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20 Railway Projects taken up across 8 Major Ports in 2015-16: says Indian Port Rail Corporation (IPRCL)

IPRCL also said that the company has already started rail infrastructure modernisation in Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai

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New Delhi, December 22, 2016: Indian Port Rail Corporation (IPRCL) on Thursday said that 20 railway projects were taken up across eight major ports in 2015-16.

Among the works, 11 works with total project cost of Rs 7, 636.15 crores were for preparation of Feasibility and Detailed Project Report (DPR) and nine works with total project cost of Rs 643.77 crores were for project execution.

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According to IPRCL, it has completed the pre-feasibility study of a heavy haul rail corridor from Ib Valley-Talcher to Paradip and Dhamra to evacuate coal mines of Mahanadi Coal Ltd (MCL) to the ports for shipping them to the southern states through the coastal route.

IPRCL also said that the company has already started rail infrastructure modernisation in Kolkata, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Tuticorin and New Mangalore ports.

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“Rail infrastructure expansion and modernization works are likely to commence from April 2017 in Kandla and JNPT ports and in Haldia Dock Complex (HDC). The company has also taken up the task of preparation of DPR for Rail and Road connectivity of the proposed Major Port at Colachel (Enayam) in Tamil Nadu,” said a statement from the IPRCL.

IPRCL on Thursday held its maiden Annual General Meeting, during which the company has pushed for enhancement of port connectivity.

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Registered on July 10 2015, it is the first of its kind joint venture company, between the Major Ports under the Ministry of Shipping and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL). (IANS)

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Railway Protection Force Using Segways to Get Around Ahmedabad Station

The railway platform here stretches up to 800 metre and the Segway helps reach the different corners faster to help people

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Segway, the two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal transporter that has become a rage in the West. Pixabay

Segway, the two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal transporter that has become a rage in the West, has come to the Ahmedabad Railway Station for the use of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

Officers of the RPF could be seen cruising on the railway platforms at a speed of 8-10 km per hour on the Segways, which help them in better crowd control and patrolling at the railway station in Kalupur.

Gracious Fernandes, Inspector of the RPF, Ahmedabad, told IANS, “The railway platform here stretches up to 800 metre and the Segway helps reach the different corners faster to help people.

“The battery operated Segways come handy in reaching and controlling the crowd at the station quickly as well as for overall patrolling.”

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Officers of the RPF could be seen cruising on the railway platforms at a speed of 8-10 km per hour on the Segways. Pixabay

As many as six Segways were put into work at the Kalupur railway station on May 23. The RPF officers were trained to use it in a day, Fernandes said.

“It is the initiative of the Ahmedabad railway division and the Segways are of immense help to the RPF as they can aid people in need in no time,” Railway Public Relations Officer (PRO) Pradeep Sharma told IANS. He said each machine would have cost around Rs 1 lakh.

Fernandes said, “The Ahmedabad railway station is quite big. There are as many as 12 platforms and covering all of them on feet takes a long time. With the Segways, our work becomes faster and more efficient.”

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He could not recall any untoward incident since the Segways were introduced on May 23. (IANS)