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Indian Railway


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Indian Railway

  1. 1. INDIAN RAILWAYS introduction by RP Saxena
  2. 2. INDIAN RAILWAYS <ul><li>Indian Railways is more than150 year old </li></ul><ul><li>It is largest railway system in world under one management </li></ul><ul><li>It is a lifeline of country </li></ul><ul><li>It is biggest civilian employer in the world </li></ul><ul><li>No strike in last 30 years in spite of 17 lakh workers </li></ul><ul><li>Always targeted by public during any rally, agitation etc </li></ul>
  3. 3. GENERAL <ul><li>Indian Railways covers 64000 of route km along length & width of the country </li></ul><ul><li>It runs 12000 trains every day </li></ul><ul><li>it carry 1.5 crore passengers & 17 lakh tonnes of goods every day </li></ul><ul><li>It is fuel efficient system </li></ul>
  4. 4. INFRASTRUCTURE <ul><li>Railways has 7500 engines,38000 coaches & about 2.5 lakh of wagons </li></ul><ul><li>7000 stations & about 500 computerized passenger reservation centers </li></ul><ul><li>1 lakh km of track </li></ul><ul><li>15 lakh employee(10 lakh in Group C) including 10000 officers </li></ul><ul><li>6 lakh staff Qrs </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest township Kharagpur has 12000 qrs </li></ul>
  5. 5. ORIGIN & DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>1951 Southern, Central and Western Railways SR, CR&WR created </li></ul><ul><li>1952 Northern, Eastern and North Eastern Railways, NR,ER&NER created </li></ul><ul><li>1955 South Eastern Railways, SER created </li></ul><ul><li>1958 North East Frontier Railways, NFR created </li></ul><ul><li>1966 South Central Railways, SCR created 2002 East Central & North Western Railways created in October </li></ul><ul><li>2003 South Western , West Central, North Central, South Eastern Central & East Coast Railway, SWR, WCR, NCR, SECR and ECoR created in April 2003 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Speed <ul><li>Shatabdi trains can run at maxm speed of 140 kmph </li></ul><ul><li>Rajdhani maxm 130 kmph </li></ul><ul><li>Superfast trains 110 kmph </li></ul><ul><li>Other mail & exp 110kmph but more stoppage </li></ul><ul><li>Goods train maxm 100 kmph </li></ul>
  7. 7. ORGANISATION <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 tier Management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Top – Railway board or Ministry of Railways headed by Chairman Railway Board </li></ul><ul><li>Middle -16 zones headed by General Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom -68 divisions headed by Division Railway Managers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Budget <ul><li>Railway earns mainly from goods traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Daily expenditure is about Rs 100 cr (42% staff, 18% fuels) </li></ul><ul><li>Daily earnings Rs140 cr </li></ul><ul><li>daily loss on uneconomic branch line Rs 8 cr </li></ul>
  9. 9. Department <ul><li>Railway has its own cadre & consists of 9 Deptt ( 8 wheel & 1 brake) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical- 4 Engineering,mechanical, electrical & signal </li></ul><ul><li>Non technical- 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic, personel,,stores, security& finance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Production units <ul><li>Chitranjan loco works at Chitranjan for electrical engine </li></ul><ul><li>Diesel loco works,Varanasi for Diesel Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Coach factory at Perambur & Kapurthala </li></ul><ul><li>Railwheel factory at Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Diesel componet works at Patiala </li></ul>
  11. 11. PSU <ul><li>Indian railway catering & tourism co (IRCTC) </li></ul><ul><li>Indian railway constn comp (IRCON) </li></ul><ul><li>Rail india technical services(RITES) </li></ul><ul><li>Container corporation (concor) </li></ul><ul><li>Rail tel corparation (Rail tel) </li></ul><ul><li>Konkan railway corpo Ltd (KRCL) </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbai rail vikas corporation (MRVC) </li></ul><ul><li>Rail Vikash Nigam Ltd (RVNL) </li></ul><ul><li>Rail Land Dev Authority(RLDA) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated freight corridor co Ltd </li></ul>
  12. 12. Research <ul><li>Research Design & Standardisation Organisation (RDSO) in Lucknow –in house research organisation </li></ul><ul><li>It is an integrated organisation for track & rolling stock </li></ul><ul><li>responsible for developing and testing of new technology and design related to railways </li></ul>
  13. 13. TRAINING <ul><li>OFFICERS </li></ul><ul><li>Railway staff college,Vadadara- General training for all Railway officers </li></ul><ul><li>IRICEN,Pune –Civil engg </li></ul><ul><li>IRIEEN,Nasik-electrical engg </li></ul><ul><li>IRIMEE-jamalpur-Mechenical engg </li></ul><ul><li>IRISET-Secundrabad-signal & telecommunication engg </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management (IRITM) at Lucknow-Traffic deptt </li></ul><ul><li>Cenntral training academy for Railwyays accounts-Account deptt </li></ul>
  14. 14. Training (contd) <ul><li>Supervisors and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Zonal training centre </li></ul><ul><li>Divisional training school </li></ul><ul><li>Others like drivers,engineering training schools </li></ul><ul><li>177 training institutes for training of non gazetted staff </li></ul><ul><li>25% of officers and 17% of staff are trained annually </li></ul>
  15. 15. Public concern <ul><li>Availability of Reservation </li></ul><ul><li>PRS irrespective of presence of Railway - cover more than 90% of population including each district HQ etc,(720 no) </li></ul><ul><li>tatkal booking, Internet booking </li></ul><ul><li>PNR enquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>It runs additional service in festivals,summer & winter holiday </li></ul><ul><li>information for passengers on internet, ivrs </li></ul>
  16. 16. Public Concern <ul><li>Safety & punctuality -generally good but adverse publicity is more .Annual deaths in Railways are much lesser than Road Accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanliness of stations ,waiting halls etc </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Hygienic food – now IRCTC is setup to improve catering at stations & trains </li></ul><ul><li>All information available in timetable & internet at </li></ul>
  17. 17. Railways concern <ul><li>Not able to fix fare as per cost - </li></ul><ul><li>i) loss in suburban service </li></ul><ul><li>ii) loss due to increase in cost of diesel </li></ul><ul><li>Not able to close uneconomic branch line-yearly loss 2500 cr </li></ul><ul><li>Political interference in investment decision </li></ul><ul><li>Not able to meet public demand for more seats in few sector &run empty trains in others </li></ul><ul><li>Need Rs50000 cr to complete on going projects </li></ul>
  18. 18. Commercial vs Social <ul><li>Railway has social obligation to run transport service for all the area of country irrespective of profit motive. It can not close uneconomic lines </li></ul><ul><li>It can not increase fare due to adverse political impact even though fuel cost mounting </li></ul><ul><li>It has to generate enough resources for efficient maintenance & replacements of assets on its own </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Any question is most welcome </li></ul><ul><li>THANKS </li></ul>
  20. 20. Tree plantation <ul><li>Does Tree plantation along the Railway line , in colony & on surplus vacant land </li></ul><ul><li>Ornamental tree in offices , stations </li></ul><ul><li>residence compounds ,level xing </li></ul><ul><li>Now energy plantation is thrust area – Jatropha curcus (biodiesel) </li></ul><ul><li>Railway plant about 20 lakhs tree every year </li></ul>
  21. 21. Dedicated freight corridor <ul><li>Railways will construct two dedicated freight corridor from calcutta to Amritsar & Mumbai to Delhi via Ahmadabad-Jaipur </li></ul><ul><li>It will cost about Rs1.0 lakh cr & will be funded by railways own resources </li></ul><ul><li>2 yr plg +5 year construction </li></ul>
  22. 22. Numbering of trains <ul><li>4 digit numbering for express & 3 digit for passenger trains </li></ul><ul><li>Tr no starting with 2 –superfast </li></ul><ul><li>First digit –zone 2 nd digit –divn & last 2 digit train identity </li></ul><ul><li>All Rajdhani except serving WR(29) & ER(23) are NR trains & starts with number 24 </li></ul><ul><li>All shatabdi trains starts with number 20 & last two digit vary from 01 to 84 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Coach numbering <ul><li>H -AC first </li></ul><ul><li>A - AC-2 tier </li></ul><ul><li>B -AC-3 tier </li></ul><ul><li>C – Chair car </li></ul><ul><li>S – SL class </li></ul><ul><li>-General </li></ul>