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The recent #BalasoreTrainTragedy in #Odisha has shocked & saddened many people,including those who have served in senior operational positions in the #IndianRailways.
Some feedback we received:

One retired senior board officer said, "I am ashamed of what happened..
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We had made so much progress in reducing accidents in recent years, but it seems like we have let our guard down. We need to get back to basics & focus on safety."

Another retired officer said, “Last major accident was in MaldaDivn ERly in Jan 2022.The #Malda derailment showed..…
that there were cracks in our strategy. We need to be more vigilant & make sure that all safety procedures are followed. Malda happened becoz basics of planning were ignored-while extending run of electric loco, neither Divn, nor Zone nor RlyBd ensured that locomotives will not..
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Pray for all the passengers and their families 🙏

The death toll in the #Odisha #trainaccident involving two express trains - #Bengaluru-#Howrah Express and #Shalimar-#Chennai #Coromandel Express -- and a goods train in #Balasore has risen to 238 and around 900 were injured.
#IndianAirForce (IAF) deployed Mi-17 helicopters for the evacuation of deceased and injured in the Odisha triple train accident, informed Eastern Command.

IAF is coordinating the rescue efforts with the civil administration and #IndianRailways.
While #Muslims are busy #mocking the death of #Hindus in the #TrainAccident. Here's #Odiya Hindus of #Odisha queuing at midnight to #donate #blood for the surviving #victims of the train accident. Irrespective of victim's #religion. That's the difference..
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Time #MR resigns & #PM restores some sanity in Rlys.
Trn no.12841 Coromandal Exp & Trn no.12864 Sir MV-HWH SF Exp got derailed near Bahanaga Rly stn at around 18.55hrs on 02.06.23. As of now, near about 50 casualties & more than 350 injured passengers are reported.
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Poring/Spending more than what is needed, running #RlyBd by junior & incompetent officers for yrs, protecting the #corrupt-the spine of #IndianRailways was already broken by #KMG nurtured by #RailMinister. Entire focus is on big #tenders while #vigilance racketeers go unchecked.… Image
Protection of #Railway_officers who do business with #IndianRailway as #vendors on #IREPS shows brazenness of very top in #RailBhawan.
Lakhs of crores spent, lakhs of crores wasted by competence poverty of #Tendernan. And so many innocent passengers died today.
#MR should resign! ImageImageImageImage
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#DidYouKnow If April 16th, 1853 can be considered the beginning of Railway services in India, a more significant date was August 17th, 1849, which can be considered the red letter day in the history of Indian Railways. #IndianRailways #history
It was on this day that agreements were signed with East Indian Railway Company for a line from Calcutta to Raniganj (120 miles), with GIPR for a line from Bombay to Kalyan (33 miles), and with the Madras Railway Company for a line from Madras to Arkonam (39 miles).
#DidYouKnow Once the agreements were signed in August 1849, GIPR was the first company to make the most important appointment in November 1849 - an extremely bright 30-year old, King's College educated James Berkley - as their first Chief Engineer. #IndianRailways #History
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But central question remains.

Kiske baap ki gaadi hai?

Both TTE & cops like to pretend like it is their father's railway, not Indian Railway. The passenger is at the lowest end of the pyramid in #IndianRailways.

So which of these is alpha predator?

It's like Bear vs Tiger
Us passengers, who are the least important people in #IndianRailways
Would like to know if we should pay obeisance to the TTE or UP cops in such a scenario?

TLDR for those who can't follow.

These cops are traveling without a ticket. Which they should not be. They are accosted by the ticket checker. Who as a central government employee technically outranks them. But they push back. He pushes back more.

Caste Slurs fly around.
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Railway Opportunity - Ready to leave station

A Thread.

#indianrailways #capex #highspeedrail #vandebharat #bullettrain #electrification
The Railways received the highest-ever allocation of ₹ 2.4 lakh crore for 2023-24 — ₹ 1 lakh crore higher than the previous year.

6x in last 5-6 years, this figure was 25,000 cr in 2013-14.

The consolidated number to reach 30lac crore by 2030. Image
The railway investments moving towards
> dedicated freight corridors,
> network decongestion,
> bullet train,
> high-speed, and
> semi-high-speed train projects.

The “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative for the development of alternative high-tech machines
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One has the opportunity to create a lot of memories when travelling. The food, though, stands out among all that make the travel unforgettable.

#IndianFood #IndianRailways #Travel #Tourism
Eating in a train station is a unique experience in and of itself.

Which one would you try the next time you're at one of these train stations?
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My Open Letter to Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji, distinguished Minister of Railways on the subject:

"The Kerala Silverline, the most deceptive scheme for any large-scale public rail project, and its implications for the nation's rail transportation system".. ImageImageImageImage
..This letter is in the larger context of how the thoughtlessly planned & executed mega schemes & projects for construction of highspeed & semi-highspeed lines on Standard Gauge, the DFCs and the strategically vital lines in the Himalayas are threatening the future of rail.. ImageImageImageImage
.. transportation particularly travel by passenger trains in India

You can download the PDF file of the letter and Annexure I and Annexure II from the links given below:
#IndianRailways #railwayboard
#BulletTrains #HighSpeedRail
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Every morning, we would get a document called USF (Unsatisfactory Features) from our Control, which lists all events due to which there were delays in train services. The most disturbing one is the delay in trains caused due to the runover of a human trespasser. #IndianRailways
Everyday, there would be at least one such runover by a train. Once there's a runover, the loco pilot or motorman is supposed to stop the train and immediately inform the next station. The train would only start after the station authorities and the RPF take custody of the body.
The dead body is then taken to the nearest hospital for post-mortem and the family members are also informed. Such incidents also leave a scar on the psyche of the loco pilots as they would have to remove the mutilated dead body from the underframe and wait for assistance.
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We know how artistically magnificient and culturally rich Indian temples are which have a story of its existence, architecture,location and tradition. So a #weekend #philately trial to take a tour of #templesofindia with some stamps #IndiaAt75 #Indianphilately #indiawiththeme ImageImageImage
India is a land of #festivals and every festival is celebrated with happiness.A #philately display of some festivals of all the religions of India.Every festival has a moment of joy,celebration,excitement of its own #Indiaat75 #Indianphilately #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
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India has the sixth largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites,in which 32 are cultural sites. So here are the stamps of 23 cultural sites- a showcase of culturally #vibrantIndia with a timeline of different phases of #Indianhistory
#IndiaAt75 #philately #Indiawiththeme ImageImageImage
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This day 20 years ago, in 2002, was the start of Indian Railways' 150th year.

Central Railway had organized a special event to mark the occasion: A steam run!

#Thread #Photos

#IndianRailways @Central_Railway @RailMinIndia
I wanted to be in Mumbai for the event and so planned some other work around the day.

Reached CSMT early that morning thanks to the Vidarbha Express.

Got to report the first-ever sighting of a WDM-2 modified and reclassified as WDM-3A. Got to report the first-ever sighting of a WDM-2 modified an
A train that is now history.

Spotted the Mumbai - Pune Shatabdi departing from Pune. Low occupancy had whittled the train down to a mere 6 coaches by this time. It was discontinued soon afterward.

I believe the Mumbai-Pune Intercity was later introduced in this slot.
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As only 145 days left to celebrate 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and I am starting an an initiative of #Dekhoapnadesh with #philately on the ocassion of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
"Rashtrapati Bhawan,New Delhi- Official Residence of President of India #indianstamps Image
#DekhoApnaDesh (see the India) with #philately to celebrate #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
Day 2 : Kayang - A folk dance from Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh,India #indianstamps #indianphilately Image
Day 3 :Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or"Toy train" runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal which is one of the iconic mountain railways of India and in 1999,it was declared as UNESCO world heritage site
#DekhoApnaDesh with #philately #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav Image
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The Bengal Nagpur Railway operated several classes of steam locomotives until its demise, including India's largest: BNR Class N "Beyer Garratt" type 4-8-0+0-8-4 steam locomotive Nr. 814 (built by Beyer Peacock Locomotive Works, Manchester-Gorton)
#railways #IndianRailways #India
Bengal Nagpur Railway - BNR Class GS 4-6-0 steam locomotive Nr. 414 "Duke of Connaught" (Robert Stephenson Locomotive Works 1920)
Bengal Nagpur Railway - BNR Class F 0-6-0 steam locomotive Nr. 192 (Kitson Locomotive Works, Leeds
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Will Rly Board go on giving in-principle..1/3…
..approvals in future also to projects involving this magnitude of public expenditure based on such fraudulent, concocted & cooked up feasibility reports?
.. 2/3

#AlignmentSurveys #IR_EngineeringCode
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Charni Road railway station
Kurla-bound EMU on Sandhurst Road Station
#mumbailocal #indianrailways #oldbombay
1940s: Marine Lines railway Stn, when it had covered canopy roof
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An interesting #Thread!

A couple of days back, I was tagged by @aparanjape to help @Vporia (whom I hadn't known earlier), whose 83-year old father had left behind his laptop bag in the Nizamuddin-Vasco express, while getting down at Pune station on 10th August. #IndianRailways
Receiving such a request more than a week after it happened makes the location of the lost item a little difficult. I decided to give it a chance and posted the travel details of her father, Mr.K.B.L.Saxena, along with a brief description of the item in the ADRMs #WhatsApp group.
Being the ADRM-I of the Chennai division in @GMSRailway, I am also a member of a WhatsApp group that connects the ADRMs in almost all the 68 divisions of #IndianRailways. I tagged ADRM/Pune who told me that the item would have gone with the train to Vasco da Gama station, #Goa.
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#Thread on #NewIndia and the deviousness of the MSM in not reporting good developments.

We all know about how Railways went around converting all the toilet into bio-toilets. Not a very sexy topic but an important topic as how Railways contribute to #SwachhBharat
In the above photo, respected Dr Sekhar Krishnamurthy is standing before the train. He is from DRDO and what is he doing here. This is a perfect example of cross pollination of #competencies
His worked in the Defence Establishment to develop clean toilets for our forces at borders at thousands of Metres altitude. He also developed these toilets, now installed in all the trains 🚞 2.59 lakhs total
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Deccan Queen (DQ),the legendary train service between the then Victoria Terminus in Mumbai and Pune completes 91 yrs today on 1st June 2021. On its birthday, RailPost takes you on a visual journey of the DQ through the years. Image: David Churchill #DeccanQueen @Central_Railway
Pune bound DQ from Victoria Terminus (VT) now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) with a WCP-1 locomotive in its early days. Guess the location. #DeccanQueen
Power gives wings, wings give power. An advertisement of Deccan Queen in GIP days. GIP or Great Indian Peninsular Railways (GIPR) is today’s Central Railway. Image source: Binscorner.
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#THREAD How Modi govt is ensuring #Oxygen supplies to States

The @MoHFW_INDIA is closely monitoring the availability & supply of Medical #Oxygen and necessary infrastructure available with respective State/UT for management of #COVID19 effectively
The @MoHFW_INDIA with Empowered Group-2 (EG-2) looking after essential medical supplies have conducted various review meetings on Medical #Oxygen Supply with States/UTs including High Priority States & North Eastern States

#IndiaFightsCorona #OxygenCrisis
Regular Video Conferences have been organized by Union Health Ministry & DPIIT with State Nodal Officers for Oxygen and Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) nodal officers.

Read here:…
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Achievements Of @narendramodi Ji Led Government:
✅Strengthened Economy
✅Improved International Relations
✅Change In Attitude On International
✅Increased Internal Security
#MakeInIndia #DigitalIndia
✅Government With Clean Image
Achievements Of @narendramodi Ji Led Government:
✅Special Focus On Rural India
#AyushmanBharat Scheme
✅Tough Stance On Critical Issues:
#BanTripleTalaq Removed Art 370
✅ LPG Subsidy Direct To Beneficiaries
Achievements Of @narendramodi Ji Led Government:
✅Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yogana
#SoilHealthCard Scheme
✅Improved #IndianRailways
✅Reservation Of Women In UT Police
✅Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code
✅PM Kisan Yogana
✅Ministry Of Jal Shakti
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#Kashmir on path to #development
and #prosperity!
356 Km Jammu–Baramulla Rail line. Jammu-Katra & Banihal-Baramulla operational and Katra-Banihal likely to be completed by end 2020 overcoming many challenges incl longest tunnel of~11Km & a 1315 M long&359 M high bridge. ImageImageImageImage
#Kashmir on path to #development
and #prosperity!
#hydroelectric power plant in #Kashmir to give benefit and #development in #Kashmir.
#Kashmir is changing
#heaven on #Earth
#Kashmir on path to #development
and #prosperity!
Major boost to the power sector in Kashmir, moreover will give job opportunities to the #Kashmiri youth. Lt Governor inaugurated 10 #power #projects, lays foundation for seven other.…
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My plan for upgradation and expansion of the Indian Railway network:

1. Build about 15,000 km of 200-250 kmph lines to cover the GQ and it's diagonals & link other major cities. About half of this will be by upgrading the existing lines and half as new lines. Total estimated..
...cost: About INR 5.0 lakh crore over a period of 7 to 10 yrs.

2. No more DFCs. Complete the ongoing Eastern and Western DFCs and use them (with some modifications) for carrying freight & slow passenger trains.

3. Drop all ongoing surveys and feasibility studies to build..
... Bullet Train lines. India does not need and will not be able to afford Bullet Train lines for at least next 15 yrs, by when improved technologies like Maglev are likely to be available for speed more than 250 kmph.

This plan also entails:

1. Massive upgradation of the...
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Project #KhaanaChahiye ?
Day 4/1st April : 4700 hot meals distributed to those in need

Western E Highway -1500
Eastern E Highway - 1000
Masjid Bunder -2200

Thank u partners, volunteers & supporters @LTP_India @projectmumbai1 @BUS_IND @thebohrikitchen

#MumbaiFightsCorona ImageImageImageImage
Project #KhaanaChahiye ?

Day 5/2nd April : 4560 hot meals distributed to those in need thanks to our brave team on the ground ❤️

Western E Highway -1360
Eastern E Highway - 1000
Mumbai Central -2200

@LTP_India @projectmumbai1 @BUS_IND

#MumbaiFightsCorona #COVID19Pandemic ImageImageImageImage
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In the coming days, resolve of the Government of India and Railway Board to upgrade India's rly system to high speed (160-250 kmph) will be tested. Powerful foreign lobbies, which represent the interests of the manufacturers of airplanes and automobiles and the oil companies,....
... have been trying to cripple the railways in India by preventing it from raising speed and line capacity. Their first success came in 2004-06, when the Govt decided to build the Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors instead of a 200-250 kmph line which would have...
.... benifited both the passenger and freight transport (both DFCs and 200-250 kmph lines cost the same). Their next success came in 2017, when the Government decided to build the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train line instead of the much cheaper and better option of 200-250 kmph..
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