Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Commercial Accounting must for IR for big investment to pour in: Bibek Debroy

Courtesy Charles Dickens we have the cliched Micawber Principle: “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds nought and six, result misery.” This does apply to many situations, including Indian Railways (IR).

Monday, August 3, 2015

27,581 Indians died in railway accidents in 2014

A total of 27,581 Indians died in 2014 in railway related accidents, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau shows.

The NCRB has recorded railway-related accidents in two categories - railway and railways crossing accidents.

Now, 7,200 tickets can be booked per minute on IRCTC

Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha ​told the Parliament that the capacity of the e-ticket system has been expanded. ​Earlier, only 2,000 tickets could be booked per minute.

"In the time to come, we will increase the (ticket booking) capacity," he added.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital

NAIROBI: Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials said on Friday, replacing the colonial-era railway known as the "Lunatic Express".

Bengal train services hit by heavy showers

Heavy overnight rains triggered by cyclone Komen flooded vital railway stations and railway car sheds in West Bengal hitting train services on Saturday.

Ganga Ram Agarwal takes over as new Secretary, Railway Board

Mr. Ganga Ram Agarwal, an officer of Indian Railway Services of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE), has been posted as the new Secretary, Railway Board.

Army honours railwaymen who averted Dinanagar train blast

The Indian Army on Saturday honoured two railway employees who averted a major tragedy by spotting live bombs planted by terrorists on a railway bridge near Dinanagar town in Punjab's Gurdaspur district on July 27.

Friday, July 31, 2015

German pilots’ union capitulates to Lufthansa

Last Friday, the pilots’ union Cockpit published a declaration of surrender in the current labour dispute with Lufthansa, agreeing to almost all the company’s demands. If the aviation group agrees to sit down with the union on this basis, Cockpit will dispense with further strikes.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Railway engineer, branch manager sentenced for amassing wealth

PUNE: The special judge for CBI cases, Visakhaptnam on July 24 convicted and sentenced Katakam Jogendra Reddy, then senior section engineer, wagon workshop, South Central Railway, Guntu-palli, Vijayawada, Krishna district for possession of dispropor-tionate assets to three years rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs 25,000.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Indian Railways to test its solar-powered trains to reduce pollution

In a bid to reduce diesel consumption in trains, the Indian railways have sort to harness solar energy to run their trains. This will prove to be highly cost-effective to the railways by saving upto Rs 1.24 lakh per coach year.

Running Room Management System has been brought in to monitor Motormen and Motor Guards

New Delhi: The Railway Board has asked other all the 17 Zonal Railways to follow the system implemented by Western Railway (WR) where a newly installed machine reads the punch-in time of motormen and motor guards at Mumbai Central Running Room i.e. rest room allotted to them.

Suresh Prabhu wants higher pay to CRB

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has written to chairman of the pay commission, seeking higher payscale for the posts of Chairman of the Railway Board and General Managers (GM) of zonal railways.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Courageous railway trackman saves 270 lives

Trackman Ashwani Saini turned out to be the saviour for 270 passengers of the Amritsar-bound 54612 down passenger train that came to a grinding halt just 3 km away before Dinanagar.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

AC local project on track, launch by March 2016

The Integral Coach Factory on Saturday released the first pictures of the air-conditioned local train being manufactured for Mumbai. The train is expect ed to arrive in the city by October this year. After a series of trials, it will be commissioned into service before March 2016.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

B’luru railways get customer friendly; introduce facilities for disabled, web, app - See more at: http://www.newskarnataka.com/bangalore/bluru-railways-get-customer-friendly-introduce-facilities-for-disabled-web-app#sthash.kh95TnrY.dpuf

Bengaluru: With an aim to make Bengaluru City railway station disabled-friendly and convenient to the senior citizens, Bengaluru division Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Dr Anup Dayanand Sadhu with Additional in-charge of Bengaluru division inaugurated the free cart service on July 23.

Facts About The Indian Railway That Will Surprise You!

Indian Railways have been running for a successful 162 years since 1853. It is the railway in the country that has made traveling around and commuting within easy and accessible to the common man.

Railway ministry: 8 achievements that really aren't (Special to IANS)

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS/IndiaSpend) During the one year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's term, the ministry of railwayshas claimed several "new beginnings" and "key reforms". Among its achievements: More rail track (1,375 km) electrified in one year than ever before; earnings increased 12 percent; more bio-toilets installed; and a feasibility report received from Japan for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train during 2014-15.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Judgement of CAT Bengaluru on 46 hrs PR Case 09.06.15

OA No. 960 to 963 of 2014, Central Administrative Tribunal, Bengaluru bench, Judgement on 09.06.2015
The 46 hrs PR case filed by IRLRO.

Clamp down on people travelling in motorman's cabin to curb mishaps

A four-member committee appointed to probe the Churchgate station accident has recommended restricting the number of people travelling in the motorman's cabin. They also sought more depots along Western Railway's suburban stations.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

E Sreedharan panel report on J&K rail link a paper alignment: Railways tells Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI: The Railway Board today told the Delhi High Court that recommendations of E Sreedharan panel on the Katra-Banihal rail link to the Kashmir Valley was only a "paper alignment" and requires further studies.

AILRSA SWR Gate meeting on 23.07.15

AILRSA South Western Railway  Zone organised

GATE MEETING on 23.07.2015 in front of all CREW BOOKING DEPOTS


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Railway staff unhappy with medicare at Danapur hospital

PATNA: Danapur Railway Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals of Indian Railways catering to the needs of about 14,000 railway employees and 6,000 pensioners of the Danapur division of East Central Railway (ECR). At present, it is providing medicare to about one lakh patients, including dependents of railway employees.

Railways woo Banking sector

Wooing the banking and financial sector, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has rolled out ambitious investment plan of Rs 8.5 lakh crore in the coming five years in the public transporter.


The Confederation and all its affiliated organizations shall participate in the nationwide one day strike on 2nd September 2015 as per the call of all Central Trade Unions and independent Federations.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RRI Itarsi restored

Itarsi: The new Route Relay Interlocking (RRI) panel at Itarsi Railway Station in Madhya Pradesh has started functioning at 14:50 hrs on 21.07.2015. As a result of the functioning of the new RRI, train movement via Itarsi is now becoming normal which was badly disrupted for the last 34 days. However, very few trains will still remain cancelled for next 2 – 3 days due to rake imbalance on account of sudden cancellation of trains. Only 15 trains will be cancelled on 22nd July 2015 and only 11 trains will be cancelled on 23rd July 2015.