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New Train Index – Update

Dear members, we are sharing with you the updated train index with new trains started and announced.

The trains highlighted in yellow are the newly inaugurated, extension of existing trains, change in frequency and the trains details can be read as a comment by taking the cursor to the highlighted portion.

Kindly take advantage of the index and share with maximum number of your friends and family.

TRAIN INDEX FOR PDF 15 march 19

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O meri rail gaadi…

O meri rail gaadi,

Teri baat hi hai kuch atrangi si,
Chahe tujhe kitna bhi kosu, kahin pauch nahi sakta tere bina main.

Tu band hoti hai toh aadha sheher jaise tham sa jaata hai.

Station par khada har aadmi tere intezaar main rehta hai.

Bambayi ki baarish ho ya koi band,
Tere aane se hi ek aasha jaise jag jaati hai ki tu aayegi aur hume saath le jaayegi.

Tere aur mere itne safar ki kahaniyan juddi hai ki ab mere manzil ka ek khaas hissa ban chuki hai tu.

O meri rail gaadi,
Teri baat hi hai kuch atrangi si.

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Pamban Bridge – The scenic beauty to be replaced soon.

Yes, the travel destination of many of us, the Pamban Bridge which connects Rameswaram to mainland India is soon going to be replaced by a new technology driven vertical lift bridge.

Before, we actually see in the video, how the new bridge is going to work, lets read about pamban bridge.

Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge which connects the town of Rameswaram  on Pamban Island to mainland India. Opened on 24 February 1914, it was India’s first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010.

Until 1988, the Pamban bridge was the only surface transport that connected Tamil Nadu’s island of Rameswaram to the mainland. In 2018, the bascule of this bridge was damaged. This damage ended the transportation on the bridge.

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In 1988, a road bridge was also constructed parallel to the rail bridge. This road bridge is also known as Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. The Pamban Road Bridge connects the National Highway (NH 49) with the Rameswaram island. It stands on the Palk Strait and between the shores of Mandapam (a place on the Indian mainland) and Pamban (one of the fishermen town in Rameswaram island).

The rail bridge is, for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double-leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. As can be seen in the video.

However, the 104-year-old which has a total length of 2,058 m  bridge shall be soon replaced as the Railways plans to build the country’s first vertical-lift bridge that will make way for ships and steamers to pass through has already been approved by the Ministry.

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The more than two-kilometre-long bridge, which is likely to cost Rs 250 crore, will have a 63-metre stretch which will lift up while remaining parallel to the deck to allow access to the ships, the official said.

Here is the video which shows how the new bridge shall work.

 

It will be ready in the next four years, and along with the new railway link between Rameswaram in Pamban Island and Dhanuskodi, which is considered the starting point of Ram Setu, will help ferry thousands of pilgrims from the Hindu religious site to the mainland.

A cyclone had destroyed the rail link between the two sites in 1964 and since then, this is the first effort to restore the link, the official said.

“While this bridge has the ‘Scherzer’ rolling lift technology in which the bridge opens up horizontally, to let ships pass through, in the new one, a 63 metre section will lift vertically upwards remaining parallel to the deck. It will be done using sensors at each end,” said another official.

 

The new bridge will have 100 spans of 18.3m and one navigational span of 63m.

It will be three-metre higher than the existing bridge with navigational air clearance of 22 metre above sea level. Because of the vertical lift, full horizontal width of 63m will be available for navigation.

In comparison to existing manual operation and control, the new bridge will have electro mechanical controlled systems which will be interlocked with train control systems. Many other new technologies like stainless steel reinforcement, composite sleepers and long life painting system to name a few have been considered in planning of the bridge.

So, why wait, just don’t miss the opportunity to experience the joy of travelling on the train over a sea. As the new bridge is going to be taller and ” Samandar aur aapke beech ka fasla aur jyada ho jaynenga Yatriyon……”.

References and credit :

  1. Video Courtesy : Financial Express Youtube
  2. Content reference Financial express and Wikipedia.
  3. Picture courtesy : Google images

Pic 1 https://www.theweek.in/webworld/features/lifestyle/Discover-the-less-explored-pamban-island.html

Pic 2 : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/120752833737231048

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भारतीय रेल – कविता

भारत की हर बात निराली है, सुहानी है,
हर चीज़ की यहाँ अपनी एक कहानी है|
कहानियो की बात हम करे,
तो रेल सबकी रानी है|
कभी तीन दिन का लम्बा सफर,
तो कभी रोज़ का अपडाउन,
यहाँ हर किसी का अलग किस्सा है,
रेल हमारे जीवन का अहम् हिस्सा है|
पैसेंजर ट्रैन में बना रिश्ता सबसे प्यारा होता है,
चलती ट्रैन को पकड़ने का आनंद न्यारा होता है|
छोटे बच्चे का वो खिड़की की पटिया पर बैठना,
बड़ा खूबसूरत नज़ारा होता है|
हर ट्रैन की बात अलग है, बोली अलग है,
सचखंड की पंजाबी, पवन की बिहारी,
नवजीवन की गुजराती, कर्नाटक की तेलगु,
सब की अपनी दास्ताँ है|
पर एक बात सबकी समान है,

भारत की रेल, भारत की पहचान है|

– N R Varma