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Nov 11 (19:39)   Travelling by Train During The COVID-19 Pandemic? Follow These Guidelines

KarthikCG^~   191 news posts
Entry# 4775469   News Entry# 424571         Tags   Past Edits
Travelling on trains for any length of time involves sitting or standing within 6 feet of others, which may increase one's risk of getting COVID-19. Read these guidelines that will help you prepare better for train travel.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport was limited to essential workers, those wanting to commute for other jobs were not permitted to use this service. As lockdowns lifted and workplaces reopened across the city, office goers eagerly waited for train services i.e. Mumbai’s lifeline, to resume service. But for people travelling through train, it’s imperative
to understand the measures one can adopt to have a safe journey to and from work.

Traveling on trains for any length of time involves sitting or standing within 6 feet of others, which may increase one’s risk of getting COVID-19. Dr Sandeep Patil, Chief Intensivist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan shares guidelines that will help you prepare better for train travel:


Stay updated: Check the train schedule beforehand, this way you can time your travel in the non-peak hours and at a time slot of your preference and convenience.

Get your pass/ ticket in order: If possible, get an e-pass/ e-ticket so you don’t have to wait in serpentine queues to get your travel documents in order. Choose to make contactless reservations and payments.

Anticipate your travel needs: Carry a 3-ply face mask, a hand sanitizer, and a few disinfectant wipes with you. Carry a few extra masks in a sealed bag, so you could replace your mask if it gets soiled.

Prepare: Before you leave for work, wash your hands with soap and water and then wear your mask. Once worn, it should not be touched or removed till you arrive at your workplace. Wear gloves before you step out, these will work as a barrier if you end up touching door handles, railings etc. The gloves can be disposed appropriately after reaching your workplace — if you don’t have gloves, ensure that you don’t touch your face during the transit and that you wash your hands thoroughly after getting work


Avoid touching surfaces: Avoid touching frequently touched surfaces such as ticket machines, handrails, elevator buttons and benches as much as possible. If you do touch these surfaces, immediately wash your hands with soap and water or use a sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.

Follow social distancing guidelines: Stay at least 6 feet away from other commuters and avoid gathering in groups. Consider skipping a few seats between yourself and other passengers if possible. Follow signs put out by the railways indicating where to stand or sit, where to queue up and the exit signs.

Using public bathrooms at the train station: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the public bathroom.

Buying food and water at the train station: Carry your own water bottle and food packets, don’t accept or offer water bottles to other commuters. If you end up buying food or water at the train station, pay contactless or in exact change. Avoid removing your mask to eat and drink during your commute — instead wait till you reach your workplace.

Avoid spitting: This is a strict no.


Hand hygiene: After completing your trip sanitize your hands, upon reaching your workplace wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Mask hygiene: Remove the mask you wore during your travel & replace it with a fresh one. The previously worn mask can be placed in a sealed bag to wash or dispose.

Avoid crowding in the cafeteria: At work, avoid eating together during lunch time and maintain safe distance in the cafeteria as well.

Some types of travel methods can put you at higher risk for exposure to COVID-19, but by taking ample precautions and following hygiene etiquettes, we can ensure a safe commute.

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Nov 11 (21:28)
130 kmph speed needed in Howrah Chennai Section
VijaySai123^~   1930 blog posts
Re# 4775469-1            Tags   Past Edits
Good steps

1 Public Posts - Wed Nov 11, 2020
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Oct 29 (21:14)   Dakshineswar Metro trial may start in November

VijaySai123^~   65 news posts
Entry# 4762123   News Entry# 423119         Tags   Past Edits
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 (21:19)
130 kmph speed needed in Howrah Chennai Section
VijaySai123^~   1930 blog posts
Re# 4762123-1            Tags   Past Edits
I can't remove DDU station tag, then how bro?

1 Public Posts - Thu Oct 29, 2020
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Oct 26 (19:40)   Vizag Metro Rail project to be completed by 2028

KarthikCG^~   191 news posts
Entry# 4759347   News Entry# 422801         Tags   Past Edits
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.

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.

2 Public Posts - Mon Oct 26, 2020

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Oct 26 (20:52)
130 kmph speed needed in Howrah Chennai Section
VijaySai123^~   1930 blog posts
Re# 4759347-3            Tags   Past Edits
Itu Vizianagaram, Ranastalam varaku e metro extend chesina parvaledu

5 Public Posts - Mon Oct 26, 2020
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IR Affairs
SCoR/South Coast
Sep 22 (11:32)   Srikakulam MP urges Centre to begin works related to South Coast Railway Zone

Aditya^~   113 news posts
Entry# 4722378   News Entry# 419202         Tags   Past Edits
Lok Sabha MP from Srikakulam, K Ram Mohan Naidu, on Monday, raised the issue regarding the recently announced railway zone for Andhra Pradesh. Mentioning that a special railway zone has been the dream of the people Uttarandhra for several decades, the MP requested the Central Government to initiate works related to the South Coast Railway without any further delay.
Addressing the Speaker, Mr Naidu said, “It has been 18 months and 3 weeks since the creation of South Coast Railway was announced but the zone has still not come into operation. In the recent budget, a total of Rs 170 crore was sanctioned for the creation of the new South Coast Railway Zone and the new Rayagada Division. Still, there is no
clarity on when the operations are going to start. Also, there seem to be differences regarding the boundaries of the zone. I request the Central Government that the new zone covers the entire Andhra Pradesh according to the AP Reorganisation Act.”
Opposing the closing down of the Waltair Division, MP Ram Mohan Naidu said that it is among the most profitable divisions in the country and boasts of significant historic and cultural importance. Closing down the Waltair Division without a solid reason is unjust, the MP said. He further urged the Centre to include the seven railway stations under the Khurda Road in the South Coast Railway zone.
On 27 February 2019, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced that a new railway zone- South Coastal Railway (SCoR)- will be formed with Visakhapatnam as the headquarters. It was declared that the zone will comprise the existing Guntakal, Guntur, and Vijayawada Division. It was also announced that the present 125-year-old Waltair division will be divided into two parts. While one part would be incorporated in the new SCoR and will be merged with the neighbouring Vijayawada division. The remaining portion, on the other hand, shall be converted into a New Division with headquarters at Rayagada under East Coast Railway in Odisha.
The decision to bifurcate the Waltair Division though drew flak from different quarters in the region. It may be noted that several public representatives from Uttarandhra have made appeals to the Railway Minister for the retention of Waltair Division in Visakhapatnam.

Rail News
Sep 22 (12:08)
130 kmph speed needed in Howrah Chennai Section
VijaySai123^~   1930 blog posts
Re# 4722378-1            Tags   Past Edits
Our TDP MP sir is Great

2 Public Posts - Tue Sep 22, 2020

Sep 22 (12:46)
130 kmph speed needed in Howrah Chennai Section
VijaySai123^~   1930 blog posts
Re# 4722378-4            Tags   Past Edits
And also New Rajdhani Express proposal too

Sep 22 (12:48)
130 kmph speed needed in Howrah Chennai Section
VijaySai123^~   1930 blog posts
Re# 4722378-5            Tags   Past Edits
MP Ram Mohan Naidu' s House is Near to my house
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Sep 20 (13:39)   Private train between Chennai-Tirupati soon

VijaySai123^~   65 news posts
Entry# 4720744   News Entry# 419016         Tags   Past Edits
*Chennai*: Southern Railway will operate two private trains on the Chennai Central-Tirupati and Ernakulam-Kochivelli routes, a statement said. The Chennai-Tirupati private train will run only once a week, while the Ernakulam-Kochi special train will run three days a week. The Chennai-Tirupati private train will leave Chennai Central at 7.20 am on Saturdays and reach Tirupati at 10.30 am. In the return direction, the train will leave Tirupati at 9.40 am on Sundays and reach Chennai Central at 12.50 pm. This train stops only at Arakkonam and Renigunta stations. Southern Railway has announced that train times will be officially announced soon.

fine of Rs 200 for not wearing a mask ...*
Southern Railway has stated that those traveling on trains must wear masks. Passengers must wear masks when arriving at the railway station and on trains. Those who do not do so will be fined Rs 200 each, Southern Railway said in a statement.

Sep 20 (14:08)
130 kmph speed needed in Howrah Chennai Section
VijaySai123^~   1930 blog posts
Re# 4720744-3            Tags   Past Edits
Plz see

1 Public Posts - Sun Sep 20, 2020
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