Monday, September 30, 2013

How Railways’ finances got derailed

Mamuni Das

Railways to make high axle load bogie to carry 400 passengers


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Railways to pay Rs. 1 lakh compensation to passenger for injury

PTI  New Delhi, September 29, 2013

Holding it guilty of poor upkeep of train coaches, a consumer forum has directed Railways to pay Rs. 1 lakh as compensation to a Supreme Court advocate, who injured his fingers due to a loosely covered fan in a train in 2011.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tatkal booking in passenger trains too


Railway officers allege disparity in promotion

MADURAI: The members of the India Railway Promotee Officers' Federation (IRPOF) alleged disparity in the promotion for the officers. On the sidelines of the two-day executive council meet attended by the office bearers of the federation from all the zones, the members urged the railway department to follow the existing norms in officers' promotion.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Indian Railways’ DLW produces world’s first ever 5500 HP locomotive as a pilot project

MyNewsNetwork, 27-Sep-2013

No new railway zones, divisions: Kharge

New Delhi, Sept 26, 2013, DHNS:
Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday that there are proposals before the Railway Ministry to create new zones or divisions in the country.

Railway bribery scam: HC grants bail to Singla, three others

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Vijay Singla, nephew of former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, and three others in the Rs 10 crore railway bribery case.

Railway freight rate goes up by 15% from Oct 1

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Railways may hike AC, first-class fares in express, special trains

Special Correspondent

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

IRCTC App for Windows Mobile Phones, Tablets and Personal Computers
IRCTC joined hands with Microsoft and introduced an IRCTC app for booking tickets online.  The app can be used on phones, tablets and personal computers that run on Windows operating system. The app will open just with the touch of a hand and there is no need to type the site name in the address bar.

High-speed train system is a huge success for China

By New York Times | 24 Sep, 2013,
Just five years after China’s high-speed rail system opened, it is carrying nearly twice as many passengers each month as the country’s domestic airline industry.

Rail Europe launches mobile app for passengers

At last, toilets in train engines to help drivers relieve stress

Monday, September 23, 2013

Alert loco pilot averts major train accident

Alertness of loco pilots averted a possible major train mishap when a coach of Kanyakumari-Howrah Express derailed near Kavali in Nellore district on Sunday.

Fire in New Delhi-Patna Magadh Express

A first class AC coach of New Delhi-Patna Magadh Express caught fire near Buxar station in Bihar, about 75 km from here today, but no casualty was reported.

Indian Railways mulls advanced diesel technologies

Written by  Raghav Thakur
Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone for MEMU coach factory in Bhilwara, Rajasthan
Ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone for a Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) Coach Factory near Rupaheli station in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan today.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

No.7(2)1E.Coord/2013   Ministry of Finance   Department of Expenditure New Delhi,  18th Sept, 2013 

Sub: Expenditure Management - Economy Measures and Rationalization of Expenditure.

German unions curb precarious work

As preparation for the global action to STOP Precarious Work moves full steam ahead, German unions set a new benchmark for agency worker wages.

Track live status of trains on Google Maps

R. Dinakaran

FDI in Railways likely


Rail wagon shortage hits car movement, says Ford ED

Our Bureau
Try coastal shipping: CII logistics institute chief

2 Chinese companies in race to bag locomotive factories in Bihar

Railways plans LNG as future fuel for its locomotives

YASHODHARA DASGUPTA, ET Bureau Sep 19, 2013,
MUMBAI: Central Railway services may be affected on Friday as employee unions have threatened to resort to work to rule if their demand to increase the reporting time of motormen and guards for the first scheduled train departure to 30 minutes is not met by evening. On Wednesday evening, more than 150 CR services were delayed and over 70 cancelled after motormen and guards went on a flash strike for 25 minutes.
Govt approves 10 per cent DA hike, to benefit 50 lakh central employees
20 Sep, 2013, PTI    
The increase in DA to 90 per cent would result in additional annual expenditure of Rs 10,879 crore

Friday, September 20, 2013

Senior railway officers seek govt help to change appointment system

The race for vacant top posts in the Railway Ministry has turned ugly, forcing the senior officers’ association to write to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Cabinet and the Railway Minister. The letter, sent Thursday by the Federation of Railway Officers’ Association (FROA), which represents all Group A officers, states that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is being misused by various lobbies to eliminate competition by raking up old vigilance cases that have already been settled internally.

Railway ruckus: PMO rejects nominations for the vacant eight GM rank posts

Friday , September 20, 2013
 Railway finances off track, why is railway going slow on defaulters?

Chuo maglev route announced

20 Sep 2013

Next Stop, Bangalore: Japan May Help South India Build High-Speed Rail System

The Japanese government has expressed its interest in helping Indian railway officials to finance and build a high-speed “bullet train” from Bangalore to Mysore in the southern province of Karnataka.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saroj Kumar Dhar (14.02.1936.-15.09.2008)

(Secretary General of All India Loco Running Staff Association and Deputy Secretary General of All India Railway Employees Confederation)

'Major drop in signal failure cases'

ALLAHABAD: Presiding over a meeting of officials of signal and telecommunication department, general manager, NCR, Alok Johri on Friday said signaling is among the most important departments of rail traffic. This is because in the present age, the new technology introduced for managing rail traffic in the country has proved very beneficial. The numbers of incidences of signal failure have come down drastically during last few years. Still, there is need for improvement, he said.

Railway Quarters residents protest poor water supply

Staff Reporter

Friday, September 13, 2013

Rail route from NE to Bangladesh and Myanmar
Published on 12 Sep. 2013

Western Railway looks for ways to cool Churchgate glass building

Friday, Sep 13, 2013, 6:42 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Cost of putting up facade was Rs4.8 cr; removing window panels to set up blowers will cost Rs10-20 lakh.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Shortage of loco pilots and coaches hits special trains

V Ayyappan TNN

Chennai:With the festival season round the corner, Southern Railway is hunting for coaches and loco pilots to run special trains. Due to a shortage of loco pilots, passenger train drivers and occasionally goods train drivers are assigned to special trains.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Railway Revenue Earnings up by 10.29 Per Cent During April - August 2013

The total approximate earnings of Indian Railways on originating basis during 1st April to 31st August 2013 were Rs. 54462.79 crore compared to Rs. 49382.94 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 10.29 per cent.
Railgate: Loss of Rs17,000 crore just tip of the iceberg?
AK Ramdas | 10/09/2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

End of the line for annoying announcements on trains as scientists discover that quieter messages can be just easy to understand

Judging productivity in railways

Published: 09th September 2013
Productivity, as commonly understood, measures how efficiently production inputs, such as labour and capital, are being used in an economy to produce a given level of output. For an industry it is a key source of growth and competitiveness, and is basic information for comparison, both in domestic and international markets. It is also used for analysing capacity utilisation and for planning future business strategies.

Comments about the Report of High Power Committee on HOER:
Hours of Employment Regulations was stipulated by British colonialists to suit the conditions in the year 1931. Even after a lapse of 82 years Indian Railways does not wants to change the entire structure. They are still continued to REPAINT the old dilapidated structure instead of making a new HOER. It is like making up for and aged Auntie with Chudidar and lipstick.

Improve working conditions of loco pilots, says panel

Mamuni Das

Thursday, September 5, 2013

High Power Committee on HOER full report available at AILRSA Web site

Railways puts electric loco project on fast track

NEW DELHI: After a long delay, the railways has finally fast-tracked the process for setting up an electric locomotive plant at Madhepura in Bihar.

Lok Sabha passes Pension Bill: 10 key facts

Indian Railways Take Global Lead in Developing Common Rail Electronic Direct Fuel Injection
In order to alleviate the effect of rising fuel prices and increasing pollution from transport sector, Research Development Standard Organisation (RDSO), the research wing of Indian Railways is in the process of developing a highly fuel efficient, Common Rail Electronic Direct Fuel Injection (CReDI) system for its fleet of diesel locomotives.
Railways to Install Improved Automatic fire and Smoke Detection System in Coaches
Indian Railways have been continuously endeavouring to improve safety of passengers. As a significant step in this direction, Indian Railways has developed for installing fire & smoke detection system on coaches.
Use of CNG/LNG in Train Operation
One DEMU Power Car (DPC) of Shakurbasti Diesel Shed has been converted to CNG-diesel dual-fuel mode and is running successfully for the last few years. Three contracts have been awarded for CNG conversion of 50 numbers of DPCs.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

 Today the Loksabha passed the pension reforms bill after the 9 years of its executive order . The LEFT parties made all the effort to fail the bill in the both houses of the parliament . But the so called corporate's supported other parties given their green signal towards the employees pension money to share market . The parliamentary standing committee on finance also had given its strong objection against this bill.

HC reserves order on bail plea of accused in rail bribery case

DRM dons the role of an instructor

Rajulapudi Srinivas

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bringing rowdies on track

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing" . Irish political thinker Edmund Burke's words might ring true for many a common man but not 29-year-old Mumbai citizen Dipesh Tank. An advertising professional, Tank has been trying to make commuting on trains safer for women.

Dangerous rail crossings

Rasheed Kappan, Aug 31, 2013, DHNS :

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