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    • Indian Railways to induct 40,000 refurbished coach...

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      The Indian Railways plans to induct about 40,000 coaches with improved interiors and upgraded facilities to provide world-class comfort to passengers

    • Indian Railways considering Metro-like self-propel...

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      The Indian Railways is exploring the idea of using self-propelled trains like those used in Metro systems to realise its high-speed corridor dream.

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      • Railways could use self-propelled coaches on high-speech corridors.
      • The trains would have advanced braking systems.
      • A prototype coach is being manufactured at the Chennai ICF.
        Racing against time to bring a network of “high-speed corridors” on track, the Indian Railways is exploring self-propelled train sets similar to those used in Delhi Metro.

      This technology, experts say, will not only achieve faster acceleration of up to 160 km per hour, but also put in place advance protective measures like electro-pneumatic braking system to improve passenger safety.

      Senior railway officials said the prototype of the train is being manufactured at Integral Coach Factory in Chennai and the first two sets will be ready by March 2018. The trial runs will begin soon thereafter.

      A top railway ministry official told Mail Today that the Chennai coach factory has already issued a global tender for technical support for the new trains.

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    • Indian Railways’ To Launch Double Decker Tra...

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      The overnight double-decker Uday Express will operate between metro cities (Representational image)
      The overnight double-decker Uday Express will operate between metro cities (Representational image)

      Indian Railways is set to launch a new premium train service called Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri or Uday Express aimed at business travelers. “We’re launching a product ‘Uday’ for business travelers,” Indian Railways is looking to connect metropolitan centers through the Uday Express service, news agency Press Trust of India quoted Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu as saying at ‘Smart Railway Conclave’ in Delhi. The overnight double-decker train service, called Uday Express, will be equipped with modern facilities. South Western Railway, a unit of Indian Railways, said on microblogging site Twitter. South Western Railway runs train services under three divisions – the Bangalore division, the Hubli Division and the Mysore Division.

      “We will be launching Uday Express for business travellers who would start in the night and reach in the morning so that they can save on hotel cost,” Mr Prabhu told PTI, adding that it will have improved amenities.

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      The Uday Express trains are slated to run at a speed of 110 kilometres per hour.

      The Railway Minister said the Uday Express service…

    • A Man’s Facebook Post Exposes How Indian Railway...

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      Earlier this year, catering scam in Indian Railways had made headlines where items as small as curd had been bought at inflated prices. Now, another malpractice going on in various trains have surfaced, where food is being served at an inflated price.  Neelabh Khanikar, through social media, has brought another malpractice to the light.

      Bareilly resident, Khanikar, was travelling from Duliajan to Dimapur on the New Tinsukia Rajendra Nagar Patna Express with his family, when he bought two plates of egg biryani.

      Khanikar paid Rs 80 for each plate of biryani, but he grew suspicious and went to the pantry is asked for the menu. There, he found that actual price of one plate egg biriyani was Rs 63 instead of charged Rs 80.

      Khanikar asked the person concerned why was he charged more than the given price. Since Khanikar was recording video of his conversation, no one spoke anything.

      Khanikar was asked to stop recording and talk, but he refused, saying that he will bring the matter to the notice of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. The officials say…