Dec 14, 2013

Setting Up of New Packaged Drinking Water ‘Rail Neer’ Bottling Plants



The work for setting up of six packaged drinking water (PDW) bottling plants at Mal, Nasik, Farakka, Amethi, Ambala and Trivandrum on PPP basis as announced in the Railway Budget 2010-11, has already been initiated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways. Out of these locations, developer-cum-operators have been appointed for Ambala and Amethi. Further, tenders for locations viz. Parassala (near Trivandrum) and Nasik have been floated. 

Three Rail Neer Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) Bottling Plants at Ambernath, Nagpur and Nasik are to be set up by IRCTC in Maharashtra State. The approximate cost for setting up PDW plant at Abernath is Rs. 22 crore and Rs. 8 crore each at Nagpur and Nasik. The tentative time proposed for operation of the plant at Ambernath is February 2014 and at Nasik and Nagpur is upto June, 2015. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

Source..PIB

Re-Categorisation of Some Duronto Trains



At present, there is no proposal to discontinue Durnoto services. However, with a view to further improving the occupancy of certain Duronto services which had lesser patronization they have been re-categorized by providing additional stoppages enroute:-

12241/12242 Chandigarh-Amritsar Duronto Express (converted into Superfast Express)

12278/12277 Howrah-Puri Duronto Express (converted into Shatabdi Express)

22211/22212 Ajmer-Nizamuddin Duronto Express (converted into Janshatabdi Express with new no. 12065/12066)

22207/22208 Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram Duronto Express (converted into Super AC Express)

12243/12244 Chennai-Coimbatore Duronto Express (converted into Shatabdi Express)

At present, there is no proposal for introducing a Duronto Express train between Salem and Chennai

12244 Chennai-Coimbatore Duronto Express has been converted into a Shatabdi Express from 22.11.2013 with stoppage at Salem.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source..PIB

Loss to Indian Railways Due to Train Accidents



Loss of Railway property in consequential train accidents in 2012-13 has been estimated to Rs. 74.93 crore (approx.) and the amount of compensation paid by Railways in train accidents during 2012-13 has been estimated to Rs. 320 crore (approx). There is no provision for changing of such losses from insurance companies. The amount of compensation paid by Railways to the victims of train accidents during 2010-11,2011-12 and 2012-13 has been estimated to Rs. 3.77 crore (approx), Rs 5.11 crore (approx) and Rs. 3.20 crore(approx). 

All possible steps are undertaken on a continual basis to prevent accidents and thereby to wipe out losses due to train accidents. These include timely replacement of over-aged assets, adoption of suitable technologies for upgradation and maintenance of track, rolling stock, signalling and interlocking systems, safety drives, and inspections at regular intervals to monitor and educate staff for observance of safe practices. Safety devices/systems being introduced to prevent accidents include provision of Block Proving Axle Counters (BPAC), Auxiliary Warning System (AWS), Vigilance Control Device (VCD), Train Protection Warning System (TPWS), Train Collision Avoidance System/Anti Collision Device(ACD),etc. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. 


Source..PIB

Provision of Mobile Train Radio Communication on Indian Railways



As per Action Plan of Vision 2020 and recommendation of the High Level Safety Review Committee, all ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ routes of Indian Railway totalling 20,000 Route Kilometres (RKMs) out of 65000 Route Kilometres (RKMs) of Indian Railway Network is to be provided with Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) system. 

As on 31.03.2013, around 2074 Route Kilometres (RKMs) has been provided with Mobile Train Radio Communication System and the work is in progress in 2426 RKMs which is likely to be completed in few years subject to the availability of funds. Total expenditure incurred so far on Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) projects is Rs. 205.94 crore and further funds to the tune of Rs. 1100 crore (approximate) is required to cover balance ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ routes. 

Safety is accorded the highest priority and all possible steps are undertaken on a continual basis to prevent accidents. These include timely replacement of over-aged assets, adoption of suitable technologies for upgradation and maintenance of track, rolling stock, signalling and interlocking systems, safety drives, and inspections at regular intervals to monitor and educate staff for observance of safe practices. Safety devices/systems being introduced to prevent accidents include provision of Block Proving Axle Counters (BPAC), Auxiliary Warning System (AWS), and Vigilance Control Device (VCD) Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) Train Collision Avoidance System/Anti Collision Device (ACD) etc. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 


Source..PIB

Pilot Project for Automated Information of Moving Rolling Stock



One Track side bogie monitoring system has been installed at Bakkas/Lucknow to monitor and identify the axle bearings that are likely to become defective. The device gives an alarm on detecting a defective or “likely to become defective” axle bearing passing through the system. 

On Indian Railways diesel locomotives, Remote Monitoring and Management for Locomotives and Trains (REMMLOT) equipment which monitors the locomotive parameters on-board and transmits them through GPRS link to remote server automatically, has been developed and is being provided. Through the REMMLOT system, automated information about problems in locomotives (in which the system is installed) can be monitored remotely through internet from any location. REMMLOT system has been fitted on 594 diesel locomotives. These devices are installed inside locomotives which move across the Indian Railways network. Fitment is taken up by Production Units & Railways as per sanctions of Railway Board and availability of fund. 

Wheel Impact Load Detector (WILD): WILD is used to monitor the wheel impact load spectrum for targeted identification of wheels causing high impact force on Rail. The WILD continually monitors locomotives and vehicles wheels health to ensure safe train operations. A total number of 15 WILD systems have been installed at Mahalimarup, Hospet, Arakkonam, Bhilai, Guntakal, Mughalsarai ( 2 Numbers), Asanol, Vishakhapatnam, Ajni, Bina, Barwadih, Itarsi, Dongargarh, New Katni Jn. The proliferation of these systems shall be done after gaining sufficient expertise and confidence in interpreting results of such systems and availability of funds. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. 


Source..PIB

Private Investment for Development of Railway Infrastructure

A number of policies have been notified to attract private investment for the development of Railway Infrastructure. Some of these are:
            Participative policy for capacity Augmentation notified on 10.12.2012 provided five models for building rail infrastructure. These models are: (i) Non-Government Private Line Model (ii) Joint Venture model (iii) Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) model (iv) Capacityaugmentation with funding provided by customers (v) Capacity augmentation through annuity model.
·        Development of Private Freight Terminal (PFT) scheme
·        Automobile Freight Train Operator (AFTO) scheme
·        Special Freight Train Operator (SFTO) scheme
·        Liberalized Wagon Investment Scheme (LWIS)
·        Wagon Leasing Scheme (WLS)
            The Participative Policy notified on 10.12.2013 has received good response. ‘In Principle’ clearance has been given for rail connectivity to ports of Jaigarh (Maharashtra),Astranga (Orissa), Rewas (Maharashtra), Dighi (Maharashtra), Hazira (Gujrat) and Tuna (Gujrat) port, while rail connectivity to Dhamara port (Orissa) has been commissioned. Two coal connectivity projects in state of Chhatisgarh are also being undertaken through joint venture route under the policy.
            Encouraging response has been received to Private Freight Terminal (PFT) policy and investments for procurement of rolling stock. So far 45 proposals have been received, out of which, notification for 18 Private Freight Terminal has been issued. ‘In principle’ approval has been given for 23 Private Freight Terminals.
            Approval of 54 rakes has been given under Liberalised Wagon Investment Scheme (LWIS). Out of these, 17 rakes have been procured/inducted and are running on the system.
            M/s GATX and M/s TOUAX have been registered as Wagon Leasing Companies under Wagon Leasing Scheme (WLS)
            Approval of 3 rakes has been given under Special Freight Train Operators Scheme (SFTO)
            12th Five Year Plan mentions that areas for undertaking Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects are: Logistics Parks, PFT and Freight schemes, Captive Power, Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation, Loco and Coach Manufacturing, Station Redevelopment, High Speed Corridor (Mumbai-Ahemdabad), Elevated Corridor (Churchgate-Virar), DFC (Sonnagar-Dankuni) and Port Connectivity to ports/coals areas.
            This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source..PIB

New Stainless Rakes for Mumbai Local Trains


Integral Coach Factory (ICF), a Production Unit of Ministry of Railways, shall be manufacturing 72 stainless steel EMU rakes of 12 cars equipped with Insulated Gate Bipolar transistor (IGBT) based 3-phase propulsion system supplied by M/s Bombardier Transportation under Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase – II. ICF has so far manufactured two prototype rakes for Mumbai area. Presently, tests and trials on these two rakes are in progress and is likely to be completed by March 2014. After successful completion of these tests & trials, balance 70 rakes will be manufactured in the next two years, i.e. 2014-15& 2015-16. 

The following changes for passenger amenities are made in these new rakes: 

• Passenger Information System with double sided displays for better visibility to the commuters. 

• Cushioned seats with stainless steel frame in First Class and polycarbonate seats with stainless steel frames in Second Class. 

• Central duct with light fittings on both sides for improved aesthetics. 

• Improved ventilation system 

• Stainless steel luggage racks with hand hold arrangement for passengers standing between seats. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha . 




SOURCE - PIB

Setting Up of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Railway Campus


The Ministry of Railways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Harnaut (Bihar), Cast Wheel Plant, Bela for setting up 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas during 11th and 12th Plan periods. Pursuant thereto, Ministry of HRD has sanctioned seven new Kendriya Vidyalayas at Carriage Repair Workshop (Bihar), Railway Campus, Nanded (Maharashtra), Railway Campus, Rangiya (Assam), Freeland Ganj Railway Colony, Dahod (Gujarat), Krishnarajapuram Diesel Loco Shed Colony, Bangalore (Karnataka), Shakurbasti, West Punjabi Bagh(Delhi). These new Kendriya Vidyalayas have become partially functional in temporary/alternative accommodation. A list of another 43 locations has been forwarded to Ministry of HRD for opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas. However, five Kendriya Vidyalaya are already running on Railway land in Andhra Pradesh. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha .

Source - PIB

Travelling on Roof is Prohibited and is a Punishable Offence


Travelling on roof is prohibited and is a punishable offence under Section 156 of the Railways Act, 1989. If a passenger persists travelling on roof after being warned, he may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both and may be removed from the railway by any railway servant. 

Following steps are being taken by Railways to prevent passengers from travelling atop the trains: 

• Frequent announcement through public address system at stations are made to educate the passengers not to travel on roof, steps or engine of a train. 

• Special awareness campaigns are also organized by Railways to sensitize the passengers about the dangers of rooftop travelling and foot board travelling. 

• Warning Boards cautioning people against climbing and touching Over Head Equipment are displayed at vantage points in station area. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha . 

Source - PIB

 

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