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Feb 16 (20:56)
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Entry# 2320     
DineshKumar^~
Features of Tejas type Sleeper Coaches

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Feb 16 (20:12)
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MKS^~   Added by: DineshKumar^~  Feb 16 (20:56)
The features of Tejas type Sleeper coaches are as under:-
· Automatic Plug Door: All main entrance doors are centralized controlled by Guard. Train will not start until all doors are closed.

· Stainless Steel Under-frame: Complete under-frame is of austenitic stainless steel (SS 201LN) which increases life of the coach because of reduced corrosion.
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· Bio-Vacuum Toilet system: Provides improved hygiene condition in the toilet due to improved flushing and also save water per flush.

· Air Suspension Bogies: Provided with Air Spring Suspension in bogies to improve comfort and ride quality of these coaches.

· Fire Alarm, Detection and Suppression system: All coaches are provided with Automatic Fire Alarm and Detection System.

· Smart Features: Provided with smart features processed by a centralized processing unit PICCU (Passenger information coach computing unit).The features are as follows:

o PA/PIS (passenger announcement/passenger information system)

o Digital destination board

o CCTV- With day night vision capability, Facial recognition even in low light condition, Network Video Recorder.

o Emergency Talk back for medical or security emergency

o On Board condition monitoring system for Bearing, Wheel, to improve safety

o HVAC- Air quality measurement for Air Conditioning system

o Toilet Occupancy Sensor

o Water level sensor to indicate water availability

o Train Supervisor and Power car Monitoring system (Kiosk): 18.5” touch screen Kiosk is provided in each power car for monitoring the health of the complete rake and also used as a surveillance monitoring station. This LCD is connected to the PICCU system of the power car for visualisation of the power car.

· Improved Toilet Unit: Provided with touch-less fittings, Marble finish with anti-graffiti coating, Gel coated shelf, New design dustbin, Door latch activated light, Engagement display.

· Textured Exterior and Interior PVC Film: Both exterior and interior, are provided with textured PVC film.

· Improved interiors: Seats and berths having PU foam, provide better comfort to passengers.

· Roller Blind on window: Instead of curtains roller blinds provided for easy sanitization.

· Mobile Charging points: Provided for each passenger.

· Berth reading light: Provided for each passenger.

· Upper berth climbing arrangement: Convenient upper berth arrangement.
Nov 26 2020 (17:16)
General

Entry# 2318     
Brandon12663^~
What is a Railway electric Brackett or Catenary or Cantilever ?

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Nov 26 2020 (15:50)
Blog Post# 4791650-0     
Srikar_lucky^~   Added by: Brandon12663^~  Nov 26 2020 (17:16)
What is a Railway electric Brackett or Catenary or Cantilever ?

A catenary is a system of overhead wires used to supply electricity to a locomotive, tram (streetcar), or light rail vehicle that is equipped with a pantograph.

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simple overhead wires, in which the uninsulated wire is attached by clamps to closely spaced crosswires supported by poles, catenary systems use at least two wires. The catenary or messenger wire is hung at a specific tension between line structures, and a second wire is held in tension by the messenger wire, attached to it at frequent intervals by clamps and connecting wires known as droppers. The second wire is straight and level, parallel to the rail track, suspended over it as the roadway of a suspension bridge is over water.

Catenary systems are suited to high-speed operations whereas simple wire systems, which are less expensive to build and maintain, are common on light rail or tram (streetcar) lines, especially on city streets. Such vehicles can be fitted with either a pantograph or trolley pole.
Nov 12 2020 (14:07)
Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

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Brandon12663^~
What are the types of classes for passenger transport in Indian Railways?

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Nov 12 2020 (14:05)
Blog Post# 4776232-0     
cadet_yash_gt46^~   Added by: Brandon12663^~  Nov 12 2020 (14:07)
What are the types of classes for passenger transport in Indian Railways?

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1]Unreserved General Class (UR)
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India’s poorest people travel in Unreserved General Class (UR), as well as those who haven't been fortunate enough to secure a ticket in Sleeper Class. Reservations aren’t required and the concept of overcrowding really is taken to a new level. There’s sitting or standing room only, and any spare floor space is occupied by those willing to sleep on it. Most seats are simply wooden benches, although some trains do have padded benches.Unreserved Class is not recommended for long distance train travel in India.
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2]Second Seating (2S)

Reservations are required in Second Seating, or Second Class (2S). 2S is usually found on daytime intercity trains and is a cheap way of traveling. There are three seats on either side of the aisle, and they don't recline. Most of them are cushioned bench-style seats, although some newer carriages have individual seats. There are no sleeping facilities in this class. Carriages are cooled with fans.Bearable for short distance trips if really necessary. However, carriages are often occupied by passengers who don't have reservations. 
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3]Sleeper Class (SL)

While most of India's middle class used to travel in Sleeper Class, many have now moved up to AC 3. These days, you'll often find people from General Class (who were unable to get confirmed tickets) flooding over into the Sleeper Class carriages. The
carriages are divided into open-plan compartments with six beds in each. The beds are stacked vertically in three tiers on either side of the compartments. During the day, the middle beds must be folded down flat against the compartment walls to allow passengers to sit on the lower beds. Two tiers of beds are also located outside the compartments, along the aisle. Fans on the carriage ceiling provide some cooling, and the windows have bars to keep intruders out as they are usually kept open. The bathrooms have both western and Indian style toilets.
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4]Three Tier Air Conditioned Class (3A)

Three Tier Air Conditioned Class, known as 3AC, offers a significant step up in comfort and quietness. The carriages in 3AC are laid out in the same manner as in Sleeper Class. However, the windows are covered with tinted glass that’s unable to be opened, and air-conditioning keeps the carriages cool. Bedding and hand towels are provided to passengers.
Passengers tend to keep to themselves more in 3AC, but privacy is still severely lacking due to the open plan nature of the
compartments. Most importantly, the carriages and bathrooms in usually remain much cleaner than those in Sleeper Class.
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5]Two Tier Air Conditioned Class (2AC)

Two Tier Air Conditioned Class, known as 2AC, attracts India’s upper class travelers. There’s much more space, as there are only four beds in each compartment. The beds are stacked vertically in two tiers on either side. Just like in the other classes, there are also two tiers of beds along the aisle outside the compartments. Bedding and towels are also provided, the same as in 3AC.The best thing about 2AC is the added benefit of privacy curtains on the entrance to each compartment, as well as across each of the beds that run along the aisle. The curtains are usually always kept drawn and this class of accommodation is quite devoid of any interaction.
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6]First Class Air Conditioned (1AC)

First Class Air Conditioned, known as 1AC, is found only on the most popular inter-state train routes. The cost is around double that of 2AC and is comparable to that of flying. Compartments have lockable doors, carpet and either two or four beds, stacked vertically in tiers. The beds are wider than other classes. Sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, and room freshener are also provided. 1AC carriages also have better and cleaner bathrooms, plus shower cubicles.If comfort and privacy are utmost concerns, choose 1AC. The only problem with 1AC is that it's not possible to specify if you want a two bed or four bed compartment when you book. However, couples are normally allocated accommodations in the two bed compartments, while singles and families are accommodated in the four bed compartments.
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7]Executive Air Conditioned Chair Car (1A)

Executive Class is only found on Shatabdi,Tejas, Vande Bharat Express trains, which are premium super fast passenger trains that run between major cities (such as Delhi, Agra and Jaipur etc.),It's Indian Railways' version of airline business class. Carriages have only two seats on each side of the aisle. This makes them less crowded, and provides more leg room and luggage space. Better food is also served.This class is well maintained, clean, and pleasant for a day trip. However, it costs significantly more than Air Conditioned Chair Car,Some people don't think the price difference is worth it. You may be better of paying a bit extra and flying.
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8]Air Conditioned Chair Car (CC)

Air Conditioned Chair Car carriages (CC) are commonly found on shorter distance Indian Railways trains between major cities, especially those sectors that are frequented by business travelers. The carriages are slightly more crowded than Executive Class. They have three seats on one side of the aisle, and two on the other.The seats recline, there is overhead space for luggage, and bathrooms tend to be relatively clean. It's a comfortable enough way to travel on day trips.
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Nov 11 2020 (22:52)
General

Entry# 2313     
KarthikCG^~
What are some important guidelines to be followed while travelling by train during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Nov 11 2020 (22:34)
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KarthikCG^~   Added by: KarthikCG^~  Nov 11 2020 (22:52)
What are some important guidelines to be followed while travelling by train during the COVID-19 pandemic?


Travelling on trains for any length of time involves sitting or standing within 6 feet of others, which may increase one's risk of getting COVID-19. Read these guidelines that will help you prepare better for train travel.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport was limited to essential workers, those wanting to commute for other jobs were not permitted to use this service. As lockdowns lifted and workplaces reopened across the cities, office goers eagerly waited for train services to resume service. But for people travelling through train, it’s imperative to understand the measures one can adopt to have a safe journey to and from work.


BEFORE TRAVEL:

Stay updated: Check the train schedule beforehand, this way you can time your travel in the non-peak hours and at a time slot of your preference and convenience.

Get your pass/ ticket in order: If possible, get an e-pass/ e-ticket so you don’t have to wait in serpentine queues to get your travel documents in order. Choose to make contactless reservations and payments.

Anticipate your travel needs: Carry a 3-ply face mask, a hand sanitizer, and a few disinfectant wipes with you. Carry a few extra masks in a sealed bag, so you could replace your mask if it gets soiled.

Prepare: Before you leave for work, wash your hands with soap and water and then wear your mask. Once worn, it should not be touched or removed till you arrive at your workplace. Wear gloves before you step out, these will work as a barrier if you end up touching door handles, railings etc. The gloves can be disposed appropriately after reaching your workplace — if you don’t have gloves, ensure that you don’t touch your face during the transit and that you wash your hands thoroughly after getting work done.


DURING TRAVEL:

Avoid touching surfaces: Avoid touching frequently touched surfaces such as ticket machines, handrails, elevator buttons and benches as much as possible. If you do touch these surfaces, immediately wash your hands with soap and water or use a sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.

Follow social distancing guidelines: Stay at least 6 feet away from other commuters and avoid gathering in groups. Consider skipping a few seats between yourself and other passengers if possible. Follow signs put out by the railways indicating where to stand or sit, where to queue up and the exit signs.

Using public bathrooms at the train station: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the public bathroom.

Buying food and water at the train station: Carry your own water bottle and food packets, don’t accept or offer water bottles to other commuters. If you end up buying food or water at the train station, pay contactless or in exact change. Avoid removing your mask to eat and drink during your commute — instead wait till you reach your workplace.

Avoid spitting: This is a strict no.


UPON GETTING TO WORK:

Hand hygiene: After completing your trip sanitize your hands, upon reaching your workplace wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Mask hygiene: Remove the mask you wore during your travel & replace it with a fresh one. The previously worn mask can be placed in a sealed bag to wash or dispose.

Avoid crowding in the cafeteria: At work, avoid eating together during lunch time and maintain safe distance in the cafeteria as well.

Some types of travel methods can put you at higher risk for exposure to COVID-19, but by taking ample precautions and following hygiene etiquettes, we can ensure a safe commute.


Guidelines shared by:
Dr Sandeep Patil, Chief Intensivist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan.

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Nov 06 2020 (17:21)
General

Entry# 2312     
KarthikCG^~
10 unknown interesting facts about Central, Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway:

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Nov 06 2020 (17:15)
Blog Post# 4769179-0     
KarthikCG^~   Added by: KarthikCG^~  Nov 06 2020 (17:21)
10 unknown interesting facts about Central, Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway:



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1. In its present form, Western Railway came into existence on November 5, 1951 by the merger of its forerunner, the erstwhile Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (BB&CI), with other State Railways viz, Saurashtra, Rajputana and Jaipur.

2. The BB&CI Railway was inaugurated in 1855, starting with the construction of a 29 mile broad gauge track from Ankleshwar to Utran in Gujarat state on the West Coast with Surat as its headquarters then.

3. On November 21, 1855 the Company concluded an agreement with the East India Company to construct a railway line from Surat to Baroda and Ahmedabad. Another contract was signed to start a line from Utran (north of Surat) to Bombay to ensure a plentiful supply of cotton grown in Gujarat coming into the western port. Work commenced on the line in the following year and the line from Uttran to Grant Road station in Bombay was officially opened on November 28, 1864 – marking the beginnings of the Western line. The process of the actual founding of the BB&CI local line to and within the city of Bombay and the identification of a terminus, particularly south of Grant Road – the first terminus, was a perplexing issue.

4. Although the inaugural run terminated at Grant Road station, this terminus did not adequately serve the population which lived further south; near the old Fort or the cantonment at Colaba that was now serving a sizable population. It was decided to extend to the Back Bay, just outside the western side of the old Fort area and alongside the western bay. This station was subsequently called Churchgate as it was in close proximity to the old Church Gate of the fortified town – the gate that afforded entry to St. Thomas Church that later became a Cathedral.

5. Western Railway has grown with the city of Mumbai and Mumbai city has grown with Western Railway and has been the cynosure of the development of the city of Mumbai. The Mumbai Suburban System of Western Railway exists from Churchgate to Dahanu Road. The present jurisdiction of Western Railway is in 6 divisions i.e., Mumbai Central, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Ratlam.



Central Railway:

1. The first train in Asia (and India) ran between Mumbai and Thane on Saturday, April 16, 1853 at 3:35pm. The day was declared a public holiday. Bori Bunder, the point of departure was thronged by a multitude, and bands played and guns were fired from the Fort's ramparts, when at the signalled moment, there steamed out from a tiny wooden station, the little train hauled by three engines that heralded the dawn of the Railway Era in India.

2. As the years passed, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway expanded. With the merger of the Indian Midland Railway Company with the G.I.P. Railway Company in 1900, its frontiers were extended from Delhi in the North, Kanpur and Allahabad in the North-east and Nagpur in the East to Raichur in the South-east. Thus, through connection from Bombay was obtained to almost all parts of India. The route mileage of the G.I.P. Railway was 1,600. (2575 km)

3. On November 5, 1951 Central Railway was formed by integrating Nizam State, Scindia State and Dholpur State Railways, with GIP Railway. Central Railway suburban railway network has played a pioneering role in socio-economic growth of the city of Mumbai and also heralded the advent of mass rapid transit system in India. Central Railway has come a long way since then and now it has a vast network of 4151.93 route km traversing through the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. Mumbai Suburban Network of Central Railway is one of the largest networks in the world carrying approx. 4.5 million passengers every day.

4. In October 1966, one more railway viz. South Central Railway was formed by merging Solapur Division from CR and Secunderabad, Hubballi, Vijayawada Divisions from SR. On 2nd October 1977, Solapur Division was merged with CR and Guntakal Division from SR was included in South Central Railway.

5. Later in 2003, seven more zones were created wherein, Jabalpur and Bhopal Divisions of Central Railway were included in West Central Railway and Jhansi Division was included in North Central Railway. As on date, CR has 5 divisions viz. Mumbai, Bhusaval, Nagpur, Solapur, Pune with a network of 466 stations.


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