Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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.

Status of Indo-Bangladesh Rail Link Projects

Status of Indo-Bangladesh Rail Link Projects
The details and the present status of Agartala-Sabroom and ongoing project between India and Bangladesh viz. Agartala-Akhaura new line are as under:-

Indian Railways Eliminated 2420 Unmanned Level Crossings in Last Two Years


Indian Railways Eliminated 2420 Unmanned Level Crossings in Last Two Years
Indian Railways has eliminated 2420 unmanned level crossings at a total cost of Rs. 1,936 crore in last two years i.e. 2012-13 and 2013-14 and 2014-15 (upto June 2014). At the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), there were 13,530 unmanned level crossings.

Train to FREEDOM

Train to FREEDOM

38,000 railway officials punished for involvement in corruption


38,000 railway officials punished for involvement in corruption




NEW DELHI: Around 38,000 railway officials have been punished for their involvement in various irregularities and corruption in last five years, railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda informed Lok Sabha.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Longest railway foot overbridge in city to be inaugurated on I-Day

Longest railway foot overbridge in city to be inaugurated on I-Day

Express News Service | Mumbai | August 12, 2014

3P thrust

3P thrust

Rlys to fund Infra Plans under BOT Annuity Model

Rlys to fund Infra Plans under BOT Annuity Model: Invite open Bidding to Rail PSUs

 New Delhi: The ministry of railways is close to finalizing a scheme to utilize the cash surplus of the public sector units (PSUs) working under it for railway infrastructure projects, a ministry official said, requesting anonymity.

‘Twin Rail Tunnels’ proposed under river in Delhi

‘Twin Rail Tunnels’ proposed under river in Delhi

If things go as planned, Delhi may soon become the first city in the country to have twin rail tunnels under a river.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Railways proposes construction of sidings on Mangalore–Hassan route

Railways proposes construction of sidings on Mangalore–Hassan route

Renuka Phadnis

Unions plan action against changes to labour laws

Unions plan action against changes to labour laws

Bageshree S.

China's expansion of high-speed trains

China's expansion of high-speed trains

Jane Perlez, Aug 11, 2014, INYT:
A favourite export from China to its neighbours these days are high-speed rail lines designed to make trade routes in the vast stretches of Asia more accessible and fortify Chinese dreams of turning its southern reaches into the capital of mainland Southeast Asia. But not everyone wants to be bound so close.

16,252 vacancies of locomotive drivers in Railways

16,252 vacancies of locomotive drivers in Railways

PTI Aug 8, 2014,

The great train robbery

The great train robbery: Theft on Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, 3rd day in a row

Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 6:10am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Memorandum to be submitted on 13.08.14 -Latest.



        
  
MEMORANDUM TO PRIME MINISTER AND RAILWAY MINISTER

To                                                                    To
THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER      THE HONOURABLE RAILWAY MINISTER
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA                         RAIL BHAVAN
NEW DELHI                                          NEW DELHI
                        Through Divisional Railway Manager

Respected Sir,
                 Sub: Railway safety enhancement; Demand for implementation of recommendations of various committees.