Indian Railways has decided to build 3,000 km of walls to fence its tracks and ward off trespassers in residential areas. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is learnt to have taken the decision days after the Amritsar mishap.
Officials say that ever since the drive started early this year, close to 200 FIRs have been with various state police authorities under IPC section 416 that deals with “cheating by impersonation” against the fake candidates and those who “outsourced” the tests to them.
As part of the ongoing beautification, the wall near the ticket counter at Tirur station was painted to depict the Wagon Tragedy, a tragic chapter in the Mappila (Muslim) rebellion in Malabar against British rulers and Hindu landlords.
For over six years, Airtel has been the telecom provider for 3.78 lakh mobile phone connections used by railway employees in closed user group (CUG) across the country for which the bill is footed by the government.
This is the first time that a sitting RCT judge is facing suspension over corruption charges. The case is being investigated by Justice UU Lalit on the allegations of financial irregularities by Mittal in connivance with a select group of lawyers appearing for victims of railway accidents.
The Railways is hiring for 1.2 lakh jobs, and applications are flooding in from across the country. This is nearly 20 years after a call had been taken to cut staff numbers. The Indian Express on a hiring exercise that began with a government on backfoot over safety, and will end in time for the next elections
On Saturday, it was trialled on the 22 km of the main line in South Eastern Railway between Kharagpur and Midnapore. This 1929-born broad gauge Garratt locomotive is touted as a “mighty beast” by railway enthusiasts and officials alike.
After hearing the news, trackmen on the section blocked train traffic in the morning, protesting the lack of safety. Railways has decided to install CCTVs in such remote, mid-section level crossings for security.
When complete, this will make Indian Railways one of the largest electrified railway networks in the world — after China, which has 87,000 km electrified — and the only large railway with 100 per cent electrification.
To be opened by the end of 2022, the three-level Vadodara station, which is part of the bullet train corridor, will replace the existing structure and will include a passenger reservation office, a supervisor office, a government railway police facility and other installations.