Dec 7, 2016

Filling up the post of Officer on Special Duty (Ticket Checking), Railway Board in Level-8 in the Pay Martix/Pay Band 2 Grade RS. 9300-34800/- plus Grade Pay Rs.4800/-(pre-revised) on deputation basis.

Filling up the post of Officer on Special Duty (Ticket Checking), Railway Board in Level-8 in the Pay Martix/Pay Band 2 Grade RS. 9300-34800/- plus Grade Pay Rs.4800/-(pre-revised) on deputation basis.

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7वां वेतन आयोग : अनोमली समिति की हुई पहली औपचारिक बैठक, हुई यह बातचीत

VACANCY CIRCULARS FOR DEPUTATIONS IN IRSEE – AMRAVATI METRO RAIL CORPORATION LTD

VACANCY CIRCULARS FOR DEPUTATIONS IN IRSEE – AMRAVATI METRO RAIL CORPORATION LTD

Operating Talgo Train on Indian Railway Track


The timing assessment trial of Talgo coaches carried out on 10th and 11th September, 2016 on New Delhi-Mumbai section was done at maximum permissible speed of 150 kmph. The trial train took 11 hours and 42 minutes against the travel time of 15 hours and 50 minutes taken by Train no. 12952, New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express.

The trial was limited to assessment of timing and detailed technical assessment with regard to complete compatibility with Indian Railway’s fixed infrastructure and other requirements was outside the scope of the trial. No decision has been taken for the purchase of these coaches.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha

Integrated Security System At Railway Stations

Based on the recommendations of a Composite Security Plan Committee on Railway Security and further deliberations, 202 stations have been identified as sensitive for installation of Integrated Security System (ISS) over Indian Railways.

While examining the issues concerning safety and security of passengers, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has recommended for expediting implementation of Integrated Security System at all identified sensitive stations.

Water Vending Machines at Railway Stations

Around 250 stations have been provided with the facility of water vending machines (WVMs) by Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) for providing pure drinking water to passengers at nominal rates. IRCTC has awarded licenses for installation of 2500 WVMs over Indian Railways out of which 832 numbers of WVMs have been commissioned. Ministry of Women & Child Development and NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) have also agreed to facilitate installation and operation of WVMs with the help of Self Help Groups over various D, E & F category Railway stations.

Disposal/Storage of Wastes in Trains and at Stations

Improvement to housekeeping of stations and trains including storage/disposal of wastes is a continuous process. Waste/Garbage generated/collected at stations is disposed off to the nominated places/authorised agencies of the Municipal/local bodies.
Some recent steps taken to improve the waste management in Indian Railways are as follows:

Measures taken to ensure Cleanliness at Railway Stations

For cleanliness at stations, integrated Housekeeping Contracts are being put in place at major stations. Further to ensure overall cleanliness, number of toilets including pay & use toilets are being augmented. For monitoring the cleanliness, CCTVs are being used and Rules have been framed to penalise the persons affecting cleanliness at railway premises. Third party survey has been done at 407 major stations to assess the quality of cleanliness. To ensure cleanliness in trains, Clean Train

Project Raftaar in Indian Railways


As announced in Railway Budget 2016-17,  ‘Mission Raftaar’ was launched with the objective of  doubling of average speed of freight trains, and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kilometre per hour (kmph)  in next 5 years.
A cross-functional mission directorate has been created in Railway Board and inter-alia entrusted with:
  • Identification of major impediments to mobility and plan of action to overcome these impediments through improvements in fixed infrastructure, rolling stock, operational practices and institutional mechanisms.
  • Prioritisation of removal of such constraints on six Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonal routes (Delhi – Mumbai, Delhi – Howrah, Howrah- Chennai, Chennai – Mumbai, Delhi – Chennai and Howrah – Mumbai)  covering 9100 route kilometres entailing raising of sectional speed to minimum 130 kmph, removal of Level Crossings, removal of speed restrictions, and raising of speeds on turnouts etc.
Some of the steps taken include;
·         Replacement of all loco hauled commuter trains on New Delhi-Mughalsarai, and Howrah-Dhanbad sections by MEMU services.
·         Preparation of plan of action to improve power-to-load ratio of trains in routes with heavy freight traffic and steep gradients.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha

Social Media Engagement with Railway Passengers

Government have created twitter handle @RailMinIndia, facebook page “Ministry of Railways-India” and twitter handles of General Managers and Divisional Railway Managers of Indian Railways for social media engagement with public including rail passengers which are available on Indian Railways’ websitewww.indianrailways.gov.in. Efforts are made to promptly attend the complaints requiring immediate attention on running trains or at stations, especially the ones relating to security or medical assistance, received through any channel viz., helpline number, SMS, web, mobile App

Improving the Quality of Food in Trains

As announced in Railway Budget 2016-17, it has been decided that Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) would begin to manage catering services in a phased manner.

IRCTC has also been mandated to establish 10 more mechanized base kitchens in compliance of pronouncement made in the Railway Budget.

Speeding up of Electrification projects in Indian Railways

.Indian Railways have already embarked upon a major programme to speed up electrification of Railway Lines as can be seen from the targets and achievements of 10th , 11thand 12th Five Year Plans (FYP) under Plan Head ‘Railway Electrification’.
Plan
Target in Route Kilometres (RKM)
Achievement in Route Kilometres (RKM)
10th
1800
1810
11th
4500
4556
12th
6500
5772 RKM electrified during 2012-16 against the proportionate target of 5200 RKM
          Further, target of electrification to 10,000 Route Kilometres for next 5

Indian Railways extend Concession to Railway Passengers in Various Categories

Indian Railways extend travel concessions in passenger fare to 53 categories of passengers and the element of concession ranges from 25% to 100%. The details are as under:-
S.
No
CATEGORY OF PERSONS
PERCENTAGE OF CONCESSION*
I
Disabled Passengers
1
Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose
·         75% in 2nd, SL, 1st  Class, 3AC, AC chair Car
·         50% in 1AC and 2AC,
·         25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains
·         50% in MST & QST
·         One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

Rail Connectivity of Ports

Presently, 12 major ports (six on Western and six on Eastern Coasts) are already connected with Indian Railway network. Capacity augmentation of the lines linking the ports to hinterland is taken up on a need-based manner.

Ministry of Railways Ropes in Self Help Groups To Make Local Cuisines Available Through E-Catering Services of Its PSU IRCTC

The Pilot Project was Kicked off Today i.e. 3rd December 2016 by Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu At Sawantwadi Road Station of the Konkan Railway in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra

The Move to Help Generate Local Employment, Empower Women and Ensure Inclusive Growth.

The Partnership with NABARD to Help Ensure Extensive e- marketing for Products Produced by the SHGs Leading to Increase in Rural Incomes

Indian Railways in partnership with Impact India Foundation To Augment Two Additional Coaches For Cancer & Family Health Services To THE LIFELINE EXPRESS – the world’s first State-of-the-art Hospital Train

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways and Shri. J. P. Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare inaugurates tomorrow i.e. 6th December 2016 here, augmentation of two additional coaches to the existing five-coach hospital train ‘Lifeline Express’ for the Detection & Control of Oral, Breast and Cervical Cancer, Prevention of Stroke and Family Health Services in the presence of Mr. Manoj Sinha, Minister of Telecom (Independent charge) & Minister of State for Railways and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for PMO.

 

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