Friday, August 30, 2013

Top contenders out of race for Rail Board chief

K. Balchand

The latest to go is acting Chairman Arunendra Kumar

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Use of Unconventional fuel on Indian Railways
Trains with Bio-Diesel blend of upto 20% have been done on a few locomotives in Northern, South Eastern & Southern Railways. No large scale induction of Bio-Diesel as an alternate fuel has been done due to non-availability of Bio-Diesel in large quantities at economical prices. However, very small scale operations in Southern Railway, primarily on shunting locomotives, has been continuing for past many years.
Chandigarh, August 28
Serious shortcomings have been revealed in the signalling system of the Indian Railways (IR), with old equipment, standardisation, monitoring and maintenance being the weak spots. Signalling systems play a key role in enhancing safe and reliable train operations and ensuring optimum use of existing line capacity.

Byappanahalli to have SWR’s biggest station

BANGALORE: South-Western Railways will be constructing a world class railway station that can handle around five lakh passengers every day at Byappanahalli, shortly.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Final Report of High Power Committee (Running & Safety) Presented to Chairman, Railways Board

The High Power Committee (Running & Safety) headed by Shri D.P.Tripathi, former Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Food Processing has submitted its final report to Shri Arunendra Kumar, Chairman, Railway Board. Other three Members of the Committee which was constituted by the Ministry of Railways were Shri V.K.Manglik, former General Manager, West Central Railway, Shri Amar Nath, former General Manager, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and Shri M. S. Khan, former Additional Member/Budget, Railway Board,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Maintenance woes may force Rlys to change Duronto colour scheme
Raghvendra Rao : Chandigarh, Tue Aug 27 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

SWR to build Subways to close major level crossings

BANGALORE: S.W.Railway is planning to build subways and to close major level crossings this financial year for smooth rail traffic. Despite being one of the smaller zones, SWR has taken this major step to enhance safety. “To improve railway safety, we have taken up construction of 85 subways and plan to close 82 level crossings this year,” Ashok Kumar Mital, General Manager/SWR told. “So far 14 subways have been completed and 21 level crossings have been closed till July-end,” he added.

78 acres to be handed over to Cherthala wagon factory

South Western Railway prepares to translocate Tipu’s armoury

Published: 26th August 2013 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Manhandling of loco pilot flayed

Expressing grief over the Bihar tragedy where at least 30 pilgrims were run over by a train as they were crossing the track, the All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) condemned the manhandling of loco pilot by an irate mob following the accident.
Srinagar, August 24
While trains resumed their full operation in Kashmir on Tuesday after nine days, officials claim that railway property worth lakhs was damaged in stone-pelting incidents during Eid festivity.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mumbai women journalists meet Governor, demand security

Sachin Chaudhary [ Updated 24 Aug 2013,

After Rejection, Army Applicants Vandalise Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur (UP) | Aug 24, 2013

Heavy rains wash away railway tracks in Bhopal, cripples railway traffic


             Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  August 24, 2013
Rail Tariff Authority to be an advisory body: Board Chairman
The formation of Rail Tariff Authority is to be concretised through a resolution of railways and the independent body will have advisory role in deciding the passenger and freight tariff, Chairman Railway Board Arunendra Kumar said today.
Railways to Eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings
It has emerged from the analysis of pattern of accidents that manning of unmanned level crossings is not an ideal solution.  Therefore, the policy of manning of unmanned level crossings has been reviewed and Ministry of Railways has decided to progressively eliminate all unmanned level crossings by:

Race for top railway job becomes messier

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 23, 2013
The race for the top railway post has become messier, with acting chairman Railway Board (CRB), Arunendra Kumar having reopened a ten year old vigilance case against Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) general manager RS Virdhi and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recommending a minor penalty charge-sheet against him.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Railway losses likely to touch Rs 25,000 crore

Coal town station first in state to score an A1
- Top status comes as boon for passengers; prepaid taxi, AC executive lounge, escalators on tracks

Track trouble on flooded land

The rising Ganga near Bihpur-Narayanpur stretch on the Katihar-Barauni section is leading to massive erosion underneath the railway tracks.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A preventable tragedy

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crushed under death express
28 passengers mowed down

Railway officials blame trespass

- Minister terms runover ‘unfortunate incident’, not accident

The All India Running Staff Association (AILRSA) express its sincere condolence to the kith and kin of those people who were accidentally killed while walking on the main line track in which Sahara Patna Rajyarani Express train run through the Dhamara Ghat railway station Khagaria of Bihar on 19.08.2013.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Goldenrock Workshop bags order for 1,000 BLC wagons from CONCOR

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ensure zero tolerance to railway accidents, Kharge tells officials

ALLAHABAD: Union minister of Railways MallikarjunKharge has called upon all managers of zonal railways to ensure 'zero tolerance to accidents' in Indian Railways.


Vinay Mittal appointed UPSC member

Former Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal has been appointed member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He was appointed on August 8 for a period of six years or until he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, a notification issued by the Ministry of Personnel said on Monday.
The retired Indian Railway Traffic Service officer was chairman of Railway Board for two years. - PTI
  August 13, 2013 

Dual destination boards add to anxiety of passengers

M. Dinesh Varma

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Appointment plea rejected by Madras bench, HC dismisses petition against transfer

DC | P. Arul |

Train protection system to be operational in Kolkata Metro

Train Protection Warning System, a sophisticated accident prevention technology, is expected to be operational in Kolkata Metro by September end.

To cut power bill, CR pushes for traction conversion

Friday, August 9, 2013

Work on new railway line digs up London history

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Consolidated Crew Position of SWR as on 31.07.13

Protests against unfinished rail projects in north India

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013,

Rail scam: Court orders Vijay Singla's examination at AIIMS

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013, 19:24 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
CBI, in its charge sheet filed on July 2, has alleged that Singla had demanded Rs 10 crore from Mahesh Kumar for his appointment as Member (Electrical).

National Convention of Workers: Review of Post Strike situation, Settlement of 10 Point Charter Demand and Further Programme

 DA 10%  from JULY 2013
The Labour Bureau Government of India has today released the All-India Cconsumer Price Index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) for the month of June 2013. The index now stands at 231 up by three points from the previous month.

Lumding-Silchar train services resume

GUWAHATI/SILCHAR: After 18 hours, train services on the Lumding-Silchar section resumed at 12 noon on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Turkey tests undersea rail tunnel linking Asia with Europe

Sun to power AC coaches in trains

‘Safety in trains & passenger amenities most important’

Shishir Tripathi : Chandigarh, Tue Aug 06 2013,
Safety in train operations and passenger amenities will be the focus area for A K Kathpal, the new DRM, Ambala Division. Talking to Newsline Kathpal said, while introduction of the new trains and other facilities is important, passenger safety by ensuring safe and smooth operation of trains is most vital.

Railways Act to be amended to bring in Rail Tariff Authority

New Delhi, Aug 5, 2013, DHNS:
The government will amend Railways Act to provide for a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA), which will recommend passenger and freight fares.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Kharge likens railways to a cow

Mouneshwar Sonnad, TNN Aug 3, 2013,

GULBARGA: Likening the Indian Railways to a cow, Union railway minister M Mallikarjun Kharge said the services, running under a loss, should be protected like the bovine.

‘Bansal knew about bribe exchange’

Senior leader and chairman of the National Legal Group of BJP Satya Pal Jain on Sunday briefed the executive committee of the party regarding the involvement of former Railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and his family members in the railway bribery scam.

IIT Madras Will Power AC Coaches In Indian Railways With Solar Energy

  • by Kaustubh Katdare, Aug 5, 2013 
  • Indian Railways will soon have the AC coaches powered by solar energy. The Integral Coach Factory at Chennai has joined hands with IIT Madras to design coaches that will use solar energy to power the air conditioning systems. In addition, the solar energy will be used to power the lighting inside the coaches. This would be the first project of its kind that Indian Railways is undertaking to tap solar energy.

India speeds up Rs 80,000 crore plan for rail lines along the borders

CNN-IBN Aug 05, 2013

Singla knew of Kumar's selection: CBI

Japanese loan condition may hit freight corridor

'Mourning' elephants refuse to leave accident site

Why a Rail Tariff Authority is welcome

Red-tapism plagues railways as Kharge struggles to fill posts

K. Balchand

High Court upholds CAT order

Staff Reporter

New train service to be delayed

Staff Reporter

‘Release matching grants for railway projects’

Staff Correspondent

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pramod Kumar takes additional charge of GM, western railway

Friday, August 2, 2013

Railways to pay woman Rs.2 lakh for stolen luggage

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Aug 02, 2013

For Bollywood, Railways to assign a special station for shooting

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Train driver admits he recklessly exceeded speed limit, was talking on phone at time of deadly Spain crash: reports


Can IIT-Bombay help in improving Mumbai local train operations?

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