Friday, October 31, 2014

Shifting of Tipu’s armoury soon


Shifting of Tipu’s armoury soon

R. Krishna Kumar

Bangalore–Mysore track-doubling work to gain momentum

Nelamangala journey gets comfy with morning train


Nelamangala journey gets comfy with morning train


First high speed train on Delhi-Agra sector on Nov 10

First high speed train on Delhi-Agra sector on Nov 10

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Railway Union’s red flag to Board restructure plan


Railway Union’s red flag to Board restructure plan

PTI

Expressing concern over the government’s move to restructure the Railway Board and separating policy making from operations, a Railwaymen’s body on Wednesday said the move would lead to “chaos”.
“In the name of re-organisation, separating the policy making from operations, may lead to chaos,” National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NIFR) general Secretary M. Raghavaiah said.

National Convention of JCM

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New DelhI — 110001

Monday, October 27, 2014

CBI finds Rs 10 lakh in drainpipes of railway officer's house



CBI finds Rs 10 lakh in drainpipes of railway officer's house

Oct 25, 2014,

Pollution along rail tracks needs to be attended with utmost sincerity: NGT

Pollution along rail tracks needs to be attended with utmost sincerity: NGT

New Delhi: Anguished over the failure of a committee to even suggest measures for tackling the problem of human excreta and waste dumping along railway tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Monday expressed dissatisfaction saying such serious issue needs to be attended with utmost sincerity.

Bullet trains in India: pros and cons

Bullet trains in India: pros and cons


While the country seemed excited when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a diamond quadrilateral of bullet trains to connect the four major cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai in his venture called “Smart cities” project, critics have a lot to say. There are reasons to be happy about this project and there are reasons that drive us to ponder if this is the first priority of a nation with majority of its population below poverty line. Let us look at it from all point of views and generate our own opinion on this.

Loco-pilot stops train citing mental depression


Loco-pilot stops train citing mental depression

S. Sundar
A loco-pilot on Monday stopped an express train midway, near Tirunelveli, saying he was “depressed” as Southern Railway’s Madurai Division had not settled some of his grievances.

Officials take pledge to end corruption



Officials take pledge to end corruption

Staff Reporter
Personnel of various Central and State Government departments undertook a pledge to combat corruption to mark the beginning of Vigilance Awareness Week from Monday.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SBC div. resolutions-Oct 2014



AILRSA/SBC Divn/12/2014                                                   Dt: 16/10/2014
To      
        SHRI. ANIL KUMAR AGARWAL
        Divisional Railway Manager
        Bangalore Division
        South Western Railway

Railway officials in a fix over freeze on some promotions

Railway officials in a fix over freeze on some promotions

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 26, 2014

Learn about Indian Nobel laureates while on the go


Learn about Indian Nobel laureates while on the go

Jaideep Deo Bhanj

Goods Train hits another goods train in Latehar, disrupts rail movement.

Goods Train hits another goods train in Latehar, disrupts rail movement.
Letehar 26 Oct 2014.

Nitish seeks apology, compensation from Railway ministry

Nitish seeks apology, compensation from Railway ministry

PTI [ Updated 26 Oct 2014, 17:42:44 ]

Friday, October 24, 2014

3 railway staff accused of sexual harassment

3 railway staff accused of sexual harassment


VADODARA: The Vadodara railway division of Western Railway (WR) has transferred three supervisors from its engineering section after receiving complaint of sexual harassment against them.

Request for meeting 7th cPC at Mumbai

To 
The Secretary,
7th central pay commission. 

Hon. Sir/Madam,
Our central organisation ALL INDIA LOCO RUNNING STAFF ASSOCIATION [AILRSA], representating the loco running staff of Indian Railway, submitted memorandom to you your kind honour. Loco running staff means the employees i.e. ASSISTANT LOCO PILOT, SHUNTING LOCO PILOT, LOCO PILOT GOODS, LOCO PILOT PASSANGER AND LOCO PILOT MAIL, who are appointed to work the locomotive and trains in Indian Railway. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Senior Railway Board official arrested by CBI on graft charges


Senior Railway Board official arrested by CBI on graft charges


 New Delhi: A senior Railway Board official was caught red-handed on Wednesday by the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly receiving Rs.5 lakh in bribe from a tour operator to facilitate special trains and additional coaches for tourists.

China’s ‘Railway Development Fund’ to help ease CRC’s financial woes

China’s ‘Railway Development Fund’ to help ease CRC’s financial woes

Beijing:  China’s newly established railway development fund might serve as an expedient measure to help finance the country’s railroad construction projects over the next two years and help ease financial pressure on the China Railway Corporation (CRC) as it is mired in heavy debt after it took over a portion of business from the former Ministry of Railways in 2013, Guangzhou’s Southern Weekly reports.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Biggest German rail strike on busy autumn weekend


Biggest German rail strike on busy autumn weekend


German rail travellers on Saturday faced delays and disruptions on one of autumn’s busiest travel weekends as the train drivers’ union began one of its largest strikes in recent years.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Contempt notice to Railway Board chief in New Delhi


Contempt notice to Railway Board chief in New Delhi

Mohammed Iqbal

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar on a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against him for failing to comply with its direction to appoint a committee for review of the Katra-Banihal section of railway line to Kashmir.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Station masters decry overwork

Station masters decry overwork

Anil Kumar Sastry

To stage protest demonstration in Bangalore on Wednesday

MANGALORE: Railway Station Masters, who work behind the scenes for smooth operation of trains, have now decided to come out in the open highlighting their grievances. Important among them is that they are being overwork without a weekly break.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail May Not Reach Full Speed: Report

Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail May Not Reach Full Speed: Report


BANGALORE: A preliminary inspection for the Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail Link by a team consisting of railway authorities is said to have revealed that at present the trains will travel at a speed of 85 km per hour.

Railway brass under CBI lens for nod to rejected sleepers


Railway brass under CBI lens for nod to rejected sleepers


BHOPAL: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated an inquiry against top officers of Indian railways for doling out 'special favours' to a Chhattisgarh company for allegedly supplying sub-standard and rejected concrete sleepers thus putting lives of commuters to risk.

First Pvt Cargo Train to Chug off Tomorrow

First Pvt Cargo Train to Chug off Tomorrow

Published: 14th October 2014