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Yesterday (15:35)  Bhopal-Ujjain train blast accused tells NIA his group had planned other attacks in UP' (www.firstpost.com)
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One of the three men accused in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast on 7 March revealed to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that the group had earlier planned strategic attacks in several locations across Uttar Pradesh – a dargah in Barabanki, the Bara Imambara in Lucknow and a leading Shia cleric, as per a report in The Indian Express.
The report quoted NIA sources, saying that, Syed Mir Hussain, one of the three arrested, said that the group had plans to attack the Waris Ali Shah dargah in Barabanki. He told NIA interrogators that the group had scoped out the location – studying security arrangements, movement of pilgrims – and that they dropped the idea as it was heavily guarded.
attend to the injured after the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast. PTI The group had also targeted the Bara Imambara in Lucknow and Shia cleric Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi. They had closely surveyed the cleric’s house and had kept tabs on his movements and vehicles, the report said.
Husain told NIA interrogators that the group had scoped several locations in and around Lucknow to “fix the targets, to implement the sharia law, to have a jihad and to have bomb blasts and commit murder at fixed places.”
Husain along with the other two, Mohammed Danish and Atif Muzaffar, were arrested Pipariya, Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh. Their fourth accomplice, Saifullah, was killed in a gunfight by the UP anti-terror squad in Lucknow.
At least 10 people were injured, three of them seriously, in the non-lethal blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train.
A NIA team had gone to Bhopal to look into the train blast. The officials had visited the site of the blast near Jabri railway station under Shajapur district, about 60 kms from Bhopal.
The agency had taken over the custody of three persons arrested in connection with the IED blast after a Bhopal special court order. The court had allowed their custodial interrogation by NIA during a remand period of 11 days.
With inputs from PTI
Yesterday (15:34)  New train to Hassan named Gomateshwara Express (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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BENGALURU: The Bengaluru-Hassan superfast train, which was flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu at Yeshwantpur Railway Station on Sunday, has been named Gomateshwara Express. Prabhu chose the name after former prime minister H D Deve Gowda suggested that since it passes through Shravanabelagoala, the Jain pilgrimage centre known for its monolith statue of Gomateshwara, on the 167-km Bengaluru-Hassan stretch, it should be named either Gomateshwara Express or Hemavathi Express. Hemavathi is the prominent river in Hassan district.
Use TOI network to get traffic on your site Colombia Recommended By Colombia Chief minister Siddaramaiah, Union minister H N Ananth Kumar, industries minister R V Deshpande, and former chief minister and Congress MP M Veerappa Moily attended the function. "I thank the
Centre for fulfilling the long-cherished dream of the people of this region to have the rail link. After hitting many roadblocks, the project has seen the light of the day," said Gowda, during whose tenure the project was sanctioned in 1996. Among the other demands Gowda, who represents Hassan constituency in the Lok Sabha, put forth before the railway minister were new direct Mysuru-New Delhi train, Mysuru-Mumbai train, Karwar-Hubli line, and Kadur-Chikkamagaluru line. He also demanded electrification of Bengaluru-Hubli-Kalaburagi line and naming the Bengaluru-Arsikere train after Kala Byraveshwara. Ananth Kumar urged the railway minister to expedite the process of sanctioning suburban train service for Benagluru city and a direct rail line linking Bengaluru and Mangaluru.
The regular train service of Gomateshwara Express will commence on Monday and two trains of 14 bogies each will ply daily stopping at Chennarayapatna, Shravanabelagola, B G Nagar, Yediyur, Kunigal, Nelamangala and Chikkbanavara. The Hassan-Yeshwantpur Intercity Express (22680) will leave at 6.30 am. and reach Yeshwantpur at 9.15am. In the return direction, the Yeshwantpur-Hassan Intercity Express (22679) will leave at 6.15pm. and reach Hassan at 9pm.

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MYS SBC HAS MYS clockwise and anti clock wise trains can be run, covering total 440 kms in 7 to 7-1/2 hours. One train each from MYS, SBC/ YPR and HAS can start in the morning hours and complete by 2 pm. 2nd round can be done in opposite direction. MYS SBC, SBC HAS are evergreen traffic routes. Run any number of trains and all will be full always. MYS HAS can have one pair less which can be used for additional trip to SBC HAS or SBC MYS.
Yesterday (14:47)  जयपुर में मालगाड़ी पटरी से उतरी, बड़ा हादसा टला (www.dainikdivyajyoti.com)
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Yesterday (14:20)  India Overtakes Japan To Become Third Largest In Domestic Air Traffic (www.ndtv.com)
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NEW DELHI: India has become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic, beating Japan, an industry report has said.
India's domestic air passenger traffic stood at 100 million in 2016 and was behind only the US (719 million) and China (436 million), Sydney-based aviation think-tank Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said in its latest report.
In its latest report CAPA suggests, India acquired the third spot globally by unseating Japan, which flew 97 million domestic passengers in 2016.
air traffic has shown a consistent growth of 20 to 25 per cent throughout 2015 and 2016, peaking in January this year at 25.13 per cent.
However, the domestic travel demand rose 16 per cent in February this year, ending the long streak of over 20 per cent.
According to CAPA, India which enjoyed the fourth position in terms of overall air passenger traffic (both domestic and international) along with the UK, has also inched closer to becoming the third largest one by March next year.
"India will become the third largest market 2-3 years ahead of what was projected. This is because the growth has been much higher," Kapil Kaul, head of CAPA India, said.
Japan, which flew 141 million passengers in 2016, was ahead of India whose total air passenger traffic was 131 million in the previous year, as per CAPA.
United States with 815 million passengers in 2016 enjoyed the top position, followed by China with 490 million, according to the report.
"While we will reach the third spot for both domestic and international air travel ahead of the projected period, we will remain at that position for a very long time because it will not be easy to surpass China and the US," Kaul said.
Earlier International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association of the world's airlines has suggested in its passenger forecast that India will displace the UK in terms of becoming world's third largest aviation market internationally as well by 2026.
An aviation market is defined by traffic to, from and within the country.

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In coming 10-15 yrs, Railway will lose it's monopoly over passenger transportation.

Yesterday (15:27)
Hakhlaque   6 blog posts
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This will lead to improvement of railways

Yesterday (15:29)
Mangaluru deserves to be division~   4107 blog posts   306 correct pred (68% accurate)
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If rail infrastructure improved, modern trains like premiums, humsafars, ac spls will become hit in future

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Suresh P Prabhu contributed to Airlines growth in the form of Surge pricing.Congratulations.

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Dono ho sekta hai, Railway sudhar gaya to theek hai warna 10-15 saal me maamla nipat jayega.
Yesterday (12:47)  Guirdolim opposes double-tracking (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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MARGAO: Guirdolim gram sabha on Sunday reiterated their opposition towards the proposed doubling of the Konkan Railway track, insisting that authorities should first begin working on constructing either a railway overbridge or underbridge, to counter hardships faced by villagers.
Guirdolim deputy sarpanch Flavia Da Costa told TOI that "villagers also raised their apprehensions after reading media reports about the proposed national highway expansion works that had been previously opposed by the villagers as their homes would be demolished".
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Between January and the first week of March, at least 18 cases of suspected sabotage have been reported in the railways across the country, including five such incidents in Maharashtra.
MONTHS AFTER a spate of incidents involving possible sabotage of railway tracks in Maharashtra, the state police headquarters has issued a security advisory asking the Government Railway Police (GRP) to keep a vigil on unauthorised hawkers and others
loitering on railway premises.
The Indian Railways has beefed up security measures and asked its technical staff to inspect and enhance patrolling in railway stations and also to initiate special drives to crack down on unauthorised people inside railway stations and other premises. A three-day drive was launched by the Western Railway (WR) earlier this week and sources say more such drives will be carried out in the coming days.
Between January and the first week of March, at least 18 cases of suspected sabotage have been reported in the railways across the country, including five such incidents in Maharashtra. Last month, at a meeting attended by police chiefs of all states, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju directed that all incidents of sabotage be actively reported.
Earlier this month, a high-level meeting chaired by Director General of Police (Maharashtra) Satish Mathur was attended by railway police officers from the neighbouring states, officials of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), Zonal officers of the Railways administration, Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) as well as Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC).
While the ATS is probing if the incidents were the handiwork of a terrorist outfit, the Railways is probing its own and has started verifying the antecedents of its contractual staff, junior staff and gangmen.
“A terrorist outfit will aim to carry out an attack which results in casualties, however that has not been the case pertaining to incidents reported in Maharashtra. We suspect it to be an act of mischief and therefore we are probing our junior staff and contractual employees The gangmen and track supervisors posted at night are being interrogated to probe if it is a case of mischief on their part,” said a senior security official from the Indian Railways.
However, sources added there has been no breakthrough in the probe. “While the ATS is probing if it is an act of terror, we are probing if disgruntled railway employees who are unhappy with the latest revamp in the railways are behind the incidents,” said the source.
In January, loco pilot Harendra Kumar and assistant Harish Chinchole of 12052 Jan Shatabdi Express noticed something glittering on the tracks between Diva and Mumbra stations. Kumar applied the emergency brakes and brought the train to a grinding halt. The train was running late by 15 minutes with at least 700 passengers on-board.
In February, the motorman of the Pune-Santragachi Express, which was coming from Pune, did not notice the metal bar in the dark, and the locomotive hit it. Subsequently, a 1.5 metre piece of rail was found on the track in the Navi Mumbai node Monday night.
In the same month, an iron rod ripped off from one of the railway’s electrical equipment was found partly lying on the tracks near Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) Wednesday. In another incident, a trackman reported that four discarded gelatin sticks were found between the rail tracks on Diva-Panvel track of Konkan railway last month.
Yesterday (12:19)  3AC coaches preferred over sleeper class by Railways? (www.dnaindia.com)
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Predominance of sleeper coach passengers showing a downward trend.
In the years to come, in keeping with India's reputation of being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, there is every possibility that trains on the Indian Railways network will have more air-conditioned coaches than sleeper ones.
Officials, while agreeing that it is a long-term transition and could take a better part of the decade, said the first signs of this significant socio-economic change is now beginning to show in the travel patterns of the railways.
statistics maintained by the statistics directorate of the railways show that between April 1, 2016 and March 10, 2017, 3AC coaches carried 17 per cent of all passengers in long-distance trains. These 3AC coaches however accounted for 32.60 per cent of all the earnings from passenger fares.
In contrast, Sleeper coaches carried 59.78 per cent passengers and contributed about 44.78 per cent of passenger earnings. Infact the numbers show that the predominance of Sleeper coach passengers is showing a downward trend. Last year the share of these coaches was 60.60 per cent of passengers and 45.94 per cent of earnings.
The 3AC class on the other hand showed a northward trend and increased its passenger share from 16.69 per cent last year to 17.15 per cent, and it increased its share in passenger earnings from 32.60 per cent last year to 33.65 per cent between April 1, 2017 and March 10, 2017.
In reply to a query by DNA on whether the railways would progressively move towards 3AC trains on more routes, Railway Board Member (Traffic) Mohammad Jamshed replied in the affirmative. "Yes of course, 3AC shall be gradually increased," Jamshed said.
According to officials, the performance of Humsafar trains, which are trains with only 3AC coaches, over the next few months will make the picture clearer. "India's aviation market is the fastest growing in the world. We just crossed Japan this year as the nation with the third highest number of domestic air-travellers. That is a good benchmark for the increasing upward mobility of Indians. In such a scenario, the effect of economic progress will play its part on train travel patterns as well. The process of the sleeper class going downward and more passengers travelling by AC classes has begun and will get more pronounced in the years to come," explained a senior railway official.

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Yes. Too much subsidy for sleepers.
Intersecting figures, more than thrice the no. of passengers travel in SL as compared to AC but the total earnings from both the class has a mere difference of 3 thousand crores.

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Indian weathers be it summer, rainy, winter is difficult in sleeper. 3rd AC SF like HS should be introduced on more routes.

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Yesterday (12:18)  Gravy train: 6 more railway stations to get food plazas (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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CHENNAI: Six more Southern Railway stations will have food plazas, with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) coming up with plans to widen its passengers' food options.
The railways had proposed to set up the food plazas first at the Trichy and Madurai stations. Officials on Saturday opened the Trichy station outlet. In the next phase, they will set up food plazas at the eastern and western ends of Tambaram station and, later, at Egmore station (at the entrance from Poonamalee High Road), Arakkonam and Tiruttani.
"The Tambaram and Egmore food plazas
have been designed outside the ticketing zone," a senior railway official said. "They will have entrances from outside the station so patrons will not be limited to people entering the stations."
Many south-bound train services will originate and end at Tambaram, which will be Chennai's third railway terminal, so officials expect a large number of customers at its food plazas.
The outlet in Egmore will also target metro rail commuters, as the transit system will have a station nearby .
The Arakkonam station, a major junction for trains from Chennai to Salem, Coimbatore, Kerala and Bengaluru, also has a number of suburban train commuters who will bene fit from wider food and beverage options, officials said.
Southern Railway handed over the contracts to firms two years ago. Officials designed the agreements to allow a main contractor to bring in other popular players in the food business. It aims to cater to passengers willing to pay the market rate for food products instead of the cost of subsidised food from railway caterers, which few passengers prefer due to lack in quality.
Experts say IRCTC and Southern Railway should work out their differences to speed up work on the food plazas.They say even simple approvals now take a long time.
"The Tambaram plaza could not be inaugurated during railway minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to Chennai early in March because it did not have an electricity connection," an expert said. "Such delays can be avoided if there is coordination."
Yesterday (12:17)  Railways' Roll-on-Roll-off service goes off track due to technical hurdles (indiatoday.intoday.in)
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In less than a month of its launch, railways' much-hyped Ro-Ro (Roll-on Roll-off) service goes off track owing to technical hurdles. The service was rolled out with great fanfare as a step towards reducing Delhi's air pollution and unclogging city roads.
However, the major reason that brought the Ro-Ro service to a halt was the low height of overhead electrification in Delhi region due to which bigger trucks could not be loaded on railway wagons.
Also, the railways has not received any booking from smaller goods vehicles since March 9.
was estimated that the service would take off nearly 20,000 trucks from Delhi roads that are not destined for the city. The Delhi division has sent a detailed report to the railway ministry that the service could not be continued due to technical reasons.
Official sources said the service was started in haste as no ground work was done before the launch. The height of overhead electric wires in Delhi region has been kept low due to presence of several FoBs (foot over bridges) and RuBs (road under bridges). Due to this, only smaller vehicles with height of 3.2 metre can be loaded on open rail wagons for transportation.
"There is no appropriate platform to load bigger trucks on wagons. Further if they are loaded, there is a fear of touching the 25KW overhead wires," said a senior railway official.
"While there are technical difficulties in transporting heavy goods vehicles, there is no demand from smaller vehicles for the railway service," he added.
Delhi's Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Arun Arora said a detailed report has been sent to the railway board. "The service has been temporarily stopped as there was no booking over the last few days. Low height of overhead electric wires restricts the transportation of big trucks on rail wagons.
We have sent a detailed report to the railway ministry apprising it of the technical hurdles. The service will be restarted after modifications," Arora told MAIL TODAY.
The pilot project was launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on March 2. About 30 loaded trucks were transported on the flat wagons from Garhi Harsuru station in Gurugram to Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
Railways had pressed four Ro-Ro trains into service to cater to 500-odd trucks every day. It had plans to increase the capacity to 40 trains per day. Ro-Ro service aims to reduce carbon emission and congestion on the roads of the National Capital Region (NCR) as about 66,000 diesel-guzzling trucks pass through Delhi and its adjoining areas in a day.
According to railways, there are about 20,000 trucks which are not meant for the NCR, but enter the region to travel further. Of the total 127 entry/exit points to Delhi, nine major points criss-crossing the region account for 75 per cent of the commercial light and heavy duty trucks.
Railway ministry officials said eight more routes will be identified soon.
According to a study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), commercial vehicles entering Delhi spew close to 30 per cent of the total particulate load and 22 per cent of nitrogen oxide load from the transport sector.
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மணப்பாறை : மணப்பாறையில் இருந்து கல்பட்டி வரை இரு வழிப்பாதைக்கான புதிய ரயில் தண்டவாளம் அமைக்கும் பணி நிறைவடைந்ததை தொடர்ந்து இன்ஜினை இயக்கி சோதனை ஓட்டம் நடந்தது. மணப்பாறையிலிருந்து திண்டுக்கல் வரை இருவழிப் பாதைக்கான புதிய ரயில் தண்டவாளம் அமைக்கும் பணி கடந்த ஆண்டு தொடங்கியது. முதற்கட்டமாக திண்டுக்கல்லிலிருந்து தாமரைப்பாடி வரையிலான சுமார் 10 கிமீ தூரத்திற்கு பணிகள் நிறைவடைந்து ரயில்வேயிடம் ஒப்படைக்கப்பட்டது.
2வது கட்டமாக மணப்பாறையிலிருந்து கல்பட்டி வரையிலான சுமார் 30 கிமீ தூரத்திற்கான புதிய ரயில் தண்டவாளம் அமைக்கும் பணிகள் முழுமையாக நிறைவு பெற்றது. இதையடுத்து இன்ஜினை மட்டும் கல்பட்டியிலிருந்து மணப்பாறை வரை இயக்கி சோதனை ஓட்டம் நடத்தப்பட்டது. இப்பணிகளை நிர்மாணித்து வரும் ரயில் விகாஸ் நிகர் லிமிடெட்டின் உதவி பொது மேலாளர் சங்கர், துணைமேலாளர் சண்முகவேல், டிராக் ஆய்வாளர் மாடசாமி, திட்ட மேலாளர் சிலம்பரசன் உள்ளிட்ட அதிகாரிகள் இப்பணியினை மேற்பார்வையிட்டனர்.
31ம் தேதி இப்பாதை ரயில்வேயிடம் ஒப்படைக்கப்பட்ட உள்ளது. அன்று ரயில்வே பாதுகாப்புத்துறை ஆணையர் மற்றும் உயர்மட்ட பொறியாளர்கள் புதிய வழித்தடத்தில் ரயிலை இயக்கி சோதனை நடத்த உள்ளனர்.
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