Skip to main content

Railpur Relief! Now trains won't waste people's time

Raipur: Hirapur railway under-bridge is destined to complete by March 31, 2015 and is expected to be available for public use within couple of weeks after completion. Once started, it will bring huge relief for about 50 thousand people who have to pass through railway crossing each day to go to their work. Train pass by every 7 minute on an average through this railway crossing forcing people to wait for quite a while.

railway level crossing india
traffic jams are common at railway level crossings in india

The under-pass should have been completed much earlier. Sighting the troubles the locals face on daily basis, the foundation of Hirapur under bridge was laid down in 2008. It was planned to be constructed in 2 years. But due to negligence of government agencies and local administration, the work could not be completed until now. Much of the problem was related to land acquisition. Earlier it was planned that the construction will happen 20 m away from level crossing. Later the plan changed and 34 m was decided to be the ideal distance from level crossing on which construction should be done. All this indecisiveness on part of local authorities caused further delays, which also has affected the construction cost of the bridge adversely.

Now the box of the bridge is complete and approaching roads are being worked upon. PWD (Public Works Department) officials have said that all should be in readiness by the end of March.

Earlier, before the state of Chhattisgarh was conceived, most of the traffic on this way was of Jarway, Hirapur, ring road-2, and transport-nagar areas. In last five years or so, many private developers, real estate builders, have come up with housing projects in the area. The housing board has developed a colony named kabirnagar which has many big apartments. This has added to traffic. People living in dozens of wards of Raipur municipal corporation use this route and are the one who are most affected.

The trains to Bhilai Steel Plant, and many goods and passenger trains pass through this crossing causing the gate to close for about 5 to 10 minutes. Every day about 26 passenger and 138 goods trains cross by. From the time of closing of railway gate to the time by which train is crossed, about 250 vehicles line up on a congested road which is only about 10-15 ft wide. either side of crossing. When the gate opens for a limited time the traffic from both sides converge and merge causing a traffic jam, This causes great problems for people having emergency, especially the ills needing to reach the hospital and students going to examination center. Many young men having applied to jobs have failed to reach the interview site due to delay caused by the jam.

There is no alternate route for the people. The people of following wards are expected to get the biggest relief from the inauguration of railway underpass - Vir Savarkar Nagar, ramkrishna paramhans nagar, sant ravidas nagar, shahid bhagat singh nagar, pandit ishwar charan shukla nagar, and manmohan singh bakshi nagar.


Popular posts from this blog

IRCTC Registration for New Users

New users can signup on IRCTC easily by filling up the irctc registration form online at railway registration (railway booking site). By creating new account for themselves, users can do ticket booking using the online passenger reservation system.

The steps below will guide users on how to do irctc registration.

The process to register on irctc is easy and free. You can also watch the following video which summarize the process for new user registration on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) online e-ticketing site.

Go to homepage of and look for 'signup' option.Users will then need to fill an online form. All the fields with (*) are mandatory to be filled. Special care must be taken while filling in email id and mobile number fields. Provide valid email and mobile as user id, password, and an activation link will be sent to registered E-Mail id and mobile verification code will be sent at registered mobile number by SMS message.Submit the form…

Why even hackers don't hack IRCTC ?

The site - the official railway ticket booking site of India belonging to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has never been hacked, and there is very less chance of anyone attempting to do so. This might sound strange to you.

In a country like India where due to abundance of talented IT and programming talent, the claim that no one will even attempt to hack IRCTC doesn't seem right.

Especially when there are great benefits of doing so.

Of course new programmers do get excited and try and hack a website. After all what it requires is some good and intelligent programming. Although there are no known hacks, some well known hackers might be considering making an autobot that will just require to fill in captcha at the time of ticket booking. Basically on one single click the bot will automatically try to book Tatkal ticket at 10 am and will prompt you only for captcha. Captcha can also be bypassed though. No one has yet created such a hack. However …

Why use Paytm for IRCTC railway booking payment

There are many options available to users when it comes to make payment for buying railway tickets online. Paytm is brand new option which has become already popular among the customers of railway.

Paytm is actually an online wallet where you can store money and use it to make quick recharges, pay bills, do shopping, send money to friends & pay for various services like Uber, MakeMyTrip, BookMyShow & others. Best part is that it is completely secure digital payment option.

Please note that - as of now IRCTC disables all cash card/e-wallet options including IRCTC prepaid cards from 8 am to 12 noon. So you can book your tickets on the site with your Paytm Wallet after 12 pm.

Most of you who regularly use IRCTC online ticketing system for railway and flight booking would be aware of the fact that IRCTC has its own eWallet. We have already explained how to use IRCTC eWallet for faster tatkal booking. Then what is the reason for IRCTC to go for another eWallet, a third party digit…