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Railways to build first flyover track

Railways to build first flyover track

PATNA: With the completion of Rajgir-Tilaiya new line, the railways now intends to build a flyover track between Bakhtiarpur and Barh in Patna

district at an estimated cost of over Rs 60 crore for the smooth run of goods trains carrying coal directly from Tilaiya (Jharkhand) for NTPC power station being built at Barh.

The flyover tracks will be the first of its kind in the Indian Railways and it will be completed on priority basis. It is a joint venture of the railways and NTPC.

The civil work on the proposed flyover track is likely to begin soon between Bakhtiarpur and Barh on the mainline section of Danapur division under East Central Railway (ECR).

According to the chief administrative officer (CAO) of East Central Railway, the railways is likely to finalize the design and structure pattern of the flyover track in January itself. The railways has invited tender to begin the ambitious project in the current fiscal year, he said.

The CAO maintained that the completion of this project would facilitate smooth and uninterrupted supply of coal to the thermal power station being built at Barh. The railways intends to carry coal wagons directly from Tilaiya to the Barh power station from the Rajgir-Bakhtiarpur route of the Danapur division, he said, adding the railways would segregate completely coal goods traffic line between Bakhtiarpur and Barh so that mainline traffic on the Patna-Howrah route is not delayed due to movement of coal wagon goods train.

According to sources, this project was duly sanctioned by the Railway Board during Nitish Kumar’s tenure as railway minister to maintain smooth flow of traffic on the mainline route, particularly between Bakhtiarpur and Barh stations. Besides, railways would run at least four to five coal laden rakes daily from Tilaiya to Barh via Rajgir-Bakhtiarpur section of the division. The sanctioned flyover track is a 20 km stretch between Bakhtiarpur and Barh.
According to sources, it will be the only flyover track carrying coal wagons in such large numbers as far as from Tilaiya to Barh to cater to the needs of the power station.

The railways, however, intends to segregate a separate line from the Bakhtiarpur yard to the power station for the time being to maintain supply of coals uninterrupted. Since completion of the flyover track will take time, the railways proposes to build a separate line from Bakhtiarpur to Barh as a temporary arrangement. This has become possible following completion of the new lines between Rajgir and Tilaiya at a cost of Rs 230 crore, sources said.
It may be recalled that commissioner for railway safety (CRS) R P Yadav recently inspected the newly built Rajgir-Tilaiya lines. CM Nitish Kumar had demanded early opening of this line while flagging off two new trains from Patna Junction recently.

Perhaps, conceding his demand, the Railway Board soon asked the CRS to inspect the line and submit his report soon. It is believed that the CRS would give his final nod soon for opening traffic movement on this line. The railways will thus have a direct connectivity with Tilaiya-Rajgir-Bakhtiarpur-Barh route for the coal wagon goods trains, sources said

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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
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

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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.