Visakhapatnam.In a bid provide better comfort to commuters, the East Coast Railway has decided toIn a move to provide comfort journey to replace the conventional coaches of the train No. 08518/ 08517 Visakhapatnam-Korba-Visakhapatnam special express with LHB (Linke Hoffmann Busch) coaches.This is also considered a gift to travelers commuting between Visakhapatnam and Korba.The train connecting Andhra Pradesh with Chattisgarh, goes up to Korba, where NTPC has a power plant. It travels through Chattisgarh capital Raipur and Kesinga of Odisha.The train will have22 LHB coaches consisting of 2nd AC coaches-2, 3rd AC coaches-3, sleeper class-12, second class-3 and second class disabled-cum- luggage coaches and motor car-1.The revised composition will be available for 08518 Visakhapatnam-Korba express with effect from December 31 and for 08517 Korba- Visakhapatnam express with effect from January 1, 2021.With the introduction of LHB coaches, passengers will get improved amenities with more comfort during journey.The features of new LHB coaches... more...
includefire extinguisher in all coaches, fire detection and suppression system in AC coaches, modular wash basin outside and inside the wash room with qutomatic water saving, air suspension system in coaches for riding comfort in place of coil spring and modern equipment for application of automatic brake in case of failure in air suspension brake system, according toA.K.Tripathi,Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, ECoR. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (APMRCL) is setting up a new regional office in Visakhapatnam. Scheduled to open this month, the coming up of this office is expected to speed up the Vizag metro rail project whose detailed project report (DPR) is currently being prepared. Following the state government’s approval, APMRCL has hired a 5,000 square feet office space in the LIC Building near RTC Complex. Meanwhile in Vijayawada, APMRCL recently shifted to smaller office space APMRCL, while submitting the resolution of the board of directors to set up a regional... more...
office in Visakhapatnam to the state government, stated that the consultant will visit the areas where the proposed metro corridors are expected to come up and gather required data at every state of preparation of the DPR. Upon consideration of APMRCL’s request, the state government allowed the setting up of a regional office of APMRCL in Visakhapatnam and the deployment of required staff from the Vijayawada head office to the Visakhapatnam regional office. Of the 140.11km-long metro project in Visakhapatnam, corridors for 79.91km are proposed for the development of light metro rail system. A catenary-free modern tram or metrolite system will come up in the remaining 60.2km corridors. Urban Mass Transit Company Limited (UMTC) has been tasked with the preparation of DPR for both the 79.91km-long light metro as well as the 60.2km-long modern tram line corridors which fall under the jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA). Speaking to TOI, an APMRCL representative informed that the DPR for the light metro rail project will be completed by October, while that for the modern tram corridors is expected to be ready by end of November. However, it was learnt that the tendering process will begin only after the DPRs are approved by the state government. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 22,000 crore. The daunting task would be finding an agency which would fund on behalf of the state government for its proposed 52% share in the project, while the successful bidder would spend the remaining 48% on the project. Earlier, Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) was supposed to fund the state government’s share for the then Rs 8,300 crore project. But the bank backed off from the project in 2019.
Additional stoppages to special trains The Indian Railways has decided to provide additional stoppages to few trains from Thursday, said A K Tripathi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Waltair Visakhapatnam: The Indian Railways has decided to provide additional stoppages to few trains from Thursday, said A K Tripathi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Waltair. He said the trains at some stations in South Central Railway, Central Railway jurisdiction have additional stoppages for the convenience of the passengers. Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam... more...
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botcha Satyanarayana
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botcha Satyanarayana says the two arms of NAD flyover will help in bringing down traffic congestion in the citySays the upper rotary work towards Marripalem route will be readied soon
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Botcha Satyanarayana and Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao inaugurated another arm of the NAD flyover here on Sunday.
The second arm of the flyover from NAD to Gopalapatnam is now made available for the commuters. The launch of the upper rotary of the flyover from the Airport to the NSTL route is already being used.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Botcha said the complete flyover will be readied soon and made available for motorists. He said the two arms of NAD flyover that are currently available would aid in bringing down traffic congestion.
Next, the upper rotary work towards Marripalem route will be readied. MP M V V Satyanarayana, MLA Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, GVMC Commissioner G Srijana, VMRDA Commissioner P Koteswara Rao and others participated in the launch.
Keeping alive the interests and fulfilling the aspirations of farmers, second rake of Kisan Rail has started from Anantapur Station at the early hours of today i.e., on 20th September, 2020 to reach Adarsh Nagar Station, New Delhi. The Kisan Rail is expected to reach New Delhi on the following day i.e., 21st September, 2020. Within a short span of 10 days period after its inaugural run, Farmers and traders of Anantapur District showed keen interest to offer loading and subsequently the 2nd Kisan Rail was loaded with 262 tonnes of agricultural produce consisting of 239 tonnes tomatoes & 23 tonnes of fruits like Papaya etc. Out of 12 Parcel Vans in the train, 3 Parcel Vans consisting of 67 tonnes of tomatoes are bound to Nagpur, while the rest will be unloaded at Adarsh Nagar station, New Delhi. The... more...
Indian Railways has been taking several steps to fulfil the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji to double the income of the farmer society. Majorly, an announcement was made in Union Budget 2020-21 about operation of Kisan trains and accordingly, Kisan Rails were started. As part of it, South India’s first Kisan Rail was started by South Central Railway from Anantapur Station with horticultural products and the train was flagged off by Hon’ble Union Agricultural Minister & Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh State on 9th September, 2020. The horticultural products of Anantapur District are very much relished by the people of Northern parts of the country. Farmers of the Anantapur District have got an advantage in the form of Kisan Rail that shall reach the destination Station, New Delhi within 40 hours, which otherwise would take days together in other modes of transport. Railway Officials of Guntakal Division were in constant touch with State Government Officials, farmers and traders and assured that full support will be extended to farmers and traders to transport their products through Railways. With their sincere efforts, Farmers could make it possible and they came forward to offer loading for second Kisan Rail bound to New Delhi. The positive intervention of Anantapur District Collector and the assurance to the farmers was an added advantage. As per the requirement of the farmers who wished the Kisan Rail to reach New Delhi by Monday afternoon to claim the advantage of favourable market conditions, Railway Officials have planned accordingly and placed the second Kisan Rail for Loading on Saturday and subsequently departed at 01.00 hrs of today. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway has expressed his happiness on the efforts of Guntakal Division Officials which helped in successful loading of Kisan Rail in a row within 10 days period. He also advised the farmers and traders to take the advantage of Kisan Rail in the ensuing harvest season, while assuring the maximum support from Railways side.
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