Category Archives: Railways

“Tu” and “Tum” not acceptable when addressing subordinates: Ashwani Lohani

Ashwani Lohani

Shri Ashwani Lohani Chairman- Railway Board , in a bid to change Indian Railways work culture has asked all railway DRMs, GMs and PHODs to take leadership in ensuring “immaculate conduct”, Shri Lohani has noted that several supervisors and staff tell him about officers who address them as “tu” or “tum” and not “aap”. Calling this “undignified… Read More

U Subbarao IRSME appointed DRM- Salem Division of Southern Railway

The Salem Division

Shri U Subbarao IRSME  has been appointed as Divisional Railway Manager (DRM)- The Salem Division of Southern Railway vice Shri Hari Shankar Verma . Shri  Subbarao holds BE in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru. He was  previous He was with the South Central Railway, Secunderabad, where Subbarao … Read More

1,25,000 bio-toilets Installed in Trains Coaches

bio-toilets

Beginning with the introduction of 57 bio-toilets in one train i.e. Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express in January 2011, Indian Railways has provided about 1,25,000 bio-toilets in its coaches till March 2018. This covers about 60% of coaching fleet of Indian Railways. During 2017-18, IR has installed highest ever bio-toilets in coaches which is 40% higher… Read More

Railways announces 20,000 Additional Jobs

Indian Railways

The railways will recruit 20,000 more people, in addition to filling up 90,000 vacancies announced earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said .The available vacancies have now been increased to 1,10,000 from previously 90,000, he said in a tweet.“110,000 jobs in Railways for youth: One of the world’s biggest recruitment drive gets even bigger,”… Read More

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train every 20 minutes in peak hours

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train

The proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train service would be available every 20 minutes from the originating station at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, Achal Khare, the Managing Director of the National High Speed Railway Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), said on Sunday.

While three train services will run during peak hours, two train services would… Read More

Indian Railways to utilize Artificial Intelligence in multiple ways

Indian Railways

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can transform Indian Railways in terms of safety; passenger amenities; better revenues, growth & efficiency” said Shri Piyush Goyal while addressing the AI Conference in New Delhi today. The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal was speaking at the valedictory session of the Conference organized by … Read More

Indian Railways upgrading 90 stations to showcase the local culture

Indian Railways

In an attempt to increase passenger amenities and to give an aesthetic makeover to the most visited stations across Indian Railways, Ministry of Railways has formulated the plan to redevelop 90 stations across Indian Railways. The redevelopment plan of 90 stations is assigned to different zones/ nodal agencies. Given that some stations are important pilgrimage… Read More

IRCTC introduces billing through Point of Sale in trains

IRCTC

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced billing through Point of Sale (POS) hand-held machines in trains to check overcharging by vendors.  IRCTC has been continuously taking passenger friendly steps to ensure smooth catering services. It said, this will help not only making passengers aware of relevant information… Read More

Railways introduces analytical approach to locomotive scheduling to enhance productivity

High Horse Power Locomotives

Indian Railways has introduced an innovative analytical approach to optimize the deployment of electric and diesel locomotivesrun passenger trains.  This involves use of a software based mathematical decision support system to increase the productivity of locomotives.

Indian Railways has a fleet of about 3300 electric and diesel locomotive running… Read More

Railways installed over 1 lakh bio-toilets in trains

bio-toilets

The railways has installed more than one lakh bio-toilets in trains during 2015-2018, surpassing the target of 87,000 set by it, the government informed Parliament today.Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha that Railways has installed 1,00,663 bio-toilets during 2015-2018 (till February) surpassing the cumulative target … Read More

1.5 Cr job aspirants register for 89000 Railway posts

Indian Railways

1.5 Crore individuals have enrolled for more than 89,000 employments publicized by the railroads a month ago, authorities said .The authorities said that essential enrollment of around one-and-a-half crore applicants have been gotten by the Railway Recruitment Board online for enlistment to different Group C and Group D posts.

The last date for accommodation… Read More

High Horse Power Locomotives designed & developed | Make in India

High Horse Power Locomotives

Indian Railways in collaboration with M/S General Electric (GE) under the Public Private Partnership initiative has inducted two Digitally Enabled Locomotives based on the state of the art insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology which enables the combined advantages of high efficiency and fast switching. As a gesture of inducting the … Read More