Madurai: The Madurai - Chennai Egmore Pandian Express left Madurai junction on Monday night fully decorated with brand new Linke Hofmann Busch rake with a mixed response from passengers. While passengers from reserved coaches were quite thrilled about the looks and comfort of the new rake, passengers from unreserved coaches were agitated since the new rake had only two unreserved coaches in place of the four unreserved coaches including a ladies compartment in conventional rake.
There was a lot of commotion among the passengers in those coaches. A Guruvammal, 35, from Madurai was travelling to Chennai and she could not plan her journey in reserved compartment since it was a sudden trip, she said. "There is not even a ladies compartment and
Don't think so. When railways made 13 coach train to 21 coach rake train in one budget announcement why is it not possible to make 24-26 within a year?
I am not proposing anything new. This was made announcement in budget. Railways would have done feasibility before announcing it in budget.
length of sidings+length of platforms is an issue.
Had the platforms/yard lines already been long enough to handle 30 coaches then increasing to 26 coach wouldn't be an issue, in that case only the production capacity of coaches would be a limiting factor, this isn't the case sadly and in many cases trains barely fit on Pf when 24 coach long.
there are certain PF's though which have heard have been extended, so the process may not take very long, but instantly it won't happen.
Even on important stations like LKO, out of 7 only 4 platforms are capable to accommodate a 24 coach ICF or 22 coach LHB and here are talking about 26 coach Rake. It will definitely need major infrastructural overhaul.
this is true for many major stations.
Increasing length of PF isn't just a simple matter of extending PF length, lot of work goes in making new turn outs, relaying the cables (interlocking) connected to signals on turn outs, changing position of signals itself etc. the whole process can be time consuming, especially if done in major cities with busy schedules.
MADURAI: If the country can swap land on the border with its neighbour Bangladesh, can’t two railway divisions do the same? With allegations of partiality continuing unabated for over three decades, rail users of Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu, and Kollam in Kerala are campaigning to merge these districts to the railway division within their respective states.
Trouble began in 1979 when Thiruvananthapuram division was carved out of Madurai division. At that time, the railway infrastructure in Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu were added to the new division, while that in Kollam remained with Madurai. Under this bifurcation, Tirunelveli-Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari (90 km ) and Nagercoil-Kuzhithurai railway lines (33 km) came under Thiruvananthapuram division, thus starting the allegations of step-motherly treatment.
Also, Trivandrum Division was carved out mainly from the erstwhile Olavakkot Divn. (Present Palghat Divn.) and only a minimal portion came from Madurai Division. I cannot understand these illogical statements made by the KDRUA...Such statements can create unnecessary controversies...
First of all a long distance train should cater for long distances! In other words a long distance train may cater to an intermediate strech in addition. For example jayanthi janatha is a train which is supposed to cater guntakal ,kadapa ,mantralayam road etc..... in addition to dat it caters Kaniyakumari to trivandrum ,ernakulam etc....
What sort of step motherly treatment do they get? They get a best treatment possible though it may be dumping. The 'perfectly dumped' train is ernad only. People cannot board it at any cost. Parasuram though
boss if division carved out means they will take areas from neighboring divisions too. take SA division formation it took area from TPJ MDU and PGT. i dono y they using very old statements which is unnecessary for present situation. and now they getting additional support from punalur. As for punalur concern they have capital connection. chennai connection will be given once GC over. 6 set of trains running. which is maximum in MDU division. i dono how they blaming MDU division that they receive step mother treatment. once GC over we can think of Eco tourism. how IR will develop tourism even before tracks are laid?