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Yesterday (22:50)  Mega Block: Mega block on CR and WR today (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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CR will take a block between 11.15 am to 4.15 pm on CST-bound slow line between Kalyan - Thane from 11.15 am to 4.15 pm. On Harbour line, a block will be taken between Kurla and Vashifrom 11.10 am to 4.10 pm. A 9-hour block will be taken on Virar-bound slow line at Jogeshwari station from 7 am to 4 pm.
  
Yesterday (22:48)  metro railway: Energy-saving Metro rake to arrive in June (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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KOLKATA: Metro Railway will receive its first rake with 3-phase AC propulsion from Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, in the first week of June. The rake, the first of two ordered by Metro, is at its final stages of finishing and will provide greater riding comfort and energy saving. The rake will have improved nose cone design and a top speed of 80 km per hour. It will also use a new technology of regenerative braking that will send back power to the system whenever brakes are applied."The doors will be wider and so will the vestibules. The width of the doors at present is 1,200 mm. In the new rake, it will be 1,400 mm. The width of the vestibule at the moment is slightly more than 2ft. In the new rake, this will be 3ft, allowing easier movement for passengers in case of emergencies. The motorman's cabin will also...
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be far more advanced with state-of-the-art technology. In fact, the motormen would also be able to control the amount of power drawn from the system. If there are fewer passengers, power drawn will be lesser. In this way, 30% energy will be saved. We have been assured that the first rake will arrive by the first week of June," said Indrani Banerjee, CPRO, Metro Railway. The interiors of the coaches will have better sound proofing. The seats and grips will also be better than the ones in the existing coaches. During discussions with ICF, officials had outlined the problems with the existing rakes. One of the issues that used to plague the existing AC rakes was the dripping of water. The new rake will have the AC control panels inside the coaches and not on the roof. The drain pipes will also be outside. The flooring will be of rubber rather than PVC. "In the new rakes, passengers won't feel the jerks when the motormen apply brakes or increase speed," Banerjee added. Apart from the ICF rakes, Metro has also ordered several from China. These are expected to start arriving by the end of 2017.
  
Yesterday (22:47)  Note threatening bomb blast found in AP Sampark Kranti train (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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AGRA: A message, threatening bomb blast in the train A P Sampark Kranti, was found written on the seat of the coach A2. The note warned that the occupant of that seat would die in a bomb blast. According to the Government Railway Police (GRP) Agra Cantt, the train was only allowed to move further after proper inspection. However, as per the officials that it was the activity of some notorious person and nothing was found suspicious in the train. The train was allowed to move further after proper checking by the GRP, RPF and officials. The officials, however, said that nothing suspicious was found in the train and suspects that it was an act of mischief. Not only the train, but also the passengers' belongings were thoroughly checked by a team of the GRP, RPF, Bomb Disposal Team and Dog Squad and only then it was allowed to move. Talking...
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in this regard, SHO Agra Cantt GRP Police Station Manikant Sharma informed that a note was found written on berth number 51 of coach A2 in AP Sampark Kranti, with a warning saying 'Who come in this seat will die in a bomb blast (sic)'. "It was merely a notorious activity as nothing was found after proper checking was done based on the warning note," SHO Agra Cantt GRP added. As per sources, the train was coming from Delhi and going towards Vishakhapatnam. Some passengers spotted the threatening note only after crossing Mathura and immediately informed the control room. Following which, the train was checked at the Agra Cantt Railway Station at platform number 4 at around 9.25 am.
  
Yesterday (22:33)  KMRL, auto unions to form company (www.thehindu.com)
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15,000 autorickshaws to join scheme
In its bid to improve the integration of public transport systems in the city, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) will form a company or society with all autorickshaw unions in the greater Kochi and Goshree areas.
The company will be managed by the District Autorickshaw Union Co-ordination Committee, which will be responsible for rules and regulations and bylaws.
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unions have agreed to hold meetings with the local units to pass on the vision of the initiative and present various perspectives to fellow owners before May 10, according to a press release issued by KMRL.
Big change
“Kochi has more byroads and service roads than main roads. The best way to bring people to public transport through these roads is to encourage them to use autorickshaws. Connecting autos to our public transport system will bring about a revolutionary change in city traffic,” said Elias George, Managing Director, KMRL.
GPS tracking
The proposed system will be made capable of enabling GPS tracking, mobile journey planner, and smart card ticketing, all of which will make the journey hi-tech, safe, and easy for commuters.
The unions will hold meetings with KMRL and technical partners on May 2. The co-ordination committee will hold further discussions before May 30 to decide whether a society or company should be formed.
As many as 15,000 autorickshaws will join the scheme and work as a single professional operating unit, the press release said.
  
Yesterday (22:28)  LLPs help private bus services earn more (www.thehindu.com)
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Limited Liability Partnerships enable operators to save up to ₹2,000 a day
KOCHI: The arraying of private buses under Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) companies has begun yielding rich dividends in the form of operational savings, prevention of revenue loss, and lessening of reckless driving on many routes.
Four LLPs have already been formed, while a few more are being awaited as Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has exhorted bus operators to constitute them. This is to ensure a win-win situation for the metro agency and bus operators.
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introduction of common tickets among all buses under an LLP company has resulted in daily savings of up to ₹2,000. This is mainly because the revenue loss due to conductors issuing counterfeit tickets or non-issuance of tickets to ‘friendly’ passengers has come to a stop. LLP companies are also expected to procure spare parts, tyres etc., in bulk, which will result in savings. Buses under various LLP companies have also begun sporting the names above the windscreen,” metro sources said.
Private bus operators attributed the rise in income to Kudumbasree workers who they deputed as ticket checkers. “We have roped in six Kudumbasree workers, from among the 90 who were trained to become bus conductors, for the job. They conduct surprise checks in buses to detect ticket evasion, forged tickets, and fake student passes. This has ushered in transparency and accountability,” said Navas K.M., designated partner of Kochi Wheels United LLP, which has around 150 buses operating along the metro corridor and in areas like Eloor and Eroor.
“We decided to rope in women ticket checkers since they behave courteously with passengers. Most bus services have begun earning over ₹1,000 a day on account of this. The sum can go up to ₹2,000 when more women checkers are enrolled,” he added.
Elaborating on more savings since LLPs were constituted, Mr. Navas said talks were held with an oil company on procuring diesel in bulk for bus fleet. “This will ensure savings of up to ₹125 per day per bus. Discussions are also on with public sector insurance firms to avail less premium. LLPs will also take up issues involving the police and the Motor Vehicles Department. The formation of LLPs has thus brought to the fore the potential for combined bargaining power of bus operators,” he observed.
Above all, over-speeding and unscrupulous practices to increase the daily income of individual bus operators have stopped on many routes since the ticketing revenue goes into the common account of each LLP and is divided among members, Mr. Navas said.
He thanked KMRL for guiding bus operators associations on the advantages of LLPs and taking them on visits to places like Kozhikode and Kottayam, where such companies are in vogue.
  
Yesterday (22:22)  First direct London-China train completes 12,000-km run in 20 days (www.thehindu.com)
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Second-longest rail route comes in Beijing’s latest move to boost trade links with W. Europe along a modern “Silk Road” path.
Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the United Kingdom arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu on Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world’s second-longest rail route.
The journey is the latest effort in China’s drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe along a modern-day “Silk Road” route.
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train arrived at around 9:30 a.m. (0130 GMT) to Yiwu on Saturday,” the Yiwu Tianmeng Industry Company told AFP.
The world’s top trading nation launched the “One Belt, One Road” strategy in 2013, and has since poured millions into constructing vast infrastructure links.
Exited London on April 10
The train — which was also carrying pharmaceuticals and machinery — departed from London on April 10 and passed through France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan during its 20-day trip before arriving in Yiwu in eastern Zhejiang province, a major wholesale centre for small consumer goods.
The new route is longer than Russia’s famous Trans-Siberian railway, but about 1,000 kilometres shorter than the record-holding China-Madrid link, which opened in 2014.
London is the 15th city to be linked to a new freight network offered by the state-run China Railway Corporation, which says its services are cheaper than air transport and quicker than shipping.
30 days faster than ship
The journey should be 30 days faster than moving the goods by ship, the provincial government had said, but the pilot run took two days more than the 18 days expected.
And the train, named the East Wind, has much less carrying capacity — just 88 shipping containers — according to the Yiwu government, compared to the 10,000 to 20,000 containers cargo ships can carry.
It is unclear how much the venture cost, and some experts have questioned whether the ambitious project makes economic sense.
Economically speaking
“It is hard to say at this stage what the economic return will be, as the economic benefits will come over a long time,” He Tianjie of Oxford Economics Hong Kong told AFP.
“However, the train is in some aspects more convenient and flexible. It can make multiple stops, allowing for the pick up and offloading of cargo along the way. Rail transport is also less affected by adverse weather conditions. Therefore, there may be a role for such long-haul rail links,” he said.
China already has a regular direct freight train service to Germany, Europe’s largest economy.
One route links the Chinese megacity of Chongqing to Duisburg, a steel-making town and one of Germany’s most important transportation and commercial hubs.
  
Yesterday (22:20)  लखनऊ कानपुर मेमू हुई रद्द तो यात्रियों ने किया हंगामा (www.livehindustan.com)
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लखनऊ से कानपुर के बीच चलने वाली मेमू ट्रेन रद्द होने पर यात्रियों ने स्टेशन पर जमकर हंगामा काटा। यह ट्रेन प्रतिदिन दोपहर दो बजे लखनऊ से चलकर दोपहर पौने चार बजे कानपुर पहुंचती हैं। इससे लखनऊ से कानपुर के बीच चलने वाले सैकड़ों दैनिक यात्री एवं नियमित यात्री यात्रा करते हैं। दो दिनों से इस ट्रेन का संचालन राजधानी के चारबाग रेलवे स्टेशन से नहीं हो रहा है। शनिवार को भी यह ट्रेन अचानक निरस्त कर दिया गया। इस बात की सूचना रेलवे कर्मियों को भी नहीं दी गई।
दोपहर डेढ़ बजे पूछताछ काउंटर पर ट्रेन चलने की जानकारी दी जा रही थी। इस बीच अचानक ट्रेन का संचालन रद्द हो गया। परिचालनिक सूत्रों की मानें तो यह ट्रेन 29 अप्रैल
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से निरस्त है। इसकी जानकारी भी रेलवे कर्मियों को सुबह तक नहीं थी। सुबह साढ़े नौ बजे कंट्रोल से जानकारी होने पर ट्रेन को निरस्त दिखाया गया। अधिकारियों से मिली जानकारी के अनुसार 30 अप्रैल तक लखनऊ-कानपुर रेलखंड पर बैलास्ट क्लीनिंग मशीन से पटरियों पर काम चल रहा था, इस वजह से ट्रेन का संचालन अचानक निरस्त कर दिया गया।
  
Yesterday (22:14)  एडीआरएम ने किया 2 हजार जुर्माना (epaper.livehindustan.com)
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पूवरेत्तर रेलवे लखनऊ मंडल के अपर मंडल रेल प्रबंधक मुकेश कुमार ने शनिवार को गोण्डा रेलवे स्टेशन का निरीक्षण किया। अधिकारियों के साथ प्लेटफार्म एक का निरीक्षण करते समय यात्री प्रतीक्षालय के पास बने पे एण्ड यूज शौचालय पर गंदगी दिखने पर एडीआरएम श्री कुमार ने गहरी नाराजगी जताई है। उन्होंने संचालक पर तुरंत ही दो हजार का जुर्माना कर दिया। शनिवार सुबह निरीक्षण करते समय उन्होंने स्टेशन मौजूद अधिकारियों को सफाई व्यवस्था का विशेष ध्यान रखने को कहा। एडीआरएम ने एस्केलेटर, लिफ्ट और आरक्षण केन्द्र को देखा। यहां भी जरूरी सुधार के निर्देश दिये। एस्केलेटर और लिफ्ट का कार्य जल्द पूर्ण कराने को कहा। प्लेटफार्म नंबर दो पर नवनिर्मित यात्री प्रतीक्षालय को भी देखा। निरीक्षण के दौरान ही एडीआरएम की नजर शौचालय की गंदगी पर पड़ी, उन्होंने कहा कि ऐसी गंदगी में कैसे काम करते हो। नाराज एडीआरएम ने तुरंत ही संचालक पर दो हजार का जुर्माना ठोंक दिया और...
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आगे भी सावधानी बरतने की चेतावनी दी। जीआरपी को लगी फाटकार : बुकिंग हाल और सरकुलेटिंग एरिया को भी गहनता से देखा। इसी दौरान राजकीय रेलवे पुलिस कोतवाली के पास बेतरतीब ढंग से खड़े वाहनों पर जीआरपी के लोगों को सख्त हिदायत दी। एडीआरएम श्री कुमार ने कहा कि स्टेशन किसी प्रकार से वाहनों का आना अवैध है और वाहनों को प्रतिबंधित करने के निर्देश दिये हैं। इस दौरान डीसीएम रोहित गुप्ता, स्टेशन अधीक्षक एएन मिश्र, आईपीएफ एमके खान, जीआरपी प्रभारी राकेश चंद्र आनंद, सीआईटी जेएन तिवारी और केएल यादव आदि मौजूद रहे।
  
Yesterday (22:14)  No access to Yeshwantpur railway station (www.thehindu.com)
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Proposed skywalk from metro station is in limbo
What was supposed to be a multi-modal transport hub, connecting Yeshwantpur railway station to the adjoining metro station, has turned into spot of chaos.
The railway station — an important hub for long distance and intercity trains — remains largely cut-off from the metro network. A metro commuter heading to Yeshwantpur railway station would have to cross the busy Tumakuru Road.
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busy highway is dangerous to cross, particularly for senior citizens and children,” said Krishnaprasad from the transport group, Praja.
Though a 300-metre skywalk was proposed nearly three years ago, the ₹1-crore project is stalled due to differences between metro and railways over sharing the cost.
“This should be sorted out at the earliest. The number of commuters using the metro to reach the railway station will go up in the coming days. We have even discussed this problem with ministers, but there is no progress on this front,” said Sanjeev V. Dyamannavar, a transportation expert.
A spokesperson for South Western Railways said the metro should take the lead for the skywalk.
Vasanth Rao, Chief Public Relations Officer, BMRCL, said, “We are corresponding with them. We have arrived at an agreement on sharing the cost. At the moment, the only issue is about the design, which will be sorted out in a few meetings.”
  
Yesterday (22:12)  तैयार हुई देश की पहली हाईटेक ट्रेन, देखें फ्लाइट जैसी खूबियां (www.livehindustan.com)
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देश की पहली हाईटेक ट्रेन तेजस एक्सप्रेस बनकर लगभग तैयार हो चुकी है। तेजस के कोचों की जो पहली तस्वीरें सामने आई हैं उन्हें हर कोई एक बार देखना चाहेगा। तेजस की सीटों को बेहद ही आधुनिक और लक्जरी स्टाइल में तैयार किया गया है। तेजस के कोच के अंदर का नजारा किसी फ्लाइट का अहसास कराता है।
एक अंग्रेजी वेबसाइट अनुसार, हाईस्पीड ट्रेन तेजस को शुरू करने का ऐलान पिछले साल यानी 2016 के रेल बजट में किया गया था जिसे 2017 से ही शुरू होना है। तब से लोग अभी तक हाईस्पीड ट्रेन का लुत्फ लेने के लिए बेताब हैं। लोगों को तेजस के शुरू होने का बेसब्री से इंतजार है।
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जा रहा है कि इस ट्रेन को इस प्रकार से तैयार किया गया है कि इसमें बड़े से बड़ा व्यापारी या उद्योगपति यात्रा करने में सुकून का अनुभव करेगा। आगे देखें शानदार तेजस की झलक देतीं कुछ तस्वीरें।तेजस एक्सप्रेस के कोचों का निर्माण रेल कोच फैक्ट्री कपूरथला में किया गया है। जल्द ही रेलवे इसके रूट का ऐलान कर सकता है।
इससे पहले तेजस एक्सप्रेस तब भी चर्चा में आ चुकी है जब पता चला था कि इसके कैटरिंग मीनू को मशहूर शेफ संजीव कपूर डिजाइन करने जा रहे हैं। खबर के अनुसार, कहा जा रहा है कि रेलवे ने शेफ संजीव कपूर के साथ इसका मीनू तैयार करने के लिए करार भी फाइनल कर लिया है।
जानिए तेजस एक्सप्रेस की ये आठ खूबियां-
1- हाईस्पीड ट्रेन तेजस एक्सप्रेस 130 किमी प्रति घंटा की स्पीड से चलेगी।

2- तेजस में दो तरह की सीटें एग्जीक्यूटिव क्लास और चेयर कार होंगी।
इस ट्रेन में तमाम लक्जरी सुविधाएं जैसे, मनोरंजन, स्थानी भोजन का टेस्ट और वाई फाई सुविधा शामिल हैं।
3- तेजस में सीट के सामने एलईडी स्क्रीन के साथ 22 तरह की नई सुविधाएं मिलेंगी।
4- हर कोच में बायो वैक्यूम टॉयलेट, वाटर लेवल इंडीकैटर, टैप सेंसर और हैंड ड्रायर भी शामिल हैं।
5- इस ट्रेन पर ब्रेनलिपि डिस्प्ले भी होंगे जो दृष्टिबाधित लोगों को आसानी से जानकारी उपलब्ध कराएंगे।
6- तेजस में चाय, कॉफी की वेडिंग मशीनें, चिप्स पैकेट और मैगजीन भी उपलब्ध होंगी।
7- सुरक्षा के लिए पूरी ट्रेन सीसीटीवी से लैस होगी। आग से बचाव के लिए लिए इसमें फायर डिटेक्टर सिस्टम भी लगे होंगे।
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