Monday, February 29, 2016

BERHAMPUR: Railway Budget's allocation of only Rs 1,000 for the wagon manufacturing factory at Sitalapalli in Odisha's Ganjam district has raised serious "doubts" over the project's implementation. 
In the future, no one will drive. Recently, China took yet another big step in creating its own driverless society with the production of the country's first self-driving subway train.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

THIS is the first video footage to emerge of a mystery crash which happened when an empty and driver less "runaway ghost train" set off from a station and slammed into another, full of passengers.
Seventh Pay Commission to hit spending on infra development

BS Reporter | New Delhi February 27, 2016 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mumbai Mirror | Feb 27, 2016, 

The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has avowed to carry on the battle against anti-people policy, proposed changes in labour reforms, communal forces and fight for development and growth.
LATEHAR/DHANBAD: A guard of a goods train was found murdered in a running train in Latehar district following which train movement on Coal India Chord (CIC) section of East Central Railway was stopped for eight hours by agitated Railway employees demanding safety.
The Railway Budget has laid emphasis on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to implement initiatives such as rail connectivity for ports, station-redevelopment, rail-side logistics parks and warehousing as well as satellite terminals.
In a filing to the BSE, State Bank of India (SBI) said, "All India State Bank Officers' Federation (AISBOF) being affiliated to AIBOC, will also participate in the strike. 

Shri Suresh Prabhu,

Hon’ble Minister for Railways,

Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.

                                                   Through: - Divisional Railway Manager
Program of action which are decided by CWC

1. The meeting of small committee and all Zonal Secretaries will be held at Ghaziabad  on 15th March with has already been communicated to all concerned on 13th & 14th Feb. through SMS. 
Resolutions which are adopted in CWC Meeting held at Jodhpur on 11th & 12th Feb 2016

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Sk. Mahboob Basha, Goods Guard with South Central Railway, Guntur, for demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs. 3.4 lakh in the form of a cheque from the complainant on Thursday. He was produced before the Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Visakhapatnam, on Friday.
Automakers in the south are expecting a reduction of 10-15% in cost of transporting vehicles

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sri. Suresh Prabhu has submitted his second Railway budget on 25.02.16.

The budget not announced any fare hike, but in Dec 2015 fare hake was affected by 33 %.
Minutes of the Meeting of Joint Secretary (IC) with the Members of the Staff-Side of the Standing Committee (National Council-JCM) held on 19.02.2016 
Prabhu ki kripa' was how outgoing Chief Justice H L Dattu reacted to reports that he was being tipped as the next Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission.

"Blessings of God. If I get it, fine. If I do not, even that is fine. I do not know whom they are going to appoint," he told reporters in an informal chat a day before he demits office.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

By Suchith Kidiyoor, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Feb 18, 2016, 
Nodal Officer for Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

The financial implication of the recommendations is Rs 20,000 crore per year for five years based on 2012-13 prices.
Ring Railway in Delhi is wrought with problems as the city looks towards better urban infrastructure
Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | 
Updated: Feb 24, 2016 
A 76-year-old French national, who accidentally fell off from a moving express train late on Monday night, was found injured on the railway track near the Nanjundapuram over bridge on Tuesday morning. The victim identified as Cameroon, who suffered a fracture on his shoulder and a head injury, was rescued by loco pilot who crossed the section six hours later.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Com. C.Radhakrishnan, a luminary in the field of labour relations and former Vice-President of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation, the country’s largest trade union body, passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday, 23.02.2016 after a short illness. 

A significant amount will be earmarked for safety upgradation, electrification, doubling and modernisation of yards
Railways are your asset’, ‘Let passengers alight first’, ‘If you happen to see any suspicious bag report it immediately’. Commuters on the Mumbai locals have for long been acquainted with these social messages relayed inside the trains from the public announcement system. Since last April, the Railway authorities started using this medium to make an extra buck by relaying advertisements.
By Yathiraju  Published: 23rd February 2016 

BENGALURU: Four TTEs (travelling ticket examiners) of the South Western Railway have been booked for duping several job aspirants in a railway recruitment scam.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Prashanth G N, February 22, 2016, Bengaluru, DHNS
FRONTLINE, 4 March 2016
Kolkata: Railways minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday promised to take all steps to improve Metro services in Kolkata.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Freight traffic, the bread and butter of Indian Railways, is not showing any signs of take-off to a higher trajectory, as trends till last November have revealed. Freight loading has been approximately 720 million tonnes, as against the proportionate budgeted target of 775.7 MT.
Bhopal: Katni in Madhya Pradesh will have India's longest railway bridge, 14 km on the up line, almost three and half times longer than Vembanad rail bridge in Kerala that connects Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi and is 4.62 km long.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

HIMALAYAN ENVIRONMENT 498 km Rail Line along China border in Himachal on anvil
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) teachers in New Delhi have boycotted classes since February 16 in support of students striking against the arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on trumped up sedition charges. The teachers are holding day-long protests on the campus. Teachers from 40 central universities have been participating in the demonstrations.

No.NJCA/2016 Dated: 19.02.2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

NAGPUR: Former Delhi Metro chief Dr E Sreedharan on Thursday said that he was not in favour of bullet train at present, instead emphasized on the need for the Indian Railways to improve the existing facilities.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sanjay Gupta, chairman and managing director, Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL), said on Monday that the project for electrification of the Roha-Thokur railway line on Konkan Railway had already been sanctioned and the first phase electrification work of 330 kilometres from Thokur to Verna will commence soon.
New Delhi: 14th February, 2016 – On the clarion call of the National Joint Council of Action(NJCA) and All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), strike ballot was conducted all over the Indian Railways among the Railwaymen on 11-12 February, 2016 against retrograde recommendations of the VII CPC,
By Akhila Damodaran  THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS 18th February 2016 
Gatimaan Express, the fastest train in the country, will now chug out of Delhi in March instead of February.
By Express News Service      18th February 2016 

NEW DELHI: The government has approved the construction of six railway lines and a railway bridge to cater to increased passenger and freight needs in various areas of the country.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


President                                           Secretary General 

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RLC New Delhi 17.02.2016.

Sri Naveen Kumar, Director, Establishment, Railway Board attended. From AILRSA Com MN Prasad, Com. MM Roly, Com. MP Deo and Com Ramsharan attended.
By S Lalitha   Published: 17th February 2016 
After a two-week journey from Yiwu, in Beijing’s industrial heartland in the eastern Zhejiang province, the 32-container train that arrived in Tehran on Monday is the first ever to traverse the fabled silk road between China and Iran.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

To run goods trains in cold conditions, railways today joined hands with Sweden for technical cooperation in rail sector between both countries. 
All components, even those sourced from Japan, will be manufactured in India, says Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal.

Written by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published:February 15, 2016 

A consumer Court here has ordered the Railways to pay Rs 13,000 as compensation to a man who was bitten by a rat while travelling from Mumbai to Ernakulam in an AC coach of Duronto Express in 2012. 
The Central Working Committee of AILRSA held at Gandhi Shanthi Prabishtan, Jodhpur on 11th and 12th February decided to conduct 21 st All India BGM at Desh Bhakth Yadgar Complex, Jalandar City, Northern Railway, Punjab, on 18 & 19 November 2016.
First cargo train from China to Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday, indicating a milestone in reviving the "Silk Road", which has opened a new chapter of win-win cooperation between China and Iran.

Monday, February 15, 2016

NEW DELHI: A majority of railway men are in favour of going ahead with the proposed indefinite strike from April 11th to press for the fulfilment of their demands, a railway union claimed today.

Friday, February 12, 2016

By Justin ParkinsonBBC News Magazine

11 February 2016 
Jodhpur: The Jodhpur division of the North Western Railway becomes the first division to have an advanced locomotive simulator. This will prove a milestone in training budding loco-pilots to meet requirements of modern locomotives. , who were lagging behind in absence of the advanced training module till now.
Indian Railways will export 120 modern LHB coaches to Bangladesh at an estimated cost of Rs 367 crore, with the first consignment of 40 set to be dispatched in March.
By: PTI | New Delhi | February 10, 2016 
Indian Railways has launched a mobile application for booking unreserved tickets on many suburban lines and some long distance routes. It can be utilised for buying unreserved tickets at any station in Secunderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu launched the app through remote video link from New Delhi, and the function was held at Platform No. 10 of the Secunderabad railway station on Wednesday.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CBI despite filing the CFSL result in respect of CDs has chosen not to file the CDs along with the supplementary charge sheet and waited till the evidence of the witness commenced.
TNN | Feb 11, 2016,
Nagpur: The death of a loco pilot working with the Nagpur division of Central Railway is shrouded in mystery. The victim, identified as Rajesh Naksulwar (48), was run over by a goods train on the tracks besides platform number 1 on Wednesday. Railway officials are clueless how the mishap occurred.
World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: February 11, 2016 
The two trains were supposed to pass one another at a station where the track was divided, and a safety system installed on much of Germany's labyrinthine rail network was supposed to automatically brake trains that end up on the same track.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Having agitated for over four decades to get “just working hours and conducive working atmosphere”, the All India Loco Running Staff Association is disappointed after the Railway Board finally acted on their demands.

Three years after a high-power committee submitted its report on duty hours of loco pilots, the board, during February first week, accepted 70 out of 89 recommendations. The association claimed that the left-out recommendations were the ones that could have soothed their demands.

Monday, February 8, 2016

| Press Trust of India | Updated: February 08, 2016 
Press Trust of India | New Delhi February 8, 2016 

Gearing up to run trains at higher speed, railways will this month unveil modern coaches equipped with automatic sliding doors and electro-pneumatically assisted brake system to assist in operating at 200 kmph speed. 
Sri Pradeep Kumar Sinha,, Cabinet Secretary

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

Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure  39A, North Block
Ifrah Mufti, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

TBI Reader  February 6, 2016 

The views expressed in this article are that of the author’s and do not in any way reflect the views of the organisation.
Aparajita Ray | TNN | Feb 6, 2016, 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Delhi, Feb 5 : The increase in speeds of trains and safely operating higher axle loads on existing networks are the major challenges facing railway engineers, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Kumar Sinha said on Friday.
BENGALURU: The proposed suburban train service aimed to redress the city’s traffic woes came a step closer to being realised with the Banaswadi Railway Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) shed getting the green signal.
The last week of January this year saw headlines about two tragic losses of life at the railway stations of Dadar and Borivali in Mumbai. Both the gruesome accidents were recorded by CCTV cameras, and the videos went viral on social media and TV networks.

Friday, February 5, 2016

More than 40 passengers on the Indian Railways Bengaluru-bound Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Express train were injured after its four coaches derailed in Vellore district, around 170 km from here, according to reports.
“Preventing cattle from entering the tracks on this route is the main worry. The decision to completely fence this route essentially stems from that,” an official said.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Delhi, Feb 4(PTI) Focussing on information technology, railways is developing modules to monitor rail temperature and bridge water level online as part of the Track Management System (TMS) across the country.

In the last week of January 2016, two tragic losses of life, one at the railway station of Dadar and the other at Borivali in Mumbai, made the headlines. Both incidents were recorded by CCTV cameras installed at the stations. Before long, the videos of these two gruesome accidents went viral on social media and TV networks.
Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital Inaugurates National Technical Seminar & Technical Exhibition organized by the Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India) (IPWE) 
Rattled by the rising number of accidents on the suburban railways, the Western Railway (WR) is considering a complete overhaul of its passenger safety guidelines. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rail traffic was affected on Arakkonam-Chennai section after the Nilagiri (Blue Mountain) Express was stopped at the Arakkonam station for four hours owing to a technical snag.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016
S Vishnu Sharmaa

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) of Rs 40,000 crore was announced in the 2015-16 Rail Budget.
With the rail network no longer being the preferred mode of transport for the cost-conscious private sector, all stops must be pulled to get them on board.
By: RC Acharya | February 1, 2016 
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times | 
Updated: Feb 01, 2016 

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