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A)
Gorakhpur Railway Station
B)
Basti Railway Station
C)
Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station
D)
Varanasi Junction Railway Station

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Gorakhpur Railway Station

Gorakhpur Railway Station takes the crown as Uttar Pradesh's largest railway station, primarily because of its expansive platforms spanning a total length of 1300 meters.

ttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, is also the state with the highest number of districts. Known for its diverse culture and unique traditions, Uttar Pradesh attracts a significant number of domestic and international tourists every year. The majority of the Indian Railways network also passes through this state, further highlighting its importance.

Total Railway Stations in India :

To begin with, let’s understand the magnitude of the railway infrastructure in India. The country boasts more than 7,000 railway stations, facilitating the operation of over 22,000 trains daily, including over 13,000 passenger trains, catering to a daily ridership of more than two crore passengers.

Railway Stations in Uttar Pradesh :

Uttar Pradesh hosts around 550 railway stations, with over 230 managed by the North Central Railway zone and more than 170 by the North Eastern Railway zone. These stations form a crucial part of the state’s transportation network, facilitating travel and connectivity within Uttar Pradesh and to neighboring regions.


Which is the Largest Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh?

Gorakhpur Railway Station takes the crown as Uttar Pradesh’s largest railway hub, primarily because of its expansive platforms spanning a total length of 1300 meters. This significant infrastructure places Gorakhpur at the forefront of the state’s railway network, serving as a pivotal junction for numerous train routes and passengers.

Historical Significance of Biggest Railway Station of Uttar Pradesh :

Gorakhpur Railway Station, once the world’s largest by platform area, holds historical significance. Although surpassed by Hubli in Karnataka, its legacy remains. Functioning as a vital junction, it links Eastern Uttar Pradesh with Bihar and extends connectivity from northern to eastern India, playing a pivotal role in regional transportation networks.

A)
S Jaishankar
B)
Ajay Prasad Sinha
C)
Narendra Modi
D)
Anil Kumar Lahoti

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (26th Feb 2024) laid the foundation stone for Sikkim's first railway station at Rangpo.

It was among the over 2,000 rail infrastructure projects worth about ? 41,000 crore unveiled by the prime minister.

The design of the Rangpo railway station will draw inspiration from the rich culture, heritage and architecture of Sikkim, the prime minister said in his address via video conference.

Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya was present at Khanikola in Rangpo where a function was held.

"The foundation stone laying for the Rangpo railway station is a historic and proud moment for Sikkim, underscoring its significance in the context of 'Viksit Bharat@2047' and its potential to enhance the tourism sector by offering expedited and convenient travel options," Acharya said.


He also noted the advantages of the railways during the monsoon, when the NH-10 encounters disruptions.

The railways will be a blessing during such times, enhancing connectivity and reliability, he added.

The station will be a part of the under-construction 45-km rail line from Sevoke near Siliguri in West Bengal to Rangpo in Sikkim. It will have 14 tunnels and 22 bridges.

The track on the Sevoke-Rangpo section of the Northeast Frontier Railway will have the capacity to handle 25 ton and trains can run at a maximum speed of 110 kmph.

There will be three stations between Sevoke and Rangpo -- Riyang, Teesta and Melli, all in West Bengal.

The project was awarded to IRCON International in May 2010 at a cost of ? 4,084.69 crore and the original deadline was May 2015. The revised date is now December 2024 with a revised cost of ? 12,474.07 crore, according to officials..

Source : NDTV

A)
Assam
B)
Telangana
C)
Maharashtra
D)
Rajasthan

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Telangana

Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav have laid the foundation stone for Komuravelli Railway Station in Siddipet District in Telangana state last evening. Komuravelli village is home to the famous Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple. Every year about 25 lakh people from four different states visit the temple town to have darshan of the presiding deity.

Speaking on the occasion, Tourism Minister Kishan Reddy said considering the importance of the temple town and to improve the transport facilities for the huge population to the town, the Railway Ministry has sanctioned the halting station to Komuravelli which falls on the Manoharabad-Kothapalli railway line under the South-Central Railway.

He said the new station will provide first-time train connectivity fulfilling the aspirations of the people.  Mr Reddy further said the propose Regional Ring Road to Hyderabad city at a cost of 26 thousand crore rupees will be completed soon if the new Congress Government extends cooperation to the centre. The Minister further said a proposal is also under active consideration to lay a Ring Railway Line linking 8-9 districts in the state.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav said passenger utility has increased after the introduction of Metro and Vande Bharat trains besides other special trains. He also said improving railway facilities will lead to benefits in the field of business and employment. Rajya Sabha Member Dr K Lakshman also present on the occasion..


Source : AIR

A)
Hathi Kavach
B)
Gajraj Kavach
C)
Gaj Suraksha
D)
Gajraj Suraksha

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Gajraj Suraksha

Gajraj uses an AI-based algorithm, and a network of sensitive optical fibre cables to detect elephants getting close to railway tracks. It warns nearby station masters when it detects an elephant getting within 200 metres of the track, who then warns locomotive pilots in the area.

Over the past decade, about 200 elephants lost their lives due to collisions with trains, posing a significant threat to both wildlife and railway operations.

In a bid to address the rising concern of elephant deaths in train collisions, Indian Railways has rolled out a groundbreaking, indigenously developed new technology called "Gajraj Suraksha", that is aimed at preventing such tragic incidents.

Gajraj Suraksha, which is a kind of Intrusion Detection System or IDS, is based on an AI algorithm and claims to detect 99.5 per cent of potential collisions, providing a much-needed solution to this longstanding issue. What makes this system unique is that it primarily relies on OFCs or Optical Fibre cables for quick transmission of signals.

Union Minister of Railways, "Ashwini Vaishnaw" announced (30th Nov 2023) plans to install these AI-powered systems in West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam, Kerala, certain parts of Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu.


How does the Gajraj Suraksha Intrusion Detection System work?

* Gajraj Suraksha senses pressure waves generated by the movement of elephants along the tracks. While explaining how exactly the mechanism works, officials revealed that as elephants move, the optical fibres detect vibrations caused by their footsteps.

* These vibrations trigger signals within the optical fibre network, enabling the system to identify the presence of elephants up to 200 meters ahead of their arrival on the track.

* The OFC-based Intrusion Detection System works by sending alarms to station masters whenever movement is detected along the tracks.

* The network is designed in such a way that it can track the movement of the elephant with great accuracy and report it to nearby station masters. This allows them to promptly inform locomotive drivers in the affected areas.

* This quick communication ensures that trains can be slowed down or stopped, preventing potential collisions with elephants..

Source : First Post

A)
Mumbai Metro
B)
Delhi Metro
C)
Chennai Metro
D)
Hyderabad Metro

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, DMRC has started selling of  ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ from its selected Metro stations through dedicated counters from 4th September 2023.

These Smart Cards which will be sold till 13th of this month, has been launched to facilitate the G20 delegates and international visitors who might be interested in exploring the prominent tourist places of the capital city as they arrive in Delhi.

 The 36 stations where these cards will be sold through dedicated counters include  Kashmere Gate, Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi, Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, ITO and Supreme Court metro stations.

The ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ will be available in two categories of One-Day Validity and Three-Day Validity cards, offering unlimited rides in the Metro network. The One-day validity Tourist Smart Card will be available for 200 rupees. The three-day validity card will be available for 500 rupees. Our correspondent reports that this amount also includes a refundable security deposit of 50 rupees.

Besides unlimited rides, these Tourist Smart Cards are of great benefit to tourists as they can seamlessly travel in the entire network from the first train to the last train service available for the day. There are no penalties or surcharges levied on Tourist Smart Cards on account of instances like Entry or exit mismatch, overstay in the system, and overstepping.

Delhi Metro, which is ranked among one of the largest Metro systems in the world is well connected to almost all the prominent tourist destinations in the city like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, and Kalkaji Temple, to name a few. Tourists can seamlessly reach these tourist places by travelling on various corridors of the Delhi Metro by using these cards. Tourists can also download the ‘Delhi Metro Rail’ app for more details on the network to plan their journeys.

The App also includes a dedicated section on the home page by the name of ‘Tour Guide’ where they can find the list of all stations and tourist places nearby. Tourist Smart Cards are also available at all Metro stations Except Airport Express Line across the network. Anyone who wants to explore the city can avail these cards from the stations any time during the day...

Source : AIR

A)
Nandura
B)
Pandharpur
C)
Amravati
D)
Hingoli Deccan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Amravati

In a first, Central Railway’s New Amravati station becomes the first station in Bhusaval Division and third station of Central Railway (CR) to be a "Pink Station" to be fully managed by women staff.

Central Railway has inaugurated the New Amravati station under the capable management of an all-women team.

This remarkable accomplishment of establishing an all-women managed station at New Amravati follows in the footsteps of the trailblazing examples set by Matunga station in the Mumbai division and Ajni station in the Nagpur division.

The New Amravati station has a staff strength of 12 women employees4 Deputy Station Superintendents, 4 Pointswomen, 3 Railway Protection Personnel and 1 Station Ticket Booking Agent.

These women work in unison to ensure the smooth functioning of the station.

According to the press release issued by the Central Railway, the New Amravati station, which joins the ranks of “Pink Stations,” caters to the needs of approximately 380 passengers who frequent the station daily.

As the third station within Central Railway’s purview to be exclusively managed by women, the New Amravati station stands as a testament to the remarkable strides being taken towards fostering inclusivity and representation in the railway industry.

Handling the operations of ten trains, the station holds a pivotal role within the Bhusaval Division, underscoring its significance and importance in the broader railway network..

Source : Financial Express

A)
Chinchpokli Railway Station
B)
Byculla Railway Station
C)
Parel railway station
D)
Matunga Railway Station

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Byculla Railway Station

The 169-year-old Byculla railway station has bagged the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award 2023 of Merit for cultural heritage restoration and conservation.

On Monday, Union Minister for Railways, Communication, Electronics, and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav met Shaina NC and congratulated her team and Central Railway for their efforts in the restoration of Byculla station to its original architectural glory.

The Byculla railway station was commissioned in the year 1853.

In July 2019 a huge project to restore the ancient heritage architecture of Byculla railway station, one of India’s oldest stations began.

* This project had been initiated in coordination with Railways by Shaina NC Trustee, I Love Mumbai, in loving memory of her father Ex-Sheriff of Mumbai and Founder of I Love Mumbai and Giants International, late Padmashree Nana Chudasama with the support of Bajaj Trust Groups, and Abha Narain Lambah Associates, as their CSR initiative.

* Minal Bajaj and Niraj Bajaj of Bajaj Group and Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation funded this huge restoration project of over four crore rupees.

* Heritage Conservation Architect Abha Narain Lambah graciously consented to do the project pro bono as their CSR initiative in honor of the city of Mumbai.
 

The task of the entire planning and execution was completed and Byculla railway station was restored to its original, ancient, heritage architecture with excellence on 29.4.2022 at the hands of Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Minister of State for Railways, Government of India. Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Shaina NC, Trustee, I LOVE MUMBAI, Minal Bajaj and Niraj Bajaj of Bajaj Group and Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, Heritage Conservation Architect Abha Narain Lambah, Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, presently Chairman & CEO, Railway Board (then General Manager Central Railway), Principal Head of Departments and other Senior Officers of Central Railway were also present.
 
The following works were undertaken :

• Beautification of the main entry/façade of platform number 1 – restoration, lighting, etc.
• Improved and restored exit passage of platform number 1 -(Dadar end)
• Garden area facing the façade restored and beautified
• Restoration of all walls, grills, FOBs
• Renovation of toilets for general and Divyangjan
• Upgradation/beautification of water huts – two each on all platforms
• Restoration and upgradation of benches
• LED lighting at station in heritage scheme
• Repainting and beautification of FOBs
• Heritage wing roof restoration
• Separate ladies toilet and regulation/restoration of the façade of offices/stores along the concourse.

Today, Byculla station stands proudly as a symbol of history and heritage and at the same time a station with the most modern amenities..

Source : Mid-day

A)
1243
B)
1281
C)
1300
D)
1309

Correct Answer : Option (D) - 1309

Model Station Scheme was in vogue from 1999 to 2008. Under this scheme 594 stations were selected for upgradation on Indian Railways.

Out of these 34 stations in Madhya Pradesh were selected for upgradation and all the identified stations have been developed under this scheme. A list of zone-wise stations developed under the Model Station scheme is appended.

Recently, the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme has been launched for development of Railway stations on Indian Railways. This scheme envisages development of stations on a continuous basis with a long-term approach.

It involves preparation of Master Plans and their implementation in phases to improve the amenities at the stations like improvement of station access, circulating areas, waiting halls, toilets, lift/escalators as necessary, cleanliness, free Wi-Fi, kiosks for local products through schemes like ‘One Station One Product’, better passenger information systems, executive lounges, nominated spaces for business meetings, landscaping etc. keeping in view the necessity at each such station.

The scheme also envisages improvement of building, integrating the station with both sides of the city, multimodal integration, amenities for Divyangjans, sustainable and environment friendly solutions, provision of ballast less tracks, ‘Roof Plazas’ as per necessity, phasing and feasibility and creation of city centres at the station in the long term.

So far 1309 Railway Stations have been identified under this scheme including 80 no. of stations in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The zone-wise names of stations developed under Model Station Scheme is as follows :

 

Railway

Name of station

Central

(35)

Akola, Bhusaval, Chandrapur, Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur), Dadar, Gulbarga, Jalgaon, Kalyan, Kurla (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus), Malkapur,  Mumbai CST, Nagpur, Nasik Road, Pune, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Lonavala, Khandwa, Manmad, Amrawati, Miraj, Ahmednagar, Matheran, Badnera, Burhanpur, Chalisgaon, Devlali, Shegaon, Betul, Ballarshah, Karad, Sangli, Satara and Daund.

Eastern

 

(51)

Andal Jn., Asansol, Baidyanathdham, Bandel, Barasat, Barddhaman, Baruipur Jn., Basirhat, Bhagalpur, Bidhannagar Road, Bolpur, Bongaon, Budge Budge, Canning, Dankuni, Dhakuria, Dum Dum, Durgapur, Garia, Ghutiari Sharif, Howrah, Jamalpur Jn., Jasidih, Krishnagar Road, Kulti, Labpur, Madhupur, Madhyamgram, Malda Town, Murshidabad, Nabadwip Dham, New Farakka, Ranaghat Jn., Raniganj, Sainthia, Sealdah, Sonarpur, Sultanganj, Tarakeswar, Tollyganj, Ultadanga, Barrackpur, Naihati, Rishra, Srirampur, Rampurhat, Sheoraphulli, Chandannagar,  Sahibganj, Barharwa and Bariarpur.

East Central

(55)

Akshayawat Rai Nagar, Ara, Buxar, Barauni Jn., Begusarai, Bettiah, Daltonganj, Danapur, Darbhanga, Dhanbad, Dehri-on-Sone, Gaya, Hajipur Jn., Janakpur Road, Khagaria, Koderma, Mokama, Motihari, Mughalsarai, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nayagaon, Narkatiaganj jn, Nawadah, Parasnath, Patna, Sagauli jn, Sasaram, Samastipur, Sheikhpura, Sitamarhi, Sonepur Jn., Barkakana, Patna Sahib, Bakhtiyarpur, Biharsharif, Jamui, Jhajha, Kiul, Lakheesarai, Rajendra Nagar (T), Rajgir, Anugrah Narayan Road, Raxaul, Saharsa, Madhubani, Renukot, Singrauli,  Chopan, Garhwa Road, Barh, Bhabua Road, Dalsinghsarai, Phulwarisarif and Mananpur.

East Coast

(24)

Badakhandita, Bhadrak, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Byree, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Golanthra, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Kapilas Road, Khurda Road, Puri, Rahama, Sambalpur, Surla Road, Titlagarh, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Palasa, Rayagada, Balugaon, Sambalpur Road and Kesinga.

Northern

(80)

Ambala Cantt, Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Ayodhya, Baghpat Road, Baraut, Bareilly, Bhatinda, Beas, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Delhi Cantt, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Dhuri Jn., Faizabad, Faridabad, Firozpur, Garhmukteshwar, Ghaziabad, Haridwar, H. Nizamuddin, Jullundur City, Jammu Tawi, Kalka, Kathua, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Merrut City, Moradabad, Nangloi, New Delhi, Panipat Jn., Pathankot, Patiala, Prayag, Rae-Bareli Jn., Saharanpur, Shimla, Varanasi, Rohtak, Delhi Shahdra, Ballabhgarh, Karnal, Sonipat, Meerut Cantt., Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Bhadohi, Akbarpur, Chakki Bank, Jallandhar Cantt, Phagwara, Shahjahanpur, Jagadhari, Sirhand jn., Muzaffarnagar, Kurukshetra, Sabzi Mandi, Palwal, Shakurbasti, Barabanki, Shahganj, Unnao, Janghai, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Roorkee, Najibabad, Rampur, Hardoi, Hapur, Chandausi, Rishikesh, Rajpura, Chandi Mandir, Abohar,  Deoband and Bhodwal Majri.

North Central

(21)

Agra Cantt, Agra Fort, Aligarh, Allahabad Jn., Etawah, Gwalior, Jhansi, Kanpur Central, Mathura Jn., Tundla, Mirzapur, Banda, Morena, Raja Ki Mandi, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Naini, Babina, Chitrakut Dham Karvi, Lalitpur and Orai.

North Eastern

(34)

Badshah Nagar, Ballia,  Basti,  Chhapra Jn.,  Deoria Sadar, Gonda Jn., Gorakhpur,  Izzatnagar Jn., Kathgodam, Katra, Lucknow, Manduadih, Mau Jn., Pilibhit, Rawatpur,  Siwan Jn., Lucknow City, Allahabad City, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Barhani, Belthra Raod, Bhatni jn, Farrukhabad, Ghazipur City, Kasganj, Kashipur, Khalilabad, Lakhimpur, Lalkuan, Salempur, Sitapur , Varanasi City and Kaimganj.

Northeast  Frontier

(35)

Alipurduar Jn., Alubari Road, Araria Court, Coochbehar, Dalkolha, Dharmanagar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Ghum, Gosaigaonhat, Guwahati, Harishchandrapur, Jalpaiguri, Jorhat Town, Kamakhya, Katihar, Kishanganj, Kokrajhar, Lumding, Maal Bazar, New Alipurduar, New Bongaigaon, New Coochbehar, New Jalpaiguri, New Mal Jn., New Tinsukia, Purnea jn, Raiganj, Rangia Jn., Silchar, Siliguri Town,  Srirampur, Tezpur, Bongaigaon and Tinsukia.

North Western

 (26)

Abu Road, Ajmer,  Bikaner,  Hissar, Jaipur, Jodhpur,  Rewari, Sri Ganga Nagar, Udaipur, Alwar, Falna, Rani, Marwar jn, Beawar, Bhilwara, Pali Marwar, Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Makrana, Suratgarh, Bhiwani, Hanumangarh, Sirsa, Rana Pratapnagar, Kishangarh and Kosli.

Southern

(48)

Alwaye, Arakkonam Jn, Calicut, Cannanore, Chengannaur, Chengalpattu, Chennai Beach, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Coimbatore, Ernakulam Jn., Erode Jn., Kanniyakumari, Katpadi, Kayankulam,  Kottayam, Madurai, Mambalam, Mangalore, Palghat, Pondicherry, Quilon (Kollam), Rameswaram, Salem, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruttani, Trichur, Trivandrum Central, Tuticorin, Varkala, Jolarpettai, Dindigul, Shoranur, Tellicherry, Tiruppur, Thanjavur, Nagercoil, Tiruvalla, Ernakulam Town, Ambur, Kovilpatti, Virudhunagar, Badagara, Kankanadi, Tirur, Villupuram jn and Alleppey.

South Central

(64)

Dharmavaram Jn., Guntakal, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Kakinada Town, Nanded, Nellore, Raichur, Rajahmundry, Secunderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Warangal, Anakapalli, Anantapur, Aurangabad, Bhimavaram Town, Cuddapah, Eluru, Godavari, Jalna, Kazipet, Khammam, Ongole, Parbhani, Samalkot, Tenali, Adoni, Chirala, Kurnool Town, Machilipatnam, Manchiryal, Palakollu, Ramagundam, Tadepalligudem, Tandur, Tanuku, Tuni, Yadgir, Bhimavaram, Dhone, Dornakal, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Mudkhed, Nadikudi, Nidadavolu, Pakala, Purna, Renigunta, Vikarabad, Annavaram, Basar, BhadrachalamRoad, Bidar, Mantralayam Road, Nagarsol, Nalgonda, Parlivaijnath, Srikhalahasti, Nandyal and Nizamabad.


South Eastern

(22)

Adra, Bagnan, Balasore, Bishnupur, Bokaro Steel City, Chakradharpur, Contai Road, Garbeta, Hatia, Jhargram, Jharsuguda, Kharagpur, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Midnapore, Ranchi, Rourkela, Santragachi Jn., Tamluk, Tatanagar, Ulubaria and Purulia

South East Central (11)

Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur, Raigarh, Gondia, Champa, Shahdol, Bhatapara, Tilda, Rajnandgaon and Chhindwara.

South Western

 (22)

Bangalore Cantt, Bijapur, Hospet, Hubli, Mysore, Shimoga Town, Toranagallu, Vasco-de-gama, Belgaum, Bellary jn, Yesvanthpur jn, Alnavar, Bangalore City, Bangarpet jn, Davangere, Dharwad, Gadag, Hassan, Hasur, Krishnarajapuram, Londa jn and Tumkur.

Western

(45)

Ahmedabad, Anand Jn., Bamnia, Bandra Terminus, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Chittaurgarh, Dadar, Dharangaon,   Dwarka, Gandhidham, Gandhigram, Indore, Mumbai Central, Navsari, Nimbahera, Okha, Rajkot, Ratlam, Surat,  Ujjain, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi, Ankleshwar, Nadiad, New Bhuj, Palanpur, Mhow, Jamnagar, Billimora, Udhana, Nandurbar, Maninagar, Mahesana, Dahod, Dewas, Mandsaur, Nagda, Nimach, Hapa, Surendranagar, Junagadh, Porbandar and Verawal.

West Central

(20)

Bhopal, Damoh, Habibganj, Guna, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Katni Jn., Kota, Pipariya, Satna, Sawai Madhopur, Madanmahal, Sagour, Maihar, Rewa, Itarsi, Bina, Bharatpur, Gangapur City and Vidisha.

KRCL (1)

Madgaon.



Source : PIB

A)
Haryana
B)
Punjab
C)
Rajasthan
D)
Uttar Pradesh

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Haryana

In a first in the country, hydrogen-powered trains are expected to run from Haryana’s Jind district by the end of this year (2023) and first hydrogen plant of country is being set up in Jind, said Shobhan Chaudhry, general manager (GM) of Northern Railway who visited the spot on Thursday (22nd June 2023).

Officials claimed that hydrogen powered trains have been running only in Germany and the whole world is keeping a watch on this project and how India will commence such trains.

India’s first hydrogen plant is being set up near the railway junction of Jind district. The plant development has entered the final phase and hydrogen will be produced from water, said officials.

The first prototype of the hydrogen train, expected to commence in the fiscal of 2023-2024 between Jind-Sonipat section of Northern Railway. They said that now trains are being run by diesel and electric and this will be the new for the country.

The hydrogen fuel based train of eight bogies will be environment friendly. The officials apprised the GM about the method of filling the hydrogen in trains and a process of collection of this fuel, said Jai Prakash, deputed as station master in Jind district..

Source : Times of India

A)
Patna Railway Station
B)
Guwahati Railway Station
C)
Varanasi Cantt Railway Station
D)
Ahmedabad Railway Station

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Varanasi Cantt Railway Station

Indian Railways’ Varanasi Cantt Railway Station has been awarded a 5- star 'Eat Right Station' certification for providing high-quality, nutritious food to passengers. This certification is granted by FSSAI to railway stations adhering to standard food storage and hygiene practices.

The 'Eat Right Station' certification is awarded by FSSAI to railway stations that set benchmarks in providing safe and wholesome food to passengers. The station is awarded a certificate upon a conclusion of an FSSAI-empanelled third-party audit agency with ratings from 1 to 5.

The 5-star rating indicates full compliance by the station to ensure safe and hygienic food is available to passengers.

The certification is part of the 'Eat Right India' movement- a large-scale effort by FSSAI to transform the country's food system to ensure safe, healthy and sustainable food for all Indians.

Eat Right India adopts a judicious mix of regulatory, capacity building, collaborative, and empowerment approaches to ensure that our food is suitable both for the people and the planet.

The other railway stations with Star certification include Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station (Delhi); Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai); Mumbai Central Railway Station, (Mumbai); Vadodara Railway Station, Chandigarh Railway Station and Bhopal Railway Station..

Source : PIB