Jan 11, 2016

Keerthy Suresh’s next film with Dhanush titled ‘Rail’

Dhanush in RailChennai: The makers of actor-producer Dhanush’s next with Keerthy Suresh have announced the name as Rail. The first look have also been unvelied. The film revolves around a character’s journey in a train from Chennai to Delhi. Earlier, the makers had erected a massive railway station set here to shoot some important sequences.
“Since most of the shooting will take place inside a train and in and around railway stations, the team has built a station set with a train. The regular shooting has started and Dhanush is expected to join soon,” a source from the film’s unit said. Being directed by Prabhu Solomon, the film features Dhanush as a pantry worker in a train.
Dhanush in Rail2
Though a speculated title, ‘Rail’ makes sense as the film’s story unfolds in a moving train. With Dhanush playing an Indian railway catering employee, the movie has Keerthi Suresh as its female lead and is being directed by Prabhu Solomon of Mynaa and Kumki fame.
Dhanush in Rail3

The movie has been reportedly shot on the Duranto Express between Chennai and Delhi. Initially, the makers were thinking of naming it ‘Rail’ or ‘Delhi to Chennai’.  They decided ‘Rail’ was a better title. The Tamil Nadu government has a policy of giving entertainment tax exemption to movies that have Tamil titles, so it’s unsure whether this would qualify as a Tamil title. Eventually, they settled for the latter. Dhanush is to play Poochiappan, a pantry boy and Keerthy Suresh’s character is called Saroja who is a touch-up girl to an actress.
Prabhu Solomon has a great reputation for making amazingly natural and rural stories with relatable characters. After the critically successful Mynaa and Kumki, it remains to be seen if Rail will also join this great list.
The movie is all set to release for Valentine’s Day this year. It is said to be in post-production now. Prabhu Solomon takes very realistic rural love stories. In this film, Dhanush plays a pantry boy called Poochiappan while Keerthy’s character Saroja is a touch-up girl to an actress.

Railway Electrification Work begins at NMDC’s Nagarnar ISP site

Nagarnar: Electrification work for movement of trains have begun at the Railway siding site coming up at NMDC Ltd’s proposed 3.0 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant (ISP) at Nagarnar in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, officials stated.

The company is expecting commercial production of its 3 MTPA capacity proposed steel plant in Chhattisgarh to commence by the middle of 2017. The plant is expected to be ready by December 2016 and trial of same will start by December 2016.

CRB inspects newly-built Model Coaches in Bhopal

India’s trains will look a lot brighter, run faster. The new coaches will be painted in grey and navy blue with yellow border: CRB

A view of 1st AC model coach of Indian Railway, at Habeebganj railway station in Bhopal on Sunday

Bhopal: Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal on Sunday inspected the newly-built model coaches at Habibganj Railway Station here and gave suggestions for further improvement in it.

Mr Mittal also suggested making some changes to better suit passengers’ requirements in the model coaches, built at the Coach Rehabilitation Workshop, Nishatpura, Bhopal.

Bhopal Coach Rehabilitation Workshop releases ‘Aircraft-Like’ Coaches for Indian Railways

These luxury coaches have been designed by Coach Rehabilitation Workshop in Bhopal

Bhopal: With plush interiors, ‘bio-toilets’, illuminated signs and even stairs to climb to upper berths, 20 state-of-the-art rail coaches unlike any other will soon be part of the Indian Railways network.

Designed by the Indian Railways Coach Rehabilitation Workshop in Bhopal, the modern coaches are made to make train journeys comfortable and safe for passengers.

Railways score Super Double in Volleyball Nationals

Delight for Railways, agony for Kerala… It had all the ingredients of a classic. In a cliff-hanger of a men’s summit clash, marked by spectacular action and high drama, holders Indian Railways edged Kerala 3-2 to emerge champions of the 64th Senior National Volleyball Championship here at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Bangalore: For the second straight year, Railways made it a memorable double in the 64th Senior National Volleyball Championships here on Sunday night. While the men overcame Kerala in a final that was marred by refereeing errors and players showing their displeasure in a manner unbecoming of sports-persons in an edge-of-the-seat thriller at 3-2, the eves overcame southern powerhouse Kerala 3-1 to annex their eighth consecutive premier title and a mind-boggling 30th overall a couple of hours earlier.
Rlys VolleyballHaving begun on a poor note like the women, Railways roared back in fine fashion to take a 2-1 lead. But Kerala Lkgh vkSj iwjh tkudkjh didn’t give up despite a few calls going against them. Ragesh was handed a yellow card for unsporting behaviour, but the five-time champions fought back in splendid style to force the issue into the decider. Railways were always playing catch-up in the final set as they struggled to breach the Kerala defence. But a couple of errors by their challengers allowed the champions to level at 7-7. When Prabhagaran came up short against Ragesh and setter Kapil Dev committed a foul, it looked their reign would end.

Railways offers 8000 Parcel Vans to Cargo Firms

Parcel VansNew Delhi: Rail Cargo Services is an easy to use services than trucks in long distances because, trains cost less fuel and can take lots of loading material with more efficiently than trucks. Generally rail cargo service is 10% more efficient than road. In view of the above, Indian Railways has offered to lease out 8,000 parcel vans to logistics and transport companies like Gati, TCI and APL Logistics.
At a meeting with transport industry representatives, the railways has suggested private companies to run special trains using the vans as it would give them guaranteed traffic.

GM/Southern inspects railway stations on Salem-Karur section

Vashishta Johri (right), General Manager, Southern Railway, inspecting the Salem Railway Junction on Thursday. Shubhranshu, (second right), Divisional Railway Manager, Salem Railway Division, is in the picture

Salem: Vashishta Johri, General Manager, Southern Railway, accompanied by principal heads of all the departments, conducted inspection of Salem Railway Junction and all other railway stations in the Salem–Namakkal–Karur section on Thursday.

Railways losing Freight in Foodgrains Segment

New Delhi: In the current fiscal, freight for foodgrains has come down by 7.6 million tonnes during April-December.

The other two sectors where Indian Railways is losing share during the current fiscal are cement and container movement where commodities have come down by 3.8 million tonne and 2.3 million tonne, respectively

New Delhi: Procurement of foodgrains by the state governments from within the state is hurting Indian Railways. In the current fiscal, freight for foodgrains has come down by 7.6 million tonnes during April-December.

Increasing Promotion Quota percentage for Technician III posts from existing 20% to 25% RBE 159/2015

RB/Estt. No. 159 /2015
NO.E(NG)l-2014/PM7/1                                                                New Delhi, dated 18.12.2015
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(As per standard list)
Sub: Increasing Promotion Quota percentage for Technician III posts in Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU Sheds on Indian Railways from existing 20% to 25%.
Attention in invited to Para 159 of Indian Railways Establishment Manual, Vol-1, 2009 (reprint edition), emphatically towards procedure prescribed for Diesel Electric Loco/EMU Sheds, which is filled hitherto by:

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Japan Railways Runs a Train for Only One Passenger

Japan Railways runs a train for only one passenger since three years.

A high-school girl takes the train from Kami-Shirataki station in the northernmost island of Hokkaido, Japan and the same train drops her back from school.

She is the only passenger to travel in the train and Japan Railways has made the decision to run the train only for her.

Rly Board Chairman inspects newly-built model coaches in MP

Rly Board Chairman inspects newly-built model coaches in MP
A view of 1st AC model coach of Indian Railway

Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal today inspected the newly-built model coaches at Habibganj Railway Station here and gave suggestions for further improvement in it.

Mittal also suggested making small changes to better suit passengers' requirements in the model coaches, built at the Coach Rehabilitation Workshop, Nishatpura, Bhopal.

He also inspected facilities at the Habibganj railway station in Bhopal and later told reporters informally that it is a better station in terms of facilities as compared to other stations.

The Railway Board Chairman also informed people that a development plan of Habibganj station has been prepared and soon steps will be taken for its implementation.

On the occasion, Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar demanded from the Railway Board that a new train be started between the state capital and Pune and also for adding an extra coach from Bhopal in Jhelum Express, which runs between Jammu and Pune.

The model coaches have been developed under the Rs 32 crore ambitious pilot project to revamp interior of 111 coaches of all reserved classes to give it a homely touch.

This project was launched by Indian Railways in 2011.

The coaches have LED reading lights, snacks table in side berths, spacious seats, multi-mobile charging points, fire extinguishers on both sides, green toilet system with soap and dustbin, fire proof seats made of recron and floors painted like a carpet.

West Central Railway General Manager, Ramesh Chandra, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Bhopal, Alok Kumar and Chief Works Manager, Lakshmi Raman among others were present on the occasion. — PTI

SOURCE - tribuneindia.

How E Sreedharan built the Konkan Railway in a flat eight years

The only way to complete the project within the allocated time was to do the hard work harder. E Sreedharan knew the need of the hour was agile and transparent project management. He put in thoughtful efforts to overcome the difficulties and shortcomings he had faced at various junctures during his time at the railways.

Everyone in the team had to know what their specific role was and how much time was left to fulfil what was expected of them. Each member must possess the dedication needed to strive towards the goal. With this in mind, he formulated a set of corporate directions focused on ten major points.

Railways to miss revenue target, looks to control costs

NEW DELHI,  Faced with the double whammy of less-than-expected revenue and rising costs, each Railway Zone has been asked to prune expenditure by five percent and raise income by the same figure.

The Indian Railways stares at a revenue shortfall of over ₹12,000 crore in the current fiscal as against the budgeted revenue target, reveals Railways revenue data till December 2015.

Indian Railways choose vibrant colours for semi-high speed train coaches

2017 may see brightly coloured Indian Railways trains in shades of grey, navy blue and yellow clocking speeds of 160-200 kmph on select routes.

Indian Railway has selected ‘Vitality’, the colour scheme inspired by ‘cheetah’, the fastest moving animal, created by the National Institute of Design for the coaches of the semi-high speed trains the state-run transporter has proposed to launch. The coaches will be painted in grey and navy blue with yellow border.

Hancock bridge down, services back on track

650 railway staff, 50 engineers and two 300-tonne cranes dismantle the 136-year-old bridge near Sandhurst Road

Around 650 railway staff and 50 engineers dismantled the 136-year-old Hancock Railway overbridge near Sandhurst Road on Sunday in an18-hours operation during which train services on the Byculla-CST stretch were suspended. Commuter groups said the Railways authorities had taken the requisite precautions to prevent glitches.

Metro may get 2,100 more CISF personnel

The government is mulling to enhance the CISF manpower by over 2,100 personnel keeping in view the increasing load of passengers and consequently emerging security challenges in the Delhi Metro network running across the national capital region.

A proposal in this regard had been prepared by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and submitted to the Union Home Ministry in the backdrop of an ever increasing footfall of about 26 lakh commuters every day and the strain on existing manpower to ensure fool proof security to this sensitive rapid rail network.

Mumbai Rail Service Back on Track after Hancock Bridge Down

Mumbai: The scheduled 18 hours operation of 136 year old Hancock overbridge is complete and Mumbai rail service is back on track now. A team of 50 engineers and 650 railway staff dismantled Hancock Rail Bridge on Sunday which is near Sandhurst Road. During this operation railway services between Byculla to CST stretch were suspended. To avoid any glitches, Railway authorities had taken required precautions.

1st Metro Train Arrives in Kochi

After a 750 km journey over a period of 8 days, the first metro train for Kochi has arrived at its new home – the Muttom Depot! The Alstom built train was dispatched from the Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh on January 2 and arrived in the city on January 9. On January 10, the train’s coaches were carefully maneuvered and brought to the depot via a road underbridge under the Indian Railways’ line which currently is the only semi-paved road that connects to the depot.

Courtesy the KMRL’s FB page, relive the train’s journey in these images:

SOURCE - themetrorailguy





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