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Entry# 4670871   News Entry# 414494         Tags   Past Edits
Western Railway had commenced the services of a few local trains from 15th June, 2020 o­n the Mumbai suburban section after complete closure since 23rd March, 2020. The services were gradually increased for the convenience of passengers and to avoid crowding and maintain social distancing, presently 350 special suburban services are being operated by Western Rly for the essential services staff as notified by Govt of Maharashtra. Now, as per the demands received from the staff of essential category and to make it possible to reach them to their places of work in time, Western Rly has madean important revision in timings of 4 originating / terminating Dahanu Road special local trains & has decided to extend 2 existing special suburban services between Dahanu Road & Virar upto Churchgate for the benefit of essential services staff w.e.f. 17th July, 2020.

According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur- Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, these special suburban services are notfor general passengers / public & are strictly o­nly for essential staff as identified by the State Government of Maharashtra. As per the revised timings w.e.f. 17th July, 2020, the first train from Dahanu Road i.e. DRD-2 will now depart at 04.40 hrs to reach Churchgate at 07.15 hrs. This train was earlier departing from Dahanu Road at 5.40 am & running upto Virar o­nly, whichnow has been extended upto Churchgate. The next local train DRD-4 departing Dahanu Road at 05.40 hrs will reach Virar at 06.55 hrs.Earlier DRD 4 was departing from Dahanu Road at 7.05 hrs & was reaching at Virar at 8.20 hrs. Similarly, in the Down direction the first local for Dahanu Road DRD-1 will depart from Virar at 04.15 hrs to reach Dahanu Road at 05.30 hrs. Earlier DRD 1 was departing at 5.00 hrs from Virar & was reachingDahanu Road at 6.15 hrs. DRD-9 which was originating from Virar for Dahanu Road at 09.10 hrs, will now originatefrom Churchgate at 07.40 hrs to reach Dahanu Rd at 10.25 hrs. These changes will beespecially beneficial for those essential categorystaff doing night shift. 


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Jul 15 2020 (19:40)   Maharashtra govt says no to railway gauge conversion in Melghat tiger habitat

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Entry# 4669667   News Entry# 414270         Tags   Past Edits
In a significant development, the Maharashtra government has said no to railway gauge conversion passing through the tiger habitat of Melghat in Vidarbha region.
The proposed gauge conversion of Akola-Khandwa railway line is passing through the core critical tiger habitat of Melghat Tiger Reserve.
The work was to be undertaken by the South Central Railway.
In a letter to Union Minister of Environment, Forest
and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar and Minister for Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged them to look for an alternate alignment and withdraw the present project.
In pursuance of the uni-gauge policy, the Centre has submitted seeking permission to start gauge conversion work in the existing meter-gauge line connecting Akola to Khandwa for a total stretch of 176 kms. The proposal includes open cutting of tunnels which involves cutting and blasting of rocks using heavy machinery and explosives. It also involves realignment away from the existing track to ease sharp curves on 23.48 kms out of a total length of 38 kms passing through the core area of tiger reserve.  
According to Thackeray, this amounts to realignment and not just gauge conversion along the existing railway track.
The Melghat Tiger Reserve is among the first nine tiger reserves of India declared in 1973-74.
The tiger reserve is spread over an area of 2,768.52 sq kms and is part of Satpura-Maikal landscape which has the distinction of being one of the global priority tiger conservation landscape.
“The Melghat Tiger Reserve is home to around 55 tigers. The decision of the Maharashtra government creates a win-win situation for both, tigers and villagers,” said Kishor Rithe, the founder of Satpuda Foundation, who is also a member of the Maharashtra State Wildlife Board.
The proposed gauge conversion will substantially increase the railway traffic in the long run leading to huge disturbance to the core areas of Melghat Tiger Reserve.
“Along with increase in the railway traffic, it would also lead to increase in speed of the trains, restrictions on future expansions and modifications and increase in pollution along the track. The core area has been made inviolate by rehabilitating 13 villages and 6 of these are within 10 kms distance of the existing railway line. Due to this wildlife has significantly increased in the area,” said Thackeray
The Wildlife Institute of India has also recommended that the best mitigation for the railway line is avoidance of the upgradation through the tiger reserve and opt for alternative alignments. 
In the letters, Thackeray also quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had said - "conservation of tigers is not a choice but an imperative."

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Jul 15 2020 (19:44)
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They should preserve khandwa- Akot line

Jul 15 2020 (19:55)
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Already they done blindy mistake on satpura-nainpur now this, should not allow to gc,

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Entry# 4668703   News Entry# 414104         Tags   Past Edits
Shri Suresh Angadi, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways conducted a review meeting at Belagavi today for speeding up Bagalkot-Kudachi New railway line project. Shri P.C. Gaddigoudar, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Bagalkot;  Shri Veeranna Charantimath, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, Bagalkot; Shri Siddu Savadi, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, Terdal;  Shri Duryodhan Aihole, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, Raybag;  Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager of South Western Railway; Shri M.G. Hiremath, DC of Belagavi; Captain Rajendra, DC of Bagalkot; Shri B.G. Mallya, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; Shri Vinod Bampal, Chief Track Engineer;  Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager of  Hubballi Division;  Shri Prem Narayan, Chief Engineer, Construction and others attended the meeting. 
142 km Bagalkot-Kudachi new railway line project was sanctioned
in the year 2010-11 with an anticipated cost of Rs. 986.30 crores o­n 50:50 cost sharing basis and land free of cost by Government of Karnataka.   In the first phase, 30 KM of Bagalkot-Khajjidoni new section has been commissioned during June, 2018.
In Bagalkot district, between Bagalkot-Khajjidoni section, out of 632 Acres, 11 Gunta and 05 Annas of land required, Government of Karnataka has acquired 615 acres, 22 Gunta of land and still 16 acres, 29 Gunta, 05 Annas of land has to be handed over to the railways. In Khajjidoni-Terdal line, out of 1349 acres, 38 Gunta 14 Annas of land required, Govt. of Karnataka has acquired 454 Acres, 39 Gunta, 02 Annas of land.
In Belagavi district, between Terdal and Kudachi, out of 467 Acres, 10 Gunta, 01 anna of land required GOK has acquired 231 Acres, 05 Gunta and 04 Annas of land and 236 Acres, 04 Gunta, 13 Anna of land yet to be acquired. 
Shri Suresh Angadi, directed the District Administration to expedite the land acquisition so that the line can be completed.  He also instructed the railway officials to put boundary stone between Khajjidoni and Lokapur within 15 days and call for tender to commence the new line work upto Lokapur. 
During the meeting Shri Veeranna Charantimath discussed about construction of New Goods Shed at Navanagar and also about new station building work at Bagalkot.
Shri Duryodhan Aihole, requested to expedite the ROB work at Raybag and asked for a Waiting room at Raybag station. Hon’ble MoSR directed the officials to construct a shed at Raybag which will be helpful for loading sugar from Sugar Industries. 
                                                                                           Chief Public Relations Officer
                                                                              South Western Railway, Hubballi

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Jul 12 2020 (16:35)   By 2030, India hope to be world’s first 100% green railway with net zero-emission: Piyush Goyal

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Entry# 4667468   News Entry# 413982         Tags   Past Edits
Commerce & Railway Minister Piyush Goyal attended the ‘India Global Week 2020’ through video conferencing.
The three-day virtual conference will have 5,000 global participants from 30 nations. It is being addressed by 250 global speakers across 75 sessions.
During the conference, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “There're clear signs that India is on path of getting back into action. We've always shown ability to bounce back rapidly. Historically, India has suffered many challenges, but we always had resilience to come back into action quickly.”
has approved a program for 100% electrification of Indian Railways. We'll be the largest railways in world to be 100% electrified with 120,000 track km across India.
By 2030, we hope to be world's first 100% green railway with net zero emission”, added the Railway Minister.

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Jul 12 2020 (17:12)
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We cant accept this source of electricity mainly is from coal and nuclear, then how this green railway

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Jul 10 2020 (17:14)   PM Modi to inaugurate Asia’s largest solar power plant in MP today

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Entry# 4666012   News Entry# 413663         Tags   Past Edits
The solar power plant project in Madhya Pradesh, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comprises three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500-hectare plot of land inside a solar park with a total area of 1500 hectare.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate Asia’s largest solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, which the government has said will reduce emission equivalent to approximately 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide every year.

The Prime Minister will dedicate the 750MW ultra mega solar power plant, which is spread over 1,590 acres of land, to the nation through video conferencing.

“Rewa Solar Project is an example of the excellent results that can be achieved if there is a synergy between central and state governments,” the Centre said in a release.

Here’s all about the project:

* The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is one of the largest single-site solar power plants in India and the world.

* The project comprises three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500-hectare plot of land inside a solar park with a total area of 1500 hectare.

* The solar park was developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a joint venture company of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a central public sector undertaking.

* A central financial assistance of Rs 138 crore has been provided to RUMSL for the development of the park.

* Mahindra Renewables Private Ltd, ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Ltd and Arinsun Clean Energy Private Ltd were selected by RUMSL through a reverse auction for developing the three solar generating units.

* The project is the first renewable energy project to supply to an institutional customer outside the state, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. It will get 24% of energy from the project with the remaining 76% being supplied to the state discoms of Madhya Pradesh.

* It also exemplifies India’s commitment to attaining the target of 175GW of installed renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, including 100GW of solar installed capacity, the government has said.

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Is this zone is a arid zone

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