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Most travellers in India know that the start of a festival season is a testing time.
If you have not planned well in advance, getting train tickets for a safe and comfortable journey is almost impossible just before and during the festival season.
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After fiercely battling it out in Indonesia, where China won the first round and has already signed the deal to build the 150 km Jakarta to Bandung High Speed Rail line, Japan and China are very aggressively competing on the Indian High Speed Rail (HSR) arena.
Japan has just offered to finance the 505 km high speed corridor that will link Mumbai to Ahmedabad. 15 Billion USD the total estimated cost, less than 1% the proposed interest rate. Japan would cover 80% of the project cost, and India would purchase 30% of equipment from Japanese companies.
Western Railway invited applications for 14 Posts (Scouts & Guide Quota). The eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format on or before 16 November 2015.
Notification No. : WR/HQ/R&T/S&G/1/2015-16
Last Date of Submission of Application: 16 November 2015
Western Railway Vacancy Details
Total Number of Posts: 14
Group C posts: 02
Erstwhile Group D posts: 12
Eligibility Criteria for Scouts & Guide Quota Posts
Educational Qualification: Secondary pass with relevant scouting/ guiding qualification.
Age Limit for Scouts & Guide Quota Posts
UR: 18-29 years
OBC: 18-32 years
SC/ST: 18-34 years
Erstwhile Group D:
UR: 18-32 years
OBC: 18-35 years
SC/ST: 18-37 years
How to Apply for the Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts 2015
Eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format and send the applications along with other necessary documents so as to reach on or before 16 November 2015. Last date of submission of application for candidates of far flung areas is 30 November 2015.
Application Fees for Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts: NIL
Admit Card for Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts
Details in this regard can be found from the official website.
Result of Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts
Details in this regard can be found from the official website.
SOURCE - JAGARAN JOSH
Kolkata: The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a pilot project of a ‘station-based e-catering’ service allowing passengers to order meals as per their choice, which will be delivered at stations from popular private caterers.
In the first phase of the project, all trains passing through 45 specified railway stations, including nine in the east zone, namely Howrah, Sealdah, Guwahati, New Jalpaiguri, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Kharagpur and Mughalsarai have been named.
PUNE: Mechanized passenger lifts would be installed at Pune and Kolhapur railway stations for easy movement to passengers from one platform to another.
The Pune railway division has provided such elevators for the first time. The service is likely to start from April.
In phase I, two lifts each would be installed at the two stations at an estimated cost of Rs 1.09 crore. Each lift would accommodate a maximum of 16 passengers and carry them from a platform to the foot overbridge and the other way round.
Tenders have been floated and work orders will be issued soon, said a Pune railway official. At the Pune station, the lifts will be set up on platform numbers 2/3 and 4/5. At the Kolhapur station, the lifts will be attached to the old foot overbridge.
Long queues of passengers can be witnessed at ticket reservation counters at the city railway station as with festivities in the air everybody seems to be in haste to go to their hometown. In order to confirm their reservation, people are seen waiting for hours at the railway station. Introduction of many festival special trains by the Northern Railway authorities seems to have provided little or no relief to passengers, if long waiting lists and unavailability of confirmed seats/berths in most of the trains is any indication.
The city is a home to a large number of migrants. The condition is so pressing that there are long waiting lists and even “no room” status (when waiting list is exhausted) greets people who have been visiting the railway reservation counter for days in the hope to get their tickets confirmed.
Sanoj, a Bihar migrant said, “There is no chance of getting my ticket confirmed at this time. I wish to be with my family at home for Diwali but the waiting list is very long. I can’t take risk while waiting for confirmation of tickets.”
Ashok Kumar, who works with the NFL, said he was trying to get tickets for himself and his family for going to his native place in Maharashtra to celebrate the Diwali, but he was not getting tickets as the waiting list was too long for all trains. A railway official said most of the trains were running to capacity and even the waiting lists were getting longer ahead of the festival season. He said Railways might announce some more special trains to cater to the rush during this festival season.
Source - tribune india
BILASPUR: Court of railway magistrate on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Union joint home secretary V Shashank Shekhar, and asked him to appear before the court on November 23, 2015. He is a witness in a case of his own abduction.
According to facts of the case, Sheshakr - an IAS officer of Nagaland cadre - was travelling to Kolkata by Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali express on November 8, 2008. Three perrsons, identified as Gaurav Wadhwani (26), Deepak Wadhwani (19) and Sutesh Bhogul (23) - all residents of Raipur, boarded the train from Raipur.
Shekhar had an altercation with them as they did not have proper tickets and he objected to their unauthorized entry into the compartment.
Panaji, Oct 25: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that the Railways would soon start country’s first-ever double decker Shatabdi Express that would ply between Mumbai and Goa. ”One double decker AC train between Mumbai and Goa should run as Shatabdi. We will make it happen as soon as possible. This would become the first-ever double decker Shatabdi,” Prabhu said on the sidelines of an event at the Goa University yesterday.
On demand of a special Goa Rajdhani Express train, he said he will “definitely look into it”.
Residents of Goa seeking Rajdhani luxury train services have to rely on the Trivandrum Rajdhani which passes through Goa and makes a halt at Margao in South Goa.Responding to concerns to allow more tourists to make train journeys into Goa, Prabhu said the Railways can also start holiday train for tourists.
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Ravindra Gupta, who served Indian Railways for 34 years, took charge has the General Manager of South Central Railway (SCR). Gupta, who joined the service in 1981, was the Chief Mechanical Engineer of Western Railway before he was elevated to the new post.
A Mechanical Engineer, Ravindra Gupta began his career in Indian Railways as Assistant. Mechanical Engineer (Diesel) at Itarsi in Central Railway.
Source - the hindu business line
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