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Konkan Railway is ready with its monsoon timetable

first_imgPanaji: With all undertaken safety work completed, the Konkan Railway is geared up to implement its monsoon time table with effect from Saturday. It will continue till October 31.The large scale geo-safety works executed along the railway lines in the last decade have significantly reduced incidences of boulders falling and soil-slipping along the route. There has been no major disruption of train services due to falling boulders in the monsoon in the last five years, L.K. Verma, chief spokesperson of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) said here on Thursday.The Konkan Railway, he said, will conduct monsoon patrolling as per the provisions of Indian Railway Permanent Way Manual to ensure safety along the track. About 950 personnel will be patrolling the route from Kolad to Thokur during the monsoon. Vulnerable locations will be patrolled round-the-clock and stationary watchmen will be deployed at critical locations. Speed restrictions will be imposed at vulnerable locations. BRN-mounted excavators will be placed at nominated points for quick movement in case of emergencies. Instructions have been issued to locomotive drivers to run the trains at a reduced speed of 40 kmph in case limited visibility due to heavy rainfall.Mr. Verma said, trains plying on the Konkan Railway route between Kolad and Thokur atnight will have supervisors during the monsoon. An Accident Relief Train (ART), a self-propelled Accident Relief Medical Van (ARMV) with provision for an operation theatre and emergency medical aid will be kept ready at Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), while Verna (Goa) will be provided with satellite phone communication.Mobile phones and walkie-talkie sets will be provided to loco-pilots, station masters, executives of various departments and other officers. Every station on the Konkan Railway will be equipped with 25 Watt VHF base station enabling wireless communication amongst the train crew and between the train crew and the station master.Emergency communication sockets will be provided at every kilometre along the Konkan Railway route, enabling the patrolmen, watchmen and other field maintenance staff to contact station masters and train controllers during emergencies in operating the trains.LED signals will be provided in a phased manner for improving signal visibility at difficult locations. Three control rooms at Belapur, Ratnagiri and Madgaon, will work through the monsoons to ensure safe running of trains.Passengers who have been issued journey tickets prior to announcement of the monsoon time table are advised to check the timings of their train as the departure timings of some trains could be altered. Passengers can check train status on www.konkanrailway.com, or dial 139. Passengers may monitor their trains online during by visiting www.konkanrailway.comlast_img read more

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Tough love: Yeng Guiao downplays tongue-lashing towards Poy Erram in NLEX loss

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alaska took a 23-17 lead after the first quarter and the Road Warriors ultimately folded under the Aces’ pressure.“Of course we’re very disappointed, I thought we could at least give ourselves a chance to win the game but we never got to the point where we threatened Alaska,” said Guiao. “So I guess that’s the more disappointing thing to us is that we were not able to give ourselves a chance to be in the game and put a little more pressure on Alaska.”“We know this is our most important game this conference but we did not play it the way the occasion was called for,” added Guiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao is known for his fiery demeanor that he often unleashes during games.Be it on game officials, opposing players, or even his own team, no one is safe from Guiao’s competitive fire and it was once again in full display when NLEX lost to Alaska, 88-80, in the do-or-die game for the last playoffs spot in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Former Air Force receiver hoping NFL is a dream delayed Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I admit what I did and I want to apologize for it,” said Erram. “My emotions got the best of me. Sorry for doing that, I’m only human. I make mistakes and now I regret it.”“Sometimes I do stupid things but that’s now who I am. I am a working progress. Again I sincerely apologize for this instance,” added Erram.Guiao said that him cursing and shouting at his players is normal for the team and the Road Warriors have accepted that kind of tough love.“That’s normal for us, they accept that,” said Guiao. “We talk about that prior to them joining the team, so it’s just part of our culture.Guiao said that he is disappointed with the loss especially with how the Road Warriors failed to put up a respectable fight against the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Guiao called a timeout with 3:32 left in the first quarter with the Aces leading 33-22 and it was star center Poy Erram who was on the receiving end of an earful from the multi-titled mentor.“Be stronger, you’re too easy to push around,” said Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsErram, though, took his criticism positively and he owned up to his mistake after finishing with 10 points ad 19 rebounds.The 6-foot-7 center took to Twitter to air his side regarding the incident where he acknowledged that he was wrong and Guiao was only motivating the Road Warriors.last_img read more