Aug 3, 2017

GM/WR INSPECTED FLOOD AFFECTED VIRAMGAM – SAMAKHAYALI SECTION

HEAVY RAINFALL & WATER LOGGING

IN GUJARAT AFFECTS RAILWAY TRAFFIC

The heavy rainfall experienced in Gujarat and the water released from Machhu dam has resulted in water logging at various parts of the state, causing washout of tracks in certain sections. Shri A. K. Gupta - General Manager of Western Railway along with Shri Dinesh Kumar – Divisional Railway Manager of Ahmedabad Division and with other Senior officers inspected flood affected Viramgam – Samakhayali section and reviewed the damage and o­ngoing restoration work o­n 30th July, 2017.

WEEKLY AC SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN & PUNE via VASAI ROAD EXTENDED UPTO 2nd NOVEMBER, 2017

For the convenience of passengers, Ministry of Railways has extended the trips of 04418 / 04417 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Pune via Vasai Road Weekly AC Superfast Special train, upto 2nd November, 2017.
·04418/04417 H. Nizamuddin- Pune Weekly AC Superfast Special Train
          via Vasai Road   (18 services)

OPTIONAL CATERING ON RAJDHANI SHATABDI AND DURONTO TRAINS

Ministry of Railways decided to implement o­n all Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains presently under the management of IRCTC, the scheme of providing optional catering service o­n trial basis for a period of six months in place of mandatory catering service where catering charges are included in the ticket fare. 

On Central Railway the scheme of optional catering service will be provided o­n following trains –
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रेल मंत्री श्री सुरेश प्रभाकर प्रभु और महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्री श्री देवेन्द्र फडणवीस ने नासिक के पास लासलगांव में प्याज के लिए शीत भंडारण गोदाम की आधारशिला रखी

फसल नुकसान में 35 फीसदी की कमी होने से किसान काफी लाभान्वित होंगे
रेल मंत्री श्री सुरेश प्रभाकर प्रभु और महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्री श्री देवेन्द्र फडणवीस ने महाराष्ट्र के नासिक के पास लासलगांव में 30 जुलाई 2017 को शीत भंडारण की आधारशिला रखी। भारतीय रेलवे का सार्वजनिक उपक्रम कॉनकोर (कन्टेनर कॉरपोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेड) नासिक के

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu.

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. 

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Thiruvananthapuram and Kanniyakumari

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu.

Water Recycle Plants in Railways

On various zones and production units of Indian Railways, 49 numbers of Water Recycling Plants (WRPs) have already been commissioned and to establish more WRPs, 36 numbers of WRPs have already been sanctioned. The position of WRPs are maintained zone /production unit wise. The details of WRPs, commissioned as well as sanctioned are as given below.  

Provision of enhanced passenger amenities in train coaches

Facilities to Railway Passengers
Provision of enhanced passenger amenities in train coaches is a continual endeavor of the Indian Railways.
Some of the policy decisions taken in this regard are:
1. Provision of cushioned seats in General Second class coaches.
2. Provision of bottle holder and snack table in Non-AC Sleeper Class coaches.

The details of the installed capacities of the Coach Manufacturing Units in Railways

The details of the installed capacities of the coach manufacturing units under the Ministry of Railways, and their production in the last three years and the current year are given below.
S.No.
Name of Production Unit.
Installed Capacity (Nos.In coaches)
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18(till June 2017)
1.
Integral Coach Factory(ICF), Perambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
1700
1678
1997
2215
380
2.
Rail Coach Factory(RCF), Kapurthala, Punjab.
1500
1480
1603
1489
316
3.
Modern Coach Factory(MCF), Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.
*
140
330
576
112


Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli has been planned to have an installed capacity of 1000 coaches per year. In addition, a factory has been set up at Haldia, West Bengal, for furnishing of 100 Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit (DEMU) coaches every year. However both, Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli, and DEMU Coach Factory, Haldia, are still in the stabilization phase and their outturn is planned to increase gradually.

Schemes have been introduced for promoting digital transactions on Indian Railways

Following schemes have been introduced for promoting digital transactions on Indian Railways:-

i. The facility of online booking of reserved ticket has been provided through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website. The payment for tickets booked through IRCTC website is made through various cashless modes such as net banking, through credit/debit cards, cash cards and e-wallets. To incentivize payment through digital money, service charge on online booking of tickets was withdrawn for the tickets booked from 23.11.2016. The facility has been extended upto 30.09.2017.

Improvement in Passenger Facilities in different areas on Railways

Policing on Railways being a State subject, prevention of crime, registration of cases, their investigation and maintenance of law and order in Railway premises as well as on running trains are the statutory responsibility of the State Governments, which they discharge through Government Railway Police (GRP)/District Police. However, Railway Protection Force (RPF) supplements the efforts of GRP in providing better protection and security of passenger area and passengers and for matters connected therewith.

Underwater Tunnel in Kolkata East-West Metro Corridor Project in Railways


In Kolkata East West Metro corridor project, a twin tunnel is being constructed below river Hooghly, between Howrah and Mahakaran stations. This is the first underwater transportation tunnel under construction in the country. The length of river crossing is 520 meters and the internal diameter of each tunnel is 5.55 meters.

Buy Rail Tickets Now and Pay Later

A scheme of booking e-ticket online and making payment after 15 days through ‘ePaylater’ powered by M/s Arthashastra Fintech Pvt. Ltd., as a pilot project, has been introduced by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC). Under this scheme, a customer has the option to pay after 15 days of booking an e-ticket through IRCTC website.

The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) Broad Gauge Train with Solar Power generation

The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) Broad Gauge Train with Solar Power generation on roof top of its coaches has been dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble Minister of Railways on 14.07.2017. This train has been inducted in the link of Train Number 740033 between Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Garhi Harsaru - Farukhnagar in Northern Railway.

Functioning of Railway Recruitment Board - Question in Lok Sabha

Presently, there are 21 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) across the country for catering to the recruitment requirements of various categories of Group ‘C’ posts of Zonal Railway(s) / Production Unit(s).

During the last three years, a total of 62,773 candidates have been empanelled for various categories of Group ‘C’ posts by all the 21 RRBs. Year-wise break-up is as under-

Cabinet approves construction of doubling of line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu.

The total length of the line will be 102 km. The estimated cost of the Project will be Rs.1003.94 crore and completion cost of Rs.1114.62 crore with 5% escalation per annum. 

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आंशुलिपिक (स्टेनोग्राफर) वे.मा.५२००-२०२००+२४०० जीपी (लेवल-४) २५ प्रतिशत विभागीय कोटा के रिक्त पद को लिपिक संवर्ग (अवर लिपिक ) से भरने हेतु नामिका बनाने के सम्बन्ध में अधिसूचना I

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