Apr 4, 2015

Lovers of NMR want railways to restart special summer services


UDHAGAMANDALAM: With the onset of the summer, many tourists are seeking to flock to the Nilgiris to beat the heat. Lovers of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) are seeking for special summer train services to cater to the large number of tourists. Earlier, till 2012, the southern railway operated special trains between Mettupalayam and Ooty on the NMR during summer months.

However, subsequently, the railways withdrew the services from 2013. With three coaches, the mountain train can carry at least 300 passengers in a single trip.

Senior IAS officer, three others booked for transferring railway land to private company

SONEBHADRA: A senior IAS officer and three others have been booked for allegedly transferring land belonging to Railways to a private company using fake documents.

A case was filed against former District Magistrate Pandhari Yadav, Senior Divisional Engineer Railways Santosh Gupta,PWD executive engineer I D Ram and a senior functionary of the private firm, at Robertsganj Kotwali last night following directions of a court, Investigating Officer U P Yadav said today.
SOURCE - economictimes

Western Railway like to energise Suburban Locals with WiFi connections

Mumbai: Western Railway (WR) will provide WiFi in local trains as well, said officials. The earlier plan was to just provide WiFi on the platforms, but the consensus that seems to be emerging is that people may overcrowd the platform just for the sake of free WiFi if the facility is restricted only to platforms.
After the Central Railway (CR) began installing routers at CST station since February, the WR will also introduce the technology, but has decided to take the endeavour forward by installing WiFi in the train itself so that commuters can surf the Internet and can productively save time during their commute.
A company called Wow Solutions has suggested a proposition that will be beneficial to the company as well as the Railways, an official said. “The company has said that they will install the WiFi for free and will earn revenue via advertisements when commuters log on to the browser.”
Advertisers will then give Wow Solutions a sum of money every time a commuter opens the browser, “The advertisement will appear like a slide in a Powerpoint presentation. The commuter will have to close it, but the company would have already earned revenue as someone has seen it,” added the official.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu had promised free WiFi to all railway users in the Rail Budget presented on February 26 this year, in both passenger and suburban trains.
SOURCE - RAIL NEWS

पत्नियों का आरोप, सेहत पर ध्यान नहीं दे रहा रेलवे


गया। गया-पटना मेमू ट्रेन को एक लोको पायलट से चलवाने का रेल कर्मचारियों की पत्नियों ने विरोध किया है। उनका आरोप है कि कर्मचारी की तबीयत खराब हो रही है, रेलवे प्रशासन ध्यान नहीं दे रहा है, ऐसे में कर्मचारियों का परिवार तनाव में जीवन जीने को मजबूर है।

लोको पायलटों की पत्नियों ने मुख्य क्रू नियंत्रक कार्यालय के समक्ष प्रदर्शन कर अपना विरोध जताया। महिलाओं का कहना है कि रेल प्रशासन द्वारा सुरक्षा व संरक्षा नियमों की धज्जियां उड़ाते हुए मेमू ट्रेनों को एक लोको पायलट से चलाने का निर्णय किया गया है।

अहमदाबाद के लिए विशेष ट्रेन 17 को

दक्षिण रेलवे ने अहमदाबाद जाने वाले यात्रियों की अतिरिक्त संख्या को देखते हुए विशेष ट्रेन चलाने की घोषणा की है। ट्रेन नम्बर 00601 प्रीमियम सुपरफास्ट विशेष ट्रेन 17 अप्रेल को 20.00 बजे चेन्नई सेंट्रल से रवाना होकर 19 अप्रेल को 4.30 बजे अहमदाबाद पहुंचेगी।

Old Town faces threat from metro, road widening plans

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Vizag of yore that everybody knows could vanish in less than a year, fear the denizens of the Old Town area. Two projects that might change the face of Old Town, say natives, is the widening of the Old Town main road as per the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) master plan and the metro rail project, which is expected to extend well into the area going by the admission of GVMC engineers.

Soon, railway passengers will get pre-ordered meals from Pizza Hut and KFC


NEW DELHI: Indian Railways is bringing on board popular fast food chains Pizza Hut and KFC to deliver pre-ordered meals to passengers, providing an interesting interlude to commuters inured to delays on the world's largest rail network. IRCTC, which handles online ticketing, catering and tourism for railways, has approved Pizza Hut and KFC's applications for ecatering. 

Food from these vendors will have to be ordered through IRCTC's website 48 hours prior to the date of journey. A password sent by the vendor to the buyer's mobile phone will have to be mentioned at the time of delivery. In February, IRCTC had rolled out a pilot project with Jubilant Food Works, which operates the Dominos' Pizza brand in the country, to deliver pizzas at 12 stations — Agra Cantonment, Alwar, Jaipur, Ambala, Jalandhar, Mathura Junction, Muzzafarnagar, New Delhi, Pathankot, Vapi, Bharuch and Vadodara.

रेल दुर्घटना से बचाएंगे गेट मित्र


जमुई। रेल प्रशासन ने मानवरहित फाटक पर होने वाली दुर्घटनाओं पर अंकुश लगाने की तैयारी कर ली है। उसने सहरसा क्षेत्र में कम खर्च में मानवरहित फाटकों की जिम्मेदारी निजी क्षेत्र को देने की कवायद शुरू कर दी है। अब हर मानव रहित फाटकों पर गेट मित्र तैनात किए जाएंगे।


समस्तीपुर मंडल में अधिक दुर्घटना वाले 40 मानवरहित फाटकों पर ‘गेट मित्र’ तैनात करने की योजना है। यह योजना रेल विभाग ने सभी रेलखंडों के लिए लागू भी कर दिया है। सहरसा रेलवे स्टेशन और दक्षिण होम सिग्नल के पास चार साल में चार हादसे की वजह बने सर्वा ढाला मानवरहित फाटक पर गेट मित्र तैनात कर दिए गए हैं। इसके अलावा शिवपुरी-बैजनाथपुर और थरबिटिया-सरायगढ़ के बीच गेट मित्र लगाए गए हैं। 


तकनीकी कार्य से रेल मार्ग होगा प्रभावित

अजमेर।अहमदाबाद रेल मार्ग पर मारवाड़ जं. और आबूरोड खंड पर दोहरीकरण कार्य के चलते 6 से 19 अप्रेल तक रेल यातायात प्रभावित रहेगा। इस दौरान 16 अप्रेल को अजमेर-अहमदाबाद-अजमेर इंटरसिटी ट्रेन रद्द रहेगी। इसके अलावा कुछ ट्रेनें आंशिक रूप से रद्द की जाएगी। इस मार्ग पर चलने वाली कुछ अन्य ट्रेनें अपने निर्घारित समय से देरी से संचालित होगी। 

यह गाडियां रद्द

ट्रेन नंबर 19412 अजमेर-अहमदाबाद इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस 16 अप्रेल को रद्द
ट्रेन नंबर 19411 अहमदाबाद-अजमेर इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस 16 अप्रेल को रद्द

Indian Railways: 10 transformative recommendations of Bibek Debroy Committee report

The Bibek Debroy Committee in its interim report on the Indian Railways recommends sweeping changes in the way the ailing organisation runs. From encouraging private players to run trains to eliminating the Railway Budget altogether, the report dwells on all that ails Indian Railways and recommends steps to decentralise its operations for effective management.

In a telephonic conversation with Economic Times website, Bibek Debroy highlighted the ten key recommendations of the interim report.

1) Transition to commercial accounting: According Debroy, the process of accounting in Indian Railways is “very complicated”. “It is impossible to figure out what the rate of return on a project is,” he said.

A virtual tour of Indian Railways



From a humble 34 km beginning in 1853, Indian Railways has grown to be the world’s largest rail networks. It is the economic lifeline of the country and plays a constructive role in meeting the transportation needs of all sectors.
With over 64,000 route km and 7,000 stations, Railways connect every city, town, and village with 12,617 trains carrying 23 million passengers and 2.68 million tonnes of freight daily. The growth over the past 160 years, its transformation, and the constructive role played by Railways has been documented in as an e-book.

 

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