Jan 18, 2017

Suresh Prabhu led Indian Railways to make a ‘powerful’ change, save Rs 41,000 cr


Railways had estimated fuel cost to be around R23,417 crore for FY17 in the Budget, and it is one of the largest cost head of the carrier after salary and pension. (PTI)

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said the transporter will change its energy consumption mix which will result in savings of R41,000 crore in the next decade as energy costs. Railways had estimated fuel cost to be around R23,417 crore for FY17 in the Budget, and it is one of the largest cost head of the carrier after salary and pension. However, the total savings on fuel between Budget estimate and revised estimates for FY16 was R3,475 crore.

Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

Revision of Provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

South Western Railway conducts a drive against ticketless travelling



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HUBBALLI: The Hubballi Division of South Western Railway conducted a 'fortress check' at Hubballi railway station on Sunday. The main aim of this check was to prevent ticketless and irregular travelling.

This check was conducted under the supervision of K Shivaprasad, chief commercial manager. As manyas 24 ticket checking staff supplemented by RPF personnel participated in the drive in which trains passing through Hubballi were checked.

Now surf net for free at railway station



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LUDHIANA: A visit to Ludhiana railway station will become convenient for passengers and their relatives in the coming days. While, the free wi-fi facility will become operational from Saturday onwards, the station will get lift and escalator facilities in the coming months.

Senior section engineer (telecom) Vikram Sharma said the wi-fi facility will be available at all the platforms. As many as 35 wi-fi modems have been installed with 10 tera byte per connection. Users can surf internet at 2 MBPS."

Safety measures in place, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation begins underground work



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LUCKNOW: To ensure there is no accident or risk to human life, be it their staff or public, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has ensured to put in place all safety systems before starting the underground metro corridorconstruction of about 3.5km from Charbagh to Hazratganj. All measures required on construction sites like emergency communication, fire-fighting, lighting and emergency evacuation for safety of its workmen have been put in place.

Lucknow Metro safety systems put in place before tunneling operation



Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has to construct about 3.5 km underground metro tunnel from Charbagh up 

LUCKNOW: With Lucknow Metro already beginning construction of underground metro corridor from Charbagh to KD Singh Babu Stadium, the corporation announced to have put elaborate safety systems in place for emergency communication, emergency lighting, fire-fighting and emergency evacuation to ensure safety of workmen and inspecting officials during tunneling operations.

Dearness Relief to Pensioners who are in receipt of pension in 5th CPC w.e.f. 01/07/2012: Order for AIS Pensioners

Dearness Relief to Pensioners who are in receipt of pension in 5th CPC w.e.f. 01/07/2012: Order for AIS Pensioners

Railways to rope in private players to modernise 23 stations


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HIGHLIGHTS
  1. The railways has decided to rope in private companies to redevelop and modernise 23 stations
  2. Sources said the cost of redevelopment is expected to be around Rs 4,000 crore .
NEW DELHI: The railways has decided to rope in private companies to redevelop and modernise 23 stations, including the iconic Howrah station, Mumbai Centraland Chennai Central.

The first private sector-driven redevelopment plan at Habibganj (near Bhopal) is expected to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi shortly, paving the way for seeking participation for the other 22 projects, most of them British-era facilities.

प्लेन से तेज चलती है ये ट्रेन, 70 मिनट में पहुंचेगी मुंबई से दिल्ली

फिलहाल दिल्ली से मुंबई प्लेन से सफर करने में लगभग दो घंटे का समय लगता है। वहीं ट्रेन से सफर करने पर 15 घंटे से अधिक का समय लगता है। लेकिन आने वाले समय में दिल्ली से मुंबई तक का सफर आप मात्र 70 मिनट में पूरा करेंगे। ये कोई गप्प नहीं बल्कि हकीकत है। भारत सरकार दिल्ली, मुंबई समेत 6 शहरों के बीच हाइपरलूप ट्रेन चलाने का विचार रही है। 

5 Mumbai railway stations to be modernised by private players

NEW DELHI: The iconic Howrah station in Kolkata along with Mumbai Central and Chennai Central stations are among 23 identified for redevelopment by the private sector as the railways finally gets down to modernising the British-era facilities.
The maximum number of projects are expected to be in Mumbai where apart from Mumbai Central, Bandra, Borivli, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla and Thane-which was the terminus for the first ever train in the country--are on the list.

Early Closure of Offices in connection with Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat Ceremony during 2017.

Early Closure of Offices in connection with Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat Ceremony during 2017.

Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS).

Extension of scope of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the New Defined Contribution Pension System(NPS).

In Mumbai: Western Railway charts punctuality drop to 88% in December



Increased technical failures and delay in infrastructure work is affecting WR services.(HT)

Suburban commuters on the Western Railway (WR) have all the reasons to grumble about delayed train services, as the punctuality of suburban trains has dropped by 7%, when compared with past two years. In 2014-15, the punctuality of suburban trains on WR suburban section was recorded at 95.9% while by December, 2016, it dropped to 88% which is way below the railway board’s benchmark of 95%.

 

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