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Yesterday (18:13)   Engineer proposes elevated highway over railway line

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Entry# 2137759   News Entry# 292007         Tags   Past Edits
The project with high safety standards can be executed with minimal investment, says N.M. Salim
Kozhikode: As a cost-effective substitute to the proposed widening of the national highway by acquiring vast area of private land, N.M. Salim, a city-based engineer, has come out with an innovative proposal for constructing an elevated highway over the railway line.
A preliminary report in this regard submitted to various departments suggests that the construction of a four-lane elevated highway over the railway line will help the State accomplish its dream of having a high-speed roadway with minimal
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investment and high safety standards.
However, Mr. Salim, who has been in the field for decades, says the construction of the 600-km-long road with a width of 45 metres in the existing circumstances does not sound workable owing to impediments including land acquisition. “We will have to wait for several years before carrying out such a huge undertaking, which involves mobilising the consent of land holders,” he points out.
The main advantage of the elevated highway, according to him, is that it hardly requires large-scale land acquisition. “A policy level decision can definitely usher in a change, where the government can bring down the expected cost of ₹34,000 crore for the construction of the widened national highway,” he says.
The proposal that describes the concrete road as a ‘white top road’ will be more vehicle-friendly and offer smoother and fuel-efficient ride. It will also help the government bring down the annual road maintenance cost, besides enabling travellers to save time.
Also, Mr. Salim points out that the State can project the enterprise as a milestone in its developmental history. “Such a highway above the railway line with proximity to the Arabian sea will be an asset to the tourism sector, and it can even claim a world-record for its uniqueness,” he adds.
The engineer also stresses the need for conducting a feasibility study and holding consultations with the Railway authorities. “Once approved in principle, the government can go for a detailed engineering study. A detailed project report can be prepared with the support of expert government agencies,” he points out.

  
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Yesterday (22:34)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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In Metro and major cities additional Highways/ additional Railway Lines have to be effectively utilized the Positive Vertical Spaces.
This effective utilization are cost effective and completed the projects in time without any unwarranted court cases and encouraged these types of projects.
  
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Yesterday (18:38)  

srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2137462            Tags   Past Edits
Coimbatore to Nagercoil passenger just now moved from VAIGAI BRIDGE after 5 th day .This train was captivated by the Jallikkattu protestors over the Vaigai Bridge just 1 km North of Madurai Junction.
  
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Jan 13 2017 (09:18)  

srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2125411            Tags   Past Edits
Requested that our Thiruvananthapuram division has to be extended any one of the day time terminated /originated to Trichy via Nagercoil Town,Tirunelveli, Madurai and Dindugal

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Jan 22 2017 (15:00)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Yes.all are valid in your last leg.

  
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Jan 22 2017 (15:16)
Finally TVC Mail gets LHB*^~   9521 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2125411-21            Tags   Past Edits
Then why most of the trains from CAPE Have lukewarm response , first fill them

  
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Jan 22 2017 (21:54)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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TVC also most of the trains are filled up from Earnakulam commercial capital only.

  
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Jan 22 2017 (22:03)
Finally TVC Mail gets LHB*^~   9521 blog posts   497 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Check ur facts properly .
TVC fills properly . Don't comment blindly . TVC has revenue of 170 crore annually , it's a A1 station . It has revenue of three times more than Cape and Nagercoil

  
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Yesterday (07:54)
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TVC also most of the trains are filled up from Earnakulam commercial capital only.
  
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Jan 21 2017 (18:52)   Rail link plan with Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal: Suresh Prabhu

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Entry# 2135142   News Entry# 291798         Tags   Past Edits
The Centre is mulling linking neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal through the railways.
This was announced here on Friday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a programme where an agreement was signed between the Indian Railways and UNESCO.
"We have neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal. We have a very cordial relationship with them. We want to increase railway connectivity with these countries. We are trying to develop it," Prabhu told reporters.
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a circuit can be made connecting these neighbouring countries, it will increase interaction, tourism, trade, employment and connectivity," he added.
Prabhu said work was on to connect all the eight state capitals of the north-east, so that the tourism potential of the region gets a boost.
Horticulture, floriculture, handicraft of the region would get a bigger market after the state capitals are connected with the rest of the country, the railway minister said, adding that he would visit Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the next two days.
Prabhu said investments of Rs 3-3.5 lakh crore would be made in the railways while the amount had been Rs 35,000-40,000 crore a year earlier. This will bring development in the functioning of the railways, he added. On the railways going digital, Prabhu said an app has been
launched about five-six days ago for which no smartphone was needed. The app could be used for reservation and cancellation of train tickets.
One can reserve a ticket even after the chart has been prepared, he said, adding that the TTEs at some places have been given an equipment to handle such cases.
"This way, corruption will end and the income of the railways will grow," the railway minister said.
For any emergency like medical ones, arrangements have been made to look into the matter within 15-16 minutes of lodging a complaint via Twitter or Facebook, he said.
Prabhu said, arrangements have been made to clean a coach within 15 minutes of a complaint being lodged, "but we need people's cooperation in this regard. Passengers should not litter (stations and trains) and think that it is the responsibility of the railways to clean the mess".
Efforts were on to quicken these services, he said. To a question, the minister said accidents had reduced "substantially".
"You (media) reported that two recent accidents were due to sabotage. So, they cannot be called normal accidents. We are taking a huge step towards safety. We are running a campaign throughout the country to go into each and every aspect of safety which is priority number one and non-negotiable," he said.
A trust agreement was signed between the Ministry of Railways and UNESCO in the presence of Prabhu to develop the Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
The railway minister thanked Union minister and local MP SS Ahluwalia and Gorkha Territorial Administration Chief Executive Bimal Gurung for this, adding that the agreement would help conserve the heritage.
As per the plan, Prabhu said, the IRCTC portal would be promoted in the tourism circuit to exploit the tourism potential of Darjeeling and neighbouring areas.
The skills of the locals would be developed with the help of the Ministry of Skill Development, so that the local artisans and tribals get a bigger market, he added.
Prabhu also flagged off the Howrah-Yesvantpur Humsafar Express from Howrah station via remote control from Darjeeling.
He dedicated various other projects of the Eastern and the South Eastern Railway to the people.

  
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Jan 21 2017 (19:48)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Good and welcomes this move .Also possibilities to link China through Tibet state and Pakisan through Gujarat .These facilities may be extended to the West sian and Erope countries
  
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Jan 21 2017 (10:54)  

srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2134651            Tags   Past Edits
Texas State ,Dallas Pioneer Plaza is situated near the UNION STATION .
Very much glad and proud of my Peran ( grand children ) who propose to participate in Jallikkattu Struggles in USA.
  
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Jan 16 2017 (15:36)   Bengaluru suburban rail MoU to be signed on Monday

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BENGALURU: Three major landmark events in connection with the Railways is slated to take place on Monday at the Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station.
The MoU on suburban rail between the State government and the Ministry of Railways will be signed on the occasion. In addition, the foundation stone for a new coaching terminal at Baiyappanahalli will be laid through video link.
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Minister Siddaramaiah and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off MEMU services between KSR and Ramanagaram. An escalator on Yeshwantpur’s platform 1 will be inaugurated through video link while lifts for platforms 7 and 8 of City Station will also be inaugurated. The event will take place in the afternoon from the second entry side.

  
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Jan 16 2017 (17:39)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Even though this shall be happened 2 decades before during Ex RM Jaffer Sheriff era.
Congrats to all and execute early for the benefit of all
  
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Jan 14 2017 (22:25)   Suresh Prabhu to sign MoU for suburban rail on monday

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Entry# 2127382   News Entry# 291266         Tags   Past Edits
The long-pending demand for a suburban train system in Bengaluru will take baby steps with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the State Government and the Ministry of Railways on Monday.
Railways Minister, Suresh Prabhu, who is launching a slew of railway-related projects in the city during his visit, is expected to release the MoU which will set up a Special Purpose Vehicle. “This will be under the State Urban Development Department, which can then decide projects to be undertaken to set up a suburban rail system,” said Sanjiv Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Bangalore Division of the South Western Railway here on Saturday.
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Prabhu is also scheduled to signal the start of the Rs. 130 crore project for the expansion of the Baiyappanahalli Railway Station, which would make it the third terminal in the city. With the two current terminals at KSR Railway Station (Bengaluru City) and Yeshvanthpur reaching saturation point, the new coaching terminal would help in decongesting the railway infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the Bangalore Division said proposals had been sent to the Centre for projects that would increase the line capacity of lines across the city. These include, a Rs. 480 crore project to double the line between Banaswadi to Hosur; Rs. 200-crore line doubling between Lottegollahalli to Baiyappanahalli; reviving the nearly-decade-old proposal to add an additional line between KSR Railway Station and the IT hub of Whitefield.
Land acquisition remains an issue in state
While the state is seeing railway projects worth Rs. 28,000 crore under process, land acquisition remains a major concern, said Ashok Gupta, Chief Administration Officer (Construction).
Of the 21,000 acres of land to be acquired by the state government for various railway works — primarily commissioning of new lines — just around 20 per cent of the land has so far been acquired. Nearly 771 km of new lines have been stalled, including key stretches of the Whitefield to Kolar new line, 200-km from Tumakuru to Chitradurga; and Chikmagalur to Saklespur.
“For the past two years, land acquisition had stopped because of Rules of the new land acquisition act was yet to be notified. It was done only last year, and we expect optimistically that the first acquisitions will start in 1.5 years time. We have had discussions with the state government to bring out guidelines to expedite processes such as Social Impact Assessment,” he said.

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Jan 15 2017 (22:41)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Banaswadi to Hosur Railway Line Doubling Project has to be extended upto Salem with Electrification. This route relieved the over congestion of Salem- Tiruppur / Jolarpettai - Banaswadi / Krishnarajapuram.
  
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Jan 13 2017 (13:12)   Chennai Mail set to flaunt modern LHB coaches

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Entry# 2125719   News Entry# 291193         Tags   Past Edits
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Chennai: The Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram Mail, a star among trains plying through Kerala, will soon be operating with the modern Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches.
The work on replacing all old coaches of 12624/12623 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central-Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Express with LHB coaches is nearing completion, according to sources in the Southern Railway. The trains will start operating with new coaches on January 18 and 19 respectively.
At present, the only train in the sector equipped with LBS coaches is the 12685/12686 Chennai-Mangalore-Chennai Superfast Express.
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Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram Mail would comprise one First Class AC-cum Second Class AC LHB coach, two 2 tier AC LHB coaches, four 3 tier AC LHB coaches, 11 Sleeper Class LHB coaches, three Second Class general LHB coaches.
Currently, the train operates with conventional air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned coaches manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory.
LHB coaches developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany are produced in India by the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala.
Compared to the Rs 1.5 crore required to manufacture a conventional coach, each LHB coach, made of stainless steel, will cost the railways around Rs 2.5 crore. A highly efficient braking system, advanced interior facilities, modern air-conditioning system, and an improved suspension mechanism are the key features of the LHB coaches.

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Jan 13 2017 (22:22)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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SR has to be operated more and more LHB coaches trains with in its jurisdiction area trains connecting Tamilnadu and Kerala State.
GT and Tamilnadu expresses are operated for other region and they are all having no stoppages in Tamilnadu stations.
They are operated via AP,Telengana,Maharashtra, MP ,UP and Haryana which are all having so many stoppages.

  
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Jan 13 2017 (22:29)
srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Necessary research have to be developed to replace the 2 EOG coaches by the general passengers coaches.
  
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Jan 13 2017 (09:13)  

srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Tirunelveli has very few originating / terminating train.So any of the convenient daily day time train which is terminated in Thiruvananthapuram has to be extended to Trichy via Madurai.
So Thiruvananthapuram also relieved from congestion in accommodating another day train .
  
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Jan 12 2017 (22:35)   16181/Silambu Express

srinivasvasanthi   3568 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2125124            Tags   Past Edits
Congrats to SR and Madurai division for extending Silambu Bi weekly expresses to Shenkottai as Thai Pongal gift s 2017.
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