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Today (07:35)  Aryankavu railway viaduct Now (www.thehindu.com)
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New lease of life: The renovated railway viaduct at Aryankavu and (right) the viaduct before renovation
  
Today (07:32)  Aryankavu railway viaduct Then (www.thehindu.com)
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Today (07:30)  Railway viaduct wears a new look (www.thehindu.com)
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13-arch architecture marvel at Aryankavu strengthened to run broad gauge trains
The 114-year-old railway viaduct across a valley in Aryankavu on the Shengottai-Kollam rail route has lost its colonial charm. The transformation is the result of the viaduct being strengthened to as part of the gauge conversion work.
The landmark 102-metre Aryankavu viaduct in Kollam district, which carried meter gauge trains for more than a century, is a 13-arch architectural marvel. It was designed and constructed by British engineers.
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Given the public sentiments for the structure, Railways authorities decided not to replace it with a new one. But to accommodate broad gauge trains, the rectangular pillars of the structure had to be strengthened.
This was done by jacketing it with concrete.
The pillars were masked with specially cut granite slabs to retain its colonial look. Work on strengthening the structure began in September 2013 and the contract was awarded for ₹3 crore.
Railways authorities claim that the strengthened viaduct could be used for another 50 years. Work on constructing the original viaduct began in the late 1890s and was completed in 1903. The metre gauge service on the Shengottai-Kollam section was commissioned in November 1904 by the then Travancore Maharaja, Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma V.
Though the viaduct is not the same now, the meticulous and peculiar work carried out to strengthen it has enabled the structure to retain a part of its colonial charm for posterity.
  
Today (07:27)  Six train passengers robbed (www.thehindu.com)
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Miscreants get away with Rs. 27,000
Six passengers on board Yashwantapur-Lucknow Express (No. 22683) were looted by unidentified miscreants after they were made to consume a cool drink mixed with a sedative and fall unconscious.
All the victims were painters working in Bangalore. They were going home and were identified as Indrajith, Sanjay and Ranya Dube of Allahabad, Sushil Jashwal of Gorakhpur, Rajnarayana of Jagdeshpur of Uttar Pradesh and Mahesh Savat of Grampet of Madhya Pradesh.
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to the police, the victims boarded the train bound for Lucknow at Yashwantapur in Bengaluru around 11.30 pm on Monday. During the journey, two unidentified persons befriended the victims and offered them cool drink mixed with a sedative. The victims fell unconscious after consuming it.
The other passengers in the general compartment tried to wake them up at Secunderabad and, again, at Kazipet but in vain. They then complained to the railway officials who rushed them to MGM Hospital in Warangal.
Two of the victims regained consciousness at the hospital while the other four remained unconscious at the time of writing this report.
The doctors said they were all out of danger. The victims told the police that they were carrying Rs. 27,000, which was looted by the miscreants.
A case was registered at the Kazipet GRP station.
  
Today (07:26)  Close shave for woman who jumped in front of train (www.thehindu.com)
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A 22-year-old woman miraculously escaped death after she jumped in front of an approaching train at Andheri station, a senior Government Railway Police officer said on Tuesday.
The incident, which took place on Saturday, was captured by a closed-circuit television camera installed at the station, and the video has gone viral on social media.
“The footage shows a woman, identified as Kshitija Suryavanshi, talking to someone on a cellphone. She looks stressed after the conversation,” said the official.The video shows that after hanging up the phone, the woman waits for a few seconds
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By the time train came to a halt, three coaches had already passed over her. Government Railway Police officers and railway officials rushed to rescue her and pulled her up, he said. The GRP officer said that, luckily, the woman had fallen in the gap in the track, which was about three feet, and hence escaped.
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