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  1. anant_s

    anant_s Encyclopedia Technical Analyst

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    PR desperately want reliable power for their trains. Railways in Pakistan is really in a very bad shape and Chinese Diesel electric locomotives have performed quite poorly. GE's track record in Indian sub continent is quite good and no wonder they have been chosen.
     
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    anant_s Encyclopedia Technical Analyst

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    Women pilot Lucknow’s first Metro run
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    LUCKNOW: When the Lucknow Metro first chugged down the elevated corridor on Kanpur Road for trials on Thursday, it became a matter of pride for Lucknowites to see two women piloting the train on the priority section.

    It is a conscious decision by the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) to give the opportunity to women so that they get a chance to prove their mettle before public in handling high-tech Metro trains.

    "We have chosen two women operators to drive the Metro train before the CM and public for the first time. Our women train operators are so confident and excited to drive it that they wished to take lead in the trials. They have undergone rigorous training, both at the Centre of Excellence of LMRC and hands-on training at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation," LMRC MD Kumar Keshav told TOI.

    He added that "LMRC is a progressive and coherent organization which believes in giving opportunities to both boys and girls".
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    With this, Lucknow becomes the first city in the country where women operators commence Metro trials.

    The two women taking the lead are Pratibha and Prachi Sharma, both from Allahabad. Pratibha has done B Tech in electronics and communication engineering from SRMSCET, Bareilly while Prachi did her diploma in electrical engineering from IERT, Allahabad. Both joined LMRC as station controller-cum-train operators on June 9.

    The decision is a welcome break from the tradition as train operators' job is generally considered a male preserve. There were a total of 97 vacancies for train operators' job in Lucknow Metro, for which 3,827 applications had poured in from women candidates. This is 19% of the total applications LMRC received for the job. LMRC was in for a surprise to get an overwhelming response from the state's women for heavy-duty technical jobs.
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    LMRC recruited a total of 21 women station controller-cum-train operators as a part of UP government's 20% horizontal reservation policy for women in government jobs. Except for Chennai, most of the other cities with metro train systems have just 1-2% women operators. Even the Delhi Metro has only three-four women operators driving trains.


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...nows-first-Metro-run/articleshow/55715025.cms
     
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    UP has seen some good development projects with Lucknow-Agra expressway and this metro
     
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    Ghana railway project gets Indian loan
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    GHANA: Construction of an 84·8 km mixed traffic railway between Tema in the Greater Accra region and the Lake Volta port of Akosombo could begin by the end of the year, after Export-Import Bank of India signed an agreement to provide the government with a US$398·3m national export insurance account buyer’s credit to support design and construction.

    The 12-year financing agreement was signed in Accra on November 22.

    President John Mahama announced that the government would go ahead with the railway project after India’s President Pranab Mukherjee made an official visit in June. The 1 435m gauge line would have four stations and two freight terminals. Traffic is expected to include fuel, construction materials and containerised goods for transfer to ships on Lake Volta, and a passenger service is also planned.

    Exim Bank’s BC-NEIA financing is designed to support Indian exporters seeking to enter into new markets in developing countries which need deferred credit on medium or long term basis.

    http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/news/africa/single-view/view/ghana-railway-project-gets-indian-loan.html?sword_list[]=india&no_cache=1
     
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    GE locomotives for India (New HHP, High Axle Load Locomotives for DFC)

    Evolution Series 4500 HP (ES 43 ACmi) and 6000 HP (ES 58 ACi)

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    Performance specifications

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    6000 HP (ES 58 ACi)

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    ES 43 ACmi (4500 HP)

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    Specifications for ES 43 ACmi is exactly similar to ES 44 AC

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    Indian Railways To Bring In The Maglev Train Project In 3 Years, Trains To Run At 500 Kmph
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    Indian Railways is thriving under the reign of Suresh Prabhu.



    The Maglev Train Project is one of the many futuristic projects the Indian Railways has planned for the betterment of everyday travel.

    With this project, Indians will be able to travel at the speed of a whopping 500 kmph.

    Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has been instructed by the Indian Railways to prepare a detailed project report on this within 6 months. The project, however, will be implemented within 3 years.

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    “We would be very closely associated with RITES as they would collect all the required data after which we would together do the analysis of the sufficiently high clientele sectors where Maglev can be implemented,” Nitin Chowdhary, executive director, mechanical engineering (development), Ministry of Railways said.

    The Maglev Train project is quite a futuristic one. These trains usually operate between 350 kmph and 500 kmph, with a maximum speed of 600 kmph.

    Maglev is basically Magnetic Levitation Technology that enables trains to run at 1 to 6 inches above the ground, using a system of magnets. This process eliminates friction, inducing faster speed in the system.

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    Furthermore, rumour has it that this project won't be all that expensive after all. Indian Railways has been in talks with several experts in the industry and it seems to be economically viable.

    All set for the future?
    https://www.google.co.in/amp/amp.in...3-years-trains-to-run-at-500-kmph-266467.html


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    Ministry of Railways

    02-December, 2016 16:40 IST

    Bio Toilet Project in Indian Railways

    The project of installation of bio-toilets in passenger coaches has not yet been completed. The project is still in progress. More than 49,000 bio-toilets have been installed by Indian Railways in passenger coaches till 31.10.2016.
    The additional cost of providing bio-toilets in one coach (4 bio-toilets) is ₹4.0 lakh approximately and for the in-service coaches, which require replacement of structural members for fitment of bio-toilets, the additional cost is approximately ₹ 16.0 lakh per coach.
    At present, there are more than 900 trains in which bio-toilets have been introduced either in all coaches or in some coaches of the trains. More and more trains are being progressively augmented with coaches fitted with bio-toilets.
    Anaerobic digestion process is applied for the digestion of human excreta in the bio-toilets that are being fitted in passenger coaches of Indian Railways. No human excreta is thrown out on the railway track from a bio-toilet fitted in trains. In these bio-toilets, which are fitted below the coach floor underneath the lavatories, the human waste is collected from toilet and is acted upon by a colony of anaerobic bacteria that convert human waste mainly into water and bio-gases (mainly Methane CH4 & Carbon Dioxide CO2). The gases escape into the atmosphere and wastewater is discharged after disinfection onto the track. Human excreta thus do not fall on the railway tracks.
    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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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    Ministry of Railways

    02-December, 2016 16:41 IST

    Operating Talgo Train on Indian Railway Track

    The timing assessment trial of Talgo coaches carried out on 10th and 11th September, 2016 on New Delhi-Mumbai section was done at maximum permissible speed of 150 kmph. The trial train took 11 hours and 42 minutes against the travel time of 15 hours and 50 minutes taken by Train no. 12952, New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express.
    The trial was limited to assessment of timing and detailed technical assessment with regard to complete compatibility with Indian Railway’s fixed infrastructure and other requirements was outside the scope of the trial. No decision has been taken for the purchase of these coaches.
    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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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    Ministry of Railways02-December, 2016 16:43 IST

    Integrated Security System At Railway Stations

    Based on the recommendations of a Composite Security Plan Committee on Railway Security and further deliberations, 202 stations have been identified as sensitive for installation of Integrated Security System (ISS) over Indian Railways.
    While examining the issues concerning safety and security of passengers, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has recommended for expediting implementation of Integrated Security System at all identified sensitive stations.
    Contracts have already been awarded for installation of ISS over 120 Railway stations by 15 Zonal Railways and Metro Railway, Kolkata. 96 Railway stations have so far been provided with close circuit television (CCTV) cameras under ISS. Besides, 138 baggage scanners, 32 under-vehicle scanning system, 777 hand held metal detectors, 213 door frame metal detectors and 89 bomb detection equipments have also been procured. All the Zonal Railways have been advised for expeditious implementation of ISS at all the nominated stations.
    Disaster Management Plans at Divisional and Zonal levels have been prepared by Zonal Railways based on Railway specific information and non-Railway information available at that time. These plans are subjected to periodical review and updating depending on new developments, which is a continuous ongoing process.
    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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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    Ministry of Railways02-December, 2016 16:44 IST
    Water Vending Machines at Railway Stations

    Around 250 stations have been provided with the facility of water vending machines (WVMs) by Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) for providing pure drinking water to passengers at nominal rates. IRCTC has awarded licenses for installation of 2500 WVMs over Indian Railways out of which 832 numbers of WVMs have been commissioned. Ministry of Women & Child Development and NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) have also agreed to facilitate installation and operation of WVMs with the help of Self Help Groups over various D, E & F category Railway stations.
    WVMs are to be operated round the clock either through operator or in automatic mode. In order to ensure quick disposal of complaints against the working of the installed WVMs, a toll free number 1800-111-139 has been provided by IRCTC on which passengers may lodge their complaint regarding malfunctioning of WVMs.
    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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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    Ministry of Railways02-December, 2016 16:45 IST
    Disposal/Storage of Wastes in Trains and at Stations

    Improvement to housekeeping of stations and trains including storage/disposal of wastes is a continuous process. Waste/Garbage generated/collected at stations is disposed off to the nominated places/authorised agencies of the Municipal/local bodies.
    Some recent steps taken to improve the waste management in Indian Railways are as follows:
    (i) Instructions have been issued to provide separate dustbins for collection of bio-degradable and non biodegradable waste at major stations.
    (ii) Provision of dustbins in sleeper class coaches also.
    (iii) Pilot project taken up to set up waste management centres at certain identified major stations for disposal of solid waste in an environment friendly manner.
    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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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    Ministry of Railways02-December, 2016 16:47 IST
    Measures taken to ensure Cleanliness at Railway Stations

    For cleanliness at stations, integrated Housekeeping Contracts are being put in place at major stations. Further to ensure overall cleanliness, number of toilets including pay & use toilets are being augmented. For monitoring the cleanliness, CCTVs are being used and Rules have been framed to penalise the persons affecting cleanliness at railway premises. Third party survey has been done at 407 major stations to assess the quality of cleanliness. To ensure cleanliness in trains, Clean Train Stations (CTS) has been introduced for mechanised cleaning at nominated stations, On Board Housekeeping (OBHS) introduced in about 780 long distance trains, SMS/Web-based request for cleanliness and passenger feedback system ‘Clean My Coach’ in OBHS trains put in place, dustbins being provided in newly- built sleeper coaches, fitment of bio-toilets in coaches, etc. Maintaining cleanliness of stations and trains is a mammoth task owing to heavy footfalls/overcrowding, environmental condition, uncontrolled usage, passenger habits and long leads of trains. Toilets/bio-toilets sometimes get choked due to dumping of bottles, napkins, 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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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    Ministry of Railways02-December, 2016 16:47 IST
    Project Raftaar in Indian Railways

    As announced in Railway Budget 2016-17, ‘Mission Raftaar’ was launched with the objective of doubling of average speed of freight trains, and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kilometre per hour (kmph) in next 5 years.
    A cross-functional mission directorate has been created in Railway Board and inter-alia entrusted with:
    Identification of major impediments to mobility and plan of action to overcome these impediments through improvements in fixed infrastructure, rolling stock, operational practices and institutional mechanisms.
    Prioritisation of removal of such constraints on six Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonal routes (Delhi – Mumbai, Delhi – Howrah, Howrah- Chennai, Chennai – Mumbai, Delhi – Chennai and Howrah – Mumbai) covering 9100 route kilometres entailing raising of sectional speed to minimum 130 kmph, removal of Level Crossings, removal of speed restrictions, and raising of speeds on turnouts etc.
    Some of the steps taken include;
    · Replacement of all loco hauled commuter trains on New Delhi-Mughalsarai, and Howrah-Dhanbad sections by MEMU services.
    · Preparation of plan of action to improve power-to-load ratio of trains in routes with heavy freight traffic and steep gradients.
    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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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    Ministry of Railways02-December, 2016 16:50 IST
    Improving the Quality of Food in Trains

    As announced in Railway Budget 2016-17, it has been decided that Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) would begin to manage catering services in a phased manner.
    IRCTC has also been mandated to establish 10 more mechanized base kitchens in compliance of pronouncement made in the Railway Budget.
    It has also been decided that IRCTC would unbundle catering services by creating a distinction between food preparation and food distribution.
    In order to further improve the quality of the food served on Indian Railways, besides enhanced supervision and monitoring, newer options like e-catering, ready to eat food have also been introduced to provide variety of food to passengers.
    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 Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).
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