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e-Catering, the first worthy step by BJP Government

By on January 28, 2015
e-Catering, the first worthy step by BJP Government

Thirty nine trains have been identified for e-catering service by IRCTC – a catering PSU of Indian Railways and service has already commenced. These trains do not have pantry services, and thus, identified. If this comes out successful, IR will certainly get rid of inefficient catering through on-board pantry service, a source of major complaint. […]

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EMU/MEMU for the future of Indian Railways

By on January 18, 2015
EMU/MEMU for the future of Indian Railways

Electrical Multiple Unit popularly called EMU is a very popular train configuration for  sub-urban travel. EMU services are working presently in Mumbai (popularly called Local), Delhi (EMU), Kolkata (EMU), Chennai (EMU), Hyderabad  etc. This configuration of the train is popular not only among commutators but also as a feeder train to main line trains. It […]

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Multi-modal Passenger Transportation System-a hope for many

By on December 19, 2014
Multi-modal Passenger Transportation System-a hope for many

There was a news the other day (http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-12-12/news/56990301_1_signalling-system-speed-train-transportation) that “Railways to bring multi-modal transportation system” This is what the Mr. Suresh Prabhu Minister of Railways has spoken during Agenda Aaj Tak “Muti-modal transportation system is what we need today. I am talking to all Chief Ministers for bringing a multi-modal transportation system. We will go […]

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Cleanliness Ratings – 1 Star to 5 Star?

By on December 9, 2014
Cleanliness Ratings – 1 Star to 5 Star?

There was news the other day that Railway Officials to Learn ‘Upkeep Practices’ From Five-Star Hotels, airports and five star Hospitals. According to the guidelines, “The Medical Officers/ Commercial Officers who are in-charge of station cleanliness and Chief Health Inspectors (CHIs) should visit well maintained public places like airports, five-star hotels and corporate hospitals to observe […]

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University of Railways – Why, What, How and Where?

By on December 4, 2014
University of Railways – Why, What, How and Where?

Indian Railways is planning to set up Railway University for training students in Railway technologies who later will be engaged to help building railway infrastructure. Indian railways cannot be a silent spectator in the growth map of India, which is certainly going to rise from the present level of 5% to about 8-9% in next […]

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“Clean India” lifetime desire of every Indian

By on September 28, 2014
“Clean India” lifetime desire of every Indian

There is a news the other day which reads “Will Modi, Sonia sweep UP rly stations? The news further add “Being MPs from various constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, they were all sent formal invitations on Saturday by Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway (NER) to be part of the launch of the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. […]

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Case for compulsory periodic ‘Psychometric Testing’ of loco running staff

By on September 27, 2014
Case for compulsory periodic ‘Psychometric Testing’ of loco running staff

Indian Railways is today at cross roads. Existing infrastructure is heavily loaded and is intensively used which has resulted in reduced safety margins. As fully qualified train drivers, Locomotive Running Staff are required to drive trains in a safe and economical manner in accordance with specified rules. Locomotive Running staff, i.e. Loco Pilots and ALPS, are thus […]

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Power Supply System of Indian Railway Coaches

By on September 20, 2014
Power Supply System of Indian Railway Coaches

Indian Railways have 46,038 various types of coaches (excluding EMUs and MEMU coaches) and around 3000 of new coaches are being added annually to the system. There are two classes of the coaches called conventional and LHB being manufactured at ICF/Perambur and RCF/Kapurthala respectively. There are three power supply systems as existing over Indian Railways […]

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Has Indian Railway learnt any lesson post May 2013?

By on September 9, 2014
Has Indian Railway learnt any lesson post May 2013?

There was news the other day that there exist 2.25 lakhs vacancies in Indian Railways in different safety categories such as Assistant Loco Pilot, Station Master, Guard and Maintenance staff, etc. along with focusing the post of Member Electrical lying vacant since 1st Aug 2014 and many posts of General Manager (top most post at the […]

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FDI in Railways – what for?

By on September 7, 2014
FDI in Railways – what for?

Talks of FDI in Railways had been going around immediately after the new Govt. took over and now the government notified the liberalized FDI norms for the Railways, permitting 100 per cent foreign direct investment through the automatic route in several areas, including high-speed trains. http://dipp.nic.in/English/acts_rules/Press_Notes/pn8_2014.pdf Other segments of the Railways in which FDI will be allowed include […]

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