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Feb 27 (23:30) गोंडा-बहराइच व मैलानी रेलखंड पर ट्रायल पूरा (www.amarujala.com)
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बहराइच। गोंडा-बहराइच और मैलानी रेलखंड पर डेमू और मीटरगेज लाइन की पैसेंजर ट्रेन चलाए जाने पर संशय के बादल अभी भी मंडरा रहे हैं। रेलवे ट्रैक पर ट्रॉयल का काम पूरा हो गया है। रेलवे बोर्ड ने प्रखंड पर ट्रेनों के संचालन की अनुमति भी दे दी है। मगर अभी तक ट्रेन परिचालन के लिए समय सारिणी नहीं जारी हो सकी है। रेलवे बोर्ड की मुहर लगते ही जल्द ही रेल अधिकारी ट्रेन चलाए जाने की बात कह रहे हैं।विज्ञापनगोंडा-बहराइच के बीच ब्राडगेज का काम पूरा होने के बाद डेमू ट्रेन का संचालन किया जा रहा था। जबकि बहराइच से मैलानी के बीच मीटरगेज लाइन होने के कारण पैसेंजर ट्रेन संचालित हो रही थी। कोरोना की वैश्विक महामारी के बाद रेलखंड पर ट्रेन का संचालन बंद कर दिया गया था। लगभग एक साल बाद फिर से ट्रेन का संचालन शुरू होने की उम्मीद जगी है।बीते दिनों सांसद अक्षयबर लाल गोंड ने...
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रेलवे बोर्ड के अध्यक्ष से मुलाकात भी की थी। एक मार्च से ट्रेन शुरू करने का आश्वासन दिया गया था। मगर अभी तक रेलवे ने कोई समय सारिणी नहीं जारी की है। ऐसे में लोगों के बीच संशय बना हुआ है। सहायक मंडल इंजीनियर आरबी प्रसाद का कहना है कि रेलवे ट्रैक के ट्रायल का काम पूरा कर लिया गया है। आदेश मिलने के बाद ट्रेन संचालन की कार्रवाई शुरू होगी।जल्द घोषित होगी समय सारिणीपूर्वोत्तर रेलवे लखनऊ के जनसंपर्क अधिकारी महेश गुप्ता ने बताया कि ट्रेन चलाए जाने के लिए प्रस्ताव रेलवे बोर्ड को भेजा गया था। जिसे अनुमति प्रदान कर दी गई है। अब ट्रेन की समय सारिणी को लेकर कार्रवाई चल रही है। जल्द ही इसे भी अनुमति मिलते ही ट्रेनें चलनी शुरू हो जाएंगी।
Feb 27 (02:01) Railway Minister flags off Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi connecting Tanakpur to Delhi (www.outlookindia.com)
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New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday flagged off Tanakpur (Uttarakhand)-Delhi Junction Special train through video-conferencing along with Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ''Nishank'' and other dignitaries present at the event. Goyal said the introduction of the new modern and safe Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in the Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi train will boost tourism and connectivity in the region. While the electrification of Pilibhit-Delhi route was already complete, only the inspection by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) over the Tanakpur-Pilibhit route is awaited, the minister said. The train will connect Tanakpur with the national capital and bring socio-economic development in the region while pilgrims visiting Purnagiri temple will be benefitted with improved connectivity. The Tanakpur-Delhi Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi Express Daily Special train (Train no. 05325) shall depart from Tanakpur at 11.25 hrs and will reach Delhi Junction at 21.35 hrs the same day. In the...
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return journey, the Delhi Junction-Tanakpur Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi Express train (Train no. 05326) will depart from Delhi at 06.10 hrs and shall reach Tanakpur at 16.10 hrs on the same day. The train will have total 12 LHB coaches including two AC chair cars, 8 chair car coaches and two generator coaches. It will have stoppages at Banbasa, Khatima, Pilibhit, Izzatnagar, Bareilly City, Bareilly Junction, Visharatganj, Aaonla, Karengi, Daftara, Asafpur, Chandausi, Raja Ka Sahaspur, Moradabad, Amroha, Gajraula, Garh Mukteshwar, Simbhauli, Hapur, Pilakhua, Ghaziabad, Sahibabad, Delhi Shahdara enroute in both directions. On Friday, the train is being run as an inaugural special train.
Feb 27 (01:59) Deaths in railway accidents down 57% in 2020: police (www.thehindu.com)
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The Government Railway Police says Chennai has maximum number of level-crossings prone to accidents involving the trains. 
The Government Railway Police (GRP) has said there was a 57% drop in railway accidents and associated deaths in the State in 2020.

According to statistics provided by the GRP, 2,517 deaths were reported in 2018, and of these, 2,173 were men and 344
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were women. In 2019, the number of casualties was 2,619, including 2,292 men and 327 women.

However, in 2020, 1,137 deaths were reported — 957 men and 180 women.

“Due to the efforts of our officers from the GRP, the railway accident deaths reduced by 57% in 2020,” said C. Sylendra Babu, DGP, Railways.

The GRP conducted 14,845 awareness programmes on railway station platforms, level-crossings, adjacent villages, colleges and accident-prone areas. Four short films on safety were released on social media platforms, senior GRP officers said.

“We have identified 116 accident zones across the State. The highest number is in Chennai and suburban areas, followed by Coimbatore, Madurai and Jolarpet,” Mr. Babu said.

He said the COVID-19 lockdown may have been one of the reasons for the reduction in deaths, but that alone could not account for the 57% drop in deaths.

“Goods, workmen, medicine and trial run trains were plying even during the lockdown period. Hence, the reduction was due to the enforcement efforts of GRP and the awareness programmes,” Mr. Babu said.

He said utmost importance and priority was accorded to the prevention of accidents due to trespassing on railway tracks.

“This preventive work, which paid rich dividends, will continue in the coming months,” he added.
Feb 27 (01:59) Mumbai: Signal failure at Masjid leads to overcrowding on Harbour Line (www.freepressjournal.in)
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Mumbai



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On Friday morning there was overcrowding on Harbour line as there was a two-hour signal failure before Masjid railway station. It led to disruption in train services in the morning leading to rush on the Harbour line stations of Central Railway.

According to sources in Central Railway, the entire section on Masjid to Dockyard Road went red in the early morning hours starting at 4am. These signals weren't blinking to yellow or green colour thus resulting in stoppage of trains on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)-Panvel section on the Harbour line.

"There was technical failure with the signals due to which trains were running on A-marker. The problem was there till around 6am or so until which time, the trains were cancelled and running late," said a CR official on condition of anonymity.

But by then the crowds at the railway stations began to swell. These are the people who are allowed to travel by local trains before 7am, between 12 noon and 4pm and after 9pm only. The CR officials agreed that as the signals weren't functioning, the trains were delayed and there was more crowding than usual at the stations especially on Vashi-Panvel belt in Navi Mumbai on the Harbour line.

The problem was rectified by 6am but this had spiralled the issue. Senior officials from CR said that the trains were delayed by 15-20 minutes until noon. The CR authorities cancelled 10 services and more than 30 services lost its schedule and were delayed that led to crowding inside trains and on platforms.

At present, there are 574 train services operating on the Harbour line out of the total 1685 services. "The railways need to improve the services to handle crowding. On Friday, we started a drive asking passengers to wear masks so that our negligence doesn't give the government reason to reduce services. It's wrong to blame train passengers for the apparent increase in Covid cases now," said Nandkumar Deshmukh, president, Federation of Rail Passenger Association that carried out a drive at Thane station. Deshmukh claimed that they distributed 150 masks, majority of which to those who were already wearing them.
Feb 27 (00:45) Railways staff union to protest hike in train fare (www.millenniumpost.in)
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Kolkata: Railway employees' union has decided to protest against hike in the price of long and short distance passenger train tickets.

"There is no mention of increased train fare (special trains) in the Railway budget. Secretly, Railway administration has increased the fare for both short distance and long distance trains.

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will conduct a meeting with different union members and fix the date of our protest," said Tanmay Roy, Division Secretary of All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA).

He reiterated that fare of short-distance passenger trains has been increased from Rs 10 to Rs 30 for 45 km. Passengers travelling between 45 km and 65 km are paying Rs 30 to 35 extra. In case of long-distance trains, the fare has been hiked by 40 per cent.

"Indian Railways said the fare has been hiked to prevent crowding inside the train due to COVID-19 pandemic," pointed out Roy.

Indian Railways has decided to allow private passenger train operators to run 151 trains on 109 routes. It has set a timeline for trains running with the help of the private sector. The first set of private trains will arrive in 2023.

Meanwhile, train services were disrupted along the Howrah-Bardhaman chord line of ER's Howrah Division for over 90 minutes on Friday.

The disruption started at 9.18 am when a rear pantograph of 36828 Bardhaman-Howrah EMU local broke at Chandanpur station, snapping overhead wire. As a result, power went off in the reversible line from 9.26 am.

The movement of down direction trains was stopped. Power supply in the overhead wire was restored around 11 am.

Eight EMU locals had to be cancelled, six EMU locals and two mail/express trains were delayed and four mail/express trains were diverted.
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