Jan 31, 2017

Union Budget: Rail safety to be a priority in Railway Budget

It is expected of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to present a separate statement of budget estimates and demand for grants in the General Budget.
With 2017 going down in history as the year when the Rail Budget was subsumed in the General Budget, all eyes are set on the Budget Session scheduled to take place from Wednesday.

No plans of increasing WiFi speed on stations: Railway ministry



The internet facility is currently available in 112 railway stations across the country. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)

The ministry of railways has no plans of increasing the speed of WiFi facility at railway stations.The facility is currently available in around 112 major railway stations across the country for a period of one hour.

Strong railway, strong India. But do we care?



In the early hours of November 23 in 1956, a train accident at Ariyalur, a town not very far from Thanjavur, killed 142 people and injured 110. Lal Bahadur Shastri, Railway Minister at the time, took moral responsibility for the mishap and resigned. Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister, forwarded his resignation to the President.

Railway announces cancellation and regulation of trains



Southern Railway has announced cancellation and partial cancellation of few trains besides regulation of some others due to line block / power block in connection with commissioning of Golden Rock by pass line work from January 28 to 30.

The Mayiladuthurai – Tiruchi express (Train No. 16233) and Tiruchi – Mayiladuthurai express (Train No. 16234) will be fully cancelled on January 30, while the Tiruchi – Lalgudi passenger (Train No. 76800) will be fully cancelled on January 28.

Railway app now allows commuters to print tickets



Commuters opting for a printable ticket can book their ticket inside the station and at the counter too. (Photo for representation)

Now suburban commuters on the Central and Western Railways can print their mobile tickets using the unreserved ticketing system (UTS) mobile application. The Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) — the information technology wing of the Indian Railways — introduced this option on its app in Wednesday.

Realistic approach in execution of railway project expected

Madurai: When a new jargon EBR (Extra Budgetary Resources) was mentioned in Railway Pink Book of 2015-16 against allocation of funds for various projects, even many railway officials did not know what it was all about.

After some clarification at various sources, the officials confirmed that it was Extra Budgetary Resources. EBR meant that the funds would not come from the usual railway budgetary allocation but through funds mobilised from outside railway sources.

These 2 railway stations in Hubballi division rely on passenger train for water

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two railway stations in Hubballi Sompur Road and Bannikoppa don’t have regular access to water.
  • The staff working at the two villages depend on a train for supply of water, which meets the needs of the personnel and their families staying at the employee quarters.
HUBBALLI: Although modernisation of Railways is among the key agendas in the upcoming Union Budget on February 1, that two stations in remote locations - Sompur Road and Bannikoppa that fall under the Hubballi division of South Western Railways - don't have regular access to water is ironical.

Indian Railways takes cue from south Beijing, develop green patches around railway tracks



Taking a cue from the 'green' South Beijing railway station, the Delhi Division of Indian Railway has begun developing green patches surrounding railway stations in Delhi.


Delhi Railway Station

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    The vacant rail land and the railway yards too will be covered with ornamental plants
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    The plan is a major initiative under the flagship 'Swachh Bharat Mission'.
  • 3
    The yards have been planned to be developed on the lines of South Beijing station in China
The heaps of garbage, unpleasant sight of open defecation and the 'lewd' graffiti on the walls as trains move slowly onto the Delhi region will be a thing of past now. Taking a cue from the 'green' South Beijing railway station, the Delhi Division of Indian Railway has begun developing green patches surrounding railway stations in Delhi.
The vacant rail land and the railway yards too will be covered with ornamental plants and shrubs to give it a pleasant look.

According to railway officials, encroachment on railway land is the biggest hurdle in keeping the

Economic Survey 2017: Decoding India’s report card for the common man – what it means for you

Economic Survey 2017: Decoding India’s report card for the common man – what it means for you

Budget to decide fate of pending railway projects

PATNA: As there will be no separate railway budget this year, all eyes will be on general budget to be presented by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Fate of several railway projects in Bihar will be decided in the budget.

Although railways has accorded top priority to safety of passengers, much would depend on allocation of funds in the general budget, said a Railway Board official.

Grant of financial upgradation to the Pharmacist category treating their entry Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- regarding.

Grant of financial upgradation to the Pharmacist category treating their entry Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- regarding.

Grant of financial upgradation to the Pharmacist category treating their entry Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- regarding.

Grant of financial upgradation to the Pharmacist category treating their entry Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- regarding.

Pay element relating to Running Staff after the recommendations of Seventh CPC.

Pay element relating to Running Staff after the recommendations of Seventh CPC.

 

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