Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicRailway board

Topic: Railway board

Why railway job-seekers, who burnt train in Bihar & got thrashed by cops in UP, are protesting

Students across Bihar and UP have burnt effigies of PM Modi, vandalised trains, and gathered in protest to show dissatisfaction with RRB-NTPC exam conducted a few months ago.

No state has asked to stop train services yet, says Railway Board chairman Suneet Sharma

Addressing a press conference Friday, Sharma said the railways has highlighted that all Covid safety protocols are being followed by the states on the IRCTC's e-ticketing website.

Rajinikanth sets assembly election goal for political debut, but first a 45-day movie shoot

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Railways draws up big plan to double its loading capacity by 2024, calls for ‘reinvention’

In a letter, the Railway Board lists several steps needed to boost infrastructure to achieve the target. It also says funds will be made available based on the Railways' performance.

Modi govt move to cut 24 Railway Board posts ‘put on hold after officers raise questions’ 

In September, Ministry of Railways issued an order listing 24 posts to be removed immediately from Railway Board, as part of a bid to have a leaner rail bureaucracy. 

Remove pantry cars from trains to cut costs, top railway employees’ body tells Piyush Goyal

In a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, All India Railwaymen's Federation says pantry cars can be replaced with passenger coaches to boost revenues.

Concerned over delays, PMO to now access railways portal to directly monitor projects

Railway ministry gives PMO access to its internal monitoring system e-Drishti. Senior ministry officials directed to keep check on details and make sure portal is regularly updated.

Railway officers resist ‘unilateral, shocking’ decision to end posting of bungalow peons

The Railway Board decided Thursday that no new ‘bungalow peons’ or TADKs will be appointed. Its decision was backed by the railway ministry.

Rail Board chief counters ICF on Vande Bharat deadline, says 44 trains will roll out in 2-3 yrs

Chairman V.K. Yadav said Integral Coach Factory, Rail Coach Factory and Modern Coach Factory will together manufacture the Vande Bharat trains, which will cut down time.

44 Vande Bharat trains could be ready only by 2027, much later than planned 2022 deadline

According to coach manufacturer ICF’s estimates, the whole process to roll out these 44 Vande Bharat train sets could take up to 78 months to complete.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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