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Feb 07 2017 (17:35) Kerala delegation to hold talks with Karnataka CM on Nilambur- Nanjangud rail line (
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Feb 07 2017 (17:35)
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KOZHIKODE: A delegation comprising people's representatives from Kerala would hold talks with Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on February 12 to seek support for realisation of the Nilambur- Nanjangud rail line.
The meeting will be held at Gundlupet, office bearers of the coordination committee formed for implementation of the rail project in Wayanad said. Coordination committee leaders, Wayanad MP, M I Shanavas and Kalpetta MLA C K Saseendran will participate in the meeting.
Heads of civic bodies from Gundlupet had participated in the people's convention held for expediting the rail project at Kalpetta in
Wayanad on Sunday. Inaugurating the convention, Kerala public works minister G Sudhakaran said that the state government would hold talks with the union railways minister to expedite the Nilambur- Nanjangud rail line project.
The state government had signed an MoU with the Railways to implement the project on a cost sharing basis and the government had earmarked Rs 5 crore for preliminary works in the 2014- 15 budget.
The last rail budget presented by railway minister Suresh Prabhu had proposed to implement the rail line at a cost of Rs 6000 crore by raising funds through extra budgetary resources (EBR). The decades- old proposal for the rail line is billed as the shortest rail line from Kerala to Karnataka.
Feb 02 2017 (10:08) Hike in pay, fuel prices lower Konkan Railway profits - The Hindu (
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Profits for the Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) are expected to dip in the current financial year, with the organisation earning ₹129 crore in 2014-15 but managing only ₹39 crore in 2016-17 till date.
Sanjay Gupta, CMD, KRCL put this down to the Seventh Pay Commission salary hikes, rise in fuel prices and hire charges for wagon and coaches. Welcoming the inclusion of the rail budget in the Union Budget, he said KRCL is expected to get a part of the ₹55,000-crore government component as equity. “The exact figure will be known only after the release of the pink book by Indian Railways. The rest will be generated by KRCL.”
Indian Railways has planned to generate a non-lapsable safety fund of ₹100,000 for next five years. Over the last 10 years, KRCL has spent ₹320 crore on safety projects including hill-stabilising and tunnel work, while ₹150 crore was spent on new rail tracks in the last three years.
“We also spend ₹80 crore every year on maintenance. ₹350 crore was granted to us this year and the work on projects has already started. In the coming financial year, we will request for more funds as required,” Mr. Gupta said.
Nine KRCL-operated stations have solar panels and two more will be added to the list.
To increase revenue, KRCL has plans for an integrated logistic solution for larger logistic players by providing them end-to-end logistic solutions.
“Instead of asking companies to bring their freight to the railway station, we plan on having this transported by us till the railway station and then to the designated point of delivery. We have also started construction of sidings for Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL). We will also provide land owned by us at Balli station in Goa to the Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) for a container freight station. We have already signed an MoU with CONCOR.”
Feb 02 2017 (10:06) Rail PSU listing 'shocks' Railway Board | Business Standard News (
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he Railway Board appears not to have been consulted by the finance ministry on the Budget proposal to disinvest selected rail public sector undertakings (PSUs).

Describing the decision as a “shocker,” Rail Bhavan sources say the announcement to list subsidiaries like Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) and Ircon International was made without taking the apex management body of the Indian Railways into confidence.

The Railway Board’s surprise is principally the listing proposal for Ircon and RITES, both rail engineering consultancies, was raised only four days ago at a meeting at the Niti Aayog. Railway Board officials had pointed out that a Cabinet note had been circulated on the creation of a mega-holding company, so a final decision on the issue of listing only after a Cabinet decision.

Thirteen railway PSUs were supposed to be a part of the holding company: Container Corporation of India, Ircon, IRCTC, Konkan Railway Corporation, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation, Rail Vikas Nigam, Railtel Corporation of India, RITES, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, Burn Standard Company, Braithwaite & Company, Bharat Wagon & Engineering Company and Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation.

“Now the creation of the mega-holding company looks unlikely,” says a senior official.
Jan 19 2017 (14:27) Two summer special AC trains from Delhi to Barauni, Darbhanga (
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Jan 19 2017 (14:27)
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Jan 19 2017 (14:27)
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PATNA: Railways would run two airconditioned (AC) special trains on New Delhi-Barauni and Delhi-Darbhanga routes from March 3 to July 1 to clear passengers rush during Holi and summer holidays. These two trains would run biweekly.
Sources said New Delhi-Barauni AC special train (04403/04404) will leave New Delhi every Friday and Tuesday at 7.25pm and it will reach Barauni the next day at 6.50pm. On its return journey, it will leave Barauni every Saturday and Wednesday at 9.35pm and will reach New Delhi the next day at 10.10pm. The train will have stoppages at Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, Chhapra, Siwan, Deoria, Gorakhpur, Basti, Gonda, Barabanki, Lucknow, Bareilly and Moradabad, sources said, adding that the load combination of the AC special would be of
16 coaches, which include five 2AC, eight 3AC, one pantry car and two brake vans.
Similarly, an AC special train (04405/04406) will run between Delhi and Darbhanga. While it will leave Delhi every Thursday and Monday at 11.15am, it will reach Darbhanga the next day at 9.30am. On its return journey, it will leave Darbhanga every Friday and Tuesday at 12 noon and will reach Delhi the next day at 12.40pm, sources said, adding that the load combination of the special train will be of 16 coaches, including five 2AC, eight 3AC and one pantry car besides two brake vans.
Jan 19 2017 (14:26) Maharashtra told to warn staff on train travel (
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MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday said it will direct all state government departments to warn employees not to travel in compartments reserved for the disabled on Mumbai's local trains. A bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka, hearing a PIL, indicated that it will direct that government staff or policemen booked by the Railway Police Force should be dealt with.
The court heard a PIL by Nitin Gaikwad, who is 50% disabled and travels by Central and Western Railway to reach his Mahim workplace. He said he regularly suffered while boarding and alighting the coach due to unauthorized commuters, policemen, Government Railway Police and RPF personnel and railway staff travelling illegally in it.
T J Pandian, appearing for the Railways, said RPF had taken action under Section 155 (entering into a compartment reserved) of the Railways Act. He said names of policemen have been sent to the police commissioner. Before passing directions, the court sought the state's response on January 25.
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