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Railways to Hire 2 Lakh Workers in the Next Couple of Years to Put Safety Back on Track

The Indian Railways is all set to recruit 2 lakhs workers over the next few years. The recruitment drive is aimed to strengthen the safety measures in railways. Indian Railways, World’s fourth largest rail network carries millions of passenger’s every day to various destinations. Off lately, the safety measures of railways are not up to mark and noticed many train accidents in last three years.

According to the reports, there have been 115 train accidents on an average every year, and nearly 640 people died over last three years.  At present, there are 13 lakh workers in the Indian Railways which can rise to 15 % in the next few years.

The train derailment in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh that killed at least 21 people and injured around 100 passengers after an illegal dumper crossed the railway fence and hit the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express blamed the negligence of railway staff.

A top rail official said, “The national transporter will invest Rs 15,000crore in the current fiscal to fix the snags on its network. This amount is separate from the money spent on modernization. This will purely be dedicated to track renewal. “Existing stock of 40,000 ICF coaches (90 per cent of total coaches) cannot be discarded and, hence, is being retrofitted to add the anti-climbing feature. All new coaches that are being manufactured are the safer LHB coaches with German design,” the official said.

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There are 16% vacant safety posts mostly in the lower levels; making is it very difficult for patrolling and maintenance of the 64,000-km-long network of tracks due to lack of staff. The official also added the recruitment drive in the coming days will fill posts in safety and maintenance category. The gangmen/track men will be trained as per international standards. Gangmen are the person involved in laying and maintaining railway tracks.

Railways are also planning to get 100 track inspection vehicles and also runs pilot run of the sensor to highlight any cracks in the tracks. A fund named Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) is created for financing critical safety related works.

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Indian Railway: Advanced Safety System on 3330 Km to Prevent Mishaps

Indian Railway: Advanced Safety System on 3330 Km

Indian Railway is taking every measure for faster and safer journey to passengers. Indian railway is introducing Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) on total 3330 km which costs nearly Rs 2000 crore.

Over the next three to four years, the advance accident prevention measures will be on line, in which trains will be in constant communication with each other through the sensors installed on the track side, will be implemented on the track side.

Currently, the work is in process for installing the advance safety measure in two phases. In first phase, the work has been taken up on 1244km route of automatic signalling sections with EMU services including Sealdah-Howrah Khana section, Howrah-Kharagpur section, Delhi-Panipat section and Chennai Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu section.

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In second phase, the implementation of TPWS on 2086 km and taken up on high density routes including Delhi- Delhi-Ambala- Amritsar section, Kanpur-Mughalsarai and Agra-Gwalior sections, Ghaziabad-Tundla- Kanpur,  Mumbai Central-Virar-Vadodara-Ahmedabad section and Arakkonam- Jolarpettai section.

The TPWS also reduces the delay of train during foggy weather, which is a proven European train protection technology and deployed extensively on world railways. A railway official said, “If a train jumped the signal, approached the signal too fast, or approached the buffer stops too fast, the TPWS would put the breaks and bring the train to a standstill.” This system will also prevent accident that takes place due to loco pilot’s error in passing on the signals.

It had successfully piloted the system in the Dum Dum Kavi Subhash section of the Kolkata Metro rail, Chennai-Gummidipundi suburban section and Hazrat Nizamuddin-Agra and Basin Bridge-Arrakonam sections.

Railways Ministry Announced New Catering Services and Flagged Off Antyodaya Express

Railways Ministry announces the New Catering Services which separates the functioning of its food and catering or food distribution onboard. As promised in the Rail Budget, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu revealed the ministry’s plan regarding food catering services.

To cater the growing demand for services like health and hygienic food these New Catering Services that are announced by the railway minister. For the past few years, the Indian railway is facing the complaints against food quality.

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Suresh Prabhu said, “IRCTC would unbundle catering service by creating distribution primarily between food preparation and its distribution. We will announce the fare structure of Humsafar soon but it will be slightly higher than the normal service”.

Previously the food will be prepared at the state base kitchens and are distributed to the passengers through the service providers of the hospitality industry. In the new policy, the Railways Ministry aimed to attract reputed food-chain members from the market.

With the complaints on food quality, the railways replaced the existing policies after seven years giving back the catering responsibility to the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd). The New Catering Services was implemented to encourage the e-catering system, and it finalised after taking suggestions from the stakeholders.

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The Railway Minster flagged off the new Antyodaya Express (Train No. 22878/22877) on Monday. The Express will run from Ernakulam to Howrah. It will have cushioned luggage racks and the superfast services provided for the passengers.

Antyodaya Express will have LED lights and the dustbins in each of the compartment. It also has water purifiers, fire extinguishers and also the modular toilets and bio-toilets. Along with Antyodaya Express, the Railway Ministry also flagged off another train, i.e., Humsafar Express (14715/ 14716). It will run from Sriganganagar to Tiruchchirappalli on Tuesday and Thursday.

RRB NTPC Main Exam Syllabus: Check Stage 2 Non Technical Exam Pattern Pdf Download

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RRB NTPC Main Exam Syllabus

Here you can check the RRB NTPC Main Exam Syllabus. About 90 lakhs candidates have applied for the tier 1 examination. After results, candidates who have shown the best performance in the prelims exams got selected for the mains exam.

Applicants who got selected please check this RRB NTPC Main Exam Syllabus. You can also check the RRB NTPC Stage 2 exam pattern. Qualifying prelims exam is not an easy thing, out of 90 lakhs applicants getting more than cut off marks is appreciating. So you people achieved it, from now onwards start your preparation and get good marks in the mains exam.

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Railway Recruitment Board is known as RRB. It is the central government authorization which takes the responsibility of recruiting employees for railway regions. There are 21 RRB’s in India they are  Gorakhpur, Kolkata, Jammu, Allahabad, Ajmer, Bilaspur, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Mumbai, malda, muzzafarpur, Ranchi, Patna, Siliguri, Secunderabad, Trivandrum.

RRB had released this recruitment for 18252 posts in the Nontechnical category for posts of Commercial Apprentice, Goods Guard, Junior Accountant cum Typist,  Traffic Apprentice, Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Senior Timekeeper,  Assistant Station Master, Traffic Assistant.

This mains exam is conducted for 120 questions in the duration of 90 minutes on the subjects of general awareness, reasoning, and maths. So practice more for the examination, immediately download your Railway CEN 03/2015 Tier 2 Syllabus pdf.

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There is negative marking in the exams, so please be careful while writing the exams. You already crossed the first stage, so if you put some efforts, you can definitely succeed in the exams. Please follow this RRB 2nd stage nontechnical exam pattern.

Exam pattern

  • This RRB NTPC Mains Exam is a computer-based exam.
  • There will be 120 multiple choice questions.
  • The time duration is 90 minutes.
  • The exam is conducted on General Awareness, Reasoning, General Intelligence, and Arithmetic.

Important Points to Note:

  • Online 2nd Stage CBT exam likely to be conducted in January-February 2017
  • Call Letters for mains exam will be available about two weeks prior to the examination
  • Admit Cards/ Hall Tickets will available in individual RRB Zones

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Jhelum Express 10 coaches Derailed from the Track, 3 Injured and others are Safe

A train mishap took place near Ludhiana Station. Jhelum Express got derailed and nearly 10 coaches of the train have been off the track.

Today early in the morning the accident took place. Though there are not death casualties, there are reports that 3 injuries occurred to the passengers travelling in the train. Immediate measures have been taken up by the railways to minimize further problems. Railway traffic got stagnated due to this incident.

Trains have been cancelled on both ways in this route due to this incident. Majorly three trains that run on these tracks Jalandhar-New Delhi Intercity Express, Amritsar- New Delhi Intercity Express, Amritsar-Haridwar Janshatabdi Express and Amritsar-Chandigarh Superfast Express have been cancelled.

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Additional Director General (ADG) of Railways Anil Saxena has immediately ordered for rescue operations. Medical aid and other facilities have been provided for the needed passengers on board.

ADG has also stated that alternate arrangements have been made for the remaining passengers to make their journey complete. Jhelum Express was on its way to Patna from Jammu. The incident took place in Punjab.

The derailed coaches were removed from the spot and moved to the shed. The Engine along with other coaches have been moved to the next station Ludhiana.

Though there is no word yet about the reasons for the accident happening, it is usually expected from the largest network in the world to order an enquiry.

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The train track repair and other related works are on the way to restore train traffic in the route. Hopefully the travel on this route will be restored as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Firozpur Divisional Railway Manager along with other senior officials has reached the spot. Everyone was thankful that there is no loss of life and almost all the passengers are safe. This has once again raised the issue of Railway safety as mentioned in the budget every year.

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