Nov 7, 2014

GOOD NEWS - Another facility for Railway Passengers

reservation for passengers

Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra to remain in Metro cities

ytsk

GOOD NEWS - Issue of Privilege Passes/PTOs covering Udhampur-Katra Section

SOURCE - AIRFA

Railway to use Bio Diesel

bio diesel

Railway has started working on High Speed Trains

high speed train

RRB Question Paper for the Selection of Loco Pilot Leaked

loco pilot question

Submission of Life Certificate in the month of November, 2014-Central Civil pensioner/ family pensioner

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Coma Place
New Delhi — 110 066
CPAO/Tech/Life Certificate/2014-15/670-711
31.10.2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Submission of Life Certificate in the month of November, 2014
Attention is invited to this Office OM No. CPAO/Tech/Pre-2006/Revision/2011-12/191 dated 23rd October, 2012 circulating therewith a copy of CPAO’s’ advertisement in English released in the leading national and regional dailies on 21st October, 2012 regarding obtaining of life certificate in the revised format by the authorized banks from the Central Civil pensioner/ family pensioner in November every year.
It was’ also advised that the information on the current address and telephone number collected from the Life Certificates is to be updated on the banks master data with the CPPC and the updated master data is required to be sent to CPAO not later than the last week of December every year.
Since the pensioners/family pensioners would start approaching the banks for life certificate from 1st of November, it is reiterated that all Pension Account Holding Branches must be sensitized to ensure the receipt of Life Certificate in the revised format (copy enclosed).
The updated master data must reach CPAO not later than the last week of December, 2014. The modified format of Life Certificate is also available on CPAO’s website www.cpao.nic.in at the link “Forms-For Pensioners” appearing on the left pane of Home Page.
(Vijay Singh)
Sr.Accounts Officer(Tech)

छिवकी स्टेशन को देखेंगे रेलवे बोर्ड सदस्य जौहरी

इलाहाबाद(ब्यूरो)। रेलवे बोर्ड के सदस्य यांत्रिक आलोक जौहरी शुक्रवार को छिवकी स्टेशन पर यात्री सुविधाओं का जायजा लेने के लिए पहुंच रहे हैं। वह स्टेशन के नए भवन, निर्माणाधीन फुटओवर ब्रिज के साथ ही कोचों में पानी भरने की सुविधाओं को भी देखेंगे। बता दें कि आलोक जौहरी के एनसीआर के महाप्रबंधक रहने के दौरान ही जंक्शन की महानगरी, जनता, क्षिप्रा और चंबल एक्सप्रेस जैसी महत्वपूर्ण ट्रेनों को छिवकी से डाइवर्ट कर दिया गया। इसके बाद नए स्टेशन भवन, नए प्लेटफार्म, खानपान स्टॉल की सुविधाएं मुहैया कराने की दिशा में काम शुरू हुए लेकिन इन ट्रेनों में अप और डाउन दिशा में पानी भरने की सुविधा प्रदान नहीं की गई। जौहरी ने यात्रियों की दिक्कतों को देखते हुए छिवकी से जंक्शन तक बस सुविधा प्रदान करने का आश्वासन दिया लेकिन यह अब तक शुरू नहीं हुई। स्टेशन पहुंचने वाली सड़क भी पहले जैसी ही है। निरीक्षण के बाद बोर्ड सदस्य एनसीआर मुख्यालय में यांत्रिक और भंडार विभाग के कार्यों व भविष्य की योजनाओं की समीक्षा करेंगे।
Source-epaper.amarujala

Trip Tips: Tea, trains and tales from Darjeeling

Clouds gather over Kurseong town near the eastern Indian hill town of Darjeeling, in this July 15, 2009 file photo.

(Reuters) - Darjeeling, for many people, means tea, but the eponymous hill resort nestled in the Himalayas in India's northeast is also a gateway to spectacular views of the world's third highest peak as well as a rare glimpse of snow leopards and red pandas.

There also are reminders of India's colonial past, including a narrow-gauge railway known as the "Toy Train" that makes a tourist run into the hills under power of a steam locomotive.

Visitors willing to make the extra pilgrimage to Sikkim, the Indian state to the north of West Bengal, where Darjeeling is located, can get a taste of Tibetan culture without visiting the Chinese-ruled region.

Mumbai-Goa Complimentary Train Trip to Cancer struck children – Courtesy Konkan Railway

The disease is such that it takes immense mental strength to face the reality of having been afflicted with it and, more than that, it requires unwavering faith to live through it every day to get healed and stay cheerful. But these little children, who are affected with Cancer, have chosen to see only the bright side of life. Konkan Railway only added a further cheer to their positive outlook by arranging a complimentary train trip for these cancer struck children on 5th Nov, 2014 from Mumbai to Goa and back on 8th November.

These children, who are undergoing treatment for Cancer of various stages at Tata Memorial Centre, started their Goa trip from CSTM station yesterday by train no.12133 CSTM – Mangalore Express. There are 38 children accompanied by attendants and paramedic staff from Tata Hospital.

The children, who are in the age group of 3 to 16 years, were upbeat about the train journey over the picturesque Konkan Railway route. With joy in their hearts and cheerful faces, they waived to all as they boarded the train.

Konkan Railway has been giving this complimentary train journey in 3-tier AC coach to such children from Tata Memorial Centre every year since 2007. On the occasion, Konkan Railway distributes gift hampers to the children and also extends complimentary on-board hospitality to them and their escorts during the to & fro journey. With this small gesture, Konkan Railway prays for an early and speedy recovery of these Little Angels.

Source- Chief Public Relations Officer

Delhi Metro to reach Greater Noida soon

In order to boost metro connectivity inside the pockets of Greater Noida, the Noida and Greater Noida authority has prepared a fresh common proposal to bring a new metro line from Mahamaya Flyover to zero point of the Yamuna expressway.

A final proposal has been prepared and sent to the Uttar Pradesh government and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the approval.

According to the sources, the proposed metro line will act as a secondary line for residents of the twin cities.

“We are waiting to receive the final approval from the state government and DMRC. Once we will get a final nod on the proposal, we will start working on the project,” said an official from Noida Authority requesting anonymity.


The newly proposed expansion of the Delhi metro would serve as a secondary line to residents in the twin cities of Noida and Greater Noida

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be finalised once the government will share its viewpoint on the matter.

“In coming years, the face of Noida and Greater Noida will change completely. Commuting in twin cities will be no longer a herculean task,” added the official.

The UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has cleared two major routes - a 29.7 km line from Noida City Centre (Sector 32) to Greater Noida, and another 6.7-km stretch from City Centre to Sector 62 in October. Both the projects are expected to be completed by 2017.

The Noida-Greater Noida Metro track will have 22 stations, out of which 13 will be constructed on the ground while seven will be elevated.

Two stations at Knowledge Park-I and Sector Delta-1 in Greater Noida are planned for future expansion.

Starting from Noida City Centre in Sector 32, the proposed Metro corridor will head towards Greater Noida via stations in sectors 50, 51, 78, 101, 81, Dadri Road, 83, 85, 137, 142, 143, 144, 147, 153 and sector 149 in Noida. It will enter Greater Noida through Knowledge Park-II and traverse Pari Chowk, Sector-Alpha 1 and 2, before terminating at Depot Station proposed near Knowledge Park-IV in Greater Noida. The entire Metro alignment is proposed to be elevated.

The Metro link between Noida and Greater Noida was first proposed in the year 2010 and received a go-ahead from the ministry of urban development in April 2014.

The ministry had also cleared DMRC's appointment as a consultant for the project on a turnkey basis.
Source-daily mail.

Platforms at Pune Railway Station may be lengthened



PUNE: With a view to make the Pune Railway Station more passenger-friendly, the Pune Railway Division recently forwarded a proposal to the Railway Board to extend the length of the platforms at the station.

Speaking about the development on Thursday, Divisional Railway Manager Suneet Sharma told Sakal Times that the current platform length at the station is not suitable for 24-coach trains. 

“Soon, most trains will have 24 coaches and hence a proposal to increase the length of the platforms at Pune Railway Station has been sent to the Railway Board,” he added.

Speaking about the other upgradations that would come up at Pune Railway Station within a year, Sharma said, “For the convenience of passengers, we are constructing two new foot overbridges (FOB) and escalators at the Pune Railway Station.” 

He added that the construction work of FOBs and escalators is likely to take another six months for completion.

Railway officials stated that with the aim of providing better facilities, the Pune Railway Division has planned to construct two new FOBs, one at the Solapur-end and the other at Tadiwala Road.

A railway official said, “The width of the foot overbridge will be 4.5 metres. One of the bridges will connect platform number one to six, while the other will connect platform number one to three. We have also planned to install four escalators, two on platform number one and two on platform number six.” 

Sharma said the proposal for installation of escalators has been sanctioned and the work is likely to commence soon.
Source-sakaal times

WR to introduce new trains between Ahmedabad and Allahabad & Hapa and Bilaspur

Western Railway has decided to introduce new train services between Ahmedabad and Allahabad stations & between Hapa and Bilaspur stations.

·Ahmedabad – Allahabad Weekly Express (via Surat-Jalgaon)

Train No.19417 Ahmedabad – Allahabad weekly express will leave Ahmedabad o­n every Thursday from 13th November,2014 at 14.00 hrs to reach Allahabad at 16.40 hrs next day. In return direction, train No. 19418 Allahabad – Ahmedabad weekly express will leave Allahabad o­n every Friday from 14thNovember,2014 at 21.05 hrs and will arrive Ahmedabad at 02.30 hrs o­n Sunday.

The train will have AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Second class sleeper & Second class general coaches.

Enroute the train will halt at Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Nandurbar, Amalner, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna and Manikpur station in both directions.

The booking of train no. 19417 will open from 10th November, 2014 .

·Hapa-Bilaspur Weekly Express

The Inaugural run of this service will be o­n Tuesday, 11thNovember,2014 from Hapa at 13.15 hrs as train no 09435 which will reach Bilaspur at 23.50 hrs o­n Wedesday.

o­n its regular run, Train No. 22939 Hapa-Bilaspur Weekly Express will depart from Hapa at 22.25 hrs o­n every Tuesday from 18th November,2014 and reach Bilaspur at 04.50 hrs. o­n Thursday. Similarly, Train No. 22940 Bilaspur-Hapa Weekly Express will run from 13th November,2014 as a regular service. It will depart from Bilaspur at 08.10 hrs o­n every Thursday and reach Hapa at 14.50 hrs. the next day.

The train will halt at Rajkot, Wankaner, Surendranagar, Viramgam, Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Nandurbar, Amalner, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Akola, Badnera , Wardha , Nagpur, Gondia, Durg and Raipur stationsin both directions.

The train will have AC II Tier, AC III tier, Sleeper Class and General II class coaches.

The booking of train no. 09435 & 22939 will open from 09thNovember,2014 .
Source-indian railways

 

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