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Today (14:56)   India to conduct survey for new rail line to Bangladesh

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2209174   News Entry# 297441         Tags   Past Edits
Agartala: The Railway Ministry is exploring the possibility of connecting Tripura with Bangladesh from three sides, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said on Thursday.
New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said.
“Indian railway would soon conduct a survey to obtain basic details to lay a 125-km new railway line from southern Tripura’s border town Belonia to Chittagong international sea port in (southeast)
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Bangladesh,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told reporters.
“Of the 125-km line, five km falls in India and the rest in Bangladesh. The proposed railway line via (Bangladesh’s) Feni town aims to access the Chittagong international sea port for the benefit of the mountainous northeast India,” Gohain said.
After meeting Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, the minister said New Delhi is now in consultation with Bangladesh to finalise the modalities of the survey.
The Belonia-Chittagong proposed railway line would be the second railway project in northeast India connecting Bangladesh after the Agartala-Akhaura railway line.
The minister, who came here on Wednesday and visited various under-construction railway projects in Tripura, said the actual work for the 15-km-long Agartala-Akhaura railway line would start from May this year and would be completed within 30 months.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Bangladesh Rail Minister Majibul Haque jointly laid the foundation stone here on July 31 last year for the Rs 973-crore Agartala-Akhaura railway project.
Gohain said the government-owned Indian Railway Construction Company (IRCON) would lay the 5-km railway track on the Indian side (in Tripura) while the remaining 10 km on the Bangladesh side would be laid by the Bangladesh railway.
However, IRCON would be project management consultant of the Bangladesh railway board.
The minister said the 1,613-km mountainous distance between Agartala and Kolkata via Guwahati-New Jalpaiguri-Kishanganj (Bihar)-Malda would be reduced to 514 km through Bangladesh once the Agartala-Akhaura rail track is established.
Currently, India and Bangladesh have four rail links with West Bengal.
According to the official, 123.5 acres of land, including 56.5 acres in India, will be acquired to execute the project to facilitate carriage of goods to and from both countries.
The Agartala-Akhaura railway project, which was sanctioned in the 2012-13 railway budget, would be part of the Trans-Asian Railway network and provide a much shorter connectivity from northeastern states to Kolkata via Bangladesh.
The Indian government would bear the entire expenditure of the project, which also figured during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina during his visit to Dhaka in June 2015.
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) General Manager (Construction) H.K. Jaggi said the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Ministry has released funds to the Tripura government to acquire land in Tripura and the land acquisition would be completed by April.
“The land acquisition would also be completed in Bangladesh by July this year,” said Jaggi, who accompanied the minister.
The existing railway line from Guwahati passes through Lumding in Nagaon district (in central Assam) and southern Assam connecting Agartala and parts of Manipur and Mizoram with the rest of the country.
Gohain said New Delhi was keen to establish the Railway link which will connect West Bengal and Tripura through Bangladesh.
The Agartala-Akhaura railway route will connect Indian Railways with Bangladesh Railways to improve connectivity and boost trade between the two countries.
The neighbouring country had agreed to lay the tracks between Akhaura and Agartala during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to New Delhi in January 2010.

  
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karbang~   88 blog posts
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Agartala-Akhaura railway route will connect India with Bangladesh Railways

  
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बरौनी लखनऊ एक्सप्रेस~   8112 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Ek RAILWAYS
  
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Today (15:01)   Difficult terrain in NE poses challenge to development: government

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2209182   News Entry# 297443         Tags   Past Edits
Difficult terrain, geographical location and short working season pose a challenge to carry out development work and maintain communication links in the Northeast, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday. “Difficult and hilly terrain, geographical location and short working season of the northeastern region pose a challenge to development of optimal infrastructure and communication links within the region and with the rest of the country,” he said in Rajya Sabha.
Singh, Minister for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), said the infrastructural bottlenecks include inadequate road and railway connectivity, power transmission and distribution, telecom connectivity and absence of airports in the region.
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said Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, under its Special Accelerated Road Development Programme – North East (SARDP-NE), out of 1,427 kms, 989 kms of roads have been completed during the last three years and the current year.
Apart from the development under SARDP-NE, about 637 km length of national highways (NHs) covered under NHDP Phases -I and II in Assam are being improved to four-lane standard as part of East-West Corridor.
Singh, replying to a written question, said that works in about 597 kms have been completed so far. Also, improvement of NH-44 from Jowai to Ratacherra (length 104 km) in Meghalaya to two-lane with paved shoulder is in progress by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Ministry of Railways has sanctioned two new rail doubling projects totalling 283 kms in the region in the last three years.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) is constructing a greenfield airport at Pakyong (Sikkim) suitable for operation of ATR-72 aircraft. Also, AAI has planned operationalisation of Tezu airport in Arunachal Pradesh for ATR-72 aircraft operations.
Singh said under the Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan, Department of Telecom envisages providing mobile coverage to 8,621 identified uncovered villages by installation of about 6,673 mobile towers, installation of 321 mobile tower sites along National Highways and strengthening of transmission network in the region.
The DoNER minister said the Ministry of Power is implementing Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission and Distribution Systems in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at a total estimated cost of Rs 4,754.42 crore with the completion schedule of 48 months – by December, 2018.
The Cabinet has accorded investment approval to North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) for six states (viz Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland for strengthening of the intra-state transmission and distribution system (33 kv and above) at a total cost of Rs 5,111.33 crore with the completion schedule of 48 months -by December, 2018.
In addition, he said, the DoNER ministry provides funds to state governments to bridge infrastructural gaps in the Northeast. Under NLCPR scheme, the ministry has sanctioned 169 projects at an approved cost of Rs 2,791.44 crore and North Eastern Council has sanctioned 41 projects at an approved cost of Rs 500.58 crore, during the last three years and the current year.

  
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karbang~   88 blog posts
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Ministry of Railways has sanctioned two new rail doubling projects totalling 283 kms in the region in the last three years.
  
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Today (10:38)   Duronto Express coaches get separated from engine; none hurt

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2208901   News Entry# 297434         Tags   Past Edits
Passengers on Jaipur-Mumbai Duronto Express had a narrow escape when its engine got separated from the train near Vedchhi railway station in Navsari district of Gujarat, a railway official said today.
The incident occurred yesterday when the central buffer coupling (CBC) that attaches coaches and the engine, snapped minutes after its departure from Vedchhi, station manager at Vedchhi, Prakash C Meena told

  
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Kishor*^~   4618 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Is this is not unnatural ?
Few weeks before stone throwing at loco driver in around Valsad
Last Year engine separated from ADI BCT shatabdi around Navsari
and now JP BCT duronto engine separated ...
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Govt and IR not taking such incidents seriously ? @PMOIndia
  
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Mar 22 2017 (19:14)   Alert villagers avert train mishap

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2206889   News Entry# 297192         Tags   Past Edits
The passengers of the BangiriposhiBhubaneswar Super fast express had an providential escape, today as some alert villagers of Khannagar noticed around a five inch crack on the track and took timely action to stop the train.They showed a red cloth signaling the train to stop after they noticed the gap about 200 meters before the Nilgiri station.The driver managed to stop the train before 20 metres from the crack site and averted a major mishap, said a passenger.The train doesn't have a stoppage at Nilgiri road station, which is the next station from Balasore end. The train after leaving Balasore had already picked up speed. Another passenger of the train, Sudhakar Sethi, also a rail employee said, ''Had the villagers not promptly halted the train in time there might have been a major accident.''Station manager, Satyaranjan Rout said,''The train left for its destination about 25 minutes after the line was restored...
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to safety. The reason of the crack is yet to be established and under investigation of railway technical wing

  
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Mar 22 2017 (19:35)
Boxer Bhai   38440 blog posts   12675 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Good work by locals

  
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Mar 22 2017 (22:20)
जय हिन्द   1974 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Here is the pic showing the damage to the track.

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Mar 22 2017 (11:41)   Have a waiting ticket in mail/express trains? You can now travel in Rajdhani, Shatabdi from April 1

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2206423   News Entry# 297159         Tags   Past Edits
Starting April 1, passengers will be able to avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if they had booked tickets in other mail/express trains for the same destinations.
Railways is launching a new scheme from April as part of which wait-listed passengers can get confirmed accommodation in the next alternative train if they opt for the same while booking their tickets.
As per the scheme, there will be no extra charges taken from passengers or any refund provided for the difference of fare.
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as Vikalp, the alternative train accommodation scheme aims to utilise vacant berths in many premier trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and other special service such as Suvidha trains in all major routes.
Railways has to forego about Rs 7,500 crore in a year in refund to customers for cancellation of tickets for various reasons.
MOVEPASSENGER-FRIENDLY: RAILWAY OFFICIAL
Describing the scheme as a "passenger-friendly" move to provide confirmed accommodation to wait-listed passengers in alternative trains, a senior Railway Ministry official said, "We aim to achieve the twin objectives of providing confirmed accommodation to wait-listed passengers and ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation by this scheme."
After the introduction of flexi-fare system in premier trains, some berths are going vacant while at the same time many passengers could not be accommodated in other Mail/Express trains due to the huge demand.
"In any case, these berths are running vacant. So whatever we can save in refund is going to be a neat save for us. No additional cost is involved to railways so anything we save will be earnings for railways," the official added.
Currently, railways is running the scheme on six routes including Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Mumbai sectors since November 1 on a pilot basis.
SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE TICKETING
The system is available for online ticketing now but it will be extended to over-the-counter sale also as the required software is being readied for the purpose.
As per the scheme, wait-listed passengers of a train would be given the option of getting a confirmed accommodation in the next train running on the route.
While there is a huge demand for train berths in certain sectors round the year, some routes witness increased rush during festive seasons.
If a passenger opts for the Vikalp scheme while booking tickets, he will get an SMS alert on his/her mobile phone about getting the confirmed accommodation in the alternative train.
The name of the passenger who has been provided accommodation in the alternative train will not figure in the wait-listed charts of their original train, the official said, adding that a separate list of passengers transferred in the alternative train will be pasted along with the confirmed and wait-list charts.

  
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srinivasvasanthi~   3700 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Good and welcomes this passengers friendly move.
This fact shall be informed to the concerned passengers at least one day/ 24 hours ahead of the travel time of the Wait listed train.
So as the passengers can be arranged their travel to the boarding station.

  
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Mar 22 2017 (13:59)
a2z~   341 blog posts
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This will be a good step as a large number of seats going vacant in Flexifare trains Raj/Shat/Duro trains (Humsafar and most probably Tejas too shall be under flexifare scheme) could be filled by wait listed paxs of other trains of the route.
Upgraded paxs of normal express trains shall be very lucky as they shall be paying almost half the cost of maximum flexifare cost (150% of normal).
  
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Mar 22 2017 (13:06)   Indian Railways Issues Rate List For Food On Trains; Rs.7 For Tea, Rs.50 For Lunch

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2206456   News Entry# 297164         Tags   Past Edits
There have been several complaints against the quality and rates of the food served by IRCTC-approved vendors in Indian trains.
On many occasions, passengers have written on social media about their experiences with the poor quality food and complained about the exorbitant price charged by the vendor.
The Indian Railways has now issued a rate list for the benefit of the passengers. The list is aimed at helping prevent the passengers from getting fleeced by the vendors.
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ministry also released a video highlighting the prices of every meal served in the trains

  
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karbang~   88 blog posts
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MUMBAI: Long-distance train passengers have complained that pantry car operators continue to overcharge for food and beverages even though the railway ministry has assured strict action against violators.
Avinash Nalawade, a passenger, said, "I had comes across messages on social media about overcharging by pantry car operators. I decided to test the system by ordering food. To my surprise, overcharging was rampant on Tapovan Express during my journey on March 19."
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ordered a bread omelette and cup of tea. As per the rate published by the ministry online, the bill for these items comes to Rs42, including Rs7 for tea and Rs35 for a bread omelette. But he said he was charged Rs50, including Rs10 for tea.
When Nalawade showed him the online rates, the waiter told him to pay Rs56 and a bill was prepared with a breakup of Rs32 for an omelette, Rs17 for bread butter and Rs7 for tea. The pantry car employee said the menu card rates for that train were different.
Nalwade said, "Being an aware citizen, I was able to confront him with the facts but most commuters were paying whatever he was asking."
K P Babu, a Kerala resident, said, "I was once charged Rs80 for a biryani while travelling from Thrissur to Mumbai by Netravati Express. Why can't the railways put up rate cards in compartments as the rates are uniform?"
A Central Railway official said, "Action will be taken against the contractor for overcharging. In fact, we will intensify the drive through surprise checks to keep a control on overcharging. Instructions have been issued to be strict with pantry card operators on overcharging and quality-related issues."
The ministry on March 21 tweeted the rate card for food items and requested that any discrepancy should be tweeted to @RailMinIndia.
  
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Mar 19 2017 (18:43)   Railways is readying a ‘Make in India’ train rake without a separate locomotive

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2205125   News Entry# 296835         Tags   Past Edits
The railways has decided to go ahead with manufacturing on its own trainsets that can run at a maximum speed of 160 kmph, after its global bid in this regard failed to elicit positive response.
Aptly named 'Train-2018', the first trainset -- a rake without a separate locomotive -- is expected to be ready by March next year and likely to be pressed into service in Delhi-Lucknow or Delhi-Chandigarh sector.
A trainset, much like a Delhi Metro rake, comprises many coaches that are individually powered by a propulsion system, eliminating the need for
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locomotive.
"Our aim is to reduce travel time between cities and to achieve that, we have launched Train-2018 project to manufacture two trainsets at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) near Chennai on a pilot basis," a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project told news agency PTI.
As per the Rs 200 crore project, two trainsets will be manufactured, in collaboration with foreign players on transfer of technology basis, for which the ICF has floated a fresh global tender.
Aiming to offer both comfort and pace to passengers, the project will roll out semi-high speed, 16-coach trainsets with quicker acceleration and world-class passenger amenities.
For a first in Indian Railways, these trainsets will have automatic plug type doors that will open and close at stations, wide windows for panoramic view, and ergonomically designed seating.
The railways had floated a global tender for procurement- cum-maintenance and manufacture of 15 trainsets with 315 coaches in June, 2015. Though five bidders had qualified for the initial round, they did not find the offer viable and asked for raising the tender size to 1,000 coaches.
Now, it has been decided to make it here to reduce the manufacturing and import cost, said the official.
Equipped with bio-toilets, all coaches in the fully AC trainset will be inter-connected so that passengers can move from one coach to other with ease.
To make the travel more a joyful ride, all coaches of a trainset will be provided with onboard Wi-Fi, infotainment and GPS-based passenger information system (PIS) which will keep the passengers informed about the travel status. The train will have plush interiors and diffused LED lighting.
To reduce jerk and vibration, Train-2018 will be equipped with improved mechanical couplers and modern coaches with fully suspended traction motors, pneumatic secondary suspension and anti-roll bar.

  
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a2z~   341 blog posts
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It would be interesting to see the aerodynamic profiling and livery of the SHS indigenous train set and know the actual time saved by train sets on IR network as compared to loco hauled trains.
  
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Mar 21 2017 (08:33)   Rs 36,480 crore to expand rail network in Odisha: Prabhu

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2204927   News Entry# 297007         Tags   Past Edits
Bhubaneswar, Mar 20 (PTI) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said Rs 36,480 crore is being pumped in to expand the rail network in Odisha to tap the state’s vast tourism potential and abundant mineral and natural resources.
Launching around half-a-dozen projects at a function here, Prabhu said the Centre is focusing on strengthening the railway infrastructure and connectivity in Odisha to enable the state to chug on the path of development.
Noting that the state is endowed with a very long coastline, ports, mines and minerals, exotic tourist spots and pilgrim centres, the
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railway minister said huge investment is required to improve the rail connectivity substantially.
Therefore, with an emphasis on building a robust railway network in Odisha, the NDA government raised budgetary allocation for the rail sector in the state to Rs 1,465 crore in 2014-15, Rs 3,712 crore in 2015-16 and Rs 4,682 crore in 2016-17, showing substantial hike from Rs 812.5 crore allocated by the previous UPA regime, he said.
The allocation was further raised to Rs 5,102 crore in 2017-18 to put the state on the fast-track of progress, Prabhu said.
Stating that the Rs 3.5 lakh crore investment is proposed by the railways, he said steps have already been taken for implementing a number of projects with an investment of Rs 36,480 crore in Odisha.
Besides expanding the railway network, the goal is to improve the railway stations and improve train services and facilities for the passengers, he added.
Prabhu said the Odisha government was also extending cooperation for implementation of rail projects and the state has also entered into joint ventures with railways for the development of the sector.
He said the railways would also take steps for marketing of handicraft products and other items produced by tribal communities and women self help groups (SHGs).
Launching various projects during his visit, the rail minister inaugurated the extension of Khurda Road-Rajsunakhala passenger up to Bolagarh Road.
While earlier this train was passing through Khorda town, Begunia and Rajsunakhala, it will now connect to Bolagarh.
Similarly, Prabhu inaugurated extension of Rourkela- Bhubaneswar Rajyarani Express up to Gunupur. He also laid the foundation stones for Khurda Road bypass line, fourth line between Rourkela and Bondamunda, Multi Disciplinary Training Centre at Jagatpur in Cuttack and maintenance facilities for Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) units at Khurda Road.
Offering all cooperation for developing rail network in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the state’s contribution of 50 per cent share of construction cost and free land for Khurda Road-Balangir and Jeypore-Nabarangpur and 25 per cent share of project cost for Jeypore-Malkangiri have made the projects viable.

  
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प्यार की एक कहानी^~   32076 blog posts   22946 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Orissa gets several new things
  
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Mar 19 2017 (18:43)   Railways is readying a ‘Make in India’ train rake without a separate locomotive

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2204303   News Entry# 296835         Tags   Past Edits
The railways has decided to go ahead with manufacturing on its own trainsets that can run at a maximum speed of 160 kmph, after its global bid in this regard failed to elicit positive response.
Aptly named 'Train-2018', the first trainset -- a rake without a separate locomotive -- is expected to be ready by March next year and likely to be pressed into service in Delhi-Lucknow or Delhi-Chandigarh sector.
A trainset, much like a Delhi Metro rake, comprises many coaches that are individually powered by a propulsion system, eliminating the need for
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locomotive.
"Our aim is to reduce travel time between cities and to achieve that, we have launched Train-2018 project to manufacture two trainsets at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) near Chennai on a pilot basis," a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project told news agency PTI.
As per the Rs 200 crore project, two trainsets will be manufactured, in collaboration with foreign players on transfer of technology basis, for which the ICF has floated a fresh global tender.
Aiming to offer both comfort and pace to passengers, the project will roll out semi-high speed, 16-coach trainsets with quicker acceleration and world-class passenger amenities.
For a first in Indian Railways, these trainsets will have automatic plug type doors that will open and close at stations, wide windows for panoramic view, and ergonomically designed seating.
The railways had floated a global tender for procurement- cum-maintenance and manufacture of 15 trainsets with 315 coaches in June, 2015. Though five bidders had qualified for the initial round, they did not find the offer viable and asked for raising the tender size to 1,000 coaches.
Now, it has been decided to make it here to reduce the manufacturing and import cost, said the official.
Equipped with bio-toilets, all coaches in the fully AC trainset will be inter-connected so that passengers can move from one coach to other with ease.
To make the travel more a joyful ride, all coaches of a trainset will be provided with onboard Wi-Fi, infotainment and GPS-based passenger information system (PIS) which will keep the passengers informed about the travel status. The train will have plush interiors and diffused LED lighting.
To reduce jerk and vibration, Train-2018 will be equipped with improved mechanical couplers and modern coaches with fully suspended traction motors, pneumatic secondary suspension and anti-roll bar.

  
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Mar 20 2017 (19:35)
a2z~   341 blog posts
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It would be interesting to see the aerodynamic profiling and livery of the SHS indigenous train set and know the actual time saved by train sets on IR network as compared to loco hauled trains.
  
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Mar 20 2017 (08:47)   Double-deck coaches may be modified for Prabhu's Uday trains

karbang~   128 news posts
Entry# 2204278   News Entry# 296885         Tags   Past Edits
There is a major change in plans for Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's UDAY brand of trains — the overnight air-conditioned double-decker trains that ply between major cities. Instead of building a new rake, the Railways now plans to modify existing double-decker coaches to make them suitable for overnight journeys. Speaking to DNA, the railway ministry's chief spokesperson Anil Saxena confirmed the development. "The Uday trains are currently being modified to add new features. The first rake is expected by July 2017," said Saxena.
A senior Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala (RCF) official told DNA that there is no plan to make manufacture an Uday train for the current financial year ending March 31. He, however, refused to comment on whether the modifications to
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the air-conditioned, double-decker coaches would reduce its capacity. The existing AC double-decker coaches can accommodate 120 passengers.
A section of railway officials were always apprehensive about Prabhu's Uday plan. Their main contention was that the three routes announced for the overnight Uday trains — between Bandra and Jamnagar, Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada, and Coimbatore and Bengaluru — have above 10-hour journeys. The plan has tied the Railways' design team in knots. Double-decker coaches at 4,366 mm are a full 325 mm (more than a foot) taller than conventional trains, which have a height of 4,039 mm.This makes operating a double-decker train difficult on most routes.
One of the solutions — to get the seats to incline to a semi-sleeper position like in international flights — could reduce the capacity of these double-decker coaches from the current 120 seats to anywhere between 75 to 90 seats. This would make running a conventional three AC coach, with 72 passengers each, a better option as far as operations and energy efficiency is concerned, officials said.

  
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Mar 20 2017 (19:16)
a2z~   341 blog posts
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New types of trains proposed/introduced by RM are basically, too many babies with little difference, but serving no good purpose, the :
(1) Gatimaan- 160kmph, Fully ac, LHB coach, Auto closing door, better aesthetics/facilities, with train hostess- Failed, Only a few of such trains feasible on IR network as replacement of existing successful shatabdies.
(2) Mahamana-110KMPH, AC+nonAC, ICF coach, Better facilities/aestheics, 15% extra fare- i.e. upgraded SF Express with 15% extra fare. LHB coaches shall make it more useful-Most Successful
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Humsafar-130kmph-Fully ACIII only, LHB coach- Better facilities/aesthetics, 15% extra fare,Flexi fares- Introduced- Limited scope. It would be better to add upgraded ACII coaches also. so it would basically be an upgraded AC SF Express.
(4) Tejas- 130kmph- Fully AC, chaircar, day journey LHB coach- Much better facilities/aesthtics, likely to be 20-30% costlier-Similar to Gatimaan, Only a few of such trains feasible on IR network as replacement of existing successful shatabdies.
(5) Antyoday-110/130kmph-LHB coach- Better facilities/aesthetics, 15% extra fare-Better to add upgraded SL,ACII,ACIII i.e it will become Mahamana Class train.
(6) UDAY-Fully AC, DD chaircar, overnight journey-LHB coach-to be introduced
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And the worst one the UDAY, after experience of day journey AC DD chaircar trains, any body can say that overnight chaircar is a sure shot recipe of failure.

  
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DhnEcr~   4882 blog posts
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DD was flop high chances of UDAY flopping too.
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    Feb 23 (01:22PM)


    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)


    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)


    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)


    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)


    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)


    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
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