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by vsunder
10 Mar 2019 23:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ The team of Sudhanshu Mani is broken up, this is old news by now, I thought some person will post this. One team member of Team 18 (Shubhranshu, not Sudhanshu, as some of the comment writers have confused with) has been sent to RDSO, Nakhlau( thats how Cawnporiah's and Lucknowites pronounce it) ...
by vsunder
07 Mar 2019 21:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

CRS performed an inspection of the Bhua-Ait-Parauna block sections of the Kanpur-Jhansi doubling project and gave clearance for running trains at 90kmph on the new line. With this commissioning 51km of the 206km line (CNB-JHS)will be doubled. This is a highly congested route towards Mumbai and Chenn...
by vsunder
07 Mar 2019 21:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

These are pictures of the last remaining gauge conversion project on the Southern Railway. Madurai-Usilampatti-Theni-Bodinayakanur. Bodi is at the foothills of the Cardamom hills in the Western Ghat. The old metre gauge train was the conduit by which cardamom, tea and other spices could be brought t...
by vsunder
07 Mar 2019 01:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ First train ever arrives in the commercial hub of Hyderabad Karnataka, Gangavathi also known as the rice bowl of Karnataka. It has been a long wait 23 years of broken promises since the time of Deve Gowda. Those parts of Karnataka that were part of the Nizam's dominion is called Hyderabad Karnata...
by vsunder
06 Mar 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1354
Views: 165573

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Sir can you please provide link for this? Not that i not trust you, but that would be helpful to bash the propaganda[/quote] %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Here is a picture from 1958 of S/L Devayya who is acting as the bar table with his squadron mates. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D040Z9uXcAEI...
by vsunder
06 Mar 2019 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1354
Views: 165573

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There is indeed some kind of procedure. Evidences like gun camera, corroboration from fellow pilots, from enemy sources etc are used. RoE also matter. I read that during Korean War, many US pilots were not given credits to a lot of (American claims, so take it FWIW) MiG kills near the MiG alley whi...
by vsunder
28 Feb 2019 07:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

On March 2, Gangavathi the Rice Bowl of Karnataka will appear on the Railway map. Ginigera-Raichur new line. Two days ago CRS inspection was done between Minchinyal-Vijayapura-Jumnal doubling on Gadag-Hotgi doubling. With commissioning in a few weeks 75 km/284 km will be doubled. NTPC has paid money...
by vsunder
24 Feb 2019 09:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Arshyam, my post was not directed at you. I hold you in high esteem as someone very knowledgeable and whose posts I enjoy reading for their content. It is a fact though that the level to which the bus lobby and Malayali lobby is blamed for poor connectivity is taken to extreme levels of paranoia. Th...
by vsunder
24 Feb 2019 06:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Automatic signalling has been commissioned on Feb 20th between Bangalore Cantt and Whitefield. This will allow more capacity and less detention for trains plying between Bangalore and Chennai. Mangalore-Hyderabad is a mistake ^^^ it must be Bangalore-Hyderabad. This is seeing doubling, but still lar...
by vsunder
21 Feb 2019 22:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Another important project in East-West connectivity but lower down, in the Peninsula. This is between Goa and the new Andhra capital Amravati, Vijayawada and Machilipatnam port. 1. Guntakal-Hubbali doubling 23 km left and electrification left between Ballari and Goa. Doubling left between Londa and ...
by vsunder
21 Feb 2019 20:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yard work taking place at Hoshangabad preparatory to commissioning the third line between Itarsi and Hoshangabad. Trains face severe detention on Chennai-Delhi, Hyderabad-Delhi and Mumbai-Delhi routes as they have to crawl at 15kmph over the section where automatic signalling is turned off. Beyond H...
by vsunder
19 Feb 2019 20:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Feb 14-16th, CRS inspection was done for railway electrification between Ballari(Bellary) and Guntakal. Also CRS inspected doubling between Annigeri-Binkadakatti on the same route Guntakal-Hubli. Now two block sections remain to be doubled between Hospet and Hubli all around Gadag, Gadag-Binkadakatt...
by vsunder
19 Feb 2019 19:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

3 block sections remain to be doubled between Trivandrum and Kochi, rest is all complete and electrified. Out of these one block section is in a fairly advanced state and will probably be commissioned in a few months. The Chingavanam to Kottayam block section is a worry due to LA issues and this is ...
by vsunder
17 Feb 2019 20:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Track side signalling equipment must go for semi HSR and HSR. It is a liability at speeds above 160kmph. Though Japan Railway uses it even in HSR as one tier of safety, it is not the primary system. If I find time I will write a technical post on how in cab signalling works, both historically and wh...
by vsunder
11 Feb 2019 23:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I read somewhere that BG was the legacy of Dalhousie, who was the Gov-Gen when railways were first set up and he happened to be from Scotland, where BG lines were in use. Mandating the new railway lines in India be BG, ensured steady contracts and profits for his "associates" back in Scot...
by vsunder
10 Feb 2019 00:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Historically Central Railway or more specifically the GIP(The Great Indian Peninsular Railway) introduced operations Research and optimization techniques into India during WW2 to optimize wagon movement to aid the war effort. This was followed by Ordinance Factory, Ishapore/Ishapur and then the Impe...
by vsunder
04 Feb 2019 20:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I mentioned DBK Railway in my post earlier. Here is a small snippet about it from the Internet: DBK railway The famous Kirundul- Kottavalasa (KK Line) considered the engineering marvel of the Indian Railways. The 448-km KK line, connecting Kirundul and Vizag port, was commissioned in 1967. It was bu...
by vsunder
04 Feb 2019 19:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Quadrupling of rail lines only exists for about 50-60kms around the major metros. On trunk routes on the Golden quad, some routes are not even doubled and not electrified, like Chennai-Mumbai where there is a large stretch between Bhigwan and Gulbarga where about 100km is not doubled and certainly a...
by vsunder
03 Feb 2019 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^Saar, where is the budget published? I really hope that for BLR, all help is extended in getting its station expanded. The so-called "pink book" of various railway units are out. See the one for SWR here: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/finance_budget/B...
by vsunder
20 Jan 2019 20:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I share the concerns of Rahul M, pvt players will go for the juicy Golden Quadrilateral routes, leaving IR holding the chaff. On a different note, will the trains on DFCC be privately run? I believe you know Hindi. Please look at the youtube video above I have linked on inauguration of the 306km ne...
by vsunder
17 Jan 2019 02:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Stone throwing at trains also happens in the US. The Train 188 Amtrak derailment at the Frankford curve outside Philadelphia on May 12, 2015 is in part due to stone throwing. There were 8 fatalities, 200 injuries, 11 critically. In 1943 a train derailment occurred at almost the same spot with many d...
by vsunder
10 Jan 2019 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1951
Views: 251525

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

William S. Raikes Hodson was killed while storming the Shahnajaf in Lucknow during the 1857 mutiny. He is buried on the grounds of the La Martiniere school in Lucknow. His epitaph reads, "Here lies all that can be buried of W. S. R. Hodson". La Martiniere has 4 school houses for intra-scho...
by vsunder
04 Jan 2019 19:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The third railway bridge across River Narmada at Hoshangabad is complete, all spans have been constructed and tracks and OHE equipment laid to the edges of the bridge. Tracks and OHE have to be laid across the bridge. Once commissioned in March 2019, this will allow a third line on the congested tru...
by vsunder
31 Dec 2018 11:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Rapid progress on doubling and simultaneous electrification between Delhi and Ahmedabad as captured in videos between Unjha(near Ahmedabad)-Palanpur-Abu Rd.-Marwar Jn-Beawar(Rajasthan). Note the double stacked container traffic from Mundhra and Kandla ports to North India and the extra high electric...
by vsunder
31 Dec 2018 10:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Important Bridges progress on WDFC, from the detailed alignment maps I have: River Sabarmati, south of Ahmedabad:(zoom out to see some of the nascent earthwork) https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ahmedabad,+Gujarat,+India/@22.865303,72.496648,101m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x395e848aba5bd449:0x4fcedd11...
by vsunder
31 Dec 2018 09:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

306 km WDFC between Rewari (Haryana) and Ajmer/Madar, Rajasthan inaugurated today with a heavy haul (25tonne axle load) freight. Currently IR freights are 22 tonne axle loads. DFC bridges etc are built to 32 tonne axle loads to international standards but in the first phase all freight will run at m...
by vsunder
27 Dec 2018 11:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ These routes can be brought up to the mark, if Rail Bhavan were willing. But, children of a lesser god, I suppose. I am not sure that train 18 can run at maximum speed on the Varanasi section. The announced route is Varanasi-Prayagraj via Janghai a distance of 120km on mostly single line Class B...
by vsunder
24 Dec 2018 01:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

One can be rest assured that RDSO is well aware of these issues, but political expedience and buffoons like Railway mantris are very much part of the problem. Take a very basic piece of equipment, axle counters. Analog ones were installed on IR in the 1970's and digital ones appeared in the 2000's. ...
by vsunder
23 Dec 2018 20:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Regarding in cab signalling etc. a lot of people on this forum have misconceptions. In cab signalling in rudimentary forms was tried in the 1970's on the Delhi-Mughalsarai route. However there was trackside vandalism of the equipment and in particular the "chumbaks" (magnets for those of y...
by vsunder
18 Dec 2018 03:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

took a train after a while and I must say the condition of the tracks seem to be worsening. this was a del-kol duronto and every 15-20 minutes or so there was a loud clang and a violent jerk that can easily make an adult tumble if he/she is not holding on to something. food variety and quantity see...
by vsunder
01 Jul 2018 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

As always, a pleasure to read your posts vsunderji. With the capacity augmentation and removal of bottlenecks we should expect significant savings in terms of travel time. In the video that your posted above it appears that large stretches of Pune-Jodhpur route are yet to be electrified. Are there ...
by vsunder
01 Jul 2018 06:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

OT- but since I mentioned Tenali-Guntur doubling. Guntur has a place in the discovery of the Noble gases, 8th column of your periodic table. In the total solar eclipse of Aug 18, 1868, the French astronomer Pierre Jansen in his observations of the sun's corona/ chromosphere from Guntur, observed a n...
by vsunder
01 Jul 2018 03:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

@Vasu Raya: The Godavari bridge at Mancherial in fact has 22 spans and so 22 piers for the spans to rest on. Each pier consists of two pillars with a pier cap on top of the two pillars. So the count of 44 pillars. You can count the spans on Google Earth. So when the person says there are 44 pillars ...
by vsunder
30 Jun 2018 05:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ Many thanks. DRM Secunderabad tweeted on March 20 with pics of CRS inspection of that bridge. By now it must be commissioned. You can check his TL. Balharshah-Kazipet is very important to third line. There is Singareni colliery traffic and numerous other collieries. One of the oldest super therm...
by vsunder
30 Jun 2018 02:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

New EMU's flagged off today at ICF, Perambur. LP and ALP get to sit on comfortable seats finally and not on bar stools and possibly an air-conditioned cab: https://scontent.fmaa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36337555_10155701504407149_3394593458990612480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=9ccac5ddbb3a5f1909a223e0bd...
by vsunder
27 Jun 2018 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

@Kashi: Your question regarding Line 2, Allahabad-Varanasi and Modi's campaign promise to double it and electrify it. Indeed I find that he has made good on it. Varanasi-Manduadih-Kachwwa Rd. doubling is scheduled to be commissioned by Dec 2018, 27km.(see item 17 below) http://www.indianrailways.go...
by vsunder
22 Jun 2018 23:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Pune-Miraj-Londa doubling Here are some videos that shows progress on Pune-Miraj-Londa doubling. Bridge across River Krishna complete at Ugar Kudachi(commissioned May 8th, 2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyZ8qCca7fs An earlier view of the bridge prior to commissioning: https://www.youtube.com...
by vsunder
20 Jun 2018 08:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Delhi to Mathura 4 lines carries both freight and EMU services between Palwal and Delhi and long distance trains. Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad-Mughalsarai and the banks of the Ganga is some of the densely populated areas on the planet. It has been hell on wheels acquiring land to build the DFC and the pro...
by vsunder
20 Jun 2018 07:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3218
Views: 426457

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

There are two major rail over rail flyovers on EDFC between Khurja and Kanpur. First one, at Mendu, Hathras bypass. EDFC passes over three NER tracks: Narrative about this open girder bridge of EDFC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGFp__tDknY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q0-9e_0O9o Second rail f...

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