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Jan 02 2013 (16:22)   HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally (6 PFs)
 

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HYB METRO UPDATE
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Overhead uninterrupted power line for metro
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The metro rail project will have an overhead 25 KV power line across the 72-km viaduct being constructed in the three corridors. Initially, the
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authorities thought of having the power line between the tracks as is prevalent in Europe which also provides an aesthetic look.
But after consulting experts and studying the power systems of some existing metro lines, it was decided to go in for an overhead line, said Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy. “We will be striving to come up with a better design to compensate for the overhead traction line,” he said.
Tie-up with Transco
HMR has tied up with APTransco for uninterrupted power supply to the railway traction and also for the stations and depots. About 75 MW of power will be required a day for the project. Transco will be supplying 130 KV power, which will be scaled to 25 KV for the traction. It will 35 KV for the other auxiliary services at the depots/stations.
Four key substations are coming up for the project at Uppal, Miyapur, Yousufguda and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) Imliban. Construction at the five-acre Uppal site inside the depot is in an advanced stage of completion, while work on the Miyapur substation is set to begin on another five-acre site. These two are the main power receiving stations.
Free land to Transco
It is the same case with the Yousufguda substation where construction is expected to begin soon. Land at MGBS is yet to be delineated and these substations will be on one-acre sites each. Land has been given free to Transco for constructing these facilities with built in redundancies and extra cabling.
“The power supply system is being designed in such a manner that power can be drawn seamlessly from across any of the three corridors in case of a problem or failure on a particular stretch or corridor,” explained Mr. Reddy.
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May 28 2013 (12:33)
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Skywalk to link Khairatabad Metro station, Secretariat.
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‘Merry-go-round’ buses planned from Lakdikapul and Khairatabad stations to Secretariat, BRKR Bhavan, GHMC head office and other offices
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A skywalk will be built from the Khairatabad
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metro station over the railway tracks landing near the Prasad’s IMAX for providing elevated metro rail access to the Secretariat, according to Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR) Managing Director N.V.S.Reddy on Monday.
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The overhead Lakdikapul metro station was going to be another one closer to the Secretariat and hence, ‘merry-go-round’ buses would be operated from both Khairatabad and Lakdikapul overhead stations to the Secretariat, BRKR Bhavan, GHMC head office and other government offices located near the Secretariat, he said.
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At a meeting convened by Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development M. Maheedhar Reddy, he pointed out that the skywalk and bus service would provide comfortable transport facility to employees and visitors to the Secretariat and other government offices in the area.
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The MD said that the metro rail construction was proceeding at a brisk pace though the presence of hard rocks, flyovers, high volumes of traffic and shifting of huge water pipelines, sewer lines, electrical cables etc., were posing several challenges in the core area. Both HMR and L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad have been devising site specific engineering solutions to tackle these problems, he said.
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Government departments such as GHMC, Water Board, Traffic Police, APTransco, APCPDCL and other utility organisations were also extending cooperation in successfully tackling the challenges cropping up during the current construction phase.
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The Minister was also told that the metro rail alignment was not affecting any lake or heritage structure.
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With careful engineering solutions, the alignment was being kept about 80 to 300 feet away from the 10 heritage structures located alongside the three rail corridors.
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May 28 2013 (12:34)
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Old City properties to be bulldozed for metro.
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HYDERABAD: Nearly 1,000 properties will be brought down, either partially or completely, for widening the three-kms stretch between Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) and Falaknuma to 100 feet on the metro rail corridor-II (JBS-Falaknuma) route.
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said that while a major portion of the carriageway was 60 ft wide at present, at some stretches the road narrowed down to 40 to 50 ft. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) town planning has already completed survey of properties and a road development plan (RDP) was being finalized. "Once the RDP is okayed, we will begin marking properties to be taken over for widening and then the land acquisition process will begin," they said.
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"The road from MGBS to Falaknuma via Darushifa, Mir Alam Mandi, Haribowli, Shah Ali Banda and Falaknuma is 100 ft in the master plan. However, the road was not widened due to resistance from locals. Now, for the metro rail project, the road expansion will be taken up. The entire process of finalising RDP and marking will take another month," GHMC circle 4 (Charminar) assistant city planner RE Nageshwara Rao told TOI on Monday.
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The officials admit the number of properties likely to be affected due to widening could be more as the road is very narrow and majority of the properties were in just 50 to 100 sq yards each. The exact number of properties would be known only after the marking process gets over.
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The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) had initially finalised the 15-km corridor from JBS to Falaknuma via Darulshifa, Haribowli, Shah Ali Banda and Falaknuma. Representatives from the Old City, especially MIM leaders, asked the HMR to avoid the route as many properties, religious structures and heritage buildings will be affected in the road widening. Then, an alternative route was proposed via Salar Jung Museum, the AP high court along the Musi, Bahadurpura, Nehru Zoological Park, Shamsheergunj and Falaknuma.
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As the length of the corridor would increase to 18 km from the planned 15 km if it takes the alternate route, the HMR sent the proposal to the municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD) department for examination. Sources said the MA&UD has not yet conveyed its decision on the alternative route. "The metro rail project developer L&T has begun works on the JBS-Falaknuma corridor and land acquisition process is progressing at a brisk pace on the Musheerabad-Narayanguda stretch. Except the Sultan Bazaar stretch, land acquisition has almost been completed at most places and demolitions are taking place. Now, the right of way has to be given to the remaining portion of the corridor i.e., in the Old City," an official of the HMR explained.
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May 28 2013 (12:35)
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This is good news. Feeder buses are very important for the success of metro.
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A skywalk will be built from the Khairatabad metro station over the railway tracks landing near the Prasad’s IMAX for providing elevated metro rail access to the Secretariat, according to Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMR) Managing Director N.V.S.Reddy on Monday.>>
How does this help secretariat ?

  
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May 29 2013 (19:35)
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Hyderabad Metro Rail touches another milestone.
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Hyderabad: The ambitious Hyderabad Metro Rail project works, which is going at a fast pace, has touched another milestone by embarking the stage of laying rails. The rails have already been placed at the Uppal Metro Rail depot, where the Metro Rail will finally descend from the elevated tracks.
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to media persons, V B Gadgil, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Larson and Turbo Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd (LTMRHL), said the laying of rails was almost near completion at the Uppal depot which was going to be the model depot of the Metro Rail.
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'Laying of rails on the viaduct (the platform for the rails on the long piers) will be taken up in a full fledged manner between June and July at the Nagole-Mettuguda stretch and simultaneously in other stretches where the erection of piers (pillars) and viaduct is completed,' explained Gadgil.
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Clearing the general doubt among the denizens about how could two trains run on the same platform that appears it could not accommodate, Gadgil said the size of the metro rail was of 'Standard Guage' but not 'broad Guage'.
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He said though the platform on pier might look not wide enough to fit two trains from the ground, its platform is width is eight meters long and would increase to 10 meters with parapet on the either side
make it to 10 meters and easily fit two trains that run to and fro.
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The specification for standard gauge rolling stock is based on light weight stainless steel bodied threecar formation, After procuring the first lot of rail in March from France, the second lot of rails has started arriving in the city.
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About 22,500 tonnes of rails required for the Hyderabad metro project will be procured in six lots as per the project schedule.
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The rails are 18 meters long and weigh about 1,100 kg each. To cater for the sharp curves and steep gradients in the project, it is decided to provide 'wear resistant head hardened' rails for the complete main line and normal rails for the depots.
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Of the total 72.6 kms of metro rail stretch, foundation had been laid up to 20 kms, piers up to 16.2 kms length had been erected and viaduct up to a line of 3.2 kms had been placed.
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Currently, the main work of metro rail is being carried on six areas Nagole-Mettuguda, Miyapur -SR Nagar, LB Nagar-Victoria Memorial line, Begumpet and Ameerpet and recently the works have entered Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills, as part of corridor-I and corridor-III.
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While in the corridor ' II, JBS-Falaknuma line, the soil testing is completed and engineering working drawing and planning are underway. Works along Parade Ground might start any time, said Gadgil.
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Jun 04 2013 (14:19)
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Hyundai-Rotem prototype of Hyderabad metro coach likely by August.
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HYDERABAD, JUNE 3: Hyundai-Rotem is likely to supply a prototype of rail coach for L&T Hyderabad metro rail project by August.
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The coach
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maker was awarded the contract for the metro project.
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According to N.V.S. Reddy, Managing Director of Hyderabad metro rail project, the coach will be placed for public display once it comes to Hyderabad.
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The metro official, who conducted a group of journalists through to some of the project sites on Sunday to explain the work progress and difficulties in its implementation, including a metro station under construction, said efforts are on to ensure that the project work continues at the busy pace and is completed ahead of its schedule in June 2017.
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He said that the work on main workshop, communication centres and power supplies are also underway.
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L&T, the concessionaire for the 72-km elevated metro rail project in Hyderabad, has awarded all major and minor contracts. It has opened several fronts for construction.
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First lot of rail lines from Tata Corus plant in France have also arrived in the city.
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Meanwhile, the metro authorities are in the process of negotiations for acquisition of some of the properties along the metro line. They are in the process of providing the right of way for the entire stretch.
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May 31 2013 (19:22)  
 

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Airplane carrier.
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May 31 2013 (19:28)
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wings cut ?

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May 31 2013 (21:31)
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Looks like Boeing 737 series looking at the structure, perhaps to everett asembly plant in the US!!
  
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May 31 2013 (21:22)  
 

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Two high speed trains meet each other at the fabulous relative speed of 600 km/h (372 mph). This is just routine: each day, hundreds or probably thousands of such non-events occur on the French TGV network. And still, I can’t help but staying amazed when seeing such spectacular “routine”. The 2 trains on the picture belong to the Thalys fleet. Thalys is the joint commercial operations for high speed passenger train services between Paris (France), Brussels (Belgium), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Köln (Germany). The cab signal displays a green “300” number (right in the centre of the dashboard, above the left rounded meter), meaning that the train has the highball for 300 km/h (186.4 mph). The actual speed on shooting the picture was about 297 km/h (184.55 mph), and it is displayed on the round gauge located in the center of the dashboard (the right one). The 297 km/h mark on the...
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lower right end of the dashboard is the "imposed speed" set by the driver. It is an automated system whose function consists in stabilising the speed at the choosen level by delivering power - or electric braking - when needed (e.g. more power on grades). The other rounded meter right in front of the driver (left hand side one) actually shows that the train is delivering power to the traction motors: the meter is in the "+" zone, meaning that the train is in "traction" mode as opposed to the "-" retaining / braking. This "+" does not necessarily mean accelerating because the power delivered to the motors is probably adjusted to only maintaining the speed. The 2 levers on both sides of the front « table » control the power. They are connected together and the driver can use either of them. Pushed frontward – as they are on the picture – they allow the electrical cabinets to deliver power to the traction motors. Pulled backward, they will set the electric brakes in motion. Set in the middle on the “0” position, no acceleration or (electric) braking will happen. On the picture, the levers are on the maximum power position. However, as can be seen on the front left round meter, the power delivered to the traction motors is not at a maximum. This is because the automated imposed speed system is regulating the amount of power delivered to the motors. As can be seen, the actual speed is already close to the imposed 297 km/h speed, so there is no need to provide a lot of power to the motors. The engineer has the option to choose manual control at any time. The printed document in front of the driver is the train timetable. It informs the driver about the right timing for passing each location: km posts, sidings, stations on the line between Paris and Brussels. This paper “technology” remains the best way for engineers to keep their trains running on time. Thalys covers the 300 km / 186 miles between Paris and Brussels in 1 hour and 22 minutes.
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May 31 2013 (19:29)  
 

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UP's "Big-Boy" steam locomotive, UP 4023, fills Bancroft Street at the new Kenefick Park in Omaha Nebraska. Gives a new meaning to the term "Street Running"!
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May 31 2013 (19:16)  
 

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All 20 heritage units are gathered around the turntable at the Spencer Roundhouse, with 1030 holding down the table. For more information, visit www.nscorp.com
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May 31 2013 (19:17)
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speechless.........

  
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May 31 2013 (19:18)
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which all stations in India have turntables.......?
AFAIK only BRC has one......

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May 31 2013 (19:26)
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Wow, all locos have different livery,no two are same!

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May 11 2013 (20:47)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)
 

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Alstom completes in Lapa plant the first train for Chennai metro, in India
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Alstom Transport plant in Lapa (São Paulo, Brazil) has completed the manufacturing of the first trainset for Chennai metro (India), thus achieving an important milestone in the 243 M€ contract signed by the company in 2010 to supply 42 trainsets to Chennai Metro Rail Limited[1].
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4 cars Metropolis stainless steel trains feature electrically operated automatic sliding doors, larger gangway, air-conditioning, dedicated space for passengers with reduced mobility, route map in English & Tamil, LED display and announcement for passenger information, and luggage racks. They will be equipped with a regenerative braking system ensuring significant energy savings.
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The first 9 trains are being manufactured in the Alstom Transport Lapa plant in (Brazil), while the other 33 trains have just started to be produced in India, in the newly built Sri City plant, Alstom’s first rolling stock factory in India. To seamlessly continue the production of the trains in Sri City, a significant technology transfer was performed between the Brazilian and the Indian unit. 65 Indian employees were tutored and trained in Brazil in order for them to acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to meet the requirements defined by the customer . Manufacturing processes
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, and best practices were shared, creating an important knowledge exchange between two BRIC countries.
The train will soon be shipped to India out of Santos port. Arrival in the port of Chennai is scheduled for beginning of June. In Chennai the four cars will be assembled and will commence a 4 months testing process.
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Chennai’s metro project has been initiated in 2007. The phase 1 consists of two interconnected lines, linking North Chennai to the Airport in the South and Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount. It will include 32 stations -19 equipped with full size platform screen doors- over 45 km (24 km underground and 21 km elevated). These lines have been planned with a capacity to carry more than 500,000 people daily and a frequency between two trains as short as 3 minutes. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by 2014-2015.
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Alstom has sold more than 4.000 Metropolis metro around the world, equipping cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Nanking, Santiago, Santo Domingo, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore, among others. One out of every four metros operating worldwide is an Alstom metro. Alstom metropolis metro have travelled over 400 million kilometers.
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May 11 2013 (20:51)
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Excellent!! :-)

  
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May 13 2013 (14:53)
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Looking Beautiful and a Step ahead from DMRC as well as BMRC.
  
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May 02 2013 (00:24)  
 

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Inskaya railway station, Russia
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Mar 18 2013 (16:20)   CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)
 

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Any idea, when CR will switch from DC to AC?

  
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Mar 18 2013 (16:21)
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Its planned in 2013 itself. lets see when

  
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Mar 18 2013 (16:22)
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Only some portion around Mumbai remains DC, rest all CR is AC. Original deadline was 31.3.2013 but now extended further.

  
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Mar 18 2013 (16:28)
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Work is complete on 5/6th line between LTT and Thane but other sections still not ready.
  
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Feb 14 2013 (20:33)   VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)
 

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Finally caught two EMDs on Koraput-Rayagada line. The icing on the cake was that they were from VSKP (road numbers #12693 and #12694).
Location : Damanjodi.
Courtesy: Mr. Sunil Shukla, IRFCA.

  
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Feb 14 2013 (20:44)
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nice capture dear..
  
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Bullet trains should be affordable to all: Bansal.
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New Delhi: Reluctant to draw a timeline for the launch of bullet trains in the country, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today said they need to be made affordable for common man and not just for the premier travellers.
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will be difficult to say when we will have bullet trains. But we have started some preliminary work on it. Our aim is to make tangible progress but not possible to give a timeline for it,” he said on the proposed high speed rail corridor project.
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“This is an aspirational project which involves high cost. High speed trains at 350 kmph speed is our aspirational project and we have selected Mumbai-Ahmedabad route as a pilot project,” Bansal said at a seminar in New Delhi.
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“But the cost involved in the 534 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad project is gigantic high. It is estimated to cost about Rs 63,000 crore,” he said.
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The minister said high speed trains should not remain confine to a particular class but should be “affordable for all”.
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“This must be made affordable for common man and it should not be only for premier class,” Bansal said.
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Railways have identified seven routes for conducting pre-feasibility study for high speed corridors including Delhi-Agra-Patna, Howrah-Haldia, Chennai-Bangalore-Thiruvanathapuram and Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad.
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“Since it has to be executed with the participation of private players, finalisation of revenue models for the proposed high speed corridors are very important. Whatever finance model will be, it should be win-win situation for all of us,” he said.
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The seminar on High Speed Train in India: Issues and Options, was organised by the Institution of Railway Electrical Engineers.
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Stating that it would be difficult to get funds for the high speed trains from the Rail Budget, the minister said, “State governments should be our partners in the project. We have to find ways to generate funds for it as it would be difficult to get funds from the budget.”
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The railway is forming High Speed Rail Authority to execute the project.
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Bansal said he had travelled in bullet trains in Japan, Korea and France during his visit to these countries.
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“There is no denying the fact that faster mode of transport accelerates development…the introduction of high speed trains would add to the country’s growth story as railways contribute about 2 percent in the GDP,” he said.
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On the possibility of getting Japanese expertise for the project, he said, “We would like to have talks with all countries who have high speed trains and we would like to get best out of it for our system.”
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About the scope of increasing speed of trains on existing tracks, Bansal said, “Our endeavour is to increase the speed on the Delhi-Mumbai route. Currently, Bhopal Shatabdi runs at a higher speed between Delhi and Agra only.”
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