Jun 22, 2017

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Two days set aside for Borders Railway compensation claim

Two days have been set aside for legal debate of a compensation claim over construction of the Borders Railway.

Scottish Borders Council has launched the £1.6m action against Network Rail over the alleged damage to roads, bridges and walls.

After a hearing at Selkirk Sheriff Court, debate was fixed for later this year on 26 and 27 September.

7th CPC & Employee News: One day training programme for dealing Assistants/...

7th CPC & Employee News: One day training programme for dealing Assistants/...: NO 56-4/2017- P&PW Desk (C) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Wel...

GST Effect: AC, First Class Train Fares To Go Up Marginally

Though major transactions of the railways have been computerised, a few are still done off-line.

NEW DELHI: With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into effect from July 1, train passengers will have to pay a bit more to travel AC and first class.

Service tax on ticket charges is set to hike from 4.5 per cent to 5 per cent after the GST implementation.

Service tax is levied only on AC and first class travel fares in the Railways. So if a ticket costs Rs. 2000, then a passenger will have to shell out Rs. 2010 from the next month, said a senior railway ministry official.

Mumbai: New railway signalling system won't come before 2022

Sources said this signalling system is likely to be part of the CST-Panvel elevated line on which 19 AC trains of 12 coaches each will operate. 

Looks like the Railways' plans to introduce the Communications-based Train Control (CBTC) system in local trains will be pushed further into the future, as it will now be implemented only in the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-III), which is slated for completion by 2022.

Railways takes heritage track

AHMEDABAD: To collaborate and encourage research to conserve, preserve, and manage the heritage of Indian Railways, the Centre for Heritage Management (CHM) recently inked a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN). As part of the agreement, the two institutes will engage in a series of activities for capacity-building of railway personnel by integrating the heritage perspective in their training and work practices.

The collaboration will help incorporate heritage management in the curriculum of IRICEN and create awareness about railway heritage. The MoU will also facilitate research on heritage-related themes with the Indian Railways. "The CHM will consider pursuing heritage-related research that will help in achieving the objective of conservation, preservation, and management of Indian Railways heritage," said Devanath Tirupati, the CHM in-charge.

Railways to woo builders for redeveloping stations

The six railway stations in question are: Mumbai Central, Kurla (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus), CST, Thane, Bandra and Andheri.

Suresh Prabhu has directed officials to go all out and ensure complete participation of builders in redevelopment of suburban railway stations.

Mumbai: Union minister of railways Suresh Prabhu has directed railway officials to go all out to contact builders to ensure their participation in the proposed scheme to redevelop six suburban railway stations in view of the fact that the tender floated by the ministry had failed to attract much interest thus far. To this effect, Prabhu on Wednesday held a series of meetings with central and western railway authorities and Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC).

Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains set for revamp under Operation Swarn: Railways

Modified trains will also have improved coach interiors, better furnishing and new comfortable seats

Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express were started to move people who could afford to pay more for a somewhat luxurious travel.

But after years of service, the trains have lost their sheen. The service has deteriorated, the cleanliness is missing, quality of food has suffered.

After years of complaints by the travelling public, the premium trains are now set for a makeover. The Railway Ministry is to launch "Operation Swarn" to improve services in Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains.

Railway to focus on Rajasthan: railway sector stocks to benefit

In order to accelerate growth in the State of Rajasthan, Centre is focussing on the development of infrastructures and railway facilities.

In order to accelerate growth in the State of Rajasthan, Centre is focussing on the development of infrastructures and railway facilities, said Union Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu in an interaction with a business daily.

The State of Rajasthan is placed on the priority list of the Centre with an increased budget allocation, added the Railway Minister. From 2009 to 2014, annually Rs 682 crore were invested by the Centre in the state which was increased to Rs 1,960 crore in the last two years.

Yoga must for railway staff: circular

On the third International Yoga Day, the Railway Board sent a circular to zonal railway offices requesting all staff including motormen and guards to practise yoga.

Wednesday marked the conclusion of a 21-day yoga workshop that was started by Central Railway officials on June 1. All senior railway officials, officers and staff participated in activities organised on yoga day.

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