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State: Maharashtra
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Jan 05 2017 (09:16)  Mumbai: Central Railway gets more CCTV cameras inside women’s compartments | Free Press Journal (www.freepressjournal.in)
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Mumbai: Central Railway gets more CCTV cameras inside women’s compartments — By Staff Reporter | Jan 05, 2017 09:12 am
Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has received an approval to install 50 Close-Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) in compartments reserved for women to ensure their safety after reports of thefts inside the coaches.
According to the railway officials, so far the CCTV cameras are installed in four trains and the work is in process for installing the cameras in the remaining 12 trains. More than three cameras have been installed in each train. The cameras
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are being installed at the Matunga workshop.
“The railway board has come up with a plan of installing the CCTV cameras after spurt of incidents reported on chain snatching and theft cases inside compartments reserved for women,” said Narendra Patil, the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Central Railways.
Patil also added that there were also incidents reported of drug addicts entering the women’s compartment and misbehaving with them.
However, the women commuters said that these CCTV cameras were an intrusion in their privacy.
“We always tend to sit comfortably when in women’s compartment knowing that there are only women around us. Though railways have installed the cameras for our own safety, it has made us more conscious when now that we know we are being watched,” said Sujata Rao, a woman commuter at Kurla station.
Few women commuters also felt that there was no need of the cameras since there is always a police guard at night, posted in the women’s compartment.
“I feel that a police guard was more than sufficient to deter miscreants from misbehaving with other women commuters and there is no need of CCTV cameras,” said Sonali Deb, a woman commuter at Dadar.
Patil reassured the women’s concern that this footage will not be displayed anywhere else and no intrusion of women’s safety, it is only to catch the offenders on time.
“This footage will only be used as an evidence to catch the criminals in case of any incidents of thefts, molestation or attack that are committed inside the compartments,” said Patil.

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Jan 05 2017 (08:42)  बुलेट ट्रेनचे पहिले स्थानक ‘बीकेसी (m.maharashtratimes.com)
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बुलेट ट्रेनचे पहिले स्थानक ‘बीकेसी’
पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांचा स्वप्न प्रकल्प असलेल्या मुंबई-अहमदाबाद बुलेट ट्रेनचे मुंबईतील मुख्य स्थानक नक्की कुठे होणार, हा प्रश्न आता निकाली निघाला असून वांद्रे-कुर्ला संकुलातील ४० हजार चौरस मीटर जागा मुंबईतील स्थानकासाठी देण्याचे आता नक्की झाल्याचे वरिष्ठ अधिकाऱ्याने सांगितले. मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद हे ५०८ किलोमीटरचे अंतर दोन ते अडीच तासांत पार केले जाईल. या मार्गावर एकूण १२ स्थानके असतील. यातील चार स्थानके महाराष्ट्रात तर उर्वरित आठ स्थानके गुजरातेत असणार आहेत.
मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद बुलेट ट्रेनच्या पहिल्या स्थानकासाठी वांद्रे कुर्ला संकुलातील जमीन देण्यासाठी एमएमआरडीए फारशी उत्सुक नव्हती. बुलेट ट्रेनसाठी दादर
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वा कुर्ला येथील जागा घ्यावी, असे त्यांचे म्हणणे होते. एकतर जो भूखंड या स्थानकासाठी मागण्यात येत होता तिथे आंतरराष्ट्रीय वित्तीय संस्थेची टोलेजंग इमारत प्रस्तावित होती. त्यातून एमएमआरडीएला मोठ्या प्रमाणावर निधी मिळणार होता. मात्र निती आयोगाचे उपाध्यक्ष अरविंद पानागरिया आणि कॅबिनेट कमिटी ऑन इकॉनॉमिक अफेअर्स यांच्यासोबत झालेल्या एमएमआरडीएच्या अधिकाऱ्यांच्या बैठकीनंतर यातून तोडगा काढण्यात आला. यानुसार आता बीकेसीमधील हे स्थानक भुयारी असणार असून त्याच्या वर एमएमआरडीएला वित्तीय संस्थेच्या कार्यालयाची इमारत बांधता येऊ शकेल, असे सूत्रांनी सांगितले.
मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद ः ५०८ किलोमीटर
एकूण स्थानकेः १२
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बुलेट ट्रेनसाठी ९९ हजार कोटी!
मुंबई ते अहमदाबाद बुलेट ट्रेनचा प्रकल्प ९९ हजार कोटी रुपयांचा असून या प्रकल्पासाठी जपानच्या जायकातर्फे ७९ हजार कोटी रुपये ५० वर्षांच्या दीर्घ मुदतीचे कर्ज दिले जाणार आहे. उर्वरित २० हजार कोटींसाठी स्पेशल पर्पज व्हेहिकल अंतर्गत उभे केले जाणार असून यातील ५० टक्के वाटा रेल्वे उचलणार आहे, तर महाराष्ट्र सरकार व गुजरात सरकार प्रत्येकी २५ टक्के वाटा उचलणार आहे.
एकंदर ९९ हजार कोटी रुपयांच्या या प्रकल्पासाठी महाराष्ट्र व गुजरात या दोन्ही राज्यांना पाच हजार कोटी रुपये द्यायचे आहेत. बुलेट ट्रेन या महत्त्वाकांक्षी प्रकल्पाचा दोन-तृतीयांश भाग गुजरातेत असूनही महाराष्ट्राच्या वाट्याला मात्र समान खर्च येणार असल्याबद्दल आश्चर्य व्यक्त करण्यात येत आहे.
हा प्रकल्प सात वर्षांमध्ये पूर्ण करण्याचा संकल्प असून बुलेट ट्रेनच्या तिकिटाचा दर हा कुठल्याही गाडीच्या फर्स्ट क्लास एसीच्या दीडपट ठेवण्यात येणार असल्याची माहितीही वरिष्ठ अधिकाऱ्याने महाराष्ट्र टाइम्सशी बोलताना दिली.
Dec 30 2016 (15:44)  In Mumbai: Infra promises to keep in 2017 (www.hindustantimes.com)
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While the BJP government said it will ensure projects are given swift clearances from the state cabinet, many have been stuck, waiting for environmental approvals or facing opposition from locals. (File photo for representation )
It was a year of ambitious announcements of mammoth projects to connect the city better; it was also a year of missed deadlines and delayed approvals. For the BJP-led state government, 2017 will be a crucial year – it came to power promising Mumbai a transport makeover and it is looking to retain that power with the 2019 Assembly elections around the corner.
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While the BJP government said it will ensure projects are given swift clearances from the state cabinet, many have been stuck, waiting for environmental approvals or facing opposition from locals.
For chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the challenge is not only to start the promised projects on time, but also complete them within the state’s own deadlines.
In 2016, only a handful of projects reached the implementation stage. On the ground, work on only three metro rail corridors took off, that too, in the second half of the year.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, implementing a majority of the projects, began building the 18.6km Dahisar-DN Nagar line and the 16.5km Dahisar (East) – Andheri (East) corridor in August.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, which is implementing the country’s longest and the city’s first underground Metro corridor, has awarded civil construction packages for the 33.5-km corridor. Currently, technical surveys are being conducted.
The BJP-Sena government has set an ambitious 2021 deadline for all Metro lines. Four years to go, there is only one 11.4-km Metro connecting three suburbs, Versova, Andheri and Ghatkopar.
What’s stopping us?
Sources said getting environmental clearances, dealing with locals who are against the project and getting loans are among the main challenges. Projects such as the underground Colaba-Bandra-Seeps Metro and the Navi Mumbai International Airport are yet to get the green nod.
A major hurdle for the Colaba-Seepz Metro is the plan to house a car depot at Aarey Colony—one of the last remaining green spots in the city. The National Green Tribunal, in an interim order, stayed any construction in Aarey. For the Navi Mumbai airport, there is the issue of cutting a 92-meter hill, and diverting a river. Getting a clearance from the Union ministry of environment and forests may delay the process.
As far as finances go, the state is already burdened with more than Rs3 lakh crore pending to the exchequer and has refused to stand as guarantor for loans for several big-ticket projects. This means implementing agencies will have to rework its strategy to secure loans from other agencies.
What you can expect in 2017
With CM Fadnavis looking to finish these flagship projects before 2019, when elections to the state Assembly are due, implementing authorities will have to start construction in 2017.
MMRDA sources said construction of five metro rail corridors will be in full swing in 2017. Work is in progress on three corridors, construction of two more is expected to start by the last quarter of the new year(see box).
After many delays, bids for the development of the Navi Mumbai International Airport are likely to be opened in January. The Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communications Expressway, an ambitious 710-km highway that is Fadnavis’ pet project, is facing land acquisition issues, but its detailed project report is expected to be ready by May. After that, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation will float bids for construction.
The MMRDA has invited initial bids for the Mumbai Trans harbour link — a sea link to better connect the city to Navi Mumbai, but a crucial loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency is yet to be inked. MMRDA officials said construction of the 22-km road between Sewri and Nhava Seva could start after the monsoon.
And, finally, what was until now one of Mumbai’s biggest infra project failures – the Monorail – could get a new lease of life when the 10.6km Wadala-Jacob Circle segment of the corridor is commissioned in June 2017.
Dec 24 2016 (05:33)  Mumbai: Rs 45,000-crore suburban railway projects to be announced today (indianexpress.com)
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THE BJP-led state government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the railways concerning major railway projects expected to improve suburban commute to a great extent. The announcement of the MoU will be done during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mumbai on Saturday.
The MoU will call for a 50:50 partnership between the state government and the Railways for Virar-Vasai Road-Panvel suburban corridor (Rs 11,000 crore), elevated corridor between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel (Rs.14,500 crore) and the Bandra -Virar elevated corridor (Rs.19,500 crores). The partnership will not only call for a cost-sharing between the two governments concerning projects but also call for better involvement for faster completion of the projects.
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is the first time that such an initiative is being taken wherein state government is signing an MoU with the railways concerning suburban railway projects. Through such a treaty, the state government manages to express being interested in involvement and faster completion of the projects,” said an expert concerned with infrastructure development.
However, railway officials said an MoU of this nature only called for division of work portfolio between the employees of the state and the railways . It also makes each individual organisation responsible for their part without having to wait for the approval of another party.
“Land acquisition and removal of encroachments have remained the major hindrances for any major infrastructure or railway project. We also have to wait till due work is carried by concerned state government official which delays project and escalates it cost. This understanding will likely resolve that conflict,” said a senior railway official.
“Better cooperation can be sought between the stakeholders when such an MoU is sought. It has also called for a joint venture by which special purpose vehicles can be designed concerning each project so that faster execution can be sought. The priority of this will only remain to ensure better completion of work, “ said a Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) official.
The PM will also lay the foundation of three major projects of MUTP III — Virar-Dahanu Road quadrupling, Airoli-Kalwa elevated link and new Panvel-Karjat suburban corridor — on Saturday.
The total cost of all the projects to be announced on Saturday for development of suburban railway projects in Mumbai is Rs 45,000 crore.
47 closed-door rakes by next year
The railways will come up with 47 closed-door rakes for the suburban section. Officials said the vestibule rakes costing Rs 11,000 crore would be ready by next year, which would ensure more services and trips.
“We have not yet decided which wing of the Railways will run the rakes or whether these will be air-conditioned or not. They will be fitted with closed doors to prevent passengers from falling off running trains when they are crowded,” said a senior Western Railway official.
An allotment of almost Rs 30.6 crore was done in last year’s Railway Budget to have rakes with automatic closed-door system. A senior official, who did not wish to be named, said the order for new rakes was likely to be given to Bombardier. Western Railway (WR) already runs a few Bombardier rakes. Three coaches of one rake on WR and coaches of ten rakes on Central Railway are being retrofitted with an automatic door closing system.
Dec 24 2016 (05:26)  मायानगरी में मोदी करेंगे मुंबई लोकल के ‘मन की बात’ (navbharattimes.indiatimes.com)
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Dec 22 2016 (10:05)  Mumbai: Western Railway collects Rs 1.54L fine from group of ticketless students (www.freepressjournal.in)
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Dec 22 2016 (10:05AM)
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Posted by: RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~  926 news posts
Mumbai: A flying squad of Western Railway (WR) found 28 students travelling ticketless in the Kota-bound Rajdhani Express train, following which they collected a fine of Rs 1.54 lakh from them, a senior official said today.
The incident took place on December 16, when the WR Chief Commercial Manager’s Churchgate flying squad was checking tickets of passengers of August Kranti Rajdhani Express (train no 12953) that runs between Mumbai Central and Kota.
“During the check, it was found that there was a group of 256 persons, comprising 239 students, along with teachers and
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other staff travelling by this train. The squad also found their group leader in 3 AC,” an officer said.
“After checking their tickets, total 28 students from the group were found travelling without ticket, following which they were asked to pay fine as per the prescribed rule. Accordingly, Rs 1,54,560 was realised as fine from them,” the officer said.
A statement issued by WR said, the squad also ambushed Surya Nagari Express (train no 12479) from Vapi to Bandra Terminus on December 19. “138 cases of irregular travel were detected and Rs 48,750 were collected as railway dues.”
The WR conducted regular checks in November, wherein over 1.98 lakh cases of ticketless or irregular travel including unbooked luggage were detected, resulting in recovery of Rs 8.78 crore.

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Dec 30 2016 (18:33)
ritzraj   556 blog posts
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I think there is very less checking in WR trains. There are hundreds of pax who travel in WR stretch either ticketless or in higher category bogies

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Dec 30 2016 (18:45)
12658 Chennai Mail   8713 blog posts   21769 correct pred (64% accurate)
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I did my schooling / college til graduation < 5000/- (including arrears)

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Dec 30 2016 (18:48)
12658 Chennai Mail   8713 blog posts   21769 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Ticket less travel normally seen in EMUs / express trains, TL travel in Rajdhani is really unbelievable ( TTe not doing his duty) ?
Dec 13 2016 (15:35)  Seven cheers for the railway passengers this year (m.economictimes.com)
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Posted by: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~  21 news posts
Indian Railways took the fast track in 2016 in several ways—better coaches, faster trains, green and clean technology, safety measures and innovative fares. Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has certainly made train travel faster, and a lot smoother.
Convenience on cards
Govt's cashless push is good if you are a train traveller. Online booking of railway tickets will get you free accident insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh. There's more. If you swipe your card for any of these - railway catering, accommodation -- get a 5 per cent discount.
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Not just that, railways will be making sale of over-the-counter rail tickets payable through credit and debit cards. A plan is already in the works with bankers such as SBI, ICICI for 15,000 point of sale (POS) machines at the reservation counters. Long queues and change --- you might just miss them when you visit a train station next year.
Flexi fares
On the lines of the aviation sector, the railways have introduced a new pricing method in Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains from September 9 which is expected to generate an annual revenue of Rs 500 crore. Under the flexi fare system, passengers will have to shell out 10 to 50 per cent more. The first 10 per cent of the seats will be sold at the normal fare. The base fare will go up with every 10 per cent of the berths sold. Once half of the train tickets are sold, the rest will be sold at a price 1.5 times higher than the base fares for second AC and 2S sleeper coaches and 1.4 times higher for third AC coaches. There will no tatkal charges applicable but the fares for the tatkal booking will be available at 150 per cent of the the base fare for all the classes. Other supplementary charges such as reservation fee, superfast charges and catering services will be levied separately. The First AC and Executive Class travel have been kept out of the new pricing model due to already high fares in these categories.
Gender bender
Mainstreaming a marginalised section of our society, IRCTC and the railways have recently included 'transgender' as the third gender alongside male and female in ticket reservation and cancellation forms.
Tri-Netra
To reduce train accidents, the railways will soon introduce an advanced system called the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers —Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted (Tri-Netra) system in all trains. Tri-Netra will keep a record of the track maintenance and help maintain high speed during difficult weather such as fog and heavy rains to avoid delays in arrivals. It is based on a technology that fighter jets use to see through clouds and operate in pitch dark.
Executive lounges
Railway stations are being revamped with new executive lounges. The first executive lounge was built at New Delhi Railway Station. IRCTC will build such lounges at 49 stations, which will have features such as WiFi, buffet services, wash and change, and concierge service for pre-departure and post-arrival assistance to passengers of all classes of travel. People can book their stay on the IRCTC website.
New trains and coaches
To compete with low-cost airlines and win back customers, the railways got several new trains and coaches in 2016 — Humsafar Express , Gatiman Express , Mahamana Express and Tiger Express . The new trains will be in the categories of Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto. The railways also decided to launch several Talgo trains in less than a year.
Bio toilets
The railways will soon get cleaner and greener. It decided to install bio-toilets in all coaches to make the entire rail network a zero-discharge zone by 2019. It also planned to increase the use of bio-diesel up to five per cent of the total diesel consumption. More clean energy such as solar and wind will follow soon.

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Yes agree with u, ise khte h kisi ki majboori ka fayada utana
Dec 07 2016 (22:48)  Mumbai to Pune in just 25 minutes at 1,120 kmph? Yes! This may soon become a reality through Hyperloop (zeenews.india.com)
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Mumbai to Pune in just 25 minutes at 1,120 kmph? Yes! This may soon become a reality through Hyperloop
Mumbai/Pune: Believe it or not but travel time between Mumbai and Pune may be cut down to 25 minutes!
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You read it right. As of now, Mumbai-Pune journey time is about three hours by train but Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has put forth a new proposal before transport ministry. According to this new proposal, travel time between Mumbai and Pune may be reduced to 25 minutes!
Hyperloop
Hyperloop runs faster than an aircraft at a speed of 1,120 kmph.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a Los Angeles-based company, has designed a new way to move people.
Hyperloop is a concept where a pod-like vehicle travels through a near-vacuum that's contained within a tube.
The firm has asked the transport ministry for land to run a pilot project of its high-speed transportation service.
Elon Musk-backed Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) co-founder Bibop G Gresta on Tuesday said the company is ready to build hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune, but the decision is left with Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to go ahead with the project.
"Gadkari has a proposal to build the hyperloop on his table and he has to take a decision. If he wants to go ahead with it, we are ready, and it will be a feasibility study to begin with to lay line between Bombay (Mumbai) and Pune," he told media in Bengaluru on the sidelines of the Carnegie Global Technology Summit 2016.
Asked about the regulatory challenges to build hyperloop in India, Gresta said Gadkari, during the meeting, had expressed the Indian Government's willingness to help the company in this regard.
"I had asked Gadkari to help us with regulatory norms. He (Gadkari) said we are willing to do that," he added.
Among the prominent cities and countries where the hyperloop will be built are California, Utah, Illinois, Florida, Indianapolis, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Spain, France, Slovakia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, South Africa, Russia, China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia.
Gresta said the company has received an investment of over $100 to build hyperloop in these countries and cities around the globe.
"We have received over 100 million dollars to build hyperloop in as many as 20 countries," he said. Replying to a query, Gresta said the first hyperloop is expected to be launched in Abu Dhabi.

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Jab express trains nahi sambhal rahi to high speed kya sambhalenge there will be increase inaccidents and trains will not reach to the destination as pper the scheduled time
Nov 25 2016 (01:41)  Run locals from Churchgate to Thane: Bombay HC (www.asianage.com)
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The High Court asked Railways to run trains to Thane, Dombivali and Ambernath to reduce crowding at CST.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday suggested that Railways examine the possibility of finding a path to start local trains services from Churchgate to central suburbs like Thane, Dombivali and Ambernath to reduce crowding at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). However, records show that Railways had already discussed this matter and claimed it isn’t feasible.
The division bench of Justice V.M. Kanade and Justice Nutan Dessai made the suggestion while hearing public interest litigations (PILs)
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about prevention of accidents and emergency medical treatment on the Mumbai suburban network. During the hearing, the issue of overcrowding in trains was also discussed and since overcrowding in locals had resulted in several fatal accidents, the court expressed a desire for Railways to adopt methods that could reduce crowding in local trains.
The bench was of the view that if Railways could run trains between CST and Andheri, why couldn’t it run services between Churchgate and Thane. The bench said that currently trains from Churchgate ply only on the western suburbs route and the line does not have any connection with Central Railway (CR) apart from the Dadar railway station.
According to the judges, a number of commuters who have offices in Churchgate and Nariman Point can go to Churchgate station and take trains to the central suburbs instead of going all the way to CST. This would reduce the crowd at CST also. “Let this suggestion be looked into by experts from the field. Maybe a separate corridor can be set up,” said Justice Kanade.
In the meantime, Suresh Kumar, the counsel for Railways, informed the court that crowding-related casualties had reduced considerably on the harbour line — which starts from CST — after the introduction of 12-car rakes, but such incidents are still witnessed on the western and central line. He also told the court that an increase in deaths due to rooftop travelling had been noticed.
To address various railway-related issues, the court called the Mumbai police commissioner, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation commissioner and high-ranking officers of Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority, City and Industrial Development Corporation and Railways to discuss and resolve the issue. The court will hear the matter on December 8.
Nov 24 2016 (16:17)  Avantika Express to have Linke hofmann busch coaches (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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INDORE: After Kochuveli, Indore-Yesvantpur and Nizamuddin Express trains, the Western Railways is going to introduce high quality German-made Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in Avantika Express.
Officials at Indore Railway Station said that it will be effective in the last week of December.
They had earlier planned to introduce these coaches in this train, but it could not materialise due to the limited supply of coaches. Now officials with Ratlam Division of the Western Railways, apparently after the Indore-Patna tragedy, have decided to introduce these high quality coaches in this train.
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said that LHB coaches have inbuilt safety and comfort features that are comparable to world class standards. They are designed to attain a speed of up to 160kmph and the cost of manufacturing each LHB coach is said to be around Rs2.5 crore. "There were reports of rattling or jerks in some of the old coaches of Avantika express train. It has been decided to introduce LHB rake in this train soon. The rake is expected to be delivered in December, after which it will be installed on this train. These coaches are safer and proven to provide a smooth ride on long formation rakes running at high speed," a senior railway official said.
The officials were not sure about the composition of the train. The train will have at least 22 LHB coaches including first class AC, AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier, sleeper class and general second class coaches, they said.

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I don't really have an answer for this. Sorry.
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