Apr 19, 2015

Soon India will see trains without drivers


Ticket checking staff of Indian Railways is suffering because of Britishers


ECoR achieves highest Freight Loading

Bhubaneswar (BBS): The East Coast Railway bagged the ‘Traffic Transportation Shield’ from the Railway Minister recently for achieving the highest loading in the Indian Railways. ECoR General Manager Rajiv Vishnoi complimented railwaymen for their contribution at the 60th Railway Week celebrations held at Bhubaneswar. ECoR achieved the highest loading of 161.90 MT this year as against 149.50 MT during 2013-14, registering an increase of 8.30 per cent. Similarly, ECoR had carried 89.84 million passengers during 2014-15 as against 88.83 million during the previous fiscal. ECoR had also bagged the Personnel Management Shield for the remarkable performance and collective achievement.


Metro Rail companies told to have at least one Woman on their Boards

New Delhi: Most of the entities running Metro rail projects in the country including in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kochi and Hyderabad would need to appoint at least one woman as director in their board of directors. At present, only Chennai and Mumbai Metro have women members in their board of directors.
Sources said that all the managing directors of the Metro projects have been told to create the provision of appointing an independent director. “These have to be done to comply with the norms of the Companies Act. Since these are companies, there is a consensus that they must follow the company rules,” said a government official.

Rail Wheel Factory has met Board’s Targets

Yelahanka (YNK): The Rail Wheel Factory (RWF) at Yelahanka has met all the targets set by the Railway Board in production of wheels, axles and wheel sets, said its General Manager Pankaj Jain.

Speaking at the 60th Railway Week celebrations organised at the RWF factory on Thursday, Jain said the financial year 2014-15 closed with production of 1,75,175 wheels, 72,479 axle units and 47,222 wheel sets.

Revamped Railway Stations can Transform Small Cities: MOSR

New Delhi: Stating that railway stations should be made as attractive as airports, the Minister of State for Railways Mr.Manoj Sinha today said details of the station redevelopment policy announced in the February Rail Budget will be unveiled soon.
“The policy will concentrate on ‘A’ category stations which are to be developed as model stations,” Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said here.
“While the process for development of the already selected stations would continue, for the rest, we propose to revamp the station redevelopment policy and simplify processes by inviting open bids from interested parties,” he said.
Sinha was speaking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of a sports complex at the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) here.
Sinha said the railway station at Dwarka, a famous temple town, will be developed as model station.
So far, 1,052 stations have been identified for upgradation of passenger amenities. It is proposed to include 200 more stations under this scheme, Sinha stated.
Wi-Fi facility is being provided at all ‘A1′ and ‘A’ category stations. The facility will be soon extended to ‘B’ category stations as well under Digital India initiative, the Junior Railway Minister said.
Since a large population travels by trains, stations should be made as attractive as airports, he said.
“A transformed station can change the skyline of small and medium cities, bring in revenues, and also become an incubator of local economy,” he added.

Baroda Academy suitable to be made into a Railway University; says MOSR

Vadodara (BRC): Vadodara-based National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) may be upgraded into a Railway University even as the Centre works on setting up four Railway Universities across the country as proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year with the aim to train manpower for the Indian Railways.

Human Resource Development ministry is looking into every aspect of converting NAIR – an institute set up in Vadodara in 1952 to train officers of various departments into management and technical aspects of the Indian Railways – into a university, Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha, said in Vadodara on Friday.

“Prime minister Narendra Modi had declared setting up of four Railway Universities across the country not just in India but also abroad. The institute, where we are currently holding the press conference (the NAIR), is most suited to be converted into aRailway University and a subsidiary of the HRD ministry is already looking into this,” Sinha said, while addressing a press conference.

Earlier in March, Sinha had said while replying to questions in Rajya Sabha that NAIR will be upgraded into a Railway University. A Railway University will be the first-of-its-kind in the country, offering railway-specific courses modelled on universities already existing in China, which has already proposed to co-fund and handhold India’s firstrailway university.

Spread across 55 acre land in the historic Pratap Vilas Palace and built in 1914, the NAIR provides training and management development opportunities to newly-appointed railway officers and other senior officers. It also offers training to officers of other services of central government, PSUs, and those from foreign railways. Theinfrastructure of the academy is also being expanded with a new hostel building, newmess, a lecture-theatre building, and a new guest house currently under construction. Sinha laid the foundation stone for an additional and modern sporting complex which will house badminton, squash, gymnasium, billiards, and other facilities.

Speaking further, Sinha said that with 5,250 kilometres railway network, Gujarat has an average 8.71 kilometres railway network per net population, much higher than the national average of 5.44 kilometres. He said the state has received much higher fund allocation for new railway lines, double line, gauge conversion, and overbridge-underbridge construction during the 2015-16 budget than before.

Rs.140 crore has been allocated for new lines, Rs.2,336 crore for double line, and Rs.882 crore for gauge conversion during 2015-16 budget, compared to Rs.105 crore for, Rs.572 crore, and Rs.139 crore, respectively, during the last budget. The tender for Rs.130-crore service station for 100 electric locomotives, which will come up at Dabhoi, has also been released and work will soon start, he said.


Railway to take up survey for third line

A bypass line will be laid for Vijayawada through which all goods trains will be diverted, says SCR DRM Ashok Kumar.- Photo. Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

The Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway (SCR) will take up survey works for third line between Vijayawada-Gudur and Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam shortly. The Railway Ministry has allocated funds for both projects. The third line proposed between Vijayawada and Kazipet will not fall under the Vijayawada division, according to Vijayawada Divsional Railway Manager (DRM) Ashok Kumar.

12 special trains this summer

PATNA: East Central Railway (ECR) will run Janasadharan special train between Saharsa and Ferozepur Cantt on April 21 and 25 from Saharsa station under Samastipur division of ECR to clear passengers' rush during peak summer. This special train will run via Barauni, Hajipur and Gorakhpur with the load combination of 18 bogies - 16 general coaches and two brake vans - said ECR CPRO Arvind Rajak. 

IRCTC announces a trip abroad

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd., a Government of India enterprise, announces two air-travel packages — Goa and Singapore & Malaysia, during May and one travel package to Shirdi every Saturday. These packages include airfare, all meals, hotel accommodation, road transfers and sightseeing.

For further details, contact 9840902918/9840902919 or visit www.irctctourism.com.


Why Delhi Metro wins hands down

Though Chennaiites were thrilled about Metro Rail being introduced in the city and dreamt of better transportation, the delay in introducing it has dampened their spirits

When work on Chennai Metro kickstarted in 2009, commuters marvelled at the project and looked forward to the promising change the system proposed to bring to public commute.

Pre-paid auto services

KANHANGAD - A new traffic unit and pre-paid autorickshaw service from Kanhangad railway station would commence from May 1. The pre-paid auto service would begin close to the police aid post at the railway station, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said, inaugurating a coastal police control room here on Friday. As part of easing road traffic congestion, the town would soon be brought under the traffic signalling system, the gadgets for which would be procured from Keltron, Mr. Chennithala said. The Kanhangad fire station would be equipped with one more fire engine unit, he said E. Chandrashekharan, MLA, was also present at the function. —Staff Reporter

Source - the hindu

Airport Metro commuters can now use smart cards

New Delhi - By integrating the automatic fair collection system, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has allowed passengers to use regular Smart Cards for travelling in Airport Metro, operation of which was taken over by the DMRC from Reliance Infra two years ago.

Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal said the facility has been started on a trial basis. “The system would be launched formally after assessing the response during the trial period. It would help in integrating the Airport Metro with other lines of the Metro network,” he said.

Implement Light Metro project: LDF

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - The district committee of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has urged the State government to initiate steps to implement the Light Metro project. The Chief Minister should immediately convene a meeting to clear the apprehensions surrounding the project.

In a statement, LDF district committee convener V. Gangadharan said the government had spent almost Rs.180 crore for preparing the project report.

It had the responsibility to provide all the facts about the project to the public, the statement said.

Source - The Hindu

Railway’s e-ticket to cost more

Spcial Casual Leave in Railway is being misused






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