Sunday, May 22, 2016

Biodiesel mixed fuel for locomotives


In tune with Railways declared policy to save the cost of fuel, a biodiesel blending and dispensing facility has started functioning at the Palakkad railway division.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Indian Railways planning to lay tracks at 7.7 kilometers per day

V K Gupta, member engineering (ME) of Railway Board said that railways have adopted innovative techniques in the last two years which resulted in savings of hundreds of crores.

22 railway workers die every year on city’s tracks:RTI

Manthan K Mehta| May 16, 2016,

Mumbai: As many as 22 railway workers die every year on the city suburban network that carries 80 lakh passengers on Western Railway and Central Railway.

Railway to lay 20-km long test track for trial run of high-speed trains

Besides new locomotives and coaches, the test track will also be used for trial of high axle load wagons.

Empowered Committee for Running Allowance.

Ministry of Railways decided to constitute Empowered committee for Running Allowance in the 7 th CPC Pay structure.

Train Loco pilots, guards facing summer scorch

The Hitavada Date: 15 May 2016 

Loco pilot comes in contact with wire, gets burns

TNN | May 14, 2016,

Bhopal: Assistant loco pilot Ravindra Pratap Singh sustained burns after he came in contact with OHE wire near platform number 5 at Bhopal station. The incident took place at 8:12 am on Friday when Valsad-Puri Weekly Express was entering the platform number 5.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Suresh Prabhu promises new measures to revamp 'ailing' Railways

Sat, 14 May 2016 , PTI

Suresh Prabhu said that the Railway Ministry is pushing hard to raise the comfor level of the passengers and in last two budgets, it received so much funds, which it had failed to get in the past.

Adverse effects of intolerable atmospheric temperature on running staff and thus safety – reg.


The Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Rail Bhawan, NEW DELHI – 110001.


Sub:- Adverse effects of intolerable atmospheric temperature on running staff and thus safety – reg.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Railways to start trial runs of solar train in sunny Jodhpur

Annually, the Railways are hoping to reduce 239 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by saving approximately 90,800 litres of diesel per rake.

Representation to CRS by AILRSA South Zone


The Commissioner of Railway Safety, 

Southern Eastern Circle, 

Camp at Chennai. 

No loo in sight: the perils of being a train driver in India

One train engine has been equipped with a bio-toilet, but is that enough to improve the working conditions of over 60,000 loco pilots across India?

Posted by   Kaushik Chatterji | May 11, 2016 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Representation by Com. P U Venkatesan to CRS

To The Commissioner of Railway Safety, Bangalore

Enquiry about the Express Train Accident at Chennai on 5.5.16

Letter prepared to submit to MR regarding heat wave condition

Sub: Reigning hot summer in our country and its adverse effect on the safety, health and work place environment of the Loco Pilots of Indian Railway - regarding 

Indian Railways launch 1st diesel locomotive with AC vaccum toilet

07 May 2016 | New Delhi

Shravanabelagola-Nelamangala Rail Route to cut Travel Time to Bangalore by 2 hours

Now, railway staff will don uniforms designed by Ritu Beri

Ritu Beri will design new uniform for all railway employees including station master, loco pilot, train ticket examiner and guard. (AFP)

Setting up regulatory body to decide on hike in railway passenger fares: Suresh Prabhu

As far as raising passenger fares and freight rates is concerned, he said, "we are setting up regulatory body to decide on it."
By: PTI  New Delhi Published:May 10, 2016, 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Railway Land Under Encroachment

As on 31.03.2016, approximately 879.48 hectares of land is under encroachment. Most of these encroachments are in the approaches of the Stations in Metros and big cities. For these encroachments,

Day-time services hit after collision


Loco-pilot to face action for Pattabiram accident

Siddharth Prabhakar | TNN | May 7, 2016

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) will conduct an inquiry on Tuesday and Wednesday into the accident between Pattabiram and Hindu College stations, where two coaches and the locomotive of the Trivandrum Mail derailed before grazing the side of an EMU bound for Pattabiram siding at 8:20pm on Thursday.

Signal at Blind Spot Caused Accident?

By Venkatesan Parthasarathy, The New Indian Express, Chennai  07th May 2016 

In a first, AC vacuum toilet in locomotive for train drivers

PTI [Published on: 06 May 2016,]