Survey claims 86% of participants support the project
The majority of people in the State support the proposed 430-km high speed railway line (HSR) between Kochuveli in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur, if a survey conducted in 11 districts is any indication.
The survey held for Kerala High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (KHSRCL), a public limited company floated by the government to execute the project, has found that 86% of the participants supported the project.
It is tough to materialise in Kerala. Land acquisition is not at all easy. Lot of objections for the projects are exisitng, especially from those who will lose the land.
While presenting the Economic Survey, an annual report on the economy, on Tuesday, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian said that two new methods of data analysis, including a railway passenger data based metric, reveal that Indians are migrating in far larger numbers for economic reasons to other states than they did previously.
In 2001-’11, the rate nearly doubled as compared to the previous decade, rising to 4.5% per annum from 2.4% in 1991-’01, noted the Survey. The acceleration in the rate of migration is particularly high for women – during the 2000s, females migrated at nearly twice the rate of males.
Huge tract of land of Gangetic plains from West Bengal to Bihar/ Jharkhand to UP/ Uttaranchal had been agriculturally as well as industrially advanced since independence, but several decades of poor state governance have led made them backward.
A lot of migration from this naturally endowed states to a poorly endowed but much better governed state like Gujrat is an irony. Poor law & order, excessive caste-ism have led to bad politics, poor governance, lower education/literacy, bad economy and poverty.
A raging tug of war between the two administrative divisions of the Southern Railway zone has dimmed Kerala’s hopes of getting new trains.
The primary reason behind the raw deal being meted out to the state by the Railways is said to the absence of coordination between the Thiruvananthapuram and the Palakkad divisions.
The snail-paced decision-making by multiple approving authorities has poured cold water on several projects, that include the plans to extend Thiruvananthapuram-Palakkad Amrita Express to Madurai, the Palakkad division’s proposal to delink the Nilambur-Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajyarani Express and run as an
sad to see inter division conflicts
2 div under same zone fighting as if both are separate country. Too bad from both the div officials.
10. KIK ERS there. TVC/QLN VLNK via SCT is must. remaining r worth. hope both division consider those. and TVC division should also consider a train to Chennai via ML too
As part of the initiative to offer enhanced safety and travelling comfort to the passengers, the Railways is to introduce Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in the 12624/12623 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central-Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Expreses from next week.
The rake with LHB coaches will start plying from Chennai Central to Thiruvananthapuram Central on January 18 and from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Chennai Central on January 19, a senior railway official told The Hindu here on Wednesday.
Threes rakes have been made available for the Southern Railway to switch over the LHB coaches for the prestigous
News is talking about Raj, for TVC mail, PM will be MAS
Very Sad to know this. We are going to loose 4 GEN coaches including two SLRs.
Only 2 SLR lost... there are 3 generals in LHB CC
EOG:2. General: 3. Sleeper: 11, 3Tier: 4, 2Tier: 1, HA: 1.
EOGs replaced SLR few seats lost there fro UR travelers. Eventhough 1 sleeper lost, number of seats are more. Lost few seats in 2 Tier AC, as 1 2A is removed.
LHBfication reduces carrying capacity because of removal of SLR and addition of EOG. Also 1 SLR is reserved for ladies and disabled so ladies and disabled face huge difficulty on LHBfication
LHB coaches have become an extremely loss making venture for IR due to the necessity of generator vans.
IR must either go for HOG system in all locos or develop LHB SG coaches on war footing, if it want to contain its losses and maintain its market share.
Ya. it is faced by almost all LHBfied train. Most affected are UR travelers.
But EOG's are a lot more energy saving than self generating coaches.
Previous govt was thinking for UR pax so they attached more general coaches in trains bt this govt is insensitive to them.
The Self-generating feature for LHB coaches was a failed experiment. The FIAT bogies were not really designed for attaching alternators and slef-generating equipment. It's either HOG or increasing platform lengths to accommodate longer trains going ahead.
The HOG for WAP4 has been too long in the making. These are the most numerous passenger locos on IR and CLW is very well versed with it's design as they have been building tap changer locomotives for over 45 years! It's really puzzling as to why it is taking so much time to come up with a HOG system at least for the WAP4's.
IR gives a very bad treatment to R&D deptt. and it is considered as a one of the loop lines or dumping grounds of the organisation, as far as the importance and promotional prospect of personnel is concerned.
R&D actually is a higher order job needing very high technical command over the subject and it can be done only by very good engineers only. Operation is on the other hand a routine job which even an uneducated with high IQ, experience & dedication can very well do.