary/Human Interest
SR/Southern

News Entry# 201132   
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Nov 13 2014 (9:49PM)
Station Tag: Urappakkam/UPM added by rdb**/69261
Stations:  Urappakkam/UPM  
CHENNAI: A couple of EMU trains and an express train were delayed as around 200 passengers, upset over late running of trains and rude behaviour of railway staff, staged a rail roko at the Urapakkam station on Wednesday.
Officials, who rushed from Tambaram, confirmed that passengers got angry after an EMU to Beach scheduled to arrive at around 11 AM was delayed. When they raised a complaint with the staff at the ticketing counter, they reportedly did not give them a proper response, prompting commuters to gather on the railway tracks, officials said.
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to a Railway Protection Force official, passengers were upset that announcements about late running trains were not being made at the station. Rail traffic was normalised an hour later after officials stepped in to pacify the commuters. Meanwhile, in the chaos that prevailed, a couple of EMU trains and the Tirchendur express to Chennai Egmore got delayed. Since the station gets fewer footfalls, the booking counter as well as the task of making announcements is assigned to a ‘halt agent’ hired by the Railways on a commission basis. When contacted, a senior official of the commercial department of Southern Railways told Express, “There has been some communication lapse. We have issued a warning and he shall undergo proper training.”
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