Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Japan's bullet train reaches Hokkaido
HuffPost India | By Ivan Mehta

Posted: 30/03/2016 
Dear Pandhi,

There is nothing like stealing the issues of IRLRO by AILRSA. All the issues are the issues of Loco Running Staff and not monopoly of any union. Any union including AIRF, NFIR, BMS or IRLRO can take these issues on their own style and succeed over it, and after that claim it as their baby.
Depressed volumes, easing of fuel and traction costs and a minor increase in passenger and freight tariffs are the reasons

Sudheer Pal Singh | New Delhi March 30, 2016 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SWR hopeful of commissioning the new line by this December

The South Western Railway (SWR) will miss the March 2016 deadline given by the then Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda to complete the Bengaluru-Hassan new railway line.

Monday, March 28, 2016

28 March 2016 | New Delhi
Doing away with this provision would vacate around 20 million seats, according to the Indian Railways

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bullet-train passenger numbers at 340 million last financial year were more than three times the figure for domestic air travellers
Bibek Debroy March 25, 2016 
Friday, March 25, 2016 
Mr. Godwill Ntarmah, the General Secretary of Ghana Railway Workers Union, has appealed to the Government to place the more than 1,500 railway workers on the Public Sector Payroll to forestall occasional delays and non-payment of salaries.

A first information report (FIR) has been registered against Ajeet Saxena, the Chief Commercial Manager of Southern Railway, at Flower Bazaar police station in connection with an incident earlier this week, when a section of women railway employees barged into his office.

Friday, March 25, 2016

CHENNAI: Railways on Wednesday suspended nine women commercial staff who picketed chief commercial manager Ajeet Saxena after barging into his room at Southern Railway headquarters on Tuesday. The women are named in a Government Railway Police FIR.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dear comrades,

Whenever AILRSA calls for a struggle, AIRF/NFIR misguide running staff that JCM will only solve issues. But JCM decision dated 15.02.2016 for judicial review committee on HOER was hijacked by AIRF and NFIR. AIRF created world record by demanding 4 hours super-intensive classification when AILRSA won the 6 hours intensive classification case.

A day after a section of women employees barged into the office of the Chief Commercial Manager (CCM) at Southern Railway headquarters, members of many trade unions came openly in support of the railway administration.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

AGRA: Assistant loco-pilot of newly launched special passenger train between Agra Fort to Etah was injured in an incident of stone pelting on Tuesday evening, when the train was crossing Shivwala Tehu.Irked over no halt at Shivwala Tehu which is close to Barhan Junction, the local residents attacked train.
ByANI    Wednesday, March 23, 2016 
Venue: Committee Room, Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhawan
Date of Meeting: Thursday, the 1 st March, 2016
Time of Meeting: 6:45 PM
The Government hiked dearness allowance (DA) by 6 per cent, benefiting over 1 crore central government employees and pensioners. The hike, which will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 14,724.74 crore annually, will take effect from January 1, 2016, 
The Central Government Employees are waiting for the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission. As per the reports received, the 7th Pay Commission Pay recommendations may be notified in June after the model code of conduct of states polls which in place is in place till 21st May 2016, which is being considered as cut off point for the notification of pay commission. To be on safer side, Government most likely will release notification regarding the latest pay commission only after 21st May 2016.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

An Odisha based activist has sought intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the apex rights panel of the country over no-toilets train running in the Indian Railways.

Namita Banka marches on with determination to provide sanitation solutions
By S Lalitha    22nd March 2016 

Monday, March 21, 2016

KIRSTY LAWRENCE   15:07, March 21 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Government must remove impediments and collaborate with private sector to provide efficient and reliable transportation.
BHOPAL/JABALPUR: Madhya Pradesh unit of CBI team raided 23 premises across country in connection with Railways electrification scam. Agency registered two separate cases against 21 people and Delhi-based M/s CIPL-Cobra for irregularities.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

 Press Trust of India | Updated: March 19, 2016   by Taboola 
By Express News Service   18th March 2016 
After learning that police had arrested S.R. Biradar, Additional Divisional Engineer of Hubbali Division, and named seven others in the case, railway staff gathered at Hubballi Railway Station to protest. The numbers started swelling.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Press Trust of India , 17 March 2016
Indian Railways, in a bid to improve efficiency and quality of rail services, says railway users' consultative committees would be set up at various levels so that they get opportunities to consult with railway administration, Parliament was told on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Railways will conduct reviews to identify inefficient officers and smarten up workforce.

Performance of railway officers, who have completed 30 years of services or 55 years of age, will now be reviewed following which, those found inefficient will be forced to retire. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

By S Lalitha The New Indian Express.    14th March 2016 

BENGALURU: Quick thinking by loco pilot (LP) B S Balakrishna Naidu of Prashanti Express, who had applied emergency brakes, brought the train to a halt just 50 metres away from the woman and her infant near the Benniganahalli level crossing. With a sense of huge relief after the hair-raising incident on the tracks, he continued his journey later on. 


An alert loco pilot stopped a train and saved a woman, who was attempting suicide by jumping on to the tracks along with her four-month-old daughter, at Byappanahalli on Sunday.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tucked away in a corner at the far end of the New Delhi Railway Station, where trains trundle up to get washed and readied for their journey, stands a lone, discoloured, freight container. Long abandoned by shippers, its door is tightly shut, but a low, whirring sound can be heard from within.

Friday, March 11, 2016

India will supply 18 metre gauge diesel electric locomotives to Myanmar to augment the locomotive fleet of the country's railways which will help meet increasing demand for passenger and freight traffic, an official statement said here on Friday.

The commuters in the Mannargudi-Manamadurai Passenger train had a miraculous escape on Wednesday when an alert farmer detected a rail fracture on the tracks near Sambaveli village between Mannargudi and Nidamangalam and alerted the authorities.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Indian Railways has been taking measures in harnessing the abundantly available solar energy for its electrical needs thereby assisting in conserving the valuable conventional fuels and also reducing carbon emission to environment.
Rs 6,095-crore shortfall is the first in five years

Sudheer Pal Singh | New Delhi March 9, 2016 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Over 200 Indian Railways accidents out of the total 292 were caused due to failure of railway staff in the last few years with action being taken against 542 employees and penalties imposed in over 500 cases.
Mumbai Mirror | Mar 8, 2016,
NJCA meeting held at JCM (NC) staffside office on 07th March 2016, after detailed deliberations has decided to postpone the indefinite strike date of 11th April 2016 and strike notice serving date of 11th March 2016 to 11th July 2016 and 09th June 2016 respectively. The following are the reasons which necessitated the change in dates.
PublishedMar 8, 2016, 
Despite creating history, Satyavathi maintains that her job remains just the same.
By S Lalitha    08th March 2016 
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 
The bullet train is expected to cover the 508km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in about two hours, running at a maximum speed of 350kmph and operating speed of 320kmph.
The Indian Railways’ move comes within a fortnight of the Union rail budget proposing to raise non-fare earnings

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Named SRESHTA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology and Holistic Advancement), the new entity will comprise mostly scientists and railway experts.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) is a British trade union representing train drivers  It is part of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITWF) and the European Transport Workers' Federation.
Unionised pilots at Korean Air, South Korea’s flagship airline, are conducting a work-to-rule in a dispute over a new work agreement. While Korean Pilots Union (KPU) members had voted for strike action, the union used a district court injunction lodged by the carrier to restrict industrial action to work bans.
A new Russian train, the DP-S, manufactured by the Moscow region-based railcar manufacturer Metrowagonmash, has been changing rail transit in Serbia.
Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Last Updated: March 05, 2016 
At present there are 17 Railway Zones and 68 Divisions in the country. The details are given below:
In 2006, China opened the railway to Lhasa, which passes spectacular icy peaks on the Tibetan highlands, reaching altitudes as high as 5,000 m (16,400 ft) above sea level
NEW DELHI: India is set for a quantum leap in infrastructure and concerted efforts are being made to bolster growth in highways, I-ways and railways, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said.
Central trade unions, including the RSS-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, have opposed the Budget proposal to tax EPF withdrawal and contribution
Bengaluru - The Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered issue of notice to liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his defunctKingfisher Airlines and nine other respondents on a petition filed by bankers, including SBI, seeking his arrest and impounding of his passport for defaulting on loans.

Friday, March 4, 2016

New Delhi: The union cabinet was apprised of three important technological cooperation agreements Indian Railways inked with Japan and Russia in December 2015 on Wednesday.
The World Bank has been approached to explore the possibility of setting up of a Railway Infrastructure Development Fund, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

An angry mob of the Central Railway Mazdoor Sangh (CRMS) protested outside the railway offices at CST after two long distance drivers running the Latur Express were removed from service. The decision was taken by Central Railway (CR) officials since the train was running at 9 pm and could have collided with a suburban train but the union has threatened that if the decision is not reversed they will be forced to call a strike.
Dear comrades,
We were in an indefinite fast before the DRM office demanding the atrocities of Vijayakumar to be reined; and takeaway him from the administrative control of loco running staff. We had specifically pointed out that indiscriminate issuance of charge sheets on flimsy ground, totally around 150 be withdrawn. The appeal against several in human punishment be disposed of. The anti Running Staff attitude of the Vijayakumar made our life miserable. 
Ministry of Railways have formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) named National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited to implement the project of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train . 
New Delhi - Facing strong opposition from different quarters over the proposal to tax 60 percent of withdrawals from provident fund, the government issued detailed clarification on the matter on Tuesday evening. At the same time, it has also hinted at a partial rollback of the proposal.
Operator tied cord around throttle, report says
 Mar 01, 2016

BOSTON —The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority released the final report on an incident regarding a runaway train in December.
Indian Railway has given permission for the trial run of high speed Talgo trains on two routes, including Delhi-Mumbai section.
By: PTI | New Delhi | March 1, 2016 
Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary has held first round of discussion with JCM National Council Standing Committee members on strike Charter of demands on 1st March 2016.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

THE HANS INDIA | Mar 01,2016 , 
The Union budget 2016-17 presented by Hon’able Finance Minister in the parliament on 29th Feb 2016 . has the total expenditure in the Budget for 2016-17 has been projected at Rs 19.78 lakh crore, consisting of Rs 5.50 lakh crore under Plan and Rs 14.28 lakh crore under Non-Plan. The increase in Plan expenditure is in the order of 15.3% over current year.

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