Only the Chief Justice of India can order a probe by any investigative agency against the member (judicial) of the tribunal on the advice of the central government — in this case, the Railways Ministry.
One of the most significant increase is to take place in the production of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches this year
Central Railway has registered a record “ticket checking earnings” of Rs 121.09 crore from April to December 2017.
“For the first time in the last five years, the figures of 2017-18 (April-November) indicate a 0.7 per cent increase in passengers vis-à-vis last year and a 5.13 per cent increase in revenues,” Railway Board member (traffic) Mohd Jamshedpur, said.
In the next financial year, Indian Railways has set a target of replacing 8,000 km of old and depleted lines at an estimated cost of Rs 10,000 crore and overhauling the entire signalling network to improve safety.
Northern division of Indian railways introduced nine special trains to cater to the extra rush of passengers in the coming season.
Officials from the Indian Railways have said that drones shall be used for railway maintenance, surveillance and management.
The Indian Railways has decided to make all 8500 stations in the national railway network Wi-Fi accessible, in a move to promote Digital India, and e-governance.
Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones shall be deployed to undertake monitoring activities of relief and rescue operation, project monitoring, progress of important works, conditions of track and inspection related activities.
The number of trains whose status can be known by a toll free SMS has been increased to 1,373 trains. The new additions now include Garib Rath, Duronto, Jan Shatabdi, suvidha, Humsafar, Superfast and Premium trains.
Railways is set to give non-railway personnel a taste of travelling in its saloons or inspection coaches and is exploring ways to promote it
“The problem is very acute in metros where slums and habitation has come around railway tracks. We have tried to build brick walls and they have been damaged,” said a Railway Board official
The station has 16 platforms and caters to around 5 lakh passengers daily. Recently, there has been a spate of minor derailments at the station.
Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) and Integral Coach Factory (ICF), are the two types of coaches produced in the country. The LHB coaches have in-built anti-collision devices which cause less fatalities, while more fatalities have been recorded in the ICF coaches, the minister said.
Technical error on Tuesday led to cancellation of more than 30 local train services on the harbour line.