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Yesterday (19:11)   18477/Kalinga Utkal Express (PT) | KAT/Khatauli (2 PFs)

कर्नाटक सम्पर्क क्रांति^~   5593 blog posts   3609 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2387687            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways: 5 myths and facts
Myth #1: Number of Railways accidents and fatalities have increased under Suresh Prabhu.
Reality: The consequential train accidents have continuously declined from 135 in 2014-15 to 107 in 2015-16 and further to 104 in 2016-17. To state a comparison, the average annual accidents during UPA I were 207 per year, during UPA II were 135 per year and during current government have reduced to 115 per year. Although every human life is invaluable and is irreparable loss to us but the number of casualties have also
seen a declining trend. Total fatalities in first 3 years of UPA I were 759, they increased to 938 during UPA II, while the first three years of this government has seen the number decline to 652.
Myth #2: Railways has lost focus on safety.
Reality: Safety remains one of the prime concerns and priorities for the Ministry.
1. When this government took over, analysis revealed that 40 per cent of the accidents and 60 per cent of fatalities were due to accidents on Unmanned level crossings. Hence, Mission Zero Accident was launched to ensure all Unmanned level crossings were eliminated by 2019. It has seen unprecedented success, where we eliminated 4258 UMLCs in last 3 years, leading to drop in fatalities from UMLC accidents from 64 per cent of total fatalities in 2013-14 to 16.81 per cent in 2016-17.
2. State of infrastructure is an important constituent to safety performance. The infrastructure had been deteriorating due to years of neglect, which requires huge investments. Investment in safety have increased from Rs 33972 Crore per year during UPA II to Rs54031 Crore every year under this government a jump of 60 per cent.
3. Congestion on tracks also has some impact on safety. Reduction in congestion is achieved by infrastructure upgradation which again requires huge capital expenditure. We have been working this regard also. Under this government, by the end of year we would be spending about Rs 4 lakh crore on infrastructure creation. In last 67 years since independence (1947- 2014) capital investment of Rs 4.9 lakh crore was made on Indian Railways.
4. In 2017-18, a Fund namely 'Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh' (RRSK) has been created for financing critical safety related works. The Fund has been created with a corpus of Rs 1 lakh crore over a period of five years.
5. Decision to stop production of ICF coaches, the main stay of Indian Raiwlays Passenger Business for many years, and having no anti climbing features was taken in 2015-16.
6. Existing stock of 40,000 ICF coaches (90 per cent of total coaches) cannot be discarded and hence is being retrofitted with CBC couplers to make them safer.
7. New technologies like Condition based monitoring system for rolling stock and Track and Ultrasonic Broken Rail Detection System are being piloted on the network.
Myth #3: Number of vacancies in safety positions has increased recently leading to a spurt in accidents.
Reality: Average vacancy in safety positions during the period 2009-10 to 2013-14 was 18.65 per cent of total sanctioned strength. This has dropped down to 16.86 per cent in 2017 despite the sanctioned strength increasing by 5 per cent from 2014 to 2017. Further, during the current government we have recruited almost 37,510 people in the safety categories taking the total staff strength to 635940 on 1.04.2017. Massive recruitments of almost 2,00,000 staff in these categories are also lined up .
Myth #4: Railways has been dragging its feet to implement Kakodkar Committee recommendations.
Reality: High Level Safety Review Committee had made 106 recommendations on various aspects of railway's working. Out of 106, 68 recommendations have been fully accepted out of which 52 have been fully implemented and 16 are under implementation. 19 recommendations were partially accepted out of which 13 have been implemented. 19 recommendations were not accepted by the Railways.
Myth #5: Railways has diverted funds to develop fancy projects like Bullet Train.
Reality: Indian Railways has unflinching commitment to the poor and the downtrodden as can be seen by a few examples:
1.Passenger fares are still amongst the lowest in the entire world. In fact, Indian Railways subsidises passenger and suburban travel to the tune of almost Rs 36,000 crore annually.
2.Antyodaya express - fully unreserved, super-fast trains with enhanced amenities such as drinking water, vestibule trains, LHB coaches etc were launched only to cater to unreserved segment.
3. Re 1 clinics were launched at important suburban stations
4. Indian Railways ensures availability of Janta meals at all major stations
High speed train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad is being funded by Japan government with less than 20 per cent contribution from Government of India. This money, which came at incredibly attractive terms (0.1 per cent rate of interest) was made available only for this high-speed project and was not available to fund safety projects for Indian Railways. Moreover, high speed train is the safest mode of transport in the world. Hence, the government has not diverted any funds from existing corpus.
Source - TOI

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Yesterday (21:04)
iR railfan~   2038 blog posts   479 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2387687-22            Tags   Past Edits
Railways NTES se seekh le rha aur data manipulation wo bhi seekh rha.
If you say TOI as authentic, I consider THE HINDU as more authentic than TOI
In derailment case of Kalinga Utkal express, TOI reported about 150 injuries to passengers, HINDU reported more than 400 injured.
Now tell which news should I consider as more authentic?
me tell you a scene which I encountered a few minutes ago, a media person was about to take a interview from a elderly couple ( I don't want to name the channel as I don't want to defame anybody), rather than asking their opinion, media person was explaining to them, what to tell and what not to.
Its very bad to see such a reality of media, it's like you are enforcing people to tell what they want to show and want they want to prove.
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Yesterday (12:17)   13163/Hate Bazare Express | KIR/Katihar Junction (7 PFs)

Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~   1781 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2387282            Tags   Past Edits
Hatey Bazarey to run Via Purnea Banmakhi Madhepura 2 days a week as 13169/70
#moderator plz update it.
source TOI, Ei Samay

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Yesterday (16:07)
iR railfan~   2038 blog posts   479 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2387282-5            Tags   Past Edits
Refer this blog
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Aug 21 2017 (21:06)   12225/Kaifiyaat SF Express | BNT/Bharthana (4 PFs)

The Rail Mail™*^~   46904 blog posts   18536 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2386863            Tags   Past Edits
[5in1] Kaifiyat Express faces brutal attack by Speedy Trains | Indian Railways
Vdo Link: click here
The Night Rider of NCR Kisses Parallely at Panki and shows its speedy through towards NDLS.
Wap 5 Hauled 12275 Allahabad Duronto Express
#2 Now its time for Some Revenge. 12553 Barauni - New Delhi Vaishali Express was Overtaken by Kaifiyat at CPB but
Vaishali Shows its power pack performance which left kaifiyat keep on resting in dust of Bharthana by this re-ot.
#3 As soon as Kaifiyat licked the revenge of Vaishali Express, one more speed storm was waiting just
behind it. 12393 Sampoorna Kranti Express belted away Kaifiyat by its hi speed.
#4 The primo Supremo of the Route 12309 Patna Rajdhani Express Shaken upthe whole rake of kaifiyat in
midnight darkness of Kaurara and make its way to New Delhi
#5 After Patna Rajdhani massive blow Kaifiyat waited till Purvanchal Rajdhani aka 12559 Shiv Ganga
Express passes away to sum up these night humiliation attacks
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Yesterday (03:06)
iR railfan~   2038 blog posts   479 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2386863-9            Tags   Past Edits
It's more of to make passengers at station conscious who roam on the platform nearby to the tracks and those crossing the tracks.

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Aug 20 2017 (23:01)   22409/Gaya - Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express | MGS/Mughal Sarai Junction (8 PFs)

iR railfan~   2038 blog posts   479 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2385981            Tags   Past Edits
Sunday Departure: Arrived MGS/Mughal Sarai Junction @ 22:30 37m early
Since this shares slot with 12329, 12379, 12443, 22857 which has Departure time of 20:17 from Gaya Jn
But GR departs at 19:30 from Gaya, it almost much early at MGS everytime. It should depart at 20:00 from Gaya as it has 3 stops between Gaya and Mgs.
Could easily be speeded up by
30 minutes.

Aug 21 2017 (22:53)
OMG Ye MerA India~   1942 blog posts   13 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2385981-1            Tags   Past Edits
It ramped by Raj I think 8:30-45 thik rahega... From Gaya.
Aug 21 2017 (12:53)   18477/Kalinga Utkal Express (PT)

iR railfan~   2038 blog posts   479 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2386371            Tags   Past Edits
Safety pushed off the tracks !!
Increase in number of derailments in recent years shows railway is no more longer concerned about passengers safety.
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