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Siruvallur High Rd, Jagannathan Colony, Perambur, Chennai
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Oct 20 2020 (11:41) As pandemic hits life, Indians decide to look past coronavirus, go back to work (
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Oct 20 2020 (11:41)
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Experts caution that the October-November festive season may trigger a sharp increase in infections
India is on course to top the world in coronavirus cases, but from Maharashtra's whirring factories to Kolkata's thronging markets, people are back at work -- and eager to forget the pandemic for festival season.
After a strict lockdown in March that left millions on the brink of starvation, the government and people of the world's second-most populous country decided life must go on.
Dange, for instance, has two young daughters and an elderly mother-in-law to look after. She was hospitalised this year in excruciating pain after catching the coronavirus.
But after the lockdown exhausted the family's savings, the 29-year-old had to return to work at a factory where she earns 25,000 rupees ($340) a month.
"Now that I have recovered, I am no longer so scared of the disease," she told AFP amid the din of machinery at the Nobel Hygiene plant east of Mumbai.
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The pandemic's confirmed fatality rate has been heaviest in richer nations with older populations -- the US death toll is double that of India despite having only a quarter of the population.
Poor countries have suffered far worse economic pain, with the World Bank predicting 150 million people could fall into extreme poverty worldwide.
Many children in the developing world are now working to help their parents make ends meet, activists say, while thousands of young girls have been forced into marriage.
In Varanasi in northern India, 12-year-old Sanchit no longer attends school and instead collects cloth discarded from bodies before cremation on the city's ghats.
"On a good day, I earn around 50 rupees (70 US cents)," the boy told AFP.
The IMF projects India's GDP will contract by 10.3 per cent this year, the biggest slump of any major emerging nation and its worst since independence in 1947.
When India went into lockdown, it was a human catastrophe, leaving millions in the informal economy jobless, penniless and destitute almost overnight.
No one wants to go back to that, said Gargi Mukherjee, 42, as she shopped in the New Market area of Kolkata, thronging with festival-season customers, many without face masks.
"For survival, people have to come out and do their jobs. If you don't earn, you cannot feed your family," she told AFP.
Experts caution that the October-November season -- when Hindus celebrate major festivals such as Durga Puja, Dussehra and Diwali -- may trigger a sharp increase in infections, as consumers crowd markets to snap up big-ticket items on discount.
"Of course corona is to be feared. But what can I do? I can't miss the moments of Durga Puja," said housewife Tiyas Bhattacharya Das, 25.
"Durga Puja comes once in the year, so I cannot miss the enjoyment of the shopping."
Sunil Kumar Sinha, a principal economist at the Mumbai-based India Ratings and Research agency, said Indians faced a stark choice.
"People have to choose whether to die of hunger or risk getting a virus that may or may not kill you," he told AFP.
Indeed India's relatively low mortality rate -- about 1.5 per cent of its more than seven million cases -- has surprised many who warned coronavirus would lay waste to its crowded cities, beset by poor sanitation and crumbling public hospitals.
Even accounting for some likely undercounting, it is evident that the nightmare scenario of dead bodies piled in the streets as seen during the 1918 flu pandemic has mercifully not materialised.
The unexpected reprieve has given Prime Minister Narendra Modi leeway to resist a fresh lockdown, with the human toll -- and political cost -- of another shutdown higher than seeing case numbers soar.
But Bhramar Mukherjee, an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan, warned the government should not simply let the virus run its course.
"In order to open up, you need to intensify public health measures... If you completely take your foot off the brakes, the virus will take off too," Mukherjee told AFP.
Last month, the Indian Medical Association slammed the Modi government for its "indifference" to the sacrifices of front-line staff in one of the world's worst-funded health care systems.
"It appears that they are dispensable," it said.
Back in Kolkata, bookseller Prem Prakash, 67, was philosophical.
"You have to leave some things to fate," he told AFP.
"Fearing death too much is not a solution. When that comes, you should accept it gracefully."
May 10 2018 (09:39) Railways plans 12-car Local Trains with six AC coaches for Mumbai Commuters (
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May 10 2018 (09:39)
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10 May 2018
MUMBAI: Commuters struggling through the humid summer in crowded locals may have something to cheer about soon, with the Railway Board planning to introduce air conditioned coaches. A Railways official said the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) will be floating a global tender for 34 12-coach AC trains, which will be split in two and attached to existing suburban trains.
“The tender will specify that the AC train’s software should be compatible with that of at least one manufacturers of existing rakes.” Most of the rakes used for suburban services are
made by Bombardier and Siemens.
The six AC coaches, or half a train, will also have a motor car, the official said. Sources said both Siemens and Bombardier were consulted on the technical feasibility before the decision was taken.
Logistical issues
A Railways official said some logistical issues are expected. “The non-AC section of the rake will definitely be more crowded, which means one part of the platform will be more crowded. We are working on measures to decongest platforms at several stations, and many of these are in various stages of implementation, including more foot overbridges and removing obstructions. These measures will be revisited if partly AC rakes are to be introduced.”
The partly AC local was announced by Union Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal while inaugurating the Andheri-Goregaon Harbour Line extension on March 29. He had also said the AC coaches will have two passenger classes.
The Railways was faced with two options: rakes with three or six AC coaches. “The six-coach arrangement was generally favoured as it seemed technically more feasible,” an official said. The AC local recently introduced by Western Railway has six coaches connected via vestibules.
According to the Railways, partly AC rakes will mean more AC coaches during peak hours. Presently, the AC local runs only two services during peak hours. Many commuters have complained that as the AC local is a part of scheduled services, the wait for a non-AC local becomes longer. The AC local, built by Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited, does 12 trips on weekdays. Six more AC rakes are expected to be added by year-end.
The partly AC rakes will be in addition to the 47 AC rakes and 210 AC rakes that the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation will be procuring under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) 3 and MUTP 3A.

May 10 2018 (14:05)
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6 ac coaches in a suburban train shall be too many, it would be better if IR start with just 1/2 ac coach in each suburban train and increase later on based on passenger response.

May 10 2018 (14:08)
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May 10 2018 (14:09)
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really some time the media writes article misses logic. Why to mention summer there, its in tender process will come in winter only.

May 10 2018 (14:12)
sreerup kol
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It does not state that the idea will be implemented right now. It says that there is a plan to implement it. Sure, the tender might come in winter only.
Mar 20 2018 (16:44) LHB airbrake workshop inaugurated at Perambur (
New Facilities/Technology

News Entry# 331957  Blog Entry# 3221741   
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Mar 20 2018 (16:44)
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Centre of Excellence, a state-of-the-art maintenance facility for Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) air brake system was inaugurated at Perambur Carriage Works recently.
According to sources from railways, Southern Railway General Manager R K Kulshreshta inaugurated the maintenance facility during his annual inspection to the workshop and also gave an cash award of Rs 50,000 to the centre in recognition of good work being done by them.
Perambur Carriage Works has been maintaining LHB coaches of Southern Railways for the past seven years. Railway Board had advised to identify key areas for development as
Centre of Excellence.
Owing to the increasing trend of LHB coaches holding in Indian Railways, it was felt to develop an indigenous overhauling facility to maintain airbrake system of LHB coaches and Centre of Excellence in Carriage Works, Perambur was taken as a pilot project.
With the establishment of this facility, it not only scales down the dependency on OEM but also improves the sustainability in maintenance of airbrake system of LHB coaches.
Perambur Carriage works has developed all the gadgets and test stands in-house which are required for the overhauling and testing of air brake components and valves.
The Centre of Excellence will focus on overhauling of centrifugal air strainer/filter, check valve, emergency brake accelerator, valve, BP/FP hose coupling, brake cylinder, wheel sliding protection, brake indicator and others.
This facility will result in considerable reduction in maintenance cost (Rs 70 lakh approximately) of one coach during its life time.
It is interesting to note that attention to the air brake system of the LHB coaches plays a vital role in safe operation of coaches.

Mar 20 2018 (17:02)
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Congrats to Perambur Carriage works Engineers and staffs who ever worked for cost savings in maintenance. Keep it up ever.
Mar 14 2018 (14:59) Chennai division rly stns to get 100 food plazas (
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In a few months, hungry commuters using smaller suburban stations like Annanur, Perambur carriage works, Pattaravakkam and Korukkupet can grab a quick bite at the proposed food stalls which would sell snacks and vegetarian food.
The Chennai division of Southern Railway is in the process of floating tenders to identify contractors for 80 catering units across suburban stations. Apart from the smaller stations, the move will also cover MRTS stations like Tiruvallikeni, Chepauk and Tirumailai.
Additional units will also be coming up at bigger stations like Chengalpet, Chennai Beach, Nungambakkam and Chennai Central.

Sources say that the division has set a target of installing at least 100 catering units in these stations by the end of this year. “This comes after we got feedback from commuters on the need for stalls which at least sell some snacks and tea and coffee. But these units will be providing other vegetarian food items at controlled prices as well,” a senior official said.
This comes at a time when the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has also identified contractors to set up food plazas at two MRTS stations – Thiruvanmiyur and Velachery. The former will come up at the elevated platform, while the latter will come up at the entrance to platform one. Both stations are the busiest of the MRTS stations and the move will come as a much needed relief to the 1.1 lakh commuters travelling daily on the Chennai Beach-Velachery MRTS section. Earlier tenders by IRCTC had failed to elicit response from contractors.
“In the 1990s, catering units were available at all stations and it was helpful for commuters during peak hours as some would miss their meals at home. But for some reason, the units were closed. So this is a good move,” said K Baskar, member of divisional rail users consultative committee.

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Chennai division rly stns to get 100 food plazas
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Nov 04 2017 (16:37) In Gandhi backyard, Centre plans largest coach ramp-up (
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The Modern Coach Factory of Railways in Rae Bareli has submitted a proposal to multiply its yearly production capacity by five times to 5,000 Linke Hoffman Busch (LHB) coaches every year from the current 1,000, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Friday.
On the plan to completely switch over from the conventional ICF design coaches to LHB, Goyal said production of ICF coaches across India would stop by the middle of 2018. This would be the biggest capacity ramp-up by a coach factory ever in India.
“Rae Bareli has already sent me a proposal
to multiply their capability to produce 5,000 coaches of LHB every year. We are working to convert all ICF factories across the country so that by the middle of 2018, we will discontinue ICF coaches and only make LHB,” Goyal said at the Idea Exchange programme of The Indian Express. “In the next four-five years, new India will also mean ICF becomes history,” he said.
Goyal has already set a priority for the ICF factory in Chennai to double its production capacity of making LHB coaches to over 6,000 coaches a year.
The reason, he said, is safety.
“I did the math and a study of the past few accidents, and I found that in most of the LHB coaches there has never been a fatality. What happens is… the coupler technology is good, it doesn’t climb one on top of the other. Even if there is derailment or collision, it stays there. Lives are generally not lost,” he said.
Describing the antiquated ICF coaches as “before I was born”, Goyal said the LHB coaches were the best the Railways had at the moment. “While I am scouting for more modern technology, the best we have today is LHB, and the advantage is that chances of fatal accidents reduce very drastically in an LHB coach,” he said.
He pointed out that the Utkal Express, which derailed in August and killed 20 people and injured over 90, had ICF coaches.
Goyal’s predecessors have been unable to ramp up LHB coach production despite agreeing to the policy that ICF should be phased out. His predecessor, Suresh Prabhu, too wanted complete conversion to LHB stock but it did not take off.
Of the around 60,000 passenger coaches with Railways, only around 10 per cent is LHB.
On bringing in the Army to build three foot overbridges in Mumbai suburban stations, Goyal said it was concern for safety that made him bring in the Army, and that the bureaucratic process of tender and budgeting would have delayed work.
“It was important to get things going on mission mode. I located there is the only organisation… to which I could give out the job without a tender… which has workmen of their own, design engineers who are better than the best in the world, with equipment that no other government organisation has,” he said.
He said it was Ashish Shelar, chief of BJP’s Mumbai unit, who suggested the idea first on October 6 while meeting him and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “Army has been deployed in Commonwealth Games also. Someone could have asked (if) Commonwealth Games was that important to bring in the Army. The Games would have served how many people? Not even a million? Here, I am serving 8 million passengers day in and day out. And their safety is my primary concern,” he said.
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