To tackle the water problems, Indian Railways are planning to develop their system that will shorten the water filling time at stations from 20 minutes to only 5 minutes.
The system is scheduled to be introduced in March 2019 at 142 stations across the country which have the water filling systems for trains. 300 crore rupees have been sanctioned for this initiative by the Indian Railway.
Water in trains is usually filled every 300-400 kilometers necessary for toilets and wash basins. The quick-watering system will improve the speed of water filling bringing it down to just five minutes and at the same time allow multiple trains to be filled up. The pumps of 40 horsepower will be used to induce water pressure.
A Railway Board member said that the new water system will have 6-inch pipes instead of the 4-inch pipes used earlier to fill the coaches. Along with the extension in size, the pipes will also have higher power motors and water would be supplied using digitised system. The system SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) is designed by RDSO.
The older pipes lacked water pressure, eventually taking a long time to fill the coaches with a capacity of 1,800 liters of water. This initiative is to ensure the curbing of water shortage in railways, especially for longer distances.
Ahead of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, earlier known as Allahabad, the city is going through a major makeover. Prayagraj Station is also going through a transformation with beautiful murals and paintings depicting the rich cultural heritage in the city.
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal shared the pictures of the Railway station and wrote:
Chalo, Kumbh Chalo: Prayagraj Station is undergoing a massive makeover with beautiful murals & paintings depicting our rich cultural heritage as preparations for Kumbh Mela are in full swing.
According to official estimates, over 15 crore people are expected to visit the Kumbh Mela, which will be organized over 10,000 acres of land, with invitations also being sent to each village in India. While Ramlila and Krishna Lila will be staged during the event, an international ballet themed around the Ganga is being planned this time.