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KJKD/Kanjikode (2 PFs)
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Kanjikode, Old NH 47,Palakkad
State: Kerala

Elevation: 118 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Palakkad (Palghat)

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Dec 07 2021 (00:05) Technology to the rescue of elephants (
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News Entry# 471761  Blog Entry# 5156215   
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Dec 07 2021 (00:05)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Bjp Majn Exp and Bidr Vsg Exp/48335

Dec 07 2021 (00:05)
Station Tag: Madukarai/MDKI added by Bjp Majn Exp and Bidr Vsg Exp/48335

Dec 07 2021 (00:05)
Station Tag: Kanjikode/KJKD added by Bjp Majn Exp and Bidr Vsg Exp/48335

Dec 07 2021 (00:05)
Station Tag: Coimbatore Junction/CBE added by Bjp Majn Exp and Bidr Vsg Exp/48335

Dec 07 2021 (00:05)
Station Tag: MGR Chennai Central/MAS added by Bjp Majn Exp and Bidr Vsg Exp/48335
On an inky black night, an elephant sets out to cross a railway track along a forest path. She has no idea of the train hurtling at a speed of over 80 km/hr towards her. The loco pilot, eyes on the nothingness ahead, suddenly notices lights along the track. The alarms in his head go off and he slows the train down. The lights mean only one thing: elephant movement on the tracks. He presses the horn several times and the elephant disappears into the forest long before she sees the train. This is an imaginary scenario, one that will hopefully play out in the near future.
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The three elephants — a tuskless male (makhna), a female, and a calf — that were run over by a Chennai-bound train on November 26 near Walayar in Coimbatore did not have such a system in place to save them. M Abraham Antony, a Coimbatore-based conservation photographer, rushed to the spot as soon as he heard of the accident. “I spoke to people who lived nearby who recalled what happened,” he says. “The calf was playful and positioned itself on the track. The makhna stood next to it and the mother was trying to get the baby to move.”
How can such tragedies be averted? “A lot is in the hands of the loco pilot,” points out M Ananda Kumar, a scientist at Nature Conservation Foundation, a wildlife research and conservation trust based in Mysore. “He has to be sensitised about the areas he drives through and remember to slow down at stretches along elephant habitats,” he adds. Reducing the speed of a train which has multiple bogies attached to it might not be an easy task, given that it travels across multiple landscapes and elevations.
A solution is to employ sensors that trigger lights along train tracks. “Loco pilots respond involuntarily to lights,” points out Ananda. “A system in which lights warn them of elephant movement will help them slow down and will possibly mitigate elephant deaths on tracks,” he says, adding, “The Railways and Forest Department should work with local NGOs and people to come up with such a system.”
Ananda Kumar suggests that orange lights, for instance, be used for the purpose, in case red and green interrupt the railways’ signalling system. “We can have a one kilometre buffer for the loco pilot to get an intimation,” says Ananda. “We have engineers willing to cooperate to work on this sensor-based monitoring system that has the potential to save lives,” he explains, adding, “We cannot drive away elephants, but we can effectively use technology to reduce deaths on railway tracks. All that is needed is the right frame of mind to find a solution to the issue.”
Two years ago, a project on similar lines was attempted at Rajaji National Park. Says Bivash Pandav, Director, Bombay Natural History Society: “The Wildlife Institute of India and Central Scientific Instruments Organisation carried out a pilot project deploying seismic sensors to warn loco pilots of elephant movement on railway tracks.” The study was successful, he points out. “The next phase of the project, that is, on how to transmit this signal to the loco pilot, is yet to be carried out,” he explains.
Ideally, says Bivash, roads and railway lines should not cut through elephant habitats. But the already existing ones cannot be undone, and measures to reduce man-animal conflict are the need of the hour. Alongside such technology, he feels that a strong team should monitor elephant movement at sensitive areas.
Meanwhile in Coimbatore, rail fences at stretches along the track between Kanjikode and Madukkarai to prevent elephant crossing, clearing of vegetation for better visibility of loco pilots, construction of elephant ramps to facilitate safer movement, are on the cards.
Dec 01 2018 (12:22) Kerala: Tusker dies after being hit by train in Kanjikode-Walayar forest stretch (

News Entry# 370475  Blog Entry# 4058612   
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Dec 01 2018 (12:22)
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Dec 01 2018 (12:22)
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Dec 01 2018 (12:22)
Train Tag: West Coast SF Express/22637 added by Kumaon Tiger^~/1427404
Stations:  Walayar/WRA   Kanjikode/KJKD  
There are reports that the Kerala government has sanctioned Rs 8 crore to build fences along the tracks on the stretch using discarded rails. Similar rail fences have reportedly been a success in Karnataka.
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In a stretch of the Walayar Forest Reserve on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, where more than 25 wild elephants have been run over by trains in the last two decades, another victim has been added to the list earlier today.
tusker was hit by the Mangalore Chennai West Coast Express on Friday morning purportedly when he was crossing the B-line of the Palakkad-Coimbatore railway line that cuts through the elephant corridor. The accident occurred between the Kanjikode and Walayar railway stations. While Kanjikode falls under Palakkad district of Kerala, Walayar falls under TN jurisdiction. This is the first elephant fatality to be reported this year.
There are reports that the Kerala government has sanctioned Rs 8 crore to build fences along the tracks on the stretch using discarded rails. Similar rail fences have reportedly been a success in Karnataka.
Though there are strict instructions from the Railway to maintain slow speeds while passing through the stretch, such rules are rarely followed especially during the night. The railway line is an arterial line that connects Chennai to Kerala. The restrictions on train speed have had little impact on elephant fatalities as well.
Aug 09 2018 (19:19) Kerala: Rains cause disruption of train services in Palakkad (
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News Entry# 350294  Blog Entry# 3697908   
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Aug 09 2018 (19:19)
Station Tag: Kanjikode/KJKD added by Rail Fanning~/718429

Aug 09 2018 (19:19)
Station Tag: Palakkad Junction (Palghat)/PGT added by Rail Fanning~/718429
Posted by: RFIR~ 518 news posts
Incessant rains and the release of water from the Malampuzha dam have caused disruption of train services due to the damage to the B line between Kanjikode and Walayar.
Incessant rains and the release of water from the Malampuzha dam have caused disruption of train services due to the damage to the B line between Kanjikode and Walayar. The Kanjikode-Walayar stretch falls in the Palakkad-Podanur section, which has a twin single line system which enabled the trains passing in either directions to be routed through the alternate A line.
Consequently, all passenger trains
were delayed by nearly one hour till Thursday evening. Railway officials said that it was the Loco pilot of Ernakulam-Banaswadi Express that had caused damage to a section of the track between Kanjikode at Walayar on Wednesday night. As a result, train services were immediately suspended on the B line.
Divisional Railway Manager Pratap Singh Shami and other officials inspected the spot. According to reports, the ballast has been washed out around 2.5 metres below sleeper level, resulting in the track being covered with mud, uprooted trees and other debris. Water continued to flow over the track for several hours.
Railway officials said around 100 labourers were engaged in the restoration work.

Aug 09 2018 (19:25)
KishorWhoAJE2here~   8561 blog posts
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We can harness nature with Science and Technology but we can not control Nature with brute force of Science and Technology.
The worst scenes are already appeared globally. And India is giving its 'due share' to quicken the disaster.

Aug 09 2018 (19:52)
KishorWhoAJE2here~   8561 blog posts
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and Governments (for the people by the people of the people)
are doing everything for "Welfare of People"
Aug 09 2018 (11:46) കഞ്ചിക്കോട് കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറി ഉടനില്ല; ആവശ്യത്തിനുള്ളത് ഇപ്പോഴുണ്ടെന്നും റെയിൽവേ (
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News Entry# 350268  Blog Entry# 3696576   
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Aug 09 2018 (11:46)
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കഞ്ചിക്കോട് കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറി ഉടനില്ല; ആവശ്യത്തിനുള്ളത് ഇപ്പോഴുണ്ടെന്നും റെയിൽവേ
കോട്ടയം ∙ കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറി വിഷയത്തിൽ കേരളത്തിന്റെ പ്രതിഷേധങ്ങളെ അവഗണിച്ച് കേന്ദ്രസര്‍ക്കാര്‍. പാലക്കാട് കഞ്ചിക്കോട് കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറി സമീപഭാവിയില്‍ തുടങ്ങാന്‍ ഉദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നില്ലെന്ന് റെയില്‍വേ മന്ത്രാലയം ആവർത്തിച്ചു. റെയില്‍വേയ്ക്ക് ആവശ്യമായ കോച്ചുകള്‍ നിര്‍മിക്കാന്‍ നിലവിലെ കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറികള്‍ പര്യാപ്തമാണെന്നും പുതിയ കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറികള്‍ സ്ഥാപിക്കാന്‍ ഉദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നില്ലെന്നും സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ വ്യക്തമാക്കി. എം.ബി.രാജേഷ് എംപിക്കു നല്‍കിയ മറുപടിയിലാണു റെയില്‍വേ മന്ത്രാലയം ഇക്കാര്യം ആവര്‍ത്തിച്ചത്.
മുമ്പും ഇതേ നിലപാടില്‍ ഉറച്ച് റെയില്‍ മന്ത്രി പീയുഷ് ഗോയല്‍ എം.ബി.രാജേഷിനു കത്തു നല്‍കിയിരുന്നു.തുടര്‍ന്നു ജൂണില്‍ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പിണറായി വിജയന്റെ സാന്നിധ്യത്തില്‍ ഇടതുപക്ഷ എംപിമാര്‍ റെയില്‍ഭവനു മുന്നില്‍ പ്രതിഷേധധര്‍ണ നടത്തി. കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറി കഞ്ചിക്കോട് തന്നെ സ്ഥാപിക്കണമെന്ന് ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ട് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി റെയില്‍വേ മന്ത്രി പീയുഷ് ഗോയലിനു കത്തയച്ചു. ഇതേ ആവശ്യവുമായി പീയുഷ് ഗോയലിനെ സംസ്ഥാന ഭരണപരിഷ്‌കാര കമ്മിഷന്‍ അധ്യക്ഷന്‍ വി.എസ്.അച്യുതാനന്ദന്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തു. 2008-09 റെയില്‍വേ ബജറ്റില്‍ കേരളത്തിന് അനുവദിച്ച കോച്ച് ഫാക്ടറിക്കായി 239 ഏക്കര്‍ വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ക്കു മുമ്പു തന്നെ ഏറ്റെടുത്തു റെയില്‍വേയ്ക്കു കൈമാറിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.ശബരി റെയില്‍പാതയുടെ അങ്കമാലി- കാലടി ഏഴു കിലോമീറ്റര്‍ നിര്‍മാണപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ 1.5 ഏക്കര്‍ സ്ഥലം ലഭ്യമാക്കാത്തതിനാല്‍ മുടങ്ങിക്കിടക്കുകയാണെന്നും റെയില്‍വേ മന്ത്രാലയം നല്‍കിയ മറുപടിയില്‍ പറയുന്നു. അലൈന്‍മെന്റില്‍ തർക്കം ഉള്ളതിനാല്‍ കോട്ടയത്തു സ്ഥലമേറ്റെടുപ്പിനെതിരേ പ്രതിഷേധം ഉയര്‍ന്നതും പദ്ധതി നടത്തിപ്പിനു തടസമായി. കുറുപ്പന്തറ– ചിങ്ങവനം പാത ഇരട്ടിപ്പിക്കലിന്റെ ഭാഗമായി കുറുപ്പന്തറ- ഏറ്റുമാനൂര്‍ റീച്ചില്‍ പണി പുരോഗമിക്കുകയാണ്. 18 ഏക്കര്‍ സ്ഥലം സംസ്ഥാന സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ എത്രയും പെട്ടെന്നു റെയില്‍വേയ്ക്കു കൈമാറണമെന്നും മന്ത്രാലയം ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ടു.
Jun 24 2018 (13:34) Kanjikode rail coach factory project on, Goyal assures VS (

News Entry# 342757  Blog Entry# 3568269   
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Jun 24 2018 (13:34)
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Jun 24 2018 (13:34)
Station Tag: Palakkad Junction (Palghat)/PGT added by Rail Fanning~/718429
Posted by: RFIR~ 518 news posts
The central government on Saturday categorically denied media reports that the much-delayed coach factory project proposed at Kanjikode in Palakkad district of Kerala has been scrapped.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal said that a technical committee was processing the project and promised that the government would go ahead with the proposal.
The union minister made the promise to former Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan, who is also the Malampuzha MLA.
who is here to attend the CPM's central committee meet, called on the railway minister to express anguish over the project, announced during his tenure as the chief minister (2006-11).
He also sought the union minister's intervention to speed up the project.
Expressing happiness over Achuthanandan's visit, Goyal said the Centre would not abandon the project.
Goyal blamed confusion triggered by technical issues for the delay in implementing the project.
He also slammed the statement made by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan that the Centre was not cooperating with the state government because the Left parties are in power in Kerala.
Accusing the state government of not acquiring enough land for the development of rail tracks in the state, Goyal reportedly said trains cannot run through the sky.
Goyal's promise comes a day after Pinarayi and Left Parliamentarians from the state staged a protest outside the Rail Bhavan here against the Centre's reported decision to drop the proposal to establish the railway coach factory.
Blaming the Centre for "punishing" the people of Kerala, the chief minister claimed that it was because the state was being ruled by the Left Democratic Front (LDF), that the center made this decision.
"The coaches, which are currently used in Kerala, are worn-out and creaking. The Centre has decided that a coach factory is not needed at Palakkad, but it seems they have agreed to open one in Haryana," Pinarayi had said.
He claimed that the railway minister had recently said that the ministry had sought land for a coach factory in Uttar Pradesh.
Kerala minister G Sudhakaran had earlier lashed out at the Centre and alleged that the union government has given up the project even as a coach factory at Rae Bareilly had already been commissioned and a similar project for Chennai was being considered.
The decision to set up the rail coach factory was announced in the 2008-09 Union Budget and state government had extended full support to the proposal.

Jun 24 2018 (13:40)
Rail Fanning
RFIR~   6006 blog posts
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Dont know which news to believe.........just a day ago it was mentioned that as of now existing coach factories can meet the demand. And now this news that it is not abandoned
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