Sunday, August 31, 2014

DA as on 1st August 2014 is 108.48%.

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2014 increased by 6 points and pegged at 252 (two hundred and fifty two). 
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.23 per cent for July, 2014 as compared to 6.49 per cent for the previous month and 10.85 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.11 per cent against 5.88 per cent of the previous month and 14.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

DA as on 1st August 2014 is 108.48%.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Railways needs stability, not speed

Railways needs stability, not speed


Cricket, politics and railways —- these, perhaps, are the most popular topics of unstructured and spontaneous public debate in India. Which is why it came as no surprise when an across the board passenger fare hike last month brought the railways into media focus. But given the characteristic brevity of public protest in our country, the murmurs died down soon. However, a host of expectations took birth.

Cash-for-Post Scam: Trial against Pawan Bansal’s nephew, 9 others to begin on 15 Sept

Cash-for-Post Scam: Trial against Pawan Bansal’s nephew, 9 others to begin on 15 Sept

New Delhi:  The New Delhi High Court fixed 15 September for commencing the trial in the INR.10 Crore railway bribery case against Vijay Singla, the nephew of former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, and nine other accused.

Opening up of FDI in Railways Infrastructure to attract $10 bn

Opening up of FDI in Railways Infrastructure to attract $10 bn

 New Delhi: The opening up of railway infrastructure to foreign direct investment could attract $10 billion in the next five years, according to government estimates.

Alert loco-pilot averts mishap in Marwar-Palanpur section


Alert loco-pilot averts mishap in Marwar-Palanpur section

PTI

Rail traffic halted as Ajmer-Ahmedabad express derails

China and Japan in competition for India’s lucrative High Speed Rail network market

China and Japan in competition for India’s lucrative High Speed Rail network market

 New Delhi:  China and Japan are once again in competition, this time for the lucrative high speed rail network market in India.
The Japanese are already working on a feasibility study for the Shinkansen network on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor, the results of which will be shared with the Indian side in the run-up to the PM’s visit to Japan this weekend. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make a strong pitch for India to buy the Shinkansen high speed network. Kyoto, where Modi lands on Saturday, has the best known Shinkansen connection with Tokyo.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

After poor response for premium Mumbai-Goa specials, railways opens counter booking

After poor response for premium Mumbai-Goa specials, railways opens counter booking

Monday, 25 August 2014 - 6:15am IST | Agency: DNA

150 goats mowed down by train near Kumbakonam


150 goats mowed down by train near Kumbakonam

R. Rajaram
One hundred and fifty goats were mowed down by a train near Kumbakonam in the early hours of Sunday.
Railway sources said the goats were kept in an enclosure on an agriculture field, between Aduthurai and Tiruvidaimarudhur.

Railways to install laptops, printers, and Internet connection on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains

Railways to install laptops, printers, and Internet connection on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains

Brief Submission before 7th CPC at Bangalore on 24.08.2014


 
Brief Submission before 7th CPC at Bangalore on 24.08.2014

To

          The Hon’ble  Chairman,
          7th Central Pay Commission,
          At Bangalore.

Respected Sir,

          This Union represents the Loco Running Staff of Indian Railways.  At the outset we welcome the decision of the 7th CPC to undertake regional visits and express sincere thanks to the Commission in allowing our regional delegation to meet in person.  We had already placed our memorandum before the Commission.  Adding to that, we place this submission for the kind consideration of the committee humbly seeking to arrive at an apt decision.

PERSONAL HEARING BEFORE 7TH CPC at Bangalore on 24.08.14



PERSONAL HEARING BEFORE 7TH CPC at Bangalore on 24.08.14

AILRSA Delegation comprising Com. A Jayachandran, Com. D Raj Kumar, Com. P Nagaiah, Com. K Parthasarathy, Com. R Murali, Com DS Niranjan and Com. C Sunish met The Chairman and other members of the Seventh Central pay commission( Justice Sri. Ashok Kumar Mathur, Sri Vevek Rae, Dr.Rathin Roy, and Smt . Meena Agarwal) at Kumarakripa Guest house, Bangalore on 24.08.14.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fire damages records at Southern Railway HQ


Fire damages records at Southern Railway HQ



CHENNAI: Fire broke out at three places in the city, including a store room in the Southern Railway headquarters on Poonamallee High Road, on Friday, damaging equipment and files and keeping fire and rescue services personnel busy. A leading textile showroom on Ranganathan Street in T Nagar and a software company in Guindy were the others affected. No one was injured as the accidents occurred early in the morning.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Driver halts first ever double decker Mumbai-Goa train at Roha for over one hour


Driver halts first ever double decker Mumbai-Goa train at Roha for over one hour

Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:36am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Noise levels alarmingly high


Noise levels alarmingly high

Vinayashree Jagadeesh

India considers magnetic levitation technology for high speed trains


India considers magnetic levitation technology for high speed trains

Sandeep Dikshit

India has taken the first step towards running a truly high speed train by opting for magnetic levitation (Maglev) technology under which the screech of the wheel hitting the track is obviated as the train floats at high speeds a few inches over the track.

LC gate accident kills 21 in Bihar


Train accident kills 21 in Bihar

AFP
A passenger train struck a crowded rickshaw, killing 21 people at a railway crossing in the eastern state of Bihar, a railway official said on Tuesday.

PAKISTAN Railways in a complete mess

PAKISTAN Railways in a complete mess

Iftikhar Mirza

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - The dilapidated condition of Pakistan Railways is an open secret for everybody. For so many years, Railways has been in a complete mess. The whole system has ruined owing to neglect and mismanagement by government as well as its employees. Railways, introduced in the Sub-continent by British in 1853, has almost outlived its life in Pakistan.

3 Bogies of good trains were derailed

3 Bogies of good trains were derailed between Ambala &Dhulkot stations

Dhulkot (DKT): Over a dozen express and passenger trains running on Kalka-Delhi line were delayed after three bogies of a goods train were derailed between Ambala and Dhulkot stations last night.

Mazdoor Union protests alleging Railways ‘anti-labour policy’

Mazdoor Union protests alleging Railways ‘anti-labour policy’

Vijayawada (BZA): The South Central Railway Mazdoor Union (SCRMU) held a meeting at the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM)’s office on Monday, protesting the government’s anti-labour policies and appealed to DRM Pradeep Kumar to convey the higher-ups about the consequences of privatising the railway ticket booking system and outsourcing of departmental activities and other policies.

Three railway officials suspended in Bihar

Three railway officials suspended in Bihar

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014,

MR INAUGURATES NEWLY INSTALLED FAÇADE LIGHTING OF RAIL BHAWAN

HON’BLE MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS INAUGURATES NEWLY INSTALLED FAÇADE LIGHTING OF RAIL BHAWAN AND CHAIRMAN, RAILWAY BOARD INAUGURATES A NEW TOY STATION MODEL & MINI STEAM LOCOMOTIVE (HASANG) AT NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM, NEW DELHI

Sunday, August 17, 2014

‘Cost-sharing rail projects in State should be on track’


‘Cost-sharing rail projects in State should be on track’

Anil Kumar Sastry

Union railway minister DVS lays foundation;

Union railway minister DVS lays foundation; M’lore - B’lore will be faster from March


www.mangaloretoday.com

Mangalore, Aug 17, 2014 : Speaking after laying foundation for the RUB near Mangalore Railway Junction on August 16, Union Minister for Railways D V Sadananda Gowda  said that the long-pending demands of the people of Padil, Bajal is to be realised shortly.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New policy on FDI will benefit cash-strapped Indian Railways

New policy on FDI will benefit cash-strapped Indian Railways

S N Mathur, Aug 14, 2014 :

Railways Takes Steps to Further Bring Down its Operating Ratio


Railways Takes Steps to Further Bring Down its Operating Ratio
It is a continuous endeavour of the Indian Railways to bring down the operating ratio by controlling expenditure and increasing revenues. The Operating Ratio of the Indian Railways was 94.9% in 2011-12, 90.2 per cent in 2012-13 and 93.5 per cent in 2013-14(Provisional). Budget Estimates 2014-15 envisage an operating ratio of 92.5 per cent.