Dec 30, 2014

Government to tighten screw on indisciplined government employees


Prime Minister Modi has himself reiterated that he is a hard task master. This version of him has started to reflect on ground. Government has already tighten noose around the neck of indisciplined central government employees by deploying biometric attendance machine in offices. Government is coming up with more stricter rules, please read this news report:-

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स्नान पर्वों पर चलेंगी मेला स्पेशल ट्रेनें

इलाहाबाद (ब्यूरो)। रेलवे प्रशासन ने नियमित ट्रेनों को निरस्त कर स्नाव पर्वों पर स्पेशल ट्रेनों के संचालन का फैसला किया है। यह ट्रेनें पौष पूर्णिमा यानी पांच जनवरी, मकर संक्रांति 14 और 15 जनवरी, मौनी अमावस्या 20 जनवरी, माघी पूर्णिमा तीन फरवरी और महाशिवरात्रि पर 17 फरवरी को चलेंगी। इसके साथ ही सरयू एक्सप्रेस, ऊंचाहार पैसेंजर, झांसी पैसेंजर, फरुखाबाद पैसेंजर, कानपुर पैसेंजर, जौनपुर पैसेंजर, जयपुर एक्सप्रेस, त्रिवेणी एक्सप्रेस में अतिरिक्त कोच जोड़े जाएंगे।

4 जनवरी से चलेगी मंडुवाडीह-छपरा डीएमयू

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Mumbai: On first Monday, only seven mobile railway tickets sold

Even as the railways plan the speedy implementation of its mobile ticketing infrastructure across suburban stations, commuter activists and transport experts complained that the compulsion of carrying a printed ticket was defeating the purpose of the mobile system.

The much awaited mobile ticketing system was commissioned for suburban trains on Saturday. But while 46 passengers had booked tickets on their phones then, only seven participated in the process on Monday, the first work day since the launch.

Only two commuters on Central Railway (CR) and five on Western Railway (WR) booked tickets on the new system.



“Despite the mobile ticketing system, commuters are getting no respite from long queues (for print outs). If long distance trains allow SMS validation, why not suburban trains?” said commuter activist Aniket Ghamandi.

“Seats are reserved on long distance trains. If two people claim the same berth, it can be verified easily, but for unreserved train journeys, there is no method to check the authenticity of the passengers. People can easily forward SMSes to each other,” said railway official on condition of anonymity.

There have also been complaints that the minimum denomination needed to activate the railway e-wallet software was Rs100.

While suburban tickets can be booked using the railway-wallet with a mobile phone, commuters are expected to collect a printed ticket from automatic ticket vending machines (ATVM) installed at select stations.

In three days, more than 5,000 people had downloaded the mobile app, but the cumbersome process before the start of the journey appears to have put off passengers.

“Why would I book tickets on the mobile phone if I still have to visit the ticketing counter for everything? I might as well go get myself a regular ticket from the counter or through an ATVM,” said Rajeshri Pradhan, an engineering student from Andheri.



Currently, the mobile ticketing system is available only at Dadar station, but authorities said it will be commissioned for other stations including CST, Thane, Churchgate, Borivli and others by the weekend.

SOURCE - hindustan times

Eatables illegally sneaked out of railway canteens

Despite not being allowed to sell on platforms, rly premises, operator is making a fast buck by selling food to commuters since six months

The railway authorities have ended up with egg on their faces. Right under the nose of divisional railway manager (DRM) office, the railway canteen operator has been selling food — meant only for employees - at railway platforms illegally since the last six months.

As per rules, the canteen operators do not have the right to sell food stuff at the platform or station premises. However, the vendors of the canteen — located inside the DRM office premises — carry the cooked food in a tray and sell it illegally on the platforms. As canteen workers are dressed in railway uniforms, commuters consider them to be legal vendors.

"The canteen should provide service only for railway staff. However, this illegal activity is going on for last six months. We have complained many times but no action has been taken," a senior railway official told Mirror.

Surprisingly, a meeting of all head of departments takes place at the DRM office, every Monday. However, it seems that no official has noticed yet the canteen operators openly carry food to the railway platform.

"Obviously, senior officials are indirectly supporting this activity. Each vendor allowed to sell stuff on platforms has a proper batch number. The railway authority regularly takes action against illegal hawkers on the premises and collects a fine. But they are reluctant to take action against their own contractor," the official added.

BAD QUALITY GOODS

The quality of the food is also inferior. Many employees admitted that they have stopped buying food from the canteen due to this.

"They do not even maintain basic hygiene norms. We cannot stand in the canteen for over a minute. Staff members have started ordering food from outside. However, the contractor is not bothered as he is earning good money from commuters," said one of the employees of the Pune Railway Division.

On the other hand, when Mirror informed Y K Singh, spokesperson, Pune Railway Division, about the issue, he said, "We have received many complaints regarding the canteen contractor and found out that he has been selling food items illegally on platforms. We have sent him a notice just two days ago. A strict action will be taken soon."


►► They do not even maintain basic hygiene norms. We cannot stand in the canteen for over a minute. Staff members have started ordering food from outside but the contractor is earning money from commuters
SOURCE - pune mirror

रीवांचल समेत कई सुपरफास्ट ट्रेनें निरस्त

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SOURCE - JAGARAN

जल्द शुरू होगा प्रयागघाट टर्मिनल निर्माण का कार्य

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SOURCE - JAGARAN

INCREASE IN FREQUENCY OF INDORE-PUNE EXPRESS (Vasai Road) FROM FOUR DAYS TO FIVE DAYS IN A WEEK

Railways has increased the frequency of Train No.19312/11 Indore-Pune Express via Vasai Road from four days to Five Days in a week w.e.f. 01stMarch, 2015.
   
Accordingly, Train No. 19312 Indore-Pune Express which runs o­n Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Ex Indore at present will now run o­n Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  ( 5days) ) Ex Indore. 

 

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