What makes Diamond Crossing (DC) in Nagpur so rare in the entire country? Nation Next brings you some lesser known facts on the same…
What is a Diamond Crossing?
A Diamond Crossing (DC) is a point where two railway lines intersect to form a diamond shape but not necessarily at right angles. Basically, not one or two trains arrive at the same place but from all four directions. This 24 hour operational rare crossing is present and functional only in Nagpur. Earlier there were two other Diamond Crossings – at Dhanbad and old Ernakulam terminus – that are now defunct.
Why the name ‘Diamond?’
It’s because the shape of a diamond is formed here, hence the name of this crossing is DC. Standing here at one place, four railway tracks are visible in four different directions.
Routes of DC in Nagpur
Three major lines intersect at Nagpur junction railway station. While one line comes from the New Delhi, second comes from east from Gondia (the Howrah – Rourkela – Raipur line). The third line goes down south from where trains go west and south. This line gets divided into two separate lines toward the west (Mumbai) and the South (Kazipet) just at Wardha, which is approximately 80 km away.
What if trains collide?
The trains do not collide with each other as they are operated in such a way that they can safely pass without colliding with each other. The passing time of the trains at the crossing is decided accordingly.
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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision organises kidathon, 4000 children participate
Rotary club of Nagpur Vision organized a marathon for children on January 22, 2023 called as RCNV KIDATHON. The venue was WCL ground, Civil Lines where approximately 4000 children between the age group pf 7-15 years participated.
They were divided into three groups of three km, four km and five km according to the age. Children of age seven to 10 participated in three km, 11-13 in four km and 14 – 15 in five km marathon. The motto behind this marathon was to encourage and educate children about out door activities and importance of exercise.
Fund raised by this event was donated to Gram Heeth for the benefit of farmers. The event was flagged-off by the hands of the Chief Guests, NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Dr Amit Samarth at half past six in the morning.
Different routes were planned for the children under the strict security of RCNV volunteers and police. Once the children finished the marathon they were handed goodie bags, certificates and medals.
The sponsors for this mega event were Mauli group, Parekh brothers, Ajinkya tutorials, Oak & Chisel, Xenicon Healthcare, Gaysons, Dinshaws, Treat ice cream, Bharatvarsh farms, Diamond chips, Icad Adventures and you, Sunder biscuits, Kamal Chabrani. Medical partner for the event was Seven Star Hospital.
The mega event took place under the guidance and supervision of RCNV President Dr Shivani Sule, Treasurer Rtn Ritesh Amidwar, Chairperson and huge number of volunteers from the club.