(New Delhi)Rahul Gandhi Tweets to Support Job Seekers in Railways
In a tweet, he also claimed there are now “no jobs” in the Railways. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday extended his support to those seeking jobs in the Railways and called for stopping the “injustice” towards them.
“Earlier a job in the Railways was an honour, today there are no jobs in the Railways. Soon, the Railways will no longer be what it was earlier. Stop the injustice to the people. We want #JusticeForRailwaysStudents,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
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[Mumbai]Chuk Chuk Punjab Mail Completes 107 Yrs,Deccan Queen Turns 89
The Punjab Mail, one of the oldest long-distance trains in the country, completed 107 years Saturday.
June 1 is also the birthday of the Deccan Queen, which connects Mumbai and Pune. The popular train completed 89 years of its operation Saturday.
The Punjab Mail, or `Punjab Limited’ as it was then called, steamed out on June 1, 1912 from Mumbai, heading for Peshawar, now in Pakistan.
A service meant primarily for white `sahibs’ initially, it soon started catering to lower classes too.
Third class cars started appearing on the Punjab Mail by the mid-1930s.
It got an air-conditioned car in 1945. Now it runs on electric power.
It was known to be the fastest train of British India.
Now its northward journey ends at Firozpur Cantonment after covering 1,930 km within 34 hours and 15 minutes.
[Kanpur,UP]Kanpur-Jhansi Track Video Graphed:Derailment Probe :Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered Probe The Derailment
Railways have videographed the entire Kanpur-Jhansi track to ascertain the reasons for the derailment of the Indore-Patna Express that has left close to 100 dead.
General Manager of North-Central Railway Arun Saxena told reporters that investigation will be conducted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety.
Asked if someone could have tampered with the tracks, he said the Commissioner of Railway Safety, who will arrive here from Kolkata tomorrow, would be able to provide an answer to it.
“Anyone with further evidence or statements can approach the Commissioner to record his statement,” he said.
He added.”We did videography of the whole track for scrutiny,”
The S1 and S2 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express bore the major brunt of the damage ailment today as they smashed into each other.
The whereabouts of the ticket collectors and staff from the two coaches is also not know,
Two other coaches, S3 and S4 also went off track but were not damaged to a great extent. The third AC BE also suffered damage.
100 have been killed, 76 others grievously injured and 150 others have sustained serious injuries in the derailment.
Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives in this derailment
“Anguished beyond words on the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Patna-Indore express. My thoughts are with the bereaved families,” he said in a tweet
The Prime Minister said that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is personally monitoring the situation
“Prayers with those injured in the tragic train accident
I’ve spoken to @sureshpprabhu, who is personally monitoring the situation closely,” Modi said
[Hoshiarpur,Punjab] Battery Throws Security Into Tizzy And Rail Movement Cancelled
A battery was found near the Jalandhar-Pathankot railway track in Mukerian today, throwing security agencies into a tizzy.
After the battery was found at about 10:30 AM, train movement on the rail track was suspended for about 20 minutes,
As per Hoshiarpur Police DSP Bhupinder Singh, “A battery without any wire has been found near the Jalandhar-Pathankot rail track by Government Railway Police in the morning,” .
Police said army personnel were inspecting the battery.
Security agencies have been on alert amid tension between India and Pakistan following surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK by the army.