Jul 28, 2016

Ritu Beri presents 4 themes for new uniforms to Railway Ministry

Ritu Beri presents 4 themes for new uniforms to Railway Ministry








Anti Collision Device (ACD) developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) was provided as a pilot project on 1736 Route Kilometres on Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). Complex operational and technical problems were experienced during these trials which could not be fully resolved by KRCL due to design limitation of ACD. As such, proliferation of ACD is not contemplated. Indian Railways have planned for alternative Automatic Train Protection (ATP) Systems and in this regard following pilot projects have been taken up for evaluating their technical suitability on Indian Railways. 1. Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) – Pilot launched on South Central Railway in Lingamapalli-Vikarabad-Wadi & Vikarabad-Bidar (250 Route Kms) section of Secunderabad Division. 2. Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) – Pilot successfully implemented on: (i) Chennai-Gummidipundi suburban section (50 RKms). (ii) Nizamuddin-Agra main line section (200 RKms). (iii) Kolkata Metro Dum Dum- Kavi Subhash section (25 RKms). It has been decided to undertake trial of Ultrasonic Broken Rail Detection system (UBRD) on Northern Railway and North Central Railway over 25 Km of track each. This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

As on 31.03.2016, the holding of coaches (excluding EMU, MEMU and DEMU) over Indian Railways is about 53000. This is being utilized over Indian Railways. 

To facilitate female passengers, following facilities have been provided: (i) In Sleeper Class coach, reservation quota of 6 berths has been earmarked in Mail/Express trains on non-suburban section for ladies irrespective of age travelling alone or in a group of female passengers. 

Anti-Collision Device in Trains & Ultrasonic Broken Rail Detection System

Anti Collision Device (ACD) developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) was provided as a pilot project on 1736 Route Kilometres on Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). 

Complex operational and technical problems were experienced during these trials which could not be fully resolved by KRCL due to design limitation of ACD. As such, proliferation of ACD is not

Measures to Boost freight traffic by Indian Railways

 Indian Railways is the most environmental friendly in transportation sector. It is a major player in transport market. The Government is committed to improve the share of Indian Railways in the freight market and this is reflected in the Budget announcement made during the current year. In Budget it has been announced that a review of tariff policy will be undertaken to evolve a competitive rate structure vis-a-vis other modes, permit multi-point loading/unloading and apply differentiated tariffs to increase utilization of alternate routes.

Railway Infrastructure Development in Hilly and North Eastern States

There are 26 ongoing projects falling partly/fully in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States. An amount of ` 5946 Crore in 2014-15, ` 6687 Crore in 2015-16 and ` 6531 Crore in 2016-17 has been allotted for these projects falling fully/partly in the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States.
Due to continuous efforts and focused approach, following sections have been completed/commissioned since April, 2013 in these states.

Track Management in Railways


Indian Railways have a system of scheduled inspections by Railway officials which, inter alia, includes daily inspection by Keyman, inspection/monitoring at predefined interval by various levels of inspecting officials and measurement/monitoring of track parameters by Track Recording Cars (TRCs) and Oscillation Monitoring System (OMS). In addition, directives/instructions/guidelines are issued and special drives are launched from time to time at various levels viz. Divisions, Zonal Railways and Railway Board. 

Track renewal is a continuous activity, which is to be undertaken as and when a stretch of track becomes due for renewal on age-cum-condition basis. Track renewals are planned in advance every year and their execution is prioritized according to condition of track and overall availability of funds ensuring all the time that the track is in a sound condition for safe running of trains. 

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

R & D Units of the Ministry of Railways

Research, Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), situated at Lucknow, is the sole Research and Development (R&D) organisation of Indian Railways and functions as the technical advisor to Railway Board and Zonal Railways. The aims and objectives assigned to RDSO include the following:

 Development of new and improved designs of systems and equipments
 Development, adoption and absorption of new technology for use on Indian Railways

Trial of Talgo Train

The trials with Talgo Coaches started with effect from 24.05.2016. The trials on main line track have been completed. The trials on Rajdhani track are under progress. 

The main features of Talgo Coaches are:- 

(i) Natural tilting leading to higher speed on curves. 

Setting Up Of Rail Development Authority

Ministry of Railways brought out for public consultation a concept paper on setting up of Rail Development Authority of India which envisages an independent Authority housed outside Ministry of Railways for functions such as tariff determination, ensuring fair play and level playing field for private investments, setting efficiency and performance standards and dissemination of information. 

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

Trials on Train Collision Avoidance System

Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) is being indigenously developed by Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) in association with Indian Vendors. This Safety system is aimed at providing capability to prevent train accidents caused due to driver’s error of Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) or over-speeding. 

Making Drinking Water Available at Railway Stations

It is Railways’ endeavour to provide drinking water at all stations on Indian Railways. As such, eight stations viz. Bhopal, Dwarka, Gadag, Guwahati, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Madurai, Patna and Tirupati stations have been identified for provision of RO drinking water units on experimental basis. Further, 346 Water Vending Machines have been provided at stations. 

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha 

Security of Trains In The Naxal Affected Areas

Prevention and detection of crime, registration of cases and maintenance of law and order over Railways is the statutory responsibility of States which is being discharged by them through the Government Railway Police (GRP). In addition, security of tracks, bridges and tunnels is the responsibility of concerned District Police. As such, State Governments concerned are primarily responsible to formulate any scheme to ensure security of passengers against naxal threat. 

Janani Sewa Scheme of Indian Railways

As announced in the Rail Budget 2016-17, Zonal Railways have been advised to ensure availability of baby food, hot milk and hot water at Railway stations on payment basis. Presently, the items under Janani Sewa Scheme are available on most of the major Railway stations. Further, Indian Railway

Suvidha Trains

With effect from 01.07.2015, Suvidha trains on variable fares are introduced for meeting demand peaks as may arise from time to time during summer, winter, festivals and on other occasions. The following types of Suvidha trains are introduced. 

(i). Fully air-conditioned services with or without stoppages. 

(ii). Mixed services having no enroute commercial stoppages on mixed Duronto pattern. 

(iii). Mixed services having some stoppages enroute and running as Mail/Express. 

Anil Kakodkar Committee Report on Railway Safety

High Level Safety Review Committee was constituted by the Ministry of Railways on 16.09.2011 under the chairmanship of Dr. Anil Kakodkar. The Committee submitted its report on 17.02.2012. 

The Committee had made 106 recommendations covering various aspects viz. General Safety Matters, Organizational Structure, Empowerment at Working Level, Safety Related Works and

Modernization of Indian Railways

 Modernisation is an ongoing and continuous process on Indian Railways. In order to obtain latest technical knowhow of the world Railways, Ministry of Railways have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for technical cooperation with various foreign countries/railways viz. France, Germany, Czech Republic, China, South Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom, Japan, Russia and Sweden which inter alia includes modernization of rail infrastructure including railway stations.
The ongoing cooperation projects through the MoUs signed between Ministry of Railways and foreign railways/countries include:-  

S.N
Country
Projects
1.
China
(i) High Speed Rail feasibility study for Delhi-Nagpur section with financing from Chinese side (ii) Feasibility study for upgradation of Speeds to 160 kmph on Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysore corridor with financing from Chinese side.

Make in India Initiatives of Indian Railways

In order to give boost to the “Make in India” scheme and to generate more jobs in India, the following projects have been sanctioned by Railways: 

(i) Setting up of a traction alternator manufacturing factory for high horse power Diesel Locomotives at Vidisha.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Green Industrial Units.

Minister of Railways E-Released “Final Report on the Passenger Feedback Survey at major Railway Stations for Cleanliness Ranking.”
 In the august presence of Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Railways and Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) to evaluate the Green Initiatives and rate the performance of Industrial Units of

7 Occupants Of A Road Van Died When The Van Dashed Against The Engine Of A Passenger Train In Bhadohi Sant Ravidas Nagar District) Of Uttar Pradesh

The Carelessness On The Part Of The Van Driver Led To This Tragic And Unfortunate Incident  

Railway Minister Expresses Profound Grief Over The Loss Of Innocent Lives

Railway Minister Announces Ex-Gratia Payments To The Victims On Humanitarian Ground

A three Member Committee of Railway Officers Constituted to Enquire Into The Incident


In Uttar Pradesh, one road VAN (TATA Magic) dashed against the engine of the Train 55125 Manduadih – Allahabad City Passenger Train at an unmanned level crossing between Katka and Madhosingh Stations in Bhadhohi (Sant Ravidas Nagar District) at 7:35 AM today i.e. 25.07.2016.

Railway Minister to Inaugurate ‘First Green Train Corridor namely Rameswaram-Manamadurai’ free from human waste discharge tomorrow

In order to contribute to mission ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by Prime Minister of India, Ministry of Railways have taken up a mammoth task of providing human discharge free bio-toilets in all its coaches and the same would be completed by September 2019. With provision of bio-toilets in all its coaches discharge of human waste from trains on to the ground would be completely stopped which in turn would help in improving cleanliness and hygiene. Ministry of Railways have already provided 40,750 bio-toilets in its coaches till 30th June, 2016 and in the current financial year, it is planned to fit additional 30,000 bio-toilets. 

 

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