The First electric locomotive ran on trial basis at Dharwad. Hosapete – Hubballi – Castle Rock total track to be electrified in next six months. Electrification works completed in 162 Km and scheduled for CRS inspection SWR already commissioned electrification of 111 Km in 2020-21 till now. Electrification... more...
Work between Hulkoti to Hubballi and Alnavar to Castle Rock is in progress and is targeted for June 2021. All the mandatory works such as tests and inspection by senior Railway officials have been completed. Mandatory Electric Loco trial prior to CRS inspection was conducted on 3rd March in this section. With this 138 Km has been completed on this section. Indian Railways has aimed to complete Electrification of it’s Broad gauge network by 2023. Work on electrification projects on South Western Railway is in full swing and 162 Km will be inspected by Commissioner of Railway safety in coming three days i.e. 7th, 8th and 9th Mar.2021. Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. is executing the works of Electrification in Hubballi, Vasco, Ballari to Chikjajur & Baiyappanahalli to Salem Routes. On Bengaluru Division, 47 Rkm between Periyanagathunai – Palakkodu, which is part of Baiyyappanahalli – Omalur Section, will be inspected by CRS on 07.03.2021. So far 72 RKm between Baiyyappanahali – Anekal Road – Periyanagathunai has been commissioned in this section. With this, total of 119 Rkm out of 196 Rkm will be completed which will facilitate faster running of trains between Baiyyappanahalli and Omalur and also suburban train services. On Hubballi Division, 65 Rkm between Hubballi and Alnawar will be inspected by CRS on 08.03.2021. This is part of the Hosapete – Hubballi – Vasco section. Electrification between Kariganuru – Harlapur (73 RKm) was completed this year. Hosapete to Hulkoti (99 Rkm) work of Electrification has already been completed .Electrification Work between Hulkoti to Hubballi and Alnavar to Castle Rock is in progress and is targeted for June 2021. All the mandatory works such as tests and inspection by senior Railway officials have been completed. Mandatory Electric Loco trial prior to CRS inspection was conducted on 3rd March in this section. With this 138 Km has been completed on this section. Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR appreciated the efforts of Shri Manoj Mahajan, PCEE/SWR and Shri Dinesh Jain GM/RVNL, Electrical who were instrumental in achieving this progress.
Officials said that the bridge is being built in the deep gorge and the main arch of the bridge has a length of 476 metres which is the largest arch in India The world's highest railway bridge in Jammu and Kashmir, which is 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower, is all set to be ready by the year-end. The bridge, 359 meters above the River Chenab is on the Katra-Banihal railway line at Kauri village in Reasi district. The cost of the 1.3-km-long bridge is estimated at around Rs 1,250 crore and as... more...
many as 1,300 workers and 300 engineers were engaged in its making that started in 2004. Officials said that the bridge is being built in the deep gorge and the main arch of the bridge has a length of 476 metres which is the largest arch in India. They said that once this arch will be complete, work on the track laying beside the viaduct will be started. Due to inclement weather and challenging terrains, the bridge, built in seismic zone IV, has missed several deadlines so far. This Chenab bridge is likely to have a lifespan of 120 years. The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) is building this engineering marvel over a challenging 111 km stretch under the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project. The bridge will include 17 spans with a 469 metres main arch across the Chenab river and viaducts on either side. According to officials, steel was chosen to construct the bridge as it will be more economical and able to resist temperatures of -20°C and wind speeds of above 200 km/h. Officials said they are hopeful that the Chenab bridge is completed by the year-end as people of Kashmir are eagerly waiting for its completion so that it can provide all-weather connectivity to the Valley and parts of the Jammu division with the rest of the country. Union Railway Ministry had said recently that the Udhampur-Baramulla rail project will be completed by December 2022.
'The South Western Railway (SWR) double-tracking is not for coal transportation. It is for passengers and tourism,' Sawant also said Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the South Western Railway track-doubling project, spread across Goa and Karnataka, would be a game-changer for the tourism industry and passenger traffic while arguing that project's critics were wrong about claiming that the project would be used largely for coal transportation. The chief minister, who is expected to conduct a high-level meeting with officials of the Goa government and the South Western Railways next week,... more...
also said new technology would be used to reduce the pollution caused by coal transportation along the rail tracks currently. "Yes, coal is being transported along the track for now, but we are looking to minimise it and use technology for reducing pollution. It will be a game-changer," Sawant told reporters in Margao town. "The South Western Railway (SWR) double-tracking is not for coal transportation. It is for passengers and tourism," Sawant also said. "Yes, coal is being transported along the track for now, but we are looking to minimise it and use technology for reducing pollution. It will be a game-changer," the chief minister said. SWR's rail track doubling project from Castle Rock railway station in Karnataka to the Tinai ghat railway station in Goa is one of the three projects being opposed by Opposition parties and civil society groups, claiming the projects would lead to the axing of nearly 50,000 trees in the reserved forests in and around Mollem village in South Goa. The opposition to the projects also stems from the argument put forth by critics, that the doubling tracking of railway tracks and expansion of the National Highway 4 would lead to increased transportation of coal imported to the Mormugao Port Trust in South Goa to steel mills in Karnataka's Bellary region. The entire track doubling project stretches over a tract of 342 km out of which a 90 kms stretch is located in Goa. Out of the 90 km stretch, the SWR has managed to complete double tracking along only 7 km in the state, in wake of the prolonged protests. SWR officials have also maintained that the track doubling was not being carried out to exclusively facilitate coal transport, but also to enhance passenger, logistics and military transport capabilities along the sector.
He said that the new lines will reduce congestion and ensure better connectivity Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the extension of Kolkata Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, revered for the over 160-year-old temple of Goddess Kali. He virtually flagged off the inaugural train from Noapara to Dakshineswar in the 4.1-km stretch of the north-south corridor of the metro railway from here. PM... more...
Modi attacks Mamata Banerjee over 'cut money', insulting Bengali pride | Deccan Herald Modi also dedicated to the nation the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram, doubling of Azimganj to Khagraghat Road section, fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara, and the third line between Rasulpur and Magra. He said that the new lines will reduce congestion and ensure better connectivity. The prime minister added that the metro railway extension will ensure easier and faster connectivity between the city's Kalighat Temple and the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
would like to inform that these slightly higher fares for passenger and other short-distance trains had been introduced to discourage people from avoidable travels and those which are not most necessary. These fares are fixed at an unreserved price of mail/express trains for the same distance," the railways said in a statement.
The Ministry of Railways issued the clarification after a section of media reported that the Railways was charging higher fares from the passengers travelling in the short-distance trains.
"Covid-19 is still around and in fact worsening in some states. Visitors from many states are being subjected to screening in other areas and discouraged to travel," the Railways said.
"Higher price is be seen as a proactive measure of Railways to prevent crowding in trains and stop Covid from spreading," the Railways said.
Since the lockdown triggered by Covid-19 was eased, the Railways is running only special trains. It started with long-distance trains and now, short-distance passenger trains are also being run as special trains.
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