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Nov 23 (19:56)   Jabalpur Gondia Gauge Conversion | डबल होगी गोंदिया से जबलपुर लाइन - YouTube

ankur7694   11 news posts
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जबलपुर से बालाघाट होते हुए गोंदिया तक बने नए ब्रॉडगेज परियोजना का काम पूरा हो गया है। जल्द ही इस ट्रैक पर नियमित ट्रेनों का संचालन शुरू हो जाएगा। वर्तमान में यह ट्रैक सिंगल है, लेकिन जल्द ही इसे डबल किया जाएगा। इसके लिए बिलासपुर रेल जोन के नागपुर मंडल ने काम शुरू कर दिया है। जानकारों के मुताबिक एक साल तक सिंगल ट्रैक पर ट्रेनों का संचालन कर इसका परीक्षण किया जाएगा। इसके बाद डबल ट्रैक बनाने का काम होगा। इसके लिए सभी तैयारी लगभग पूरी हो गई हैंं। जमीन अधिग्रहण का काम भी शुरू कर दिया गया है। नवंबर माह के अंत तक जबलपुर—बालाघाट—गोंदिया ब्रॉडगेज परियोजना शुरु हो जाएगी।
सर्वे पूरा, नहीं है तकनीकी खामी: रेलवे के इंजीनियरिंग विभाग का
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कहना है कि इस रूट पर डबल ट्रैक बनाने के काम में किसी प्रकार की अड़चनें नहीं है। इसके लिए सर्वे किया जा चुका है और लाइन के दोहरीकरण की योजना को देखते ही पहले से ही रेल लाइन, पुल-पुलियों के लिए भूमि का अधिग्रहण की प्रक्रिया पूरी हो गई है। सिंगल लाइन को डबल करने में करीब 4 से 5 साल का समय लगेगा, जिसके साथ ही उत्तर भारत से दक्षिण भारत के बीच रेल लाइन कनेक्टिविटी का बेहतर रेल रास्ता खुलेगा, जिससे व्यापार, शिक्षा, स्वास्थ्य चिकित्सा सुविधा क्षेत्र में नई संभावनाएं पैदा होंगी और पर्यटन को बढ़ावा मिलेगा।
80 से 100 किलाेमीटर की रफ्तार से दौड़ेंगी ट्रेनें: जबलपुर गोंदिया ब्रॉडगेज परियोजना के पूर्ण होने का सपना जल्द साकार होने जा रहा है, जिसमें बड़ी लाइन पर मेल और एक्सप्रेस गाड़ियां 80 से 100 किलाेमीटर प्रतिघंटे की रफ्तार से दौड़ेंगी तब सफर आसान और सुहाना हो जाएगा, दूरियां कम हो जाएंगी। इन दिनों जबलपुर गोंदिया ब्रॉडगेज का काम अंतिम दौर में चल रहा है। सीआरएस ने इसका निरीक्षण भी कर लिया है। जल्द ही इस रूट पर कोरोना काल के पहले चलने वाली पैसेंजर ट्रेनों का संचालन शुरू कर दिया जाएगा।
छोटी लाइन पर चलती थी यह ट्रेनें
पहले — चार साल पहले तक इस नैरोगेज लाइन पर 5 गाड़ियां सतपुड़ा एक्सप्रेस, जबलपुर-नैनपुर पैसेंजर, जबलपुर बालाघाट पैसेंजर, जबलपुर-नैनपुर फास्ट पैसेंजर, जबलपुर-नागपुर पैसेंजर गाड़ियां अप और डाउन की चलती थीं।
अब— इन ट्रेनों को सुपरफास्ट बनाकर चलाया जाएगा। साथ ही नागपुर और दक्षिण भारत से भी हाई स्पीड गाड़ियों का आना-जाना शुरु हो जाएगा।

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Forest areas

2 Public Posts - Tue Nov 24, 2020

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Ya i have seen them ages back.

80-90Km/hr should be fine and good in these areas especially from Titwa to Nainpur.

2 Public Posts - Tue Nov 24, 2020

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VIJAY~   656 blog posts
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CBE PGT has gradient issues as CBE is situated at 400M above and PGT at 80M so they had different alignment.

Ya they can take this case and work out for second line but it will be complex for sure as distance to be laid will be more.
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Oct 26 (19:40)   Vizag Metro Rail project to be completed by 2028

KarthikCG^~   192 news posts
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Vizag Metro Rail project, proposed to be taken up in four corridors covering a total distance of 75.3 km at an estimated cost of ₹15,933 crore, is expected to be completed by 2028. The first phase, extending over 46.40 km, is expected to be completed by 2025.

A master plan has already been prepared for development of 79.91 km of light metro corridor and 60 km modern tram corridor. The project consultants would prepare separate DPRs for the metro and tram corridors and submit them by mid-November and mid-December respectively.
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The consultants have made detailed traffic study and recommended four metro corridors with 52 stations, extending over a length of 75.31 km. Corridor-1 will be from Steel Plant to Kommadi junction, covering a distance of 34.23 km, corridor-2 from Gurudwara to Old Post Office, covering 5.26 km, corridor-3 from Thatichetlapalem to China Waltair, covering 6.91 km and corridor-4 from Kommadi to Bhogapuram Airport, covering a distance of 28.91 km.

The modern tram will be in three routes: corridor-1: NAD junction to Pendurthi, covering 10.20 km., Steel Plant Gate to Anakapalle, covering 18.20 km and corridor-3 from Old Head Post Office to Bheemili beach via Rushikonda 31.80 km.

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Botcha Satyanarayana inaugurated the regional office of AP Metro Rail Corporation here on Sunday.

Addressing the media later, the Minister said: “The project is being taken up for the development of Visakhapatnam city as part of the decentralisation plan of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.”

Mr. Satyanarayana said that the unique features of Vizag Metro were that it would not have overhead electrical lines as in the case of other metros in India, and would be powered by 750 volts DC power. It would be a driver-less metro. Six multi-level car parkings were planned at Steel Plant Gate, Gurudwara, Maddilapalem, BVK College, Sampath Vinayak temple and Gajuwaka. Each would have a capacity for parking 200 to 300 cars.

Of the 75.3 km of light metro corridors, 70.5 km would be fully elevated and 4.5 km would be at grade level near Bhogapuram Airport.

Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, District Collector V. Vinay Chand, MP M.V.V. Satyanarayana, Metro Rail Project MD N.P. Ramakrishna Reddy, VMRDA Commissioner P. Koteswara Rao and GVMC Commissioner G. Srijana and MLAs Tippala Nagi Reddy and Adeep Raj were among those present.

6 Public Posts - Mon Oct 26, 2020

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Considering traffic needs of 2028-29 City of Visakhapatnam needs a Metro system for sure. Govt should have considered earlier DPR given by DMRC(E.Sridharan) than this present mindless project routes which lacks proper interchange and financial viability.

Please don't say developing Visakhapatnam as decentralization plan (it is not Srikakulam or Vizayanagaram) as it is the most developed city of Present AP atleast.
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YSRCP JAGAN REDDY govt is trying to rebrand themselves from existing proverb :
"There is no money in money plant There is no development from this Govt"

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Aug 11 (14:55)   इटारसी से छिनेंगी दक्षिण जाने वाली पांच गाड़ियां, जबलपुर से गोदिंया होकर चलाने की तैयारी

Mishraji~   1 news posts
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जबलपुर से दक्षिण प्रांत को जोड़ने वाली जबलपुर-गोदिंया ब्राडगेज परियोजना का काम पूरा होते ही इटारसी स्टेशन की झोली से पांच कमाऊ ट्रेनें छिन जाएंगी। संभावना है कि लॉकडाउन पूरी तरह खत्म होते ही रेलवे नई रेलवे लाइन से पांच ट्रेनों को शुरूआती दौर में नए मार्ग से चलाएगा। इनमें दो जोड़ी चार नियमित ट्रेनें एवं तीन साप्ताहिक ट्रेनें शामिल हैं।
इन ट्रेनों के रूट बदलने से जहां इटारसी स्टेशन पर ट्रेनों की संख्या घटेगी, वहीं इनसे मिलने वाला यात्री भाड़ा, माल भाड़ा और कैटरिंग कारोबार भी प्रभावित होगा। बड़ा नुकसान मौजूदा रूट के यात्रियों को होगा, जिन्हें अब इन ट्रेनों की सुविधा नहीं मिलेगी।
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पूरा होगा कामः रेल सूत्रों के अनुसार समनापुर से लामता के बीच रेलवे ट्रेक बिछाने का काम पूरा हो गया है। 28 किमी. की दूरी में डाले गए नए रेलपथ का जल्द चीफ सेफ्टी कमिश्नर(रेलवे) दौरा कर एनओसी देंगे, इसके साथ ही रूटीन ट्रेनों के परिचालन हेतु 12 अगस्त तक लगाई रोक के बाद जबलपुर से इटारसी होकर दक्षिण जाने वाली पांच ट्रेनों को नए रेल मार्ग से संचालित किया जाएगा।
इन ट्रेनों का रूट बदलेगाः अधिकारियों के अनुसार प्रारंभिक रूप से इटारसी होकर साउथ जाने वाली गंगा कावेरी, पटना-बैंगलुरू, संघमित्रा एक्स, एर्नाकुर्लम-पटना एक्स, दानापुर-सिकंदराबाद एक्स. एवं बागमती एक्सप्रेस गोदिंया होकर चलाई जा सकती हैं। ये सारी ट्रेनें अभी व्हाया इटारसी-नागपुर होकर दक्षिण भारत जाती हैं। संभावना है कि सितंबर माह से रेलवे अधिकांश ट्रेनों को सामान्य रूप से शुरू कर सकता है।
उधर फायदा इधर घाटाः
जबलपुर-गोदिंया रेलवे ट्रेक शुरू होने से जबलपुर से दक्षिण भारत की दूरी करीब 260 किमी. कम हो जाएगी। दूरी कम होने से यात्रियों का समय बचेगा, साथ ही किराया भी कम होगा। रेलवे से दक्षिण प्रांत को बुक होने वाले माल भाड़े की दरें भी कम होगीं।
इसका उल्टा असर इटारसी, बैतूल, नरसिंहपुर, आमला, पिपरिया समेत उन स्टेशनों पर होगा, जहां इन ट्रेनों का स्टॉपेज है। पार्सल, टिकट बुकिंग, खानपान की आय घटेगी, साथ ही इन स्टेशनों से नागपुर होकर दक्षिण यात्रा करने वाले यात्रियों से भी पांच ट्रेनों की सुविधा छिन जाएगी, आशंका है कि इलाहाबाद से इटारसी होकर दक्षिण जाने वाली अन्य ट्रेनें भी भविष्य में नए रूट से चलाई जाएंगी।
सीधै तौर पर इससे इटारसी स्टेशन का रूतबा रेलवे के नक्शे पर छंटेगा। खानपान कारोबारियों का कहना है कि वैसे भी अब दक्षिण रूट की ट्रेनें यहां नहीं बची हैं। इस मामले में पमरे की मुख्य जनसंपर्क अधिकारी ने बताया कि प्रस्तावित योजना पूरी होते ही नए ट्रेक को शुरू किया जाएगा।

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Diverting trains via short routes will help passengers to save time and gives people of new stations some oppurtunities to explore.With divertion of trains Nagpur-Itarsi section will be some breathing space for goods trains running on this section so that their avg speeds can be increased and if possible new trains can be added in their place.

Happy to see Satpura railway is getting broad gauge trains.Hope in forest areas of Titwa speed restrictions will be applied to help wild life.

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Jun 22 (19:09)   Will get Karnataka High Court's stay vacated on Hubballi-Ankola railway line, says Jagadish Shettar

sachinature~   936 news posts
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Large and Medium Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar said the Karnataka government will consider all legal options to vacate the stay order issued by Karnataka High Court relating to Hubballi-Ankola railway project.
Speaking to media persons here on Monday, he said, "The railway line is a long-pending demand of the people of the region and as an elected representative, it is my duty to fulfil their demands. I do not have any personal interest in this project. But for the sake of development works I have been trying to implement the project,” he said.
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Hubballi-Ankola railway line will not only be used for transportation of goods trains but also for plying passenger trains. “It is the demand of coastal area people,” he said.
The railway line will help in the development of the region as several projects. including the development of Belekeri port, are being proposed. The Indian Navy is also planning to develop an airport in the coastal region.
No companies
The industries minister also clarified that the state has so far not received any concrete proposal from any companies that are planning to leave China and establish their manufacturing unit in India.
“Talks are on with several companies, but so far the State has not received any concrete proposal. We are hopeful that in the near future, a few companies will start their units here,” he said.
No more lockdown
Shettar also clarified that in spite of the spike in COVID-19 cases, the state government may not go for complete lockdown in the future. “We may have to live with this virus, so there is no proposal in front of the state government to go for another lockdown,” he said.

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A disaster in making.
Fine kill westren ghats for people aspirations.You can enhance train speeds via-main land routes or use Castle rock route than this selfish people project.
If HUBLI wants connection to MANGALURU we can have Udan scheme and benefit people than intruding machines into forest and kill wildlife.
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Jun 20 (18:37)   When trains thundered into India’s forests in the 1800s, they set behemoth and beast on a collision course

MAREECH_HA1NKS~   330 news posts
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Sometime in the late 1800s, a British-Indian Railway Company headquarters received a curious telegram: ‘Tiger jumping about platform, men will not work; please arrange’, it said. Then in 1892, an artist turned this little note into a sketch and published it in The Graphic, a popular British weekly illustrated newspaper. It was captioned, ‘An Awkward Visitor at an Upcountry Railway Station in India’. The cartoon immediately catapulted this incident into popular imagination and it became a Victorian pop-culture legend. Dozens of authors have since speculated on the precise location of this ‘upcountry’ railway station: one strong candidate was ‘Khundwa’ railway station (Khandwa, now in Madhya Pradesh). According to Val C. Prinsep’s book Imperial India, 1879: An Artist’s Journals, the said tiger was shot the next day, proving that the telegram was not a bluff.
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Somewhere in Bengal, also in the late 19th century, a similar incident was reported, albeit probably with some embellishments. ‘The native station master of an out-of-the-way Indian railway station was suddenly pounced upon by a man-eating tiger. The startled assistant, remembering the orders given in the cases of an attack being made by robbers, or the like, immediately rushed to the telegraph office, and wired to the European official at the next place on the line — ‘Tiger on platform eating our respected stationmaster; please wire instructions’.’ The report says that by the time help could be sent, the tiger had not only ‘wolfed the master,’ but also ‘got away with ‘our respected assistant’.

A few years earlier, this time near Jaipur, a Bengali station master working in a lonely wayside railway station surrounded by forests had been waylaid by a wandering tiger. The rude interruption forced him to telegraph an urgent missive to his British superior at Jaipur: ‘Tiger in charge, I on roof, please arrange’. The story goes that the British officer immediately went to the station, shot the tiger, and the station master descended from his perch and resumed ‘charge’ of the station.
All the many variations of this story hark back to a time in India when two great forces crossed paths for the first time — the modernising force of the Great Indian Railways and the ancient ways of great Indian jungles. The first railway lines ploughed through forests and hills, rivers and swamps. The natural world pushed back. Disease and accidents killed hundreds of labourers and engineers, and so did wild animals. The creatures of the forests, especially tigers, fought against this strange intrusion into their turf. Attacks on railway labourers and staff during the construction of the lines and immediately after were very common. In 1889, a tigress that inhabited the area around the railway tunnel close to the newly constructed Darekasa railway station, now in Gondia district of Maharashtra, was reported to have killed around 40 railway employees.
Artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries often interpreted such incidents of conflict as a clash between two opposing worlds: the ‘wild’ and the ‘modern’, the ‘old’ and the ‘new’; the Indian ‘wild’ pushing back against British ‘civilising’. This produced an array of very interesting artworks. There are sketches of a tiger chasing a pointsman up the semaphore signal at the end of a platform as he comes to signal an oncoming train; two fleet-footed sub-adult tigers are running off a railway line, somewhere between ‘Sutna’ (Satna, Madhya Pradesh) and Manikpur, startled by a train; an engineer inspecting a line on a trolley is spooked out of his wits as he nearly bumps into a family of four tigers including two cubs.
There were encounters with other wildlife too. A sketch published in a French journal in 1907 depicted a herd of blackbuck running helter-skelter off a line with an approaching train engine in the background. It was titled ‘Un défi à la Civilisation’ (A challenge to civilisation). Was the artist referring to the ‘civilisation’ of humans depicted by railways or was he alluding to the ‘civilisation’ of the wild animals being challenged by human enterprise? Artists also used the imagery of wildlife and railways for satire, to mostly reinforce imperial positions and stereotypes.
However, the most enduring imagery of this brewing conflict between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ was that of the forest’s behemoth, the Indian elephant, gallantly facing off against the mechanical behemoth. In January 1869, a little more than 15 years after the inauguration of the first passenger train in India, the first elephant collision was reported in The Penny Illustrated Newspaper. ‘A… very serious accident… perhaps unheard of since the establishment of railways, not only in India, but throughout the world, happened.... between Sahebgunge and Mirzapore, about two miles from the latter station. At that time the No. 5 down goods’ train was approaching a mangoe tope [grove], in which some seventy elephants [evidently these were domesticated elephants] were stationed. The red lights glaring in the distance, and the noise and smoke of the engine, would seem to have caused an awful consternation among the poor brutes… One large male, however, the strongest and most courageous of the lot, became so infuriated that he broke his chain and rushed forward to intercept and encounter the supposed enemy… He encountered it [train] with head and tusks; but animal strength proved no match for steam and machinery — the poor brute was knocked down and killed on the spot, and the engine, rebounding, ran off the line, and it and eleven carriages were capsized into a ditch. The fireman luckily managed to jump off in time, and the guard did the same; but the poor driver, named Smith, remained in his place, and received injuries from which it is not expected he will recover’.
Such incidents were not limited to India. Near the little town of Tapah in Malaysia, an old tusker defended his herd by charging at an oncoming train and died in the process. So moved were railway officials by this elephant’s bravery that a memorial sign, which still survives, was erected at the spot he fell with the inscription “There is buried here a wild elephant who in defence of his herd charged and derailed a train on the 17th day of September, 1894”.
As the railways penetrated further into the forests and hinterlands, they also brought with them a new breed of British men and women to these ‘upcountry stations’, in the form of railway employees and travellers. This gave birth to a new genre of literature — stories, poems and non-fiction writings set at the intersection of railway lines and the forest and its denizens. These writers ranged from big names like Rudyard Kipling to lesser-known ones such as J.W. Best, an Indian Forest Service officer. Railway magazines of the time (each railway company in British India usually had its own illustrated monthly magazine) were also replete with accounts of shikar along railway lines or fiction set in some quaint ‘jungli’ station. A little known book of 1934, The Wheels of Ind by John W. Mitchell, a senior officer of the Bengal-Nagpur Railway Company (which would become South-Eastern Railway zone after Independence), was about his adventures along the ‘jungli’ railway stations and lines around Bilaspur. Writers such as Ruskin Bond have expertly carried forward this genre, often drawing upon the imagery of quaint railway stations set amidst jungles and wildlife.
Today, more than a century later, the railways of the Raj, which were an amalgamation of more than half a dozen British railway companies, have become the monolithic Indian Railways. Most of those old forests that once posed such a formidable challenge to the fledgling railways have now bowed out, and with them have been edged out those thousands of tigers and leopards and elephants that once protested the intrusion of men, iron and machines into their world. There are more lines, more trains. The huffing and puffing steam engines of yore have been replaced with electrified beasts. The ‘war of civilisation’ has been decidedly won by men and their machines.

In recent years, the most visible casualty of the Railways has been that old adversary of the railways, the elephant. As railway lines continue expanding and intruding into their habitats, more than 60 elephants have been mowed down by trains over the past four years, around 300 in the past three decades. West Bengal, Assam and Odisha are the worst affected. Between 2010 and 2019, as many as 51 elephants were killed on the tracks in West Bengal, 44 in Assam and 24 in Orissa. Many such accidents happen when elephants come to the rescue of a herd member stuck on the lines, and die in vain trying to stop the engine just like their forefathers did more than a century ago.
Besides elephants, in the past four years alone, nearly a dozen tigers, more than half a dozen lions, and scores of leopards have died on the tracks.
The Railways and forest authorities have tried a number of different approaches to mitigate this conflict. Some are fairly straightforward, such as reducing train speeds when passing through wildlife habitats; keeping the sides of the tracks clear of vegetation and food waste that might attract elephants and other wild animals; and sensitisation programmes for railway staff. But there have been some novel efforts as well, such as ‘Plan Bee’, the brainchild of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), the area where a majority of elephant-train collisions occur. This involves installing an audio device with a range of 600 metres, which produces the buzzing sound of a swarm of bees, a sound that spooks elephants and keeps them off the tracks. NFR has also constructed underpasses, overpasses and ramps to facilitate elephant crossings and fenced off vulnerable stretches. But these efforts haven’t put an end to the killings, and stories of train-animal collisions continue to come in.

Yet, despite all these conflicts, a slice of the gentler side of the railways, one that inspired writers and artists, did survive into the new millennium. These are the last remnants of several small gauge lines that once cut across the forests of peninsular and northern India. Many of those lines, such as the Satpura narrow gauge lines, which once served the tribal hinterlands of southern Madhya Pradesh and eastern Maharashtra, have now been decommissioned under Project Unigauge. Some still survive. It is on these lines that you can still spot a pointsman precariously walking towards the edge of the platform to light the oil lamp on the semaphore tower as the evening shadows of the towering sal trees begin to lengthen. And here tigers and leopards still sometimes decide to play the part of the ‘awkward visitor’. The trains move slowly, the lines don’t bulldoze through the landscape but quietly snake through forest and hill, meandering like a forest stream. Deer trust the trains enough to graze beside the lines and the clinking wheels of the train are almost a part of forest sounds. These may be the last remnants of a forgotten world where the railways and the wild are not adversaries. Where the two exist in amity. Where the clash of the behemoth and the beast finally ends.
The writer is a Jharkhand-based conservationist and an avid collector of antiquarian books on natural history.

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It took me to golden past.

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