May 22, 2016

Soon, hop off the metro, hop on to a bike


Imagine this scenario: you step out of the metro station, hop on to a Harley Davidson parked in the basement and head to office. This may soon become a reality. For now, commuters can rent basic two-wheelers or bicycles by the hour.

BMRCL has tied up with a startup to provide last-mile connectivity to commuters. It launched the pilot venture, called Metrobikes, at Trinity Station on Saturday.

The service will be available at Trinity and Baiyappanahalli stations from Monday and from Indiranagar, Peenya and Mantri Square Sampige Road from the first week of June.

BMRCL has tied up with Wickedride Adventure Services for this venture.

K.J. George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning, who flagged off the first bikes, said that it is gratifying to see startups trying to solve problems faced by commuters in the city.

“Let the youth come forward to solve the city’s problems,” Mr. George said.

After the entire Purple Line of Namma Metro was thrown open to the public, there has been a marked rise in the number of commuters. However, options for last-mile connectivity remain few and far in between.

Renting two-wheelers from stations with the option of returning them at any station would be useful.

“We plan to increase our fleet and extend services to other stations depending on the response we get from the commuters across the city,” said Nishchay A.G., technology head at Wickedride.

Thirty vehicles will be available at each station. The company currently offers non-geared two-wheelers and cycles, but there are plans to increase the fleet to include electric vehicles. Even non-metro commuters can rent a bike.

Luxury rides

Based on commuter feedback, there are plans to expand the fleet. “We are considering introducing high-end bikes on weekends when we anticipate demand for such vehicles,” said Mr. Nishchay.

(Reporting by Cinthya Anand)

Monday launch

Services at Trinity and Baiyappanahalli stations

Services at Indiranagar, Peenya and Mantri Square Sampige Road from June

Pricing for

two-wheelers

Rs. 20 is the minimum billing amount

It is valid for 30 minutes

and 3 km

Beyond 3 km, the rate will be Rs. 3 per km

Rs. 10 will be charged for every additional 30 minutes

All the two-wheelers are equipped with GPS

Pricing for cycles yet to

be announced

Rules for

two-wheelers

Furnish valid driving licence and ID proof

One helmet will be provided free of cost

Fee for additional helmet

Source - the hindu

Metro gets green award


New achievement:The Indian Green Building Council has devised a rating mechanism for metro stations and buildings on a scale of platinum, gold, silver, etc., for following green building specifications.— File Photo

Delhi Metro’s newly-opened Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section and the Receiving Sub-Station (RSS) at Mukundpur Depot have received the highest platinum rating for following green building norms by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

The IGBC has devised a rating mechanism for metro stations and buildings on a scale of platinum, gold, silver, etc., for following green building specifications.

Platinum ratings were also awarded to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) residential Complex metro enclave at Saket, while the DMRC headquarters at Metro Bhavan received a gold rating for maintaining green building norms.

“Green Metro Systems”

The awards were given on Friday during the second national conference on “Green Metro Systems” at Metro Bhavan. During the inaugural session, the DMRC also launched a web application for monitoring solar energy generation.

The IGBC’s Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) Rating is the world’s first exclusive rating system to address sustainability in the new monorail and metro rail systems. This rating system is a tool to enable new rail-based MRTS to apply green concepts during design and construction so as to further reduce environmental impacts that are measurable, said a DMRC spokesperson.

The objective of the IGBC Green MRTS Rating is to ensure environmental sustainability, while enhancing commuter experience.

“The Delhi Metro is developing all its phase 3 stations as green buildings. Adhering to green building norms, 12 metro stations of the Delhi Metro network in phase 3 of the project have already been awarded a platinum rating by the IGBC. This achievement will help stations to reduce their power consumption by 35 per cent,” the spokesperson said.

“The metro, being a mass transit rail-based system, is in any case environment-friendly. But we are continuously striving to make it more and more energy efficient with focus on greater care for the environment.” said DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh.

He emphasised water recycling and solar initiatives carried out by Delhi Metro, which reflects the organisation’s efforts at the micro level.

“Sustainability and enhanced commuting experience is built up in the DMRC system by design. The DMRC has set a benchmark in maintaining green norms and has inspired other upcoming metro systems in the country to follow its path of sustainable development,” said IGBC chairman Prem C. Jain.

Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli section and the Receiving Sub-Station (RSS) at Mukundpur Depot have received the highest platinum rating for following green building norms

Source - the hindu

7th CPC & Employee News: Hon’ble MoS has assured positively to enhance the ...

7th CPC & Employee News: Hon’ble MoS has assured positively to enhance the ...: BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH (An Industrial unit of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh)  Recognized by Ministry of Defence, Govt of India ...


Govt is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side – Confederation

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Govt is not in favour of a negotiated settlement o...GOVT SHOULD NOT TAKE THE JCM(NC) STAFF SIDE FOR A RIDE CONFRONTATION WILL BECOME INEVITABLE IF UNILATERAL ORDERS ARE ISSUED


It seems that Modi Govt. is not in favour of a negotiated settlement on the 7th CPC related issues with the staff side. The Seventh CPC report was submitted on 19th November 2015. Six months are almost over since then. Till date the Govt. has not come forward for a negotiated settlement. Instead, Empowered Committee of Secretaries (ECoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary conducted a meeting with the staff side on 1st March 2016. In the meeting Govt. did not disclose its mind on any of the demands raised by the staf fside in the charter of demands submitted to Govt. Staff side explained the justification for each demand but official side didn’t make any comment, either positive or negative. The concluding paragraph of the minutes of the meeting reads as follows:

“After hearing the participants, Cabinet Secretary observed that the deliberations have helped ECoS in understanding the major concerns of the staff side and said that all issues have been taken note of. He assured that fair consideration will be given to all points brought out by JCM before taking final views. He further stated that the ECoS needs to examine the Report of the Commission in entirety as well as the issues raised by JCM in consultation with all other stake holders. As such, it may take some time to take a final call on the recommendations of the Commission.”

It may be seen that, neither did the Govt. side made any commitment on any demands, nor did they indicate in the minutes that further discussion will be held with the staff side to arrive at a negotiated settlement on each demands. It seems that the Modi Govt is moving ahead to issue unilateral orders taking the staff side for a ride.

The JCM staff side Secretary, in his letter dated 2nd May 2016, addressed to Cabinet Secretary, has made the stand of the staff side clear, without any ambiguity. The letter reads as follows:

“I have been directed to draw your attention towards minutes of the Standing Committee of National Council JCM held on 7th May 2008 and our rejoinder submitted to Govt. in the matter of Report of 6th CPC.

You will kindly find that it was not only a general discussion, but also official side explained their views on each and every issue.

I would therefore request your good self to kindly arrange for similar type of meeting for bi-lateral settlement on each of the issues raised by the staff side, NC/JCM before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”

Thus the picture is clear now. The Govt, it seems, has a hidden agenda to take the staff side for granted without giving any further opportunity for a negotiated settlement. The staff side on the other hand has taken a position that if unilateral orders are issued, without taking the staff side into confidence, the NJCA shall go ahead with the indefinite strike from 11th July 2016 as already informed to the Govt. Employees have faith in the NJCA and they believe that the NJCA leadership shall assert itself and shall not compromise on major demands.

The coming days are crucial. If the Govt. adopts delaying tactics or issue unilateral orders rejecting our demands, then confrontation shall become inevitable. The stand taken by the then Nehru Govt. that “Pay Commission report is an award and is not negotiable” has resulted in the historic indefinite strike of 1960, which commenced on July 11th midnight.

The NJCA leadership should be ready for a showdown, if Modi Govt refuse to arrive at a negotiated settlement with the staff side as demanded by Secretary, JCM(NC) staff side.

M KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation

Source: confederationhq.blogspot.in

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नक्सलियों ने ट्रेन पर की फायरिंग, ड्राइवर को किया किडनैप, लूटे वॉकी-टॉकी

जमशेदपुर(झारखंड)। यहां के कोकपाड़ा स्टेशन पर धनबाद से पश्चिम बंगाल के झाड़ग्राम जा रही पैसेंजर ट्रेन (68020) के ड्राइवर को दर्जनभर नक्सलियों ने बीती देर रात अगवा कर लिया। रात में ट्रेन जैसे ही कोकपाड़ा स्टेशन पर रुकी,

IR to get on the robust IT framework, Creation of the post of CIO on cards



New Delhi: Indian Railways has embarked on a project to integrate its operations using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in order to synergise them and save on costs.

Announcing the project at an event for micro, small and medium enterprises in the IT sector, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said: “The whole idea is to integrate everything, to bring together the possibility of operational convergence through ERP.

SECR takes up Eco-Conservation in its Workshops and other Facilities

SECR HQ
Environment conservation is not limited to PSUs and private industrial units.

The South East Central Railway (SECR) is now ensuring its workshops and other facilities go cleaner and greener in the months to come.

Notably, SECR has decided to install an Incinerator at its Diesel Loco Shed in Raipur.

It would also seek clearance certificate from Chattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) for establishing and operating the incinerator.

Funding no more a constraint for Indian Railways


suresh prabhu on funding

Indian Railways has moved out of a phase of fund constraint to a state where funds are available and a shelf of projects ready to be financed.

While the national transporter has a funding window open from the Life Insurance Corporation, it is finalising a structure of funds to be floated jointly with the World Bank.

Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu told that Indian Railways was constrained last year by the lack of detailed project reports, which could be taken up for construction.

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Eligible MSMEs feel ignored for bidding in Railway Tenders!


MSME Railways

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The train will be pulled by the conventional diesel locomotive engine and the solar energy will be used to power the lighting and other internal electrical gadgets. All the coaches of the train will house the solar panel on the rooftop and will power the lights and fans inside the coach. The Indian Railways is upbeat about the project and is looking to generate 1,000MW of solar energy by 2020.

May 19, 2016

Feasibility/implementation study being carried out by SNCF for New Delhi – Chandigarh corridor of existing Indian Railways network.

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