Sunday, August 31, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2014 increased by 6 points and pegged at 252 (two hundred and fifty two). 
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.23 per cent for July, 2014 as compared to 6.49 per cent for the previous month and 10.85 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.11 per cent against 5.88 per cent of the previous month and 14.10 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

DA as on 1st August 2014 is 108.48%.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Railways needs stability, not speed

Cricket, politics and railways —- these, perhaps, are the most popular topics of unstructured and spontaneous public debate in India. Which is why it came as no surprise when an across the board passenger fare hike last month brought the railways into media focus. But given the characteristic brevity of public protest in our country, the murmurs died down soon. However, a host of expectations took birth.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cash-for-Post Scam: Trial against Pawan Bansal’s nephew, 9 others to begin on 15 Sept

New Delhi:  The New Delhi High Court fixed 15 September for commencing the trial in the INR.10 Crore railway bribery case against Vijay Singla, the nephew of former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, and nine other accused.

Opening up of FDI in Railways Infrastructure to attract $10 bn

 New Delhi: The opening up of railway infrastructure to foreign direct investment could attract $10 billion in the next five years, according to government estimates.

Alert loco-pilot averts mishap in Marwar-Palanpur section


Rail traffic halted as Ajmer-Ahmedabad express derails

China and Japan in competition for India’s lucrative High Speed Rail network market

 New Delhi:  China and Japan are once again in competition, this time for the lucrative high speed rail network market in India.
The Japanese are already working on a feasibility study for the Shinkansen network on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor, the results of which will be shared with the Indian side in the run-up to the PM’s visit to Japan this weekend. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make a strong pitch for India to buy the Shinkansen high speed network. Kyoto, where Modi lands on Saturday, has the best known Shinkansen connection with Tokyo.

Monday, August 25, 2014

After poor response for premium Mumbai-Goa specials, railways opens counter booking

Monday, 25 August 2014 - 6:15am IST | Agency: DNA

150 goats mowed down by train near Kumbakonam

R. Rajaram
One hundred and fifty goats were mowed down by a train near Kumbakonam in the early hours of Sunday.
Railway sources said the goats were kept in an enclosure on an agriculture field, between Aduthurai and Tiruvidaimarudhur.

Railways to install laptops, printers, and Internet connection on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains

Brief Submission before 7th CPC at Bangalore on 24.08.2014


          The Hon’ble  Chairman,
          7th Central Pay Commission,
          At Bangalore.

Respected Sir,

          This Union represents the Loco Running Staff of Indian Railways.  At the outset we welcome the decision of the 7th CPC to undertake regional visits and express sincere thanks to the Commission in allowing our regional delegation to meet in person.  We had already placed our memorandum before the Commission.  Adding to that, we place this submission for the kind consideration of the committee humbly seeking to arrive at an apt decision.

PERSONAL HEARING BEFORE 7TH CPC at Bangalore on 24.08.14

AILRSA Delegation comprising Com. A Jayachandran, Com. D Raj Kumar, Com. P Nagaiah, Com. K Parthasarathy, Com. R Murali, Com DS Niranjan and Com. C Sunish met The Chairman and other members of the Seventh Central pay commission( Justice Sri. Ashok Kumar Mathur, Sri Vevek Rae, Dr.Rathin Roy, and Smt . Meena Agarwal) at Kumarakripa Guest house, Bangalore on 24.08.14.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fire damages records at Southern Railway HQ

CHENNAI: Fire broke out at three places in the city, including a store room in the Southern Railway headquarters on Poonamallee High Road, on Friday, damaging equipment and files and keeping fire and rescue services personnel busy. A leading textile showroom on Ranganathan Street in T Nagar and a software company in Guindy were the others affected. No one was injured as the accidents occurred early in the morning.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Driver halts first ever double decker Mumbai-Goa train at Roha for over one hour

Friday, 22 August 2014 - 10:36am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Noise levels alarmingly high

Vinayashree Jagadeesh

India considers magnetic levitation technology for high speed trains

Sandeep Dikshit

India has taken the first step towards running a truly high speed train by opting for magnetic levitation (Maglev) technology under which the screech of the wheel hitting the track is obviated as the train floats at high speeds a few inches over the track.

Train accident kills 21 in Bihar

A passenger train struck a crowded rickshaw, killing 21 people at a railway crossing in the eastern state of Bihar, a railway official said on Tuesday.

PAKISTAN Railways in a complete mess

Iftikhar Mirza

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - The dilapidated condition of Pakistan Railways is an open secret for everybody. For so many years, Railways has been in a complete mess. The whole system has ruined owing to neglect and mismanagement by government as well as its employees. Railways, introduced in the Sub-continent by British in 1853, has almost outlived its life in Pakistan.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

3 Bogies of good trains were derailed between Ambala &Dhulkot stations

Dhulkot (DKT): Over a dozen express and passenger trains running on Kalka-Delhi line were delayed after three bogies of a goods train were derailed between Ambala and Dhulkot stations last night.

Mazdoor Union protests alleging Railways ‘anti-labour policy’

Vijayawada (BZA): The South Central Railway Mazdoor Union (SCRMU) held a meeting at the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM)’s office on Monday, protesting the government’s anti-labour policies and appealed to DRM Pradeep Kumar to convey the higher-ups about the consequences of privatising the railway ticket booking system and outsourcing of departmental activities and other policies.

Three railway officials suspended in Bihar

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014,

Sunday, August 17, 2014

‘Cost-sharing rail projects in State should be on track’

Anil Kumar Sastry

Union railway minister DVS lays foundation; M’lore - B’lore will be faster from March

Mangalore, Aug 17, 2014 : Speaking after laying foundation for the RUB near Mangalore Railway Junction on August 16, Union Minister for Railways D V Sadananda Gowda  said that the long-pending demands of the people of Padil, Bajal is to be realised shortly.

Friday, August 15, 2014

New policy on FDI will benefit cash-strapped Indian Railways

S N Mathur, Aug 14, 2014 :

Railways Takes Steps to Further Bring Down its Operating Ratio
It is a continuous endeavour of the Indian Railways to bring down the operating ratio by controlling expenditure and increasing revenues. The Operating Ratio of the Indian Railways was 94.9% in 2011-12, 90.2 per cent in 2012-13 and 93.5 per cent in 2013-14(Provisional). Budget Estimates 2014-15 envisage an operating ratio of 92.5 per cent.
Status of Indo-Bangladesh Rail Link Projects
The details and the present status of Agartala-Sabroom and ongoing project between India and Bangladesh viz. Agartala-Akhaura new line are as under:-

Indian Railways Eliminated 2420 Unmanned Level Crossings in Last Two Years
Indian Railways has eliminated 2420 unmanned level crossings at a total cost of Rs. 1,936 crore in last two years i.e. 2012-13 and 2013-14 and 2014-15 (upto June 2014). At the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), there were 13,530 unmanned level crossings.

Train to FREEDOM

Thursday, August 14, 2014

38,000 railway officials punished for involvement in corruption

NEW DELHI: Around 38,000 railway officials have been punished for their involvement in various irregularities and corruption in last five years, railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda informed Lok Sabha.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Longest railway foot overbridge in city to be inaugurated on I-Day

Express News Service | Mumbai | August 12, 2014
3P thrust

Rlys to fund Infra Plans under BOT Annuity Model: Invite open Bidding to Rail PSUs

 New Delhi: The ministry of railways is close to finalizing a scheme to utilize the cash surplus of the public sector units (PSUs) working under it for railway infrastructure projects, a ministry official said, requesting anonymity.

‘Twin Rail Tunnels’ proposed under river in Delhi

If things go as planned, Delhi may soon become the first city in the country to have twin rail tunnels under a river.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Railways proposes construction of sidings on Mangalore–Hassan route

Renuka Phadnis

Unions plan action against changes to labour laws

Bageshree S.

China's expansion of high-speed trains

Jane Perlez, Aug 11, 2014, INYT:
A favourite export from China to its neighbours these days are high-speed rail lines designed to make trade routes in the vast stretches of Asia more accessible and fortify Chinese dreams of turning its southern reaches into the capital of mainland Southeast Asia. But not everyone wants to be bound so close.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

16,252 vacancies of locomotive drivers in Railways

PTI Aug 8, 2014,

The great train robbery: Theft on Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, 3rd day in a row

Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 6:10am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Saturday, August 9, 2014


To                                                                    To
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA                         RAIL BHAVAN
NEW DELHI                                          NEW DELHI
                        Through Divisional Railway Manager

Respected Sir,
                 Sub: Railway safety enhancement; Demand for implementation of recommendations of various committees.

CBI arrests Railway official, 5 others in bribery case

Sealdah (SDAH):  A senior Railways official from Sealdah Division and five others were today arrested by CBI for allegedly receiving bribe in return of favouring business concerns of private companies in processing of bills and overlooking the omission against execution of various works.

                         THE IMPORTANCE OF AUGUST 13
Against the pathetic working conditions and unlimited working hours the agitated loco running staff organized All India strike from 1973 August 1st.

Indian Railways is earning profit every year. It is paying dividend to central Govt. It meets social cost of about Rs. 21000 crores.  If central Govt does not take dividend and pays back the social cost to Railways Railways’ profit will be much more.

Chairman, Railway Board endorses FDI in Railways

Railways to install Solar Power Plants at 200 Railway Stations on its own this fiscal

Railways decide not to proliferate use of anti-collision device: Manoj Sinha

PTI Jul 31, 2014,

11700 Bio-Toilets in Coaches Installed by Indian Railways till June 2014

Railways to Eliminate 890 Level Crossings During 2014-15 Indian Railway has planned for elimination of 890 level crossings across the country during 2014-15, out of which 730 are unmanned & 160 are manned level crossings. These 890 level crossings also include 39 level crossings in the State of Jharkhand out of which, 29 are unmanned and 10 are manned level crossings.

Indian Railways to Conduct Studies on Diamond Quadrilateral Network of High Speed Rail
Indian Railways to conduct studies on Diamond Quadrilateral Network of High Speed Rail connecting four major metro and growth centres of the country i.e. New Delhi- Mumbai - Chennai – Kolkata – New Delhi. Mumbai- Ahmadabad sector, where a number of studies has been done, has been identified for further development for Introduction of High Speed Trains. In this regard, a provision of Rs. 100 crore has been made in the Railway Budget 2014-15 for High Speed Project to Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. RVNL/High Speed Rail Corporation of India Ltd. (HSRC).

Friday, August 8, 2014

TMC, Left rap Centre on FDI in railways, defence

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Railway tops in corruption complaints: CVC

Publish Date: 06 Aug 2014, 
New Delhi: Railways topped the list of government organizations against whom complaints of alleged corruption - over 11,000 - were received by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) during last year.
Railway tops in corruption complaints: CVC

Cabinet nod for changes in FDI, juvenile law

Amit Baruah &

Union Government to amend Railways Act,1989

DC | MANISH ANAND | August 07, 2014,

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Students present feasible models to avoid accidents at level-crossings

Staff Reporter

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CITU flays Centre for ‘unilateral’ amendments in labour laws

Our Bureau
​Trade unions are upset with the Narendra Modi Government for what they term as ‘unilateral’ and ‘undemocratic’ moves to amend key labour laws.

Mean and petty labour reforms

Colin Gonsalves

Motorman feels uneasy, gets off train at sewri

Mumbai : In an alarming incident, the motorman of a local train took an unscheduled halt at Sewri station as he felt uneasy while heading a train from Panvel to CST. Motorman Alok Khare contacted rly officials after reaching Sewri as he felt uneasy.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Railways gives instant pension to retired staff

RAJKOT: In order to avert any sort of hardship for its retired employees, the Rajkot Railway Division has taken the initiative of issuing the pension pay orders to its 12 employees on the same day that they retire from service.

Board Meeting of Mumbai based Central Province Railways Co Ltd to be held on Aug 7, 2014

Central Provinces Railways Company Ltd has informed BSE that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company will be held on August 07, 2014, to consider and approve unaudited financial results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

Railway decides not to proliferate use of ACD: MOS (Railways)

Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said an alternative system called the train collision avoidance system was being developed by the Research Design and Standards Organization in association with three Indian vendors

Motorman forgets to stop fast train at Byculla station

Byculla: In a freak incident, a motorman completely forgot to halt his train at the Byculla station on the Central Railway. As a result, the fast train went directly to CST from Dadar and commuters had to catch another train from the CST to go to Byculla. Railway officials said that the motorman was extremely lucky that he was not manhandled by irate commuters.

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