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Nov 17 (19:17)   Indian Railways upgrade tracks at 8 sections in Karnataka, trains to run at 110kmph

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Entry# 4781910   News Entry# 425068         Tags   Past Edits
With an aim to cut down on the travel time, Indian Railways' South Western Railway(SWR) zone has upgraded the railway tracks in its sections which will help the railways to operate trains at a speed of 110kmph.
According to a statement issued by SWR it carried out various requirements and changes which will help in operating trains at a higher speed.
Steps such as, "Increase in super-elevation at curves, correction of transition length, through tamping, attending points and crossings with track machine named UNIMAT have been completed. Recouping of Ballast to maintain cushion,
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recouping missing permanent way fittings are also being done to facilitate faster trains." the statement has said.
With the increase in speed the travel time in the South Western Railway zone will be drastically reduced .
After completing speed trial and complying observations of Commissioner of Railway Safety, Bengaluru Division of SWR is ready to run trains up to 110 Kmph o­n section between Yelahanka - Chikballapur section (46.05 KMs).
This section was opened in 1996 at 50 kmph and was cleared for 75 kmph in 2007. After a gap of 13 years the section is upgraded to run trains from 100 kmph to 110 Kmph.
With this work the following sections of SWR are capable of running trains at 110 Kmph.
1) Baiyappanahalli - Dharmavaram (177 Kms)
2) Penukonda - Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam- Dharmavaram (53 Kms)
3) KSR Bengaluru - Jolarpettai (Double Line) (281 Kms)
4) Yesvantpur – Tumakuru (Double Line) (128 Kms)
5) Birur - Chikjajur (68 Kms)
The Commissioner of Railway Safety has also permitted running of trains at 110 Kmph in the following sections SWR.
6) Londa to Miraj (186 Km)
7) Sanvordem – Vasco (19 Kms)
The South Western Railway(SWR) is focusing o­n eliminating speed restrictions to minimum to improve speed of trains.
With an aim to cut down on the travel time, Indian Railways' South Western Railway(SWR) zone has upgraded the railway tracks in its sections which will help the railways to operate trains at a speed of 110kmph.
According to a statement issued by SWR it carried out various requirements and changes which will help in operating trains at a higher speed.
Steps such as, "Increase in super-elevation at curves, correction of transition length, through tamping, attending points and crossings with track machine named UNIMAT have been completed. Recouping of Ballast to maintain cushion, recouping missing permanent way fittings are also being done to facilitate faster trains." the statement has said.
With the increase in speed the travel time in the South Western Railway zone will be drastically reduced .
After completing speed trial and complying observations of Commissioner of Railway Safety, Bengaluru Division of SWR is ready to run trains up to 110 Kmph o­n section between Yelahanka - Chikballapur section (46.05 KMs).
This section was opened in 1996 at 50 kmph and was cleared for 75 kmph in 2007. After a gap of 13 years the section is upgraded to run trains from 100 kmph to 110 Kmph.
With this work the following sections of SWR are capable of running trains at 110 Kmph.
1) Baiyappanahalli - Dharmavaram (177 Kms)
2) Penukonda - Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam- Dharmavaram (53 Kms)
3) KSR Bengaluru - Jolarpettai (Double Line) (281 Kms)
4) Yesvantpur – Tumakuru (Double Line) (128 Kms)
5) Birur - Chikjajur (68 Kms)
The Commissioner of Railway Safety has also permitted running of trains at 110 Kmph in the following sections SWR.
6) Londa to Miraj (186 Km)
7) Sanvordem – Vasco (19 Kms)
The South Western Railway(SWR) is focusing o­n eliminating speed restrictions to minimum to improve speed of trains.
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Nov 17 (19:34)
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Dadar - Hubballi - Dadar Exp can be converted into SF now, with upgrade in speed.

1 Public Posts - Tue Nov 17, 2020

1 Public Posts - Wed Nov 18, 2020

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Yes, better to club the this train with Vishwamanava Exp, and run up to Mysuru.

1 Public Posts - Thu Nov 19, 2020
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Nov 12 (12:52)   Double-tracking will be game-changer for Goa

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Countering the charges of the anti-coal brigade, South Western Railway (SWR) officials on Wednesday said that the track doubling work, from Hospet to Vasco was aimed at strengthening the railway network and improving connectivity.
SWR additional general manager, P K Mishra, told reporters via video conferencing, that since emphasis was being laid for usage of environment-friendly and non-conventional sources of energy for power generation, the use of coal was gradually reducing. This, he said, reflected in a reduction in coal transported by railways over the last few years.
In 2015-16, SWR carried 12
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million tonnes of coal which has reduced to nine million tonnes in 2019-20, a reduction of 25% within span of four years, it was informed.
SWR deputy general manager and chief public relations officer, E Vijaya, said that the double-tracking project would prove to be a “game-changer” for Goa, “taking development to new heights by giving impetus to trade and enabling easier and faster passenger movement”.
Pointing out that the track doubling work will lead to improved connectivity resulting in enhanced arrival of tourists in Goa, Vijaya said, “In 2019, approximately 80 lakh tourists visited Goa, of which around 32 lakh, which is 40 %, travelled by train. It is anticipated that domestic tourism will witness an unprecedented surge post Covid. To facilitate more and more tourists to visit Goa, railway infrastructure shall be equipped to handle more number of trains.”
Stating that many intermediate stations along the Hospet-Vasco route, such as Sanvordem-Curchorem, had huge untapped tourist potential, Vijaya said that by extending better rail connectivity to these stations, “the hidden potential can be unlocked giving scope to generating more places of tourist interest, thereby augmenting revenue to the state.”
“By providing connectivity from Vasco and Margao to towns such as Collem, Kalay, Sanvordem-Curchorem, the local economy at these places will prosper,” she said.
On a query whether measures were being put in place to check pollution levels enroute, Mishra said that the electrification of the double line track – which is also underway - will make the route carbon neutral, leading to zero pollution.
As regards concerns about environmental damage, Vijaya said that the second track will be laid without causing any additional impact on the ecosystem. “Destruction of the environment will be minimised during the construction work.”
“The vision of “vibrant Goa” with a flourishing economy can be realised only by having a rail network that will take care of transport requirements of tomorrow efficiently, she said.
P K Kshatriya, chief project manager, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd and S K Jha, additional divisional railway manager of the Hubballi division were also present on the occasion.

1 Public Posts - Fri Nov 13, 2020

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Right this can even start vista dome coaches on braganza ghat for scenic dudh sagar views
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Nov 07 (22:41)   New tenders called for civil, electrification work on rail lines

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After cancelling the bids called in October 2018 for the doubling of Baiyappanahalli-Hosur (48 km) and Yeshwantpur-Channasandra (21.7 km) railway lines, the authorities have called new tenders for civil and electrification works. 
The two lines form an important network for the suburban rail as they connect the IT corridors in the southern and eastern parts of Bengaluru to the northern and central parts.
Urban transport activists have long pointed out that doubling the lines will allow the railways to run more local trains and ease the traffic congestion in the city without having
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to wait for the full-fledged suburban rail project. 
The latest tenders have been issued by the Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited, known as K-RIDE. The tenders split the key pieces of work on the two lines into different segments and packages. 
The tenders cover the supply of ballast, fabrication and assembling of glued joints, flash butt welding and related civil works.
The electrical engineering department of K-RIDE will monitor the electrification work, including design, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the 25 kV, single-phase overhead equipment for electrification.

1 Public Posts - Mon Nov 09, 2020

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Yes, a by-pass link from Hosur line to Ynk line, will reduce time and loco reversal.
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Nov 04 (21:55)   Midnight protest held in Goa over doubling of railway line to Karnataka

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A massive protest by hundreds of men, women and children was held in south Goa’s Chandor village over the doubling of the railway line to Karnataka. Protesters sat on a railway track, where work was set to begin for doubling of tracks on Sunday night. The protestors lit candles and spent the night on the rail tracks until dawn to prevent the rail staff from beginning work. There were protesters who beat drums and danced in traditional Goan style.Top police officials including South Goa Superintendent of Police also failed to pacify the protesters. According to the protesters under the banner of 'Goyant Kollso Naka' (GKN-don't want coal in Goa), the doubling of track works between Vasco in Goa to Hospet in Karnataka’s Ballari is being undertaken solely for the purpose of transporting coal from the state to neighbouring Karnataka. The protests were also supported by the opposition parties in Goa namely...
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the Congress, Goa Forward Party and the AAPSunday night’s protests are also against the environmental destruction, which residents and environmental groups allege will take place to make way for projects common to both states.
According to the environmental group, Greens, nearly 50,000 trees within the eco sensitive Western Ghats region are set to be felled for expansion of railway lines, highways (NH-4A) and drawing of a new high tension power spread across protected forests in and around Mollem village. The railway doubling line even involves cutting of trees in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and a national park on the border of the state. The projects have already been cleared by the National Wildlife Board for Wildlife in April much to the dismay of environmental activists who have now approached the courts.The opposition parties, civil society groups and tourism stakeholder bodies have also expressed apprehension about these projects being pushed at an "express pace" to facilitate movement of coal imported through the Mormugao Port Trust facility in Goa to steel mills in Karnataka's Ballari.

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I understand the protest in some sense is good. But how that will reduce or withdraw existing coal trains that are already traversing from past decade, In fact from the time since BG conversion happened Y2K+. Real naturist or environmentalist would have protested BG conversion itself. Already doubling has reached Castlerock. Even if they keep single line further also, coal trains will still run. How they will stop them ?

1 Public Posts - Wed Nov 04, 2020

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Thought same, cutting greens should be the main reason. But news mentions about 'Goyant Kollso Naka' (GKN-don't want coal in Goa), so confused whether nature cutting is real reason or coal trains.

3 Public Posts - Thu Nov 05, 2020

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One of the main source of income for many Goans.

2 Public Posts - Fri Nov 06, 2020

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Last piece of doubling is left. It is already completed up to CLR, freights will continue. Only loss is new passenger trains can't be introduced, till doubling completes on ghat section.

5 Public Posts - Fri Nov 06, 2020
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Nov 02 (10:03)   Bengaluru-Mysuru rail journey so smooth, not a drop of water spilled out from a glass: Goyal - The Hindu

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A high-speed journey on the Bengaluru-Mysuru rail route was so smooth after intensive track maintenance work that it passed a test where not a drop of water spilled out from a glass kept on a table in a coach, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

 

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Minister, in a tweet on Friday night, shared a video showing a water filled glass kept on a table in a compartment and not a drop spilling out during the recent trip.

“The journey was so smooth that not even a single drop of water drop spilled out of the glass while the train was travelling at high speed.

“The results of intensive track Railway track maintenance carried out between Bengaluru & Mysuru in Karnataka are there for everyone to see,” he tweeted.

A Railway officer said the work on the over 130 km stretch was undertaken over the past six months at a cost of Rs 40 crore.

Ballast insertion, tamping of tracks and strengthening of embankments were some of the works carried out, she said.

2 Public Posts - Mon Nov 02, 2020

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2 yrs ago, I experienced same smooth journey, without small jerk also between Wadi-Raichur-Mantralayam.
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