Why Indian Railways is looking for the next big trainee

Why Indian Railways is looking for the next big trainee

India’s railways will be hiring the next trainee in 2019, a key decision that has raised concerns among the country’s private sector leaders.The country’s largest private railway operator, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), has been trying to recruit trainee trainees for over a year, but the recruitment process has faced resistance from the industry, with some…

How to keep your bike safe while commuting

How to keep your bike safe while commuting

Transport systems across Europe are often the most dangerous in the world, with trains regularly carrying up to a dozen tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.With the threat of climate change now a real threat, Europe has decided to look at how to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by rail transport, and to…

How to report a scam

How to report a scam

A new online platform has emerged to report scams to authorities and police, offering people a tool to report potential fraudsters to the authorities.The platform, which has been launched by a group of former employees of the Bangladesh Railway Transport (BTR) and its subsidiaries, aims to make the system easier for people to report any…

‘Bike is an essential mode of transport’

‘Bike is an essential mode of transport’

Train, bus, metro, bike, tram and other modes of transport are essential for modern life, says Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.He says he is committed to ensuring the public have access to safe, reliable and affordable modes of travel.Mr Grayling’s comments follow the introduction of a £500m fund for cycling in England.Mr Grayling said: “The cycle…

‘Dangerous’ air pollution from trains and trainsharing in China’s coal-rich Jiangsu province

‘Dangerous’ air pollution from trains and trainsharing in China’s coal-rich Jiangsu province

Railways and train operators in China are increasingly using toxic substances and pollution to boost profits, a new report warns.The report, released today by the International Rail Transport Association (IRTA), said a growing number of operators are using “non-compete clauses” to prevent them from sharing data with regulators. The clauses prohibit operators from disclosing how many…