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Old September 19th, 2015, 10:58 PM   #821
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Travelling in Indian trains, once in a while you do get to see some grisly scenes involving animals. Sometimes though, animals have the last laugh!
Was about to stop recording sensing that it was the end for the doggy but somehow couldn't hit the stop button in time and was thus lucky enough to get this footage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4vCPUosdZI
Is It common for passengers to sit in the door during the trip? It's very dangerous!

And why local trains don't run with closed doors?
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Old September 20th, 2015, 09:58 AM   #822
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Is It common for passengers to sit in the door during the trip? It's very dangerous!
Yes, It is common for passengers to sit in the door during the trip & yes, it's dangerous but passengers feel in they are in heaven & few also go permanently but who can stop them actually if people doesn't get window seat they go to doors to see landscapes.
Tran in video is 10104 Mandovi Express which run beween Goa-Mumbai which route passes through best scene of India Western Ghats which is world heritage site.
However couches in above trains are as
Loco-1SLR-2UR-3UR-4HA1-5A1-6B1-7B2 -8B3-9B4-10PC-11S1-12S2-13S3-14S4-15S5-16S6-17S7-18D1-19D2-20D3-21D4-22UR-23UR-24SLR

Out of total 24 couches only 4 are unreserved that means all remaining people have seats in couches.

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And why local trains don't run with closed doors?
Because no one is there to close doors or trains out of capacity to close doors.

Check these BBC Documentaries on Mumbai Sub-urban Railway







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Old October 3rd, 2015, 07:49 AM   #823
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W.E.F 2 October 2015, link of 12215/16 Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Bandra Terminus Garibrath Express permanently changed to electric between Bandra Terminus and Ahmedabad. Thus, another high speed diesel action is now gone.

BRC WAP 5 #30061 was in charge of the first permanent electric run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

Seen in the video is Garibrath Express with its both diesel and electric links.
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Old October 13th, 2015, 07:18 PM   #824
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Kanchrapara EMU factory prequalification begins
13 Oct 2015



INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has issued a request for qualifications for a contract to set to establish on a joint venture basis an electric multiple-unit and metro car factory at Kanchrapara, north of Kolkata in West Bengal.

Around 150 acres of railway land has been allocated for the project. It is envisaged that the factory would produce around 500 metro, local and inter-city EMU cars annually over 10 years, which would then be maintained by the supplier

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Old October 16th, 2015, 02:20 AM   #825
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India railways goes through some amazing scenery leaves you in awe of mother nature.
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Old October 16th, 2015, 09:18 AM   #826
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Old October 17th, 2015, 07:44 AM   #827
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GZB WAP 7 led 12952 New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express cruises over the South Bassein Creek bridge and meets the First WAP 5 of Indian Railways #30000 led Firozpur Janata Express!!
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Old October 19th, 2015, 06:16 AM   #828
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What happens when its Deccan Odyssey versus Mumbai Local!
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Old November 7th, 2015, 09:52 AM   #829
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Dudhsagar Waterfalls.
This place was accessible by rail and a lot of tourists used to throng the place during the monsoons. However, after an unruly mob resorted to violent behavior recently, the place has been shut for tourists and is guarded by railway cops. Now, the only way to see the waterfalls is from the confines of a train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PGWG1nRl2s
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Old November 7th, 2015, 01:44 PM   #830
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Victoria Terminus is Famous Railway station of Mumbai suburbs. This is one of the oldest railway stations built by British in Mumbai.It is also noted in Guiness Book Of India.

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Old November 8th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #831
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That looks gorgeous indeed!
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Old November 10th, 2015, 08:05 AM   #832
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As we arrived at Vasai, we saw 02619 Yesvantpur - Jaipur Suvidha Special departing, surprisingly bang on time! KJM WDP 4 #20042 was doing duty in lead.
I boarded the local and the local gave it a chase and overtook it.. The Suvidha seemed to be slowing. As we were having halt at Nalasopara, the EMD did some awesome acceleration and overtook local!
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Old November 11th, 2015, 03:34 PM   #833
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France’s Alstom win $3bn Indian railroad deal

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/1...-Suresh-Prabhu

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France’s Alstom engineering firm has won a contract worth USD 3 billion to modernize India's huge railroad network which dates back to the country’s colonial era.

A senior official at India’s Ministry of Railways revealed on Tuesday that Alstom will supply the South Asian country with 800 electric locomotives and build a factory in the eastern Indian state of Bihar as part of a contract, which is expected to be signed in a month, AFP reported.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 04:38 AM   #834
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Railways shortlists suppliers for 17 train sets
The railways on Thursday announced shortlisting Bombardier, Hitachi, Kawasaki, Toshiba, Siemens and BHEL among others for supply of 17 trains sets comprising 316 cars.

Besides, a new joint venture on the lines of those with Alstom Transportation and GE for two production units in Bihar will be set up to produce coaches at Kanchrapara in West Bengal.

Estimated to cost about Rs 860 crore, the bidding process for the coach factory has been in the works since February 2010. The unit was conceptualised when Trinamool Congress leader and current West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was railway minister.
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Old November 16th, 2015, 08:58 AM   #835
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India's 22nd Rajdhani flagged off: GOA Rajdhani!

Here's a video clip of the inaugural service of the Goa Rajdhani departng from Margao(Madgaon), after being flagged off by the Railway Minister.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Qw-fX8AoU
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Old November 18th, 2015, 08:40 AM   #836
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New Katni based WAG 7 #27241 led Dakshin Darshan Special glides towards South!
The rake was NR based (surprisingly). One such rake is with South Western Railways. There are 2-3 such special livery rakes for IRCTC tourist trains. They are run on special tours of IRCTC usually pilgrimage tours.
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Old December 10th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #837
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The Indian cabinet has approved Japan's plan for building the High Speed rail betwen the western Indian cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The length of the HSR will be 551 km. The agreement is likely to be signed when the Japanese premier visits India this month.

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BEIJING: China today played down arch rival Japan winning the contract to build India's first bullet train project as officials said the deal is confined to one sector and claimed India is still open to Chinese investments on other high-speed routes depending on easy financing.

India's move to opt for Japanese bullet trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route has raised concerns in China which is vying with Japan to build high-speed rail in India.

In addition to conducting a feasibility study to build a high speed rail track on the 2,200-km Chennai-Delhi route, an India-China consortium is also conducting a study for the 1,200-km New Delhi-Mumbai corridor.

Indian officials here told PTI that Japan had undertaken the feasibility study for the 500-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor well before China entered the fray offering to do the Chennai-Delhi route that could cost over $20 billion.

The proposed agreement to be signed during Japan premier Shinzo Abe's visit to New Delhi on Saturday is for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor and India's decision to opt for high speed rail in other corridors will depend on easy and affordable financing terms as offered by Tokyo for the first bullet train in India, they said.

For its part, China today reacted guardedly to India's decision to opt for Japan's 'Shinkansen' bullet trains stating that railway cooperation is an "important consensus" reached between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Indian leader's visit here in May.

"I believe all nations are entitled to their cooperation partners and the way they want to cooperate. We respect India's decision," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a media briefing here.

Departments of both sides are in close touch, she said adding that India and China are in contact to improve speed on India's existing tracks with Chinese technical assistance.

"I believe they remain in close communication and hope that relevant cooperation can continue further," she said.

Besides improving the speed on existing tracks, China is also training Indian railway engineers in heavy haulage and is setting up a railway university on the lines of one in China.

Last month, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya during his visit to Beijing said Chinese infrastructure financing is far more expensive compared to Japan and that Beijing should match the terms.

According to reports from Tokyo, Abe will convey an offer of more than $8.1 billion in official Japanese lending for the roughly $14.6 billion Mumbai-Ahmedabad project.

China is keen to get Indian bullet train deals as it would provide a major opening for it to win projects abroad in the face of stiff competition from Japan.

China recently grabbed its first foreign high-speed rail project in Indonesia beating out Japan as it offered easy finance and technical assistance.
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NEW DELHI – The government will launch a yen loan program exclusively for Indian urban rail projects, it was learned Wednesday.

The move is part of efforts to strengthen its strategic partnership with India and help Japanese companies to join infrastructure projects in the South Asian economy.

The Japanese and Indian governments have reached a basic agreement on the new yen loan program, informed sources said. Such a country-specific yen loan program is unusual.

The move comes ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India for three days from Friday. Abe is set to conclude a deal with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on the adoption of Japan’s shinkansen bullet train technology for a planned high-speed railway between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in western India.

India is already the largest yen loan recipient. Japan has provided more than ¥1 trillion in loans for urban rail projects in six major Indian cities.

Under the India-only program, yen loans can be provided to projects in which the main contractors are Japanese companies, Indian firms or Japanese-Indian joint ventures. In addition, the annual interest on yen loans will be reduced to 0.3 percent.

The existing Special Terms for Economic Partnership scheme limits yen loan provision to projects in which the main contractors are Japanese companies or a certain type of Japanese-Indian joint venture.

The new system will maintain the condition that the use of Japanese-made materials should account for at least 30 percent of the value of total project contracts.
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Cabinet has approved it as well
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Good news!

Until LA is complete in time, fingers crossed.
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It is Gujarat and Maharashtra we are talking about, I don't think that would even be a problem.
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Both are BJP govts. Land will easily be given, also people over in this stretch of India have the money to spend on travel in a bullet train.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 04:57 AM   #839
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The Mumbai Goa Double Decker train on its first run. The train was empty as expected with a very relaxed schedule.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CysCRQnVl4I


A video of the Trivandrum Rajdhani Express executing a fly by at Bhatkal station in Karnataka. This is the longest distance running Rajdhani Express and also accounts for the priciest commercial non-premium category train ticket with its First AC class.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9009tUUZCM
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Old December 18th, 2015, 05:00 AM   #840
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Full journey on the Bombay Goa Double Decker Express on its first commercial run!

Background music has been used to minimize the harsh wind noise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2ls7feSGVM
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