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Today (15:03) Journey in humid, overcrowded train claims infant's life (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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A five-month-old girl died of suffocation after spending over six hours in an overcrowded coach of a train while reeling under extreme heat at the Allahabad Junction, on Friday.
The infant was identified Taimurnisha and she was travelling to Delhi along with her mother Shabana Bano, three sisters and cousins for summer vacations in a sleeper coach of the Bramhputra Mail (14055).
The family had boarded the train at 2am from Mughal Sarai Junction and the train was running late by around 10 hours. The train reached Allahabad Junction at 8:30am, thereby
taking over six hours to cover a distance of around 150 kilometre-between Mughal Sarai and Allahabad.
By the time the train reached Allahabad Junction, Taimurnisha's condition had deteriorated. The family reported the matter to the railway authorities and she was rushed to Motilal Nehru Hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead.
Talking to TOI from Delhi, Taimurnisha's father Iqbal Shaikh said, "My daughter was fine when the family boarded the train at Mughal Sarai but her condition started deteriorating in the overcrowded coach and we have lost her."
"Had the train been running on time and the railway authorities had somehow controlled the menace of overcrowding in coaches, my daughter would still have been alive," he added. As the doctors at the hospital declared the infant dead, the family members returned to Mughal Sarai by taxi.NCR PRO Amit Malviya, said, "The train was not detained at the outer. Some trains were bunched due to a dust storm at night because of which train movement was slow."
Today (14:48) Abandoned can at Kolkata Metro Railway station creates bomb scare (www.hindustantimes.com)
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A stray can was found close to one of the escalators in the Rabindra Sadan metro station that caused panic but primarily it seems to be a hoax.
An abandoned can lying near an escalator at Rabindra Sadan station on Saturday created a flutter as commuters suspected it to be a bomb which turned out to be a hoax, metro railway officials said.
However, train services remained unaffected, a metro railway spokesperson said.
said soon after receiving information around 11:10 am, bomb squad officials with sniffer dog reached the spot and began investigation.
A detailed report is awaited.
A senior officer of Bhawanipur Police Station said a stray can was found close to one of the escalators in the Rabindra Sadan metro station that caused panic but primarily it seems to be a hoax.
The can has been taken out for further investigation, he said.
Today (14:35) Photos: Delhi Metro’s Magenta line geared for full operations from next week (www.hindustantimes.com)
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The deepest station and the steepest escalator, just a few of additions the upcoming Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir stretch of the Magenta Line brings to the Delhi Metro network. This section is set to be inaugurated by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday and will be thrown open for public the next day. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) estimates that commuters will now be able to travel from Noida to Gurugram in just 50 minutes, against the one-and-a-half hours earlier. Instead of changing lines from the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, commuters will now be able to use the Magenta Line and interchange for the
Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli-Huda City Centre) from Hauz Khas. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
The new section of the Hauz Khas station with a depth of 29 meters will also become the deepest station on the Delhi Metro network. A ramp will connect it with the operational station on the Yellow Line. Once this section opens, the expanse of entire Delhi Metro network will increase to 277 km with 202 Metro stations. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Apart from Hauz Khas, Janakpuri West also has unique features to boast of. A station escalator with the highest escalation point of 15.65 m makes it the steepest one in the country. “The horizontal length of the escalators is 35.32 m and the height is equal to a five-storey building. The weight of each escalator is 26 tonnes,” a DMRC statement said. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Being branded as the ‘knowledge corridor’, this line connects four of Delhi’s important universities — Jamia Milia Islamia, Amity University, IIT Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). This comes as a major advantage to students, especially with admissions to undergraduate and graduate courses beginning by the end of the month. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
The soon-to-be-opened Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section will provide easy access to the domestic terminal of the Indira Gandhi Airport. The Airport Express Link currently provides metro connectivity to the T3 terminal from where all international carriers and some domestic airlines fly. However, there is no metro connectivity for the domestic terminals from which low cost operators fly. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Overtaking the recently opened Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Majlis Park section of the Pink Line in length, the 24.82 km-long stretch between Janakpuri West and Kalkaji Mandir will be the longest one yet. This stretch is a part of the 38.2km Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor. (Anushree Fadnavis / HT Photo)
Of the 16 stations on the upcoming section, 14 are underground, and 1.85 lakh passengers are expected to interchange at Hauz Khas, helping reduce the pressure on Rajiv Chowk. The frequency of trains will be five minutes and fifteen seconds during peak hours but depending on demand, shorter intermediate loops with higher frequency may also be introduced after studying traffic patterns. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Yesterday (17:02) With The Opening Of Chennai Central Metro Station, You Can Now Take A Single Train From Railway Station To Bus Station To Airport (swarajyamag.com)
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Two major sections of the Chennai Metro will be thrown open to the public by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K Palaniswami and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri today (25 May), reports The Hindu. Union Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam will also be present.
The first stretch will be the Chennai Central to Nehru Park section on the Green Line that will mark the complete opening of the line from Central to St Thomas Mount. The second stretch is from AG-DMS (also known as Gemini) to Little Mount station on Mount Road. Both lines meet at Chennai Central with the remaining section of the Blue Line
still under construction.
The opening of Chennai Central station will mean that residents of the city can now take a train from either of the city’s outstation termini – Central and Egmore – to the outstation bus terminal – Chennai Mofussil Bus Station (CMBT) at Koyambedu – and also to the Chennai International Airport at the southern end of the city.
Situated 28 m below the ground, the Central Metro station will be powered entirely by solar energy. It will also displace the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Majestic Station in Bengaluru as the largest metro station in south India. Majestic station occupies an area of 48,000 square metre while Central occupies 70,000 square metre.
The first segment of the Chennai Metro was inaugurated in 2015 with newer sections being thrown open every year.
Today (14:33) Railways to install new signalling system on Delhi-Mughalsarai section (www.hindustantimes.com)
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The railway board has approved the proposal of ETCS (European Train Control System) signalling between Ghaziabad and Mughalsarai.
In a move that will decongest the busiest route of Indian railways, the railway board has approved the proposal of ETCS (European Train Control System) signalling between Ghaziabad and Mughalsarai.
This comes about a month after the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) asked the railways to evaluate its 100% signalling upgradation move. According to the railways, the PMO had not completely shot down the proposal and had asked to evaluate it.
railways earlier had decided upon 100% ETCS over the next six years and give the contract in one go, giving the supplier the benefit of economies of scale. But after the PMO’s intervention, it will test the technology on one route and will decide further implementation after response.
“In the recent Railway Board meet, Ghaziabad-Mughalsarai section was identified for ETCS level 2 signalling. Since the Delhi-Mughalsarai route has high traffic density, modern signalling will help in enhancement of safety,” said a Railways official.
The capacity utilisation on this route is 150% and the punctuality is also the worst among the 17 zones of Indian Railway. Once the system is implemented, the number of accidents will reduce.
“Modern signalling will help reduce congestion in rail network and increase line capacity by 40%-50%. It will also improve punctuality as it can eliminate train delays due to automated signalling and real time information of train movements, eliminating the need for manual data logging,” the officer added. It will also help to increase average speed of trains due to automation of train operations.
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