Feb 4, 2015

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Ajay Shukla Takes Charge as New Member Traffic, Railway Board

Shri Ajay Shukla has taken the charge as the new Member Traffic here today, Railway Board. It is in addition to his own duties as Additional Member (Commercial) Railway Board.

Shri Shukla is a senior officer of 1979 batch of Indian Railway Traffic Service. He has rich and varied experience of working on several important posts in the Indian Railways, like Chief Passenger Traffic Manager and Chief Safety Officer, Northern Railway; Divisional Railway Manger, Dhanbad, East Central Railway; Chief Operations Manager, North Western Railway and South East Central Railway; Additional General Manager, East Central Railway. He also attended training courses in Australia and France

Shri Shukla did his Graduation in Science and Post Graduation in History from Lucknow University and was University Representative of Delhi Press Group of Magazines during university period. He started writing short articles in Hindi as well as in English since college time and more than 100 articles written by him were published in various magazines and newspapers during college/university period between 1973-78. Some of the books in English authored by Shri Shukla include (i) Silent Raindrop – Collection of poetry, (ii) Philosophy of Bhagvada Gita, and (iii) Four Lane Expressway to Stress Management and Happiness and some of popular books written by him in Hindi are: ’Taj Mahal ka Tender’ (Play), ‘Doosra Adhyay’ (Play) and ‘Pratibodh’ (1977) (Poem) and ‘Prashnchihan’(Collection of poems).

For his outstanding service in office, Shri Shukla won various prestigious Awards which include DRM’s Award, General Manager Award, Railway Minister’s Award, and Railway Board’s Silver Medal for Rajbhasha. In addition, he won Sahitya Kala Parishad National Award for his play ‘Doosra Adhyaya’,Mohan Rakesh Samman by Sahitya Kala Parishad for his play ‘Taj Mahal Ka Tender’ and National Award by All India Radio (Akashvani 2000) for Play ‘Hum Hongey Kaamyaab’

Shri Shukla has many e-books to his credit which include (i) Yoga-Karma to Nirvana,(ii) Awakening, (iii) Silent Raindrops, (iv) Muddle Management (v) My Life; as a Ghost and (vi) Four Lane Expressway to Stress Management and Happiness.

Shri Shukla takes interest in Yoga-Prayanaam, Music, Chess, Cricket and Photography

Source - PIB

Doubling of Railway line on Viramgam-Surendranagar section likely to be completed by end-June

वीरंगम Viramgam (VG): In a major relief to passengers travelling to and from Saurashtra, the work on the 65km double tracks between Viramgam and Surendranagar is likely to be completed in four months.

“The work is under progress and it will soon be ready for operation. Once the double tracks between Viramgam and Surendranagar is ready, it will help maintain punctuality of trains coming and going from the Rajkot division. If we have double tracks, train services will not be affected while carrying out maintenance work of the tracks,” Vinay Babtiwale, Divisional Railway Manager of the Western Railway’s Rajkot Division, told.
Sources said that doubling of tracks will help railways extend trains to Surendranagar and Rajkot in future.

“There are many trains that currently terminate at Ahmedabad. These can be extended to Surendranagar and Rajkot stations to provide more connectivity between Rajkot and other cities of Saurashtra,” said an insider.

On Monday, S K Sood, general manager of the Western Railways, conducted annual inspection of the Rajkot division along with his team comprising of senior officers.

During his visit, various representatives met him and demanded more trains to Rajkot. He assured that the Railways would consider their representations.

Meanwhile, a proposal of the Rajkot division was pending with the ministry of Railways for doubling of tracks between Surendranagar and Rajkot.

“We had sent the proposal three years ago to the central government. It is a Rs 1,300 crore project and if sanctioned will give major boost to the region both in terms of passengers and goods transport,” said a senior official.
Source - Rail News

ARSS Infra Projects Jumps on Rs.183 Crore Railway Order

भुवनेश्वर Bhubaneswar (BBS): ARSS Infrastructure Projects, a construction company, witnessed a rise in share price on Wednesday after it had bagged order worth Rs.1.83 Billion from the Indian Railways. ARSS Infrastructure Projects in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange said that it has received order for construction of roadbed and bridges.

It has received order for construction of roadbed and bridges. The company said that it has also received orders for track linking, signalling and track doubling along Lakhana-Arand and Raipur-Titagarh section in Odisha and Chhattisgarh respectively.

Shares of the Company gained Rs.2.15, or 4.30% to trade at Rs.52.20 at the BSE (10.20 a.m., Wednesday). However ARSS Infra advanced over 7 per cent to Rs 54 in opening trades on Wednesday after the company said that it had bagged order worth Rs 183.2 crore order from the Indian Railways.

At 9:50 AM, shares of ARSS Infrastructure Projects were trading higher by 4.3 per cent at Rs 52.20.
Source - Rail News

Central Railway completes 90 Years of Electric Local Train

The first electric train in India (circa 1925): the beginning of dc traction in India. The run was between Boribunder and Coorla (Bombay VT and Kurla) : the then Governor on Bombay Sir Leslie Wilson was on board. Pic. on the right shows Sir Leslie Wilson himself addressing the gathering on this occasion. The pic on the right shows the inaugural train. (Picture Courtesy: John Lacey)

मुंबई Mumbai: Tuesday was a red-letter day for the Central Railway as it celebrated the first-ever run of an electrical multiple unit (EMU) exactly 90 years ago on February 3, 1925.

From where to where did it run?

A four-coach rake, it was flagged off by then governor of Mumbai Sir Leslie Wilson, and it ran between Victoria Terminus, now Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, and Kurla on the Harbour Line.

However, much has changed since then, something acknowledged in an official statement sent by CR to commemorate the occasion.

What’s the Harbour Line of today like?

Harbour Line today is possibly the fastest growing suburban segment in the country, with an annual passenger growth of over 9% for the past decade. The fact that it runs some of the oldest Direct Current rakes, that too nine-coach, on its tracks has also meant that it faces more frequent traffic disruptions than other CR segments, agreed officials.

The running of coal and fuel wagons, the main revenue earner for the railways, is an added headache for the people who regularly commute on the Harbour Line.

What are the positives on the anvil?
In the past two to three years, good news is slowly trickling in for the section. There are plans to create a 49-kilometre air-conditioned elevated corridor between CST and Panvel with a spur going to the proposed Navi Mumbai airport.

Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, which is working on lengthening the platforms of Harbour Line to run 12-coach trains, believes the work should be completed by the end of this year or early next year.
By next year, work on converting its electrical systems from 1,500-volt Direct Current to 25,000-volt Alternating Current is also expected to begin.

How the locals got longer over the years
1925: 4-coach on Harbour Line
1927: 8-coach on Main Line and Harbour Line
1961: 9-coach on Main Line
1986: 12-coach on Main Line
1987: 12-coach towards Karjat
2008: 12-coach towards Kasara
2010: 12-coach on Transharbour Line
2012: 15-coach on Main Line

How the services, crowds increased
1925: 150 services and 2.2 lakh passengers daily
1935: 330 services and 3 lakh passengers daily
1945: 485 services daily; passenger figure not available
1951: 519 services and 4 lakh passengers daily
1961: 553 services and 5 lakh passengers daily
1971: 586 services and 6 lakh passengers daily
1981: 703 services and 13.2 lakh passengers daily
1991: 1,015 services and 23.5 lakh passengers daily
2001: 1,086 services and 28.5 lakh passengers daily
2015: 1,618 services and 41 lakh passengers daily
Source - rail news

Central government to recruit its retired employees in service

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Railway to provide tickets at door steps

You can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made.
Initiating this “cash on delivery” (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is targeting those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those who don’t have net-banking facility.
“One has to just book the ticket online and payments will be made at the time of delivery of tickets,” said a senior IRCTC official involved with the project.
This scheme has been launched on pilot basis and the service will be available in more than 200 cities initially. Customers can book a ticket 5 days prior to commencement of journey.
While Rs 40 will be charged for the delivery of each Sleeper Class ticket, Rs 60 will be charged for an AC class ticket.
Anduril Technologies through their website and their App – BookMyTrain.com is authorised for providing CoD services.
This is another attempt to move people away from the ticket counters and decongest the booking windows, the official said.

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Loco driver of prestigious Maharaja Express breaks signal, two suspended


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