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Blog Entry# 1820693
Posted: Apr 26 2016 (10:32)

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Last Response: Apr 26 2016 (11:49)
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Apr 26 2016 (08:43)   Maharashtra, Indian Railways to collaborate for Rail projects

Bhiwani*^   3628 news posts
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced, the Indian Railways and Maharashtra government will form a special purpose vehicle to take up 9 major railway projects in the state worth around INR 23,000 crores.
The SPV Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC) - will implement railways projects across the state, besides the Mumbai suburban section, Prabhu said at a joint media briefing along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
The projects are: Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli Vaijnath railway line, Wardha-Nanded (via Yavatmal-Pusad), Wadsa-Gadchiroli, gauge conversion of Nagpur-Naghbir line, new lines linking Pune-Nashik, Manmad-Dhule-Indore, Gadchandur-Adilabad, Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi and Baramati-Lonand, Fadnavis
In Mumbai, the projects included are a muti-nodal elevated train-cum road corridor on Central Railway's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel sector and Western Railway's Churchgate-Virar sector, for which work will commence by August 15.
Prabhu announced a trial operation of Spain's Talgo high speed trains between Mumbai-New Delhi which will slash the travel time between the two metros by one-third or nearly six hours.
Officials said that the light-weight Talgo trains run at speeds of between 160-200 kmph and can connect Mumbai-New Delhi within 12 hours.
The minister said the first suburban airconditioned local trains will be introduced on the Harbour Line from May 15, while 5 suburban railways stations shall be equipped with escalators, free wi-fi facility and toilets through CSR route in phases in the next four months and CST-Churchgate termini will be connected through an underground subway along with the metro-rail for the benefit of commuters.
A mobile-based Integrated Ticket System will be implemented covering suburban railways, metro-rail, mono-rail, BEST buses and share-taxis for which a special app would be developed.
The precincts of the world heritage CST will be redeveloped and beautified alongside the P. D'Mello Road with a state-of-the-art monument comprising a grand statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, a replica of his seven forts and other highlights.
The government plans to develop a new rail corridor between Virar-Panvel-Alibaug on the mainland and increasing Harbour Line frequency from existing three-and-half minutes to about 2 minutes.
Earlier, during his two-day Mumbai trip, Prabhu travelled in a Kalyan-CST suburban train between Currey Road to CST and interacted with the commuters during the evening peak hour.

Apr 26 2016 (10:32)
srinivasvasanthi~   4266 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Congrats to Maharashtra state government which is really interested in low cost travel arrangements for their state people and convenient inter state additional shortest routes.

Apr 26 2016 (11:49)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3123 blog posts   1456 correct pred (72% accurate)
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"The government plans to develop a new rail corridor between Virar-Panvel-Alibaug on the mainland..."
its been like 6 years or so since we are hearing this, and yet nothing, absolutely nothing has happened in reality. if you can't complete (even start, for that matter) a project then at least stop fooling people about it.
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