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Nov 10 (19:09)   Railways to electrify Kashmir rail line

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In its endeavour for electrification of the 137-kilometre Banihal-Baramulla rail link in next two years, the Northern Railways has started erecting electric poles along the track from Budgam to Baramulla.
Senior Railways officials told the Greater Kashmir that simultaneously digging work is underway between Qazigund and Budgam stations.
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“Depending on the weather, erecting the poles between Budgam to Baramulla might take next one month,” Saqib Yousuf, Chief Area Manager said.
Another railway official said the overhead electrification, for which some work was started in June 2019, has a stipulated completion period of two years till June 2021. It may be recalled that tenders for the project were released two years ago but full-fledged work has started only now.
“The total route length for electrification is 137.73 kilometres with three main substations of Qazigund, Budgam and Baramulla from where power will be supplied to the overhead equipment of the rail line,” the official said. He said there would be 10 power switching stations in Banihal-Baramulla section.
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“The overhead equipment of the rail line will be supplied with 25 KV power supply. Besides, the transmission substation will be fed by a 132 KV supply from different power grids,” the official said.
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) “to monitor the traction power distribution” will be based at Budgam station, he said.
As per officials, the Railways has approached J&K administration and central government for power supply for electrification of the rail link.
“Electrification will be more economical and is 40 per cent lower than when compared to running the railways on diesel,” said the official.
He said the electric poles would be erected after every 400-420 meters and it would be more eco-friendly compared to running railways on fuel.
As per officials, in the first phase, a total number of 1271 electric poles would be erected between Budgam and Baramulla stations. Of these, the highest number of 305 poles will be erected between Sopore and Baramulla. Besides, poles will be erected between Budgam to Mazhom, Mazhom to Pattan, Pattan to Hamre and Hamre to Sopore, officials said.
It may be recalled that Kashmir got its first train service in 2013 when it was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
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Nov 11 (15:12)
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Sir, kindly update Banihal-Baramulla as 'Construction-Electrification of Single track', based on the above news.

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Nov 07 (23:03)   Karnataka's Hubballi Junction station to get World's longest railway platform: Railway Min

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Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal shared beautiful pictures of Karnataka's Hubballi Junction railway station which is currently getting a makeover.
Taking to Twitter, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal shared beautiful pictures of Karnataka's Hubballi Junction railway station which is currently getting a makeover. Soon, the Hubbali railway station will be transformed into the world's longest railway platform. The railway division of South Western Railway zone of Indian Railways has undertaken the task of enhancing the infrastructure as well as the amenities of the Hubballi Junction station.
"1,505 meters"
sharing the pictures of the railway station, Piyush Goyal said that it is 'providing a delightful experience to passengers due to all the facilities it provides along with the cleanliness. He further added Hubballi station is 'a class apart'. In an earlier tweet, Bengaluru MP PC Mohan had informed that the South Western Railway zone will be increasing the length of the Hubballi Junction platform from 550 meters to about 1,505 meters. The remodelling of the platform is being done at the cost of Rs. 90 crore and it is expected to be completed by January 2021, informed PC Mohan.
According to media reports, the Ministry had earlier decided to increase the length of the platform to about 1,400 meters but later decided to push it to 1,505 meters. Media reports also suggest that Hubballi railway station will also have additional new platforms as part of this project along with some more exit and entry gates. Reports further add that Hubballi yard is also being remodelled. The delay in the projected is reportedly due to the lack of labourers amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Hubballi Junction railway station is Karnataka's busiest railway station after Bengaluru as it connected several major cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad among others.
Currently, North-Eastern Railway division's Gorakhpur railway station is the longest railway platform in the world. The longest railway station which is located in Uttar Pradesh measures 1,366 meters and the remodelled platform and yard were inaugurated in 2013.

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Nov 09 (18:37)
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I have no proper idea but I think it will be helpful to accommodate more goods wagons.
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Oct 29 (21:14)   Dakshineswar Metro trial may start in November

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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): Trials and tests for the Dakshineswar Metro are likely to start on November 15. The test runs along the 4-km extension of the city’s existing north-south stretch to Dakshineswar is a prelude to its launch sometime in December, according to officials.The trials will start with the self-operated engine run on November 15 and then there will be a joint testing of the system by Metro Railway and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). Metro Railway, which runs the Kavi Subhas-Noapara Metro services and the truncated Sector V-Phoolbagan stretch of the East-West Metro, will be operating the new section. RVNL is the implementing agency of the extended corridor.Before the trials start, the crucial Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) equipment — a software that prevents accidents — may arrive from Germany during the first week of November. These issues were discussed at a video-conference between the agencies on Tuesday. Even as Kolkata...
Metro Railway has applied for inspection by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) for the 4-km extension, the crucial accident prevention technology, which was due to be delivered by Siemens from Germany in March, ran into lockdown restrictions.A report of the trials and the joint testing undertaken by Metro Railway and RVNL to check the section’s readiness will have to be sent to CRS’ Lucknow headquarters before it agrees to inspect and gives the date of visit. Officials said the trials and testing shouldn’t take much time because this was only an extension of the existing 27-km north-south corridor. “The TPWS software may be delivered sometime next week. It will take four or five days for its installation in the tracks. After this, we shall check the software’s performance,” an official was quoted by TOI.

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Oct 29 (21:22)
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I removed the DDU station tag. Check ur 'past edits'
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Oct 22 (20:24)   Maharashtra Government Clears Broad Gauge Metro Project

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BG Metro: First Such Service Gets State Cabinet Nod
NAGPUR (Metro Rail News): The Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday cleared the Broad Gauge (BG) Metro proposal of Maha Metro. The ₹ 333.60 Crore project aims at providing high-speed connectivity to satellite towns around Nagpur – Narkhed, Wardha, Bhandara and Ramtek. With the state cabinet clearing the proposal, it would now be sent to Central Government for its approval. Once implemented, Metro coaches would run on Indian Railways’ track.
One of the most ambitious projects proposed by Maha Metro, which would change the transportation pattern
in Nagpur and surroundings, the proposal aims at utilising the existing infrastructure of Indian Railways by providing air-conditioned, faster, reliable and comfortable services between Nagpur and the four satellite towns mentioned above. This is the first-ever such service to be introduced in the country.
High-Quality Service: This would also act as feeder service to Nagpur Metro, thereby reducing dependency on private vehicles and transportation services. Simultaneously this would reduce existing traffic congestion on the roads, subsequently accidents and pollution. The total distance covered by the project, involving all the four routes, is 265 km.
MoU Signing in July 2018: It may be recalled that the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Railways, Government of Maharashtra and Maha Metro was held on 16th July 2018. The then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr Devendra Fadanvis, Union Ministers Mr Nitin Gadkari and Mr Piyush Goyal was present during the MoU signing ceremony.
The journey to Wardha, for example, requires 2.25 hours’ time from Nagpur. As compared to this the proposed service would require just 1.10 hours’ time. Thus, the introduction of new service would not only save time but also add to the comfort levels of the commuters and prevent any accident, especially in respect of those who prefer to travel by road.
Train Speed to be 120 KMPH: The Maha Metro trains would cruise at a speed of 120 KMPH. Most modern coaches with all the comforts would provide transportation to the commuters between the four locations. Initially, four trains would be put to service to connect the four locations. The number would be gradually and subsequently increased to eight after a certain period of time.
KFW Ready to Finance Project: The BG Metro facility would act as Feeder Service to Nagpur Metro services and would help in increasing its present ridership. The international funding agency – KfW – which has funded Maha Metro’s Phase I project, has agreed to finance BG Metro project to the tune of ₹ 305.20 crores of the total project cost of ₹ 333.60 Crore.
Of the balance, the Maharashtra Government would also provide 50 % of the Strategic Debt (SD) of the Government of India (₹ 7.10 crore) and 100 % (₹ 14.20 crore) of SD incurred by the state government. Thus collectively, an amount of ₹ 21.30 crore would be sanctioned by the state government. Rest will be borne by the Central Government.
The service once introduced would change the way people travel around Nagpur. This would also revolutionise the transportation concept in not just Nagpur, but across the country as a pioneering project.

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Oct 22 (21:01)
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KarthikCG^~   3439 blog posts
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Let us hope for the best sir!

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Oct 11 (19:04)   Mumbai local train update: Central Railway to operate mega block today. Check details

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Indian Railways 'Central Railway zone will operate mega block on its suburban sections for carrying out maintenance works today.
Here are the lines which will get affected due to this mega block by Central Railway:
Matunga - Mulund Up and Dn slow lines from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Special services on Dn slow line leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 9.30 am to
2.40 pm will be diverted on Dn fast line between Matunga and Mulund stations, halting as per respective scheduled halts, further rediverted on Dn slow line from Mulund.
Special services on Up slow line leaving Thane from 10.01 am to 2.53 pm will be diverted on Up fast line between Mulund and Matunga stations, halting as per respective scheduled halts, further rediverted on Up slow line from Matunga.
Kurla - Vashi Up and Dn harbour lines from 10.05 am to 3.05 pm
Dn Harbour line special services to Vashi /Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai from 09.45 am to 2.30 pm will remain suspended.
Up Harbour line special services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Panvel from 09.45 am to 02.15 pm will remain suspended.
However, Special services will run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – Kurla stations and between Vashi - Panvel stations during the block period.
The Western Railway zone has also issued a statement stating that to carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling & overhead equipment, a jumbo block of four hours and thirty minutes will be taken on UP & DOWN slow lines between Borivali and Bhayander from 10.30am to 03.00 pm on Sunday, 11 October.
During the block period, all Up slow line trains will be operated on Up fast line i.e. from Virar / Vasai Road to Borivali / Goregaon and all Virar bound Down slow line trains will be operated on Down fast line i.e from Goregaon to Vasai Road / Virar stations. Passengers are requested to please take note of the above arrangements.
These maintenance mega blocks are essential for infrastructure upkeep and safety. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused.

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KarthikCG^~   3439 blog posts
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This is a little old news....I just wanted to put to your info about the mega block that took place in Central Railways
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