Chintadripet railway station

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Chintadripet
Chennai MRTS Station
Chintadripet station tracks and platform.JPG
Chintadripet MRTS Station
Coordinates 13°04′26″N 80°16′26″E / 13.073759°N 80.273846°E / 13.073759; 80.273846Coordinates: 13°04′26″N 80°16′26″E / 13.073759°N 80.273846°E / 13.073759; 80.273846
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
History
Opened 1 November 1995
Services
Preceding station   Chennai MRTS   Following station
Chennai Beach-St.Thomas Mount

Chintadripet is a railway station on the Chennai MRTS line. It was opened in November 1995. It is built on the bank of Cooum River alongside Arunachala Street, opposite the new secretariat building.[1] The station will be connected with the Chennai Metro Government Estate station, which is currently under construction.[2] The station building contains a 1150 square metres parking area in its lower level.[3]

Sub-station[edit]

In 1998, a traction sub-station was established at the station to cater to the power requirement of MRTS. As per the regulations of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), the minimum monthly charges were to be based on the demand actually recorded in a month or 90 per cent of the contracted demand, whichever was higher. Contracted demand for this sub-station was originally fixed at 5,200 kVA, which was subsequently reduced to 2,500 kVA with effect from February 1999.[4]

Maintenance[edit]

In 2010, nearly 3.4 million was spent on various kinds of maintenance activities at the station. The maintenance and beautification effort was carried out for the occasion of the inaugural function of the new secretariat building.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sreevatsan, Ajai (17 March 2010), "Chintadripet station looks better thanks to free flow of funds", the Hindu, retrieved 18 August 2012 
  2. ^ Meera Srinivasan (27 April 2012). "Witnessing the making of a Metro station". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ R.Ramanathan. "Presentation on MRTS & Rail facilities in and around Chennai" (PDF). Traffic Transportation and Parking - Session 2. CMDA, Chennai. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Report No.5 of 2006 (Railways)" (PDF). cag.nic.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2014.