Oct 11, 2016

7th Pay Commission: 7 interest-free advances for govt employees stopped

7th Pay Commission: 7 interest-free advances for govt employees stopped

Railway gears up to curb illegal trade between India and Pakistan



A nine-layer security arrangement has been put in place at the Old Delhi Railway Station from where the Delhi-Atari Express departs twice every week.

The Zero Point railway station near Zero Line on the Indo-Pak International Border

IR to run 2900 Special Trains to meet Festival Rush

Keeping the festive season rush in mind, Indian Railways (IR) plans to introduce 2,900 special trains between now and November 10, 300 more than what was introduced in the corresponding period last year.

New Delhi: Keeping the festive season rush in mind, Indian Railways (IR) plans to introduce 2,900 special trains between now and November 10, 300 more than what was introduced in the corresponding period last year. The move is at a time when more than 10 lakh passengers struggle to get confirmed berths every day. The transporter is also working on a plan to improve occupancy levels by adding new coaches and computer-enabled efficient use of available berths.
special-train-rushA recent study undertaken by RailYatri.in indicates that over 10 lakh people fail to travel on a daily basis due to the non-availability of tickets, 13% of whom are long-distance travellers. A station-wise break-up of passengers who booked tickets but could not get them confirmed shows the Anand Vihar terminal at New Delhi is facing the maximum capacity constraint at 43%. Other stations facing capacity constraints are Jammu Tawi (38%), Lokmanya Tilak terminal (33%), Howrah (28%), Bangalore city junction (21%) and Pune (20%).

IR plans to revamp its Mobile Apps; Plans for robust Mobile Platform



Ernst & Young drafted this proposal for Indian Railways!

A seamless travel experience for rail commuters with a swipe of a finger is in the offing as Railways plans to revamp its mobile application and include “all passenger services” for its customers.

“We are preparing an integrated mobile application for railway passengers which will take care of all their needs.”

Odisha to ink MoUs for 2 more Railway projects today with IR

Odisha will emphasis for Jeypore-Malkangiri and Jeypore-Nabarangpur rail projects in the next 5 years!

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Railway Ministry for setting up of two rail projects in the State, which were sanctioned in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, on October 10 at the Rail Bhavan in New Delhi.

4 Chinese Cos., interested in Kathmandu-Kerung Rail line project

New Delhi: Four Chinese companies have shown interest to conduct feasibility study of Kathmandu-Rasuwagadhi railway network after Nepal sought the northern neighbour’s help to conduct survey and detailed project report (DPR).

Once the proposed railway is constructed, it will establish direct railway connectivity with Chinese railway which is expected to arrive in Kerung, a bordering town of China across Rasuwagadhi, within a few years.

Talgo wants IR to place Rs.3000 crore order to get to work

While trial runs of Talgo have seen it touch record speeds, several hurdles would need to be cleared if the Indian Railways is to procure the train coaches.

New Delhi: Will the arrival of high-speed Talgo trains from Spain remain a pipe dream? The Spanish firm wants the Indian Railways to place a work order to manufacture trains costing at least Rs 3,000 crore to begin production, said a source from the railways. The super-fast train has already carried out successful trials on the Mumbai-Delhi corridor.

 

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