December 2, 2020

Govt approves Alstom’s locomotives to run at 120 kmph for goods transportation

The Union Railway Ministry has approved Alstom’s 12,000 horsepower electric locomotives to run goods trains at a maximum speed of 120 kmph, in its attempt to give massive boost to the national transporter’s freight business.

These electric locomotives will allow faster and safer movement of heavier freight trains capable to carry around 6,000 tonnes at speed of 120 kmph. They will be deployed for operations on major freight routes, including the Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs), and are expected to increase the average speed of freight trains in India by at least 20-25 kmph. DFC is expected to be completed by June 2022.

“Equipped with Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) based propulsion technology, it would lead to considerable savings in energy consumption due to use of regenerative braking. The technology is also helpful towards making the acceleration process more efficient by reducing the heat generation and traction noise. Additionally, this move

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Man fatally shot in face then run over by vehicle near Mt. Morris

MT. MORRIS TWP, MI — A suspect is in custody after a 57-year-old man was killed outside a Mt. Morris Township home, police said.

Officers with the Mt. Morris Township Police Department responded around 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 to the 5000 block of Judith Ann Drive off Carpenter Road for a report of a man who had been shot in the face and run over by a vehicle.

Detective Sgt. Laurie Salem said the incident started inside the house as an argument between the victim — identified as Samuel Leves Cole Jr. — and the 28-year-old nephew of the victim’s girlfriend who was staying at the home.

Witnesses at the scene told police they heard one gunshot outside the home, Salem said. It’s alleged the 28-year-old man shot and killed Cole.

The suspect then went into the home, grabbed the keys to a white Chevy pickup truck owned by

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Bicycle sharing project test run starts in October-end | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: The ambitious public bicycle sharing project will kick off from the last week of October, with 100 bicycles and 10 docket stations at prominent locations, on a pilot basis.
People will be able to book cycles through a mobile application. The charges will be Rs 10 for the first hour and Rs 20 for another hour. Membership will be allowed in the later phase, with charges of Rs 5 for first hour and Rs 10 for another hour.
In the first phase, 10 docking stations are set up at sites drawing heavy footfall —Sukhna Lake, sectors 16, 17, 22, 35 and 43, PGI, Punjab and Haryana High Court. A total of 617 docket stations will be set up throughout the city in the final phase. The urban planning department of the UT administration has approved the locations. The company selected for the project must construct at least 155 docking
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West Ham Bid For Caleta-Car Rejected, Defender Prefers Champions League Run, Report Says


  • Duje Caleta-Car has thumbed down West Ham’s offer to sign him, a report said
  • The defender wants to stick with Marseille and play in the Champions League
  • West Ham is running out of time to find a center-back

West Ham United FC may have to look elsewhere to fill in its center-back void with target Duje Caleta-Car opting to stick it out with Olympique de Marseille, a report said. The 24-year-old prefers to stay with Marseille and play in the Champions League, adding another big blow to the Hammers who have not had much luck in the transfer market.

The Guardian reported that Caleta-Car had no desire to leave Marseille, which has been drawn in the Champions League group that includes Manchester City, Olympiakos and Porto.

With the transfer window closing on Oct. 5, David Moyes and company will have to work fast and explore other options. Another

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Jeepney drivers run to SC against ‘arbitrary’ transportation policies during lockdown

Jeepney drivers run to SC against ‘arbitrary’ transportation policies during lockdown

MANILA, Philippines — Assailing the arbitrariness of government actions on public transportation during lockdown and discrimination against traditional jeepney drivers, three groups trooped to the Supreme Court and urged it to strike down several issuances of the government.

Three groups of traditional jeepney drivers on Tuesday filed a Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition, asking the SC to strike down as null several issuances of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

They specifically assailed the issuances on the prohibition and eventual resumption of mass transportation amid the ongoing lockdown, for violating the separation of powers, valid exercise of police power, equal protection and international law.

The groups also asked the SC to hold oral arguments on their petition, prepared through the Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services Inc.


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