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by vsunder
09 Apr 2021 08:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ Yes Mundra does do double stack since 2017. OHE is the issue in the sense if the private line is electrified by now, there is no obstruction otherwise. This will happen in due course. Samikhiali to Palanpur once doubled and electrified will kill JNPT royally. That Samikhiali to Palanpur many sec...
by vsunder
09 Apr 2021 05:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

But Qazigand-Banihal road is complete and was to be inaugurated by end March, now end April, lot of infra projects waiting for PM to inaugurate including Sir Mokshagundam Visveswarayya Third Coaching Terminal Bypannahalli, Bengaluru, the snazzy looking third train terminal of Bangalore. Full electio...
by vsunder
06 Apr 2021 02:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

First section of Konkan railways to be electrified and commissioned April 4th, Roha to Ratnagiri. Karwar to Mangalore(Thokur) loco trials are taking place. Ratnagiri to Karwar work is still going on in a few places. By June all of Konkan railways will be under wires. I suppose they could not make it...
by vsunder
04 Apr 2021 23:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Two maintenance sheds at Kanpur. Which one do you like? :rotfl: The older Electric loco maintenance shed, the avatar of the steam loco shed Kanpur of my young days: https://youtu.be/uv56lFBsASQ The recently opened ( a few weeks ago) MEMU Kanpur maintenance shed. This shed services all NCR MEMUs and ...
by vsunder
03 Apr 2021 03:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The final year figures are in. In 2020-2021 IR has electrified 6015 km of track a new record. Now 71% of the track is electrified on IR. WCR( in the heart of the IR network at the cross roads East West and North South) has achieved full electrification and is the second zone after ER to achieve 100%...
by vsunder
02 Apr 2021 09:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Another 100 km of track opens up on EDFC with an Alstom loco pulling freight between Ganj Khwaja and Chiraila Pathu. Ganj Khwaja is the first station after DDU Deen Dayal Upadhyay (formerly Mughalsarai) on the Grand Chord. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JkxXCDoUng Chirail Paithu is beyond Dehri on...
by vsunder
01 Apr 2021 06:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Update on the Dhansiri(Assam)---Zubza(Kohima)/Nagaland new rail line 82 km. 20 Tunnels in all, 19 major bridges. To be built in 3 phases but is now way, way behind schedule due to incompetent state government and lack of cooperation in land acquisition. An interview with Pritam Baidya, project engin...
by vsunder
31 Mar 2021 21:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

First freight ran today on WDFC between Palanpur(Gujarat) to Rewari(Haryana) 643 km to Bawal in Haryana. 50 tankers hauled by twin chugging ALCO diesels(Jhansi diesel shed). They will test OHE in next phase by running elocos. OHE is installed and charged and trials have taken place using elocos. htt...
by vsunder
31 Mar 2021 02:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Loco trials using GE diesels WDG-4G locos are taking place between Madar(Ajmer) and Palanpur preparatory to commissioning this section of the WDFC, Rewari to Palanpur 650 km. Once commissioned, Gujarat ports will be connected through Samkhiyali---Palanpur and onto the WDFC. Pipavav, Mundhra and Kand...
by vsunder
28 Mar 2021 01:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

In February one of the tunnels on the Bhanupali to Leh line achieved breakthrough. In the first phase Bhanupali---> Bilaspur(Himachal Pradesh)---> Beri 65 km is being constructed with 7 tunnels and 9 bridges. Most of the tunneling uses NATM method. This is a strategic line and there is no word on wh...
by vsunder
25 Mar 2021 20:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Construction of the last of the bridges over Yamuna of the DFC. DFC has three bridges over Yamuna. This single track bridge lies between Saharanpur and Ambala between Sarsawa and Jagadhri. The one near Dadri on the Dadri to Rewari 127 km section double lined, already complete by L&T. Another at ...
by vsunder
22 Mar 2021 04:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Here it is at last. Someone caught a picture of a freight with EOTT and did not understand the significance of what he is watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXBdLNQpfYg

You can see the EOTT device perched on top of the couplers of the last freight wagon.
by vsunder
21 Mar 2021 23:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The Y-connector at Dadri in animated view this will be the EDFC and WDFC junction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7r98g_XzUo

The actual Y-connector as it looks now. Lot of work still left.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-1mwjX5Oik
by vsunder
21 Mar 2021 23:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

A rather rare report from Eastern UP near Chunar of the EDFC. One can also see 4 laning of roads connecting Varanasi and Chunar too..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY6s0YPzw7E


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOoGpdsCMnY
by vsunder
21 Mar 2021 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5342
Views: 933013

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Rudradev, maybe you already know, but it seem both Rutgers and Princeton has a strong, well funded Christian theology school that is popular with Kerala RoL clergy, fyi. I remember meeting a jesuit padre who used to teach me in school and he was studying there, after his retirement. Two years back,...
by vsunder
20 Mar 2021 22:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Speed trial at 100 kmph + on WDFC between Madar(Ajmer) and Marwar today 20th March https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkK4m0dUQzs Section is to be opened by end of this month along with Marwar to Palanpur(Gujarat) with connectivity to Gujarat ports, Kandla, Pipavav and Adani ports. ROB launching yester...
by vsunder
20 Mar 2021 22:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6233
Views: 1424159

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Punjab GDP per capita as compared to the national average

https://twitter.com/811GK/status/1370409088589295617

Punjab spending per capita is 1/4 of the national average(the state is slowly becoming a gone case)

https://twitter.com/811GK/status/1370413554843590656
by vsunder
20 Mar 2021 22:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3133
Views: 410394

Re: Indian Roads Thread

National Highways construction in 2020-21 (in km): Mar: 210 Apr: 637 May: 976 Jun: 834 Jul: 665 Aug: 629 Sep: 677 Oct: 1579 Nov: 1560 Dec: 402 Jan: 1073 Feb: 1793 Total till 1 March 21: 11035 Average: 32.85 km/day Target(31 Mar, 21): 11000 ✅ Previous best: 10855 (18-19) Bundelkhand Expressway, Chitr...
by vsunder
20 Mar 2021 02:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Bridges on DFC are pushed by means of this process using Hillman roller bearings. You can see the rust colored nose in this picture of a recently installed 995 MT 95 m long span on the Khurja to Dadri section that was pushed using this technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TGRcoc6joo https://tw...
by vsunder
17 Mar 2021 21:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ I believe several smaller cabins in Vadodara yard like Cabins C, D got consolidated as one central place from which movement through Vadodara yard can get directed. Mumbai suburban has a centralized control room and Chennai suburban, but beyond that there is no centralization yet other than DFC....
by vsunder
14 Mar 2021 06:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

No week goes by nowadays with a spate of CRS inspections taking place. The CRS inspectors who are under the Ministry of Civil Aviation with their HQ at Lucknow(where RDSO is also located) are scurrying around India frantically to keep up with doubling commissioning, railway electrification, new line...
by vsunder
08 Mar 2021 01:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5815
Views: 694943

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

8th civil airport to be inaugurated tomorrow March 8th by CM UP Yogi Adityananath at Bareilly. Alliance Air will operate flights and soon after Indigo will start flight operations from Bareilly. https://twitter.com/811GK/status/1368130898621689859/photo/4 Bareilly is where the Jat Regiment regimenta...
by vsunder
07 Mar 2021 23:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Bridge over River Ghataprabha getting readied for Belgaum to Miraj and onwards to Pune doubling. RE is also taking place simultaneously between Londa and Pune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_NF-0c1n14 Parts of the Pune-Londa doubling and RE between Londa and Belagavi, you can see OHE poles on the...
by vsunder
06 Mar 2021 04:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Track linking and laying has started using NTC machines on the 127 km line that encircles NCR region around Delhi and links the end of the EDFC at Dadri to the start of the WDFC at Rewari. 10km is already laid. Machines lay 1.5 km of track a day with great precision. L&T is the prime contractor....
by vsunder
25 Feb 2021 07:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

88 new Railway projects were dedicated to the nation few days ago by PM Modi. Numerous things like FOBs in Kerala and RUBS in Goa etc. 1. Important take aways Jhargram to Kalaikunda third line which was commissioned a few days ago, on the Kharagpur-Tatanagar east-west route will help in decongestion...
by vsunder
25 Feb 2021 04:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

SWR on a roll. 1. Central air conditioning started and set at 23.5 C in the new terminal building Sir M. Visveswaraya terminal Bypannahalli. https://twitter.com/Lolita_TNIE/status/1364635419392897024 2. Doubled and Electrified line commissioned between Yelahanka and Makalidurga,(36 km) speeds are a ...
by vsunder
16 Feb 2021 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Habibganj Railway station modeled on Heidelberg railway station in Germany is scheduled to open end March 2021. PM Modi most likely will open the station. The commercial building on the left possibly will take more time to open. This video contains in part interviews with DRM Bhopal, Uday Borwankar ...
by vsunder
14 Feb 2021 07:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

vsunder ji, great job and great updates!!! Bharatvarsh is definitely on the march. Thanks. Eastern Railway becomes the first zone to achieve 100% electrification. https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/railways/with-eastern-railway-becoming-100-electrified-indian-railways-eyes-complete-ele...
by vsunder
11 Feb 2021 04:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

1. Triple line CRS, Kharagpur to Jhargram 37 km, on the 132 km Kharagpur---Tatanagar/Adityapur section. CRS trial at 120 kmph yesterday Feb 9th. 1. Howrah---Kharagpur is triple lined. With Kharagpur to Tatanagar tripling, Howrah to Rajnandgaon (1000 km) will be essentially tripled on the East-West Q...
by vsunder
11 Feb 2021 02:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://twitter.com/SahilInfra/status/1 ... 4926026754

First open foundation L&T, package C4, Bullet train project, countdown started Dec 2024 completion.

LA is an issue in MH
by vsunder
06 Feb 2021 19:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Babina is actually 20kms from Jhansi. The entire Jhansi to Itarsi section 384 km is under tripling with 210 km complete. Bina to Bhopal/Habibganj is tripled while Habibganj to Barkheda is tripled, and Barkheda to Budni in the Ghats 5 tunnels under construction for the third line. Animal overpasses a...
by vsunder
06 Feb 2021 04:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Vsundar ji has a distinguished record in writing, but nothing that would ever go in a coffee table book :D Sorry, couldn’t resist. Had to brag that I have had the distinct pleasure and privilege of meeting vsundar ji in person. Back to the topic at hand: Palanpur in Gujarat is close to Deesa, which...
by vsunder
05 Feb 2021 22:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

1 ha of land remains to be acquired for land acquisition to be complete on EDFC excluding Sonnagar to Dankuni section. 9 ha of land needs to be acquired mainly around JNPT for land acquisition to be complete on WDFC. This is the current situation. Rough status of some sections. 1. Madar to Palanpur ...
by vsunder
04 Feb 2021 04:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

vsunder saar, some one on SSC is claiming that SBC-MYS line was recently upgraded to 130 Kph. Is there any truth to it? Short answer I do not know. It will be difficult though. The original tracks were laid by the Mysore State Railways who also laid the tracks from Yeshvantpur to Hindupur (doubling...
by vsunder
03 Feb 2021 22:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

OMAC/Italy OHE installation equipment at work on WDFC: sub-contractor Madhav Engineering for L&T and Mitsui. https://youtu.be/1Xo7AWSaG4E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUAcJkEoqEc OHE installation via trapeze artists and jugaad on NFR on IR between Guwahati and Jalpaiguri an ongoing project. T...
by vsunder
03 Feb 2021 06:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ Line tripling is going on the entire length of the Chennai to Delhi route. Some zones are not being diligent about it like CR and NCR, though SCR and WCR are being very diligent. The entire section Bina to Bhopal and Habibganj is third lined and bar a 25 km section in the ghats, Habibganj to Ita...
by vsunder
30 Jan 2021 22:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Massive yard re-modelling is taking place at SWR HQ Hubli. SWR is on a re-naming spree. Hubli is re-named to SSS Hubli Jn. Sri Siddharoodha Swami Hubli Jn. who was a saint in the early part of the 20th century with his matha at Hubli. Likewise Sir Mokshagundam Visweswarayya Third Coaching Terminal B...
by vsunder
30 Jan 2021 22:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ A few weeks ago New Jalpaiguri to Cooch Behar was energized. Pole installation has reached Rangiya and perhaps Guwahati outer. Doubling is complete in many block sections between Rangiya----Bongaigaon----Alipur Duar----Coochbehar-----Jalpaiguri. There was a cockup on the second bridge over Teest...
by vsunder
29 Jan 2021 02:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Windows on 1 AC on Rajdhani will be equipped with Liquid Crystal windows that become opaque at the touch of a switch, doing away with curtains, window shades or blinds:

https://twitter.com/drmubl/status/1354495239877136386
by vsunder
26 Jan 2021 22:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4006
Views: 800487

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

New station Buildings at major cities in SWR: 1. Hosapete (Gateway to Hampi) with elements of Vijayanagara architecture https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=uj77uDjgf3M 2. Davangere railway station https://www.skyscrapercity.com/cdn-cgi/image/format=auto,onerror=redirect,width=1920,height...

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