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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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Friday Fact-Check Overview: 19-05-2023

#russian #Disinformation #Ukraine️ Image
«O υπερπολυτελής συρμός ΔΕΝ ανήκει στον πρόεδρο της #Ουκρανίας #Βολοντίμιρ #Ζελένσκι»

«Ο ισχυρισμός κρίνεται #αναληθής. Τα υπερπολυτελή βαγόνια που απεικονίζονται στις φωτογραφίες δεν αποτελούν το εσωτερικό κάποιου τρένου που ανήκει στον #Βολοντίμιρ #Ζελένσκι. [1/2]
Οι εικόνες προέρχονται από υλικό που κυκλοφόρησε το 2015 από το εσωτερικό επιβατικών βαγονιών που δημιούργησε η εταιρεία #Ukrainian #Railways στα πλαίσια διεξαγωγής διαδρομών με αυξημένες παροχές.» [2/2]…
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The #AdaniGroups Saga- For Naive #Investors. A thread

I, Mr A(#Adani) have 100 chips. By #Law, I cannot own more than 75, so I hav 73 chips. 27 chips r sold in d market. Anther 15 Chips: My uncle buys them by pretending to b normal people. This is illegal, bt who will catch me?
So there are 12 chips left in the market. Out of these, #Funds like #LIC buys 9 chips. 3 chips are now left on the open market.

My #media, #political and PR management and #connections are excellent. There are whispers that I am related to the #king and #Government.
My uncle, disguised as a common man, #buys and #sells chips again, creating an impression of great demand. A plastic chip worth Rs 2 is given for Rs 10.
People compete to buy at Rs 12, 13. Then my uncle increases price and buys chips fr Rs 100 making me one of Investors Fav scrip
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@AvantiWestCoast How come that the pile of crap called Avanti West Coast is still allowed to operate train services I will never understand. I'm supposed to be on my way to Wolverhampton. So far I got as far as Euston.
I've been here for a while now; and train after train after train from Avanti is being cancelled! Due to staff shortages. Why don't they just hire more staff?! (No, it's not a train strike day).
And I'm not allowed to catch the next Birmingham train as it's operated by North Western Service. How come North West Rail is able to staff their trains and Avanti are not?! The information board very helpfully says "ask staff" - WHAT STAFF?!
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केंद्रीय अर्थमंत्री @nsitharaman, #UnionBudget 2023-24 संसदेत सादर करणार

@FinMinIndia @nsitharamanoffc

#UnionBudget 2023-24 सादर करण्यासाठी केंद्रीय अर्थमंत्री @nsitharaman संसदेत दाखल

अर्थसंकल्पातील ठळक मुद्दे जाणून घेण्यासाठी आमचे ट्विट पहात रहा आणि #AmritKaalBudget चं सादरीकरण इथे पहा⬇️

@FinMinIndia @nsitharaman @ddsahyadrinews
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केंद्रीय अर्थमंत्री @nsitharaman संसदेत #Budget2023 सादर करत आहेत

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حکومت پاکستان نے 58.2 ارب روپے کی لاگت سے تھر کول اور پورٹ قاسم کو پاکستان ریلوے نیٹ ورک سے منسلک کرنے کے منصوبے کا اعلان کیا ہے۔ پراجیکٹ، جس کا مقصد ایک قابل بھروسہ اور موثر ریلوے انفراسٹرکچر فراہم کرنا ہے 🚂، ایک 105 کلومیٹر کا ٹریک بنانا شامل ہے، جس میں 24.58 کلومیٹر لوپ لائن
اور 18 کلومیٹر ڈبل لائن کے ساتھ ساتھ 14 پلیٹ فارم والے سات ریلوے اسٹیشن شامل ہیں۔ اس منصوبے کا بنیادی مقصد تھر کے کوئلے کو پورے ملک میں پہنچانا، ماحولیاتی آلودگی اور سڑکوں پر ٹریفک کے ہجوم کو کم کرنا ہے۔ پاکستان میں کوئلے کی مانگ، بنیادی طور پر پاور اور سیمنٹ کے شعبوں سے چلنے
والی، آنے والے سالوں میں بڑھنے کی توقع ہے۔ تھر کے کوئلے کے استعمال سے درآمدی بل کو کم کرنے اور ایندھن کی لاگت کو معقول بنانے کے ساتھ ساتھ مقامی آبادی کے لیے رائلٹی اور ملازمت کے مواقع پیدا کرنے میں مدد ملے گی۔ توقع ہے کہ اس منصوبے کو پبلک سیکٹر ڈویلپمنٹ پروگرام اور سالانہ
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1/ #Trains #Trainspotting #TrainThursday #Railways - Who likes trains? I always have... Here are some from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Tennessee Valley Railroad and Museum! #TN225
2/ #Trains #1940s #1950s #forests - Admission gets you on to a 40 min. train ride through the forest, Missionary Ridge Tunnel and bridges in a vintage train... Each compartment is different, but all are from the 1940s to 1960s or so IIRC.
3/ #STEM - @tvrail's turntable operation at the second station at the "end" of the ride is great. It takes ~15 minutes. Then we all re-board for the 20 min. ride back to the first station. Nicely done and worth the $22/person tickets!
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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
📍Thane Railway Station at🕟4.30PM

Watch LIVE
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

Watch here📺…
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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#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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“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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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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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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