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Today (02:00)  This Train In China Passes Right Through An Apartment Building, Is Effing Amazing (www.refinery29.com)
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Your eyes are not deceiving you: The photo above is of a real train crossing through the middle of an apartment building. Like, on purpose.
If you're shaking your head and calling bull on this one, believe it. This is the Chongqing Rail Transit No. 2 line, a light railway train in China. It passes through the inside of a 19-story residential high-rise every single day, according to People's Daily.
This train is part of the transportation system in Chongqing, a 31,000-square-mile city in the southwest region of the country that has
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a population of about 49 million people. As you can imagine, that's a lot of people crammed inside a small urban space.
So city planners had to come up with an efficient solution when a rubber tire light rail system was introduced, according to China’s Transportation Infrastructure Office. This type of train has "a small turning radius" and a "great climbing ability," which means it can maneuver through Chongqing’s smaller streets and heavily packed spots. The construction was meant to fuse the rail system with the surrounding environment. So during the planning process for the apartment complex, the developers coordinated with urban planners on a design that would allow for the train to pass right through the building.
According to People's Daily, they even built a railway station on the sixth through eighth floors of the complex. Residents can literally hop on the train directly from the Liziba station in their own apartment building.
And wait, there's more: If you think that hearing a train cross through your building sounds like a nightmare, you'll be glad to learn that Chongqing Rail Transit No. 2 line is famous for being one of the quietest rail lines. How quiet? About the same as a dishwasher.
  
Today (01:56)  Safety inspection of Podanur-Pollachi rly line begins (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Coimbatore: A section of the recently completed broad gauge line between Podanur and Pollachi was inspected by the commissioner for railway safety, southern circle, and his team on Thursday. Railway safety commissioner K A Manohar inspected the section between Pollachi and Kinathukadavu on a motor trolley between 10.30am and 3pm. The inspection will be completed on Friday. A railway official said though a few suggestions and pointers were made by the safety commissioner, the inspection went off well. "The safety commissioner inspected the structure of the broad gauge line and was more or less satisfied," said the divisional railway manager of Salem division Hari Shankar Verma. "The commissioner has given us a few pointers that we have to change or take up before the line is given an official go ahead," he said. The team will inspect the Kinathukidavu-Podanur section on Friday on a motor trolley. It will also be followed...
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by high speed trials through the entire route in the afternoon and evening with diesel locomotives and coaches. "The final decision or nod for the broad gauge line is expected on Friday evening, post completion of the inspection," said Verma. Public has also been advised to stay away from the track between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. The 40-km track between Pollachi and Podanur has been converted from metre gauge to broad gauge at a cost Rs 340 crore. The project began way back in 2010, but got delayed due to multiple reasons ranging from fund crunches and land acquisition. The railways said the line included 110 bridges, including road over bridges and limited use subways. With thousands of people commuting regularly between Coimbatore and Pollachi, this train is expected to be a relief for people who struggle on traffic and accident prone Coimbatore-Pollachi Road on a daily basis. The line will provide a vital rail link from Coimbatore to southern cities, such as Palani, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Rameswaram and Nagercoil, reducing the existing travelling time to a great extent between Coimbatore and these places.
  
Today (01:56)  CR’s new trains have made your commute noisier: Study | mumbai news (www.hindustantimes.com)
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New local trains have made your daily commute noisier. Preliminary findings by non-government organisation Awaaz Foundation found that noise levels inside new Central Railway trains, which have loudspeakers, almost matched those of the old trains, inside which announcements were not made.
When the loudspeakers on new trains, which ply between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Sewri, made announcements about upcoming stations in English, Hindi and Marathi, noise levels reached 88.8 decibels (dB). Noise levels in old trains were anywhere between 82dB and 88.4dB. The new trains have lower background noise levels, which include commuters talking and movement of trains. This ranges from 72.8dB to 74.2dB. The screeching sound a train makes when it breaks makes the maximum noise(100.6dB).
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preliminary report found that many of the announcements were non-essential and frequent, with loudspeakers in use even when the train had reached the platform. “Commuting is a large part of people’s lives, one they spend hours on. There is a restriction on how much noise people should be exposed to for health reasons. While there are a number of other problems such as overcrowding, extra noise definitely adds to commuters’ stress,” said Sumaira Abdulali, convener, Awaaz Foundation.
Studies have shown that diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, hearing loss and mental illness are all impacts of noise pollution. High noise levels also cause sleep disturbances and adversely affect work productivity.
“Why do we need loudspeakers in the train? A silent airport made fliers’ lives so much better,” said Abdulali. “About 90% of commuters are regulars who do not need to be told which station is coming up. For those who don’t, such as foreigners, commuters are very helpful.”
Chief public relations officer for Central Railway, Narendra Patil, called the preliminary findings “far-fetched”. “There are many commuters who are not regulars. The announcements alert them about upcoming stations and are much-appreciated . Noise levels from loudspeaker announcements are lower than noise levels of commuters talking or other trains passing by,” he said.
Abdulali plans to write to railway minister Suresh Prabhu. “Railways need to look at solutions to reduce overall noise. A simple method would be to stop unnecessary additional noise,” said Abdulali. “Even if the announcements are not that loud, they are still disturbing as they are artificial sounds. The yelling of commuters is still a natural sound,” she said.
Last year, Awaaz Foundation had recorded noise levels in trains on the Western Railway between Churchgate and Virar. It found an increase when announcements were made. Noise levels ranged from 66dB to 75dB when the train was stationary, and reached 90 dB when crossing other trains at a high speed.
With commuters exposed to noise levels for approximately three hours during their daily commute, the report read, “Noise from announcements is louder when moving towards north Mumbai. Long distance trains cross North Mumbai locations at a high speed, often honking continuously at decibel levels nearing 100 dB.”
  
यात्री सुविधाओं और ट्रेन परिचालन को और बेहतर बनाने के लिए रेल प्रशासन ने लखनऊ-सुल्तानपुर-जाफराबाद रेलखंड के मध्य स्टेशनों पर नॉन इंटरलॉक  कार्य शुरू कराया है, जिसके चलते कई ट्रेनें निरस्त कर दी गई हैं। 
 रेलवे के उच्चपदस्थ सूत्रों के मुताबिक लखनऊ-सुल्तानपुर-जाफराबाद रेलखंड के मध्य लंभुआ, महरनी, पश्चिमी और कोयरीपुर स्टेशनों पर नॉन इंटरलॉक  कार्य 30 मार्च से शुरू होने जा रहा है, जिसके चलते इस दिन 31 मार्च को रक्सौल जंक्शन से चलकर दूसरे दिन आंवला-चंदौसी के रास्ते दिल्ली सराय रोहेला जाने वाली रक्सौल-दिल्ली सद्भावना एक्सप्रेस (14007) निरस्त रहेगी। वहीं 30 मार्च और चार अप्रैल को दिल्ली सराय रोहेला से चलने वाली दिल्ली-रक्सौल सद्भावना एक्सप्रेस (14008) भी निरस्त कर दी गई है। रक्सौल से तीन और पांच अप्रैल को चलने
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वाली दिल्ली-रक्सौल सद्भावना एक्सप्रेस (14015) भी निरस्त रहेगी। वहीं दिल्ली से चलने वाली दिल्ली-रक्सौल सद्भावना एक्सप्रेस (14016) 31 मार्च और दो अप्रैल को निरस्त रहेगी। ये दोनों ट्रेनें आंवला के रास्ते दिल्ली सराय रोहेला पहुंचती हैं। 
इसके अलावा बरौनी से चलकर मुजजफ्फरपुर-लखनऊ-बरेली के रास्ते अंबाला कैंट जाने वाली हरिहर नाथ एक्सप्रेस (14523) तीन अप्रैल को निरस्त रहेगी। हालांकि यह ट्रेन तीन अप्रैल को बरौनी से मुजफ्फरपुर के बीच चलेगी। वहीं अंबाला कैंट से चलकर बरेली-लखनऊ-मुजजफ्फरपुर के रास्ते बरौनी जंक्शन को जाने वाली अंबाला-मुजफ्फरपुर हरिहर नाथ एक्सप्रेस (14524) एक अप्रैल और चार अप्रैल को निरस्त रहेगी।
  
Today (01:56)  पूर्वांचल की मांग को लेकर रोक दी ट्रेन (www.amarujala.com)
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पूर्वांचल को पृथक राज्य बनाने की मांग को लेकर आंदोलित पूर्वांचल राज्य जनांदोलन के बैनरतले गुरुवार को लोगों ने रेलवे स्टेशन पर गोदान एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन को 10 मिनट तक रोक कर प्रदर्शन किया। पुलिस ने बलपूर्वक आंदोलनकारियों को मौके से खदेड़ दिया। दस मिनट देरी से ट्रेन को आगे के लिए रवाना किया जा सका।
  पूर्वांचल राज्य जनांदोलन के बैनर तले 50 से अधिक की संख्या में लोग दोपहर में रेलवे स्टेशन पहुंचे। छपरा से लोकमान्य तिलक टर्मिनस को जाने वाली ट्रेन जैसे ही 12:10 बजे स्टेशन पहुंची तो आंदोलनकारी नारे लगाते हुए ट्रेन के इंजन के सामने आकर खड़े हो गए। सूचना पर एसडीएम सत्य प्रिय सिंह, क्षेत्राधिकारी राम भवन यादव, स्टेशन अधीक्षक आर पी राम, तहसीलदार राम कैलाश
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सरोज पुलिस बल के साथ पहुंच गए। पुलिस ने पांच मिनट के अंदर ही आंदोलनकारियों को ट्रैक से खदेड़ दिया लेकिन दो महिला कांस्टेबिल मौके पर न होने के कारण ट्रैक पर बैठी दो महिला कार्यकर्ताओं को नहीं हटा सकीं। कुछ देर में पहुंची महिला सिपाहियों ने दोनों महिलाओं को पकड़ कर ट्रैक से हटाया।
पुलिस ने आंदोलन की अगुवाई कर रहे अनुज कुमार सिंह, भूपेंद्र सिंह राणा, वारिस सिद्दीकी, सूरज त्रिपाठी अजय सिंह सहित अन्य लोगों को गिरफ्तार कर आईपीसी की धारा 151 और रेलवे एक्ट की धारा 74 के तहत पाबंद कर निजी मुचलके पर छोड़ दिया।
  
Today (01:11)  गंगा नदी पर बनेगा रेल पुल, PM मोदी 6 April को करेंगे शिलान्यास (goo.gl)
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प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी छह अप्रैल को साहेबगंज आएंगे और साहेबगंज-मनिहारी के बीच गंगा नदी पर रेल पुल का शिलान्यास करेंगे। पुल के साथ ही सड़क का भी निर्माण होगा।प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी छह अप्रैल को साहेबगंज आएंगे और साहेबगंज-मनिहारी के बीच गंगा नदी पर रेल पुल का शिलान्यास करेंगे। पुल के साथ ही सड़क का भी निर्माण होगा।
सांसद निशिकान्त दुबे ने बताया कि, गंगा नदी पर बनने वाले इस पुल के शिलान्यास के लिए प्रधानमंत्री ने अपनी सहमति दे दी है। इस पुल की लागत 1954.77 करोड़ रुपए है। छह किलोमीटर लंबे इस पुल को चार साल में पूरा करने का लक्ष्य रखा गया है।
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के साथ ही बायपास सड़क का भी निर्माण होगा। 22 किलोमीटर लंबे इस बायपास के लिए गंगा नदी पर चार लेन का सड़क पुल बनाया जाएगा। सड़क पुल निर्माण की जिम्मेदारी नेशनल हाईवे अथॉरिटी को दी गई है।
सांसद ने बताया कि इस अवसर पर प्रधानमंत्री साहेबगंज में एक सभा को भी संबोधित करेंगे। उन्होंने बताया कि रेल सड़क पुल बन जाने से झारखंड से कटिहार, पूर्णिया सीमांचल की दूरी काफी कम हो जाएगी।

  
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Yesterday (22:03)  To Council, in father’s footsteps (www.thehindu.com)
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Madhav vows to work for development of North Andhra
Having been elected to the Legislative Council from the North Andhra Graduates constituency, P.V.N. Madhav picks the threads of political legacy of his father P.V. Chalapati Rao.
Besides acknowledging the work of BJP and TDP leaders and TDP cadres and the Sangh Parivar and ABPV activists, Mr. Madhav said the affection his father had earned in the three districts also fuelled his victory.
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Madhav has vowed to work for North Andhra taking his father as inspiration.
Mr. Chalapati Rao, former State president of BJP, represented the constituency in the Council in 1974 and 1981. The council was abolished during the TDP regime after NTR stormed into power.
Speaking to media after receiving the Certificate of Election from the Returning Officer on Wednesday, he said would interact with representatives of industry on providing employment opportunities to locals and students graduating out of engineering and pharmacy colleges.
His experience and familiarity with Central leaders would help him take initiative on getting the required help for the development of North Andhra, he said.
Zone certain
All the necessary effort was made by Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and BJP State president and MP K. Haribabu on getting the Railway Zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters, something which was close to every one’s heart, he said. “The last step of announcing it would be made very soon and none could stop it,” Mr. Madhav asserted.
With Mr. Naidu approaching the Home Ministry four times the unified services rules for teachers would also be a reality soon, he said. The concern of teachers and employees over the “defective” contributory pension scheme (CPS) would also be addressed, he said.
  
Yesterday (21:58)  Lack of shelter causes hardship to travellers (www.thehindu.com)
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“Srirangam falls under ‘D’ category station with provision of minimum amenities”
Absence of platform shelter in substantial portion of the Srirangam railway station is causing difficulty to rail travellers.
The problem is acutely felt by senior citizens boarding and alighting at Srirangam. Passengers boarding from the station feel this handicap during afternoon hours having to stand either under the scorching sun or to take refuge under the shade of the subway roof on platform 2.
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trains including some superfast expresses have halts at this station where shelter is provided only to restricted portions on platforms 1 and 2 where incoming and outgoing trains are accommodated.
Considerable portion of the platforms are bereft of shelter forcing passengers to stay put in the covered area and rush towards their respective coaches upon arrival of train. The problem is felt more during peak summer or during sudden downpour.
With mercury level beginning to soar and the intense heat expected to last for the next few months, passengers feel that the railway administration should take urgent steps to provide shelter in uncovered portion as well. Residents say the aged passengers and those travelling with children feel the hardship.
The platform shelters are confined only to limited portion, says Ananthapadmabhan, a resident of Srirangam and a frequent traveller.
Coupled with this issue is the lack of coach indication boards on platform 2 and 3 where long distance trains are accommodated. This also causes difficulty to passengers as they have to rush to their respective coaches given the short duration of halt of trains, say travellers. The new platform constructed at Srirangam as part of the ongoing track doubling work has been provided shelter only to a restricted portion as well with the remaining area uncovered.
Travellers feel the issue should be resolved at the earliest since Srirangam was attracting devotees from all corners of the country. Railway officials say Srirangam falls under the ‘D’ category station with provision of minimum amenities. It is felt by travellers that there should be no restrictions for any improvements as sought in view of the increase in passenger traffic.
  
Yesterday (21:55)  ‘No space at Mangaluru Central’ (www.thehindu.com)
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The Southern Railway (SR) has told the South Western Railway (SWR) that neither departure slot nor night halt space is available for Kudla Express (16576) at Mangaluru Central.As per the old timetable, that is, when Kudla Express was to run via Mysuru, it was to leave Mangaluru Central at 6.30 a.m. to reach Bengaluru City at 7.30 p.m.The SWR proposed to change the departure timing from 6.30 a.m. to 10.50 a.m.SR’s Palakkad Divisional Railway Manager Naresh Lalwani told The Hindu that no pitlines are available for Kudla Express at Central for maintenance and night halt.Besides all the three platforms are occupied at 10.50 a.m.—the new departure timing proposed by SWR.
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Express cannot be started from Central as overnight parking facility is not available, Mr. Lalwani said.
Parking the train overnight at Mangaluru Junction and bringing it to Central every time is laborious, and hence, the train can be operated only from Mangaluru Junction, Mr. Lalwani added.

  
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This is a good example where it can be seen that different zones needs to be in sync for the start of any new trains !! Hope the respective zones sort this out and train starts
  
Yesterday (21:52)  Mangaluru-Bengaluru trains to run via Shravanabelagola from March (www.thehindu.com)
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The new Hassan-Bengaluru railway line is set to be commissioned then
Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel on Friday said that Mangaluru-Bengaluru express trains would run via Shravanabelagola once the new Hassan-Bengaluru railway line is commissioned. This would reduce the distance as well as travelling time between Bengaluru and Mangaluru drastically, Mr. Kateel said.
Speaking to reporters after inaugurating a set of escalators at the Mangaluru Central Railway Station here, Mr. Kateel said that the new line is set to be commissioned by March next. Land acquisition problems had delayed completion of the
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project near Solur in Ramnagaram district. With the issue being sorted out, work is going on in full swing, Mr. Kateel said.
He said that the Shiradi Ghat stretch between Kukke Subrahmanya Road and Sakleshpur has the capacity to accommodate two more trains to fulfil the demand of the coastal region seeking the operation of more number of trains between Mangaluru and Bengaluru. Besides the train announced in the budget by the then Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, he is demanding two more trains for passengers on the stretch, Mr. Kateel said.
Asked about the demand to extend the Mangaluru-Madgaon Intercity Express to Mumbai because of low patronage, the MP said that the issue is before the Railway Ministry and he is pursuing it. He said that rescheduling or re-routing the Kasargod-Mookambika Road Byndoor Passenger train due to low patronage is also on the cards and there is a demand to run it between Kukke Subrahmanya and Byndoor to facilitate pilgrims.
Mangaluru Division
Mr. Kateel reiterated the demand for the formation of a new Railway Division in Mangaluru, which is presently being served by three zones — Konkan Railway, South Western Railway and Southern Railway.
Southern Railway has only 13 km railroad length in Karnataka, he said and added that bringing Mangaluru region under Konkan Railway is not possible for technical reasons.
Hence, the creation of a new division under South Western Railway or bringing Mangaluru region under South Western Railway are the options left, he said.
To a question on improving Mangaluru Central Railway Station, Divisional Railway Manager, Palakkad, Naresh Lalwani, said that tenders would be called for immediately to improve the second entrance on the Attavar side and build one more platform.
Line doubling between Central and Netravath Cabin would also be taken up immediately, he added.
The escalators have been installed at a cost of Rs. 2 crore to facilitate passengers to move from the main entry to Platform Nos. 2 and 3 with ease.
Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, has reiterated the demand for the formation of a new Railway Division in Mangaluru, which is presently being served by three zones — Konkan Railway, South Western Railway and Southern Railway

  
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Seems same old demands.........extend the Mangaluru-Madgaon Intercity Express to Mumbai because of low patronage, the MP said that the issue is before the Railway Ministry and he is pursuing it.

Hope it materialises. Also he mentions that rescheduling or re-routing the Kasargod-Mookambika Road Byndoor Passenger train due to low patronage is also on the cards and there is a demand to run it between Kukke Subrahmanya and Byndoor to facilitate pilgrims.
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