2018: A year of ‘many firsts’ for Indian Railways

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2018 is considered as a year of ‘many firsts’ for the Indian Railways.

The National Rail and Transportation Institute was formally inaugurated on December 15, 2018, by Union Minister Piyush Goyal along with Gujrat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

The few achievements of Indian railways this year were:

  • It became the third in the world to establish a Rail University. Until it got established, there existed only two Railway Universities in the world- in Russia and China.
  • The Rail University admitted its first batch of students in September this year.
  • In this year, February, Indian Railways filled over 1.3 lakh vacancies during its recruitment procedure, which is considered to be the largest recruitment drive, in the history of the university.

The biggest achievement for the Indian Railways was the lowest accident figures in the last three decades. Also, the reported accidents reduced from 54 to 45 this year as compared to the previous year.

“Over the last four and a half years, we have inculcated a new culture of implementing transformative reforms, setting ambitious targets and pushing the boundaries to give a green signal to growth,” Union Minister Piyush Goyal said.

He added, ” As a result, the past year has emerged as a year of many firsts for the Indian Railways.”

“With the establishment of India’s first Rail University in Vadodara, we have initiated an era of a skilled and talented ‘New Railways’, which places India’s youth in the driving seat of progress,” Goyal said.

The First stage of recruitments by the Railway Recruitment Boards is over now, the next stage involves computer-based tests (CBT’s). The first CBT for group C and D is over and the second will begin from January. In the case of Group D, preliminary CBT is over, and the Skill Test is yet to conduct for the students who qualify CBT.

The Indian Railway is likely to announce more than 14000 Junior Engineer vacancies before the year-end.

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