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MAS Update...

The MRTS is amazing. The train is SO fast that you just can't think of getting on the train as it starts to move. Tickets are dead cheap & the train covers a distance of about 10 Kms in 8 mins. Average stop time in each station is about 5 secs... & boy she rips. Public response to the MRTS has been worse than lukewarm. But its a long term plan & I guess it'll do fine as time progresses.

The power plant visit was nice as well. rythm was scared of the height as usual. Since one of the engines were off for maintanence purposes, we were able to see its huge pistons & all its parts were all over the floor, being serviced. The other 3 were chugging away, producing close to 100 MW.

The Sewage treatment plant was amazing. It can work 24/7 but works only 18 hours a day coz there is NO sewage being pumped from the government/corporation center in the night. The plant purifies almost more than half of the city's sewage into pure water (Not advisable for drinking just coz its like distilled water....lacking in essential minerals)

I'm off now, dead tired... Rest later.

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harish_an
Feb. 10th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
yeah great ....if only they market the mrts well...
and also if they complete the network...right now it runs in the city centre over a already well networked (have they extended it..any idea? it used to be from chintadripet to mylapore or something i dont recall)
wish they cover the coom(the sewage that was buckhingam canal) and run a rail line over it(the mrts is almost that except that it doesnt enclose the stink...)
fox2mike
Feb. 11th, 2004 09:53 am (UTC)
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It used to be from Beach to Tirumailai. Its the same right now, but yeah extensions are almost complete. Once done it will run from Beach to Velachery. The complete map can be viewed here.
harish_an
Feb. 11th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
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thanks for the map....:) hope the project gets done fast... its been over 10-15 yrs i guess...
:)
fox2mike
Feb. 11th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Yeah easily. The project was stagnating for lack of funds (read funds eaten up by politicians) for quite sometime.
louiswu
Feb. 10th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
Umm...
10 km in 8 min. sounds terribly slow.
fox2mike
Feb. 11th, 2004 09:54 am (UTC)
Re: Umm...
Not for me, when you get caught up in traffic for 45 mins.... & 8 mins is the upper bound I guess.
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