Jan 3, 2016

Promotion order dated 31.12.15 from Asst. Station Master PB-1 Rs. 5200-20200 GP Rs. 2800 to Station Master PB-2 Rs. 9300-34800 GP Rs. 4200 of Operating department

Promotion order dated 31.12.15 from Station Master PB-2 Rs. 9300-34800 GP Rs. 4200 to Station Supdt. PB-2 Rs. 9300-34800 GP Rs. 4600 of Operating department

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Revellers damage lights, fans at railway station

While celebrating New Year, a group of youngsters went on a rampage, damaging tube lights and ceiling fans at the Pazhavanthangal railway station.

The Government Railway Police are on the lookout for the group who were reportedly returning home after celebrating New Year’s day in the city.

Sources said more than 20 youngsters were seen shouting ‘Happy New Year’ to train passengers.

Search on for offenders

Not stopping with that, they went around breaking 25 tube lights and ceiling fans on the station platform. A case has been registered and a search is on for the youth who had caused the damage.
Source - The Hindu


Despite multiple fog-related accidents being reported from time to time, the Indian railways has remained somewhat hesitant to install a GPS-driven anti-fog system for quite a long time. As per railway authorities, the benefit-cost ratio was never convincing at all.

The entire system, combined with the installation of safety-enhancing devices and overhauling of the signaling system, will cost the railways more than Rs. 2000 crore. The baffling figure is a little too much for the cash-strapped Indian railways.

MP fund for railway station development

Pathanamthitta MP, Anto Antony, has sanctioned Rs.1 crore for renovating the platforms at the Thiruvalla railway station.

Inaugurating a tourist information centre at the Thiruvalla railway station on Friday afternoon, Mr. Antony said extension of the roofing of railway station platforms would be completed on a priority basis.

DTPC initiative

The information centre had been opened under the aegis of the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) in association with the Forest and Wildlife Department and the Southern Railways, he said.

K.V. Varghese, Thiruvalla municipal chairman, presided over the function.

V.R. Premkumar, Assistant Collector; George Mammen Kondoor, district panchayat vice president; Eapen Kurien, Pulikeezhu block panchayat president; R. Jayakumar, M.P. Gopalakrishnan, Cherian Polachirackal, Reena Mathew Chalakkuzhy, all municipal councillors, Arun Thomas, Divisional Manager of Southern Railway; Eapen Thomas, Railway Station Manager, and Varghese Punnen, DTPC secretary, spoke at the inaugural function.

Source - The Hindu

Railway station to save Rs 22L in power bills via solar energy

Pune: Some electrical fittings like bulbs and fans at Pune railway station will run on solar power. The Central Railway, Pune division has signed an MoU with Persistent Foundation for generation of solar power at the station.

The railway administration on Tuesday said it was an important step in making Pune a "green station". More than Rs 1 crore will be invested by Persistent Foundation which will donate, install and commission the rooftop solar PV system at the reservation centre on the station's premises. The project is expected to be completed in about five months.

The system, which consists of 600 PV panels, will have a capacity of 150KWP and generate about 2,20,000 units of electricity per year. It is expected to meet almost 80% of the electricity needs of fans and lights of Pune station.

This system has multi-crystalline PV cells with online monitoring system through remote access. It will consist of heavy-duty hot-dip galvanised structures with 25 years' panel life.

As a result of this initiative, Pune division will cut its electricity bill by Rs 22 lakh each year. 

A memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday by Gaurav Jha, senior divisional commercial manager of Pune railway division, and Sonali Deshpande, chairperson, Persistent Foundation.

Divisional railway manager B K Dadabhoy and Anand Deshpande, founder, chairman and managing director of Persistent Systems were present.
Source - TOI

40 new garbage bins for South railway station

The Jan Kalyan Society handed over 40 big garbage bins to be placed at Ernakulam Junction Railway Station on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Ernakulam Area Manager of Southern Railway Rajesh Chandran said that key railway stations in the city need a few hundred garbage bins, to ensure cleanliness and hygiene. Station Master V Rohit was among those present.

The society is a conclave of people from northern India who reside in Kochi. It has been building toilets in schools and also handing over study materials to schoolchildren. Food and clothes were given in many orphanages.
Source - The hindu

At Chandigarh railway station, security chinks evident

A Government Railway Police(GRP) official deployed at the station said that there was a “minor defect” in the metal detectors.

Defunct metal detectors at the entry to the station on the Chandigarh side on Saturday. (Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

From non-functional metal detectors to absence of baggage scanners, the city railway station lacks adequate security arrangements.

S. Railway considering change of timings of Sethu Express: GM

The Southern Railway is considering a proposal to change the route of Sethu and Rameswaram express trains in the Rameswaram-Chennai sector following suggestions that the timings were inconvenient to the passengers, Southern Railway General Manager Vashishta Johri has said.

Talking to reporters after inspecting the Railway station and the century-old Pamban rail bridge here on Saturday, he said the Madurai division has given this proposal.

Public transport: Govt asked to revive rail transportation

Railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique speaking at a session organised by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and TransparencyPHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at an event have urged the government to pay more attention on reviving the railways, which has been struggling to stay on track owing to state negligence, inefficiencies and mismanagement.

They were speaking at a session organised by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) to discuss a report on the performance of railways at a local hotel on Wednesday.

End of the paper train ticket as railways 'go paperless'

Exclusive: Passengers will be able "buy" journeys online and travel carrying just the bank card with which they paid, The Telegraph can reveal

Exclusive: Passengers will be able "buy" journeys online and travel carrying just the bank card with which they paid, The Telegraph can reveal

Paper tickets will be a thing of the past Photo: Bloomberg Paper train tickets could become extinct under plans to allow passengers to tap in and out of stations with their bank cards, The Telegraph has learnt.

As soon as next year, rail users will be able "buy" journeys online – using a computer or mobile phone – and travel carrying just the credit or debit card with which they paid.

The rail industry understands the importance of modernising train tickets so that passengers are no longer reliant on the old orange paper format
Jacqueline Starr, Rail Delivery Group





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