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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

Wheel Slipping and Stalling of trains-an age old problem of IR

By on December 9, 2015
Wheel Slipping and Stalling of trains-an age old problem of IR

Wheel Slipping and Stalling Wheel slipping and stalling of freight trains is one of the major hurdles in running of trains during a certain period of monsoon and dew during early hours of winter. Such happening is accepted as seasonal with stereotype repetition of age-old instruction and action plan circulated every year in the month […]

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Why no steps to digitize issue of free travel pass and reservation?

By on November 5, 2015
Why no steps to digitize issue of free travel pass and reservation?

Indian Railway issues free passes for the journey over Indian Railways to its employee, dependent and also non-railway persons for a variety of reasons as detailed in the gazette notification issued on 8th May 2008 with the inclusion of all correction slips. 2http://www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in/uploads/files/1349074968630-1986%20(1993%20edition).pdf The system followed for issue of the pass has not undergone any […]

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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu launched a new mobile app

By on October 11, 2015

October 08th, 2015, Indian Express In a move to supplement PM Modi’s much-acclaimed ‘Digital India’ programme, the Union Minister for Railways, Mr. Suresh Prabhu launched a new mobile app called as ‘JUMBO Bonanza of UTS on mobile’ on October 9th. Passengers can now download this mobile application, which would not only save time, but also […]

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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

By on October 11, 2015

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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