Timeline UpdatesTrip UpdatesNews PostsPvt PostsTravel TipsAdmin PostsConv PostsFollowed PostsChat RequestsBlog PostsPNR Posts

Disclaimer
Search
 
 
Fri Apr 25, 2014 04:08:51 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsMembersLoginFeedback
Trains in the News **new    Stations in the News **new

News Super Search        show all languages
Page#    120457 news entries  next>>
Today (12:30AM)  Flammable material of travellers main cause of fire: Railways (english.manoramaonline.com)

back to top
Other News

News Entry# 174659     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: Jayashree▪◙▪Amita**  19830 news posts  
New Delhi: Flammable materials carried by passengers caused fire in trains, Railways on Thursday said while admitting it has not succeeded in preventing travelers from carrying such things.
"It has been found that in nine out of 13 cases, fire was caused by inflammable materials carried by passengers," said Arunendra Kumar, Chairman Railway Board (CRB) said here.
He said passengers carry battery, alcohol and other inflammable materials in trains, also there were cases of fire caused by passengers smoking in rail premises.
Kumar, however, said that short circuit was also one of the reasons for fire in the trains.
"We are making concerted efforts to educate passengers not to carry inflammable materials in trains
...
Read more...
as passenger safety is our top priority. But we have not succeeded in preventing passengers from carrying these materials," he said.
Asked whether foreign technology would be of any help in preventing fire, Kumar said, "It has to be as per the Indian condition because ours is a different railway system. We have broad gauge system while in abroad it is metre gauge. Then coach design and other conditions are also different."
Railways has organised a two-day global conference to seek expert views on fire prevention measures. Experts from nine countries including Germany, Australia, UK, Japan, France, Belgium, Austria, Poland and Italy would be participating in the meet, which began here today.
CRB elaborated about several steps being taken to prevent fire in trains such as use of fire resistant paint, mist spray, fire detection alarm system, emergency light and evacuation strategy.
"Our first preference is that there should not be any fire. If something causes fire then it should not spread to other coaches and there should be a system for evacuation of passengers safely while at the same an effective mechanism should be in place to douse the fire," he said.
As far as other measusres were concerned, Kumar said Railways has been using fire retardant materials, fire extinguishers and has conducted trials with smoke and fire detection systems.
Railways has installed fire alarm system in Jammu Rajdhani and Bhubaneswar Rajdhani. "We will install the fire alarm system in 29 more trains," he said.
Apart from these, Railways has also made efforts to spread safety awareness by using fire posters and conducting training for on board staff.
Provision of emergency exit windows, modification of fuse boxes and conducting of internal safety audits were other endeavours in this area, he added.
Today (12:26AM)  Trains Derail in Separate Incidents in AP, Bihar (news.outlookindia.com)

back to top
Other News

News Entry# 174658     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: Jayashree▪◙▪Amita**  19830 news posts  
Derailment of the loco and 14 wagons of a goods train today in Andhra Pradesh led to disruption of services on a section of the South Central Railway (SCR).
The train loaded with rice coming from Mahasamund (Sambalpur Division of East Coast Railway) and heading towards Tirunelveli derailed near Manubolu between Nellore and Gudur stations in Andhra Pradesh.
The mishap led to obstruction of both up and down lines, hampering train services on the Vijayawada–Gudur section, SCR officials said here.
At least three passenger trains were cancelled, while as many were partially cancelled. Similarly, five other passenger trains were diverted.
Personnel and equipment were rushed from Chennai and Vijayawada to undertake track restoration work.
...
Read more...
Long distance express trains on the affected route have been diverted.
In a similar incident in Bihar, the engine of the Bhagalpur-Delhi Garib Rath Express jumped off the tracks at Kiul junction in Lakhisarai district today, railway sources said.
The derailment took place when the train's diesel engine was replaced with an electric one for the journey to Delhi, the sources said.
There was no report of any casualty.
Today (12:25AM)  Bhagalpur-Delhi Garib Rath Express engine derails at Kiul (m.ibnlive.com)

back to top
Other News

News Entry# 174657     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: Jayashree▪◙▪Amita**  19830 news posts  
The engine of the Bhagalpur-Delhi Garib Rath Express jumped off the tracks at Kiul junction in Lakhisarai district on Thursday, railway sources said. The derailment took place when the train's diesel engine was replaced with an electric one for the journey to Delhi, the sources said. There was no report of any casualty. The derailed engine was put back on the tracks.
Yesterday (10:43PM)  15 जून से नई लखनऊ - दिल्ली सुपरफास्ट ट्रेन चलेगी (www.amarujala.com)

back to top
New/Special TrainsNR/Northern  -  

News Entry# 174654   Blog Entry# 1070420 **new     
   Tags   Past Edits
Apr 24 2014 (10:43PM)
Station Tag: Bareilly Junction/BE added by ashalanshu/580772

Posted by: ashalanshu  20 news posts  
बरेली। यात्रियों की बढ़ती भीड़ को देखते हुए रेल प्रशासन ने लखनऊ से नई दिल्ली के बीच रोजाना एक वातानुकूलित सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन चलाने का निर्णय लिया है। यह ट्रेन 15 जून से लखनऊ जंक्शन से तथा 16 जून को नई दिल्ली से चलेगी। इस ट्रेन में सफर करने के लिए यात्रियों को राजधानी एक्सप्रेस के बराबर किराया देना होगा। ट्रेन में प्रथम श्रेणी का एक, टू टियर श्रेणी के चार, थ्री टियर श्रेणी के छह, थ्री टियर (उच्च क्षमता) के तीन तथा लगेज सह जनरेटर के दो कोच सहित कुल 16 बोगी लगाई जाएंगी।
एनईआर के सीपीआरओ आलोक कुमार सिंह ने बताया कि यह ट्रेन लखनऊ से रात 11.30 बजे चलेगी और दूसरे दिन बरेली से 02.45 बजे, मुरादाबाद से 04.25 बजे तथा गाजियाबाद से 06.40 बजे चलकर नई दिल्ली सुबह 7.30 बजे पहुंचेगी। वापसी में ट्रेन उसी रूट
...
Read more...
पर नई दिल्ली से रात 11.30 बजे चलेगी और लखनऊ सुबह 7.10 बजे पहुंचेगी।

422 views
Yesterday (10:44PM)        

ashalanshu   202 blog posts  
Re# 1070420-1               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
To keep the running time short, this train should be run till ANVT.
Yesterday (10:19PM)  Basic amenities missing in Dibrugarh (www.sentinelassam.com)

back to top
Commentary/Human InterestNFR/Northeast Frontier  -  

News Entry# 174653   Blog Entry# 1070388 **new     
   Tags   Past Edits
Apr 24 2014 (10:19PM)
Station Tag: Dibrugarh/DBRG added by Going to Leave Punjab Forever/311087

Posted by: Going to Leave Firozpur Cantt Punjab Forever  247 news posts  
DIBRUGARH, April 23: Dibrugarh is growing but the process cannot be called development. The reservation is over the fact that the buildings may be coming up, malls may be opening and more vehicles may be seen on the streets but the basic amenities necessary for the smooth functioning of a town are missing.
One such long felt need is parking space in and around Dibrugarh. The town was built in a well planned manner by the British but haphazard construction ruled the day in the last few decades, with the order expected in such an old town sorely missing. Streets have not been broadened yet the number of vehicles has grown exponentially. In fact, at several places, buildings have encroached on the thoroughfares. The streets become clogged on the eve of and during festivals, making vehicular movement almost impossible and causing
...
Read more...
long traffic jams. However, this is bound to become a daily affair in the near future.
The situation is made worse because of the lack of proper parking lots. The sides of the streets in and around Dibrugarh have become parking zones. One way traffic is allowed on the HS Road, the widest street in the town, because parked vehicles eat up most of the space. Most of the business establishments do not provide parking facilities. Workers as well as customers park their vehicles on the street sides.
When the Bogibeel Bridge is completed and the BCPL becomes functional, the inflow of vehicles to the town is bound to rise. The horrendous situation in the next few years can easily be imagined.
Despite petitions from various quarters to Dibrugarh Municipal Board and people’s representatives at several times, nothing has been done. At a meeting at Marwaripatty during his election campaign, the Congress candidate, Paban Singh Ghatowar, told the gathering that he had tried to solve the problem but was unable to do so because no one has been able to provide the land for parking lot.
However, it is high time that town planners should think out of box and find out a way to address the problem rather than just bemoaning the lack of space.

2 posts - Yesterday - are hidden. Click to open.

225 views
Today (12:02AM)        

Going to Leave Firozpur Cantt Punjab Forever   7723 blog posts   5501 correct pred (62% accurate)  
Re# 1070388-3               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
Leaving FZR Forever Because of My Studies over and My Dad's Retirement is in May 2014 thats why After Exams are Over I will Head to SRTN Forever and be in Assam Forever
(Assam)1993>>>>(Punjab)1994>>>>(Punjab)2014>>>>(Assam) 2014
Yesterday (10:09PM)  NEW DELHI - BARAUNI :: PREMIUM 2014 SPECIAL TRAINS (www-irctc.blogspot.com)

back to top
New/Special TrainsNR/Northern  -  

News Entry# 174652     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: Jubs  527 news posts  
Northern railways announced new premium special trains between New Delhi and Barauni to avoid extra rush of passengers during the season...
Yesterday (10:09PM)  Surat best railway station in Mumbai division (www.railnews.co.in)

back to top
IR Affairs

News Entry# 174651     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: ADVENTURE GLORIES  12 news posts  
सूरत Surat (ST): The city’s railway station has been adjudged the best railway station among the 92 under Mumbai division.
The stations are judged based on five basic criteria. These criteria are cleanliness, passenger amenities, functional running of railways, number of complaints and accident free operations of trains from the station.
“In all these criteria, this year Surat railway station’s performance has been best in the division,” said SN Yadav, area manager, Surat station.
In 2011, Surat was selected among 100 model railway stations to be to be developed in the country.
Nearly, 300 people are employed on Surat railway station.
Yesterday (10:06PM)  Relationship Status: Microsoft is committed to Indian Railways (www.railnews.co.in)
News Entry# 174650     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: ADVENTURE GLORIES  12 news posts  
नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: Indian Railways, the state-owned enterprise operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways, is one of the world’s largest railway networks and transports over 25 million passengers daily.
Last year, Microsoft India pulled off a major exclusive with the launch of the official IRCTC app that still is only available for Windows Phone and Windows devices and gets a lot of envy from our friends on Android or iOS.
NTES_windows
Apparently, the two enterprises continue with their romance. Earlier this month, the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) launched the official National Train Enquiry System for Windows 8 devices. The app has now made it to the Windows Phone Store as well. CRIS is
...
Read more...
an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Railways and develops and manages the Information Technology applications of the Indian Railways.
The National Train Enquiry System (NTES) is railways’ back-end system which provides information to the public about train schedules on a near real time basis through various interfaces like nationwide unique rail enquiry number 139, website, enquiry counters and display boards at stations.
NTESThe official NTES app provides complete schedule of a train with all stoppages enroute, scheduled arrival/departure at the station, distance, and day count. Using the ‘Trains between stations’ query, you can find a list of trains available between any two stations.
The ‘Spot your Train’ feature offers information about a train’s current location and expected time of arrival and departure at a particular station. You can also look up the cancelled, diverted, or rescheduled trains.
NTES_ledeIt’s quite an impressive app – both in function and form. It has a very neat and beautiful user interface, and the user experience is seamless and intuitive.
Download the official NTES app for Windows Phone 8 devices from the Windows Phone Store or for Windows 8 devices from the Windows Store. It’s a great app if you are taking a trip by train, and a must-pin to your Start screen if you frequently travel by trains in India. Give it a whirl, and let us know how you like it.
Yesterday (10:05PM)  World Bank nod for $1.1 billion loan for rail corridor (www.livemint.com)

back to top
Commentary/Human Interest

News Entry# 174649     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb**  77095 news posts  
New Delhi: The World Bank has sanctioned a loan of $1.1 billion for the construction of a 393 km double line between the Mughalsarai-Bhaupur section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project. The World Bank board, in a meeting held at Washington on 22 April, sanctioned the second phase loan of the $1.1 billion for construction of electrified double line between Mughalsarai-Bhaupur section of the Eastern DFC after completion of the process of project appraisal and loan negotiations, said a senior Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp. (DFCC) official. The loan agreement for the second phase is expected to be signed in June 2014. The World Bank has agreed in principle to partly finance the Eastern Corridor project from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana, which has been divided into three phases. The total loan commitment is $2.725 billion, out of which the loan for the first phase was to the tune of $975...
Read more...
million. It was sanctioned in May 2011 and the loan agreement was signed in October 2011. DFCC, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), is engaged in planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the dedicated freight corridors and in the first phase, the two corridors, namely, the Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni (1,839 km) and the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, or JNPT (1,499 kms), are being constructed. The entire Western Corridor is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), while the Eastern Corridor from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana is being funded by the World Bank.
Yesterday (10:04PM)  MRVC submits report on Rapid Rail Transit System to Kerala Govt: Study finds it Viable (www.railnews.co.in)

back to top
New Facilities/Technology

News Entry# 174648     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: ADVENTURE GLORIES  12 news posts  
तिरुवनंतपुरम Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), the agency appointed by the Government of Kerala, has submitted the Feasibility Report on the proposed Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) from Thiruvananthapuram to Chengannur. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said the report was submitted to the Cabinet.
The existing system on this 125.65 double line railway stretch has 25 kv AC Traction, Broad Gauge and Multi Aspect Color Light Signaling (MACLS).
The tentative project cost of the proposed RRTS has been put at Rs 3330.78 crores and the funding for the same is expected to come from State, Multilateral Funding, Ministry of Urban Development, Infrastructure / Tax-free Bonds, Borrowing from Indian Railway Finance Corporation Ltd. and Loan from Bank and Financial Institutions.
As per
...
Read more...
the report, the daily average expense for journeys in the proposed RRTS will be Rs.87.77 compared to Rs.60.54 by bus and Rs.237.91 by car; based on journeys on 25 days a month. The minimum fare recommended is Rs.10 with a price range of Rs.0.80 to Rs.2 per kilometer. RRTS has been mooted to realize unhindered and enhanced mobility requirement owing to the presence of State government offices on the Thiruvananthapuram-Chengannur stretch and due to traffic congestion on the national highways; limited scope of road widening; high incidence of road casualties and inability to introduce additional train services with the existing infrastructure.
Estimated cost
Of the estimated cost, Rs.1,200 is needed for rolling stock, Rs.1,025 crore for civil work, Rs.554.46 crore for signalling and telecom, Rs.172 crore for electrical work, and the remaining for other expenses.
The RRTS for the State was mooted by the former Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Agrawal to make travel hassle free for short-distance commuters, overcome the inability to introduce additional trains with the existing infrastructure, and lessen the congestion on roads.
As the MRVC has ruled out the construction of a new rail corridor in view of the hurdles in acquiring land, the existing double line on the busy stretch that has 25-kV AC traction, broad gauge, and multi-aspect colour light signalling will have to be upgraded.
Favourable factors
The factors in favour of RRTS are the 27 stations on the stretch, including major ones such as Thiruvananthapuram Central, Kollam Junction, Kayamkulam Junction, and Chengannur; average inter-station distance of 4.65 km; bi-directional peak trips, and a line leading to Ernakulam via Alappuzha and another one via Chengannur.
The MRVC has identified challenges in the form of 78 level crossing gates; gradient of 1:100 that poses a challenge to automatic signalling system; crowding during peak hours; land acquisition/resettlement and rehabilitation; and non-uniform platform heights and trespassing, especially at major stations.
For the RRTS to take off, augmentation of the stations at Thiruvananthapuram Central and Kollam and yard modifications at Thiruvananthapuram Central, Kochuveli, Kollam, and Mavelikara have been recommended.
Raising the level of 20 platforms on the stretch to the standard height of 840 mm and Automatic Block Signalling (ABS) with Train Protection and Warning System for enhanced safety have been suggested.
The RRTS will see the railway line divided into a series of sections or blocks of one km, and the average speed will be 57 km per hour.
The study has found that as much as 92 per cent of road users, 76.25 per cent of bus commuters, and 76.04 per cent of rail commuters are willing to shift to the RRTS once it is operational. The first RRTS suburban train is expected in 36 months.
The daily average expense for journeys on the proposed RRTS will be Rs.87.77 compared to Rs.60.54 by bus and Rs.237.91 by car (based on journeys on 25 days a month).
The minimum fare recommended in the RRTS is Rs.10 with a price range of 80 paise to Rs.2 per km.
Funding options
The State has been asked to explore options such as State funding, multilateral funding through the Finance Ministry, Ministry of Urban Development’s funding for urban rail-based transport projects, tax-free bonds, borrowing from Indian Railway Finance Corporation Ltd., and loan from bank and financial institutions for the RRTS.
Yesterday (10:01PM)  International Conference on - ‘Emerging Fire Protection Technologies for Rolling Stock’ Inaugurated (pib.nic.in)

back to top
Commentary/Human Interest

News Entry# 174647     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb**  77095 news posts  
Indian Railways Take Measures to Improve Fire Safety in Trains
The Minister of Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge inaugurated an International Technical Conference on ‘Emerging Fire Protection Technologies for Rolling Stock’ here today. In his inaugural address, the Railway Minister said that Indian Railways inducted new technologies in every area of railway operations and there has been a steady decline in railway accidents. However, the incidents of fire in passenger carrying trains on run, which inevitably led to precious loss of lives, are very painful. Shri Kharge said that there is a need for creating diverse technology absorption strategies with respect to upgrading of design and manufacturing technologies in India relating to prevention of fire in coaches. He said that this Conference will provide a much needed avenue for the participants forging cooperative relations for future projects, advance partnerships in technology
...
Read more...
development and create an environment for innovating India-specific solutions, besides providing a glimpse of fire related technologies that will serve the railways in future.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Arunendra Kumar said that Indian Railways has been actively working over the years to reduce the potential of fire accidents on the trains. He said that considering the serious nature of fire accidents, lot of developments are taking place all over the world in all the fields related to controlling the fire covering fire detection systems, use of material with low inflammability and fire retardant characteristics as well as fire extinguishing systems. Material used also need to ensure that smoke produced should be less as it makes escape difficult as well affects breathing and can even be toxic. He said that this conference is bringing together experts from nine countries including European countries, US, Japan and Australia. It is expected that their inputs will be useful to Indian Railways and help in developing a strategy for further making improvements in the area.
In his address, Member Mechanical, Railway Board, Shri Alok Johri said that Indian Railways has always accorded highest priority to the safety of passengers and has been upgrading its infrastructure including rolling stock to ensure better safety of passengers. He said that Indian Railways have introduced the test of flammability in its specifications keeping pace with the developments in abroad and also the Indian industries Indian Railways has upgraded its specification based on international norms of fire retardancy adopted on Europe for inter-operability of the trains. He expressed his hope that participants of this conference will go back richer with ideas and information which can be implemented leading to improvement of fire safety in India.
Shri Arvind Khare, Additional Member (Production Units), Railway Board gave vote of thanks at the conference. Railway Board Members, senior railway officers were also present among others on the occasion.
This two days conference is being organized by the Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and Indian Railways service of Mechanical Engineers Association (IRSMEA) with support from Indian Railways and RITES. IRSE is a registered body consisting of Railway officers and experts as members and is headquartered at Research Design & Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow. IRSMEA is an association of the Mechanical Engineers of Indian Railways. RITES are an ISO-9001-2008 certified multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies.
A first of its kind, the conference will bring together experts to provide fire protection technologies and to find solutions to reduce the fire cases thereby making rail travel further safer. Technical papers and participation would cover Railway operators, Rolling Stock manufacturers, Universities, Consultants etc. from a number of countries outside India such as Germany, Australia, UK, Japan, France, Belgium, Austria, Poland and Italy.
Indian Railways have played a significant role in the development of India since their inception since 1853. Indian Railways today have the largest passenger operation amongst all the railway networks in the world and carry about 25 million passengers daily. The safety record of the Indian Railway has been improving over the years. The number of accidents has come down from 325 in 2003-04 to 121 in 2012-13. The train accidents per million train kms is only 0.12 which is amongst the best in the world. The causalities in Railway accidents per year have also reduced from 156 in 2003-04 to 80 in 2012-13. Railways have identified fire in trains as one of the causes of accidents. Although many cases have been attributed to negligence by passengers and contractors, Indian Railways have always endeavoured to enhance fire worthiness of coaches. The first action was the phasing out of wooden body coaches more than 20 years ago. Indian Railways has also started using fire retardant furnishing materials, fire extinguishers, and has conducted trials with smoke and fire detection systems. Indian Railways has also made efforts to spread safety awareness by using fire posters and conducting training for on board staff. Provision of emergency exit windows, modification of fuse boxes and conducting of internal safety audits are other endeavors in this area. As safety is the highest priority for Indian Railways it has been decided to address this issue in a focused manner through this international conference to stay abreast with the world.
Yesterday (9:59PM)  World Bank clears $1.1 Billion Loan for Electrification of DFCC’s Mughalsarai-Bhaupur section (www.railnews.co.in)

back to top
New Facilities/Technology

News Entry# 174645     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: ADVENTURE GLORIES  12 news posts  
नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: The World Bank has sanctioned a loan of $1.1 billion for the construction of a 393 km double line between the Mughalsarai-Bhaupur section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project.
The World Bank board, in a meeting held at Washington on 22 April, sanctioned the second phase loan of the $1.1 billion for construction of electrified double line between Mughalsarai-Bhaupur section of the Eastern DFC after completion of the process of project appraisal and loan negotiations, said a senior Dedicated Freight Corridor Corp. (DFCC) official.
The loan agreement for the second phase is expected to be signed in June 2014. The World Bank has agreed in principle to partly finance the Eastern Corridor project from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana, which has been divided into three phases. The total
...
Read more...
loan commitment is $2.725 billion, out of which the loan for the first phase was to the tune of $975 million.
It was sanctioned in May 2011 and the loan agreement was signed in October 2011. DFCC, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), is engaged in planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the dedicated freight corridors and in the first phase, the two corridors, namely, the Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni (1,839 km) and the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, or JNPT (1,499 kms), are being constructed.
The entire Western Corridor is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), while the Eastern Corridor from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana is being funded by the World Bank.
Yesterday (9:58PM)  Sonia Gandhi loses Tax-free Railway Bonds worth Rs.10 Lakh (www.railnews.co.in)

back to top
IR Affairs

News Entry# 174644     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: ADVENTURE GLORIES  12 news posts  
नयी दिल्ली New Delhi: At the peak of election season you would not expect Sonia Gandhi’s name to appear in a small advertisement buried in the corner of a business newspaper.
But just like an aam aadmi, the Congress party boss’ name figures in an advertisement issued by Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), the railway PSU involved in its borrowing programme, regarding tax-free bonds of Rs 10 lakh that have been “reported lost”.
Gandhi owns 1000 bonds each with a face value of Rs 1,000 and offering a fixed return. The bonds, which have been misplaced, were part of the 86th A Series Tax Free Bonds, IRFC said.
The bonds, which were issued to raise loans for IRFC, are part of Gandhi’s affidavit
...
Read more...
that puts assets belonging to her at Rs 2.8 crore. The largest chunk of her assets is in mutual funds (Rs 82 lakh), followed by over Rs 66 lakh in bank deposits and FDs and Rs 42 lakh in her public provident fund (PPF) account. The affidavit mentions that the bonds were issued in February 2013.
The advertisement is part of routine procedure followed for anyone who misplaces a bonds. The rule requires the investor to approach the company which had issued the certificate and submit an indemnity bond. The company then issues an ad notifying others that if they have a claim they should raise it with the company. In this case, IRFC has given 15 days to people to raise any claims “with documentary evidence at the very outset”.
Such public announcements are required to be made by the issuer of bonds or securities in case of the investor reporting their loss.
As per her affidavit, the Congress President has movable assets worth Rs 2.81 crore and immovable assets to the tune of Rs 6.47 crore.
Among the movable assets, Gandhi has Rs 85,000 in cash, Rs 66 lakh in banks, Rs 10 lakh worth bonds and shares worth Rs 1.90 lakh.
Category Headlines, Indian Railway Finance Corporation Ltd.
Yesterday (9:54PM)  Kharge inaugurates Conference on emerging Fire Protection Technologies for Rolling Stock (www.railnews.co.in)

back to top
IR Affairs

News Entry# 174643     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: ADVENTURE GLORIES  12 news posts  
International Conference on – ‘Emerging Fire Protection Technologies for Rolling Stock’ Inaugurated by Mr.Mallikarjun Kharge. Minister says Indian Railways shall take measures to improve Fire Safety in Trains – stresses need for new technology to check fire mishaps
The Minister of Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge inaugurated an International Technical Conference on ‘Emerging Fire Protection Technologies for Rolling Stock’ here today. In his inaugural address, the Railway Minister said that Indian Railways inducted new technologies in every area of railway operations and there has been a steady decline in railway accidents. However, the incidents of fire in passenger carrying trains on run, which inevitably led to precious loss of lives, are very painful. Shri Kharge said that there is a need for creating diverse technology absorption strategies with respect to upgrading of design and manufacturing technologies in India relating to prevention
...
Read more...
of fire in coaches. He said that this Conference will provide a much needed avenue for the participants forging cooperative relations for future projects, advance partnerships in technology development and create an environment for innovating India-specific solutions, besides providing a glimpse of fire related technologies that will serve the railways in future.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Arunendra Kumar said that Indian Railways has been actively working over the years to reduce the potential of fire accidents on the trains. He said that considering the serious nature of fire accidents, lot of developments are taking place all over the world in all the fields related to controlling the fire covering fire detection systems, use of material with low inflammability and fire retardant characteristics as well as fire extinguishing systems. Material used also need to ensure that smoke produced should be less as it makes escape difficult as well affects breathing and can even be toxic. He said that this conference is bringing together experts from nine countries including European countries, US, Japan and Australia. It is expected that their inputs will be useful to Indian Railways and help in developing a strategy for further making improvements in the area.
In his address, Member Mechanical, Railway Board, Shri Alok Johri said that Indian Railways has always accorded highest priority to the safety of passengers and has been upgrading its infrastructure including rolling stock to ensure better safety of passengers. He said that Indian Railways have introduced the test of flammability in its specifications keeping pace with the developments in abroad and also the Indian industries Indian Railways has upgraded its specification based on international norms of fire retardancy adopted on Europe for inter-operability of the trains. He expressed his hope that participants of this conference will go back richer with ideas and information which can be implemented leading to improvement of fire safety in India.
Shri Arvind Khare, Additional Member (Production Units), Railway Board gave vote of thanks at the conference. Railway Board Members, senior railway officers were also present among others on the occasion.
This two days conference is being organized by the Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and Indian Railways service of Mechanical Engineers Association (IRSMEA) with support from Indian Railways and RITES. IRSE is a registered body consisting of Railway officers and experts as members and is headquartered at Research Design & Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow. IRSMEA is an association of the Mechanical Engineers of Indian Railways. RITES are an ISO-9001-2008 certified multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies.
A first of its kind, the conference will bring together experts to provide fire protection technologies and to find solutions to reduce the fire cases thereby making rail travel further safer. Technical papers and participation would cover Railway operators, Rolling Stock manufacturers, Universities, Consultants etc. from a number of countries outside India such as Germany, Australia, UK, Japan, France, Belgium, Austria, Poland and Italy.
Indian Railways have played a significant role in the development of India since their inception since 1853. Indian Railways today have the largest passenger operation amongst all the railway networks in the world and carry about 25 million passengers daily. The safety record of the Indian Railway has been improving over the years. The number of accidents has come down from 325 in 2003-04 to 121 in 2012-13. The train accidents per million train kms is only 0.12 which is amongst the best in the world. The causalities in Railway accidents per year have also reduced from 156 in 2003-04 to 80 in 2012-13. Railways have identified fire in trains as one of the causes of accidents. Although many cases have been attributed to negligence by passengers and contractors, Indian Railways have always endeavoured to enhance fire worthiness of coaches. The first action was the phasing out of wooden body coaches more than 20 years ago. Indian Railways has also started using fire retardant furnishing materials, fire extinguishers, and has conducted trials with smoke and fire detection systems. Indian Railways has also made efforts to spread safety awareness by using fire posters and conducting training for on board staff. Provision of emergency exit windows, modification of fuse boxes and conducting of internal safety audits are other endeavors in this area. As safety is the highest priority for Indian Railways it has been decided to address this issue in a focused manner through this international conference to stay abreast with the world.
Yesterday (9:43PM)  CHHAPRA JN - AJMER :: Urs FESTIVAL 2014 SPECIAL TRAINS (www-irctc.blogspot.com)

back to top
New/Special TrainsNR/Northern  -  

News Entry# 174642     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: Jubs  527 news posts  
Northern railways announced new Urs Festival special trains between Chhapra and Ajmer via Siwan, Gorakhpur, Barabanki, Lucknow (NER), Kanpur Central, Agra Fort via Jaipur to avoid extra rush of passengers during the season..
Yesterday (9:32PM)  ALIPURDUAR JN - AJMER :: Urs FESTIVAL 2014 SPECIAL TRAINS (www-irctc.blogspot.com)

back to top
New/Special TrainsNR/Northern  -  

News Entry# 174641     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: Jubs  527 news posts  
Northern railways announced new Urs Festival special trains between Alipurduar and Ajmer to avoid extra rush of passengers during the season...
Yesterday (9:17PM)  PR Bulletin No.3 Trains Cancelled / Diverted Due to Goods Train Derailment on Vijayawada – Gudur Section of Vijayawada Division of SCR -SCR opens Help Lines to provide information on train services to Passengers (scr.indianrailways.gov.in)

back to top
Major Accidents/DisruptionsSCR/South Central  -  

News Entry# 174639     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: SRG**  262 news posts  
PR Bulletin No.3 Trains Cancelled / Diverted Due to Goods Train Derailment on Vijayawada – Gudur Section of Vijayawada Division of SCR -SCR opens Help Lines to provide information on train services to Passengers
On account of cancellation/partial cancellation/diversion of several trains due to derailment of Goods train near Manubolu between Nellore and Gudur stations o­n Vijayawada – Gudur section o­n 24thApril, 2014, South Central Railway has set up Help lines at major stations o­n the affected route, to provide information to the public o­n the current status of running of trains o­n this route. The Help line numbers are as given below:-
The help line Numbers are as follows:-
1.At Control Office/Vijayawada
...
Read more...
: 0866-2577775, 2576143
2.At Vijayawada : 0866-2576796
3.At o­ngole : 08592-280202
4.At Nellore : 0861-2345863
Yesterday (9:16PM)  PR Bulletin No.2 Trains Cancelled / Diverted Due to Goods Train Derailment on Vijayawada – Gudur Section of Vijayawada Division of SCR (scr.indianrailways.gov.in)

back to top
Major Accidents/DisruptionsSCR/South Central  -  

News Entry# 174638     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: SRG**  262 news posts  
PR Bulletin No.2 Trains Cancelled / Diverted Due to Goods Train Derailment on Vijayawada – Gudur Section of Vijayawada Division of SCR
In view of the derailment of a Goods Train near Manubolu between Nellore and Gudur Stations o­n Vijayawada – Gudur Section today i.e., 24th April, 2014 at around 17:45 hrs, the following trains have been cancelled/diverted.
The following trains are cancelled/diverted.
Cancelled:
1) Tr.No.57640 Guntur-Tirupati Passenger Scheduled to depart Guntur at 01.00 Hrs. o­n 25.04.2014 is cancelled.
Diverted:
1) Tr.No.12762 Karimnagar-Tirupati Express Scheduled to leave Karimnagar at 19.15 Hrs. o­n 24.04.2014 is diverted
...
Read more...
via Kazipet-Secunderabad-Sulehalli-Guntakal-Renigunta.
2) Tr.No.12863 Howrah-Yesvantpur Express now o­n run to Gudur is diverted via Tenali-Guntur-Nandyal-Dhone-Pendekallu-Gooty-Dharamavaram-Yesvantpur.
3) Tr.No.12626 New Delhi-Trivandrum Kerala Express now o­n run to Gudur is diverted via Tenali-Guntur-Nandyal-Dhone-Pendekallu-Gooty-Renigunta-Tirupati-Katpadi.
4) Tr.No.12660 Shalimar-Nagercoil Jn. Gurudev Express now o­n run to Gudur is diverted via Tenali-Guntur-Nandyal-Dhone-Pendekallu-Gooty-Renigunta-Tirupati-Katpadi.
5) Tr.No.18567 Visakhapatnam-Quilon Express now o­n run to GDR is diverted via Tenali-Guntur-Nandyal-Dhone-Pendekallu-Gooty-Renigunta-Melpakam-Jollerpettai.
Passengers are requested to please take note and plan their journey accordingly o­n this route.
Inconvenience caused to passengers is regretted.
Yesterday (8:44PM)  Trains Cancelled / Diverted Due to Goods Train Derailment on Vijayawada – Gudur Section of Vijayawada Division of SCR (scr.indianrailways.gov.in)

back to top
Major Accidents/DisruptionsSCR/South Central  -  

News Entry# 174637     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: Vaibhav Agarwal*^  152 news posts  
PR Bulletin No.1
A Goods Train loaded with Rice coming from Mahasamund (Sambalpur Division of East Coast Railway) bound for Tirunelveli derailed near Manubolu between Nellore and Gudur Stations o­n Vijayawada – Gudur Section today i.e., 24th April, 2014 at around 17:45 hrs. The derailment of the Loco and 14 wagons of the Goods Train led to obstruction of both up and down lines, hampering train services in both the directions o­n Vijayawada – Gudur section of SCR. o­n receipt of information, relief trains left for the spot from Bitragunta and Renigunta. 140-ton Capacity Heavy Duty Cranes have also been rushed from Chennai and Vijayawada to undertake restoration.
The Chief Safety Officer along with Senior Engineers from South Central Railway Head Quarters have rushed to the spot from Secunderabad. The Divisional Railway
...
Read more...
Manager, Vijayawada Division along with Senior Divisional Officers have left for the spot to undertake measures for quick restoration. Shri P.K. Srivastava, General Manager, SCR and Shri J.N. Jha, Chief Operations Manager are closely monitoring from Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, the restoration activities and the modification in the pattern of train services.
On account of the derailment, the pattern of train services o­n the main routes of Vijayawada - Gudur – Chennai and of Vijayawada - Gudur – Tirupati will get modified. Long distance Express Trains scheduled to run o­n this route will suitably will be diverted via other routes like Renigunta-Gooty; Renigunta-Wadi; Guntur-Gooty etc. Passenger trains scheduled to run across Gudur stand cancelled/partially cancelled suitably. Priority is being given to restore atleast o­ne line o­n war footingso as to restore through running via single line.
The following trains are cancelled/partially cancelled/diverted.
Cancelled:
1) Tr.No.12709 Gudur-Secunderabad Simhapuri Express scheduled to depart Gudur at 21.00 hrs today i.e. 24.04.2014 is cancelled.
2) Tr.No.57278 Vijayawada- Bitraguta passenger scheduled to depart Vijayawada at 18.15 hrs today i.e. 24.04.2014 is cancelled.
3) Tr.No.57257 Tirupati – Kakinada passenger scheduled to Tirupati depart at 01.05 hrs o­n 25.04.2014 is cancelled.
Partially Cancelled:
1) Tr.No.57242 Vijayawada-Bitragunta passenger which left Vijayawada at 15.15 hrs today i.e. 24.04.2014 is partially cancelled between o­ngole - Bitragunta.
2) Tr.No.57258 Kakinada-Tirupati passenger which left Vijayawada at 15.40 hrs today i.e. 24.04.2014 is partially cancelled between Chirala - Tirupati.
3) Tr.No.57639 Tirupati-Guntur Passenger which left Tirupati today i.e. 24.04.2014 is partially cancelled between Gudur-Guntur.
Diverted:
1) Tr.No.12246 Yesvantpur–Howrah Duronto Express which left Yesvantpur today i.e. 24.04.2014 is diverted via Renigunta-Gooty-Pendekallu-Dhone-Nandyal-Guntur-Vijayawada.
2) Tr.No.17209 Bangalore – Kakinada Town Seshadri Express which left Bangalore today i.e. 24.04.2014 is diverted via Renigunta-Gooty-Pendekallu-Dhone-Nandyal-Guntur-Vijayawada.
3) Tr.No.17401 Tirupati – Machilipatnam/Narasapur Express scheduled to depart Tirupati today i.e. 24.04.2014 is diverted via Renigunta-Gooty-Pendekallu-Dhone-Nandyal-Guntur-Vijayawada..
4) Tr.No.17487 Tirupati – Visakhapatnam Tirumala Express scheduled to depart Tirupati today i.e. 24.04.2014 is diverted via Renigunta-Gooty-Pendekallu-Dhone-Nandyal-Guntur-Vijayawada.
5) Tr.No.12733 Tirupati – Secuderabad Narayanadri Express which left Tirupati today i.e. 24.04.2014 is diverted via Renigunta-Guntakal-Sulehalli-Vikarabad.
Passengers are requested to please take note and plan their journey accordingly o­n this route. Inconvenience caused to passengers is regretted.
Yesterday (7:28PM)  Three wanted pickpockets held at Metro station (www.tribuneindia.com)

back to top
Commentary/Human InterestDMRC/Delhi Metro  -  

News Entry# 174635     
   Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing past edits to this News Post.

Posted by: rdb**  77095 news posts  
New Delhi: CISF security personnel today apprehended three wanted pickpockets from a Delhi Metro station here as they were planning to execute a theft.A senior official said the three men, identified as Sunny, Soum and Balak Ram, were spotted around 8.15 am by an alert CISF personnel posted at the CCTV control room of Ashok Park Metro station.The trio were moving around in the Metro station area when the official recognised them from the CCTV video footage.
"Constable David Ekka alerted the CISF ground on staff and they immediately nabbed them," the official said. The three were wanted in two earlier cases of thefts at the Metro, one of which was about pickpocketing of Rs 30,000 of a passenger and the other was about stealing of a costly Samsung Note-3 in the Metro network earlier this month. — PTI
Page#    120457 news entries  next>>

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom