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Feb 23 2016 (18:01)   Separate Railway Zone for Andhra Pradesh With Visakhapatnam(VSKP) as Headquarters Soon

Aditya~   52 news posts
Entry# 1747463   News Entry# 258462         Tags   Past Edits
VISAKHAPATNAM: Spadework appears to have commenced for announcement of a separate railway zone for Andhra Pradesh in the ensuing Railway Budget scheduled to be presented in Parliament on February 25. Less than a month ago, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi and submitted a representation seeking early creation of the new railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters.
Sources in the Railways have confirmed that estimates are being prepared for administrative costs, staff division, zonal jurisdiction and also evaluation of the assets. “Field-level study has begun in connection with the proposed railway zone. But we may not be submitting a report to the ministry before the introduction of the Railway Budget as it requires
a thorough study before finalising the broad contours for bifurcating the East Coast Railway (ECoR). We also need to consider the objections raised by the ECoR in this regard,” said highly placed sources.
The Railway authorities do not rule out a formal announcement by the minister during the presentation of the Railway Budget. The spadeworks are expected to be completed in 2016-17, followed by laying of a foundation stone for the new railway zone.
The separation of the Waltair division from the ECoR and formation of a new railway zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters, has been a long pending demand. The same was assured during the state bifurcation as per the AP Reorganisation Act. Though there were apprehensions over Visakhapatnam as the headquarters, all the air has been cleared after the CM himself made an appeal to Suresh Prabhu in this regard.
Meanwhile, the Waltair division has proposed for introduction of three new express trains from Visakhapatnam to Varanasi, Bangalore and Howrah as part of the 2016-17 Budget. It has also sought diversion of four pairs of Express trains to Visakhapatnam instead of stoppage at Duvvada which include Howarah-Yesvantpur Duranto, Howrah-Yesvantpur AC, Howrah-Prashanti Nilayam and Kamakhya-Chennai.
Based on the representations from the people’s representatives, the Railway authorities also sought stoppage of Coromandel Express and Howrah-Kanyakumari Express at Vizianagaram besides proposing stoppage of 11 Express trains at Srikakulam Road station. Anakapalle MP Avanthi Srinivasa Rao has urged the South Central Railways to improve passenger amenities at Anakapalle and Yelamanchili stations besides opening reservation counters at Chodavaram and Madugula.
Status of 2015-16 Works
Works worth Rs 695 crore sanctioned for Waltair division in the previous Railway Budget
Survey and design for establishment of Wagon periodic overhaul (POH) workshop as well as the diesel locoshed and the electrical locoshed proposed in the previous budget, has been completed. However, the construction works are yet to commence.
Study has been completed and proposals prepared for the multi-purpose complex with multi-level parking at Visakhapatnam Railway station on the Gnanapuram side. Tenders are expected to be invited soon this year

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Feb 25 2016 (15:40)
krk   36 blog posts
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As usual no mention of the Separate Railway Zone for AP in this budject.
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Feb 19 2016 (18:45)   Hyderabad Metro Rail by June 2: Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao

rdb*^   131692 news posts
Entry# 1743568   News Entry# 257888         Tags   Past Edits
Hyderabad: Commercial operations of Hyderabad Metro Rail’s first phase will start on June 2, on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day. The state government is trying its best to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Metro Rail on the day.
Minister for municipal administration and urban development K.T. Rama Rao said on Thursday that all the required works, including tests and trials and certifications for the Metro, would be completed by then. The first phase includes Stage-1 from Nagole to Secunderabad railway station (about 9 km) under Corridor-III and stage-2 from Miyapur to SR Nagar (11.9 km) under Corridor-I.
total of 20 km will be opened up for commercial operations on June 2. In fact, the Nagole-Mettuguda stretch (8 km) was complete and was meant to commence operations on Ugadi 2015 but was put on hold as there would have been revenue losses.

Metro Rail section ready for months
The state government and L&T then decided to extend the stretch up to the Secunderabad railway station. Currently, works between Mettuguda and Secunderabad are on.
The Miyapur and SR Nagar stretch, including the Bharatnagar Rail overbridge, was completed in 2015 and trial runs were held last October. During a test run in December 2015, Mr Rama Rao had announced that these stretches would be opened in early 2016.
The stretches that will be operational from June 2 have been ready for months but were delayed owing to several reasons. At present, 72 km of Metro lines are being constructed in three different corridors in the twin cities.
Mr Rama Rao, while announcing the 100-day action plan for the city said, “The state government authorities are on the job to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the first phase. Further details will be announced by the Chief Minister once we get the green signal from the Centre.”

“With the 100-day action plan we are putting the government up for public scrutiny. After 100 days another meeting will be held to give a report on the works promised in the action plan. That apart, in this month a day-long meet will be held at the Administrative Staff College of India on cleaning the Hussain-sagar. A team from Austria and Norway has presented a solution which is being looked into,” he said.
26 things to do in GHMC
Functionalisation of GHMC ward committees and area sabhas.
Completion of 569 BT road works, Rs 200 crore.
Desiltation of major drains before monsoon, Rs 30 crore.
Development of 10 graveyards each costing about Rs 1 crore.
Development of 50 bus bays, Rs 3 crore.
100 public toilets, arrangements for maintenance, Rs 5 crore.
40 model markets, Rs 26 crore.
Compound walls to 350 open spaces, Rs 20.00 crore.
Distribution of remaining 14.22 lakh bins to cover all households.
Linking Swachh auto tippers to Swachh clusters, all households.
Phasing out obsolete vehicles.
Reducing 1,116 garbage vulnerable points to zero.
Making all 4 modern slaughtergouses functional, along with the Chengicherla rending plant.
Implementation of Auto DCR to issue building, layout plans online.
eOffice plus citizen interface to know the status and flow of files.
Integrated citizen services mobile app for GHMC, to enable citizens to apply for any service, check status of a request, pay property tax, trade licence among others, register grievances.
Creation of Convergence Portal.
Developing 150 fully equipped gymnasiums.
Developing 329 sports grounds for volleyball, badminton, tennikoit, basketball.
GHMC summer coaching camp.
Handing over of 20 colony parks to welfare associations.
Replacement, rectification of non-functional children play apparatus in major parks,
Bank linkage of Rs 100 crore to Rs 4,352 self help groups.
Generation of 2,000 jobs through skill training, placements.
Introduction of online building approval system to give approvals in 30 days, penalties and deemed approval for delays beyond 30 days.
Disposal of 10,000 LRS applications out of 60,000 received.
17 point plan for Water Board

Clearing pending applications for connections.
Building about 1,000 rain water harvesting structures.
Commissioning reservoirs to improve supply, providing new lines at Shastripuram, Golden Heights, Budwel, Sulemannagar, Barkas, KPHB.
Sewer lines to be completed to prevent sewage entering Hussainsagar.
Trunk sewer to be completed to prevent contamination of Durgam Cheruvu.
Pipeline work at Serilingampally to be completed to improve supply at Hafeezpet, Miyapur, Chan-danagar for 20,000 lines.
New connections for 3,000 families at Bandlaguda (Chandrayangutta division).
Distribution network to be completed in parts of Malkajgiri zone.
1000-mm diameter main to be completed to improve supply to IT areas, residential colonies in Madhapur.
400-mm diameter main to be commissioned to augment supply to Manikonda, Puppalguda, Narsingi, new connections to be released
300-mm diameter pipeline laid by RWS to be completed with suitable junction works, releasing supply from Sainikpuri reservoir, providing water supply to Jawaharnagar, Chennapur, Dammaiguda, Rampally, Kundanpally, R.L. Nagar, Cheryala, Timmaypally.
9 targets to achieve for HMDA
Introduction of DPMS to layout permission, change of land use and NoCs, building permissions.
Processing and disposal of LRS/ BRS applications received in 2007-08.
Opening of ORR stretch between Ghatkesar-Keesara-Shamirpet.
Operationalisation of toll-free telephone number.
Development of cycling track along the ORR (on site earmarked for Metro Rail).
Allotment of plots to ORR project affected families at Koheda.
Raising 300 lakh seedlings, 50 lakhs to be kept ready for public distribution by May 31.
Greening and beautification of permanent dump sites at Gajula Ramaram.
Greening and beautification of permanent dump sites at Sanjeevaiah Park.
For the towns
15 towns to be declared open defecation free: Achampet; Korutla; Shadnagar; Ibrahimpatnam; Sadasivapet; Manuguru; Vemulavada; Suryapet; Nagarkurnool; Jagityal; Sattupalli; Kalwakurthy; Madhira; Huzurabad; Gajwel
Regularisation and sanction of tap connections in all 67 urban local bodies
Inventorisation and geo-tagging of open spaces in urban local bodies.
Replacement of existing domestic lights in BPL households with LEDs in 23 Nagarpanchayats:
Achampet; Ieeja; Kalwakurthy; Kollapur; Andole-Jogipet; Gajwel; Devarakonda; Huzurnagar; Dubbaka; Badangpet; Ibrahimpatnam; Peddaamperbet; Medchal; Husnabad; Huzurabad; Jammaikunta; Peddapalli; Vemulavada; Madhira; Sattupally; Bhupalpally; Narsampet; Parkala.
Elsewhere in the state
Formation of SHGs on saturation basis (2,000 SHG) in 69 urban local bodies
Formation of 50 slum level federations in all nagara panchayats.
Registration of 480 slum-level federations to avail revolving fund.
City livelihood centres Warangal (3) and Nizamabad (2).
Providing placements to 3,000 unemployed youth in 14 NULM Towns (above 1 lakh population), excluding GHMC.
5 Municipal Corporations to get Whats-App Joint Action Groups
Warangal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Ramagundam.
Tags: kt rama rao, metro rail, narendra modi

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Feb 19 2016 (18:54)
krk   36 blog posts
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Stage-1 from Nagole to Secunderabad railway station (about 9 km) <--- if it is till secunderabad that would be a successfull it is upto mettuguda.. "thumbs down". Not much use for the commutters.
stage-2 from Miyapur to SR Nagar (11.9 km) <---- My hope is that it will be successfull
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Feb 07 2016 (07:47)   Double-decker train from Vizag to Vijayawada sought

rdb*^   131692 news posts
Entry# 1732034   News Entry# 256329         Tags   Past Edits
Rajahmundry MP M. Murali Mohan— PHOTO: S. RAMBABU
Member of Parliament from Rajamahendravaram Maganti Muralimohan has appealed to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to include a double-decker train between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada connecting Rajahmundry in the new Railway Budget.
He also wanted the Union Minister to announce two new trains between Visakhapatnam and Varanasi via Rajahmundry, and a direct train from Visakhapatnam or Rajamahendravaram Rajadhani Express to New Delhi.
at the media here on Saturday, the MP said that he would meet Union Railway Minister on February 8 and give a detailed representation on several issues connected to the railways.
He said that there was a need to lay second line on Arch Bridge across the river Godavari as the other bridge (popularly known as Rail-cum-Road bridge) which is having two lines needed immediate repairs.
Mr. Muralimohan said that the height of the eastern side of the railway platform in Rajamahendravaram would be increased to facilitate passengers and extend the MEMU train between Bhimavaram and Nidadavolu up to Rajamahendravaram.
He said that he would organise job mela on April 10 in which 10,000 youth would take part.

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Feb 08 2016 (16:05)
krk   36 blog posts
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Is he talking about 4/5 platforms..? nothing much has been done to call them a full fledged platforms.
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Feb 01 2016 (18:16)   Shocking: Commuters leave one-week-old Mahamana Express in absolute mess

Rajasthan must gt 15000 crore for Railwy developmn^~   977 news posts
Entry# 1726769   News Entry# 255731         Tags   Past Edits
Less than a ten days after PM Narendra Modi flagged off Mahamana superfast express from Varanasi, the condition of the train is in ruins.
The swanky train is fully equipped with the modern facilities with dustbins and bio-toilets in every coach. The train also has new renovated and refurbished AC-coaches fitted with led screen.
However, in pictures taken from less than ten days, the train is left in a state of dirt and mess by passengers. As per pictures posted by Uttar Pradesh BJP's Twitter handle some facilities seem to be vandalised.
train has been named Mahamana Express after Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya, the founder of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). It will run between Varanasi and Delhi via Lucknow thrice a week. The train will cover the 800 km distance in less than 14 hours.
With agency inputs.

Feb 01 2016 (18:32)
krk   36 blog posts
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OMG !! Look at the mess
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Jan 28 2016 (14:36)   Railways to build 500 private freight terminals in 3 years

Jayashree   37327 news posts
Entry# 1723345   News Entry# 255282         Tags   Past Edits
In a bid to boost private investment in rail sector, Indian Railways is aiming to build 500 private freight terminals (PFT) in next three years under public private partnership (PPP) model, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said here on Wednesday.
Further, to attract more investment in rail sector, the central government is working on liberalising policies, Sinha said.
Sinha was here to inaugurate a PFT set up by Continental Warehousing Corporation (NhavaSeva) Limited (CWCNSL), a flagship company of the NDR Group at Sachana village of Viramgam taluka in Ahmedabad district.
"Private investment can play major role in growth of rail sector. Under PPP model, Indian Railway will set up 500 PFT in next three years," Sinha said in his address during the inauguration.
Currently there are 27 PFT in India.
According to Sinha, government is working on investor friendly atmosphere to attract investment from private players in railway sector. "We will make changes in policy to attract more investment from private companies. We will come up with transparent policy which will be investor friendly," he added.
It needs to be mentioned here that during April and December 2015, freight traffic of Indian Railway increased by 1.01% to 816.71 million tonnes as against 808.57 tonnes in corresponding period last year while earnings went up by 6.57% to Rs 80,977.38 crore from Rs 75,985.56 crore during the time.
In 2014-15, Indian Railways' freight traffic registered a growth of 4.18% to stand at 1,097.57 million tonnes as against 1,053.56 million tonnes in 2013-14. On the other hand, earnings increased by 12.67% to Rs 105,312.09 crore in 2014-15 from Rs 93,471.59 crore in 2013-14.
On its part, the NDR Group announced setting up of three new freight terminals in Panipat, Bangalore and Chennai by end of 2016. As of now, the group has one freight terminal in Hyderabad since 2012.
"By end of 2016, we will set up three more freight terminals in India which will double our storage area from 500,000 sq ft to one million sq ft," said N. Adikesavulu Reddy, Chairman and managing director, CWCNSL.

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