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24/01/2010

Missed calls help passengers track delays

Missed calls help passengers track delays

NEW DELHI: Fog continues to wreak havoc on train schedules but there is one group of passengers which has devised a method to figure out delays and cancellations. Using this method which relies, interestingly, on missed calls, the daily passengers association on the Delhi-Palwal and Delhi-Rewari routes has been giving half-hourly updates.

According to passenger B L Sharma, who uses the Delhi-Palwal route, this is how it works: A commuter at the station sends a missed call to another passenger travelling on the train, asking her for an update on the train. If the train is 10 minutes late, the passenger replies with one missed call. If there is a delay of 20 minutes, there are two missed calls. Three missed calls mean the delay is for over 20 minutes.

If the call is disconnected within five seconds even as the passenger on the platform makes the call, it signals that the train has been cancelled. If it gets a ‘busy mode’ response, the message is that the train is over an hour late. If you receive one missed call and then receive another missed call a few moments later, it is presumed that the train is delayed by over an hour.

Passengers say the station masters in smaller stations too have informally began collecting information through this system. “The beauty of the system is that it is cost-free and benefits both the passengers and railways. It is also the fastest,” said Smita Aggarwal, a daily passenger from Rewari. Station officials acknowledge its usefulness. “We often use this information and check it with our control room to make announcements,” said an officer at the Tilak Bridge station.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Missed-calls-help-passengers-track delays/articleshow/5493684.cms

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you
SMLokhande





6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.