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Yesterday (20:10)   Indore-Ajmer train to be flagged off on March 28

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35856 news posts
Entry# 2210944   News Entry# 297615         Tags   Past Edits
Indore: After a gap of over seven years, a direct train between Indore and Ajmer via Fatehabad-Ratlam will start ts journey from March 28. The train will leave the city station at 4.40 am and return at 22.50 pm.
LS speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Railway Minister Suresh Prabahu will flag-off the train (19653/19654 Indore-Ajmer-Indore) via video-conferencing from Rail Bhawan, at 3pm on March 28. On the first day, the train will run as special train and from March 29 it will run as a regular train.
Actually, this train is an extension of
currently running Ratlam-Ajmer train. Importantly with this train the operation of trains from ‘Q’ track in Ratlam will also be rolled out. People of this region have been demanding a direct train to the Holy city of Ajmer. The Railway Board had given its approval for the train in September 2016.
At present, Indore-Jaipur train carries seven link coaches— three sleeper classes, one AC-III and three General coaches— for Ajmer, which later attached to Bhopal-Ajmer train in Ujjain. This train runs on Dewas-Ujjain route, while the Indore-Ajmer train will run on Fatehada-Barnagar route, which would save travel time of two hours.
It may be recalled that before taking mega block for gauge conversion on Indore-Ratlam section almost seven years ago, there were two trains— Meenakshi Express and Khandwa Express— from the city for Ajmer.
Time table of the train
Train No. 19653 Indore-Ajmer with 17 coaches— sleeper class and AC-III class— will depart from the city at 4.40am. It will  reach Ratlam at 6.40am and Ajmer at 1.50pm while train no. 19654 will depart Ajmer at 1 pm. It will reach Ratlam at 8.55pm and Indore at 22.50pm.
Stoppage of train
The train will have stoppages at Nasirabad, Bijainagar, Sareri, Bhilwara, Hamirgarh, Gangrar, Chanderiya, Chittaurgarh, Shambhupur, Nimbahera, Jawad Road, Nimach, Malharagarh, Piplia, Mandsour, Dalauda, Dhodhar, Jaora, Namli, Ratlam, Fatehabad, Barnagar and Indore.
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“Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag-off Indore-Ajmer from Railway Bhawan New Delhi through video conferencing on March 28, at 3 PM.”
-Nagesh Namjoshi, Member, Passenger Amenities Committee of Railway Board.

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Yesterday (23:45)
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What about INDB Ghy Humsafar, anyone having any update on that.
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Yesterday (20:10)   Bengaluru-Hassan direct train to be flagged off on Monday

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35856 news posts
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The service, which will be flagged off by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, will take three hours to cover the distance.
Bengaluru: Come Monday and the city will have its first direct train service to Hassan, nearly two decades after it was first proposed. The service, which will be flagged off by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, will take three hours to cover the distance. But for the present it will only be a day service and there are no plans to run the highly popular Bengaluru-Mangaluru- Karwar night train on this newly completed track either, according to South West Railway sources.
decision on the Karwar Express has left many disappointed. Regular passengers on the train point  that it runs via Mysuru city presently and takes 12 hours to cover the distance to Mangaluru.  " It stops in Mysuru for an hour and runs very slow in the Shiradi ghat section. But if the train is diverted on the Bengaluru-Hassan direct line, it could save three to four hours. However, despite repeated letters to the SWR , it is  not ready to fulfill this demand," complained Mr. Gurunath Shenoy, a regular passenger on the route, arguing that if  the travel time between Mangaluru and Bengaluru was cut,  it would also help passengers from Udupi, Kundapur and Bhatkal.
He believes the luxury bus lobby is putting a spoke in the wheels as it could lose business if there was a more comfortable train between Bengaluru and Mangaluru.   
"Presently around 400 luxury private buses  operate between the two cities every day and so this lobby is stopping the SWR from using the new track for the Karwar Express," he charged.

Yesterday (20:50)
Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~   1191 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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yes. definitely. luxury buses takes 10.5 hrs in SBC-MAJN. & the shorter train route will decrease the time to Mangalore to 8 hrs. see this
SBC 20.30; 6 YPR 20.45; 181 HAS 23.35; 370 MAJN 04.15/40; 623 KAWR 09.15.
KAWR 19.35; 253 MAJN 00.10/35; 442 HAS 05.20; 617 YPR 08.10;623 SBC 08.20.
Yesterday (20:03)   Puri - Angul Fast Passenger (UnReserved)/58422   Train - Station Platform - TLHR/Talcher (3 PFs)

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pls see again.

Yesterday (20:26)
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   12291 blog posts   99335 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Sorry ...my mistake
He is right.
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Yesterday (19:01)   71410/Daund - Pune DEMU | DD/Daund Junction (7 PFs)

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Daund - Pune Demu Local @Daund Jn..!!

Yesterday (19:06)
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Going to travel in this tomorrow?

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Madam ji aaj hi trvl kar liya..!!

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Yesterday (12:16)   Reform first, privatise later: Bibek Debroy to railways

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35856 news posts
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“There is a need for rationalisation of passenger trains”
Before privatisation and corporatisation, the Indian Railways need to undertake major reforms including commercial accounting, decentralisation and human resource among others, said Bibek Debroy, economist and member, NITI Aayog at Railways Reforms and Governance Conclave organised by Governance Now on Friday.
Stressing the importance of introducing commercial accounting, he said, “I need commercial accounting not only to attract private sector investment but also because I need to know the kind of return public investment will have.”
the present system – because of the complicated system of accounting – it’s difficult to ascertain the average rate of return on a typical railways project, he said. In some cases it might be even negative, he added.
“Whether I get access to funds using the World Bank window or some other, those are loans. They have to be repaid, perhaps at an average rate of seven percent. So if I don’t know the rate of return, I will not be in the position to pay back the loan,” he said. The commercial accounting is already being done on a pilot basis in Ajmer and northern zone. 
“There is no particular reason why the transition to commercial accounting will not be possible by 2019. It is only a tool, after that one will require MIS which will take few more years,” he said.
Cautioning about the greater demand for public private participation (PPP), Debroy said, “Most services are already privatised. If we are not talking about services and moving away to something else, or are we talking about management which is also PPP or public assets or are we talking building of assets using the private sector?”
“Remember, the cost of capital obtained by the private sector tends to be higher than that obtained by the public sector. Remember that most of our infrastructure is funded by the debt route; that business cycles have their ups and downs and that banks are incapable of lending money for 20-25 years projects. In that scenario, all private sector calculation goes haywire", he said.
On redevelopment of 400 stations, he said, “I don’t think more than 20 stations have the potential land to be exploited by real estate redevelopment. We may see six to seven stations by 2019 including Surat, Chandigarh, Shivajinagar and Brijwasan.”
He said that there is also a need for rationalisation of passenger trains. “Why should we run slow passenger trains between Delhi and Tundla. It is well connected already.” 
Further, Debroy said that railways is going to set up a regulator.
The decentralisation of decision making is another major exercise underway in the railways. Historically the zones have been functioning in a decentralised manner. Over a period of time, however, Rail Bhawan has become extremely centralised in its decision making, he said.
Even as railways has 1.3 million employees, it has shortage in the core business of running trains, he said.

Yesterday (15:26)
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IR had been gradually sinking deeper and deeper into a dangerous swamp of politics and bureaucracy. Today it has sunk almost neck deep and a result it could not reform. Today almost every activity and entity in IR very badly need reforms. Had IR adopted necessary changes or reforms from time to time, the question of privatisation would not have arisen today.
It is often stated that chronic shortage of funds/ under-investments is root cause of problems faced by IR. In my view, the number one reason for downfall of IRly
since 70 years of independence is continued and unabated misuse of available resources. Rly was a thriving at the time of independence with a lions share in transportation market (90% freight traffic & 75% passenger traffic ) and flush with funds. Continuous mismanagement of IR and misuse of funds/other resources since decades have IR in bad financial condition, under-capacity network & technological backward infrastructure.
An in-depth study of each and every aspect of IR- infrastructure, operation etc against the international benchmarks by national/international experts from appropriate disciplines/organisations could easily reveal the real shortcomings in IR infrastructure & work practices. A time bound steps necessary to bring IR at par with international standards can be drawn with a financial support from Govt and active involvement/participation from concerned organisations/ private investors.
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Yesterday (12:16)   The Ro-Ro way to transport trucks and decongest cities

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35856 news posts
Entry# 2210412   News Entry# 297570         Tags   Past Edits
The Roll-On Roll-Off concept that can help mitigate vehicular pollution in cities deserves a chance.
When 30 loaded trucks were transported on a flat-wagon goods train from Garhi Harsaru station in Gurugram to Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh on March 2, it marked the launch of a pilot project. The project was to decongest Delhi by avoiding the movement of trucks using an environment-friendly electrified railway network on a concept called RO-RO (Roll-On Roll-Off). In attendance was Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who said Ro-Ro would have a direct impact on the ambient air quality, and the Capital would soon breathe cleaner air. The RO-RO service aims to reduce carbon emission and congestion as 66,000 diesel-guzzling trucks pass through Delhi and its adjoining areas
every day on the way to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. Around 20,000 trucks, not servicing the NCR, enter the region to travel further. There are eight entry/exit routes in the NCR which will be utilised for the RO-RO service to take trucks off the road. It is a win-win situation for truckers as goods will be transported in a safe and faster way, saving cost on diesel and man-hours, besides reducing pollution levels.
The Railway Ministry launched the RO-RO service aiming to attract more freight and reduce carbon emission. In his 2016 budget speech, Prabhu had announced an action plan to expand the freight basket through either containerisation or new delivery models like Ro-Ro, which can provide a multimodal transport mix. Ro-Ro services in India were first started by the Konkan Railway and then by the East Coast Railway last year. By loading the heavy vehicles onto railway flat wagons at designated stations and unloading them outside the national Capital, particulate matter and dust can be curtailed. This initiative will also allow the movement of trucks in the daytime.
The movement was restricted earlier from 7 am to 11 pm.
Truck operators can save toll taxes, fuel, and Environment Compensation Charge, which ranges between Rs 1,400 and Rs 2,600. The railway freight tariff would be more economical than the cost incurred on the road. It will also reduce road accidents and increase fuel efficiency by increasing the average speed on the road as a result of decongestion. There are 127 entry/exit points for the NCR, with nine major entry/exit points accounting for 75 per cent of commercial light- and heavy-duty truck traffic. However, this initiative needs the collaboration of many agencies to succeed, in particular, the Governments of Delhi and the adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan. Ro-Ro is an established concept the world over. Where there is criticality of space and diesel/petrol pollution, Ro-Ro is already in use. On the English Channel Tunnel connecting Great Britain to France, the connection is by rail and the road vehicles are loaded on one side to be carried to the other side providing a shining example of successful Ro-Ro operation.
The Indian Railways (IR) requires just one-sixth of the corresponding energy consumed by road traffic. IR trains now run primarily on electricity which can be derived from modes other than oil, including new and renewable sources like wind and solar. By cutting out expensive oil imports, the Indian Railways is an ideal transportation mode. The Railways use just one-third of the ‘Right of Way’ as compared to big roads. This is another critical factor in India where population density and land scarcity are sticking points. Ideally, a 60-metre-wide corridor of Railways will provide as much throughput as compared to a 200-metre wide road.
However, there are challenges in implementing the Ro-Ro scheme. With over 10 years of experience in directly handling railway operations in Delhi, I can say that the railway system in Delhi is greatly overloaded. It manifests in long delays of trains approaching Delhi right from 200 kilometres and beyond, due to lack of line capacity. Acute shortage of terminal capacity results in trains waiting outside stations of Delhi, at times for hours. The acute shortage of stabling lines and maintenance lines result in train rakes being shuttled from one corner of Delhi to the other merely for stabling and maintenance. When schemes such as Ro-Ro are launched, the existing rail movements are further slowed down due to rail network capacity constraints and hence the schemes do not become sustainable in the long run, and are dropped at the first instance. Therefore, Ro-Ro will require additional electrified double lines of about 200 kilometres along the existing railway corridors in Delhi. Since there is practically no land area left with Railways, the state governments in the NCR region will be required to provide land along the existing rail corridors. Ideally, for a double line, a width of 60 metres is required, but in critical areas, perhaps, even on a 11-metre-wide strip, a railway line can be laid. On rail corridors, vertical space after a height of 5 metres can be used for commercial and residential uses making provision of land even simpler.
The entire project costs are also lesser than that of other comparable decongestion projects. An electrified double railway line costs about Rs 10 crore per kilometre to build. We may contrast it with Rs 50 crore required for building one km of road with matching capacity, Rs 250 crores per km for elevated metro rail and Rs 500 crore per km for underground metro rail. In Ro-Ro’s case, the cost may be even less as freight movement requires no platforms, station buildings, public facilities like water, catering, and conveniences. Thus, the total cost of the project may be as low as Rs 2000 crore for all of Delhi, including the NCR areas. There is a strong case for extending concepts like RO-RO to other metro cities like Mumbai and Bengaluru too, considering that the air quality in Mumbai was worse than Delhi in the past few months.

Yesterday (14:58)
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RORO concept is very old in India (more than 18 years!) and the utility of RORO has been proven beyond doubt by Konkan Railway, which has been successfully operating RORO trains since 26 Jan 1999! IR have failed to take cognisance of the feat achieved by Konkan Railway.
Today IR has been awaken by a court decree and forced to operate RORO trains to decongest and reduce pollution in the national capital. Still IR has not taken the lessons and picked up the right clues.
IR is using RORO to decongest Delhi *******
Here the trucks not destined to locations beyond Delhi and just pass thorugh Delhi, are loaded on the RORO train at outer of Delhi, transported across the Delhi and unloaded at the outer of Delhi in opposite direction.
Truck owners pay charge which is lesser than the
(1) expenses incurred by way of toll tax,
(2) diesel expenses,
(3) reduced maintenance expenses wear and tear of truck,
(4) faster delivery (saving of time) as a lot of time is spent on toll gates, barriers and very slow road traffic in city area
(5) Savings in driving efforts
(6) Safer transportation, etc
Other benefits
(1) Reduction in congestion of roads in cities
(2) Reduction in pollution and hence health hazards in cities
(3) Reduction in diesel consumption and hence saving in foreign exchange
**** RORO should be used to reduce the logistics cost of India *****
RORO should not be considered as just a measure to decongest cities by carrrying trucks through the mega cities. RORO is a very broad concept where the trucks should use RORO to the extent possible.
For example a truck meant to transport goods from a factory in one remote city to other far off city should be loaded on RORO train at nearest possible rail connection/loading point and unloaded at unloading point nearest to ultimate destination, so that maximum distance could be covered by rail. This way the following benefits could be maximised:
(1) for truck operator- lower (wear-tear) maintenance cost, minimum fuel consumption, lesser driving efforts, faster and safer transportation
(2) for IRly- More traffic and revenue
(3) For India- Lower Logistics cost and hence boost to Economy (industries/exports/employment etc), lesser environmental damage, Saving in foreign exchange etc.
Mar 24 2017 (20:25)   Rajgir Danapur Passenger (UnReserved)/53229   Train - Regular/Technical Halt - HRT/Harnaut (3 PFs)

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HRT/Harnaut (3 PFs); Regular Stop; Arrival: 07:03; Departure: 07:08

Mar 24 2017 (20:30)
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   12291 blog posts   99335 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Dep is 07:04

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इलाहाबाद जंक्‍शन एवं कानपुर सेन्‍ट्रल रेलवे स्‍टेशन का होगा कायाकल्‍प
भारतीय रेलवे का कायाकल्‍प करने के क्रम में माननीय रेलमंत्री भारत सरकार श्री सुरेश प्रभाकर प्रभु द्वारा दिनांक 08.02.2017 को भारतीय रेलवे के 23 बड़े रेलवे स्‍टेशनों को स्‍टेशन पुनर्विकास कार्यक्रम के अन्‍तर्गत विकसित करने की घोषणा की है। इस परियोजना के प्रथम चरण में उत्‍तर मध्‍य रेलवे के इलाहाबाद जंक्‍शन एवं कानपुर सेन्‍ट्रल रेलवे स्‍टेशनों को अन्‍तर्राष्‍ट्रीय मानकों तक पहुंचाने के लिए सार्वजनिक निजी भागीदारी (पीपीपी मॉडल) के माध्‍यम से पुनर्विकास हेतु चयनित किया गया है।
परियोजना के अन्‍तर्गत रेलवे स्‍टेशन के
पुनर्विकास हेतु इलाहाबाद एवं कानपुर सेन्‍ट्रल स्‍टेशनों के पास खाली पड़ी भूमि और एयर स्‍पेस के वाणिज्यिक कार्यों हेतु लाभ उठाया जायेगा। इलाहाबाद जंक्‍शन के लगभग 3.00 एकड़ क्षेत्र के एक पर वाणिज्यिक विकास हेतु रू. 150.00 करोड़ तथा कानपुर सेन्‍ट्रल रेलवे स्‍टेशन के लगभग 6.00 एकड़ और 2.71 एकड़ क्षेत्र वाले दो प्‍लाटों का रू. 200.00 करोड़ की लागत से वाणिज्यिक विकास किया जायेगा।इसका खर्च भाग लेने वाली फर्म उठायेगी।
इस संबंध में इलाहाबाद एवं कानपुर सेन्‍ट्रल रेलवे स्‍टेशनों को अन्‍तर्राष्‍ट्रीय मानकों तक पहुंचाने और यात्रियों एवं अन्‍य हितधारकों के लिए आराम एवं सुविधा प्रदान करने हेतु 'जहाँ है जैसा है' (As is where is) आधार पर स्‍टेशन का पुनर्विकास किया जायेगा। रेलवे स्‍टेशनों का विकास मुख्‍य रूप से यात्रियों की जरूरतों को पूरा करने के लिए मौजूदा स्‍टेशन निर्माण, प्‍लेटफार्म सतहों, परिसंचारी क्षेत्र आदि के लिए निर्माण/नवीकरण/परिवर्तन से यात्रियों के स्‍तर को उन्‍नत करने के लिए शामिल होगा। इस हेतु भूमि 45 वर्ष के पट्टे की अवधि के लिए प्रदान की जायेगी।
इस परियोजना हेतु टेण्‍डर प्रक्रिया आरंभ कर दी गयी है जिसमें दस्‍तावेज जमा करने की अंतिम तिथि 28.06.2017 है।

Mar 24 2017 (19:44)
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It is notified for the information of general public that for the convenience of the rail passengers a New Weekly AC Express Train No. 22121/22122 will be introduced to run between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Lucknow from 08/09.04.2017 as under :
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Lucknow- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Weekly AC Express
The 22121 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Lucknow Weekly AC Express train will depart from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai at 02.20 p.m. o­n every Saturday from 08.04.2017 to reach Lucknow at 01.45 p.m. the next day . In the return direction, the 22122 Lucknow- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Weekly AC Express train will depart from Lucknow at 04.20 p.m. o­n every Sunday from 09.04.2017 to reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai at 05.30 p.m. the next day. Comprising of o­ne AC First , five AC two tier & eleven AC three tier coaches , the 22121/22122 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Lucknow- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Weekly AC Express Train will stop at Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon,Bhusawal, Habibganj, Jhansi, Orai & Kanpur stations enroute in both the directions.

Mar 24 2017 (19:35)
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Is it new ya special train ko hi regular kar diya.
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Entry# 2209414   News Entry# 297461         Tags   Past Edits
In order to provide more passenger amenities and safety, the conventional rake of 13109/13110 Kolkata- Dhaka Cantt. & 13107/13108 Dhaka- Kolkata Maitree Express Trains will be converted into complete Air-Conditioned LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) rakes with effect from 14thApril 2017.
Consequently the trains will have 4 First AC Coaches, 4 AC Chair Cars & 2 Power Cars i.e. 10 coaches in total with a capacity of a total 456 accommodation.

Mar 24 2017 (18:55)
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composition of coaches " 4 First AC Coaches, 4 AC Chair Cars & 2 Power Cars"
Seems like a mini Shatabdi

Mar 24 2017 (19:00)
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mtlb no 2S??

Mar 24 2017 (19:30)
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