Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The cabinet on Wednesday approved the formation of joint venture companies with state governments to undertake various railway infrastructure projects.
1. Re-compute the minimum wage on the basis of the actual commodity prices as on 01.7.2015 and factor the Dr. Aykroyd formula stipulated percentages for housing and social obligations, children education etc. Revise the fitment formula and pay levels on the basis of the so determined minimum wage;

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The deal signed between India and Japan for the development of high speed rail is path-breaking
Two coaches of KalkaShirdi Sai Express (22455) were gutted after these caught fire when the train was parked at the washing yard of the Ambala Cantt railway station here on Monday afternoon.
BEIJING: Asia's largest underground railway station will open on Wednesday in the China's Shenzhen city, enabling high-speed trains to slash the travel time between Guangzhou and Hong Kong to half an hour.
Railway jobs 2016: The Railway Recruitment Board has released the official notification. Know how to apply online, exam pattern, eligibility, important dates, exam fees and number of jobs in various categories
By: Express Web Desk    Dec 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

The veteran leader of railway trade union and the stalwart of the loco running staff struggle and the former General Secretary of All India Loco Running Staff Association, Southern Railway Com R S Pandian passed away in Madurai at the age of 79 on December 28, 2014 after suffering a heart attack.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

There is a proposal to change the nomenclature from Railway Regulatory Authority to Railway Development Authority and make it broadbased, a senior Railway Ministry official said.
By: PTI 
New Delhi Published:Dec 27, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015


The trial run of China’s first domestically manufactured magnetic levitation 19-km-long line began today.
Indian Railways' tender for nearly 15,000 wagons among other equipment holds promise for firms, but margins are a key to watch

Friday, December 25, 2015

Informed sources have told Al-Masry Al-Youm that approximately 55 general independent trade unions submitted a memorandum to the chairman of the National Human Rights Council to demand that restrictions on trade unions and labor freedoms be lifted.
738 commuters have died till November this year by falling from Mumbai local trains. The safety of commuters should take priority over the unrealistic bullet train project

N Sundaresha Subramanian | New Delhi December 24, 2015 
Mumbai: The proposed Rs 98,000-crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet project along with the diamond quadrilateral project that seeks to build 6,000 km of high-speed rail network, can create a whopping $51 billion business opportunity for the MSME sector, says a report.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

NEW DELHI: Members of a railway union has opposed the new pension scheme and demanded that the employees should be kept out of the ambit of the scheme.
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill allowing doubling of wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers with establishments with 20 or more workers, with the benefits being applicable retrospectively from April 2014.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

RJD chief Lalu Yadav has written a strongly worded letter to the Prime Minister raising questions about the viability of bullet trains in India. Holding the NDA government responsible for the deteriorating financial health of Indian Railways, Mr Yadav on Tuesday wrote a two-page letter to PM Narendra Modi objecting and asking him to withdraw his decision. Mr Lalu Yadav termed the bullet train in India as a “white elephant”.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Com MN Prasad, Com Tapan Sen with Railway Minister Sri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 15.12.15

Monday, December 21, 2015

Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway stressed up o­n the need to attain the best with regard to Safety and Punctuality, which indicates the efficiency of rail services and achieve passenger satisfaction. He was addressing a high level review meeting attended by senior officials of various departments of the Zone today i.e., 21stDecember, 2015, at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. The review meeting also involved video conferencing with the Divisional Railway Managers of Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, Guntakal and Nanded Divisions. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has observed that the crew management system (CMS), a critical IT application of the Indian Railways lacks sufficient security measures to prevent unauthorised access to the system.
NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General has expressed dismay over absence of land management cells (LMCs) in many railway zones and divisions despite the need for such a body to maintain accurate land records for prevention of encroachments.
Indian Railways train accident: 
Seven coaches of Katihar-Amritsar Amrapali Express derailed in Bihar's Khagaria district early today.
By: PTI | Patna | December 20, 2015 
Notice for cwc meeting

I hereby call the CWC meeting at Jodhpur in NWR on 11th & 12th Feb 2016 starting from 10:30 hrs on 11th Feb 2016 and will be concluded at 12th Feb 2016 at 17:00 hrs. All CWC members are request to attend positively.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

GUWAHATI, Dec 18 - Members of the Purbanchaliya Rail Karmi Parishad staged a daylong dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, recently over various demands regarding Assam and the North Eastern region.
Opportunity to demand more trains, end anomalies in timings

Kerala has got an opportunity to demand more trains and end anomalies in the timings as it has been asked to host the Indian Railway Timetable Conference (IRTTC) early next year to finalise the railway timetable for 2016-17.
NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a chargesheet against two former chief commercial managers of railways, a businessman, CEO of a private firm and eight companies for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 19.5 crore to the transporter by selling cheaper packaged water in place of Rail Neer.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Technology based Training in Zonal Railway Training Institute (ZRTI) to Improve Professional Competence of Trainees - Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway vows to make ZRTI the Best on the Indian Railways.
By Sridhar Vivan, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Dec 15, 2015, 
Last week India and Japan signed a Rs 98,000-crore project to lay India's first bullet train network between commercial nerve centre of Mumbai and Ahmedabad. This came after talks between prime minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Modi said that this step would revolutionize the Indian railways and would also speed up India's journey into the future.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Com.M.N.Prasad, Com KAS Mani , Com. PN Soman, Com. KC James, Com JS Tank , Com RR Bhagat and Com. Ram sharan arrives at NDLS on 7th December to oversee the preparations of Mass Rally and 36 hours hunger fast and to meet Ministers, MP’s and Railway Board Officials.

The Cabinet Secretary 

(Chairman, Empowered Committee of Secretaries), Government of India 

Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure  39A, North Block , New Delhi – 110001 

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu,

Hon’ble Minister for Railways,

Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

AILRSA 36 hours fast from 10 hrs of 14.12.2015 in front of Rail Bhavan. Accommodation for the comrades participating the program is in AMBEDKAR BHAVAN, Aram Bagh, Jhansi Rani Road, Near to VEDEOCON Tower.
All India | Agencies | Updated: December 12, 2015 

Friday, December 11, 2015

It was in operation in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway section.

A Swiss made steam locomotive will soon become an added attraction at the Rail Museum in the city. The over 50-year-old coal-fired loco was once in operation in the picturesque Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) section, declared a World Heritage Site.
The Red Line train left the Braintree Station south of Boston just after 6 a.m. today and was eventually stopped just past North Quincy Station when T personnel shut off power to the third rail.
Protect against the injustices of 7th CPC

Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur and company (7th CPC) have finished their work of giving recommendations to decide the kitchen budget of 45 Lakh families of central Govt. Employees for the next 10 years. Of course the report came for the first time earlier than the proposed the date of implementation, but the demand for five year revision or 7th pay revision from 2014 is not accepted.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways spent 97.8 paise in the first half of this financial year to earn a rupee but said this worrying trend would be arrested by March.
RC Acharya |     Dec 09, 2015 
Sidhartha & Mahendra Singh | TNN | Dec 10, 2015,

• Rs 98,000 crore project was cleared by the cabinet on Wednesday

• The deal is expected to be announced during Japanese premier Shinzo Abe's visit

• Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will arrive on Friday on a three-day visit to hold annual summit talks with Narendra Modi

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (Railways, Defence and Confederation) was held on 08.12.2015 at JCM National Council Staff Side office, New Delhi.
AGRA: After more than two decades of wait and years of trial on indigenous developed collision warning system, Indian railway is all set to introduce world's most advanced Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) on the world's third largest rail network covering 66,000km route.
AlLRSA Central Leaders met with the CRB Sri.AK.Mittel today with presence of com. P.Karunakaran.MP, Com.MN.Prasad,Com. KC.James,Com. JSTank,Com Ramsaran,Com. PN.Soman, Com.RR.Bhagath, Com.KAS.Mani, and Com P.PKarunakaran.MP are meeting with CRB
NEW DELHI: Describing rail security as crucial and a much larger concern, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said global cooperation is required to tackle the issue as railways is considered a soft target by terrorists.
Earlier, it was reported that SBI had gone back on its commitment to extend USD 1 billion to the company for funding the USD 15-billion Carmichael coal mine project which also includes building a railhead to and a port at Abbott Point. 

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New Delhi: Short circuit, poor maintenance and lack of awareness are major reasons of fire in trains,
according to the findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Besides the audit report found that the automatic smoke/fire detection device in the running trains are not successfully implemented.
He said there were three centrally-run mental health institutes, 40 state-run medical hospitals and 398 departments of psychiatry in various medical colleges (183 in government and 215 in private) across the country to treat patients suffering from mental illnesses, including schizophrenia both in urban and rural areas.
By Kamal Mishra

Pune-Howrah service was truncated at Kalyan; bookings were opened two hours before the departure because of poor coordination between Central Railway and South Eastern Railway.
The agency decided to lay a trap for the senior official and asked the firm owner to negotiate the bribe amount with Singh, said sources.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Restriction of Outsiders in Trade Unions

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken steps for drafting the Labour Code on Industrial Relations, by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the following three Labour Laws:-
Chief public relation officer (CPRO), Northern Railways, Neeraj Sharma on Tuesday said fog and the negligence of the driver could be the main reasons for the mishap which took place at 8
The incident happened in wee hours of Tuesday, 8 December morning, around 2 am at platform number 5 of CST.
The new train runs is battery operated unlike the previous one which ran on diesel.
Written by Divya Goyal | Chandigarh | Updated: December 8, 2015
Japan is expected to win the right to construct India's first bullet train, after losing an Indonesian high-speed rail deal to China, the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday.

Japan will offer more than 1 trillion yen ($8.11 billion) in loans to construct India's Rs 98,000 crore fast train, according to the report.
Manoj Sinha, Hindustan Times, Ramgarh |  Dec 08, 2015 
 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 

Monday, December 7, 2015

NEW DELHI: Siemens Limited has bagged an order worth Rs 377 crore from Indian Railways' Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi for supply of traction motors.
Three PPP projects worth Rs 3016 crore are being executed through the annuity route and in-principle approval has been accorded to six others worth Rs 3078 crore.
By: PTI | New Delhi | December 6,
Panaji: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off by remote the Mumbai-Margao-Mumbai 1,000 passenger capacity double decker express train on Sunday from the Kala Academy in Panaji. The service will be operated three times a week. Prabhu said that the railways will soon sign an agreement with the Japanese government to improve safety and standards of Indian railways.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Saturday, December 5, 2015


Come April, anyone reserving a berth in a train for a child aged five years and above will have to cough up the regular adult’s fare.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Modernisation/upgradation of stations is undertaken according to their category based on earnings of the stations irrespective of their location, on a continuous basis as per availability of funds. Presently, development of stations is taken up under ‘Adarsh Station Scheme’.
Various measures taken by Indian Railways to prevent accidents at level crossings are as under:
ANS New Delhi Last Updated: December 4, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

On Indian Railways trains, cases of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft have increased in 2014 as compared to the previous year, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha informed the Lok Sabha.
The Ministry of Railways has rolled out a slew of austerity measures, including a ban on creation on new posts and curbs on foreign travel, hospitality and entertainment. Besides a drastic cut on the use of telephones and internet, the cost-control measures call for reviewing operation of trains with less than 50 per cent occupancy and closure of services in uneconomic branch lines. The move to tighten the belt comes ahead of the implementation of the 7{+t}{+h}Central Pay Commission with effect from January 1, 2016.
3,500 people stranded at Chennai airport, Chennai International Airport closed till 6 December
Worst continuous rainstorms in 100 years, 15 teams of National Disaster Response Force in Chennai, More rain expected, next 48 hours crucial, Adyar river in spate, 35,000 cusecs discharged, TN Chief Secretary has told Centre that the state has "enough medicines, food, drinking water"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The proposal, to be deliberated by the board on Wednesday, prompted the civil services cadres to form a separate union and submit a memorandum in protest on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Dec.1 (ANI): Railway engineers from across the country gathered at the Jantar Mantar area of central Delhi on Tuesday to voice their objections to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

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Sub:- Strengthening of Administration – Premature retirement of Railway servants- Periodical review under rule 1802 (a)/1803 (a)/1804 (a)- R. II, 1987 edition – Regarding.
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