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General Travel
Nov 29 2016 (11:09)  

Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Entry# 2074653            Tags   Past Edits
Londa - Miraj Doubling
Rail News
Nov 24 2016 (09:51)   Kanpur tragedy: Lower Parel workshop under scanner over maintenance of rake

Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   846 news posts
Entry# 2069610   News Entry# 286623         Tags   Past Edits
The train rake that derailed at Kanpur on Sunday , killing 148 passengers, had undergone intensive maintenance at Western Railway's Lower Parel workshop some 45 days before the accident.
Several officials involved in maintenance of the rake at the workshop fear that the adverse findings could lead to severe punishment.
A senior official said, “The rake belonged to Western Railway even though it plied between Indore and Patna. While 14 coaches got derailed, it is not clearly established whether the accident was a result of track failure. There is a possibility that a
defect in a coach, axle or wheel set may have led to its derailment, or perhaps a combination of multiple factors.“
Officials associated with the Lower Parel workshop such as the chief rolling stock engineer, coaching, and others will depose before the commission of railway safety , which will pose questions about the maintenance practice. The workshop undertakes maintenance of around 1,500 ICF and LHB coaches every year. Safety of train operations is dependent on proper maintenance of tracks, rolling stock and railway assets. These are required to be maintained and replaced at regular intervals for smooth and safe running of trains. When a rolling stock is sent to the workshop, a pre-inspection is carried out by the inspection team. Based on this pre-inspection, all major and minor sub-assemblies of rolling stock are repaired or replaced. The inspection also includes an ultrasonic test to detect cracks and a wheel's profile.
A senior official said, “Even though the minister of state has blamed a rail fracture, other evidence will have to considered, including the statement given by passengers who travelled in the ill-fated rake.“
Sources said some passengers, especially those from the S-1 coach, had complained of an unusual sound emanating as soon as the train moved out of Indore. Some also complained at Jhansi but many thought it fit to tackle the problem at Kanpur.
The official said, “The coach should have been detached soon after the complaints came in. Perhaps a defect in the coach, wheel or axle could have led to the derailment.“
At the intermediate stations, the problem could not be tracked as the rake could not be inspected thoroughly in the absence of a pit line on a running track.
Senior divisional mechanical engineer (carriage and wagon) Navaid Talib, divisional engineer M K Mishra, senior section engineer Ambika Ojha, section engineer Iswar Das and senior section engineer Sushil Kumar Gupta were suspended for dereliction of duty while the DRM of Jhansi division S K Aggarwal was transferred.

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Nov 24 2016 (11:09)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Re# 2069610-2            Tags   Past Edits
Central railway zone is worst in all department....sab kaam chor hai....

Nov 24 2016 (11:24)
Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   6214 blog posts   843 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2069610-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hello... CR Kahan se aa gya bhai??? Gt ur information correct before commenting anythg... Lower Parel is WR not CR.. Parel is CR...

Nov 24 2016 (11:26)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Re# 2069610-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes..ur right...main samza mantunga

Nov 24 2016 (11:33)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4073 blog posts   301 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2069610-5            Tags   Past Edits
WR HQ should get shifted from Mumbai to Ahemdabad or Vadodara for better focus and maintenance of CR and WR at different locations.

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Rail News
Other News
Nov 20 2016 (12:20)   Sleeper & general coaches to have more mobile charging points

athul   59 news posts
Entry# 2065866   News Entry# 286155         Tags   Past Edits
Catering to the growing demand of mobile users, Railways has taken steps for providing more mobile charging points in sleeper and unreserved general class coaches to help passengers.
"Earlier, there were only eight mobile charging points in a coach. However, in keeping pace with the changing times, we have decided to increase the number of sockets to 18 as the use of mobile phone and laptop have gone up considerably," said a senior Railway Ministry official.
So far, 7977 Sleeper coaches and 4634 general coaches have been provided with 18 mobile charging
points per coach. All AC coaches have already been equipped with sufficient mobile charging points
Enhancing passenger amenities, railways have equipped many major stations with WiFi facility. The facility is already operational at many stations including Bhubaneswar, New Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Bangalore, Chennai among others.

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Nov 20 2016 (12:45)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Re# 2065866-4            Tags   Past Edits
And make it properly workable too...!!

Nov 20 2016 (12:56)
prashantg077~   1998 blog posts
Re# 2065866-5            Tags   Past Edits
Well I did tweet and made it workable !!! Tht too within minutes

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★★  General Travel
Nov 15 2016 (08:45)   17212/Kondaveedu Express | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

Jay   105 blog posts
Entry# 2060184            Tags   Past Edits
Friends will be traveling on this train today from YPR to NDL on my way to Ahobilam. This pilgrimage will also take me to Tirupati and if time permits to Sri Kalahasti too. Hope to bring some updates whenever possible. Thanks.

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Nov 15 2016 (16:31)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Re# 2060184-41            Tags   Past Edits
Which line?

Nov 15 2016 (16:50)
Jay   105 blog posts
Re# 2060184-42            Tags   Past Edits
SBC Gooty

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Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestKR/Konkan  -  
Nov 14 2016 (10:14)   Konkan Railway invites Composite Open Tenders for Railway Electrification of its entire Route

rdb*^   126086 news posts
Entry# 2059256   News Entry# 285613         Tags   Past Edits
Konkan Railway invites Composite Open Tenders ( Electrical traction, S&T and civil works combined) for Railway Electrification of its entire Route ( 970 TKM).Work is divided in two section.
Section -1 is from Roha (excl.) to Verna(excl.) -582 TKM, estimated cost Rs.362.86 Cr. Click here for NIT of Section-1.
Section -2 is from Verna (incl.) to Thokur (incl.) -388 TKM, estimated cost Rs.249.65Cr. Click here for NIT of Section-2.
conference scheduled on 18th November 2016, Tenders due to open on 15th December 2016.
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Nov 14 2016 (11:10)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
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This is great news.....

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Rail News
IR AffairsCR/Central  -  
Nov 07 2016 (12:12)   NITI Aayog approves Pune-Kolhapur Rail line Electrification

Rahul Kumar   103 news posts
Entry# 2051401   News Entry# 285037         Tags   Past Edits
Pune: In what is good news for Maharashtra passengers, the NITI (National Institute for Transforming India) Aayog has given its appraisal note for the electrification of the Pune-Miraj-Kolhapur line.
The NITI Aayog’s approval is for the single line, currently in place as well as for the second line that is proposed to be built between the two cities. At current prices, the cost of electrification of the two lines­— totalling 692 kilometres of tracks – would be Rs 513 crore, officials said.
The route, currently a single line, has got congested due to
the increase in passenger footfall as well as goods traffic between the two cities and a second line is now an urgent requirement. A sum of Rs 1.27 crore had been allotted for the preliminary engineering and traffic survey for the second line. While Rs 27 lakhs has already been spent on the survey, this year’s railway budget allotted the remaining Rs 1 crore as well in order to complete the survey so that physical work on laying the line could begin.
For the moment, the project looks a win-win situation for passengers as well as the railways. Current calculations show that the project has a rate of retun of 35 per cent, which means we can recoup the entire amount spent in about 3-4 years.
While a second line will allow more passenger trains to run on the route— up from the current 12-18 per day— the real benefits, CR officials said, was for the goods traffic. “Electrification will allow us to run goods trains with a total payload of 5,800 tons. This would be an increase of more than 50 per cent in payload which in turn brings that much more revenue and also saves time. Time saved on a route allows us to add trains” said a senior CR official.

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Nov 07 2016 (17:51)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Re# 2051401-7            Tags   Past Edits
CR is very very slow compare to other division. Final Location survey, land Acquisition and Tenders are done long time back. Sufficient fund already allocated to this project. Still no ground work started yet. This project it will take 20 yr for compilation, If this kind of delay happen.

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General Travel
Oct 30 2016 (13:29)  

Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Entry# 2042094            Tags   Past Edits
Business Avenue @ Miraj Junction
Rail News
Oct 24 2016 (13:26)   Pre-poll bonanza: Railways to introduce nine more trains in Uttar Pradesh next month

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35474 news posts
Entry# 2034518   News Entry# 283890         Tags   Past Edits
The much hyped fully AC-3 Humsafar Express for Gorakhpur will be the first among 10 Humsafar trains proposed for various states to be flagged off by railways next month in the election-bound state.
Ahead of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Railways, which has already introduced about 57 trains in the last two and half years in the state crucial for the BJP-led government, geared up to introduce nine more new trains including the first Humsafar service by November-end this year.
Besides, 142 special trains originating and terminating in the political sensitive state
and 550 specials passing through UP are being pressed into service to clear extra rush due to various festivals such as Durga Puja, Diwali and Chhat in the current fiscal. However, a senior Railway Ministry official said “The new trains are pressed into service catering to the demand of the people and railways does not differentiate between states.”
The much hyped fully AC-3 Humsafar Express for Gorakhpur will be the first among 10 Humsafar trains proposed for various states to be flagged off by railways next month in the election-bound state. Humsafar AC-3 coaches, specially designed with enhanced aesthetics interior and a new exterior colour scheme, are also equipped with CCTV system, fire detection and prevention system and integrated Braille displays among other facilities.
Train service between Ballia-Anand Vihar, Gorakhpur-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Gorakhpur-Panvel, Gorakhpur-Bandra Terminus, Gorakhpur-Badshahnagar Intercity, Ghazipur-Kolkata, Jaunpur-Bandra Terminus, Deendayalu-Antyodaya Express between Mughalsarai-Nizamuddin via Mathura are slated to be launched in the coming days in UP.
Apart from that, 30 new coaches of Deendayalu having cushioned luggage racks, bio-toilets, potable water, mobile charging points, fire extinguisher are being planned for induction in three trains of Uttar Pradesh by Diwali. Proposed in the Rail Budget, Deendayalau coaches with enhanced passenger amenities are meant for unreserved segment.
Catering to the growing demand, Railways is also planning to extend the service of Kamayani Express between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Varanasi to Jaunpur in UP. Besides, railways has provided 167 additional stoppages of several Mail/Express trains in UP in order to meet the requests from various public representatives and passenger associations.

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Oct 24 2016 (13:38)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Re# 2034518-2            Tags   Past Edits
Nayee train ke liye state main har saal election hona chahiye... politician doing this for vote bank only......

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Oct 24 2016 (20:07)
Foamer~   1265 blog posts
Re# 2034518-6            Tags   Past Edits
When Kerala - TN elections took place recently, they did't start trains even on that new Palani-Palakkad line after GC. Because they knew their chances of winning there was zero.
Now for poll bound UP, squeezing IR for all its worth for each and every vote.
something looks up for Karnataka before 2018 elections, since they have a shot here. Atleast one or two passengers/DEMUs for new lines would be nice.

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Oct 24 2016 (09:42)   यूपी को देगी नौ नईं ट्रेनें

☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~   5011 news posts
Entry# 2034179   News Entry# 283877         Tags   Past Edits
नई दिल्ली : केंद्र सरकार यूपी को नौ नई ट्रेनें देने वाली है। इनमें से पहली हमसफर रेल का संचालन इस साल नवंबर के अंत तक शुरू हो जाएगा। दुर्गा पूजा, दीपावली और छठ जैसे त्योहारों को देखते हुए 142 विशेष ट्रेनों का शुरुआती स्टेशन या तो उत्तर प्रदेश में होगा या उनका गंतव्य वहां होगा। इनके अलावा 550 विशेष ट्रेनें प्रदेश से होकर गुजरेंगी।
यूपी में शुरू होने वाली नई ट्रेनों में बलिया-आनंद विहार, गोरखपुर-लोकमान्य तिलक टर्मिनस, गोरखपुर-पनवल, गोरखपुर-बांद्रा टर्मिनस, गोरखपुर-बादशाहनगर इंटरसिटी, गाजीपुर-कोलकाता, जौनपुर-बांद्रा टर्मिनस, दीनदयालु-अंत्योदय एक्सप्रेस आदि शामिल हैं। इसके अलावा रेलवे ने उत्तर प्रदेश में कई मेल और एक्सप्रेस रेलों के 167 अतिरिक्त स्टॉपेज दिए हैं।

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Oct 24 2016 (10:54)
Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Re# 2034179-12            Tags   Past Edits
Nanyee train chihiye to har saal election hona chahiye state main.....politics always looks for vote bank

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General Travel
Oct 23 2016 (12:39)  

Rail Premi   75 blog posts
Entry# 2033385            Tags   Past Edits
Pune-Miraj Doubling
As usual Central railway doing tortoise walk on this project.
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