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Meet Mysuru’s youngest qualified Loco Pilot
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Meet Mysuru’s youngest qualified Loco Pilot

Mysuru: The Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest and biggest employers with 1.4 million people as its workforce. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the world’s biggest online recruitment every year to absorb talented candidates. The exams are tough in their own way and there are different levels for the candidates to clear…

Railway Recruitment Drive: CCAA apprentices to benefit
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Railway Recruitment Drive: CCAA apprentices to benefit

Mysuru: A massive recruitment drive will be conducted by the Railway Ministry to fill up 62,907 vacancies. More than 12,000 vacancies are earmarked for CCAAs (Course Completed Act Apprentices) trained in Railway Establishments only.   2,293 vacancies of South Western Railway are also included in the notification for erstwhile Group-D.  This includes about 450 vacancies for…

Mysuru Road blocked by Railways: When will Mysuru MP and MLAs go to Delhi and meet the Railway Minister?
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Mysuru Road blocked by Railways: When will Mysuru MP and MLAs go to Delhi and meet the Railway Minister?

Yesterday I was out of Mysuru leaving the city early morning and returning late night. As is my wont, I picked up Star of Mysore before hitting the sack. What a good news! ‘Train via Kodagu scrapped’. The sub-title said that the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal would make an official announcement in Parliament today…

Pro-people organisations can achieve what elected representatives cannot
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Pro-people organisations can achieve what elected representatives cannot

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief The Railway Department’s refusal to clear the blockage of the crucial two-furlong road in Bannimantap connecting Hazrath Gumnam Shahwali Dargah Road and Ring Road in city citing safety issues and its argument that trespassers cannot be permitted near the Railway track on that stretch is totally unacceptable. The Railway’s attitude regarding…

Now, train tickets in Kannada also
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Now, train tickets in Kannada also

Mysuru: Indian Railways is enabling printing of key information on train tickets in local language. Beginning is being made with addition of Kannada on unreserved tickets issued through it’s UTS system. The facility has been started initially at Mysuru, Bengaluru and Hubballi Stations of South Western Railway (SWR) and the same will be extended to…

Pay more for 48 trains as Railways upgrades them to superfast
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Pay more for 48 trains as Railways upgrades them to superfast

New Delhi: In a bid to revamp the cash-starved Indian Railways, the fares of 48 Express and Mail trains have been increased. According to the new time-table released on Nov. 1, these new trains have been upgraded to ‘superfast’ trains, simply by raising their designated average speed by 5 km. However, no additional amenities are…

TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION
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TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION

Mysuru: Railway has decided for temporary augmentation of following trains with Second Class Sleeper Coaches to clear extra rush of passengers during Deepavali Festival:

Change in sleeping time during night travel by train
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Change in sleeping time during night travel by train

Sir, The recent news from Railway authorities proposing change in sleeping time during night travel has both advantage and disadvantage to passengers. It is true that persons in the middle and upper berths are inconvenienced if the passenger with lower berth opts for early sleeping. Generally, it is observed that the dinner  starts after 9…

More on keeping our trains slow and safe !
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More on keeping our trains slow and safe !

Sir, The observation of Dr. Javeed Nayeem in his article ‘Keeping our trains safe and slow!’ (Star of Mysore dated Sept.8) that people in the US are proud of the slow moving trains as it is the most enjoyable travelling experience they can boast of, calls for comment. After the end of II World War,…

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