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KUGT/Kumarghat (2 PFs)
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Kumarghat Railway Station, Kumarghat, Dist - Unakoti
State: Tripura

Elevation: 51 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier   Division: Lumding

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Jul 05 2018 (12:15) How aging, creaking, crumbling railways is getting a new life (
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News Entry# 344534  Blog Entry# 3602484   
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Jul 05 2018 (12:18)
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to transform the Indian Railways is not confined to the bells and whistles such as fancy amenities in coaches. Changes are happening even in the aging, colonial-era infrastructure that not only looks shabby but also creates safety challenges. Below are 10 major ways the railway infrastructure is being transformed:
1) Avoiding Collision
Remember the Kushinagar accident in which 13 schoolchildren were killed after their van collided with a passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh? To avoid such accidents, the railways has
been working to eliminate all unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) by March 31, 2020. In the last four years, the national transporter has eliminated more than 5,500 unmanned crossings. Recently it announced that 11,545 kilometers of broad gauge lines falling under four railway zones have been made free of UMLCs
2) On the right track
The railways has been replacing its aging tracks to increase safety. It has claimed that there is 50 per cent increase in rail track renewal from 2,926 kilometers in 2013-14 to 4,405 kilometers in 2017-18. The commissioning of the new lines is also being done at a faster pace, it says."Railways is connecting India at a faster pace with a 59% increase in the average pace of commissioning new lines from 4.1 km (2009-14) to 6.53 Kms per day (2014-18)," the public transporter claims. The allocation of mega blocks for repair of tracks is one of the reasons behind several trains running late and many cancellations. "Punctuality in the short-term has been impacted due to giving priority to infrastructure and safety works but in the long-term this would enable faster and safer train movement," railways has said.
3) Foot overbridges
The railways has included foot overbridges (FOBs) in its list of safety items. It claims that there is 221% increase in the construction of (FOBs) per year from 23 per year during 2009-14 to 74 during 2014-18. It has built three FOBs at Elphinstone Road-Parel, Curry Road, and Ambivalli in Mumbai with the help of Indian Army. The public transporter also claims that there is a three-time increase in average construction of road overbridges/road underbridges/subways per year from 415 per year between 2004 and 2014 to 1,220 per year between 2014 and 2018.
4) Out of the fog
No more train delays and accidents due to fog. Last December, the railways had distributed over 500 GPS-enabled FOG PASS devices to loco pilots to run trains smoothly in foggy weather. The device displays a map of tracks, signals, stations and level crossings and alerts loco pilot 500 meters ahead, helping him increase or decrease the speed of the train.
5) Modern signalling system
The railways has invested Rs 1,299 crore to improve signalling system during 2017-18. The new system eliminates the need for manual signalling. The new automated system reduces congestion in the rail network, improves punctuality by increasing line capacity, and gives real-time information on train movements. The transporter had also provided state-of-the-art electronic interlocking system at 208 stations in 2017-18 which is 26 per cent higher than 2016-17, it claims. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the railways would bring the most modern European train control system tech in India and implement it across the country.
6) Water-proof engine
Flooded tracks during rains stall local trains every year. Normally, four inches of water can bring a locomotive engine to halt and force the train to stay put until the water recedes. However, the modified water-proof engine can wade in through 12 inches of water. Central Railways will use the engine to move the local and long-distance trains that get stuck on tracks due to water-logging. 7) Ticketing and catering
The transporter has so far installed 9,100 point of sale (POS) machines at about 4,000 locations including rail ticket counters to promote cashless transactions. To improve catering services, it has upgraded 16 base kitchens in 2017-18.
8) Airport-like station
The railways is working towards giving a complete makeover to high-footfall stations. While the revamped stations will feature local art and culture in the design, they will also have modern facilities such as escalators, lifts, subways, ramps, AC VIP lounge, AC waiting room and rest rooms and shopping malls on the lines of modern airports. 68 stations are slated for improvement by March 2019. 60 have already been beautified using local arts. As proposed in Budget, a total of 600 stations may get a makeover. Over 40 per cent of redevelopment work of Madhya Pradesh's Habibganj railway station has already been completed to make it a model airport-like railway station. A model of redeveloped Habibganj Station.
9) Swachh rail
Dirty platforms and tracks are becoming a thing of past. The railways had started Swachh Railways mission to promote cleanliness in and around the stations. Punjab's Beas and Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam have been ranked the cleanest among 407 stations. The railways has now integrated mechanised cleaning system at 488 stations and plans to extend it to all suburban and major stations by March 2019. It has also started using an automatic rail-mounted machine to keep its tracks at platforms clean. The machine is currently being used in Delhi and the system will be replicated across India. To tackle careless cleaning by housekeeping contractors, a feedback-based payment method has been started. The feedback/rating will be collected from passengers and payments to the contractor will be made accordingly.
10) Connecting the unconnected
Boosting PM Modi's 'Act East Policy', the railways has given a connectivity boost to Northeast India. It has converted entire NE rail network to broad gauge. Railways now also connects Meghalaya's Dudhnoi and Mendipathar, Tripura's Kumarghat and Agartala, and Mizoram's Kathakal and Bhairabi. Work on 1,397 kilometers of new rail line project costing Rs 51,428 crore is in progress.
Jul 16 2016 (07:46) New train from Silchar to Kumarghat (
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NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 273837   
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Jul 16 2016 (7:46AM)
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SILCHAR, July 15 - A new train from Silchar to Kumarghat in Tripura was flagged off on Thrusday from the Silchar railway station. The train left for its destination at 8 am. It will run between the two destinations everyday at 8 am from Silchar and at 4 pm from Kumarghat to reach Silchar at 9 pm. There was great enthusiasm and excitement among the passengers as the train chugged off from the Silchar station.
Meanwhile, delayed start of the Silchar-Karimganj passenger train on Thrusday morning irked the passengers. Later, they were seen staging a protest in the station campus.
the train left Silchar station for Karimganj after a delay of two hours. Station superintendent Biplab Das said that the delay was due to a technical snag while the train was in the shunting process from pitline to mainline.
Apr 11 2016 (08:53) Rajdhani Exp unlikely, passenger train by mid April (
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NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 264156  Blog Entry# 1798343   
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Apr 11 2016 (8:53AM)
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Agartala, Apr 10, 2016 : If everything falls in right place, BG train service from Agartala would be flagged off by middle of this month, according to sources.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has already suggested passenger train on the newly built track from Agartala to Badarpur (25 km) could be operated at a speed of 100 km per hour.
Although there has been a speculation of introducing Rajdhani Express from the day one, it is unlikely to happen due to restricted train movement in between Lumding and Badarpur. However, the super-fast
train could be operated from Kumarghat to Agartala section.
According to NFR sources, the newly built track is ready to flag off BG train service and Tripureswari Shakti Express might be the inaugural train from Agartala.
“Reports coming from Railway Board and Maligoan, headquarters of NFR suggests passenger train service could be flagged off by April 15”, said an official of NFR wishing anonymity.
When contacted, Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik tonight said the NFR will have to flag off train service on the newly built track by this month.
Although he was reluctant to reveal any date for flagging off passenger train service, there are reports of introducing train service by mid April.
On being asked about introduction of Rajdhani Express from the day one, he said the state government has already demanded to introduce superfast trains connecting all the major cities- Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore from Agartala. “ Lets see what the Railway Board offer to the people of the state”, he said.
Bhowmik further said he has already demanded running of three pairs of passenger trains on the newly built BG track. As per the demand, one pair trains on the Agartala-Silchar route must while two pair trains on the Agartala-Dharmanagar should be introduced at the earliest.
On the damage of railway track at Panisagar railway station that was reported in Tripura Times’s today’s edition, Bhowmik said, “This kind of crack or mishap does occur as the track has been laid very recently. The NFR will rectify all the shortcomings before running passenger train service”.

Apr 11 2016 (08:58)
Biplob Kagyung~   6251 blog posts
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According to NFR sources, the newly built track is ready to flag off BG train service and Tripureswari Shakti Express त्रिपुरेशवरी शक्ती सुपरफ़ास्ट एक्सप्रेस might be the inaugural train from Agartala.
Woowww Starting se Superfast Kya Baat hai NFR
Apr 02 2016 (14:58) BG train service shortly from Agartala (
New Facilities/Technology
NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 263227   
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Apr 02 2016 (2:58PM)
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AGARTALA, April 1 - If everything falls in right place, the BG train service would be commencing from Agartala by middle of April, according to sources in NF Railway.
However, it all depends on the report of Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) SK Pathak.
Pathak has already completed safety inspection in the 225 km newly-built BG trail track from Agartala to Badarpur. During the five-day inspection, the CRS did not find any major fault in the newly-constructed BG rail track from Agartala to Kumarghat and Kumarghat to Badarpur.
completing the inspection, the CRS had himself declared the Agartala-Kumarghat BG track as safe. Sources said, the same was his view after inspecting the Kumarghat-Badarpur section.
“Although there is no major fault in the track, the CRS has identified some loopholes in the track and stations which are needed to be rectified on urgent basis”, said a senior NFR official here on Friday.
He said the train service would begin by second or third week of April.
The State Government has already demanded superfast trains like Rajdhani connecting Agartala with all major cities – Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.
Initially, there might not be superfast train from Agartala station but before Durga Puja, the people of the State could get a major bonanza from the Railways, he added.
Mar 30 2016 (13:59) Agartala-Kumarghat broad gauge track cleared (
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NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 262894  Blog Entry# 1784757   
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Mar 30 2016 (1:59PM)
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Mar 30 2016 (1:59PM)
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AGARTALA, March 29 - Agartala, capital town of Tripura, would be brought into the country’s BG railway network service very shortly.
After a two-day inspection of the newly-built Agartala-Kumarghat BG track, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) SK Pathak said he did not find any major problem in the 109 km railway track.
“Agartala railway station would be the second-best station in the country after Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra in terms of architectural and other construction works”, he told the media here on Tuesday.
conducting the inspection, the CRS suggested to run BG train with a speed of 100 km per hour in between Agartala to Kumarghat.
On the safety of tunnel, the CRS said there was a little problem in tunnel number II but that has been solved by adopting an innovative plan by NFR authority.
“The 109 km BG track is safe for running BG train with a speed of 100 km per hour”, he said adding that the NFR is likely to introduce a passenger train service by second week of April.
The CRS said most modern signalling system has been used in the newly built BG track.
On the inspection upto Udaipur, Pathak said the CRS inspection could be done by next month itself to pave the way for running BG train.

Mar 30 2016 (14:07)
deepakrashikendra   2067 blog posts
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Agartala -Silchar(badarpur train likely to start before 30 april 2016

Mar 30 2016 (14:21)
Biplob Kagyung~   6251 blog posts
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Ya We Can see SCL Passenger to get Extended or PSK or Kanchanjunga to be Extended or New AC Express for AGTL while Connecting SCL

Mar 31 2016 (14:33)
deepakrashikendra   2067 blog posts
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CRS crossed the Dharmanagar rail station, but CRS Sailesh Kr. Pathak didn’t come out of the train but alert the contractors to take care of the work proper and warned them that such incidents as platform collapsing would not be repeated again.
It’s to be mentioned here that due to lack of proper observation the working quality has become low, said multiple sources onsite. Moreover, many parts of the Dharmanagar railway station, which were constructed long back ,tracks are suffering from lack of maintenance, and employees, authorities have no concern about the determining condition.
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