Rain Water Harvesting – CR to save Rs.1.44 Crore Per Annum
Rapid urbanization resulting decrease in infiltration of rain water into the sub soil drastically, thus diminishing ground water recharge. Central Railway has adopted Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) as a part of finding solution to the ever increasing water needs. It has already installed RWH at 50 different locations like railway stations, maintenance sheds and few colonies in the last 5 years.
Notable among the installations is Lokmanya Tilak Terminus which is a low cost and no maintenance RWH costing approximately Rs.10 lakh. CR has identified the area and 2000 meter trench with cross section of 1.5meter x 1.0 meter excavated and filled with crushed stone of different grading.
These crushed stones provide a medium to collect the rain water and create the pressure head which increases the percolation rate of soil. This system is so effective that even during the very high intensity of rainfall up to 100 mm per day approximately 70% rain water will percolate in the soil.
The rain harvesting project introduced by Central Railway will help in catering for 40% requirement of daily 18 lakhs liters of water requirement at LTT, which will help in saving of Rs.12 lakhs per month or Rs.1.44 Crore annually.
Benefits of RWH
* conservation of rain water,
* Improvement in infiltration and reduction in run-off thereby reducing flooding during the rainy season ,
* increasing the water table of surrounding area and recharging ground water with fresh water.
* improving the ground water quality by reducing the salt content, making it portable for drinking and other use like garden, cleaning, washing etc.
* Preventing erosion of soil.
* No water logging in LTT circulating area of 50000 square meter.
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Date: June 12, 2015
(Narendra A Patil)
Chief Public Relations Officer
To clear extra rush of rail passengers during Summer season-2015, Railways have decided to run Summer Special Train No. 05527/05528 Jaynagar- Anand Vihar T.- Jaynagar Bi- WeeklyTatkal Mail Express (22 trips) as per the following programme:-
The 05527 Jaynagar- Anand Vihar T. Bi- Weekly Tatkal Mail Express Summer Special Train will depart from Jaynagar on every Tuesday & Friday from 26.05.2015 to 30.06.2015 (11 trips) at 01.00 p.m. to reach Anand Vihar T. at 04.20 p.m. the next day. In the return direction, the 05528 Anand Vihar T.- Jaynagar Bi- Weekly Tatkal Mail Express Summer Special Train will depart from Anand Vihar T. on every Wednesday & Saturday from 27.05.2015 to 01.07.2015 (11 trips) at 07.30 p.m. to reach Jaynagar at 11.15 p.m. the next day.
Comprising of seven AC III Tier and seven Sleeper Class, four General Class & Two Second Class cum luggage and Brake van coaches, the 05527/05528 Jaynagar- Anand Vihar T.- Jaynagar Bi- Weekly Tatkal Mail Express Summer Special Train will stop at Madhubani, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, Sonpur, Chhapra, Siwan, Deoria Sadar, Gorakhpur, Basti, Gonda, Sitapur Cantt., Bareilly, Moradabad & Ghaziabad stations enroute in both the directions.
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