Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bullet train can wait, needs more feasibility study: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Bullet train can wait, needs more feasibility study: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

IndiaToday.in  New Delhi, May 21, 2015Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the much-hyped bullet train project needs more feasibility studies before the government decides on its implementation.

As rlys goes to people, top officials go overseas

May 22 2015 : The Times of India (Pune)
As rlys goes to people, top officials go overseas
New Delhi:

Bullet Train

BULLET TRAIN ON TRACK: Railway Minister

Monday, May 18, 2015

RAILWAY OFFICERS TO TRAVEL IN 2nd CLASS

RAILWAY OFFICERS TO TRAVEL IN 2nd CLASS

From child labourer to loco pilot


From child labourer to loco pilot

B. Kolappan

Rly board wary of door closing system in trains

Rly board wary of door closing system in trains


Mumbai : After the successful trials of the first train with automatic door closing system, the going has got tough for railway officials who had written to the Railway Board (RB) seeking their permission for changing all the trains with the similar function of door closing technology.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Railways is facing an acute shortage of about 2,000 wagons every day.

Railways facing shortage of 2,000 wagons daily
 17 May 2015 

With the wagon procurement programme running behind schedule, railways is facing an acute shortage of about 2,000 wagons every day.
It needs them for carrying coal, causing strain on its ambitious target of transporting 1.18 billion tons freight this year.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Railways to impart skill training at its facilites


Railways to impart skill training at its facilites



NEW DELHI: Taking cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skill development vision, the railways has decided to use its vast spread of infrastructure such as workshops, production units and locomotive sheds besides skilled human resources to train youths of the areas where these facilities are located.

Railways Pulls Chain on 'Snail-driven' Freight Train

Railways Pulls Chain on 'Snail-driven' Freight Train

16th May 2015 06:02 AM

KOCHI: The Railways has grounded the operations of its first private cargo special train — the Parcel Cargo Express — flagged off from Chalakkudy in October last year, after transporting companies backed out citing huge losses caused by poor logistics.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Railways lost Rs 29,000 crore due to leaks in dual freight system: CAG

Railways lost Rs 29,000 crore due to leaks in dual freight system: CAG


Friday, May 8, 2015

Railways gets AC diesel electric multiple unit

Railways gets AC diesel electric multiple unit

T E Raja Simhan

Rlys unable to meet operation cost of passenger services: CAG



Rlys unable to meet operation cost of passenger services: CAG
Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 
May 8, 2015

Railways has not been able to meet its operational cost of passenger services during the last five years, incurring a loss of nearly Rs 11,000 crore over this period, according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bio-toilets stink as commuters, authorities play blame game

Bio-toilets stink as commuters, authorities play blame game

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Instead of being dumped on the tracks, the waste in bio-toilets is collected in tanks (encircled) in which anaerobic bacteria convert it into harmless gas and water

AILRSA CEC Meeting, Rally & Dharna at New Delhi



AILRSA CEC on 03.05.2015 at Dr. BR Ambedkar Bhavan, Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi. Presided by Com. NB Dutta, Working President, Com. MNP submitted report and Com. Jit Singh Tank submitted accounts.

The CEC after deliberations passed the following resolutions.

Loco pilots demand better working conditions



Loco pilots demand better working conditions

Staff Reporter
Loco pilots from across the country gathered at Jantar Mantar here on Monday to demand that the Railways improve their working conditions as recommended by various committees in the past.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Safety Bill: Motor Workers to Hold Stir on Thursday


Safety Bill: Motor Workers to Hold Stir on Thursday
24th April 2015
KOCHI:The Kerala State Private Motor Thozhilali Federation (AITUC) will strike work on April 30 to protest against the Central Government’s move to enact the Road Transport and Safety Bill - 2014.

“Responsibilities of railway officers and employees have gone up”


“Responsibilities of railway officers and employees have gone up”

Special Correspondent

Active breath analyser test for loco pilots


Active breath analyser test for loco pilots

Staff Reporter

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Railways to go tough with locopilots

Railways to go tough with locopilots

DC | Krishna Kumar K E | April 28, 2015,

Panel Packs a Punch on Railway Finances

Panel Packs a Punch on Railway Finances


NEW DELHI: Holding the Railways’ sloppy financial management as the reason for defective budgeting over the years, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament said the excess expenditure above the original grants had become a recurring phenomenon.

Railway to wield the stick against errant loco pilots



Railway to wield the stick against errant loco pilots

Staff Reporter

With the public irked by the loco pilots’ flash strike on Sunday over the conduct of the breath-analyser test, the Southern Railway is expected to step up vigil against crew members who are under the influence of liquor and narcotic drugs while manning trains.

Locomotive rams platform at Nagercoil Junction


Locomotive rams platform at Nagercoil Junction

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Passengers stranded as loco pilots strike work


Passengers stranded as loco pilots strike work

Staff Reporter

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BIBEK DEBROY Committee report

BIBEK DEBROY Committee report: final report by Aug 2015
 
New Delhi: The Committee headed by Dr. Bibek Debroy on Mobilisation of Resources for Major Railways Projects and Restructuring of Railway Ministry and Railway Board has submitted its Interim Report in March 2015 containing, inter alia, recommendations o improving the functioning and performance of Railways.

Friday, April 24, 2015

CBI nabs railway official for taking Rs.1 lakh bribe

CBI nabs railway official for taking Rs.1 lakh bribe