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    Konkan railway to get Electrified
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    That's a big news. Will Doubling also happen ?
     
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    Yes but in phases.
    Subramanya Ghats is the most difficult part of the section. With Electrification already completed upto Mangalore, by 2019, Trivandrum Rajdhani will get end to end WAP 5, among others as will Mangala Express!

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    KRCL to start electrification, track-doubling works after monsoon

    Mumbai: Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL), is set to enhance line capacity to handle more trains as it starts track-doubling work on its 740-km route after this year’s monsoon. The rail PSUalso plans to electrify its entire network in three years, says its Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta. Excerpts from an interview with Media:

    What is the present status of doubling and electrification on the Konkan Railway?

    We did Bhoomi Puja about a year ago. The tenders for doubling — patch doubling between Roha and Veer (46 km) — has been awarded in June. However, work will commence after the monsoon.

    For electrification, paper work is on. We will be publishing the tender very soon. We hope to start work post monsoon. Financial closure for both the projects has been done. We will be raising money within a month. This will be financed by 30 per cent equity contribution from us and the remaining would be debt, over the next 4-5 years.


    What is the estimated cost?

    The estimated cost is about Rs.300 crore for the patch doubling, cost of electrification would be between Rs.700 crore and Rs.800 crore for complete electrification of the 740-km length.

    Plus, there would be some interest cost during construction that would get added to the project cost. We hope to complete both these things in three years time.


    How are you trying to maximise revenue both passenger and freight?

    A majority of the traffic originates in the Indian Railways system and either terminates on KRCL or passes through us. We cannot have a tariff system which is separate from that of the Indian Railways. We are like any other zonal railway from that point of view and distributed accordingly.

    Besides, the three major ports situated near KRCL — JNPT, Goa port and Mangalore port — serve a hinterland which does not require them to use KRCL. Once other ports such as Jaigarh (Maharashtra) and Karwar (Karnataka) are developed fully, they will feed our railways system and we can get cargo.

    What about running more passenger services?

    At present, we are close to saturation. Passenger services now require a different focus — Chiplun- Khed has a different requirement, and so does Sawantwadi. Goa is heavy on week-end traffic and nowadays there is no off-season there. All our trains towards Goa — Konkan Kanya, Mandovi, JanShatabdi, Rajya Rani — are full, barring the AC double-decker.

    In Jan Shatabdi and Rajya Rani, there is scope for increasing the length of the train, but they originate from Dadar a station which cannot handle rakes longer than 18 coaches, hence there is a limitation

    May be in two years once the Panvel terminus comes in, additional trains for Pune/Konkan side would start from there. There is demand for day trains from Chiplun/Ratnagiri.

    But we need a maintenance slot at the Mumbai end which is not working out. Once Nagothane- Roha on Central Railway and our section gets doubled, a few diesel multiple unit (DMU) services that are already running between Diva and Roha on Central Railway might be extended.

    What are your hiring plans?

    We are hiring essential category staff such as loco pilots, guards, TTEs and station masters regularly. KRCL is a young organisation. All of us were recruited together and we have virtually no retirement as of now. We also have plans to spread out our future recruitment in a manner so that we are not adversely affected by mass retirements.

    What is your debt position as on date?


    It was about Rs.1,500 crore in FY16.We will be picking up more debt for doubling and electrification of our network.

    Our operating ratio as per the definition of the Indian Railways is 80 per cent (KRCL spends 80 paise to earn one rupee) — excellent as per IR standards. Now in FY17, we also have the impact of the Seventh Pay Commission.

    What about revenue from projects outside Konkan Railway?

    The J&K project has been doing really well. We made a topline of Rs.550 crore from the construction of the Kashmir Railway project last year. This year, we will touch a much higher figure and this will last for another 2-3 years. We also have two NTPC projects at Kudgi between Bijapur and Gadag (about Rs.400 crore) and at Gadarwara between Itarsi and Jabalpur (Rs.400-500 crore).

    IR has enough shelf of projects and anybody and everybody with experience of rail projects will be occupied for the next many years, especially North East, doubling and new lines as the Government is investing heavily.
     
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    Thought I would start my contribution to this thread with an Arzan video :)

     
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    A sad sight. A WAM4 of BRC shed under condemnation.

    Pic Credits :- Khalid Kagzi
     
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    Thats Valsad Electric loco Shed.
     
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    Metro reaps windfall from ticket collection

    BENGALURU: With Namma Metro continuing to accept the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations for topping up its ‘Contactless Smart Cards’, the past one week has seen Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) witness an unprecedented surge in ticket revenue collection.
    The Purple Line (Baiyappanahalli to Mysore Road) and the Green Line (Mantri Square Sampige Road to Nagasandra) together average between 1.6 to 1.7 lakh commuters a day. The combined revenue collection ranges between Rs 34 to Rs 36 lakh per day.

    Speaking to Express, General Manager (Finance & Taxation) U A Vasanth Rao said, “During the last week, we have got an additional revenue of Rs 12 lakh average collection per day on the Purple Line and over one lakh rupees as average extra collection on the Green Line.” The regular collection on Line 1 (Purple) averages between Rs 26 and Rs 27 lakh and between eight and nine lakh rupees on Line 2, he informed.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/cit...reaps-windfall-from-ticket-collection-1539146.
     
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    ABB wins order to supply 1600 transformers
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    ABB announced on November 15 that it has won an order from Alstom to supply 1600 traction transformers for 800 double-unit prima electric new freight locomotives for India.

    ABB will supply 50Hz underframe traction transformers for the 800 locomotives. The compact transformers are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and voltage fluctuations.

    The transformers will be manufactured at ABB’s facility in the Indian state of Gujarat. The order supports the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative which aims to encourage manufacturing in the country. All but the first five of the 120km/h 8.9MW locomotives will be assembled in India under the agreement.

    The IGBT-equipped locomotives will be built at a new production plant at Madhepura in the Bihar state under a joint venture agreed with Alstom in November 2015 in which India Railways (IR) holds a 26% stake. Deliveries will take place between 2018 and 2028. The locomotives will be used on India’s future dedicated freight corridors and help IR to achieve its target of increasing average freight trains speeds from 20-25km/h to 50-60km/h.

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    Ministry of Railways
    16-November, 2016 16:58 IST
    Steps Taken To Increase The Speed of Trains

    The following steps have been initiated for increasing the speed of the trains:

    Gatiman Express at 160 kmph (kilometre per hour) has been introduced on 05.04.2016 from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Agra Cantt.

    Feasibility study of Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysore Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 160 kilometre per hour at their cost has been entrusted to China Railway.

    Feasibility – cum - implementation study of New Delhi – Chandigarh Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph on 50:50 percent cost sharing basis has been entrusted to French Railway.

    A protocol has been signed with Russian Railways on 15th October, 2016 for feasibility-cum-implementation study of Nagpur–Secunderabad Corridor for raising the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph.

    Mission Raftar has been announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17. The mission envisages the target of doubling of average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next five years. A cross functional mission directorate has been created in Railway Board for this purpose.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.

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    Ministry of Railways16-November, 2016 16:57 IST
    Railway Projects With State Governments

    As on 01.04.2016, 41 nos. of railway projects covering a length of about 5650 Km have been taken up on cost sharing basis with State Governments. The latest cost of these projects is ` 60,850 Crore and an outlay of ` 4,317 Crore has been provided in Rail Budget 2016-17 for these projects. All cost sharing projects are progressing as per availability of resources. Every railway project requires a number of clearances from various Ministries and Departments of State/Central Governments. These, inter-alia, include clearances inherent to land acquisition, forestry clearance and permission for crossing from departments like National Highway Authority of India, Public Works Department, Irrigation canals etc; and also clearances of Archeological Survey of India if the alignment passes in vicinity of a protected monument, local bodies for projects passing through urban areas, etc which are part of project execution. Process of seeking the approvals/clearances and the time taken therein is inherent to project execution time. Delays therein cause delay in completion of the entire project.

    However, it is Railway's’ endeavour to complete the ongoing projects expeditiously.

    Since Railway projects straddle over more than one State, projects are not sanctioned State-wise. However, during the last three years i.e. 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, & current financial year i.e. 2016-17, 5305 Kms of new lines have been included in Railway Budget.

    Railways have a large throw forward of ongoing projects vis-à-vis availability of budget from Gross Budgetary Support (GBS). To overcome this financial crunch, Ministry of Railways has approached State Governments to form Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) jointly with Ministry of Railways to undertake mutually identified rail infrastructure projects for project development, resources mobilization and monitoring. Some other steps taken/being taken by the Government for effective and speedy implementation of rail projects in the country are (i) substantial increase in allocation of funds, (ii) prioritization of projects, (iii) delegation of powers at field level, (iv) regular coordination meetings with State Governments for land acquisition, relocation of utilities, etc.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.

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    Ministry of Railways16-November, 2016 16:57 IST
    Insurance Cover For Railway Passengers

    An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme on a pilot basis for one year has been launched w.e.f 01/09/2016 for the railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Under the scheme reserved passengers who expire or are disabled permanently or partially due to train accident and untoward incidents during train journey will be entitled to sum assured as per the details given below. The objective behind the scheme is to maximize compensation to the passengers for the loss caused to them by train accident and untoward incidents.

    IRCTC which is a wholly owned undertaking of Ministry of Railways has entered into an agreement with three Insurance Companies through Limited Tender, namely

    (i) Shriram General Insurance Company Ltd.,

    (ii) ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., &

    (iii) Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Ltd.

    The amount of compensation to be given to passengers are as follows

    (i) In case of Death- ₹ 10 lakh

    (ii) Permanent Total Disability – ₹ 10 Lakh

    (iii) Permanent Partial Disability – ₹ 7.5 Lakh

    (iv) Hospitalization Expenses for Injury – ₹ 2 Lakh &

    (v) Transportation of mortal remains – ₹ 10 Thousand.

    The insurance cover will cover all reserved classes (SL, 1AC, 2AC, 3AC) and trains except passenger trains & Sub-Urban trains for tickets booked online on the IRCTC website. Personal belongings are not covered under the said scheme.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.

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    Ministry of Railways16-November, 2016 16:56 IST
    Development of Railway Services

    Steps taken to involve private players in developing railway services include opening up of container operation and provision of certain services like special freight train operation, Automobile train operation and procurement of specified type of rolling stocks. Private players are also involved in providing facilities like cleaning, pay and use toilets, catering, retiring rooms, parking, ticketing etc. on need based manner.

    For development of Railway stations, a scheme to redevelop ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations which are generally located in metros, major cities, pilgrimage centres and important tourist destinations on ‘as is where is’ basis has been formulated. Eight stations viz., Anand Vihar, Bijwasan, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Habibganj (Bhopal), Shivaji Nagar (Pune), SAS Nagar (Mohali) and Surat had been entrusted to Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) to invite bids for interested parties.

    Major capacity expansion strategies include construction of dedicated freight corridors, High Speed Train Corridors, doubling/third line, new lines, gauge conversion etc. among others. As on date, Railway’s shelf of work includes 458 works/projects of new line, gauge conversion and double lines, two dedicated freight corridors and Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.

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    Ministry of Railways16-November, 2016 16:51 IST
    Development of Railway Lines in North Eastern States

    For development of Railway lines network in North Eastern States, 20 major Railway projects consisting of 13 new lines, 2 gauge conversions and 5 doublings having aggregate length of 2624 km at a cost of `52030 crore have been taken up. An expenditure of `21336 crore has been incurred on these projects upto March, 2016. An outlay of `5040 crore has been provided for 2016-17 for these projects and residual liabilities of some completed projects.

    Completion of projects depends on many factors such as availability of funds, land acquisition, forestry and wildlife clearances, shifting of services, construction of road over and road under bridges by road maintaining agencies etc. As many of these factors are not within the control of Railways, it is not feasible to fix timelines for all the projects. However, Railways have taken various measures to expedite completion of projects including substantial increase in allocation of funds, prioritization of projects, delegation of powers at field level, inviting the State Governments to participate with Railways for resource mobilization for projects, nomination of nodal officers for improved co-ordination with the State Governments etc.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.

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    Ministry of Railways16-November, 2016 16:49 IST
    Bio Toilets in Trains

    About 48000 bio-toilets have been installed by Indian Railways (IR) in trains’ coaches till 31.10.2016. It is targeted to fit bio-toilets in the entire fleet of coaches Indian Railways (IR) by the year 2021-22. The additional cost of providing bio-toilets in one coach (4 bio-toilets) is ₹4 lakhs approximately and for those old coaches, which require replacement of structural members for fitment of bio-toilets, the additional cost is approximately ₹15.64 lakhs per coach. Bio-toilets, based on the indigenous design and technology developed in association with Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), are being installed in coaches by Indian Railways.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 16 November 2016, Wednesday.

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