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Sep 30 2020 (20:17)   Indian Railways: 14% newly commissioned diesel locos failed within 100 days, not enough LHB coaches manufactured, says CAG

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Indian Railways: 14% newly commissioned diesel locos failed within 100 days, not enough LHB coaches manufactured, says CAG
MoneyControl • Sep 30, 2020 03:07 PM IST
By Sindhu Bhattacharya

Defective material in loco manufacturing, bad workmanship main reasons. CAG also pulls up Railways on LHB coaches. A committee had recommended a switchover to the manufacture of these coaches by 2012. However, it came into effect only from April 1, 2018.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has come out with a stinging report on what ails Indian Railways (IR) today. Out of the 696 newly commissioned diesel locos, nearly a third failed within 50 days of commissioning, and another 14 percent failed within 100 days of commissioning, the report pointed out.
The CAG, in its report published a few days back, said that defective material used in loco manufacturing and bad workmanship were two of the main causes for this state of affairs. The Railway Board, in its reply, said that a number of vendors had been black-listed over the quality of materials supplied.
The report also spoke about the mismatch between the number of diesel and electric locos needed versus their production and frequent breakdown of locos.
LHB coaches
Nearly two decades have gone by since the government decided to induct the technologically superior and safer LHB coaches into the Indian Railways (IR) network. The CAG report also spoke about the delay in switching over to LHB coaches.
LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches are passenger coaches developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany.
But even today, a significant portion of the IR network continues to operate with older, ICF coaches.
Estimates by people in the know show that reaching the 100 percent LHB-coach-mark could take yet another decade.
IR paying scant attention to coaches
The CAG report made it clear that the IR had been paying scant attention to matters related to coaches -- till at least 2018.
Way back in 2002, the IR had signed a tech transfer contract with German major ALSTOM for the production of LHB-designed stainless steel coaches.
The CAG noted in its latest report that LHB coaches are far superior in passenger comfort, safety, speed, corrosion, maintenance and aesthetics when compared to ICF-designed coaches (conventional coaches).
These coaches are also longer as compared to ICF designs and have more carrying capacity. Further, LHB coaches have vertically interlocked Centre Buffer Couplers with anti-climbing features. This prevents the coaches from capsizing in case of a derailment.
In short, LHB is the future.
Switchover to LHB coaches slow
India had acknowledged the superiority of LHB coaches way back. The CAG has noted that while a High-Level Safety Review Committee had recommended complete switching over to the manufacture of LHB design coaches in 2012, the decision to make this switch took another six years and came into effect only from April 1, 2018. Since then, all of the IR’s coach manufacturing facilities have switched over to LHB coaches.
So why was there such an inordinate delay in embracing LHB? The initial push for replacing the older ICF coaches was obviously missing during the UPA term (which ended in 2014). It appears to be missing even during the initial years of the Modi regime.
Till March 2018, less than 13 percent of the total coach fleet of IR consisted of LHB coaches. Things appeared to have fallen back on track only since 2018; between 2018 and 2019, up to 6,000 LHB coaches were manufactured. This means LHB production in these two years surpassed the number in the previous 18 years.
Rajesh Agrawal, former Member (Rolling Stock), told Moneycontrol: “In 2018 and 2019, we made as many LHB coaches as in the previous 18 years. The way was shown by the Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli, and, by itself, MCF doubled production in 2018-19, and tripled it in 2019-20, with a documented plan to scale up to 5,000 coaches per year by 2022.”
Before the lockdown, the IR was operating around 17,000 passenger trains (not pairs) daily. These included EMUs and suburban trains, apart from mail/express trains. LHB coaches are only meant for mail/express trains and the total number of trains does not give the correct picture about the percentage of trains fitted with these coaches.
But despite the leg-up, only 531 pairs of trains across the IR network currently run on LHB coaches.
The CAG has said that nearly 14 percent or 6,868 coaches need to be replaced over the next five years because they have either crossed their codal age (25 years) or will cross it during this period.
“In addition, Indian Railways would also need to manufacture additional coaches to cater to the anticipated increase in passenger traffic. The present programme is not able to meet the requirement of coach production. As a result, coaches which are very old and about to complete their codal life are being run in the railway system. This leads to an uncomfortable and aesthetically poor travelling experience for the passengers. Further, running 609 over-aged coaches also has implications on passenger safety,” it said.
Not only has production of LHB coaches been way below par, even the necessary infrastructure to maintain the coaches is lacking. The CAG said in 2018 that there was a “lack of adequate infrastructure in 19 depots, while in 12 depots, stock of spare items was not being properly maintained. The audit also examined the availability of infrastructure and facilities required in workshops for Periodical Overhauling (POH)/ Intermediate Overhauling (IOH) of LHB coaches. The audit noted that creation of adequate facilities in the workshops for POH/IOH of LHB coaches in a number of Zonal Railways is a work-in-progress. There were also inadequate maintenance facilities in some workshops. As a result, LHB coaches were to be sent to other workshops. This resulted in extra time as well as empty haulage of coaches.”
Excess production of diesel locos
Not just coaches, there have been deficiencies even in the production and maintenance of locos. The CAG noted that despite keeping a 100 percent electrification target by 2022, excess diesel locos continued to be produced because the Railway Board failed to assess how many electric locos were actually needed between 2012 and 2018.
This not only meant overproduction of diesel locos but also adverse impact on the quality of overall loco maintenance. The Board went by the previous year’s production numbers instead of assessing the requirement of the present year for diesel and electric loco production. “Diesel loco holdings in Indian Railways increased by 20 percent during 2012-18,” the CAG said.
Poor quality of locos
The CAG has pointed out that nearly every second loco (46 percent) failed within just 100 days of being commissioned due to defective material in manufacturing.
“Lack of quality control, use of inferior material, poor supervision and inadequate internal control occurred during the scheduled maintenance of locos in sheds. Audit noticed unscheduled repairs of 17,530 diesel and 22,078 electric locos during 2012-17,” it said.

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Sep 30 2020 (21:04)
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CAG chor hai 😂😂😂

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Oct 01 2020 (22:43)
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Yes agree...Its just a sarcasm 👍

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Did Passenger train will start after 14 April (Lockdown will break)? Also comment...
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Dec 16 2019 (11:18)   घाटे में दौड़ रही जबलपुर-संतरागाछी हमसफर, बंद करने पर चल रहा मंथन

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पलपल संवाददाता, जबलपुर. देश में चल रही प्रीमियम ट्रेन हमसफर एक्सप्रेस में से कई ट्रेन जबर्दस्त घाटा में चल रही है. जिसमें जबलपुर-संतरागाची-जबलपुर हमसफर एक्सप्रेस सबसे घाटे वाली हमसफर बनकर सामने आयी है. जिसका ऑक्युपेंसी पर लगातार रेलवे बोर्ड मॉनीटरिंग कर रहा है. माना जा रहा है कि यदि यही स्थिति आने वाले कुछ माह में बनी रहती है तो इस ट्रेन को या तो बंद कर दिया जायेगा या फिर किसी अन्य रूट पर चलाने विचार हो सकता है. यदि ऐसा होता है तो जबलपुर व महाकोशल क्षेत्र के हजारों बंगभाषियों की मांग पर शुरू की गई इस हमसफर एक्सप्रेस की सुविधा पर ग्रहण भी लग सकता है.
गाड़ी संख्या 20827-20828 जबलपुर-संतरागाची-जबलपुर साप्ताहिक हमसफर एक्सप्रेस कुछ माह पहले काफी उत्साहपूर्वक जबलपुर
से शुरू की गई थी, किंतु इस ट्रेन को जितने यात्री मिलने चाहिए थे, वह आज तक नहीं मिल सका. इस ट्रेन की सीट कभी भी फुल नहीं हो सकी. इस ट्रेन की यात्री संख्या औसतन 32.16 फीसदी ही रही है, जो जबर्दस्त घाटे की ट्रेन बनकर सामने आयी है.
सिर्फ 5 हमसफर ही फुल चल रही
देश में तीन साल पहले रेलवे की ओर से शुरू की गई प्रीमियम हमसफर ट्रेनों के हालात अच्छे नहीं हैं. रेलवे की ओर से हाल ही उपलब्ध करवाई गई 68 हमसफर ट्रेनों की वर्ष 2018-19 की रिपोर्ट से खुलासा हुआ है कि इनमें से महज पांच ट्रेन ही ऐसी हैं, जिनमें कोई सीट खाली नहीं जाती. हमसफर एक्सप्रेस जिनमें 30 से 40 प्रतिशत सीट पर ही यात्री सफर करते हैं, उनकी संख्या 15 है तो 48 ट्रेन में 50 से 80 प्रतिशत तक बुकिंग होती है.
घाटा से निपटने कुछ ट्रेनों में द्वितीय श्रेणी स्लीपर कोच लगाने का फैसला
16 दिसंबर 2016 को पहली हमसफर ट्रेन गोरखपुर से आनंद विहार के लिए शुरू हुई थी. यात्रियों को कुछ ज्यादा किराए पर बेहतर सुविधा देने के लिए रेलवे ने इन ट्रेनों की संख्या पिछले तीन साल में 68 तक पहुंचा दी है. इस ट्रेन में केवल एसी स्लीपर क्लास के कोच ही लगाए जाते हैं. अब कुछ ट्रेनों में द्वितीय श्रेणी स्लीपर कोच लगाने का फैसला भी किया गया है.
रेलवे से जुड़ी जानकारियां संग्रहित करने वाले मुकुल खट्टर को आरटीआई में रेलवे ने बताया कि संतरागाची से जबलपुर जाने वाली हमसफर ट्रेन जब जबलपुर से संतरागाची के बीच चलती है तो यात्री संख्या बढ़कर 32.16 फीसदी तक पहुंच जाती है. इसके बाद रामेश्वरम से अजमेर के लिए चल रही हमसफर ट्रेन संख्या 19604 के कोच भी खाली ही दौड़ रहे हैं. इस ट्रेन को एक साल में महज 29 फीसदी यात्री ही मिले.
यात्रियों को आकर्षित करने किराये में छूट, फिर भी नहीं बदले हालात
रेलवे ने खाली दौड़ रही हमसफर एक्सप्रेस में यात्रियों को आकर्षित करने के लिए कुछ समय पहले प्रीमियम किराए से राहत देने की घोषणा की थी. यह छूट करीब 35 जोड़ी हमसफर रेल गाडिय़ों के लिए है, जिनमें केवल थर्ड एसी श्रेणी के कोच लगते हैं. इन ट्रेनों का तत्काल टिकट किराया भी कम किया गया है. अब तत्काल किराया मूल किराए के 1.5 गुना की बजाए 1.3 गुना होगा, कितु रेलवे के इस आकर्षक रियायत का कोई खास असर हमसफर पर पड़ता नजर नहीं आ रहा है. रेलवे को आगामी त्यौहारी व अवकाश के सीजन से उम्मीद है कि इन टे्रेनों की स्थिति में सुधार होगा.

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Ye hona hi tha. Bina soche samjhe neta train chala dete hai. Ye wahi govt hai jo gala fad fad kar duniya ko bata rahi thi ki railway khas kar pass division ghate main chal rahi hai. 57℅ falana ye wo....Ab batao esi train chala kar ky faida jan operational cost bhi na mile.

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tirupaty varanasi train

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Source ?

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Jan 17 2020 (19:46)
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Plz share the link

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Jan 17 2020 (19:50)
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Via gaya?

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Jan 17 2020 (20:13)
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Padh lo bhai sahi sai.

Jan 17 2020 (20:13)
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MughalSarai ka spelling galat hai

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Thanks for the correction bro.

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Purana notice hai

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Dec 16 2019 (07:32)   रेलवे में कर्मचारियों की संख्या 50 फीसदी घटाने की तैयारी

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सरकार ने रेलवे में सुधार के नाम पर कर्मचारियों की संख्या 50 फीसदी तक घटाने का प्रस्ताव तैयार किया है। रेलकर्मियों के लिए आकर्षक-लाभप्रद स्वैच्छिक सेवानिवृत्ति योजना लागू की जाएगी और आउटसोर्सिंग को बढ़ावा दिया जाएगा।
रेल मंत्री पीयूष गोयल की अध्यक्षता में भारतीय रेल में सुधार को लेकर आयोजित एक कार्यक्रम में यह बात सामने आई है। रेलवे का 60 फीसदी पैसा कर्मचारियों के वेतन, भत्ते व पेंशन पर खर्च हो रहा है। इसे कम करने की योजना है।
विशेषज्ञों का कहना है कि रेलवे चीन के नक्शेकदम पर चल रही है।
चीन में एक लाख 60 हजार किलोमीटर रूट पर महज सात लाख रेलकर्मी ट्रेन चला सकते हैं तो भारत में ऐसा क्यों नहीं हो सकता। अभी भारत में एक लाख सात हजार किलोमीटर रूट पर 22 हजार ट्रेन -मालगाड़ियां चलती हैं और 13.80 लाख कर्मचारी कार्यरत हैं।
रेलवे में 30 साल नौकरी कर चुके अथवा 55 साल आयु के कर्मचारियों पर अनिवार्य-आसामयिक सेवानिवृत्ति की तलवार पहले ही लटकी हुई। ऐसे सी व डी श्रेणी के कर्मचारियों का डाटा तैयार किया जा रहा है। सरकार फंडामेंटल रूट के सेक्शन-56 के तहत कर्मचारी को बाहर कर सकती है।

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Dec 16 2019 (09:17)
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Ye wahi insaan hain jo ye bolta hai ki ncr main aao tab pata chalega ki congestion control karna kitna mushkil hai.....bhai k JE LTD company main double payment leta hai hai govt JE employee sai(10 saal ke experience ke baad). K ITI holder pvt main 10-15 saal ke experience par lakh tak salary utha leta hai or wahi k govt employee 30k sai 40k tak jane main 10 saal lag jate hai. Inko ye nhi pata ki log lazy nhi management lazy hota hai...or jab baat aati hai logo pe blame karne ki tho simple hai worker ko hi nikal do. Or do chaar officers ko jo seniors ke talwe nhi chate ho.
rahi baat outsourcing ki, usse khate hai majburi ka fayda uthana...pel ke kaam lo. Paisa 10-15 de do. Naam ho jayega railway main hai banda.

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