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Today (9:08AM)  Trains Delayed After 2 Electric Cables Snap (www.newindianexpress.com)
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KOCHI: Several trains in the Ernakulam-Kottayam sector were delayed on Monday after two overhead electric lines snapped after a tree fell on them in the heavy rains. Due to this, the Ernakulam-Kottayam Passenger service got cancelled.
According to railway officials, an overhead cable, carrying 25,000 volts of electricity, snapped at Edappally section after a tree fell on it.
This caused the power supply to trip. The incident took place at 4.30 am. Soon after this incident another electric cable at ‘C’ cabin near Ernakulam North railway station broke after a coconut frond fell on it.
“A lot of welding work had to be done to restore the overhead electric lines. Owing to heavy rains and movement of rail traffic, we could not go
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ahead with the task of restoring the electric lines immediately. In order to avoid any further delay, we requested the concerned officers to replace the electric locos with diesel engines. The engines were replaced for Vanchinad Express and the Ernakulam-Kollam Memu service. Since, it is necessary for a goods train to be on time, we replaced its engine with a diesel one. Since the last available diesel engine was used for the goods train, we were forced to cancel the Ernakulam-Kottayam passenger service which operates at 7.15 am on Monday,” Ernakulam Railway Area Manager Rajesh Chandran said.
He added that the railways is aware that this has caused a lot of nuisance to the passengers who travel in the Kottayam-Ernakulam route, but they could not foresee any other solution.
Traffic was restored by 7.30 am after welding works were carried out on the overhead electric cables. At least six to eight trains got delayed by at least 1 or two hours.
Officials said that they have launched an investigation to confirm the reason behind the electric line disruption.
“This is a very rare case. However, we have received reports that on a earlier occasion crows were responsible for snapping the electric line at Edappally.
“The strong impact of the wind and rains, could have resulted in the breakage,” the officials said.
Today (9:07AM)  Plan for hi-tech rail ticketing soon (www.asianage.com)
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The Indian Railways plans to introduce high-tech automatic ticket checking and fare collection systems across its vast network. This ambitious move aims to replicate Metro-style ticket-checking in railway stations.
The modernisation proposal, a copy of which is with this newspaper, also suggests transforming automatic ticket vending machines (now used only for platform tickets) for both long-distance and short journeys. Rechargeable smart cards are planned for this purpose. The railways are considering doing away with the current practice of e-tickets on mobile phones or tablets. Instead, commuters will need a printout of tickets with barcodes, or “QR-coded tickets”, available from vending machines or ticket counters at stations. The pre-tender process has been initiated to invite bids to transform the ticketing infrastructure.
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the railways now do not have any automatic ticket checking mechanism. There are plans to instal automatic gates fitted with requisite validators as a ticket checking mechanism. “The same arrangement may be utilised later for automatic fare collection,” an internal note of the railways states. The Centre for Railway Information Systems will finalise the methodology and technical specifications on the response of expressions of interest, and may process it further based on internal assessments as well as railway requirements, the note adds.
Today (6:49AM)  Delhi Metro modifies Mandi House rotary (www.thehindu.com)
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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will hand over the modified Mandi House rotary to the New Delhi Municipal Council later this month, nearly three years after it took it over to facilitate the construction work of the Mandi House metro station.
Traffic flow
The modified rotary that has smoothened traffic flow around it was taken over in October, 2011, to facilitate construction work at the newly-opened Mandi House metro station and related tunnelling work on the line which will connect Central Secretariat with Kashmere Gate.
While earlier the rotary had a diameter of 78 metres with varying carriage ways of 12 to 16 metres around it, it has now been widened to 81 metres and shifted south towards Copernicus Marg.
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This is so the carriage way of 16.5 metres can be maintained all around it, said a DMRC spokesperson.
The shifting of rotary and improving the road alignment has improved the road geometry resulting in fast movement of the vehicles.
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Further, the inner circle of the rotary has been beautified with landscaping in consultation with the NDMC’s horticulture department and has been divided into four parts with pathways.
A variety of plants and trees including Plumeria Alba and Budha bali (Australian Bottle Plant), flowering trees like Tabebvia Rosea and Spathodea Companulata (Rugtoora) has been planted to increase the green cover.
Today (6:47AM)  Mumbai Metro: Centre yet to form fare-fixing body (www.thehindu.com)
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The Union Government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that the fare fixation committee for the Mumbai Metro was yet to be appointed.
A division bench, headed by Chief Justice Mohit Shah, asked the government to file an affidavit by September 18 explaining the procedure followed by it to appoint the committee.
The court had earlier asked the government to file an affidavit by September 1 informing whether such a committee had been formed. On Monday, the government asked for more time.
The court had asked the Centre a month ago to set up the fare fixation committee latest by September 30. Such a committee has been contemplated under the Central Metro Act.
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On the last occasion, the High Court had accepted the proposal of Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) and Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) to slash the fares from Rs 10-40 bracket to Rs 10-20 until the fares were decided by the committee.
Reliance is the major partner of the consortium which floated MMOPL, the Metro operator. Maharashtra government’s infrastructure planning agency MMRDA, another partner of consortium, has disputed the current fares.
RInfra and MMOPL had told the court earlier that until the FFC decided the fares, they would keep the rates at Rs 10 for a distance up to 3 kms, Rs 15 up to 8 kms and Rs 20 for longer journey (up to 20 kms) till September 30.
The Court is hearing an appeal of Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) against a single bench order denying it the right to decide fares.
Today (6:45AM)  Sreedharan takes Metro test ride (www.thehindu.com)
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Metro guru and ex-MD of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) E. Sreedharan and HMR MD N.V.S. Reddy jointly participated in a Metro train test run on Monday from Nagole to the Survey of India metro station. They have also inspected various facilities of Uppal Metro Rail depot and Nagole station.
Appreciating the innovative design features of Hyderabad metro stations and the extreme engineering pre-cast techniques adopted in viaduct and station construction by L&T, Dr. Sreedharan stated that the metro project will bring many more laurels to the fast growing metro rail sector in the country, to Hyderabad and the L&T group.
Mr. Reddy thanked Dr. Sreedharan for participating in the test run, checking the facilities coming up and sought his continued guidance. L&TMRHL PD M.P. Naidu, Rail Systems head A.K. Saini, Keolis
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MD Emanuel Kuhn and senior engineers were present, a press release said.
Today (6:45AM)  TS set to join bullet train club (www.thehindu.com)
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The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is contemplating high speed inter-city rail corridors spread over 1,141 km and connecting all district headquarters and major towns of Telangana State with the city.
It is aimed at spurring the economic activity and mobility in Telangana in the proposed 11 corridors for introducing high speed trains, often referred to as ‘Bullet Trains.’ The concept note for the project by the HMDA underscores the need for all district towns of the new State to develop in synchronicity with Hyderabad, the major hub of economic activity.
“The idea is to increase the economic activity and mobility in the State for which high speed inter-city rail corridors have been proposed to all the district headquarters and also the major towns,” said HMDA Commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad.
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The Comprehensive Transportation Study (CTS) for the city too had suggested corridors to connect Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal, Khammam, Karimnagar, Sangareddy, Medak, Vikarabad and Adilabad.
Today (6:44AM)  AP GOVT. MULLS METRO RAIL PROJECT FOR TIRUPATI TEMPLE TOWN (www.thehindu.com)
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Andhra Pradesh government aims to complete two metro rail projects — in Visakhapatnam and VGTM (Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-Mangalagiri) area - within three-and-half-years and it has proposed a similar venture for the temple town of Tirupati.
The state government has assigned the construction of these two projects to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), whose principal adviser E Sreedharan has been appointed as the adviser for the AP government on the metro rail projects.
During a meeting with Sreedharan at his office on Monday, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu noted that the state would initially have these two metro rail projects. The state government also proposed a metro rail project for Tirupati, but after completion of the other two projects.PTI

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THIRUPATHI METRO PROJECT also should be simultaneously executed by the Andhra State for the benefit of the Devotees who are come from all over the world.
Moreover the Financial Participation of LORD SRINIVASAN by THIRUPATHI-TIRUMALA DEVASTHANAM BOARD should be also considered for the speedy execution of the project.
Today (6:43AM)  MP urged to get clearance (www.thehindu.com)
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Railway Slum-dwellers Federation has urged Visakhapatnam MP K. Haribabu to take up the issue of getting clearance for development of 10 slums on railway land.
The ECoR GM has convened a meeting with MPs from the region on the railway issues in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday. ARTD (Urban) secretary Pragada Vasu and other representatives of the federation met Mr. Haribabu on Monday and provided him the information relating to the agreement between the two.
Today (6:42AM)  SCR drive against ticketless travel nets Rs. 41.38 lakh (www.thehindu.com)
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South Central Railway, Guntur Division, conducted special ticket checking drives during the month of August and collected Rs.41.38 lakh after booking 25,650 cases against ticketless passengers, according to a press release from Senior Divisional Commercial Manager C. Ramakrishna.
The cases booked included 8,694 against people found travelling without tickets and 16,956 passengers for travelling without booking the luggage.
The Guntur division recorded an increase of 18.9 per cent in earnings over last year. Mr. Ramakrishna said Guntur division booked 1.26 lakh cases including 41,704 against people found travelling without tickets and 84,359 for not booking their luggage.
Today (6:42AM)  24-hour medical centre to be opened at Tiruchi Junction (www.thehindu.com)
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The divisional railway authorities have proposed to set up a medical care centre at Tiruchi railway junction for rail travellers requiring immediate medical attention.
The railways will provide space for the proposed centre which will be manned and operated by a private corporate hospital.
A designated space would be provided for the centre which would function round-the-clock with a trained nurse and pharmacist with necessary apparatus.
A doctor would attend to travellers requiring immediate medical attention. The initiative was based on public interest and noble cause, railway officials here said.
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problems while travelling, a senior railway official said.
The divisional railway authorities had invited expression of interest from corporate hospitals to man and operate the centre. The Kavery Hospital in Tiruchi had come forward to set up the centre, the official said.
The space for the proposed centre had been identified at Tiruchi Junction which attracted thousands of passengers every day. The number of trains either operating from or passing through Tiruchi Junction was over 100 every day. Interior works and certain basic facilities would soon be provided inside the centre before it was commissioned. The official said the railway was ready to provide space for hospitals which were eager to set up similar centres at other stations such as Villupuram, Thanjavur, and Kumbakonam.
Today (6:41AM)  Chennai Special on September 8 cancelled (www.thehindu.com)
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Railways have cancelled Train 00648 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central Special scheduled to leave Thiruvananthapuram Central at 2 p.m. on September 8.
Instead, Railways will run Train 00601 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central Premium Superfast Special that will begin journey here at 2 p.m. on September 8 to reach Chennai Central the next day at 6 a.m.
The booking has begun. The train will stop at Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Thrissur, Palakkad and Erode.
Berths are still available on Train 06008 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central Special that is to start from here on September 5 and 06348 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central Special scheduled for September 3.
Berths are also available on Train 02658 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Bangalore Premium Special starting from here
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on September 5, 6, 7, and 8. The booking is only through the IRCTC website, a Railway release said.

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SR introduces a new class PREMIUM SUPERFAST SPECIAL over the PREMIUM EXPRESSES.Please don't levy any additional Superfast charges over the already hefty PREMIUM CHARGES.
Today (6:40AM)  Package tours announced (www.thehindu.com)
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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has announced package tours to two destinations in connection with the winter holiday season at the end of September and early October.
There will be two tours to Kashmir, with the first batch leaving on September 27 and the second on October 2. The six-day, five-night tour will cover Srinagar, Gulmarg and Pahalgam. The four-day, three-night tour to Goa from September 27 will cover popular beaches and monuments.
These packages include airfare, breakfast, dinner, accommodation and sight-seeing. “IRCTC has diversified from being only rail-bound by launching flight packages from Chennai to various destinations,” a Corporation note said. For details, contact the Corporation’s centre at Central Railway Station at 98409 02917 and 98409 02919.
Today (6:40AM)  Special trains to Kochuvelli for Onam (www.thehindu.com)
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The South Central Railway is operating two special trains between Hyderabad-Kochuvelli-Hyderabad via Vijayawada to clear extra rush during Onam Festival.
Accordingly, train No. 07115 Hyderabad-Kochuvelli special train will depart Hyderabad on September 5 (Friday) at 3.15 p.m. and would arrive Kochuvelli at 12.20 a.m. on September 7(Sunday).
This Special Train will arrive Vijayawada at 10.25 p.m. and depart at 10.40 p.m. (Friday).
Train No. 07116 Kochuvelli-Hyderabad special train will depart Kochuvelli on September 7 (Sunday) at 8.30 p.m. and arrive Hyderabad at 4.30 a.m. on September 9 (Tuesday). This Special Train will arrive Vijayawada at 9.30 p.m. and depart 9.45 p.m.(Monday).
Enroute, this Superfast Express Train will halt at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal,Khammam, Vijayawada, Ongole,
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Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Katpadi, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Podanur, Palkkad, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town , Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Mavelikara, Kayankulam and Kollam stations in both the directions, said a press release.
Similarly, SCR is operating two more Superfast Express trains between Secunderabad-Kochuvelli-Secunderabad during Onam Festival.
Today (6:39AM)  Overnight train: private bus lobby played spoilsport again? (www.thehindu.com)
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The issue of the private bus lobby’s alleged intervention in stopping the introduction of another night train between Bangalore and Mangalore has surfaced again in the wake of the announcement of a new day train between the two cities via a circuitous (Mysore) route covering a distance of 503 km in 13 hours.
People in Bangalore as well as the coastal region have been demanding an overnight express train between the two cities via Arsikere (456 km).
The Paschima Karavali Rail Yatri Abhivriddhi Sangha and other such organisations had said that it had become difficult for commuters to get accommodation on the Bangalore-Karwar/Kannur Express night train and hence, they were demanding an exclusive night train to Mangalore from Bangalore.
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timetable announced by the South Western Railway and Southern Railway indicates that the new train, 16575/16576, will be run via Mysore as a day train. The dates of operation will be announced later.
Earlier, commuters had to wait for two years to avail themselves of passenger train services, though gauge conversion between Sakleshpur and Mangalore was completed in 2007.
To support the theory that the private bus lobby was behind the announcement of the new day train instead of a night train as demanded by the sangha and the others, sources said that the bus lobby runs 56 overnight services in each direction every day.
One overnight train with 22 coaches would have easily weaned away about 1,500 bus passengers from the 1,960 (average 35 seats per bus) using the bus services now.
Saturated line
Another important factor that favoured running an overnight train via Ariskere, according to sources in the South Western Railway, was the saturated Bangalore-Mysore rail line; operating the new train via Arsikere, the shorter route, would have been an easier proposition, as the Bangalore-Tumkur section has a double rail line.
Train operations via Mysore entail reversal of locomotives at Mysore as well as Hassan. Each reversal process takes at least 30 minutes.
This process could have been avoided if the train was run via Arsikere, the sources added.
Ministry’s proposal
Asked why the Railways decided to operate the new train via Mysore as a day service, despite the persistent demand for an overnight train via Arsikere, the sources said that the proposal to run the train via Mysore had come from the Railway Minister’s Cell.
There was also a demand from the Mysore region to operate the new train via Mysore, the sources said.
The sangha, which had been fighting for the new train, is now disappointed. “We had hoped that at least this time the demand would be met considering that D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who hails from the coastal region, is at the helm of affairs,” a sangha office-bearer said.
The bus lobby, however, appears to have gained an upper hand again, he added.
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Train No. 16575 leaves Bangalore at 8.30 a.m.; Mysore at noon and reaches Mangalore Central
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Train No. 16576 leaves Mangalore Central at
6.30 a.m.; Mysore at 4.15 p.m. and reaches Bangalore at 7.30 p.m.
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I agree with the report published in the paper. Otherwise with persistent demand and reasoning an overnight train via ASK has remained a dream

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Private bus lobby always plays spoilsport for most of the routes in Karnataka.
B'lore - M'lore route
B'lore - Pune - Mumbai route
Hubli - Mumbai route
M'lore - Hyderabad route
Hubli - M'lore route
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Today (6:39AM)  Complete Pachalam ROB works in 6 months: HC (www.thehindu.com)
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A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the State government to take up the construction work of Pachalam Rail overbridge (ROB) and complete it within six months.
The Bench comprising Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice P.B. Suresh Kumar issued the order on the petitions filed by a group of high court lawyers residing at Pachalam seeking a directive for taking steps to complete the construction work immediately.
The lawyers said frequent closure of railway gate at Pachalam was causing great difficulties for the residents. The Kochi Corporation was consistently ignoring the demands for an overbridge at Pachalam.This was due to pressures exerted by some influential persons. The Railways had offered to bear 50 per cent of the cost for the
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construction of an overbridge.
Today (6:38AM)  Cable snap: trains delayed (www.thehindu.com)
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An overhead electric line of the railway snapped after a tree branch fell on it between the Ernakulam Junction and adjacent West Cabin around 4.45 a.m. on Monday. Trains passing through the station were delayed up to two hours. The line was repaired and train services were restored by 7.20 a.m., said Ernakulam Area Manager of Southern Railway Rajesh Chandran.
Thiruvananthapuram-bound Vanchinad Express, a MEMU train and a goods train were hauled away using diesel engines available here. — Staff Reporter
Today (6:37AM)  Wagon of goods train derails at Moula Ali (www.thehindu.com)
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One wagon of a goods train carrying urea from Krishnapatnam Port to Jadcherla in Mahbubnagar district derailed as it was leaving the Moula Ali ‘C’ Cabin Yard towards Malkajgiri around noon on Monday. The front set of four ‘trolley’ wheels derailed on account of a problem that was yet to be ascertained.
As soon as the mishap occurred, maintenance and re-railing staff swung into action and got the wagon back on its wheels by 3 p.m. after which the train left for its destination.
Panel to probe
A senior official said a joint committee would be constituted by Divisional Railway Manager (Hyderabad) Rakesh Aron to enquire into the circumstances that led to the mishap.
Today (6:36AM)  Passengers unhappy with departure timing of Yercaud Express from Erode (www.thehindu.com)
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The latest rescheduling of the Chennai Central-Erode Yercaud Express has been received by the travelling public on a positive note, but their demand for a change in the departure timing from Erode Junction remains unfulfilled for long.
Erode-bound passengers boarding the Yercaud Express from Chennai will henceforth be able to reach the destination at 5.50 a.m., 35 minutes earlier from the earlier timing.
However, inconvenience caused by the departure timing of Yercaud Express from Erode Junction at 9 p.m. that has been affecting the travelling public, particularly the trading community, has not been set right.
Traders say the only train originating from Erode for overnight travel to Chennai ought to leave at a time that is convenient for local businesses. They have been
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asking for delaying the departure timing by at least an hour so that they will be able to board the train after closing shutters.
According to passengers, the issue has been represented to the Railway authorities for several times in the past.
The reaching time, at about 4 a.m. at the destination causes enormous difficulty for the aged passengers due to inadequacy of city bus services at Chennai Central at that time.
Constraint
There is little that the Salem Railway Division has been able to do to accommodate the request of Erode passengers since the Chennai division faces the constraint of availability of racks due to huge traffic beyond 5 a.m.
In view of the prolonged demand from the travellers, the Railways could consider altering at least the departure timings from Erode Junction by an hour, M. Balasubramaniam, former Member, Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee, said.
Alongside, the scope for introducing a new overnight train from Erode Junction to Chennai Egmore via Salem and Virudachalam at ideal timings must be explored by the Railway authorities in right earnest, he said.
Today (6:34AM)  China to lay 1,300 km of rail tracks in Tibet (www.thehindu.com)
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China’s railway plans for Tibet are firmly on track with two new rail lines going west and east from Lhasa. The ambitious railway line from Beijing to Lhasa began seven years ago.
The extended lines — 251 km from Lhasa to Shigatse on the west and 433 km to Nyingchi (still under construction) in the east — will effectively link Tibet to India, Nepal and Bhutan. These are part of the Chinese government’s mission 2020 for infrastructure in Tibet.
The lines are also seen as a “triangular defence” for China, allowing it to rush troops and military hardware to its sensitive southern borders with India at short notice.
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rail line to the border saying, “I hope this will not be over-interpreted by the Indian side.” The railway simply aims to raise “economic development and living standards” in Tibet, said Col. Yang Yujun in Beijing.
By 2020, China hopes to build 1,300 km of rail lines in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) as well as more than 1,10,000 km of roadways, many of which will work as feeder lines to the railway stations that dot the line.
Capacity is key
The Hindu visited the Qushui railway station, about 80 km from Lhasa, and found that capacity was the key to Chinese plans. An imposing four-storey structure built on a cleared plateau, with construction going all around, the station could easily handle close to 5,000 passengers over the course of a day.

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We should also construct our INDIAN RAILWAY lines for the civil and the defence purposes , bordering the CHINA and develop the border with the more and more Army camps to protect our lands adjoining to the Chinese BORDER
,Moreover interconnect with the CHINESE RAILWAY for improving Trading Relationship with the China.
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The Kannada actor, who accused Karthik Gowda, son of Union Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, of raping her, recorded her statement in the IV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Court on Monday.
The complainant had deposed before the court and had started recording her statement on Saturday. However, it was incomplete. She had fainted on the court premises following which she was admitted to the hospital. She appeared in the court on Monday and completed recording her statement. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) T.R. Suresh said her statement was recorded under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which can be used as evidence. Meanwhile, Karthik Gowda has not heeded to the notice served by the city police on Friday. Police commissioner M.N. Reddi told The Hindu that they would look into all possible ways to track him down. He said
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the city police would serve another notice to him. Mr. Reddi refused to comment on the medical report of the actor. A medical examination was conducted on the actor at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and sources say the report confirmed intercourse.
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