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Today (07:41)   Cop who saved many lives run over by train

rdb*^   128350 news posts
Entry# 2250882   News Entry# 300805         Tags   Past Edits
GRP constable was helping injured passenger, who also died
Mumbai: Government Railway Police (GRP) constable Suresh Patil (56), who had saved many a lives in the past, was run over by a train on Monday night while attending to an accident victim on the tracks between Vile Parle and Andheri.
According to the GRP, Patil was on the night shift. Around 9.35 p.m., the station master made an announcement asking him to attend to a passenger who had reportedly fallen on the tracks between Vile Parle and Andheri. “Patil rushed to the spot
along with the station master and porters to help the passenger. The team was searching for the injured passenger, and just as they located him, Patil came under a Virar fast local,” a GRP official said.
The shocked staff immediately sent Patil and 18-year-old Sagar Kadam, whom they had gone to help, to Cooper Hospital. Both were declared dead on arrival to the hospital.
Constable Patil was posted on platform duty, and in case of any accident at the station, he was the one to report the incident and help the accident victim reach hospital within the golden hour.
Patil had been with the GRP for 34 years and was posted with the Andheri railway police for the last four years. His colleagues credited him with having saved at least a hundred lives on railway tracks.
A resident of Dombivali, Patil is survived by his wife and two sons. “We will write to the railway commissioner and the commissioner of police to get compensation [for his family] and a bravery award for Patil, as he lost his life on duty while trying to save others,” the GRP official said.
Officials said Kadam, whom Patil and the others had gone to help, was a resident of Chakala. “He was getting down from a crowded train at Andheri, but was pushed out in the rush. His body was handed over to his family,” a GRP official said.

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Today (08:46)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
Re# 2250882-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sad news
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Apr 11 2017 (20:33)   07018/Hyderabad - Ahmedabad SpecialFare Special (Via Latur) | HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally (6 PFs)

Southern Railway^~   2631 blog posts   188 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2231435            Tags   Past Edits
HYB - ADI Spl from 18.04 to 27.06
ADI -HYB Spl From 20.04 to 29.06

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Apr 12 2017 (17:21)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
Re# 2231435-2            Tags   Past Edits
Very long route

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Apr 12 2017 (21:59)
Foamer~   1731 blog posts
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"Very long route?" Its just some 60 Kms longer than the Wadi route.
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Apr 07 2017 (12:21)   Haryana: Indian passengers raise funds for Russian family robbed on train

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36145 news posts
Entry# 2225897   News Entry# 298833         Tags   Past Edits
After barbaric racial attacks on Africans in Noida comes a goodwill gesture of Indians. A group of Indian passengers on Tuesday raised Rs 5,000 for a Russian family that was robbed of valuables in train in Haryana.
Russia resident Mareshev Alaxander, who was on India tour with his family, had boarded the Dadar Express from Maharashtra’s Manmad station for Haryana’s Ambala. When the family woke up on Wednesday morning at Delhi Sabzi Mandi station, they found their valuables such as laptop, passport, cash and cards missing. The worried family informed the other passengers in train, who helped them lodge a case with the government railway police (GRP) in Sonepat.
passengers also started collecting money for the needy Russian family and raised Rs 5,000 funds for them for their basic needs.
Alexander said he was touched by the gesture of Indians. “They gave us food as well so that we don’t remain hungry,” he said.
Sonepat GRP police station in-charge Suresh Kumar said they had registered a zero FIR in the case since the robbery happened in Delhi. “The Russian family was made to contact with the embassy, and their return ticket to Delhi was booked. Some of the passengers helped them with extra cash,” he said.

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Apr 07 2017 (14:58)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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This spoils the name of our country.

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Apr 04 2017 (22:03)   Railways opts for global shopping for 200 kmph locos

©The Dark Lord™~   34 news posts
Entry# 2222693   News Entry# 298554         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: The Railways will go for global shopping to acquire high speed locomotives with a Rs 500 crore project to run trains at 200 km per hour on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes.
Speed is the latest matra for railways as it is going ahead with the action plan to upgrade Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai rail corridors enabling the track fit for 200 kmph train run.
"We will float the global tender for acquiring 10 high speed electric locomotives, which can haul trains at 200 kmph and beyond, from the market shortly,"
said a senior Railway Ministry official.
At present, Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains are running up to 130 kmph. Only one train, Gatimaan Express, is running at 160 kmph between Delhi and Agra.
"The transfer of technology of the high power locomotives and its maintenance will be the responsibility of the successful bidder, besides supplying 10 locos to railways," said the official.
The Rs 500 crore project involves purchase of high speed locomotives, transfer of technology and maintenance for 13 years as per the bidding requirement.
The high power locomotives are expected to haul 22-24 coaches train at 200 kmph on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes to reduce the travel time.
In order to match the loco capacity, railways has started the manufacturing of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches with speed potential of 200 kmph.
The high speed LHB coaches are about to be turned out from Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala.
Besides Talgo coaches, which are also meant for higher speed on the existing tracks, are likely to be hauled with these high speed locomotives.

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Apr 05 2017 (07:53)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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Good observation. Until and unless we stop buying degrees the condition will remain the same.

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Mar 31 2017 (18:26)   11019/Konark Express (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

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Entry# 2217436            Tags   Past Edits
LIST OF DIVERTED / CANCELLED TRAINS from 30-03 to 03-04-17 Due To non interlock work ( engineering & signal work ) at AKOR for commissioning of double line between TLT-AKOR

Mar 31 2017 (22:28)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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Dil khush ho gaya

Apr 02 2017 (10:13)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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Train no 18519 was late today
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Apr 01 2017 (18:50)   रेल्वे स्थानकांलगत असणाऱ्या फेरीवाल्यांवर कारवाई करा

Amey Ambre~   1832 news posts
Entry# 2218836   News Entry# 298331         Tags   Past Edits
मुंबई : रेल्वे हद्दीत प्रवेश करताना आणि बाहेर पडताना अनधिकृत फेरीवाल्यांचा वेढा प्रवेशद्वाराजवळ असतो. त्यामुळे प्रवाशांना नाहक त्रास सहन करावा लागतो. असे असतानाच, मुंबई उपनगरीय रेल्वे मार्गावरील रुळांवर लोखंडी तुकडे व स्फोटक पदार्थ ठेवून घातपात घडवण्याचा प्रयत्न नुकताच करण्यात आला. त्यानंतर, खबरदारीचे उपाय म्हणून महाराष्ट्र पोलिसांकडून स्थानक हद्दीतील अनधिकृत फेरीवाल्यांवर कारवाई करण्याची सूचना आरपीएफना (रेल्वे सुरक्षा दल) करण्यात आली. या सर्व बाबी पाहता, पश्चिम रेल्वे आरपीएफकडून मुंबईसह वसई-विरार, मिरा-भार्इंदर पालिका आयुक्तांना पत्रच पाठवून, रेल्वेला लागूनच असणाऱ्या अनधिकृत फेरीवाल्यांवर कारवाईची मागणी केली आहे.
जानेवारी आणि फेब्रुवारी महिन्यात रेल्वे रुळांवर लोखंडी तुकडे व स्फोटके ठेवून, घातपात घडवण्याचा प्रयत्न मुंबईसह महाराष्ट्रातील काही ठिकाणी झाला. त्यानंतर, महाराष्ट्र पोलिसांकडूनच खबरदारी घेण्याचे आदेश देण्यात आले आणि रुळांची पाहणी करतानाच गस्त घालण्यात यावी, तसेच रुळांना लागून असलेले लोखंडी तुकडेही
हटविण्यात यावेत, अशी सूचना करतानाच, रेल्वे स्थानक व हद्दीत अनधिकृत फेरीवाले, भिकारी यांना हटविण्याची सूचनाही केली. त्यानुसार, पश्चिम रेल्वे आरपीएफकडून विशेष मोहिमेंतर्गत २१ मार्चपासून तीन दिवस कारवाईदेखील करण्यात आली. यात १५0 पेक्षा जास्त अनधिकृत फेरीवाले पश्चिम रेल्वेच्या मुंबईतील रेल्वे स्थानकांमध्ये पकडण्यात आले, परंतु या कारवाईनंतरही रेल्वे स्थानकांच्या प्रवेशद्वारावरच फेरीवाल्यांकडून बस्तान मांडण्यात येत असल्याने, अशा फेरीवाल्यांवरही कारवाईचा बडगा उचलण्यासाठी आरपीएफकडून पुढाकार घेण्यात आला आहे.
फेरीवाले स्थानकांच्या बाहेरच पालिका हद्दीत व्यवसाय करतात. पालिकेकडून कारवाईचा बडगा उचलताच, हेच फेरीवाले रेल्वे हद्दीत प्रवेश करतात. त्यामुळे पालिकेच्या कारवाईपासून पळ काढतात, तर आरपीएफ कारवाईसाठी आल्यानंतर पुन्हा पालिका हद्दीत जाऊन व्यवसाय करतात. (प्रतिनिधी)
रेल्वे हद्दीला लागूनच असणाऱ्या अनधिकृत फेरीवाल्यांवर कारवाई करावी, अशी मागणी आम्ही लेखी पत्राद्वारे तीन पालिका आयुक्तांकडे केली आहे. त्याचप्रमाणे, रेल्वे परिसर आणि पालिका यांच्यातील हद्दही स्पष्टपणे ठरलेली नसून, त्यामुळे कारवाईचा गोंधळ उडतो. ती हद्ददेखील स्पष्ट असावी, अशी मागणी आहे.

Apr 01 2017 (21:28)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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Sun sun kar almost 20-25 years have passed but the problem is the same.
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Mar 22 2017 (20:33)   Hyderabad Metro rail: Metro steps jam Rasoolpura; it's only temporary, says govt

rdb*^   128350 news posts
Entry# 2206971   News Entry# 297209         Tags   Past Edits
HYDERABAD: The Metro Rail work in the city has sprung up many such 'odd' constructions across Hyderabad that have thrown traffic out of gear. With staircases and stations standing bang in the middle of the road, at some places, the carriageway of arterial stretches have shrunk drastically. The scene is particularly chaotic during peak hours when commuters complain of being held up in serpentine traffic snarls for hours together. "Negotiating the Begumpet area, in particular, has become a struggle. At times it takes up to 45 minutes to one hour to just get past this stretch," said S Santoshi, a resident of Trimulgherry. Though compassionate about the concerns of residents, K T Rama Rao, state minister for municipal administration and urban development, assures that the problem is only temporary. "Projects like Metro Rail, during their construction period, do create traffic snarls but people should understand that it is for the betterment...
of the system," he said.

Mar 22 2017 (20:56)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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Its true the design of this metro rail is someone awkward with stations planned next to flyovers and near road intersections.
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Mar 21 2017 (21:00)   NIT submits report on Metro path FSI hike

rdb*^   128350 news posts
Entry# 2205745   News Entry# 297082         Tags   Past Edits
NAGPUR: The proposal to increase floor space index (FSI) along the Metro Rail corridor has finally moved a step forward. Urban Mass Transport Company (UMTC), the consultant appointed by Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) to do impact assessment, has submitted its interim report, which has been forwarded to state urban development department (UDD). The government has, however, asked the consultant to do some calculations again.The government plans to increase FSI to maximum 4 upto a distance of 500 metres on both sides of Metro corridor. NIT and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will charge a premium for consuming this extra FSI.Half the premium will go to Mahametro, the agency executing Nagpur Metro Rail project. The premium will help Mahametro pay a part of its foreign loan.NIT chairman Dipak Mhaisekar told TOI the consultant had estimated that the extra population that would live on both sides of the Metro corridor due to increased FSI...
would be 3.5 lakh. "This is in addition to the natural growth of population in this area," he said.According to the consultant's estimate, Rs 60 crore would be needed to strengthen the civic infrastructure in the area for meeting the needs of the 3.5 lakh extra residents. "The government feels this amount is on the lower side. Moreover, the tenement density calculations are also not correct. So we have asked them to make necessary corrections," the NIT chief said adding that while the consultant had mentioned the need for parking spaces and gardens in the area, it had not calculated the cost of these amenities.
It will be some weeks before the Metro corridor area gets extra FSI. The consultant will submit the final report to NIT, which will forward it to UDD. If the UDD does not find any lacunae, it will issue a gazette notification for amending the development control rules (DCR) of Nagpur.
The proposal to increase FSI along the Metro corridor was announced in May 2015 by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. It was in October 2016 that the government realized that an impact assessment was needed. NIT was accordingly instructed to appoint a consultant for the job.

Mar 21 2017 (21:05)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
Re# 2205745-1            Tags   Past Edits
Loot te raho public ko
मुंबई। मुंबई में लोकमान्य तिलक टर्मिनस पर शनिवार को आयोजित एक समारोह में रेलमंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने पूरी तरह स्वदेश निर्मित लोकल ट्रेन "मेधा" को रिमोट कंट्रोल के जरिये हरी झंडी दिखाई। 43.23 करोड़ रुपये की लागत से बनी यह ट्रेन मुंबई के पश्चिम रेलमार्ग पर चलेगी। पहली ट्रेन ने शनिवार को दादर से बोरीवली और फिर बोरीवली से चर्चगेट का चक्कर पूरा किया।
अब तक मुंबई सहित देश के दूसरे शहरों में चलने वाली लोकल ट्रेनों के कोच तो भारत में बनते थे, लेकिन उनमें इलेक्ट्रिक एवं अन्य तकनीकी काम विदेशी सीमेंस एवं बाम्बार्डियर कंपनियों द्वारा किए जाते थे। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की "मेक इन इंडिया" पहल के तहत मेधा ट्रेन के कोच तो चेन्नाई स्थित इंटीग्रल कोच फैक्ट्री (आइसीएफ) में
तैयार किए गए हैं जबकि इलेक्ट्रिकल एवं अन्य तकनीकी काम पहली बार हैदराबाद के मेधा सर्वो ड्राइव्स फर्म ने किए हैं।
इससे ट्रेन की कुल कीमत में करीब एक करोड़ रुपये की कमी आई है। विदेशी बॉम्बार्डियर कंपनी द्वारा तैयार 12 कोच वाली ट्रेन की कीमत जहां 44.36 करोड़ रुपये होती थी, वहीं आइसीएफ एवं मेधा सर्वो ड्राइव्स फर्म के संयुक्त प्रयास से तैयार यह ट्रेन 43.23 करोड़ रुपये में ही तैयार हो गई है। पश्चिम रेलवे ने फिलहाल 12 कोच वाली दो ट्रेनें तैयार करवाई हैं। इस प्रकार के और अधिक कोचों के ऑर्डर देने पर इनकी कीमत और कम हो सकती है।
ट्रेन में खास
"मेधा" में 1,168 सीटें हैं और कुल 6,000 से अधिक यात्री इसमें यात्रा कर सकते हैं। ट्रेन की अधिकतम रफ्तार 110 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटा होगी। ट्रेन में रीजनरेटेड ब्रेकिंग सिस्टम का उपयोग किया गया है। जिसके उपयोग से 30 से 35 फीसद बिजली पैदा होकर ओवरहेड वायर्स में जाएगी और इतनी बिजली की बचत होगी।
ट्रेन में रूफ माउंटेड फोर्स्ड वेंटीलेशन व्यवस्था होने के कारण ट्रेन की कूलिंग क्षमता 16,000 घन क्यूबिक मीटर प्रति घंटा है। औपचारिक शुरुआत से पहले इस ट्रेन का कई महीनों तक ट्रायल किया गया। बता दें कि मुंबई की लोकल ट्रेनों में प्रतिदिन 35 लाख यात्री सफर करते हैं।

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Mar 19 2017 (14:10)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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Its possible in mumbai

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Mar 18 2017 (21:38)   19419/Chennai Central - Ahmedabad Express | WKA/Vakav (1 PFs)

Jay Maharashtra~   295 blog posts   13 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2202280            Tags   Past Edits
All Vakav #First welcome #Sb pic..Captured village ..
My trips every solapur and pune happy journey.taken..

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Mar 19 2017 (10:07)
Aslam Shaikh   193 blog posts
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Wakav ka toh liye Baki ka bhi lete acha hota

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