Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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

Published: 29th July 2014

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

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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Railway safety proposals gathering dust for years

DC CORRESPONDENT | July 27, 2014,
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

Published: 27th Jul 2014 

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.

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.
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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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014




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


1.                   ORGANISATIONAL RESOLUTIONS


Anti-collision devices hold the key, says rail body

Suresh Krishnamoorthy

4 rail projects in NE affected for want of forestry clearance

PTI Jul 24, 2014,

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



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


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

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 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: 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.
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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mangalore: Rat trouble - Consumer Forum penalizes Indian Railways

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

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

MARRI RAMU



Rising Kashmir News:
Srinagar: Member Parliament and President Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Prof Saifuddin Soz has criticized the railway budget in Rajya Sabha today saying it has increased passenger fare by 14 per cent and freight charges by 7 per cent just a week before the Parliament was to be in Session.
Soz also opposed raising any money from public private partnership and through FDI.
No.230/2014-1525-07-2014
Secunderabad
Expedite the Works of Eliminating Unmanned Level Crossings on Priority –General Manager/SCR Reviews and Directs Officials; and A Joint Committee of 3 Senior Officers Begins Enquiry in to Masaipet Accident

Monday, July 21, 2014

 Nothing royal about Rajdhani Express, only cockroaches
by Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, New Delhi: Although Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda has announced a comprehensive revamp of railway catering services, commuters on long-distance trains continue to undergo the ordeal of being served poor quality food.

Will eliminate open discharge toilets by 2022: Railways tells NHRC

Bhubaneswar (BBS):  Indian Railways plans to eliminate direct discharge type toilet systems from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by March 31, 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been informed.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CAG Redflags Rlys over PPP Projects

Published: 19th July 2014 

'Anomalies in railway PPP projects'

New Delhi, July 18, 2014, DHNS:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Railways takes measures to prevent train derailments

In a written reply to a question raised by an MP in Lok Sabha, Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways has given the following measures taken up by Indian Railways to prevent derailments:


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Funding for Byappanahalli coach terminal hangs fire

Renuka Phadnis
While the Railway Budget has proposed setting up a coach terminal at Byappanahalli, officials said its funding has yet to be worked out.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Death toll rises to 22 in Moscow metro accident

DPA
The death toll climbed to 22 following a derailment in the Moscow subway, a news report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Railways to cancel as many as 1250 stoppages popularly known as ‘MP stops’

New Delhi: A long list of additional train stoppages, mostly cleared after pressure from local MPs, costs the Railways about Rs 1.00 Crore loss daily. Now, the cash-strapped ministry has decided to scrap as many as 1,250 such stoppages across the country. While the ministry has told Parliament that the stoppages are being reviewed, sources confirmed that these will cease to exist by September 2014.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway celebrates 9th Anniversary of World Heritage site status

Coonoor (ONR):  The quaint railway station in Coonoor wore a festive look on Tuesday.  The occasion was the 9th anniversary of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) being bestowed the status of a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).  Various organisations joined hands to commemorate it in a fitting manner.


Bullet trains and holy cows

If the first Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, loved production of nuclear bombs, the second BJP Prime Minister seems to love bullet trains. Ever since a US visa was denied to him, he’s developed love for China and Japan. Obviously, he imported the idea of bullet trains from there.
 
Railways Get Proposals Worth Rs 15,000 Cr in PPP Mode: Gowda
New Delhi | Jul 15, 2014
 
Indian Railways have received proposals totalling Rs 15,000 crore for development of various projects under the PPP mode, Railway Minister Sadanada Gowda said today.

A rail link, a pipe dream

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Delhi: Four Railway Officials Suspended for Wrong Tracking of Train

New Delhi Four railway officials, including two Assistant Station Masters, were suspended today in connection with diversion of a train to a wrong station on Sunday.
Pune Railway Division engineer arrested for fraud
- ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 

PUNE: The Central Bureau of Investigation has detected an alleged scam of about Rs 27 lakh involving the Pune Railway Division regarding purchase of railway equipment.

The investigative agency has arrested Senior Divisional Engineer of Pune Railway Division Satyajit Das (59) and four others for fraud in the purchase of railway track clips.

Moscow subway derailment kills 20

AP

A rush-hour subway train derailed on Tuesday in Moscow, killing 20 people and sending at least 150 others to the hospital, many with serious injuries, Russian emergency officials said.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

‘Budget only for corporate sector’



Doubling work will be completed without damaging Tipu's armoury: Sadananda Gowda

Friday, July 11, 2014

Loco pilots face termination if found drunk on duty

Smriti Sharma Vasudeva, Bangalore, July 8, 2014, DHNS:
Setting a sterling example at a time when the railways is seeking to put in place stringent laws against drunken driving, loco pilots and motormen of South Western Railways have so eschewed the habit, that in the last five years, none have been reported drunk on duty.


Some relief to individual and salary tax payers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presenting Union Budget 2014-15 today in Parliament.

Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2.5 lakh and also raised to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Railway Budget: PPP, a pie in the sky
Updated: Jul 8, 2014 07:05 PM , By Arvind Jayaram
He implemented a bold fare hike shortly after taking over, but it’s clearly not enough to keep the Indian Railways afloat. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has looked to a public-private partnership model as the solution to the Indian Railways’ desperate state of finances. But empirical evidence shows that railways has a very poor track record in attracting investments through this route.

‘Kerala, T.N. may see marginal rise in RPF’

R. Sujatha

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and pensioners may increase to 107% from July 1, 2014 onwards.  CPI as on May 2014 is 244 points which shows an increase of 2 points over April 2014. DA as on May 2014 is 106.17%. 

On the track to innovation in Railways

Anil Kakodkar

Augmenting research, promoting greater engagement with the academic community and ensuring safety can make the Railways ready for the future

Good news for commuters in suburban areas travelling to the city

Renuka Phadnis

Four new trains announced in Railway Budget


Byappanahalli to be the third coach terminal in city

Special Correspondent

‘The other two coach terminals are highly congested’

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Staff Welfare Fund Contribution to be Increased
Railway University to be set up for Railway Employees

The Minister of Railways Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda has announced several measures for welfare and skill development of railway staff. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament today, the Minister said, these measures include:

Rail Budget Seeks Course Correction, Avoids Populism
No Increase in Rail Fare

Stress on Resource Mobilization Through PSU Surplus, FDI and PPP

Union minister Sadananda Gowda is presenting his first Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha. Here are the highlights :

Rail Budget 2014: The list of 58 new trains introduced

IBNLive.com | 08-Jul-2014 

‘Important cities, towns in State lack connectivity to Bangalore’

Anil Kumar Sastry

If provided, it will ensure affordable travel for thousands: FKCCI official

Eliminate zones, enhance safety, says AILRSA

Anil Kumar Sastry

‘Safety departments should be under the control of commissioners of railway safety’



Updated: July 7, 2014 20:52 IST

Gowda’s railway budget to focus on speed, safety

Sandeep Dikshit

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Feature: Nepal's only railway system shut down, locals seek government help

Railway Budget 2014: Narendra Modi hints at more private sector role in railways

5 Jul, 2014, 0553 hrs IST, Masood Hussain, ET Bureau

The Railways need surgery

S. Pushpavanam

It needs fresh investment, and change of tack

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Friday, July 4, 2014


Stakeholders want Railway Ministry to speed up ongoing projects in State

Anil Kumar Sastry

State government to prioritise them and seek early completion


Budget may unveil new design for trains

Special Correspondent

Though the Railway budget to be tabled before Parliament on July 8 is likely to have proposals on high speed bullet trains, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda also has plans for improving the state of existing trains.

Railmen defer strike plan till November

Special Correspondent
The All India Railwaymen Federation has deferred its strike plan till November to give the NDA government time to concede its long-pending demands.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pune Railway Division to remove all Level Crossings

 Pune: With the view to eliminate accidents at railway crossings, the Pune Railway Division has decided to remove all level crossings in the district in this financial year.
HIKE IN RAIL FARE FAIR ?
 
By Sidhant Srivastava

Railway Budget 2014 must reflect long-term roadmap

Railway Budget 2014: A major makeover is in the offing

Commuters cool, captains suffocate

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 -

Why Are Indian Railways Trains So Slow?

CBI probes railway officials’ role in contracts


The CBI is probing the role of several senior officials of the railway ministry in connection with its investigations into the alleged irregularities committed in awarding contracts related to the construction of four railway bridges on Sultanpura-Hanumangarh-Sri Ganganagar (Jaipur) route in 2012.

Railways waiting for Modi 'magic'

AFP


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014



RAIL FARE, RAIL DEVELOPMENT and PPP or FDI

R.Elangovan, Working President, DREU

Indian Railways is running on profit. Its expenditure is less than its earnings. Its operating ratio has been between 87 and 93.
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