Indian Railways: Southern Railway History
Divisions: Chennai, Madurai, Palghat, Tiruchchirapalli, Trivandrum, Salem
Established on: 14 April 1951
Website Name: sr.indianrailways.gov.in
Also Read: Indian Railway zones
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The creation of this division helped a lot to launch better train services, hence rewarding the requests of railway passengers. The places like Coimbatore and Tiruppur (highest revenue yielder) are currently integrated in division of Salem. Salem is the infant division of the Southern Railway that shaped out from divisions of Palakkad and Tiruchirapalli. Most of the section of Southern Railway has Meter Gauge, which is a contrast to maximum railways having Broad Gauge. Soon, various plans for improvement would be charged to renovate all tracks to Broad Gauge, develop stations, swathe platforms and superior catering stalls. An automated signal system would also be installed to avoid accidents. Chennai Central Station is known to serve 1 million passengers daily. Advancement of stations including Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Palghat and Thiruvanathapuram is under the process.