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Today (5:04PM)  25 trains to be equipped with CCTV cameras (zeenews.india.com)
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New Delhi: Twenty five trains will be equipped with CCTV cameras as part of the Railways' efforts to strengthen security of passengers particularly women travelers.
Vishakahaptanam Swarnajayanti Express, Purushottam Express, Prashanti Express, Kalinga Utkal Express and Tapaswini Express are among 25 trains.
Surveillance cameras will be fitted in total 500 coaches in the current fiscal and all zones have been told to identify trains for the job, according to railways.
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Express, Nandan Kanan Express, Puri-Durg Express, Vishakhapatnam - Mumbai Express are other trains identified for the CCTV facility.
CCTV cameras will be installed in 500 coaches, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
He said the CCTV cameras will be installed strategically at all doors in a such way that it will not compromise the privacy of passengers instead will act as deterrent against crime.
While the guard's compartment will be provided with a LCD screen for monitoring CCTV footage in the ladies' coach for prompt action, footage of all coaches will be recorded on a portable device with a storage capacity of one month and can be retrieved by security personnel whenever required.
As per the plan, Northern Railway and East Coast Railway will have to equip 200 coaches each with CCTV, while 50 coaches will be fitted with surveillance cameras by Central Railway and 50 suburban coaches will also have this facility in phase wise.
Northern Railway has recently rolled out Shan-e-Punjab Express with CCTV facility, there were a few Mumbai suburban coaches also fitted with CCTV facility.
  
Today (4:54PM)  Kavalkinarurailway station to berestored after 22 years (m.timesofindia.com)
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May 01 2016 (4:54PM)
Station Tag: Kaval Kinaru/KVLK added by Neutral Section Warning 250m*^~/41440

Posted by: Neutral Section Warning 250m*^~  90 news posts
Kavalkinarurailway station to berestored after 22 years
Tirunelveli: Thanks to the concerted effort of the people of Kavalkinaru, the Kavalkinaru railway station a small halt station for passenger trains in Radhapuram taluk in Tirunelveli districtc will once again be on the railway map. The Southern Railway has issued a sanction order to restore the station 22 years after it was closed due to lack of adequate revenue generation and presence of other stations in close proximity. After the broad gauge line was laid from Tirunelveli and Nagercoil in 1981, the station was used by villagers in the vicinity. But the southern railway closed the station on October 1, 1994 as the station was not generating enough revenue.
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the following years, the region witnessed a growth spurt. Several windfarms were set up. Nearly 30 educational institutions, including engineering colleges, also came up in the region. Armed with the development factor, the villagers from Kavalkinaru panchayat formed a committee called 'Kavalkinaru Railway Station Restoration Committee' and took up the task of getting the station restored. "We kept meeting MPs and MLAs and railway officials without giving up hope. The sitting MP K R P Prabhakaran and former Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Pandian were of great help in taking our demand to the railway board and to the parliament," said Durai Palavesamuthu, president of the committee. Finally, the railway paid heed to their demands. In a letter from the Thiruvananthapuram division dated April 29th, 2016 the commercial department of the division advised the Kavalkinaru panchayat to pay Rs 17,62,500 for restoration works. It is a tentative cost and the final project cost will be intimated to them. "We are ready to mobilise the funds. Once reopened, the Kavalkinaru station will be one of the best stations in the region," said Palavesamuthu, beaming with determination. President of Kanyakumari District Rail Users Association S R Sriram said that the station, once restored, will be of great help to hundreds of students, windfarm workers, scientists from ISRO Mahendragiri campus and staff of the Kudankulam nuclear
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Today (3:21PM)  कहने को इटावा जंक्शन पर सुविधाओं का अभाव (m.jagran.com)
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Station Tag: Etawah Junction/ETW added by Rkschauhan/926260

Posted by: Rkschauhan  59 news posts
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:09 PM (IST)
इटावा, जागरण संवाददाता: ¨भड-ग्वालियर तथा आगरा-बटेश्वर इटावा यात्री ट्रेन सेवा शुरू हो जाने पर इटावा रेलवे स्टेशन को जंक्शन का दर्जा मिल गया है लेकिन सुविधाएं अभी तक मुहैया नहीं कराई गई हैं। शहर की लगभग आधी आबादी लाइन पार क्षेत्र में रह रही है। स्टेशन के उत्तरी ओर लाइनपार क्षेत्र में प्रतीक्षालय, आवागमन के लिए अंडरब्रिज और टिकट ¨वडो सहित अन्य सुविधाओं की अर्से से मांग की जा रही है। दोनों नए रेलमार्गों पर एक-एक पैसेंजर ट्रेन के अलावा अन्य यात्री ट्रेनों का संचालन न होने से क्षेत्रीय जनता खासी आहत है।
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रेलवे स्टेशन को ए ग्रेड का दर्जा एक दशक पूर्व ही मिल गया था। ¨भड तथा आगरा बटेश्वर सेवा शुरू होने पर जंक्शन का दर्जा मिल गया, निकट भविष्य में मैनपुरी रेल सेवा शुरू होने की तैयारियां जोरों पर हैं। रोजाना 10 से12 हजार यात्री यहां से आवागमन कर रहे हैं, इसके बावजूद यात्रियों की सुविधाओं की ओर तवज्जो नहीं दी जा रही है। अधिकतर ट्रेनें 24 कोच की ठहराव करती है, प्लेटफार्मों की दूरी पर्याप्त है लेकिन छाया के शेड तथा वाटर पोस्ट पर्याप्त न होने से यात्री खासे परेशान होते हैं, भीषण गर्मी के मौसम और ज्यादा बुरा हाल होता है।
कोच इंटीकेटर तक नहीं
कोच इंडीगेटर लगाने के लिए बीते तीन सालों से कहा जा रहा है लेकिन अभी तक इंडीगेटर नहीं लगाए गए हैं। गोमती तथा अन्य कई ट्रेनों के कोच संख्या स्पष्ट न लिखे होने से यात्रियों को खासा परेशान होना पड़ता है। स्टेशन पर ट्रेनों की स्थिति दर्शाने वाली डिस्पले अफसरों के आवागमन के दौरान चमकती है, इसके पश्चात अक्सर बंद ही रहती हैं।
दोपहर में कूलर वाटर फेल
स्टेशन पर करीब एक दर्जन कूलर वाटर स्थापित हैं, दोपहर से शाम के मध्य अधिकतर वाटर कूलर फेल हो जाते हैं। शीतल के बजाए हॉट वाटर प्रदान करते है, इससे भी बुरा हाल अन्य वाटर पोस्टों का है जो सुबह से शाम तक गर्म पानी ही उगलते हैं। अधिकतर यात्रियों को 20 रुपये में पानी की बोतल खरीदकर प्यास बुझानी पड़ रही है।
मालगाड़ियों का ठहराव मुसीबत
बीते सवा साल से ¨भड-ग्वालियर तथा आगरा-बटेश्वर रेलवे ट्रैकों पर मालगाड़ियां दौड़ने से अधिकतर मालगाड़ियों का ठहराव इसी स्टेशन पर कराया जाता है। पावर इंजन तथा स्टाफ के अभाव में मालगाड़ी कई-कई दिन तक खडी रहती है। कभी-कभी हालात इतने बदहाल होते है कि अप और डाउन ट्रैक खाली रहता है अन्य सभी लाइनों पर मालगाडी खड़ी रहती है। प्लेटफार्म नंबर एक तो अर्सें से मालगाड़ी का यार्ड बना हुआ है, इससे यात्रियों को खासी मुसीबतों का सामना करना पड़ रहा है।
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रेलवे स्टेशन पर मानक के अनुरूप अधिकतर सुविधाएं प्राप्त हैं, जंक्शन का दर्जा मिले ज्यादा वक्त नहीं हुआ है। यात्रियों के लिए सुविधाओं में विस्तार जल्द होगा, इस संबंध में प्रक्रिया जारी है।-आरके त्रिपाठी, स्टेशन अधीक्षक
  
Today (10:11AM)  [Pics] Bangalore Metro Starts Underground Metro Operations (themetrorailguy.com)
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Today (8:51AM)  he station that time forgot (www.thehindu.com)
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Station Tag: Nandi Halt/NDY added by knkprasad956*^~/287013

Posted by: knkprasad956*^~  444 news posts
The mention of Nandi Hills conjures up images of treks to the top for a glimpse of the stunning sunrise or raising your face to mist-filled clouds drifting in. Actually, you don’t have to climb to the peak for the best secret of all, for that sits quietly at the foot of Nandi Hills. It’s the quaint and beautiful Nandi Halt, a railway station frozen in time.
Built as part of the historic Bangalore-Chikballapur Light Railway, the building’s walls and edifice are testimony to its visionary founders (Sir M. Visvesvaraya for one, the then Dewan of the Princely State of Mysore). But its present-day state of damage and decay is symptomatic of our failure to preserve some of the best bits of
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our past. The beautiful but derelict building sits in the midst of fields. A lovely large banyan dominates the area, and several cool peepul trees add to the serenity and beauty of the place.
Sanctioned in September 1909 as a two-feet, six-inch gauge railway line, the section from Devanahalli to Chikballapur that passes through Nandi Halt opened to passenger and goods traffic on August 1, 1915. In other words, the building, which has remained virtually untouched for the last 100 years, is today deserving of the ‘heritage structure’ tag.
. This was the first railway line in the Princely State of Mysore started by private enterprise under a guarantee from the government of the Princely State under which, if the railway company earned less than four per cent of the capital subscribed, the Princely State made good the difference; any surplus was split 50:50 with the government.
The line has now been modernised to a broad gauge line that links Bengaluru City and Cantonment stations to Chikballapur and onwards to Kolar. Many stations on this stretch between Bengaluru and Chikballapur — with their musical names of Avatihalli, Dodjala and Devanahalli — are a 100 years old and show vestiges of colonial architecture. In some places, Devanahalli, for example, a ‘modern’ train station sits right next to the older structure, and the contrast between the beautiful (but crumbling) and the ugly (but ostensibly functional) couldn’t be more apparent.
Writing in 1929, the Mysore Gazetteer noted that “it is not easy to gauge the moral influence which railways have exercised on the habits and customs of the people. It is often alleged that railways are helping to break down caste…There can…be little doubt that increased travel and the mixing up of all castes and people in carriages, which railway travel necessitates, must produce greater tolerance, if it does no more.”
This little train line and its exquisite stations can so very easily become part of the commuter rail project that Bengaluru is crying out for, to connect the city with its new international airport and the northern suburbs. They are worth preserving and promoting as our collective and shared heritage. It’s an easy way to connect history with modernity. How perfect it would be if we could ensure that the old is left intact yet restored in a way that the imperatives of development are met.
Siddharth Raja lives in Nandi Hills, and runs a heritage walking tour company.
  
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Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Saurabh*^~/15807

Posted by: Saurabh*^~  2743 news posts
- ट्रेनों की स्पीड बढ़ाने के लिए रेल मंत्री ने मोबेलिटी डायरेक्टोरेट का गठन किया
- सिगनलिंग, रोलिंग स्टॉक व ट्रैक का इंटिग्रेशन करके ट्रेनों की स्पीड बढ़ाई जाएगी
अब वह दिन दूर न‌हीं जब खास ही नहीं आम लोगों के लिए भी हाई स्पीड ट्रेनें चलेंगी। रेल मंत्रालय तेजस के साथ ही अंत्योदय एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन को भी 130 किलोमीटर प्रतिघंटे की रफ्तार से चलाने की तैयारी में जुटा है। रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु का दावा है कि अगले छह महीने में दोनों ट्रेनें ट्रैक पर
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उतर जाएंगी। रेल बजट में तेजस व अंत्योदय ट्रेन चलाने की बात कही गई थी। अब इन दोनों ट्रेनों को ट्रैक पर उतारने की कवायद रेल मंत्रालय कर रहा है।
तेजस काफी महंगी ट्रेन होगी तो अंत्योदय एक्सप्रेस अनारक्षित श्रेणी वाली ट्रेन होगी। जिसमें आम लोग सफर कर सकेंगे। दोनों ट्रेनों के कोच बनने शुरू भी हो गए हैं।
केंद्रीय रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु का मानना है कि दोनों तरह की ट्रेनें लोगों की स्पीड बढ़ाने में सहायक होगी। दोनों ट्रेन छह महीने के पहले लांच की जाएगी। उन्होंने यह भी कहा है कि देश में चलने वाली सभी ट्रेनों की एवरेज स्पीड बढ़ाने के लिए भी काम शुरू कर दिया गया है। इसके लिए मोबेलिटी डायरेक्टोरेट का गठन किया गया है। एवरेज स्पीड बढ़ाने के लिए अलग से ट्रैक डालने के साथ ही रोलिंग स्टॉक (ट्रेन का कोच व इंजन) को ठीक किया जा रहा है। रोलिंग स्टॉक के लोगों से कहा गया है कि 100 या 150 किलोमीटर प्रतिघंटा तक चलने वाली नहीं बल्कि उससे भी ज्यादा स्पीड के रोलिंग स्टॉक की प्लानिंग करें।
प्रभु का यह भी मानना है कि सिर्फ ट्रैक अच्छा बनाने से नहीं रोलिंग स्टॉक ठीक करने से ही ट्रेनों की स्पीड बढ़ेगी। स्पीड रेस्ट्रिक्शन्स को पूरी तरह रिव्यू किया जा रहा है। एक महीने के भीतर रेस्ट्रिक्शन्स स्पीड का रिव्यू रिपोर्ट जारी कर बताएंगे कि इसपर क्या एक्शन लिया गया। सिगनलिंग, रोलिंग स्टॉक व ट्रैक का इंटिग्रेशन करके ट्रेनों की स्पीड बढ़ाई जाएगी।
  
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The start of the weekend saw hundreds of thousands of citizens flock to the metro to give it a whirl.
While Saturday was a holiday for many employees, there was still a sizable crowd at Nayandahalli and Baiyappanahalli as people wanted to travel the entire corridor and experience the underground stations.
It’s little wonder, then, that officials were a tired but happy lot by Saturday night.
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long lines of passengers at the ticket windows when the stations opened at 6 a.m. for the first day of operations on the entire East-West corridor, it was indeed a busy day for the staff.
Surprisingly, there were many passengers who began using the Purple Line for their commute from Saturday itself. In the past, when operations were launched on reaches, the first two days were usually used by people looking for a joy ride as end-to-end connectivity was not an option.
“I wanted to go to Hoskote, but then someone suggested I take the metro to Baiyappanahalli. The ticket was Rs 40 but I travelled peacefully. This is a very good option for daily commute,” said Sudha G.S., who works in a factory on Mysuru Road.
According to a station official at Cubbon Park, “People have been pouring in since 6 a.m., the crowd has increased and waned in turns but we are expecting a larger crowd today evening and tomorrow as it is a holiday.”
Metro will run past midnight for IPL tomorrow
BMRCL officials are hoping Monday will also see a huge rush as the IPL match scheduled to be held in the city will attract a lot of passengers who will find the metro an easier option to reaching Chinnaswamy Stadium.
“People from the North can travel till Sampige Road station and take a feeder bus to the Kempegowda station and then board a metro to Cubbon Park station. It will be a great option and we will extend timings across all reaches till past midnight to help fans get back home as well,” said U.A. Vasanth Rao, spokesperson, BMRCL.
Trains could be run with a frequency of one every 3 minutes as well if needed, Mr. Rao said.
Vehicle-free Cubbon Park, Metro will be helpful
The opening of Cubbon Park station will also be a boon to those who visit the park every Sunday to walk or cycle. The park, a haven for visitors on Sundays as there is no traffic, has the metro station located just a few meters from one of its entrances.
There is already some interest being shown in renting out bicycles near the metro entrance, which visitors can then use for a tour of the park. “Visitors will not have to travel to the central business district at all in their vehicles. There will be no hassle of having to hunt for parking, they can just use the Metro to reach the park instead,” Mr. Rao said.
Excerpts from chat on The Hindu website:
Vasanth Rao, Spokesperson, BMRCL:
The North South line is expected to be completed by November/ December 2016. However, we may be able to start the services from Puttanhalli to National College by August/ September.
Sanjeev V, Dyamannavar, Commuter Rail Expert:
Looking for BMRCL to resolve all issues related with BMTC, Railways, for integration and provide smooth change over between metro and other modes of transport.
Krishnaprasad, Railways Expert:
For people from West especially Vijayanagar and nearby area people can go directly to Vidhana Soudha, Court, Income Tax office, MG Road and Indiranagar within 35 to 40 meters without hassle and it is secured, timesaving and causes less fatigue as it is air conditioned.

  
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Today (7:49AM)  Namma Metro: Who’s not ripping across Bengaluru's underground corridor today? (www.thehindu.com)
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After a two-year delay, the underground corridor of Namma Metro was finally inaugurated amid much fanfare and excitement. Here's Namma Metro in pictures.
  
Today (7:46AM)  First day of commercial operations of East West corridor sees jam-packed metro coaches (www.thehindu.com)
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The first day of commercial operations of the East West corridor saw jam packed metro coaches since 6 a.m. Thousands of people travelled in the metro throughout the day and station officials were kept busy as the rush did not decrease even in the afternoon. For many, this was their first experience of a metro.
"I wanted to go to Hoskote, then someone suggested I take the metro to baiyappanahalli, the ticket was 40 rupees but I travelled peacefully. This is a very good option for daily commute," said Sudha G.S., who works on Mysuru Road. Station officials wore a tired but happy look on their faces. "People have been pouring in since 6 a.m., the crowd has increased and waned in
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turns but we are expecting a larger crowd today evening and tomorrow," a official from the Cubbon Park station said.
Commuters had a relaxed, fun ride:
4.16 Metro from Mysore Road at Vijayanagar. Children having good fun. Most passengers seem to be joy riders. #NammaMetro
— Pradeep Nair (@bpradeepnair) April 30, 2016
@BloreConnect Good.Remembering yr MP Ananthkumar who came out with Metro concept n did it!Congrats.
Lucky u hv such MP!
— Dilip Oak (@dilipoak51) April 30, 2016
  
Today (7:44AM)  Commuters flock for ‘test’ ride (www.thehindu.com)
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The start of the weekend saw hundreds of thousands of citizens flock to the metro to give it a whirl. While Saturday was a holiday for many employees, there was still a sizable crowd at Nayandahalli and Baiyappanahalli as people wanted to travel the entire corridor.
With long lines of passengers at the ticket windows when the stations opened at 6 a.m. for the first day of operations on the entire East-West corridor, it was indeed a busy day for the staff.
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