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Mar 16, 2015
ReutersA man performs his morning ablutions on the a railway track in Kolkata.
The HinduIn this file photo, workers undertake cleaning efforts near railway tracks in Tamil Nadu. — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
In a recent Action Taken Report, government had called for zero-discharge toilets on all passenger trains
Dirty railway tracks and piles of garbage alongside the tracks have not only presented an ugly side to the travelling public but also posed serious safety problem to the Indian Railways. But it turns out that the excreta falling directly on the rails from the coaches is a major cause of corrosion of rail foot, leading to rail fractures and derailments.
A railway guard was stabbed and robbed by some unidentified persons in Anand Vihar area of East Delhi on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday.
The incident took place when the victim, identified as Vishram Meena, whose condition is stated to be serious, along with his colleague, Brijesh Kumar, were heading towards a food stall near the Anand Vihar railway complex.
Three unidentified men approached them with a knife and asked them to hand over their belongings. While Kumar gave his wallet to the men, Meena refused, over which they stabbed him and fled the spot after snatching his wallet containing their documents and Rs.2,000.
Meena is posted with the Tundla sub-division in North-Central railway and works as a guard with a mail train. —PTI
Source - the hindu
New Delhi: Despite continuous efforts to curb crime at trains and rail premises, the number of theft cases of train passengers' belongings is on constant rise for the last three years.
There were 5,174 theft cases of passengers' belongings in 2012, which rose to 6,258 in 2013 and the number increased further to 7,606 in 2014, according to Railway Ministry data.
Maximum theft incidents occurred in West Central Railway zone with 1,754 cases, followed by 1,281 cases in the Central Railway zone and 1,008 such cases in the South Central Railway zone in 2014.
A woman Railway Gatekeeper was allegedly assaulted by some miscreants when she refused to open the gate at a railway crossing here.
The miscreants wanted the level crossing gate between Aralvaymoli and North Panakudi stations to be opened on Friday. However, since the gate was closed for the train to go, the official declined as signals to the train had already been cleared, a railway press release said here today.
This provoked them and they attacked the Gatekeeper Jhansi who has been admitted to Medical college hospital at Asaripallam.
The miscreants have been arrested.
Source - business-standard
Over 800 Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) candidates today protested at Kishanganj railway station after failing to appear at the exam centre on time alleging late running of trains.
The protesting BPSC candidates gathered at Kishanganj railway station where they raised slogans against railway authorities for delayed arrival of trains and thus denied chance to write papers, District Magistrate Animesh Kumar Parasar said.
MDMK cadre staging a protest at Chettipalayam on Sunday | express
COIMBATORE: Members of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) staged a demonstration in Chettipalayam on Sunday urging the panchayat administration to mobilise fund to construct a railway station there.
MDMK state youth wing secretary V Eswaran, who led the protest, said, “Since 2012, a series of protests including signature campaigns, demonstrations, were held pressing the demand to reopen the railway halt at Chettipalayam village, which was closed few decades ago. Based on the demand, on November last, the Southern Railway proposed to reopen it under Shradhan scheme, if the Chettipalayam town panchayat administration could spend about `49 lakh for constructing a railway station there with basic amenities.”
Sudarshan Nayak, CRS and SK Kulshrestha, CAO/Con-2, NF Railway during the inspection of the newly-laid broad gauge line in the North Lakhimpur-Sripani section. GUWAHATI, March 15 – Sudarshan Nayak, Commissioner of Railway Safety, NF Circle, Kolkata inspected the newly constructed broad gauge (BG) line from North Lakhimpur to Sripani under the Rangiya Division on March 12 and 13, an NF Railway press release stated.
At first he conducted a motor trolley inspection of the line from North Lakhimpur to Sripani and then a speed train trial run from Sripani to North Lakhimpur for opening of the section for passenger traffic.
Passenger volume, which generates more than a quarter of Indian Railways’ revenue, is down 2.1%. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Lower passenger volume hasn’t dented Indian Railways’ revenue. Revenue in the first 11 months of the current fiscal increased 12.9%, slightly better than the 12.5% growth the national carrier registered in the same period of previous fiscal year. But passenger volume, which generates more than a quarter of Indian Railways’ revenue, is down 2.1%. In the 11 months to February 2014, it fell 1%.
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