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Yesterday (10:55PM)  Trains to generate solar power soon (www.asianage.com)
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In an ambitious plan to tap solar energy, the Delhi division of the Northern Railway is all set to use trains to generate solar power by the year-end. For the purpose, the railway authorities will roll out first train with solar panels fixed on its roof by the end of this year. According to senior official of the Delhi rail division, the trial run of a passenger train with solar panels fitted on top of one of its coaches was successfully completed and a train fitted with solar panels on all its coaches will run by end of the year. Solar power generated the moving trains will be used to meet the requirements of the trains themselves.
According to divisional railway manager Arun Arora, the trial run was successfully completed on Sitapur-Rewari passenger train and one coach had generated 1.3 KW
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of power. “The power generated by the solar panel set on the train top will be used to meet lighting and other electrical requirements of the coaches,” said Mr Arora.
The railways will spend Rs 4 lakh for installing solar panels on each coach. “With a rate of return of 25 per cent in a year, the railways will recover the installation cost in four years. After four years, it will help the railways to save power bills,” added Mr Arora.
As per initial plan, solar panels will fitted on passenger trains which originate and terminate within the jurisdiction of the Delhi division. “In the first phase, we will run passenger trains fitted with solar panels. In the second phase, mail or express trains will be fitted with panels to generate solar power to meet requirements,” said Mr Arora.
Premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express will be not used for generation of solar power. A senior official said that solar power generated on train tops on these premium trains will not meet the requirements of a coach. “So, currently there is no plan of installation of solar panels in premium trains,” added the officer.
  
Yesterday (10:52PM)  'Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to cost Rs 90000 cr' (www.business-standard.com)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project, a high-speed train network connecting India's major cities, could burn a big hole in the government's pocket.
According to an interim feasibility report submitted by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train corridor will cost at least Rs 90,000 crore, 43 per cent more than estimated by a consortium of RITES, Italferr and Systra in 2010.
France's state-owned railway company SNCF had in April 2014 said the internal rate of return of the project would be 2.5 per cent over its life. SNCF operates France's railway high-speed train network TGV.
"The JICA report, too, stated the IRR (internal rate of return) for the project would be three per cent," said a railway ministry official.
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Given such a low return, it may be tough to find domestic investors for the project.
"The cost of the project is Rs 70,000 crore at present. But the cost at the end of seven years (the time it will take to complete the project), including interest, has been estimated at Rs 90,000 crore," the official said.
With 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) allowed in projects, the railways are open to offering high-speed train corridors to global players. Sources said foreign investors were stressing on buying equipment from manufacturers based in their countries. "This will limit our choices," the official pointed out.
Last October, the French Court of Auditors questioned the TGV's contribution to society. The auditors concluded emphasis on high-speed lines had resulted in the detriment of France's conventional rail network.
Officials said the cost of building high-speed tracks was too high for the railways to bear. The capital budget of the railways is about Rs 1,00,000 crore in 2015-16, but the government could face opposition in financing the project.
"If it is financed entirely by the railways, states that do not benefit may oppose the project," the railway official said. States through which high-speed trains pass might have to be persuaded to invest, he added.
High-speed trains are not a new concept for the railways. "Various feasibility studies has been conducted in the last 25 years. But the cost of the projects led the railways to drop plans," another railway official said.
"When the railways do not have money to meet capital expenditure, we must consider the economic benefits of such courageous projects", he added.
The JICA report said the economic rate of return, which reflects the increases in income as well as the full costs, for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project was 11.9 per cent.
"IRR is not the right measure for a high-speed train or metro rail," said Arvind Mahajan, partner and head of infrastructure and government services at KPMG. Productivity gains, the environmental impact, and technology transfer must be considered too, he added.
JICA estimated the cost per km for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad line would be over Rs 168 crore. Railway officials said it would cost much less to upgrade existing tracks for trains running at over 160 km an hour.
In 2010, the last full-term report by RITES on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed track estimated the cost at Rs 63,000 crore, or over Rs 100 crore per km.
The National Democratic Alliance government has a vision of a high-speed train network alongside the Golden Quadrilateral, highways connecting Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.
  
Yesterday (10:50PM)  Four Special Trains between Hyderabad-Chennai Egmore (www.newswala.com)
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In order to clear extra rush of passengers during summer season, four Special Trains will be run between Hyderabad-Chennai Egmore.
As per the schedule, the Train No. 06059 Hyderabad-Chennai Egmore special will depart Hyderabad at 23:00 hrs on 1st and 8th June arrive/depart Secunderabad at 23:25/23:35 hrs and arrive Chennai Egmore at 13:55 hrs on the next day. In the opposite direction, Train No.06058 Chennai Egmore-Hyderabad special will depart Chennai Egmore at 19:50 hrs on 31st May & 7th June , arrive/depart Secunderabad at 09:50/09:55 hrs and arrive Hyderabad at 10:30 hrs on the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Jangaon, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chirala, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur and Sullurpeta stations in both the directions. These special trains will have 14 coaches viz., one AC II
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tier, one AC III tier, ten Sleeper Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches. (INN)
  
Yesterday (10:50PM)  Guwahati-kochuveli spl to continue: SR (news.webindia123.com)
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The Kochuveli-Guwahati-Kochuveli Weekly Special Train (without touching Chennai Central Station) will continue for more month.Train No.06336 / 06335 Kochuveli Guwahati Kochuveli Weekly Special would leave Kochuveli on all Sundays from June seven to 28 ( four services), a Southern Railway release said here today.Train No.06335 Guwahati Kochuveli Weekly Special would leave Guwahati on all Wednesdays from June 10 to July one (four services), it said adding that the timings and stops specified for this train would continue to be the same. A special super fast train will be run by Southern Railway from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Panvel to benefit the passengers of trains cancelled due to public agitation in Kota area in Rajasthan.
Train no. 06060, super fast special train will start from Thiruvananthapuram Central at 1430 hrs today(27/05/15) to reach Panvel at 1805 hrs on 28th May 2015(Thursday). UNI CGV
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Yesterday (10:48PM)  Talks resume between Rajasthan Govt and Gujjars over reservation issues (www.dnaindia.com)
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Talks resumed in Jaipur on Wednesday between Rajasthan government and agitating Gujjars who have been blocking rail tracks and roads in three districts for a week now to press for 5% quota in government jobs.
Both sides had detailed discussions last night over the issue though there was no conclusive result and the Gujjar delegation and a three-minister panel met again today at the secretariat here.
"We did not reach any conclusion last night so we are holding another round of talks today with the government. The outcome of the meeting will be shared with Kirori Singh Bainsla and our community people and thereafter a decision about our future course of action will be taken," Himmat Singh, the spokesperson of the Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, told PTI.
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A committee comprising Health minister Rajendra Rathore, Social Justice minister Arun Chaturvedi and Food minister Hem Singh Bhadana is holding talks with the 13-member Gujjar delegation.
Meanwhile, the Delhi-Mumbai rail track in Bharatpur, Agra-Jaipur national highway in Dausa and a state highway in Sawaimadhopur remained blocked today on the seventh day of the agitation.
Gujjars are demanding five per cent reservation within the legal limit of 50 per cent.
The agitating Gujjars led by Bainsla held the first round of talks in Bayana of Bharatpur town on Saturday last week which was inconclusive and the second meeting between the two sides was held last night in Jaipur.
  
Yesterday (10:47PM)  Gujjar stir: Rajasthan HC asks why agitators given free hand, summons Chief Secretary and Police Chief (www.dnaindia.com)
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Pulling up the state government for giving a "free-hand" to Gujjar agitators, Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary and the police chief to appear before it tomorrow and also immediately restore traffic on Jaipur-Agra national highway, blocked by protesters.
"We would like to hear from the state Chief Secretary and Director General of Police what the administration did in the last few days to remove the rail and road blockade and why were the agitators given a free hand to take law into their own hands," a single judge bench said today.
The interim order, which also directed the police to stop any illegal assembly in Bharatpur and other areas affected by the stir, came on a contempt petition pending since 2008 against Gujjar leaders including Kirori S Bainsla,
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who is leading the agitation, for allegedly violating ab order of high court to maintain peace and tranquillity.
Justice R S Rathore voiced unhappiness over the manner the administration had dealt with the agitators and allowed them to put rail and road blockades to press their demand for five per cent reservation for the community.
The bench also summoned Divisional Railway Manager railway of the region.
The bench directed IGP of Jaipur and Bharatpur to immediately see that "there in no formation of illegal mob and the provision of section 144 Cr.PC is not breached and all the members of unlawful assembly are apprehended".
  
Yesterday (10:47PM)  Gujjar agitation: 44 trains to be cancelled, 98 to be diverted on Delhi-Mumbai route (www.dnaindia.com)
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As many as 44 trains would be cancelled and 11 would be diverted on the Mumbai-New Delhi route on Wednesday following protests by Gujjars at Pilupura, around 80 km from Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
The Gujjars, who have been demanding 5% reservation in state government jobs, have been sitting on a dharna, blocking the Mumbai-New Delhi railway route since last Thursday.
Railways spokesperson Anil Saxena said, "Since the onset of the agitation, till Tuesday, 164 trains, including the Rajdhani Express and Garib Rath, have been cancelled and 109 trains have been diverted.
If the deadlock continues even on Wednesday, 44 trains would be cancelled while 98 trains have to be diverted. Besides, nine trains would be partially cancelled."
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A senior railway official said on condition of anonymity: "The stir is causing huge losses to railways. Till Tuesday, we lost over Rs 80 crore. This includes Rs 20 crore due to cancellation of passenger trains and Rs 60 crore from goods train."
Even at a temperature of over 43 degrees Celsius, the railway track near Pilupura was blocked by a small shed made across one of the two tracks that can accommodate 10-15 people.
Over 500 men from the Gujjar community guard the tracks day and night, in shifts. Food comes thrice a day in tractor trolleys and hundreds of Gujjars claim that they have not visited their homes since Thursday.
The protesters say the issue would be resolved only if the Rajasthan government comes up with a concrete plan on reservation guidelines/notifications.
"It is a do-or-die situation," says youth leader Bharat Gujjar, who has been guarding the rail track from Day 1, along with his leader Kirori Singh Bainsla.
Talking to dna, Bharat said, "Our demand is very simple. We want 5% reservation in government jobs. The Vasundhara Raje government, during its last tenure, had promised it and so had the Gehlot government, but none of them kept their word. Our agitation is going on since 2006. Now, we want results."
He said that the Gujjars have no intention of causing public inconvenience but there is no other way they can make the government hear their voices. Pilipura is a Gujjar stronghold and over 80 villages belong to the community.
Says Papu Gujjar: "I am here since Day 1 and would remain here till our demands are met. Our community is so backward that, till today, not even a single IAS officer has been recruited. Our kids are capable but other communities play the reservation card and get the jobs and we are left behind. We want to give a better future to our kids and that is why we are fighting in such inhuman weather conditions."
  
Yesterday (10:45PM)  Special Kerala-Mumbai train for passengers affected by Gujjar agitation (www.dnaindia.com)
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Hundreds of people who got stranded in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, after several trains to the north got cancelled because of the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan, were relieved when the railways ran a special train to Panvel on Wednesday afternoon. The train is expected to reach Panvel by around 6pm on Thursday. Two hours later, at 8:10pm, it will ply back as the Panvel-Thiruvananthapuram special.
"Such was the demand that the train was fired (railway parlance for setting the path of a train) late on Tuesday night and the booking opened at 8am on Wednesday. By 9am, the train with 18 coaches, including 6 AC coaches, was fully booked. The Gujjar agitation in Kota Rajasthan has had an effect on almost every route and buying flight tickets at such short notice on the Thiruvananthapuram-Delhi or Kochi-Delhi route is very expensive. So
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the railways decided to configure a train at short notice," said a senior CR official.
On its return journey, the train has been given halts at Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Pernem, Madgaon, Karwar, Udupi, Mangalore Junction, Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluwa, Ernakulam, Alleppy, Kayankulam, Kollam. The booking for this train opens at 8am on Thursday.
  
Yesterday (10:44PM)  Trains cancelled due to Gujjar agitation; Superfast special being run (www.thehindu.com)
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The blocking of railway tracks by Gujjars in Kota Division of West Central Railway in Rajasthan continues to affect the movement of trains to southern parts of the country. Several trains have been cancelled, said a release from Southern Railways here.
The cancelled trains are: Train No. 12218 Chandigarh – Kochuveli Express scheduled to leave Chandigarh at 8.55 a.m. on May 27; Train No. 12483 Kochuveli – Amritsar Express scheduled to leave Kochuveli at 9.20 a.m. on May 27; Train No. 22633 Thiruvananthapuram – Nizamuddin weekly super fast scheduled to leave Thiruvananthapuram Central at 2.30 p.m. on May 27 and Train No. 22655 Thiruvananthapuram – Nizamuddin Express scheduled to leave Thiruvananthapuram Central at 1 a.m. on May 27.
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Southern Railway has proposed to run a superfast special train between Thiruvananthapuram Central and Panvel via Konkan route on May 27. The measure is taken to alternate arrangement for the cancelled trains owing to the Gujjar agitation at Dumaria station in West Frontier Railway.
Train No. 06060 Thiruvananthapuram – Panvel Superfast Special Train, has left Thiruvananthapuram Central at 2.30 p.m. on May 27, stopping at Thrissur (8 p.m.), Shoranur(9.15 p.m.), Kozhikode(10.55 p.m.), Kannur (12.20 a.m. on May 28), Kasaragod (1.23 a.m.), Mangaluru Junction(2.30 a.m.), Madgaon (8.15 a.m.) and arriving at Panvel at 6.05 a.m. on May 28.
This special service will have two 2-tier AC coaches, four 3-tier AC coaches, six sleeper class coaches, four unreserved coaches and two luggage-cum-brake vans.

  
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how does it help by running a train till panvel, mumbai to delhi is also not running good?
  
Yesterday (10:41PM)  Gujjar stir: WR losing Rs 15 cr daily due to train cancellation (www.mid-day.com)
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Frequent cancellation of trains on Delhi-Mumbai route due to ongoing agitation by Gujjars in Rajasthan is causing Western Railway a revenue loss to the tune of Rs 15 crore per day.
"The revenue collection per day is dipped by Rs 12-15 crore as around 15-20 trains, including freight trains, are getting cancelled," an official from commercial department of WR said in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Gujjars have been blocking the rail track in Bharatpur district amid a stand-off with the government over their demand for five per cent reservation. "It would have been a bit less hard hitting had only passenger services been affected. But unfortunately, freight services have also been cancelled which has added to our concerns," the official said on condition of anonymity.
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Among trains cancelled so far were August Kranti Rajdhani Express, Golden Temple Mail, Mumbai Central-New Delhi Duronto Express, Mumbai Central-Firozpur Janta Express while dozens of trains are running behind schedule or are being operated through diverted routes. When contacted, Western Railway Chief PRO Sharat Chandrayan said various alternatives are being worked out to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
"We have explored the possibilities of running few trains such as Rajdhani Express and Paschim Express through diverted routes, which are reaching their destinations late by 8 to 10 hours," he said. Chandrayan said WR has launched helplines, set up special refund counters and assistance booths at major stations, including Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus, for the convenience of passengers.
Meanwhile, representatives of railway passengers have slammed the political leadership for 'failing' to break the deadlock over the Gujjar agitation. "No government wants to displease the Gujjar community as they lack political will. I feel only court can solve this situation," said Rajiv Singal, a Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC) member.
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