Data loggers have been installed at select locations in Chennai Division. A data logger is an electronic device that records the data over time in relation to the location of trains with built-in instrument. Last year, railways fitted these devices in 41 stations across India including Central and Jolarpettai.
In a statement, Chennai Divisional Railway Manager P Mahesh said data loggers had been installed at all the train interchange points with adjacent division, to ensure punctuality monitoring. Official sources said axles of train coaches including loco, will be scanned through sensor and its movement automatically updated. Further, Chennai Division has spent Rs 40.82 crore towards passenger amenities during 2019. Free Wi-Fi connection to passengers has been provided at 135 railway stations at Chennai division, said the DRM.
Double discharge platforms are under progress Egmore, Chetpet, Guindy, Kodambakkam, Saidapet, St Thomas Mount, Pallavaram and Chrompet. Women RPF staff are being deployed for six ladies/general trains in Arakkonam-Velachery-Arakkonam and Tambaram-Beach-Tambaram section during night travel, added the DRM.