Friday, November 30, 2012

Passenger fare hike hinted: Railway Minister
SME News, Friday, Nov 30, 2012 

NEW DELHI: Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has indicated towards a raise in passenger fare as he asked Member of Parliament to be 'realistic' if they want the Railways to go forward.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

China's cold-proof trains to withstand sharp temperature changes: engineer
Xinhua | 2012-11-28 19:18:36    By Agencies
China's high-speed trains that will travel across the country's frigid northeastern regions are designed to withstand sharp changes in temperature, a chief engineer said Wednesday.


7,253 theft, 549 drugging cases on trains till September 2012


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Is this an airport? No it’s the new LTT

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus has been revamped with an aim to give passengers the feel of an airport

Virat A Singh 

    The Rs 24-crore revamp of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) is complete, and the most striking feature of our cramped city’s second busiest railway station is space. 

New railway project to link India-Bangladesh

Source: Agencies      Date: 11/23/2012 4:45:53 PM

On right track? Beijing woos with rail projects

Saibal Dasgupta, TNN Nov 19, 2012, 04.07AM IST
BEIJING: China is stepping up plans to build rail lines for countries in the Asean.

Levitating 310 mph train unveiled in Japan 

A train capable of travelling at 310 mph has been unveiled in Japan. 

China's operating high-speed railway exceeds 7,000 km   2012-11-27 21:29:50
BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's high-speed rail network in operation totaled 7,735 km at the end of October, ranking it first in the world in terms of the size of its high-speed infrastructure, said an official from the Ministry of Railways on Tuesday.



Loco staff demand fulfilment of demands

Members of the Hubli division of All-India Loco Running Staff Association, along with their family members, staged a protest outside the office of the Divisional Railway Manager’s office here on Monday to press for the fulfilment of their long-pending demands.

AILRSA Hubli Division organised a family dharna in front of DRM office Hubli on 26.11.12. The Dharna was inaugurated by Com VR Prakash, Ex AGS AILRSA South Zone. Addressed by Com. MS Venkatesh Murthy GS NREU, Com. BS Suppin, Dt Secretary CPI(M) Dharward, Com. C.Sunish GS/SWR Com Jagadeesh, Com. Donal raj Com. KT Achari etc

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Notice for holding CWC Meeting on 5th & 6th Jan’ 2013

     The CWC meeting is fixed at Kalyan (Mumbai) on 5th & 6th January 2013 form 10:00hrs. All Zonal Secretaries, Presidents and CWC Members are requested to attend the meeting positively.

Titagarh Wagon restructures rail coach, mining equipment verticals

Tuesday, November 20, 2012



Katju blasts arrest of women


Wrongful arrest a crime, he tells Maharashtra Chief Minister
Markandey Katju
Press Council of India chairperson Markandey Katju on Monday slammed Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan after the police arrested two women who protested on Facebook against Sunday’s bandh over the death of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.



‘Mumbai shuts down due to fear, not respect’


This Facebook post opposingthe bandh for Thackeray got two women arrested
Two young women were arrested here on Monday on charges of “promoting enmity between classes” and “sending offensive messages through [a] communication service,” after one posted, and the other ‘liked,’ a message on Facebook on Sunday, questioning the Mumbai bandh that followed Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray’s death. Both of them were released on bail by a local court on Monday afternoon.

Why I can’t pay tribute to Thackeray


His bhumiputra theory flies in the face of our Constitution and works against the unity needed to ensure development

Sunday, November 18, 2012

First woman Financial Commissioner of Railways dead

Railway safety seminar today


The Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Salem divisions of Southern Railway will jointly organise a safety seminar on Sunday at the Railway Kalyana Mandapam Cochin . The theme of the seminar is ‘Safe working of crew.’

Rail movement of containers to get costlier by 31% in 2 stages
17 November 2012 , By Mamuni Das 
The hike in haulage charges will vary depending on weight.
Hikes coming in Dec, Feb; container train operators body to approach Ministry
Moving goods in container trains may get costlier.
The Indian Railways — which moves 77 million tonnes of goods via containers every year — has decided to increase haulage charges for container train operators by up to 22 per cent with effect from December.
New entry point likely to come up at New Delhi railway station
Press Trust of India / New Delhi November 18, 2012, 09:35

With the twin objectives of easing rush and facilitating hassle-free boarding at New Delhi station, Railways is actively considering to make an additional entry point to the station for passengers.
Named as Premier Access, passengers will have to pay a fee to avail the facility for entering the platform using a separate gate at the New Delhi station.
All India Station Masters Association (AISMA) South Western Railway Zonal General Body meeting will be held at PRAKASH RESTAURANT, HUBLI on 19.11.12. The General Body will be addressed by Com. John Vincent Kumar, All India Secretary General , AISMA, and Com G Rajan Ex Central Vice President AISMA along with other Zonal and Divisional leaders.
AILRSA SWR Extends warm greetings for the General Body meeting.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Railway Board plans to buy high-speed trains atRs.550 crore a piece

The Indian railways needs at least Rs.10 lakh crore to enhance its safety measures and another Rs.1.25 lakh crore to complete 129 key projects.

These financial hiccups, however, have not stalled the flight of ambition of the railway board, which has prepared a proposal to buy highspeed trains, which can travel up to 200 km per hour, at the cost of 
Rs.550 crore per train.

No discrepancies in recruitment for Group D posts: SWR

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South Western Railway (SWR) has termed the allegations about discrepancies in the recruitment of Group-D posts as “factually incorrect”.
A press release said on Wednesday that SWR had been consistently following the rules prescribed by the Ministry of Railways on the recruitment of candidates for Group-D posts and they had not noticed any violation of these instructions.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Railway passengers find food price hike unpalatable
By Express News Service - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM    14th November 2012 
With the Southern Railway increasing the rates of food items in the pantry cars and railway canteens, passengers are finding the hike unpalatable.
 The new rates, which came into effect without any notice,  caught many passengers unaware of the exorbitant price hike.

Alert driver prevents mishap
Kollam | Wednesday, Nov 14 2012 IST

Due to timely action by the crew members's of Mumbai-Thiruvananthapuram Express a possible train mishap was prevented between Kollam and Mayyanad Railway Stations early today.

Need to better porter services of Indian Railways
The licensed railway porter is not an employee of the Indian Railways - he is merely contracted by the Indian Railways to offer his services to passengers. Although the Railways are no in way obliged to provide monetary or other benefits to licensed porters, they are offered some facilities as a goodwill gesture.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mamata’s rail panels face axe in Adhir hands
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Kolkata, November 13, 2012
When Mamata Banerjee as railway minister constituted several expert committees packed with painters, poets and academics who sided with the Trinamool Congress in its battle with the Left, there was widespread criticism of the move.

                            MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
                                 (RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E (P&A) II-2012/PLB                                                                                   dated 05.11.2012

Shri.G.Rajan, Legal Adviser, NREU,
No.40/5, Suri Bhavan, 3nd Main,
16th Cross, Sampangiramanagar, 560027.

Cheating with cameras and mobiles  

There were at least seven of them, women allegedly posing as candidates for a medical exam, and equipped with cameras, phones and Bluetooth devices to transmit the questions to accomplices in nearby hotels. These accomplices were to route the images of the questions to “experts” in Patna and Hyderabad, who would send the answers back to the middlemen, who would then dictate these to 20 real candidates at various centres.

Tests show Pinki Pramanik is a male, charged with rape: Police

Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik was charged with rape and cheating by the police on Friday after gender determination test report concluded that the 26-year-old athlete was a “male”.

Monday, November 12, 2012

MP sees threat to railway division

Mangalore’s shift from Palakkad division

Steps to bring Krishnagiri under rail network, says Governor

“Jolarpet-Krishnagiri-Hosur rail service will be expedited”

Train safety device under a cloud, tests show snags

The Railways’ winter preparation to run trains safely in foggy conditions, especially at night, suffered a setback as the global positioning system-based (GPS) fog safe device has failed to produce the desired result during trials.

To complete all projects Indian Railways will need Rs 2.5 lakh crore

Infrawindow News Bureau|Plassey|Nov. 12, 2012

Indian Railways will require about Rs 2.5 lakh crore in order to complete all the projects that have been announced by the Ministry stated Union Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State


               CONFEDERATION  CHQ has  sought the support and solidarity for the strike action slated for 12th December, 2012 from various Central Government organisations in Defence and Railways and FNPO.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Joint Action Committee Meeting of the AILRSA & AIGC was held at Vasai Road, Mumbai Division, Western Railway on 5TH November, 2012 which was addressed by Com. M. N. Prasad Secretary General – AILRSA, Com. A. K. Shrivastav Secretary General – AIGC, Com. B. L. Shrivastav Zonal Secretary – AILRSA/WR, Com. Pradip Vyas Zonal Secretary – AIGC/WR, Com. D. S. Koparkar Zonal Secretary – AILRSA/CR, Com. Mahesh Pandya Divisional Secretary – AILRSA/BCT/WR, M. S. Khan Divisional Secretary – AIGC/BCT/WR, Com. V. K. Shrivastav Divisional Secretary – AIGC/Mumbai/CR.

Adhir drills rail holes

By Our Special Correspondent | 
New Delhi, Nov. 9: Junior railway minister Adhir Chowdhury is holding "unusually long" meetings with officials to review projects announced by Mamata Banerjee when she held the portfolio and apparently picking holes in them.

Four killed in train-jeep crash in Rajasthan

By Indo Asian News Service | IANS India Private Limited – 
Jaipur, Nov 9 (IANS) Four people were killed, while one person was seriously wounded when a train rammed into the jeep they were in at an unmanned railway crossing in Rajasthan's Churu district Friday, police said.

Myanmar train crash fire kills 25 people, injures 62
Published: Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, 12:18 IST 
Place: Yangon | Agency: Reuters
A train in Myanmar carrying petrol derailed and burst into flames, killing 25 people and injuring 62, most of them villagers trying to collect fuel spilled in the accident, state television said.

440-km commuter rail network planned in Karnataka

Published: Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, 14:11 IST 
By Suchith Kidiyoor | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
The Rail India Technical and Economic Services (Rites) has submitted its final report on a commuter rail system (CRS) connecting the city with suburban areas. The directorate of urban land transport will convene a meeting within a week to examine the report with stakeholders concerned.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Crack in railway track disrupts rail traffic

07th November 2012 10:48 AM

Rail traffic on the Shornur-Ernakulam route was partially disrupted for a few hours after a fissure was detected on the railway track near Ollur railway station, here, on Tuesday.


Couple held for looting train passengers

Police recover two diamond bangles, two mobile phones
A 31-year-old man and his post-graduate woman accomplice have been arrested for allegedly travelling in air-conditioned train coaches as a couple and stealing cash and valuables of co-passengers.

Hidden cams for unguarded bags soon

Published: Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012, 8:16 IST 
By Shahkar Abidi | Agency: DNA
Next time you visit a railway station, be careful not to leave your baggage unattended for a long time in order to avoid any inconvenience and face some ‘hard questions’ from the police.

Guard held for theft in train

TNN | Nov 7, 2012, 06.27AM IST
UJJAIN: Three persons including a railway guard were held on charge of stealing valuables from the train passengers. According toGovernment Railway Police (GRP) officials, a laptop, camera and mobile phones of some passengers were stolen from AC coach in Jabalpur- Somnath express train last week between Ratlam and Nagda.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Improving safe travel first priority, new projects later: Rly minister
Union minister of state for Railway Adhir Ranjan Chawdhury today said the Centre was giving importance to improving safety aspect of train travel and improvement of infrastructure vis-a vis taking seven new projects immediately.

Heavy rainfall disrupts train services
Heavy downpour in the region has derailed the train schedules of the KK line. The trains coming from Vishakapatnam are left stranded at Jagdalpur station on Monday.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Today at NIT Mumbai : Judge was not available, case postponed to 26.11.12

Thursday, November 1, 2012

With effect from December 1, if you do not have identity proof, then you can't travel in reserved trains.
At present, photo-id proof was mandatory for all air-conditioned travels and e-tickets. The move is expected to reduce misuse of tickets by travel agents.

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