On Saturday, it was trialled on the 22 km of the main line in South Eastern Railway between Kharagpur and Midnapore. This 1929-born broad gauge Garratt locomotive is touted as a “mighty beast” by railway enthusiasts and officials alike.
After hearing the news, trackmen on the section blocked train traffic in the morning, protesting the lack of safety. Railways has decided to install CCTVs in such remote, mid-section level crossings for security.
When complete, this will make Indian Railways one of the largest electrified railway networks in the world — after China, which has 87,000 km electrified — and the only large railway with 100 per cent electrification.
To be opened by the end of 2022, the three-level Vadodara station, which is part of the bullet train corridor, will replace the existing structure and will include a passenger reservation office, a supervisor office, a government railway police facility and other installations.
There are around 2,500 trees on the campus and NHSRCL is trying to relocate all of them, some along the boundary of the site. Between uprooting and replanting comes a process to apply anti-fungal chemicals to the roots.
Trains running with these new couplers are found to have finally eliminated the age-old problem of the jerks and a kind of swaying which passengers of the premium trains have been complaining about for ages.
The Golden Quadrilateral or “GQ” was former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s first dream project and is enshrined as the biggest infrastructure intervention in the roadways sector in post-Independent India.
The three-tier third-party audit-cum-survey done by Quality Council of India (QCI), which did last year’s audit as well, at the behest of Railways comprises a detailed evaluation by assesors, direct observation and lastly, feedback from passengers.
Around 60,000 vacancies for the posts of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians that were notified by the Railway Recruitment Boards will be filled through the exam to be held over 10 days — from August 9 to 31.