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Today (09:10)  India keen on Rail Link connecting Kathmandu to Delhi, Kolkata to strengthen cross-border connectivity: Suresh Prabhu (www.railnews.in)
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Posted by: Anurag WAPAHOLIC~  820 news posts
KHATMANDU: India today said it was keen on linking Nepal’s capital with New Delhi and Kolkata through a railway network in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity amid China’s strategic push into the landlocked Himalayan nation.
“We need to build the railway tracks connecting Kathmandu with Delhi and Kolkata as soon as possible,” Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said.
“If we could build these two railway tracks soon it would increase Nepal’s connectivity with India,” Prabhu said while addressing the ‘Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2017’, which concluded in Kathmandu today.
will give priority to building such networks soon,” he said.
Prabhu’s remarks came amid China’s investment push into Nepal with rail and road connectivity through Tibet.
Noting that infrastructure was a prerequisite for attaining higher economic growth, Prabhu called the Nepal government and private sector to ramp up investment in construction of physical infrastructure.
“If you invest in infrastructure in a country with wide infrastructure gap, you will get good return on investment.
Also, economic growth triggered by infrastructural development will provide additional benefits to investors,” he said.
He added that India was ready to share its drone technology and experience with Nepal for monitoring the project.
According to experts, this move a counter to China’s bid to expand its rail network towards Lumbini via Kathmandu.
Prabhu held separate meetings with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari,Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak, Civil Aviation, Culture and Tourism Minister Jiwan Bahadur Shahi and Energy Minister Janardan Sharma.
He also met Nepalese business leaders, political leaders, industry heads, with whom discussed a wide range of infrastructure development issues.
Indian Railways is all set to roll out a ‘first of its kind’ semi-high speed self-propelled train set! Yes, the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will ‘Make in India’ the EMUs (Electric Multiple Units) that can travel at speeds of up to 160 kmph. According to ICF, the train sets will allow for quicker acceleration and will be a technological leap for the coach factory.
The train sets are currently in the design stage and will start getting manufacturing some time in 2018. For this reason, Indian Railways has codenamed the project as ‘Train-2018’. What makes these train sets special, apart from the fact that they mark a leap for ICF, is that they will be manufactured at “half the cost” if the
same were to be imported!
The new train will have 16 fully air-conditioned coaches, and will boast of ‘world-class’ passenger amenities. Proposed for inter-city superfast travel, the train sets will replace locomotive-hauled intercity express trains.
The train sets will have ‘Automatic Plug-Type’ doors which will open and close automatically at the stations. Like most chair cars, the train will have wide windows.
Keeping in mind passenger entertainment, Indian Railways proposes to equip the new train sets with onboard Wi-fi and infotainment.
The train will also boast of GPS-based Passenger Information System to keep passengers informed about the location of the train.
“The new train will have world-class facilities for passengers. The train will have plush interiors and diffused LED lighting.
The toilets of these coaches will be fitted with zero discharge vaccum based bio-toilets and touch free fittings,” an ICF official told.
“The train set will be equipped with under slung 3 Phase IGBT based propulsion system which is energy efficient. Train 2018 will also offer more passenger space,” the ICF official said.
All coaches of Train-18 will be inter-connected by fully sealed gangways. This will allow passengers to move from one coach to another with ease.
Additionally, ICF is looking to equip the train sets with improved mechanical couplers and modern bogies. “This will help keep the jerks and vibrations at bay,” the official said. “The train will have fully suspended traction motors, pneumatic secondary suspension and anti-roll bar.
The brake system will be Electro Pneumatic, which will reduce the braking distance, so that full speed potential of the train can be harnessed,” the official said, adding that Train-2018 will have “many modern features which will debut for the first time on Indian Railways”.
The idea to develop these modern train sets was an outcome of the “Rail Vikas Shivir” that was organised by Indian Railways late last year.
This also fits in with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s ‘Mission Raftaar’ that was announced in Rail Budget 2016. Under Mission Raftaar, Indian Railways proposes to double the average speeds of freights trains and increase the average speed of superfast mail/express trains by 25 kmph in the next 5 years.

Today (14:23)
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It is right time to introduce train sets in IR, keeping in view the aspiration for higher speeds.
In general, imports cost exorbitantly, so ICF built train set is likely to be much cheaper. But what matters more is the cost comparison with indigenous conventional train of same capability. Train set should not be much higher cost of the proposed ICF built 160kmph 16coached train set as compared to the cost of conventional train of same length & carrying capacity (like Gatimaan).

In order to ensure proliferation of train sets in IR, it is essential to develop train sets with 25/27 coach length, so that fares of the trainsets could be kept within the reach of more & more people, and at the same time the huge passenger travel demand before IR could be better met.
Today (08:41)  मार्च से टोरी लाइन पर दौड़ेगी ट्रेन (epaper.jagran.com)
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News Entry# 294429   Blog Entry# 2172709     
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Feb 21 2017 (08:41)
Station Tag: Barkichanpi/BICI added by 4πu¶am*^~/401739

Feb 21 2017 (08:41)
Station Tag: Lohardaga/LAD added by 4πu¶am*^~/401739

Feb 21 2017 (08:41)
Station Tag: Tori/TORI added by 4πu¶am*^~/401739

Feb 21 2017 (08:41)
Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by 4πu¶am*^~/401739

Posted by: 4πu¶am*^~  4354 news posts
प्रस्तावित समय
’ ट्रेन नंबर 58651 रांची से 05.30 पर खुलकर 7 बजे लोहरदगा पहुंचेगी।
’ ट्रेन नंबर 58652 लोहरदगा से 07.35 पर खुलकर 09.05 बजे रांची पहुंचेगी।
’ ट्रेन नंबर 58653 रांची से 09.30 पर खुलकर 12.05 बजे टोरी पहुंचेगी।
ट्रेन नंबर 58654 टोरी से 14.45 पर खुलकर 17.25 बजे रांची पहुंचेगी।
’ ट्रेन नंबर 58655 रांची से 18.15 पर खुलकर 19.45 बजे लोहरदगा पहुंचेगी।
’ ट्रेन नंबर 58656 लोहरदगा से 20.20 पर खुलकर 21.40 बजे रांची पहुंचेगी।
जागरण संवाददाता, रांची : रांची-टोरी रेल लाइन मार्च 2017 तक चालू हो जाएगी। इसके लिए सीआरएस (कमीशन ऑफ रेलवे सेफ्टी) ने अपनी सहमति जता दी है। सीआरएस की नौ सदस्यीय टीम ने सोमवार को टोरी लाइन का निरीक्षण किया। साथ में रांची रेल मंडल के डीआरएम एसके अग्रवाल उपस्थित थे। सीआरएस ने पाया कि कुछ छोटे कामों को छोड़ दिया जाए, तो रेलवे लाइन को लेकर अधिकतर कामकाज पूरा हो चुका है। सीआरएस सुदर्शन नायक ने बताया कि पहाड़ों की कटाई हो चुकी है। पहाड़ों से पत्थर न गिरे इसके लिए उन्हें बांधा जा रहा है। कुछ कार्य अधूरे हैं, जिसे मार्च तक पूरा कर लिया जाएगा। सीसीआरएस ने इसकी जानकारी निरीक्षण करने के बाद रांची रेलवे स्टेशन पर पत्रकारों को दिया।
तीन फेरे चलेगी ट्रेन : डीआरएम एसके अग्रवाल ने बताया कि रांची से लोहरदगा तक चार फेरे ट्रेन चलाई जा रही है। बड़कीचांपी से टोरी तक रेल लाइन पूरा होते ही ट्रेनों के फेरों में कटौती कर दी जाएगी। चार के बदले तीन फेरे ट्रेन चलाई जाएगी। रांची से टोरी आने-जाने में स्वाभाविक रूप से ट्रेन को ज्यादा समय लगेगा। इसलिए अब इस मार्ग पर रांची लोहरदगा ट्रेन के तीन फेरे ही चलाए जाने का प्रस्ताव है। इस संबंध में रांची मंडल के मंडल रेल प्रबंधक एसके अग्रवाल एवं वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों की झारखंड पैसेंजर एसोसिएशन व झारखंड चैंबर ऑफ कॉमर्स के सदस्यों के साथ उच्चस्तरीय बैठक भी हुई थी। ट्रेन की जानकारी देते रेलवे अधिकारी एस नायक व डीआरएम एसके अग्रवाल

Today (09:44)
DhnEcr~   4451 blog posts
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Excellent news. Passengers train covering the stretch in 2.5 hours then express sf may do it in 1.5-2 hours

Today (10:25)
Aditya   3027 blog posts   14107 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Now Tori Should Be Update As Tori Jn. #moderator Sir Please Update ☺
Today (08:15)  रांची-बरकाकाना सेक्शन मार्च-2018 तक होगा पूरा (www.prabhatkhabar.com)
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News Entry# 294428   Blog Entry# 2172714     
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Feb 21 2017 (08:15)
Station Tag: Barkakana Junction/BRKA added by Rajesh Arora Is Better Than Ghatrughan😁😂/1421836

Feb 21 2017 (08:15)
Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by Rajesh Arora Is Better Than Ghatrughan😁😂/1421836

Posted by: Rajesh Arora Is Better Than Ghatrughan😁😂  29 news posts
रांची : रांची (टाटीसिलवे)-कोडरमा लाइन के रांची-बरकाकाना सेक्शन का काम तेज गति से हो रहा है. कुछ ब्रिज को छोड़ ज्यादातर काम पूरा हो गया है. रेलवे सूत्रों के अनुसार रांची-बरकाकाना सेक्शन का काम मार्च 2018 तक पूरा कर लिया जायेगा. रांची से बरकाकाना व हजारीबाग होकर कोडरमा तक जानेवाली यह रेल लाइन रांची से 11 किमी दूर टाटीसिलवे स्टेशन से अलग होगी.
रांची, नामकुम व टाटीसिलवे के बाद मेसरा इसका पहला स्टेशन होगा. मेसरा रेलवे स्टेशन का करीब 75 फीसदी निर्माण कार्य पूरा हो गया है. वहीं, अभी रांची-रामगढ़ सड़क मार्ग (एनएच-33) पर बीआइटी मोड़ से पहले रेल अंडर ब्रिज का काम चल रहा है, जहां से यह लाइन क्रॉस करेगी.
2005 तक पूरा हो जाना था यह काम : वर्ष 1999 में स्वीकृत रांची-कोडरमा सेक्शन का काम जुलाई 2005 तक पूरा हो जाना था. लेकिन फॉरेस्ट क्लियरेंस मिलने में ही सात साल लग गये. इसके बाद कोडरमा-हजारीबाग सेक्शन के लिए जनवरी-13, हजारीबाग-बरकाकाना सेक्शन के लिए मार्च-13 तथा बरकाकाना-रांची सेक्शन को पूरा करने के लिए मार्च-14 का समय निर्धारित किया गया, जो फेल हो गया. विलंब के कारण इस रेल परियोजना की लागत 491.19 करोड़ से बढ़ कर अब करीब 3021.00 करोड़ रुपये हो गयी है. केंद्र व राज्य सरकार को कुल खर्च का आधा-आधा वहन करना है.

यह होगा लाभ : हजारीबाग जिले में रेल नेटवर्क नहीं था. उत्तरी छोटानागपुर प्रमंडल का यह जिला रेल सुविधा मिलने पर तेजी से विकसित होगा. बरकाकाना से कोडरमा तक रेल सेवा शुरू होने से पहले यहां के लोगों के लिए आवागमन का एकमात्र साधन सड़क मार्ग था. रांची-कोडरमा लाइन के बन जाने से हजारीबाग, रांची व वाया कोडरमा दिल्ली सहित देश के उत्तरी व दक्षिणी भाग से जुड़ जायेगा. वहीं रांची से बिहार, यूपी सहित समस्त उत्तरी भाग की यात्रा में औसतन एक घंटे (करीब 60 किमी) की बचत होगी. रेलगाड़ियां रांची से बरकाकाना-हजारीबाग होते हुए कोडरमा चली जायेंगी.

ये हैं मौजूदा हालात : फिलहाल मुरी के बाद पश्चिम बंगाल के कई स्टेशनों से गुजरते हुए वाया बोकारो-गोमो कोडरमा व इससे आगे तक की यात्रा करनी पड़ती है. यह लाइन दिल्ली सहित अन्य शहरों के लिए लोहरदगा-टोरी मार्ग के अलावा दूसरा विकल्प होगी. रेलवे सूत्रों के अनुसार ओड़िशा-झारखंड से उत्तरी भारत के लिए जाने व यहां आने वाली माल गाड़ियों के लिए इस रास्ते का इस्तेमाल होगा. इससे रांची-मुरी-बोकारो-गोमो-कोडरमा सेक्शन का ट्रैफिक दबाव बहुत कम हो जायेगा.
होगी सहूलियत

टाटीसिलवे स्टेशन से अलग होगी बरकाकाना व हजारीबाग होकर कोडरमा जानेवाली यह रेल लाइन
रांची, नामकुम व टाटीसिलवे के बाद मेसरा होगा पहला स्टेशन, कुछ ब्रिज को छोड़ ज्यादातर काम पूरा
रांची से बिहार, यूपी सहित समस्त उत्तरी भाग की यात्रा के दौरान औसतन एक घंटे की होगी बचत
रांची-कोडरमा लाइन

Àरेलवे : पूर्व-केंद्रीय (इस्ट-सेंट्रल रेलवे) Àस्वीकृति वर्ष : 1999 Àकुल लंबाई : 203 किमी Àसेक्शन में पुल : कुल 374 (सभी छोटे) Àरेल अोवर/अंडर ब्रिज : कुल 95 Àशुरुअाती लागत : 491.19 करोड़ Àविलंब से बढ़ी लागत : 3021.00 करोड़Àरांची-बरकाकाना सेक्शन : 66 किमी (निर्माणाधीन) Àबरकाकाना-हजारीबाग : 57 किमी (पूर्ण, दिसंबर 2016 से रेल परिचालन शुरू) Àहजारीबाग-कोडरमा : 80 किमी (पूर्ण, फरवरी 2015 से रेल परिचालन शुरू).

Today (09:47)
DhnEcr~   4451 blog posts
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इससे रांची-मुरी-बोकारो-गोमो-कोडरमा सेक्शन का ट्रैफिक दबाव बहुत कम हो जायेगा.
Really the only congestion experienced is BKSC-crp single line over bridge.

Today (10:21)
Hrishik Mukherjee~   88 blog posts   2 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2172714-2            Tags   Past Edits
Bridge pe 2 line hai lekin ek baar mei ek hi train allowed hai

Today (10:22)
Aditya   3027 blog posts   14107 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2172714-3            Tags   Past Edits
But Now That Section Is Doubled.

Today (10:29)
DhnEcr~   4451 blog posts
Re# 2172714-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yaar to phir congestion kaha se aya. Bksc ki train maarne ki chaal hai ye sab. Kuch to raham karo SER

Today (10:31)
HWH WAP7 getting used to with DHN~   3551 blog posts   251 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 2172714-5            Tags   Past Edits
Bhai ab ek baar me 2 train paar hoti hain..

Today (10:32)
HWH WAP7 getting used to with DHN~   3551 blog posts   251 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 2172714-6            Tags   Past Edits
BKSC ke pass train hi nahi hai congestion kaha se aayega...

Today (10:33)
Aditya   3027 blog posts   14107 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2172714-7            Tags   Past Edits
SER Is Expert Due To His Unnecessary Excuses.

Today (10:35)
HWH WAP7 getting used to with DHN~   3551 blog posts   251 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 2172714-8            Tags   Past Edits
BKSC is one of the most important city of Jharkhand still it lacks connectivity to many important cities...
And They are creating new lines...

Today (11:44)
DhnEcr~   4451 blog posts
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Jitni line ban jaye fastest to abhi via BKSC hi hai.

Today (11:46)
HWH WAP7 getting used to with DHN~   3551 blog posts   251 correct pred (59% accurate)
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सही कहा आपने
Today (08:12)  देर से खुलने के कारण दीक्षाभूमि एक्स. के यात्रियों ने किया हंगामा (www.prabhatkhabar.com)
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News Entry# 294427   Blog Entry# 2173074     
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Feb 21 2017 (08:12)
Station Tag: Dhanbad Junction/DHN added by Rajesh Arora Is Better Than Ghatrughan😁😂/1421836

Feb 21 2017 (08:12)
Train Tag: Deekshabhoomi Express/11046 added by Rajesh Arora Is Better Than Ghatrughan😁😂/1421836

Posted by: Rajesh Arora Is Better Than Ghatrughan😁😂  29 news posts
धनबाद : धनबाद स्टेशन से खुलकर कोल्हापुर जाने वाली दीक्षाभूमि एक्सप्रेस (11046) के यात्रियों ने धनबाद स्टेशन पर हंगामा किया है. सोमवार को धनबाद स्टेशन से यह ट्रेन 13.50 में खुलनी थी, लेकिन भूली-तेतुलमारी के बीच रेलवे के काम के लिए ब्लॉक लिये जाने के कारण ट्रेन धनबाद स्टेशन पर खड़ी थी. जब समय पर ट्रेन नहीं खुली तो
यात्रियों ने हंगामा करना शुरू कर दिया. इसके बाद आरपीएफ व जीआरपी मौके पर पहुंची और ट्रेन के लेट होने के कारण की जानकारी दी. इसके बाद यात्री शांत हो गये. बाद में 15.28 बजे ट्रेन को रवाना किया गया.

Today (15:18)
HWH WAP7 getting used to with DHN~   3551 blog posts   251 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 2173074-1            Tags   Past Edits
Wahi main soch raha tha uss din late q khuli train...
Lagbhag 1din ka TAT hai...
Today (07:31)  India’s first CBTC metro system to be ready in March (www.thehindu.com)
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Commentary/Human InterestKMRC/Kochi Metro  -  

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KOCHI: The installation of signalling and telecommunication (S&T) equipment to enable India’s first communication-based train control (CBTC) system is in the last lap on the Kochi metro’s 13-km Aluva-Palarivattom corridor, which is expected to be commissioned in April.
The signal system will be in place in another 10 days, while the communication equipment is being fine-tuned to be made operational by early March. Signals have a limited role to play in CBTC since the precise position of trains is relayed to the metro’s operation
control centre (OCC) at Muttom by ‘beacons’ along the corridor. The computerised OCC monitors and controls all train movements, DMRC sources said.
Frequency, trials
Once commissioned, trains will be operated every 10 minutes. Low-speed trials of a train laden with sand bags are over. Moreover, multiple signal trials were conducted, followed by trial of coaches. The procedure will continue at higher speeds in the coming weeks till the design speed of 80 kmph is attained.
The second train too will join in by the end of this month. The third and fourth trains will subsequently join them for integrated trials slated for early March. Integrated trials are crucial to the testing of the CBTC system since its foolproof operation has a direct bearing on safe running of trains.
Elaborating on the system, KMRL sources said it is a moving block train control system that continuously monitors the position of each train and trackside elements like points, emergency stop plungers, and switches. It ensures that trains adhere to speed restrictions and come to a halt at designated stops.
In January, the metro agencies had conducted evacuation tests, wherein a train jampacked with around 1,000 people was evacuated within the specified time limit.
Pilotless trains
On the commencement of unmanned train operations (UTO or pilotless trips), KMRL sources said the communication-based train control (CBTC) system would enable them. “We can migrate to UTO with minor modification of trains, depending on traffic and other requirements. Each train will have a pilot during the initial period,” they added.
Today (07:28)  Kulavanigarpuram ROB delay likely to trigger protest (www.thehindu.com)
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The Marumalarchi Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (MTMMK) has announced that the party would begin a sustained protest if the much-delayed work on the rail over bridge (ROB) at Kulavanigarpuram manned level crossing was not started immediately.
In a petition submitted to Collector M. Karunakaran on Monday, the party cadre said the public, especially school going children and critically ill patients being rushed to hospitals in ambulances suffered as the manned level crossing at Kulavanigarpuram was closed 13 times daily. Consequently, this caused traffic snarls between Florence Swainson Higher Secondary School for the Deaf and Palayamkottai bus-stand whenever the gate was closed.
the Centre and the State Governments decided eight years ago to construct a ROB at this point and fund was subsequently allotted, a few individuals, whose business establishments and houses would get affected by the construction of the bridge, had approached the court and had got a stay.
After legal impediments were cleared, the project cost was not revised though the contractor chosen for this project was demanding a upward revision of the cost due to inflation.
“Since this delay is causing hardship to the public, especially school students, working women and patients being rushed to the hospitals in the ambulances, the State and the Centre should allocate sufficient funds for constructing the ROB at Kulavanigarpuram manned level crossing. If the project is further delayed, the MTMMK will start staging struggle in a sustained fashion until the work begins,” said Raool Maideen of MTMMK.
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Today (07:28)  Aarey is forest land, says NGO (www.thehindu.com)
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Mumbai: A document from the Maharashtra Forest Department and its Sanjay Gandhi National Park Division, procured by NGO Vanashakti through the Right To Information Act, reveals that a land area of 2076.073 hectares from the Aarey Milk Scheme was transferred to the park at the time of its expansion in 1969.
The document, an official communication dated July 22, 1980, sent from the office of the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (FDCM), Nagpur, to the Regional Manager, FDCM, Thane, reveals that that out of 2076.073 hectares that
was transferred, 575 hectares were to be extracted for creation of a recreational zone within the park, with the remaining as part of the park. Another communication, dated October 10, 1980, from the Thane regional office of the FDCM to the Managing Director of FDCM, states, “Considering the fact that the recreation sector [575 hectares] is burdened with number of rights and privileges, it will be better that if the whole area is declared as protected forests under Indian Forests Act, 1927.”
Vanashakti submitted these details in an affidavit filed in the West Bench of the National Green Tribunal on February 17, as part of its petition that seeks the declaration of the Aarey Colony as a forest, to protect it from being exploited through construction and commercial activities. According to Stalin Dayanand, director of Vanashakti, it is unclear what happened to this 575 hectares of land.
K.D. Thakare, the Deputy Conservator of Forests, (territorial) Thane, said that Aarey cannot be called as forest as there are a number of dairies and hospitals there. “If it was a virgin land, with just forest and nothing else, then it was different. But it is not so in this case.” He said that declaring the land as forest will hamper construction work there. He also said the area had been declared as eco-sensitive three to four months ago, which restricts construction and mining activities there.
Dinesh Singh, Assistant Conservator of Forest, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, said he could not comment on the issue as he has not yet seen the affidavit. However, an official from the department said that Aarey has neither been identified nor notified as a forest.
The State government has proposed that the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited construct a double-deck car shed for the Mumbai Metro Line 3 on 33 hectares of land inside Aarey. There are also plans to construct a labour camp and a casting yard at the proposed site. To make way for this construction, 2430 trees will be cut down in Aarey Colony (part of a total of 5,012 trees to be cut down in the entire city).
Today (07:27)  DMRC unveils park made of waste collected from its construction sites (www.thehindu.com)
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Prakriti Metro Park opened by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar, DMRC’s Mangu Singh
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday unveiled a one of a kind park, designed using waste materials generated from the Delhi Metro’s construction sites.
Located in east Delhi’s Shastri Park, the Prakriti Metro Park was inaugurated by National Green Tribunal chairperson Swatanter Kumar and DMRC managing director Mangu Singh.
with a fountain
Spread over 10 acres, the park boasts a host of facilities, including an auditorium, amphitheatre, meditation alcove, a playground for children and a gymnasium. A lake with a fountain, surrounded by a rain forest, has also been created.
A DMRC spokesperson said: “The highlights include artistic installations created using waste materials generated at our construction sites. Artists from across the country came together to create these installations, all of which carry messages about a range of issues. Almost one-third of the material used in the park is salvaged material.”
The creators have taken extra effort to depict a connection with the environment in both the design and construction of the park. Apart from paintings depicting the importance of protecting the environment, the park will use top soil dug out from various underground station sites to plant medicinal and pollution absorbing plants. Treated water will be used for irrigation and the organic waste generated will be treated.
Platinum rating
“Due to these features, the park has received a platinum rating from the Indian Green Building Council. The water required for horticultural use will be provided by the sewerage water treatment plant and the 20kW power requirements will be met by solar power generators.”
Another highlightis the ‘Trellis Court,’ which has eight pillars in the centre that increase in height progressively — charting the growth and expansion of the metro.
× Justice Kumar said: “The DMRC has not only contributed excellence in transportation but it stands out for two more things — it’s environmentally conscious and it makes effort to be self-reliant. With this park, the DMRC has begun a new chapter in CSR. It will set a good precedence for others in the corporate sector to follow.”
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Today (07:23)  When a cricketer drove his car onto Andheri raliway platform (www.thehindu.com)
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Ranji cricket player Harpeet Singh drove his car straight onto the platform no. 1 of the busy Andheri suburban railway station here at 7.20 a.m. on Monday, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said.
The car was confiscated by the RPF and Mr. Singh was taken into custody and quizzed, he said.
He is likely to be booked under sections of the Railway Act.
incident caused chaos at the railway station as daily commuters were rushing to catch trains to their offices.

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Driving a car into super crowded Andheri Rly platform should most probably be a result of drunken driving!!
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