Oct 13, 2015

Indian Railways to commission 2,500 kms of projects to decongest choked network

Indian Railways will commission multiple projects running into 2,500 km to decongest its choked network, a major focus area of this year’s rail budget, to free up line capacities for faster movement of trains.

“The projects include commissioning of new lines, gauge conversion and doubling of existing tracks in certain busy stretches,” V K Gupta, member, engineering, Railway Board, told reporters.


In a shot in the arm for Indian Railways, the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog (NITI Aayog) has so far approved 15 of the 28 projects of the Railway Ministry related to network expansion, decongestion, terminal facilities and other amenities.

Buoyed by this, the Indian Railways has now fixed an ambitious target of commissioning 6.85 km of track per day in the current year as against the existing five km or less, of track daily.

From fast-tracking of projects to decongest choked networks to enhancing speed and punctuality of trains during the next couple of years, the Railways has earmarked a total of 77 projects involving doubling of tracks, laying of new tracks and gauge conversion in 24 of the busiest routes which include Delhi-Howrah, Delhi-Chennai, Howrah-Mumbai, Chennai- Mumbai and Delhi-Guwahati-Lindung among others.

Railway to build 6.85 km of tracks/day in FY16: Report

The Indian Railways plans to commission 6.85 km of tracks per day in the current fiscal year, up from 5.4 km a day in the last fiscal year. Overall, it will commission 2,500 km of tracks in FY16 against 1,980 km in FY15.

“Our consumption this year is expected to be 13 lakh tonnes of steel, 30 lakh tonnes of cement, 40,000 km of signaling cable and 7,000 tonnes of copper wire. This will be through a mix of direct and indirect demand. This is an assured demand,” V.K. Gupta, Member-Mechanical, Indian Railways has been quoted as saying.

Between FY16 and FY20, the Indian Railways will build 17,000 km of tracks, of which 2,000 km will be new lines, 4,000 km will be gauge conversion and 11,000 km will be doubling, he adds.

To Decongest Choked Network, Indian Railways to Fast Track Projects

Indian Railways have fixed the target at commissioning of 6.85 km track per day in the current year.
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has fast-tracked the capacity augmentation projects in certain busiest rail corridors to decongest the choked path for faster movement of trains. There will be commissioning of total 2,500 km new track in the current fiscal, Railway Board Member (Engineering) VK Gupta said today.

Outcome of MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board and the Federations on 12th October 2015.

Outcome of MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board and the Federations on 12th October 2015.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

Dated: 12/10/2015
No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 9

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,
Sub: MACP anomalies meeting held between the Railway Board (Executive Directors) and the Federations-reg.

The position relating to discussions held between the Railway Board (EDS) and the Federations at Rail Bhavan on 12th October 2015 is briefly placed below:-

1. Financial up-gradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Gradate Engineers Considering entry Grade Pay as Rs. 4600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engineering Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. (NFIR’s PNM item No. 18/2011)

After discussion the Official Side stated that they will collect position relating to Graduate Engineers recruited in Pay Scale of Rs. 5500-9000 who were deprived of MACP benefit while those recruited later on and got Pay Scale of Rs. 6500-10500 through LDCE against 20% DR Quota for further View.

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Two dozens railway corridor will reduce rail traffic


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International Rail Managers discuss efficient Resource Planning

Participants of the IT for Rail Management conference of Trenitalia and IVU in Rome

Modern IT solutions are the key to more efficient rail services – this was the prevailing view of those present at the “IT for Rail” conference, held in Rome Oct. 1–2. Over 25 top managers from prestigious European rail groups took up the joint invitation to Rome from the Italian state railway, Trenitalia, and Berlin-based IVU Traffic Technologies AG.

Japanese firms step up Multi-Dimensional approach in India’s HSR Plans & Output

Indian and Japan Government teams are working for past 5 to 6 years towards implementing this Superfast Shinkansen trains in India to provide extremely efficient time and energy saving along with security and safety for passengers.

Many Japanese firms who are notable for Super-fast trains in Japan; have started bidding for this project funding and also have started approaching the Japanese agencies in identifying to sell their equipment’s or services for India bullet train plan. Not only the firms that are pitching for this project; along with this project there is industrial corridor planned in which zones are expected to be developed. In other words multi-dimensional output is expected along with bullet train corridor.

Bombardier wins two Rail Communication projects in North America

Bombardier Transportation has secured two new mass transit projects, expanding its presence in the North American market.

Under a contract from Crosslinx Transit Solutions, Bombardier will deliver its Cityflo 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) system for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line.

The contract, which is the company’s first rail control project in the country, marks its expansion into the Canadian rail signalling market.

Siemens RailFusion to turn Big Data into Intelligence

Siemens launches RailFusion Big Data Asset Monitoring Software that monitors and analyses Data Points across an entire RailRoad Infra

Siemens, at Railway Interchange-2015 held at Minneapolis between October 4-7, introduced RailFusion, a software solution that monitors and analyzes data points across an entire railroad’s infrastructure including onboard and wayside assets like road crossings and end-of-train devices.

“On any given railroad there are trillions of data points being created by train systems and devices along a line, but this data is simply not being put into action,” said John Paljug, head of Siemens Rail Automation. “RailFusion brings all of these disparate data points together in one system and puts intelligence behind them, allowing railroads to make more informed, efficient decisions about how to operate and maintain their systems specific to their needs.”

Indian Railways: IRCTC ecatering service becomes ‘Food on Track’

In addition to the already existing Dominos Pizza and KFC, the 'Food On Track' have tied up with Copper Chimney, Cafe Chino, Masala Chicken, Punjab Grill among others to increase the varieties of the food items for Indian Railways train passengers.

Spurred by a steady rise in the popularity of its e-catering, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has branded the service with a new name ‘Food On Track’.

Soon, tech solutions to prevent rail accidents

Rescue work in progress at Harda where twin train accidents took place in August, 2015. (PTI file photo )

Railways minister Suresh Prabhu is pitching for information technology (IT) solutions to prevent freak train accidents such as the twin train mishap in August at Harda in Madhya Pradesh on account of the “sinking of rails” underneath a running passenger train.





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