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Jul 14 2019 (16:13) Bullet train passengers may be charged for extra baggage (
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BULT/Bullet Train

News Entry# 386714  Blog Entry# 4377794   
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Jul 14 2019 (16:13)
Station Tag: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT added by a2z~/1674352

Jul 14 2019 (16:13)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by a2z~/1674352
The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour.
Passengers travelling on India’s first superfast bullet train may have to pay for the luggage they check in. To discourage travellers from carrying heavy luggage, the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), which is executing the project linking Mumbai and Ahmedabad, plans to charge them for the bags they check in.
coach in the train will contain sufficient space for hand baggage. In the last coach, however, some seats will likely be removed to make space for the extra check-in luggage,for which passengers may have to pay extra — a first for a train in India.
The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour.
According to NHSRCL, the Japanese are used to travelling light and on their bullet trains, no extra space is kept apart for check-in luggage. The trains meant for India will be redesigned to accommodate luggage.
“Basically the idea is to discourage {passengers from carrying} heavy luggage There has to be some kind of control. The idea is not to earn money from people. If we allow it free, there will be no control. There will also be specified dimension for both hand and check-in baggage,” said Achal Khare, managing director of NHSRCL.
The Narendra Modi government has set an ambitious deadline of completing the project by August 15, 2022, when India marks 75 years of Independence.NHSRCL, however, expects to open a section of the network by then and complete it by December 2023.
“To start with, we will have 24 train sets of which 18 will come from Japan while six will be manufactured here. But when we say it will be manufactured in India, it means not 100% as critical parts will still come from Japan,” Khare said.
Like the Shatabdi trains,bullet train coaches will have overhead bins for storing hand baggage.
“This is different from Japan as they don’t have the culture of taking heavy luggage. We are planning to create a separate space for heavy luggage. The hand baggage will be allowed with the passengers, but those planning to carry heavy luggage will have to book it in advance. The concept will be like cabin baggage and check-in baggage,” Khare added.
The passengers who book space for check-in luggage will be given seats in the same coach where space for the luggage will be created. The corporation will have to remove a few seats, which will reduce the capacity of the trains, to accommodate the luggage.
The corporation is yet to decide on the charges it will levy for check-in luggage and the weight limitation.
“At the time of the detailed project report, the fare was proposed as 1.5 time of the first AC fare of the Indian Railway train. For the charges related to luggage, we are yet to take a call,” Khare said.
About 35 % of the land required for the project has been acquired. Of the 508.17km-long corridor, 155.76km will be in Maharashtra, 348.04 km in Gujarat and 4.3km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
According to Khare, pre-construction activities, which include identification of utilities and critical structures, have been completed. The corporation has divided work on the network into 26 packages and expects to award contracts, including for the procurement of bullet trains, by the end of 2019 .
The foundation stone for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in 2017.
“Since it will be a short journey, it is unlikely that people will travel with heavy luggage. But it is good to have the restriction,” said Shri Prakash, former member of the Railway Board.

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Jul 14 2019 (16:28)
a2z~   16946 blog posts
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- Indians are habitual of carrying more luggage than Japanese, and charging for extra luggage shall certainly motivate them to travel light. Passengers travelling with less than 10 kg baggage may be provided free snacks and ones travelling above 20 kg may be charged @ 1% of ticket charge.
-Indians also carry more baggage under their skin than Japanese!! Bullet train fare may charge 1% of ticket fare for every kg of adult passenger weight over & above 75kg. This will motivate obese paxs to lose weight and save money thereby moving towards healthy India.

Jul 14 2019 (19:24)
©The Dark Lord™~   10185 blog posts   2 correct pred (67% accurate)
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India has one of the least obesity rate around the world and it's definitely below Japan. Time to do some research for Essay writing 😉

Jul 14 2019 (19:55)
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Well off persons shall board Bullet trains where obesity is high as compared to physically active labour class

Jul 14 2019 (19:57)
Bella Ciao^~   84578 blog posts   49078 correct pred (79% accurate)
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So true
Big fat display big wealth
Oct 04 2018 (21:20) रेलवे हर महीने इस तरह बचाएगा 6 करोड़ रुपए का डीजल (
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WCR/West Central

News Entry# 362645  Blog Entry# 3868151   
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Oct 04 2018 (21:21)
Station Tag: Jabalpur Junction/JBP added by a2z~/1674352
इटारसी से जबलपुर होते हुए कटनी तक रेलव लाइन का विद्युतीकरण का काम पूरा हो गया है। बुधवार को इसका विधिवत लोकार्पण मुख्य रेलवे स्टेशन पर सांसद राकेश सिंह, पश्चिम मध्य रेलवे के महाप्रबंधक अजय विजयवर्गीय ने किया। रेलवे के विद्युत विभाग का दावा है कि इटारसी से जबलपुर तक तकरीबन 336 किमी लंबे विद्युत ट्रैक पर डीजल इंजन की जगह विद्युत इंजन चलने से वह हर माह लगभग 6 करोड़ रुपए के डीजल की बचत कर रहा है। लोकमान्य तिलक टर्मिनल से इलाहाबाद के बीच चलने वाली दुरंतो 12293-94 का जबलपुर में प्रायोगिक ठहराव दे दिया गया है। लोकार्पण अवसर पर जबलपुर को मिली इस उपलब्धि का भी शुभारंभ किया गया।
कटनी से नैनी तक भी जल्द होगा विद्युतीकरण
राकेश सिंह ने बताया कि कटनी से नैनी तक ट्रैक का भी विद्युतीकरण तेजी से चल रहा है। इसे जून 2019 तक पूरा करना है, लेकिन रेलवे अधिकारियों से हुई चर्चा के बाद उम्मीद है कि यह काम मार्च 2019 तक पूरा हो जाएगा। उन्होंने कहा कि जबलपुर से गोंदिया ब्राडगेज परियोजना अब 511 करोड़ से बढ़कर आज 1500 करोड़ की हो गई है। इस परियोजना में किसी तरह भी राशि की कमी नहीं हो रही है, यही वजह है कि यह परियोजना भी जल्द ही पूर्ण होने जा रही है। मुख्य रेलवे स्टेशन पर पैसेंजर सुविधाओं पर उन्होंने कहा कि मध्यप्रदेश और छत्तीसगढ़ में जबलपुर ही एक ऐसा स्टेशन है, जहां पैसेंजर के लिए 4 लिफ्ट और 4 एस्कलेटर लगाए गए हैं।
जबलपुर में रुकेगी मुंबई-इलाहाबाद दुरंतो
मुम्बई से इलाहाबाद के बीच सप्ताह में दो दिन चलने वाली दुरंतो ट्रेन अब जबलपुर में रुकेगी। इसका भी शुभारंभ बुधवार को से कर दिया गया है। मुम्बई से चलकर इलाहाबाद जाने वाली 12293 ट्रेन सुबह 6.05 मिनट पर जबलपुर आएगी और 10 मिनट रुकने के बाद इलाहाबाद रवाना होगी। वहीं इलाहाबाद से मुम्बई जाने वाली 12294 ट्रेन सप्ताह में दो दिन रात 12.40 पर जबलपुर आएगी और 10 मिनट रुकने के बाद रवाना हो जाएगा। रेलवे ने इस ट्रेन को 6 माह के लिए जबलपुर में प्रायोगिक ठहराव दिया है। यदि इस दौरान पैसेंजर टिकट की सेल अच्छी होती है तो ट्रेन का ठहराव बढ़ जाएगा।
जीएम ने दिया जबलपुर मंडल को नकद पुरस्कार
समारोह के समापन पर पमरे के नए जीएम अजय विजयवर्गीय ने जबलपुर मंडल द्वारा आयोजित किए गए इस कार्यक्रम की व्यवस्था और तैयारी को सराहा। उन्होंने डीआरएम मनोज सिंह समेत जबलपुर मंडल की टीम को बधाई दी और 30 हजार रुपए नकद पुरस्कार देने की घोषणा की। समारोह में आरपीएफ के आईजी डॉ.आरके मलिक, महापौर स्वाती गोडबोले, विधायक अंचल सोनकर, विधायक अशोक रोहाणी, भाजपा अध्यक्ष जीएस ठाकुर आदि मौजूद रहे।
इन सुविधाओं का शुभारंभ
-मुख्य स्टेशन के प्लेटफार्म नंबर 4 और 5 में लिफ्ट।
- प्लेटफार्म नंबर 6 पर पेपरलेस चार्टिंग।
- मदनमहल स्टेशन पर सूचना बोर्ड।
-मदनमहल स्टेशन के प्लेटफार्म नंबर 2-3 में कोच गाइडेंस प्रणाली।
-देवरी, गोसलपुर, सिहोरा रोड, डुंडी स्टेशन पर वाईफाई।
Oct 04 2018 (21:19) 6 अक्टूबर से कोरबा-रायपुर के बीच फिर से शुरू होगी चुनावी ट्रेन (
New Facilities/Technology
SECR/South East Central

News Entry# 362643  Blog Entry# 3868147   
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Oct 04 2018 (21:19)
Station Tag: Raipur Junction/R added by a2z~/1674352

Oct 04 2018 (21:19)
Station Tag: Korba/KRBA added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Raipur Junction/R   Korba/KRBA  
लोकसभा चुनाव से ठीक पहले एक बार फिर से कोरबा से रायपुर के बीच इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन चलाने की घोषणा की गई है। यह घोषणा बुधवार को केंद्रीय रेल मंत्री पीयूष गोयल ने की। हसदेव एक्सप्रेस के नाम से चलने वाली यह ट्रेन सप्ताह में चार दिन कोरबा-रायपुर के बीच चलेगी।
इसके परिचालन के लिए सभी तैयारियां पूरी कर ली गई हैं। 6 अक्टूबर को ट्रेन के परिचालन का औपचारिक शुभारंभ होगा। यह ट्रेन 7 अक्टूबर से नियमित रूप से गुरुवार, शुक्रवार, शनिवार और रविवार को चलेगी। कोरबा और रायपुर के बीच इस ट्रेन के लिए 7 स्टॉपेज निर्धारित हैं।
ट्रेन के परिचालन के लिए लंबे समय से मांग की जा रही थी। अचानक केंद्रीय रेल मंत्री पीयूष गोयल ने इसकी घोषणा की, जो यहां के लोगों के लिए एक विशेष तोहफे की तरह रहा।
बता दें कि साल 2014 में भी लोकसभा चुनाव से ठीक पहले इस ट्रेन का परिचालन शुरू किया गया था, लेकिन चुनाव के 3 महीने बाद इस ट्रेन का परिचालन बंद हो गया। इस बार रेल मंत्री पीयूष गोयल इस ट्रेन के परिचालन का शुभारंभ करने के लिए खुद कोरबा आ रहे हैं।
6 अक्टूबर को कोरबा स्टेशन से हरी झंडी दिखाकर वे इस ट्रेन का रवाना करेंगे। पिछली बार लंबे समय के इंतजार के बाद यहां के लोगों को सीधे राजधानी से जोड़ने वाली एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन की सुविधा मिली थी, जो इनके लिए काफी जरूरी थी। दूसरी तरफ लोगों को आशंका भी है कि कहीं दोबारा यह ट्रेन चुनाव के बाद बंद न हो जाए। नई ट्रेन को अन्य ट्रेनों के अतिरिक्त रेक को जोड़ कर तैयार किया गया है।
Oct 04 2018 (07:35) Tata-Siemens consortium wins bid for Rs 8k-cr Pune Metro line (
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PMRC/Pune Metro

News Entry# 362547  Blog Entry# 3865902   
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Work order for the Rs 8,313-crore Metro Line 3 project based on a PPP model was awarded to the Tata-Siemens consortium on October 3 in Mumbai.
Work order for the Rs 8,313-crore Metro Line 3 project based on a PPP model was awarded to the Tata-Siemens consortium on October 3 in Mumbai. Tata Projects will be the EPC partner supporting the consortium. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis handed over the letter of award to the consortium in Mumbai on Wednesday to N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Sons and Ralph Hasselbacher, CEO, Siemens Group.
Kiran Gitte, PMRDA metropolitan commissioner, said the maximum time period allowed for the consortium to commence the project is till June 2019, but Fadnavis urged them to start work by January 2019.
The project is to be completed within a time span of three years. The elevated Metro line will originate from Hinjewadi Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park and travel via Balewadi to Shivajinagar. Hinjewadi is Pune’s IT industrial hub providing employment to over 4,00,000 people. The 23.3-km corridor with 23 stations will be the first Metro project in India under the PPP model after the 2017 New Metro Rail Policy. The consortium of TRIL Urban Transport (a Tata Group Company), and Siemens Project Ventures (subsidiary of Siemens Financial Services), has been awarded the contract by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) to develop the Metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar.
Banmali Agrawala, president, infrastructure, defence and aerospace, Tata Sons, said they had expertise and capabilities of delivering on long-term and large infrastructure projects like this project. He was confident of meeting delivering the project as per the scheduled timelines. Sunil Mathur, MD and CEO, Siemens, said this project will positively impact the quality of life for the people of Pune.
Oct 04 2018 (07:35) Green signal! Modi government gives nod to railway station revamp programme (
IR Affairs

News Entry# 362546  Blog Entry# 3865898   
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The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the long-pending station redevelopment programme of the railways, paving the way for revamping of stations by private parties to enhance facilities for passengers.
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the long-pending station redevelopment programme of the railways, paving the way for revamping of stations by private parties to enhance facilities for passengers. In return, private parties will get to commercially exploit railway land and air space around stations. Under the public-private partnership model to redevelop railway stations, the special purpose vehicle (SPV), Indian Railway Station Redevelopment Corporation (IRSDC), will be the nodal executing agency.
lease term for contracts has been raised up to 99 years from the earlier envisaged 45 years and residential premises will be a part of the assets created. Addressing the media after the Cabinet meeting, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the IRSDC will take the decision on the tenure of the lease period taking into account suitability, executability and market conditions.
“The corporation will have the freedom to decide the tenure in a professional manner keeping in mind facilities for passengers and commercial viability. The SPV will also have flexibility to offer a cluster of stations, instead of just one, as this is one of the feedbacks that the transporter received from developers. Developers will also be allowed to give multiple sub-leases rather than just one. The railways redevelopment plan had to be revisited as the ‘Swiss challenge’ bidding process evoked only a lukewarm interest.
Under the ‘Swiss Challenge’ method, an unsolicited offer is made by the original proponent to the railways ensuring her process to be the best (in terms of effectiveness including both cost and time). It further allows third parties to make better offers (challenges) for a project during a designated period with the simple objective to discourage frivolous project, or to avoid exaggerated project development costs.
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