Friday, January 31, 2014

                  AILRSA Bangalore Division DHARNA
Loco Running Staff of Bangalore division is organized a Mass DHARNA in front of Divisional Railway Manager’s office , Bangalore  on 30.01.14, Thursday from 10 hrs to 14 hrs.
The Dharna was welcomed by Sri. D Rajkumar and presided by Sri P. Anil Srinivasa Rao. Inaugurated by Sri VJK Nair, CITU Karnataka State President. He explained about the issues of Railway employees in particular and working class in general. He extend the full support of CITU for the struggle of Loco Running Staff.

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Railway officers protest

Staff Reporter

Loco pilots demand better work conditions

Staff Reporter

Loco running staff from the Bangalore division of the South Western Railways protested in large numbers outside the office of the divisional railway manager demanding attention to a number of issues ranging from poor working conditions to the lack of implementation of strict working hours resulting in loco pilots often doing over time.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

‘Advertent act or negligence’ cause of train fire: report

Special Correspondent

Blaze in the Bangalore–Nanded Express killed 26 people

Train engine derails; disrupts traffic

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Railways earn less, spend more than budgeted

Written by Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | January 29, 2014
With just over a couple of months to go this fiscal, not many in Rail Bhavan are hopeful of stemming the tide.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kharge reviews Safety Measures on Trains

New Delhi: After two fire incidents in trains killed 35 passengers, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has directed audit of each passenger rake and ensuring of best quality fire retardant material to check such mishaps.

Nine railway staff suspended

M. Dinesh Varma

Nine railwaymen have been suspended in connection with the assault of a divisional electrical engineer at the electrical loco shed in Royapuram on Tuesday.
This is the second incident within a month of a supervisory officer being roughed up by subordinates owing allegiance to the Southern Railway Mazdoor Union (SRMU), a senior railway official said.

Loco pilots demand filling of vacancies

Special Correspondent

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cabinet approves setting up of authority to advise on rail fares

NEW DELHI: In a major reform step for the cash-trapped railways, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to constitute a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) which will advise the railway ministry on fares.

Updated: January 21, 2014 11:21 IST

‘My aim is to double railway network’

Special Correspondent

The target can be achieved if funds are provided, says Minister Kharge

Railways plans infrastructure boost to reduce accidents

MUMBAI: The Railways plans to initiate several measures to reduce trespassing-related deaths on the Mumbai suburban network. It has decided to spruce up infrastructure at 12 stations, like installing escalators and elevators, besides new foot-over-bridges.

Railways decide to play it safe

K. Balchand

30-point programme thrashed out to improve safety of trains, people

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Cabinet puts off Rail Tariff Authority proposal

Arunachal Pradesh witnesses first trial run of Rail Engine

Thick fog wraps Delhi, rains likely

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Historic Milestone: CR converts 1500 Volt DC into 25000 Volt AC Traction System

Mumbai:  The historic milestone has been achieved by Central Railway with the conversion from 1500 Volt d.c. to 25000 Volt a.c. traction system over Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) to Thane (exclusive) via 5th & 6th line & Thane (exclusive) to Kalyam. This smooth and major transition has been achieved without traffic block and without any disruption or inconvenience to the travelling public. Out of total project cost of Rs. 1299.91 crore, the cost of this portion of conversion work is Rs. 147.70 crore. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In Pics: Poor infrastructure and inefficient management plague Indian Railways

Northern Railway installs fog safety devices in 350 trains

New Delhi: To prevent any mishap due to low visibility during the winter season, Northern Railway has installed fog safety devices in about 350 trains.
11 Jan 2014,

Saturday, January 11, 2014

All India Railway Strike – Railway Board meets Union to avoid Strike – Effect of Strike Ballot planned by AIRF and NFIR

Railway Board is scheduled to meet the representatives of the two leading Railway Union on January 15 and 16.
This is after one of the two leading Unions-All India Railwaymen Federation conducted a strike ballot on December 20 and 21across seventeen zones of the Indian Railway.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Militant strike of bank workers

Wall Street swindles, not pensions, behind financial crisis in Detroit and other US cities

By Thomas Gaist   8 January 2014
The political establishment and the media have relentlessly promoted the myth that the crisis in Detroit and in cities across the US is a product of overgenerous spending on social services and benefits, with public employee pension liabilities cited as the main culprit.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

5 killed as Mumbai-Dehradun Express catches fire

IANS  Thane (Maharashtra), January 08, 2014
At least five passengers, including a woman, were killed when a fire engulfed the speeding Mumbai-Dehradun Express near Dahanu town in Maharashtra's Thane district early on Wednesday, officials said.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shortage of loco pilots is hitting operations: association

Anil Kumar Sastry

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New GM/NCR Pradeep Kumar lays emphasis on rail security

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Get serious on safety

New General Manager for Eastern, South Eastern Railway and Metro Railways

PTI Jan 1, 2014,

DLW's Golden Jubilee year celebrations end

VARANASI: The Railway Board member (mechanical) Alok Johari flagged off two diesel locomotives at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) here on the concluding day of its Golden Jubilee year celebration on Friday.


Justice S.P. Mehrotra, Judge,  High Court, Allahabad posted as Presiding Officer for National Industrial Tribunal(NIT), at Mumbai. Next sitting is on 10.02.2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

OHE line failure disrupts train traffic

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fire in train in AP still a Mystery

Anantapur (ATP):  Vijaya Ramamurthy, a passenger travelling in the ill-fated coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express, is learnt to have jumped from the train much earlier than the place the train eventually stopped at, giving rise to questions as to when the coach caught fire and when was it noticed.

Two railway employees of Madurai Division get to 2 years in jail for demanding bribe

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