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Old September 24th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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INDIAN RAILWAYS

The worlds most extensive network in the world..Employs the largest number of people employed ba single company in the world..Forms the backbone of country..but probably the most hated form of transpot in the country...why...delipdated condition of rolling stock and stations, lateness,very very low level of customer service......please envasige the issue why indian railways did not get the chance to modernise be it the old soviet styled rolling stock in last 30 years..stations, ticketing systems, managment which is a country in itself, signalling, latness some of the trains are 12 hours late.....
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Old September 24th, 2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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an example

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Old September 27th, 2005, 08:51 PM   #3
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www.imageshack.us, you can't link threads directly from your hardrive.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 03:15 AM   #4
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wow very nice pics
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Old September 29th, 2005, 06:40 AM   #5
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Why would you travel by train when you can get plane tickets for nearly $10?!
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Old September 29th, 2005, 12:26 PM   #6
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ive seen this one in national geographic... the masterplan is so cozy!
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Old September 29th, 2005, 12:33 PM   #7
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i cant see the pics.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #8
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No pics - please post again!

I cannot see any pics, please post them again

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Old September 30th, 2005, 04:32 AM   #9
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Cannot see the images because the link is to Simplex Hard drive..

Simplex, you need to first post the images in www.imageshack.us or www.************ and then give the picture link with the image [img] tag.

Try it out..
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Old October 1st, 2005, 06:04 AM   #10
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from wat i see indian railways are shitholes and are like overly overly overcrowded.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 06:22 AM   #11
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from wat i see indian railways are shitholes and are like overly overly overcrowded.
Bullshit! Have you ever seen New Delhi's subways!
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Old October 1st, 2005, 04:16 PM   #12
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from wat i see indian railways are shitholes and are like overly overly overcrowded.
well, they handle more than 13 million ppl a day still now they are on a cleaning drive to make the trains and stations cleaner. There are some 12,000 trains running each day just to make the things a bit tougher..
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Old October 1st, 2005, 04:42 PM   #13
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woopdee doo new dehli has a nice subway, the rest of the countrys rail system is a joke, my uncle (who was a regular visitor) was telling me how people get like sexually harrassed whilst riding trains coz there so packed.

india is fairly dirty anyway, has some nice parts though from what i've seen.
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Old October 1st, 2005, 05:40 PM   #14
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why are u stereotyping,it depends on route,u could find trains that run almost empty,incresingly trend is to travel by car or air these days
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Old October 1st, 2005, 07:36 PM   #15
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For Indian Railway pics, check out www.**********, and click on their photo galleries section.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #16
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INDIA | Railways

India introduces high-speed train to Taj Mahal city, running at 150 kph.
15 February 2006

NEW DELHI (AP) - Tourists can now travel to the Taj Mahal city of Agra from the Indian capital in less than two hours with the Wednesday introduction of a high-speed train that runs at 150 kilometers per hour (95 mph), a railway spokesman said.

Until now, the fastest Indian train reached speeds of 120 kph (75 mph).

The high-speed train reduces the travel time by 40 minutes on the 200-kilometer (125-mile) New Delhi-to-Agra stretch of rail, said Rajiv Saxena, chief public relations officer of Northern Railways. The new train takes just under two hours.

It takes more than four hours to go by road from New Delhi to Agra.

The new "Shatabdi Express" train will runs six days a week, except Friday, between New Delhi and Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, stopping in Agra.

Concrete walls have been built on both sides of the railroad track to stop people and stray cattle from getting onto the tracks, Press Trust of India news agency said.
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Old January 26th, 2007, 09:08 AM   #17
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INDIA | Railways

India must raise short distance rail fares - adviser

NEW DELHI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - India needs to raise rail fares for short journeys to boost revenues and help reduce the government's subsidy burden, an adviser to the country's economic plan panel said on Thursday. Indian Railways, which has the largest network in Asia spanning 100,000 km (60,000 miles) and serving 13 million passengers a day, heavily subsidises short distance fares.

It charges 20-25 paise per kilometre against the 40-60 paise per kilometre levied by private road transporters. "This puts a subsidy burden on the government and goes against the equity fare concept of (the) transportation sector and also prevents induction of efficiencies in the Indian railways," said B.N. Puri, an adviser to the Planning Commission.

India reviews fares in an annual railway budget, presented in February. Last year, it lowered passenger fares for long-distance trains, especially for air-conditioned coaches.

Revision of rail fares has always been politically sensitive with opposition parties opposing any increases.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #18
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1-km milestone for India’s longest rail tunnel
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The first kilometre of the 11-km Banihal rail tunnel that will link Kashmir to rest of India has just been completed, promising to conquer the magnificent Pir Panjal Range, which has caused the Valley to miss a railway link for 154 years.

The tunnel from Laole (Banihal) to Qazigund on the Udhampur-Srinagar line is going be Indian Railways’ largest, and the second largest in Asia after the recently completed, 20-km Wushaoling tunnel in Gansu, northwest China. The longest operational rail tunnel in India is the 6.5-km Karbude on the Konkan railways.

For nearly three years now, a team of about 500 has been working under the mountains round the clock and aims to finish the tunnel by December 2009. Early 2010 should see 40 trains ply on the tracks to and from the Valley.
At the work site near Qazigund, a 56-metre shaft leads to a 36-metre passage opening into the 1 km of the tunnel already complete from the Srinagar end. Work is being simultaneously undertaken from the the South Portal-Jammu end, where another kilometre will be completed soon.
Down the shaft cut through the mighty rocks, dazzling lights and roaring machines give the first glimpse of the effort that has gone into making the 9.5-meter horse-shoe hole. Designed by an Austrian team, which supervises the work every week, the tunnel is being dug according to the “New Austrian tunnelling technique”, first used in India for the Delhi Metro.

The engineering effort is phenomenal even in this age as the rocks offer maximum resistance to even the world’s most high-tech machines. The earth at the site is made of limestone, clay and quartizite. “Quartizite is the most difficult to cut through,’’ said P Purkayastha, DGM, civil, for Ircon, the firm also constructing the Qazigund-Baramulla track in the Valley.

Though the Rs 4.5 crore excavator and breaker imported from South Korea has been breaking rocks for three years now, the work is moving at 2.5-to-3 meters a day. But for the people working there, it is a battle won every day. “We have bought a new machine worth Rs 18 crore which will require no explosives,’’ said Harpal Singh, project manager, Hindustan Construction Co, contractors for Ircon.

The engineers make holes to drain the water seeping in after excavation, but for the workers, it is like working in a shower for hours. Amid all this, an average of 2.5 tonnes of rocks and earth — muck, in local jargon — come out of the hole daily. “The rocks piled up will be as high as the pyramids in Egypt,” said Purkayastha.

Though the beautiful terrain outside the construction site is captivating for the workers too, for most of them the tunnel is the hardest task they have ever undertaken. A R More, a construction engineer and veteran of many railway tunnels, including Delhi Metro’s, agrees: “This tunnel will be the hardest job ever in the history of Railways, and the most challenging as well.”

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Old January 30th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #19
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Thanks for the thread, hkskyline.

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