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Blog Entry# 2057728  
Posted: Nov 12 2016 (20:39)

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Last Response: Nov 16 2016 (03:10)
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Nov 12 2016 (20:39)   NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

विश्व नाथ*   16775 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 2057728            Tags   Past Edits
From IR FB wall
Two and a half years achievements of Ministry of Railways (May 2014 to Nov 2016)
Railways has taken a giant leap forward in ‘Make in India’ drive by signing Agreement for setting up of Diesel Locomotive Factory (DLF) at Marhowrah, Saran district, Bihar for procurement and maintenance of mainline most modern high power Diesel Electric Locomotives with M/s GE Diesel Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. A separate agreement signed with M/S ALSTOM for setting up of electric locomotive factory at Madhepura, Bihar for procurement and maintenance of most modern high power electric locomotives, both major PPP and FDI tenders of Indian Railways. This would be one of the highest FDI’s in India amounting to order book of almost Rs 40,000 Crore.
Trials for 160/200 kmph train sets carried out which will improve average speed of passenger carrying trains thereby reducing journey time significantly.
MoU between India and Japan signed for Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project using Shinkansen Technology covering a total of 508 kms at an estimated cost of Rs. 98000 Crores. A new entity named National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited has been set up in February, 2016 to implement the project.
Further high speed studies are being conducted by Ministry of Railways on Diamond Quadrilateral High Speed Rail network. Feasibility studies of Delhi- Mumbai, Mumbai- Chennai and Delhi- Kolkata are underway. The feasibility studies of Delhi-Nagpur and Mumbai –Nagpur corridors are being taken up through G2G cooperation with Chinese and Spanish governments respectively
Ministry of Railways launched Gatimaan Express, country’s first semi high speed train with a maximum speed of 160 kmph between Delhi and Agra heralding a new era of high speed rail travel in India
Redevelopment of 400 Stations to be developed on e-bidding on as is where is basis; 10 stations handed over to IRSDC
Indian Railways commissioned 2828 Km of Broad Gauge lines, highest ever in 2015-16 & 1983 km of Broad Gauge lines in 2014 - 15 against an average of 1528 Km from 2009-14.
IR commissioned two mega bridges over river Ganga at Patna and Munger.With these, the Railway networks of North and South Bihar have been integrated.
The executions of the biggest infrastructural projects in the country, Eastern and Western DFCs have been fast-tracked. Revised cost estimates have been approved by the Cabinet and funding has been tied up. Rs.25,320 Cr worth of contracts have been awarded in the last two years, which is more than double of the total contracts of Rs.12,240 Cr awarded since commencement. The first ever section on DFC of 56 km between Durgawati-Sasaram commissioned. The project is progressing well for commissioning in phases by 2019
Rail Wheel Plant, Bela commissioned and regular production started
Diesel loco factory at Varanasi is being expanded by 25%
DEMU factory at Haldia was commissioned and Midlife Rehabilitation Workshop for coaches at Jhansi completed
One of the most challenging railway projects, conversion of 1500 V DC to 25000 V AC traction system successfully completed over the entire Mumbai division of Central Railway
During 2014-16, 3105 route kilometres have been electrified, which is an average of 1552.5 RKM/ annum as against 1236 RKM/annum during previous five years.
Construction of Electric Lolo Assembly & Ancillary Unit of CLW at Dankuni in West Bengal completed
Modern LHB Coach manufacturing facility commissioned at ICF Chennai.
Bogie Manufacturing Factory at Budge Budge has been commissioned.
RITES and SAIL Joint Venture factory for repair and overhauling of wagons commissioned at Kulti, West Bengal.
Letter of Acceptance placed and construction work started for a forged wheel plant at Raebareli with ownership of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited to manufacture 80000 forged wheels to substitute import. Railways have provided Land and Assured offtake support.
Rail Bogie Karkhana, Yadgir, Karnataka ready for handover.
Significant boost in elimination of unmanned level crossing has resulted in safe operations. In 2015-16, a total of 1253 unmanned level crossings were eliminated and 1024 Road over/ Road under bridges were constructed. This marks an improvement of 35% against the average number from 2009-2014
Policy issued providing sub quota of 33 % to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units.
Policy issued giving preference to local domicile holders for commercial licenses at stations.
Big boost to Rail Network. Cabinet approved nine projects worth Rs. 24,374.86 crore in Nine States.
Indian Railways electrified 1730 KM of Broad Gauge lines in 2015-16 & 1375 km of Broad Gauge lines electrified in 2014 - 15 in comparison to 1184 KM per year from 2009-2014
Indian Railways awarded 24000 contracts in Dedicated Freight Corridor in 2015-16 in comparison to 2600 per year from 2009-2014

9 posts - Sat Nov 12, 2016

Nov 12 2016 (21:51)
Debashis~   715 blog posts   61 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2057728-10            Tags   Past Edits
If u r talking about Mamta Banerjee then c gave new trains and facilities only to West Bengal... Rest parts of Eastern India were as usual neglected..
After all Odisha and Jharkhand are much neglected..

Nov 12 2016 (21:55)
Guest: 2a18f14f   show all posts
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infrastructural development pe kaam hua hai or ye ek accha kaam hua hai, agar ye doubling, tripling or quadrupling ke kaam pehle ho jaate to congestion namak sabd IR me sunai nahi deta per Trains dene ke samay bharpoor Rajneeti ki gai hai or Back door fare increase ker ke Middle class ko harass kiya gaya or ye sab failures hai govt. ka or Flexi-fare to ''Kand'' hai.

Nov 12 2016 (23:14)
Foamer~   1934 blog posts
Re# 2057728-12            Tags   Past Edits
Did they really convert so many Kms in 2015-16? Or simply including many previous years' and bloating the numbers?

Nov 16 2016 (02:21)
Guest: 84b27810   show all posts
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New works are initiated and some works which were slow or very slow their speed have been increases this is the actual thing. If you see they have started ERODE -KARUR-DINDIGUL line electrification in January 2016, plus if you go in Tamil Nadu you can see Chennai Suburban line work was done in in fast pace in September to October due to which Many trains did not touch Chennai central but were diverted via Perambur or Chennai Beach and peoples were transported in Buses to Stations. In past 10 years UPA did not even thought at least once to electrify Delhi-Ahmedabad line. Then we have Itarsi to Allahabad line ,SBC-DAUND electrification, Surendranagar to Rajkot Doubling and now Electrification tender is also out. Don't worry wait for few years till 2019 you can see many works complete all at a same time and then say the achievment of NDA. Kyunki saare kaam...
ek saath chaalu huye hai.

Nov 16 2016 (03:10)
Foamer~   1934 blog posts
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I was talking about commissioned numbers - GC and New.
Indian Railways commissioned 2828 Km of Broad Gauge lines, highest ever in 2015-16 & 1983 km of Broad Gauge lines in 2014 - 15 against an average of 1528 Km from 2009-14.
did that? Kotturu-Hosapete line is always included but nothing has been done. They are still saying some gradient work needs to be done. Then station work - all in dilapidated condition. All these nos. are given by babus to their bosses, but ground reality - nothing for the people.
I can still list out many lines like Rayadurgam-Kalyanadurgam, Gingera-Gangavathi, ......... All get included year after year in achievements. But never inaugurated and thrown open to public giving one reason or another.
They only stop including these nos. after actual trains run, till then include every year to bloat nos.
I really don't care which govt did what or is doing now or will do....Its the bureaucrats who cook these nos. year after year.... That's what I observed.

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