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Nov 19 2017 (21:31)  Railways not to seek more funds from Budget: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal (
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NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is not looking at more funds in the upcoming Union Budget for 2018-19 as it is focussed on monetising assets within, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.
The Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents on February 1 next year will be the second after the railway and Union budgets were merged in a break with the colonial-era tradition.
"Frankly, I don't need any funds from the Union Budget.
Railways is looking at innovative ways to finance its expenditure," he told PTI here.
He was replying to a question on what the focus area of the funds that the Railways would seek from the Union Budget.
"We are looking at a much faster and efficient delivery of service to passengers and to our customers for freight," he said.
Goyal, who after transforming the power sector took over the railway portfolio in September, said the Asia's oldest railway network will not be constrained of funds at all.
"To my mind, there are many opportunities in the Railways to monetise assets within the Railways. So frankly, I will not be constrained for funds at all," he said.
The Budget that Jaitley presented on February 1 this year broke the tradition since 1924 of having a separate railway budget.
In it, he announced the largest-ever allocation of Rs 1.3 lakh crore to the Indian Railways, with a gross budgetary support of Rs 55,000 crore.
Also, it was announced that the national carrier will focus on four major areas of passenger safety, capital and development works, cleanliness and finance and accounting reforms.
"We have enough funding for all our safety-related projects, for all our growth plans... for whatever is the investments required, we will be able to raise a large part of that fund internally within the Railways," he said further.
He also said the Budget for 2018-19 can allocate more funds for public welfare.
"So, Finance Minister Mr Jaitley can provide more funds for public welfare to health and education out of the funds which he will save from the Railways," he said.
Asked if a fare hike is ruled out, Goyal said, "I believe we need to do an efficiency hike more than a fare hike."

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a2z~   2185 blog posts
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"I believe we need to do an efficiency hike more than a fare hike." Hats off to RM
Probably the first RM to admit & understand that working of IR is grossly inefficient and the organisation need need efficiency hike.
Where as previous RM mainly pitched for investment hike though efficiency was also addressed to,
and most the earlier ones believed
in subsidy hike (freezing pax. fares) & compensating it with freight rates hike
More investment is a must at this juncture when most of the main lines are saturated. More Budgetary support is also a necessity as increasing non fare revenue through sources like monetisation of assets is very difficult and past experience had been very discouraging. Although good jump has been achieved in last 2 years, but still there is a long way to go for this source to become substantial chunk of total IR revenues.
Nov 08 2017 (13:02)  कोसी नदी पर बनने वाले रेल पुल में खर्च होंगे 1172 करोड़, रेलवे बोर्ड ने दी मंजूरी (
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Nov 08 2017 (13:02)
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कोसी नदी पर रेल पुल बनने के बाद 83 साल से ध्वस्त कोसी-सीमांचल क्षेत्र को रेल नेटवर्क से जोड़ने के लिए अब 1172 करोड़ रुपए खर्च होंगे। सकरी-झंझारपुर-निर्मली-सरायगढ़ होते हुए सहरसा-फारबिसगंज तक करीब 215 किलोमीटर रेलखंड को आमान परिवर्तन (गेज कन्वर्जन) कर रेल सेवा चालू करने के लिए रिवाइज इस्टीमेट को रेलवे बोर्ड ने मंजूरी दे दी है। इसकी प्रारंभिक स्वीकृत लागत 301 करोड़ रुपए थी। मार्च 2015 तक 283.44 करोड़ रुपए खर्च भी हो गए। अगले दो साल के अंदर कोसी-सीमांचल क्षेत्र में सीधी रेल सेवा बहाल करने के लिए चालू वित्तीय वर्ष में इस रेल खंड के आमान परिवर्तन पर 125 करोड़ रुपए खर्च किए जाएंगे।
मालूम हो कि पिछले कई वर्षों से मिथिला क्षेत्र को वाया कोसी होते हुए
सीमांचल तक रेल सेवा बहाल करने के लिए कोसी नदी पर रेल पुल निर्माण के साथ-साथ छोटी रेल लाइन को बड़ी लाइन में बदलने के लिए आमान परिवर्तन प्रस्तावित है। रेल बजट में सकरी-झंझारपुर-निर्मली-सरायगढ़ होते हुए सहरसा-फारबिसगंज तक करीब 215 किलोमीटर तथा मानसी-सहरसा, सहरसा-दौराम, मधेपुरा-पूर्णिया तक 143 किलोमीटर रेल लाइन के अामान परिवर्तन की योजना प्रस्तावित है। इन दोनों रेलखंड के आमान परिवर्तन पर प्रारंभिक स्वीकृत लागत करीब 778 करोड़ रुपए थी। कोसी में रेल पुल बनने के बाद अब प्राथमिकता के आधार पर सकरी से झंझारपुर तक आमान परिवर्तन के लिए मई माह से छोटी लाइन पर रेल सेवा बंद है।
83 साल से कोसी-सीमांचल में सीधी रेल सेवा नहीं
1934 के भूकंप के दौरान सरायगढ़ व निर्मली के बीच कोसी में रेल पुल ध्वस्त हो गया था। इसके बाद से कोसी-सीमांचल क्षेत्र में सीधी रेल सेवा भंग है। 82 साल बाद करीब 560 करोड़ रुपए की लागत से कोसी में रेल पुल तो बन गया पर इस क्षेत्र में रेल सेवा बहाल नहीं हो सकी। इससे नाराज लोग आंदोलन कर रहे हैं। पूर्णिया के सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता विजय कुमार श्रीवास्तव ने सीमांचल क्षेत्र की उपेक्षा पर पिछले दिनों प्रधानमंत्री को पत्र लिखकर जल्द से जल्द सीधी रेल सेवा बहाल करने की मांग की है।
सकरी-झंझारपुर-निर्मली-सरायगढ़-सहरसा-फारबिसगंज रेल खंड पर खर्च
-301 करोड़ रुपए प्रारंभिक स्वीकृत लागत
- 283.44 करोड़ रुपए मार्च 2015 तक खर्च
- 42 करोड़ रुपए 2015-2016 में आवंटित
- 100 करोड़ रुपए 2016-2017 में आवंटित
- 125 करोड़ रुपए चालू वित्तीय वर्ष में खर्च का लक्ष्य
चालू वित्तीय वर्ष में इस रेलखंड के आमान परिवर्तन पर करीब 125 करोड़ रुपए खर्च करने का अनुमान है। दो साल के अंदर कोसी-सीमांचल क्षेत्र में सीधी रेल सेवा बहाल की जाएगी।
Nov 06 2017 (12:34)  Indian Railways launch main arch on world’s highest bridge on Chenab | The Indian Express (
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Nov 06 2017 (12:34)
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The Indian Railways has launched the main arch of the world’s highest bridge on the River Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district which will provide direct connectivity to the Kashmir Valley. The iconic bridge will soar 359 metres above the bed of the River Chenab and will be 30 metres higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The bridge forms the crucial link in the 111-km stretch between Katra and Banihal which is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla section of the Kashmir Railway project “We have begun the work on installations of main arch between two sides of the bridge. We have launched the main-arch”, M K Gupta, Member Engineering, Railway Board told reporters here yesterday
iconic bridge is being constructed on River Chenab on the Katra-Banihal section as part of the flagship Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project, Gupta said. The launch of the main arch is a noteworthy endeavour as it entails carrying heavy segments from two ends of the bridge – Kauri end and Bakkal end – and involves the world longest cable crane arrangement.
The 1.3-km-long bridge is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1,250 crore. “It is part of a big project. The work is being done by AFCONS through Konkan railways. We will complete it by May 2019”, Gupta said.
The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project will be completed by March 2012, he said. “The work has been launched simultaneously from both the sides. The design of the bridge has been made to sustain earthquake of magnitude 8 on the Richter scale”, he said.
National and international consultants have been engaged during various stages of the project. Detailed geo-physical studies, seismic studies and slope stability studies have been included. The erection of the bridge is a project in itself.To achieve these pylons were erected on either side of the river, and two auxiliary self-propelled cable cranes were used to tow temporary auxiliary ropes across these pylons, they said.
“The ropes were used to support the partly finished arch parts. Both the embankments of Chenab facing downstream have hard cherty dolomite and quartzite forming steep cliffs”, a top engineer said. The launch is typically performed in a series of increments so that additional sections can be added to the rear of the superstructure unit prior to subsequent launches, he said.
Gupta said that three massive workshops for undertaking fabrication of steel structure has been commissioned at Srinagar end of bridge and one at Katra end of the bridge. “For launching purpose, arrangements in the form of pylons with cable cranes spanning the entire gorge have been completed successfully. The cable crane assembly including pylons at span of 915 meters is the longest in the world.
For the first time on Indian Railways viaduct was launched on curve of 2.74 degree”, he said. The officials said that more than 1,300 workers and 300 engineers have been working round-the-clock to complete the bridge by May 2019.
The construction started in 2004, but the work was stopped in 2008-09 on the aspect of safety of rail passengers due to frequent high velocity winds in the area. The officials said that it was finally decided to stop train operations when the wind velocity touches 90 kmh with the help of the automatic signalling system and anemometer (instrument to measure the velocity of winds).
He said the bridge under construction can withstand winds upto 260 kmh and its lifespan will be 120 years. On the other side of Chenab river, the Railways is constructing three big tunnels of various lengths – T 2 (5.9 KM), T 3 (9.369 km) and T 14 (13 km).

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Congrats to our Railway Engineers and Staffs.
Oct 21 2017 (08:31)  Karnataka: South Western Railway gets Rs 30 crore for rail maintenance shed (
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In a boost to the suburban rail project the South Western Railway (SWR), Bengaluru division, has received Rs 30 crore for the expansion of Bananswadi Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) shed.
"Rs 30 crore has reached SWR in September for expansion of the Banaswadi shed. There are already three stabling lines in the shed and with the expansion, we can add more lines to the stabling yard and send more trains for maintenance," said Vijaya, CPRO, SWR.
Hence three of the promises made in the Bengaluru Suburban rail notification have been implemented -
the other two being train services between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield and conversion to MEMU rakes.
However, very little has been with regard to crucial steps such as track doubling and electrification. The Railway Ministry has not allocated any funds for doubling of Yeshwanthpur-Hosur line, despite repeated proposals sent by SWR.
"We had sent the proposal twice for allocation in the main and supplementary budgets, for doubling of Yeshwanthpur-Hosur line. Another proposal pending is the doubling of Yeshwanthpur-Hebbal-Banaswadi-Baiyappanhalli line," Vijaya said.
Krishna Prasad, member, Karnataka Railway Vedike, opined, "There would be much faster connectivity and a boost to the suburban rail network once the Yeshwanthpur-Hosur line is doubled. I don't know how they left it out in the previous budgets."
Track doubling would increase train frequency benefit those using station such as Yeshwanthpur, KSR, Cantonment, Bangalore East, Baiyappanahalli, Bellandur, Karmelram, Heelalige, Hebbal and Banaswadi.

Oct 21 2017 (08:40)
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Development of BAND is a welcome move.
Unless doubling of routes aren't completed, IR and its passengers will continue to face the ill effects of skeletal infrastructure.

Oct 21 2017 (09:14)
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Does South Western Railway mean only Bengaluru and Karnataka also mean only Bengaluru !!! Are there no other places in KA & SWR !!! People of Belagavi, Kalburgi, Ballari, Vijayapura, Raichur, Mangaluru have been requesting for trains to the capital since decades, they are not even cared. No pitlines at any of these stations, leave Kalburgi which is not utilised, thanks to SWR, SCR, SR & CR. There is so much demand to run DEMUs in Gadag-Hubbali-Dharwad and Davangere-Hubbali-Dharwad lines but SWR/IR are deaf to those demands.
The pitlines coming up at BYPL will also be utilised to run inter-state trains and will be made useless for the state.

Oct 21 2017 (09:40)
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I will shave my head off if they can add a track between Lottegollahali to Yeshwanthpur. Infact Yelahanka Yeshwantpur doubling too is a joke as after reaching Lottegollahali its back to single line till Yeshwanthpur. Trains are stuck as usual on this section.
Oct 18 2017 (09:33)  किशनगंज-कुमेदपुर रेलखंड का विद्युतीकरण जल्द (
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Oct 18 2017 (09:33)
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किशनगंज। अब किशनगंज के रास्ते चलनेवाली ट्रेनों को और रफ्तार मिलेगी और डीजल ईंधन से पर्यावरण को होनेवाला नुकसान भी थम जाएगा। इसके लिए किशनगंज और कुमेदपुर के बीच रेल विद्युतीकरण कार्य जल्द शुरू किया जाएगा। यह कार्य दो साल के अंदर पूरा कर लिया जाएगा। वर्ष 2009 में रेलवे ने रेल विद्युतीकरण कार्य की शुरुआत की थी। पहले चरण में कटिहार यार्ड का विद्युतीकरण किया गया। दूसरे चरण में कटिहार से मालदा के बीच विद्युतीकरण का काम पूरा हो गया। मंगलवार को बाकायदा मालदा और कटिहार के बीच में इलेक्ट्रिक इंजन का परिचालन भी किया गया। इस मौके पर मालदा में उप मुख्य विद्युत अभियंता अनुज व्यास, मंडल विद्युत अभियंता सुधीर शर्मा और वरिष्ठ विद्युत खंड अभियंता तन्मय कुमार ¨सह मौजूद थे। अधिकारियों ने नारियल फोड़कर इलेक्ट्रिक इंजन परिचालन का उद्घाटन किया। इस संबंध में वरिष्ठ विद्युत खंड अभियंता तन्मय कुमार ¨सह ने बताया कि किशनगंज में रेल विद्युतीकरण के...
लिए प्रारंभिक कार्य शुरू कर दिया गया है। दो साल में इस कार्य को पूरा करने का लक्ष्य रखा गया है।

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Oct 19 2017 (00:56)
NER whose speed is better psnger or SF~   393 blog posts
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95%to ho jana chahiye ... any body have the latest update??
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Oct 19 2017 (01:04)
22317 SDAH JAT HS 22318^~   26370 blog posts   103296 correct pred (76% accurate)
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mldt nhi hua hai malda court hua hai.
pakur mldt me abhi kafi time lagega.

Oct 19 2017 (01:22)
NER whose speed is better psnger or SF~   393 blog posts
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next year august tk E.loco start ho jana chahiye.. i think so.. malda tak ..
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