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INDIAN RAILWAYS introduction presentation done in FRI/Dehradoon for non railway people:

INDIAN RAILWAYS introduction presentation done in FRI/Dehradoon for non railway people


INDIAN RAILWAYS Indian Railways is 150 year old It is largest railway system in world under one management It is a lifeline of country It is biggest civilian employer in the world No strike in last 30 years in spite of 17 lakh workers Always targeted by public during any rally, agitation etc


GENERAL Indian Railways covers 64000 of route km along length & width of the country It runs 12000 trains every day it carry 1.4 crore passengers & 16 lakh tonnes of goods every day It is fuel efficient system


INFRASTRUCTURE Railways has 7500 engines,38000 coaches & about 2.5 lakh of wagons 7000 stations & about 500 computerized passenger reservation centers 1 lakh km of track 17 lakh employee(10 lakh in Group C) including 10000 officers 6 lakh staff Qrs Biggest township Kharagpur has 12000 qrs


ORIGIN & DEVELOPMENT 1947 Post partition 21 railway systems----10 owned by the GOI and balance by princely states. Total integration of princely state railways completed by first April 1950 1951 Southern, Central and Western Railways SR, CR&WR created 1952 Northern, Eastern and North Eastern Railways, NR,ER&NER created 1955 South Eastern Railways, SER created 1958 North East Frontier Railways, NFR created 1966 South Central Railways, SCR created 2002 East Central & North Western Railways created in October 2003 South Western , West Central, North Central, South Eastern Central & East Coast Railway, SWR, WCR, NCR, SECR and ECoR created in April 2003


Speed Shatabdi trains can run at maxm speed of 140 kmph Rajdhani maxm 130 kmph Superfast trains 110 kmph Other mail & exp 110kmph but more stoppage Goods train maxm 100 kmph


ORGANISATION 3 tier Management Top – Railway board or Ministry of Railways headed by Chairman Railway Board Middle -16 zones headed by General Managers Bottom -67 divisions headed by Division Railway Managers


Budget Railway earns mainly from goods traffic Daily expenditure is about Rs 100 cr (42% staff, 18% fuels) Daily earnings Rs120 cr daily loss on uneconomic branch line Rs 8 cr


Department Railway has its own cadre & consists of 9 Deptt ( 8 wheel & 1 brake) Technical- 4 Engineering,mechanical, electrical & signal Non technical- 5 Traffic, personel,,stores, security& finance

Production units:

Production units Chitranjan loco works at Chitranjan for electrical engine Diesel loco works,Varanasi for Diesel Engine Coach factory at Perambur & Kapurthala Railwheel factory at Bangalore Diesel componet works at Patiala


PSU Indian railway catering & tourism co (IRCTC) Indian railway constn comp (IRCON) Rail india technical services(RITES) Container corporation (concor) Rail tel corparation (Rail tel) Konkan railway corpo Ltd (KRCL) Mumbai rail vikas corporation (MRVC)


Research Research Design & Standardisation Organisation (RDSO) in Lucknow –in house research organisation It is an integrted organisation for track & rolling stock responsible for developing and testing of new technology and design related to railways


TRAINING OFFICERS Railway staff college,Vadadara- General training for all Railway officers IRICEN,Pune –Civil engg IRIEEN,Nasik-electrical engg IRIMEE-jamalpur-Mechenical engg IRISET-Secundrabad-signal & telecommunication engg Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management (IRITM) at Lucknow-Traffic deptt

Training (contd):

Training (contd) Supervisors and staff Zonal training centre Divisional training school Others like drivers,engineering training schools 177 training institutes for training of non gazetted staff 25% of officers and 17% of staff are trained annually

Public concern:

Public concern Availability of Reservation PRS irrespective of presence of Railway - cover more than 90% of population including each district HQ etc,(720 no) tatkal booking, Internet booking PNR enquiry. It runs additional service in festivals,summer & winter holiday information for passengers on internet, ivrs

Public Concern:

Public Concern Safety & punctuality -generally good but adverse publicity is more .Annual deaths in Railways are much lesser than Road Accidents Cleanliness of stations ,waiting halls etc Cleanliness of trains , toilets & linen supplied in trains- serious concern. Lot of attention is being paid but lot is to be done. depend on civic sense of rail users also Hygienic food – now IRCTC is setup to improve catering at stations & trains All information available in timetable & internet at www.indianrail.gov.in

Railways concern:

Railways concern Not able to fix fare as per cost - i) loss in suburban service ii) loss due to increase in cost of diesel Not able to close uneconomic branch line-yearly loss 2500 cr Political interference in investment decision Not able to meet public demand for more seats in few sector &run empty trains in others Need Rs50000 cr to complete on going projects

Commercial vs Social :

Commercial vs Social Railway has social obligation to run transport service for all the area of country irrespective of profit motive. It can not close uneconomic lines It can not increase fare due to adverse political impact even though fuel cost mounting It has to generate enough resources for efficient maintenance & replacements of assets on its own

Slide 19:

Any question is most welcome THANKS

Tree plantation:

Tree plantation Does Tree plantation along the Railway line , in colony & on surplus vacant land Ornamental tree in offices , stations residence compounds ,level xing Now energy plantation is thrust area – Jatropha curcus (biodiesel) Railway plant about 20 lakhs tree every year

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