Sunday, October 28, 2012


Sri. Pawan Kumar Bansal has been selected as the new Railways Minister during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expanded his cabinet on Sunday.

China begins Work on High-speed Railway

Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS): China has begun work on a high-speed railway linking two major economic hubs in the country to boost growth.
The 643 km line will link Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province, with Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Over 40 billion yuan (about $6 billion) will be spent.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Front Line- Oct 20 -COVER STORY

United in opposition
It is imprudent to allow foreign capital greater access to and control over domestic savings, says Amanullah Khan, president, All India Insurance Employees’ Association.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Goods train derails, sabotage suspected
Press Trust of India / Visakhapatnam October 20, 2012, 16:05

Gulbarga train was burned to kill lovers: Railway police

TNN | Oct 21, 2012, 04.19AM IST
GULBARGA: The Gulbarga train fire which claimed two lives on October 16 has turned murky, with the investigating railway policefinding that the dead couple had their hands and feet tied.

Flash strike by railway staff leaves commuters stranded on rainy day

TNN Oct 20, 2012, 05.35AM IST
CHENNAI: A flash strike by a section of railway employees in the city, for more than an hour on Friday affected railway operations and stranded passengers. Members of the Southern Railway Mazdoor Union (SRMU) stayed away from the ticket counters in protest against the railways' decision to pay their bonus directly into their bank accounts. The union had demanded a direct cash payment.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

AILRSA Bangalore division organized a Gate Meeting in front of Crew Booking office, Platform number 1, Bangalore City Railway Stationa on 18.10.12 by 10.30 hrs. Around 60 Loco Pilots, Shunting Loco Pilots and Assistant Loco Pilots assembled to protest against the illogical charge sheets. Meeting was addressed by the following.


No. F(X) I-2012/23/9                               
New Delhi, Dated: 10.10.2012.


Sub:- Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax -Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs.800 to Rs.3200 plus D.A. thereon.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2 bogies catch fire as train arrives at Gulbarga, 2 die

Monday, October 15, 2012

London’S Extraordinary Railway Stations   by Carin

   The General Manager, South Western Railway, Kesavpur, Hubli.
Respected Sir,                       
Sub    :  Extreme restriction on crew (LP/ALP) for mobile phone usage (CUG) while ON duty and even OFF duty too.  –issuing Charge sheet reg.  

Loco pilots demand better working conditions to boost rail safety

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Railway loco pilots have demanded better working conditions, especially lower workloads, to help them fully comply with the Indian Railway’s efforts to improve safety and bring down instances of “Signal Passing At Danger” (SPAD) on the rail network.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Further cut in railway budget for State

Execution of several projects is likely to be delayed
Union Railway Ministry has reduced this year’s budgetary provisions sanctioned for railway development in Odisha further in its revision in the month of September.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Indian Railways plans high-tech laundries
11 October 2012

Indian Railways plans to set up automated laundries at two depots to improve the quality of linen being provided to passengers, according to a report in The Times of India.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cautious Trivedi ‘welcomes’ any move good for railways

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

China tests high speed train in high altitude region
Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 19:21Tags: China train,China high speed train,China trains
Beijing: China on Monday successfully tested its new high-speed train connecting top cities in the high-altitude northeast region spanning about 921 kilometres.

Joshi for rail tariff regulator, but declines comment on fare hike

Railways develops new system to prevent train accident 

High-speed train sets for Rajdhani, Shatabdi                      Oct 8, 2012

New Delhi: Aiming at reducing travel time in train journey, the railways is acquiring Electrical Multiple Units (EMU) train sets for premier services like Rajdhani and Shatabdi Expresses for operating at a higher speed of 130-150 km per hour.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Meet focuses on safety at unmanned level crossings

Odisha: Story of dumping of rice by Railway exposed through RTI

Railways rolls out new luxury train

New Delhi, Oct 7, 2012, Agencies:

Bullet trains to slow down to 110 kmph for India tracks
Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 07, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

NPS : Cabinet approves amendmended PFRDA Bill with option of Minimum Assured Return

The union cabinet today approved the introduction of certain official amendments to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2011 that allows the subscriber seeking minimum assured returns to opt for investing his funds in such schemes providing minimum assured returns as may be notified by the Authority.

Bid to derail Kochuveli Express 

Railways says no to SIMRAN by IIT, Kanpur
Press Trust of India / Kanpur October 05, 2012, 16:55

Rail engine catches fire at Ambala Manish Sirhindi
Tribune News Service
Ambala, October 4
A diesel rail engine caught fire at a railway yard here today. The engine, which was attacked to a goods train, was being taken for shunting at the railway yard when it caught fire. Though the exact cause of the fire could not be ascertained, Divisional Railway Manager P K Sanghi ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Loco pilots list demands


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Various Programs and Agitations organized by AILRSA to get justice to Loco Running Staff regarding Sixth CPC issues.

Deepak Parekh panel for hiking power charges, rail fares


Goods trains collide in Bilaspur, one killed

03rd October 2012 10:00 AM
A Railway employee was killed and four others were injured when a goods train rammed into a stationary freight train in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, officials said.

Hike rail fares, power tariff: Panel

TNN | Oct 4, 2012, 06.53AM IST
NEW DELHI: A panel on Wednesday recommended raising railway passenger fares and electricity tariff among a string of measures needed to fast track infrastructure development. 

Robotic welding repairs railway tracks deftly at low cost

Ashraf Jamal, TNN | Oct 4, 2012, 07.51AM IST
ALLAHABAD: In its continuous tryst to adopt the latest technologies, North Central Railway is employing the translamotic robotic welding technique in track maintenance work. The welding of points and crossing on railway tracks is done automatically without any manual interference eliminating errors. This new technology saves time and is also cost effective.

The General Manager,
South Western Railway,
Kesavpur, Hubli.

Respected Sir,

Sub: Harassment of running staff - LPs issued SF11 for VCD acting.

The engine crew i.e. LP/ALP should not be blamed or taken up in DAR when VCD action is due to the following reasons

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