Transportation http://chennai-in-focus.com/transportation en Artefacts http://chennai-in-focus.com/artefacts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artefacts</span> <div id="flexslider-1" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-09/DSCN1384.jpg?itok=cghB-Pzz" width="1800" height="1350" alt="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hZ_ZyzCO24" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-08/IMG_7552.jpg?itok=JNUlnMxz" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Artefacts | Bambaram (in Tamil Nadu), Pambaram (in Kerala)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-08/IMG_7553.jpg?itok=NWtRp2Ha" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Artefacts | Pallanghuzi | P allankuli | பல்லாங்குழி " typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-09/DSCN1382.jpg?itok=YLWvUIHB" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Artefacts | Pallanghuzi | Pallankuli | பல்லாங்குழி " typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-08/IMG_7564.jpg?itok=jG99SfOF" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Artefacts| Bambaram (in Tamil Nadu), Pambaram (in Kerala)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-08/IMG_7557.jpg?itok=OYw3DgE-" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Artefacts | Pallanghuzi | Pallankuli | பல்லாங்குழி " typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-08/IMG_7571.jpg?itok=E0fIAbRA" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Artefacts | Bambaram (in Tamil Nadu), Pambaram (in Kerala)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:52</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Chennai International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and its metropolitan area. It is located in Meenambakkam and Tirusulam, 21 km from the city centre. </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d15550.606990974578!2d80.1708668!3d12.994112!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x21092f216ee26e47!2sChennai+International+Airport!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sin!4v1565785525479!5m2!1sen!2sin" width="100%" height="200" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai_International_Airport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chennai International Airport</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/location/minambakkam" hreflang="en">Minambakkam / மீனம்பாக்கம்</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:22:34 +0000 admin 190 at http://chennai-in-focus.com DMK http://chennai-in-focus.com/dmk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">DMK</span> <div id="flexslider-1" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0285.jpg?itok=-bR4r365" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0286.jpg?itok=7iWaQcjc" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0287.jpg?itok=EV6ViV7n" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0302.jpg?itok=77NFL7EO" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0288.jpg?itok=9dd3ht0l" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0298.jpg?itok=lNJib7cz" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0300.jpg?itok=JuF1kiqS" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2019-04/_MG_0292.jpg?itok=JA1jLXO5" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Don Mueang International Airport" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/12/2019 - 22:01</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Don Mueang International Airport (Thai: ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง, pronounced [tʰâː.ʔāː.kàːt̚.sā.jāːn.dɔ̄ːn.mɯ̄a̯ŋ], or colloquially as สนามบินดอนเมือง, pronounced [sā.nǎːm.bīn.dɔ̄ːn.mɯ̄a̯ŋ]) (IATA: DMK, ICAO: VTBD) (aka Bangkok International Airport) is one of two international airports serving Greater Bangkok, the other one being Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).</p> <p>The airport is considered to be one of the world's oldest international airports and Asia's oldest operating airport. It was officially opened as a Royal Thai Air Force base on 27 March 1914, although it had been in use earlier. Commercial flights began in 1924, making it one of the world's oldest commercial airports. The first commercial flight was an arrival by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.</p> <p>In September 2006, Don Mueang Airport was closed and replaced by the newly opened Suvarnabhumi Airport, before reopening on 24 March 2007 after renovations. Since the opening of the new airport, it has become a regional commuter flight hub and the de facto low-cost airline hub. In 2015, it became the world's largest low-cost carrier airport.</p> <p>Don Mueang previously carried the BKK IATA code (subsequently transferred to Suvarnabhumi) and was an important hub of Asia and the hub of Thai Airways International prior to its closure. At its peak, it served most[clarification needed] air traffic for the entire country, with 80 airlines operating 160,000 flights and handling over 38 million passengers and 700,000 tons of cargo in 2004. It was then the 14th busiest airport in the world and 2nd in Asia by passenger volume. Currently, Don Mueang is the main hub for Nok Air, Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, and New Gen Airways.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d15491.041906078424!2d100.6041987!3d13.9132602!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xf0100b33d0bffa0!2sDon+Mueang+International+Airport!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sin!4v1555086877281!5m2!1sen!2sin" width="100%" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Mueang_International_Airport" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DMK</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/thailand" hreflang="en">Thailand</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:31:45 +0000 admin 170 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Suburban Railway Station http://chennai-in-focus.com/suburban-railway-station <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Suburban Railway Station</span> <div id="flexslider-1" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Suburban-Railway-Station-1.jpg?itok=ljXEQBkD" width="1800" height="1350" alt=" Suburban Railway Station, single point perspective - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Suburban-Railway-Station-2.jpg?itok=PGELu1MA" width="1800" height="1350" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/28/2018 - 16:09</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Chennai suburban railway is a commuter rail system in the Indian city of Chennai (Madras) operated by the Southern Railway. Chennai has a complex railway network. The system uses Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) operating on Alternating Current (AC) drawn from over-head cables through the catenary system. The total system spans around 900 km of which only 286 km have dedicated duel tracks for suburban EMUs, the rest share tracks with other trains and are called Mainline EMUs (MEMUs).</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d3886.2424001424383!2d80.27371346822777!3d13.083818171576864!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xb82ae0604cf7ec4d!2sChennai+Central!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sin!4v1530182643584" width="100%" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai_Suburban_Railway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chennai Suburban Railway</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/location/central-station" hreflang="en">Central Station / Madras Central</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:39:23 +0000 admin 94 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus - CMBT http://chennai-in-focus.com/chennai-mofussil-bus-terminus-cmbt <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus - CMBT</span> <div id="flexslider-2" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/cmbt-1.jpg?itok=U6f-afvj" width="1800" height="1350" alt="The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/cmbt-2.jpg?itok=HQboYPQd" width="1800" height="1350" alt="The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/cmbt-3.jpg?itok=zDvFf5qI" width="1800" height="1350" alt="The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/cmbt-5.jpg?itok=Zq4_-80K" width="1800" height="1350" alt="The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/cmbt-6.jpg?itok=zuR2e5R8" width="1800" height="1350" alt="The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/cmbt-7.jpg?itok=WjI6XBZr" width="1800" height="1350" alt="The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/27/2018 - 20:18</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT (Tamil: சென்னை புறநகர் பேருந்து நிலையம்) is a modern, state-of-the-art bus terminus located in Chennai, India catering to outstation buses.</p> <h3>Largest Bus Terminus</h3> <p>Spread over an area of 37 acres in Koyambedu, this is the largest bus terminus in Asia and is accredited with the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification for its quality management and excellence. It is located on the 100 feet (30 m) inner ring road (Jawaharlal Nehru Road) in Koyambedu between SAF Games Village and the Koyambedu Vegetable Market. Chennai Metro Rail is planned for its coaching Depot behind the CMBT.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3886.499249416983!2d80.20343141482303!3d13.06751459079299!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x3a5266bcc0e677fb%3A0xba2722566219b08c!2sChennai+Mofussil+Bus+Terminus!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sin!4v1530117876000" width="100%" height="200" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai_Mofussil_Bus_Terminus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/location/koyambedu" hreflang="en">Koyambedu / கோயம்பேடு</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:48:31 +0000 admin 71 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Metro Train http://chennai-in-focus.com/metro-train <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Metro Train</span> <div id="flexslider-1" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_9233-cif.jpg?itok=kS2tjn_U" width="1800" height="1350" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_8642-cif.jpg?itok=dPxW-eAJ" width="1800" height="1350" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/23/2018 - 19:46</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Chennai Metro (Tamil: சென்னை மெட்ரோ) is a rapid transit system in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The Phase I of the project consisting of two corridors is under construction. The elevated section of the project is scheduled to be operational by 2013 and the entire project is scheduled to be completed by the financial year 2014-2015. About 55% of the corridors in Phase I is underground and the remaining elevated.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai_Metro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chennai Metro</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 14:16:37 +0000 admin 47 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Egmore http://chennai-in-focus.com/egmore <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Egmore</span> <div id="flexslider-2" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0309.jpg?itok=TpFZMnU2" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chennai Egmore Railway Station" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0080.jpg?itok=WciM9pOP" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chennai Egmore Railway Station" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:49</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Chennai Egmore (formerly known as Madras Egmore) is a railway station in Egmore, Chennai (Madras), South India. The station acts as the arrival and departure point for trains connecting Chennai and southern, central Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This is one of the two main railway terminals in the city along with Chennai Central (Madras Central), which serves the north and west bound trains from the city. However, some trains to the north-east and eastern parts of the country also start from/pass through here, though the number is much fewer than the ones from Chennai Central. The Chennai Beach—Tambaram suburban railway line also passes through the station. The building of the railway station with decorative domes is one of the prominent landmarks of Chennai. This station is known in Tamil as Ezhumbur. Over 75% of the trains starting from Chennai Egmore station pass through Viluppuram at different times to south Tamilnadu The Chennai Egmore station has a platform which allows vehicles to be driven up almost to the side of the train—to allow for easy loading/unloading of baggage and passengers.</p> <p>The station was apparently constructed from 1906 on land purchased from Pulney Andy, The building is built in the Gothic style of architecture with imposing domes and corridors. It is one of the prominent landmarks of the city of Chennai. The recently opened northern entrance to this railway station is on the arterial Poonamalee High road in Chennai city.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai_Egmore_railway_station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chennai Egmore railway station</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/63" hreflang="en">Egmore</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 06:19:56 +0000 admin 40 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Public Transit http://chennai-in-focus.com/public-transportation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Public Transit</span> <div id="flexslider-3" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/public-transport-2.jpg?itok=XDLJyDXQ" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Public Transit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/public-transport-4.jpg?itok=w_yvmO1-" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Public Transit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/public-transport-5.jpg?itok=35W6h-xV" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Public Transit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/public-transport-6.jpg?itok=b0Sf2f28" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Public Transit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 18:50</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The city of Chennai is the birthplace of the railway system in India. In 1831-33, Madras Parliament first came up with the idea. In 1832, the first proposal of railway under the British administration was made in Madras, 21 years before the first operational railway line in India. Later in 1836 A. P. Cotton, a civil engineer in Madras, advocated the construction of a railroad in India.</p> <p>Meanwhile, in 1835, a short railway line intended to carry granite stones was laid at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chintadripet">Chintadripet</a> on an experimental basis, which later became to known as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Red_Hill_Railroad_line&amp;action=edit&amp;redlink=1">Red Hill Railroad line</a>. Construction on this line began in 1836 and the line was opened in 1837. Despite a few troubles, the line became operational in the same year, with a written report of its functioning since January 1838, thus marking the first rail transport in the country 16 years prior to the running of the first commercial passenger service in India, the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bori_Bunder">Bori Bunder</a>–<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thane">Thane</a> train with 14 carriages hauled by three locomotives on 16 April 1853. Although the Chintadripet line was primarily intended for wagons hauled by animals, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_locomotives">steam locomotives</a> were also operated on the line, one of which is believed to be built in India.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Chennai#cite_note-IRFCA_FirstTrainsInIndia-2">[2]</a><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Chennai#cite_note-IRFCA_IndiasFirstRailways-3">[3]</a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Chennai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transport in Chennai</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:20:43 +0000 admin 38 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Chennai Central Railway Station http://chennai-in-focus.com/architecture/chennai-central-railway-station <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Chennai Central Railway Station</span> <div id="flexslider-3" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Central%20Railway%20Station%20-%202.jpg?itok=vyEo-LvV" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chennai Central Railway Station | சென்னை சென்டிரல் ரயில் நிலையம் | Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Central%20Railway%20Station%20-%206.jpg?itok=J16kypc5" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chennai Central Railway Station | சென்னை சென்டிரல் ரயில் நிலையம் | Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/100_1377.jpg?itok=p0qqAKcn" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chennai Central Railway Station | சென்னை சென்டிரல் ரயில் நிலையம் | Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:05</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>"Madras Central" redirects here. For the poem by Vijay Nambisan, see Madras Central (poem).</p> <p>Chennai Central Railway Station, (officially Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station), formerly known as Madras Central (station code: MAS), is the main railway terminus in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the busiest railway station in South India and one of the most important hubs in the country. It is connected to Moore Market Complex railway station, Chennai Central metro station, Chennai Park railway station, Park Town railway station and is 2 km from Chennai Egmore railway station. The terminus connects the city to all northern cities of India, including Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.</p> <p>The century-old building of the railway station, designed by architect George Harding, is one of the most prominent landmarks of Chennai. The station is also a main hub for the Chennai Suburban Railway system. It lies adjacent to the current headquarters of the Southern Railway and the Ripon Building. During the British Raj, the station served as the gateway to South India, and the station is still used as a landmark for the city and the state.</p> <p>The station was renamed twice, from Madras Central to Chennai Central in 1996, to reflect the name change of the city of Madras to Chennai, and then to Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M. G. Ramachandran Central railway station in 2019, after the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.</p> <p>About 550,000 passengers use the terminus every day, making it the busiest railway station in South India. Along with Chennai Egmore, Coimbatore Junction, and Karur Junction, the Central terminus is among the most profitable stations of Southern Railways. As per a report published in 2007 by the Indian Railways, Chennai Central and Secunderabad were awarded 183 points out of a maximum of 300 for cleanliness, the highest in the country.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3886.268083826388!2d80.27331961482317!3d13.08218879078339!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x3a5266000af86837%3A0xb82ae0604cf7ec4d!2sChennai+Central!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sin!4v1529232245931" width="100%" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puratchi_Thalaivar_Dr._M.G._Ramachandran_Central_Railway_Station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chennai Central Railway Station</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/location/central-station" hreflang="en">Central Station / Madras Central</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/architecture" hreflang="en">Architecture</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:35:46 +0000 admin 7 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Chintadripet MRTS Railway Station http://chennai-in-focus.com/city-life/architecture/chintadripet-mrts-railway-station <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Chintadripet MRTS Railway Station</span> <div id="flexslider-3" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/chintadripet-railway-station-1.jpg?itok=YrH_WzV-" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chintadripet Metro Railway Station - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/chintadripet-railway-station-2.jpg?itok=tZnunrda" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chintadripet Metro Railway Station - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/chintadripet-railway-station-3.jpg?itok=9By3Zwti" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chintadripet Metro Railway Station - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/chintadripet-railway-station-4.jpg?itok=Q9VpQonp" width="1800" height="1350" alt="Chintadripet Metro Railway Station - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:18</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-ad-block field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">AD Block</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) is an elevated line of the urban mass transit system (metro-like cityrail) in Chennai (Madras), India. The line currently runs within city from Chennai Beach (Madras Beach) to Velachery, covering a distance of 25 km with 21 stations. In spite of full technical and logical separation from the Chennai Suburban Railway, the MRTS is operated by the state-owned Southern </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_Rapid_Transit_System_(Chennai)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mass Rapid Transit System</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/location/chintadripeta" hreflang="en">Chintadripet / சிந்தாதிரிப்பேட்டை</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transportation" hreflang="en">Transportation</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:48:17 +0000 admin 1 at http://chennai-in-focus.com