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Amrit Bharat Stations: Chennai Division Upgrades Guindy, St. Thomas Mount, and More!

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Latest update on the upgradation of railway stations in Chennai Division

Text: A. Elumalai, Public Relations Officer, Chennai Division

The Chennai Division of Southern Railway is upgrading 15 stations—Perambur, Tiruvallur, Arakkonam, Tiruttani, Jolarpettai, Gummidipundi, Guduvancheri, Sullurupeta, Chengalpattu, Ambattur, St. Thomas Mount, Guindy, Mambalam, Chennai Park, and Chennai Beach—as part of the Amrit Bharat Station scheme’s initial phase, with redevelopment progressing steadily.

CHENNAI BEACH – CHENGALPATTU SECTION:

The Chennai Beach-Chengalpattu rail section, including Chennai Beach, Chennai Park, St. Thomas Mount, Guindy, Mambalam, Guduvancheri, and Chengalpattu stations, will see upgrades to passenger amenities.

The redevelopment of the following stations is underway:

A. GUINDY:

Improvements to façade of station on east and west sides, provision of entry arches on GST road side.

Provision of a new booking office.

Provision of pedestrian plaza

Resurfacing of flooring of platforms

Replacement of old roofing sheets by aluminium colour sheets

Redevelopment of Two-wheeler parking area on main entry side

Provision of three lifts for the existing FOB, including provision of SS hand railing and replacement of roofing sheets

Provision of Passenger Information display system

Improved Public Announcement system

Provision of CCTVs

Cost of works – Rs.13.50 crores

B. ST. THOMAS MOUNT:

Improvements to the façade of the station on east and west sides, provision of entry arches on the bus stop side.

Provision of 3 new booking offices

Provision of Pedestrian plaza

Resurfacing of flooring of all platforms

Provision of additional platform shelters and replacement of roofing sheets

Redevelopment of parking area on main entry side, and CMRL side

Provision of Passenger Information Display system

Improved Public Announcement system

Provision of CCTVs

Cost of works – Rs. 14.15 Crores

C. CHENNAI BEACH:

Face-lifting by provision of elegant facades and pedestrian plazas at all the four entry zones of the station.

Provision of ATVM at both north and south entries

Resurfacing of flooring of all platforms

Development of parking space

Provision of lift (2 Nos) for the existing FOB

Provision of Passenger Information Display system

Improved Public Announcement system

Provision of CCTVs

D. CHENNAI PARK:

Provision of new booking office

Provision of new canopy at entry with waiting space near booking Office/cafeteria.

Resurfacing of flooring of platforms

Development of pedestrian walkway towards MRTS stations.

Provision of new platform shelters and replacement of old roofing sheets by aluminium colour sheets

Provision of lift and escalator for the existing FOB, including provision of SS hand railing.

Provision of Passenger Information Display system

Improved Public Announcement system

Provision of CCTVs

E. MAMBALAM:

Improvements to the façade of the station on the east and west sides.

Provision of new booking office on West Mambalam side and at T.Nagar side

Provision of Pedestrian plaza

Resurfacing of flooring of platforms

Replacement of old roofing sheets by aluminium colour sheets

Development of Two-wheeler parking area on west Mambalam side

Provision of lift for the existing FOB, including provision of SS hand railing and replacement of roofing sheets.

Provision of Passenger Information Display system

Improved Public Announcement system

Provision of CCTVs

F. GUDUVANCHERI:

Redeveloping the entrance of the station building with a larger porch.

Provision of two elegant entrance arches

Extension of the existing 3m FOB from station to the circulating area

Resurfacing of flooring of platforms

Development of parking space

Development of pedestrian pathways

Development of circulating areas

Provision of lift and escalator for platforms along with the extended FOB

Provision of Passenger Information Display system

Improved Public Announcement system

Provision of CCTVs

G. CHENGALPATTU:

Construction of a new station building

Developing a new entrance and a porch

Provision of new concourse, booking counters, and additional three retiring rooms.

Modifying the existing station building to provide an AC Waiting hall, VIP lounge, retail, etc.

Resurfacing of flooring of platforms

Development of parking space

Development of pedestrian pathways

Development of Circulating area

Provision of lift (2 Nos) and escalator for the existing FOB

Provision of Passenger Information Display system

Improved Public Announcement

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