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GTLM/Gotlam (2 PFs)
గొట్లం     गोटलम

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Jiyyannavalasa, Vizianagaram-Rayagada road, Vizianagaram District, Pin- 535003
State: Andhra Pradesh

Elevation: 72 m above sea level
Zone: ECoR/East Coast   Division: Waltair

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Apr 23 2018 (21:33) RInfra wins $116.9m EPC contract in India (www.railway-technology.com)
New Facilities/Technology
ECoR/East Coast

News Entry# 334979   
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Apr 23 2018 (21:33)
Station Tag: Gotlam/GTLM added by a2z~/1674352

Apr 23 2018 (21:33)
Station Tag: Jimidipeta/JMPT added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Jimidipeta/JMPT   Gotlam/GTLM  
Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) has secured a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract valued at INR7.74bn ($116.9m) in India.
The contract, awarded by Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL), involves the construction of the third rail line between Jimidipeta and Gotlam on the East Coast Railway.
The 105km-long rail line will be located in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
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the contract, RInfra will be responsible for the track, electrification, signalling, civil and telecom works of the rail line.
The work package also includes the construction of 13 railway stations and staff quarters.
Reliance Infrastructure EPC CEO Arun Gupta said: “RInfra has strong credential in successful execution of complex EPC projects in various sectors including railway and metro space.
“This order marks our foray into Railway EPC segment and further strengthens Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s bona fide to lead in construction of rail transportation systems.”
The railway line between Jimidipeta and Gotlam forms a part of the Titlagarh-Vizianagaram section and serves as a key link connecting Jharsuguda to Visakhapatnam, as well as a bypass rail link to the Howrah-Mumbai trunk route and the Howrah-Chennai main line of the East Coast region.
Furthermore, the line segment also supports freight and passenger movement from Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Raygada to Koraput on the Kottavalsa-Kirandaul line.
The addition of the third line is expected to facilitate rail transport as well as support the development of the entire region.
The company won the contract in a joint venture with Astaldi, where it will be responsible for the construction of North South Metro-4 corridor that will run from Kasarwadavali in Thane to Wadala.
Apr 19 2018 (21:18) Reliance Infrastructure bags maiden Rs 774 cr Indian Railways order to construct Jimidipeta-Gotlam rail line (www.financialexpress.com)
New Facilities/Technology
ECoR/East Coast

News Entry# 334653   
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Apr 19 2018 (21:18)
Station Tag: Gotlam/GTLM added by a2z~/1674352

Apr 19 2018 (21:18)
Station Tag: Jimidipeta/JMPT added by a2z~/1674352
Stations:  Gotlam/GTLM   Jimidipeta/JMPT  
Reliance Infrastructure Limited EPC has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for its maiden railway project worth Rs 774 crore for the construction of third rail line between Jimidipeta and Gotlam on East Coast Railway on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, the company said on Thursday.
The 105 km-long line will run in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The scope of work includes civil, track, electrification, signalling and telecom works of the rail line. The work also includes construction of 13 railway stations and staff quarters.
“RInfra
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has strong credential in successful execution of complex EPC projects in various sectors including railway and metro space. This order marks our foray into Railway EPC segment and further strengthens Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s bona fide to lead in construction of rail transportation systems. The company is well positioned in the emerging railway market and poised to capture a sizable share,” said Arun Gupta, CEO, Reliance Infrastructure EPC.
The railway line between Jimidipeta to Gotlam is part of Titlagarh-Vizianagaram section. At present, Titlagarh-Vizianagaram is a double line (electrified) track section of Jharsuguda- Visakhapatnam line.
It is an important rail link between Jharsuguda and Visakhapatnam, and serves as a bypass rail link to Howrah-Mumbai trunk route and Howrah-Chennai main line of East Coast region.
It also caters to the goods and passenger traffic from Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Raygada with Koraput on the Kottavalsa-Kirandaul line. The line traverses through western Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. This line will lead to development around the entire area, the statement said.
Indian Railways has a plan outlay of more than Rs 7 lakh crores in the coming five years towards decongestion of railway line (doubling), new railway line, high speed railway, station development and others.
Reliance Infrastructure Limited is keenly pursuing project opportunities worth around Rs 2 lakh crore to increase its EPC order book to Rs 50,000 crore by FY19.
Apr 19 2018 (15:32) Reliance Infra debuts in railway space, bags EPC contract (m.economictimes.com)
Other News
ECoR/East Coast

News Entry# 334638   
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Apr 19 2018 (15:32)
Station Tag: Gotlam/GTLM added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 19 2018 (15:32)
Station Tag: Jimidipeta/JMPT added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147
Stations:  Gotlam/GTLM   Jimidipeta/JMPT  
Reliance Infrastructure Limited EPC has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for its maiden railway project worth Rs 774 crore for the construction of third rail line between Jimidipeta and Gotlam on East Coast Railway on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, the company said on Thursday.
The 105 km-long line will run in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The scope of work includes civil, track, electrification, signalling and telecom works of the rail line. The work also includes construction of 13 railway stations and staff quarters.
"RInfra
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has strong credential in successful execution of complex EPC projects in various sectors including railway and metro space. This order marks our foray into Railway EPC segment and further strengthens Reliance Infrastructure Limited's bona fide to lead in construction of rail transportation systems. The company is well positioned in the emerging railway market and poised to capture a sizable share," said Arun Gupta, CEO, Reliance Infrastructure EPC.
The railway line between Jimidipeta to Gotlam is part of Titlagarh-Vizianagaram section. At present, Titlagarh-Vizianagaram is a double line (electrified) track section of Jharsuguda- Visakhapatnam line.
It is an important rail link between Jharsuguda and Visakhapatnam, and serves as a bypass rail link to Howrah-Mumbai trunk route and Howrah-Chennai main line of East Coast region.
It also caters to the goods and passenger traffic from Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Raygada with Koraput on the Kottavalsa-Kirandaul line. The line traverses through western Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. This line will lead to development around the entire area, the statement said.
Indian Railways has a plan outlay of more than Rs 7 lakh crores in the coming five years towards decongestion of railway line (doubling), new railway line, high speed railway, station development and others.
Reliance Infrastructure Limited is keenly pursuing project opportunities worth around Rs 2 lakh crore to increase its EPC order book to Rs 50,000 crore by FY19.
Nov 20 2013 (14:19) Unfortunate coincidences led to Gotlam train accident, says GRP SP - (www.thehindu.com)
Other News
ECoR/East Coast

News Entry# 157371   
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Nov 20 2013 (10:15PM)
Station Tag: Gotlam/GTLM added by moderator**/12

Nov 20 2013 (10:15PM)
Station Tag: Vizianagaram Junction/VZM added by moderator**/12
‘A passenger screamed that there was a fire in S1 coach noticing smoke close to wheels’
After two weeks of investigation, the Government Railway Police (GRP) have come to a conclusion that the November 2 accident in which nine persons were killed on the tracks near Gotlam railway station in Vizianagaram district is due to wrong communication by a passenger, coupled with some unfortunate coincidences.
Many commuters of Alappuzha-Dhanbad Bokaro Express jumped out of the train from the S1, S2, and S3 coaches as someone had spread a word that there was fire
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in the S1 coach. The nine persons were mowed down by the Rayagada-bound Rayagada-Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada passenger, coming in the opposite direction on the adjoining track.
Talking to The Hindu here on Tuesday, GRP Superintendent Syam Prasad gave a sequential description of the events that led to the accident.
There were many unauthorised commuters, especially in the S1 coach, and one among them, who was squatting near the door, noticed some smoke coming out from below the train close to the wheels. According to a preliminary report of the technical committee, a little smoke can be seen at times due to friction of the wheels.
“Without having a proper look, this person screamed that there was a fire and this created all the commotion. The passengers pulled the chain and jumped into the adjoining track and what followed was a series of unfortunate coincidences,” said the SP. After the commuters pulled the chain, the train came to a grinding halt at about 3-km from Gotlam railway station and at a spot where there was a sharp bend ahead and one side of the track was blocked by an elevation.
“It is a double track route and the passengers were forced to jump on the adjoining track, which was the first unfortunate thing to happen,” said Mr. Syam.
The Alappuzha– Dhanbad Bokaro Express was running two hours late and the Rayagada-Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada passenger was on time, which was the second coincidence.
The incident happened after sunset and it was pitch dark outside, and to add to misfortune of those dead and injured, the sharp bend ahead obstructed the vision and people were not in a position to see what was coming from the opposite side on the adjoining tack.
The Alappuzha – Dhanbad Bokaro Express came to a halt at 6.38 p.m. and the Rayagada-Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada passenger approached the sharp bend at 6.40 p.m.
“ Seeing the passengers on the track just as the engine took the sharp bend, the driver did instantly apply the emergency brakes. The train was at a speed of 85 kmph and it covered a distance of 500 metres before it could stop. By that time it mowed down nine of the passengers from S1 bogie of the Bokaro express,” said Mr. Syam Prasad.
Nov 20 2013 (06:55) Gotlam train accident a fallout of unfortunate coincidences: GRP SP (www.thehindu.com)
Commentary/Human Interest
SR/Southern

News Entry# 157321   
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Nov 20 2013 (10:04AM)
Station Tag: Vizianagaram Junction/VZM added by moderator**/12

Nov 20 2013 (10:04AM)
Station Tag: Gotlam/GTLM added by moderator**/12
A passenger screamed there was fire in S1 coach noticing smoke close to wheel
After two weeks of investigation, the Government Railway Police (GRP) have come to a conclusion that the November 2 accident in which nine persons were killed on the tracks near Gotlam railway station in Vizianagaram district is due to wrong communication by a passenger, coupled with some unfortunate coincidences.
Many commuters of Alappuzha-Dhanbad Bokaro Express jumped out of the train from the S1, S2, and S3 coaches as someone had spread a word that there was fire in the
...
more...
S1 coach.
The nine persons were mowed down by the Rayagada-bound Rayagada-Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada passenger, coming in the opposite direction on the adjoining track.
Talking to The Hindu here on Tuesday, GRP Superintendent Syam Prasad gave a sequential description of the events that led to the accident.
There were many unauthorised commuters, especially in the S1 coach, and one among them, who was squatting near the door, noticed some smoke coming out from below the train close to the wheels. According to a preliminary report of the technical committee, a little smoke can be seen at times due to friction of the wheels.
“Without having a proper look, this person screamed that there was a fire and this created all the commotion. The passengers pulled the chain and jumped into the adjoining track and what followed was a series of unfortunate coincidences,” said the SP.
After the commuters pulled the chain, the train came to a grinding halt at about 3-km from Gotlam railway station and at a spot where there was a sharp bend ahead and one side of the track was blocked by an elevation.
“It is a double track route and the passengers were forced to jump on the adjoining track, which was the first unfortunate thing to happen,” said Mr. Syam.
Nine persons were killed as they jumped out of the train and mowed down by another train
According to a report of the technical panel, smoke can be seen at times due to friction of wheels
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