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PM @narendramodi will dedicate to the nation railway lines connecting Thane and Diva via video-conferencing today

PM will also flag off two suburban trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway

Event being held at
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The start of these railway lines connecting Thane and Diva will benefit around 1 lakh passengers on a daily basis, that is, it will be beneficial to 3.5 crore passengers annually: Railways Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw

@Central_Railway @RailMinIndia
You have made a record allotment in Rail Budget for the transformation of #Railways. I heartily thank you for that, on behalf of the whole Rail Parivar

As per your vision, railways is a mean of transforming the country's economy

: Railways Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw to PM
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FM @nsitharaman begins her #Budget2022-23 speech by expressing empathy to those who suffered during the pandemic

Says India's growth estimated to be at 9.2%, highest among all large economies

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Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for achieving #AatmaNirbharBharat has received excellent response, with potential to create 60 lakh new jobs and additional production of 30 lakh crore during next 5 yrs: FM @nsitharaman

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#Budget2022-23 reiterates focus on public investment to modernize infrastructure over the medium term

PM @GatiShakti will pull forward the economy and will lead to more jobs and opportunities for the youth: FM @nsitharaman

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Finance Minister @nsitharaman is presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament

#AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget #Budget2022

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Union Finance Minister @nsitharaman rises to present #Budget2022 in Parliament

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FM @nsitharaman begins presentation of #Budget2022 by expressing empathy with those who had to bear adverse health and economic affects of #COVID19 #Pandemic

Overall sharp rebound and recovery of the economy is reflective of 🇮🇳India's strong resilience

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The Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway (MSM) was formed in 1908 from the merger of the Madras Railway Company (MR) which operated a broad gauge (BG) system and the Southern Mahratta Railway(SMR) metre gauge (MG) system.
In 1943, MSM operated 1518 miles of Broad gauge track and 2087 miles of Metre gauge track across southern India.
Madras Railway Company (MR) was incorporated in 1845 for the purposes of building a 70 mile line between Madras and the military base at Arcot. In 1859, its mandate was expanded to Beypore, with branches to Bangalore, and via Bellary, to join the line from Bombay.
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The North-Western State Railway (NWR) was formed in 1886 by merging the Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway, the Indus Valley State Railway, the Punjab Northern State Railway, the eastern section of the Sind-Sagar Railway and the southern section of the Sind-Pishin State Railway.
The NWR operated a board gauge network on the following mainlines Karachi to Quetta, Karachi to Lahore, Lahore to Delhi and Lahore to Peshawar. By 1947, it operated 6861 miles of track.
The oldest section of track in the system was opened between Karachi City and Kotri in 1861 by the Scinde Railway. The terminus became the Karachi Cantt Station.
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Between 1925 and 1960 all electrified #railway tracks in #India operated on a Direct Current system. The last sections of 1.5 kV DC from Mumbai to Panvel and Thane to Vashi, were upgraded to 25 kV AC in April 2016. Here is a look at the now extinct DC locomotives of India.
WCP-1/2 ordered by GIPR to a Swiss Locomotive & Machine Works design for operations over the Western Ghats in 1928. 22 Vickers built locos entered service in 1930 and served into the mid-1980s. With a top speed of 137 km/h, the locos offered 15,295 kgf of tractive power.
WCP-3/4 were two locomotives ordered to General Electric Company and Brown, Boveri & Cie. designs for evaluation purposes in 1928. Built by R&W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. both offered lower tractive effort and speed than the WCP-1 (EA-1). They operated into the late 1960s.
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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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1/3.. Here is a crime that is mostly going Unnoticed... The RAILWAYS CRIME AND FRAUD... Its a dangerous sign of how the GOI operates... @AshwiniVaishnaw @NarendraModi... As long as the Rail Budget was separate.. every fare increase was publicly announced and noticed..
2/3.. During Covid.. under the garb of safety & "Special trains".. all fares have been increased.. the lowest 2nd fare is 145-145 plus txn chgs.. 3AC fares from 385-1100 minimum.. All the fares have been dramatically increased & theres no noise.. & when no Linen, no food served
3/3.. The min cancellation for 2nd class is 120 & upper classes 160 or more.. Since Rail Budget was scrapped.. the LOOT by Railways goes totally unnoticed & even Oppn sleeps.. This is the "Sewa" that @NarendraModi & @AshwiniVaishnaw are QUIETLY delivering.. LOL! TOTAL FRAUD!
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Gradual commissioning of various routes of DFC (Dedicated Freight Corridor) of Indian #Railways has started and one company that particularly stands to benefit from this is Gateway Distriparks Limited (GDL).
Ace investor Ashish Kacholia had recently entered this stock.(1/7) Image
GatewayRail, a subsidiary of GDL, is the largest private container train operator of India.
The company provides inter-modal rail transportation service for EXIM containers between its rail-linked ICDs (Inland Container Depots) & various ports at Mundra,Nhava Sheva,etc.(2/7) Image
Need for DFC:
Logistics cost in India is very high which is estimated to be around 14% of GDP against the global average of 8% and BRICS (Brazil, Russia,India,China,South Africa)average of 11%. And, it needs to change if India has to become a 5 trillion dollar economy. (3/7) Image
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Prime Minister @narendramodi chairs meeting on #COVID19 situation with Chief Ministers of high burden States

PM requests States to be strict with hoarding and black marketing of essential medicines and injections


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PM @narendramodi says every state should ensure that no #Oxygentanker , whether it is meant for any State, is stopped.

Central Government is working on all possible options to reduce the travel time & turnaround time of oxygen tankers: PM

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Centre has provided more than 15 crore doses to the states free of cost; Safety of hospitals should not be neglected: PM @narendramodi

Requests states to be strict with hoarding and black marketing of essential medicines and injections.


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Prime Minister @narendramodi , on January 16, shared pictures of the Jan Shatabdi Express that will run between Ahmedabad and Kevadia. The train will be flagged-off along with a few other trains today through video conferencing.
@narendramodi Modi took on twitter to share a few glimpses of the train. "One of the trains being flagged-off tomorrow is the Jan Shatabdi Express between Ahmedabad and Kevadia. This train will have Vistadome coaches. Sharing some glimpses," read PM’s tweet.
@narendramodi In pictures, Vistadome coaches have a bigger viewing area and mostly transparent roof. These trains will connect the Statue of Unity with different locations and enable visitors to reach Kevadia easily.
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Daqui a pouco, às 9h, o presidente da #Valec abre a NT Expo Experience, evento online sobre inovação no setor ferroviário


Acompanhe com a gente o 🧶⤵️

#ValecÉoBrasilNosTrilhos #ferrovias #railways
Começou a #ntexperience ! O painel de abertura é moderado pela @RevFerroviaria e, além de @Andrekuhn1968, participam o diretor da @ANTT_oficial , Davi Barreto, e da SNTT do @MInfraestrutura , Ismael Trinks.
@Andrekuhn1968 destaca o atual modelo do @govbr e @MInfraestrutura executado pela #Valec, em que há o investimento inicial público para viabilizar o empreendimento e, assim, tornar o investimento privado atrativo.
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#Pakistan #Railways has 3 Main Lines ML-1, ML-2, ML-3. Upgradation of these 3 Main Lines are under #CPEC but divided in phases of early upgradation mid term projects

In first phase upgradation and doubling of 1872 kilometres long ML-1 from #Karachi to #Peshawar Image
including 55-km #Taxila-#Havelian section is being done. Also establishment of Havelian Dry Port.

The ML-2 is 1254 kilometre long alternate railway line from #Kotri to #Attock via #Dadu-#Larkana #Jacobabad #DeraGhaziKhan #Bhakkar #Kundian, they added.
The sources clarified that although upgradation of ML-2 was part of the CPEC, it was also included in midterm.

The existing railway line from Rohri to #Kohi-#Taftan via #Quetta & #Sibi #Spezand section (1022 km) and rail link from Quetta to #Kotla Jam (538 km) were called ML-3
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#Demystifying #EIANotification
#SUMMING #UP and #WayForward
We hv till date covered
#Purpose &
number of #threads on #Process of #EIANotifications since 1994
Clearly there are serious issues that deserve consideration before any revision in #EIA2006Notification +
is taken up.
Yr 2020 is 14 yrs since 2006. #EIA2006 has been in operation all these years & good lessons & learnings must have been made as part of its implementation.
Thus a proper well analysed raison d’ etre for bringing in a new notification is in order on following +
a)Account taking of #EIA2006 in terms of what all was achieved in terms of total numbers of projects assessed, cleared, rejected etc
b)Whether #EIA2006 has helped ‘protect’ & ‘improve’ d environment which is d basic tenet of EPA1986
c)Whether #EIA2006 as a subordinate +
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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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CDWP approves $9.248 bn for ML-1 project tomorrow

Govt is mulling over different options to fix governance issues of cash-bleeding Pakistan #Railways while approving modernisation of rail mainline project with estimated cost $9.24 billion under #China #Pakistan Economic Corridor ImageImage
As third party evaluator World Bank (WB) had raised issue of governance & debt servicing for making project successful. After deferment of project a couple of times, government has once again placed it on agenda of an important meeting for getting approval tomorrow (Wednesday).
The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) is scheduled to meet on June 3, 2020 just ahead of the Annual Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) because the government wants to make ML-1 as part of the next fiscal year’s Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for 2020-21
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“HS2 is just 20 minutes quicker to #Birmingham” is a well-trodden myth. #HS2 will transform the UK with the 3Cs: More CAPACITY across the country’s #rail network. A low CARBON #transport network. Better CONNECTIVITY in the #Midlands and #North. Image
Capacity: #HS2 will add vital capacity to our overcrowded #rail network by placing long distance services on their own pair of tracks. This will create thousands of extra seats and space for more local, commuter and #freight services on the existing #railway. Image
Carbon: #Rail is the low carbon option for long distance travel, with #HS2 taking cars and lorries off the road. HS2 emits 17 times less carbon than the equivalent domestic flight and 7 times less carbon than the equivalent car journey.
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#Railways all set to utilize barren land across country

#Pakistan Railways was all set to utilize around 10937 acres its barren land across the country by executing various projects to earn more revenue for the department. Image
Ministry of Railways has owned 8439 acres barren land in Punjab, 1355 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 263 in Sindh & 880 in Balochistan sources in the Ministry told

Giving detail, they said department owned 1,67,690 acres land all over country, out of which 90,326 had in Punjab
39,428 in Sindh, 28,228 in Balochistan & 9,708 acres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

They said that Pakistan Railways had leased out around 15,172 acres land for various purposes across country and 3,330 acres land was under encroachment of different government departments & individual
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#Pakistan #Railways Introduces 300-Bed Quarantine Trains In Seven Cities

The Pakistan Railways Inaugurated On Monday Quarantine Trains, Comprising 300 Beds, In Seven Cities Across Pakistan Including #Karachi, #Rawalpindi #Sukkur And #Multan. ImageImageImageImage
“The Trains Will Have Six Bogies And Will Be Able To Accommodate More Than 50 People At A Time,” Said Federal Minister For Railways Sheikh Rasheed While Addressing The Media On Monday. ImageImage
He Pledged That The Pakistan Railways Will Do Whatever It Can To Play Its Part In Containing The Coronavirus Spread. “We Have Also Informed The Authorities That Railway Hospitals Are Always Open For Patients,” Rasheed Said. ImageImage
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The #Pakistan #Railways has announced discount of 10 to 25% in the railways fare on A/C business & A/C Standard from March 9 to May 8 to facilitate passengers

According to PR notification, issued on purchase of Up and Down tickets, 25% discount would be given to passengers, Image
while 10% discount would be given on purchase of one-way ticket.

Passengers will be able to enjoy the facility on Awam Express, Millat Express, Rehman Baba Express, Karachi Express, Business Express, Shalimar Express, Shah Hussain Express, Karakoram Express, Sindh Express,
Bahauddin Zakariya Express, Greenline Express, Musapak Express, Multan Express Mehar Express, Thal Express, Faisalabad Express, Faisal Express, Subak Raftar Express, Rawal Express and Islamabad Express trains
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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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#Pakistan Railways to Launch New Train Between #Lahore and #Gujranwala

Pakistan #Railways is currently working on launching a new shuttle train between Lahore and Gujranwala, according to a statement from the department’s spokesperson Image
The development has come soon after Railways restored Lahore to Wagah Border service. The service was previously suspended due to security reasons.

Quoting federal minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed statement said that department is going to launch the facility soon.
It mentioned that initially, the fare of this train service will be Rs. 100 per trip
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148 km Bengaluru Suburban Transport Project at Rs 18,600 crores - Central govt will provide 20 pc equity and facilitate external assistance upto 60 pc of project cost

#BudgetSession2020 #suburbantrain
@NewIndianXpress @XpressBengaluru @BlrSuburbanRail
Setting up large solar power capacity alongside railtracks on railways owned land is under consideration

4 station redevelopment projects & operation of 150 passenger trains would be done via PPP mode

#BudgetSession2020 #railway
@NewIndianXpress @XpressBengaluru
More Tejas type trains to connect Iconic tourist destinations

High speed trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will be actively pursued

#BudgetSession2020 #railways
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LIVE blog: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present Budget 2020 at 11 am…
Copies of the Union Budget reach Parliament. Follow all live updates on #Budget2020 here:…
Live now: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tables 15th Finance Commission panel report. #Budget2020…
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