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Rail collision prevention priorities — Consider alternatives to Suraksha Kavach first
Prevention is always better than cure. To ensure that senseless collisions such as the one at Samlaya do not happen again, existing systems need to be implemented strictly through rigorous training and conducting intensive random checks. Vital inputs to replace old tracks, rolling stock, signalling gear and upgrading repair procedures to eliminate human error in all areas of maintenance and operation need much higher priority. Sinking crores of rupees into the unproven technology is hardly the w ay to improve the Railway's safety record. More

AWARDS & HONOURS


NMPT personnel honoured
MANGALORE: New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) honoured personnel of fire service department in the port recently as part of the Fire Service Day. An NMPT release said here that these personnel rescued two crewmembers trapped in the ... More

AIRLINES


Tirupati priests to bless Kingfisher aircraft
COME May and the priests in the temple town of Tirupati will give a different sort of blessing — to the new Airbus A-320 aircraft being acquired by the soon to be launched Kingfisher Airlines before it takes to the Indian skies. The ... More

SHIPPING


Freight market dips, but shipping firms buoyant
SLUGGISH trends continue to sweep the international shipping freight market, especially in the tanker segment. And with the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) making a downward revision in demand forecast for ... More

DCI urged to suggest site for ship-breaking units
THE Dredging Corporation of India, based at Visakhapatnam, has been requested by the Andhra Pradesh Government to suggest a suitable site for setting up ship-breaking units and currently two sites are under consideration, one at Kakinada and the ... More

INTERVIEW


Paradip users have best connectivity deal
A port is not simply a harbour with a deep draught. Far more important is the issue of connectivity. With new road and rail projects ensuring almost dedicated connectivity between Paradip and the vital steel and iron ore producing belt, the users of Paradip port could not hope to have a better deal. More

RAILWAYS


SCR remodels stations in Nellore region
SOUTH Central Railway has announced the inauguration a host of passenger amenities in Nellore region. These include remodelled railway stations of Venkatachalam and Vedayapalem in Nellore and the remodelled Nellore railway station (West side) ... More

Steel is Railways' top freight earner
IN 2004-05, the Indian Railways, on average, earned 74.98 paise for moving a tonne of commodity over one kilometre, which is 4.32 per cent higher than the 71.88 paise it got during 2003-04. It earned Rs 51.25 crore for ... More


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