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Today (16:32)  PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Rs.7,900 Crore terminal at JNPT (
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News Entry# 329856     
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Feb 19 2018 (16:32)
Station Tag: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust/JNPT added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the first phase of the Rs 7,900-crore 4th terminal project of the JNPT to the nation, which will raise the cargo handling capacity of the nation’s largest container port by 50 per cent.
The fourth terminal project seeks to double JNPT’s capacity to nearly 10 million standard container units and will make it the 33rd biggest port globally. In contrast, the global export powerhouse China already has 15 ports with over 20 million TEUs capacity.
The nation’s largest port JNPT has a capacity of 4.8 million standard
container units capacity now and with this inauguration 2.4 million standard container units are added. On completion of the second phase by 2022, which will also have a capacity of 2.4 million standard container units, total capacity will go up to almost 10 million.
Inaugurating the first phase of the fourth terminal of the JNPT, to be operated by the Singapore Ports, through a remote control, Modi, who also laid the foundation stone for the first phase of the Rs 16,700-core Navi Mumbai international airport here, said his government is focusing on port-led development. “If we have to carve out a place for ourselves in a globalised world, we need to enhance our waterways,” Modi said.
The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) has invested Rs 4,719 crore in the first phase of terminal at Uran through its subsidiary Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal (BMCT).
The work on the terminal began in 2015. The overall capacity of the first phase, which entails a 1-km-long berth mostly built on reclaimed land, can handle three ships simultaneously, is 2.4 million standard container units.
PSA Group chief executive Tan Chong Meng said the port is targeting to handle 500,000 TEUs in 2018 and then add further. He said the JNPT, which awarded the fourth terminal to the PSA in May 2014 after long delays, has struggled with capacity till now due to which ports like Mundra in the private sector have been able to attract more traffic.
“Because of this capacity constraint, cargo movements have been sought to move to other places. Perhaps, not their first choice to do so. They would prefer to go through Mumbai as this city has a very big hinterland,” Meng said.
Now that the capacity has been added, government will also be able to seek investments for the economy, he added and underlined the need to have the pricing power for operators. “The first phase took a lot of energy, we learnt a lot,” he said, without elaborating.
The project has been executed with the support of Singaporean banks, Meng said, adding that features like a longer berth and modern cranes which can handle larger ships, distinguish it from other terminals of JNPT located off the financial capital’s eastern coastline.
Expressing reservations about the BMCT being seen as a “new kid on the block” despite adding 50 per cent to the capacity, he said there is a need for all the stakeholders to work together. “BMCT is not built for its own sake, it is built for the sake of the whole port of Mumbai. If BMCT has a good reputation, the whole port of Mumbai will have a good reputation,” he said.
Today (16:30)  Palace Queen Humsafar Express between Mysuru & Udaipur flagged off by PM Modi (
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News Entry# 329855   Blog Entry# 3122748     
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Feb 19 2018 (16:30)
Station Tag: Udaipur City/UDZ added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147

Feb 19 2018 (16:30)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147

Feb 19 2018 (16:30)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147

Feb 19 2018 (16:30)
Train Tag: Mysuru - Udaipur City (Palace Queen) Humsafar Inaugural Special/06231 added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two-day visit to Karnataka, flagged off the railway project- Palace Queen Humsafar Express train, which will run from Mysuru to Udaipur in Rajasthan, at Mysuru railway station today. Along with this, the Prime Minister also dedicated a 140 km long fully electrified railway line from Mysuru to KSR Bengaluru. According to some reports, for the very first time in the history of Indian Railways, the Prime Minister visited the Mysuru Railway station.
The Humsafar train is a all AC 3 tier train. The train is comprised of an electric locomotive and will connect the 5 Western Indian states namely, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
the former railway minister Suresh Prabhu, each coach of Humsafar express got an upgradation of Rs 20 lakh. The train has been built, keeping in mind all passenger comforts including comfortable side berth seats, LED display, CCTV cameras, USB charging points among many other facilities.
According to the railway ministry, the electrification of railway line between Mysuru and KSR Bengaluru will be done at a cost of Rs 220 crores. The electric line will cover four major districts in Karnataka namely, Bengaluru, Ramanagaram, Mandya and Mysuru and is likely to benefit 25,000 passengers on daily basis, which includes 6,000 regular passengers.
As most of the time, flagging off of new railway projects are generally done by railway minister or by other senior railway officials, however, this time the Prime Minister himself launched the new luxurious train along with the electrified railway line at the Mysuru railway station.
Earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in his tweet mentioned that the projects will help Indian Railways to achieve energy efficient transport. In addition to this, it will also pave way for new vistas in tourism, the minister said.
The Humsafar train was announced by former Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu as a part of Railway Budget 2016 in order to give the common man a taste of “luxury”.

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Today (16:26)  Jaipur Metro: Phase-I almost complete; state govt pushing for network expansion (
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News Entry# 329854     
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The Jaipur Metro is bound for a new destination. With work on Phase-IB (2.4 km) of the network likely to be completed by the end of this year, making Phase-I (12.07 km) of the project fully operational, the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) has got going on the detailed project report (DPR) for its next phase of expansion. As part of a joint venture with EGIS India Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd and Feedback India Pvt Ltd, French firm EGIS Rail is reviewing the DPR prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the 24-km-long Phase-II corridor. “As per the DPR of July, 2014, the total track length is 23.8 km, of which 13.8 km is on elevated track and the rest underground. The approximate cost of the project is Rs 10,394 crore. The state government has decided to review and re-examine this DPR,” says AK Saxena, executive director (civil), JMRC,...
a wholly owned company of the state government. “The report of the consultant that is reviewing the DPR is expected in April, 2018,” he points out. The government has asked the consultant to collect traffic data for the route — the line from Ambabari to Sitapura would provide airport connectivity— besides updating the alignment, technology and other vital features of the existing DPR. “We have directed the company to review the DPR keeping in mind the state government’s priorities and Metro Policy 2017. The firm would be recommending measures to bring down costs,” he says.
Jaipur or the Pink City, is a major tourist destination, besides being the capital of Rajasthan. With a population of 3.1 million in 2011 and annual growth of 4.6%, it is one of the fastest growing 3-million-plus cities in India, estimated to have 8.1 million inhabitants by 2031. Jaipur has about two million private vehicles and its public transport accounts for mere 19% of traffic, the lowest among 3-million-plus cities in the country. Work on Phase-I of the Metro project commenced in February, 2011 and was estimated to cost Rs 3,149 crore. The Phase-IA stretch (9.72 km) — from Mansarovar to Chandpole —was made operational in 2015, costing Rs 2,023 crore to build. The construction period of four and a half years was one of the shortest for Metro projects in India, Saxena says. Work on Phase-IB, with an underground length of 2.4 km — from Chandpole to Bari Chauper in the Walled City — is in progress and likely to be completed by the end of 2018. Of the estimated cost of Rs 1,126 crore, Rs 969 crore is being provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Highlighting a special feature of the project, Saxena says, “The Jaipur Metro has a three-deck elevated track on the busy Ajmer Road (double-decker four-lane road and the Metro line on top).” The daily ridership numbers for Phase-I have fallen short of estimates though. “At present, 25,000 passengers commute on the Metro daily, as against the projected figure of one lakh. But Phase-II is expected to boost the numbers,” he says.
Today (15:43)  Central Railway Launches 9 Girders For New Foot-over Bridge (FoB) At Parel Station (
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News Entry# 329853     
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Feb 19 2018 (15:43)
Station Tag: Parel/PR added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147
Stations:  Parel/PR  
The Central Railway, on Sunday, launched 9 girders for the new 16-metre wide FoB (Foot-over Bridge) at Parel station. Sunil Udasi, CPRO, Central Railway, said,“The Parel power and traffic block for girder installation was completed successfully and normal services on Up and Down fast line started at 3.23 pm, well before the schedule time of the block, which was supposed to be till 4.30 pm. The construction organisation of CR did an excellent work.”
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9 girders of 16 meter length each launched at Parel for FOB with the help of One
250 T crane, One 200 T crane (spare), Two 25 T cranes by 125 workers.
The girders were laid to the eastern end of the Parel station between platform number 3 & 4.
The fast line services were diverted to Up slow lines between Matunga & Byculla stations during the block, according to Central Railway.
Earlier, this month, the army completed the work of 12-metre wide FOB at Elphinstone Road station.
The new FOB is 240-feet long and 12-metre wide
Today (15:33)  15066 - Panvel - Gorakhpur Express rescheduled on 19.2.2018 (
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News Entry# 329852     
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Feb 19 2018 (15:33)
Station Tag: Panvel Junction/PNVL added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147

Feb 19 2018 (15:33)
Train Tag: Panvel - Gorakhpur Express (Via Barhni)/15066 added by SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka~/36147
15066 - Panvel - Gorakhpur Express sch dep 17.50 hrs on 19.2.2018 is *RESCHEDULED* at 22.30 hrs on 19.2.2018 (Up train 4 hrs 27 min late)
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