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Feb 28 2017 (22:40)   Railways seek to provide at least 3-hour daily rest window for track inspection

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The task is challenging, given the heavy traffic on tracks. The Indian Railways has a track length of around 115,000km
Railways also decided to provide required corridor block/slot by rescheduling of trains for the inspection. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: Indian Railways has decided to set aside at least three hours daily to detect defects on stretches of tracks and rectify them after a spate of accidents in the recent past.
The task is challenging, given the heavy traffic on tracks. The national carrier has a track length of around 115,000km.
this, the route length—the length of track not including the ones at yards and railway stations—accounts for 67,312km.
The railways on 28 December issued an order to tweak timetables and divert trains in a corridor to inspect tracks. The order was issued about a fortnight after the parliamentary standing committee on railways submitted its report on safety and security.
“A railway route is divided into different blocks and inspection would be done block-wise on a rotational basis,” said a railway ministry official, requesting anonymity.
Of the 1,219 sections that tracks are divided into, 492 are running at 100% capacity or above.
“It has also been decided that wherever margins between the trains are not adequate, the required corridor block/slot shall be provided by necessary rescheduling of trains and a minimum of three-hour maintenance block shall be ensured even by regulating mail/express trains or short terminating passenger trains, in each section where asset maintenance works are scheduled,” a railway spokesperson said.
Railway tracks are inspected daily on foot by so-called keymen. In addition, push and motor trollies inspect once a month, with the assistant divisional engineer reviewing it once in two or three months depending on the route’s importance. The national carrier has 3,649 keymen. As of 1 April 2016, 2,434 such positions have been vacant of total 6,083 positions.
“The timely maintenance of assets is essential for ensuring their reliability and safety. In the current maintenance regime, regular traffic blocks of adequate duration are absolutely necessary to enable stipulated maintenance and renewal works,” said the order reviewed by Mint.
This will also lead to reduced movement of trains and strain the railways’ finances even as the national carrier is facing stiff competition from airlines and road transport for people and freight.
Indian Railways is the world’s largest railway network under a single management and runs around 20,849 trains daily and transports 23 million passengers.
“The standard operating procedure would provide some reprieve to the congested and over-used track systems besides helping to introduce integrated maintenance where all departments like electrical, mechanical, etc would undertake the work at the same time,” said another railway ministry official on conditions of anonymity.
Experts welcomed the move.
“Safety is paramount. Now, if the window has been increased to three-four hours to ensure that there is no derailment, then it is definitely a good decision. However, it will definitely come in the way in terms of financial earnings of railways and I hope railways had done a cost analysis for this move,” according to former railway board chairman Vivek Sahai.
In the nine months to December, railways posted a disappointing performance by running up a record-high operating ratio of 109%, meaning it spent Rs109 to generate Rs100, Mint reported.

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Mar 01 2017 (02:40)
lipstick spoiler~   1921 blog posts   19 correct pred (79% accurate)
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#wrong_info. Route length is not the Track Length minus Track of Yards & Stations, but it is just multiple parallel tracks' length counted as single route length.
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Feb 25 2017 (12:16)   12565/Bihar Sampark Kranti Express (PT) | SEE/Sonpur Junction (4 PFs) | GZB/WAP-7

bhabeshkumar9^~   4992 blog posts   6737 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!!!
12565 Bihar Sampark is running with GZB WAP 7 today.Seen just from my home at Sonpur.

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Feb 27 2017 (01:21)
lipstick spoiler~   1921 blog posts   19 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Uttarakhand wali ko wdm 3a milta hai. Kabhi kabhi wdp4 mil jata h kismat achi ho us din.
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Feb 26 2017 (10:54)   12039/Kathgodam - New Delhi Shatabdi Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs) | TKD/WDP-4D

Shankar Mehani   1146 blog posts   676 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Shatabdi With An Average Speed Of 51 kmph.
Its Not More Than A Joke of IR.
IR Should Run This Train As An Intersity Exp Because No Shatabdi Have Halts At A Veey Short Distance Like 21 km & 16 km.

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Feb 27 2017 (00:35)
lipstick spoiler~   1921 blog posts   19 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Ye train speed ke lie nahi balki services ke lie jani jati hai the high class service and comfortable journey which is not possible in Sampark Kranti, Ranikhet or Intercity. High class business & executive persons and also tourist use it. Aur rahi baat itne nazdeek halts ki to ye sub halts important hain apni apni wajah se is area me islie isko sub jagah halt diya gaya hai.
Feb 25 2017 (21:43)   IMG70954/♥♥Shatabdi Express♥♥

Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~   24 img trains   17 popular
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Flag this first connectivity

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Feb 26 2017 (00:25)
lipstick spoiler~   1921 blog posts   19 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Very good train indeed. But Shatabdi hai islie ise via Patna jana chahie.

Feb 26 2017 (08:55)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~   16819 blog posts   137 correct pred (83% accurate)
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Yes,via patna is also a good route

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Feb 24 2017 (17:19)   कासगंज-बरेली रूट पर नई ट्रेनें 11 मार्च के बाद चलेंगी

Neelesh Kant Saxena~   112 news posts
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एनईआर के जीएम ने किया दौरा, बोले- बदायूं रुट पर दौड़ेगे इलेक्ट्रिक रेल इंजन
तय समय से करीब तीन घंटे देरी से पहुंचे पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे के जीएम राजीव मिश्रा ने यहां रेलवे स्टेशन के निरीक्षण के दौरान कहा कि कासगंज से बरेली तक 11 मार्च के बाद चुनाव आचार संहिता हटते ही नई ट्रेनों का संचालन शुरू कर दिया जाएगा। वहीं इस रूट पर इलेक्ट्रिक रूट की स्वीकृति मिल चुकी है, जिसका टेंडर हो चुका है। अगले वर्ष से कार्य शुरु हो जाएगा।
बुधवार को बदायूं रेलवे स्टेशन का निरीक्षण करने
आए जीएम ने रेलवे स्टेशन, प्लेटफार्म, टिकटघर, इलेक्ट्रिीशियन कक्ष और सफाई व्यवस्था का हाल देखा। उन्होंने कहा कि आचार संहिता हटते ही कासगंज से बरेली रूट पर नई ट्रेने चलाई जाएंगी। उन्होंने बताया कि अभी तक रामगंगा ब्राडगेज पर काम चलने की वजह से ट्रेनों का संचालन बंद था। यह काम पूरा हो गया है। जीएम के निरीक्षण के दौरान वैसे तो सबकुछ ठीक ठाक रहा लेकिन कुछ अव्यवस्थाएं पाई गई जिसको लेकर रेलवे के सीनियर डिवीजन मैनेजर को डांट भी लगाई। कहा कि सुधर जाओ। सारी व्यवस्थाएं बेहतर मिलनी चाहिए। जीएम के निरीक्षण के दौरान स्टेशन पर काफी गहमा-गहमी रही। पूर्व विधायक प्रेमस्वरूप पाठक ने ने कछला हाल्ट को स्टेशन बनाने के लिए मांग की। जीएम से मिलने पहुंचे भाकियू कार्यकर्ताओं को भी उन्होंने 11 मार्च के बाद ट्रेनों का संचालन शुरू करने का अश्वासन दिया गया। बदायूं क्लब के लोगों ने भी उर्मिलेश शंखधार पुस्कालय और वाचनालय के पुनरोत्थान के लिए ज्ञापन दिया। अशोक सक्सेना, सैय्यद इकबाल, अशोक खुराना, रजनीश मिश्रा, प्रमोद कुमार आदि लोगों ने मथुरा से बदायूं होते हुए लखनऊ के लिए ट्रेनें चलाने की मांग की।
चनेहटी होते हुए शाहजहांपुर को दौड़ेगी ट्रेन
आचार सांहिता खत्म होते ही नई ट्रेने के संचालन के साथ अब कासगंज से बदायूं वाया चनेहटी होते हुए भी शाहजहांपुर को ट्रेन चलाई जाएगी। इससे बदायूं रामगंगा से सीधा शाहजहांपुर, लखनऊ और इलाहबाद लिंक रुट से जुड़ेगा।

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Feb 26 2017 (00:07)
lipstick spoiler~   1921 blog posts   19 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Kathgodam se ek train Agra/Mathura ke lie daily overnight ya intercity chalni chahie. Uske alawa ek weekly Mumbai(Bandra) ke lie bhi zarurat hai.

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