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Yesterday (8:21PM)  Minister of Railways in the presence of Chief Minister of Jharkhand inaugurates Hazaribagh-Barkakana section of Koderma Ranchi New Railway Line Project (pib.nic.in)
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Also Flags Off Extension of Koderma-Hazaribagh town passenger upto Barkakana

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in the presence of Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghubar Das, inaugurated Hazaribagh - Barkakana section of Koderma - Ranchi New Railway line project. Also flagged off extension of Koderma - Hazaribagh Town Passenger upto Barkakana. Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present on the occasion. Chairman Railway Board Shri AK Mital and other Railway Board Members were also present on the occasion.
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Features of the Hazaribagh-Barkakana section of Koderma Ranchi New Railway Line Project :

Name of section: Hazaribagh- Barkakana
Length of section: 57 km
Name of the project: Koderma- Hazaribagh- Barkakana- Ranchi
Length of project: 203 km
Anticipated Cost of project: Rs 3021 Cr
Year of sanction: 1998-99



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● 203 km long Koderma – Ranchi new line project which was pending for so many years (sanctioned in 1998-99) is now near completion. 80 km long Koderma- Hazaribagh section was commissioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 20th Feb 2015 and passenger services are being introduced today in further 57 km long section of Hazaribagh- Barkakana. Work on Barkakana- Ranchi section which is 66 km long is also in progress. With completion of this link, distance from Barkakana to Koderma by rail route will reduce by 60 km. This will also facilitate movement of Coal traffic. This will also pave way for completion of this entire project which was sanctioned 18 years back.
● This project is on 50:50 cost sharing basis with Government of Jharkhand and hence the state government has also played its role in not only in facilitating the project execution but also in funding.
● Koderma- Ranchi railway line project will serve the backward districts of Jharkhand state. Further, it will also serve Hazaribagh and Chatra Districts in addition to Ranchi. These three districts are affected due to left wing extremism and providing better connectivity will open new roads for commerce and trade in these districts thereby curbing the menace of naxalism.
● Jharkhand occupies a very important place in Indian Railways network as the land is full of natural resources particularly mineral resources. Coal and iron ore rich belts of Jharkhand provide important resources for power generation and iron industry.
● Railways increased annual allocation for projects in Jharkhand from average Rs 457 crore in 2009-2014 to Rs 1544 cr in the last three budgets. This is a significant increase and has given tremendous impetus to project execution in the state. The fund allotment is progressively increasing and in 2016-17, an outlay of Rs 2782 Cr has been provided for projects in Jharkhand.
● In last two financial years and current financial year, railways commissioned 361 km of projects falling partly or fully in Jharkhand. Further, in the last two budgets, new projects having total length of around 1150 km have been included which fall partly/fully in Jharkhand.
● As on date, 30 projects having total cost of Rs 15,000 Cr are in different stages of execution which fall partly or fully in Jharkhand. The aggregate length of these projects is around 2500 km.

The abstract schedule including timings, days of run etc. of the train service introduced today is as under:
The Indian Railway extended two pairs of passenger trains viz. 53371/53372 Koderma-Hazaribagh Town Passenger and 53373/53374 Koderma-Hazaribagh Town Passenger upto Barkakana. The length of the new section is about 54 km.

53371
Koderma- Barkakana Pass.
53373 Koderma- Barkakana Pass.
↓Station↑
53372 Barkakana- Koderma Pass.
53374
Barkakana- Koderma Pass.
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06.00
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12.50
Koderma
10.30
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22.30
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08.25
08.30
15.00
15.05
Hazaribagh
Town
07.40
07.45
19.30
19.35
10.30
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16.50
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Barkakana
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06.00
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18.00

Primary Maintenance: Barkakana
Nature of service: Daily

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Yesterday (8:19PM)  Rail Connectivity To State Capitals (pib.nic.in)
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All State Capitals except the State of Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim are connected by Broad Gauge Railway Line. In Goa, Broad Gauge rail connectivity exists upto Madgaon and Vasco-da-Gama stations. The summer Capital of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar is connected
to Broad Gauge network but it does not have connectivity with Railways network beyond Banihal.
At present, out of the 29 States, 22 States are connected by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express type of train services.
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Yesterday (8:18PM)  Travel Insurance In Indian Railways (pib.nic.in)
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An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme on a pilot basis for one year has been launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The insurance scheme is available on optional basis for all reserved classes (SL, 1AC, 2AC, 3AC) and trains except passenger trains and sub-urban trains for tickets booked online on the IRCTC websites.
This insurance scheme provide financial support to the family/legal heir in case of death/injury of reserved passengers due to train accident/untoward incidents as defined under section 123 read with Sections 124 and 124A of the Railways Act, 1989, subject to the qualification that the coverage will be valid from the actual departure of train
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from the originating station to actual arrival of train at the destination station including ‘process of entraining’ and ‘process of detraining’ the train.
The Sum Insured to be given to passengers are as follows:- (i) In case of Death- Rs.10 lakh, (ii) Permanent Total Disability – Rs. 10 Lakh, (iii) Permanent Partial Disability upto- Rs. 7.5 Lakh, (iv) Hospitalization Expenses for Injury – Rs 2 Lakh, (v) Transportation of mortal remains – Rs. 10 Thousand.
There is no increase in fare. The Insurance Scheme is optional for passengers and if any passenger opts for scheme then only the premium of Rs.0.92 (inclusive of taxes) per passenger is charged.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).
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Yesterday (8:18PM)  Bogibeel National Project of Railways (pib.nic.in)
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Construction of Rail-cum-Road bridge over the Brahmaputra at Bogibeel with linking lines (73 km) has been taken up at an anticipated cost of Rs. 4996 crore. An expenditure of Rs.4129 crore has been incurred upto March, 2016 and an outlay of Rs. 598 crore has been provided in 2016-17.
The project has mainly suffered in the past on account of inadequate availability of funds, apart from delays in land acquisition and forestry clearances.
To expedite the completion of work, the annual outlays have been enhanced, and against an allotment of Rs. 340 crore
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in the year 2013-14, budget allotments of Rs.600 crore and Rs.701 crore have been made in the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).
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Yesterday (8:17PM)  Rail Radio Service (pib.nic.in)
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As announced by the Minister of Railways in the Railway Budget 2016-17, it is proposed to provide train borne entertainment by installing Public Address systems in trains. Details have not been finalized but no expense is envisaged by Railways as the services are to be operated by selected licensees, through commercial advertisements.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).
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Kishor*^~   4423 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
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Let them not provide train borne entertainment , instead provide safe coaches, healthy food, clean water, clean toilets, and sufficient outlets of charging mobiles in all coaches...
The 'Image Improvement Mania' IIM has to have some rationale .... leaving aside for time being Platform condition:

  
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विश्व नाथ*^   16563 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Current regime believes more in cosmetic change hogs media limelight and suitable for propaganda.

  
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Kishor*^~   4423 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
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their 'cosmetic changes' are done at public money and they will pay for it when public gets 'chance' to settle the score...
I got two messages in whatsapp group : which promotes the image of chief of govt :
1- demonetization forced certain mafia dawn in pakistan to commit suicide. Suicide is fact. but reason was way back arrest in 2008 and subsequent court proceedings
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post death of Amma, the tussle of successor was thwarted by same chief...
Both are too bold statements to believe
They have installed 'propaganda machinery everywhere, in govt
off govt
Constantly hammers public.
But if people are not getting bread they will boil and burn at appropriate time....

  
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Good one, this service will also help the Railways in generating more revenues.

  
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विश्व नाथ*^   16563 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
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"Details have not been finalized but no expense is envisaged by Railways as the services are to be operated by selected licensees, through commercial advertisements."
Speaks everything.
And this is not a new thing.
Way back Vaishali express has on time announcement and music play system.
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this facility is more tough than installation.
At present IR can't even maintain original Toilet Door, Taps and Flush system what we can assume about this so called revenue making machine.
There is another aspect too, Not everyone likes continues music or audio play. There are so many valid reasons for this.

  
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a society gets a criminal or politician it deserve~   3817 blog posts   37 correct pred (62% accurate)
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First of all they should focus on lhbfication of train and infrastructure upgradation..
  
Yesterday (8:16PM)  Diesel Engines and Electric Engines in Railways (pib.nic.in)
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Zone-wise number of diesel and electric engines in operation as on 01.11.2016 is given below: -
Zonal Railway
Nos. of
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Locos
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Electric
Locos
Total
Central Railway
314
622
936
Eastern Railway
327
257
584
East Central Railway
322
403
725
East Coast Railway
267
344
611
Northern Railway
540
410
950
North Central Railway
130
421
551
North Eastern Railway
256
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256
Northeast Frontier Railway
411
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411
North Western Railway
271
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271
Southern Railway
304
449
753
South Central Railway
599
591
1190
South Eastern Railway
293
605
898
South East Central Railway
154
222
376
South Western Railway
347
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347
Western Railway
428
399
827
West Central Railway
393
604
997
Total nos. of Diesel and Electric locos on Indian Railways – 10683


This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).

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Informative~

  
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   6829 blog posts   13 correct pred (40% accurate)
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Does scr really require 1150 locos

  
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y do u think it don't require? of those many were G-7/G-4

  
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   6829 blog posts   13 correct pred (40% accurate)
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Bhai this doesn't tell about the variety of locos

  
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NER has lowest number of locos, followed by NWR followed by SWR.

  
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SCR has highest number of locos, followed by WCR followed by NR

  
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useful info !

  
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~   834 blog posts   783 correct pred (60% accurate)
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SCR Tops ... Great
  
Yesterday (8:16PM)  CCTVs In Suburban Trains (pib.nic.in)
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Sanction for provision of CCTV cameras in 500 coaches has been obtained under the Rolling Stock Programme 2015-16. Work has already been completed in about 25 passenger coaches and 32 suburban coaches that have been commissioned in service.
Feedback from train passengers has not been sought since it is a provision for improving the Passenger security.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).
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Yesterday (8:15PM)  Utilisation of Renewable Energy (pib.nic.in)
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Vision 2020 document of the Indian Railways envisages to utilize at least 10% of its energy requirement from renewable sources.
Indian Railways (IR) has planned to source about 1000 Mega Watt (MW) Solar Power as part of its Solar Mission. Further, Indian Railways also plans to harness about 200 MW of wind power in next five years based on techno commercial assessment. Out of this, about 50 MW (14 MW solar and 36 MW wind power) renewable power has already been set up.
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and in the last year, about 200 energy audits were done. To improve energy efficiency, it has been decided to use LED lights in all Railway installations progressively and till date, about 200 Stations have been provided with LED lighting.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).
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Yesterday (8:14PM)  Cleanliness in Railways (pib.nic.in)
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Special Cleanliness Campaign under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched on Indian Railways on 2nd October, 2014. Regular intensive campaigns/drives have been organised since then over the Indian Railways with the sole objective towards significant and sustainable improvements in cleanliness standards of Trains and Railway premises, including Railway stations. Some of the major initiatives taken by Indian Railways towards sanitation/cleanliness are as follows:
(i) Pace of fitment of bio-toilets in coaches has been increased. More than 25000 bio-toilets were fitted in the last two years and target for this year is 30,000. Fitment of Bio-toilets in coaches will prevent discharge of human waste during train journeys directly onto the track.
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The facility of On-Board Cleaning has been extended to more than 780 trains which is being monitored through a closed loop ‘APP’ based passenger feedback system.
(iii) Railways is resorting to SMS-based, web-based and APP-based complaint redressal system. Daily IVRS-based passenger feedback is randomly being taken from about 1 lakh passengers.
(iv) To assess the impact of cleanliness efforts at major stations, a third party survey on cleanliness indicators has been done at 407 stations this year generating 1.3 lac passenger responses.
(v) Integrated Housekeeping Contracts are being put in place at major stations progressively to promote use of Mechanised Cleaning equipment and Quality materials.
(vi) Additional toilets at Railway Stations including Pay & Use toilets.
(vii) Enforcement of Indian Railways (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at railway premises) Rules, 2012 has been intensified.
(viii) Extending use of CCTVs for monitoring cleanliness activities at major stations.
(ix) Weekly intensive cleanliness drives have been undertaken at various Railway stations in rotation by Zonal Railways.
(x) Various theme-based drives have been undertaken from time to time with focus on cleanliness in different areas of Railways.
Railways undertake regular drives to create awareness among passengers on cleanliness through print and electronic media, posters, signages, public announcements etc. In addition to this, 16 Charitable Institutions/Social Organisations including voluntary organisations have been associated to undertake cleanliness awareness campaign at 70 selected stations. Efforts are also being made through social media to encourage and motivate rail users and passengers to adopt clean practices and help Railways in maintaining cleanliness on trains and stations.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).
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Yesterday (8:13PM)  Statewise Length of Railway Lines and Survey For New Railway Lines (pib.nic.in)
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As on 31.3.2016, the state-wise length of railway lines in terms of Route Kilometers’ is as under :

NAME OF STATE
ROUTE KILOMETRES
ANDHRA
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PRADESH
3703.25
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
11.67
ASSAM
2442.57
BIHAR
3730.57
CHHATISGARH
1212.91
DELHI
183.23
GOA
69.31
GUJARAT
5258.49
HARYANA
1710.49
HIMACHAL PRADESH
296.26
JAMMU & KASHMIR
298.19
JHARKHAND
2394.46
KARNATAKA
3281.36
KERALA
1045.36
MADHYA PRADESH
5000.00
MAHARASHTRA
5745.48
MANIPUR
1.35
MEGHALAYA
8.76
MIZORAM
1.50
NAGALAND
11.13
ODISHA
2572.16
PUNJAB
2269.27
RAJASTHAN
5893.10
SIKKIM
0.00
TAMIL NADU
4027.08
TELANGANA
1736.67
TRIPURA
192.54
UTTARAKHAND
339.80
UTTAR PRADESH
9077.45
WEST BENGAL
4135.19
UNION TERRITORIES
NAME OF UNION TERRITORY
ROUTE KILOMETRES
CHANDIGARH
15.70
PUDUCHERRY
22.16
ANDMAN & NICOBAR
0.00
TOTAL:ALL INDIA
66687.46

263 numbers of new line surveys have been taken up in the country. Surveys require investigation of one or more routes, in consultation with State Governments and Forest Department, to decide the most technically feasible alignment, interaction with State Government, trade and industries for assessment of traffic projections, preparation of plans and drawings for calculation of costs etc. Since this is an extensive exercise, it is not possible to fix time lines for completion of surveys.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 07.12.2016 (Wednesday).

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can be added FAQ as well

  
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🗼🌐 Indian Railway✒✒🎷~   124 blog posts   15 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Uttar Pradesh is leader...... and some of our NE States don't have Rail lines - Means HUGE GAP between the states

  
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nice info !!

  
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Choudhary~   233 blog posts   82 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Rajasthan 2nd position with only 5893km.
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