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Indian railways installs Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system in West Bengal

Indian railways has installed Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system at Kharagpur in West Bengal, which will enable station masters to set 800 different routes for trains in a matter of minutes. Interlocking is a railway signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements of trains through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings. ..

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India’s first bullet train project “MAHSR” to be built with help of Japan

India’s first bullet train project “Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor” will be launched during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September 12-14, 2017. Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the bullet train project with the laying of foundation stone and a ground breaking ceremony. This is expected to take ..

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Union Cabinet gives a green signal to the Kochi Metro Rail

The Union Cabinet gave the green signal for the Rs.5,128-crore Kochi Metro Rail project, one of the largest social infrastructure initiatives to be launched in in recent years. The project would be completed in 3 years. The most significant part of the approval is that the Kochi metro project would be implemented on the Chennai ..

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Railways reduces ‘Tatkal’ reservation period to 1 day to check misuse

Measures taken by the Railways to prevent the misuse of Tatkal travel scheme by agents/unscrupulous elements during opening hours of the reservation counters. The Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme is reduced from two days to one day excluding the day of journey from the train originating station. For example, if train is to ..

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Current Affairs : April 9, 2010

Events / Happenings / Observances:London Symphony Orchestra returns to India after 45 yearsLondon Symphony Orchestra (LSO), a 100 member major orchestra of the United Kingdom, as well as one of the best-known orchestras in the world which was established in 1904, performs in Mumbai after a span of 45 years. Awards:Aryabhata Intl Award – Mahantesh ..

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