May 26, 2014

Railways to run trains on 36 new routes with dynamic fare pricing



NEW DELHI: Encouraged by the overwhelming response to the experiment of running premium trains on dynamic fare pricing, railways has decided to run such trains on 36 new routes in a bid to cater to the rush during summers and also to generate extra revenue. 

By running premium trains, the transporter aims to provide faster and comfortable travel to passengers who are willing to pay a higher price. 

The trains will run on busy corridors like those leading to hill stations and religious places. These include cities such as Shimla, Jammu, Kathgodam, Mahabaleshwar, Puri, Shirdi, Varanasi, Tirupati and Guwahati. 

An official said the system is a win-win situation to all stakeholders as it ensures confirmed tickets for travellers though at a higher price and generates higher revenue for railways. Railways issues advertisements giving details of trains and there is a 10-15 day window for travelers to book tickets. 

"Passengers are ready to pay extra for urgent travel," said an official, adding that the move would put a check on touts. 

"Premium services, both AC and non-AC, are faster than any other train running between the two destinations, have pantry car for hot food and have comfortable coaches," the official added. 

For premium trains, the scheme has been kept simple with no waitlist tickets, but the fare starts from the Tatkal fares of other trains and keeps going up as the seats get filled. 

Tickets can be booked only on the IRCTC website which operates on dynamic fare pricing system, and are not available through PRS terminals. 

In the past, such trains had 100% occupancy even as the fares went up to twice the normal ticket price. 

After the huge success, railway board empowered zonal railways to take a call on running premium trains on their own, considering the popular demand. 

Even common people who want to travel this summer have been taken care of as railways is operating 11 Jansadharan special trains to ensure travel on high density routes such as New Delhi-Gorakhpur, Mumbai-Gorakhpur, connecting Bihar with Delhi, Mumbai and Punjab. 

These trains are unreserved and have very few stops to ensure faster travel for the common man.
Source - TOI

यूपी के बस्‍ती में गोरखधाम एक्‍सप्रेस मालगाड़ी से टकराई, 40 की मौत


उत्‍तर प्रदेश के बस्‍ती जिले में सोमवार को सुबह 10.30 बजे गोरखधाम एक्‍सप्रेस दुर्घटनाग्रस्‍त हो गई. इस हादसे में अब तक 40 लोगों के मरने की आशंका जताई जा रही है जबकि करीब 100 लोग घायल हो गए.


मिली जानकारी के मुताबिक बस्‍ती जिले के चुरेब रेलवे स्‍टेशन के नजदीक गोरखधाम एक्‍सप्रेस एक मालगाड़ी से टकरा गई. बताया जा रहा है कि टक्कर इतनी तेज थी कि इंजन सहित गोरखधाम एक्सप्रेस की सात बोगियां पटरी से उतर गईं. बताया जाता है कि अब तक करीब 4 लोगों के शव निकाल लिए गए हैं.


घटनास्‍थल की ओर गोरखपुर से एक रिलीफ ट्रेन रवाना कर दी गई है. डीएम और एसएसपी बस्‍ती भी दुर्घटनास्‍थल पहुंच गए हैं. मृतकों का आंकड़ा और बढ़ सकता है. घटनास्थल पर राहत व बचाव का काम जारी है. घायलों के इलाज के लिए गोरखपुर से भेजी गई रिलीफ ट्रेन मौके पर पहुंच गई है. गोरखपुर मंडल के रेलवे और राजकीय रेलवे पुलिस के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी घटनास्थल की ओर रवाना हो गए हैं.

बचाव और राहत कार्य तेजी से शुरू करवा दिए गए हैं. इस हादसे में घायल कुछ को बस्‍ती के सरकारी अस्‍पताल ले जाया गया है.

ये हैं हेल्‍पलाइन नंबर
उत्‍तर रेलवे- 9794830974 
गोरखपुर- 0551 22048893 
लखनऊ- 0522 2635639, 0522 2288890 

उधर, मनोनीत प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने गोरखधाम एक्सप्रेस हादसे में मारे गए लोगों के परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना व्यक्त की और घायलों के जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना की. कांग्रेस अध्‍यक्ष सोनिया गांधी ने भी हादसे में मारे गए लोगों के लिए दुख जताया.

source - Aaj tak

Railways to tap stakeholders for coal pithead connectivity



Indian Railways, which gets about a third of its overall revenue from coal transportation, has fast-tracked its plan to build rail connectivity to coal-bearing areas in central and eastern India by involving stakeholders like Coal India and NTPC as part-investors. These rail lines — entailing a collective investment to the tune of R10,000 crore — can potentially boost India’s coal output by a massive 300 million tonnes, given that transportation bottlenecks hamper development of potentially rich coal mines in these areas.

While the new rails to pitheads will be built in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, NTPC will be extending some of these lines to its upcoming power stations along the east coast.

Coal India’s output for FY14 was 462 mt and it accounts for 80% of India’s total production of the fuel.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - CANCELLATION OF MAIL TRAIN




Train No.12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Allahabad Cancelled on 26.5.2014

दिनांक 26.5.2014 को छत्रपति शिवाजी टर्मिनस से 21.25 बजे प्रस्थान करने वाली 12322 मुंबई-हावड़ा मेल वाया इलाहाबाद, रद्ध कर दी गयी है। (अप ट्रेन को पूर्व रेलवे ने रद्ध किया है)


12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Allahabad schedule departure CST at 21.25 hrs o­n 26.5.2014 is CANCELLED (Up train Cancelled by Eastern Railway)

Passengers are requested to note the cancellation.

Date: May 24, 2014.

Source - This news comes to you from the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai.
(V. Chandrasekar)
PRO-HQ



Sports, Coaching Camps for Wards of Railway Employees


Railway Sports Promotion Board of Indian Railways has been rendering yeoman’s service at both national & international levels of sporting arena since 1928. In a fresh initiative, coaching camps for wards of Railways are being organised from 15th May to 18th June 2014 at Karnail Singh Railway Stadium at New Delhi. Around 150 children (below 18 years) of different age groups are being imparted coaching in Badminton, Table Tennis and Cricket. Summer camps for Table Tennis and Badminton will be held from 15th May to 31st May 2014 at 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. Summer Camp for Cricket will be held from 20th May to 18th June 2014 at 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.


source - pib

 

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