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Today (08:00)  Motorman ‘forgets’ to stop train; goes to yard (m.timesofindia.com)
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A Western Railway motorman piloting a Churchgate to Malad train did not stop the train at Malad and took it straight to the Kandivali carshed on Monday morning, causing commotion among hundreds of passengers who were traveling in the train.
The motorman later told railway officials, that he 'forgot' to halt the train at Malad, and realized his mistake only after he diverted the train to the carshed railway line. The 10:50 am local from Churchgate was scheduled to reach Malad at 11:33 am.
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to the carshed at Kandivali after its stop. That is why after it reached Malad, the line was set accordingly and the rake (train) went straight to the carshed," said a senior officer of the Western Railway's Mumbai Central division.
When asked about the incident, motorman Jagdish Parmar allegedly told senior officials of Western Railway that he simply forgot that the train was to be terminated at Malad and assumed that the next halt will be at Borivali. "This train was a semi fast local service which runs fast untill Andheri and after that it becomes slow, but according to the motorman, he forgot that it was a slow local service," officials said.
On suspicions of the motorman being drunk while on duty, Ravinder Bhaker, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railways said, "A breath analyser test was conducted after the incident, and the motorman was not found inebriated."
"A lot of our trains become slow after Andheri and Borivali, the motorman was confused as a result," another Western Railway senior official said.
According to sources, hundreds of passengers then had to get down in the Kandivali carshed which is luckily located just beside the Kandivali station and only separated by a small platform. The passengers then boarded another train to reach their original destination Malad.
Another motorman, who didn't wish to be quoted, told Mirror "This type of confusion happened because different types of services run on the same lines. Sometimes you need to halt at all stations after Andheri and sometimes, you need to run fast till Borivali."
Mukul Jain, Divisional Railway Manager of Western Railways (WR) Mumbai Central division said, "The motorman and the guard have both been suspended from duty and an inquiry is going on into the matter."
  
Today (07:59)  Kulikkarai station sees tense moments (www.thehindu.com)
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A high drama was played out near the Kulikkarai railway station in Tiruvarur district on Tuesday when the Tamil Nadu All Farmers' Associations Coordination Committee leader P.R. Pandian and his supporters staged a rail roko as part of the Opposition-sponsored bandh in support of the farmers’ demands.
Mr. Pandian and his supporters blocked the Tiruchi-Nagore passenger train outside the Kulikkarai station for about an hour when Superintendent of Police (in charge) Durai arrived at the spot. Even as the police were trying to pacify the protesters, irate passengers wanted to know from the protesters when the agitation would end and the train would be allowed to proceed, increasing the tension in the air.
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the scorching sun making matters worse, the police again pleaded with the protesters to end the rail roko, which the supporters of Mr. Pandian rejected. They continued with the agitation, forcing the police to remove them from the spot.
In the melee, a farmer reportedly swooned and fell while Mr. Pandian’s supporters claimed that five of them were injured in the tussle with the police. In all, 90 persons were arrested for staging the rail roko.
  
Today (07:50)  Traders down shutters, transport partially hit (www.thehindu.com)
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Over 8,300 activists, including political leaders, were arrested in 68 places across the city
Business and trade activities were crippled and the normal life of residents partially affected due to disruption of transport services in several parts of the City during the State-wide bandh called by Opposition parties on Tuesday.
The bandh was organised urging the Centre and State to meet the demands of agitating farmers which included waiver of farm loans and constitution of the Cauvery Management Board.
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ruling AIADMK (Amma), BJP, MDMK and DMDK had not extended their support to the bandh.
Since traders’ federations and transport employees’ unions owing allegiance to the DMK, Congress, Left parties and the VCK declared their support most of the shops including restaurants, tea shops, petty shops, grocery shops and other commercial establishments remained closed until Tuesday evening. While rail and bus services were not disrupted, over 50% of autorickshaws kept off the road.
Several arterial roads wore a deserted look as there were only a few vehicles plying on the road. The Transport Department had made arrangements to ensure normal bus services. Most of the buses from Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus in Koyambedu were operated without any interruption.
The city police had made elaborate security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident and to ensure that normal life was not affected.
Besides regular patrolling, the police personnel were deployed in large numbers at bus depots, termini and railway stations.
Theatres cancelled noon and matinee shows and there was no film shooting since Nadigar Sangam and the Film Producers’ Council participated in the bandh.
Tamil Traders’ Federation president T.Vellaiyan said most of the shops were closed in support of farmers and over five lakh traders participated in the bandh.
In Saidapet, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol.Thirumavalavan, CPI(M) secretary G.Ramakrishnan, CPI secretary Mutharasan, Congress leader K.V. Thangkabalu and others blocked the road and courted arrest after staging a protest demanding the attention of governments.
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Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su.Thirunavukarasar, Dravidar Khazham president K.Veeramani, farmers’ leader Ayyakannu and other farmers conducted agitation in Egmore and took out a procession on the Egmore High Road. Mr. Ayyakannu said, “If the Union government does not meet our demands, we will not hesitate to resume our agitation again.” Most of them courted arrest and were detained until evening.
Police source said over 8,300 activists, including political party leaders, were arrested in 68 places across the City after they conducted demonstrations and road blockades.
A few political party cadre threw stones at a sweet stall which was open in Mandaveli. In Tiruvallur district, stones were thrown at buses in three places.
The bandh in Kancheepuram passed off peacefully. Around 1,200 cadre from different opposition political parties courted arrest. The State Transport Corporation operated its bus services with police escort during the day. The private buses plied as usual. On the other hand, only a very few autorickshaws, share autos and vans were seen moving around in town areas.
The shops and other business establishments in several towns and rural areas remained closed.
Road, rail blockades
Party cadre staged road roko demonstrations at 17 different places well before mercury level increased in the day.
A group of cadre led by the Uthiramerur MLA, K. Sundar staged a rail roko at Melmaruvathur railway station in the morning. All the demonstrators were arrested and lodged in kalyana mandapams till the evening.
In the State government offices, full attendance was not recorded since the government employees’ association had given a call for an indefinite strike.
  
Today (07:45)  Hoax bomb call creates panic at Mandya railway station (www.thehindu.com)
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However, train services weren’t disrupted
The Mandya police conducted anti-sabotage checks at the Mandya railway station here on Tuesday afternoon following a threat call mentioning that a bomb was placed at the station.
The telephone call, made by an unknown person to the police control room at around 1.30 p.m., caused some tense moments.
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squad and thoroughly screened the platforms, tracks, buildings, counters, and other places. They also searched the belongings of the passengers. After the search, the police concluded that it was a hoax call.
However, train services were not disrupted. “We have registered a case and are investigating. We will arrest the miscreant soon,” a senior police officer said.
The Railway Police too took part in the search operation.
  
Today (07:45)  New railway infrastructure will not benefit commuters immediately (www.thehindu.com)
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27th Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee meeting held
Will a slew of railway infrastructure work including the completion of track doubling work and the projected completion of the track electrification between Mysuru and Bengaluru bring no tangible benefits to the commuters in the immediate future?
If the reply to the queries raised during the 27th Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee meeting held on Tuesday is any indication, the wait for full benefits to manifest from these works will last for a few more years.
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This is because the introduction of additional services hinges on the decongestion of Mysuru station for which the Kadakola station has to be developed as the second terminal. However, the plan is yet to be approved by the Railway Board and fresh efforts are on to get it cleared. In reply to a question raised by Vasu, MLA, on new trains between the two cities on completion of the track doubling work, the reply presented no hope for immediate relief.
It was pointed out that Mysuru Junction with six lines did not have the capacity to handle the existing traffic and was saturated. Besides, there is was no scope for any expansion of the yard since the station is surrounded by built up area and no land could be further acquired.
In order to decongest Mysuru, it has been proposed to develop a satellite terminal at Kadakola on the Mysuru-Chamarajanagar section with six lines, two pit lines, two stabling lines, shunting next for 700 metres and other facilities at a cost of ₹63.45 crore.
The authorities hope that with the completion of these facilities, the division can handle more trains. But the proposal is yet to be cleared and is with the Railway Board and a high-level committee has been constituted to study the same.
By extending the scope of the reply, it could also mean that consequent to the completion of the track electrification work between the two cities by June or latest by July, no new electric trains will ply between the two cities to ease passenger movement.
This is the result after nearly 10 years of public pressure and spending of more than ₹1,000 crore in creating the infrastructure.
Meanwhile, sources explained that there was a possibility of running a Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train with only 8 to 10 coaches between Mysuru and Bengaluru till the new rakes are ready. But the issue is why aren’t the rakes ready as the scheduled completion of the project was known ?
With regard to the Mysuru-Kushalnagar railway line project, it was pointed out that only the physical survey has been completed and the report was under preparation.
Other amenities
The members of the Committee spoke of the need for provision of additional amenities such as drinking water facility, better quality approach roads, extension of platform shelters, additional seating arrangements, better mechanism for ensuring safety of passengers’ belongings in overnight trains, and more.
Atul Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, P. Ram, Additional DRM, and others were present.
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Today (07:41)  Cop who saved many lives run over by train (www.thehindu.com)
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GRP constable was helping injured passenger, who also died
Mumbai: Government Railway Police (GRP) constable Suresh Patil (56), who had saved many a lives in the past, was run over by a train on Monday night while attending to an accident victim on the tracks between Vile Parle and Andheri.
According to the GRP, Patil was on the night shift. Around 9.35 p.m., the station master made an announcement asking him to attend to a passenger who had reportedly fallen on the tracks between Vile Parle and Andheri. “Patil rushed to the spot
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along with the station master and porters to help the passenger. The team was searching for the injured passenger, and just as they located him, Patil came under a Virar fast local,” a GRP official said.
The shocked staff immediately sent Patil and 18-year-old Sagar Kadam, whom they had gone to help, to Cooper Hospital. Both were declared dead on arrival to the hospital.
Constable Patil was posted on platform duty, and in case of any accident at the station, he was the one to report the incident and help the accident victim reach hospital within the golden hour.
Patil had been with the GRP for 34 years and was posted with the Andheri railway police for the last four years. His colleagues credited him with having saved at least a hundred lives on railway tracks.
A resident of Dombivali, Patil is survived by his wife and two sons. “We will write to the railway commissioner and the commissioner of police to get compensation [for his family] and a bravery award for Patil, as he lost his life on duty while trying to save others,” the GRP official said.
Officials said Kadam, whom Patil and the others had gone to help, was a resident of Chakala. “He was getting down from a crowded train at Andheri, but was pushed out in the rush. His body was handed over to his family,” a GRP official said.

  
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Today (07:36)  KOCHI METRO - KMRL to tie up with online taxis to enhance connectivity (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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KOCHI: In an attempt to qualm concerns regarding the Metro station's connectivity, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) intends to issue a tender in order to work along with online taxi service companies to enhance last mile connectivity to and from Metro stations.
The tender is set to come out within a few weeks and it will invite proposals from online taxi service companies operating in the city, said a KMRL official. "We are looking for online taxi companies similar to Ola and Uber. We plan on integrating their online taxi service as a feature on the mobile application," said the KMRL official.
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from the planned integration with online taxi services, the KMRL mobile application will have a collection of other features, which will include a journey planner, e-wallet and tourist information.
Several people living in Kochi have raised concerns regarding last mile connectivity. KMRL is currently holding talks with KSRTC to mobilize a fleet of 50 -60 buses serving as feeders services. They expect the memorandum of understanding to be prepared within two weeks.
"We are also planning to enhance last mile connectivity by associating with private bus operators," said a KMRL official. She suggests that they are currently working on setting up an umbrella unit for private bus operators so that KMRL can establish hassle free communication.
"Those parts of the city which are not accessible via bus are the places where these cabs can come in handy," she added.
Through the tender, KMRL is looking for online taxi services that can provide last mile connectivity to their commuters at reduced fares.
A similar partnership between public sector transportation and private mass transportation sectors has been established earlier this year between an online taxi service provider and Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), where kiosk will be set up at certain Metro stations allowing people book cabs at the station.
KMRL officials suggest that apart from the reduced rates, the additional facilities offered by the online taxi service company would depend on the proposals put forward by online taxi companies.
"KMRL's operations would not affect the online taxi market negatively," said an industry insider, who suggested that public and private transport sector would both benefit if people could depend on mass transportation systems and that both parties stand to benefit in working together.
Last mile connectivity has become a key area of service for online taxi companies. A company recently started providing taxi services from Cial to neighbouring districts to enhance connectivity from the airport.
  
Today (07:35)  German bank holds talks with KMRL (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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KOCHI: A three-member team from Kfw, the German bank funding Kochi Water Metro project, visited major boat jetties and held discussions with Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) managing director Elias George on Tuesday. KMRL said they discussed the steps to be taken for implementing the project as the general consultant was placed on board. Apart from a transportation project, the Water Metro is viewed as a programme to improve liveli hood. The project will also work as the feeder system to Kochi Metro.
Robert Valkovic, Felix Klauda and Angelika Zwicky were part of the team that held talks with KMRL. The project envisages development of 16 identified routes, connecting 38 jetties across 10 islands with a total route network of 76km. KMRL
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plans to complete the project in two phases in a span of four years.
  
Today (07:34)  ‘Cutting trees in Aarey for Metro before public hearing illegal’ (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Mumbai: An environment protection group, Vanashakti, has complained to BMC and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) against Metro III authorities for carrying out "illegal felling and destruction of trees" in Aarey Colony.Vanashakati claimed that the destruction was carried out on 3 ha (30,000 sq mts) land given to Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) in Aarey Colony, along JVLR.
NGO's director (Projects) said, "The entire site had been given to MMRCL to establish a 'Casting Yard' for the Metro 3 project. The land is still in the 'No Development Zone'. No permissions for felling trees have been given to MMRCL by the Tree Authority or any other body. Moreover, consent to establish and consent to operate are yet to be given by
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MPCB."
NGO has attached satellite imagery to show that hundreds of trees have been destroyed at the site. He said, "When the public hearing to decide on the change in land use is still to be undertaken, how on earth is MMRCL working on the ground?" The NGO has demanded stringent action against MMRCL.
"The MMRC is following all legal procedures and we are doing all our activities legally," said a spokesperson from MMRC.
  
Today (07:08)  Metro unlikely to go south before June (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Bengaluru: April is all but over, but Namma Metro train hasn't arrived in south Bengaluru yet, notwithstanding the umpteen declarations by Bengaluru development minister K J George that the entire network will be active by this month-end. While May too will soon pass, it's certain that the Metro route linking Mantri Square station and Yelachenahalli on Kanakpura Road won't be commissioned, TOI has reliably learnt. George, however, asserted: "We will be ready for launch by May 15."
The commissioner for metro rail safety (CMRS) for south western railway zone, K A Manhoran, told TOI he'll inspect the Metro's final underground and southern lines by May-end.
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officials met me last week and assured of submitting all certificates obtained by them this week. If the papers are in by this week, it'll take me another four weeks to examine them. Hopefully, I shall be able to inspect the line in person by May-end," he said. Going by the earlier record of issuing safety certificates, it should take less than a week for him to issue the same following inspection.
BMRC confident of early launch: However, BMRC officials claimed that they are confident of launching the entire 42-km network before June. "We are not pressuring him (Manhoran) and it is for the good of citizens that the Metro be rather safe than be some work done in hurry," said a BMRC official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Train testing and signalling synchronization works are taking place between Monday and Wednesday from Rajajinagar to Mantri Square stations on the northern side.
On the other hand, the route the Namma Metro has to take to Kempegowda International Airport is not yet finalized.
On Tuesday, Pradeep Singh Kharola, MD, BMRC, discussed at length the feasible route options with George. Kharola said the government will decide on the route soon.
BMRC has found routes to the airport from KR Puram via Budigere and Nagawara via Kannur and Bagalur to be most feasible.
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