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Jun 2, 2014
Gowda arrives for new regime’s first Cabinet meet on Tuesday. ( Source: Express photo by Renuka Puri )
Soon after taking charge on Tuesday, Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said the decision on increase in fares and freight rates, which stands proposed by the ministry, would be taken after discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Gowda said Modi has a lot of “innovative ideas” about railways, which he would like to discuss with him for implementation and chart out a roadmap for the national transporter.
“I will discuss with my prime minister about the proposal to hike fares. I will take the matter to the Cabinet and a decision will be taken after that,” he said after taking charge in Rail Bhawan.
Sources said Gowda has evinced interest in interacting with his predecessor Mallikarjun Kharge to understand pending issues and concerns in the ministry. A high-level safety review meeting with the full Railway Board was taken late evening in the context of Monday’s train accident.
He said decisions on whether Railway required a funds boost from the government to upgrade safety would also be taken after he studied the matters.
Gowda took charge a day after an accident near Sant Kabir Nagar caused massive casualties. While the district administration and the UP government kept reiterating the death count of 40, Railways kept maintaining till late last night that the figure was no more than 11. With talks of Railways underreporting the death toll, Gowda clarified that the official figure as on Tuesday stood at 26, while the number of injured was 50. Later in the evening, a railway spokesperson in Lucknow put the toll at 28.
The PM has suggested to Gowda that since MOS Railways Manoj Sinha and union minister Kalraj Mishra have already visited the accident site and gathered all information, there is no need for him to go there on inspection “to merely add to the show”.
Railway ministry officials said prima facie it appears that the locomotive of the Gorakhdham Express derailed due to a rail fracture. A probe by the Commissioner of Railway Safety is on and a report is awaited.
The first metro train that was rolled out from South Korea to Hyderabad would be put on tracks for test and trials in next couple of days before it is run on the first phase of the project from Nagole to Mettuguda on March 21, 2015, according to L&T Metro Rail, Hyderabad, Chief Executive & Managing Director V.B. Gadgil on Saturday night.
Addressing Tours, Travels and Hoteliers at a SKAL International event, he said the three coach train, which reached the city last month in the third week of May, would be put to trial runs on 8 km stretch atop the viaduct.
Pointing out that the project was taken with the total outlay of Rs.20,000 crore, he said, it was the largest investment of L&T had ever made in any one single city.
The Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) to be used for the rail system will help determine accurate position of a train unlike the traditional signalling systems thereby making it efficient and safe.
“It is the next generation of signalling technology being adopted in subways and other new modes of transportation,” he explained.
To ensure further safety, an empty train will be run every morning on the entire stretch to check if all the lines are intact and safe for the travel of the passengers.
The trains will also be generating 30 per cent of the power using the regenerative electric braking where the momentum is converted into electrical energy and feeding back to power supply system, while braking. It will also help reduce energy requirement from the grid, said Mr. Gadgil. When it is completed in five years span, it will register a record for the shortest construction period for 72 km stretch in just five years.
The 66 overhead stations coming up will have senior citizens and disabled friendly facilities with escalators, elevators and stairways.
Each station is designed to accommodate two train passengers i.e, 1,800 passengers at any given point of time. The three coach trains can take in a maximum of three hundred passengers and gradually the number of coaches can be increased to six during peak hours to help carry double the number of commuters.
Effectively, it means 60,000 riders can be moved in a single direction every hour, with a train every two seconds.No impact of bifurcation
Though completely automated, there will be a ‘driver’ to ensure opening or closing of doors since the trains will not move even if there is a gap of even an inch. He will also be having an emergency button to be operated if necessary. The CEO saw no impact of State bifurcation on the project.
Welcoming the gathering, Mr. Vijay Mohan Raj, president of SKAL International No. 606, Hyderabad, informed that local chapter in Hyderabad completed the bidding process of bringing SKAL World Congress to be Hyderabad. Once the bid goes through in favour of Hyderabad in the World Congress to be held in October this year in Mexico, then SKAL local chapter will host the next World Congress in Hyderabad in 2016.
They are confident of getting the bid in our favour, informed Mr. Vijay Mohan Raj.
SKAL local chapter targets to make Hyderabad the Tourism Capital of India informed Vijay Mohan Raj.
Citizens Groups pitch in for Inter-Basin Transfer of water resources
Ahead of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to highlight critical issues facing the State, demands have swelled from citizen activists groups to press the Centre for river and rail link projects.
The rising chorus over the “urgent need” to implement river-link projects is more vocal from drought-prone areas, even as some of the backward areas have sought better rail connectivity.
In Vellore district, where the Palar has run dry for the nearly three decades and the groundwater table has dwindled to precariously low levels, activists of the Palar Protection Movement, farmers and the public have again flagged the long-pending demand for linking the Cauvery, Then Pennai and Nethravathi rivers with the Palar.
Pointing to the AIADMK’s Lok Sabha poll manifesto which promised “necessary action for the nationalisation and inter-linking of rivers,” Jamuna Thyagarajan, president of the Vellore District Palar Protection Association, urged Ms. Jayalalithaa to utilise her first meeting with Mr. Modi to stress the urgent need for river-link projects.
The Chief Minister should insist that Mr. Modi implement the Nethravathi-Palar link project, “taking advantage of the scheme already being implemented by Karnataka to bring water from the Nethravathy to Kolar district, which is close to the Palar,” Ms. Thyagarajan said.
Citing one more reason for taking up the Nethravathi-Palar link, C.K. Dhanapal, president of the Vellore District Pambar, Palar and All Reservoirs Irrigation Farmers Livelihood Rights Protection Association and district general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Farmers Association, said the groundwater table in the district had touched such a dangerously low level that one could not get water by drilling a bore well even up to a depth of 1,000 feet. With the work on for bringing Nethravathy river water to Kolar, “one has to lay channels only for about 25 km additionally to link the Palar,” Mr. Dhanapal said.
The federation of traders associations in Krishnagiri and residents welfare associations in Hosur hoped the Chief Minister would take up the long-pending demand for the 101-km Hosur-Jolarpet new rail line and the Morappur-Dharmapuri link.
Despite several industries coming up in and around Hosur, the absence of a rail link hampers the district’s industrial growth, civic groups say. They have urged the Chief Minister to press for reintroduction of the Tirupathur- Krishnagiri rail link, which had fallen into disuse in 1942. A resurvey of the line was done some years ago, and the project was estimated to cost Rs. 687.92 crore. The revised estimate has been awaiting the Planning Commission’s approval since 2011.
The Hosur-Jolarpet new rail line project also came up during the poll campaign, pointed out K. Ramalingam, president of the Hosur Small and Tiny Industries Association.
There are also demands from the Cauvery delta districts for the inter-basin transfer of surplus river waters and a new Indian water policy.
P.M. Natarajan, noted water expert and member of the Working Group of the Tamil Nadu Planning Commission, said the Supreme Court had issued a writ of Mandamus, both to the Centre and to the State governments, for constituting a special committee for inter-linking of rivers.
Urging that all Indian water resources be brought under a national water regulatory authority to facilitate inter-basin transfer of surplus river waters, he said Mr. Modi should initiate action to treat and recycle wastewater, implement the Cauvery Tribunal’s final award to ensure that Karnataka releases 192 tmcft of water a year to Tamil Nadu and harvest water up to 142 feet in the Mullaperiyar dam as per the recent Supreme Court verdict.
State likely to be granted an exclusive peninsular railway zone
Kerala is likely to be granted an exclusive peninsular railway zone, but will have to be content with truncated Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad divisions, since Tirunelveli and Mangalore divisions will soon be carved out of them.
The move for setting up two new divisions on the north and south of Kerala has gathered momentum with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Nalin Kumar Kateel and Pon Radhakrishnan getting elected from the Dakshina Kannada and Nagercoil Lok Sabha constituencies respectively and D.V. Sadananda Gowda from Karnataka becoming the Union Railway Minister.
Railway sources told The Hindu that the creation of the Mangalore division figured in the meeting Mr. Gowda, who is also a former MP from Mangalore, had with General Manager of Southern Railway at Mangalore recently. Mr. Gowda is again visiting Mangalore for three days from June 5.
Around 120 route km falling under the Palakkad division up to Kannur station will be carved out to create the Mangalore division under the South Western Railway based in Hubli. A portion of Konkan Railway is to be carved out to set up the division.
With the creation of the Salem division, the route km in the Palakkad division had come down from 1,757 to 578.4. When Mangalore division is carved out, Palakkad division will have to forego another 120 route km.
Palakkad division’s revenue will dip as 95 per cent of its freight earnings come through coal movement from the Mangalore port to power plants.
A move is on to hand over 130 route km from Melapalayam near Tirunelveli to Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram to the Madurai division initially to create Tirunelveli division. Of the 794 route km under the Thiruvananthapuram division, 734 is in Kerala.
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