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Jul 31 (18:00) Condemn 2,500 Diesels ASAP, Make Indian 10-12k hp Electric Locos by 2022: Ministry tells Railway Board (www.railpost.in)
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Plans of conversion of diesel locos to electric dropped. Excess units to be condemned, sold or exported.

The Ministry of Railways has asked the Railway Board to quickly downsize Indian Railways’ fleet of diesel locomotives. 2,500 diesel units are likely to face the chopping block soon, sources told RailPost.in

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of Railways Piyush Goyal wants 100% electrification for the public transport behemoth in the next few years.

As of 1st July 2020, Indian Railways operates two shy of 5,500 diesel locos. They are maintained by 42 sheds spread across the country. Holdings of several sheds will be more than halved as a result.

The Ministry wants this freed up infra to be utilized for maintenance of the rapidly expanding fleet of electric locos. IR has a fleet of more than 7,000 electric locos as of 1st July 2020.

18 diesel locomotive sheds have already made suitable modifications and home approx 800 electric units.

725 electric locos were planned for production this year. The number is likely to decline substantially due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and low rail traffic levels at present.

Make high-power, high-speed electric locos in India by 2022, officials told

The ministry has asked Board officials to adopt the latest technology and produce 9-12,000 horsepower electric locos meant for 120 km/h freight and 200 km/h capable passenger services.

Target for a prototype has been set for June 2022.

Plans for conversion of diesel locos to electric dropped

IR has also dropped much-hyped plans for the conversion of redundant diesel locomotives to electric, according to officials. The cost of conversion reportedly made the exercise infeasible.

Research Development and Standards Organization (RDSO) and Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) had taken up the project to convert two ALCo based units and several EMD units to electric. All converted prototypes are now based at Bondamunda shed of South Eastern Railway.

Diesels: Sell, Export, Scrap… or Gift?

With the decision to get rid of as many diesel locos as possible, Indian Railways faces tough choices.

A large part of Indian Railways’ diesel fleet has not worked for half of its codal life yet. Units that are due for heavy maintenance are likely to be condemned. The government-owned transporter is likely to take a financial hit on premature condemning of so many locos.

Savings in fuel and maintenance bills have been cited by officials as likely to make up for some of the loss in the long term.

There is a limited market for high power diesel locomotives, especially ones built for broad gauge. Local industrial demand for such powerful locomotives is almost non-existent. RITES has been asked to work with DLW and the Railway Board to find ways to dispose of the surplus units, said an official conversant with the matter.

IR recently gifted Bangladesh Railways 10 ALCo based diesel units as part of a larger agreement on improving railway connectivity between India and Bangladesh.

The GE/Wabtec Conundrum

This still leaves the Railway Ministry stuck with the question of what to do with diesel locos that continue to be manufactured at a plant in Marhowra, Bihar.

Indian Railways awarded a contract in 2015 to then General Electric, which later sold its transportation division to Wabtec, to produce 1,000 units of 4,500 and 6,000 horsepower diesel locos. Over 700 units are to be delivered over the next few years.

Unless Indian Railways finds a way out of the contract, or is able to resell the remainder of the fleet to other railway networks, the fate of most diesel locomotives in India looks bleak.

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Aug 01 (00:56)
a2z
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Some of the drawbacks of above plan:
1) Condemnation of 5000 D-locos is a costly affair loss of about 50000 crores (50% cost of D-locos)
2) Procurement/ manufacture of 10-12K E locos in 2.5 yrs is a very difficult (almost impossible) task
3) Procurement cost of these many e locos need astronomical 1.5-1.8 lac crore Rs. in next 2.5 years
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Non availability of E locos shall result in usage of D-locos in newly electrified tracks which is highly undesirable,
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Rather than going for rapid electrification at break neck speed (planned @10000-12000 km/yr) to achieve 100% electrification in next 3 years, it would be better to at a reasonable pace of 3000kms per year. Spared funds should be utilized for construction of DFCs & doubling/tripling of highly congested money spinner routes of IR.

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Aug 01 (12:15)
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Very Good Step by Indian Govt.

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Aug 01 (12:41)
DRMofficeBGP
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Point 2) "Procurement/ manufacture of 10-12K E locos in 2.5 yrs is a very difficult (almost impossible) task"

10-12k is not quantity but 10-12k HP (horsepower).

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Abhi Roy
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1 compliments
Good idea
Why condemn? Bech do, waise sab kuch bik raha hai. Engine bhi bech do

Aug 01 (15:07)
Supritam Ghosh
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Pm post bhi bechna chahiye
Jun 17 (08:38) Kannada film industry gets permission to start shooting with guidelines (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 411632  Blog Entry# 4651952   
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The lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic had resulted in the entire Indian film industry to be shut down for all production work and the Kannada film industry was affected too. Now, the government of Karnataka has given permission to start film shootings but while following certain restrictions. Earlier, the government had given permission for serial, ad and documentary shootings. And the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce with members had requested the government to allow for film shooting as well. Now, the Health Department and Department of Information Technology have issued guidelines and released the order for allowing film shootings on Monday. Now, many big-budget movies like ‘Yuvarathnaa’, ‘Roberrt’, ‘Kabza’ and others which had been suspended because of the lockdown will start shooting soon by following guidelines. The government has pointed out 18 guidelines to start shooting and allowed only 50 members on the set of shootings at a time, which...
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will be relaxed in future. "I am expecting to restart ‘Kabza’, I will keep 10 days as a buffering period and start shooting. Government has advised us to use a sanitizer, PPE kit, wear a mask and maintain distance during the shooting. We will also be taking more precautions because there will be many people in a film shooting compared to that of a serial. We are planning to sanitise the set three times a day, and be more careful when we are shooting indoors,” said 'Kabza' director R.Chandru in an earlier interview. The government has also ordered the maintenance of health records of the people who will be on the set, and the production house should take complete responsibility of crew members if they test positive. The guidelines also ask to maintain social distance, wearing a mask, avoiding handshakes and thermal screening among other things.
May 30 (14:41) Press Release No.114 - FIRST TRACTION SUB STATION OVER HUBBALLI DIVISION OF SWR DIRECTLY CHARGED UNDER OPEN ACCESS (m.facebook.com)
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News Entry# 409591  Blog Entry# 4640206   
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May 30 2020 (14:41)
Station Tag: Ballari Cantt. (Bellary)/BYC2 added by 16591🔸Hampi Express🔸16592^~/36147

May 30 2020 (14:41)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by 16591🔸Hampi Express🔸16592^~/36147
In spite of the Covid-19 crisis, and the Lockdown being warranted to prevent spread of the virus, first Traction substation at Bellary over South Western Railway has been charged under open access. Power allocation of 10 Mw from BBRCL and power corridor agreement with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd and Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited has facilitated commissioning of this Traction Sub Station at Bellary.
Yesterday night at odd hours was a historic moment for Hubballi Division of SWR as its first Traction Substation at Bellary to get energized and made live under Open Access policy. Till yesterday power for the recently electrified section of Bellary - Kariganuru and Bellarai - Raydurga section was being extended from Traction
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Sub Station in Guntakal Division.
Now with the charging of Bellary Traction Sub Station, the power of the overhead equipment is being energized and trains in the section between Bellary-Tornagallu (34 km) Tornagallu – Ranjithpura (23 Km) and Bellary-Rayadurg sections (53 Km) are being run with AC Locos for 110 Rkms.
Once work of electrification in the sidings of private parties like Jindal, Hottur Ispat, ACC Sidings, FCI Sidings, BMB Siding and Ballari Thermal, Ballari TSS will be able to supply power for another 140 Kms ensuring quicker movement of rakes and improving mobility. With this Traction substation mobility of train services on the section will improve as Electrification will significantly improve mobility trains on SWR and strengthen Rail network in Karnataka. In addition to reduction in pollution efficiency of Railway will improve due to shift from fossil fuel to electricity.
It was made possible under the constant endeavour and follow up of Shri B.G.Mallya, PCEE Sir and Shri Arvind Malkhede, DRM /UBL.
Dec 28 2019 (21:17) Press Release No. 330 Dt. 28.12.2019 -RUNNING OF BELAGAVI - SHEDBAL - BELAGAVI DAILY JANSADHARAN PASSENGER SPECIAL (swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 397558  Blog Entry# 4525658   
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Dec 28 2019 (21:33)
Station Tag: Chikodi Road/CKR added by Ballari Junction🔸Since 150 years^~/36147

Dec 28 2019 (21:33)
Station Tag: Gokak Road/GKK added by Ballari Junction🔸Since 150 years^~/36147

Dec 28 2019 (21:33)
Station Tag: Kudachi/KUD added by Ballari Junction🔸Since 150 years^~/36147

Dec 28 2019 (21:33)
Station Tag: Ghataprabha/GPB added by Ballari Junction🔸Since 150 years^~/36147

Dec 28 2019 (21:33)
Station Tag: Shedbal/SED added by Ballari Junction🔸Since 150 years^~/36147

Dec 28 2019 (21:33)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Ballari Junction🔸Since 150 years^~/36147
Shri Suresh Angadi, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways had advised to run a special train between Belagavi and Shedbal so that people of other parts of Belagavi District could get connected with Belagavi by train and also with Hubballi & Bengaluru by running the special train to suit to the timings of Train No.20653/20654 KSR Bengaluru – Belagavi - KSR Bengaluru Superfast Express. As per his advice, South Western Railway has decided to run Train No. 06925/06926 Belagavi-Shedbal-Belagavi Daily Jansadharan Passenger Special with effect from 01stJanuary, 2020.
Accordingly, Train No. 06925 Belagavi-Shedbal Daily Jansadharan Passenger Special will depart from Belagavi at 07:45 hrs. and reach Shedbal at 10:40 hrs. Enroute the train will arrive/depart
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Sulebhavi at 08:01/08:02 hrs., Suldhal at 08:10/08:11 hrs., Pachchapur at 08:18/08:19 hrs., Parakanahatti at 08:25/08:26 hrs., Gokak Road at 08:32/08:33 hrs., Ghataprabha at 08:44/08:46 hrs., Bagewadi halt at 08:53/08:54 hrs., Chikkodi Road at 09:02/09:03 hrs., Raybag at 09:14/09:15 hrs., Chinchli at 09:25/09:26 hrs., Kudachi at 09:35/09:36 hrs. and Ugarkhurd at 09:46/09:47 hrs.
In return direction, Train No. 06926 Shedbal-Belagavi Daily Jansadharan Passenger Special will depart from Shedbal at 14:45 hrs. and reach Belagavi at 18:10 hrs. Enroute, the train will arrive/depart Ugarkhurd at 14:54/14:55 hrs., Kudachi at 15:04/15:05 hrs., Chinchli at 15:14/15:15 hrs., Raybag at 15:26/15:27 hrs., Chikkodi Road at 15:41/15:42 hrs., Bagewadi halt at 15:52/15:53 hrs., Ghataprabha at 16:04/16:06 hrs., Gokak Road at 16:16/16:17 hrs., Parakanahatti at 16:26/16:27 hrs., Pachchapur at 16:41/16:42 hrs., Suldhal at 16:51/16:52 hrs. and Sulebhavi at 17:09/17:10 hrs.
Dec 20 2019 (14:47) PR No. 325 - CONTINUATION OF THE SERVICES OF TRAINS (swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 397002  Blog Entry# 4518652   
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Dec 20 2019 (15:10)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:10)
Station Tag: Haveri/HVR added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Davangere/DVG added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Gadag Junction/GDG added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Bagalkot Junction/BGK added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Ballari Junction (Bellary)/BAY added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Chitradurga/CTA added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Vijayapura (Bijapur)/BJP added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Arsikere Junction/ASK added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: MGR Chennai Central/MAS added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Renigunta Junction/RU added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147

Dec 20 2019 (15:09)
Station Tag: Shivamogga Town (Shimoga)/SMET added by 16591🌟Hampi Express🌟16592^~/36147
South Western Railway has decided to continue the services of following trains for six months with existing composition, stoppages and timings as detailed below:-
1. Services of Train No. 06223 / 06224 Shivamogga Town – Renigunta – Shivamogga Town Weekly Tatkal Express Special on every Wednesday which will end on 12.02.2020 will be continued from 19.02.2020 to 19.08.2020 from both sides.
2. Services of Train No. 06221 Shivamogga Town – Chennai Central Weekly Tatkal Express Special on every Monday which will end on 10.02.2020 will be continued from 17.02.2020
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to 17.08.2020 from Shivamogga Town.
3. Services of Train No. 06222 Chennai Central – Shivamogga Town Weekly Tatkal Express Special on every Tuesday which will end on 11.02.2020 will be continued from 18.02.2020 to 18.08.2020 from Chennai Central.
4. Services of Train No. 07327 Vijayapura – Mangaluru Junction Daily Tatkal Express Special which will end on 10.02.2020 will be continued from 11.02.2020 to 09.08.2020 from Vijayapura.
5. Services of Train No. 07328 Mangaluru Junction – Vijayapura Daily Tatkal Express Special which will end on 11.02.2020 will be continued from 12.02.2020 to 10.08.2020 from Mangaluru Junction.
6. Train No. 06225 / 06226 Arsikere – Shivamogga Town – Arsikere Weekly Janasadharan Express Special will be continued to run between Arsikere – Shivamogga Town – Arsikere with effect from 17.02.2020 to 17.08.2020 from Arsikere on every Monday and from 20.02.2020 to 20.08.2020 from Shivamogga Town on every Thursday.
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