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Indian Railways to host IHHA Conference

The 10th International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) Conference will be hosted by the Indian Railways in New Delhi. The conference is held once in every 4 years. The last conference was organized in Shanghai China in 2009. 
The Conference provides a platform for railway researchers, practitioners, policy makers and industry leaders from across the globe to share their knowledge and experience and perhaps explore new possibilities in heavy haul railway operation. The central theme of the conference is “Building Transport Capacity through Heavy Haul Operation”.
Heavy haul rail operation has evolved over the years as a technology to transport bulk commodities in large volumes and reduce the unit cost of transportation. Heavy haul envisages increased axle load of 24 tonnes and above. Train lengths have also enhanced up to 4 km. The trailing train loads vary from 10,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes. 

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January 24, 2013: India observes ”National Girl Child Day”

India celebrated ”National Girl Child Day” on January 24 with the objective of raising consciousness of the society towards the girl child so that she can be valued and respected.

Various activities were organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development to address and reverse the trend of declining child sex ratio in the country.

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