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,
Dadar - Hubballi - Dadar Exp can be converted into SF now, with upgrade in speed.
Yes, better to club the this train with Vishwamanava Exp, and run up to Mysuru.
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
Right this can even start vista dome coaches on braganza ghat for scenic dudh sagar views
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
Yes, a by-pass link from Hosur line to Ynk line, will reduce time and loco reversal.
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
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 ?
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.
One of the main source of income for many Goans.
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.
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.
2 yrs ago, I experienced same smooth journey, without small jerk also between Wadi-Raichur-Mantralayam.