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Jun 21 (21:42) Environment Ministry allows Gauge Conversion of Akola-Khandwa Rail line through Melghat Tiger Reserve (www.railnews.in)
Commentary/Human Interest
SCR/South Central
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News Entry# 342277  Blog Entry# 3558737   
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Jun 21 2018 (21:44)
Station Tag: Amlakhurd/AMX added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:44)
Station Tag: Akot/AKOT added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:42)
Station Tag: Khandwa Junction/KNW added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:42)
Station Tag: Khandwa Junction/KNW added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:42)
Station Tag: Akola Junction/AK added by sreerup kol/1802590
RailNews Media India Ltd
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NEW DELHI / NANDED / SECUNDERABAD: Months after it told the Railways that its projects passing through forest lands and national parks will not be exempted from forest clearance process, the Union Environment ministry has allowed gauge conversion of Akola-Khandwa line through Melghat Tiger Reserve on grounds that there is no necessity for forest approval.
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decision came after Railways sought the view of Attorney General (AG) K.K. Venugopal on the matter, who said that since the land in question has been under use by Railways before the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, was passed, the question of forest clearance does not arise.
On Monday, the AG’s view was discussed in a high-level meeting, chaired by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and attended by Railway minister Piyush Goyal, Director General of Forest Siddhanta Das and Akola MP Sanjay Dhotre. Sources privy to developments in the meeting said that the environment ministry sought further examination of the matter. But, Gadkari turned down this suggestion and was of the view that taking AG’s view into consideration, work should begin on the gauge conversion immediately.
Sources from the environment ministry too confirmed the development and said that, “In the event of FC Act not being applicable, there is no necessity for according approval under the Act.”
In light of Monday’s meeting, senior officials of the Railway Board wrote to the General Manager, South Central Railway, Secunderabad, directing them to expedite work on the project and complete “detailed action plan” for the gauge conversion.
Spread over an area of 1673 sq kms, Melghat Tiger Reserve is connected northwards to Satpura forests. Conservationists have slammed the move to not go for an alternative route outside Melghat and stressed that Melghat provides crucial connectivity with other tiger habitats. “The risk of animals, including tigers, being run over by trains will increase. There is a chance that poachers may use the railway line to enter the reserve and hunt animals like it happened in the 2013 Dhakna tiger poaching case,” a forest official said commenting on the project.
The National Board for Wildlife has already cleared the project with certain mitigation measures to facilitate movement of wildlife and prevent their deaths.
Presently, passenger trains run on the 176-km meter gauge line between Akot and Amlakhurd railway stations. Of the 176-kms, the railway line passes through 40 kms of forested area and of that 18 kms lies inside Melghat reserve. According to government documents, the project would require felling of 160.94 hectares of forest from the critical tiger habitat of Wan Sanctuary, a part of the Melghat reserve and 155 hectares from the buffer zones of Wan and reserved forests.
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Presently, passenger trains run on the 176-km meter gauge line between Akot and Amlakhurd railway stations. Of the 176-kms, the railway line passes through 40 kms of forested area and of that 18 kms lies inside Melghat reserve.

  
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Sad day for wild life. Railways should have changed the route
  
May 21, 2018
SECUNDERABAD: Since Non-Interlocking Work for commissioning of through goods loop line at Uppal station on Kazipet-Balharshah section has completed and the following trains are restored as detailed below:
Trains Restored:
Train No. 57121 Kazipet – Balharshah passenger will run on schedule.
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No. 57122 Balharshah – Kazipet passenger will run on schedule.
Train No. 57123 Bhadrachalam Road – Sirpur Town passenger will run on schedule.
Train No. 57124 Sirpur Town – Bhadrachalam Road passenger will run on schedule.
Train No. 17011 Hyderabad – Sirpur Kagaznagar Intercity express will run on schedule.
Train No. 17012 Sirpur Kagaznagar – Secunderabad Intercity express will run on schedule.
Train No. 17233 Secunderabad – Balharshah Bhagyanagar express will run on schedule.
On the other hand, due to Foot Over Bridge works at Guntakal Station and late running of pairing trains the following trains are Cancelled/Partially Cancelled/Rescheduled as detailed below:
Trains cancelled:
Train No. 77416 Guntakal – Bellari MEMU passenger is cancelled on 20th June, 2018.
Train No. 77417 Bellari – Guntakal MEMU passenger is cancelled on 20th June, 2018.
Trains Partially Cancelled:
Train No. 70301 Solapur – Guntakal DEMU passenger is partially cancelled between Adoni and Guntakal stations on 20th June, 2018.
Train No. 70302 Guntakal – Solapur DEMU passenger is partially cancelled between Guntakal and Adoni stations on 20th June, 2018.
Trains Rescheduled:
Train No. 77415 Kurnool City – Guntakal DEMU passenger scheduled to depart Kurnool City at 08:10 hrs on 20th June, 2018 is rescheduled to depart at 11:10 hrs on the same day.
Train No. 22403 Puducherry – New Delhi Express scheduled to depart Puducherry at 09:15 hrs on 20th June, 2018 is rescheduled to depart at 23:30 hrs on the same day due to late running of pairing train.
SCR regret for the inconvenience caused to the passengers on this account.
  
Jun 21 (21:37) Western Railway announces ‘renumbering’ of DEMU Trains w.e.f. 15th August 2018 (www.railnews.in)
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WR/Western
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News Entry# 342274  Blog Entry# 3558717   
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Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Diva-Vasai Road DEMU/71086 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Diva-Vasai Road DEMU/71084 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Diva-Vasai Road DEMU/71094 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Dombivli - Boisar DEMU/71082 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Vasai Road - Diva DEMU/71085 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Vasai Road - Diva DEMU/71083 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Vasai Road - Diva DEMU/71081 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Vasai Road - Diva DEMU/71093 added by sreerup kol/1802590

Jun 21 2018 (21:37)
Train Tag: Boisar - Vasai Road DEMU/71088 added by sreerup kol/1802590
RailNews Media India Ltd
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MUMBAI: Some of the DEMU trains running between Vasai – Boisar – Dombivli and Vasai – Diva will be renumbered with effect from 15th August, 2018. Details of trains are given below :-
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No.71088/71082 Boisar – Vasai /Dombivli –Boisar will be renumbered as Train No. 71001/71002.
Train No.71093/71094 Vasai Rd – Diva/Diva – Vasai Road will be renumbered as Train No. 71003/71004.
Train No.71081/71084 Vasai Rd – Diva/Diva – Vasai Road will be renumbered as Train No. 71005/71006.
Train No.71083/71086 Vasai Rd – Diva/Diva – Vasai Road will be renumbered as Train No. 71007/71008.
Train No.71085 Vasai Rd – Diva will be renumbered as Train No. 71009
डी. एम. यू. ट्रेनों के नम्बर में परिवर्तन
वसई रोड – बोईसर – डोंबिवली और वसई रोड – दिवा के बीच चलने वाली कुछ डी.एम.यू. ट्रेनों के नम्बरों में 15 अगस्त, 2018 सेपरिवर्तन होने वाला है जो निम्नानुसार है :-
ट्रेन नं. 71088/71082 बोईसर – वसई / डोंबिवली – बोईसर के ट्रेन नं. को परिवर्तित कर 71001/71002 कर दिया जायेगा।
ट्रेन नं. 71093/71094 वसई रोड – दिवा / दिवा – वसई रोड के ट्रेन नं. को परिवर्तित कर 71003/71004 कर दिया जायेगा।
ट्रेन नं. 71081/71084 वसई रोड – दिवा / दिवा – वसई रोड के ट्रेन नं. को परिवर्तित कर 71005/71006 कर दिया जायेगा।
ट्रेन नं. 71083/71086 वसई रोड – दिवा / दिवा – वसई रोड के ट्रेन नं. को परिवर्तित कर 71007/71008 कर दिया जायेगा।
ट्रेन नं. 71085 वसई रोड – दिवा के ट्रेन नं. को परिवर्तित कर 71009 कर दिया जायेगा।
  
Jun 21 (21:33) SCR becomes the 1st Zone on Indian Railways to become 100% LED Lit (www.railnews.in)
Commentary/Human Interest
SCR/South Central
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News Entry# 342271  Blog Entry# 3558701   
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SECUNDERABAD: South Central Railway has become the first 100% LED (Light Emitting Diode) lit Zone on Indian Railways, achieving the milestone yesterday i.e., 20th June, 2018, well before the target date of 30th June, 2018 set by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways.
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100% mark was achieved by providing 1,64,291 numbers of LED luminaries replacing the conventional bulbs in 23,740 railway residential quarters on the Zone. This is expected to result in 35.4 lakh unit electrical energy saving amounting to Rs. 3 Crore per annum apart from reduction in carbon emission by 3187 tonnes per year.
Earlier, South Central Railway had provided 1,35,417 numbers of LED luminaries to cover all its 733 railway stations and 1424 service buildings by March, 2018, which also was a first amongst all Zones. The commissioning of LED lighting at all residential quarters on the Zone, has added to make the Zone 100% LED lit now.
The cumulative impact of total LED lighting on SCR is to the extent of 82 lakh units electrical energy savings, amounting to Rs. 7 Crore per annum for the Zone. The impact of carbon emission on SCR on account of this initiative will be cumulatively reduced by 7372 tonnes per year, sizably contributing to a greener environment.
Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, SCR  congratulated the Principal Chief Electrical Engineer of the Zone, A.A.Phadke and the entire team of officers and staff of the electrical department for the achievement, which has added yet another feather to the cap of the Zone.
  
Jun 20 (10:53) Reversing recent trend, Railways load record extra Coal, Freight (www.railnews.in)
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News Entry# 342019  Blog Entry# 3552488   
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NEW DELHI: The Railways lugged an extra 15 million tonnes (mt) of coal in April and May this year, against the same months in 2017. This is not just a record high in incremental coal and incremental total freight loaded but also a trend reversal against the last two years, when coal loading had dropped on a year-on-year
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The last time this occurred was in April and May 2011, when the Railways had loaded an extra 8 mt over the previous year period.
However, the gain for coal meant loss of transport for a few other commodities such as iron ore and finished steel. These products are transported in similar wagons.
In April and May, not only did the Railway load more coal, but also moved it over longer distances. This resulted in the transporter seeing an unprecedented 31.6 per cent growth in net tonne kilometre (NTKM) — a productivity parameter that measures both loading and distance. “The extra 15 mt coal was moved for an average distance of 491 km, up from 438 km. The entire emphasis in April and May was picking coal from all the thermal power houses. We picked all the coal that was available,” Mohammad Jamshed, Member – Traffic, Railway Board, told.
Total freight moved
The Railways chugged an extra 14 mt of total freight, which is also a record high. Cement, raw material for steel plants, fertiliser, containers and a group of other commodities also saw higher loading. In total, the Railways moved 101.6 mt of goods during the two months, up from 86.6 mt.
Another interesting point is that the incremental movement of one commodity — coal — is higher than the total incremental cargo loaded. Over the past nine year, this happened just once, in 2015.
Such data simply show that the drop in loading of commodities other than coal was to such an extent that they pulled down the extent of extra loading of total freight. But it does not reflect whether the drop in loading was due to unavailability of rail capacity or customers shunning railways due to other reasons.
This year, for instance, the Railways enjoyed demand from other commodities that could not be accommodated due to capacity constraints.
“Commodity groups that could have added to the loading growth are iron ore and finished steel,” said Jamshed. Railways carried 20.6 mt iron ore this year, 2.7 mt lesser than last year.
Wagon crunch
Unavailability of enough BOX-N wagons — open wagons used for moving coal, iron ore, raw material for steel plant and clinker — led to a crunch.
Additionally, cargo trains struggled to find empty tracks to move on.
A strong focus on safety led the Railways to block traffic tracks for repair and upgrade infrastructure. Even though the Railways earn the lion’s share from the freight business, passenger trains get priority over cargo trains.
As the tracks are shared, movement of goods train gets affected at times.
In petroleum products, transport demand has been shifting away from trains to pipelines over the long term. “This April-May saw a marginal drop (0.2 mt) in petroleum products carried against the same period last fiscal,” Jamshed said.
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