उत्तर रेलवे ने ट्वीट के जरिये जानकारी दी है कि विभिन्न एक्सप्रेस स्पेशल ट्रेनों के कोच जा रहे हैं. (फाइल फोटो)नई दिल्ली : भारतीय रेलवे (Indian railway) की ओर से यात्रियों के लिए धीरे-धीरे बेहतर प्रबंध किये जा रहे हैं. आम यात्रियों की सुविधाओं को देखते हुए ट्रेनों की अंदरुनी संरचना में काफी बदलाव किया जा रहा है. उत्तर रेलवे (Northern Railway) ने एक ट्वीट के जरिये जानकारी दी गई है कि विभिन्न एक्सप्रेस स्पेशल ट्रेनों के कोच बदले जा रहे हैं. जोन की ओर से अपनी कुछ लंबी दूरी की यात्री ट्रेनों के कोच बदलने का निर्णय लिया गया है, जिसके बाद अब इन ट्रेनों को नए शामिल किए गए सस्ते एसी-3 टियर इकोनॉमी कोच मिलेंगे. इन ट्रेनों में बदले जाएंगे कोच टनकपुर-दिल्ली,... more...
टनकपुर एक्सप्रेस स्पेशल गोरखपुर-कोचुवेली, गोरखपुर एक्सप्रेस गोरखपुर-सिकंदराबाद, गोरखपुर एक्सप्रेस गोरखपुर-यशवंतपुर गोरखपुर एक्सप्रेस लोकमान्य तिलक-लखनऊ, लोकमान्य तिलक एक्सप्रेस लोकमान्य तिलक- हरिद्वार, लोकमान्य तिलक एक्सप्रेस लोकमान्य तिलक- गोरखपुर, लोकमान्य तिलक एक्सप्रेस स्पेशल लोकमान्य तिलक-वाराणसी, लोकमान्य तिलक स्पेशल लोकमान्य तिलक-सुल्तानपुर, लोकमान्य तिलक स्पेशल लोकमान्य तिलक-गोरखपुर, लोकमान्य तिलक एक्सप्रेस स्पेशल लोकमान्य तिलक-छपरा, लोकमान्य तिलक एक्प्रेस स्पेशल लोकमान्य तिलक-फैजाबाद, लोकमान्य तिलक एक्सप्रेस स्पेशल लोकमान्य तिलक-गोरखपुर, लोकमान्य तिलक एक्सप्रेस स्पेशल This is notified for the information of Rail Passengers that Railways have decided to run the following Express Special Trains with revised compositions as under:- pic.twitter.com/lMD04XNqcP— Northern Railway (@RailwayNorthern) October 1, 2021नए डिजाइन थर्ड एसी इकोनॉमी कोचइन ट्रेनों में से कइयों में कोच बढ़ाए जाएंगे तो कुछ में कम किए जाएंगे. साथ ही इनमें से कई ट्रेनों में नए डिजाइन किए गए थर्ड एसी इकोनॉमी कोच लगाए जा रहे हैं, जो कई तरह की सुविधाओं से लैस हैं. बदलाव की यह प्रक्रिया एक लंबा वक्त लेगी. इन ट्रेनों में सबसे पहले हरिद्वार से लोकमान्य तिलक टर्मिनल के मध्य चलने वाली ट्रेन में यह सुविधा 5 अक्टूबर से प्रभावी होगी. वहीं इसके बाद अन्य ट्रेनों में यह प्रक्रिया अगले साल तक जारी रहेगी. एसी थ्री टियर कोच से सस्ताट्रेनों में नए एसी कोच लगाए जा रहे हैं. इनमें ज्यादा जगह दी गई है. जिसके बाद पारंपरिक एसी थ्री-टियर कोच में 72 के बजाय 83 यात्रियों के लिए सीट होती है. वहीं किराया सामान्य एसी थ्री टियर कोच से सस्ता होगा. विशेष रूप से डिजाइन किए गए यह कोच पूरी तरह से रेल यात्रियों की सुविधाओं को ध्यान में रखकर बनाए गए हैं, जिनमें यात्रियों को ज्यादा सुविधाएं और सुरक्षा मिलेगी. मोबाइन फोन रखने के लिए विशेष जगह दी गई है तो दिव्यांगों के लिए भी कोच को इस तरह से डिजाइन किया गया है कि उन्हें कोई असुविधा न हो. साथ ही पर्सनलाइज्ड रीडिंग लाइट, एसी वेंट्स के साथ ही मोबाइल चार्जिंग प्वाइंट सहित कई ऐसी चीजें हैं, जिन्हें एक यात्री की सुविधा के नजरिये से डिजाइन किया गया है.
उत्तर मध्य रेलवे प्रयागराज प्रेस विज्ञप्ति दिनांक: 21.09.2021 रेल प्रशासन द्वारा निम्न विशेष गाड़ियों की संचालन अवधि में विस्तार करने का निर्णय लिया गया है, जिसका विवरण निम्नवत है- क्रं.सं.... more...
गाड़ी सं. स्टेशन से स्टेशन तक संचालन के दिन संचालन की पूर्व सूचित तिथि संचालन की विस्तारित तिथि 1 02988 अजमेर सियालदह प्रतिदिन 30.09.2021 13.12.2021 तक 02987 सियालदह अजमेर प्रतिदिन 01.10.2021 14.12.2021 तक
2. क्रं.सं. गाड़ी सं. स्टेशन से- स्टेशन तक आवृति संचालन की पूर्व सूचित तिथि संचालन की विस्तारित तिथि 1 02583 हटिया-आनंद विहार (ट.) सप्ताह में 03 दिन 30.09.21 13.12.21 तक 2 02584 आनंद विहार (ट.)-हटिया सप्ताह में 03 दिन 01.10.21 14.12.21 तक 3 02585 सांत्रागाछी आनंद विहार (ट.) साप्ताहिक 27.09.21 13.12.21 तक 4 02586 आनंद विहार (ट.)-सांत्रागाछी साप्ताहिक 28.09.21 14.12.21 तक
दक्षिण पूर्व रेलवे SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY BULLETIN -3 (14.00 hrs) प्रेसविज्ञप्ति PRESS RELEASE SHORT... more...
TERMINATION AND SHORT ORIGINATION OF SER TRAINS Kolkata, 21st September, 2021: Due to water logging at Tikiapara, the following trains of South Eastern Railway will be short terminated at Santragachi and will be short originated from Santragachi /Shalimar on 21.09.2021 :- SHORT TERMINATION OF DOWN TRAINS AT SANTRAGACHI on 21.09.2021 ·02246 Yesvantpur-Howrah Special ·02704 Secunderbad-Howrah Special ·02518 Titlagarh-Howrah Special ·02088 Puri-Howrah Special ·02874 Yesvantpur- Howrah Special ·02221 Pune-Howrah Special ·02022 Barbil-Howrah Special ·02822 Chennai-Howrah Special SHORT ORIGINATION OF UP TRAINS FROM SANTRAGACHI ·08409 Howrah-Puri Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 09.05 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Santragachi at 20.05 hrs instead of Howrah ·02810 Howrah-Mumbai CSMT Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 19.50 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Santragachi at 20.50 hrs instead of Howrah ·02804 Howrah-Ranchi Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 22.15 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Santragachi at 23.15 hrs instead of Howrah ·02873 Howrah-Yesvantpur Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 23.00 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Santragachi at 23.55 hrs instead of Howrah ·02834 Howrah-Ahmedabad Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 23.45 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Santragachi at 00.45 on 22.09.2021 hrs instead of Howrah ·08011 Howrah-Adra Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 00.05 hrs on 22.09.2021 will short originate from Santragachi at 02.00 hrs instead of Howrah SHORT ORIGINATION OF UP TRAINS FROM SHALIMAR ·02906 Howrah-Okha Specialscheduled to leave Howrah at 21.10 hrs on 21.09.2021will short originate from Shalimar at 22.10 hrs instead of Howrah ·02280 Howrah-Pune Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 21.50 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Shalimar at 22.50 hrs instead of Howrah ·02837 Howrah-Puri Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 22.40 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Shalimar at 23.40 hrs instead of Howrah ·08047 Howrah-Vasco Da Gama Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 23.30 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Shalimar at 00.30 hrs on 22.09.2021 instead of Howrah ·02821 Howrah-Chennai Special scheduled to leave Howrah at 23.55 hrs on 21.09.2021 will short originate from Shalimar at 00.55 hrs on 22.09.2021instead of Howrah Trains short originating from Shalimar will be given 2 minutes stoppage at Santragachi. For the convenience of the passengers, Buses have been arranged by South Eastern Railway for taking the passengers from Howrah to Santragachi. Passengers detraining at Santragachi may also avail these Buses for going to Howrah.
The Indian Railways can offset around 7 million tonnes of carbon every year if it harnesses the energy from the sun. Not only that but it can also run one in four trains on the national network powered by solar energy and save in fuel costs to the tune of ₹17,000 crore.
The latest findings lend credence to Union minister Piyush Goyal’s ambitious target of turning the Indian Railways into the world’s first net-zero carbon emitter by 2030. The minister had issued directives to railways to identify huge areas of unproductive land... more...
for setting up solar power plants to generate electricity for the national transporter.
About 51,000 hectares of unused railway land has been identified for the purpose and the Indian Railways and the Union ministry of railways have formed a joint venture — Railway Energy Management Company — to support the development of solar photovoltaics and wind energy projects to supply the railway’s energy needs. Plans are already underway to deliver 20GW of solar-powered electricity to match the demand for energy to move trains.
During his speech on the India's 75th Independence Day this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also announced the country's plan to become a net-zero carbon emitter by 2050 and highlighted that work was underway for 100% electrification of Indian Railways.
On the track of net-zero emissions
If the Indian Railways can achieve this target, it would lead to an annual emissions reduction of at least 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, which could help meet 5% of India’s targeted nationally determined contributions (NDC) to mitigate the effects of climate change. Together, these will help India reach its renewable energy target of 450GW by 2030.
The analysis, part of a joint study by Delhi-based Climate Trends and the UK-based green-tech start-up Riding Sunbeams, highlights that around a quarter of the 20GW solar capacity —up to 5,272 MW — could be fed directly into the overhead power lines of the railways instead of being procured over the electricity networks, reducing transmission and distribution losses and saving money.
“India is leading the world on two vital climate frontiers, including electrification of the railway network and solar power deployment. Connecting two of these keystone low-carbon technologies in Indian Railways can drive both India’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and its efforts to transition off fossil fuels to tackle the climate crisis,” Leo Murray, the founder of Riding Sunbeams said.
The researchers found that substituting energy supplied from the coal-dominated grid for private-wire supply from solar could also rapidly cut emissions by as much as a 6.8million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
Power of 100% electrification
The national transporter chose World Environment Day — celebrated every June 5 — this year to announce its plan to complete the electrification of the entire railway network by 2023 to reduce pollution, and leapfrog into its path of net-zero carbon emitter by 2030.
"Head-On-Generation systems, bio-toilets, and LED lights recreate the train itself into a travel mode that's kinder to the environment while maintaining comparable passenger comfort," the officials of the world’s second-largest railway network said in a statement on June 5.
As per the Paris Agreement on climate change, India has pledged to reduce the intensity of emissions by 33-35% by 2030 from 2005-levels. One of the ways India can achieve its goal of shifting to non-fossil-fuel-based energy for 40% of its cumulative electricity generation capacity by 2030 is by transitioning the Indian Railways into a green transport medium.
Indian Railways is the single largest consumer of electricity in India and is heavily dependent on coal-based power generation. The railways consume 20 TWh of electricity per year, which is roughly 2% of the country's total power generation. In 2019-20, the locomotives in the national network consumed 23,79,865 kilolitres of diesel and around 1,000 tonnes of coal to run.
Cost of transition to clean energy
Converting all current diesel traction to electric modes would initially cause a 32% increase in emissions due to India’s reliance on coal to produce electricity. The emissions intensity of the Indian electricity grid is 825 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e)/ GWh, over three times higher than the emissions intensity from the UK, for example. To mitigate this, the Indian Railways would need either to procure its supply of clean electricity from solar and wind generators connected directly into the rail network, or develop new grid-connected renewable projects to match the traction energy supplied via the electricity grid.
“There has been analysis that converting all diesel locomotives to electric will indeed increase the emissions in the short term, however, this report shows the tremendous opportunity of doing it right the first time, by creating a direct connection of the locomotive system to solar PV installations, meeting more than a quarter of the total demand,” Aarti Khosla, the director at Climate Trends, who co-authored the study, said.
As per the Niti Aayog data, the Indian Railway contributed to around 6.84 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emission in 2014.
The researchers, however, warned that achieving the target of 100% electrification in all routes by 2023 could be accompanied by an increase in carbon dioxide emissions in the short term because of India’s current reliance on coal to produce electricity.
Decarbonisation of the power sector
Becoming 100% electric means shifting emissions to the power sector, which is 76% powered by coal as of December 2020. The net-zero target means the railways will be pushing the power sector to provide renewable energy instead of coal-based electricity. Since the national transporter is already the second-largest electricity consumer, its switch to fully electric will mean it can leverage its procurement power to accelerate power sector decarbonisation in the coming decade.
All civil work on the most delayed Thane-Diva rail project is complete and the line is expected to be finally commissioned before March 2022, said railway officials on Friday in what could bring cheer to thousands of residents of the area. The next big task is to link rail tracks on both sides for which the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation will need to coordinate with the Central Railway, they said. The completion of this 9-km corridor, marred first due to encroachments and later technical glitches, will see a sea-change in CR’s rail traffic and lead not only an increase in suburban trains but also segregate the outstation trains between Kalyan and Kurla. The fast local trains will then get a dedicated path.... more...
Currently, there are six lines between Kalyan and Diva and Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Thane. But there are only four lines between Thane and Diva, which leads to congestion due to crossing of outstation trains. “The pandemic was a difficult time with supply chains delayed and most of the labour going back home. Most of the civil work on the Thane-Diva line is now complete and the process of linking rail tracks will soon begin,” an official said. The MRVC is spearheading the project. “Once the track linking is done, then the trials of the commissioner of railway safety will happen and once the certifications are in, the line would be commissioned. We are looking for an internal deadline of December 2021,” he said. However, a section of officials said that it may not be practically possible to stick to the December deadline as track linking and interlocking is a complicated process and that one should look at March 2022 in the least. In 2019, the Central Railway's new local timetable had no space for more trains in the future. CR said there were no paths available for trains as the section was houseful. The project will help the Central Railway add nearly 100 more local services as Diva-Thane is the busiest corridor at present. “The commissioning of the corridor will bring in a fundamental change to the Mumbai division and help in increase of services and better punctuality,” Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said. ~Commuters upbeat~ Kalwa resident and commuter activist Siddhesh Desai said, “Once complete, Kalwa station will be a better place to get in. Because of just two lines, the frequency of trains had become a major issue and crowds swelled in just a few minutes as the population of Kalwa has been increasing after spilling over from Thane.” He added, “This along with the Kalwa-Airoli link, whenever it completes, will make Kalwa a much better junction station and be of immense help to commuters. We have been waiting for this day.” Passenger activist Madhu Kotian said the project will add Kalwa and Mumbra on the fast corridor. He said, “Due to the huge population, the crowd at these two stations is huge, but is being catered to by just slow trains. This [project] will increase services and trains, leading to thinning of crowds. This should have happened much, much earlier.” Commuter activist Lata Argade who had taken a signature campaign at Dombivli station a few years ago to push for the completion of Thane-Diva rail, said, “Passengers had responded overwhelmingly in the campaign on the station premise of Dombivli as most agreed with the demands and wanted the railways to fulfil them as time progressed. One of the seven-point demands included completion of the Thane-Diva railway line, which will prove to be beneficial to all commuters beyond Thane in a very big way.” Subhash Gupta of Mumbai Railway Pravasi Sangh said if it takes so much time to finish a 9-km stretch one can imagine the plight of other similar corridors in the city. “I will believe only when they complete the line and get it commissioned. But actually, if they complete it. It will change the lives of people staying between Thane and Diva. It will lead to more trains and improved frequency will indeed immensely help commuters in this region. It is a struggle for everyone beyond Thane to catch a train right now and this will bring in a mega shift in transport patterns around here,” local commuter and activist Nankumar Deshmukh said. The deadline for the project, sanctioned in 2008, was December 2015, which was revised to December 2017, then to March 2019, June 2020 and now March 2022. The cost has escalated from about Rs 130 crore to Rs 440 crore. ~Ghatkopar station upgrade after rain~ The work on the Ghatkopar railway station upgrade that mid-day had been following up will now be taken up after October, said a top official. Ghatkopar has been an important junction since it sees a huge footfall due to the integration of the local and Metro lines. The station is set to get a massive upgrade with three new 12-metre foot bridges, all linked by an elevated deck, an additional skywalk along a road and seamless connectivity for passenger movement.
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