Friday, June 29, 2012


Swift action by guard, RPF official


Blaze in Chennai-Alapuzha Express


Politicisation led to crisis in Railways: MP

STAFF CORRESPONDENT
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Needless expenditure and politicisation by successive ministers, neo-liberal policies and privatisation have led the Indian Railways to a State of crisis, Basudeb Acharia, MP for Bankura in West Bengal and former Lok Sabha Chairman of the Committee on Railways, said here on Thursday.

Exhaust fumes from diesel engines can cause cancer: WHO
London, Jun 13, 2012, (PTI):
Exhaust fumes from diesel engines are more carcinogenic than secondhand cigarette smoke and could cause cancer, the cancer research agency of WHO has warned and appealed for action to reduce human exposure to it.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


ALL INDIA LOCO RUNNING STAFF ASSOCIATION
HQ ADRA                                   Reg. No. 17903                                                       AFF to AIREC

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY ZONE, HUBLI
Web Site: www.ailrsa.com    E-mail: ailrsaswr@gmail.com
134 C, Railway Quarters, Yeswanthpur, Bangalore -560 022

STORY OF INJUSTICE:
The mean of pay of Loco Pilot (Pass) is {(9300 + 34800) / 2} + 4200 = Rs 26250/- The 30% pay element is Rs.7875/-.
One LP Passenger undergoing training for one month will get 30 x 270= Rs.8100 as ALKM


KNOW YOUR MILEAGE CALCULATIONS:

As per RAC 1980 formula
Mileage =30%mean pay of Pass LP+20 days TA/National Average KM x 100.
The mean of pay of Loco Pilot (Pass) is {(9300 + 34800) / 2} + 4200 = Rs 26250/-
The 30% pay element is Rs.7875/-.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Loco factories to be built on PPP basis

Kumod Verma, TNN Jun 26, 2012, 07.25AM IST
PATNA: Railways' two proposed locomotive factories at Marhaura (diesel) in Saran and at Madhepura (electric) are to be built on public private partnership (PPP) basis. Railway minister Mukul Roy has given his nod to the two long-pending projects.

NEWS » NATIONAL

First Class and AC railway passengers to pay service tax from July 1

K. BALCHAND
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The Railways have decided to impose service tax on First Class, AC Classes and freight rates from July 1.
With the Finance Ministry not having included the Railways in the exemption list issued on Wednesday, the Railway Board is preparing to levy a 12 per cent service tax that was proposed in the General Budget for 2012-13, but was deferred for three months till June 30.

AC, first class rail fares may rise from July


New Delhi: Railway passenger fares in all AC classes and first class may rise by 3.6% from July 1 as there are little indications that finance ministry would extend service tax exemption to railways beyond this month. 
    Highly-placed sources in the ministry conceded that the fare hike looks imminent as railways could ill-afford to absorb the additional burden of Rs 5,500 to Rs 6,000 crore given itsfinancialcondition. 

Monday, June 25, 2012


Railway Board for providing proper rest, subsidised food to loco pilots

ANIL KUMAR SASTRY
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It suggests drastic reforms to reduce signal jumping

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Bangalore, June 22
Reducing duty hours of mail/express train drivers to six hours (they encounter a signal every minute on an average) to monitoring the crew on his first trip after having availed rest (since most of the signal-jumping cases have occurred after the train drivers have availed headquarter rest) are among the suggestions that came up during a recent meeting on SPAD (signal passed at danger) convened by the Railway Board.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


To,
The Chairman Railway Board
New Delhi
Sir
  Ref: Dir. Mech. Engg (Traction), RB’s letter no. 2004 / M (L) 466 / 7101 of date: 14.06.2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Heavy Engineering grabs Bangladesh railway order
Tapan Chakravorti / Kolkata/ Ranchi Jun 18, 2012, 00:02 IST
At about 23.10 hrs on 16/6/12, one Virar bound Dn fast local dashed with a Churchgate bound Up slow local at Andheri. Three commuters sustained grievous injury while 3 commuters suffered minor injuries. The injured were treated at BSES and Cooper hospital,Andheri.Three coaches of Up local were derailed due to this. Services on two lines were restored at about 12.30hrs .The coaches were rerailed at 2.30hrs and the services on all four lines were restored at 5.30hrs.General Manager,WR alongwith senior officers rushed to the spot and monitored the restoration work. An enquiry into the incident will be held.

Virdi new GM of NF Railway

Guwahati: Veteran railway official Ranjit Singh Virdi has taken over as General Manager of the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Railway staff blamed for Hampi Express accident

STAFF REPORTER
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The Commissioner of Railway Safety (Southern Circle), who conducted an inquiry into the May 22 Hampi Express accident at Penukonda, has concluded that the incident was due to the failure of railway staff.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Another hurdle in the way of shifting Tipu's armoury

R. KRISHNA KUMAR
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Work put off by at least six months because of monsoon

Petition seeks CBI probe into misuse of emergency quota
Jun 12, 2012, 02.51AM IST TNN

CHENNAI: A public interest petition has sought a probe by CBI into irregularities in emergency quota (EQ) in the railway reservation system and a set of foolproof guidelines to regulate it. 

Runaway train leaves 5 employees off duty

A runaway train has derailed the career of five railway employees.
East Central Railway (ECR) has suspended Rajgir station master and four other employees involved in a bizarre goof up, which set the Shramjeevi Express (12392) in motion without a driver on board.

Proceeding of 19th BGM is held at Bengaluru on 16th & 17th May 2012

            The 19th BGM has started with flag hosting by our President Com. L. Mony at 10:30hrs on 16th May 2012 and after garlanding to Shahid Bedi (Martyrs Column) delegates took seats in the conference hall where one minute silence was observed in respect to departed soul.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


NAIRUTHYA RAILWAY EMPLOYEES UNION
(NREU)
South Western Railway-Reg.No.ALCB-4/DRT/TUA/3/2008-09

PRESS RELEASE ON THE EVE OF SAFETY MARCH BY LOCO PILOTS.

HUMPI MISHASP 26 KILLED

*       SPONSORED BY DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER?

*       GROOMED BY DIVISIONAL SAFETY OFFICER, DIVISIONAL COMMERCIAL MANAGER, DIVISIONAL ENGINEER, DIVISIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEER?


NAIRUTHYA RAILWAY EMPLOYEES UNION
(NREU)
South Western Railway-Reg.No.ALCB-4/DRT/TUA/3/2008-09

BRIEFING (ON THE PRES RELEASE ATTACHED)
HUMPI MISHASP 26 KILLED
*          SPONSORED BY DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER
*          GROOMED BY DIVISIONAL SAFETY OFFICER, DIVISIONAL COMMERCIAL MANAGER, DIVISIONAL ENGINEER, DIVISIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
                                                            AND
*          MASTERMINDED BY DIVISIONAL RAILWAY MANAGER.
IT’S NOT A HUMAN FAILURE! IT’S A FAILURE ON THE PART OF BANGALORE DIVISIONAL AUTHORITIES AND SYSTEM FAILURE!!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 09:43 AM PDT
On 7th June 2012 the The Loco Running Staff of SWR and SR took a protest march to CRS office which was flagged off by Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary of COC Karnataka . The COC Karnataka extends its support to ALRSA as the demands raised by it are in the interest of  common public. see Hindu paper dated 8th June 2012 for details

Cabinet defers decision on pension reforms bill


Amid differences among allies, the government on Thursday deferred a decision on the changes in the crucial Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011. 

"It (the PFRDA Bill) was taken up and deferred", said a Minister after the Cabinet meeting in New Delhi.

TODAY'S PAPER » NATIONAL » KARNATAKA
BANGALORE, June 8, 2012
Loco pilots take out protest march
STAFF REPORTER
  
Loco pilots from the Southern Railway, the South Western Railway and the South Central Railway zones took out a protest march to the office of the Commissioner of Railway Safety and staged a demonstration at the Freedom Park here on Thursday urging the commissioner to look into the various factors that lead to human failure causing rail accidents.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Top official blames Railways for delay in Hampi Express accident probe

S Seethalakshmi  

BANGALORE: Satish Kumar Mittal, Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) for the south western rail division and Bangalore Metro told TOI in an exclusive meeting that the South Western Railway (SWR) officials are delaying in presenting the witnesses and matters for probe into the Hampi Express accident on May 22. The accident, which happened near Penukonda station in Andhra Pradesh took toll on 25 lives and injured 70 others. The investigations began on May 24 and continued till 25.

Hampi Express driver dozed off because of ‘fatigue’
Shubhadeep Choudhury/TNS
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2012/20120605/index4.jpgBangalore, June 4
The driver of the ill-fated Hampi Express, which collided with a stationary goods train on May 22 at Penukonda station under Bangalore division leading to death of 25 passengers, has admitted that he missed the home signal because his eyes were closed for more than usual duration.

TODAY'S PAPER » NATIONAL » KARNATAKA

BANGALORE, 

Stressed out loco pilots air their grievances

STAFF REPORTER

Loco pilots from Southern, South Western and South Central Railway will take out a march on June 7 to the office of the Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Region, Bangalore, to apprise him about the dangerous conditions under which they work.

Railways yet to put safety measures on fast track

PTI

NEW DELHI, JUNE 3: 
Despite the recurring train accidents, railways is yet to put the much-needed safety measures, including installation of TPWS and replacement of coaches on fast track, to prevent mishaps in future.

Rail Ministry plans TPWS installation in train engines
Press Trust of India / Varanasi June 02, 2012, 21:15


Railway Minister Mukul Roy has said the Centre is in deliberations with several European countries for procuring Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) in rail engines to prevent train mishaps.

CRS should enquire the factors leading to human failure.

The Train Pilots from South Western, Southern and South Central Railway held a safety march to the office of the Commissioner of Railway Safety (South Circle)and sat in Dharna at Freedom Park today demanding the CRS to enquire the various factors leading to human failure in Rail accidents.

To
       Sri S K MITTAL,
       THE COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY,
       SOUTHERN CIRCLE,
       NO.7   SESHADRI ROAD,
       BANGALORE- 9


Respected Sir,

                   In view of the 16591 Humpi Express accident on 22-05-2012 at Penukonda, the South, South Western and Guntakal division of South Central Railway AILRSA decided to stage a CRS office march from Bangalore City railway station, to highlight the reasons for human failure and resultant accidents in Indian Railways. This association finds following reasons that has to be addressed in war footing.

Monday, June 4, 2012





Loco Pilots March to Commissioner of Railway Safety Office , Bangalore on 07.06.2012. 10.00hrs from Bangalore City railway Station.

Dear friends,,
            On 22-05-2012 Hampi express met with an accident at 3.15 hours at Penukonda station of Bangalore division with 25 deaths and injury to many. Railways immediately said the reason for accident is HUMAN-FAILURE, and if so, one should ponder for the reasons behind it.

TODAY'S PAPER » NATIONAL » KARNATAKA
HUBLI, June 3, 2012
Hampi Express accident: report expected within a month
STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Union Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa has said that the Railway Safety Commissioner has been asked to submit a detailed inquiry report on the Hampi Express accident. It is expected to be submitted within a month.

Notice for CWC Meeting at GZB / Central Office on 28th 29th July 2012


            A meeting of CWC is hereby convened on 28th & 29th July 2012  at Central Office Ghaziabad to review the performance of 19th BGM was held at Bengaluru on 16th & 17th May 2012, to discuss the implementation of Programs taken, to review the development of NIT proceeding, Organizational programs and to draw our task, and discuss the possibility of Jt. Movement with AIGC on common issues. 


To,
The General Secretary
All India Railway men’s Federation
New Delhi,

Dear Com,

   The Loco Running Staff of Indian Railway are very much thankful for your greeting to our 19th BGM held at Bangaluru on date 16th & 17th May 2012. AILRSA always supported by its active participation to the call of struggle on the genuine cause of Railwaymen / Central Government employee whether we consulted or not before a decision of a struggle is taken, and in future also we do that.

Railways yet to put safety measures on fast track

PTI
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Despite the recurring train accidents, railways is yet to put the much-needed safety measures, including installation of TPWS and replacement of coaches on fast track, to prevent mishaps in future.
The TPWS, an advanced European technology, ensures automatic application of emergency brakes in case the loco driver jumps the red signal.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Rail Ministry plans TPWS installation in train engines
Press Trust of India / Varanasi June 02, 2012, 21:15


Railway Minister Mukul Roy has said the Centre is in deliberations with several European countries for procuring Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) in rail engines to prevent train mishaps.

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