Disclaimer   
News Super Search
 ♦ 
×
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Category:
Zone:
Language:
IR Press Release:

Search
  Go  
 
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:18:04 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:18:04 IST
Modify Search
Trains in the News    Stations in the News   
Page#    210307 news entries  next>>
  
Today (11:03AM)  Flood Alert Issued In West Bengal; Rail, Road Connectivity Hit (www.ndtv.com)
back to top
IR AffairsNFR/Northeast Frontier  -  

News Entry# 274997     
   Tags   Past Edits
Jul 27 2016 (11:03AM)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction NG/NJPN added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Jul 27 2016 (11:03AM)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
JALPAIGURI: A flood alert has been issued in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district following heavy rains in the upper reaches of the Teesta River.
Due to continuous rain in the region, water has entered many homes and shops. Roads resembled rivers and people were seen walking their way out through flooded streets.
Rail traffic has also been affected with many trains passing through the area running late. Schools, colleges and offices are also shut in the area.
Road
...
more...
connectivity to Bhutan has also been affected due to excess water in the Teesta River that flows through the district into Bangladesh.
Patients at a public health centre in the district were shifted to other hospital through boats. The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) has been called in for rescue efforts. Several villagers have been moved to safety already and the administration is on alert for contingencies.
The tea industry is worried about losses as several tea gardens are submerged. Coochbehar and Alipurduar districts are also monitoring the situation, fearing floods.
What has become a worry for the administration is the forecast of more heavy rains over the next two days.
"The overall situation in north Bengal is very bad due to incessant rains for the last several days with many bushes under the water," Joint Secretary of Indian Tea Association (ITA) Sujit Patra told PTI.
Major companies having gardens in north Bengal are Andrew Yule, Goodricke and Luxmi Tea among others.
Chairman and Managing Director of Andrew Yule Sunil Munshi said two of its gardens, Banerhaat and Karaballa, were 35 inches under water.
"The rains have caused a huge damage not only to the crop, but also to labour lines," Munshi added.
He said the damage of this scale had been caused after a long time, particularly after 1993 and 2000.
  
Today (10:59AM)  गोरखपुर-गोमती नगर के बीच नई एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन,बढ़नी रूट पर नई ट्रेन की सौगात मिलने की उम्मीद (epaper.livehindustan.com)
back to top
New/Special TrainsNER/North Eastern  -  

News Entry# 274996     
   Tags   Past Edits
Jul 27 2016 (10:59AM)
Station Tag: Gomti Nagar/GTNR added by ☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~/206964

Jul 27 2016 (10:59AM)
Station Tag: Balrampur/BLP added by ☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~/206964

Jul 27 2016 (10:59AM)
Station Tag: Barhni/BNY added by ☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~/206964

Jul 27 2016 (10:59AM)
Station Tag: Gonda Junction/GD added by ☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~/206964

Jul 27 2016 (10:59AM)
Station Tag: Gorakhpur Junction/GKP added by ☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~/206964

Posted by: ☆अलविदा गोंडा मीटरगेज■☆*^~  3268 news posts
’ जल्द ही इस ट्रेन की हो सकती है शुरूआत
यात्र हुई आसान
Click here to enlarge image
गोण्डा हिन्दुस्तान संवाद
पूर्व में गोरखपुर से बस्ती होते हुए गोमतीनगर तक एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन चलाई गई थी।
...
more...
लेकिन कम राजस्व के चलते इसका संचालन बंद करना पड़ा। अब रेलवे फिर से गोरखपुर से गोमती नगर के बीच नई ट्रेन फिर से चलाने पर विचार कर रहा है। लेकिन इस बार यह ट्रेन बस्ती न होकर बढ़नी के रास्ते गोण्डा होते हुए गोमतीनगर तक चलाई जायेगी। रेलवे के सूत्रों की मानें तो अन्य एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनों की तर्ज पर इसको भी नियमित रूप से प्रतिदिन चलाये जाने पर विचार किया जा रहा है। इसके रेलवे ने अपनी तैयारियां जोर कर दी हैं। जल्द ही इसका संचालन शुरू होने के आसार हैं। बताया जाता है कि यह ट्रेन रात में चलाने की तैयारी है। ऐसे में ट्रेन से बढ़नी और सिद्धार्थनगर क्षेत्र के लोगों के लिए गोरखपुर और लखनऊ के लिए मील का पत्थर साबित हो सकती है। इससे गोरखपुर और लखनऊ के बीच यात्र करने वालों को आसानी होगी। यदि इस ट्रेन की शुरूआत हो जाती है तो बढ़नी होते हुए लखनऊ के लिए रोजाना चलने वाली यह अकेली एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन होगी। इससे गोण्डा से लखनऊ के बीच के लोगों को भी आने जाने के लिए सुविधा बढ़ेगी। इसी सप्ताह के आखिर तक इस ट्रेन का रेक पहुंचने की उम्मीद है। वहीं गोरखपुर से नई दिल्ली के बीच चलाई जाने देश की पहली हमसफर ट्रेन की तैयारी भी जोरों पर है।
  
Today (10:58AM)  Sagarmala: Govt identifies 26 rail-road work worth Rs 29.5k cr - The Financial Express (www.financialexpress.com)
back to top
IR Affairs

News Entry# 274995     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
The government has identified 26 rail-road connectivity projects under its ambitious Sagarmala programme worth Rs 29,500 crore
The government has identified 26 rail-road connectivity projects under its ambitious Sagarmala programme worth Rs 29,500 crore.
Of this, two projects have already been completed while 16 have been awarded to the Railways for construction, Minister of State for Shipping P Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Twenty-six
...
more...
port-rail connectivity projects have been identified in the National Perspective Plan, April 2016, under Sagarmala at a total estimated cost of Rs 29,500 crore.
Twenty-two rail connectivity projects have also been identified by Indian Port Rail Corporation (IPRCL) for execution. Out of the 22 projects taken up by IPRCL, four have been awarded for implementation by IPRCL, the minister said.
In a separate query, Radhakrishnan said the government has a target of awarding 33 projects during the current fiscal with an investment of Rs 13,123 crore.
“Similarly, 29 projects are targetted for completion during 2016-17. Enhancement of capacity at major ports is a continuous process,” he added.
The government is regularly monitoring the port projects to increase the capacity of the ports and also to bring them to international standards, he said.
This is being done through construction and modernisation of berths, installation of state-of-the-art equipment and mechanisation of cargo-handling system at ports, including the dredging projects, to accommodate large vessels at major ports, he added.
  
Today (10:51AM)  India doubles down on port rail connectivity projects (www.joc.com)
back to top
New Facilities/Technology

News Entry# 274994   Blog Entry# 1942870     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
For Indian shippers, trucking is historically the preferred mode of transportation to and from the interior, even on long distances. That trend’s unlikely to change significantly in the coming years, largely because of severe bottlenecks that tie up cargo.
Data collected by JOC.com show inland container volumes to and from major ports in fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2015 totaled nearly 5.5 million 20-foot-equivalent units, of which truck shipments accounted for as much as 4.7 million, or 85 percent.
Dotting the interior are inland container depots, or ICDs. In addition to privately run
...
more...
inland terminals and port-side rail-handling facilities, state-owned intermodal rail operator Container Corporation of India operates 64 terminals nationwide and is working to add five facilities in the next two years. In traffic terms, the largest are Delhi (three terminals), Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Concor handled nearly 2.5 million TEUs of export-import cargo in fiscal 2015 to fiscal 2016, down 6 percent year-over-year. India is currently spending billions to upgrade its infrastructure and cut logistics costs.
In addition to Concor, about 20 private container rail operators offer intermodal services on various ICD routes, thanks to the privatization of rail freight operations in the mid-2000s.
Although major ports have had sizable private investments for the development of cargo-handling facilities during the past two decades, the country’s road, rail and inland waterway systems have suffered from years of neglect and underinvestment, adding to freight delays and logistics costs. For instance, the Delhi-Mumbai rail route, known as Western Corridor, connecting northern hinterlands with the largest container ports of JNPT and Mundra, is heavily congested. “Freight trains are given the seventh preference in terms of track availability in the railways, which further slows down the already-congested movement on key trunk routes,” a Shipping Ministry port-connectivity report said.
To attract more truck shippers to the rails, the government is investing aggressively in new port-rail connectivity projects. To speed the process, it has set up a special-purpose company — Indian Port Rail — involving equity participation from major ports and Indian Railways. In a July press release, the Ministry of Shipping said Inland Port Rail has approved 22 port-rail projects, involving a total estimated cost of 20 trillion rupees ($3 billion). Of these, three projects worth 387 million rupees ($5.8 billion) are underway at the ports of Vishakhapatnam and Chennai.
Concor also has introduced reliable, time-definite intermodal rail services connecting Chennai to Delhi and Bangalore, and is weighing plans to operate similar services linking other key ports with hinterlands to drive up rail cargo.

  
103 views

Enter ChatRoom
You need to be logged in to enter ChatRooms. Please click here to sign up.
Today (10:53AM)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   224 blog posts
Re# 1942870-1            Tags   Past Edits
This feature shows the full history of past edits to this Blog Post.
pic

  
23 views

Enter ChatRoom
You need to be logged in to enter ChatRooms. Please click here to sign up.
Today (11:11AM)
Gajendra Sahu   414 blog posts   109 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1942870-2            Tags   Past Edits
This feature shows the full history of past edits to this Blog Post.
awsome click
  
Today (10:44AM)  Figures on drop in rail passengers not full story: Official - Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
back to top
IR AffairsSR/Southern  -  

News Entry# 274993   Blog Entry# 1942883     
   Tags   Past Edits
Jul 27 2016 (10:44AM)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
CHENNAI: Statistics suggesting that Indian Railways was losing passengers and revenues in the last two years did not tell the full story, railway board member Hemant Kumar said at a press meet in Chennai on Sunday.
"Trains are always running full. So, we need to check the statistics," he said, after a Railways report indicated that performance was not up to the mark even in this financial year. Kumar is member mechanical and had accompanied Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu for a function in Chennai. The minister of state for railways, Manoj Sinha, had acknowledged the drop at a function in ICF last year.
Figures
...
more...
from the Chennai division of Southern Railway show that there has been a drop of 27.54 lakh passengers - a 2% reduction - in the total number of passengers in the April-June 2016 period compared to last year. But this is mostly in the unreserved ticketing sector. Earnings have dropped only by 1.4 crore which is a miniscule percentage of the total 450 crore.
However, Kumar acknowledged that freight revenues had seen a dip in the current financial year, mainly due to the drop in coal loading, especially imported coal in India. "But the loading has picked up and we are positive that the power offtake will be more this year," he said.
Parrying questions on lower number of Linke-Hoffman-Busch (LHB) coaches allotted to Southern Railway despite being manufactured in Chennai at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Kumar said that currently the zone has four rakes and it would get more. "The highest priority will be given for trains running on national routes," he said, on the use of the high-tech coaches which give jerk-free rides. Eventually in 4-5 years, all trains would have LHB coaches, he added.
Trials and simulations run for the Spanish-made Talgo trains have shown that the travel time for a 16 hour journey on the Rajdhani Express can be brought down by at least four hours, Kumar said. "The idea is not to invest very heavily, but improve the total running time," he said. The next step would be to bring similar technology on all trains which could regularly run at 180 kmph on the existing track network, Kumar added.

  
26 views

Enter ChatRoom
You need to be logged in to enter ChatRooms. Please click here to sign up.
Today (11:10AM)
Kishor*^~   4326 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1942883-1            Tags   Past Edits
This feature shows the full history of past edits to this Blog Post.
IR is not quick to respond to internal or external problems.
nor IR would rethink its policy of having large fleet of coaches on trains.
If IR gets occupancy statistics, they could very well reduce the number of coaches in a train. This will reduce their operating cost and loss. Consumption of Diesel and Electricity can be reduced. The reduced number of coaches in a train will give other benefits : speed can be increased. safety and cleaning and monitoring of coach can be improved. Service to Customers by Vendors too
...
more...
will be better. e.g. giving Food by caterers for 24 coaches is not same as that of 12 coaches or 10 coaches. With reduced coaches, the operating frequency can be increased. and this will in turn attract more passengers. With improved speed whole IR network will become speedier and tracks will not be congested. and delays of Goods traffic can be avoided.
  
Today (10:41AM)  Railways Disaster Management Plans Not Comprehensive: National Auditor (www.ndtv.com)
back to top
IR Affairs

News Entry# 274992     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Tuesday said the disaster management plans of Railways are "not comprehensive" and there are shortcomings in its safety plan.
Disaster management plans, though broadly framed in zonal railways and in divisions, are not comprehensive, lacked uniformity and also did not adhere to the provisions of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the CAG said in its latest report.
The CAG said safety inspections were not conducted on regular basis.
"There
...
more...
were no definite schedules of inspection with all divisions not being equally covered. Many of the shortcomings noticed during the previous safety audit (conducted by Railways) remained unattended," said the report tabled in the parliament.
The CAG observed deficiencies in all zones in provision of Self-Propelled Accident Relief Trains (SPARTs), Accident Relief Trains (ARTs), Accident Relief Medical Vans (ARMVs) and equipment provided therein.
The national auditor said the ARTs and ARMVs were located in the yard which was not easily accessible.
It has also found that the Integrated Security System was not fully implemented over 202 vulnerable stations identified by the Railways even after more than four years.
Surveillance mechanism was also inadequate at vulnerable and crowded stations, it said.
Provision for recovery and relief during golden hour was not adequate as Accident Relief Trains never reached the accident site within that time, the report said.
The CAG said most of the Central and Divisional Hospitals in Railways did not prepare their Disaster Management Plans to address a situation like fire, explosion, flood and earthquake.
The status of progress of training imparted to frontline staff indicated that Indian Railways is not serious in developing their skills to deal with emergency, it noted.
The CAG further said Research, Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) did not identify vulnerable buildings, locations, rail infrastructure including bridges, sensitive locations etc required under Indian Railway Disaster Management Plan 2009.
  
Today (10:30AM)  Indian state railway expands rail capacity at Krishnapatnam port (www.joc.com)
back to top
New Facilities/TechnologySCR/South Central  -  

News Entry# 274991   Blog Entry# 1942839     
   Tags   Past Edits
Jul 27 2016 (10:30AM)
Station Tag: Krishnapatnam/KAPT added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
Container Corporation of India is aggressively ramping up its intermodal reach into Krishnapatnam Port, an emerging privately operated alternative gateway on the east coast.
The state-owned rail giant is shifting its focus to new growth areas amid sluggish demand and intense competition from private rail freight operators and on Monday opened a new port-side rail yard at the private harbor, allowing for faster freight movements.
“With Concor on board, Krishnapatnam will now be able to ensure a new level of smooth processing, quick turnaround and easy throughput of cargo, thereby further strengthening business
...
more...
ties with our stakeholders,” Krishnapatnam Port CEO Anil Yendluri told JOC.com.
Click to Enlarge
The railyard launch follows on the heels of Concor upsizing its weekly rail service linking Krishnapatnam and Bangalore Inland Depot to a twice-weekly operation to meet growing shipper demand driven largely by a surge in volume from new mainline service additions.
Looking ahead, Concor plans to further improve rail access and inland infrastructure at Krishnapatnam with a 165-acre multimodal logistics park in the port harbor.
The growth trend at Krishnapatnam is also drawing interest from other logistics providers. Mumbai-based Gateway Distriparks Ltd. is building a 48-acre container freight station at the private port.
Krishnapatnam is about 112 miles north of Chennai. With a 2,150-foot quay, an 89-acre back-up area and nearly 5,000 ground slots, Krishnapatnam Container Terminal is capable of handling 1.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units per year. Port statistics obtained by JOC.com show KCT’s throughput increased 30 percent year-over-year in fiscal year 2015 to 2016, to 119,000 TEUs.
Concor operates a network of about 65 inland terminals nationwide and is working to add five facilities in the next two years as the government of India accelerates its investment in new rail projects to upgrade port connectivity.

  
155 views

Enter ChatRoom
You need to be logged in to enter ChatRooms. Please click here to sign up.
Today (10:35AM)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   224 blog posts
Re# 1942839-1            Tags   Past Edits
Jul 27 2016 (10:36AM)
fig

Jul 27 2016 (10:35AM)
fig
fig
  
Today (10:23AM)  Safety gap widens as Railways suffers with huge vacancies | The Indian Express (indianexpress.com)
back to top
IR Affairs

News Entry# 274990   Blog Entry# 1942814     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
Even as rail safety has been termed as one of the priority areas by the railway minister and he has flagged safety concerns on account of unmanned level crossings, manned level crossings, derailments, collisions, and fire, there is not much that Indian Railways has achieved in terms of filling the high number of posts lying vacant in the safety category, thereby compromising on the safety infrastructure of the Railways.
According to ministry data, as of April 1, 2016, the total number of vacancies in safety category posts in Group C and erstwhile Group D in zonal railways stood at 1,22,763. While the shortfall is across all the zones, the largest (14,442 vacancies) was in the Northern zone and lowest (303 vacancies) in
...
more...
Metro. The Northern Division comprising — north central, north eastern, northeast frontier, northern and north western — had an aggregate of 39,809 vacancies accounting for the largest vacancies amongst the divisions. The southern division comprising southern, south central, south eastern, south-east central and south western is in need of 30,418 employees.
According to All India Railwaymen’s Federation, there are around 13.26 lakh on-roll employees in Railways of which almost 75 per cent fall in the safety category. While the 1.22 lakh unfilled vacancies make up for roughly 12 per cent of the employees in the safety category, Shiva Gopal Mishra, general secretary, AIRF said that almost 15 per cent of the posts are vacant on a continuous basis and there has been no improvement in the situation.
“Sizeable vacancies in the safety category not only compromises with the safety of the trains and their operations but also puts additional work load on the existing employees which is not a happy situation,” said Mishra.
Though the Railway administration and the board claim that they are working hard to fill the vacancies, insiders say that it is both management failure and also a result of employing overqualified individuals which has resulted into high attrition rate.
“A lot of individuals taking the job within the safety category are overqualified and while they take this job, they prepare for better jobs and leave it as soon as they get a better opportunity. The attrition rate is very high,” said Mishra, adding that even the replacement for the retiring staff is not happening at the desired pace.

  
187 views

Enter ChatRoom
You need to be logged in to enter ChatRooms. Please click here to sign up.
Today (10:24AM)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   224 blog posts
Re# 1942814-1            Tags   Past Edits
Jul 27 2016 (10:25AM)
vacancy vacancy-details details
vacancy-details
  
Today (10:18AM)  This alert farmer helped prevent major rail mishap in Tamil Nadu - The New Indian Express (www.newindianexpress.com)
back to top
Major Accidents/DisruptionsSR/Southern  -  

News Entry# 274989     
   Tags   Past Edits
Jul 27 2016 (10:18AM)
Station Tag: Villupuram Junction/VM added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Posted by: For Better Managed Indian Railways~  75 news posts
VILLUPURAM : An alert farmer prevented a major rail mishap when he flagged down a passenger train that was closing in on a section of track that was hanging in the air after the overnight showers eroded the soil beneath it, near Mailam on Tuesday.
According to sources, shepherds and farmers from Nedi village used to cross the tracks daily, and at times, the cattle get run over by trains, crossing the route at high speed. Several farmers too have suffered injuries while attempting to save the animals. Following the request by farmers, the railway authorities decided to construct a subway for the villagers, and the work has been going on for a year now. On Tuesday morning, Jegan, a farmer,
...
more...
while visiting the construction site, noticed that the soil beneath the tracks had been washed away by rains, leaving the tracks and concrete sleepers unsupported. He alerted other villagers, who gathered at the spot.
At that time, the Villupuram-Tambaram passenger train started closing in on the damaged section. Fearing that it would derail, the villagers started signaling for it to stop. Noticing the huge crowd, the loco pilot stopped the train. He then took a picture of the tracks and sent it to the railway officials at Villupuram junction. Later, on the directions of the officials, he took the train through the damaged portion at a slow pace. Other trains were also asked to slow down at the spot. Then workers arrived and fixed the damage.
Railway officials and other villagers praised Jegan for his timely intervention, which probably saved many lives.
  
Today (10:18AM)  Manic Monday sees commuters stranded; Additional halts (www.thehindu.com)
back to top
Temporary StopsSWR/South Western  -  

News Entry# 274988     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb*^  119647 news posts
It was a manic Monday as nearly 50 lakh commuters, who usually rely on Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) services every day, were left high and dry.
With no option but to use their personal vehicles or take cabs to work, Bengaluru’s roads remained clogged during peak work hours.
Many expected clear roads and less traffic but were in for a long ride. “I left relatively late at 9.30 a.m. expecting less traffic. But it took me one-and-a-half hours from the usual 45 minutes from Indiranagar to Kadubeesanahalli,” said Rishi M., a software
...
more...
professional, who works for a multinational company on Outer Ring Road.
There were several traffic jams during morning and evening peak hours on Mysuru Road, Electronics City, Outer Ring Road near Kadubeesanahalli, and Majestic areas as people reaching the city’s main bus-stand struggled to find their way back home.
Many persons travelling to other cities too had to make last minute changes to their plans, which led to a mad rush. “We had booked tickets to Hubballi on Sunday night but had to cancel it. We purchased last minute tickets on a private bus for Monday night and delay our travel as we were worried about the services,” said Kiran Kumar, a resident of Basavanagudi.
Additional halts
Several trains were given additional halts on Monday in order to make commuting easy. This will continue on Tuesday as well, said South Western Railway officials. Mail and express trains will continue to halt in Carmelaram, Yelahanka, Channasandra, Nayandahalli, Channapatna, Kengeri, Ramanagaram, Whitefield, and Baiyappanahalli. Special trains were also arranged between Yeshwantpur and Tumakuru, which will continue on Tuesday.
Page#    210307 news entries  next>>

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom


Go to Mobile site