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    Why Roller Coaster Track is Filled with Sand
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    Why Roller Coaster Track is Filled with Sand

    January 17, 2020

    For the past century, theme parks all over
    the world have been battling one another to construct taller, faster, and more exhilarating
    thrill machines in order to outshine the competition and attract the largest crowds. Driving this battle forward are the engineers
    and roller coaster designers who have developed innovative ways to build these towering structures
    so that they are both safe and reliable. Over the years, each roller coaster design
    company has established their own signature design style with recognizable characteristics
    that set their coasters apart from the rest. A few examples include the I-beam design of
    Rocky Mountain Construction, or RMC, which consists of a continuous steel I-section with
    integrated rails; The truss design of Intamin, which consists
    of small steel tubes that are welded together to form a 3-dimensional truss;
    And the box beam design of Bolliger and Mabillard, or B&M, which consists of a continuous steel
    box section that supports two rails using fin plates. Although the various design styles are quite
    unique, they all accomplish the same task of supporting high-speed roller coaster trains
    as they hurtle through the air. If you have ever been to a major theme park,
    you may have noticed that in addition to having a unique visual appearance, each track design
    also produces a distinct sound as the trains speed over them. The sound produced by a given roller coaster
    is directly related to the design of the track, and of all the various track styles, the box
    beam design produces one of the loudest and most recognizable sounds. The box beam track design developed by B&M
    has a continuous steel spine that is formed by a hollow rectangular cross-section. Steel fin plates are welded to the top of
    the spine at regular intervals, and these fin plates support the two rails which are
    made from circular steel tubes. When trains travel along the rails at high
    speeds, vibrations are induced in the track which propagate throughout the entire cross-section. These vibrations generate sound that we can
    hear, and the large hollow box beams actually amplify the sound due to their size and geometry. Although the roar of a B&M roller coaster
    is iconic and downright intimidating, the noise can be a problem in certain situations,
    particularly when theme parks are located adjacent to residential areas. A prime example of this is Canada’s Wonderland,
    which is a theme park located in Ontario, Canada. The park first opened in the early 1980’s,
    and at that time it was surrounded only by farm land. However, that farm land was gradually overtaken
    by urban sprawl as the nearby city expanded, and a large residential area was eventually
    constructed adjacent to the park. Now perhaps you shouldn’t move into a house
    located across the street from a theme park if you don’t like the sound of roller coasters,
    but a lot people may have overlooked this issue at the time. In 2006, Canada’s Wonderland was purchased
    by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which invested millions of dollars into the park
    to build numerous world-class thrill rides. The biggest of them all came 2012, when Canada’s
    Wonderland introduced Leviathan; The tallest roller coaster that B&M had ever built to
    date, standing at 93 m tall and reaching speeds of nearly 150 km/hr. The giga coaster was constructed right at
    the front of the park, and it extended out into the parking lot just a few hundred meters
    away from the neighboring residential area. And was this coaster ever loud. Every time a train dived down the first drop,
    the sound could clearly be heard by the residents across the street, and this obviously led
    to numerous noise complaints. The park hired an acoustical consultant to
    perform an assessment of the sound produced by the ride, and it was determined that something
    had to be done to quiet down the Leviathan. In the end, it was decided that the best way
    to reduce the noise produced by the roller coaster would be to fill the track with sand. Since the first drop was the primary culprit
    of the noise problem, attention was focused only on this part of the ride. It was not possible to fill the rails with
    sand because this would require the rails to be cut open and welded closed, which would
    be detrimental to the smoothness of the ride, however they could cut open and fill the box
    beams. Once engineers determined that the structure
    and its foundations could support the additional weight, the park moved forward with their
    plan. First, a hole was cut into each box beam section
    of the first drop by workers on a large boom lift. Sand was then blown into each section using
    an aggregate blower, which used compressed air to deliver the sand to the required height
    through a long tube. Since each section of track is sealed at both
    ends where the individual pieces are bolted together, sand had to be blown into each track
    section individually rather than filling the entire box beam at once. After the entire drop was filled, the holes
    in the box beams were welded shut and the work was complete. This method of noise reduction was successful,
    and the noise produced by the roller coaster was greatly reduced. The sand inside the track works by damping
    the vibration of the steel which reduces the amplitude of the resulting sound waves. As the steel walls of the box beam vibrate
    against the sand, the walls push against the sand and move the individual particles, which
    transfers energy away from the steel. This loss of energy translates to a reduction
    in the amplitude of the vibrations, and the volume of the sound is therefore reduced. The same technique has been used for a number
    of other roller coasters as well, including Gatekeeper at Cedar Point in Ohio, and Yukon
    Striker at Canada’s Wonderland. However, for these two coasters, it was known
    in advance that noise could be a potential problem, and so the rails were filled with
    sand during track fabrication before the roller coasters were erected. It’s likely that the engineers decided to
    fill the rails and not the box beams in these two cases because a smaller volume of sand
    is required, and it would have been very difficult to transport and install the track pieces
    if they were completely filled with sand due to the huge increase in weight. Even though less sand is used, filling the
    rails alone is still an effective method for reducing the level of sound produced by a
    roller coaster. Filling roller coaster track with sand has
    been shown to be a good solution to the noisy roller coaster problem, and it can be used
    for both new roller coasters as well as existing roller coasters. It is a clever yet simple technique, and perhaps
    we will see it implemented more frequently in the future. Hey everyone, thank you for watching this
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    you in the next one.

    Pune Ring Road Key points , पुणे रिंग रोड, Explained in Hindi
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    Pune Ring Road Key points , पुणे रिंग रोड, Explained in Hindi

    January 14, 2020

    Hello Friends Today we will understand about Pune Ring Road Lets first understand what is Ring road If a there is a congested city And you want to cross it by road You face problem while crossing city through Internal roads and is reason of time loss to solve this problem a external loop road will be constructed Which is called as Ring Road you can cross city externally through ring road and bypass the city Such ring road is being constructed in Pune this video is abount PUNE RING ROAD Please subscribe for such videos Main Topics of Pune Ring Road These were main topics of Pune ring road Thank You!

    Horden Railway Station construction
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    Horden Railway Station construction

    January 9, 2020

    Well we spend a lot of time working with people
    around the country to invest in different projects, rail projects like this. Actually, it’s one thing to see it on your
    desk but it’s another to come and see it in person and I really just wanted to see
    progress as things are about to get under way this evening on building this brand-new
    station. Well my understanding is that this is the
    biggest community not served by a station that has a railway line running right the
    way through. I think 57,000 odd people and so I think it’s really important to get
    those connections back. This line will take people direct there will
    be a train each hour and I think it will really help the local community get about. Be able
    to, perhaps its travelling for work, perhaps it’s for travelling for pleasure but it
    prevents people from having to jump in the car every time they want to get somewhere
    and not everyone has access to that so I think it will make a big difference and it’s exactly the sort of thing we’re supporting up and down the country. I know the county council kicked it off, I
    know the local enterprise partnership’s been involved. I know the money from the New
    Stations Fund from the Department for Transport has been involved, £10.5m in total. And I
    know the whole community will want to come here for the opening to see that later in
    the spring/summer. It’s enormously important, it shows how
    when different bits of different authorities, different groups get together you can really
    achieve things and that’s why I think it’s so exciting to see this development this morning.
    And well good luck with the construction phase, I look forward to coming back, perhaps on
    the train next time. It’s great to see the Secretary of State
    for Transport here this morning looking at the work so far on the new railway station
    at Horden. Work on the station literally about to start in the next couple of days and obviously
    we’re looking at an opening date at the end of April. I think it shows how important
    it is for the region in terms of this new station. We don’t have new stations being
    built very often. This has been a long-held ambition in the east of County Durham to have
    a station here at Horden and it’s fantastic seeing it come into fruition and to have the
    secretary of state here visiting this morning. It never made any sense to have the line going
    straight through without a station here and that’s why it’s taken such a long time
    to be able to build this new station, but it is fantastic now to see this being built.
    It will give people access to employment, importantly, whether that’s in Teesside,
    Hartlepool, Sunderland, Tyneside. And obviously the car parking is being built
    here of a size to accommodate well over 100 cars so that people can leave their vehicles
    here and then access the rail services to get to where they need to get to. So, we’re
    very excited about the project it really is good seeing this come to life and we’re
    really looking forward to the opening of the station later this year.

    Top 20 Projects Completing in 2020 | The B1M
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    Top 20 Projects Completing in 2020 | The B1M

    January 5, 2020

    From striking skyscrapers to vast Olympic
    parks and stadiums on a level of ambition never attempted before, 2020 sees a new decade
    kick-off with the completion of some truly remarkable construction projects. From the overwhelming number of schemes set
    to finish this year, these are the 20 you need to keep your eyes on. Stretching over four square kilometres and
    including a major extension to the Dubai metro, the finishing touches to the 2020 Expo site
    are now being made ahead of the event’s opening in October. With more than 130 nations showcasing the
    best in global development – and with pavilions designed by some of the world’s most renowned
    architects, including Santiago Calatrava, Grimshaw and Foster + Partners – the 2020
    Expo is expected to welcome more than 25 million visitors over its six month run. Making headlines when it was first proposed
    in 2015, Melbourne’s Premier Tower is now beginning to make its mark on the city. Inspired by the music video to Beyonce’s
    “Ghost”, the skyscraper’s curvaceous facade also plays a significant structural
    role, breaking up and disrupting wind loads that would cause the tower to sway. The USD $1.84 billion Allegiant Stadium in
    Las Vegas will become the most expensive stadium ever built when it complete’s ahead of the
    2020 NFL season. With space for 65,000 spectators, the landmark
    stadium will become home to the Las Vegas Raiders – who are relocating from Oakland
    – and the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels. Topping-out in 2019 after six years of construction,
    the tallest skyscraper on New York’s Billionaire’s Row is set complete in 2020. While it won’t take the title of New York
    City’s tallest building, the 472 metre Central Park Tower will overtake the nearby 432 Park
    Avenue to become the tallest residential building in the world. Los Angeles’ striking SoFi Stadium is now
    racing towards completion and is set to host a string of high profile concerts throughout
    the summer of 2020. Becoming the new home of the Los Angeles Rams
    and Los Angeles Chargers, the 70,000 seat venue is expected to play a major role in
    the Olympic Games in 2028. Already part-occupied, November 2019 saw the
    topping out of Melbourne’s first supertall skyscraper – the 100 storey Australia 108. Rising from former swampland in the city’s
    Southbank district, the striking tower will feature the highest residences in the southern
    hemisphere when it completes in 2020. With its New National Stadium opening in 2019,
    Tokyo’s wider Olympic Park will complete early in 2020 ahead of the Olympic opening
    ceremony in July. Constructing a number of new venues and redeveloping
    some that played host to the 1964 Games, all eyes will be on Tokyo as the world’s athletes
    gather in the city. Part built on the original structure of Echelon
    Place – an incomplete complex which fell victim to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis – the 59 storey Resorts World Las Vegas is now nearing completion. Despite rumours of delays, developers behind
    the USD $4.3 billion scheme have announced that it will open in 2020, making it the first addition to the city’s Strip since the Cosmopolitan in 2010. The Daniel Libeskind-designed, PwC Tower will
    become the final high rise in Milan’s City Life master-plan, joining skyscrapers designed
    by Zaha Hadid and Arata Isozaki upon completion. The 175 metre concave structure will be the
    fourth tallest building in the city and arguably emerge as the standout tower in a country
    not known for tall buildings. April 2020 will see Vietnam’s first foray
    into hosting a Grand Prix with the completion of a 5.5-kilometre hybrid circuit. Bringing together a series of converted public
    and purpose-built roads for the race, the new routes will be handed over for public
    use after the event. Adding to an ever-growing list of state-of-the-art
    stadiums on the African continent, the 60,000 seat National Stadium in Abidjan is set to
    open in 2020. With the Ivory Coast due to host the Africa
    Cup of Nations in 2023, the venue will stage the opening ceremony and the final match of
    the tournament. Now the tallest skyscraper in the City of
    London, 22 Bishopsgate will finally complete this year. Originally the site of the Pinnacle tower
    before works were halted in 2013, the new structure rises to 62 storeys from the foundations
    of its never-realised predecessor. Already topped-out, Tower 1 at Torres Obispado
    rises 305 metres to become Mexico’s first supertall skyscraper, dethroning Chile’s Torre Costanera to become the tallest building in Latin America. Topping out in April 2019, the 363 metre Vista
    Tower will complete in 2020 offering a hotel alongside a number of residences. The structure is already the third tallest
    building in Chicago and the tallest skyscraper designed by a female architect to date. Now in its second season of construction,
    works to upgrade the wharf at Antarctica’s Rothera Research Station – making it capable
    of accommodating the new Sir David Attenborough research vessel – are set to complete in April
    2020. With the new wharf in place, construction
    crews will return in late 2020 to continue work on the wider station. The skyline of Warsaw is set to change dramatically
    in 2020 with the completion of the 53 storey Varso Tower. While the roof of the skyscraper will reach
    230 metres, the inclusion of an 80-metre spire in the building’s official height will see
    it crowned as not only the tallest skyscraper in Poland but in the whole of the European
    Union, taking the title from London’s Shard. Standing 280 metres tall and each rising to
    81 storeys, the twin towers of Brazil’s Yachthouse Residence Club will become the tallest buildings
    in Brazil when they complete and the second tallest skyscrapers in South America. Becoming the first metro in Pakistan, the
    Orange Line in Lahore is the first of three routes now proposed for the city. Running for some 27 kilometers, the new line
    is expected to serve 250,000 people each day when it completes and becomes operational
    in 2020. With Ethiopia fast-emerging as an African
    powerhouse, the 198 metre new headquarters for the state-run Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
    will become the tallest building in the country when it completes later this year. After more than a decade of construction,
    August 2020 will see Seoul’s World Cup Bridge finally open. With works first commencing in March 2010,
    the bridge was originally expected to open in 2015 but became significantly delayed due
    to financial constraints. If you enjoyed this video and would like to
    learn more about these projects and the incredible world of construction in 2020, subscribe to
    The B1M.

    Retaining Walls Cumming – Suwanee GA (678)210-1020 McCullough Landscaping
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    Retaining Walls Cumming – Suwanee GA (678)210-1020 McCullough Landscaping

    December 28, 2019

    For over two decades McCullough Landscaping has been transforming
    both residential and commercial properties around the
    metro Atlanta area… by designing and building incredible commercial and residential
    retaining walls… and outdoor living areas. We give each
    and every customer the attention they deserve no matter how big or how small
    their project may be. Whether you’re needing to completely
    tear out your existing pool deck or failing wood retaining walls and
    surrounding outdoor living area like a recent customer in Cumming
    Georgia… or whether you just need a simple stone fire pit or stone paver patio, McCullough Landscaping is the landscaping contractor that can
    handle the entire process for you from start to finish. Listen to this
    recent Cumming customer as she talks about her process with
    Clint and the rest of the team here at McCullough Landscaping. My husband and
    I have a very large retaining wall in our backyard that about a hundred feet
    long by about 15 feet high and it supports our entire pool. We had noticed
    that this wall was starting to fail and buckle and we knew
    we were going to have to address it immediately. What they had to do was
    remove a timber wall that was there that was
    starting to rot and disintegrate and was just basically starting to fall
    apart. Also just didn’t really look very nice! It was about 15 feet tall and i was just
    fifteen feet of basically wooden timbers. For this new
    wall we used an interlocking cement to block
    system and it looks much nicer than the timber
    wall. Now actually has some contour to it and also clint took care to make sure
    that it had some character. They took care to make sure the new wall had character. The new Rock wall has some like rounded corners to end it really
    follows contour of our poor and patio and make that more
    visually appealing. in addition to building the wall Clent and
    his team also installed additional patio pavers
    because the new Wall needed to be
    pushed out fifteen feet so that would be structurally sound we
    gained about six hundred square feet at patio space. We needed patio pavers to fill that
    space so Clent worked with his suppliers to match the pavers to the current patio pavers that have
    been here for about seven years. My husband and I very much enjoyed
    working with Clent McCollough Landscaping and we would highly recommend him to
    anyone needing retaining wall repair a new retaining wall built or just
    general landscaping services. Cllent was honest trustworthy and charges that very fair price for the amount of work that he accomplishes. We definitely plan on using plan and his
    team for future projects around our home and we recommend that
    you do the same! Clent McCullough is a certified erosion control
    specialist this is extremely important when designing
    and building retaining walls and hardscape structures that need to
    stand the test of time. We make certain that your retaining wall is engineered
    correctly, and will literally last a lifetime! But we also realize that building a
    structurally sound wall is not all that’s important to you as a property owner. We
    also know how important it is that your project also look Amazing… to help increase your
    property value. Through the years our company has built a reputation in the greater Atlanta area for being THE
    company that designs and builds the most structurally sound walls… book also the most aesthetically
    pleasing landscape walls and outdoor living areas. That’s why you
    should contact us today to schedule your free initial
    consultation call (678)210-1020 We have a cost effective solution ready
    just for you! It’s time to get rid of those old ugly
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    surprised just how affordable it can be. We look forward to hearing from you. Give
    us a call today at (678) 210-1020

    John Holland safety fails on Melbourne Metro
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    John Holland safety fails on Melbourne Metro

    December 17, 2019

    Chinese-owned John Holland at again
    putting profit before workers safety on Melbourne Metro. Non-compliant scaffold Inadequate access and egress Crane lift outside of loading bay. inadequate protection for workers on
    live road No hard barriers No spotter and lack of dust suppression
    in a confined space Smoko I shed being used as a first-aid
    room: no stretcher, no bed No stands for leads Damaged leads Exposed wires John Holland at it again


    Eglinton Crosstown Construction Ep. 2 | Mount Dennis [CC]

    December 16, 2019

    Hey guys, welcome back to the channel! As
    many of you are probably intimately aware, the construction of one of Toronto’s upcoming
    rapid transit lines, the Eglinton Crosstown, is well underway with a projected open date
    in 2021. Today, we will be taking you guys on site to Mount Dennis station, the western
    terminus of the light rail line, and a future TTC and GO intermodal transit hub. Let’s
    get started! Located east of the intersection of Eglinton
    Avenue and Weston road, Mount Dennis will become one of the many “mobility hubs”
    within the city, and it will become not just the terminus for the new Eglinton Crosstown,
    but also an intermediate station on the GO Kitchener line and the Union Pearson Express,
    not to mention the numerous TTC bus routes that will also serve this station at its attached
    bus terminal. Even before reaching the station, you can
    already see the guideway into the station being constructed all along Eglinton. The
    guideway will go on this bridge across the Weston Road intersection, then under the GO
    train tracks and into the station itself. We’re really loving all the progress we
    are seeing here, and we can’t wait to see actual LRVs being tested here at the site. The LRT station itself is under the rail bridge
    and the new Photography Drive bridge, and it is already taking shape and becoming quite a
    pretty sight. You can see the glass structures taking shape, and they are well on their way
    to being completed. The station will also have an off-road bus
    terminal as mentioned before, and you can sort of see it in the distance over on the
    other side of the guideway, even though we were not able to get any closer for
    a shot. Another thing worth mentioning is the fact
    that the station is actually built on top of the property known as Kodak Heights, a
    site where Kodak manufactured their cameras. Instead of demolishing the building itself,
    they are transforming the landmark and Heritage Interest building into a focal point for the
    hub, where a lot of features like waiting areas and commercial spaces will be located. Besides the station itself, the Mount Dennis
    area also contains the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility, where the trains of
    the LRT will be stored, maintained, and serviced. The facility has already received a few of
    the new Flexity Freedom trains, but unfortunately, we were not able to get more footage inside.
    Still, it is great to see the facility up and running, and ready to service the route
    in just a few short years. Alright guys, we hope you enjoyed this construction
    update at Mount Dennis station. We will be going to other parts of the route like we
    did here and with Kennedy, and we will also be back here to check out the Eglinton Maintenance
    and Storage Facility in a couple of weeks for Doors Open, so you guys can get a behind
    the scenes look at the operations here. Like, subscribe, and leave a comment down below
    if you want us to visit any part of the route in particular, or if there are any other projects
    you would like us to check out. Thanks for watching, and we’ll see you in the next one!

    The Longest Underwater Tunnel | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 5
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    The Longest Underwater Tunnel | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 5

    December 7, 2019

    Now for the most dangerous project on the
    agenda. The world’s longest underwater tunnel will connect the cities of Dalian and Yantai
    across the Bohai Sea, passing through two deadly earthquake fault zones. At 76 miles
    long it will be longer than the current first and second-ranked underwater tunnels combined,
    and at a cost of $42 billion, it will be extremely expensive. But the Chinese calculate that
    it will be worth it. For one, it will slash the eight hour drive
    between the two cities to under two hours. It will also connect China’s isolated northern
    rustbelt with its wealthy east coast, adding an additional $3.7 billion to the economy
    each year. The experience could also establish the Chinese
    as the preeminent submarine diggers in the world, and would be a serious practice run
    for far more ambitious potential future Mega-MEGA-projects like connecting China to South Korea, or even
    Russia to the United States across the Bering Strait–yes, that has actually been proposed. This isn’t the first underwater tunnel project
    for Chinese engineers, either, who already gained some experience by completing the 3.8
    mile-long Jiaozhou Bay Tunnel in 2011. But while the Bohai Sea is roughly the same depth
    as Jiaozhou Bay, the tunnel underneath it will be 20 times longer. When it comes to construction, if they’re
    lucky, the Chinese will encounter only soft seabed, allowing them to use Tunnel-Boring
    Machines the whole way. But if they run into harder rock, they’re going to have to use
    the “drill-and-blast” method embraced by the Japanese during construction of the
    Seikhan Tunnel. Using tons of dynamite hundreds of feet underwater is dangerous business,
    and it resulted in the unfortunate deaths of four workers over the course of that project,
    and maaaany accidental leaks. Reporter: “In 1976 the project hit its biggest
    crisis when 80 tons of seawater a minute began leaking in. 1.5 km of tunnel flooded. It took
    five months to get back on track.” Bryce: The Bohai Tunnel will also have to
    withstand magnitude 8.0 earthquakes. In 1976, the deadliest earthquake in modern history
    — a 7.8 — killed a record 650,000 people in Tangshan and surrounding areas. In 1969
    a quake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale shook the Bohai Bay itself. And there doesn’t
    seem to be much the engineers can even do about that threat besides simply reinforcing
    the strength of the tunnel walls. Of course, they could simply not bore a long hole under
    a deep bay through two fault zones, but that doesn’t really seem to be an option at this
    point. Because officials throughout China are under
    enormous pressure to hit GDP economic growth targets, and there aren’t many other options
    that could provide anywhere near as much economic benefit as the Bohai Tunnel, which should
    break ground sometime in 2016. For TDC, I’m Bryce Plank. Thanks for watching.

    CHINA Wants to Help INDIA to Upgrade its Railway Network
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    CHINA Wants to Help INDIA to Upgrade its Railway Network

    December 4, 2019

    Hello Everyone
    This is World Conspiracy Daily WC Daily CHINA Wants to Help INDIA to Upgrade its Railway
    Network India could accelerate its rail upgrading
    process and shorten the investment time if it cooperated with China, which has the world’s
    most extensive rail network and advanced technology, a Chinese daily said today. India’s railway network, often called the
    lifeline of the country, plays a critical role in its economic development, carrying
    more than 23 million passengers and three million tonnes of freight on 19,000 trains
    a day, the state-run Global Times reported. Given China’s advanced technology and experience
    in infrastructure construction, cooperation with China would offer a shortcut for countries
    like India that tend to copy the China model.. In January, at least 36 people were killed
    in a train derailment in southern India, just two months after 150 people died in another
    train derailment in northern India. Dilapidated infrastructure and poor management
    are the main reasons for the accidents, which is why the government has pledged to invest
    USD 137 billion over five years to upgrade the rail network. India has said that it needs to put major
    investment into the rail sector in the coming 30 years to catch up with China, adding that
    rising debt should not be a concern, as it is an inevitable part of revamping infrastructure. Over the past decade, China has developed
    a new high- speed rail network, surpassing western countries in terms of technology and
    standards, the report said. As the only country that has pursued large-scale
    railway construction in recent years, China now has the world’s most extensive rail network. This “unparallelled” advantage makes China
    a “perfect partner” for any country seeking to develop transportation infrastructure to
    propel economic growth, it said. It also makes perfect sense for India to take
    a shortcut to cooperate with China in order to revitalise its rail system and management
    levels. So what do you think of Chinese Daily Article
    ? Does India Really Need to Cooperate with China
    to develop and Upgrade its Railway system ?
    Or India Can do by its own ? Post your Comments below
    And if you like this Video please Give Thumbs Up And follow us on Social Networks And Subscribe to our Channel
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    Top 10 Future U.S. MEGAPROJECTS

    November 19, 2019

    These are ten megaprojects the U.S. desperately
    needs to complete in the near future. They each represent many other projects awaiting
    approval and funding in cities and towns across America. A bullet train in Texas would help ease traffic
    in Houston and Dallas that will only get worse as the lonestar state continues to grow. A road trip from one city to the other will
    take up to 6.5 hours in the next twenty years. Modelled after Japan’s Shinkansen train,
    the Texas Central High-Speed Rail will cut that journey to just over three hours thanks
    to max speeds of 250 miles per hour. Heavy rains in 2015 breached more than 50
    dams in South Carolina, causing flooding throughout the state. It’s an emergency that will keep happening
    if the more than 600 dams rated as high-hazard aren’t modernized. Dams are aging nationwide and need more than
    $20 billion in repairs and upgrades. The Washington DC area has some of the worst
    traffic in the country. Extending the existing metro system to the
    suburbs by adding another metro line with 21 new stations will make everyone’s commute
    shorter, and will take an estimated 17,000 cars off the road. Denver has an ambitious plan to take back
    land from the interstate by plunging part of the I-70 East underground to create a large
    park with sports fields and performance spaces. The project will also modernize and widen
    the 60-plus-year-old road to ensure its structural integrity and ease congestion within the sprawling
    Denver area. Miami is already dealing with the effects
    of climate change with the installation of 80 pumping stations. But when sea levels rise just 5 more feet,
    96% of the city will be underwater, making it America’s most vulnerable urban area
    to a changing climate. To survive, it will need to significantly
    expand its levee system and build a multi-billion dollar seawall. The highly populated northeast corridor of
    the U.S. desperately needs to expand its high speed rail network to keep pace with the best
    cities in the world. Right now, the fastest train is the Acela,
    whose top speed is just 125 miles per hour. A maglev train connecting New York to DC could
    hit 300 mph and cut the commute from four hours to one. Old sewer lines aren’t properly functioning,
    resulting in raw sewage streaming into Lake Erie from Cleveland during storms. Project clean lake is a 25-year renewal plan
    that uses a variety of green methods, including the construction of seven tunnels, to solve
    the problem. To allow for more people and goods to pass
    through the Detroit-Windsor, Canada section of the border, the Gordie Howe International
    Bridge will provide uninterrupted traffic flow. When complete, the project will increase daily
    vehicle crossings by 30%. Phase 1 of California’s high speed rail
    project should open by 2030. It aims to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco
    in just three hours, compared to the nearly six hours it now takes to drive the route. It will be the first high speed rail project
    on the U.S. west coast and will eventually extend to San Diego and Sacramento, the state’s
    capitol. 200,000 daily passenger trips are made through
    the only rail tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. 100 years old and severely damaged by Hurricane
    Sandy, it badly needs an upgrade. The proposed Hudson River Rail Tunnel
    megaproject would modernize the existing tunnel and add a second one in order to ease congestion
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