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Mass Rapid Transit System

Electrical Multiple Unit – a best mode of transport

By on February 16, 2014
Electrical Multiple Unit – a best mode of transport

Electrical Multiple Unit popularly called EMU is a very popular train configuration for  sub-urban travel. EMU services are running presently in Mumbai (popularly called Local), Delhi (EMU), Kolkata (EMU), Chennai (EMU), Hyderabad  etc. These services are very popular among daily commutator for In-time services Reliability in services with very rare failure Very low fare Vendor compartment […]

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Why Tramways not making headway in planned cities?

By on January 16, 2014
Why Tramways not making headway in planned cities?

Tramways was the first mode of urban transport initially horse ridden and afterwards by electric motor. There came diesel/petrol driven vehicle which drove away the most environmental friendly mode of transport; calling Tramways unfriendly, incompatible and interference to road user”. Is it fair? Tramways is a  streamline motion on rail. There is  no opportunity to […]

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MRTS-Bangalore Sub-urban Rail Corporation

By on November 26, 2013
MRTS-Bangalore Sub-urban Rail Corporation

There was a news the other day that the Karnataka State Government is showing keen interest in developing suburban network around Bangalore and proposed Indian Railways to be an active partner. http://www.thehindu.com/features/homes-and-gardens/linking-the-city-to-the-suburbs/article4908734.ece http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/karnataka-seeks-railways-nod-for-suburban-network/article5376629.ecehttp://www.deccanherald.com/content/385325/railways-assess-feasibility-suburban-service.html There was also a news a few days back that there is drop in the sale of Rail tickets in 0-100 km […]

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Addressing Safety and Security issues relating to EMU Sub-urban Services

By on October 24, 2013

The services of Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) and Mainline Multiple Units (MEMU) plays a vital role in meeting transportation need of Urban and Suburban services of Indian Railways. There are  features of these services that make it different as compared to operation of other trains. This result in certain safety and security issues in Sub-urban […]

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An alternative to Rapid Rail Transport Corporation for transport need of National Capital Region

By on October 23, 2013

The ministries of urban development and railway and the state governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have agreed to form a company called National Capital Region Transport Corp. (NCRTC) that will help the construction of a high-speed rail network to connect various cities in the expanding national capital region (NCR) of Delhi and its […]

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Global Rail Technologies off the Shelf

By on October 12, 2013
Global Rail Technologies off the Shelf

As member of ‘Study group on Alternative systems of Urban Transport’ set up in 1985 at the instance of Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi ,the then prime minister of India and whose report was submitted in 1987, we had occasion to cost various urban transport systems. The main conclusions were. The urban transport systems should lose […]

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Mass Rapid Transit System –Suburban

By on September 29, 2013
Mass Rapid Transit System –Suburban

Is making of Rapid Rail Transport Corporation to address NCR Sub-urban transport need and spending Rs. 188 Crs/Km a right decision? Mass Rapid Transit System –suburban (MRTS-SU) means frequent and fast transport system covering the sub-urban region of a major metropolitan City. Indian Railways have been serving MRTS-SU right from the day of its commencement […]

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Mass Rapid Transit System-Urban

By on September 21, 2013
Mass Rapid Transit System-Urban

Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India predicts an average city very low-speed of around 6 to 8 kmph by 2030, which is the speed of a morning walker. The question is simple, is it acceptable to us. It was during 1850’s that over 750000 commuters entered and left London daily, either by mainline railways […]

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