Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tata to move court against Singur order

Kolkata: A joint venture of West Bengal and the Indian Railways with Steel Authority of India (SAIL) in Singur hit a roadblock just hours after chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced the project on Saturday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Real Train information system by Railways

In its endevour to implement facilities for the welfare of passengers, the Indian Railways is taking many  passenger friendly moves.  In one such move, the Railways has introduced the first phase of the Real Train Information System (RTIS) to  public for accurate train tracking thus heralding a new era of application of advanced communication and information technologies in various Railway related activities.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Reang militants kidnap train drivers on Assam-Mizo border
TNN | Oct 22, 2011, 12.56PM IST

SILCHAR: Suspected Bru ( Reang) militants kidnapped a driver Tarun Kumar Bhattacharjee (50) and his assistant S K Sharma (48) of Badarpur (Assam)-Bhairavi (Mizoram) passenger train, under Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), from Charaibak, in Assam's Haialakandi district on Thursday night.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SBT Staff Union calls for withdrawal of PFRDA Bill

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Upper class train fares may go up


Upper class train journey may become costly with the Railways finalising plan to rationalise passenger fares. 
New Delhi, Oct 16: 
After the recent hike in freight rates by six per cent, upper class train journey may also become costly with the Railways finalising plan to rationalise passenger fares to tide over its financial problems.
“We are trying to see how we can do some rationalisation of passenger fares...That process is on,” Railway Finance Commissioner, Ms Pompa Babbar, told PTI.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

India's longest railway tunnel opens to traffic 

Srinagar, Oct 14 (PTI)
In what can be termed as a milestone for the Railways, India’s longest railway tunnel on Friday was opened for transportation between two prominent regions in Jammu and Kashmir.
This 10.96 -km-long tunnel will also be the second longest railway tunnel in the entire Asia.
It pierces through the Pir Panjal mountain range in the state. Senior Railway officers from the north-Railway zone and state government officials marked their presence  at the opening ceremony.

'Chili' saved the day at Ambala railway station
Press Trust Of India
Ambala, October 15, 2011
He is called Chili by his handlers and is perhaps the most sharp and meticulous among all his fellow canines. The 18-month-old black Labrador is the cynosure of all eyes after detecting over five kg of explosives and detonators from a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway Station,  thereby foiling a possible terror strike.

Trains diverted due to Telangana agitation

CHENNAI: The Southern Railway on Friday announced diversion and partial cancellation of trains from 6 am on Saturday to 6 pm on Monday.


Reimbursement of medical expenses - delegation of powers to DRM

S.No. 22/Health /2011


New Delhi, dated 30.09.2011

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways (Including PUs)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Locomotive derails as T activists remove fishplates

ADILABAD/MAHBUBNAGAR: Even as director general of police Dinesh Reddy talked tough and warned Telangana agitators of stern action during the proposed rail roko, the activists had their way when they removed fishplates on a railway track in Adilabad district on Tuesday morning. Fortunately, there was no major tragedy as only a locomotive pulling a goods train jumped the rails.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New policy rings in free roaming
Sujay Mehdudia
Telecom plan envisages ‘one-nation, one-licence’ policy
Seeking to eliminate the ambiguities of the past, the draft National Telecom Policy 2011 will remove national roaming charges, make broadband available on demand, bring in an ‘one-nation, one-licence' policy and allow mobile numbers to be ported to any part of the country.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Techie proposes tram-trains to ease traffic
Sudhindra claims his transport system can serve half a million passengers daily by using the existing railway tracks
Sridhar Vivan
 October 10, 2011 

Even as Namma Metro is set to chug from October 20, doubts linger on whether it can ease the traffic on Bangalore’s roads.

Former Judge of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju Appointed as Chairman Press Council of India

By : mita basak on 07 October 2011

In exercise of the powers conferred by the sub-section (2) of section 5 of the Press Council Act, 1978 (37 of 1978), the Central Government today notified the nomination of Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India as the Chairman of the Press Council of India. 

From                                                                        Bangalore.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

 K. K. Srivastava takes over as Member Traffic, Railway Board

    Shri K. K. Srivastava has taken over as new Member Traffic, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to Government of India here today. Prior to this new posting, he served as General Manager, East Central Railway, Hajipur. However, he will continue to hold the post of GM, East Central Railway in addition to his present post until further orders.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

AISMA-Formation of New Zonal Body of Northern Railway
In the Special Meeting held at NEW DELHI,  on 28th Sept 2011, new  Zonal  Body  of Northern Railway, was formed  in the  presence of   Central President Com. M. P. Mishra. .
7 cheetals run over by train

Tribune News Service
Dehradun, October 4
In a bizarre incident, seven cheetals were found dead on a railway line in the Ramnagar region of Kumaon division.


 DA Hike for Railway Employees

Sno.PCVI/277                        RBE No.137/2011
No.PCVI/2008/1/7/2/1         New Delhi     Dated 05.10.2011
DA enhanced from 51% to 58% with effect from 01.07.2011.

South Western Rly gets Rs 7.75-cr revenues via ticket checking drive

Hubli, Oct. 3: 
South Western Railway (SWR) through active assistance from Railway Protection Force (RPF) in special ticket checking drives has yielded additional revenues Rs 7.75 crore.

‘Mass transport systems key to decongest roads'

V. Sajeev Kumar
Kochi, Oct. 4: 
The apex chamber Assocham has said that a network of mass transport systems is imperative to avert urban vehicular traffic as the number of cities with more than 10 lakh people will increase from 48 to 68 in the next two decades.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Indian Army welcomes its first woman jawan, mother of 2

Saturday, October 1, 2011


 Cabinet approved for 78 days bonus today. As the wage ceiling is Rs 3500 per month the one day wage works out to be Rs. 115.06 and therefore the bonus amount will be Rs 8975.

Employees cannot refuse official accommodation to claim HRA : Mumbai HC

The HC has ruled that house rent allowance (HRA) is not a right. A division bench of Justice B P Dharmadhikari and Justice A P Bhangale ruled that a government employee not staying in the quarters despite its availability can be disentitled from claiming the special allowance.

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