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
दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलव
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Public Relations Branch, HQ, Club Road, Keshwapur, Hubli-580 023
PressNote No.53 dated11-06-2015
AMENDMENT IN TATKAL SCHEME AS COMMUNICATED BY RAILWAY BOARD
At present, the booking under Tatkal scheme opens at 10-00 hrs. on the previous day of journey from train originating station.Railway Board (vide Commercial Circular No. 34 of 2015 dated 10-06-2015), has decidedthat with effect from 15th June, 2015, timing for booking of TATKAL TICKET will be staggeredfor AC and Non-AC classes to 10-00 hrs. onwards and 11-00 hrs. onwards respectively.
Hence, now the reservation under Tatkal Scheme will open at 10-00 hrs. on the previous day of journey from train originating station for AC classes, whereas that for non-ACclasses will start at 11-00 hrs. on the previous day of journey from train originating station.
Further supersession of all previous instructions now all types of ticketing agents [Yatri Ticket Sevak Kendra(YTSK), Rail Travel Service Agent(RTSA), Indian Railway Catering & Toursim Corporation Ltd(IRCTC) agents, etc.] will be debarred from booking tickets during the first thirty minutes of opening of booking i.e. from 08-00 hours to 08-30 hours for general bookings, and from 10-00 hrs. to 10-30 hrs. and 11-00 hrs. to 11-30 hrs. for Tatkal booking in AC and Non-AC classes respectively.
(Office of the General Manager, Public Relations Branch, SWR, Club Road, Hubli-23)
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