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Stations On Shimla-Kalka Heritage Rail Line To Soon Get Free Wi-Fi

All major railways station on the Shimla-Kalka heritage train route will get free Wi-Fi, officials said on Wednesday.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the free Wi-Fi facility along with the “hop-on hop-off” train service which will let passengers get down at any station and board another incoming train without purchasing new tickets.

“This would help in boosting tourism on wayside stations like Barog, Solan, Shogi and so on,” Mr Thakur said.

The chief minister also inaugurated various other modern facilities for the Kalka-Shimla heritage railway line including a modern toilet complex.

Mr Thakur also laid the foundation stones of two lifts at the Shimla railway station and the project for renovation of Shimla extension station.

On the occasion, Mr Thakur thanked Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal for taking interest in modernising Shimla railway station besides upgrading the Kalka-Shimla railway line.

Maharashtra Man, In UP To Attend Kumbh, Dies After Being Hit By Train

A man was killed was killed at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh’s Bharwari after being hit by a train when he was trying to cross the railway tracks, police said on Wednesday.

25-year-old Devraj from Maharashtra had come to attend the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj and visit Madhya Pradesh’s Chitrakoot, police said.

He was hit by Rewanchal Express last night and died on the spot, they said.

His body has been sent for postmortem, police added.

No Train Coach Set On Fire To Enact Godhra Incident, Railways Clarifies

No train coach was set on fire in Vadodara to recreate the 2002 burning of Sabarmati Express at Godhra as part of a documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railway officials and crew members of a film production company said Monday.

Their clarification came after reports that an unused railway coach was set ablaze at Pratapnagar station in Vadodara on Sunday, during the enactment of the Godhra train burning incident.

However, both the Western Railway (WR), under whose jurisdiction the Vadodara division falls, and the production house involved in the film refuted the reports.

According to crew members supervising the shooting, a damaged coach, used for mock drills by the Railways, was provided by the authorities to recreate the burning of S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express at Godhra by a mob on February 27, 2002.

“We are shooting a biopic documentary depicting life and times of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This documentary film will be released only on social media.

“We are using a damaged railway coach, used for mock drills, to recreate the Godhra train burning incident,” said

Jayraj Gadhvi, a supervising executive of the film. Dhaval Pandya, a senior executive overseeing the shooting, clarified that the coach was not set on fire Sunday as claimed in some media reports.

“We had not set the coach on fire yesterday as claimed by some newspapers. After shooting that damaged coach in the same condition, we will apply special effects during editing to show it burning.

Western Railway PRO (Vadodara division) Khemraj Meena also refuted the media reports and maintained a damaged coach was used in the shooting.

RRB Group D Result, Scores Published; Check RRB Result PDF Here: Live Updates

RRB Group D result, after much anticipation and wait, being released on official websites. As the result declaration time approached, several RRB websites have started crashing or not responding right now. The result will bring relief to more than 1 crore candidates who have been on the edge of their seat this last month since RRBs had earlier informally said that the RRB Group D resultwill be released by mid-February. So far RRB Kolkata, RRB Mumbai, RRB Bangalore, RRB Bhubaneshwar, RRB Allahabad, RRB Patna, RRB Bilaspur, RRB Chandigarh, RRB Ahmedabad, RRB Chennai, RRB Ranchi, RRB Ajmer, RRB Guwahati and RRB Secunderabad have released the RRB Group D result PDFs.

With RRB Group D resultdeclaration today, RRBs will begin the second phase of the selection process which is Physical Efficiency Test or PET. The nature of duties associated with Group D or Level posts demand that a candidate must be healthy and should fulfill the minimum physical fitness standard as exhibited by the recruitment board.

Read RRB Group D result updates in Hindi Here

Candidates who are waiting for the RRB Group D resultshould watch this space for latest and real time updates on the result.

Indian Railway Shifts RRB Group D Result Declaration To March

RRB Group D Result: RRB Group D result should be released soon. The result date has not been revealed yet. Earlier, the buzz was that RRB Group D result will be released by the end of February. But the RRB Group D result was not released till yesterday. With no confirmation form RRB yet, it is being speculated that the result will be released in next few days.

RRBs had announced Group D recruitment last year to fill 62,907 vacancies of Helpers, Track Maintainers, Assistant Pointsman, Gateman, Porter, Hamal, Sweeper cum Porter, Hospital Assistant etc. The computer-based test was conducted within 51 days between September and December.

As per Indian Railway, more than 1.17 crore candidates sat for the RRB Group D exam. During the month of February, an RRB official had said that with such a large number of candidates appearing in the recruitment examination, the recruitment boards are being very careful with result preparation.

The extra caution is also due to the embarrassment the National carrier had to face after it had to recall the RRB Group C result for first CBT when the final answer key based on which the result was prepared was found to have errors.

Indian Railway had to revise the result and release fresh result and cut off. As a consequence, the number of candidates who qualified for the second CBT for RRB ALP and Technician posts increased.

Indian Railway will have a busy 2019 with several recruitment processes lined up. It has to complete the recruitment process for RRB Group C and RRB Group D posts. It has completed the application process for RRB Junior Engineer recruitment and needs to begin the first stage CBT for RRB JE vacancies. Added to this list of recruitment form last year are recruitment for NTPC, Para-medical staff, and Ministerial and Isolated categories vacancies which were announced recently.