Feb 14, 2017

Indian Railways: Automatic door locking system in Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains

To enhance passengers safety and curb criminal activities onboard, train coaches will be fitted with automatic door locking mechanism soon.
Incidents of passengers falling off running trains are reported regularly and the problem is acute in the Mumbai suburban section. (IE)

Now, smartphone app to measure railway ride quality

Scientists have developed a new app that can allow railway passengers to measure ride comfort using their smartphones, and record vibration data from a running train to detect track faults and indicate which sections are in need of maintenance. 

Information collected by the app would give railway companies instant feedback from passengers about bumps, bangs and vibration on their trains, said researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

The study is the first to use artificial neural networks to map data gathered from smartphones in order to evaluate ride quality. 

Guard-less movement of freight trains to come soon



Guard service in freight trains may be a thing of the past once the dedicated freight corridor becomes operational with end waggons to be fitted with sensors.

End to Train Telemetry (EOTT) is a device which makes it possible to monitor in the driver's cab of the loco the brake pipe pressure in the last vehicle of the train.

CBI registers graft case against Railway official



New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) CBI has registered an FIR against North Eastern Railway official Alok Singh for allegedly demanding Rs 20 lakh from an advertiser.

New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) CBI has registered an FIR against North Eastern Railway official Alok Singh for allegedly demanding Rs 20 lakh from an advertiser.

CBI has alleged in its FIR that the then Chief Public Relations Officer, Singh indulged in “corrupt practices”.

6 railway routes to be electrified soon



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PATNA: The East Central Railway (ECR) will complete the railway electrification work on six sections of the zone on a priority basis. The Union Budget 2017-18, in which railway Budget for the financial year is merged, has allocated Rs 8.26 crore for the purpose.

Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of Non-matric MTS ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds

Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of Non-matric MTS ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds

Review of service of Group ‘C’ staff for retention in service beyond 55 years of age or 30 years of qualifying service which ever is earlier

Review of service of Group ‘C’ staff for retention in service beyond 55 years of age or 30 years of qualifying service which ever is earlier

 

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