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Today (6:25PM)  spl train between Patna-Secundrabad (www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in)
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spl train between Patna-Secundrabad
Today (6:24PM)  Run for Triweekly spl train between LJN-Kathgodam (www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Run for Triweekly spl train between LJN-Kathgodam
Today (6:23PM)  Run for 05080/05079 Gonda-Ayodaya spl train & 55001/55002 GKP-Ayodya Passenger train (www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Run for 05080/05079 Gonda-Ayodaya spl train & 55001/55002 GKP-Ayodya Passenger train
Today (6:23PM)  CHENNAI EGMORE – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ANANTHAPURI EXPRESS RESCHEDULED (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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CHENNAI EGMORE – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ANANTHAPURI EXPRESS RESCHEDULED

Train No.16723 Chennai Egmore – Thiruvananthapuram Ananthapuri express scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 19.35 hrs. o­n 31.10.2014 has been rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 06.00 hrs. o­n 01.11.2014 due to late running of pairing train.


சென்னை எழும்பூர்-திருவனந்தபுரம்அனந்தபுரி விரைவு ரயில்
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சென்னை எழும்பூர் ரயில்நிலையத்திலிருந்து இன்று (31.10.2014) இரவு7.35மணிக்கு புறப்படவேண்டிய வண்டி எண்.16723சென்னை எழும்பூர்-திருவனந்தபுரம்அனந்தபுரி விரைவு ரயில், நாளை (01.11.2014) காலை06.00மணிக்கு புறப்படும். இணை ரயில்காலதாமதமாக வருகின்ற காரணத்தினால் இந்த மாற்றம்
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Today (6:22PM)  Spl train between Chhapra-Lucknow (www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Spl train between Chhapra-Lucknow
Today (6:21PM)  Run of 14612/14611 Amritser-GKP-Amritser Jansadharan Weekly exp (www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Run of 14612/14611 Amritser-GKP-Amritser Jansadharan Weekly exp
Today (6:21PM)  extra coach & Extention of Date of 55070/55069 Nautanwa-GKP spl Train (www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Coach AugmentationsNER/North Eastern  -  IR Press Release  

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extra coach & Extention of Date of 55070/55069 Nautanwa-GKP spl Train
Today (6:17PM)  Ajmer-Rewari-Ajmer Exam Special Train (www.nwr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Today (6:10PM)  India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful (www.business-standard.com)
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India today announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war.
The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line.
"The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local populace and many people were seen spontaneously cheering the train as it passed by", a press release issued by the Indian High Commission here said.
It comes close on the heels of the inauguration of Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system by President Mahinda Rajapaksa early this month.
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The 26 km-long Madhu Road-Thiruketheeswaram reconstructed track is part of the 252 km prestigious Northern Railway Line Project, being implemented by IRCON under a concessional credit line amounting to about USD 800 million provided by the Government of India .
The completion of the railway line up to Talaimnannar would pave way for the resumption of ferry service between Talaimannar and Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu.
The development, in turn, would make it possible for Sri Lankan citizens to travel by train from Hambantota and Matara Sri Lanka to any part of India.
Today (6:07PM)  प्रीमियम ट्रेन का किराया हवाई सफर के बराबर - Premium equal to Train fare air travel -Patrika.com (www.patrika.com)
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सूरत।पश्चिम रेलवे ने दीपावली अवकाश के दौरान छपरा और पटना के लिए प्रीमियम नहीं, बल्कि यात्रियों की जेबें कतरने की स्पेशल प्रीमियम टे्रन शुरू की है। यात्रियों की शिकायत इस ट्रेन के लगातार बढ़ते किराए को लेकर है। यात्रियों को रेग्यूलर ट्रेनों में पैर रखने तक की जगह नहीं मिल रही है, वहीं प्रीमियम ट्रेनों में सीटें रिक्त होने के बाद भी स्लीपर में 2270 रूपए और तृतीय एसी श्रेणी में 6540 रूपए किराया लिया जा रहा है।
रेलवे ने उत्तर प्रदेश और बिहार के लिए सूरत या दक्षिण गुजरात से एक भी एक्सप्रेस या सुपर फास्ट होलीडे स्पेशल ट्रेन नहीं चलाई है। पश्चिम रेलवे ने छपरा, पटना और लखनऊ के लिए तीन प्रीमियम ट्रेन शुरू की हैं। शनिवार को सूरत से रवाना हुई सूरत-छपरा प्रीमियम एक्सप्रेस में तृतीय श्रेणी वातानुकूलित शयनयान में 134 सीटें रिक्त रह गई। इस ट्रेन
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Today (6:04PM)  Non-monsoon time table on Konkan Railway from November 1 (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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MANGALORE: Konkan Railway has decided to introduce non-monsoon time table for mail, express and passenger trains on Konkan Railway route from November 1 for trains leaving originating station. Konkan Railway hitherto had been following monsoon time-table from July 1 up to October 31. The detailed new timings can be viewed on Konkan Railway's official website www.konkanrailway.com
Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) has requested passengers to take note of the same before undertaking the journey. A salient feature of non monsoon time-table includes short termination of t rain 12051/12052 Dadar-Madgaon Janashatabdi express at Karmali from November 1.
New trains announced in the Railway Budget 2014 including 22115/22116 Lokmanya Tilak (T) - Karmali AC express; 22414/22413 H Nizamuddin - Madgaon premium express; 22654/22653 H Nizamuddin - Trivandrum Express via Kottayam; 22656/22655 H Nizamuddin -
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Trivandrum Express via Alleppy; and 56666/56665 Kasargod - Mookambika Road Byndoor Passenger will be introduced shortly.
Today (6:03PM)  India to warm up Kolkata and Khulna railway link (www.railnews.co.in)
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नई दिल्ली New Delhi: In a bid to further deepen bilateral ties with Bangaldesh, India is warming up to its neighbour with greater connectivity, as the former is examining a proposal to allow another rail line between Kolkata and Khulna after the Dhaka-Kolkata line
The Khulna-Kolkata rail link assumes importance for the fact that it would ensure linkage to tourists to the world famed Sundarban mangrove forest, which is also a home to the Royal Bengal tiger.
Khulna is also known as the centre from where the Mukti Vahini had launched the war of Independence against Pakistani Army.
Indian railways has agreed to allow the iconic Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree Express to run thrice a week, which currently is a biweekly train.
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In a follow up to the visit of the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj earlier, the two countries had decided to explore the possibility of enhancing the services of the Maitree Express.
“After a two-day long deliberations between officials of Indian railways and their counterparts from Bangladesh in Kolkata, it has been agreed that the Maitree Express will operate three days a week now. Before the train begins running on three days a week, certain custom and immigration formalities need to be done for which the railways will approach the ministry of finance and external affairs,” said a senior official of the railway board.
It has also been decided that the passenger capacity of the popular Maitree Express would further be enhanced and for that purpose more coaches would be attached in the Kolkata-Dhaka train, added the official.
Furthermore, India has agreed to expeditiously examine the feasibility of a rail link between Kolkata and Khulna, which is the third largest urban centre of Bangladesh and buzzes with industrial activities.
Following bilateral trade liberalisation, there has been a growing demand for a rail link between Khulna and Kolkata.
Today (6:01PM)  Newly elected Maha CM to constitute SPV for Nagpur Metro Rail (www.railnews.co.in)
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नागपुर Nagpur (NGP): Clearing the constitution of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL), the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for executing the metro rail project, can be the new CM’s first gift to the city as a tide of expectations from Devendra Fadnavis, who would be the first chief minister from the city.
Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has done the homework and sent the file to the state government for approval. NMRCL was given in-principle approval by the Congress-NCP government in January this year. Now, the state government has to set it up and send its proposal to central government for approval.
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file should be on the CM’s table. The governor has asked BJP to form government by November 15.
Sources in NIT said that the constitution of SPV was a very important step in the metro rail project. “The SPV will appoint a consultant who will explore ways of completing the project in less than six years so that the cost overrun is minimal,” an official said, adding that once NMRCL comes into existence NIT will not have any direct role in the project.
The chairman of NMRCL will be principal secretary of union ministry of urban development. This officer is chairman of all metro rail corporations in the country. The managing director will be appointed by the state government and will be a senior IAS officer. He will be stationed in Nagpur. The appointment will be done by the CM.
A major problem for the project is cost escalation. The central government has given approval to the project assuming the cost to be Rs.8,680 crore (as per 2012 estimate) instead of Rs.10,526 crore (as per 2014 estimate). The difference of Rs.1,846 crore will have to be either borne by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and NIT or a fresh approval will have to be sought after completing all formalities afresh. In the latter case, the project will be inordinately delayed.
The NIT official said that the new CM’s role would not be limited to setting up NMRCL if the metro rail is to become a success. “The agriculture university (PDKV) has moved the district court against our decision to acquire its land opposite Deekshabhoomi for NMRCL’s office. If state-funded bodies adopt such attitude, then the project will remain a non-starter,” he rued.
The official added that Fadnavis should also use his good offices with central government to make central government bear the cost escalation of the project. “There is bound to be escalation and it will be impossible for NIT and NMC to bear it,” the official said.
Today (5:58PM)  Jansadharan Special to run between Santragachi-Secunderabad for RRC Exam Rush (www.railnews.co.in)
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सिकंदराबाद Secunderabad (SC): In order to clear extra rush in connection with Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) examination, a Jansadharan Special Train will be run between Santragachi (Kolkata) and Secunderabad as per the following schedule:-
Train No.08045 Santragachi (Kolkata) – Secunderabad Jansadharan Special train will depart Santragachi at 6.00 pm on 31st October, 2014 (Friday) and arrive Secunderabad at 9.15 pm o¬n the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 08046 Secunderabad – Santragachi (Kolkata) Jansadharan Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 6.35 pm on 2nd November, 2014 (Sunday) and arrive Santragachi at 11.30 pm o¬n the next day.
Enroute, these Jansadharan special trains will stop at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Duvvada, Anakapalle, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Nidadavolu, Tadepallegudem, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Guntur, Sattenapalle, Pidugurala, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda and Moula-ali stations
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These Jansadharan special trains will consist of 18 Coaches viz., 16 General Second Class and 2 Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches.
Today (5:56PM)  Electronic Early Warning System – a Boon to Railway staff working alongside Tracks (www.railnews.co.in)
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मुंबई Mumbai: To overcome the recurring accidents involving rail track maintenance teams of railway employees getting hit by running trains during the routine maintenance of railway tracks, Mumbai Railway Division have come up with Electronic Early Warning System (EEWS).
New electronic early warning system’s sensors detect the arrival of trains and transfer the signals to hooters installed at the work site. Following the alarm,  the workers proceed to a safe site before the train arrives at the work site.
Number of accidents on the railway track involving railway employees has reached alarming proportion. According to the railway data, in 2011-12 an estimated 147 accidents took place and eight members of maintenance team succumbed and remaining lost their limbs.
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to 191 and seven railway employees died in these accidents. In 2013-14, a total of 209 accidents were recorded and number of death rose to 16. In the present year from April to July, 108 accidents have taken place even as two employees died in the accidents while the rest lost their limbs.
These accidents took place despite use of the conventional manual alarm system. In the conventional manual alarm system, two people stand on two opposite directions of the work site holding red flags to indicate to the coming trains, ‘Go slow, work is progress’.
However, conventional alarming systems had significant shortcomings like distance being too short to decrease the speed of the train, person holding flag takes break for loo and sometimes due to low visibility, flag is not visible from distance and all these factors cumulatively led to accidents.
The new system for additional safety of work site has been developed by the Mumbai division. It can detect the vibrations in the track through an accelerometer at 1200 metres ahead of work site and transfers signals to the receiver unit at the work site which activates the hooter.
Chief Public Relation Officer Narendra Patil said, “This new system is  pathfinding. It will save scores of lives of railway employees who work on railway track and are vulnerable to being hit by railways.”
He added, “Maximum delay recorded in the detection and activation of alarm is just five seconds which is considerably very effective. Above all the entire unit is very cost effective. Besides, it is very handy, weighing a mere 500 grams, which is lightweight to carry to the work site.”
Today (5:54PM)  India’s First High-speed Train to officially run on Delhi-Agra Section on Nov 10 (www.railnews.co.in)
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कपूरथला Kapurthala (KXH): The first high-speed train of India is expected to run between Delhi and Agra with a speed of 160 km per hour on November 10.
The Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory is all set to roll out the first rake of fourteen coaches of the train.
Rail Coach Factory (RCF) has manufactured four coaches of the high speed train so far and the work is going on war footing to complete work on the remaining ten coaches by November 10, RCF General Manager Pramod Kumar said.
RCF engineers in consultations with RDSO (Research Development and Standard Organisation) had made some changes in these coaches in designing of coupler system for smoother ride than Shatabdi and Rajdhani coaches, installation of smoke and fire detection system
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and automatic sliding of inner doors besides Passengers information system.
The approximate cost of one high speed coach would be between Rs 2.25-2.50 crore (Rs 225-250 million).
The high speed coaches manufactured in RCF for Shatabdi and Rajdhani express trains are capable of running at the optimum speed of 160 kilometres per hour, Pramod Kumar said.
Pramod Kumar said railways has selected ten routes on which high speed trains would run as announced by railway minister in his budget speech.
Initially speed of these trains would be 160 kilometre on select rail routes and gradually it would be enhanced up to 200 kilometer after upgrading the signalling system, barricading the area, he said.
The railway board and officials of railway department had already conducted a trial on these coaches on Delhi-Agra section at a speed of 160 kilometer and covered the 200 kilometer distance in 99 minutes a few days ago, a railway official said.
The RCF has also started working on the high speed coaches capable of running at a speed of 200 kilometre per hour by making some changes like automatic outer doors, changes in braking system with the provision of electro-pneumatic brakes, noise reduction with better sound insulation, provision of TV set on the back of every seat in the executive chair cars and Wi-Fi system besides improved vestibules, the GM said.
He said that high speed trains capable of running at 200 kilometre per hour would be rolled out by June next year.
Today (5:53PM)  RDSO’s Carriage Directorate gives its ‘final Nod’ to run Double-decker trains (www.railnews.co.in)
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लखनऊ Lucknow (LKO): The carriage directorate of RDSO has sent the final report of the double-decker’s safety trial run to the railways.
Sources in Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) said the report was sent to Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway on Wednesday. The trial has been successful, they said.
It’s now for the railways to plan the train’s schedule once the sanction from the Commissioner, Railway Safety, comes. The safety trial run was between Lucknow Junction and Anand Vihar terminal on October 17 and 18.
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for about five months.
A double-decker needs route-specific clearance while a regular coach is given clearance once after which it can ply on any route. Due to its height, a double-decker train oscillates while moving and has to be given clearance for every route before it gets to run. Its lower window is at the level of the platform.
Today (5:52PM)  Two Locomotive manufacturing projects of Bihar on Centre’s radar (www.railnews.co.in)
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पटना Patna (PNBE): Execution of two railway projects – diesel locomotive manufacturing factory at Marhaura in Saran district and electric locomotive manufacturing factory at Madhepura – allocated to Bihar in 2006 is a priority for the Narendra Modi government. Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar is likely to present a blueprint of these two factories and discuss early execution of the two projects with the PM in the first week of November.
According to a Railway Board official, railways is faced with fund crunch and, as such, has decided to complete most of the ambitious railway projects on public-private partnership (PPP) basis in the current fiscal year. Six projects have been selected for execution on PPP basis, and they include the Marhaura and Madhepura projects.
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state governments play a proactive role in execution of the railway projects in their respective states. The draft policy also envisages creating railway connectivity on private land. Railways would require at least Rs five lakh crore to take up several important projects in the country, the Railway Board official said.
According to sources, the Madhepura project was approved at an estimated cost of Rs 1,294 crore while the Marhaura factory was to come up at a cost of Rs 2,025 crore. Four foreign companies have offered bids for Madhepura electric engine factory while two internationally reputed companies have so far come forward for Marhaura diesel locomotive factory, the sources said adding about 100 locomotives each would be manufactured every year at these two factories.
Today (5:52PM)  No Lobbying for Thiruvananthapuram Light Metro Project, says DMRC (www.railnews.co.in)
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तिरूवनंतपुरम Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): In the wake of reports pointing to apprehensions about its role in the proposed Light Metro project, DMRC has come out stating that it was, in fact, the state government that had asked DMRC to prepare a DPR for the multi-crore project. Responding to media reports, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that it had never suggested or lobbied for the work to be entrusted to DMRC. The government is yet to take a decision in the matter, it added. In an attempt to distance itself from the controversies, DMRC said the monorail project was not at all DMRC’s idea.
“The Kerala Government had a feasibility study report for monorail got prepared by NATPAC before DMRC came into the picture. Based on the report, DMRC prepared a DPR in which we ruled out introduction of normal metro system
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and not a light metro system. The monorail had to be abandoned by the government as it was costing almost Rs 280 crore per km, at which stage only DMRC suggested light metro, which will cost about Rs 156 crore per km,” DMRC said, adding that the government wanted DMRC to prepare the DPR for the same.
Sivankutty Demands Action
However, voices of dissent continue to come up, with the latest being V Sivankutty MLA, who sought intervention by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Kerala Legislative Assembly in the issue. In a letter to PAC chairman T M Thomas Isaac, he pointed out the ‘irregularities’ in the issue. Sivankutty said the issue would be taken up with CM. “DMRC conducted a feasibility study for exploring the need for Rail-based Mass Rapid Transit System for Thiruvananthapuram in 2006 and concluded that the maximum PHPDT (peak hour per direction traffic) is only 5,475 even in year 2030 and light capacity metro rail system is not justified,” the letter said. “It’s known that the Finance Department objected in according approval for Light Metro project in the KMCL director board meeting on October 24, 2014. It recommended that,
Light metro project is being introduced for the first time in the country and hence the need to visit the ongoing light metro project sites and study its working before approving the DPR by DMRC; Approval should be given only after finalising the funding pattern, Convene a meeting of the suppliers of the rolling stock for Light Metro before calling tenders so that their suggestions can be incorporated. It is understood that the Finance Department raised the objections as there has been a question mark on the credibility of DMRC, which gave contradictory reports in 2006, 2012 and in 2014. It was alleged that DMRC favoured a single company, which resulted in the loss of competitive nature of tender on two occasions and later the government was forced to scrap the monorail project,” the letter further said.
Today (5:47PM)  Konkan Railway to test entire 738 kilometre Route length with Ultrasound Flaw Detectors (www.railnews.co.in)
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मडगाँव Madgaon (MAQ): Asserting that passenger train operation on Konkan railway is posing a danger to the public using the service in view of the derailment of the goods trains earlier this month, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has told the Konkan Railway Corporation to get the entire Konkan railway route tested with Ultrasound Flaw Detectors (USFD) by trained departmental USFD operators.
The CRS has further issued strict directions to the Konkan railway to impose speed restrictions of 75 kmph on the entire KR route till USFD testing of entire KR route is completed by departmental USDF operator having valid RDSO’s certificate and after removing all defective rails and safety certificate is jointly signed by officials before submitting the same to the Commission.
The CRS has further recommended introduction of round-the-clock
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patrolling on the pattern of cold weather patrolling along the entire length of the Konkan railway.
While calling for safety precautions at tunnels, bridges, tunnels, bridge approaches and high embankments, the SRS has told the KR to set up a high-level Director-level committee to address all issues of safety. “It was a matter of chance that the train which derailed on rail fracture was a goods train. It would have been a disaster if a passenger train had met with an accident,” the report said.
The CRS said that the USFD operator of the firm engaged by the KRC was not having knowledge of USFD manual, adding, “it appears that they had not taken formal training in USFD testing of rails and welds as per stipulation of manual.”
The CRS noted that KRC officials were simply signing USDF testing report without doing test check and verifying factual position on reports submitted by the agency. “As USFD testing has been outsourced, engineering officials and officers are not showing concern about proper USFD testing/test check manual which has resulted in the accident.
“USFD testing of rail, which fractured was done on May 8, 2014. During testing, one defect was found in the rail, which fractured in the October 7 accident. Both defects noticed in the rail, which fractured were detectable during USFD testing on May 8. Due to lack of knowledge and incompetency of USFD operators, these defects were not detected in USFD testing on May 8,” the CRS report said.
Following the development, the Konkan railway employees Union has demanded that the KR management take the issue of passenger railway safety seriously. Union president, Subhash Malgi told the media that the Chairman cum Managing Director B P Tayal cannot escape the responsibility of safety in view of the report submitted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety.
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