Kolkata Metro to receive Chinamade rakes from December

first_imgKolkata: The Metro Railway will start receiving delivery of 14 rakes from Chinese manufacturer Dalian from December, while four other rakes are awaiting safety clearance, Kolkata Metro general manager P C Sharma said. Trials are over for four rakes delivered by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perumbur and fitness certificate for these are awaited, he said. “We are in touch with RDSO (Research Designs & Standards Oeganisation) for clearance and are trying our best to get it at the earliest,” Sharma said here on Wednesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He said that the first of the 14 rakes ordered from Dalian is scheduled to arrive in December and three more will come in the next three months of the current fiscal year 2018-19. The remaining 10 rakes will arrive by the end of next financial year 2019-20, Sharma said. The Kolkata Metro has been saddled with several old rakes, which have been in service since its inception in 1984. Of the 26 rakes in operation, 13 are old and non-AC. The first of the 16 rakes ordered from ICF was delivered in July 2017, with three more were received by the Metro later. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed However, these are yet to be introduced for passenger service pending RDSO’s safety clearance. Kolkata Metro had ordered 40 air-conditioned rakes from different manufacturers to augment its services. While 16 are from ICF, 14 are from Dalian and the rest 10 rakes are from CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Company of China, according to Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee. The Kolkata Metro at present runs between Kavi Subhash in the southern end of the city to Noapara in the northern outskirts over a route length of 27.22 km.last_img read more

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Make drinking milk more enjoyable

first_imgMilk is essential for developing strong bones and teeth, but some people simply don’t like the sight of it. Add flavours or coloured ice cubes or prepare shakes to make milk tastier, says an expert.Tanya Joshi, Senior Dietician and Nutritionist at dairy company Freshmen’s Valley, suggests how:* There are various flavours available in the market like fruity, chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch, vanilla, caramel, rose and pan. For a healthier option, go for natural flavours like cardamom milk, cinnamon and nutmeg milk, mint flavoured milk, turmeric milk and honey milk. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* Milk shakes are rich source of protein because of their main ingredient – milk. Carbohydrates in shakes provide energy. Milk shakes also contain fruits which are good sources of vitamin and dietary fibres for better digestion, detoxification and build immune system. Add milk to your plain yoghurt or fruit yoghurt to make drinkable yoghurt. * Mix a few drops of different food colouring as per your preference.* Coloured ice cubes can be one of the most interesting ways to draw maximum attention of those who are reluctant to drink milk. Add a drop of food colouring to your regular ice cubes to make a colourful drink.* Flavoured straws are popular among children. They contain flavour beads inside.* Dry fruits and nuts are abundant sources of proteins, fibres, anti-oxidants, essential minerals and fatty acids. Cashew nuts, almond, pistachio nuts, prunes, raisins and apricots and a pinch of saffron are enough to give a good aroma and flavour to milk.last_img read more

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