Friday, October 31, 2014

Shifting of Tipu’s armoury soon

R. Krishna Kumar

Bangalore–Mysore track-doubling work to gain momentum

Nelamangala journey gets comfy with morning train

First high speed train on Delhi-Agra sector on Nov 10

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Railway Union’s red flag to Board restructure plan


Expressing concern over the government’s move to restructure the Railway Board and separating policy making from operations, a Railwaymen’s body on Wednesday said the move would lead to “chaos”.
“In the name of re-organisation, separating the policy making from operations, may lead to chaos,” National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NIFR) general Secretary M. Raghavaiah said.
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13-C, Ferozshah Road, New DelhI — 110001

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CBI finds Rs 10 lakh in drainpipes of railway officer's house

Oct 25, 2014,

Pollution along rail tracks needs to be attended with utmost sincerity: NGT

New Delhi: Anguished over the failure of a committee to even suggest measures for tackling the problem of human excreta and waste dumping along railway tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Monday expressed dissatisfaction saying such serious issue needs to be attended with utmost sincerity.

Bullet trains in India: pros and cons

While the country seemed excited when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a diamond quadrilateral of bullet trains to connect the four major cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai in his venture called “Smart cities” project, critics have a lot to say. There are reasons to be happy about this project and there are reasons that drive us to ponder if this is the first priority of a nation with majority of its population below poverty line. Let us look at it from all point of views and generate our own opinion on this.

Loco-pilot stops train citing mental depression

S. Sundar
A loco-pilot on Monday stopped an express train midway, near Tirunelveli, saying he was “depressed” as Southern Railway’s Madurai Division had not settled some of his grievances.

Officials take pledge to end corruption

Staff Reporter
Personnel of various Central and State Government departments undertook a pledge to combat corruption to mark the beginning of Vigilance Awareness Week from Monday.

Monday, October 27, 2014

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Railway officials in a fix over freeze on some promotions

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 26, 2014

Learn about Indian Nobel laureates while on the go

Jaideep Deo Bhanj

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Goods Train hits another goods train in Latehar, disrupts rail movement.
Letehar 26 Oct 2014.

Nitish seeks apology, compensation from Railway ministry

PTI [ Updated 26 Oct 2014, 17:42:44 ]

Friday, October 24, 2014

3 railway staff accused of sexual harassment

VADODARA: The Vadodara railway division of Western Railway (WR) has transferred three supervisors from its engineering section after receiving complaint of sexual harassment against them.
The Secretary,
7th central pay commission. 

Hon. Sir/Madam,
Our central organisation ALL INDIA LOCO RUNNING STAFF ASSOCIATION [AILRSA], representating the loco running staff of Indian Railway, submitted memorandom to you your kind honour. Loco running staff means the employees i.e. ASSISTANT LOCO PILOT, SHUNTING LOCO PILOT, LOCO PILOT GOODS, LOCO PILOT PASSANGER AND LOCO PILOT MAIL, who are appointed to work the locomotive and trains in Indian Railway. 

Senior Railway Board official arrested by CBI on graft charges

 New Delhi: A senior Railway Board official was caught red-handed on Wednesday by the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly receiving Rs.5 lakh in bribe from a tour operator to facilitate special trains and additional coaches for tourists.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

China’s ‘Railway Development Fund’ to help ease CRC’s financial woes

Beijing:  China’s newly established railway development fund might serve as an expedient measure to help finance the country’s railroad construction projects over the next two years and help ease financial pressure on the China Railway Corporation (CRC) as it is mired in heavy debt after it took over a portion of business from the former Ministry of Railways in 2013, Guangzhou’s Southern Weekly reports.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Biggest German rail strike on busy autumn weekend

German rail travellers on Saturday faced delays and disruptions on one of autumn’s busiest travel weekends as the train drivers’ union began one of its largest strikes in recent years.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Contempt notice to Railway Board chief in New Delhi

Mohammed Iqbal

The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar on a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against him for failing to comply with its direction to appoint a committee for review of the Katra-Banihal section of railway line to Kashmir.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Station masters decry overwork

Anil Kumar Sastry

To stage protest demonstration in Bangalore on Wednesday

MANGALORE: Railway Station Masters, who work behind the scenes for smooth operation of trains, have now decided to come out in the open highlighting their grievances. Important among them is that they are being overwork without a weekly break.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail May Not Reach Full Speed: Report

BANGALORE: A preliminary inspection for the Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail Link by a team consisting of railway authorities is said to have revealed that at present the trains will travel at a speed of 85 km per hour.

Railway brass under CBI lens for nod to rejected sleepers

BHOPAL: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated an inquiry against top officers of Indian railways for doling out 'special favours' to a Chhattisgarh company for allegedly supplying sub-standard and rejected concrete sleepers thus putting lives of commuters to risk.

First Pvt Cargo Train to Chug off Tomorrow

Published: 14th October 2014 

China's fast track to high-speed rail exports

13 October 2014 Chris Lo

In little over a decade China has progressed from a high-speed rail novice to the host of the world's largest high-speed network. Now the country is focussing on foreign markets, where lower costs and efficient construction are making its companies a match for the high-speed specialists of Europe and Japan.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Friday, October 10, 2014

London’s new ‘driverless’ Tube trains slammed by unions

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BJP’s ‘make railways better’ portal a big hit

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 09, 2014
Material for uniforms for Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel and other employees can be purchased from the National Textile Corporation. This would help break the government/suppliers nexus and also help revive the finances of the NTC mills.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Austrian Co, ‘Schuhfried’ to conduct Psychological Tests on Loco Pilots to improve Safety

 Mumbai: A spate of train accidents in the recent past have forced the Centre to bring in the most modern technology and mechanism to ensure passenger safety.

Taiwan Govt to opt PPP in High Speed Rail and other Infra Projects to prevent losses

Plan to stop Taiwan’s high-speed rail going bust set for review.  Indian Infrastructure Cos. keen to evaluate options in PPP models in High Speed Rail and other Infrastructure projects

Train drivers, pilots' strikes target German freight

BERLIN Tue Oct 7, 2014

New device to prevent collision of trains now

NEW DELHI : Accidents caused by two trains running on the same track can be prevented through a light depending resistor instrument that will automatically slow them down to avoid the crash.

12 bogies of a goods train derails near Chiplun


Twelve wagons of a goods train derailed on Tuesday between Chiplun and Kamathe section of the Konkan Railway, disrupting train movement on the route.

Railway bending rules, standards for PM Modi's plan

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 08, 2014
In its zeal to implement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet scheme of increasing speeds of passenger trains, the railways is bending the railways design and standards organisation (RDSO)-established standards on passenger safety.

Column: Reforming Railways

Soon after assuming office in 2004, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh emphasised on restructuring the bureaucracy to improve the country’s governance. He set up an administrative reforms commission and remained content ever after. The Modi government, too, has opted to get an MRI for the Railways, knowing well that no other public institution in the country has been studied and analysed as extensively.

Monday, October 6, 2014

20th All India Conference

Unions wary of Chinese participation in Railways modernisation and Bullet Train projects

Chennai (MAS): Last month, India and China signed MoUs and exchanged documents on strengthening Indian Railways and last week, Union railway minister Sadananda Gowda confirmed, during his visit to Chennai, that railways was in track with China on technology development and this had created a trigger among various railway trade unions in south India.

Lucknow Mail derails in Ghaziabad

Vishal Kant

Saturday, October 4, 2014

32 killed, 50 injured in stampede during Dussehra celebrations in Patna's Gandhi Maidan

PATNA: 32 people were killed and more than 50 injured in a stampede near Gandhi Maidan on Friday evening after the Ravan vadh programme which was a part of Dussehra celebrations.

SHRC: 3 night shifts in a row for loco pilots harmful

Special Correspondent

Loco Pilot Night Duty: SHRC Cautions Railways

Locopilot seeks rest, gets paycut

DC CORRESPONDENT | October 04, 2014,

Gorakhpur train accident blamed on driver fatigue

NEW DELHI: Tuesday's train accident near Gorakhpur that killed 12 passengers and left 45 injured has once again highlighted the shortage of loco pilots in railways and the heavy workload being shared by the ones on duty.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Collision Between Passenger Trains in Uttar Pradesh; 6 Killed, 40 Injured

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda suspends station master for dirty lavatories

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 10:23pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: PTI

Brindavan Express turns 50 today

Renuka Phadnis
It was on this day in 1964 that the Brindavan Express began its journey for the first time between Bangalore and Chennai.
Oct 01 2014 : The Times of India (Bangalore)
Long innings: Brindavan Exp chugs past 50th year

On October 1, 1964, history was created when the Southern Railway introducted the first day-time intercity express between Chennai (then Madras) and Bangalore.Named Brindavan Express after the famous Brindavan Gardens in Mysore, the train, which was first introduced on an experimental basis, turned out to be the ideal choice for tourists.

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