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Indian locomotive class WAG-12

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Jan 07 (10:17)
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Forever Railfan^~   Added by: Forever Railfan^~  Jan 07 (10:18)
Indian locomotive class WAG-12
The WAG-12 ('W'ide/broad Gauge 'A'C Electric 'G'oods/freight, Class '12') is a three phase, twin-section electric freight locomotive consisting of two identical sections, each of which rests on twin-axled bogies. The locomotive is being jointly developed by Alstom and Indian Railways, and is the first Indian Railways locomotive that has a power output greater than 10,000 horsepower. With a power output of 12,000 hp, it is twice as powerful as its immediate predecessor, WAG-9, and is one of the most powerful freight locomotives in the world.The locomotive is being developed for deployment on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, where it will be used to haul freight trains weighing more than 6,000 tonnes (5,900 long tons; 6,600 short tons) at
speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph) to 120 km/h (75 mph), essentially doubling the average speed of freight trains in the sector.
Development of the locomotive began after Indian Railways signed a record deal in November 2015 with Alstom for the development of 800 high-horsepower electric freight locomotives. The cost of production was estimated to be ₹19,904 crore (equivalent to ₹220 billion or US$3.1 billion in 2018).
The first locomotive of the class was initially expected to enter service on 28 February 2018.However, the locomotive was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Madhepura, Bihar on 10 April 2018.

Jan 07 (10:19)
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Forever Railfan^~   Added by: Forever Railfan^~  Jan 07 (10:22)
The origins of WAG-12 can be traced back to a railway project approval in 2006, but no progress was made in the months that followed.In June 2008, the Ministry of Railways invited bids from global firms to design and develop the locomotives. The initial deal was to set up a new electric locomotive factory at Madhepura, Bihar to build and maintain 660 high-horsepower locomotives in a joint venture where Indian Railways would hold a 26% stake and the bidder 74%. This would have been the first foreign direct investment in the fully state-owned railway sector of the country. This invitation received bids from General Electric, Alstom, Bombardier, Siemens, China CNR, and CSR Corporation Limited. The number of locomotives to
be built was also increased from 660 to 800. The Research Design and Standards Organisation published a specification in June 2013, detailing the capability requirements for an eight-axle locomotive intended to be used on Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC). It was not until November 2015, however, that Alstom was finally awarded the contract to build the locomotives.[15]
The eight-axle design of the locomotive reportedly improves performance and minimizes energy consumption and maintenance costs. The locomotive incorporates special features based on the Alstom Prima T8 for operations in humid or dusty environments and extreme temperatures ranging from −50 °C (−58 °F) to 50 °C (122 °F). The cabin of the locomotive is comparatively larger and offers better comfort for drivers, especially during long-distance operations. The locomotives can also be equipped with climate control systems such as air conditioners, food preparation and storage facilities, and even a toilet—a standard that Indian Railways introduced in 2016

Jan 07 (10:21)
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Forever Railfan^~   Added by: Forever Railfan^~  Jan 07 (10:22)
As development of the engines progressed, Alstom outsourced the task of producing traction transformers for the locomotives to Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation ABB Group in 2016. As part of the Make in India initiative, these all-weather transformers were to be produced in Vadodara, Gujarat.In 2017, Alstom outsourced the task of developing, testing, and maintaining the brakes of the locomotives to German brake manufacturing firm Knorr-Bremse. Also a part of the Make in India initiative, these brakes were to be produced at Palwal in the Indian state of Haryana.The couplers of the locomotive were designed and developed by French Railway company Faiveley Transport. Around 85-90% of the components will be procured from within India.The first body shell of the locomotive was
delivered to the Haldia Port in West Bengal on 20 September 2017. It was then transferred to the Electric Locomotive Factory (Alstom Madhepura) for final assembly,which began on 11 October 2017.The first locomotive, numbered 60001, was tested in the Madhepura factory on 27 February 2018, one day before its initial launch date.
Deliveries of the locomotives are planned from 2018 through 2028, with the first locomotive slated to enter service in 2018, and a total of five by 2019. This is to be followed by the assembly of 35 new locomotives in 2020, 60 in 2021, and 100 locomotives each year from 2022 until all 800 locomotives are delivered.
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Jan 07 (09:51)

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What are the type of Passes For Railway Employees In Indian Railways (In Detail)?

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Jan 06 (16:40)
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Forever Railfan^~   Added by: Forever Railfan^~  Jan 07 (09:51)
What are the type of Passes For Railway Employees In Indian Railways ?

Wife or husband whether earning or not.
Unmarried daughters provided she is residing with and wholly dependant on the employee.
Sons below 21 years of age.
The age limit will not apply to bonafide students of recognized institutions, Research scholars not in receipt of stipend, Invalid and Articled clerk under Chartered Accountants.
Widowed mother residing with and wholly dependant on the employee.
Unmarried or widowed or divorced sister.
Brothers below 21 years of age.

The age limit will not apply to bonafide students of recognized institutions, Research scholars not in receipt of stipend, Invalid and articled clerk under Chartered Accountants.
GUARDIAN MEANS :- An adult family member or a dependent relative or paid nurse or a governess or an attendant.
ATTENDANT MEANS:- A person exclusively employed on salary in the personal service of the employee.
WHOLLY DEPENDENT MEANS:- A person who does not have an income of more than basic pay of the employee or Rs. 3500/-.
PASS MEANS:- An authority given by Railway to a person permitting him to travel by train freely.
PTO MEANS:- An authority issued in favour of a Railway servant to be exchanged for a passenger ticket on payment of 1/3rd of the actual fare.
SINGLE JOURNEY PASS MEANS:- A pass issued from starting station to a destination station.
A SET OF PASS MEANS:- A pass issued to an employee or his family or both for one outward and one return journey.
YEAR MEANS: - A calendar year

GOLD PASS:- CRB, Railway Board members, FC, CCRS, GMs and other officers of equivalent status are entitled for Gold pass. Railway Board issues it.The officer holding Gold pass can travel on duty by 1 AC throughout Indian Railways. They can take their family members also while on tour by availing two berths in 1AC and two berths in 1st class.
SILVER PASS:-All HODs and officers of equivalent status are entitled for Silver pass. Railway Board issues it. The Officer holding silver pass can travel on duty by AC throughout Indian Railways or along with his family in any class other than 1st AC or in 1st Class on payment of 1/3rd of the difference of the fare between 1st AC and 1st class for his family subject to utilizing a maximum of four berths. JAG officers drawing pay of Rs.14300 or above can travel on duty throughout IR. They can travel with family in 1st AC on payment of 1/3rd of the difference of the fare between 1st AC and 1st class. They can however, avail maximum of four berths
BRONZE PASS :-Officers who are not entitled for Gold/Silver pass are given Bronze passes. It is issued by the respective Zonal Railways. It entitles the holder to travel on duty in a class other than 1 AC. They can take their family members also while on tour by availing four berths in I class or 2 AC.

DUTY CARD PASS :- DCPs are issued to the officers who are not issued with metal passes and to other officials who are required to travel frequently on duty. DCP is normally issued for a period of one year.
RESIDENTIAL CARD PASS : - RCP is issued to Railway servants over notified sections for travel from their place of residence to the place of duty and back.The period of availability for RCP is one year.
SCHOOL CARD PASS : -School card pass is issued to the wards of the Railway servants to enable them to travel between the station nearer to their residence and station nearer to their school or college based on the certificates of school authority.A maximum of 3 school card passes can be issued to a Railway servant at a time.Wards of the retired or deceased Railway Servant are eligible for school card pass till the end of the academic year in which the retirement or death takes place.
PROVISION PASS : - Provision pass is issued to the Railway servants working at wayside stations or for their attendants to go the nearer market to purchase provisions required.The holder of the pass can carry 45 kgs of provisions at a time.These passes are issued with the personal sanction of GM.
By direct and shortest route
By the longer route if the distance by longer route is less than distance by shortest route plus 15% of the shorter route.
Quicker route
Alternative route.

CHEQUE PASSES : - Cheque passes are issued on duty, privilege, transfer, school, retirement, and medical grounds.It can be availed either for an onward journey or for a return journey.In medical passes the attendant can travel in the same class along with the patient.Higher class pass is also given on medical grounds.
Railway servants
Passes per year
PTOs per year
Group A & B
6 sets
4 sets
Special class apprentices
2 sets
4 sets
Group C & D
1 set up to 5 yearsand 3 sets beyond
4 sets

Type of Privilege Pass & Privilege Ticket Order
Type of Duty Pass
Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ [Gazetted]
Ist Class ‘A’ Pass
Ist Class ‘A’ Pass
Non-Gazetted employees:
[i] In Grade pay 4200 & above
Ist Class Pass
Ist Class Pass
[ii] In Grade pay 2800
IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
[iii] In Grade Pay 1900 and above but below Grade Pay 2800
One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class
IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
[iv] Employees in Grade Pay 1800/-
One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class
Second/Sleeper Class Pass
* Note: In terms of the extant instructions, the holder of II Class ‘A’ pass shall be entitled to travel by AC-3 tier class in trains other than Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Duronto Exp. Trains. IInd Class ‘A’ Pass is of yellow colour.
In all other respects, the provisions of the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] will apply.
The Railway employees who are already entitled to Ist Class Passes, shall continue to draw Ist Class Passes, irrespective of their eligibility in terms of these orders.
Single journey pass
Return journey pass
Settlement pass
Kit and wagon pass
140 kgs
I class
II class pass
One set of privilege pass may be issued in the last month of current year with currency of pass from 1st January of the next year and debitable to next year account.
Un availed passes of the previous year may be issued in the current year provided the validity is restricted up to 31st March and 30thApril in the case of single and return journey passes respectively.
Passes and PTOs are issued to both husband and wife when both of them are railway employees.
Unmarried daughters of railway servant have to submit a declaration stating whether she is availing the passes and PTOs on her account or on her parent’s account.The option may be changed at any time provided the competent authority is satisfied that the change of option does not give undue advantage to her.
In respect of employees officiating in higher grade the passes and PTOs may be allowed in the class and number to which they are entitled in the higher officiating posts, including the leave periods provided it is certified that he would have continued to be officiating in the higher post but for the leave.
Not more than two dependants can be included in a privilege pass or PTO subject to the condition that the total number of persons in the pass or PTO is limited to five.If family members are only included in the privilege pass there is no restriction in regard to the number of persons to be included.
Passes on transfer account can be issued for self, family, dependent relatives including father who are wholly dependant on the Railway Servant and residing with him. Passes may be issued to the family and the dependent relatives to settle in place other than the new station of the employee and he is eligible for separate pass to join duty at the place to which he has been transferred. There is no limit regarding the number of persons to be included in the transfer pass.
Kit passes are issued to employees for the carriage of house holds from the old station to the new station or another station where the employee wants to shift his family.
School cheque pass is given to the wards of an employee who are studying at a station away from the Headquarters of the employee to join either of the parents during recognized vacation.It is also issued for some more study related purposes. Guardian is included in school pass when issued to boys up to 18 years of age and girls of any age. It is issued up to 6 singles per year in the class in which the Railway servant is eligible on privilege account.
Settlement pass is given to the Railway servants at the time of his final settlement to the place of his choice.It should be availed within one year from the date of retirement. There is no limit for number of persons to be included in the pass.
Cheque passes are also issued on sports account. In such case if anyone of the member of the team is eligible for I class all other members of the team are also given I class pass.
Medical passes are issued on the recommendations of the Medical authorities for attending hospitals.An employee can be issued with higher class of pass on medical grounds with an attendant in the same class at the discretion of the medical authority.
Emergency duty Pass is issued to the employees to perform official duties on emergency.Supervisory officials are authorized to issue EDP.
WIDOW PASS : - Widow pass scheme came into force from 12.03.1987. All Railway Servants who have been appointed on or after 12.03.1987 are automatically covered under the scheme. Employees who were in service on 12.03.1987 were given a chance to opt for the scheme by surrendering two sets of PTOs.Widow pass scheme is also applicable to widowers.
The widow pass scheme has now been extended to employees appointed prior to 12.03.1987on payment of Rs.250/-. Widow passes are allowed at the rate of half the quantum of retirement eligibility. In the case of a railway servant who dies while in service with lesser service, it will be deemed that the employee has completed the minimum required service for grant of post retirement pass and widow passes are issued accordingly.

POST RETIREMENT COMPLEMENTARY PASSES- Post retirement complementary passes are issued after the retirement of the Railway Servant. Service for PRCP means only Railway Service, butservice weightage allowed in VR is taken as Railway service.In the year of retirement the number of passes issued to the retired employee is limited to the total number of passes admissible to him while in service. PRCP is admissible at the following rates:-
Group A & B
Those completed 20 years but less than 25 years of service.
Those completed 25 years of service or more.
Group C
Those completed 20 years but less than 25 years of service
Those completed 25 years service or more.
Those completed 20 years of service or more.
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Types of Transfer in Indian Railways

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Jan 06 (16:42)
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Forever Railfan^~   Added by: ✌️🌟Kanpur Central🌟✌️^~  Jan 06 (17:59)
Types Of Transfers In Indian Railways ?
Transfer means a change of Headquarters of a Railway servant and it is not a punishment.
the transfer is temporary the same should be mentioned in the transfer order.In such cases the employee is entitled to TA/DA for a period of 180 days after which the transfer will become permanent.The employee will continue to draw HRA/CCA at the rates admissible in respect of his old headquarters. He can retain the Railway quarters at the old station.
In the case of permanent transfer ordered on administrative ground the employee is eligible for composite transfer grant, joining time, pass on transfer account, advance of pay equal to one month basic pay.
When a transfer is ordered at the request of the employee, transfer privileges are not admissible. However, in the case of periodical transfer where request of the employee is accepted composite transfer grant is paid. If the order is silent about the nature of the order, it will be construed that it is ordered on administrative grounds.In respect of request transfer from one station to another within the same seniority unit, transfer orders are issued on priority basis.
Staff occupying sensitive posts and who come in contact with the public, contractors etc. are to be transferred once in every 4 years. In case of clerical staff wording in sensitive posts rotational transfer from one section to another or one seat to another will meet the requirement of the periodical transfer.
Staffs are also transferred to other seniority units on administrative grounds on complaints from Vig/CBI/SPF etc.
Mutual transfer may be allowed even in the intermediate grade where there is no element of direct recruitment. In mutual transfer the employees are given the seniority of the junior.
Proposal for transfer of an office bearer should be advised to the union concerned to make alternative arrangements.Union should be allowed to bring the proposal to the notice of DRM/CWM or GM later, if necessary.
In the case of periodical transfer where GM decides not to cancel the order the transfer may be kept pending till next election, subject to a maximum period of one year. If an office bearer is transferred from one section / Department within the same office there is no need to inform union.
Transfer of union official on the recommendation of CBI/SPE, can be decided only if the GM has seen the papers.
The procedure of advising union about transfer is not necessary in the case of request transfer.
If the transfer is involved on promotion Information as usual is to be given to the union.
Joining time is granted to the Railway servants on transfer to enable them to join new post either in the same station or in the new station.
It is not admissible for temporary transfer.
Railway servants are eligible for joining time to take up employment on reduction of establishment or on discharge provided the orders are received while working in old post, otherwise the break will be treated as joining time with out pay up to 30 days.
Serving Railway servants, State and Central Government employees are entitled for joining time on appointment to Railways through competitive examinations. Temporary Railway servants with less than 3 years of service are eligible for joining time with out pay.
Joining time commences from the date of relief if the charges are handed over in the forenoon and from the next day if the charges are handed over in the after noon.
The joining time is calculated from old head quarters or tour station for all purposes.
Not more than one day joining time is admissible for transfer with in the same station or where no change of residence is involved. Same station for this purpose includes areas falling within the localities of Municipality, Corporation, suburban limits, Cantonment and other notified areas.
Joining time on account of transfer is admissible provided if change of residence is involved with reference to the distance between old and new station. It is allowed at the following rate.

Up to 1000 KMs
10 Days
More than 1000 KMs but less than 2000 Kms
12 Days
More than 2000 KMs
15 Days *
*(In the case of travel by Air, joining time will be limited to 12 days. )
Distance means the actual distance and not the weighted distance for the joining time.
Extension of joining time is allowed in special circumstances to Gr. C&D employees up to 30 days by DRM/HOD.Railway Board can allow extension beyond 30 days.
Extensions are calculated by adding eight days for preparation plus reasonable transit time, holidays, allowance for unavoidable detention due to disruption to transport, strike, natural calamites and time spent for catching connecting trains etc.
When holidays follow joining time, it is deemed as extended one.
When transfer order is modified by posting the Railway servant to a new station during transit, a fresh spell of joining time from the following day of the receipt of revised order is admissible.
Unavailed joining time can be credited to the LAP subject to the restriction on the accumulation of LAP.
SCL in lieu of joining time is not admissible.
Joining time can be combined with all kinds of leave, vacation and holidays.It cannot be combined with CL and SCL.
Joining time is regarded as duty. Railway servants on joining time are eligible for Pay, DA, HRA, and CCA drawn in the old post.
The old station is the head quarters of the Railway servant during joining time.
At the time of deputation joining time will be allowed as provided in the Department/ Organization of joining unless different provisions are agreed mutually.
Dec 04 2019 (18:39)

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Introduction years of different MEMU services in Eastern & South Eastern Railways:

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Dec 02 2019 (08:21)
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Guest: 6cd3d328   Added by: ✌️🌟Kanpur Central🌟✌️^~  Dec 04 2019 (18:39)
Introduction years of different MEMU services in Eastern & South Eastern Railways:
Source: Pic Attached.
Oct 18 2019 (19:04)

Entry# 2215     
What is a DEMU

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Oct 18 2019 (19:02)
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Guest: 6cd3d7ac   Added by: 🆅🅺^~  Oct 18 2019 (19:04)
Briefly about DEMU:
*DEMU is a self-propelled electric vehicle/coach used for urban transport.
*The lighter Coaches faster speeds and higher load carrying capability have made DEMUs very economic and passenger popular.
*It is economical for short rake information (3-car/ 6-car, 9 –car rake).
is also advantageous for running train in either direction without changing the loco position.
*This is almost similar to EMU. In EMU the source of power is overhead electricity, whereas in case of DEMU the source of power is the diesel engine.
*In 1994- 1995 they are first introduced in Indian Railways.
The benefits obtained from DEMUs are:
 Fast and frequent service
 No need for reversal at the terminals as it can be driven from either end
 High acceleration
 Ergonomically designed coaches
 Low capital and maintenance cost
 Efficient use of rolling stock
In Indian Railways DEMUs are available both of 700 HP and 1400 HP. In addition, 9 units of DHMUs (Diesel Hydraulic Multiple Units) are also operating in SC Railways.
☆Operating Parameters of 700 HP DEMU:
•Track Gauge : 1676 mm (broad)
•Composition of unit : 1 DPC – 1 TC + 1 DTC
(DPC: Driving Power Car, TC : Trailer Car, DTC: Driving Trailer Car)
•Passenger Capacity : DPC – 79, TC/DTC – 108
•Estimated Service weight : 188 Tones
•Maximum Axle Load : 17 T (DPC), 15 T (TC/DTC)
•Wheel Arrangement : BO-Bo
•Wheel dia : 952(New), 877 mm (Fully worn), 914.5 mm (Half worn)
•Effective traction power output : 610 HP
•Transmission : Electric AC/DC
•Max operating speed : 100 KMPH
•Clearance above rail level : Minimum of 102 mm with Coaches fully Loaded and wheels fully worn
Source: PDF from Goggle.
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