Report of the Expert Group for Modernizaion of Indian Railways

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Commuter Rail

3.4 Upgraded suburban coaches

6.6 Monetize Airspace above the platforms & rail tracks: a pilot project could be immediately

taken up in the Mumbai suburban railway system to monetize the air space

15.3 Create Key Account Directors of suburban, long distance passenger etc. under

Member Passenger.

2. Upgraded suburban coaches (EMU, MEMU and DMU)

Total cost in Crore in INR : 12,000  and included in the 12th Plan Crore in INR  :8,000 and Balance to be funded Crore in INR : 4,000 

Advantages :Stainless steel bodies and 3 phase technology would result in superior ride index under supercrush dense loads.

Source: http://www.trgindia.org/High_Speed_Rail_2013/Doc/Railway%20Expert%20Group%20Report.pdf

So Indian Railway will spend nearly Rs 8000 crore  on upgradation of subruban  rail coaches but when it comes to Bangalore,  every thing will have loss.

Even I was checking their are 9000 coaches of EMU / MEMU / DEMU deployed by Indian Railway as of now,  and SWR  has just 50 of them ( ie 0.5% of total )

Will Railway Minister change the  Trend for the SWR / Bangalore

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EMU and DEMU coaches in Indian Railway

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EMU Coaches : 7793  and DEMU : 824  as on 31st March'2012  are running accross India under Indian Railway

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/stat_econ/pdf/YEAR_BOOK_ENG_2011_12/8.pdf

During 2012 -13  and 2013-14,  they will be adding minimum 700 Coaches of EMU and  150 Coaches of DEMU to their rolling stock.

Out of these figures,  Bangalore has just 50 Numbers including MEMU and DEMU.  Why is that Railway wants money from GOK when IR itself has not  deployed sufficient coaches for Bangalore like DEMU, MEMU & EMU.  By now Bangalore should have 150 EMU coaches,  250 DEMU coaches. 

Rolling stock details on EMU / DEMU / MEMU

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These details are very good and lot of info on the performance and usage given

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/stat_econ/pdf/IR_STATISTICAL_STATEMENTS_BI_2011_12/32.pdf

 

Pune-Lonavla EMU train service completes 35 yrs & now AC EMU

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PUNE 12/03/2013
Pune-Lonavla EMU train service completes 35 yrs

The electrical multiple unit (EMU) local train service for the Pune-Lonavla route completed 35 years on Monday, a small landmark which went unnoticed by the suburban railway commuters as they went about their work, travelling on the very same trains. It was on March 11, 1978, that the Central Railway introduced the EMU local trains on the Pune-Lonavla section. The EMU services until then were operational only in Mumbai and other metros.

Before the EMU service was introduced between Pune and Lonavla, commuters travelled in regular second class compartment trains. The EMU service helped commuters travel between the two places in far less time as compared to the regular trains

At present, the EMU locals make 40 trips, some of which are between Pune and Talegaon. Two trips originate and terminate at Shivajinagar. Three years ago, the railways replaced 9-car trains with 12-car trains which also benefitted commuters.

http://www.railnews.co.in/?p=402

PUNE AC EMU 18/07/2013

Central Railway to use first fully retroffted AC rake on Pune-Lonavala section

The rake is fit for operation in 25 K Volt AC section. Perfomance wise, the retroffited rake is compatible with 25 AC EMU rakes built by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. This rake will be use on Pune-Lonavala section of CR.”

http://www.railnews.co.in/?p=10460
 

MEMU train between Anand and Dakor

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ANAND / GUJARAT 04/04/2013
MEMU train between Anand and Dakor started on experimental basisThe Vadodara railway division has started MEMU trains between milk city Anand and temple town Dakor in Kheda district for convenience of passengers in the twin districts of central Gujarat.
The MEMU trains between Anand-Dakor-Anand which have been started from Monday will be run on experimental basis till May 31 this year. Dakor is famous for its Ranchhodraiji temple.

This MEMU trains that include train numbers (09123/09124) and (09125/09126) will halt at five stations.

While train number 09123 will depart from Anand railway station at 7.15am everyday and reach Dakor at 8.10am via Sadnapura, Bhalej, Ode and Umreth railway stations, the same train as train number 09124 will depart from Dakor at 8.30am to reach Anand railway station at 9.35am.

Similarly, train number 09125 will depart from Anand at 4.45pm to reach Dakor at 5.40pm. It will return as train number 09126 as it will depart from Dakor railway station at 5.55pm to reach Anand railway station at 6.50pm.

http://www.railnews.co.in/?p=1343
 

Bina - Bhopal MEMU

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BHOPAL 18/04/2013
Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate MEMU train

The city residents would have the facility of drive-in platform at Bhopal railway station on Tuesday. Besides, Bina-Bhopal MEMU (Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit) train will also be inaugurated by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj.

http://www.railnews.co.in/?p=1983

BHILWARA / RAJASTHAN 14/03/2013
Indian Rlys-BHEL sign MoU to establish MEMU coach factory in Bhilwara

Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to set up a Rs10bn ($184.7m) mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) coach factory at Bhilwara in Rajasthan, India.

The coach factory is intended to meet the demand for faster local and suburban trains in the country.

Under the MoU, BHEL will bear the complete cost and will be responsible for the construction of the MEMU coach production facility.

Around 200 acres of land will be provided by the government of Rajasthan for the construction of the new plant, and the Ministry of Railways will give assured off-take orders to BHEL to make the project viable.

Following completion, the new MEMU manufacturing facility will be capable of producing 400 coaches per year.

Equipped with engines on both sides, the MEMU trains will be capable of operating in both directions.

Each nine-coach train can carry about 1,800 passengers; each coach has seating capacity for 100 people and space for a similar number of standing passengers.

Compared to conventional loco-hauled passenger trains, the MEMU trains have higher passenger carrying capacity and higher average speed.

http://www.railnews.co.in/?p=450
 

Railway Board declares Vasai-Diva as a suburban route

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Mumbai 09/04/2013
Railway Board declares Vasai-Diva as a suburban route
Railway Board has declared the Vasai-Diva section as part of the suburban section. The board passed its order last week and Central Railway gave its nod for facilities to be effective from Wednesday onwards. Consequently, passengers now can get return tickets on the section. According to the Railways, return tickets can only be availed on the suburban sections. Moreover, the declaration has cleared the deck to run local services on this corridor. Confirming the news, Mr.Sharad Ingle, Chief Commercial Manager, Central Railway said, “our department has made necessary adjustments to give return tickets and season tickets”. He added that CR was now looking for the installation of ATVMs and upgrading software for using smart cards. The Railway officials believe that the move will result in more trains running on this corridor henceforth.

http://www.railnews.co.in/?p=1426

So when will the SWR declares Bangalore - Bangarpet  as Suburban Segment???

So once Suburban section declared, commuters can avail Return Journey tickets, ATVMs will be provided.
 

Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation tenure extended by another five Yr

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The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the extension of the period of the validity of the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd. (MRVC) by another five years, that is up to July 11, 2019, to match the completion of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) Phase II and facilitate integration of the suburban rail capacity enhancement plans with the urban development plan.

A large number of people residing in and around the MUTP Phase II will be benefited by the extension.

The extension of the validity period will not entail any additional financial burden.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=97276

BHEL to Manufacture 400 MEMU coaches MoU with IR

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Indian Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to set up a Rs10bn ($184.7m) mainline electric multiple unit (MEMU) coach factory at Bhilwara in Rajasthan, India.

The coach factory is intended to meet the demand for faster local and suburban trains in the country.

Under the MoU, BHEL will bear the complete cost and will be responsible for the construction of the MEMU coach production facility.

Around 200 acres of land will be provided by the government of Rajasthan for the construction of the new plant, and the Ministry of Railways will give assured off-take orders to BHEL to make the project viable.

Following completion, the new MEMU manufacturing facility will be capable of producing 400 coaches per year.

http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsindian-railways-bhel-sign-mou-to-establish-memu-coach-factory-in-rajasthan

Why GOK and IR sign MoU with BEML to supply MEMU / DEMU / EMU coaches for Bangalore & other towns of Karnataka

State politicians, Government is least interested?

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Thanks buddy for spending time to get these details and it once again demonstrates the utter neglect of state railway needs from Railway board to SWR Zonal railways, Railway Ministry to State government. In a nutshell every body is responsible for such a abysmal state of railways in the state.

Regarding the question of why GOK can't sign a MOU to obtain more MEMUS/DEMUS for Bangalore?

Answer to that lies in

  1. what is the plans for railways in the state and Bangalore? For today, next 5 years and next 10 years.
  2. Who charts the plans for railways in the state? IR, SWR or GOK?

The RTI responses from SWR divulges its role and efforts to above questions. Based on those RTI responses, it was clear that SWR hasn't plan anything for the state or for that matter to Bangalore. They seems to be in the mode of "Operations" only and having very little to plan for expansion and modernization of the infrastructure.

All the additions, new lines, new trains etc have been part of that messy political favors from Indian Railways. When other states were getting their due share, states like Karnataka were given some pittance.

All these years we all were blaming Railways/Center for step motherly treatment for railway infrastructure. Now that A Kannadiga is at the helm of affairs, it is to be seen how much he could do it for Karnataka?

More prudent would be, Shri. Kharge giving different direction to the working of railways. It would make more sense, going forward, to let the state governments to plan for railways in their own state with 50% - 50% partnership with the center. Rather than Railway minister making decisions to add new lines or new train, let the state decide what is needed? Only than we will see some sanity in the railway expansion across the country.

Technological Advancements of EMUs

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Good paper on EMU latest happenings :http://elocos.railnet.gov.in/Study_Material/IREE_PAPER_FINAL_PSEMU.pdf

Eastern Railway ( 7 EMU / MEMU Shed )

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EMU / MEMU Shed : 7 (Howrah, Bandel, Narkeldanga, Sonarpur, Barasat, Asansol, Ranaghat)        EMU / MEMU Rakes Running : 187 Numbers         http://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,1,304

NATIONAL TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE Report

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This report was submitted in June 2012  On Railways :

8.6 Leasing of railway land : Page : 76

8.6.1 Suburban stations provide an excellent opportunity for management of the precious land resources of Railways in urban areas. A standard template can be developed for redesign and redevelopment of the stations that maximizes the comfort for commuters and create space for premium retail in station premises

9.9.2 Passenger:  Page 89

Conversion of all stopping passenger trains to EMUs/DMUs or railcars; invitation to state governments to manage uneconomic and unpatronized services

10.6 Urban Transport:  Page : 95

MRVC in Mumbai and MMTS in Hyderabad are two successful models for financial participation and cooperation with State Governments. Other states need to be engaged for similar initiatives. Viable cost sharing arrangements for both infrastructure and rolling stock investment and management of commuter operations need to be configured. It is envisaged that over the next 20 years IR‘s share of expenditure (@ 50%) in augmentation of urban networks would amount to Rs.3000 crore per annum or roughly Rs.60,000 crore. In addition, two elevated rail corridors using the existing right of way of railways in both Western and Central Railways in Mumbai (Churchgate-Virar and Mumbai VT to Karzat) costing approximately Rs.40,000 crore could be implemented through PPP along with Viability Gap Funding. Similar other projects in Mumbai and other cities will come up in future.It is estimated that an investment of the order of 2,00,000 crore would be required on this account.

  10.8 Rolling Stock: Page 96

EMUs/MEMUs

6694 Nos deployed coaches

30000 Coaches required for new and replacement @Rs.2 crore each

Total Rs 60,000 Crore Investment

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Russian Railway has 17 reginal suburban Rail services

http://www.cris.org.in/NTDPCWEB/Home/Report%20of%20Working%20Group%20on%20Railways_Submitted%20to%20the%20Govt%20on%20Aug%209th,%202012.pdf

This report has covered very well on the Subruban Transport and Role of Railways.

EMU / DEMU history on IRFCA site

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Gives total history of the EMU and DEMU.

http://www.irfca.org/faq/faq-mu.html

Bangalore will take long time to get these.