By Express News Service | Published: 21st October 2016
SRIKAKULAM: A major accident was averted after an alert train driver, noticing a bus stuck on a railway level crossing, stopped the train just 20 to 30 feet from the bus, even as many passengers jumped out of the bus.
Celebrating its 26th Foundation Day, Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL), with a 741-km network along the western coast, has geared up for modernisation. Electrification of the line would begin soon even as doubling work has already commenced between Roha and Veer stations in Maharashtra.
A railway engineer was run over by a goods train near Kopar railway station on Wednesday. It was the second such incident on Central railway within a month and labour unions blame unsafe working condition responsible for the incident.
By S Lalitha | Express News Service | Published: 09th October 2016
BENGALURU: Among the 1,200 gangmen, eleven engineering graduates, an MBA and an MCA degree holder take care of maintaining railway tracks across its 83 railway stations. They are all here because of “family pressure to somehow get a government job”. Their monthly salary is `20,000.
The meetings of allowances and standing committee of National JCM scheduled on 13th October 2016, has been postponed to 25th October 2016. It was expected that the recommendations of allowance committee in October 2016 now has been postponed to November 2016.
The 7th CPC while calculating the minimum wage of Central Government Employees has arrived at Rs 18,000/- the 7th CPC has erred in prescribing provision to cover education, recreation, ceremonies, festivals and medical expenses has been moderated to 15 percent against the provision of 25% .