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Mahesh Kumar Jain

I graduated in Electrical Engineering from University of Roorkee in the year 1976 and joined Indian Railways in the year 1977 through UPSC exam IRSEE-76. Worked in different position most importantly:
Electric Locomotive Maintenance and Operation in SER as Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer/ Rolling Stock TATA, BIA and BNDM, Operation CKP, Dy. CEE/OP and RS at HQ, Chief Electrical Loco Engineer/HQ
Divisional Railway Manager Ratlam
Executive Director/Power Supply and EMU/RDSO
Chief Electrical Engineer/ECR, NR, CR, Kolkata Metro
Adviser/Railway Electrification/Railway Board
Director/IRIEENs
Superannuated from Indian Railways on 30th June 2013

MSRV to get Cheaper Dabhol power

By on October 11, 2015

October 07th, 2015, Times of India Cheaper power is in store for the Mumbai Suburban Railway Network (MSRV), an initiative aimed to help make the loss-making venture a profitable one. Importantly, the railways have begun saving power because of the DC-AC conversion on the western and central lines. The monetary saving has been approximately Rs […]

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Railway varsities plan may get hold-up

By on October 11, 2015

October 07th, 2015, Times of India In what could perhaps prove to be a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan of setting up railway universities in India, an internal report of the Railway Board has suggested that such universities are not necessary. Comments: A high level delegation visited China and in its report […]

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Achievement – Indian Railways increases speed of long-distance trains by 30 kmph

By on October 11, 2015

October 05th, 2015, mid-day In what could well be regarded as a major achievement for the Indian Railways, the railways have been able to manage the maximum speed of all the long-distance trains up to 130 kmph from the previous average of 100 kmph. Importantly, the Indian railways are often accused of being too slow, […]

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Investment only way out to address Indian Railways’ problems: Railway Minister

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October 04th, 2015, Financial Times According to the Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, “Investment is the only way out to address the paucity of resources in Indian Railways, which has been plaguing the much needed modernization of the rail service”.  He added that the modernization of the Indian Railways has not been progressing in the “desired […]

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DMRC ranked No. 1 in ‘Information During Travel’ category: RTSC Survey

By on October 11, 2015

October 04th, 2015, PTI As per an international survey of Metro systems conducted by Railway and Transport Strategic Centre (RTSC), the Delhi Metro (DMRC) has been ranked as No. 1 in “information during travel” and securing a  second position in “train cleanliness and comfort” index. The survey was conducted by RTSC, which manages the ‘NOVA’ […]

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SCRA: Railways to close down its oldest apprentice program

By on October 11, 2015

October 03rd, 2015, Economic Times Indian Railways has reportedly decided to scrap the prestigious Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA), which was one of the oldest and highly ranked apprentice programme in India. The Apprentice Examination involved selection of just 30 candidates throughout the country by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to the undergraduate […]

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Railways move ahead with its plan to replace conventional toilets, with the bio-vacuum toilets

By on October 11, 2015

October 03rd, 2015, Times of India Indian Railways is reportedly gearing up to replace all conventional toilets in the trains with the “bio-vacuum toilets”. According to railway officials, “these environment-friendly toilets consume less water and also help in preventing corrosion of rail tracks”. Railways’ first vacuum toilets are already on trial in Dibrugarh Rajdhani express […]

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Railways to continue the ‘Swachh-Bharat’ campaign

By on October 11, 2015

October 02nd, 2015, PTI According to a senior official in the Indian railways, the Indian Railways has decided to continue with the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission till March 2016, when ‘Sardar Patel United Clean India Drive’ would be implemented. The focus would be on cleaning the ‘railway stations’ from October 11th to 31st, followed by cleaning […]

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Chennai airport metro station nearing completion

By on October 5, 2015

October 01st, 2015, the Hindu The Chennai airport metro station is nearing completion, and this massive 5-level terminal will soon provide a direct link to the airport terminal. According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), “Most of the work has been completed. Only plumbing, electrification and a few other engineering works are still […]

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CCTV Cameras in Ladies Coaches of Suburban Trains

By on October 5, 2015

October 01st, 2015, irctcnews.in There was a new the other day that CR is considering providing security camera in ladies compartment. Security of female passengers in the suburban trains will be enhanced, with the Central Railway installing the CCTV surveillance cameras with recorders in all Ladies compartments of one Mail Line Suburban train on the trial basis.  The suburban […]

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