Sep 20, 2014

Ready to quit Hyderabad metro rail project if issues not resolved: L&T

HYDERABAD: L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd, the developer of the 72-km elevated metro rail here, today said it has written a letter to the Telangana government and offered to walk out of the Rs 16,000 crore-plus project as a last resort if issues concerning it are not sorted out.

However, the infrastructure major also insisted that it was keen to complete the ambitious project, saying that exchange of such letters is a "common practice" between any two parties.
Source..economic times.

Sridharan tours Vijayawada for metro rail feasibility

Metro rail projects advisor E. Sreedharan and his team at VGTM-UDA going for a site visit in Vijayawada on Saturday.

Metro rail expert E.Sreedharan today toured the Vijayawada city to initiate studies on the potential for metro rail project in the proposed new capital for Andhra Pradesh.

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had earlier appointed him to take up feasibility study and suggest ways to develop metro rail projects in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam cities.

On his maiden visit to study the feasibility, he said that it would take few months to come up with concrete proposals.

He plans to visit Visakahpatnam after about 10 days to assess the ground situation.

Renowned engineer was associated with several metro rail projects, the Konkan Railways project and later with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in its design and execution and also management. He also assisted the unified Andhra Pradesh in the feasibility work and alignment for the Hyderabad metro rail project.

He suggested that the project could be taken up in 26 km on two corridors in phase one.

Sreedharan felt that it would be appropriate for the Government to take up the project rather than any other mode and indicated it might require about Rs. 7,500 crore as per early estimates. Detailed project report would be ready by January 2015.

He said that it was not necessary to link Guntur. At a later stage the newly developed area could be connected.
Source..the hindu business line

China to assist in high-speed rail corridors

NEW DELHI: China will work with India to build one of the proposed high-speed train corridors. Indian Railways will identify the project to be developed with Chinese cooperation. 

The China Railway Siyuan Survey and Design Group and other Chinese enterprises will conduct the feasibility study for one high-speed corridor and prepare a project report with its financing. China will also assist Indian Railways with its semi-high speed plans. It will help strengthen tracks so that the maximum speed of passenger trains can be increased to 160 kmph from 130 kmph.
To begin with, Chinese engineers will help commission the Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore corridor and help augment train for 160 kmph. After the recent successful trial on running a semi-high speed train from Delhi to Agra, Indian Railways has identified eight other corridors to run similar semi-high speed trains.
As per the action plan signed by both sides, Chinese experts will survey and design specified sections and train Indian personnel. The China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group will coordinate with the High-Speed Rail Corporation, a subsidiary Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. "A high-level team of officials will soon visit China," said a senior rail official.
The agreement signed by chairman Railway Board Arunendra Kumar and the administrator of China's National Railway Administration, Lu Dongfu, talks of redevelopment of railway stations, training in heavy-haul transportation of Indian Railway personnel and setting up of a Railway University in India. China will help redevelop two stations.
Source..times of india


Railways have decided to extend the run of premium weekly special train no 02695/02696 between Yeshwantpur & Jaipur. Accordingly, Train No. 02695 Yeshwantpur- Jaipur weekly premium special train will depart from Yeshwantpur at 12:00 hrs o­n every Thursday and reach Jaipur at 06:35 hrs o­n third day. This train will run from 02nd  October, 2014 to 30th October, 2014.
Similarly, Train No. 02696 Jaipur – Yeshwantpur weekly premium special train  will depart from Jaipur at 22:15 hrs o­n every Saturday and reach Yeshwantpur at 17:30 hrs o­n third day. This train will run from 04th October, 2014 to 01st November, 2014.


 Level Crossing Gate No. 26 between Jogeshwari and Goregaon stations will be remained closed for road traffic upto 30th September,2014 for repairing of road to be carried out by Central Rail Side Warehouse  Company.

जोगेश्वरीएवंगोरेगाँवकेबीचस्थितसमपारसंख्या 26सेंट्रलरेलसाइडवेअरहाउसिंगकॉर्पोरेशनद्वाराकियेजारहेमरम्मतकार्यकेकारण 30 सितम्बर, 2014तकसड़कयातायातहेतुबंदरहेगा।

(Sharat Chandrayan)
Chief Public Relations Officer


Central Railway will run 22 premium special trains between Lokmanya Tilak terminus to Varanasi / Gorakhpur to clear the extra rush of passengers during Puja/Diwali holidays. The details are as under:
Train No. 02067 premium special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n 10.10.2014, 17.10.2014, 24.10.2014, 31.10.2014 & 7.11.2014 at 07.50 hrs and arrive Varanasi at 07.45 hrs next day.
Train No.02068 premium special will leave Varanasi o­n 11.10.2014, 18.10.2014, 25.10.2014, 01.11.2014 & 8.11.2014 at 09.45 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 11.50 hrs next day.


Central Railway will run 22 premium special trains between Pune and Bhubaneshwar to clear the extra rush of passengers during Puja / Diwali festival as per details given under:

Train No. 02881 premium special will leave Pune at 11.15 hrs o­n every Tuesday from 23.9.2014 to 2.12.2014 (11 trips) and arrive Bhubaneshwar at 17.35 hrs next day.
Train No.02882 premium special will leave Bhubaneshwar at 22.15 hrs o­n every Sunday from 21.9.2014 to 30.11.2014 (11 trips) and will arrive Pune at 04.05 hrs o­n third day.

8 Special Trains between Pune and Tiruchchirappalli - Bookings for 06802 open


Central Railway has decided to run 8 Special trains between Pune and Tiruchirappalli to clear the extra rush of passengers during 2014 Puja/Diwali holidays.The details are as under:

Train No. 06802 Special will leave Pune 3.40 pm o­n 22.09.2014, 29.09.2014, 06.10.2014 and 27.10.2014 (4 trips) and arrive Tiruchirappalli at 07.15 pm. next day.
Train No. 06801 Special will leave Tiruchirappalli at 05.30 am o­n 21.09.2014, 28.09.2014, 5.10.2014 and 26.10.2014 (4 trips) and arrive Pune at 11.50 am next day.

Fake RRB website offering job, Railways approach Madhya Pradesh cyber cell

BHOPAL: The Railway Recruitment board (RRB) Bhopal has on Monday approached state cyber cell headquarters taking a proactive step to trace a recruitment racket who created a fake website to trick job aspirants into paying up to Rs 300 to 500 as fee for applying form a job that never was. 

Officials believe many must have already fallen prey to their trap. "We don't want innocent jobless people to get into this scam. We have informed the matter to the police to get these people behind bars," says Mahesh Chandra Panth, chairman RRB Bhopal. 

Sep 19, 2014

Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Railways to Review the Passing Out Parade of Sub-Inspectors, RPF

Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Railways to Review the Passing Out Parade of Sub-Inspectors, RPF

Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Railways will visit the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Training Centre, Moula Ali, Hyderabad o­n 19th September, 2014.
The Hon’ble Minister will review the Passing Out Parade of 421 Sub-Inspector Cadets, who will be commissioned into Railway Protection Force (RPF) o­n the occasion and will also address them. The Sub-Inspectors are being inducted after undergoing a rigorous training of nine months at the RPF Training Centres, at Hyderabad and Lucknow.
Shri P.K. Srivastava, General Manager, SCR; Shri Krishna Chowdary, Director General, RPF; Shri S.C.Parhi, Chief Security Commissioner, RPF, SCR and other senior officials and dignitaries will be present o­n this occasion. 

(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Office

“Safety Seminar” by Safety Directorate of Railway Board Held at Zonal Railway Training Institute, Moula Ali

“Safety Seminar” by Safety Directorate of Railway Board Held at Zonal Railway Training Institute, Moula Ali

Shri Sanjiv Garg, Advisor  Safety, Railway Board is seen delivering key note address at the Safety Seminar held at Zonal Railway Training Institute, Moula Ali.
Shri Sanjiv Garg , Advisor, Safety, Railway Board seen releasing Bi-monthly Safety Bulletin
Shri Sanjiv Garg , Advisor, Safety, Railway Board seen releasing a Safety Poster
Shri Sanjiv Garg seen giving away man of the Month Award to a SCR employee
A “Safety Seminar” was held at Zonal Railway Training Institute, Moula Ali, Hyderabad, under the aegis ofSafety Directorate of Railway Board today (18thSep. 2014). The Seminar was chaired by Shri Sanjiv Garg, Advisor Safety, Railway Board, New Delhi. A high level team of Safety Officers from Railway Board, Chief Safety Officers and Senior Divisional Safety Officers from all Divisions of four Zonal Railways viz, South Central Railway, Southern Railway, South Western Railway and West Central Railway, participated in the deliberations.Loco Pilots, Asst. Loco Pilots, Guards, Station Managers, Asst. Station Managers, Loco Inspectors, Safety Counsellers etc attended the seminar in large number.
In his Key note address, Shri Sanjiv Garg, Advisor Safety, Railway Board, called upon the railway men to be better citizens of the Country by contributing towards accident free working of the Indian Railways. He informed that Safety Directorate of Railway Board is organizing Safety Seminars at various places in the country to interact with grass root level railway staff who are engaged in train operations, to find out their problems in implementing the safety related orders issued byRailway Board and also to inculcate a work culture built o­n high level of safety consciousness. Seminars, such as this, will provide a platform to learn from each other’s experiences, he added. Further, he said that violation of safety rules will cause accidents leading to loss of life, damage to railway property and slowing down of train operations. He appealed to the participants to boost the dynamism and image of the railways with accident free rail operations by their team work. 

Smt. Vijaya Laxmi Koushik, Excecutive Director (Safety-I) Railway Board, Shri Om Prakash, Executive Director (Safety-II), Railway Board, Shri S.P. Sahu, Chief Safety Officer, South Central Railway also spoke at the inaugural session of the seminar. They expressed confidence that the outcome of the seminar will help identify the areas where system improvements are necessary to boost train safety. 

In the deliberations, Railway Board Safety officials, Safety Officers from various Railway Zones presented their seminar papers through Power Point Presentation. The case studies presented in the Power Point Presentations narrated how violation of safety rules lead to train accidents. The case studies narrated how to avoid accidents due to train passing signal at red, accident at Level Crossings, accident at cross over points & crossing, train collision, fire accident in passenger coach / wagon , accident due to non protection of a train at stabling line etc.

Earlier, Shri Sanjiv Garg released the Bi-monthly Safety Bulletin, July-August 2014 issue, brought our by South Central Railway. Executive Directors (safety) released safety posters. Shri Sanjiv Garg also gave away the Man of the Month Award for the months March / April / May 2014 to 63 employees of South Central Railway in appreciation of their diligent work in avoiding untoward incidents in train operations. The awardees include Loco Pilots, Asst. Loco Pilots, Station Managers, Asst. Station Managers, Guards, Gate men, Points Men etc. for detecting hot axle, brake binding, failure of roller bearing, flat tyres, flame in axle box, water flowing over track and other unsafe working conditions.

(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

SCR to run Special Train from Kakinada Town to Lingampalli Via Bhimavaram Town & Guntur

SCR to run Special Train from Kakinada Town to Lingampalli Via Bhimavaram Town & Guntur

In order to clear extra rush of passengers,South Central Railway will run o­ne special train from Kakinada Town to Lingampalli via Bhimavaram Town and Guntur as per the following schedule.
Train No.07102 Kakinada Town - Lingampalli Special train will depart Kakinada Town at 04:00 pm o­n 21st September, 2014 (Sunday) and arrive / depart Secunderabad at 04:30 am / 04:40 am  and arrive Lingampalli at 05:10 am o­n the next day.
Enroute, the special train will stop at Samalkot, Anaparthi, Rajahmundry, Nidadavolu, Tanuku, Bhimavaram Town, Akividu, Kaikaluru, Gudivada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Sattenapalli, Pidugurala, Nadikudi, Miryalaguda and Nalgonda stations.
This train will consist of 16 coaches viz., ten Sleeper Class, four General Second Class, and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.

(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

Sukhmangalam Yatra Special Tourist Train to Bijapur, Solapur, Pandharpur, Aurangabad, Shirdi, Badami and Hampi

Sukhmangalam Yatra Special Tourist Train to Bijapur, Solapur, Pandharpur, Aurangabad, Shirdi, Badami and Hampi

As per the Ministry of Railways guidelines in line with the Railway Budget announcement, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has announced a tourist train from Bangalore to Maharashtra between 25thOctober and 3rd November 2014. Called Sukhamangalam Yatra, the train will cover religious and tourist towns around Bangalore and southern Maharashtra i.e.­ Badami, Bijapur, Solapur, Pandharpur, Aurangabad and Shirdi. The train will stop at Guntakal o­n 25.10.2014 at 06:00 pm to enable passengers board the train.
Tourists can visit the historical sites of Gol Gumbaz and Gagan Mahal in Bijapur; temples at Akalkot, Tulja Bhawani in Solapur, Vitthal Rukmani temple at Pandharpur, a two-day excursion to Ajanta and Ellora caves, and the rock cut temples at Badami.
The train will commence its journey o­n 25thOctober 2014 from Bangalore and return to the city o­n 2nd November 2014. The tour package comprises of 9 nights and 10 days. It will be routed through Guntakal and Gadag so that pilgrims have the option to join the tour from there.
A Standard (budget) tour package for Sukhamangalam Yatra costs Rs 8,190. As part of Comfort package, tourists can travel in 3-tier AC coaches at the cost of Rs.17, 730 and Deluxe class package will provide the tourists, travel in AC 2-tier at the cost of Rs.23, 850. The price includes service tax, boarding, meal, road transfers, sightseeing and guide fee.
Bookings can be done o­nline o­n  or call 040-27702407 / 23400606, 09701360701/715.

(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer

“Safety Can Not Take Second Place” -- Shri D.P.Pande, Member Traffic, Railway Board, at Regional Safety Review Meet Held at Secunderabad

Shri D.P. Pande, Member Traffic seen addressing at the Regional Safety Conference

A high-level regional safety review meeting has been conducted by Railway Board at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, today i.e. 17th September, 2014. Shri D.P.Pande, Member / Traffic, Railway Board, New Delhi chaired the meeting and reviewed in detail the safety performance of 4 Zonal Railways – South Central Railway (SCR), Southern Railway (SR), South Western Railway (SWR) and West Central Railways (WCR). 

In his key note address, Shri Pande stressed upon the utmost importance of safety in train operations. He stated that safety can not take second place and that Railway staff shall always accord top most priority for safe running of trains. Expressing concern over the rise in number of accidents at level crossings o­n Indian Railways, the Member / Traffic directed that the field staff shall quickly implement various identified solutions such as posting gatemen, providing additional warning boards/whistling boards etc. to avoid any scope for accidents at level crossings. 

He called upon all the senior safety officials present at the meeting to intensity field inspections of stations and other work units related to safety and also to take necessary advance corrective action to preempt any possible mishap. He emphasized o­n ensuring that the Railway assets like wagons, coaches, track and signaling gears etc. function all right, which will go a long way in eliminating any chance of derailments. He also directed the safety organization to conduct frequent safety audits and take immediate follow-up action to rectify the deficiencies noticed. 

Shri Sanjeev Garg, Adviser / Safety, Railway Board, New Delhi in his address informed that this high level regional safety review meeting is fourth in a series of such reviews being undertaken by Railway Board which were conducted at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata earlier. He underscored the need for imbibing safety as an integral part of Railway work culture to prevent any untoward incidents. Safety in train operations is a critical pre-requisite for expanding Services and growth of Railways, he cautioned. 

Shri S.K.Agarwal, Addl. General Manager, Shri J.N.Jha, Chief Operations Manager and Shri S.P.Sahu, Chief Safety Officer of SCR also spoke o­n the occasion. A high level team of Safety Officers from Railway Board, Chief Safety Officers and Senior Divisional Safety Officers from all Divisions of the 4 Zonal Railways – SCR, SR, SWR and WCR participated in the meet and deliberated o­n effective strategies and action plan to strengthen Railway Safety.

(K.Sambasiva Rao)
Chief Public Relations Officer


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