May 2, 2015

Indian Railways to Transport Free of Cost the Relief Materials for the Earthquake Affected Areas of Nepal

To facilitate the transportation of relief materials booked by various Government organization/Government aided agencies, NGOs and any other associations by coaching trains to Raxaul in Bihar for the earthquake affected areas of Nepal, Ministry of Railways as a special case have decided that the relief materials shall be booked free of cost as per the following terms and conditions:- 

Lower Rung of Railway Employees Felicitated for their Unique Contribution

  In a  move to encourage and motivate  Railway employees, special felicitation programmes were organized on 1st May, 2015  in  Railway Divisions across the country to recognize the services of erst-while Group-D  employees like Gangmen, Trolleymen, Gatemen, OHE Khalasis, Signal maintenance cadres, etc.   These employees work hard day and night in the field under difficult conditions to ensure safety of trains and thereby smooth running of the whole system.

special trains will be run to clear the extra rush of traffic.

1. Special train from Tirunelveli to Chennai Egmore (via.Chord Line) 

            Train No.06021 Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore special train will leave Tirunelveli at 22.55 hrs. o­n 08.05.2015 and reach Chennai Egmore at 11.55 hrs. the next day. 

            Composition of the train: Sleeper Class – 15, General Second Class – 4, Luggage-cum-brake van – 2. 

Railway bars short-distance travellers from sleeper coaches

Passengers holding unreserved tickets will not be allowed in reserved sleeper coaches from Friday, southern railway said on Thursday .
Such passengers, however, will be allowed in de-reserved sleeper coaches. Those wishing to travel in reserved sleeper coaches will have to pay the fare for 200 km, which is Rs 120, plus reservation charges.

2013 Chennai Central blasts: Still seeking closure

Chennai (MAS): A year after a low-intensity blast killed a young woman passenger and injured many others on the Bangalore – Chennai – Guwahati Express at Chennai Central Station, investigators are still on the hunt for the prime suspects.
While two of the five suspects were killed in an encounter with the Telangana police last month, a nation-wide search is on for the other three – members of the banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
CB-CID sleuths had managed to identify five suspects — Aijajudeen, Mehboob Guddu, Zahir Hussain Sadiq, Amzad and Mohammed Aslam — after some passengers of the train recalled spotting at least two of them in a reserved compartment a couple of hours before the blast.
In October 2013, they had escaped from a Madhya Pradesh prison and were involved in a bank robbery and dacoity. On April 5, Aijajudeen alias Aizaz and Mohammed Aslam alias Bilal were gunned down by the Telangana police in Nalgonda district after they shot dead a police constable and attempted to flee. Police are having a tough time tracking down the other three suspects.
Trajectory of TerrorThe blast was an eye-opener for the security agencies and Southern Railway too. Southern Railway announced that the first working day of May will be observed as ‘Swathi Day’. Rakesh Mishra, then general manager, had said the day should inspire railmen to rededicate themselves to passenger security.
The blasts also led to the stepping up of security measures at Central and other important stations. Security arrangements at all entry points have been intensified and the luggage of most passengers is now screened. “We ensured that commuters entered the premises through one door frame metal detector and got out through another. Dog squads were brought in to detect explosives. We will add 50 more CCTV cameras in the station. As of now, there are over 80,” an official said.

Assam Chief Minister reviews Metro Rail project for Guwahati

Guwahati (GWH): A special review meeting on the proposed metro rail project for Guwahati was held at the Chief Minister’s official residence here yesterday.
The meeting discussed various aspects related to the first phase of the project including expected cost, routes, rail stations, overbridges and construction technology, said an official statement. It also discussed issues related to passenger amenities and how to make the proposed project a people-friendly initiative.
RITES Ltd made a power-point presentation on various aspects related to the project during the meeting.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stressed use of the latest technology so that the best service can be provided to commuters.
He said that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) should be submitted at the earliest.
The meeting decided that the DPR should be ready by October at the latest. It also gave approval for the routes selected for the first phase of the project.
Besides Gogoi, the meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla, Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, GMDA CEO Anurag Singh and other senior officials. The concept paper and terms of reference for rail-based MRTS at Guwahati was approved by the Union Ministry of Urban Development in July, 2013.
The concept paper enumerated a feasibility study for 196 km of track and preparation of DPR of 65 km under Phase I of the project covering a metropolitan area of 2,205 sq km to cater to a population of 24 lakh.

Metro Rail planned in 9 more Cities: Venkaiah while inaugurating Reach-3B of Namma Metro

MUD NaiduBangalore (SBC): Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu has said that there were proposals to introduce metro services in nine cities including Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune and Vijayawada.
Speaking at the inauguration of Reach 3B of Namma Metro here on Friday, Naidu said that the new projects provide metro connectivity for a distance of 223 km and are estimated to cost Rs 83,000 crore. With this expansion, the demand for rolling stock is set to go up and hence the government had been encouraging production of metro coaches the country, he added.
At present, metro coaches are made indigenously at three facilities – Beml in Bengaluru (150 coaches per year), Bombardier  in Gujarat (350 coaches) and Alstom’s unit in Chennai (120 coaches per year). “Out of the 2,100 coaches that Delhi metro needs for its three phases, 1,850 are being indigenously manufactured,” Naidu said. Bombardier has signed a contract with Australia for exporting 450 metro cars.
Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, along with Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, travel in Metro train after flagging off, Green Line of Namma Metro reach 3 B, between Peenya Industry station and Nagasandra station in Bengaluru on Friday
Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, along with Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, travel in Metro train after flagging off, Green Line of Namma Metro reach 3 B, between Peenya Industry station and Nagasandra station in Bengaluru on Friday
The delivery will begin by the end of this year. Similarly, Alstom will supply 132 metro cars to Australia beginning August, 2017.
One of the key objectives of smart cities initiative is to put in place an efficient and reliable public transportation system enabling easy mobility. Special status will be granted to 500 cities having a population of more than a lakh, under the newly launched Amrut scheme, he said.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who spoke on the occasion, said that the Mekedatu project if implemented, would help Karnataka impound up to 35 tmc of water which could be utilised for potable purposes.
“I led an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. I have told Modi that Tamil Nadu’s
opposition to the project is politically motivated,” Siddaramaiah said. He reiterated that the State government was committed to implement Mekedatu project.
SOURCE - railnews

Metro Rail service from Sampige Road to Nagasandra open amid loud Cheers

Bangalore (SBC): A May Day outing with the family, quick access to Malleswaram’s shopping spots, and the thrill of travelling by a Metro train from a neighbourhood station. There were reasons aplenty for Nagasandra residents to board the first train opened to the public from their station at 4 pm on Friday.

MEGA to carry out Feasibility Study of Surat Metro Rail soon

Surat (ST): The ground work for metro rail project is expected to begin in the city shortly, ending a wait of nine long years of the people of Surat. Metro-link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of Government of Gujarat and Government of India (GOI), would soon be carrying out a feasibility study and a detailed project report (DPR) on it in the city.

Jaipur Metro gets final Safety Nod, may start in May end

Jaipur (JP): Jaipur’s much-awaited Metro will soon get operational as Phase-I corridor (Mansarovar to Chandpole) has been given the safety nod from Commissioner Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). However, the CMRS while giving the final sanction in the form of a authorization letter has put few conditions before opening the corridor.

Faridabad Metro to scale up the Realty

Faridabad (FDB): After the first trial run of the metro, Faridabad residents and the ones travelling to and from Faridabad are waiting for the commencement of its services. Let us take the case of RL Verma working as a banker in Faridabad and living with on rent in a 3BHK apartment paying Rs 30,000 per month. Along with Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida, Faridabad is another city which encircles Delhi and is an important part of the NCR (National Capital Region). The city is taking large strides towards overall development in physical and social infrastructure. With metro that aims to bring an improvement in the city’s infrastructure by connecting the entire city from Badarpur to YMCA Chowk, Faridabd is all set to become the next city after Gurgoan to witness real estate boom.

Railway employees to refund to passengers from their pockets

wrong data

Tech.II(Elec)/Dsl Shed-Pay fixation on promotion on option

Ticket Examiner Selection 16 2/3% LDCE-Written Exam Alert Notice.

Publication of provisional seniority list of Khalasi Helpers in Pay Band Rs.5200-20200+1800 GP of S&T Department

Stationwise distribution of posts in the Guards Category

Directing the Officers/ Staff to CPO/O/SWR on or before 15/05/2015 to collect the GM Award, those who have not attended the function held on 17/4/2015.

‘Extremely simplified’ income tax return form coming soon: FM Arun Jaitley

An “extremely simplified” income tax return form will soon replace the controversial 14-page ITR that sought information like all bank accounts and foreign trip details, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in the Lok Sabha today.
“I am having the entire matter reviewed and very soon you will hear an extremely simplified procedure coming for us,” he said replying to the debate on the Finance Bill, 2015.
Referring to the criticism of new 14-page income tax return (ITR), he said the entire issue has been reviewed and the form will be based on feedback received from the industry and MPs.
“Recently, a controversy did come up. There is an old income tax form of 12 pages which was made thirteen-and-a-half page. I was out of the country when this was done, I had it stopped,” he said.
The Finance Ministry is considering easy taxation form which an “assessee can do things himself and does not have to run to various advisers”.
Many members cutting across party lines had criticised government for issuance of a new tax return form saying that the present form impinges on the individual’s privacy as it seeks details of all bank accounts and foreign travel.
Earlier this month, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body of the Income Tax department, notified the new ITR forms for the current assessment year, seeking additional details to check the menace of black money.
As it stands, the new ITR forms, including the ITR-1 and ITR-2, require an assessee to furnish the number of bank accounts held by the individual “at any time (including opened/closed) during the previous year” with the last balance in the account on March 31 of the just-concluded fiscal.
The assessee will also have to furnish the name of the bank, account numbers, their address, IFSC code and any possible joint account holder.
When it comes to disclosure of foreign travel, the taxman wants the assessee’s passport number, its place of issuance, countries visited, number of times such sojourns made and in case of a resident taxpayer, the expenses incurred from own sources in relation to such travel.
The I-T Department last year had made it mandatory for taxpayers to mention details of all assets they hold in a foreign soil under a new schedule- details of foreign assets and income from any source outside India.
The new measures are part of the government’s effort to tackle black money in an non-obtrusive manner. The details will add to the taxman’s knowledge about a particular assessee.
The new ITR forms, this time, also feature a new column to include the Aadhaar number of the assessee.
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Railway to sms regarding arrival and departure of train to passengers

rail sms

रेलकर्मियों की बहादुरी को सलाम


रेलकर्मियों की हाजरी SMS द्वारा लगेगी Biometric attendance of Railway Employee

Indian railway to run Tatkal special only in place of special trains

special train





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