Thursday, July 30, 2015

Railway engineer, branch manager sentenced for amassing wealth

PUNE: The special judge for CBI cases, Visakhaptnam on July 24 convicted and sentenced Katakam Jogendra Reddy, then senior section engineer, wagon workshop, South Central Railway, Guntu-palli, Vijayawada, Krishna district for possession of dispropor-tionate assets to three years rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs 25,000.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Indian Railways to test its solar-powered trains to reduce pollution

In a bid to reduce diesel consumption in trains, the Indian railways have sort to harness solar energy to run their trains. This will prove to be highly cost-effective to the railways by saving upto Rs 1.24 lakh per coach year.

Running Room Management System has been brought in to monitor Motormen and Motor Guards

New Delhi: The Railway Board has asked other all the 17 Zonal Railways to follow the system implemented by Western Railway (WR) where a newly installed machine reads the punch-in time of motormen and motor guards at Mumbai Central Running Room i.e. rest room allotted to them.

Suresh Prabhu wants higher pay to CRB

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has written to chairman of the pay commission, seeking higher payscale for the posts of Chairman of the Railway Board and General Managers (GM) of zonal railways.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Courageous railway trackman saves 270 lives

Trackman Ashwani Saini turned out to be the saviour for 270 passengers of the Amritsar-bound 54612 down passenger train that came to a grinding halt just 3 km away before Dinanagar.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

AC local project on track, launch by March 2016

The Integral Coach Factory on Saturday released the first pictures of the air-conditioned local train being manufactured for Mumbai. The train is expect ed to arrive in the city by October this year. After a series of trials, it will be commissioned into service before March 2016.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

B’luru railways get customer friendly; introduce facilities for disabled, web, app - See more at:

Bengaluru: With an aim to make Bengaluru City railway station disabled-friendly and convenient to the senior citizens, Bengaluru division Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Dr Anup Dayanand Sadhu with Additional in-charge of Bengaluru division inaugurated the free cart service on July 23.

Facts About The Indian Railway That Will Surprise You!

Indian Railways have been running for a successful 162 years since 1853. It is the railway in the country that has made traveling around and commuting within easy and accessible to the common man.

Railway ministry: 8 achievements that really aren't (Special to IANS)

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS/IndiaSpend) During the one year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's term, the ministry of railwayshas claimed several "new beginnings" and "key reforms". Among its achievements: More rail track (1,375 km) electrified in one year than ever before; earnings increased 12 percent; more bio-toilets installed; and a feasibility report received from Japan for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train during 2014-15.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Judgement of CAT Bengaluru on 46 hrs PR Case 09.06.15

OA No. 960 to 963 of 2014, Central Administrative Tribunal, Bengaluru bench, Judgement on 09.06.2015
The 46 hrs PR case filed by IRLRO.

Clamp down on people travelling in motorman's cabin to curb mishaps

A four-member committee appointed to probe the Churchgate station accident has recommended restricting the number of people travelling in the motorman's cabin. They also sought more depots along Western Railway's suburban stations.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

E Sreedharan panel report on J&K rail link a paper alignment: Railways tells Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI: The Railway Board today told the Delhi High Court that recommendations of E Sreedharan panel on the Katra-Banihal rail link to the Kashmir Valley was only a "paper alignment" and requires further studies.

AILRSA SWR Gate meeting on 23.07.15

AILRSA South Western Railway  Zone organised

GATE MEETING on 23.07.2015 in front of all CREW BOOKING DEPOTS


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Railway staff unhappy with medicare at Danapur hospital

PATNA: Danapur Railway Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals of Indian Railways catering to the needs of about 14,000 railway employees and 6,000 pensioners of the Danapur division of East Central Railway (ECR). At present, it is providing medicare to about one lakh patients, including dependents of railway employees.

Railways woo Banking sector

Wooing the banking and financial sector, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has rolled out ambitious investment plan of Rs 8.5 lakh crore in the coming five years in the public transporter.


The Confederation and all its affiliated organizations shall participate in the nationwide one day strike on 2nd September 2015 as per the call of all Central Trade Unions and independent Federations.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RRI Itarsi restored

Itarsi: The new Route Relay Interlocking (RRI) panel at Itarsi Railway Station in Madhya Pradesh has started functioning at 14:50 hrs on 21.07.2015. As a result of the functioning of the new RRI, train movement via Itarsi is now becoming normal which was badly disrupted for the last 34 days. However, very few trains will still remain cancelled for next 2 – 3 days due to rake imbalance on account of sudden cancellation of trains. Only 15 trains will be cancelled on 22nd July 2015 and only 11 trains will be cancelled on 23rd July 2015.

Heavy rainfall disrupts rail traffic

Hundreds of passengers were stranded on various railway stations in Gujarat as about a dozen trains were either cancelled, terminated midway or rescheduled due to heavy rains in Mumbai and breaches on the railway tracks between Palgarh and Boisar stations on Tuesday .

Trade unions give labour pains to govt

Narendra Modi tried to reach out to trade unions on Monday saying labour laws will be modified only after consensus as Bharatiya Janata Partyaffiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh ( BMS) openly opposed any reforms. At the 46th Indian Labour Conference here, Modi said that consensus would be the guiding principle while changing labour laws and the government would continue to consult trade unions.

46th ILC recommends mechanism for labour reforms

New Delhi, Jul 21 (PTI) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about evolving consensus on labour laws, the 46th Indian Labour Conference today recommended tripartite consultations on changes in such laws, a development that may delay further reforms in the sector.

Central Government employees to strike work from Nov. 23

Central Government employees all over the country massive will go on an indefinite strike from November 23 to protest against the anti-labour policies of the government.

Trade unions call for general strike on Sept 2 against ‘unilateral’ labour law changes

Rejecting the NDA government’s bid to “dangle the carrot” of another committee to look into their demands, a joint platform of about a dozen trade unions, including federations of defence, railways, banks and insurance employees, on Wednesday called for a country-wide general strike on September 2.

Bibek Debroi Committee report- Notice Matter

Dear Comrades,

Dr.Bibek Debroy report on restructuring Indian railways will have far reaching consequences to railways and railway men.

It recommends unbundling Indian Railways.

Suburban railways have lost Rs 4,150cr in last 6 years

Mumbai's suburban railway system is deep in the red. Cumulative losses over the last six years have touched Rs 4,150 crore, and losses for the year 2013-14 alone amounted to Rs 1,112 crore. The situation has sparked fears that the quality of services may be affected if a turnaround does not happen.

Mumbai bullet train ride to cost Rs 2,800

The proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor is estimated to cost Rs 98,805 crore, according to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)'s final feasibility report submitted to railways.