The officials said that primary registration of around one-and-a-half crore candidates have been received by the Railway Recruitment Board online for recruitment to various Group C and Group D posts.
“The Operating Ratio during 2016-17 had deteriorated to the lowest level of 96.50 percent since 2000-01 when it was 98.34 percent. Since Operating Ratio is a direct indicator of the working of Railways, the Ministry of Railways should also look into the various innovative ways for revenue generation and closely monitor the expenditure,” said the report.
In a meeting last week, the minister took review of the coal stock at various power plants and coal loading by Indian railways.
Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha will inaugurate the railway line through video-conferencing and a train would also be flagged off on the newly-constructed section, the ministry said in a statement here.
Goyal said 68 km of the 160 km suburban railway network will be elevated. In addition, the Railways would invest Rs 5,000 crore for upgrading the stations and for bringing in the most modern locomotives rail coaches.
The housing and urban affairs minister had recently said that the AAP-led city government was sitting on the project, which is pending for the last three years.
With issues like land acquisition and transfer, protection of heritage structures in the heart of city having been sorted out, work in several metro projects in and around Kolkata are in full swing, Lohani told reporters here.
Officials said that garbage was causing structures like the mast to tilt, which in turn was affecting other electrical equipment.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited 'Dastak', a production unit started by Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organization (RWWCO) for making eco-friendly and affordable “sanitary pads” at its Sarojani Nagar Railway Colony centre here yesterday, the railways ministry said in a statement.
The additional hiring is likely to cost Rs 4,000 crore a year.
A media report had last week said Debroy had sent a note to the PMO and Rail Bhawan asking the government to rethink the railways' 100 per cent electrification mission.
The minimum educational qualification is class tenth and an Industrial Training Institute certificate (ITI).
These apprentices would be trained in various categories like fitter, turner, machinist, welder, painter, carpenter, electrician, refrigerator and AC mechanic, mechanic (motor vehicle/diesel) and others.
However, the high speed train travel in India will require investment in the infrastructure to support it.
The transport behemoth which has 13 lakh employees is now mulling a change in the criteria for promotion of employees to see if they can be further rewarded for good performance.
On being asked if it was true that Japanese companies would meet at least 70 percent of core components for India's first Bullet train and its track, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said that it was not.
Gohain, in a written reply to a question, said that the railways had taken several steps to check unauthorised passengers.
"All efforts are being made to allot berths to the escort parties of VIPs near the berths of the VIPs," Gohain said.
The 19 websites included myrailinfo.in, www.tatkalaap.com and www.tatkalsoftservice.com, according to a statement.
"Washing of bed linen (except blanket) is done after every single use. Washed bed sheets, pillow covers and towels are provided to passengers. Blankets are cleaned at least once in two months," Gohain said.
The project will be undertaken in seven zones of West Bengal, under the jurisdiction of Kolkata-based Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway (SER) and Maligaon-based North Frontier Railway (NFR), he said.
Goyal also said that as of January 31, 2018, 279 electric locomotives have been built.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley earmarked a whopping Rs 5.97 trillion on Thursday to fund India's infrastructural needs, even as he said the country needs Rs 50 trillion to cope with the requirement
The demand includes detailed proposals for ongoing projects, sanctioning of new lines, station modernisation, introduction of new trains, extension of existing trains, improved passenger amenities at stations, on board services, establishment of rail-based industries, multi modal logistic parks and others.
The committee has also recommended that instead of having flat fares, the railways should increase fares during festive seasons, and reduce them during lean months.