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Jul 3, 2015
New Delhi: The countdown has started for Delhi Metro’s arrival in outer Delhi. On Friday, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start trials on the 4.39km extension of the Yellow line to Badli.
The extension will make commuting easier for lakhs of people living in areas like Badli, GT Karnal Road and Transport Nagar who otherwise had to change multiple rides to get to the heart of the capital.
“Construction of this elevated 4.3km stretch is almost complete and it will be opened to public after successful trials and mandatory approvals”, said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesman. The extension on the corridor (HUDA City Centre-Jahangirpuri) will have stations at Badli Mor, Rohini Sector-18 and Samaypur Badli. With this stretch, the total length of the corridor will increase to 49km.
Chennai (MAS): If you stay more than 20 minutes at the platform of metro stations without boarding a train, you are liable to be penalised.
Chennai Metro Rail officials said the smart card won’t work when trying to enter into the station and the ticket checking official could easily find out that you have overstayed. And this could result in the commuter having to pay the penalty even if he hasn’t used the service.
However, Chennai Metro has not yet notified this and an official promised that announcements would be put out in the stations to make commuters aware of the consequences of either loitering or waiting too long on the platform.
Raipur (R): Passengers will be able to log on to the Wi-Fi service at prominent railway stations of South East Central Railway zone, including Raipur, with the facility likely to be installed at these places by next year.
As many as 23 railway stations of various categories under the jurisdiction of SECR zone, comprising Bilaspur, Raipur and Nagpur divisions, will be equipped with the Wi-Fi facility in different phases.
“In the first stage of the project, the facility will be set up at railway stations of the state capitals in the country while along with it stations falling under A1 category will be covered within the current financial year,” SECR’s Chief Public Relation Officer R K Agrawal told.
Visakhapatnam (VSKP): The Waltair Railway Division has made elaborate arrangements for the ensuing Godavari Pushkarams-2015 at Rajahmundry. Special trains, additional booking counters, face-to-face enquiry booths, medical assistance, help desks and round-the-clock reservation have been made for the Pushkarams besides tight security with the help of RPF, Government Railway Police and Scouts and Guides.
In addition to the existing eight general booking counters at Visakhapatnam railway station, six more booking counters are being made operational – four at general booking counters in the present booking office complex and two on the Gnanapuram side. All these additional counters would be exclusively operated to issue tickets from Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry, Godavari and Kovvuru railway Stations only, which are the locations for the bathing ghats for the Pushkarams. Apart from the five Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) in operation, three additional ATVMs have been provided in the booking office for access to the travelling public.
Nagpur (NGP): The Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) not only aims to provide the city a modern mass transport system but also construct the tallest building in the city. It aims to construct a 20-storeyed building atop the Sitabuldi metro station at Munje Square. The effective height of the tower will be around 25 storeys. At present, the tallest buildings in the city are the five residential towers in Anandam City, which are G+19 structures.
NMRCL managing director Brijesh Dixit told that the two corridors of metro rail will cross at Munje Square and hence, will have a huge passenger load and excellent connectivity to other parts of the city. “We want to take advantage of the location and construct the building on this spot. The building will have a viewers’ gallery on the terrace. The building itself will house shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, etc. It will become a good revenue source for us,” he elaborated.
Telangana-Marathwada Nagarik Vichar Samithi, headquartered in Hyderabad with branches in Aurangabad and Nanded in Maharashtra demanded for renaming of Secunderabad Railway Station as “P.V.Narasimha Rao Terminus” and sanction for Light Metro Rail systems at Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet tricity and Aurangabad in Marathwada region
Secunderabad: Commemorating the 94th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Late (Shri.) P.V.Narasimha Rao, Telangana-Marathwada Nagarik Vichar Samithi – a think tank of senior citizens mostly comprising of retired Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers and the Students from the Telangana and Marathwada regions demanded renaming of Secunderabad Railway station as P.V.Narasimha Rao Terminus to commemorate the 94th Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Late (Shri.) P.V.Narasimha Rao.
Kundan Sinha ‘likely’ to take additional charge as Member (Traffic), Railway Board w.e.f. 1st August
New Delhi: News is in the air that Kundan Sinha (IRTS 1980 Batch officer) may shortly be given the additional charge (L/A) of Member (Traffic). Ajay Shukla (IRTS:1980), the incumbent, is superannuating on July 30. Kundan Sinha is likely to be given additional charge w.e.f. 1st of August, 2015 till the full time Member (Traffic) is posted.
Kundan Sinha is currently serving with Railway Board as Additional Member (Traffic & Transportation).
Kundan Sinha earlier worked as Advisor (Rates), Railway Board and also as the Part-Time Government Director on Container Corporation of India Ltd.
Three IRTS officers (Ajay Shukla, Kundan Sinha and Md Jamshed) were empanelled as Additional Member, Railway Board in the February this year.
It is reportedly learnt the prospects for Md Jamshed, the senior most among the three, are finished and Sinha is capturing the imagination of the decision-makers for the post.
However we have to wait and see the final outcome, the decisions of which will be taken 2 days prior to superannuation of the incumbent MT Shri Ajay Shukla.
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