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Jul 11 (02:49) Railways rethinking plan to convert diesel locos into electrical; to assess tech, economic viability (m.economictimes.com)
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The Railways is reassessing if its ambitious plan to convert diesel locomotives into electrical ones is economically and technically the best way to deal with these ageing engines which barely have five to six years of life left, a senior official said.Addressing an online media briefing, Railway Board Chairman, VK Yadav said a high-level committee has been formed to explore the pros and cons of the conversion plan.The Railways had said in 2018 that it was working on a master plan to convert its entire fleet of diesel locomotives into electric ones at less than half the cost of refurbishment of diesel engines.In February last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first converted locomotive in Varanasi which was pitched by the Railways as the world's first-ever Diesel to Electric Converted Locomotive.¨We have formed a high level committee to explore if converting the diesel locomotives was economically and technically the...
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most viable thing to do,” Yadav said.“These diesel locomotives which are converted are very old and have around five to six years of life left. Upon conversion, they have a lifespan of 5-10 years more. Also, now, we are using 1,2000 HP, 9,000 HP locos, the old ones are around 4,500 HP. We are working on the pros and cons of the conversion,” he said.The committee is expected to provide a report by August 15, he said.¨We are exploring which is beneficial -- putting in money and converting these low horse power locos and getting only very limited years of working vis-a-vis if we manufacture a new locomotive with higher capacity. We are looking into these things,” he said.As of now, the Railways has converted three diesel locos into electric ones at a cost of around Rs 2 crore each conversion, officials said.The conversion move is part of the Railways' plan of a total shift to electric traction, thereby reducing its fossil fuel consumption of about 2.83 billion litres per annum.Yadav also said the Railways was discussing if these diesel locos could be exported to neighbouring countries which still use diesel engine.¨We need to see how we can best utilise these locomotives. We can send them to neighbouring countries which need them. However, they are on standard gauge while we are on broad gauge. So, we need to convert our bogies in that case.¨We could also do away with the mid-term rehabilitation of such locomotives which are done after 18 years and decide to auction off their parts. We are looking at all possibilities and a final decision has not been taken yet,” he said.The first Diesel to Electric Converted Locomotive was done at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi last year under the 'Make in India' initiative. This was done by converting two WDG3A Diesel Locos into a Twin Electric WAGC3 loco of 10,000 HP.
Jun 21 (10:52) गोंडा-सुभागपुर व भटनी-औंडिहार रेलमार्ग पर ट्रायल सफल, जुलाई से दौड़ने लगेंगी इलेक्ट्रिक ट्रेनें (www.google.com)
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Station Tag: Lucknow Junction NER/LJN added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007

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Station Tag: Gorakhpur Junction/GKP added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007

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Station Tag: Subhagpur/SUBR added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007

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Station Tag: Gonda Junction/GD added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007

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Station Tag: Aunrihar Junction/ARJ added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007

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Station Tag: Bhatni Junction/BTT added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007

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Train Tag: Krishak Express/15008 added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007

Jun 21 2020 (10:52)
Train Tag: Krishak Express/15007 added by Development is on progress at Gonda Jn~/1844007
गोरखपुर, जेएनएन। पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे के गोरखपुर-वाराणसी रेलमार्ग पर भी ट्रेनों की रफ्तार बढ़ जाएगी। गाड़ियों का समय- पालन दुरुस्त तो होगा ही पर्यावरण भी संरक्षित होगा। वाराणसी मंडल के भटनी-औंड़िहार रेलमार्ग पर विद्युतीकरण के बाद रेलवे प्रशासन ने इलेक्ट्रिक इंजन का ट्रायल भी पूरा कर लिया है। अब रेल संरक्षा आयुक्त के निरीक्षण का इंतजार है। उनकी हरी झंडी के बाद जुलाई से इलेक्ट्रिक इंजनों से ट्रेनें चलने लगेंगी। रेल संरक्षा आयुक्त् की हरी झंडी के बाद शुरू हो जाएगा इलेक्ट्रिक इंजनों से ट्रेनों का संचलन 125 किमी लंबे रेलमार्ग पर भटनी- किड़िहरापुर के बीच 18 को तथा औंड़िहार-इंदारा के बीच 19 जून को इलेक्ट्रिक इंजन का ट्रायल सफलता पूर्वक संपन्न हुआ। रेल संरक्षा आयुक्त के निरीक्षण की भी तैयारी जोरशोर से चल रही है।
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यह रेलमार्ग भी गोरखपुर-छपरा व छपरा-वाराणसी मुख्य विद्युतीकृत मार्ग से जुड़ जाएगा।
दरअसल, भारतीय रेलवे में विद्युतीकरण तेजी से हो रहा है। पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे में ही पिछले वर्ष 540 रूट किमी रेलवे ट्रैक का विद्युतीकरण हुआ। वर्ष 2016- 17 में 159.20 रूट किमी, वर्ष 2017- 18 में 167.14 रूट किमी तथा वर्ष 2018- 19 मेे 431.23 रूट किलोमीटर रेल खंड का विद्युतीकरण हुआ।
गोंडा-सुभागपुर व कासगंज-बरेली रेलमार्ग का ट्रायल भी पूरा
लखनऊ मंडल के गोंडा-सुभागपुर 11 किमी तथा इज्जतनगर मंडल के कासगंज-बरेली 108 किमी विद्युतीकृत रेलमार्ग का भी ट्रायल पूरा हो गया है। इन रेलामर्गों पर भी जल्द ही रेल संरक्षा आयुक्त का निरीक्षण होगा। इन दोनों रेलमार्गों पर इलेक्ट्रिक इंजन से ट्रेनें चलने के साथ ही पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे का कुल 1976 रूट किमी रेलपथ विद्युतीकृत हो जाएगा।
तीन रेलमार्गों पर इलेक्ट्रिक इंजन का ट्रायल पूरा
पूर्वोत्‍तर रेलवे के सीपीआरओ पंकज कुमार सिंह के अनुसार भटनी-औंड़िहार सहित तीन रेलमार्गों पर इलेक्ट्रिक इंजन का ट्रायल पूरा हो चुका है। विद्युतीकरण से पर्यावरया संरक्षण को बल मिलेगा। ध्वनि प्रदूषण से मुक्ति मिलेगी। डीजल पर निर्भरता समाप्त होगी। रेलवे की आत्मनिर्भरता बढ़ेगी।

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Very Good News

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Yes
Suppose lots of dloco are busy only for 5km.
प्रविष्टि तिथि: 15 MAY 2020 4:48PM by PIB Delhi
सड़क परिवहन एवं राजमार्ग मंत्रालय ने मोटर वाहन नियमों में उत्सर्जन एवं ध्वनि मानकों के अनुपालन के संबंध में प्रस्तावित संशोधन के लिए आम लोगों सहित सभी हितधारकों से सुझाव और टिप्पणी आमंत्रित किए हैं। इस बारे में पिछली 11 तारीख को अधिसूचना जारी की गई जिसे www.morth.gov.in पर देखा जा सकता है।
मसौदा अधिसूचना जीएसआर 292 (ई) तारीख 11 मई, 2020 फॉर्म-22, उत्सर्जन एवं ध्वनि मानकों के अनुपालन के लिए सड़क पात्रता प्रमाण पत्र की समीक्षा के संबंध में है। इसे विनिर्माता या
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निर्यातक या पंजीकृत ई-रिक्शा या ई-रिक्शा या ई-वाहन के मामले में ई-वाहन संघ द्वारा जारी किया गया है। इस प्रारूप में मौजूदा दो सारणियों को सहजता के लिए मिलाकर एक सारणी कर दिया गया है। इसमें उत्सर्जन मानकों के अगले चरण के अनुरूप कुछ प्रदूषक मानदंड भी शामिल किए गए हैं।
इस संबंध में सुझाव और टिप्पणियां संयुक्त सचिव (एमवीएल), सड़क परिवहन एवं राजमार्ग मंत्रालय ट्रांसपोर्ट भवन, संसद मार्ग, नई दिल्ली 110001 (ईमेल-jspb-morth@ gov.in) को 10 जून, 2020 तक भेजी जा सकती हैं।

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May 12 (14:08) Coronavirus Lockdown 3.0: Over 45,000 bookings worth Rs 16 crore so far on special trains, says Indian Railways (www.deccanherald.com)
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Over 80,000 passengers have booked tickets worth over Rs 16 crore on the special trains so far, the Indian Railways said on Tuesday, hours before the first such train is scheduled to depart from the New Delhi station for Bilaspur in Madhya Pradesh.
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The bookings for these special trains began at 6 pm on Monday.
So far, 45,533 bookings (PNRs)
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worth Rs 16.15 crore have been recorded for the special trains for the next seven days, the railways said, adding that around 82,317 passengers will travel against these bookings.
The railways issued guidelines on Monday for 15 special trains, which will be operated from Tuesday, asking the passengers to carry their own food and linen, and arrive at stations at least 90 minutes before departure for a health screening.
Also Read: Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases
On Tuesday, the national transporter said installing the Aarogya Setu mobile application was mandatory for the passengers.
The railways will run eight trains on Tuesday -- three from New Delhi terminating at Dibrugarh, Bengaluru and Bilaspur, and one each from Howrah, Rajendra Nagar (Patna), Bengaluru, Mumbai Central and Ahmedabad, which will terminate at Delhi.
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These special trains will only have air-conditioned coaches.
Since the trains will be operated amidst the ongoing nationwide lockdown, only the passengers with confirmed e-tickets will be allowed to enter the stations.
The fares of these trains will be equivalent to that of the Rajdhani trains and passengers can book tickets up to seven days in advance.
However, no RAC, wait-list ticket or on-board booking by the ticket-checking staff will be permitted, the railways said.
The national transporter had suspended its passenger services in view of the lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.
May 04 (12:37) Coronavirus lockdown: Indian Railway has subsidised 85% fare for migrant workers, says BJP (www.deccanherald.com)
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The BJP said on Monday the railways has subsidised 85 per cent of ticket fare for special trains being run to transport migrant workers and the state government has to pay the remaining 15 per cent, soon after the Congress attacked the central government over the issue.
The state government concerned can also pay for the tickets, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
He said the Madhya Pradesh government is doing so and asked Rahul Gandhi to tell the Congress-ruled states to follow suit.
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He was responding to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's attack on the railways for charging poor migrant labourers ticket fare, even as it donated over Rs 151 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. 
"Rahul Gandhi ji, I have attached guidelines of MHA which clearly states that 'No tickets to be sold at any station'. Railways has subsidised 85% & state govt to pay 15%. The state govt can pay for the tickets (Madhya Pradesh's BJP govt is paying). Ask Cong state govts to follow suit," Patra tweeted. 
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The BJP leader further clarified that for each 'Shramik Express', special trains being run for migrants, about 1,200 tickets to the destination are handed by the railways to the state government concerned. 
State governments are supposed to clear the ticket price and hand over the tickets to workers, he said. 
Seeking to corner the central government, the Congress on Monday said its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers and labourers stranded at their workplaces due to the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a statement announced the party's decision and said this would be the Congress' humble contribution in standing shoulder to shoulder with these workers. 
In a tweet, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy claimed that migrant workers returning home will not have to pay money as the rail travel will be free from now onwards.
Swamy, in a tweet, said, "Talked to Piyush Goel office. Govt will pay 85% and State Govt 15%. Migrant labour will go free. Ministry will clarify with an official statement."
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