Sunday, Oct 20 2019 | Time 19:06 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Three killed as suicide bomber targets guv's motorcade in Afghanistan's Wardak province
  • Gen Rawat says 6-10 Pak soldiers killed in ceasefire violation
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in Marathwada, damage standing Kharif crops in Parbhani, Osmanabad
  • Maradu flats: 84 owners missing
  • Haryana DGP urges voters to cast vote without fear
  • Jhabua gears up for by-poll voting on Monday
  • Menace of fake scheduled caste certificates rising each day : Kainth
  • Technology is the bridge to achieve 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas': PM
  • Upendra Kushwaha elected RLSP President
  • All arrangements for free & fair polling for by-election completed
  • Upendra Kushwaha elected RSLP President
  • Ranchi Test: Rohit, Rahane put India in driver's seat against Proteas on Day 2
  • Ranchi Test: Rohit, Rahane put India in driver's seat against Proteas on Day 2
  • Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannons to Disperse Protesters: Reports
  • Stop lying & get ready for another poll drubbing: Capt Amarinder to Sukhbir
India


Century old John Morris Fire Engine hogs limelight at Statesman Vintage Car Rally

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 11 (UNI) The Vintage John Morris Fire Engine, manufactured in the year 1914, which was originally used by Nizam State Railway in the city of Hyderabad, got a prominent exhibit at the National Rail Museum, New Delhi.

The Fire Engine participated in the prestigious 53rd Statesman Vintage Car Rally held in the National Capital, New Delhi on Sunday and secured the Challenger Trophy, SCR said in a release here on Monday.

John Morris Fire Engine was the oldest participant in the rally which saw around 160 Vintage vehicles taking to the roads.

Grabbing attention of the huge Sunday crowd of Delhiites who thronged to witness one of the most prestigious Vintage car rally event in the country, the John Morris Fire Engine completed the full rally distance of 45 kms.

Only about 60 vehicles could cover the full length, while 100 dropped enroute owing to mechanical failures.

For the John Morris Fire Engine, the Challenger Trophy it bagged, marks a proud come back, since it earned the honors after a gap of 5 years.

The Vehicle is over 100 years old, having been procured in the year 1914 by the HEH Nizam State Railway for use in Hyderabad.

It is the only Vehicle in the World fitted with the original Shrewsbury and Challenger Solid Tyres and still retains all the original parts of its fire equipment.

It holds the Ajax Gun-Metal Turbine Pump as a part of its fire equipment. The Fire Engine graces the precincts of one of the best Railway Museums in the World, the National Rail Museum at New Delhi.

However, it is the SCR’s team of Technical personnel from Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda who are the experts in undertaking its regular maintenance.

The John Morris Fire Engine had participated in the car rally last year too, but could not complete the full distance owing to the engine condition.

This year, during the process of restoration of the John Morris Fire engine, private agencies were consulted who quoted an amount of Rs 50 lakhs for the restoration work.

But an 08 member team of Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda who are experts in the maintenance of the John Morris Fire Engine took up thechallenge and restored the vehicle using the resources available in-house and spending an amount of just Rs 2.3 lakh.

This fantastic job of the team earned recognition with the Ministry of Railways declaring an award of Rs 50, 000 for good maintenance.

SCR General Manager Gajanan Mallya, congratulated Vijay Kumar, Chief Workshop Manager, Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda for the laurels, the Vintage John Morris Fire Engine brought to the Zone and Indian Railways.

He was also appreciative of the 8 member maintenance team which successfully ensured that the Fire Engine takes to the road without any glitch.
UNI KNR RHK 2236
More News
Technology is the bridge to achieve 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas': PM

Technology is the bridge to achieve 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas': PM

20 Oct 2019 | 6:44 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said technology builds bridge between aspirations and achievement, demand and delivery, government and governance in order to achieve ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.

see more..
Upendra Kushwaha elected RLSP President

Upendra Kushwaha elected RLSP President

20 Oct 2019 | 6:39 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Upendra Kushwaha was on Sunday elected as the President of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) for the third time.

see more..

Upendra Kushwaha elected RSLP President

20 Oct 2019 | 6:28 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Upendra Kushwaha was on Sunday elected as the President of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) for the third time.

see more..
Imran Khan hopeful of 'foreign exchange' earning from Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara

Imran Khan hopeful of 'foreign exchange' earning from Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara

20 Oct 2019 | 5:49 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Even as India continues to maintain that 'no fees' should be charged on pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday expressed hope that the pilgrim site will become a major religious hub for the Sikhs and "will boost the local economy and result in earning foreign exchange".

see more..

Prahlad Singh to inaugurate CCRT e-portal and YouTube Channel on Monday

20 Oct 2019 | 5:43 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel will attend the “Digital Bharat – Digital Sanskriti” program organised by Rashtriya Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, Ministry of Culture on Monday at CCRT Headquarters located at Dwarka.

see more..
image