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Yesterday (18:13)   COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY TO HOLD INSPECTION OF ACCIDENT SITE ON 21.08.2017 AND SHALL CONDUCT A STATUTORY INQUIRY FROM 22.08.2017 TO 23.08.2017

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The Commissioner of Railway Safety shall conduct an inspection of the accident site o­n 21.08.2017 with regard to Derailment of Train No. 18477 Puri – Haridwar Utkal Kalinga Express between Khatuali-Mansurpur stations of the Delhi-Saharanpur section of Delhi Division of Northern Railway that took place o­n 19.08.2017. Further, the Commissioner of Railway Safety shall also hold the Statutory Inquiry into the aforesaid accident in terms of Sec.114 of the Indian Railways Act, 1989. The Inquiry shall be held from 09.30 a.m. o­nwards o­n 22.08.2017 and 23.08.2017 respectively at Divisional Railway Manager’s Office, State Entry Road, New Delhi.
The general public is invited to tender evidence at the enquiry and also to send information relating to the accident to the Commissioner of
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Railway Safety at the under-mentioned address:
Shri S.K.Pathak,
Commissioner of Railway Safety,
Northern Circle, CRIS Complex,
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
e-mail: crs@nr.railnet.gov.in, crs_ncircle@yahoo.com

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srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Now our Indian Railway has 9 posts of Commissioner for Railway Safety ( CRS )
Requested our PM,Ministry for Civil Aviation and RM that CRS posts have to be increased to 12 .
Since more and more Railway Infrastructure works are carried out by the present UPA government and more and more numbers of accident also occurred
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that the present CRS reqular and routine functions shall not be affected by these accidents.

  
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deepakrashikendra~   1119 blog posts
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All the zones sud have One CRS
  
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Major Accidents/Disruptions
Yesterday (13:17)   OPINION: Is it time for Prabhu to quit?

Pran Pratim Ghosh   185 news posts
Entry# 2385565   News Entry# 312392         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: After the fourteen coaches of the high-speed Kalinga-Utkal Express jumped the rails, with one of them crashing into a house adjacent to the track near Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, a question that is hammering everyone's mind is-It is time for Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu to leave office?
The fatal accident reminded me of a famous saying,-"With great power comes great responsibility." And if you fail, repeatedly, you must quit atleast on moral grounds.
The recent accident has killed at least 23 people and left scores
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injured. As per reports, the train ran on a track where maintenance work was going on.
The locomotive driver, reportedly, pulled the emergency brake to avert the disaster but it was too late as the devil's bell was already rung!
The burning question is how can our system be so careless?
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu took charge as Minister of Railways on 9th November 2014. Let us count how many major (not counting the minor ones) accidents took place since he assumed office.
In 2014
1) 14 December 2014: The UP Howrah–New Delhi Poorva Express (12381) derailed 12 carriages at Liluah. There was no loss of life reported.
In 2015
2) 13 February 2015: The Anekal derailment occurred when the Bangalore City–Ernakulam Intercity Express (12677) derailed nine coaches near Anekal in the Bangalore Urban district. the accident killed 12 and injured 100.
3) 1 March 2015: The Ernakulam–Hazrat Nizamuddin Mangala Lakshadweep Express (12617) jumped out of track near Pen station of Maharashtra. There were no injuries.
4) 20 March 2015: The Uttar Pradesh train accident occurred when the Dehradun–Varanasi Janta Express derailed in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, killing 58 and injuring 150.
5) 3 May 2015: The Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak–Ernakulam Junction Duronto Express (12223) goes off the track near Balli railway station in South Goa. However, there was no loss of life reported.
6) 25 May 2015: The Muri Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh, killing 5 and injuring more than 50.
7) 4 August 2015: The Harda twin train derailment occurred. The Kamayani Express and Janata Express derailed between Kurawan and Bhiringi stations in Madhya Pradesh, killing at least 31 people and injuring, reportedly, 100.
8) 12 September 2015: The Secunderabad Junction–Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express (12220) derailed 9 coaches at Martur station, around 20 km from Kalaburagi town, Karnataka, killing two and injuring seven.
In 2016
9) 5 February 2016: The Island Express jumped the rails near Vellore; a few people were injured but no one died.
10) 6 May 2016: The Chennai Central–Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Express and a suburban train had a side collision near Pattabiram, injuring seven.
11) 20 November 2016: The Pukhrayan train derailment occurred when the Indore–Rajendra Nagar Express (19321) derailed 14 coaches at Pukhrayan (nearly 60 km from Kanpur) killing 150 and injuring 260.
12) 28 December 2016: The Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed 15 coaches near Rura station while crossing a bridge, injuring 44.
In 2017
13) 21 January 2017: The Kuneru train derailment occurred when the Jagdalpur–Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express (18448) derailed near Kuneru, Vizianagaram. The mishap killed 41 and injured 68.
14) 7 March 2017: The Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger train (2017) bombing occurred when a bomb exploded on the Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger at Jabri railway station. It injured 10 passengers.
This was the first strike in India by the so-called Islamic State.
15) 19 August 2017: The Haridwar Kalinga-Utkal Express (18478) derailed in Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
To say the least ...15 accidents. From no angel, this is a tiny figure.
And as Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu is responsible, may be not directly, but indirectly.
The country is dreaming to run bullet trains in near future but the ground reality is we are unable to run, safely, even the existing trains.
What we need is a reality check and more serious approach towards our work and responsibilities.
There is nothing more important than the life of humans. When people travel in the train they hope to reach their destinations safely and this is the duty of those sitting at responsible places to guarantee them the same.

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srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Railway Ministry has to be bifurcated as Railway Ministry ( Operations and Maintenance )and ,Railway Ministry ( Infrastructure Development ).
Our Hon.Sureshji has to be provided with Railway Ministry ( Infrastructure Development ) only.
New Minister has to be posted for the Railway Ministry ( Operations and Maintenance )

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Yesterday (17:54)
jintocd   76 blog posts
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The funniest thing is that there is no independent body to investigate rail accidents. We need a dedicated investigation agency to take care any accident, small or big.

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Aug 19 2017 (23:53)   Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala

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Indian Railways is heralding in a new era vying for a turnaround in the system. To cater to the diverse rail needs of the burgeoning populace, an array of modern facilities and services are being inducted into the system progressively. With focus on key areas such as infrastructural development, cleanliness, safety and security, Indian Railways has embarked on a journey of transformation. In this direction, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Dedicated/ Inaugurated following initiatives pertaining to Tamil Nadu & Kerala through video-conferencing from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 19-08-17

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taken in Tamil Nadu

1. Inauguration of additional rest room at new concourse at Chennai Central station (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
2. Dedication to the Nation-LED lighting at Chennai Central (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
3. Inauguration of new foot over bridge at Tiruvottiyur station (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
4. Inauguration of new booking office at western side of Guindy station (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
5. Inauguration of two escalators at Chepauk station on Platform no. 1 & 2 (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
6. Dedication to the nation-Hi speed Wi-fi facility at Chengalpattu Junction (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
7. Dedication to the Nation-Hi speed Wi-fi facility, Information Centre & CCTV Cameras at Katpadi Station. (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
8. Dedication to the Nation-food plaza at Arakkonam (at Chennai Central Railway Station).
9. Dedication to the Nation-App based cab service for passengers at Tiruchichirapalli junction station (at Tiruchchirappalli Junction Railway Station).
10.Dedication to the Nation-new parking facility for passengers at stations of Tiruchchirappalli Division (Papanasam, Mannargudi, Tiruchchirappalli Fort & Tiruchchirappalli Junction) (at Tiruchchirappalli Junction Railway Station).
11. Dedication to the Nation-doubling of Manapparai - Kalpattichatram Section (at Madurai Junction Railway Station).
12. Dedication to the Nation- 5 Limited Use Sub-ways in lieu of LC Gates no. 406, 491, 496, 536 & 14 in Madurai Division (at Madurai Junction Railway Station).
13. Dedication to the Nation-3 Foot Over Bridges at Sholavandan, Ambaturai and Samayanallur stations of Madurai Division (at Madurai Junction Railway Station).
14. Dedication to the Nation-New VIP Lounge at Salem Junction station (at Salem Junction Railway Station).
15. Dedication to the Nation-Extension of foot over bridge to the second entry of Salem Junction station (at Salem Junction Railway Station).
16. Dedication to the Nation- foot over bridge at Samalpatti station (at Salem Junction Railway Station).

Initiatives taken in Kerala

1. Inauguration of AC paid waiting hall at 2 stations Thiruvananthapuram and Quilon in association with Kudumbasree (at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station).
2. Dedication to the Nation-foot over bridge at Kochuveli connecting both entry (at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station).
3. Dedication to the Nation-10 concrete benches at Quilon Junction station funded by Hon’ble MP Shri Suresh Gopi through MPLAD (at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station).
4. Dedication to the Nation-doubling of Tiruvalla-Chenganasseri section (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
5. Inauguration of passenger lift at Chengannur Junction on Platform no. 1 (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
6. Inauguration of one passenger lift at Ernakulam Junction on Platform no. 1 & 2 / 3 (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
7. Dedication to the Nation-4 Water Vending Machines at 3 stations of Thiruvananthapuram Division (Ernakulam Junction-1, Ernakulam Town-2 and Aluva-1) (at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station).
8. Inauguration of 2 lifts at Kannur station on Platform no. 1, 2 / 3 (at Kannur Railway Station).

Mohd Jamshed, Member Traffic, Railway Board, other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said, “Indian Railways has been focussing on providing better passenger amenities & augmenting capacity. There has been tremendous increase in the budget allocation for building Railway Infrastructure in states of Tamil Nadu & Kerala. Indian Railways is aiming at building better Railways for everyone by participation of all.”

Salient Features of Projects launched today

At Chennai Central Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)
1) Inauguration of Additional Rest Room at New concourse at Chennai Central Station-

The Pay & Use Toilet in new concourse of Chennai Central has been renovated at cost of Rs. 60 Lakhs with state-of-the art amenities. The concept wall in the frontage gives a pleasing ambience to the facility.

2) Dedication to the Nation – LED Lighting at Chennai Central Station-

A total of 2388 nos. of conventional lights of various wattages have been replaced with 2402 nos. of energy efficient LED lights of various wattages. Facilitated at a cost of Rs.50 lakh, these energy efficient lighting will result in reduction in carbon emission of 262 MT per year, savings to the tune of 60 lakh units and Rs.60 lakh per month.

3) Inauguration of New Foot Over Bridge at Tiruvottiyur Station (Tamil Nadu)
The new Foot Over Bridge will provide access to the travelling public from both East side and West side of the station yard to reach platform Nos. 1 & 2/3 at Tiruvottiyur station. The project has been commissioned at a cost of Rs. 1.44 lakh.

4) Inauguration of new Booking Office at Western side of Guindy Station(Tamil Nadu)-

The Reservation cum booking office is newly constructed on the Western side of the Guindy Railway Station facing GST Road. The building has been constructed in an area 195 sq.mtr at the cost of Rs. 48.75 lakhs. Equipped with 7 ticket counters, both UTS and PRS tickets can be booked here.

5) Inauguration of 2 Escalators at Chepauk station (Tamil Nadu) on PF No.1 & 2-

Two nos. of passenger escalators have been commissioned at Chepauk Railway station in place of old defective escalators to platform no.1 and platform no.2. The cost of the Project isRs. 1.36 Crore. Being elevated stations in MRTS section, these escalators facilitate the easy movement of passengers especially senior citizens.

6) Dedication to the Nation – Hi-Speed Wi-Fi facility at Chengalpattu Jn station (Tamil Nadu)-

High speed Wi-Fi commissioned by RCIL in collaboration with Google will cover all the 6 platforms, circulating area and VIP lounge at Chengalpattu Jn. Each access point has the capacity to cater about 200 – 250 subscribers at a time.

7) Dedication to the Nation - Hi-speed Wi-Fi facility, Information Centre and CCTV Cameras at Katpadi Jn station (Tamil Nadu).
● CCTV surveillance camera at Katpadi Railway station
Surveillance camera system has been installed at Katpadiwith total 42 No of IP based digital cameras monitored centrally in the control room manned by RPF personnel. Installed at a cost of Rs.1.2cr, these cameras will help check the crimes against passengers in the station premises.
● Information Centre at Katpadi Railway Station
Information centre at Katpadi station brings all the different type of passenger information facilities under one roofthrough which data can be fed to all the information boards. It is setup with one number of PC based announcement and information display system and NTES terminal. The centre is provided at a cost of Rs. 33.6 lakh.
● Wi-Fi system at Katpadi Railway Station
High speed Wi-Fi commissioned by RCIL in collaboration with Google covers all the 5 platforms of Katpadi station. Each access point has the capacity to cater about 200 – 250 subscribers at a time.
8) Dedication to the Nation -Food Plaza at Arakkonam Jn station (Tamil Nadu)-

To tickle the taste buds of customers with choicest delicacies, IRCTC has set up a Food Plaza at Arakkonam Jn in an area of 1752 sq.ft.

II. Tiruchchirappalli Junction (Tamil Nadu)

9) Dedication of APP BASED CAB SERVICES to the Nation :

APP BASED CAB SERVICES have been facilitated at Tiruchchirappalli first Entry in Unit II & III with anarea coverage of 210 sq.mt. with a total capacity of 20 cabs. Introduction of these services will give positive impact on Non Fare Revenue and will boost the image of Railways among travelling public.

10) A. Dedication of Parking Spaces at Tiruchchirappalli Junction (Tamil Nadu)

i) TPJ II Entry Premium Car Parking:
An Exclusive area for car parking with an area coverage of 855 sq.mt. at Tiruchchirappalli Junction II Entry with 50 cars parking capacity has been provided.
ii) TPJ I Entry Premium Two Wheeler Parking:
A New Premium Two Wheeler Parking with a huge area coverage of 9000 sq.mt. at Tiruchchirappalli Junction I Entry, exclusively earmarked for Two Wheeler Parking with a total capacity of 5000 Two Wheelers has been facilitated.

iii) TPJ I Entry Car Parking
The New Car Parking at Tiruchchirappalli I Entry with an area coverage of 895.5 sq.mt. with the total car parking capacity of 58 cars has been provided.

B. Dedication of Parking Spaces at Tiruchchirappalli Fort Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)

A new parking space with an area coverage of 1965 sq.mt.for exclusive purpose of parking of four wheelers with a total capacity of 100 cars has been provided. A new vast 9000 sq.mt. area for the purpose of parking of Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers with total capacity of 2500 Two Wheelers and 250 cars has also been facilitated.

C, Dedication of Parking Space at Mannargudi Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)
A New parking area for the purpose of parking of Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers with an area coverage of 4292 sq.mt. with total parking capacity of 1500 Two Wheelers and 125 Cars has been provided.

D. Dedication of Parking Space at Papanasam Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)
A New Parking area for the purpose of parking of Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers with an area coverage of 2500 sq.mt.with total parking capacity of 750 Two Wheelers and 50 cars has been facilitated.

III.Madurai Junction Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)

11) Dedication of doubling between Manapparai-Kalpattichatram section (23km)
As part of Villupuram – Dindigul doubling project, doubling between Manapparai-Kalpattichatram section (23km) has been completed and commissioned for traffic.

12) Dedication of 5 Limited use Subways in lieu of LC gates
To ease traffic congestion and to minimise trespassing accidents, 5 Limited Use Subways were constructed in lieu of LC gates in Madurai Division. This will provide safer access to railway stations also.

13) Dedication of 3 Foot Over Bridges at Sholavandan, Ambaturai and Samayanallur stations
Foot Over Bridges constructed at Sholavandan, Ambaturai and Samayanallur stations will immensely benefit commuters as they can reach their Platforms and entry/exit points easily.

IV. Salem Junction Railway Station (Tamil Nadu)

14) Dedication of New VIP Lounge at Salem Jn

To receive and host the VIPs visiting Salem Junction, the new VIP Lounge is being located at PF No.1 near the main concourse area. This air conditioned VIP Lounge will serve the VIPs/Dignitaries arriving at/departing from Salem Junction, round the clock. This lounge has a seating capacity of 12 persons and has been provided with an attached toilet facility.

15) Dedication of extension of Foot Over Bridge to the second entry of Salem Junction

The western side of the Salem Junction is being developed to decongest the junction premises, by shifting major functions there, since sufficient space is available on the other side. With a view to facilitate passengers reach the second entry, the present FOB that was so far connecting PF No. 1, 3/4, and 5 has been extended to the second entry of Salem Junction, at a cost of Rs.1 crore (approximately). This will assist development of second entry to Salem Junction.

16) Dedication of Footover Bridge at Samalpatti Station :

Samalpatti Station in the Jolarpet-Salem Section is one of the important stations in Salem Division, with stoppage of 5 express trains and 6 passenger trains. Earlier, passengers were using the trolley path at the end to reach PF No.2, from PF 1 and vice versa. With a view to assist passengers reach PF No.2 safely and comfortably, a new FOB has been constructed in Samalpatti, at a cost of Rs.1 crore (approximately).



V. Trivandrum Central Railway Station (Kerala)

1) Dedication of AC Paid waiting Rooms with Kudumbasree

AC Paid waiting room at Trivandrum Central with seating capacity of 48 passengers has been set up in association with Kudumbashree, an all women Self Help Group under Govt. of Kerala. At Kollam station also the facility is manned by Kudumbashree and the hall has a seating capacity of 40. A mini library, TV, washrooms and a kids play zone are additional features of these AC waiting hall. A reasonable entry fee of Rs.25/hour is charged

2) Dedication of FOB at Kochuveli (Kerala)

A Foot Over Bridge at Kochuveli would alleviate the difficulty of commuters as they can access Platforms as well as both entries of the station. The FOB, constructed at a cost Rs-2.5 crore, is the longest one in Kerala.

3) Dedication of 10 Concrete Benches at Kollam Funded By Shri Suresh Gopi, MP(RS) through MPLAD at a cost of Rs-1 Lakh, 10 concrete benches are provided at Kollam Jn.

VI. Ernakulam Junction Railway Station (Kerala)

4) Dedication of Double Line between Tiruvalla – Changansseri- Work on double line between Tiruvalla-Changanasseri section of 7.94 km length completed and Line commissioned on 28-03-17. Two additional Lines with full rake unloading facility and a platform with 26 coach capacity was also commissioned along with the work at Tiruvalla.

5) Inauguration of Passenger lifts at Chengannur - Lifts are provided to assist the people with disability, the elderly, the women and the children among others. In addition, installation of Lifts at Railway Stations, Platforms will help to boost the image of Railways in public eye and Railways commitment to valuable Rail users.

6) Inauguration of Passenger lifts at Ernakulam Jn- A lift has been commissioned at PF No.1 and at Ernakulam Jn, 2 lifts have been commissioned, at PF1 and PF2/3. Ernakulam and Chengannur lisfts are commissioned at estimated cost of 37 lakhs.

7) Dedication of Water Vending Machines at Tiruvananthapuram Division- Taking forward the Railways’ mission to provide clean drinking water at stations IRCTCis installing water vending machines at Aluva, Ernakulam Jn, Ernakulam Town.

VII. Kannur Railway Station (Kerala)

8) Dedication of 2 Passenger Lifts at Kannur Railway station
To facilitate easy access to Platform No.1 and 2/3 at Kannur station, 2 passenger lifts have been installed. This will benefit differently-abled, sick and senior citizens.

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srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Requested RM,RB ,IR and SR that First the most and highly essential Ticket counters have to be opened in the Chennai Metro Central station rather than so many unwanted facilities.
Now the passengers are shunted to the Moore Market Complex Station to take a tickets.
The passengers are moved in to the MooreMarket complex with heavy crowds and Vehicles and back to Central with the same crowds blocking the passengers.

  
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Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   14484 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Requested RM,RB ,IR to raise the platform heights of all E,F grade stations to the coach level so that Senior citizens and Differently abled people can board train easily. Which will also improve revenue of those stations.
  
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Yesterday (07:59)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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First the most and highly essential Ticket counters have to be opened in the Chennai Metro Central station rather than so many unwanted facilities.
Now the passengers are shunted to the Moore Market Complex ( sub urban )Station to take a tickets.
The passengers are moved in to the MooreMarket complex with heavy crowds and Vehicles and back to Central with the same crowds blocking the passengers.
  
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srinivasvasanthi~   4025 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Requested SR that Tambaram to Tirunelveli new expresses have to be extended to Tiruchedur ,since no chord line of the shortest route train operated from Tiruchendur to Chennai Egmore.
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