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Yesterday (22:52)   Coimbatore’s metro dream closer to reality

rdb*^   130780 news posts
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State Government urged to take up feasibility study soon
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami’s announcement in the Assembly on Wednesday that Coimbatore will get a metro rail is expected to give a boost to public transport infrastructure of the city. However, what is needed is an immediate announcement regarding the feasibility study for the project, say sources here.
K. Kathirmathiyon, secretary of Coimbatore Consumer Cause, says, “I welcome the announcement with caution. It is a long-term project and needs a lot of work to be done. This is only a beginning. The Government
should take up the feasibility study soon.” The city certainly needs a mass rapid transit system. But, there should be a study of which system would be feasible. Just a couple of days ago, a senior State Government official had said that metro rail would not be viable for Coimbatore, he said.
According to R. Raveendran, secretary of Residents’ Awareness Association of Coimbatore, the DMK Government had announced a metro rail for Coimbatore and in 2011 former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the State Government would implement a mono rail project for the city. “We invited the ‘Metro Man’ E. Sreedharan to Coimbatore and in March 2013, he suggested during a visit here that Coimbatore could go in for a light metro. He had said that with such huge investments, Coimbatore should look at a project for the next 100 years and not for just five or 10 years. Now, the Government should initiate measures to take forward the announcement. The Central Government is said to give subsidy for feasibility study, he said.
According to official sources here, the Metro project is expected to reduce congestion on city roads that are witnessing steady increase in vehicular population, a major chuck of which is constituted by two-wheelers. Also, two-wheelers are involved in 50 % of road traffic accidents. Estimates by traffic police shows that 200 vehicles are added to the roads of Coimbatore a day. Authorities feel that use of two-wheelers will marginally come down on stretches having metro connectivity.
However, the project will take a long time as the possible routes should be identified, a feasibility study done, and then draft the project and implement it by calling for global tender. This will be a step-by-step process and the possible routes could be Avinashi Road or Mettupalayam Road or any such main road, an official said.
“I really hope they form a special purpose vehicle and get into the details. Mr. Sreedharan had spent three days in Coimbatore and I think Metro will work for Coimbatore. We need to take steps soon so that traffic congestion on the roads ease in another three or four years,” said Vanitha Mohan, president of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore.
S. Narayanan, chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Coimbatore Zone, said any project that provides better mobility to its citizens is welcome. World-wide, metro projects do bring down dependence of individuals using their own vehicle. So the project should be implemented, taking into account all the concerns and requirements of the city.

Yesterday (23:19)
srinivasvasanthi~   3959 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Instead of 5 times costly AC Metro fares ,ordinary circular sub urban trains ( Mettupalayam to Coimbatore north - Jn - Podanur - Irugur jn - North Coimbatore ) have to be demanded for the Coimbatore for the benefits of workers with extension to Tiruppur ,Pollachi and Palakkad.
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Yesterday (22:50)   Karnataka Rakshana Vedike cadres held for protesting at Namma Metro stations

rdb*^   130780 news posts
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Around 25 Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists were detained on Thursday after they staged a protest at Rajaji Nagar metro station against Hindi signages.
The protestors sat at the entrance of the metro station holding placards and shouted slogans against the usage of Hindi.
The jurisdictional police rushed to the spot and tried to convince the protestors to leave as the protest created panic among commuters. The police later detained the activists.
protest was witnessed at the Mysuru Road metro station as KRV activists blackened the signage by spraying paint. As a precautionary measure, police personnel have been deployed at metro stations, but no complaint has been registered so far.
Arun Javagal, who heads the IT wing of the KRV, said that KRV activists defaced the signage at a few Namma Metro stations as a "last resort."
He said that KRV's T.A. Narayana Gowda had been urging Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) for more than five years to ensure that signage had only English and Kannada, as Namma Metro was a State government project. "The Kannada Development Authority had also issued a notice to BMRCL after the #NammaMetroHindiBeda online campaign. We hoped that some corrective action would be taken by BMRCL. When BMRCL failed to do so, we decided to deface the signage at the stations as a last resort," he told The Hindu.
Mr. Javagal also said that KRV's protest was against Hindi imposition and in demand of language equality.
Meanwhile, BMRCL officials remained tight lipped on the issue. When contacted BMRCL's managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola refused to comment.

Yesterday (22:57)
Why not three languages in Aadhar~   4279 blog posts   323 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Do all the metros in India follow three language custom, including Chennai/Hyderabad/Kochi ?

Yesterday (23:18)
Mridul   30935 blog posts   3132 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Blog Entry Archived.
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Yesterday (23:18)
Mridul   30935 blog posts   3132 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Yesterday (22:42)   Who is Harmanpreet Kaur

rdb*^   130780 news posts
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The Indian batsman blasted 171 against Australia in the semi-final of the Women’s World Cup
Harmanpreet Kaur played the innings of her life on Thursday when she blazed an unbeaten 171 off just 115 balls in the Women’s World Cup semi-final against defending champions Australia in Derby. The right-hander hit 20 fours and seven sixes, reached her century in just 90 balls, and took just 17 deliveries to get from 100 to 150. That the next highest score of the innings was just 36 (by captain Mithali Raj), just showed how Kaur bossed the innings.
171 is the second-highest score by an Indian batsman in women’s one-day internationals, behind Deepti Sharma’s 188 scored earlier this year.
In a match reduced to 42 overs a side, attack was the only way to go. Walking in at the tenth over when India lost their second wicket at 35, Kaur began patiently. She reached her fifty off 64 balls, and India at that stage were looking to build steadily. Kaur then constructed a skyscraper in double quick time to leave the Australians deflated ahead of the chase.
That Kaur pulled off an innings like this shouldn’t surprise anyone. She was due for something big. In fact, she had had a very ordinary tournament coming into this game, with scores of 2, 3, 24, 10, 20, 0, 23 and 60. Her team-mates Raj, Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut had made hefty contributions. As for Kaur, something had to give.
What makes Harmanpreet Kaur indispensable?
A right-handed top-order batsman, Kaur is capable of hitting long sixes. Growing up in Moga, a small town in Punjab, Kaur had to travel 30km from her place to train at an academy. She moved to Mumbai in 2014 where she worked for Western Railway. Living in a big city was a challenge for Kaur and she contemplated moving back, but former India batsman Diana Edulji convinced her not to give up easily.
Kaur made her India debut in 2009, during the World Cup in Australia. In only her eighth one-day game, she walked in with India tottering at 26 for 4 against England and went on to score 84. She scored her two one-day centuries in 2013, the first against England and the second against Bangladesh.
Kaur was appointed India’s T20 captain in November 2016, taking over from Mithali Raj. She played a starring role in a T20 against Australia in January 2016, scoring a 31-ball 46 to help India to record its highest ever T20 chase.
Her strong performances as an aggressive top-order player caught the attention of franchise scouts from Australia.
Kaur has emerged as one of the most sought-after Indian woman cricketers, with offers coming in from franchises in England and Australia. In July 2016, Kaur made history by becoming the first woman cricketer from India to sign for an overseas T20 franchise, when she joined Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
In May this year, Kaur became the first woman from India to sign for England’s domestic Twenty20 tournament, the Kia Super League. The 28-year-old signed for Surrey Stars for the upcoming season, starting August 2017.
The woman’s game in India is yet to have an Indian Premier League (IPL) style tournament, one that the players believe would do wonders for the recognition of the game in the country. Australia took the lead by starting the WBBL, with England following suit in 2016 with the Super League. When the Board of Control for Cricket in India finally sanctioned the participation of their women players for overseas leagues, it was a breakthrough for talented players like Kaur. Soon after, her team-mate Mandhana signed for Brisbane Heat.
Kaur had offers from three teams, but settled on Sydney Thunder because she felt more opportunities would come her way since the franchise had only one other overseas player. It proved a wise choice and she impressed by scoring 296 runs in 12 matches and was named Sydney Thunder’s WBBL Player of the Tournament.
Kaur is also a part-time offspinner and she has 43 international wickets till date.

Yesterday (22:53)
Congratulations President of India Ram Nath Kovind^~   40023 blog posts   28485 correct pred (77% accurate)
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thanks for sharing :)

Yesterday (22:54)
कर्नाटक सम्पर्क क्रांति^~   4700 blog posts   3606 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Hopefully India will be in finals

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Apr 14 2017 (21:54)   5 more railway stations jump on the Wi-Fi bandwagon

rdb*^   130780 news posts
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Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Puducherry, Villupuram get the facility
Southern Railway has decided to expand Wi-Fi facility to more railway stations falling within the Tiruchi Railway Division as part of the Digital India initiative.
Plans are afoot to provide Wi-Fi broadband facility at Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Puducherry and Villupuram railway stations in the coming year, Divisional Railway Manager A.K. Agarwal said on Thursday.
Addressing the
62nd Railway Week celebrations here, he said that Tiruchi Division had done exceedingly well in maintaining cleanliness at railway stations and on trains. Facilities required by the travelling public had been accorded maximum priority in all planning exercises, be it new reservation facilities or new services. Tiruchi essentially being a passenger-oriented division had carried 3.66 crore passengers during the 2016-17 financial year.
As part of railway safety measures, 69 unmanned level crossings in the division had been eliminated either by manning them or providing limited use subways or diversion.
Thirty nine unmanned level crossings had been manned and 30 others closed by providing limited use subway or diversion. The division had maintained better safety record in 2016-17, the official said.
Exhorting railway employees to further improve their record, he said punctuality performance of the division was 97.5% during 2016-17 as compared to 93.3% in the previous fiscal.
Further, 100% punctuality was achieved on 176 days in 2016-17.
The originating passenger earnings of the division clocked an increase of 5.08 per cent in 2016-17 over the previous financial year.
The second railway line laid in the stretch between Valadi and Ponmalai as part of Villupuram-Dindigul doubling project was expected to be commissioned next month, he said.
Highlighting the performance in passenger amenities front, he said booking of retiring rooms through online facility had been commissioned at Puducherry, Villupuram, Nagapattinam, Kumbakonam and Srirangam. Emergency medical care centres were opened at Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam railway stations.
As part of energy conservation measures, energy efficient LED lamps had been installed at various places.
The Tiruchi Division had bagged the overall efficiency shield in the Southern Railway zone, he said and complimented the officers and staff for the feat.
The Operating, Commercial, Accounts, Medical and Safety departments of the Division had bagged efficiency shields during 2016-17.
A total of 660 employees at the divisional level were awarded at the celebration that was attended by officers and staff.

Yesterday (22:30)
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Jul 17 2017 (06:15)
rdb*^   31551 blog posts   380902 correct pred (80% accurate)
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better chances from NDLS

Jul 17 2017 (07:42)
कर्नाटक सम्पर्क क्रांति^~   4700 blog posts   3606 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Ya i know.... But I'm coming from BZU in Patalkot Exp (which terminates at DEE)... So i thought traveling to NDLS from DEE will be a problem for us...

Jul 17 2017 (14:41)
rdb*^   31551 blog posts   380902 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Lot of pax will be booked till NDLS. maybe change BP to NDLS....

Yesterday (21:25)
कर्नाटक सम्पर्क क्रांति^~   4700 blog posts   3606 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Confirmed before charting....
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