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Blog Entry# 2028010  
Posted: Oct 18 2016 (14:36)

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Oct 17 2016 (12:18)   Konkan railway: Konkan Railway rededicates to nation on its Foundation Day

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MANGALURU: Konkan Railway is a vital link between Mumbai and Mangaluru traversing a distance of 741-Kms along the Western Ghats covering four states, namely Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. It's entire stretch is very unique, picturesque and comprises of difficult terrain which has been overcome by Konkan Railway and therefore it is recognized as an engineering marvel.
It's journey has been arduous and challenging during the construction phase which started in the year 1990. This year Konkan Railway celebrated its 26th foundation day on October 15.
Konkan Railway has generated operating surplus from
the day one of its operational phase. During the financial year 2015-16, Konkan Railway has achieved a net profit of Rs 129.5 crs as againest Rs 39.39 crs during financial year 2014-15.
The project revenue has also shown an improving trend of Rs 526 crs during the financial year 2015-16 as against Rs 350 crs during financial year 2014-15. The upward trend is continuing even in 2016-17 also.
MoU between Indian Railways and Konkan Railway for the financial year 2016-17 was signed on August 31.
Three new trains have been introduced viz. H.Nizamuddin- Goa (bi-weekly) Rajdhani Express, Madgoan-LTT Double Decker (triweekly) and Indore-Kochuveli (weekly) Express and 240 Ganpati specials have been run on Konkan Railway route during Ganpati festival 2016.
Suresh Prabhu, union railway minister inaugurated new halt station at Veraval on March 25.
The minister also inaugurated new PRS at Malvan Post Office on August 20. In order to make travel of our valued customers more user-friendly, 'Travelator' at Ratnagiri station and 'Escalators' at Madgaon and Udupi stations have been commissioned.
Four new ATMs were provided over KR stations. CCTV Video Surveillance system also installed at Seventeen stations.
Eighty-six modular shelters and 344 benches have been provided at various stations. As an innovative technology for disposal of human waste in eco-friendly manner bio-toilets have been installed at three stations.
Station upgradation work has been completed at Kankavali, Kudal and Sawantwadi terminus phase-I and work is in progress at Chiplun and Sawantwadi terminus phase- II.
Konkan Railway signed MOU with M/s. Sapoorji Pallonji Co. Pvt. Ltd. (SPCPL) for construction of new railway line from Chiplun to Karad, in the presence of Suresh Prabhu and Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra on August 12.
George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology was inaugurated by Suresh Prabhu at Goa on October 23. Three courses were organised in which 48 peoples have been trained. Ramkrishna Hegde Institute for Skill Development started at Udupi on November 16, 2015 in which 460 local youths have been trained.
Additional traffic facility woks like second pit line, new coach maintainence shed have been provided at Madgaon station.
Minister performed Bhumi Poojan for new railway stations at Kharepatan between Rajapur and Vaibhavwadi, Kadwai between Aravali RD and Sangameshwar, Innanje.
Continuing our endeavours to promote usage of clean energy, Corporation has installed solar power plant of 25 KWp of mounted solar power plants at Kudal station, 20 KWp solar power plants at Sawantwadi, 7 KWp each at Thivim and Udupi, 2 KWp each at Khed, Chiplun and Kankavali stations and 9.5 KWp on roof top of two coaches have been installed. Work for 25 KWp solar power plantl at Chiplun and Kankavali are in process.
In 2015-16, 729 employees were promoted out of which 37 were promoted as executives. Seventh Pay Commission and VRS has been implemented. Women in Public Sector (WIPS) Cell was made live on DISHA in March 2016 for speedy redressal of grievances of women employee.
Training in housekeeping, computer literacy and personality development is being imparted to staff across various grades.
Konkan Railway has actively participated in various swachhata abhiyan as part of nationwide Swachhta Abhiyan and Motto of cleanliness drive is coined as Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat. Special emphasis has been given to improve the cleanliness of station and trains. In addition, a special focus is being given on quality of drinking water, swachh ahaar, cleaning of drains, adequacy of dustbins etc. During these campaigns intensive cleaning activity is undertaken at all the stations.
The various activities undertaken during this special drive in which Corporation had planted 1,04,000 saplings from April to September 2016 and Solar Power Plant of various capacity have been installed at various locations on Konkan Railway route.
Futuristic rail connectivity /infrastructure project on Konkan route: Work of doubling of Roha- Veer section is in progress. Electrification work of Konkan Railway will start shortly. Jaigarh Digni Rail Link - Procurement of land is in progress and work is likely to start soon.
MOU signed with CONCOR for ICD at Balli, Goa (Multi Modal Logistics Park) on June 19. Construction of freight siding for MRPL Mangalore is in progress.

Oct 18 2016 (14:36)
srinivasvasanthi~   4019 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Konkan Railway covers only 3 states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka only .But the mostly benefitted state is Kerala only .Even no single train is operated from Mumbai to Interior Karnataka via Konkan and Karwar to interior Karnataka via Madgoan of Konkan route.

Oct 18 2016 (17:11)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6275 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2028010-2            Tags   Past Edits
Even entire Goa is not benefitted by KR. KR could run trains to Vasco and Kulem, Sanvordem but due to zonal politics of KR and SWR no such thing happened.

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