Sep 29, 2016

7th CPC: Committee On Allowances To Increase HRA By 120 Per Cent

7th CPC: Committee On Allowances To Increase HRA By 120 Per Cent

10 Lakhs fail to travel daily due to non-availability of rail

New Delhi: Highlighting the demand-supply “mismatch” on long distance trains, a study by RailYatri. It has stated that over 10 lakh people fail to travel daily due to non-availability of tickets.

The RailYatri.In, which has been tracking the booking pattern of train tickets since January this year across the country, said that nearly 10-12 lakh people are unable to travel on a daily basis as their tickets are not confirmed.

‘RPF Mumbai’, an app to monitor RPF officials;

RPF men won’t be able to duck duty now

Mumbai: The RPF officials who preferred to run away from their duties will have nowhere to go now as the Western Railway RPF have launched an internal mobile application called ‘RPF Mumbai‘ which would patrol movement of the RPF staff and determine their position.

Govt to dole-out over Rs.2000 Crore in Bonus to Railway Employees

The Cabinet Meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the 78 days’ Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to more than 12.25 lakh eligible non-gazetted railway employees. RPF/RSPF excluded from PLB!

New Delhi: In a festival bonanza, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to pay 78-day wages as bonus to Railway employees on Wednesday, the same for the fifth consecutive year.

Suresh Prabhu dedicates newly laid Hansdiha-Barapalasi section to the Nation

hansdiha-barapalasi-rail-line
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today inaugurated a newly laid section between Hansdiha to Barapalasi (28 km) in Jharkhand and flagged off a passenger train service (Train No. 53451/53452) Hansdiha-Dumka Passenger.

DFCCIL-Railways inks MoU to fix target for various projects during 2016-17

New Delhi: The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation and the railways have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to fix the target for various projects during 2016-2017.
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), a government enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, is at present carrying out construction of 3,342km eastern and western freight corridors for exclusively movement of goods trains.

Centre want to Privatise the Railways: Dinesh Trivedi

‘For the first time railway passenger figures have fallen by 150 million. Who is taking over the railways? It is the airlines and Volvo buses. I think governments – whether this one or the ones earlier – have not understood the strength of the Indian Railways… that it can easily add 2.5 per cent to GDP.’

The Narendra Modi government on September 21 decided to do away with having a Railway Budget and merged it with the Union Budget.
The government’s reasoning for ending the 92-year-old practice was that the move will come as a relief to the railways, which, until now, has been reeling under an additional burden of Rs 40,000 crore (Rs 400 billion) from higher salaries, following implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

IR to join $-billion Cargo Club soon: Suresh Prabhu at SBI Economic Conclave

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today exuded confidence that the national transporter will soon join the billion-dollar cargo club as it is on course to ferry 1.2 billion tonne of cargo.

ADB approves largest ever Railway financing package in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The Asian Development Bank approved its largest ever railway investment and its biggest investment in Bangladesh on September 28, a US$1·5bn loan package to finance the construction of a 102 km railway line which will link the tourist town of Cox’s Bazar with the existing network at Dohazari.

Railways to create Pan-India Virtual Museum

New Delhi: The Indian Railways is planning to create a pan-India virtual museum in the form of a digital web enabled platform in order to maintain its heritage status. The Railways is collaborating with the the technology partners for this initiative.

IR likely to commission Tejas Train sets by Feb-2017

Tejas Train to give impetus to PM Modi’s ‘Make in India’; focuses on better passenger amenities!

Kapurthala: The first coach of the Railway’s premium offering – the premium Tejas brand of trains – has been built at the Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala and is expected to be put on trial soon. According to RCF officials, the coach will be sent to the Indian Railways to decide on which section the 130 kmph coach will be tested. According to the current schedule, officials said the train is likely to be commissioned by the Railways in February next year. The Railways plan to make three such rakes, said officials.

 

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