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Nov 25 2019 (06:11) Itwari-Nagbhid narrow gauge train now history (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 395500  Blog Entry# 4496669   
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Nov 25 2019 (06:11)
Station Tag: Itwari NG/ITRN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 25 2019 (06:11)
Station Tag: Nagbhir NG/NABN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 25 2019 (06:11)
Train Tag: Nagbhir - Itwari NG Passenger/58848 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 25 2019 (06:11)
Train Tag: Itwari - Nagbhir NG Passenger/58847 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 25 2019 (06:11)
Train Tag: Nagbhir - Itwari NG Passenger/58846 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 25 2019 (06:11)
Train Tag: Itwari - Nagbhir NG Passenger/58845 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 25 2019 (06:11)
Train Tag: Nagbhir - Itwari NG Passenger/58844 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Nagpur: The South East Central Railway (SECR) and many passengers bid adieu to the last operating narrow gauge train between Itwari-Nagbhid after 111-year-long service on the 111-km section.The last train was flagged off by a helper Virendra Kohle in the presence of SECR divisional railway manager (DRM) Shobhana Bandopadhaya, ADRM YH Rathod, ADRM BK Rath and others on Sunday evening.During the day, apart from regular travellers, the four trains that leave for Nagbhid from Itwari saw inquisitive visitors, who just travelled to make the trip a memorable one. Many of them took selfies with the train and its staff.Going down the memory lane, S Karunakar Rao (52), who was waiting to travel to Nagbhid with his friends, said, “As a youngster, I used to come with my mother Jayalaxmi, who was teacher in a railway school at Itwari station in the ’80s. The train was a fascination for us.”“When I read...
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in TOI about the train’s permanent closure from November 24, I made it a point to be part of the historic moment. Like us, there were several passengers who boarded the train from stations like Kuhi and Umred,” said Rao.Architect Asad Firdosy was too excited to travel in the train with his family. “We have bought ticket for Nagbhid but may alight in between depending on the mood of other members,” he said.Many like Shankar Nimje (51), a farm labourer from Nagbhid, said, “The train was good for those who had time and less money. Now, we will have to visit the city by ST or private transport.”Work on the 116km broad gauge line will start on December 1 by MRIDCL. Its foundation stone was laid by the highways minister Nitin Gadkari in March. Once upgraded, travel time to Nagbhid will be cut to 2.5 hours instead of 5 hours at present.Many vendors will be affected. Many small-time farmers like Subramani Gedam and Ravin Bankar used to bring their produce to Itwari market via the train.“We used to arrive by morning train and leave by evening after selling all the produce. The upgradation work should be completed in time as promised,” said Bankar.Officials said vintage material and coaches will be conserved in the museum while rakes will be disposed of or condoned depending on its codal life.
Nov 12 2019 (14:40) Nagpur-Nagbhid rail route to be closed from Nov 25 (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 394769  Blog Entry# 4486216   
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Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Station Tag: Nagpur Junction/NGP added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Station Tag: Itwari Junction (Nagpur)/ITR added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Station Tag: Itwari NG/ITRN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Station Tag: Nagbhir NG/NABN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Station Tag: Nagbhir Junction/NAB added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Train Tag: Nagbhir - Itwari NG Passenger/58848 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Train Tag: Itwari - Nagbhir NG Passenger/58847 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Train Tag: Nagbhir - Itwari NG Passenger/58846 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Train Tag: Itwari - Nagbhir NG Passenger/58845 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Train Tag: Nagbhir - Itwari NG Passenger/58844 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Nov 12 2019 (14:40)
Train Tag: Itwari - Nagbhir NG Passenger/58843 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Nagpur: With the South East Central Railway (SECR) closing the 116km Nagpur-Nagbhid narrow gauge route, decks have been cleared for its conversion into broad gauge. The project was announced in 2013-14.“The much-awaited work on gauge conversion will start in December,” said Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, managing director of Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC), the executing agency.Of the over 650km narrow gauge network under the Nagpur division of SECR, the 116km Nagpur-Nagbhid was the only last stretch remaining to be upgraded.SECR officials said with MRIDC launching work in December, the entire section will be closed for traffic from November 25. Currently, a pair of four narrow gauge trains operate in this sector with packed capacity. Jaiswal said the broad gauge work is targeted to be completed in 21 months when it will be thrown open for traffic with better facilities.The Rs 1,400 crore Nagpur-Nagbhid broad gauge project is a joint venture between...
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Indian Railways and Maharashtra government in which the railways and state will share Rs 280 crore each while Rs 840 crore is a loan. When the project was announced, its cost was Rs 400 crore.Jaiswal said, “All the clearances have been taken and designs are ready. We also plan to connect the line to coal mines in Umred. The line will be an alternative to passenger trains as well as direct link to north and southbound freight trains.”The broad gauge project is basically to ease transportation of coal to power plants in the region. After completion, it is expected to save Rs 152 crore of Mahagenco annually due to reduction in transport distance of coal to the company’s power plants in Koradi and Khaparkheda from mines in Chandrapur district.“Now, we will have to pay through the nose to private bus operators. MSRTC fares too have increased,” said Haribhau Bagde, a resident of Bhiwapur.

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Nov 12 2019 (17:27)
Amar PalSayNo2NRCinINDIA
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So NGP-NAB-G BG will come in to operational effect from 2021-22 I hope.
It will ease load on NGP-G Main line also
Aug 18 2019 (10:56) Last narrow gauge line in Central India to chug into history (www.outlookindia.com)
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News Entry# 388938  Blog Entry# 4404208   
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Aug 18 2019 (10:56)
Station Tag: Nagbhir NG/NABN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Aug 18 2019 (10:56)
Station Tag: Itwari NG/ITRN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Aug 18 2019 (10:56)
Train Tag: Itwari - Nagbhir NG Passenger/58843 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
The old world magic and excitement of travelling leisurely by trains on narrow gauge railway lines, is fast becoming a thing of the past world over, including India. Now, the last surviving narrow gauge line, running 106 km between Itwari-Nagbhid near Nagpur on the South East Central Railway (SECR), will also become a part of world rail history, within a year or so. Probably, Bollywood contributed a lot to popularise the romance of the narrow gauge trains, featuring them in several memorable film songs. Some of the classic numbers people still remember are: "Jiya O, Jiya Kucch Bol Do" ("Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai", 1961, Shimla-Kalka Railway), "Mere Sapnon Ki Rani" ("Aradhana", 1969, Darjeeling Mountain Railway), "Gadi Bula Rahi Hai" ("Dost", 1974), "Chhaiyya, Chhaiyya" ("Dil Se", 1998, Nilgiri Mountain Railways), among many others. Nagpur to Nagbhid, which was the original route of the narrow gauge railway line, essentially served as...
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the lifeline of the people in the erstwhile Central Province of British India. The line itself was born out of an emergency during the Great Indian Famine of 1876-1878, when the Bengal-Nagpur Railway announced its construction, later known as Satpura Railway network, to save the lives of people dying of hunger in the remote and inaccessible parts of central India. The 4 hour 45 minute long Itwari-Nagbhid train journey remains thrilling as the trains chug through dense forests, tribal hamlets, mountains with an occasional tunnel, plains and river bridges; in the olden days hauled by steam engines, and later by diesel engines, connecting Nagpur and Chandrapur districts in eastern Maharashtra. Now, this last remaining section (Itwari-Nagbhid narrow line gauge of 2.5 feet or 76.2 cms) is currently being converted to broad gauge jointly by the Indian Railways and the Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MRIDC), Mumbai. "This project will cost around Rs 1,400 crore with the Indian Railways and MRIDC - the executing authority - sharing the amount equally (50 per cent each)," a SECR spokesperson told . Presently, there are 15 major stations en route including Itwari, Bhandwadi, Umred, Bhiwapur, Kanatempa, Bamhani, Mangli, and Kuhi. Local villagers and farmers commuting for employment or trade to Nagpur had to take the road route which was more expensive and time-consuming in the absence of poor rail connectivity. The conversion proposal was first announced in 2014 at a cost of Rs 350 crore, which has now increased to Rs 1,400 crore owing to various delays and the Centre''s decision to combine it with the electrification project of this route. Other erstwhile narrow gauge lines in the region included Nagpur-Chhindwara, Chhindwara-Nainpur, Nainpur-Mandla Fort and Balaghat-Nainpur-Jabalpur sections which ended between October-November 2015. A total of 53 trains were operated on the narrow gauge lines which have now been either converted or nearing completion of conversion into broad gauge with high-speed express trains ferrying thousands of passengers daily. A majority of the narrow gauge lines in Central India are very old and were constructed in the 19th-20th century, mainly to tackle the famine by supplying foodgrains, carry farm and forest produce and provide employment to locals, said a MRIDC official. At that time, over 1,000 kms of the narrow gauge lines criss-crossed the country''s landscape, but that has now come down to just the final 106 km, the official said. Later, they contributed to the national economy by way of carrying products from the different mines located in the region to far away manufacturing or marketing centres. According to the Indian Railways, in 2017, a little over 2,000 km of narrow gauge railway lines were still operational in the country, providing rail connectivity to some of the remotest regions, but accounting for barely 2 percent of the railway network. These include four world famous heritage operational lines which are also known as hill/mountain railways, located in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Haryana-Himachal Pradesh. The Matheran Hill Railway runs between Neral-Matheran (in Raigad, adjacent to Mumbai, Asia''s only "automobile-free" hill station), the Nilgiri Mountain Railway links Coonnoor and Ooty, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, and the Kalka-Shimla Railway joins the two towns in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. While Matheran Hill Railway figures on the UNESCO''s tentative world heritage list, the other three have been designated as "UNESCO World Heritage Sites" over the past few years.
Jan 19 2019 (09:48) नागभीड - नागपूर रेल्वे मार्ग अधांतरीच आहे (www.lokmat.com)
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Jan 19 2019 (09:48)
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Jan 19 2019 (09:48)
Station Tag: Nagbhir NG/NABN added by 🚂🚃🚃आपको हुई असुविधा के लिए हमें खेद है🚋🚋/886143
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नागभीड - नागपूर रेल्वे मार्ग अधांतरीच आहे. शासकीय पातळीवर या ब्राडगेज संदर्भात कोणत्याही हालचाली नसल्याने या परिसरात तीव्र संताप व्यक्त होत आहे.
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नागपूर रेल्वे मार्ग अधांतरीच आहे. शासकीय पातळीवर या ब्राडगेज संदर्भात कोणत्याही हालचाली नसल्याने या परिसरात तीव्र संताप व्यक्त होत आहे.
खरे तर ममता बॅनर्जी रेल्वे मंत्री असताना १०६ कीमी लांबीच्या या नॅरोगेज मार्गास ब्रॉडगेजमध्ये रूपांतर करण्याची परवानगी देण्यात आली होती. पण प्रत्येक वेळेस अर्थसंकल्पात तरतूदच करण्यात येत नसल्याने हा मार्ग उपेक्षेचा बळी ठरत आला आहे.
दरम्यान, केंद्रात भाजपचे सरकार सत्तेवर आल्याने या सरकारकडून या मार्गाविषयी या भागातील लोकांच्या खूप अपेक्षा वाढल्या होत्या. या लोकसभा क्षेत्राचे खासदार अशोक नेते यांनी निवडून आल्यावर काही दिवसातच नागभीड येथे रेल्वेच्या प्रमुख अधिकाऱ्यांची बैठक घेऊन या मार्गातील अडचणी दूर करण्याचे निर्देश दिले होते. त्यामुळे या अपेक्षेत आणखीच भर पडली होती. या बाबीस आता साडे चार वर्षांचा कालावधी होत असला तरी या मार्गासाठी कोणतीही तरतूद होत नसल्याने लोकांच्या अपेक्षेवर पाणी फेरल्या जात आहे. या मार्गास ७०८ कोटी ११ लाख रुपये खर्च असून यातील निम्मा वाटा राज्य सरकारने उचलायचा आहे. आणि राज्य सरकारने तशी कबुलीही दिली आहे.
खरे तर हा मार्ग केवळ गडचिरोली - चिमूर लोकसभा क्षेत्राशीच सबंधित नाही तर नागपूर, रामटेक व भंडारा या लोकसभा क्षेत्रांशीही सबंधित आहे. याचा अर्थ नागपूरचे खासदार व केंद्रीय मंत्री नितीन गडकरी यांचाही या मार्गाशी संबंध आहे.
ना. गडकरी यांनी आपले वजन खर्च केले तर अर्थसंकल्पात निश्चितच भरीव तरतूद होण्यास वेळ लागणार नाही, असे यासंदर्भात बोलले जात आहे.
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मध्य रेल्वे विभागात जे काही रेल्वे मार्ग आहेत, त्या सर्व रेल्वे मार्गांचे ब्रॉडगेजमध्ये रूपांतर झाले आहे. केवळ नागभीड - नागपूर हाच एकमेव मार्ग नॅरोगेज उरलेला आहे. १०६ कीमी लांबीच्या या रेल्वे मार्गाचे ब्रॉडगेजमध्ये रूपांतर झाल्यास चंद्रपूर जिल्ह्यातील मूल, सिंदेवाही, नागभीड, ब्रम्हपुरी, गडचिरोली जिल्ह्यातील वडसा, कुरखेडा ,आरमोरी, गडचिरोली, भंडारा जिल्ह्यातील पवनी व लाखांदूर या तालुक्यांना नागपूरसाठी अतिशय सोयीचा मार्ग ठरू शकतो. एवढेच नाही तर या भागातील कृषी उत्पादनासाठी या मार्गाच्या रूपाने नागपूरसारखी बाजारपेठ उपलब्ध होऊ शकते .
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द.पू.म.रेल्वेच्या बिलासपूर झोनचे महाप्रबंधक सुनीलसिंह सोहीन यांनी गुरूवारी नागभीड स्टेशनला भेट दिली असता माध्यमांनी त्यांना यासंदर्भात छेडले असता तेही याबाबत स्पष्ट उत्तर देऊ शकले नाही. त्यामुळे या रेल्वे मागाबाबत, शंकाच आहे
Feb 06 2018 (00:54) South East Central Railways successfully completes Construction of Rail under Rail on Kalumna-Itwari Main line (mobile.twitter.com)
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Feb 06 2018 (00:54)
Station Tag: Itwari NG/ITRN added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

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Station Tag: Chhindwara Junction/CWA added by Electrification of BAY~/36147

Feb 06 2018 (00:54)
Station Tag: Itwari Junction/ITR added by Electrification of BAY~/36147
South East Central Railways successfully completes Construction of Rail under Rail on Kalumna-Itwari Main line for connecting Chhindwara-Itwari Gauge Conversion line at Itwari in just 44 Hours.
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