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Today (17:02) Patna Metro project gets Modi government’s nod: Don’t miss these features of Bihar’s first metro rail (
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Patna metro latest news: Patna metro rail project has been cleared by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-headed Union cabinet. The central government has also released the Patna metro proposed route map and other details.
Patna Metro boost to Bihar! In a major fillip to transportation in Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Narendra Modi government has cleared the deck for Patna Metro rail project. Patna Metro will be Bihar’s first metro and the mass rapid transit will surely become the major mode of communication in the capital city of Bihar. A Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the decision. The cost of the mega project is estimated at Rs 13411.24 crore. The project is scheduled to
be completed in 5 years.
Patna Metro rail project will have two corridors. In total, Patna Metro network will cover a vast area of around 42 km. While the first corridor will cover 26.94 km stretch, the second corridor will pass through 14.45 km stretch. The first corridor will be known as Danapur-Mithapur corridor and the second one will be Patna Junction-New ISBT.
Patna Metro Rail Project: All you need to know
The Danapur Cantt-Mithapur corridor will cover the areas located in the heart of Patna. The people residing in densely populated areas will have access to Patna Metro. Patna Metro stations will come up at Raza Bazar, the Secretariat, the High Court and the Law University Railway Station.
The second corridor from the Patna Railway Station to ISBT corridor will pass through key locations such as iconic Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Rajendra Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Transport Nagar and ISBT.
Providing details regarding the Patna Metro rail project, the central government said the Danapur-Mithapur corridor will be mostly underground and partly elevated. The Danapur-Mithapur section of Patna Metro will have 11 stations. Out of these 11 stations, three will be elevated and 8 would be underground.
The 14.45 km-stretch of Patna station to New ISBT corridor will see an elevated stretch of 9.9 km and partly underground 4.55 km. This section Patna Metro will have 12 stations. Out of these 12 stations, 9 will be elevated and 3 will be underground.
Patna Metro will provide an alternative mode of communication to a population of 26.23 lakh. They are likely to be benefitted by the Patna Metro Rail Project directly and indirectly. The central government said that people residing in these areas will be able to travel on metro trains from one spot to different areas of the city conveniently.
Patna Metro will also focus on the last-mile connectivity as there will be multi-modal integration with railway stations and ISBT. Patna Metro will also run feeder network of bus, Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) and Intermediate Public Transport (IPT).
The central government has stated that the Patna Metro rail project will have non-fare box revenue from rental and advertisement. Apart from these, there will be Value Capture Financing (VCF) through mechanism of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Transfer of Development Rights (TDK).
Train 18 breaks down! In what comes as a disappointment for Indian Railways, India's fastest train, the Vande Bharat Express which was flagged off by PM Narendra Modi yesterday suffered a breakdown.
Train 18 breaks down! In what comes as a disappointment for Indian Railways, India’s fastest train, the Vande Bharat Express which was flagged off by PM Narendra Modi yesterday suffered a breakdown on its return journey to Delhi today morning. According to an IE report, Train 18 “halted in the middle of nowhere”, 15 kilometres from Tundla. The brakes in the last coach of the 16-coach train jammed and there was no power in four coaches, the report said. Indian Railways officials have said that the Train 18 may have
suffered a glitch due to possible cattle run over. After removing obstacles, the Vande Bharat Express resumed its journey to Delhi around 8:15 AM.
Indian Railways has also clarified that the train was not on its commercial run, but was on a special trip returning to Delhi at odd hours after its inaugural run. The self-propelled semi-high speed train is scheduled to begin its commercial run on February 17. It is yet unclear why Train 18 suffered a break down and more clarity is expected after the train reaches Delhi. As part of its regular run, Train number 22436 New Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express will leave New Delhi railway station at 6:00 AM (except on Monday, Thursday) to reach Varanasi at 2:00 PM. On the return journey the same day, Train number 22435 Varanasi-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express will depart from Varanasi at 3:00 PM to arrive at New Delhi Railway station at 11:00 PM. En roue the train will stop at Kanpur and Allahabad (now Prayagraj).
Train 18 has been manufactured under ‘Make in India’ by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai. The all AC Chair car has been conceptualised as a modern replacement to Shatabdi Express trains. Indian Railways is planning to manufacture 10 more Train 18-style sets in the next financial year, while one more is already being made and is expected to be rolled out by March-end. Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express became India’s fastest during its trials by RDSO, attaining speeds of 180 kmph.
Watch this space for news on why Train 18 had a break down and whether its first commercial run on February 17 will go as per schedule.

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So problem rectified or still persisting?

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Now news of rectification yet

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So tomorrow it will run or not??
Today (16:30) Mumbai’s Parel to get ₹700-crore outstation terminus (
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Authorities plan grand outstation train terminus, with better amenities, ten platforms and an elevated road
Technological upgrade, more amenities, and a hike in budget to ₹700 crore from the earlier ₹193crore, the central railway’s (CR) long-distance terminus plan at Parel just got bigger and better. The terminus is expected to help scores of passengers from the station and reduce the congestion at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), making way for more suburban services.
The earlier plan was approved in the Union budget of 2018-2019. “The final design for the terminus is being
looked into, after which the proposal will be sent to the railway board for approval. The construction department of the railways is working on it,” said a senior CR official.
Under the plan, 10 platforms will be revamped to handle more than 50 long-distance (24-coach) trains.
A three-lane elevated road has been planned, with an additional lane for pedestrians or in case of an emergency. The road will start from the CR’s ground at Parel and go up to the proposed terminus. Further, 150-m decks for passenger movement, similar to Borivli and Andheri stations on the western railway (WR), are being planned with food courts. The plan will include creation of bigger circulating area with designated access to specially abled passengers; foot overbridges (FOBs) connecting the long-distance terminus to the suburban one, and Parel Road (Tulsi Pipe Road); and multi-level parking, with separate slots for two- and four-wheelers.
While officials refuse to comment on record, another CR official said: “The Parel terminus will not just help in taking the pressure off CSMT, but will also help in improving operations of suburban local trains. Terminating and starting long-distance trains at Parel will streamline the local services.”
The terminus is proposed to be built on CR’s land, by shifting its Parel workshop. Built in 1879, the workshop, one of the CR’s oldest, is spread over 19 acres adjoining the railway lines. It was initially used for steam engines and later to manufacture and assemble diesel locomotives. Currently, maintenance of long-distance trains is undertaken periodically at the workshop.
Some railway officials feel the plan could lead to chaos. “We had planned a long-distance terminus earlier too, but soon realised it would be chaotic for passengers to reach the station. Instead of Parel, CR should focus on developing a mega terminus at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), as it is connected to all parts of the city,” said Subodh Jain, former railway board member and former general manager of CR.
Meanwhile, the construction of the ₹51-crore suburban railway terminus at Parel is in its final stage and expected to be functional by March. Suburban local trains will be operated to and from Parel railway station and are expected to ease the crowd at Dadar and Kurla stations.
Passenger associations have welcomed the move. “The suburban and long-distance termini will help passengers in the future as commuters have shifted to the north. They won’t have to come till CSMT to board an outstation train,” said Subhash Gupta, president, Rail Yatra Parishad.

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Now 1 more added Parel terminus CR trying best now to decongest CST but that's good decision if they make LTT a mega terminus by making 7 more platform
Today (16:25) Commuters stop trains in Mumbai to protest Pulwama attack, pelt stones (

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Rail traffic between Virar, Vasai and Nalasopara were affected on Saturday morning, as commuters staged a rail roko to protest the Pulwama terror attack.
Rail traffic between Virar, Vasai and Nalasopara were affected on Saturday morning, as commuters staged a rail roko to protest the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 jawans of the CRPF were martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. Stone pelting at trains was also reported at Nalla Sopara.
Besides the rail roko, shops and commercial establishments in Virar also downed their shutters on Saturday morning, and even
a few Vasai civic buses were forced to halt at Virar, as part of the protests.
Pratik Patil a resident of Palghar who works in a cosmetics manufacturing firm in Andheri, said, “I have been stuck at Virar for the past 2 hours, as the Surat-Mumbai Flying Ranee superfast express is not proceeding towards Mumbai due to the protests, so is the 15-coach Virar-Andheri local which is yet to leave Virar.”
Similarly, two Churchgate-Dahanu morning trains have not reached Virar, while the Virar-Dahanu shuttle trains will operate normally as the Virar-Dahanu track is clear, said Patil.
A Western Railway tweet by the DRM said that protestors have blocked the tracks at Nalla Sopara due to which train movement has been affected at Nalla Sopara and beyond. GRP and RPF are making efforts to convince the people and evacuate the tracks and normalise the train movemnt, said the tweet.
Amish Wadkar a textile businessman from Boisar, said, “The 7.45 am Dahanu Churchgate local was stopped near Nalla Sopara and locals on the tracks forced us to get down from the train and so we closed all doors and windows. The miscreants pelted stones at the train and also banged the doors and windows with lathis, and after a while, some of them managed to enter the coaches so we got down from the local and walked back.”
Some protestors also forced some Vasai civic buses to stop as they threatened to deflate the tyres if the buses proceeded any further. They also forced the to get off the bus, said Prathamesh Tawde, a resident of Virar.
Today (14:15) Gujjar quota agitation enters eighth day, railway services affected (

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The Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill giving 5 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes to the Gujjars and four other communities agitating for it.
Gujjar community members continued to block railway tracks in Rajasthan for the eighth consecutive day on Friday despite the state government releasing a notification to give 5 percent reservation to them and four other communities agitating for it. State tourism minister Vishvendra Singh and representatives of the Gujjar community are holding discussions to end the deadlock, Station House Officer of the Malarna Dungar police station Brijendra Singh said.
ongoing dharna led by Gujjar agitation leader Kirori Singh Bainsla on railway tracks and a blockade laid on highways has caused much inconvenience to people. As per the North Western Railways spokesperson, 64 trains have been cancelled, 71 diverted and 32 partially cancelled in the last eight days. Bainsla and his supporters began their sit-in on railway tracks in Malarna Dungar area of Swai Madhopur district on February 8, demanding 5 percent quota for Gujjar, Raika-Rebari, Gadia Luhar, Banjara and Gadaria communities in jobs and education.
The Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill giving 5 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes to the Gujjars and four other communities agitating for it. The Gujjar agitators are sitting on Mumbai-Delhi railway track near Malarna Dungar and Sawai Madhopur-Jaipur rail track at Chauth Ka Barwara in Sawai Madhopur district.

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AN UGLY SHOW OF STRENGTH by our own people to disrupt daily life of LACs of travelers for days & colossal loss of taxpayers money which is given for DEVELOPMENT & OPERATION of RAILWAYS...
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