Monday, November 30, 2015

National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers held on 27-11-15 at New Delhi after detailed deliberations on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) has decided as follows :
When a part of Dabhol power plant in Maharashtra resumed supply at 8.47 on Thursday morning, there was probably a loud cheer in Rail Bhavan

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Delhi: India is expected to spend a whopping $95 billion (over Rs 6.34 lakh crore) on ramping up its rail infrastructure, a step that will help in increasing the country's manufacturing competitiveness, a report says.
Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said that the ministry was committed to improving the quality of services and adequate measures were being taken for it. In this direction, an agreement was being signed with the UP government to bring about changes in major railway stations of the state.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

NEW DELHI: Modernisation of Indian Railways that is under way can boost the country's GDP by 2.5-3 per cent over a period of time, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

"Railways itself in my opinion could contribute to 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent of GDP over a period of time and that will happen," Prabbu said at a function.
By Express News Service     28th November 2015

BENGALURU: The All-India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) organised a protest on Friday against the “retrograde recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission” in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Hubballi.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A 24-hour strike November 23 hit the transit authority of the city of Charleroi, Transport en Commun, impacting the metro, buses and mainline railways.
Coal sector trade unions will decide their stand on opposition to the proposed divestment of the government’s stake in Coal India at a forthcoming meet at Chhindwara on November 20 and 21 “We are opposing this move” S. Q. Zama, General Secretary of the INTUC affiliated Rashtriya Koyla Khadan Mazdoor Sangh, told The Hindu.
Flight attendants will stage a walkout following an entrenched battle over wages and pension provisions. Their union has accused management of failure to "react appropriately" to employee concerns.
Both sides of an allegedly corrupt deal to provide a union boss with a free work on his house have accused the trade union royal commission of bias.
The Zimbabwe Rural District Council Workers’ Union (ZRDCWU) has filed a constitutional application challenging the recently passed Labour Amendment Bill, arguing it gives more power to the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and thus infringes on the union members’ constitutional rights.
NEW DELHI: Trade unions, including the RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, have slammed the Seventh Pay Commission report, saying the rise in minimum wages does not match inflation over the last 10 years and that the real overall increase in pay was much less than what was proposed.
The Indian Railways' target of doubling of 12,000 kms of existing corridors in the next 5 years, has been termed as "aggressive" by the transport advisor, who also said that more than 300 projects are still pending with it due to lack of resources and other constraints.
In line with the budget commitment made by Indian Railways towards installation of solar plants as part of its 'Solar Mission' to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, the transporter has come out with a policy on solar capacity panels on rooftops of railway stations.
This will save Indian Railways Rs 1,000 crore annually on its energy bill

BS Reporter | New Delhi November 27, 2015 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

BAREILLY: What do train drivers say when they have to pee? "I am sick."

Usually, when someone says he is sick, he is supposed to be unwell. But in the Indian Railways this is the official message that is flashed by loco pilots driving express and superfast trains if they wish to answer nature's call.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) said on Wednesday it has deferred the all India bank strike proposed for December 1-2.


A delay of 38 minutes by a train in reaching Bengaluru has proved costly for the South Western Railway, which has to now pay a compensation of Rs 20,400 to a passenger who had boarded the train at Mandya.
With the Signing of the Agreement, the Factory Commences Production of Modern Stainless Steel Wagons
According to NFIR functionaries, the main points of contention are the commission's recommendations to set minimum salary for the government employees, abolition of several allowances, and tweaking of the formulaes used to deduce several allowances.
SHANGHAI: A consortium led by China Railway Group (CRG) has been awarded a 10 billion yuan ($1.57 billion) contract to build the Hungarian section of a railway linking Budapest with Serbia's Belgrade, in China's first high-speed rail win in the European Union.
AILRSA Bengaluru Divisional Biennial General Body Meeting held on 24.11.15 at St. Mathews Church Hall, in Bengaluru Railway colony.

Friday, November 20, 2015

This is roughly 70% of the national transporter's budgeted wage bill of Rs 40,435 crore for the current financial year

BS Reporter | New Delhi November 20, 2015 
Railmen oppose recommendations

The 7{+t}{+h}Pay Commission Report is a ‘total disappointment’ and the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) National Executive Committee will meet in Delhi soon to take a decision on holding a nation wide strike by railway and other Central Government employees, according to AIRF assistant general secretary Ch. Gandhi.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In late September 2013, P. Narayana Vadivu broke new ground in the annals of Southern Railway.

When the 39-year-old woman Loco Pilot cranked the nearly 120-tonne diesel locomotive to haul an empty freight train from Vriddhachalam to Ariyalur, it was the first time in Southern Railway history that an “all women crew” headed by her executed the task.
All India Loco Running Staff Association (AILRSA) is a fighting organization representing the Assistant Loco Pilot, Shunting Loco Pilot, Loco Pilot Goods, Loco Pilot Passenger, and Loco Pilot Mail of Indian Railways.

The New Indian Express has published a report from New Delhi on 18.11.2015

“Railways wants to analyse call records, loco pilots warn of strike”.
CHENNAI: As he gradually increased the speed of the express train that had just left Ongole station, loco pilot Velmurugan felt a shudder running through him when he saw a young woman jumping in front of his train, dragging a reluctant child with her. It was around 7 pm, and the woman wore a yellow sari which perhaps made it a bit easier to spot them at dusk.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Commission has completed its deliberations and will submit the report to the Government of India on 19.11.2015 at 19:30 hours
After US, Japan has the largest market share of pension fund assets across the world with around 12% share

The ministry has ordered all its loco pilots and assistant loco pilots to furnish details of phones and numbers given to them by the organisation as part of its Closed User Group plan.
Written by Avishek G Dastidar
New Delhi: Nov 18, 2015,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Like any other boy of his age, 10-year-old Siddesh Manjunath would walk to railway tracks near his house every day and wave at passing trains. This habit of the class IV boy from Avaregere village in Davanagere saved the life of around 850 passengers on March 15, this year as he noticed a nearly two-inch crack on the rail and stopped a passenger train by waving his red T-shirt.
World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: November 15, 2015 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The government has said that there has been no change in FDI policy related to retail and defence, Upadhyay said after meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Officials of the meteorological department said Chennai might continue to receive moderate to heavy rainfall till Tuesday.
Plan to invite certifying agency in December for audit

The Diesel Loco Shed in Tiruchi is working towards achieving the Integrated Management System (IMS) certification before this fiscal. The shed is engaged in the maintenance of a fleet of broad gauge diesel locomotives of different variants including the high horse power ‘EMD’ type engines.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The high-power committee also has secretaries of Department of Economic Affairs and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

COIMBATORE: The railways has some bittersweet news for passengers. While it doubled ticket cancellation charges, it reduced the deadline to cancel waitlisted and reservation against cancellation (RAC) tickets to half an hour prior to departure of the train. The changes, which were announced earlier, came to effect on Thursday.
HYDERABAD: Dozens of loco pilots (train drivers) sleep-deprived due to odd working hours are demanding that vacancies be filled and they should be allowed to sleep when off-duty Around 120 Loco pilots in the SCR zone on Monday protested at the Secunderabad station against what they called `donkey workload'.

Eurostar Service Delayed After Train Crashes Into Wild Boar
Canadian Pacific on Wednesday said a broken rail caused a weekend freight train derailment in Wisconsin that resulted in an oil spill and a precautionary evacuation.
Alstom today said it has received letter of award for €3 billion contract from Indian Railways to supply 800 electric locomotives with a long—term associated maintenance.

Monday, November 9, 2015

MUMBAI: Claiming that all budgetary announcements made in the Railway Budget this year have been fulfilled, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today listed a slew of projects currently in the pipeline for the country's biggest employer.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

NEW DELHI: Railways is considering to float green bonds, a first of its kind by the public transporter, to fund its clean energy projects. We may look at issuing green bonds in order to fund clean energy and energy efficiency focused initiatives in railways, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that the official notification for the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) scheme will be issued before Diwali even as armed forces veterans staging a protest to press their demand of the scheme said that they will return their medals across the country on November 9-10.


RBE No.140/2015   No.E(P&A)II-2015/Bonus-1         New Delhi, Dated 02/11/2015

The General Managers/CAOs (R),    All Indian Railways & Production Units,

Saturday, November 7, 2015



Honorable Member of Parliament

Sri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu

Hon’ Minister for Railways,

Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.
Robbers targeted passengers on three trains and made away with fifty sovereigns of gold, near ‘outer signal’ area, known in official parlance as ‘Gooty Home Signal’, less than a kilometre from the Gooty railway junction. According to officials of the RPF, robbers targeted Nanded Express bound for Bangalore.

Will ease travel between the two cities as more trains could be run
Officials say speed restrictions lead to technical failures in long distance trains, whereas the slopes on the Kalyan-Kasara stretch cause woes for local trains

What have steep gradients or slopes got to do with failures in engines lugging numerous coaches, and breakdowns in local trains? A lot, Central Railway (CR) officials think.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MUMBAI: A teenager from Kanjurmarg, succumbed to the burn injuries he sustained due to electrocution, while trying to click a selfie, on the rooftop of a train, parked at the car shed near Nahur station.
CHENNAI: Engineers working at Basin Bridge Train Care Centre here held a lunch-hour demonstration on Wednesday to protest against rundown and unhygienic working conditions at the yard where trains are inspected and certified for journey.
High Speed Rail Corporation of India Limited is holding a study on developing high speed rail projects in the country.
CHENNAI: Southern Railway's loco running staff who drive long distance trains, suburban trains and goods trains staged a protest in front of Moore Market Complex suburban terminal demanding that railways introduce recommendations of a high power committee which suggested better regulation of working hours and increasing rest time.
MUMBAI: Work on doubling of tracks on Konkan Railway will start from November 8, a senior official said today.

Monday, November 2, 2015


Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu,

Hon’ble Minister for Railways,

Govt. of India, New Delhi.
CHENNAI: As the railways plans to introduce semi-high speed trains, Southern Railway is gearing up to equip its signalling and communication system in a way that there will be no human errors when trains are run at 160 kmph.

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