Aug 28, 2013

Extension of holiday special trains.



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सात सितंबर से दौड़ेगी नई दिल्ली भुवनेश्वर साप्ताहिक एसी ट्रेन

सात सितंबर से दौड़ेगी नई दिल्ली भुवनेश्वर साप्ताहिक एसी ट्रेन
जमशेदपुर। भुवनेश्वर से नई दिल्ली तक नई वातानुकूलित सुपरफास्ट साप्ताहिक ट्रेन शीघ्र ही दौड़ेगी। यह ट्रेन चक्रधरपुर रेलमंडल से तो गुजरेगी, लेकिन टाटानगर के यात्रियों को इसका लाभ नहीं मिल सकेगा। चक्रधरपुर रेल मंडल के चक्रधरपुर व राउरकेला स्टेशन पर रुकेगी।

ट्रेन संख्या 22805 नई दिल्ली से हर शनिवार को खुलेगी, जो रविवार की शाम 7.35 बजे चक्रधरपुर पहुंचेगी। वहीं, 22806 प्रत्येक मंगलवार को भुवनेश्वर से खुलेगी और बुधवार शाम पांच बजे चक्रधरपुर पहुंचेगी। ट्रेन चलाने के लिए दक्षिण-पूर्व रेलवे के सीनियर ट्रैफिक मैनेजर ((कोचिंग)) तपन कुमार भट्टाचार्जी ने हरी झंडी दे दी है। गुरुवार तक रेलमंडल में नई ट्रेन से संबंधित आदेश पहुंच जाएगा।
Source..Bhaskar

Railways running 1400 coaches with bio-toilets in various trains



The Railways are currently running 1400 coaches with 3800 bio-toilets in various trains as part of its efforts to provide hygienic environment to passengers.

An official press release said that, in the first four months of the current financial year, upto July, the Railways had fitted more bio-toilets in coaches than the number covered in the previous three years.

It said that 2285 bio-toilets were fitted between April and July in this financial year as compared to 1337 bio-toilets fitted in 2012-13, 169 in 2011-12 and 57 in 2010-11.

The first train, Gwalior-Varanasi Bundelkhand Express, fitted with bio-toilets is running since January 2011.

After receiving encouraging feedback from the users and railway maintenance staff, the pace of fitment of these bio-toilets in passenger coaches has been ramped up.
Source..netindian

Onam special trains via Salem



MANGALORE: Southern Railway will run special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers duringOnam festival season via Salem, Erode, Tirupur,Coimbatore, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Mohanurand Karur.


Trains run via Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore are: Train 06346 Ernakulam Junction — Chennai Central Superfast Special which will leave Ernakulam Junction at 7pm on September 5 and 12 and arrive Chennai Central at 7.45am the next day.

Train 06345 Chennai Central - Ernakulam Junction Superfast Special will leave Chennai Central at 9pm on September 6 and 13 and arrive at Ernakulam Junction at 8.30 am the next day. The trains will stop at Aluva, Thrisur, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi and Arakkonam. Train No.06346 will stop at Perambur also; train No.06345 will stop at Ernakulam town also.

Train 06745 Chennai Central - Tirunelveli special will leave Chennai Central at 3.15pm on September 13 and arrive at Tirunelveli at 11am the next day. The train will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Neyyattinkara, Kulitturai, Eraniel, Nagercoil town and Valliyur.

Trains via Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Mohanur and Karur are: Train 06746 Tirunelveli - Chennai Central special will leave Tirunelveli at 6pm on September 12 and arrive at Chennai Central at 8.30am the next day. The train will stop at Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Mohanur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam and Perambur.
Source..times of india

रेलवे स्टेशन से जब्त की १८ गाडिय़ां


रेलवे स्टेशन परिसर में बने अघोषित पार्किंग स्टैंड पर पुलिस ने मंगलवार को चालानी कार्रवाई की। पुलिस की टीम सुबह से ही कार्रवाई के मूड में थी। टीम नौ बजे रेलवे स्टेशन परिसर पर पहुंची और 18 गाडिय़ों को उठाकर ले गई। गाडिय़ा लॉक थी, इसलिए पुलिस को उठाने के लिए डग्गा ((पुलिस वाहन)) का सहारा लेना पड़ा। \'यादातर गाडिय़ां दैनिक यात्रियों की थी, जो पार्किंग स्टैंड के बाहर ही गाड़ी रखते हैं।
पर्किंग स्थल पर जीआरपी और आरपीएफ के जवानों की तैनाती नहीं होती है। इसलिए लोग गाड़ी कहीं भी खड़ी कर देते हैं। इससे यातायात का दबाव बढ़ रहा था। इसकी शिकायत लगातार पुलिस को मिल रही थी। इससे पहले भी यहां पुलिस ने कार्रवाई की है। यातायात प्रभारी एमएस चंद्रा ने बताया कि रेलवे स्टेशन परिसर में अघोषित पार्किंग में वाहन रखने वाले 18 लोगों पर कार्रवाई की गई है। यह कार्रवाई लगातार जारी रहेगी। शहर में भी यातायात व्यवस्था को बनाए रखने के लिए चालानी कार्रवाई की जा रही है।
Source..Bhaskar

DRM/Waltair inaugurates Zonal Electrical Training Institute at Marripalem near Vizag



Visakhapatnam: A Zonal Electrical Training Institute of East Coast Railway for imparting various training courses to the loco running staff and loco maintenance staff was inaugurated by Divisional Railway Manager Anil Kumar at Marripalem here on Tuesday.

Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer (Op.) of Waltair Division M.S.Sansanwal and other Branch Officers and staff were present. The foundation stone for the training institute was laid by then Railway Board Chairman K.C. Jena on October, 31, 2008. The Railway Board had sanctioned the training institute at an estimated cost of Rs.4.35 crore.

The training institute offers induction courses for newly recruited Assistant Loco Pilots from RRBs, newly promoted Loco Inspectors, refresher courses for Loco Pilots, EMU Pilots, Promotional Courses to the LP (Shunter), LP(Goods), LP(Passenger) and Conversion Courses to Diesel ALP/LP to Electrical ALP/LP. It also imparts initial courses, refresher course and promotional courses to maintenance supervisors and technicians. The training institute started imparting initial course of ALP training to first batch of 43 Assistant Loco Pilots recruited through Railway Recruitment Board on August 20. The training institutehas 64 bedded hostel accommodation with recreation facilities like meditation/yoga room, play ground, spacious class rooms, hi-tech computer lab, library facility, seminar hall and trouble shooting Electric Locomotive Simulator for imparting the trouble shooting training to the running staff.
Source..Rail news

UNESCO extends help to restore Darjeeling Himalayan Railway



Darjeeling: Mamata Banerjee had promised that Darjeeling would become the Switzerland of India, but the restoration of UNESCO’s World Heritage Railway has not moved forward till date. Concerned authorities have been passing the buck and failing to restore the 80-km toy train service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling, which is only partially operational following a landslide back in 2010, UNESCO has now decided to come to its rescue.

Besides a reminder to the Railway Ministry in the form of an official letter suggesting that it has not done enough to maintain its status within the World Heritage List, UNESCO has also offered to provide $600,000 to restore the toy train service. An agreement is this regard is likely to be signed in the coming month.

“There was a communication from UNESCO recently. There can be no denying of the fact that the Toy train service needs to be completely restored as soon as possible,” Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Minister of State for Railways, said.

The train, which covers an 88-kilometre stretch originally passed through places like Siliguri, Sukna, Tindharia, Gayabari, Mahanadi, Kurseong, Tung, Sonada and Ghum. The DHR, which started in 1881, was included in the World Heritage Site list by UNESCO in 1999.

But since the landslide in June 2010, the train operates only in parts – Siligudi to Tindharia and Kurseong to Darjeeling.

North Eastern Frontier Railways, which operates the service, however, blames the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. “The National Highway-55 that runs alongside the track was also damaged during the landslides. Unless that is completed, we can not restore the train-route,” a spokesperson of the North Eastern Frontier Railways said. According to the district administration of Darjeeling, the restoration of road service is on the verge of completion.

When asked about the blame game, Chowdhury promised to look into the matter. “We will do everything possible, what would be best for the early restoration of Toy Train service. I am personally looking into the matter so that there is more co-ordination between the authorities,” he said.

Incidentally, since the disruption of services in 2010, Mamata Banerjee, Dinesh Trivedi and Mukul Roy have been at the helm of Rail Bahawan – all from Bengal and TMC – the party which promised to turn Darjeeling into Switzerland.

Perhaps, a helping hand from UNESCO may encourage Railways to take up the long-ignored task.
Source..railnews

Tollfree No.1800111321 and Cell to monitor Catering complaints in Trains set up by IR



New Delhi: Indian Railway has set up a centralized Catering Services Monitoring Cell in the Board’s office having a toll free number 1800-111-321 for prompt redressal of the passenger grievances related to the catering activities for real time assistance to traveling public. On the same pattern, Catering Monitoring Cells have been set up at Zonal and Divisional level for daily monitoring of the catering activities.

Indian Railway has ensured continuous monitoring of the services provided to the passengers. If any irregularity is found punitive actions like imposition of fine, warning and termination of contract etc. are taken according to the gravity of offence/irregularity. As per extant Catering Policy, 2010, Railways proposed to have base kitchens in railway premises for close monitoring the quality.

New Catering Policy, 2010 makes it mandatory for Indian Railway to assure effective and quality food to be provided to passengers which must meet international standards.

Supervision and monitoring have been strengthened through a mechanism put in place by deploying railway personnel, who check quality and hygiene along with feedback/opinion of passengers and take corrective action in a time bound manner. About 34565 inspections have been carried out in the last one year i.e. April, 2012 to March 2013.
Source..railnews

Indian Railway renumbers trains starting September 1


MANGALORE: Indian Railways has renumbered six trains including the Chennai Egmore - Mangalore Central - Chennai daily express. Train numbers 16107/16108 Chennai Egmore - Mangalore Central - Chennai (daily) express will be re-numbered as 16859/16860 with effect from September 1. Train numbers 16865/16866 Karaikal - Ernakulam - Karaikal (daily) express will be renumbered as 16187/16188 with effect from September 1.

Train number 12653 Puducherry - Mangalore Central (weekly) express will be renumbered as train number 16857 with effect from September 7 and train number 12654 Manglore Central - Puducherry express will be renumbered as train 16858 with effect from September 8. Train numbers 16857/16858 will run via Coimbatore Junction and will not stop at Podanur. Extension of these trains to Puducherry from and to Tiruchchirappalli will be notified later.
Source..timesofindia

Declining service life of tracks keeps railways on their toes


Weld failure is a common cause of derailment; corrosion a threat to health of tracks

With the life span of railway tracks coming down sharply over the years due to increasing passenger-freight operations, higher axle loads on dense traffic routes and corrosion, Southern Railway has set a rail renewal target of 72 kilometres this fiscal as a key component of its measures to maintain safety.

Going by standard estimates, a 60-kg rail segment with a traffic density projection of 800 Gross Million Tonnes (GMT) is about 15 years, but this conventional calculus is being constantly revised, as many rail segments are coming up for renewal in less than half that time, Railway officials said.

With a route length of 5,000 kilometres, Southern Railway is the fifth largest rail network among the 17 zonal railways in Indian Railways network. It runs about 434 suburban trains and 742 non-suburban trains and transports around 2.4 million passengers on an average every day. On the freight front, the originating freight loading from April to July this year was 14.81 million tonnes, the 14 per cent increase over last year being the best-ever loading for the first four months of any year in Southern Railway’s recorded history.

“The upkeep of the vast rail network involves a well-drawn out daily, monthly and periodic maintenance schedule involving men and machines,” said S. Anantharaman, Chief Safety Officer, Southern Railway.

For instance, a track recording car to detect defects, twists or faulty alignment is deployed once every four months in Grade A segments (based on a set of wear-and-tear parameters), once in six months for Grade B sections and once a year for other segments. The data is analysed to arrive at a Track Geometry Index (TGI) value that determines the course of action.

Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors (USFD) to spot weld failures, Oscillation Monitoring Systems to measure vertical and lateral displacement from a normal axis of coaches moving across a particular rail section and tight tamping to bind together caked up ballast are also part of standard procedure, officials said.

Apart from machines, the Railways also deploys gangmen and keymen to physically inspect every bit of the 5,000-km route length.

In the four months of this fiscal, yard derailments have halved from 22 in the same period last year, while mainline accidents dropped from eight to just one.

One of the most common causes for derailments is weld failure. In-house studies in the Railways estimate that rail and weld failures currently account for over 60 per cent of engineering-related mishaps - a sharp rise from the 25 per cent about four years ago.

Commissioner of Railway Safety S. K. Mittal’s preliminary report on the derailment of Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express near Arakkonam on April 10 too has upheld rail weld failure as the cause of the accident that killed one person.

The other significant threat to the health of tracks is coming from corrosion due to exposure to coastal atmosphere or contact with toilet waste. It is estimated that corrosion causes fracture of an estimated 20 per cent of rail lines.

“The Chennai-Gudur and Chennai-Villupuram lines are among the worst affected lines due to corrosion,” said a track engineering official.

Though the Railways has started using corrosion-resistant alloy-rails to beat the problem, the proportion of these rail segments is minuscule with regard to the magnitude of the problem.
Source..The Hindu

Railway authorities re-number trains



THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Railway authorities have re-numbered many trains aimed at optimum utilisation of rakes. The Chennai Egmore-Mangalore Central-Chennai Daily Express (Train Nos.16107/16108) will be re-numbered as Train nos. 16859/16860 with effect from October 1.

Also, the Karaikal-Ernakulam-Karaikal Daily Express (Train nos. 16865/16866) will be re-numbered as Train no. 16187/16188 with effect from October 1.

Likewise, the Puducherry-Mangalore Central Weekly Express (Train no. 12653) will be re-numbered as Train No. 16857 with effect from October 7 and Train No. 12654 Mangalore Central-Puducherry Express will be re-numbered as Train No. 16858 with effect from October 8. Train nos. 16857/16858 will run via Coimbatore Junction and will not stop at Podanur. Extension of these trains to Puducherry from and to Trichchirappally will be notified later.

The Happa-Tirunelveli-Happa Bi-Weekly Express (Train Nos. 12998/12997) will be re-numbered as Train Nos. 19578/19577 with effect from November 1 and November 4, respectively, informed Palakkad Railway Division authorities.

Meanwhile, authorities have also informed that consequent on yard remodelling work at Palakkad Town Railway Station, platform no 3 is to be extended to accommodate 26 coaches. The work will extend till August 31 and due to this, the Erode Junction-Palakkad Town-Erode Junction MEMU (Train nos. 66609/66608) services will be terminated at Palakkad Junction till August 31.
Source..timesofindia.indiatimes

New buses for Shimla


To save tourists from being fleeced by taxi owners, the Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation (HRTC) is launching a new scheme wherein anybody can travel the whole day in government buses on the purchase of a Rs 20 ticket.

Addressing a press conference here today, Transport Minister GS Bali said the government also proposed to start two air-conditioned deluxe buses between Kalka and Shimla for those travelling by the Shatabdi Express. "The deluxe buses will provide a direct link, both to locals as well as tourists, between Kalka and Shimla and save them from being fleeced by taxi owners," he said.

Bali said there was a proposal to start an AC deluxe bus in Shimla town, in which people could travel by purchasing a Rs 400 monthly pass or buy a onetime ticket of minimum Rs 20. "Since this bus will not be crowded, those going to work can travel by comfortably," he said. He added that this would also save people from the hardship of searching for a parking place for their vehicle.

He said the HRTC proposed to buy 10 new buses for Shimla. The minimum fare in these buses would be Rs 5. "We also propose to buy five new buses for the Shimla-Solan route at a fare of Rs 40 and 10 for Shimla-Bilaspur and Shimla-Sirmour routes," he announced.

Bali also announced that 250 new bus routes would be issued to create better transportation facility in rural and remote areas. "Preference will be given to war widows and unemployed youth in the grant of permits on these routes," he said.

He also cautioned that strict action would be taken against drivers and conductors against whom complaints had been received with regard to their bad behaviour. He added that the government would ensure that all drivers and conductors wore uniform and name plates while on duty.
Source.tribuneindia

Railways may hike freight in Oct


Rising energy costs may force the Indian Railways to bring about another hike in freight in October when it reviews the fuel adjustment component (FAC). Although freight, which forms an important part of the railways’ earnings, may be hiked following the review, the passenger fares will not be touched.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, “Tariff has already been increased. As per the proposal of the budget, it will be hiked again in October”.

This will be the second hike in freight this year as a result of the rising transportation costs. It had earlier hiked the freight by 5.7% in April while linking the fuel adjustment component (FAC) with goods tariff.

Clarifying on whether the railway was looking at increasing the passenger fares, which had also been hiked earlier in the year, Chowdhury replied in the negative. 'No it will be freight only,' he said.

Railways is in the process of setting up Rail Tariff Authority (RTA).
Source..tribuneindia

NEW TRAINS TOWARDS NEW DELHI AND TIRUPATI TO BE INTRODUCED


As announced in last Railway Budget for running of weekly Super Fast Express trains towards New Delhi and Tirupati from Bhubaneswar, Ministry of Railways has decided to introduce Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar super fast via Angul, Sambalpur City and Rourkela from 7thSeptember 2013and Bhubaneswar-Tirupati-Bhubaneswar super fast express from 14th September 2013.

22805 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi weekly super fast Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 1245hrs o­n every Saturday w.e.f. 7th September 2013 and will arrive at New Delhi at 2050hrs o­n every Sundays. In the return direction, 22806 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar weekly super fast Express will leave New Delhi at 0700hrs o­n every Monday w.e.f. 9th September 2013 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 1630hrs o­n every Tuesday.

This train has o­ne AC First Class, O­ne-AC 2 tier, Four-AC 3 tiers, Eight-Sleeper Classes, Two -Guard cum Luggage Vans and o­ne-Pantry Car in its composition having stoppages at Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Muri, Bokaro Steel City, Gomo, Kodarma, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad and Kanpur Central between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi.

22879 Bhubaneswar-Tirupati weekly super fast Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 1200hrs o­n every Saturday w.e.f. 14th September 2013 and will arrive at Tirupati at 0925hrs o­n every Sundays. In the return direction, 22880 Tirupati-Bhubaneswar weekly super fast Express will leave Tirupati at 1245hrs o­n every Sunday w.e.f. 15th September 2013 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 1010hrs o­n every Monday.

This train has O­ne-AC 2 tier, Three-AC 3 tiers, Eleven-Sleeper Classes, Four General Second Class coaches, Two-Guard cum Luggage Vans and o­ne-Pantry Car in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Balugaon, Chatrapur, Brahmapur, Ichhapuram, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, o­ngole, Nellore, Gudur and Renigunta between Bhubaneswar and Tirupati.

Source..Chief Public Relations Officer


Food portals open up options for train travellers (Foodie Trail)



Twenty five-year-old Vrinda Kapoor often travels by train to meet her parents in Mumbai. However, she is unable to eat the insipid train food and is forced to binge on chips and biscuits. But not anymore, thanks to food portals that deliver to her favourite chicken pizza at her seat, guaranteed hot and fresh.

"Travelling is easier now as I can now eat whatever I like instead of the watery dal and bland subzis served by the pantry and are a sorry excuse for food," Kapoor, a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University here, told IANS.

Continental, Chinese, Italian, Mughlai and even fast food, varied cuisines are on offer by portals like comesum.com, travelkhana.com and merafoodchoice.com.

These portals, who have partnered with restaurants across the country, give their customers the freedom to order food from any famous eatery along the route.

The meals can be booked online or through phone by submitting train details or the passenger name record (PNR) number.

The customer can then choose any restaurant en route the destination and the meal is delivered at a pre-decided station. Payment can be made online as well as on delivery.

"Today's customers are quality conscious and know better than just to pick up food from an average hawker, they look more at multi cuisine delicacies," Abhishek Agrawal, managing director at Comesum, told IANS.

Comesum, started 40 years ago as railway caterers and apart from delivering meals in trains also operates 25 multi-cuisine food plazas that are open 24X7 round the year at railway and Metro stations in Delhi and around the country.

"We offer different cuisines to our customers but Indian food especially thalis (meal made of selection of several dishes) are quite favourite," said Agrawal adding that the cost of a thali ranges between Rs.80 and Rs.150 depending on the food items selected.

While Comesum offers food prepared at its own outlets, travelkhana.com and merafoodchoice.com have partnered with restaurants and eateries.

Travelkhana.com, which started operations in Aug 2012, has tied up with over 200 restaurants and caterers at over 80 stations and has delivered food to about 60,000 passengers.

"Indian Railways is the lifeline of passengers but the quality of food leaves a lot to be desired... we provide fresh food across all major trains and you won't have to depend on the pantry food anymore," Travelkhana CEO Pushpinder Singh told IANS.

The Indian Railways ferries 23 million travellers and 2.65 million tonnes of goods daily on 12,000 passenger and 7,000 freight trains. The network is spread over 64,000 route km and has 7,083 stations.

At present, only 302 trains have pantry cars.

Describing Travelkhana's functioning, Pushpinder Singh said that GPS-enabled mobile applications keeps them updated about train delays and diversions. In case an order does not reach the passenger at a particular station, it is delivered at the next one.

Serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, Pushpinder Singh has his eyes set on expanding to 30 new stations soon as well collaborating with more outlets.

"We are in talks with McDonalds," he said.

Meanwhile, Nashik based merafoodchoice.com, which started in Nov 2012 offers only vegetarian meals and specialises in thalis from different states.

"We are trying to promote the Indian food culture and offer thalis of various states," said founder Piyush Kasliwal adding that the portal is offering its services at 145 stations across the country and has so far catered to over 30,000 clients.

"The vegetarian thali, is priced between Rs.100 and Rs.200 and the customers don't mind the pricing because they know that they are getting quality food," added Kasliwal, who now plans to expand to 200 stations.

With several complaints against the food served in trains, the portals have definitely come to the rescue of the people.

Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge recently told the Lok Sabha that 1,279 complaints about sub-standard food were received in 2012, of which 115 were for lack of hygienic conditions in superfast premier trains like the Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express.

So, the next time you travel on a train, remember that your favourite butter chicken or masala dosa or chicken manchurian is just a call or a click away.
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GOOD NEWS - Government of India Launches RTI Online Web Portal





Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office Shri V Narayanasamy has said that rtionline web portal is another milestone in the regime of RTI that will further promote participation of our citizens in the process of governance and policy making decisions of the Government.Speaking at the launch of the portal in New Delhi today he said though presently this facility has been provided to Central Ministries, DoPT will consider extending this facility to the subordinate and attached offices of Central Government also. The Minister also appealed to the State Governments to consider developing similar facility of filing online RTI applications. Referring to the RTI Act as one of the biggest achievements of our democracy, Shri Narayansamy said that it has empowered the citizenry in an unprecedented manner to participate in nation building by promoting transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. 

The rtionline web portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training. The url of this portal is https://rtionline.gov.in. 


This is a facility for the Indian Citizens to file RTI applications online and first appeals and also to make online paymentof RTI fees. The prescribed fees can be paid through Internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks as well as by Credit/Debit cards of Visa/Master, through the payment gateway of SBI linked to this site.This facility is available for all the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India. 

This system provides for online reply of RTI applications/ first appeals, though reply could be sent by regular post also. This system works as RTI MIS also. The details of RTI applications received through post could also be entered into this system. The citizens can also check the real time status of their RTI applications/first appeals filed online. 

SOURCE - PIB

Final Report of High Power Committee (Running & Safety) Presented to Chairman, R

Ministry of Railways(27-August, 2013 18:38 IST )Final Report of High Power Committee (Running & Safety) Presented to Chairman, Railways Board The High Power Committee (Running & Safety) headed by Shri D.P.Tripathi, former Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Food Processing has submitted its final report to Shri Arunendra Kumar, Chairman, Railway Board. Other three Members of the Committee which was constituted by the Ministry of Railways were Shri V.K.Manglik, former General Manager, West Central Railway, Shri Amar Nath, former General Manager, Chittaranjan LocomotiveWorks and Shri M. S. Khan, former Additional Member/Budget, Railway Board, The Committee was constituted to look into pending demands of Labour Federation regarding working hours of Running Staff (Guards and Drivers) and review of Safety Categories staff over Indian Railways. The Committee conducted wide ranging consultation with Railway Administrations, Federations and staff all over Indian Railways and prepared a comprehensive report as perterms of reference. The Ministry of Railways shall be examining the report for implementation of the recommendations of the Committee. 

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