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Feb 17 2017 (01:14)  

Ashu^~   420 blog posts   255 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2167432            Tags   Past Edits
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Presentation looks nice😍 Excellent suggestion!!
#suggestions #moderator I wish IRI could provide information regarding the platform orientation of major Railway station/Junctions like the one I have uploaded. The picture is of the orientation of platforms of Manmad Jn. I would like comments on it by the members.

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Feb 17 2017 (22:58)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Good suggestion. Long back just tried to make the PF lay out of CAN, but found little difficult, left out afterwards and never completed.

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Feb 13 2017 (09:05)   China is way ahead of India in terms of railway investment: Suresh Prabhu - The Hindu

MCPNBR~   372 news posts
Entry# 2162622   News Entry# 293760         Tags   Past Edits
India is way behind China on investment in railway, including border infrastructure, says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, even as he defends the government’s delivery record in MoUs with other countries such as Japan, China and Korea
In terms of India’s ambitions abroad, where does the Indian Railways hope to grow?
We already have connectivity with Bangladesh and we would like to improve on that with more lines. Also with Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. The budget allocation for the North-East has increased dramatically just to take this in. Connecting to our neighbours is definitely
a priority.
How much is competition with China an issue for you?
China has invested every year what we plan to invest in five years. Till 2014, when we came to power, they would invest in 6 months what we did in 5 years. We will now increase our investment to $142 billion over the next five years, and we are on track to do that, but that will still be nothing compared to China’s investment. China is way ahead of us in terms of railways investment. In any case, if India wants to have overall infrastructure of a good quality, we must step up railway infrastructure.
We are always constrained by the fact that the Finance Ministry will have limited resources, and won’t be able to give us more investment. So, for the first time we have looked at extra-budget resources. In the Finance Minister’s budget speech, he said they would allocate ₹1,31,000 crore for railways, of which the gross budgetary support is ₹55,000 crore. So the balance will come from extra-budget resources which is part of the Consolidated Fund of India. Finance ministry has told us to raise the funds ourselves, which we can do at a cheaper rate. The question you are asking is very valid, which is about China’s deep infrastructure spending which is much greater than ours.
Particularly when it comes to border infrastructure, given how Chinese railway comes right up to its frontiers with India in Tibet, along Arunachal Pradesh etc, how will the railways compete?
We are working closely with the Ministry of Defence on this and the MoD will take calls on what lines are important for them, and we will support them fully on all these strategic issues.
Do you think India would also consider linking up with the Chinese lines that are being laid for the OBOR (One Belt One Road) project for neighbourhood connectivity?
Again, physical connectivity can always be discussed by the Railways, but strategic issues go beyond that. So there has to be the larger perspective and the MEA and MoD will decide on these things. We, as the Ministry of Railways, would be able to implement their decisions. There is a plan to connect Asia on one side and Eurasia on the other…that is already a plan. But it’s not going to happen in a hurry since the investment required will be huge. But certain ideas are there: for example the plan to link to Myanmar by railway will take us to South-East Asia as well. Eventually though, our domestic agenda..., the huge backlog of investments in India itself will come first and will take years to cover. Whatever you see today in terms of problems in the Railways is a result of a lack of investment in the Railways for decades. It is inconceivable that we can solve the problem of decades in a few years.
You are the first Rail Minister of India to not present a Rail Budget. Do you feel bad about it?
If you look at my first two Budgets, this is a continuation of the same thing. It doesn’t matter as long as the Railways benefit.
What about the other end of the spectrum? The MoU for Ahmedabad-Mumbai rail has been signed at ₹97,000 crore, but it begs the question, couldn’t the money be spent on other areas where the Railways needs to spend?
Is that money available for other public service obligations, then? Will Japan give us this money for other projects?
Is it viable at all? The fact is that for such a short route you may need to charge over ₹3,000 per ticket which is more than the airfare at present…
This is what the feasibility study by NITI Aayog says, you should ask them. JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency) has also accepted the study.
Another issue for these international agencies is delivery, particularly on land acquisition delays. On this project, Maharashtra refused to give land identified for the train terminals, for example. How do you plan to work around this?
That was not a problem from the Railways side. We have reached out to them and now Maharashtra and Gujarat governments are discussing this issue and they are on board to find land. There are issues but we are able to solve them.

Feb 13 2017 (13:20)
©The Dark Lord™~   4831 blog posts
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China has a GDP(nominal) of 13 trillion $ whereas for India, it's only around 2.5 trillion $. With almost equal population how big is the gap between the Per capita income of a Chinese in comparison to an Indian & this gap will persist in future too. Latest research from PwC clearly states that by 2050 China will have a GDP of 50 trillion $(world's biggest) whereas India will remain at 3rd spot behind USA with a GDP of approx 28 trillion $. So it's unjustifiable to compare our investment & policies with China. India should do things which are better for India not for the sake the if China is doing this or that why shouldn't we.

Feb 13 2017 (13:31)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
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India is way behind China in terms of railways. Anyone thinking that we can match them in railways is fooling himself. They are already running high speed bullet trains while we are only just getting started. As the RM said in the article, our budgetary allocation is a mere fraction of what the Chinese invest and that too, goes into running of poorly planned trains[for election purposes] or combating accidents[that have proliferated recently].

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Feb 13 2017 (14:34)
Boxer Bhai~   38136 blog posts   12664 correct pred (61% accurate)
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They dont go by states rly projects , in india its not possible
They give death sentence to ministers ,contractors,rly officials if found corrupted ,if same done in india then corrupt politicians their binami contractors will be dead by now

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Rail Fanning
Feb 12 2017 (18:57)   56602/Kannur - Shoranur Passenger (UnReserved) | CAN/Kannur Main (Cannanore) (4 PFs) | ED/WDM-3D/11294

MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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56602 Kannur - Shoranur Passenger at Cannanore with ED link.
Also seen in the same platform is 16518 CAN-SBC Express
★  Rail Fanning
Feb 12 2017 (18:36)   TLY/Thalassery (2 PFs)

MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Rail Fanning
Feb 11 2017 (13:07)   56603/Thrissur - Kannur Passenger (UnReserved) | CAN/Kannur Main (Cannanore) (4 PFs)

MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Feb 11 2017 (13:13)
चली चली मेरी रेल चली~   986 blog posts   75 correct pred (84% accurate)
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Which train?

Feb 11 2017 (13:23)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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TCR-CAN passenger at PF 1A

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Feb 11 2017 (17:58)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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YPR-CAN will not fit in this PF. Only passenger trains arrives/departs from this PF.
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Feb 04 2017 (12:43)   CAN/Kannur Main (Cannanore) (4 PFs)

MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2151247            Tags   Past Edits
Pink Book 2017-18 (Figures in thousand of Rupees)
The new platform sanctioned for Rs.6,45,53. The out lay for 2017-18 is mere 1,00
Kannur - Rebuilding of quarters, type-II - 40 units in lieu of type-I Rs.3,95,26. The out lay for 2017-18 Rs.2,00,00
Kannur, Vadakara, Thalassery & Tirur - Provision / improvement to passenger amenities Rs. 9,03,69. The out lay for 2017-18 Rs.3,42,95

Feb 05 2017 (22:55)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2151247-1            Tags   Past Edits
Mangalore too - Mangalore Central - Addl platform line 6,65,81.
Kozhikkode - 2nd foot over bridge at Shoranur end connecting platform Nos 1, 2/3 & 4 - 5,51,00
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Feb 04 2017 (14:34)   Kerala gives a thumbs up to high-speed rail - NATIONAL - The Hindu

MCPNBR~   372 news posts
Entry# 2151572   News Entry# 293070         Tags   Past Edits
Survey claims 86% of participants support the project
The majority of people in the State support the proposed 430-km high speed railway line (HSR) between Kochuveli in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur, if a survey conducted in 11 districts is any indication.
The survey held for Kerala High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (KHSRCL), a public limited company floated by the government to execute the project, has found that 86% of the participants supported the project.
survey was conducted using the systematic random methodology by Gurgaon-based Centre for Forecasting & Research (Cfore) between November 23, 2016 and January 14 this year. The findings of the survey that covered 110 Assembly constituencies and the report had been submitted to the KHSRCL, chief executive of Cfore, Premchand Palety, said.
Hassle-free travel
The Rs. 1,27,849-crore project is aimed at making travel hassle-free and at reducing congestion on State roads.
In all, 73% of the respondents were aware of the project and 88% of them approved of it.
Mr. Paelty said 82% of those who were unaware approved of it when the interviewer explained it to them. The approval rating was over 80%.
Reduced travel time
Reducing the time taken to travel across the State and the air pollution and the corridor turning a catalyst for development are the advantages. Those who opposed the project said large-scale acquisition of land and displacement of families would be needed.
13,447 interviewed
A total of 100-120 voters from each Assembly segment in the districts were interviewed. The respondents were randomly selected from the voters’ list using a special software. In all, 13,447 people, one voter from each household, were interviewed.
Through the survey, the authorities are trying to counter the opposition that may come up against land acquisition and dissent against development projects.
As much as 1,155.57 hectares of private land has to be acquired, 3,868 residential/commercial structures relocated, and 36,923 trees felled as per the DPR prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
In 45 minutes in Kochi
With trains running at a maximum speed of 300 km per hour, a journey to Kollam will take only 20 minutes, Kochi 45 minutes, Kozhikode 90 minutes, and Kannur 120 minutes. Kollam, Chengannur, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Valancherry, Kozhikode, and Kannur are the stations proposed.

Feb 04 2017 (18:42)
a~   145 blog posts
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Were the people told the likely fare of the HSTs?
Every body will appreciate faster, safer, comfortable, & esthetic HSTs, but how many shall be able to pay its astronomically high fare is actually the deciding factor which shall decide the fate of the HST.
For HSTs to be any where near recovering the cost, the traffic of much higher than 1 lac per day is required, which even Mum-AHM may not be able to attract.

Feb 05 2017 (22:51)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2151572-2            Tags   Past Edits
It is tough to materialise in Kerala. Land acquisition is not at all easy. Lot of objections for the projects are exisitng, especially from those who will lose the land.
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Feb 05 2017 (06:36)   Kudla Express likely to run via Shravanabelagola

rdb*^   125930 news posts
Entry# 2152071   News Entry# 293135         Tags   Past Edits
Kudla Express, the day train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru via Mysuru announced by the then Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, is now likely to be operated via Shravanabelagola by March-end. The move would drastically reduce the distance and time taken for the journey, from 447 km to 340 km and from 13 hours to eight-nine hours.
As per the timetable published in 2014, the yet-to-be introduced Train No. 16575 was to leave Bengaluru at 8.30 a.m. to reach Mangaluru Central at 9.15 p.m. and Train No. 16576 to leave Mangaluru Central at 6.30 a.m. to reach Bengaluru at 7.30 p.m. via Mysuru.
to conditions
However, the re-routing of the train is subject to several conditions. The first being authorisation by the Commissioner of Railway Safety to operate passenger trains on the newly constructed Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola line. The second being availability of coaches to form the rake for the train and the third is concurrence by the Railway Board to change the route.
South Western Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer E. Vijaya told The Hindu that the South Western Railway was planning to run the train via Shravanabelagola. Since the zone is facing shortage of coaches to form a rake, the process may take some time; but by March-end the train should run, she said.
Via Mysuru initially
R.L. Dias, president of the Railway Yatri Sangha, Udupi, who has filed a public interest writ petition before the High Court of Karnataka, seeking a direction to South Western Railway to run the train as announced in the budget, said that the zone has told the court that it would start the new service by March 1. Since its route and timetable have been published, South Western Railway cannot change it on its own and would initially have to run the train via Mysuru itself. Thereafter, the board’s concurrence has to be taken to re-route it, he said.
Ms. Vijaya also concurred and said that South Western Railway would have to solicit opinion from beneficiaries of the train. Since Mangaluru comes under Southern Railway and change in timings is involved, that zone’s concurrence too is required, she said.

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Feb 05 2017 (09:47)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Mangalore-Mysore right?

Feb 05 2017 (09:58)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Continuation of the news: (from the news paper)
Hassan line inspection from Tomorrow
The much awaited inspection of the newly constructed Nelmangala-Shravanabelagola line by the safety commissioner is scheduled on Feb 6. Chief Admn Officer (construction) of SWR Ashok Guptha told The Hindu that the inspection of the line will go on till Feb 10 before the safety commissioner issues authrorisation to operate passenger trains on the stretch. The 110 KM line is part of Bengaluru-Hassan 166 KM new line. The 14 KM stretch between Chikkabanavara - Nelmangala and another 42 KM
stretch between Hassan-Shravanabelagola have been commissioned.

Feb 05 2017 (10:04)
No more DLS or ELS Hereafter only a Locoshed*^~   9561 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2152071-5            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, agreed that SBGA is that shortest , they can compensate for Mysore by providing a link service
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Feb 04 2017 (14:24)   Budget 2017: At least seven new rail line projects sanctioned for Maharashtra

MCPNBR~   372 news posts
Entry# 2151582   News Entry# 293069         Tags   Past Edits
Budget 2017: At least seven new rail line projects sanctioned
for Maharashtra
MUMBAI: The Centre has sanctioned construction of at least 7 new railway lines in
Maharashtra, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)­Panvel fast elevated corridor,
worth Rs 31,196 crore.
These seven new lines­­ 3,123 kms long­­ and several other projects have been sanctioned
by the government in the Union Budget 2017­18 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
This year, Railway budget was incorporated in the general budget after a gap of over 90
According to officials, Maharashtra has got budgetary allocations to the tune of Rs 5,958
crore for upcoming fiscal years, which is 408 per cent higher that the average allocation of
last five years. Railway officials welcomed the budget saying the allocations made for the
new projects were "unprecedented" and "more than expected".
The Pink Book of the Railway Budget put up on the Ministry of Railways website, provides
the detailed list of projects. Pink Book is an official record of Indian Railways, which lays
down the arrangement of fund allotment to different railway projects.
Out of seven new lines, four big ticket projects are: Fast Elevated Corridor between CST to
Panvel (55­km with initial cost of Rs 14,525 crore), Vasai­Virar­Panvel Corridor (72­km new
suburban corridor with initial cost of Rs 8,787 crore), and 3rd and 4th suburban lines between Pune and Lonavala (64­km with initial
project cost of Rs 4,253 crore) and Bandra­Virar Elevated Rail Corridor (Phase I) (42­km with initial cost of Rs 762 crore).
The other three new railway lines are: Jeur­Ashti (78 km, Rs 1,560 crore), Phaltan­Pandharpur (105 km, Rs 1,149 crore) and
Hatkanangale­Ichalkaranji (8 km, Rs 160 crore).
Besides, four railway electrification projects of in different sections of the state, have also been sanctioned.
In addition to this, Rs 148 crore for traffic facility works, Rs 636 crore for Metropolitan Transport Planning have been allocated for the
suburban section of Mumbai.
Survey for 13 new railway lines has been proposed with the initial allotment of Rs 6.68 crore. Thirty new ROBs (road over bridges) and 23
RUBs (road under bridges) are also planned to be constructed with a total cost of Rs 691.38 crore, in which Railways would bear Rs
331.91 crore, while the rest would be borne by the state government.
Shakuntala Railway, a narrow gauge railway line operated by private owners in , has also been allotted Rs 22 crore for its upgradation and
conversion into broad gauge.
A senior Central Railway (CR) official told PTI on the condition of anonymity, "In terms of monetary allocations, this year's budget is
unprecedented. This will eventually transform the mass transportation scenario of the state and Mumbai, especially in the view of different
projects of Metro rail being executed."

Feb 04 2017 (18:56)
a~   145 blog posts
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Except Phaltan-Pandharpur (100 Crore Rs) none of the new big ticket projects has got allocation enough to take the projects beyond drawing board!
Allocations for 2017-18 and status is-
- new big ticket projects
Fast Elevated Corridor between CST to Panvel (55­km with initial cost of Rs 14,525 crore), - only 10 lac Rs-No start
Corridor (72­km new suburban corridor with initial cost of Rs 8,787 crore)-only 10 lac Rs-No start
3rd and 4th suburban lines between Pune and Lonavala (64­km with initial project cost of Rs 4,253 crore)- only 10 lac Rs-No start
Bandra­Virar Elevated Rail Corridor (Phase I) (42­km with initial cost of Rs 7000+ crore)- nil-No start
- other three new railway lines are:
Jeur ­Ashti (78 km, Rs 1,560 crore) - only 10 crore Rs- Almost no start
Phaltan­Pandharpur (105 km, Rs 1,149 crore)- 100 crore Rs- slow start
Hatkanangale­-Ichalkaranji (8 km, Rs 160 crore)- only 10 crore Rs- very slow start
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Jan 05 2017 (20:48)   NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

rajeevame~   2047 blog posts   70 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2117159            Tags   Past Edits
Here is a small effort from me on recapitulation of the events that happened in railway in the year 2016
1) Electrification of hw- ddn route and plying of train with elocos.
2) Electrification of gzb-mb-be-lko- gkp route.
3) Introduction of Mahamana exp. with model rakes.
Introduction of Gatimaan with a notching speed of 160 kmph
5) Introduction of much awaited gkp-anvt Humsafar exp.
6)Lhbfication of two heavy giants of NR and NCR ie 12229/30 and 12417/18. Many more sfs were also lhbfied.
7) Traction of 12554 changed from dloco to e-loco and many others followed.
8) Trials conduction of Talgo.
9) Introduction of modern Deen-Dayalu coaches
Changes in fare structure
1) Full fare of child between age of 5-11 if berth is opted
2) Introduction of flexi fare system in premium trains
3) Eradication of service charge levied by IRCTC for online booking.
4) Option to opt for medical insurance @0.92p.
Accident/ Incident in 2016. (Pray to God that it never happens in future)
(Taken from wikipedia)
1) 5 February 2016 - 4 coaches of Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express derailed near Vellore. Few injured.
2)1 May 2016 - Old Delhi-Faizabad Express derailed near Hapur. No casualities were reported
3)6 May 2016 - Side collision for the Chennai Central - Thiruvananthapuram Central superfast and a suburban train near Pattabiram. Seven Injured
4)19 May 2016 - Kanyakumari-Dibrugrah Vivek Express derailed near Nagercoil. No casualities were reported
5) 28 August 2016 - 12 coaches of Train number 16347 Thiruvananthapuram Central - Mangalore Central Express derailed near Karukutty Station, Angamali around 2:20 am. No casualties.
6)20 November 2016 - 14 coaches of the Indore-Rajendra Nagar Express 19321 derailed at Pukhrayan, approximately 60 kilometers from Kanpur. At least 150 deaths and 260 injuries have been reported in Pukhrayan train accident.
7)28 December 2016 - 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed near the Rura railway station while crossing a bridge, resulting in 44 injured
One thing that did not change
1) Late running of trains. The previous year will also be remembered for trains making series of records in delays. Even the highly rated premium trains could not escape from the clutches of mammoth delay.
I have done it to the best of my knowledge. Members are free to add their valuable comments and suggestions.

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Feb 04 2017 (13:03)
MCPNBR~   1944 blog posts   101 correct pred (87% accurate)
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SRR-CAN two trains are running in e-loco. SRR-CHVR completed. CHVR-MAQ is pending still.

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