Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A union of anarchy driving Railways off track


A union of anarchy driving Railways off track


Since their origins in pre-Inde pendence India, railway unions have evolved from being the cradle of idealism and springboard for political stalwarts to a move ment that employs brute force and power play. As party-led unions serving larger political ideologies lose strength, unable to keep up with the rough-and-tumble of competitive unionism, the sufferer may well be the Railways — and eventually passengers.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SCR Deploys RPF Men at Level Crossings to Prevent Trespassing

SCR Deploys RPF Men at Level Crossings to Prevent Trespassing

Published: 29th July 2014

ULCs continue to remain a cause for concern


ULCs continue to remain a cause for concern

Renuka Phadnis

Railway officials say onus is on road users to prevent accidents

Monday, July 28, 2014

Train hits excavator at unmanned level-crossing


Train hits excavator at unmanned level-crossing

Bangalore Bureau
A man was killed and another seriously injured when a train hit an excavator at an unmanned level-crossing (ULC) near Doddaballapur on Sunday.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Railway safety proposals gathering dust for years

Railway safety proposals gathering dust for years

DC CORRESPONDENT | July 27, 2014,

China plans railway link to India border by 2020: Report

China plans railway link to India border by 2020: Report Source: The Sangai Express / Agencies
Beijing, July 26 2014 : China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday.

Technocrat Behind Modi’s Digital Campaign Puts Railways on Track Towards Achhey Din

Technocrat Behind Modi’s Digital Campaign Puts Railways on Track Towards Achhey Din

Published: 27th Jul 2014 

Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system

Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014,
  
New Delhi: Advocating the need for installation of the indigenised Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), the cash-strapped railways Saturday said it is a cost effective solution for preventing accident in the country.

MR to convene meet on enhancing safety at unmanned level-crossings


Sadananda to convene meet on enhancing safety at unmanned level-crossings

Special Correspondent

 
Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will convene a meeting of top officials on July 31 to discuss measures to be initiated to enhance safety at unmanned railway level-crossings.

Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities

F. No. 11013/3/2014-Estt(A)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment Division

North Block, New Delhi
Dated July 23,2014

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year and placing the same in public domain on the websites of the Ministries/ Departments.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Memorandum to be submitted by Div/ Zonal Secretary .




To,
  The Hon'ble Minister for Railways,
  Government of India,
  Rail Bhavan,
  New Delhi.
 Through General Manager

CWC resolutions- 13 & 14 Chennai.



1.                   ORGANISATIONAL RESOLUTIONS

Anti-collision devices hold the key, says rail body



Anti-collision devices hold the key, says rail body

Suresh Krishnamoorthy

4 rail projects in NE affected for want of forestry clearance

4 rail projects in NE affected for want of forestry clearance

PTI Jul 24, 2014,

Unmanned LC- Anil Kakodkar report.

Unmanned level crossing accidents result in 59% deaths as per Railways' High Level Committee Report


The tragedy of an unmanned level crossing in Hyderabad, killing 17 school children on Thursday, exposes the negligence of Indian Railways in eliminating such crossings as recommended by its own expert committee of 2012

Railway clerk who allotted berths to puppies faces music


Railway clerk who allotted berths to puppies faces music



MUMBAI: Central Railway (CR) initiated disciplinary action on Friday against the booking clerk who had allotted berth to four Labrador puppies, which were accompanied by Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials from Miraj Junction to CST last week.

Unmanned level crossings to be barricaded


Unmanned level crossings to be barricaded


HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway (SCR) on Friday announced that work is underway to build barricades at around 20 unmanned level crossings within a week, including the one at Masaipet in Medak where a bus-train collision killed 14 schoolchildren on Thursday.

Bangalore scientists plan solar panels on train roofs

Bangalore scientists plan solar panels on train roofs

Kalyan Ray, New Delhi, July 25, 2014, DHNS:
Power generated may save Rs 59 lakh per train every year

China trying to revive Myanmar rail project


China trying to revive Myanmar rail project

China extends railway to Indian border

China extends railway to Indian border

DHARAMSALA, July 25: China expects to complete the construction of two railway lines in Tibet that will extend to the border with India by 2020, state run Global Times reported July 24.
After completing the 14th track test on July 22, the 254 Km railway line linking Lhasa and Shigatse will be connected to Qinghai-Lhasa track and open to traffic next month.

Noney-Tupul Railway bridge will be the tallest

 Noney-Tupul Railway bridge will be the tallest: CM
Imphal, July 25: The Railway Bridge that will come up between Noney and Tupul will be the world’s tallest bridge. The scenic beauty of the hilly region of the State will attract foreign tourists in the State. The government has marked various tourist circuits in the State, with Shirui of Ukhrul and Zuko valley of Senapati amongst the top priorities.

Shanta Kumar hails nod to four rail projects along Indo-China border

Palampur, July 25
Shanta Kumar, MP and senior BJP leader, today hailed the initiative of the Ministry of Defence and Finance to clear four strategic rail links along the border of India and China.

Rat trouble - Consumer Forum penalizes Indian Railways

Mangalore: Rat trouble - Consumer Forum penalizes Indian Railways

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

Railways Identify Nine Corridors for Running Semi High Speed Trains


Railways Identify Nine Corridors for Running Semi High Speed Trains The Indian Railways has identified nine corridors for taking action to raise speeds of passenger trains to 160-200 kmph. These are (i) Delhi-Agra (ii) Delhi-Chandigarh (iii) Delhi-Kanpur (iv) Nagpur-Bilaspur (v) Mysore-Bengaluru-Chennai (vi) Mumbai-Goa (vii) Mumbai-Ahmedabad (viii) Chennai-Hyderabad & (ix) Nagpur-Secunderabad.

14 children killed as train rams school bus

14 children killed as train rams school bus

MARRI RAMU