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BTD/Botad Junction (7 PFs)
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BVC/SOJN/ADI/SUNR Junction Point, Shivaji Nagar, The Botad City .District - Botad .
State: Gujarat


Zone: WR/Western   Division: Bhavnagar Para

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Nov 12 (06:45) Rly line may derail traffic in city’s west (www.google.com)
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News Entry# 469726  Blog Entry# 5119874   
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Nov 12 2021 (06:45)
Station Tag: Gandhigram/GG added by riz339/890392

Nov 12 2021 (06:45)
Station Tag: Botad Junction/BTD added by riz339/890392

Nov 12 2021 (06:45)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by riz339/890392
Ahmedabad: The metre gauge line connecting the city to Botad is likely to derail the schedule of commuters using roads in the western parts of Ahmedabad, such as Navrangpura, Vijay Crossroads, and Naranpura. The rail line cuts through the city’s west. The railways is conducting trial runs and plans to commission the track by March 2022.
The AMC has not made any provision for underpasses or overbridges to mitigate the effects of the track. Hence, traffic snarls are expected at the crossroads near the Navrangpura police station and other sites.
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Bhavnagar, Manoj Goyal said that the inspection of the Ahmedabad-Botad track has been completed and the division is waiting to run a goods train on this section first. After the successful operation of the goods trains for 1.5 months, the railways will operate passenger trains on this track. “We expect permission to run the goods train shortly,” Goyal said.
The newly laid Ahmedabad-Botad line passes through Naranpura, Navrangpura, Paldi, and Sarkhej among other places. A senior officer in the traffic consultative committee said that there are about 10 major crossings between the Sabarmati junction and Sarkhej. The officer said that traffic jams are likely at these spots. Before commencing work on the line in 2018-19, the railways had informed the AMC. The intimation was given so that the civic body could create underpasses and overbridges to deal with the anticipated traffic problems.
The Ahmedabad-Botad line is further connected to Bhavnagar via Dhola. At present, the Bhavnagar-Bandra train takes the Bhavnagar-Dhola-Botad-Limbdi-Ahmedabad route. The 298km distance between Bhavnagar and Ahmedabad was covered in 5 hours and 50 minutes on the old route. The new route will cut the distance by at least 35km.
A senior railway officer said that at least five mail and express trains and an equal number of goods trains are likely to pass through the city using the new track. This will mean that each crossing will be closed for nearly 10 minutes.
“There could be more traffic jams than before at the railway crossings in the city. In all, there are 32 level crossings, big and small, along the Ahmedabad-Sarkhej route with no fewer than 16 between Sabarmati and Gandhigram railway stations,” the officer said. “Increased activity on this track will necessitate the stoppage of the city’s vehicular traffic more frequently.” The officer added: “Earlier, when citizens raised their voice against traffic jams, it was decided to terminate all metre gauge trains at the Gandhigram station instead of the Kalupur station.”
Officials said that, in fact, goods trains from Bhavnagar will also be diverted to this line, which might take the total number of trains passing on the Ahmedabad-Botad track up to 12.
Rajesh Shah, a resident of Navrangpura, said major problems are afoot. He said that in his area, one lane comes in from Mithakhali and another from the Navrangpura bus stand, forming a T-junction which is a traffic bottleneck. Shah said that road dividers may alleviate the problem.
Ankit Patel, an Amdavadi who frequently uses this stretch, said that vehicles coming from Mithakhali and heading to Ashram Road contribute to the snarls. He said a one-way road in this section could ease the jams. He said commuters could take the road to the Navrangpura bus station to reach the Navrangpura police station. This will help the AMC smoothen the traffic on this junction, he said.Complications ahead
Railway officials said that the conversion of the Jetalsar-Dhasa broad gauge track could add to the number of trains passing through the city. “It is possible that trains from Porbandar will also run on the new Ahmedabad-Bhavnagar track via Botad,” an official said. “Currently, these trains take the Jamnagar-Rajkot-Viramgam route to reach Ahmedabad.” The new route will save rail passengers’ time, but will heighten traffic tensions in the city.
Oct 18 (18:39) કામગીરી પૂરી:સાબરમતીથી બોટાદ રૂટ પર ગેજ કન્વર્ઝનની કામગીરી પૂરી (www.divyabhaskar.co.in)
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News Entry# 467835  Blog Entry# 5098103   
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Oct 18 2021 (18:39)
Station Tag: Sabarmati BG/SBIB added by न्यूज अच्छी है चलो इसपर वीडियो बना देता हु/1084688

Oct 18 2021 (18:39)
Station Tag: Botad Junction/BTD added by न्यूज अच्छी है चलो इसपर वीडियो बना देता हु/1084688
સાબરમતીથી બોટાદ સુધી મીટર ગેજને બ્રોડગેજમાં તબદીલ કરવાની કામગીરી લાંબા સમયથી ચાલી રહી હતી જે લગભગ પૂર્ણ થઈ ગઈ છે. ત્યારે રેલવે દ્વારા આ ટ્રેકના ઈન્સ્પેક્શન માટે કમિશનર ઓફ રેલવે સેફ્ટી (સીઆરએસ)ને જરૂરી દસ્તાવેજો સાથે પત્ર લખ્યો છે. ઓક્ટોબર દરમિયાન આ રૂટ પર સીઆરએસ ઈન્સ્પેક્શન પૂર્ણ કરી 15 નવેમ્બર સુધીમાં સાબરમતીથી બોટાદ સુધી ટ્રેન શરૂ કરાશે તેમ પશ્ચિમ રેલવેના જનરલ મેનેજર આલોક કંસલે જણાવ્યું હતું.
તેમણે વધુમાં જણાવ્યું કે, સાબરમતીથી બોટાદ લાઈનની ગેજ કન્વર્ઝનની કામગીરી કોરોનાને મોડી પડી હતી. હવે આ કામગીરી પૂર્ણ થઈ છે ત્યારે લોકોની સતત માગણીને ધ્યાનમાં રાખી દિવાળી પછી આ રૂટ પર ટ્રેન શરૂ કરી દેવાશે. કોરોનાના કેસ ઘટ્યા બાદ હવે રેલવે દ્વારા 90 ટકા ટ્રેનોનું સંચાલન શરૂ કરી દેવાયું છે. તેમણે વધુમાં જણાવ્યું કે, 2023ના અંત સુધીમાં
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દેશભરના તમામ ટ્રેકનું ઈલેક્ટ્રિફિકેશન કરી દેવાનો લક્ષ્યાંક છે. ત્યારે પશ્ચિમ રેલવેમાં 62 ટકા જેટલું ઈલેક્ટ્રિફિકેશન કામ પૂર્ણ થઈ ગયું છે.
હાલમાં ફક્ત 1800 કિલોમીટર રૂટનું ઈલેક્ટ્રિફિકેશન બાકી છે. જેમાંથી લગભગ 1000 કિલોમીટર રૂટનું ઈલેક્ટ્રિફિકેશન કામ 2021ના અંત સુધીમાં પૂર્ણ કરી દેવાશે. બાકીના 800 કિલોમીટરનું કામ 2022માં પૂર્ણ કરી દેવામાં આવશે.
Jul 11 (12:35) Locals renew demand for Arnej-Tarapur railway line (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 458810  Blog Entry# 5011203   
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Jul 11 2021 (12:35)
Station Tag: Botad Junction/BTD added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 11 2021 (12:35)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 11 2021 (12:35)
Station Tag: Tarapur Junction/TRP added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639

Jul 11 2021 (12:35)
Station Tag: Arnej/AEJ added by Piyush Srivastava😏/2088639
Residents in Central Gujarat have renewed their demand for setting up 45km Arnej-Tarapur railway line that can shorten travel time between Saurashtra-Kutch and south Gujarat. The Arnej-Tarapur railway line proposal is one of the oldest proposals pending under consideration with the Indian Railways since decades. In 2012, the then union railway minister Dinesh Trivedi had even announced it as a new line survey to be taken up in 2012-13. The summary of surveys in progress by the end of 2014 in Western Railways shows that the survey was targeted to be completed in 2015-16.
The Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (G-RIDE), a joint venture of Gujarat government and Ministry of Railways, shows the broad gauge line project estimated at the cost of
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Rs 484 crore is an “upcoming project”. G-RIDE’s website reflects that feasibility cum bankability study of the railway line has been completed by the consultants. “G-RIDE has approached Railway Board to accord in-principle approval to G-RIDE for execution of this project by forming a project (special purpose vehicle) SPV under 100 % equity model with GoG and MoR being principle equity holders in proportion of 51:49,” the status report of the project states.
Kheda MP Devusinh Chauhan and Anand MP Mitesh Patel alias Bakabhai too have approached the railways ministry and asked Vadodara railway division to expedite the project.
“Railway connectivity from Ahmedabad-Botad to new Arnej-Tarapur railway line can immensely benefit locals. While the movement of passenger trains can be quicker towards Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh and south Gujarat, goods train too will reach two hours early to Mumbai,” said a resident Girish Dave.

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Arnej tarapur #nl reduce the distance bet surat n saurashtra n decongest the ahmedabad
Jun 12 2020 (08:47) Indian Railways starts double-stack electric operation (www.railwaygazette.com)
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News Entry# 411233  Blog Entry# 4649307   
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Jun 12 2020 (08:48)
Station Tag: Madar Junction/MDJN added by ⚡🚅Completion of LPJLNZB Electrification~/1861423

Jun 12 2020 (08:48)
Station Tag: Rewari Junction/RE added by ⚡🚅Completion of LPJLNZB Electrification~/1861423

Jun 12 2020 (08:48)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by ⚡🚅Completion of LPJLNZB Electrification~/1861423

Jun 12 2020 (08:48)
Station Tag: Pipavav port/PIVV added by ⚡🚅Completion of LPJLNZB Electrification~/1861423

Jun 12 2020 (08:48)
Station Tag: Jakhapura Junction/JKPR added by ⚡🚅Completion of LPJLNZB Electrification~/1861423

Jun 12 2020 (08:48)
Station Tag: Botad Junction/BTD added by ⚡🚅Completion of LPJLNZB Electrification~/1861423

Jun 12 2020 (08:48)
Station Tag: Palanpur Junction/PNU added by ⚡🚅Completion of LPJLNZB Electrification~/1861423
INDIA: Regular operation of electrically-hauled double-stack container trains on the Indian Railways network began on June 10, with the start of electric haulage on the 270 km Palanpur – Botad section of the Western Railway.
IR began exploring the feasibility of running double-stack trains under overhead electrification in 2008, as part of its planning for the Dedicated Freight Corridors.
In order to allow the use of conventional flat wagons rather than well wagons, it was decided to look at raising the contact wire height. Two WAG-7 electric locomotives fitted with high-reach pantographs were
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tested on the 35 km Jakhapura – Tumka section of the East Coast Railway which had been equipped with high-rise overhead line equipment.
Following the trials, IR settled on a contact wire height of 7 450 mm and a catenary height of 8 650 mm, with a tension of 10 kN as the standard for its DFC electrification. Wiring of the Western DFC is now underway, with electric operation on the Rewari – Madar section expected to begin shortly.
IR subsequently decided to install high-rise OLE on the 1 400 km conventional line between the key freight hub at Rewari southwest of the capital and the port of Pipavav in Gujurat, which is already being used by diesel-hauled double-stack trains. Around 70% of the wiring on this route has now been commissioned, with multiple installation teams at work as part of the national electrification campaign.
IR’s Executive Director, Railway Electrification, Bhupender Singh Bodh told Railway Gazette International that ‘all efforts are on to achieve through electric operation of double-stack trains from New Delhi to Pipavav by the third quarter of the current financial year’. This would see the work completed by the end of 2020. However, he reported that ‘progress has been severely affected by workforce constraints and supply chain issues’ as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Increasing loading limit to transport double the amount of goods, Railways successfully operates a double stack container train from Palanpur to Botad in Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/YZKQZ6EFct
Indian Railways’ freight ‘revolution’ as first Alstom electric locomotive enters service
INDIA: The first of 800 Alstom Prima T8 electric locomotives ordered by Indian Railways has entered commercial service following certification.
Western DFC electrification contract awarded
INDIA: Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp of India has awarded a consortium of L&T Construction and Japan’s Sojitz Corp a 42-month design and build contract worth Rs12·1bn covering the electrification of the 422 km Vadodara – Jawaharlal Nehru Port section of the 1 490 km Western DFC between Delhi and ...
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Apr 06 2020 (19:10) ABOUT 60 THOUSAND MEALS DISTRIBUTED TO NEEDY PERSONS (wr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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ABOUT 60 THOUSAND MEALS DISTRIBUTED TO NEEDY PERSONS IN LAST 9 DAYS BY IRCTC OVER WESTERN RLY IN MISSION FOOD DISTRIBUTION
IRCTC has prepared & distributed more than 60 thousand meals to needy persons in areas at Mumbai Central & Ahmedabad station over Western Rly in last 9 days i.e from 29th March to 6th April, 2020.Community Bhojan has been prepared by various base kitchens of IRCTC and being distributed among backward and needy people in nearby areas of Mumbai Central and Ahmedabad stations. Since Last 9 days,IRCTC employees are moving towards their goal of‘No o­ne Sleeps Hungry’ , without fear of any difficulties.In order to make the efforts of IRCTC successful, Railway Protection Force & Commercial Departments of Western Rly,
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as well as BMC have also stepped in to match with every steps. 43563 meals were prepared at Mumbai Central base kitchen and 16437 at Ahmedabad base kitchen during last 9 days.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar- Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway,WR too o­n its part is making all efforts to reach out to the needy persons and provide all assistance wherever possible during COVID 19 pandemic situation. Western Railway o­n its own have supplied 31146 meals packets during last 9 days. Bhavnagar unit of Western Railway Women's Welfare Organisation Distributed 150 food packets and Ration kits to needy and poor persons near Bhavnagar station.In addition to this, Ahmedabad division distributed 3285 food packets among poor and needy people of the areas near various railway stations. 2700 food packets received from commercial staff and NGO M/s. Sukrit logistics were distributed by Vadodara division. Rajkot division supplied 217 food packets in nearby station area. 210 food packets and Ration kits received from commercial staff and NGOs were distributed at Botad, Veraval and Sihor stations by Bhavnagar division.. Ratlam division distributed 350 food packets near station area. In addition to this Rotary club of Umargam distributed face masks to station master and other o­n duty Rly staff at Umargam station & RPF at Dahanu Road station. 1500 homemade masks were given to RPF Mumbai Division . M/s Balaji Enterprise donated masks to RPF staff at Bhayander Rly station.
मिशनफूडडिस्ट्रिब्यूशनकेअंतर्गतपश्चिमरेलवेपरआईआरसीटीसीकेज़रिएपिछले 9 दिनोंमेंलगभग 60 हजारज़रूरतमंदोंकोमिलाभोजन
आईआरसीटीसीद्वारा पिछले 9 दिनों में यानी 29 मार्च से 6 अप्रैल, 2020 तक पश्चिम रेलवेके मुंबई सेंट्रल और अहमदाबाद स्टेशनोंके निकटवर्ती इलाकों में ज़रूरतमंद व्यक्तियों को 60 हजार से अधिक भोजनतैयार कर वितरित कियेगये हैं। IRCTC के विभिन्न बेसकिचनों द्वारा सामुदायिक भोजन तैयार कर मुंबई सेंट्रलऔर अहमदाबाद स्टेशनों के आस-पासके क्षेत्रों में पिछड़े और जरूरतमंद लोगोंके बीच रोज़ाना वितरित किया जा रहा है।पिछले9 दिनों से IRCTC कर्मचारी बिना किसी परेशानी के 'कोई भूखा न सोये..!' केअपने लक्ष्य का लगातार अनुपालनकर रहे हैं।आईआरसीटीसीके प्रयासों को सफल बनानेके लिए रेल सुरक्षा बल और पश्चिमरेलवे के वाणिज्यिक विभागोंके साथ-साथ बीएमसी ने भी अपनेकदम आगे बढ़ाये हैं।बीते9 दिनों के दौरान मुंबईसेंट्रल बेस किचन में 43563 और अहमदाबाद बेसकिचन में 16437 भोजन तैयार किया गया।

पश्चिम रेलवे के मुख्य जनसम्पर्कअधिकारी श्री रविन्द्र भाकर द्वारा जारी एक प्रेस विज्ञप्तिके अनुसार पश्चिम रेलवे भी अपनी ओरसे COVID 19 महामारी के दौरान जरूरतमंदव्यक्तियों तक मदद पहुॅंचानेऔर हरसम्भव सहायता प्रदान करने के लिए सभीप्रयास कर रही है।पश्चिमरेलवे ने पिछले 9 दिनोंके दौरान 31146 भोजन पैकेटों की आपूर्ति कीहै।पश्चिमरेलवे महिला कल्याण संगठन की भावनगर इकाईने भावनगर स्टेशन के पास जरूरतमंदऔर गरीब व्यक्तियों को 150 खाद्य पैकेट और राशन किटवितरित किए।इसकेअलावा, अहमदाबाद मंडल ने विभिन्न रेलवेस्टेशनों के निकटवर्ती क्षेत्रोंके गरीब और जरूरतमंद लोगोंके बीच 3285 खाद्य पैकेट वितरित किए।वाणिज्यिककर्मचारियों और गैर सरकारीसंगठन से 2700 भोजन के पैकेट मिले, जिन्हें वडोदरा डिवीजन द्वारा वितरित किया गया। राजकोट डिवीजन में भी स्टेशन केनिकटवर्ती क्षेत्र में 217 खाद्य पैकेटों का वितरण कियागया।भावनगरडिविजन द्वारा बोटाद, वेरावल और सीहोर स्टेशनोंपर वाणिज्यिक कर्मचारियों और गैर सरकारीसंगठनों से प्राप्त 210 भोजनपैकेट और राशन किटवितरित किए गए। रतलाम मंडल में स्टेशन क्षेत्र के पास 350 खाद्यपैकेट वितरित किये गये। इसके अलावा रोटरी क्लब ऑफ़ उमरगाम ने स्टेशन मास्टरऔर अन्य ऑन ड्यूटी सहयोगीकर्मचारियों को उमरगाम स्टेशनपर और आरपीएफ कोदहानू रोड स्टेशन पर मास्क वितरितकिये।आरपीएफमुंबई डिवीजन को 1500 होममेड मास्क दिए गए।मैसर्सबालाजी एंटरप्राइजेज ने भायंदर रेलवेस्टेशन पर आरपीएफ कर्मचारियोंको मास्क प्रदान किये।
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