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Yesterday (10:37PM)  Minister of Railways Launched and Dedicated Various Services to the Nation (pib.nic.in)
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Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Railways during a function held at Rail Bhawan today i.e. 29.09.2016, as a part of fulfilment of Budget Announcements 2016-17, launched and dedicated following services to the nation : -
Liberalised station to station special freight rates policy Policy providing sub quota of 33 % to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units. Policy giving preference to local domicile holders for commercial licenses at stations. New system of allocating vacant berths after final charting to wayside stations. Launch of the new “Train at a Glance” and new Time Table effective from 1st October 2016.  
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Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways was especially present on the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mittal, Member Traffic Mohd. Jamshed and other Railways Board Members and dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
 Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the Indian Railways is striving hard to achieve full passengers’ satisfaction in all respects and today’s initiatives are part of our such endeavours.  He said that the introduction of new policy providing sub-quota of 33% to women in catering units is a step towards women empowerment and their increased participation in Railways.  He said that Railways will continue to introduce such new reformative steps. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain said that Indian Railways being the biggest organization of the country has lots of complex projects to implement throughout the country. But overcoming the difficulties and complexities, Railways is implementing its budget announcements in a very promised manner which is a landmark in itself.    Salient Features of the initiatives : -   POLICY PROVIDING SUB QUOTA OF 33 % TO WOMEN WITHIN RESERVED CATEGORIES FOR THE ALLOTMENT IN CATERING UNITS
·         In compliance of Budget Announcement 2016-17, a Sub Quota of 33% for women in allotment of each of the reserved catering units is being introduced on Indian Railways in order to extend economic empowerment for women. ·         Current Status of Reservation at Minor Catering Units (Stalls / Trolleys / Khomchas) ·         A1, A, B, and C Category stations – 25% of the Units are reserved for various categories like SC (6%), ST (4%), BPL (3%), OBC (3%), Minorities (3%), Freedom Fighters (4%) and Physically Challenged persons (2%). ·         D, E and F Category stations – 49.5% of the Units are reserved for various categories like SC (12%), ST (8%), OBC (20%) and Minorities (9.5%). ·         33% sub quota reservation for women shall ensure allotment of minimum 8% stalls to women at A1, A, B & C category station and minimum 17% at D, E and F category station. ·         There are approximately 8000 Minor Catering Units over Indian Railways. ·         Under this provision, Railways shall ensure that women participation does not fall below a specific level.
POLICY GIVING PREFERENCE TO LOCAL DOMICILE HOLDERS FOR COMMERCIAL LICENSES AT STATIONS
In compliance of Budget Announcement 2016-17, a process of giving weightage to district Domicile Holders for commercial licenses at stations is being proliferated at all stations over Indian Railways.
·         The proliferation would help to build local ownership and rural empowerment along with socio – economic development. ·         The weightage to district domicile holders is being proliferated for allotment of Catering Units at all categories of stations.   ·         The proliferation of weightage to district Domicile Holders at all category of stations will ensure protection of livelihood of the small vendors. ·         The allotment of Minor Units over Indian Railways will ensure local ownership and will also promote regional / local cuisine, which is always a preferred choice. ·         The weightage parameter would range from 20% to the local District Domicile holders to 12% to the State Domicile holders in techno-commercial scores.   TRANSFER OF VACANT BERTHS FOR OPTIMAL UTILISATION OF BERTHS   ·         IR is introducing the facility of transfer of berths remaining vacant after second charting at the train originating station to the next and subsequent stations for clearing the waitlisted passengers at such stations. ·         The PRS system will automatically allot vacant berths available at the originating stations after preparation of second chart to the subsequent stations where waitlisted passengers are available. The passenger will get SMS on his registered mobile indicating the coach and berth number allotted. This will help passengers boarding at road side stations to get confirmed berths. Presently they get their berths confirmed only if confirmed berths from the pooled quota (PQ) allotted to the station are cancelled. ·         The TTEs will be able to allot vacant berths on board after departure of the train only upto the next station where quota is available for the train. In case no person boards the train at the next station he can further allot/extend the same to the next quota station. ·         At present about 3 lakh berths per year go unutilised while there may be demand at intermediate stations. This system will help in better utilization of available berths at the time of departure of trains from the originating station and also reduce the discretion available with TTEs in allotting the berths.
  LIBERALISED STATION TO STATION SPECIAL FREIGHT RATES POLICY   ·         Section 32 of the Railways Act, 1989 empowers railway administration to quote Station to Station Rate (STS) in respect of carriage of various commodities.    ·         Railway Board used to issue guidelines to Zonal Railways for implementation of STS rates. Last guidelines on this subject were issued by Board in 2002, which were in operation till 2006. In November 2015, Zonal Railways were advised to exercise power vested with them to quote STS rates as per the Railways Act, 1989.   ·         On request from Zonal Railways and to enable them to garner more traffic from road and other modes,   broad guidelines are being issued to Zonal Railways for finalising STS rates.   ·         Salient features of the proposed policy are as under:   ·         Existing as well as new traffic shall be eligible. ·         Concession shall be granted up to a maximum of 30% on the incremental traffic over and above the benchmark NTKM. Benchmark NTKM is defined as average NTKMs of corresponding periods of previous 24 months. ·         Concession shall be in the form of percentage discount over the Normal Tariff Rate (NTR). It should be ensured that the concessional freight should not be less than the NTR of Class 100. ·         Concession shall be admissible to Block rake, two/multi point rake, Mini Rake etc. ·         Concession may be granted for retention of traffic also up to maximum of 15%. In case of container traffic, STS discount upto maximum of 15% shall be given to commodities charged at Container Class Rate (CCR).   ·         STS scheme will be applicable for all terminals namely goods sheds, sidings, ports, CRTs, PFTOs etc.  ·         To avail STS, Rail users shall be required to apply to the DRM with details, who shall forward the same for approval of GM through CCM, COM and FA&CAO.  If Railway administration approves grant of concession under STS, an agreement shall be executed between Railway and customer. ·         The agreement shall be done for a maximum period of three years at a time and for not less than one year.  Any change in freight rate (excluding imposition of any surcharge) shall not be applicable on the customer during the currency of the agreement or for one year, whichever is less.  ·         Commodities excluded from STS are -  o   All commodities with classification below Class-100. o   All commodities under Main Commodity Head “Coal & Coke” o   Iron ore (all types) o   Military traffic, POL and RMC ·         Targeted customer:  Food grain, Cement, Clinker, Dolomite, Limestone, Steel companies, Fly ash, etc. ·         Expected additional loading: 10 million tonne per annum.  
LAUNCH OF NEW TAG                 The launch of  Trains at a Glance 2016- the new Time Table effective from the 1st October has also been launched.   A BRIEF OVERVIEW   With over 66 thousand kilometres of route ( 1/3 rd of which is electrified), more than 7000 stations, above 10,000 locomotives and more than 60 thousand coaches, Indian Railways runs above 13000 passenger carrying trains  - to take about 23 million passengers to their destinations -  everyday.   The journey in Passenger Operations in the last two years has been one of sustained efforts to provide additional capacities, improve the quality of travel experienceand to reach out to all types of passengers including those in far flung areas. As can be seen, funds to the tune of 8.56 Lakh crore are already tied up for these purposes for 2-15-19 and have started bringing results.   Additional  services provided in last 2 years include 308 new trains, 99 extensions, 118 trains whose frequency was increased and permanent addition of 1610 additional coaches. We have also met additional demand by running more than 70 thousand special trains  including those to meet extra rush, election movements, military and para-military movements, and tourist trains. Besides, more than 2.5 lakh extra coach trips have also been provided - as per need. We have been migrating to better coaches - with more comfort and speed.  38 trains have been provided the modern LHB coaches and 40 trains converted to the faster and superior MEMU coaches. We have also added trains to new areas including  Sri Mata VaishnodeviKatra, Arunachal Pradesh , Barak Valley and many more.   In the current Year, the efforts to improve service levels in passenger operations have gained further momentum. What has already been done in the current year includes premium trains like Mahamana and Gatimaan express,aneven more accelerated transition to superior coaches including the new DeenDayalu coaches started from August,  More Permanent augmentations, and further efforts to meet additional demands. The current year has seen several large religious and other congregations of people which have been managed effectively,  to the comfort of our passengers , with record running of special trains and extra coaches and effective overall bandobast,. This includes the SimhasthaMela in Ujjain, the krishnapushkaram on the Krishna Basin and so on. The arrangements for the ensuing Durga Puja rush are also completely in place.     The highlights of the improvements planned in the new Time table that will come into effect from the 1st October, 2016, include most importantly, the specifics of the 4 new brands of train products. Further, in this timetable, we have also reduced the journey times in 350  existing trains, 75 of which have made it to the superfast category. We have converted 240 operational halts into commercial stoppages and have for the first time, provided in the time table, train connectivities to the North Eastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.   Also incorporated in this  Time Table - are  36 pairs of new services, some of which have been introduced in this financial year and some that will be coming soon- like the  10 pairs of Humsafar trains, 7 Antyodaya, 3 Tejas and 3 UDAY trains besides a number of other mail express trains, extensions, increase in frequency, diversions etc.   Infact, the  4 diversions mentioned at the end of the last slide shall become effective from the 1 st October. These will cater to a long pending demand of the people of Cuttack who will now get a direct connectivity instead of the detour these trains were earlier taking.   The contours of the new train products incorporated in the New Time Table are brought out here. The Humsafar as you are aware would be the fully AC service with optional catering,Antyodayathe long distance unreserved superfast train for common man, Tejas will have all modern on board features like entertainment , wifi and local cuisines, etc and UDAY will be an AC  doublecker train on the busiest routes.   Coming to the specific routes and schedules of the new train products,   The 10 Humsafar Express trains will run between…… 1.     Sealdah- Jammu Tawi via Lucknow, Varanasi 2.     Bhubaneshwar – rishnarajapuram via Vijaywada 3.     Gorakhpur – Anandvihar via Lucknow 4.     Howra – Yeshwantpur via vijaywada 5.     Durg- Nizamuddin via Jhansi 6.     Ahmedabad- Chennai via Pune 7.     Tirupati- Jammutawi via Jhansi 8.     Bandra- Patna via Jabalpur 9.     Sriganganagar-Trichurapalli via Ahmedabad 10.  Kamakhya-Bangalore via Cuttack   The  7 Antyodaya express trains will run between… 1.     Darbhanga – Jallandhar via Gorakhpur 2.     Tatanagar- LomanyaTilak  Terminus via Bilaspur 3.     Santragachi – Chennai via Vijaywada 4.     Bilaspur – Ferozepur via Jhansi 5.     Bandra – Gorakhpur via Vadodra 6.     Howrah – Ernakulam via Vajaywada 7.     Jaynagar _ Udhna via Patna   The 3 Tejas trains will run between…. 1.     New Delhi – Chandigarh 2.     Lucknow – AnandVihar 3.     Mumbai CST - Madgaon   And The three UDAY Trains will run between….. 1.     Coimbatore – Bangaluru  via Salem 2.     Bandra – Jamnagar via Surat 3.     Vishakhapatnam - Vijaywada  
 
 
                                                         
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As per RM statement he is saying "TEJAS" Train is between Mumbai CST - Madgaon
  
Yesterday (3:34PM)  Hon'ble Member of Parliament , Warangal met General Manager, South Central Railway (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Shri P.Dayakar, Hon'ble Member of Parliament , Warangal met Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway at Rail Nilayam today i.e., 28th September, 2016 and discussed various rail developmental activities in his area.
  
Yesterday (3:31PM)  Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar Visakha Express Rescheduled today i.e, 28th September, 2016 (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Train No. 17016 Secunderabad – Bhubaneswar Visakha Express, scheduled to depart Secunderabad at 16:50 hrs today i.e., 28th September, 2016 is re-scheduled to depart at 18:20 hrs on the same daydue to late running of its pairing train.
  
Yesterday (3:31PM)  Secunderabad-Patna Special Train to run as Suvidha Special (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Train No. 02793 Secunderabad-Patna Special Train is renumbered as Train No. 82701 and will run as Suvidha Special o­n 28th October, 2016 as detailed below:-
Accordingly Train No. 82701 Secunderabad - Patna Suvidha Special train will depart Secunderabad at 08:35 hrs o­n 28th October, 2016 (Friday) and arrive Patna at 16.10 hrs o­n Saturday.
Enroute, this suvidha special train will stop at Kazipet, Ramagundam, Ballarshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Manikpur, Cheoki, Mirzapur and Mughalsarai stations.
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Yesterday (3:30PM)  Hyderabad-Durgapura Special Trains extended to Jaipur (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Dasara / Deepavali festival season fourteen special trains between Hyderabad-Durgapura are extended to run up to Jaipur as per the following schedule:-
Accordingly, Train No. 02731 Hyderabad-Jaipur superfast special train will depart Hyderabad at 21:00 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31stOctober, 7th and 14th November, 2016 (Monday) arrive/depart Secunderabad 21:35/21:40 hrs and arrive Jaipur at 03:45 hrs o­n Wednesday.
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In the return direction, Train No. 02732 Jaipur-Hyderabad superfast special train will depart Jaipur at 21:05 hrs o­n 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October, 2nd, 9th and 16th November, 2016 (Wednesday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 04:20/04:25 hrs o­n Friday and arrive Hyderabad at 05:10 hrs.
Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Kazipet, Ramagundam, Manchiryal, Sirpur Kagaznagar, Balharshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Bhopal, Bairagarh, Sujalpur, Ujjain Jn, Nagada, Sawai Madhopur and Durgapur stations in both the directions.
These Special Trains will consist of 15 coaches viz., two AC II Tier, eleven AC III Tier and Two Power Car Coaches.
*These trains will run as special fare trains.
  
Yesterday (3:30PM)  Vikarabad-Secunderabad Passenger Rescheduled today i.e, 29th September, 2016 (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Train No. 57606 Vikarabad – Secunderabad Passenger, is re-scheduled to depart at 16:00 hrs today i.e., 29th September, 2016.
  
Yesterday (3:29PM)  66 Festival Special Trains between various destinations (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Brahmotsavam, Dussehra, Diwali festivals 52 Special Trains will be run between various destinations as detailed below:-
1.Train No. 02764/02763 Hyderabad – Tirupati – Secunderabad Special Trains (10 services) :
Train No. 02764 Hyderabad-Tirupati Special train will depart Hyderabad at 17:55 hrs o­n 28thSeptember, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26thOctober, 2016 arrive/depart Secunderabad at 18:20/18:25 hrs and arrive Tirupati at 07:00 hrs o­n the next day.
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In the return direction, Train No. 02763 Tirupati- Secunderabad Special train will depart Tirupati at 17:00 hrs o­n 29th September, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October, 2016 arrive Secunderabad at 05:50 hrs o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, Chirala, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur, Srikalahasti and Renigunta stations in both the directions.
These special trains consist of 15 coaches, viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
2.Train No. 07073/07074 Secunderabad-Mysore-Secunderabad Special Trains (10 services) :
Train No. 07073 Secunderabad-Mysore special train will depart Secunderabad at 21:00 hrs o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October, 2016 and arrive Mysore at 12:15 hrs o­n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07074 Mysore-Secunderabad special train will depart Mysore at 18:15 hrs o­n 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st October, 2016 and arrive Secunderabad at 10:00 hrs o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Lingampalli, Tandur, Yadgir, Raichur, Mantralayam Road, Adoni, Guntakal, Anantapur, Dharmavaram, Hindupur, Yesvantpur, Banglore and Mandya stations in both the directions.
These special trains consist of 15 coaches, viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
3.Train No. 02849/02850 Santragachi-Secunderabad-Santragachi AC Special Trains (12 services)
Train No. 02849 Santragachi-Secunderabad AC special train will depart Santragachi at 23:50 hrs o­n 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October, 2nd, 9th November, 2016 and arrive Secunderabad at 04:30 hrs o­n Friday.
In the return direction, Train No. 02850 Secunderabad-Santragachi AC special train will depart Secunderabad at 06:20 hrs o­n 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October, 4th, 11th November, 2016 and arrive Santragachi at 10:25 hrs o­n Saturday.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Rd, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Rd, Vizianagaram, Duvvada, Anakapalli, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal and Kazipet stations in both the directions.
These special trains consist of 13 coaches, viz., three AC II Tier, eight AC III Tier and two Power Car Coaches.
4.Train No. 07757/07758 Secunderabad-Vijayawada-Secunderabad Superfast Special Trains (20 services) :
Train No. 07757 Secunderabad-Vijayawada special train will depart Secunderabad at 05:30 hrs o­n 25th September, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27thNovember, 2016 and arrive Vijayawada at 10:45 hrs o­n the same day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07758 Vijayawada-Secunderabad special train will depart Vijayawada at 17:30 hrs o­n 25th September, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November, 2016 and arrive Secunderabad at 22:50 hrs o­n the same day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Nalgonda, Miryalaguda and Guntur stations in both the directions.
These special trains consists of 14 coaches, viz., two AC Chair Car, 10 Chair Car and two Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.
5.Secunderabad-Patna-Secunderabad Special Trains ( 14 Services )
Train No. 02793 Secunderabad-Patna Special train will depart Secunderabad at
08:35 hrs o­n 30th September, 7th, 14th, 21stOctober & 4th and 11th November, 2016 (Fridays) and arrive Patna at 16:10 hrs o­n Saturdays.
In the return direction, Train No. 02794 Patna - Secunderabad Special train will depart Patna at 12:45 hrs o­n 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 31st October, 8th, 13th November, 2016 and arrive Secunderabad at 22:20 hrs o­n the next day.
Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Ramagundam, Ballarshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Manikpur, Cheoki, Mirzapur and Mughalsarai stations in both the directions.
These trains will comprise of 15 coaches viz., o­ne AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
* These special trains will run as Special Fare Trains.
  
Yesterday (7:39AM)  Cabinet clears two more Metro lines (www.thehindu.com)
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The Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday cleared two more Metro rail corridors indicating the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s intent to build sustainable public transport in Mumbai to take pressure off the city roads.
These include the Metro-2B corridor connecting DN Nagar to Mandale in Mankhurd via Bandra, and Metro-4 connecting Wadala to Kasarvadavli in Thane passing through Ghatkopar and Mulund.
While the 23.5 km-long 2B corridor will be built with an investment of Rs. 10,986 crore, the 32-km long Metro-4 corridor will cost Rs. 14,549 crore. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will
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While work on the Metro-2A connecting Dahisar to DN Nagar, and Metro-7 connecting Dahisar East to Andheri East have commenced, construction work of the underground Metro-3 connecting Colaba to SEEPZ via Bandra will start in a month or two. With Tuesday’s announcement, the government has commissioned or approved 124 km of the targeted 172 km of Metro rail connectivity across five corridors. Mumbai’s first Metro rail link connecting Versova to Ghatkopar constructed in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode was commissioned in 2014.
The Cabinet also approved the fare structure for the two Metro routes. A single ticket will cost Rs. 10 for the first three km up to Rs. 80 for a distance of more than 42 km. Officials said MMRDA will have the authority to decide the final fare before services commence on both the Metro routes.
  
Yesterday (7:34AM)  Shops in basements force customers to park vehicles on roads (www.thehindu.com)
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The problem is felt most in Indiranagar, Jayanagar and Koramangala
Visiting a shop or a restaurant in Indiranagar, Jayanagar or Koramangala could often mean having to scout for parking space on the roadside. Local residents, who are already complaining about increasing commercialisation, accuse owners of commercial complexes of renting out the basement, which is meant for parking, to shops. The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) mandates all buildings to have some sort of parking infrastructure.
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C.M.H. Road. Their patrons end up parking their vehicles on the already congested roads,” said a resident.
Similar complaints have come from Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Jayanagar as well. “Many complexes have give space in basements on rent. It is easy to spot such places in Jayanagar 4th block. Even some choultries and kalyana mantapas show basement parking in the plan, but later convert them into dining halls,” said a resident of Jayanagar.
However, N.S. Ramamohan, Secretary, CMH Road Shops and Establishments Association blamed Namma Metro for the mess on Indiranagar’s roads. “Almost all the buildings have basement parking. The problem is the metro. Almost all the vehicles being parked on C.M.H. Road belong to metro commuters. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. should provide parking as well, like at Mysuru Road metro station,” he added.
Police say their hands are tied. R. Hitendra, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), pointed out that parking on the road, for whatever reason, reduces the carrying capacity. “But ours is only an advisory role and we cannot act on building plan violations,” he said.
Officials of the BBMP’s Town Planning Department, however, claimed they have not received any complaint. “If we get specific complaints, notices will be issued to such buildings,” said an official.
The BBMP’s pay-and-park proposal, aimed at de-congesting roads, has remained on paper.
BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad said tenders were called last year, but there was no response. “Tenders will be called again,” he added. Newly elected Mayor G. Padmavathi has promised to take the proposal forward.
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Yesterday (7:23AM)  Ravinder hurls the javelin to a new mark (www.thehindu.com)
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Ashwini Akkunji wins 400m; Arokya Rajeev and Manpreet reign
It isn’t often that a record in an event is broken twice over on the same day but Ravinder Singh and Shivpal Singh managed to do so in the men’s javelin throw at the 56th National Open athletics championships here on Wednesday.
Coming back from injury, Ravinder managed a throw of 79.04 metres to go past the meet record of 77.67 set by Neeraj Chopra last year. Shivpal, who placed second, also managed to go past with a throw of 77.72 metres. Ravinder’s previous
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best was 78.11m at the inter-State championships in Hyderabad earlier this year
The day also saw Ashwini Akkunji return to form in the 400m, an event she had largely neglected in the last few years while concentrating on the 4x400m relay, with a season’s best of 53.25 seconds.
“I have made some changes to my technique, including the arm bend and release, while working with throwing coach Garry Calvert since moving to Bangalore recently. I was trying to execute those changes during the heats also yesterday but could not keep my balance. Today it worked out much better,” Ravinder told The Hindu.
Australian Calvert had joined the Indian team in February this year and was instrumental in Chopra’s gold-winning performance at the Under-20 World Championships recently.
Saying he was targeting going past 80m mark, Ravinder admitted he was yet to get the technique right consistently and said he was not preparing for any specific competition at the moment.
Work on the technique
“My main aim is to work on my technique and train hard with Calvert. If I do that consistently, results will come themselves regardless of the competition,” said Ravinder, who spent four years (2009-13) in Melbourne — doubling up as a taxi driver while pursuing diploma as a motor mechanic and training simultaneously — before returning home.
Injury in 2014 before the Commonwealth Games halted his training for a couple of years but the 30-year old is thankful to the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) for constant support.
“I know it is not common in India to seek inspiration from someone younger than you. But I feel Neeraj has done something really special for Indian athletics and he is an inspiration. At 19, he has won a World Championship only through hard work and there is no shame in accepting that he has set a new standard for Indian athletes. I wish to do something similar,” he said.
Ashwini, meanwhile, bettered her performance this year (53.98, Poland) and ran the second fastest lap of her career after 2011.
“For most athletes coming here, it is because of department pressure. But I have chosen to come here to improve on my own timing and work on my running,” she said adding that she was looking to concentrate more on the individual event in the coming months.
Only five Indians who went to Rio Olympics have arrived here, including Ashwini, with Khushbir Kaur not starting the 20km walk.
The day also saw both individual athletes and teams win in events that they have struggled in in the last few editions. While H.M. Jyothi won her second 100m title in the competition after a gap of eight years, Abhishek Shetty got the Railways gold in the decathlon after 18 years.
Arokya Rajeev completed his hat-trick of titles in the 400m and Manpreet Kaur made it four in a row in shot put.
The results:
Men: 100m: 1. Sanjeeth (SSCB, 10.55s), 2. Anuroop John (Ker, 10.63), Manikanda Raj (RSPB, 10.63); 400m: 1. Arokya Rajeev (SSCB, 46.70), 2. Sumeet Kumar (Man, 47.13), 3. Noah Nirmal Tom (SSCB, 47.28); 1500m: 1. Ajay Saroj (RSPB, 3:51.82), 2. Sandeep Kumar (SSCB, 3:52.21), 3. Siddhant Adhikari (SSCB, 3:52.56); 110m hurdles: 1. Akhil Jhonson (SSCB, 14.10), 2. Pinto Mathew A (RSPB, 14.24), 3. Shiva Kumar (SSCB, 14.28).
Long jump: 1. Md Anees (Ker, 7.65m), 2. Jinesh VO (SSCB, 7.50), 3. Bikramjit Singh (Pun, 7.49); Javelin: 1. Ravinder Singh (RSPB, 79.04), 2. Shivpal Singh (SSCB, 77.72), 3. Davender Singh (SSCB, 76.41); Decathlon: 1. Abhishek Shetty (RSPB, 6991 pts.); 2. Daya Ram (SSCB, 6954), 3. Boota Singh (SSCB, 6892).
Women: 100m: 1. H.M. Jyothi (Kar, 11.57s), Reena George (Kar, 11.78), Neethu Mathew (LIC, 12.06); 400m: 1. Ashwini Akkunji (Kar, 53.25), 2. Santosh Kumari (AIPCB, 54.13), 3. Sarita Gayakwad (Guj, 54.56); 1500m: 1. Lili Das (WB, 4:20.91), 2. Pratima Tudu (WB, 4:23.08), 3. Chitra PU (Ker, 4:24.33); 100m hurdles: 1. Purnima Hembram (RSPB, 13.96), 2. Sugina M (Ker, 14.06), 3. Sumandeep Kaur (MP, 14.18); 20km walk: Soumya B (AIPCB, 1:44:32), 2. Priyanka (ONGC, 1:49:56), 3. Shanti Kumari (RSPB, 1:52:58).
Shot put: 1. Manpreet Kaur (RSPB, 16.22m), 2. Navjeet Kaur (ONGC, 14.26), 3. Kiranjot Kaur (Pun, 13.53); Hammer throw: 1. Sarita Singh (RSPB, 60.35), 2. Minakshi (AIPCB, 55.87), 3. Poonam Devi (RSPB, 54.59).
Keywords: 56th National Open athletics championships
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