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VTA/Vatva (4 PFs)
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Vinoba Bhave Nagar, Dibiyapur, Phase 2, Vatva, Ahmedabad, Pin Code; 382445
State: Gujarat

Elevation: 48 m above sea level
Zone: WR/Western   Division: Ahmedabad

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Apr 19 (11:02) Diesel sheds at Vatva in Ahmedabad begins maintenance of electric locomotives (
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News Entry# 449020  Blog Entry# 4942864   
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Apr 19 2021 (11:02)
Station Tag: Vatva/VTA added by Anmol/2092590

Apr 19 2021 (11:02)
Station Tag: Vatva Diesel Locomotive Shed/VTAS added by Anmol/2092590
The Western railways has implemented various initiatives for providing a cleaner, greener, faster and environment friendly rail transportation. Also the diesel sheds at Vatva in Ahmedabad started maintenance of electric locomotives.
WR has always been in the forefront in the implementation of advanced technology for the better travelling experience as well as safety of passengers. According to a press release the year 2020-21 had been a tough year. Inspite of the hurdles thrown by the pandemic,
Western Railway achieved many milestones and there have been several landmark events.
with pace and transforming as per need of the future, a new chapter was added to the history of Diesel Loco Shed, Vatva and Ratlam, as these diesel sheds started maintenance of electric locomotives. Ratlam Shed turned out its first electric loco no. 23292 WAG5H after overhauling (TOH) in Aug.’20. Diesel Shed Vatva has also developed expertise for overhauling of electric locos. The IOH schedule of electric loco no. 23739 WAG5(P) was carried out by Vatva shed and loco turned out on 27th August 2020.
Enhanced passenger convenience at stations
With a view to enhance the travelling experience to passengers at stations, WR has provided various passenger amenities and conveniences. Six nos. of High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans have been provided at Mumbai Central and five nos. at Churchgate station. As on date, 39 nos of such HVLS fans have been installed at various important stations of WR. Also, for the convenience of senior citizens and Divyang people, 15 lifts and 26 escalators were commissioned over WR in the year 2020 -21 taking their total to 106 and 105 respectively. Free Wi-Fi has been provided at 25 stations across Western Railway in the year 2020-21. WR also took keen initiative to replace conventional inefficient light fittings at all the 726 electrified stations and provided energy efficient LED lights. It resulted in improved level of illumination and also, in recurring saving of about Rs. 12 crores per annum. Further, 75 stations have been provided with airport style illumination during the year 2020 – 21, taking the total to 186.
Renewable energy (solar plants) : With an aim to reduce the carbon footprints by Railways, various measures have been adopted in this direction. 9.44 MWp solar plants have been installed over W.Rly. These plants have been commissioned and connected to grid and as a result, there is recurring saving of about Rs.25 lakh per month in non-traction energy bill due to generation of Green energy from these units. The cumulative saving during current financial year is Rs. 2.84 crores, which is 26.26% higher than same period of last financial year.
Trains taken over on HOG : Western Railway is at present operating 67 regular train pairs on Head on Generation (HOG) system, highest on IR. As a result of switching over to HOG system, Western Railway has achieved net saving of Rs. 66.08 crores during current financial year 2020-21.
Hard work reflects in awards : Western Railway is pursuing various energy conservation measures to promote clean and green energy. As a result of these efforts, WR received First prize in Transport category during National Energy Conservation Awards – 2020, instituted by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power. Apart from it, 2 awards were received in Institute category viz. First Prize for DRM office Bhavnagar and Second Prize for DRM office Rajkot. These awards were presented by Shri R.K.Singh, Hon'ble Minister of Power and Renewable Energy in an online function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in Jan 2021. It is also a matter of pride that W. Rly’s Electric Loco Shed - Vadodara secured Silver Award in 13th Quality Counsel of India's - D.L Shah Quality award for the project of Push-Pull Operation. The award was received during the inaugural session of Quality Conclave on 17th December 2020 through online function. D.L. Shah Quality awards launched in 2007 are given to the outstanding projects of establishments within India that have resulted in continuous improvement of process, products/services, better/effective operations. These accolades and awards are the untiring and dedicated efforts undertaken by the Electrical Department.
Safety first always : Safety has always been the priority of Western Railway and the Signaling and Telecommunication (SandT) Department of Western Railway under the aegis of Shri Harish Gupta – Principal Chief Signalling and Telecommunication Engineer (PCSTE) undertook phenomenal work even during the COVID–19 Lockdown. A new and advanced technology of Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) System was introduced in the suburban trains between Churchgate to Virar over Mumbai’s suburban section. This system will enable several possibilities of communication between the crew of EMU train with the Control Centre as well as enable Broadcast Call by Control to Passengers and also between all EMU cabs. Another noteworthy accomplishment during the year 2020 – 21, is the interlocking of 26 Level Crossing gates and provision of sliding booms at 60 locations. Also, State-of-the-art Electronic Interlocking has been provided at 35 stations.
Aug 26 2019 (09:43) बिजली इंजनों का डीज़ल शेड वटवा में अनुरक्षण (
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News Entry# 389501  Blog Entry# 4410679   
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Aug 26 2019 (09:43)
Station Tag: Vatva Diesel Locomotive Shed/VTAS added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Aug 26 2019 (09:43)
Station Tag: Vatva/VTA added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
अहमदाबाद. अहमदाबाद मण्डल पर वटवा स्थित डीजल शेड में पहले बिजली इंजन का अनुरक्षण प्रारंभ कर दिया गया। अहमदाबाद के मण्डल रेल प्रबंधक दीपक कुमार झा ने शेड के अधिकारियों व कर्मचारियों की उपस्थिति में पहले अनुरक्षित बिजली के इंजन को रवाना किया। वटवा डीजल शेड के वरिष्ठ मण्डल यात्रिक इंजीनियर आर.एन. भारद्वाज ने शेड की कार्यप्रणाली एवं प्रगति से अवगत कराया एवं आभार जताया। वरिष्ठ मण्डल यांत्रिक इंजीनियर पी. यू. जाधव ने बताया कि रेल मंत्रालय के निर्देशानुसार डीजल शेड -वटवा में बिजली इंजन का अनुरक्षण प्रारंभ किया गया और यह प्रयोग सफल रहा। उन्होंने बताया कि ग्रीन एनर्जी की ओर अग्रसर भारतीय रेलवे पर यह कारगर पहल है एवं भविष्य कि जरूरतों को देखते हुए कदम उठाए गए हैं। उनके अनुसार डीजल शेड- वटवा पश्चिम रेलवे के मेनलाईन डीजल शेड में पहले पायदान पर है । इस अवसर पर झा द्वारा डीजल शेड वटवा के नवसर्जित प्रतिक चिन्ह का...
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News Entry# 270265  Blog Entry# 1884301   
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Jun 07 2016 (3:33PM)
Station Tag: Vatva/VTA added by Railway Bhakt/949995

Jun 07 2016 (3:33PM)
Station Tag: Maninagar/MAN added by Railway Bhakt/949995

Jun 07 2016 (3:33PM)
Station Tag: Ahmedabad Junction/ADI added by Railway Bhakt/949995
Ahmedabad: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu, who is visiting the state on Tuesday, will inaugurate a series of projects including electrification and gauge conversion of Ahmedabad-Mehsana track and a third line between Ahmedabad and Vatva.
The minister will lay the foundation stone of these projects at Mehsana. He will arrive in the city on Tuesday and head to Mehsana by train. The minister will also lay foundation stones for various other projects.
According to railway officials, both the projects from Ahmedabad are important as they would ease movement of trains towards the main station.
Officials said that the third line between Ahmedabad and Vatva will facilitate quicker terminus management for trains. Officials said that several trains coming from Mumbai get delayed in absence of the third line as there is lot of congestion.
Sources said that trains like Karnavati and Double decker have to wait for nearly 20 minutes because of the congestion on the lines towards Mumbai. The third line will help to take the trains to other platforms.
Officials said that apart from this, the Ahmedabad-Delhi route will also go electric. The route electrification project was announced last year. Officials said that the minister will also lay the foundation stone for the guage conversion between Ahmedabad and Mehsana. With this conversion, the entire Ahmedabad-Delhi stretch will have double track, barring a small stretch between Mehsana and Palanpur.
At present Ashram Express to Delhi from Ahmedabad takes 16 hours but with the double track the time will be reduced to 14 hours, said railway officials.
Apart from these, Prabhu will lay the foundation stone for gauge conversion for Mehsana-Taranga Hill, Miygam-Samlaya, Bhuj-Naliya, Somnath-Kodinar and a new line of Modasa to Shamlaji. He will also inaugurate the project of double-track between Surendranagar and Rajkot.

Jun 07 2016 (17:12)
riz339~   4345 blog posts
Re# 1884301-1            Tags   Past Edits
Foundation stone laying for
4 #gc
2 #NL
2 #doubling

Jun 09 2016 (15:00)
Railway Devotee   109 blog posts
Re# 1884301-2            Tags   Past Edits
Will Maninagar Be Terminus Or Will be just a passing station as Officials said that the third line between Ahmedabad and Vatva will facilitate quicker terminus management for trains. Officials said that several trains coming from Mumbai get delayed in absence of the third line as there is lot of congestion.

Jun 09 2016 (15:03)
riz339~   4345 blog posts
Re# 1884301-3            Tags   Past Edits
Rly should plans kankariya terminal for south bound trains @ kankariya yard

Jun 13 2016 (13:29)
Railway Devotee   109 blog posts
Re# 1884301-4            Tags   Past Edits
Absolutely Correct... There is a lot of space available and south and mumbai, pune bound trains can easily ply over congestion free....But i think the only problem may be the zoo in case the terminus noise and people movement would be for almost 24 hrs which authorities may not permit as the zoo is in nearby vicinity.
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