Sunday, December 29, 2013

Accident Spot Cleared, Train Movement Restored

Published: 29th December 2013
Railway officials and the district administration here undertook rescue operations and shifted the accident-hit coach of the Bengaluru-Nanded express at Kothacheruvu  to a nearby station to resume the uninterrupted movement of trains over the single track where the tragedy took place on Saturday.

Trials on hi-speed trains under way

Special Correspondent

30 passengers survive train fire tragedy

Bangalore Bureau


Government not taking steps to avoid rail mishaps: Jaganmohan Reddy
By PTI | 28 Dec, 2013, 
ANANTHPUR (AP): YSR Congress President Jaganmohan Reddy today blamed the Central government for not taking appropriate measures to avoid railway mishaps such as the Bangalore-Nanded train fire tragedy that claimed 26 lives.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


98.3 p.c. South Western Railway workers favour general strike

Deepa Kurup

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Two men held for throwing stones at moving trains

Special Correspondent

They used to rob passengers sitting near the doors

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Financial crunch cripples rlys: GM

DC | 15th Dec 2013

Railwaymen's Union announces strike ballot to go for indefinite strike

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tindharia-Siliguri toy train service to resume by month-end

Heavy fog leads to rescheduling of 16 trains

NIT sitting in 16.12.13, Case postponed and next hearing on 10.02.2014.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Updated: December 12, 2013 16:08 IST

Trains collision averted near Sealdah Station

PTI

Two passenger trains came face to face on Thursday at the outer signal of the Sealdah Railway Station in Kolkata, but a collision was averted as both were able to stop, Eastern railway sources said.
The driver of the Sealdah-Lalgola passenger train — which left platform 7 at the station at 8:10 a.m. — overshot the starter signal and entered the down main line at about 8:17 am, Eastern railway CPRO R.N. Mahapatra said.
Clarification on the death of an on - duty Ticket Examiner of Train No. 22601 at Manthralayam Road Station; And an appeal to Passengers
It has been reported in a section of Media that Shri B.Sanjeeva Rao, o­n-duty Ticket Examiner in Train No.22601 Chennai – Shirdi Express, was beaten to death by some of the passengers as there was no water in the coach.

Monday, December 9, 2013


Workshop to overhaul power packs of EMD-type engines

Indonesia commuter train in deadly collision

Friday, December 6, 2013


Gooty diesel loco shed celebrates golden jubilee

Staff Reporter

Political Crisis in Bangladesh to hit Indo-Bangla Railway Link project

Dhaka:  The current political turmoil in Bangladesh is likely to delay the execution of a new rail link between India and its neighbour, officials said Wednesday. “At a meeting in Dhaka Tuesday, the Bangladesh railway ministry officials indicated that it was difficult for them to complete the necessary survey and to start the actual work before the Jan 5 general elections,” a top Indian railway official, who did not want to be named, told IANS.

TRAIN DRIVER TAKEN OFF DUTY

August Kranti jumps signal at Borivli stn

Somit Sen TNN


Mumbai: The engine driver of August Kranti Rajdhani Express was taken off duty after the train jumped a signal at Borivli station on Thursday evening.

Detroit bankruptcy ruling triggers calls for pension cuts across the US

By Jerry White   6 December 2013
Within days of a federal judge’s ruling in support of the Detroit bankruptcy, the devastating implications for the working class across the US are becoming apparent. States and cities throughout the country are citing the legal precedent of the Detroit ruling to attack public employee pensions, initiating a new stage in the assault on workers’ rights and living standards.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Flyover collapse: Train services resume through Muzaffarpur 
Friday, November 29, 2013,
Muzaffarpur, Nov 29: After disruption of train traffic for nearly 36 hours due to collapse of a flyover over a goods train in Muzaffarpur, tracks have been reopened.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Karnataka urge Railway Board to take up New Works

Bangalore:  To improve rail connectivity and create more job opportunities, the State government has requested the Railway Board to take up 10 new projects, including the proposed Coach Factory at Kolar at an estimated cost of Rs.10950 crore. The State government has also expressed its willingness to give the land required for these projects free of cost besides bearing 50 per cent of the project cost.

Plan for Indo-Nepal Rail link: Kharge

Train derailment kills three people at Delhi railway station

Railways to use detonators in fog-prone areas

Santanu Sanyal
It was introduced by the British rulers many years ago but comes handy even today.
As winter sets in, the Indian Railways mulls use of detonators, among other measures, to ensure smooth and safe movement of trains, particularly passenger trains, in fog-prone areas.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Railway society comes under state control: Madras HC



CHENNAI: The Madras high court has brought a railway society, with several thousand railway employees as members, under the control of the state government, saying state bylaws alone would apply to it.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Misuse of funds: CBI raids Railway area manager's office

Published: 21st November 2013 


Railways appoint four General Managers
By PTI | 20 Nov, 2013,
NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of filling up vacancies in Railway Board, government today appointed four heads of zonal railways which were lying vacant for months.

Vishnoi new GM of ECoR

Bhubaneswar: Rajiv Vishnoi has taken over as the new General Manager of East Coast Railway (ECoR).
Prior to this new posting, Vishnoi was working as the Senior Executive Director at Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow, ECoR sources said today.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY GETS A NEW CHIEF OPERATIONS MANAGER
Shri S. Anantharaman, IRTS of 1982 batch took over charge as Chief Operations Manager, Southern Railway o­n 20.11.2013.  He had earlier held the posts of Chief Safety Officer, Southern Railway; Divisional Railway Manager / Chennai Division of Southern Railway and Chief Safety Officer / Hajipur, East Central Railway.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Updated: November 20, 2013 14:11 IST

Unfortunate coincidences led to Gotlam train accident, says GRP SP

Sumit Bhattacharjee

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Railway panel discusses women safety

19th November 2013 

Representatives of various rail commuter associations and NGOs petitioned for increased security for women passengers in suburban trains on Saturday. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways, under the chairmanship of T R Baalu, held informal discussions with the Southern Railway and the general public to hear their views and grievances.


NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE:
Night Duty may be defined as duty performed between 22.00 hours and 6.00 hours.
  
A uniform weightage of 10 minutes may be given for every hour of night duty performed.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Association demands training centre for technical supervisors

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Junior railway minister's interim bail extended to November 28




Will speak for speeding up pending projects: Baalu

Special Correspondent

Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways led team of MPs who met commuters in Tambaram on Saturday

Low-cost high-speed trains on track
The cost of upgrading the track, rolling stock, locomotives and signalling on existing alignments would be much lower than the price tag of Rs 150 crore per km for the viaducts alone for the 250 kmph plus variety.
RC Acharya

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rajeev Bhargava takes charge as GM-SWR

Our Bureau

Friday, November 15, 2013



REDUNDANCY OF SR 4.32(1)

             AILRSA has been relentlessly waging struggles against the unfair practice of forcing the engine crew to do coupling/uncoupling. It is more the intention of the railway administration to marginalize the Loco Running Staff, reflected by the inequitable and forceful implementation of the SR 4.32(1) beyond its rational objective, than the existence of the rule or any safety thoughts that resulted in enforcing the arbitrary practice.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Kerala to terminate Sabari rail line at Erumeli

The government has decided to terminate the Angamaly-Sabari railway line at Erumeli instead of Azhutha to avoid the buffer zone of the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) and to reduce the cost of putting Sabarimala on the railway map.

Big bash planned for Pamban bridge's 100th anniversary


Bangalore-Hassan railway line project to be delayed further

Published: 13th November 2013 10:46 AM 

Though the State government has finally decided to allow the Bangalore-Hassan railway line to pass through the stud farm near Kunigal, the project, sanctioned over 17 years ago, will be delayed further.
The government is yet to hand over 62 acres required for the project and at least `600 crore to complete works.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dear Loco Running Men,
Our struggle against antediluvian Hours of work (HOER) continues from the birth of this organisation. AILRSA continued agitations to review the HOER. The relentless struggle and AILRSA’s decision to join the strike organised by the Central Government Employees organisation influenced them and added ‘Review of HOER’ as a demand of JCM during 2006.

Japanese honour for Sreedharan

Japan’s sleeper trains to be put to bed soon

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Old iron railway gates to be history soon

DC | Krishna Kumar K.E. |

Fog effect: Train services to be hit from Dec 28

PTI

Kalka-Katra train engine trial by November-end: Railways



CHANDIGARH: Northern Railway was in the final stages to wind up the construction work to kick-off engine trial of Kalka-Katra Express by November-end, said V K Gupta, general manager, northern railway, promising the train would be equipped with all kind of facilities as far as safety and security was concerned.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Need to regulate Railway tariff
By SN Mathur
Published: 04th November 2013

There is a serious mismatch between the rail freight charges and the passenger fares. The ratio of the average freight tariff to average passenger fare in India is one of the highest among major railways in the world. Because of low passenger fares the traffic volume for this segment of rail operations is very high but the revenues are disproportionately low. As a result, losses in this area have been mounting and are expected to touch Rs 25,000 crore in the current financial year.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway revamping all stations

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Turkey’s Undersea Rail Tunnel gives China new route to West Europe

The opening of an underwater railway tunnel in Turkey can shorten travel times between Europe and Asia and boost rail freight between the two continents, Chinese rail experts say.

Pakistan Railways DGM, IG and DSP defy High Court

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday expressed extreme dismay over non-appearance of Pakistan Railways Deputy General Manager, Inspector General Railway Police and a Deputy Superintendent of Police in spite of issuance contempt notices.

Driverless Railway Engine runs 6 Km on Industrial Track in Maharashtra

CHANDRAPUR: A major tragedy was averted when a railway engine travelled at breakneck speed without its driver for 6km on an industrial track in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district on Saturday.

Railway Lines along International Borders to strengthen India’s Sovereignty & Security

New Delhi:  With China all set to pump on another $1.2 billion in its Tibetan Rail Project which will bring rail connectivity right up to the Indian border, India too is getting ready to beef up its border security. On the agenda are 14 strategic rail lines along its borders with China and Pakistan. However, while these rail lines are critical to meeting India’s security challenges, want of funds could delay these ambitious projects which are expected to cost more than Rs.78000 crore.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tracking the change

P. Anima

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Coming, privatisation of railway passenger segment

K. Balchand

Kharge launches High Speed Rail Corporation stressing need for safe, reliable and affordable transport

Innovative measures boost Railways' freight volume

Coal, iron ore have seen dip in their traffic; cement and steel have helped Indian Railways to keep pace with its budget targets
Press Trust of India
New Delhi, 29 October: Going ahead with the ambitious high speed rail project, railways today announced formation of High Speed Rail Corporation even as railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge said care should be exercised in adopting new technology.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Excellence can be achieved only through equality: URA

Special Correspondent

‘Common school system is an important founding stone for equal society’

Monday, October 28, 2013



7TH CPC - TERMS OF REFERENCE - LATEST POSITION
by


DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC
Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013

A. To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.


To
Sri. Mallikarjun Kharage,
The Hon'ble Minister for Railways,
Government of India, Railway Board, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.
   
 Respected Sir,
We the loco running staff of ----------------------- division, ----------- Railway, whole heartedly welcome your honour on assuming charge as Minister for Railways, and extend sincere cooperation in leading the Railways efficiently. We would like to submit the following few lines for your favourable consideration please.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bullet train plan picks up speed, rail authority coming soon

Srinand Jha , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 27, 2013

Plans to run bullet trains at speeds of 300-350 kilometres per hour have been re-activated in the run-up to the 2014 general elections, with railways minister Mallikarjun Kharge set to formally launch a High Speed Rail Corporation at an international conference in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

East Coast Railway – surging to the TOP Innovations, Investment through PPP mode & Extensive use of Advanced Signalling System

Friday, October 25, 2013

Turkish energy workers in anti-privatization march

Turkish workers marched last week from the Aegean region to the capital Ankara in a demonstration against the privatization of lignite mines and thermic power stations.

Greek municipal workers protest comments of finance minister in Athens

On October 17, Greek municipal employees protested in Athens against the New Democracy/PASOK government’s austerity measures. Workers protested outside the Finance ministry of Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras.

Thousands of workers protest Portugal austerity

Thousands of Portuguese workers protested in the country’s two largest cities on October 19 against the government’s proposed 2014 budget. The conservative ruling party aims to slash the budget deficit to 4 percent of GDP next year from 5.9 percent in 2013

Anti-austerity march through Rome

An estimated 25,000 marched through Rome on Saturday against austerity measures, including cuts to welfare programs and a shortage in low-income housing.
Wealth and poverty in America
25 October 2013
Five years after the financial crash of 2008, in the midst of growing poverty and social misery, the US ruling class is amassing unparalleled levels of wealth.
Express rail service to boost China-Europe trade
Xinhua | October 24, 2013 By Agencies
A regular express train from Poland to Southwest China's Sichuan Province is expected to be inaugurated by the end of this month, authorities with Sichuan's Chengdu City said on Thursday.

Several trains cancelled, diverted due to rains in Andhra

Floods: ECoR takes steps for safe train operations

Friday, 25 October 2013 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR
The East Coast Railway has taken steps to ensure safety of passengers and safety of train operations during times of heavy floods and waterlogging in many areas.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 

Railways planning semi-high-speed trains to cut journey time between Delhi & Mumbai

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rly plans speed boost for premier trains, to make them "semi Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto services to between 160km to 200km per hour

French call in drones to fight rail thieves

23 Oct 2013 14:01
French rail operators are banking on drones to help save them €30 million a year in stolen cables. SNCF is currently testing the use of the unmanned aircraft as their latest tactic to fight the chronic problem of cable theft.

No further fare hike till next rail budget: CRB Chairman

Manna Dey
Prabodh Chandra Dey (born 1 May 1919), better known by his nickname Manna Dey, is a playback singer in Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Assamese films.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No change likely in train fares till next Budget: Rail Board Chairman

Our Bureau
New Delhi, Oct 23:  
There is unlikely to be any further change in rail fares till the next Budget, which will be due around July, the Railway Board Chairman, Arunendra Kumar, told reporters here today.

Express train that travels at a speed of 10.6 kmph in Karnataka

Gulam Jeelani, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, October 23, 2013

At a time when the railways is mulling high-speed trains across the country, an express train takes six hours and 35 minutes to cover a distance of 69 kilometers between two stations of Karnataka, travelling at a speed of 10.6 km per hour.
The Indian Railways will provide special meals on demand for diabetic and ailing passengers travelling on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
Indian Railways Successfully Tackled Train Operations During Phalin Cyclone Crisis

            The Indian Railways geared up its entire machinery in a big way in the most efficient and prompt way to ensure and manage  smooth and safe railway operations in the areas affected by the recent cyclonic storm ‘‘PHAILIN” which hit the east coast of the country.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
ALL INDIA TRADE UNION STUDY CAMP
2013 NOVEMBER 15TH & 16TH – MUMBAI
Venue: -        CLI Auditorium, Central Labour Institutute,  Sion – Chunabate Road
                        Sion, Mumbai – 400022

Monday, October 21, 2013

NIT on 21.10.13: Eventhough new judge for NIT was appointed, the notification is still to be done by Ministry of Labour. Next date for hearing is fixed on 16.12.2013.

China punishes eight in railway corruption case


Oct 21 (Reuters) - China's anti-graft authorities have punished eight people at a state-owned rail construction firm for spending more than $100 million on hospitality last year, a disciplinary body of the Communist Party said on Monday.

Indian Railways' RailTel to launch Railwire rural broadband service

Ticket windows at post offices big hit


A joint effort of the department of post and the Railways to offer railway ticket windows has been beneficial to not only these two parties, but also the passengers. During the celebration of National Postal Week recently, the postal department pledged to carry on this robust growth in revenue. “We are overwhelmed by the robust response we have received, and now plans are on to popularise it among customers from our channels,” said Col K.C. Mishra, chief postmaster general of the Maharashtra circle.

Measures to combat misuse of Izzat scheme yield results

21st October 2013 

Measures taken by the Railways to ensure issuing of Izzat concession tickets to just eligible candidates have succeeded in putting a check on rampant misuse of the scheme. According to figures available with the Thiruvananthapuram division of the railways, if the total number of users of the scheme in 2010-11 was recorded to be 1,30,714, it came down to 1,29,115 in 2011-12.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Loco pilots’ stir

Loco pilots go on hunger strike

Friday, October 18, 2013

Golden Rock Railway Workshop overhauls high-power Siemens motors


Top posts will be filled soon, says Rly. Board chairman

K. Balchand
Immediately after his regularisation as Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar on Thursday fast-tracked the process to end ad hocism, and fill vacant posts at the higher levels within the next few days.


Railway passenger safety continues to be compromised

K. Balchand
The fire that broke out in the pantry car of the 12435 Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express in the early hours of Tuesday once again poses a question mark on the seriousness of the railways towards safety of passengers.


Railway engineers protest

Special Correspondent
Railway engineers led by the Indian Railways Technical Supervisors’ Association (IRTSA) staged a demonstration at Chennai Central seeking removal of anomalies in the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission before finalising the Seventh Pay Commission.

Faluknama express derails at Mangalagiri

October 18,2013
Mangalagiri: The Faluknama express just missed out an accident at Mangalagiri in Guntur district on Friday morning. At 4 a.m. on Friday morning, when the train left from Vijayawada and reached Mangalagiri, the bogies got delinked from the main engine. When this happened, the train was rather at slow speed as there was a turning. The train was taken 3 kms back to Krishna canal junction for necessary repairs. Later, at 6.42 a.m, the train left for Secunderabad. Due to this incident, Faluknama express is running late by 2.30 hrs from scheduled time.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

106th anniversary of Nilgiris Mountain Railway celebrated

Railway Ministry accepts cadre restructuring proposal

CRB

Sri. Arunendra Kumar will in full charge of Railway Board Chairman

NEW DELHI: After being headless for more than three months, railways is expected to get a full-time chairman on Tuesday, ending the bloody fight among senior railway officials for the coveted post.

Sources said the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has cleared the elevation ofArunendra Kumar, currently 'interim' railway board chairman and member (mechanical) as full-time chairman and the rail ministry is likely to issue orders on Tuesday.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Railway signal,high-tension towers,platforms damaged in Odisha

The running of major trains between Kolkata and Chennai passing through Odisha would be affected due to these developments

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Rail Tariff Authority coming, passenger fares set to rise

Special Correspondent

Board hopeful of achieving ambitious revenue target for the year

Friday, October 11, 2013



                                                                                                               
 
  To,
  The Chairman,Railway Board,
 Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.
     
Respected Sir,

                              Sub: Views and Suggestions of AILRSA on the recommendation  of the High Power Committee to review the duty hours of    Running and other Safety related categories of staff.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tracking down railway memories

10th October 2013 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Rly. Board chief post: PMO’s ‘no’ to Kharge’s proposal

K. Balchand
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has returned Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge’s recommendation of appointing South Western Railway general manager A.K. Mittal as chairman of the Railway Board, according to highly placed sources.

Railway Revenue Earnings up by 11.41 Percent During April - September 2013
The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st April to 30th September 2013 were Rs. 65354.64 crore compared to Rs. 58661.79 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 11.41 per cent.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways Invite Suggestions on the Subject ‘Suburban Train Services of Indian Railways, with Particular Emphasis on Security of Women Passengers’

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mumbai-Goa Mandovi Express derailment: Konkan Railway remains affected

Gas fuelled turbine-electric locomotive prototype

06 Oct 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013



To
     Sri. Ashok Kumar Mittal
     General Manager,
     South Western Railway,
     Kesavpur, Hubli.

Sir,

Sub: Payment of PLB 2013 through Bank-Reg.

Ref: 1) RB D.O.Lr. No. 2003/AC-II/21/13 dated 17.08.2004 to GM/SWR
        directing the South Western Railway to pay the salary through     
        ECS/Bank/ Cheque.

       2) Ministry of Railways (RB) addressed the GMs of All Railways in their         
        Lr.No. No.E (P&A) II -2012/PLB -4 dt. 18.10.2012  based on W.P.
        (CIVIL) NO. 6052/2012 OF 2012


History of Central Pay Commissions


Government of India have set up six pay commissions to review and recommend wage structure for all civil and military divisions including Railways.


Japanese team begins spadework for Chennai-Bangalore corridor project

N. Anand
The Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC) project got a boost with a fact-finding team from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) commencing its spadework for the project.
Rlys may hike freight tariff soon
Passenger fares unlikely to be tinkered
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 3
The Railways could soon announce an increase in the freight with the proposal to hike the fares being under active examination of the Railway Minister who would take a decision soon.

Monday, September 30, 2013

How Railways’ finances got derailed

Mamuni Das

Railways to make high axle load bogie to carry 400 passengers

PTI

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Railways to pay Rs. 1 lakh compensation to passenger for injury

PTI  New Delhi, September 29, 2013

Holding it guilty of poor upkeep of train coaches, a consumer forum has directed Railways to pay Rs. 1 lakh as compensation to a Supreme Court advocate, who injured his fingers due to a loosely covered fan in a train in 2011.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tatkal booking in passenger trains too

PTI

Railway officers allege disparity in promotion


MADURAI: The members of the India Railway Promotee Officers' Federation (IRPOF) alleged disparity in the promotion for the officers. On the sidelines of the two-day executive council meet attended by the office bearers of the federation from all the zones, the members urged the railway department to follow the existing norms in officers' promotion.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Indian Railways’ DLW produces world’s first ever 5500 HP locomotive as a pilot project

MyNewsNetwork, 27-Sep-2013

No new railway zones, divisions: Kharge

New Delhi, Sept 26, 2013, DHNS:
Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday that there are proposals before the Railway Ministry to create new zones or divisions in the country.

Railway bribery scam: HC grants bail to Singla, three others


New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Vijay Singla, nephew of former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, and three others in the Rs 10 crore railway bribery case.

Railway freight rate goes up by 15% from Oct 1

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Railways may hike AC, first-class fares in express, special trains

Special Correspondent

Tuesday, September 24, 2013



IRCTC App for Windows Mobile Phones, Tablets and Personal Computers
IRCTC joined hands with Microsoft and introduced an IRCTC app for booking tickets online.  The app can be used on phones, tablets and personal computers that run on Windows operating system. The app will open just with the touch of a hand and there is no need to type the site name in the address bar.


High-speed train system is a huge success for China

By New York Times | 24 Sep, 2013,
Just five years after China’s high-speed rail system opened, it is carrying nearly twice as many passengers each month as the country’s domestic airline industry.

Rail Europe launches mobile app for passengers

At last, toilets in train engines to help drivers relieve stress

Monday, September 23, 2013

Alert loco pilot averts major train accident


Alertness of loco pilots averted a possible major train mishap when a coach of Kanyakumari-Howrah Express derailed near Kavali in Nellore district on Sunday.

Fire in New Delhi-Patna Magadh Express

PTI
A first class AC coach of New Delhi-Patna Magadh Express caught fire near Buxar station in Bihar, about 75 km from here today, but no casualty was reported.

Indian Railways mulls advanced diesel technologies

Written by  Raghav Thakur
Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone for MEMU coach factory in Bhilwara, Rajasthan
Ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone for a Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) Coach Factory near Rupaheli station in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan today.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

No.7(2)1E.Coord/2013   Ministry of Finance   Department of Expenditure New Delhi,  18th Sept, 2013 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub: Expenditure Management - Economy Measures and Rationalization of Expenditure.

German unions curb precarious work

18.09.2013 
As preparation for the global action to STOP Precarious Work moves full steam ahead, German unions set a new benchmark for agency worker wages.

Track live status of trains on Google Maps

R. Dinakaran

FDI in Railways likely

PTI

Rail wagon shortage hits car movement, says Ford ED

Our Bureau
Try coastal shipping: CII logistics institute chief

2 Chinese companies in race to bag locomotive factories in Bihar

Railways plans LNG as future fuel for its locomotives

YASHODHARA DASGUPTA, ET Bureau Sep 19, 2013,
MUMBAI: Central Railway services may be affected on Friday as employee unions have threatened to resort to work to rule if their demand to increase the reporting time of motormen and guards for the first scheduled train departure to 30 minutes is not met by evening. On Wednesday evening, more than 150 CR services were delayed and over 70 cancelled after motormen and guards went on a flash strike for 25 minutes.
Govt approves 10 per cent DA hike, to benefit 50 lakh central employees
20 Sep, 2013, PTI    
The increase in DA to 90 per cent would result in additional annual expenditure of Rs 10,879 crore

Friday, September 20, 2013

Senior railway officers seek govt help to change appointment system

The race for vacant top posts in the Railway Ministry has turned ugly, forcing the senior officers’ association to write to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Cabinet and the Railway Minister. The letter, sent Thursday by the Federation of Railway Officers’ Association (FROA), which represents all Group A officers, states that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is being misused by various lobbies to eliminate competition by raking up old vigilance cases that have already been settled internally.

Railway ruckus: PMO rejects nominations for the vacant eight GM rank posts

Friday , September 20, 2013
 Railway finances off track, why is railway going slow on defaulters?
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