Wednesday, November 25, 2015

When a train pilot says ‘I’m sick’, it’s time for a leak

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.

Bank employees association defers December strike

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.

7th CPC report some points




Compensation for train delay

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.

Railways Signs Assured Off Take (AOT) Agreements With SAIL-RITES

With the Signing of the Agreement, the Factory Commences Production of Modern Stainless Steel Wagons

Railway staffers stand firm against 7th pay panel

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.

China Railway Group team wins $1.6 billion Hungary high-speed rail contract

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 Division BGM

AILRSA Bengaluru Divisional Biennial General Body Meeting held on 24.11.15 at St. Mathews Church Hall, in Bengaluru Railway colony.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pay panel recommendations

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 

7 {+t} {+h} Pay Commission

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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Journey of a woman loco pilot

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.

Comment about Indian Express news on 18.11.15

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”.

Train Driver Brings Woman, Daughter Back on Life's Track

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.

7th CPC

The Commission has completed its deliberations and will submit the report to the Government of India on 19.11.2015 at 19:30 hours

Suresh Prabhu urges Japanese pension funds to invest in railways

After US, Japan has the largest market share of pension fund assets across the world with around 12% share

Railways wants to analyse call records, loco pilots warn of strike

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

10-yr-old boy stopped train, saved 850 lives

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.

10 Dead as French High-Speed Train Derails During Test Run

World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: November 15, 2015 

Friday, November 13, 2015

BJP backed trade union takes U-turn on FDI policy

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

Train services hit due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu

Officials of the meteorological department said Chennai might continue to receive moderate to heavy rainfall till Tuesday.

Tiruchi Loco Shed aims at achieving IMS certification

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.

High-speed railway network: Panel under NITI takes over appraisal process

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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Railways doubles cancellation charges 'to end ticket blackmarketing'

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.

Loco pilots in SCR zone a sleep-deprived lot

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

Eurostar Service Delayed After Train Crashes Into Wild Boar