Mar 7, 2013

Dwarka to Najafgarh Metro Rail Project - The survey and geo – technical investigation works have been completed

The survey and geo – technical investigation works have been completed in Dwarka to Najafgarh Metro Rail Project. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) has taken steps to prepare tender documents for starting physical work. 
Four stations viz. Dwarka, Najafgarh Depot, Municipal Corporation and Najafgarh are proposed. 

The last station is located on main Najafgarh – Nangloi Road, about 90 metres from Delhi Gate (Najafgarh) and 900 metres from Dhansa Bus Stand towards Nangloi. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Urban Development Smt. Deepa Dasmunshi in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. 

Source - PIB (Release ID :93220)

Indian Railways have introduced heavy haul goods trains to modernize and improve the freight transportation in the country

Heavy Haul Goods Trains


Indian Railways have introduced heavy haul goods trains to modernize and improve the freight transportation in the country. The axle load of freight trains have been increased from 20.32 tonne to 22.32 tonnes. In addition, on certain identified routes, freight trains with 25 tonne axle load have been permitted, thus adding to the overall transportation capacity. The routes identified for running 25 tonne axle load trains are:



East Coast Railway
Banspani-Daitari-Jakhpura-Paradeep.

Kirandul-Kottavalasa-Vishakhapatnam.
Koraput-Rayagada-Vizianagaram-Visahkhapatnam

South Eastern Railway
Noamundi-Banspani-Tata
South East Central Railway
Marauda-Dallirajahara
South Western  Railway
Toranagallu-Ranjitpura

Running of heavy haul trains helps in improving throughput per train. Thus, requirement of running more no. of trains in a section comes down. This helps in generating more number of paths for additional freight trains.

Indian Railways have indigenously developed the wagons for operation at 25 tonne axle load. All the routes indicated above have been gradually upgraded for operation of 25 tonne axle load train.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source - PIB

 

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