Apta station: A Hero among Film Producers

Indian Railways, hit by falling incomes from film shooting at its areas, found a friend in need last budgetary year: Apta, a railroad station on the Panvel-Roha course of Central Railway, around 85 km from Mumbai. In the year 2015-16, the station earned Rs.32 lakh from film shooting and wound up as the most noteworthy income worker from film shoots for Central Railway. Which has other more well-known destinations like the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and the Churchgate station.

The station clearly has numerous favorable scene offerings over the 18 different options in Central Railway well known among movie producers of all shades.

The Apta station has been famous for a few reasons. It being outside the local train framework and its promixity to Mumbai is its true value proposition. Also, being more reasonable contrasted with other bigger and busier stations. It is less swarmed and there are less issues when it comes to security.

Rs.24.97 lakh of revenue was collected for the Central Railway from a four-day shooting for the Hindi film “Baaghi”, most noteworthy by any film in 2015-16.

An estimated cost between Rs.50,000/- and Rs.60,000/-  is incurred for a day’s shooting at Apta railroad station. These costs are much less than the Rs.1.25 lakh charged for a day on the Mumbai local system.

A shar fall from Rs.6.74 crore in 2013-14 to Rs. 3.2 crore in 2014-15 was observed in incomes from film shoots at Indian Railways Stations.

Traditionally and even today the Goregaon rail station is a favored destination among movie producers for its nearness to the film city. TV projects like “CID” and “Kaun Banega Crorepati” do their shooting here.

More than 300,000 individuals utilize Google’s free Wi-Fi at Indian railway stations

An offering of free Wi-Fi services at India’s rail stations was commenced prior this year by Google, with Mumbai Central being the pilot station. In under five months, this free Wi-Fi provision became accessible in 15 rail stations, and it is claimed by Google that more than 300,000 suburbanites are utilizing it consistently. Additionally Google has planned to provide this free Wi-Fi service at 17 of Mumbai’s busiest local stations before the culmination of current year.

A partnership betwee Google and RailTel was struck to dispatch this free Wi-Fi offering called ‘RailWire’. Subsequent to operating at Mumbai Central, the RailWire service has been presented at stations in Allahabad, Ujjain Junction, Jaipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Ernakulam, Patna,  Kacheguda, Raipur, Ranchi, Pune, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam and Guwahati.

Google has aimed to reach 100 rail stations by this year, and 400 more stations in a span of 2 years. They have been focused on Local network stations in Mumbai, as they serve 1.5 million commuters.

Google says that RailWire service will be setup in 17 of the busiest Mumbai stations before the current year’s over. The take off will start with stations like Bandra Terminus, Borivali, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Churchgate, Dadar, Kurla, Kalyan, Vashi, Thane and Panvel.

Mumbai’s local rail system being the busiest rail frameworks on the planet, commuters will need to sit back and watch how the RailWire system can deal with the sheer number of clients attempting to utilize free Wi-Fi. For workers however it will be a help as now they can peruse the net or watch live streams and videos online while sitting tight for their trains. It eases the travel as travelers can surf the net or keep themselves entertained.

It’s not only Mumbai’s neighborhood train stations that are getting free Wi-Fi administrations. A month ago, a 10-year contract to Techno Sat Comm was granted to install at the Delhi Metro hubs, offering free Wi-Fi services to suburbanites. Paytm too has been in plans to install its own free open Wi-Fi service, beginning with Noida Sector 18 metro station.

Google likewise isn’t the one and only offering free Wi-Fi administrations at open spots. BSNL was among the first to begin taking off Wi-Fi hotspots at open spots. Alongside air terminals like Srinagar, BSNL’s Wi-Fi hotspots are accessible at visitor destinations like Puri, and Malpe shoreline in Udupi locale among others. Indeed the organization anticipates setting up to 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the nation.

On similar lines, Aircel and Videocon too are putting forth free Wi-Fi at select spots. While everyone’s eyes are on Reliance Jio’s 4G rollout, the organization is teasing its capacities by offering Wi-Fi hotspots at select spots. All were inspired by the service of Reliance Jio’s free Wi-Fi service at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai recently.

Now: Solar panels on Indian Railway Trains!

Indian Railways in its offer to wind up more environment-accommodating is good to go to attempt its first prepare that would keep running on Solar vitality. The first of its kind trial is to be led in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The Solar board controlled train is an examination taken to lessen the utilization of energizes by the Government.

Despite the fact that the train will keep running on routine diesel utilization yet sun oriented vitality will be utilized for interior power devices. In every one of the 12 sun oriented boards will be fitted on the highest point of every mentor creating 36000 watts of force in just for the smooth running of the train.

India has in late time has been under a great deal of scanners with it being a standout amongst the most contaminated nations on the planet. With this new activity, the administration is taking a gander at decreasing the contamination in the nation. As per studies if India devours sun powered vitality it will help in diminishing Carbon Dioxide emanation by 200 tons.

Likewise, if the sun based vitality run train trial turns into a win, it will diminish diesel utilization by up to 90,000 liters in the nation consistently. This progression won’t just backing the green activity to make India a cleaner domain additionally guarantee to deliver a substitute for fossil powers which are very nearly consumption.

Other than the sun based vitality the Railway is additionally taking a gander at use of exchange wellsprings of vitality like CNG, Biodiesel and Natural Gas. It as of now has an effective case with nearby prepares on Rohtak-Rewari area of Delhi division are keep running on CNG.

This new move by the Government is unmistakably the need of great importance with India Railways being the fourth biggest network in the World.

20 km-long trial rail track to test high speed trains to be lain by Indian railways


In a first for Indian Railway, a 20 km-long test track will be laid, outfitted with a cutting edge research center, close to Raipur for trial of fast, high speed and consistent trains.

Other than new trains and bogies, the test track will likewise be utilized for trial of high hub load wagons.

Including the tracks are not prepared to help recreation of all test conditions. Test tracks are utilized for trial keep running of new prepares in nations, including the US, Japan and South Korea.

Traditionally, in India, a segment of the railroad system is cordoned off and no train development is permitted at whatever point another train is put on trial run, bringing about movement redirection and postponement in operations.

The 20 km test track, including a 5 km circle line, will be produced at an expected expense of about Rs 100 crore.

The requirement for a test track for speedy trial of models under changing conditions has been felt for long, it will go far in upgrading the innovative work capacities of railroads.

The office will be utilized for specialized acknowledgment tests and endorsements of trains, moving stock under working condition and faculty preparing.

It will likewise be prepared for model testing of every single new advancement and improvement of railroad innovation which require various wellbeing authorizations and conventions to be taken after thoroughly.

Railways direct various tests for guaranteeing security of travellers, for example, coupler power trials, swaying trials and crisis braking separation trials, among others.

The test track will likewise empower railroads to embrace rail route related exploration tasks, and devise better and creative answers for infrastructural bottlenecks on the rail line organize.

It will be utilized for specialized acknowledgment tests and endorsement of trains, moving stock under working condition, including flagging framework and staff preparing. The test track will be furnished with a cutting edge research center and observing unit with most recent offices to inspect the rail value of new prepares, he said.

Railways arrangements to enhance its examination unit to handle the situation that would rise taking after the approach of shot trains and high pivot stack twofold stacker cargo administration.

Research Design and Standard Organization, Indian Railway’s examination unit, will be totally redone to take into account the new circumstance and the test track is a piece of people in general area behemoth’s R&D arrangement.

High speed coaches soon in India

Indian Railways farfetched approach to high-speed mobility will soon be feasible due to Spanish company Talgo’s coaches. Tremendous progress has been made on Delhi-Mumbai railway section for running high speed trains . Talgo’s coaches are lighter and can be used on existing tracks. Let have a sneak peak of astonishing high speed coaches.

These high speed coaches will be integrated with existing engine to run on tracks. India is planning to import the rake components and assemble it here. The rake will be imported in knocked down condition and be assembled in India.

A trail run is scheduled to test speeds between 160 and 200 kmph on existing tracks on Rajdhani Express (Delhi-Mumbai) route.

On successful completion of all the test, the train will be launched for travel. Talgo has waived off the test run cost.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu motive is to lessen the travel time on the Delhi-Mumbai route by 5 hours through Talgo coaches. Tests to avoid any upgrade are being done. Talgo has brought its trains on an experimental basis for the project.

Talgo coaches are energy efficient with 30% lesser consumption. They can also higher speeds even on curves.

Talgo trains are operational in several places in Asia and the US.Let us hope for more steps to ease mobility and transportation.

Book Indian Railway’s ‘Bharat Darshan Tourist Trains’ for just Rs 830 via IRCTC

Bookings are as of now open for Indian Railways Bharat Darshan Tourist Trains, a financial plan friendly bundle made by the IRCTC with comprehensive administrations on a committed visitor train, for household voyagers who need to investigate a portion of the nation’s most mainstream religious destinations.

The bundles can be booked for just Rs. 830 for every individual for each day, though the families can settle in the midst of a furlough treks to choose destinations in the east or south of the nation or that cover real religious locales.

The Bharat Darshan Tourist train has 10 mentors overhauled via prepared visit directors, on-board friendliness staff and security staff. The bundle incorporates train transportation, street transportation, convenience, touring at traveler areas and locally available and off-board dinners.

The ‘East Darshan’ would constitute of trains beginning from Chandigarh and venturing out by means of Delhi Cantt to cover Jagannath Puri, Gangasagar, Baidyanath Dham, Gaya, Banaras and Ayodhya.

The ‘7 Jyotirlinga’ bundle starting on May 23rd from Chandigarh by means of Delhi Cantt will cover Ujjain (Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar), Dwarka (Nageshwar), Veraval (Somnath), Aurangabad (Grishneshwar) and Nasik (Bhimashankar and Triyambakeshwar).

Aside from that, another ‘7 Jyotirlinga’ visit starts on June 6th from Delhi Safdarjung by means of Lucknow covering Ujjain (Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar), Dwarka (Nageshwar), Veraval (Somnath), Aurangabad (Grishneshwar) and Nasik (Bhimashankar and Triyambakeshwar).

The ‘Dakshin Darshan with Shirdi’ visit bundle begins on June 27th from Chandigarh by means of Delhi Cantt covering Shirdi, Tirupati, Kanchipuram, Rameshwaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mysore and Bangalore.

Up Next: Lounges with WiFi, food and loads more at Railway stations in India

Regardless of the amount you attempt to disregard, Indian Railways is making the lives of voyagers simpler by the day. As per late media reports, the Service of Railways has endowed IRCTC with the errand of setting up new official parlors in 49 stations the nation over.

These official parlors would be furnished with a wide range of present day facilities at a charge. A portion of the principle facilities offered in these parlors incorporate TV, Wireless Internet, food and drink, washing and changing facilities, and attendant services for pre-departure and post-arrival help to travelers of all classes of travel. Railroad travelers willing to benefit these administrations would require to demonstrate their photo ID proofs and legitimate train tickets.

Starting now, these official parlors as of today exist in the New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra stations. Worked in present day engineering styles, complete with all the aforementioned facilities set up, these parlors are accessible at sensible costs. Charges for the one at New Delhi begins at Rs 150 and for the initial two hours and Rs 50 for consistently from that point. While the charges at Jaipur and Agra stations begin from Rs 100 for the initial two hours, trailed by Rs 50 every hour after that.

A Green corridor between Rameswaram and Manmadurai! Neat Initiative by Indian Railways.

With around 65,808 Kms of Railway lines In India, the railways is taking a baby step finally towards discharge free rail tracks. Towards May end, nearly 114km of line between Manmadurai and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu is to be converted into a Green and Zero toilet discharge line.

With the breathtaking Pamban Bridge that spans a 2 km-strait falling in the planned green corridor, the zero discharge measure will be welcomed by tourists.

A zero can release area imagines all trains going on that specific course would have bio-toilets which dispense with open release of waste on the tracks.

There are around 14 stations amongst Rameswaram and Manmadurai and around 16 traveler trains utilize the track in a day.

Bio-toilets take out open release of waste on the track as the waste is processed by extraordinarily created microscopic organisms and just little measure of clean water is released simultaneously.

In the second stage, “Kanalus-Dwarka-Okha and Porbunder-Wansjalya segment in Gujarat have been distinguished to be made zero latrine release areas.

As per the arrangement, Jammu-Katra course will likewise be made a zero-release area.

Railroads have introduced more than 20,000 bio-toilets in trains till now and has set an objective to fit 17,000 more this financial. It costs about Rs 3.5 lakh to introduce four zero toilets in a boogie.

Bio-Toilets to be installed in Train Engines for Drivers!

The engines of Indian Railway Trains now will have its own little Bio-Toilet installed.

The toilets will be modern with its own intelligence. For example, to ensure safety, the toilet door will not open while the train is moving. Once the train halts to a stop, the toilet can be used. Also, while the driver is inside the toilet, Brakes will be engaged and cannot be released until the driver comes out.

This little step to serious comfort of the driver was also publicized by our Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu in the 2016-17 Rail Budget speech.

India has close to 60,000 train drivers working currently including a growing number of female drivers. They will be hopeful of the realization of this initiative.