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Yesterday (22:22)  Protest demanding completion of RoB (www.thehindu.com)
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Members of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam on Sunday staged a protest at Netajipuram, near Civil Aerodrome, demanding that the Government and authorities expedite construction of railway overbridge (RoB).
The partymen, who were denied permission to stage a protest, assembled at Netajipuram and squatted on the road in the morning.
They raised slogans against the Railways, State Government and district administration accusing them for the delay caused in the construction works.
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Singanallur police detained and removed around 70 party workers and cleared the road.
They were later released on bail.
  
Yesterday (22:17)  Row over location of Cantonment metro station set to intensify (www.thehindu.com)
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Mohan, MP, writes to the Chief Minister in support of citizens’ concerns over the issue
The fight between Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) and citizens over the location of Namma Metro’s Cantonment station is set to intensify in the coming days. This is because citizens are unhappy with the BMRCL’s clarification on the reasons for moving the station location away from the railway station to under a playground at Bamboo Bazaar.
On Sunday, P.C. Mohan, MP, wrote a strongly worded letter to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in support of the protesting citizens who
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have brushed away the BMRCL’s reasons for relocating the station as lies.
In a point-by-point rebuttal to all the reasons cited by the BMRCL in a press conference on Thursday, Mr. Mohan has urged the State government to reconsider its decision. He pointed out that the approvals given to the BMRCL were based on the earlier design where the metro station was integrated with the railway station.
The MP has also called out the BMRCL’s citing of a Railways rule stating that tunnelling must be done only at a depth of 30 m below railway tracks.
“Kindly provide a copy of the order. As per my information, there is no such order. In my opinion, this rule cited above is to mislead the public,” he said.
For citizens opposing the move, the explanation by the BMRCL is being seen as a scare tactic citing safety, something they are not willing to accept quietly.
BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola had earlier said that a cave-in had occurred 20 m below the city railway station during tunnelling for phase I and a track had been left hanging dangerously while passenger movement had continued. He had also cited the length of the tunnel at 1.8 km for the original plan for the Cantonment station as being a safety problem if a train stalled midway.
“When the Delhi airport express line has achieved more than the target of depth and length required for the BMRCL, why can’t they take their advise. This job of building and running the metro train system has, we hope, not been handed over to incompetent people,” said Rajkumar Dugar, one of the opponents to the shift.
Sanjeev V. Dyamannavar from Praja RAAG, an advocacy group, said, “When there are examples everywhere of these kind of tunnels being built, the BMRCL must stop fooling Bengaluru.”
  
Yesterday (22:15)  Rail stalls to sell ‘moral books’ (www.thehindu.com)
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Books on Indian culture and morals will have to be displayed for sale at all kiosks on railway platforms.
In a commercial circular issued on September 5, the Railway Board instructed the general managers of all zones to ensure that the stalls stocked such books under the new multi-purpose stall policy.
“Zonal railways shall ensure that all stalls must display and sell books pertaining to Indian tradition, culture, values, morals and history,” the circular said.
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All miscellaneous, curio stalls, bookstalls and chemist stalls will now come under the multi-purpose stalls policy, it said. The policy replaces the bookstall policy of 2004 which mandated that stalls keep books on varied subjects such as literature, history, travel, light reading, art, culture, current affairs, professional interests and national integration in English, Hindi and regional languages.
The new policy provides a single outlet for non-catering items.
The stalls will also sell artefacts and items of local and regional importance, drinking water, over-the-counter medicines, dry milk powder and so on, the circular added.
  
Yesterday (22:10)  Metro services disrupted after train breaks down (www.thehindu.com)
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CMRS inspection from today on Stadium-Maharaja’s College Ground stretch
Services of the Kochi metro were disrupted for 30 minutes on Sunday morning after a train broke down at Edappally station.
A spare train arrived from the metro’s coach-maintenance depot at Muttom and towed the stranded train to the depot for repair works. The technical issue is being addressed. Passengers would have had to be evacuated had the train encountered the snag while away from the station. “Similar issues are common in other metros,” metro sources said.
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CMRS inspection
Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) K.A. Manoharan and a team of officials under him will inspect five metro stations in the five-km-long Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium-Maharaja’s College Ground corridor on Monday and Tuesday.
The inspection will start at 9 a.m. and will cover Kaloor, Lissie Hospital and M.G. Road stations. The team will inspect station access, signage, safety measures, technical aspects and station controls.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is slated to inaugurate the corridor at a function to be held at Town Hall on October 3, if the CMRS issues safety certificate for the stretch. Union Minister of State for Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri will preside.
The number of trains operating in the metro system will go up from six to nine once the metro reaches Maharaja’s College Ground. The fare for the 18-km-long Aluva-Maharaja’s College Ground stretch will be ₹50.
Van feeder services
Meanwhile, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has informed that it has begun feeder van services from Aluva, Kalamassery, Edappally and Palarivattom metro stations, to provide last-mile connectivity for commuters. They will be available between 7.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Kochi-1 smart cards too will be accepted in the vans. The services will shortly be made available at all 16 stations in the Aluva-Maharaja’s College Ground corridor, in a phased manner. Already, feeder vans operate in 13 routes and feeder autorickshaws in 54 routes. Route maps are available at stations.
  
Yesterday (22:08)  Goyal to lay foundation of Khandwa-Sanawad project (www.freepressjournal.in)
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Indore: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will visit the city next month and most probably will lay the foundation of gauge conversion (GC) work of Mhow-Khandwa section. He will also start GC work of Fatehabad-Ujjain section and second bridge on Gambir River in Ujjain.
After getting railway portfolio on Sept 3, this will be Goyal’s maiden visit to the city. Though, he visited the city several times to attend programmes organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) as he is a CA. An official source said that the rail minister was coming to the city on the instruction of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who is also an MP from the city. Sources said that though the schedule of
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the visit yet to be finalised, he would most likely to visit the city before October 15.
The most important factor of the visit would be laying of foundation stone of part of 139.19 km-long GC work of Mhow-Khandwa section, under which the GC work between Khandwa and Sanawad would be rolled out as there is plain terrain and it’s also essential because of upcoming thermal plant of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) in Khargone district. The GC work between Mhow and Sanawad, which is quite challenging one, is likely to be rolled out next month from the land under possession of the Railways.
Goyal would also lay foundation stone of GC work of 19 km long Fatehabad-Ujjain section. The Railways has completed the necessary preparations to roll out the GC work from next month, which is likely to be completed by March 2018. The Railways had already approved the tender. In all, 3 major bridges would be built over there. Goyal would also lay foundation stone for construction of second bridge on Gambir River in Ujjain. Some other programmes may also be incorporated in his visit.

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