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Today (18:44) Anand Mahindra thanks Indian Railways for transporting Bolero to Bangladesh (
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Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has acknowledged the Indian Railways' efforts for transporting its 'Made in India' Bolero pick-up vans to Bangladesh. The Boleros were loaded from Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai and unloaded at Benapole in Bangladesh.
Mahindra shared a tweet posted by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal with a caption saying, "Bambaiyya Boleros going to Benapole in Bangladesh. I like the sound of it. Smiling face with smiling eyes Thank you Indian Railways...."
The tweet consisted a video showing a Bolero pick-up van being driven inside a train carrier. Goyal mentioned in this tweet
that the Indian Railways loaded a total of 87 pick-up vans from Navi Mumbai. He stressed on how railways is boosting the export of automobiles from the country. "Offering safe, swift & economical logistic solutions, Railways has emerged as a preferred mode for automobile transportation," he wrote.
Earlier this month, Goyal encouraged the auto industry leaders to use the rail network for transportation of vehicles. He said that railways aims to achieve a share of 20 per cent by the end of 2021-22 and 30 per cent by 2023-24 in transportation of automobiles.
In the recent times, automobile manufacturers such as Kia Motors, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have fast depended on railways for a cost effective, reliable and environmentally friendly ways of transporting vehicles. From April to September this year, the railways loaded 836 rakes of automobiles as against 731 rakes in the previous year.
Maruti Suzuki, which has been using the rail mode for over six years, dispatched 1.78 lakh units using the mode in 2019-20, a 15% jump over figures from a year earlier. Recently, a fresh batch of Kia Seltos and Sonet SUVs was also spotted being transported via railways.
Today (18:50) Poonamallee High Road stretch outside MGR Central Railway Station in Chennai caves in (
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CHENNAI: The busy stretch of Poonamallee High Road outside the Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR Central Railway Station caved in on the early hours of Monday causing severe traffic jams and vehicle diversions. The stretch which caved in was already covered by steel set as Chennai Metro Rail was  constructing a subway underneath which connects the Central Station and Central Metro. 
CMRL officials said that incident happened at mid-night 1 am on Monday when a heavy-loaded goods container truck moved from Chennai port trust towards Central station. "The truck was supposed to weight only 49 ton but it was loaded with 90 ton weight. As a result, the front part of the truck crossed the stretch while the loaded back-part caused the cave in," an
official said. 
The official added that luckily none of the workers were present at that time in the subway and immediately after the incident came to light, the truck was removed. 
Officials said that the police have booked the truck driver for carrying weight in the truck above permitted levels. CMRL officials said that work to restore the cave in was happening in a fast-paced manner and traffic would be restored by 2 pm.
Meanwhile, the traffic police have booked the truck driver under IPC sections pertaining to negligent driving and overloading under Motor Vehicle Act. The driver was booked and released on station bail. The truck was carrying over 90 tonnes of iron sheets to a private factory.
Additional Commissioner (Traffic) Dr N Kannan said that the truck was coming from Port Trust towards Poonamallee. Usually the trucks carrying heavy load are to require special permission to ply on city. This truck did not get any permission.  "The confusion happened because the trucks usually unload at Port and return empty when they cross Central Railway station. But this truck had loaded up when entering the city," he said.
Had they got prior permission the traffic police would have suggested a different route. Since the truck was covered the police on duty thought it was an empty one, said the senior police officer. After the truck caved inside the road the fire and rescue personnel were informed and the truck was pulled out.
"The reconstruction work should be over by evening. We have diverted the traffic for today. We have also requested the contractors to install stronger rods to bear heavy load," said Kannan adding that the traffic will resume around Central Railway station by evening.
Today (18:39) 2,835km of South Western Railway network yet to be electrified (
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BENGALURU: While Indian Railways plans to complete electrification of all lines in the country by 2023, only 731km (20%) of the 3,566km track network in South Western Railway has been electrified so far.

This means SWR will have to electrify 2,835km in the next three years. Complete electrification is likely to push up speed of trains by 10-15% and provide seamless operations by eliminating detention of trains due to change in traction from diesel to electric and vice-versa. It will also reduce dependence on petroleum-based fuels.
minister Piyush Goyal recently said in the Lok Sabha: "Total broad gauge route in Indian railways is 63,631km. Of this, 39,866km has been electrified as on April 2020." During the session, he said they are planning to undertake electrification of 6,000km each in 2020-21 and 2021-22, 6,500km in 2022-23 and 5,265km in 2023-24.

SWR sources said electrification work is likely to be completed only by 2025. "Work is progressing fast but it is difficult to meet the 2023 deadline because of various factors like Covid-19," said a source. Asked about SWR's poor record of electrification, he said: "Earlier, the railways was giving priority to routes that witnessed high freight movement. It's also difficult to take up work in the Ghat section."

SWR has electrified routes like Bengaluru-Mysuru, Bengaluru-Jolarpettai, Yelahanka-Dharmavaram, Ballari-Kariganur and Toranagallu-Ranjitpura. While it has commissioned electrification of Byappanahalli-Anekal, commissioner of rail safety (CRS) will inspect the remaining Anekal-Hosur section soon. "This year, we are planning to commission electrification of sections like Yelahanka-Devanahalli (23km),Chikkabanavara-Banasandra (105km), Hotgi-Kalgurki (128km), Ghataprabha-Kudachi (47km), Hubballi-Londa (90km), Kariganur-Hulkoti (102km), Kariganur-Harlapur (71km), Talaku-Chitradurga (50km) and Periyanagathunai-Palakkodu (50km)," said E Vijaya, chief public relations Officer, SWR.
Central Organisation for Railway Electrification, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Indian Railway Construction Organisation, Rail India Technical and Economic Services Limited and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited are taking up electrification projects. Rail activists have been demanding electrification of routes in Karnataka be expedited. The project will also help SWR replace DEMU with MEMU, which will mainly help suburban passengers.
Of the 23,765km yet to be electrified across the country, Northeast Frontier Railway has to undertake work on 3,793km and North Western Railway on 3,282km. SWR fares the third worst in rail electrification. In contrast, East Coast Railway, headquartered in Bhubaneswar, has completed electrification of its entire 3,853km network.

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Today (18:27) Booking, cancellation of rail tickets allowed till 5 minutes before departure from today (
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The pre-Covid system of preparing the second reservation chart 30 minutes before the departure of the train, which was not being followed for the last few months, has been restored by the railways.
Indian Railways will now allow booking and cancellation of tickets till five minutes before the train leaves the station. The new rule, which will apply to all special trains being run, comes into effect from October 10.
The pre-Covid system of preparing the second reservation chart 30 minutes before the departure of the train, which was not being followed for
the last few months, has been restored by the railways. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, time of preparation of the second reservation chart was shifted to two hours before the scheduled time of train departure.
The first chart is prepared at least four hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
“As per request of Zonal Railways for ensuring convenience of rail passengers, the matter has been examined and it has been decided that the second reservation chart shall be prepared at least 30 minutes before scheduled/rescheduled time of departure of train,” a statement issued by the Indian Railways said.
“Accordingly, ticket booking facility, both online and on PRS ticket counters, shall be available, before preparation of second chart. CRIS will make necessary modifications in the software accordingly so as to restore this provision with effect from October 10,” it added.
All passenger trains services were suspended due to the imposition of the nationwide lockdown from March 25, but the railways has resumed services in a staggered manner from May 1.
Recently, zones got approval for 39 new special trains. “These services will be introduced as special services from an early convenient date,” said the Ministry of Railways.

This announcement was made a week after railway board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said that Indian Railways plans to run more than 200 trains during the festive season between October 15 and November 30.
एक 3 साल के बच्चे के अपहरण के साथ एक युवक यूपी के ललितपुर स्टेशन से राप्तीसागर एक्सप्रेस में चढ़ा है, सतर्क होने के साथ रेल कर्मियों ने सुनिश्चित किया कि ट्रेन बिना रुके चलती रहे। भोपाल पहुंचने पर, लगभग दो घंटे के बाद, अपहरणकर्ता को पकड़ लिया गया और बच्चे को बचाया गया।

रेलवे ने एक जबरदस्त काम किया यह जबरदस्त काम यह है 3 साल की बच्ची का अपरहण करने वाले अपहरणकर्ता को बड़ी सूझबूझ से धर दबोचा

दरअसल यह घटना ललितपुर रेलवे स्टेशन की है ललितपुर में 3 साल की एक मासूम बच्ची लापता हो गई बच्ची की खोजबीन करते हुए उसके परिवार वाले ललितपुर रेलवे स्टेशन पहुंचे परिजनों की शिकायत पर तुरंत कार्यवाही करते हुए आरपीएफ ने रेलवे स्टेशन पर लगे सीसीटीवी कैमरों को खंगालना शुरू कर दिया सीसीटीवी कैमरे में एक युवक 3 साल की बच्ची को गोद में लिए हुए राप्तीसागर ट्रेन पर सवार होता हुआ दिखा आरपीएफ को यह कंफर्म हो गया कि अपहरणकर्ता राप्तीसागर ट्रेन पर सवार हुआ 

रेलवे के मुताबिक 25 अक्टूबर को शाम 7:00 बजे झांसी स्टेशन रेलवे सुरक्षा बल पोस्ट के उप निरीक्षक रविंद्र सिंह राजावत को ललितपुर जीआरपी ने सूचना दी कि ललितपुर शहर से एक दुबला पतला आदमी 3 वर्षीय बच्ची का अपहरण करके गाड़ी संख्या 02511 राप्तीसागर एक्सप्रेस से भोपाल की तरफ जा रहा है जीआरपी ने यह भी सूचना दी की बच्ची ने गुलाबी रंग की ड्रेस पहनी है जबकि किडनैपर ने क्रीम कलर की शर्ट काले रंग का लोअर पहना हुआ है और नंगे पैर है

उधर ललितपुर रेल सुरक्षा बल पोस्ट पर सीसीटीवी फुटेज में यह बात साफ हो चुकी थी कि किडनैपर राप्तीसागर ट्रेन में सवार हो चुका है

हालांकि राप्तीसागर ट्रेन का ललितपुर स्टेशन के बाद भोपाल जंक्शन ही अगला स्टॉपेज था लेकिन आरपीएफ ने अपने स्टाफ को अलर्ट कर दिया रेलवे को इसकी सूचना दी गई और राप्तीसागर ट्रेन को हर जगह ग्रीन सिगनल मिलता रहा ट्रेन की रफ्तार लगातार मेंटेन रखी गई 260 किलोमीटर तक ट्रेन लगातार दौड़ती रही इस दौरान ट्रेन में मौजूद रेलवे के स्टाफ के जरिए अपहरणकर्ता की लोकेशन का पूरा हिसाब किताब आरपीएफ अपने पास रख रही थी लेकिन ट्रेन में मौजूद रेलवे के स्टाफ को अलर्ट किया गया था कि किसी भी तरह से अपहरणकर्ता को भनक न लगे

आरपीएफ ने इस मामले में पूरी सूझबूझ के साथ काम किया ललितपुर से झांसी में आरपीएफ के इंस्पेक्टर ने ऑपरेटिंग कंट्रोल भोपाल को पूरी जानकारी दी उन्होंने राप्तीसागर एक्सप्रेस को ललितपुर से लेकर भोपाल के बीच किसी भी स्टेशन पर ना रोकने का अनुरोध किया इसके बाद ऑपरेटिंग कंट्रोल रूम में भोपाल तक राप्तीसागर ट्रेन को नॉन स्टॉप क्लेरेंस दिया ट्रेन सरपट दौड़ती रही कहीं पर भी अपहरणकर्ता को उतरने का मौका नहीं मिला

इसके बाद तकरीबन 20.43 बजे जब गाड़ी भोपाल पहुँची, भोपाल जंक्शन पर किडनैपर को दबोच ने के लिए आरपीएफ और जीआरपी ने पूरी तैयारी कर ली जैसे ही स्टेशन पर ट्रेन पहुंची पूरी प्लानिंग के साथ किडनैपर को ट्रेन की एक बोगी से धर दबोचा गया पुलिस ने बच्चे को सकुशल बरामद कर लिया और किडनैपर को गिरफ्तार कर लिया मासूम बच्ची को उसके परिजनों को सौंप दिया गया

आपसी तालमेल और सीसीटीवी की मदद से भारतीय रेलवे के कर्मचारियों ने नॉन स्टॉप ट्रेन चलाकर किडनैपर को दबोच कर एक अनूठी मिसाल कायम की है

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Railway ko ye v disclose krna chahiye ki ye bacchi kiski thi!!! Tab to puri batayegi samne

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lalitpur me thi kisi ki. un logo ne hi rpf se bola to jaanch shuru hi. ladki ko wapas ghar waalon ko saup diya gya h

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waah bahut acche.
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