The following services / projects of Ministry of Railways across various parts of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated / foundation stone laid / dedicated to the nation today i.e. 28 Dec 2016.
1. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Bareilly station
2. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Varanasi station
3. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Aligarh station
4. Inauguration of Wi-Fi at Mathura station
5. Inauguration of three platforms and yards at Aligarh station
6. Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Akbarpur station
7. Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Jaunpur station
8. Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Shahganj station
9. Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Pratapgarh station
10. Foundation stone laid for upgradation of passenger amenities at Jhangai station
11. Foundation stone laid of escalator and FoB of Mirzapur station
12. Foundation stone laid of escalator and FoB at Vindhyachal station
13. Foundation stone laid of improvised station and FoB at Robertsganj station
14. Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Jafarabad-Akbarpur-Tanda section
15. Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Chunar-Chopan line
16. Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Utretia-Raebareli-Amethi-Janghai line
17. Commencement of work of doubling cum electrification of Utretia-Alam Nagar byepass at Lucknow
18. Dedication of newly electrified route of Rosa-Sitapur rail route to the nation
19. Dedication of newly electrified route of Sitapur-Burhwal rail route to the nation
20. Dedication of Electronic Interlocking at Aligarh
21. Foundation stone laid for doubling of Rosa-Sitapur
22. Foundation stone laid for doubling of Sitapur-Burhwal
23. Foundation stone laid of Mathura-Jhansi 3rd line
24. Commencement of work of doubling between Raebareli and Amethi stations
25. Extension of existing Agra Cantt-Etawah DEMU Train upto Mainpuri via newly constructed Etawah-Karhal-Mainpuri Broad Gauge section
Ministry of Railways has taken up many projects in Uttar Pradesh. There are as many as 62 ongoing Engineering Projects like New line, Gauge Conversion & Doublings in the state of UP, costing Rs 58,850 cr. and the aggregate length of these projects is 6500 km.
Outlay for projects in UP has been increased substantially in the last 3 years. The average annual outlay for projects in UP from 2009 to 2014 was Rs. 1100 Cr. This average has been enhanced to Rs. 3400 Cr for the last three budgets. In 2016-17 alone, Rs 5369 Cr has been allotted for projects falling partly or fully in UP.
Inauguration of Wi-Fi service at Mathura, Varanasi, Bareilly & Aligarh Railway Stations
The Wi-Fi service at Mathura, Varanasi, Bareilly & Aligarh Railway Stations was dedicated to the nation today, 28th December 2016.
The Wi-Fi facility for the visitors & rail users of Mathura, Varanasi, Bareilly & Aligarh Railway Station has been commissioned by RailTel in association with Google for providing high speed state of the art world class internet experience to the commuters. The service built over the fiber network of RailTel is designed to offer high-speed broadband like experience to users. Travelers passing through these stations will now be able to easily stream a high definition video while they’re waiting, research their destination, download a book or a new game for their journey.
RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., a Mini-Ratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, has taken a lead in providing fast Wi-Fi for the use of passengers at A1 & A category Railway stations. RailTel roped in Google as the technology partner for setting up fast Wi-Fi network initially covering 400 A1 & A category stations.
Under this partnership, it was planned to provide fast Wi-Fi service at 100 railway stations by the end of the year to benefit around 10 million Indians a day.
Inauguration of three platforms and yards at Aligarh
The works of Aligarh Yard remodelling and improvement of Passenger Amenities have been carried out at the cost of Rs 14.9 cr. Following works have been undertaken at Aligarh yard :
● 3 new platforms have been constructed with all required passenger amenities, to accommodate 25 coach rakes.
● All these newly constructed platforms have also been connected with newly constructed FOB.
● The width of PF no. 1 has been increased by 7.3 m at DLI end to avoid inconvenience to passengers. Width of PF no. 3 & 4 has also been increased at both HWH and DLI ends.
● The existing mechanical interlocking of Aligarh yard has been upgraded to Electronic interlocking.
● Besides this, safety standards have been increased by removing 4 number Diamond Crossings from existing yard.
● All main line signals of Aligarh station are converted into semi automatic 4 aspect signals.
● All operation of points, signals and indications of signaling gears has now been centralized in newly installed visual display unit in Station Master’s chamber.
● New Down loop line of CSR – 801m has been constructed.
● The existing goods lines no. 6, 7 and 8 have been converted into passenger platform lines and their CSR has also been increased to 700-735 m.
Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Akbarpur Station
Akbarpur is an important railway station in District Ambedkar Nagar of Uttar Pradesh and is a junction station, catering to Tada Thermal Power station of NTPC.
Important works of passenger amenities have been sanctioned for upgradation of facilities at this railway station which caters to pilgrims, traders & population of Ambedkar Nagar. Major inputs have been planned for improvement of circulating area, renovation of booking cum PRS office, platform surface, extension of platform no. 1 for 26 coach length and extension of platform no. 2 & 3 for 24 coach length,provision of 20 nos 4-seater stainless benches etc. The work was sanctioned in 2015-16 at approximate cost of Rs 90 Lakhs.
Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Jaunpur Jn Station
Jaunpur Junction, also known as Bhandariya railway station, is a district headquarters station in Uttar Pradesh. This station is part of Northern Railway Lucknow Division and caters to Lucknow-Faizabad-Varanasi and Allahabad-Jaunpur lines of Northern Railway as well as Aunrihar–Jaunpur line of North Eastern Railway.
Important passenger amenities works have been sanctioned for upliftment of Jaunpur Jn station. Major components of proposed upgradation include improvement of circulating area, upgradation of facilities on platforms such as improvement of platform surface (of platform no. 1), water booths, improvement of booking office cum PRS and waiting hall, improvement of approach road to railway station, provision of Pay and Use toilets etc. The work was sanctioned in 2015-16 at approximate cost of Rs 99 Lakhs.
Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Shahganj Station
Shahganj is an important junction station, situated in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh and is part of Ayodhya-Jaunpur railway line where railway line from Mau also meets.
Important passenger amenities works have been planned to give a facelift to this station. The work sanctioned in 2015-16 at approximate cost of Rs 99 Lakhs includes improvement in circulating area, construction of booking office cum PRS and waiting hall at Shahganj, provision of Pay and Use toilet, provision of additional steel benches (50 nos, 4-seater each) etc.
Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Pratapgarh Station
Pratapgarh is an old city and municipality of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh district. Pratapgarh is the birthplace of the national poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.Pratapgarh is a junction railway station, situated strategically on Allahabad-Faizabad and Varanasi-Lucknow sections.
In view of its strategic location and important catchment of passengers and trade activities, many important passenger amenities works have been sanctioned for upliftment of Pratapgarh railway station. Major items include improvement of circulating area, replacement of old FOB, provision of longue for high end passengers, extension, raising and improvement of platforms, platform surfacing, provision of additional platform shelter, renovation of waiting rooms, replacement of water hydrants on platform no. 3, provision of full length washing line, renovation of Pay and Use toilet, provision of 10 kWp solar panel & LED lights in station building, circulating area & on platforms etc, at approximate cost of Rs 8.75 Crore.
Foundation stone laid for Upgradation of Passenger Amenities at Janghai Station
Janghai is an important junction railway station where railway lines from Varanasi, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh/Rae Bareli/Lucknow and Allahabad converge from four sides.
In view of its strategic importance, Railway has decided to develop additional passenger facilities at Janghai station, including improvement of circulating area, improvement of drainage system, development of façade of station building, improvement of platform surface, renovation of waiting rooms, provision of new waiting hall, improvement of drinking water facilities, renovation of toilet facilities etc, at approximate cost of Rs 67 Lakhs.
Foundation stone laid of Escalators & Foot Over Bridge on
Mirzapur & Vindhyachal Stations
The project to provide escalators & foot over bridge on Mirzapur & Vindhyachal Stations of Allahabad Division of North Central Railway is being undertaken with the estimated cost of Total Rs. 12.20 Crore. One foot over bridge will be constructed on each station, under the project along with provision of 04 escalators on Mirzapur & 02 escalators on Vindhyachal stations (approx cost of each escalators is Rs. 70 Lacs). New foot over bridges and escalators will definitely improve the safety & facility for Passengers. The new escalators will securely be a blessing for old & disabled passengers.
Foundation stone laid of Improvised Station and Foot Over Bridge at Robertsganj Station
Robertsganj is an important station of Sonebhadra district on Chunar -Chopan section of North Central Railway. The beautification work & Construction of foot over bridge on station is being done with the approx. estimated cost of Rs. 3.00 Crores. The completion of these works will fulfill the demands of Local Public.
Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Zafrabad-Akbarpur-Tanda section
Electrification of Zafrabad-Akbarpur-Tanda section is required in order to enhance throughput of this section and to avoid cost of detention due to traction change from diesel to electric and vice-versa which in turn would also have environmental implications. The route caters to important NTPC power plant at Tanda. The work of electrification in above section has been sanctioned during 2015-16 at an approximate cost of Rs 92.24 Crores.
The project involves electrification of 101 RKM with 01 Traction Substation (at Shahganj), 10 Switching Stations, 17 Auxiliary Transformers & 01 Maintenance Depot (at Shahganj). The section falls in districts Jaunpur, Sultanpur & Ambedkarnagar of Uttar Pradesh.
Foundation stone laid of Electrification of Chunar-Chopan Rail Line
The Chunar-Chopan Railway line Electrification work has been sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 129.66 Crore. There are Six stations on 100 Route kms. Long this section. One traction sub station, one OHE depot & one PSI depot will also be constructed during this project. After completion of project, the Rail operations on the route will be possible with Electric Traction. This will also improve the speed & throughput on the section along with reduction in journey time. In addition, this will also be an effort to ensure environment friendly transport.
Foundation stone laid for Electrification of Utretia – Raebareli – Amethi – Pratapgarh – Jhangai Rail Section
Lucknow-Raebareli- Amethi-Varanasi Division is the Trunk Route of Northern Railway Track. There is a non-electrified track of 214 km between Utretia-Janghai Station because of which operation of the electrical engine is not possible in this section. Apart from the degradation of environment most of the trains running on Lucknow-Varanasi- Allahabad Track gets delayed because of the rail traction done on these stations. During the year 2015-16, a project of Rs.253 crores for the electrification of the abovementioned 214 km long track was sanctioned. In this project, three traction sub-depots (132KV/25KV), 3 maintenance depot, 13 switch station and three tower wagon sheds will be constructed. This work will be completed by RVNL and the target for completion of this project is May, 2019.
Commencement of work of Doubling cum Electrification of Utratia- Alamnagar bypass at Lucknow (18.06 km)
The work has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 133 Cr.
Presently, there are two routes between Alamnagar and Utratia, One is via Lucknow and this is second route bypassing Lucknow Railway Station. There is severe congestion between Alamnagar – Utratia route via Lucknow. At present, Alamnagar Utratia via Transport Nagar line is mainly used for goods traffic to reduce congestion at Lucknow.
The doubling will provide convenient and better transport infrastructure to the route and thereby remove the transport difficulties and boost the punctuality of goods trains. Also this will reduce the congestion on Utretia – Lucknow route which is presently too busy.
8 major bridges and 53 minor bridges will have to be constructed for this doubling work.
Dedication of Electronic Interlocking at Aligarh Jn.
The electronic interlocking and major yard remodeling works along with construction of an island platform, an additional platform, widening of platform no 1,3 and 4, increasing of length of platform no 4, long stabling line, new engine siding and removal of 4 Diamond crossing to improve safety were completed with an approximate expenditure of Rs 28 Crores. Under the yard remodeling and electronic interlocking works, the speed restriction over yard was removed along with converting Down Main Line to Loop Line, Up Main Line to Down Main line and Up Loop Line to Up Main Line to streamline the train operations.
While replacing Old lever frames with modern electronic interlocking, 06 calling on signals and 43 extra shunt Signals were also installed. This is an important step towards execution of Hon’ble Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu’s “Mission Raftaar” of Indian Railways.
Foundation stone laid of Doubling cum Electrification of Roza – Sitapur Cantt – Burhwal (180.77 km)
The work has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 1295.42 crore. The areas served by this route are densely populated & there has been persistent unfulfilled demand of additional trains for the local & metropolitans cities.
The project cover four major districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Barabanki, Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri & Shahjahanpur. No land acquisition is involved in this doubling work and the scope of the work includes expansion of 25 stations, extension of 12 major bridges, 210 minor bridges, 126 level crossing gates, earthwork of about 16 lakh cum and electrification of proposed double line.
Agencies for Earthwork, Bridges etc for 100 km length have been finalized.The doubling work along with electrification is expected to be completed in 4 years by April 2021.
Foundation stone laid of Mathura-Jhansi Third line including Electrification (274.2 km)
The project to construct 274 KM long Mathura-Jhansi 3rd Railway line on very busy Palwal –Bina section of North Central Railway has been sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 3850 Crore. The proposed third line will reduce congestion on busy route of Delhi-Chennai, increase in sectional speed and will lead to economic development of the area. Mathura-Jhansi third line is passing through three major districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Mathura, Agra, Jhansi, 3 district of M.P. i.e. Gwalior, Morena and Datia and Dholpur district of Rajasthan. With alterations to 29 stations, 2 important bridges, 19 major bridges, 278 minor bridges and earthwork of around 58 lakh cubic meter, this is a very important project. The completion of the project will result in seamless operations over the section.
Commencement of work of doubling between Raebareli and Amethi Stations (60 km)
The work has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 359 Cr. Raebareli – Pratapgarh via Amethi section forms a very vital link of trunk B route extending from Mughal Sarai at one end and Amritsar on the other and passes through Varanasi, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad and Saharanpur (all in the state of Uttar Pradesh), Ambala in the state of Haryana and up to Amritsar (in the state of Punjab).
One of the major operational constraints of the above route is that Utretia- Rai Bareli- Amethi-Pratapgarh-Janghai section is a single line non- electrified section which severely restricts the smooth flow of traffic. The line capacity utilization of this section has reached a saturation point, and as such, it is not able to shoulder any further growth of rail traffic. In these circumstances, it is necessary to make Raebareli-Amethi a double line section, so that the increase in the line capacity of this section would enable it to handle the increase in traffic on the route. 6 major and 155 minor bridges are going to be constructed for this doubling work and this is going to be an electrified line.
Commissioning of Etawah- Karhal-Mainpuri new line
57.5 km long Etawah- Mainpuri new line which is getting commissioned today was sanctioned in 1997-98. The Cost of this project is around Rs. 323 Cr. Both Etawah and Mainpuri are two important district head quarters in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Now Mainpuri is directly connected with Etawah and further with Guna through the BG link of Guna – Etawah new line and as a result the area will get a direct Rail link with Madhya Pradesh and will help in overall development of this area.
Etawah-Mainpuri new line takes off from Etawah station situated on Kanpur-Tundla section and joins Shikohabad-Farrukhabad line at Mainpuri station. This line traverses through the district of Etawah and Mainpuri of Uttar Pradesh. This line passes through three subdivisions of Etawah district i.e. Etawah Sadar, Saifai, Jaswant nagar and two subdivisions of Mainpuri district i.e. Karhal and Mainpuri Sadar of Uttar Pradesh.
The section is having 2 existing stations (Etawah & Mainpuri) and 01 new crossing station Karhal with 4 halt stations namely Baidpura, Saifai, Bujhia & Kiratpur. Construction of 8 Major Bridges, 68 Minor Bridges and one ROB at National Highway had to be completed for this railway line.
Extension of existing Train No 71909/71910 Agra Cantt-Etawah DEMU Train upto Mainpuri Via Newly Constructed Etawah-Karhal-Mainpuri Broad Gauge Section
The extension of the train will link Agra Cantt and Mainpuri via Etawah, Karhal through newly constructed Etawah – Karhal – Mainpuri Broad Gauge section. There will be no change in timings of the train between Agra Cantt. and Etawah. The timings and stoppages of 71909/71910 Agra Cantt.-Etawah DEMU over the extended portion will be as under:-
|71909 Agra Cantt-Mainpuri DEMU||
|71910 Mainpuri-Agra Cantt. DEMU|
* Half minutes halt.
Days of run – Daily
Primary maintenance – Agra Cantt
Composition – TC-06, DPC-02 = Total 8 Cars.
Distance (Extended – 57.5 Kms
Duration of travel: Ex-Etawah – 1’20”
Ex-Mainpuri – 1’15”