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06/03/2011

CR to bring 120-wagon goods train

CR to bring 120-wagon goods train

Maruti’ would soon be running on railway tracks. No not Hanuman, but a 120-wagon goods train that the Central Railway (CR) is planning to introduce soon. These trains would operate beyond Mumbai (in Bhusawal section) but are being run to ensure smooth operations of ‘summer special’ trains.

Many of these summer special trains start from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Kurla-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

When two trains are clubbed, the total number of wagons becomes 115-120 that are towed. These long serpentine goods train would take around a minute or so to pass an average 700-odd metre long platforms, if it is running at its average speed.

These newly proposed trains, however, have issues such as communication between driver-guard, while applying brakes to the train maneuvering curves, gradients and track crossings.

These trains can carry a load of around 10,000 tonnes and are inter-connected by four engines. In January and February, for example, CR ran 67 and 75 of the trains (or services), respectively.

The CR is currently running around 1,516 special trains, including Nagpur-Hatia, Sainagar, Shirdi, Bhubaneshwar-Hazrat Nizamuddin.

These summer specials run from March to June. But these trains get stuck not only due to the regular outstation trains starting from the CST and Kurla LTT, but also from the long slow-moving goods trains.

“Beyond Mumbai, the goods trains don’t move beyond a speed of 50kmph while a regular freight train runs at around 75 kmph. So we have decided to club two goods trains with engines in order to save time and provide pathway for long-distance trains,” said V Malegaonkar, chief PRO of Central Railway.

Officials said that this method would also ensure availability of drivers for running long-distance trains. Generally, they face problem of drivers for running these long-distance trains, especially with more number of trains added to their schedule. Everyday more than 100 long-distance trains arrive and depart at CST and Kurla LTT stations.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/CR-to-bring-120-wagon-goods-train/Article1-669631.aspx

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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
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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.