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GHY/Guwahati (7 PFs)
গুৱাহাটী     गुवाहाटी

Track: Construction - Double-Line Electrification

0361-2737155, Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati-781001
State: Assam

Elevation: 59 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier   Division: Lumding

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Jul 16 (10:53) NFR mulls more ‘ladies only’ coaches (www.assamtribune.com)
IR Affairs
NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 346112  Blog Entry# 3633582   
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Jul 16 2018 (10:53)
Station Tag: New Bongaigaon Junction/NBQ added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jul 16 2018 (10:53)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jul 16 2018 (10:53)
Train Tag: Manas Rhino Passenger/55802 added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jul 16 2018 (10:53)
Train Tag: Manas Rhino Passenger/55801 added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476
GUWAHATI, July 15 - As the compartment reserved for women in the Manas Rhino Passenger train has received good response from commuters, the Railway authorities may take a decision on operating ‘ladies only’ coaches in other local trains also depending on demand and footfall.
“Manas Rhino Passenger is the only train in Assam where there is a separate compartment reserved exclusively for women passengers. It was introduced a few months back and so far the response from women commuters has been very good,” an official of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) told The Assam Tribune.
if NFR is looking to operate compartments reserved for ladies only in other trains as well, the official said, “If necessary, that can certainly be considered. However, it will depend on the passenger demand as well as number of commuters who travel on a particular train on a regular basis.
The number of commuters in Manas Rhino Passenger is very high and the train is almost always full. So it makes sense to have a separate compartment exclusively reserved for women to allow them to travel in comfort and safety.
However, there are some other trains where such a concept may not be feasible because the overall number of commuters travelling in those trains is less. But depending on demand, the issue can be looked into.”
The recent incidents of rape-cum-murder of two women passengers in separate incidents inside trains have once again brought to the fore the issue of safety of lady passengers.
On being contacted, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of NFR Nripen Bhattacharya said that there have been incidents where male passengers have tried to board the ladies compartment in the Manas Rhino Passenger train.
“RPF and GRP have dealt sternly with such cases and many men have been apprehended for boarding the ladies compartment. Some of the cases may be due to lack of knowledge about the presence of the reserved compartment. But RPF and GRP have not taken any chances and violators have been arrested and penalised,” he said.
Bhattacharya added that the train is frequented by many people who have offices in Guwahati, but stay in other parts of Lower Assam and commute daily on board the Manas Rhino Passenger train.
“Having a compartment reserved for ladies has been appreciated because the train witnesses a huge rush of commuters. This is especially so in the case of working ladies who commute to their offices in Guwahati on a daily basis,” he said.
The Manas Rhino Passenger departs from New Bongaigaon at 4.50 am to Guwahati daily. On the return journey, it departs from Guwahati at 5.30 pm.
Jul 15 (11:50) CCTV shortage in railways (www.telegraphindia.com)

News Entry# 345953  Blog Entry# 3630846   
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Jul 15 2018 (11:50)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by 22315 may be back from Grave^~/496597
Stations:  Guwahati/GHY  
Guwahati/Dibrugarh: In Assam, out of 230 railway stations under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), only 12 stations have closed-circuit camera installations to keep continuous vigil on the movement of people. Such drawbacks came to light after the twin murders took place on the same route in Upper Assam within 36 hours. "The security and vigilance system of the railways in Assam is not adequate. We are trying our best to improve it. Currently, there are only 12 stations with CCTV facilities. Now we are trying to extend it. A proposal has already been submitted to the government," Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia said. The DGP also admitted to the lack of adequate workforce in Government Railway Police. "I cannot say the exact current strength but it is not adequate for the state. Now we will also start checking the database of criminals who were acquitted earlier." Speaking to reporters on Friday, RPF...
inspector-general B.D. Mishra said, "In NFR there are 2,500 RPF personnel now on duty, among them only 26 are women. The recruitment process has begun now." On Friday, Assam police, higher officials of NFR, RPF and GRP met to prepare a security plan for the railway in Assam. "In today's meeting we have taken various important decisions. All unauthorised vendors will restricted in every railway station. Security will be rearranged for all kinds of coaches. Around five more companies of RPF will be formed soon. Security will be available in local trains also," the DGP said. The non-functioning of CCTV cameras is also an issue. In Upper Assam's Banipur railway station, out of seven CCTV cameras, only five are functioning but do not have recording facilities. Bolin Deori, the additional superintendent of police (headquarters), Sivasagar, and who headed the special investigation team of the twin murders, told the reporters that there was a lapse in the security arrangement at Banipur railway station. He said the CCTV cameras installed in the Banipur railway station have no recording system. "This creates a problem in the investigation," he added. An RPF sub-inspector at Banipur railway station said there is a shortage of manpower because they have to give regular escorts for trains. "Fifty RPF personnel are deployed at Banipur railway station and we need at least 100. We have written to the state government for the deployment of GRP at Banipur. Earlier there was an RPF battalion at Banipur railway station but due to elections it was shifted and deployed in other railway stations of the Northeast," an RPF sub-inspector said. He admitted that there are loopholes in the security system. "Railways have a tie up with the signalling and telecom department and they maintain the CCTV cameras. For the past year, they are not maintaining it," he said. "Security of passengers must be the top priority of the railways. The railway should upgrade its security system," said Sunil Rajkonwar, the president of the Anchalikbadi Asom Gana Parishad (AAGP).
Jul 13 (09:18) Protests against murders on trains (www.assamtribune.com)
Major Accidents/Disruptions
NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 345587  Blog Entry# 3624731   
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Jul 13 2018 (09:19)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jul 13 2018 (09:19)
Train Tag: Avadh Assam Express/15909 added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jul 13 2018 (09:19)
Train Tag: New Tinsukia - Rangiya Express/15928 added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476
GUWAHATI, July 12 - Activists of the Youth Congress staged demonstrations at various places across the State in protest against the twin incidents of alleged murder of two woman passengers on trains in separate incidents.In Guwahati, Youth Congress members staged protest at the gates of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) headquarters at Maligaon.
The protesters demanded that the culprits responsible for the incidents be apprehended without delay and exemplary punishment given to them.
They also called for beefing up of security measures on trains and railway property.
of State Youth Congress Ratul Patowary said that crimes against women across Assam have witnessed a growing trend since 2016. “This is very dangerous. Incidents of crime against women are rising and yet the State government has failed to act,” he said.
Youth Congress has called for trying cases related to crimes against women in fast-track courts.
Meanwhile, the All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan, Assam along with a number of other organisations today staged a protest demonstration in front of the Station Master’s Office at the Guwahati Railway Station demanding protection for women and students travelling on trains.
Demanding capital punishment to the culprits behind the two alleged murders after suspected sexual assault on the Dibrugarh-Rangiya Kamakhya Express and the Avadh Assam Express in the past two days, the organisations asked for immediate intervention by the Union Railway Minister.
Members of the All India Democratic Youth Organisation and All India Democratic Students Organisation also took part in the protest that was led by Chitralekha Das, Shishir Kakati, Projjwal Deb and Jitendra Chaliha.
A memorandum was also sent to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal through the Guwahati Station Master.
Jul 03 (09:24) 14 से नियमित चलेगी अगरतला-देवघर साप्ताहिक (epaper.jagran.com)

News Entry# 344199  Blog Entry# 3597303   
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Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Banka Junction/BAKA added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Bhagalpur Junction/BGP added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Khagaria Junction/KGG added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Katihar Junction/KIR added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Agartala/AGTL added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Deoghar Junction/DGHR added by amishkumar~/1702584

Jul 03 2018 (09:24)
Station Tag: Munger (Monghyr)/MGR added by amishkumar~/1702584
छह जुलाई को स्पेशल ट्रेन बनाकर किया जाएगा रवाना, श्रवणी मेला में कांवरियों को होगी सहूलियत सुविधा निर्णय जासं,भागलपुर: अगरतला-देवघर के बीच नई साप्ताहिक ट्रेन 14 जुलाई से अगरतला से नियमित चलेगी। वहीं, देवघर से इसका परिचालन 16 से होगा। छह जुलाई को इसे स्पेशल ट्रेन बनाकर रवाना किया जाएगा। रेलवे बोर्ड ने ट्रेन नंबर और स्टेशनों पर ठहराव का समय-सारिणी जारी कर दी है। बोर्ड ने समय सारिणी को लेकर नॉर्थ-फ्रांटियर-पूर्व मध्य रेल और पूर्व रेलवे जोन मुख्यालय से सहमति ले ली है। अगरतला से इस ट्रेन का परिचालन हर शनिवार को किया जाएगा, जबकि देवघर से हर सोमवार को खुलेगी। इस ट्रेन के चलने से पूर्व बिहार पूवरेत्तर भारत के राज्यों से सीधा जुड़ जाएगा। त्रिपुरा और असम से बड़ी संख्या में श्रद्धालु बाबा बैद्यनाथधाम में पूजा करने आते हैं। सीधी ट्रेन सेवा नहीं होने के कारण यहां के लोगों को काफी परेशानी होती थी। इस बार के...
रेल बजट में भी अगरतला-देवघर के बीच ट्रेन चलाने का प्रस्ताव भेजा गया था। लेकिन रूट और टाइमिंग को लेकर परिचालन शुरू करने में बाधा आ रही थी। इसके बाद बोर्ड ने तीनों जोन मुख्यालय को पत्र भेजकर टाइमिंग और रूट पर विचार करने की बात कही थी। तीनों जोन ने इस पर मंथन कर बोर्ड को टाइमिंग और रूट भेज दिया। इस पर बोर्ड ने सहमति जता दी। अगरतला से देवघर की 1464 किमी दूरी 39 घंटे में पूरी होगी। इस ट्रेन में स्लीपर क्लास के सात, थर्ड एसी-तीन, जनरल-तीन और ब्रेकवैन गार्ड सहित 14 कोच होंगे।
अगरतला से हर शनिवार और देवघर से सोमवार को होगी रवाना
मुंगेर, भागलपुर के रास्ते होगा परिचालन
स्लीपर सात थर्ड एसी-तीन और जनरल के तीन कोच रहेंगेमंडल ने सुल्तानगंज स्टेशन पर ठहराव का नहीं भेजा प्रस्ताव इस ट्रेन का ठहराव मुंगेर से सीधा भागलपुर कर दिया गया है। ऐसे में श्रवणी मेले में शुरू हो रही इस ट्रेन का सुल्तानगंज ठहराव नहीं दिया जाना काफी आश्चर्यजनक है। रेलवे बोर्ड ने मालदा मंडल में किस-किस स्टेशन पर ठहराव दिया जाना चाहिए, इसके लिए प्रस्ताव मांगा था। लेकिन मालदा मंडल ने प्रस्ताव भेजा ही नहीं। पूर्व क्षेत्रीय उपभोक्ता सलाहकार समिति सदस्य आशुतोष कुमार ने बताया कि मालदा मंडल ने अपने क्षेत्र में सिर्फ मुंगेर, बांका और भागलपुर स्टेशन पर ठहराव का प्रस्ताव दिया था। सुल्तानगंज स्टेशन पर ठहाराव नहीं होने से श्रवणी मेला में कांवरियों को काफी परेशानी होगी। मालदा मंडल को यात्रियों की ओं से कोई सरोकार नहीं है।कटिहार-खगड़िया-मुंगेर-भागलपुर बांका होकर जाएगी देवघर ट्रेन संख्या 15626 डाउन हर शनिवार की रात 10 बजे अगरतला से खुलेगी। रविवार को गुवाहाटी सुबह 2.45 बजे आएगी। यहां से न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी होते हुए दोपहर 3.30 बजे कटिहार पहुंचेगी। 15 मिनट रुकने के बाद कटिहार से खुलेगी। यहां से खुलकर नवगछिया 4.35 बजे, खगड़िया 5.33 बजे, मुंगेर 6.25 बजे शाम में पहुंचेगी। पांच मिनट रुकने के बाद मुंगेर से खुलेगी और रात आठ बजे भागलपुर पहुंचेगी। भागलपुर में 15 मिनट रुकेगी और यहां से 8.15 बजे से खुलने के बाद दस बजे बांका पहुंचेगी। बांका से खुलने के बाद दोपहर एक बजे (सोमवार) को देवघर पहुंचेगी। देवघर से वापसी में ट्रेन संख्या 15625 हर सोमवार की शाम 6.45 बजे खुलेगी। बांका, रात 8.15 बजे, भागलपुर 10.35 बजे आएगी और 10.50 बजे खुलेगी।
Jun 30 (22:00) Guwahati Railway Station to be decongested (www.guwahatiplus.com)
IR Affairs
NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 343814  Blog Entry# 3590569   
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Jun 30 2018 (22:01)
Station Tag: Azara/AZA added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jun 30 2018 (22:01)
Station Tag: New Guwahati/NGC added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jun 30 2018 (22:01)
Station Tag: Kamakhya Junction/KYQ added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jun 30 2018 (22:01)
Station Tag: Changsari/CGS added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476

Jun 30 2018 (22:01)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by 20503 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 20504~/1329476
GUWAHATI: The Centre, on Thursday last, announced an investment of over Rs 5,000 crores to construct a 12-km-long elevated railway corridor inside Guwahati.Last year the same was announced in the union budget and accordingly the survey was started this year. In 2016, G Plus reported that Guwahatians waste around 18 hours a day after which the Centre announced the proposal of the elevated railway tracks.    Guwahati is set to get a facelift on its railway track routes as the ministry of railways is expected to start the work for elevated railway tracks in Guwahati soon after the final location survey is completed. Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), Pranav Jyoti Sharma said, “We are presently undertaking the final location survey which started 2 months back and will be completed in one year.”Sharma also said that as soon as the survey is completed, a tender will be floated for execution...
of the work.So the survey will be completed next year which will provide exact calculations about what should be the height, breadth and alignments of the elevated sections of the railway tracks. Consequently, all the level crossings in Guwahati will be eliminated with the elevated railway track running from New Guwahati station to Kamakhya Station.TVUs (Train Vehicular Unit) of all the city railway level crossings suggest that the crossings have, since long, required road over-bridges/underpasses to eliminate traffic congestion in the relevant areas but the state government had not bothered to take any action. The point to be noted here is that after ten year of construction of the tracks, such over bridges require 50% investment from the state government. In this case however, the elevated tracks will be completely funded by the railways and the state government will not have to spend anything, revealed a source in NF Railway. The elevated tracks will eliminate 12 railway crossings in Guwahati. Construction of the elevated tracks connecting Kamakhya and New Guwahati would decongest city roads, free up railway land and enable railways to develop Guwahati station as a commercial hub. The new project would keep provisions for connectivity with the proposed metro. The final location survey is expected to also establish links with the proposed metro rail planned by the state government. TVUs of all the city railway crossings demand that there should be elevated tracks but the Centre and the state did not work on the issue for the last 10 years. The proposal was finally announced in 2016. Yet, the pace of work seems slow as even though the project was announced in last year’s budget, the location survey started just two months ago. Guwahati railway station to be decongested The Guwahati railway station had been the premier station from where trains originated in the northeast. But the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) is planning to decongest the station and also the other stations located within Guwahati. Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), NFR, Pranav Jyoti Sharma said, “Every train, after reaching a destination, has to be maintained for 7 hours which is the duration taken for the trains to be cleaned and maintained.”Because Guwahati Railway Station was a train originating station, there are many pit-lines. Pit-lines are the facilities with which trains are stationed and maintained. All the pit-lines are now getting transferred to New Guwahati. The railways are further also constructing many more pit-lines in New Guwahati with the aim to decongest Guwahati station.“The trains that will be originating from Guwahati will not be stationed in Guwahati for maintenance but at New Guwahati,” said Sharma. Talking about New Guwahati station, it is more used as a loading/unloading area. Lot of consumer goods which come for the northeast get loaded and unloaded at New Guwahati because of which there is congestion in Guwahati. Loaded trucks keep plying across Guwahati from New Guwahati station. To decongest the city, NF Railway is converting the Azara and Changsari stations into loading and unloading points. All the automobiles freighted to the northeast get unloaded at Changsari these days whereas other consumer goods get loaded/unloaded at Azara. The move has resulted in decongesting Guwahati and New Guwahati Railway station to a fair extent. To further decongest Guwahati, many trains going to westward are originating at Kamakhya Station, Puri Express is a case in point. After the elevated tracks are constructed, even New Guwahati will be converted into a passenger train originating station and east bound trains will originate there, a source in NFR said.         Further with the construction of more pit-lines at New Guwahati, Guwahati Railway station is expected to be congestion-free.
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