Indian Railways on Wednesday ‘removed’ as many as 13 of its employees from service in connection with the Kalinga Utkal Express derailment which took place near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh earlier this month, reported ANI.
Indian Railways is facing a serious perception problem, newly appointed Rail Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has said in a letter to employees, flagging safety as the focus at the government transporter that ferries more people daily than any other railroad globally.
Eighteen trains passing through Bihar under the East Central Railway (ECR) division were cancelled on Tuesday due to floods, which had resulted in a revenue loss of Rs 47 crore for the railways and claimed 514 lives in the state so far.
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has asked the Indian Railways to prepare a report on losses incurred in Punjab and Haryana due to law and order trouble arising out of the August 25 conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
All the three projects will be completed in four years by 2020-21. The three projects will generate direct employment during construction for close to 84 lakh mandays.
In what will provide a major boost to the railway network in various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to three major railway line projects worth nearly Rs 4,000 crore.