The move comes after the Punjab and Haryana High Court said in July, while hearing a case over the scheme, that it violated the Constitution on the 'principle of equal opportunity' for all in government jobs.
On October 6-7, a 700-ton boulder fell on the half-a-decade-old “bridge number 249” in the Araku Valley region of Andhra Pradesh; shattered its pier and rendered the country’s highest broad-gauge freight line useless.
Break-up of the passenger business reveals that First AC, the most expensive travel option on Indian Railways, registered 8.53 per cent growth in number of passengers this fiscal compared with last fiscal.
Within five days, Indian Railways started the work of restoring the bridge, including building a 28-metre pier rooted in the rocky range from scratch, diverting a waterfall that has a sharp eight-degree curve, and restoring the steep tracks. The deadline: 60 days.
On Tuesday evening, Jitendra was at New Delhi railway station to catch a train to his village in UP's Ballia, when he slipped into the gap between platform number 13 and the Patna Rajdhani Express, which had started to move.
It’s not just Tendulkar. Last year, following repeated requests from Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant, the then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had sanctioned work for an upgrade at the Elphinstone Road station.
Responding to Piyush Goyal’s remarks Thursday, Nitish Kumar told The Indian Express he had always maintained that “full electrification of railway engines” was “not practical and possible” at this stage.
Western Railway suburban service will get 32 new trains whereas Central Railway will get 28 - 14 for the trans-harbour and 14 for the main line, as per plans drawn up by the respective zonal railways. The final numbers are still being worked out.
The probe report had indicted the station master for violation of the General Rules, where it is said that if the station master gets to know of conditions unsafe for train movements, he shall take all precautionary measures
The Prime Minister said the high speed corridor and other developments in the rail sector like doubling of lines and the Dedicated Freight Corridor were all part of the larger plan for economic growth through robust transport infrastructure.
After Goyal’s orders and the ministry’s directive, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has promptly contacted its catering contractors to convey an ultimatum. Violation will invite heavy penalty.
VIP quota, Emergency Quota or “EQ” as they are called, constitutes four per cent of all reserved berths made available for the 1672 mail/express train passengers every day. Which means an estimated 50-60,000 extra berths.
Even though a formal Board meeting is yet to take place, as Board chairman Ashwani Lohani was away, given Goyal’s reputation of being a hard taskmaster, work is on to show the minister a blueprint soon.