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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

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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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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Prabhu plans regulatory body to bring railways back on track

By on October 5, 2015

October 01st, 2015, Hindustan Times The Indian railway minister, Mr. Suresh Prabhu is planning to set up an independent tariff and safety regulatory body to bring railways back on the track. He aims to end populism in the cash-strapped public transporter by delinking the fare and freight structure. The regulator is part of the government’s […]

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Railway augments passenger carrying capacity of express trains

By on October 5, 2015

October 01st, 2015, Indianrailways.gov.in In order to cater to the extra rush of rail passengers and to enhance the passenger carrying capacity, the Indian railways have decided to enhance the passenger carrying capacity of its several trains on the temporary basis. For more information, please refer the link – Indianrailways.gov There are 10 trains in which one […]

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Harda accident caused by excessive rainfall, Railway safety commissioner

By on October 5, 2015

October 01st, 2015, Business Standard The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has conditionally confirmed the union minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu’s version of the Harda train accident cause, that it took place due to the natural calamity caused by excessive rainfall and flash floods. The accident, described as “freak” by the railway board officials, had resulted […]

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