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Apr 27 (11:27)   CEC for scraping of Goa-Karnataka rail track doubling

sachinature~   1125 news posts
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The CEC committee, headed by member-secretary Amarnatha Shetty, has recommended the apex court to revoke the permission granted
The Central Empowered Committee, constituted by the Supreme Court, in its report has stated that it "does not find any justification for undertaking a project (doubling of the railway line between Tinaighat-Castlerock in Karnataka and Kulem in Goa) which will destroy the fragile eco-system of the Western Ghats".
The CEC had examined the feasibility of three linear infrastructure projects - doubling of the railway line between Karnataka and Goa, Goa-Tamnar transmission project of laying electric lines and four-laning
of existing NH-4A (between Anmod in Karnataka to Mollem in Goa) - within the boundaries of wildlife sanctuary and national park in the state of Goa.
The report, which was submitted to the apex court on April 23, states that doubling of the railway line will only marginally enhance the capacity of the 'most inefficient section of the railway network' passing through ecologically sensitive and bio-diversity rich tiger reserve, including two wildlife sanctuaries and a national park.
The Goa Foundation, which had pleaded with the Supreme Court to constitute CEC had claimed that the three linear projects would result in the diversion of about 170 hectares of forest land (128.28 hectares for the railway project, 31 hectares for the NH 4A project and 11.54 hectares for transmission project). A total of 37,000 trees in the world’s eight eco-sensitive zones is estimated to be felled in Goa alone.
The CEC committee, headed by member-secretary Amarnatha Shetty, has recommended the apex court to revoke the permission granted by the standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (SC NBWL) for doubling of the railway track, which is proposed to pass through 120.85 hectares of the protected area from the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Goa and Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka.
The report has also rapped the standing committee of NBWL for gross underestimation of the requirement of virgin forest land for implementation of the project. It says during the implementation stage, 'much more than 120.87 hectares' of the estimated forest land is likely to be destroyed.
"The increased number of trains and wider openings through the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats will further fragment the habitat and will make the movement of wildlife much more difficult and dangerous. It is bound to result in high casualties among the wildlife,” the report states.
The CEC members argue that Goa port constitutes only 20% of rake movement from Goa to Karnataka, and the alternative ports like Krishnapatnam in the east have better rail connectivity to hinterlands of Karnataka.
Wildlife conservationist Giridhar Kulkarni said CEC has taken a strong stand in favour of wildlife by not recommending railway doubling project within both Karnataka and Goa and they have considered the representations of the public very seriously.
Four-lane highway
The CEC has, however, proposed the apex court to consider approving the proposal of widening of NH-4A after the Goa PWD and National Highways Authority of India have incorporated the changes in the earlier plan. It has recommended an increase of animal overpass and underpass. CEC has also suggested conversion of plain terrain be converted to a 4-lane elevated road.

10 Public Posts - Tue Apr 27, 2021

Apr 27 (18:49)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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Not only bus there are also other lobbies to halt especially with foreign fundings.

Apr 27 (18:53)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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CEC supports Highway projects but oppose Railways these guys are bunch of idiots. Road transport is way more polluting the environment than Railways.

Apr 27 (18:58)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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There are lots of lobbies in entire India who want India to remain underdeveloped so they use environmental excuses for stalling development of the nation.

1 Public Posts - Tue Apr 27, 2021
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Feb 06 (07:46)   दक्षिण मध्य रेलमार्ग के विद्युतीकरण से गोवा को लाभ नहीं

Anupam Enosh Sarkar^~   27778 news posts
Entry# 4868310   News Entry# 437398         Tags   Past Edits
दक्षिण मध्य रेलमार्ग के विद्युतीकरण से गोवा को लाभ नहीं-विधायक सरदेसाई ने लगाया आरोप
पणजीविदेश से आने वाला कोयला कर्नाटक को देने का प्रयास गोवा सरकार कर रही है। कोयले को पहाड़ी क्षेत्र में निर्मित पटरियों पर से ले जाने के लिए 6 इंजनों को लगाना पड़ सकता है। इसके चलते दक्षिण मध्य रेलमार्ग का विद्युतीकरण किया जा रहा है। गोवा फारवर्ड पार्टी के अध्यक्ष तथा विधायक विजय सरदेसाई ने आरोप लगाया कि इससे गोवा को कुछ लाभ नहीं होगा। रेलवे डबल ट्रैकिंग, कोयला आपूर्ति व विद्युतीकरण कर्नाटक के लाभ के लिए है ना कि गोवा के लाभ के लिए। उन्होंने आरोप लगाया कि मुख्यमंत्री प्रमोद सावंत कर्नाटक के ठेकेदार के रूप में कार्य कर रहे हैं। वे मडगांव में संवाददाताओं के
सवालों के जवाब में बोल रहे थे। उन्होंने कहा कि दक्षिण मध्य रेलमार्ग पर गोवा के लिए 6 ट्रेनें ही चलती हैं। उन्होंने सवाल उठाया कि केवल 6 ट्रेनों के लिए इस मार्ग का विद्युतीकरण करने की आवश्यकता ही क्या है? कर्नाटक को कोयला आसानी से उपलब्ध करवाने की दिशा में केंद्र सरकार के आदेशानुसार गोवा सरकार प्रयास कर रही है। विधायक सरदेसाई ने कहा कि गोवा के मुख्यमंत्री प्रमोद सावंत कर्नाटक के ठेकेदार के रूप में कार्य कर रहे हैं।

2 Public Posts - Sat Feb 06, 2021

Feb 07 (11:41)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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He is one of the top most corrupt politician of Goa.

1 Public Posts - Sun Feb 07, 2021

Feb 14 (15:09)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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He said South Central Railway and Goa not under SCR.
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Jan 08 (09:21)   Wildlife Board gives nod to double railway track through Western Ghats

BangaloreMail^~   87 news posts
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Amidst massive protests in Goa against the doubling of a railway track in the Western Ghats, the Indian government on Wednesday announced that it was going ahead with the project. Taking to Twitter, Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the National Board for Wildlife’s (NBWL) approval to the Tinaighat-Castlerock-Caranzol railway doubling project proposed by South Western Railways (SWR). Activists had earlier said that the project would result in several trees being felled and disturb the habitat in the ghats.
“Happy to inform that in its 60th meeting, NBWL has recommended the proposal for Tinaighat-Castlerock-Caranzol railway doubling of South Western Railways, Karnataka with certain mitigation measures as advised by the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun,” Javadekar said.
According to a note by the SWR, the single line between Hospet in Karnataka and Vasco da Gama in Goa was built in 1900 and connects industrial areas in Hospet and Marmugao port in Goa, besides various other tourist destinations in the two states. The SWR said that the line had become saturated due to accelerated industrial growth and an increased influx of tourists.
The site inspection report by the Forest Department, stating the purpose of such a project, said, “The doubling is proposed to transport coal and also in the interest of tourists to visit Goa”.
The report also outlined that the “proposed area falls under the Castle Rock Wildlife Range which is part of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and which is under the administrative control of Kali Tiger Reserve.”
The area is inhabited by tigers, leopards, black panthers, gaur, sambar deer, chital, wild boars, reptiles, amphibians and a variety of birds. It is also endemic to the castle rock night frog (Nyctibatrachus petraeus), the report said.
Activists who have been opposing the project pointed to the site inspection report, which said that 5,413 trees were marked for felling for the proposed project in Kali Tiger Reserve alone. Speaking to TNM on Thursday afternoon, wildlife activist Joseph Hoover said, “The project will disturb the entire habitat (in the ghats). Already, we have lost three gaur and two sambar deer recently due to the single rail line in Tinaighat.”
“The double rail project which passes through ecologically sensitive areas goes entirely against the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, Forest Conservation Act, 1980 and Biological Diversity Act 2002 among others,” Joseph said, adding, “This could have been avoided.”

4 Public Posts - Fri Jan 08, 2021

Jan 08 (22:07)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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No student union ek faltu sa group hai Revolutionary Goans bolke who are aspiring to enter Goan poltics. They oppose all development projects including construction of an IIT.

Jan 08 (22:09)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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You should see how narrow the Goa Belagavi highway is government has project to widen the roads even that is opposed. There are some strong external forces at play here too which are fuelling the protests.
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Nov 04 2020 (21:55)   Midnight protest held in Goa over doubling of railway line to Karnataka

Railway Fan~   467 news posts
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A massive protest by hundreds of men, women and children was held in south Goa’s Chandor village over the doubling of the railway line to Karnataka. Protesters sat on a railway track, where work was set to begin for doubling of tracks on Sunday night. The protestors lit candles and spent the night on the rail tracks until dawn to prevent the rail staff from beginning work. There were protesters who beat drums and danced in traditional Goan style.Top police officials including South Goa Superintendent of Police also failed to pacify the protesters. According to the protesters under the banner of 'Goyant Kollso Naka' (GKN-don't want coal in Goa), the doubling of track works between Vasco in Goa to Hospet in Karnataka’s Ballari is being undertaken solely for the purpose of transporting coal from the state to neighbouring Karnataka. The protests were also supported by the opposition parties in Goa namely...
the Congress, Goa Forward Party and the AAPSunday night’s protests are also against the environmental destruction, which residents and environmental groups allege will take place to make way for projects common to both states.
According to the environmental group, Greens, nearly 50,000 trees within the eco sensitive Western Ghats region are set to be felled for expansion of railway lines, highways (NH-4A) and drawing of a new high tension power spread across protected forests in and around Mollem village. The railway doubling line even involves cutting of trees in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and a national park on the border of the state. The projects have already been cleared by the National Wildlife Board for Wildlife in April much to the dismay of environmental activists who have now approached the courts.The opposition parties, civil society groups and tourism stakeholder bodies have also expressed apprehension about these projects being pushed at an "express pace" to facilitate movement of coal imported through the Mormugao Port Trust facility in Goa to steel mills in Karnataka's Ballari.

2 Public Posts - Wed Nov 04, 2020

1 Public Posts - Thu Nov 05, 2020

Nov 05 2020 (11:55)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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That's what happens when Socialism is unknowingly deeply ingrained in the minds of a large section of population.
People have antagonized Adani and Jindal here in Goa they simply hate corporates.
Mentality is these corporates are looting and destroying Goa in the name of coal transportation.

3 Public Posts - Thu Nov 05, 2020

5 Public Posts - Fri Nov 06, 2020

Nov 06 2020 (12:05)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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We should also blame Govt. of Goa and SWR for not providing necessary clarifications by organising press conferences and stuff. Many innocent people even highly educated are mislead into protesting by these NGOs and other groups who have their own hidden political and social agendas.
But also there are many sensible Goans who are supporting the development projects but it's the job of the govt. and Railways to clear the confusion by providing necessary facts.
Few days ago we were having a discussion at my workplace and all agreed that the ones
opposing are just misguiding people and development projects are necessary.

Nov 06 2020 (16:56)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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Spot on.
Even ex PM Shri Manmohan Singh said the same thing regarding one project of a nuclear power plant somewhere in Kerala or TN can't remember exactly.

1 Public Posts - Fri Nov 06, 2020
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Sep 15 2020 (17:30)   रेलवे की 21 सितंबर से 40 क्लोन ट्रेनें चलाने की तैयारी - ये हैं वो ट्रेनें

TheRailMail^~   131 news posts
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भारतीय रेलवे के इस फैसले से लोगों को अब वेटिंग टिकट होने पर भी सीट मिल सकेगी। भारतीय रेलवे ने लंबी वेटिंग लिस्ट से परेशान यात्रियों की समस्या का समाधान करने का फैसला किया है। इस फैसले से एक से डेढ़ महीने की चल रही वेटिंग लिस्ट से लोगों को निजात मिल जाएगी और यात्री आराम से कंफर्म बर्थ पर यात्रा कर पाएंगे। इसके लिए इंडियन रेलवे क्लोन ट्रेन चलाने जा रही है।

1 Public Posts - Tue Sep 15, 2020

Sep 15 2020 (20:01)
Vicky~   7599 blog posts
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What are clone trains ?

1 Public Posts - Tue Sep 15, 2020
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