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Manipur enters India’s railway map as first passenger train reaches the state


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A passenger train – Rajdhani Express from Assam’s Silchar railway station - reached the Vaingaichunpao railway station in Manipur for a trial run on Friday, putting the state on the Indian Railways map.
According to reports, the train covered the distance of 11 km between the two northeastern stations, with railway officials onboard. The train halted briefly at Manipur’s Jiribam railway staition, where railway officials were greeted by local citizens before the national flag was hoisted accompanied by the national anthem, East Mojo reported.
Among the Indian Railways officials that reached Jiribham station from Silchar were North East Frontier (NF) Railway senior PRO Nripen Bhattacharya, and CDO Silchar, Abdul Hakim, among others.
Jiribam is also in Manipur and was connected earlier by railways.

This place is 11 km from Jiribam.

So, technically the headline is not correct.

 

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South India’s first train with Vistadome coaches ready to chug off - The Federal


Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojari and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will inaugurate the maiden run of two Vistadome coaches attached to Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur Weekly Express Special on July 11.


Vistadome coaches are European-style coaches which are equipped with advanced features such as large glass windows, glass roofs, observation lounges and seats which can rotate up to 180 degrees for passengers.

 

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South India’s first train with Vistadome coaches ready to chug off - The Federal


Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojari and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will inaugurate the maiden run of two Vistadome coaches attached to Mangaluru Junction-Yeshwantpur Weekly Express Special on July 11.


Vistadome coaches are European-style coaches which are equipped with advanced features such as large glass windows, glass roofs, observation lounges and seats which can rotate up to 180 degrees for passengers.

glorious route no doubt ...

 

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Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Manufacturing begins for high-speed rail trainsets in Gujarat
The first look of the train for India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) was unveiled in September 2020
The first look of the train for India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) was unveiled in September 2020
The manufacturing the regional commuter and transit trains for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor for RRTS Phase 1 has been started by the French company Alstom.
In a release issued by the company today, it said that these RRTS trains are 100% indigenously manufactured, with over 80% localisation and are being manufactured in Alstom’s factory in Savli (Gujarat). This facility will produce the bogies, car bodies and undertake train testing. The propulsion systems and electricals are being manufactured at the company’s factory in Maneja (Gujarat).
As per the contract, Alstom will deliver 30 regional commuter trainsets of six cars each and 10 intracity mass transit trainsets of three cars each.
The first look of the train for India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) was unveiled in September 2020. Inspired by Delhi’s iconic monument, The Lotus Temple, the fresh, modern and advanced look of the new trains resonate a unique amalgamation of sustainability and India’s rich heritage. These energy efficient semi-high-speed aerodynamic trains will incorporate latest tech features to provide a superior passenger experience, to all commuters, including the specially-abled.
These trains have been developed with the vision to transform the future of regional commute for passengers in India.
The RRTS corridors will operate the fastest trains in India with a design speed of 180 kmph. Right ergonomics, safety, low life cycle costs and high recyclability also contribute towards making these trains an attractive sustainable choice to promote public transport thereby reducing traffic congestion and air pollution significantly.
This line will be the first in India to adopt the European Train Control System (ETCS) hybrid Level 2 signalling system, which is the core signalling and train control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System.
 

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Tejas SMART Coach signals shift from preventive to predictive maintenance

Western Railway introduces newly upgraded Tejas sleeper coach rakes thus presenting a new era of train travel experience with enhanced comfort. These bright golden hued coaches, with enhanced smart features, are being introduced to run Western Railway’s prestigious Mumbai Rajdhani Express train and will boast to offer best in class travel experience. This new rake began its maiden run today, 19th July, 2021.





Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, Shri Sumit Thakur stated that, “With the use of Tejas SMART Coach, Indian Railways aims to move to predictive maintenance instead of preventive maintenance. The introduction of this modern Tejas Sleeper type train for long distance journey, is another paradigm shift by Indian Railways for enhancing the travel experience for the passengers.” He also mentioned that Tejas type Sleeper coaches are manufactured at Modern Coach Factory (MCF) which will gradually replace the premium long-distance trains over Indian Railways network.





The existing rakes of Train No. 02951/52 Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Special Express, one of the most prestigious and premium trains of Western Railway, are being replaced with brand new Tejas type sleeper coaches. Two such Tejas type sleeper coach rakes have been made ready to run as Rajdhani Express. Out of these two rakes, one rake comprises of exclusive Tejas Smart sleeper coaches, which is first of its kind to be introduced over Indian Railways. The new train will have special smart features for enhanced passenger safety and comfort. The smart coach aims to provide world-class facilities to passengers with the help of intelligent sensor-based systems. It is equipped with Passenger Information and Coach Computing Unit (PICCU) provided with GSM network connectivity, which reports to the remote server. PICCU will record the data of WSP, CCTV recording, Toilet odour sensors, panic switch and other items integrated with fire detection and alarm system, air quality and choke filter sensor & energy meter.





Additional Smart Features:


  • PA/PIS (Passenger Announcement/Passenger Information System): Two LCDs inside each coach display vital journey related information to the passengers such as the next station, distance remaining, expected time of arrival, delay and safety related messages.
  • Digital destination board: Flush type LED Digital Destination Board has been installed on each coach by splitting the displayed data into two rows. The first row displays Train number and Coach type while second row displays scrolling text of destination and intermediate station in multiple languages.
  • Security & Surveillance monitoring: Six nos. of cameras are fitted in each coach which gives live recording. CCTV cameras with day night vision capability, Facial recognition even in low light condition, Network Video Recorder are provided.
  • Automatic Plug Door: All main entrance doors are centralized controlled by Guard. Train will not start until all doors are closed.
  • Fire Alarm, Detection and Suppression system: All coaches are provided with Automatic Fire Alarm and Detection System. The Pantry and Power Cars have automatic fire suppression system in case detected.
  • Emergency Talk back for medical or security emergency
  • Improved Toilet Unit: Provided with anti-graffiti coating, Gel coated shelf, New design dustbin, Door latch activated light, Engagement display.
  • Toilet Occupancy Sensor: Automatically displays the toilet occupancy inside each coach
  • Panic Button in Lavatories: Fitted in each lavatory, in case of any emergency.
  • Toilet Annunciation Sensor Integration (TASI): Two nos. of Toilet Annunciation Sensor Integration are fitted in each coach which will relay dos and don’ts announcement in the lavatories, whenever it is engaged.
  • Bio-Vacuum Toilet system: Provides improved hygiene condition in the toilet due to improved flushing and also save water per flush.
  • Stainless Steel Under-frame: Complete under-frame is of austenitic stainless steel (SS 201LN) which increases life of the coach because of reduced corrosion.
  • Air Suspension Bogies: Provided with Air Spring Suspension in bogies to improve passenger comfort and ride quality of these coaches.
  • On Board condition monitoring system for Bearing, Wheel, to improve safety
  • HVAC - Air quality measurement for Air Conditioning system
  • Water level sensor to indicate water availability on real time basis
  • Textured Exterior PVC Film: Exterior is provided with textured PVC film.
  • Improved interiors: Seats and berths having fire – resistant silicon foam, provide better comfort and safety to passengers.
  • Roller Blind on window: Instead of curtains roller blinds provided for easy sanitization.
  • Mobile Charging points: Provided for each passenger.
  • Berth reading light: Provided for each passenger.
  • Upper berth climbing arrangement: Convenient upper berth arrangement.
 

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Indo-Nepal rail connectivity: Indian Railways completes trial of 110kmph between Jayanagar-Kurtha; watch video

Indo-Nepal Rail Connectivity: In the first phase of Indian Railways’ Jayanagar-Bardiwas rail project, recently a speed trial was completed successfully at a speed of 110 km per hour on the 35 kilometre long newly-gauge converted section between Jayanagar and Kurtha in the neighbouring country, Nepal. The 68.72 kilometre long Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas railway project has been funded by the Indian Government entirely. According to the Railway Ministry, train operations on the Jayanagar-Kurtha section will facilitate movement between the two nations, as well as boost trade and develop the surrounding regions. Here, watch the video of speed trial, shared by the Railway Ministry:

 

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Railways eyes export of indigenous train collision avoidance system | India News - Times of India
Dipak K Dash / TNN / Jul 27, 2021, 23:36 IST

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NEW DELHI: The Railways has set the target to upgrade the indigenous train collision avoidance system (TCAS) as a product for exports. The TCAS will be branded as “Kavach”.

 

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First Aluminium Metro train for Pune Metro flagged off at Titagarh Italy


Titagarh Wagons Limited (Titagarh), an Indian leader in design and manufacture of modern rolling stock, on 30th July, 2021, hold a virtual ceremony to mark the flagging off of its first train manufactured for Pune Metro (Maharashtra Metro Cooperation). The flagging off of the event was conducted by H E the Ambassador of India to Italy - Dr. Neena Malhotra, H E Ambassador of Italy to India Mr. Vincenzo de Luca and the Managing Director of Maharashtra Metro Cooperation - Dr. Brijesh Dixit in virtual presence of several other dignitaries from India and Italy.

 

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Rail Madad, the integrated & innovative one-stop solution for customer grievance, enquiry, suggestion and assistance


A number of helplines that earlier existed on the Railways for various purposes have been merged into one helpline i.e. 139 which can be used for all enquiry needs and for complaint making. 139 helpline facility is available round the clock in 12 languages.

Indian Railway has launched RailMadad, the integrated & innovative one-stop solution for customer grievance, enquiry, suggestion and assistance, providing passengers the choice to access RailMadad through multiple channels, namely, Web, App, SMS, Social Media and Helpline number (139) during the journey for expeditious resolution of their complaints.

99.93% complaints received through 139 helpline get closed and 72% of the feedback given by complainants is ‘Excellent’ or ‘Satisfactory’ in FY 2020-21.


 

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Might look like a inconsequential innovation, but for an RM to think in this direction is in itself a good sign.
 

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Indian Railways to get first aluminium coaches by early 2022; why it's significant - Times of India
Smriti Jain / TIMESOFINDIA.COM / Aug 13, 2021, 14:04 IST

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Indian Railways is likely to get its first batch of aluminium bodied coaches by February 2022. In a technological shift for railways, the Modern Coach Factory (MCF) in Raebareli is looking to manufacture aluminium coaches. The first set of 3 coaches for Kolkata Metro are expected to be ready by early next year, a railway official told TOI. Eventually, Indian Railways hopes to get aluminium coaches for Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express style premium trains.

 
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