Jan 4, 2015

Branded trains and branded railway stations will soon to be a reality in railways

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24 passengers fall ill after consuming railway food, protest at Mughalsarai station

Mughalsarai: Twenty four passengers travelling on the Purvanchal Express from New Delhi to Howrah has fallen ill after they ate food from the railways pantry. The condition of five passengers is believed to be critical.

Irritated passengers got off the train in Mughal Sarai station in Uttar Pradesh to protest. "The food was stinking. They didn't accept our complaint," one of the passengers said.

"When we opened the food parcel, it was stinking badly. After consuming the food, most children and old people fell sick. When we complained in the morning, they didn't take the complaint," said another passenger.

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Local train ticket booking App- new gift from railway to Mumbaikars!

If you are staying in Mumbai and fed up of the cues at local train ticket window, then here comes a good news for you. The Railways launched a new mobile ticket booking application (app) for commuters of suburban local trains, which aims to cut down their time at booking windows. And so now there is no need to stand in those long cues to book local train ticket. Tickets are just a click away from you! Mumbai is a city of local trains. Lacks of commuters travel by local trains every day and so local trains are called as life line of Mumbai. In a city where everyone is running to catch the time, getting a ticket of local train is a time consuming thing. Everywhere, at every station you will see a long cue at the ticket window. Till now Mumbaikars did not have any option but to stand in those cues. But now, railways have given a new gift to mumbaikars.

Mumbai commuters get violent over rail disruption, set ablaze two vehicles in Thane

MUMBAI: Angry commuters torched two private vehicles and pelted stones damaging railway property outside Diwa railway station in Thane district near Mumbai to protest against disruption caused in central railway's suburban service during peak hours on Friday morning. Police had to resort to lathi charge to control the situation.

Don’t target motormen: railway unions appeal to Mumbai travellers

In the wake of the attacks against two motormen in Diva on Friday, railway unions have appealed to suburban commuters to not hold motormen and guards responsible for delays and disruptions of train services.

The motormen, RK Chavada and HG Patel, were hurt after angry commuters pelted stones at them at Diva station. Following the attack, a number of motormen participated in a flash strike, and refused to work without security arrangements around 10.45am.

Southern Railway announces spl trains for Pongal

CHENNAI: Southern Railway has announced more than 20 special trains between Chennai, Tirunelveli and Nagercoil for Pongal season as reservations are high on regular trains. The trains include premium specials also. Reservation starts on Sunday.

Train no. 06002 Chennai Egmore -Tirunelveli special train will leave at 9.05pm on January 9 and arrive Tirunelveli at 9.45am the next day. Train no. 06004 Chennai Egmore - Tirunelveli special train will leave at 9.05pm on January 10 and arrive Tirunelveli at 9.45am the next day.

Railways to clean up act for image makeover

PUNE: The Indian Railways has taken cleanliness to heart and formulated an action plan for the next five years. 

The plan will identify sources of garbage generation, clean and hygienic toilets at stations, strict action under the anti-littering rules, and monitoring cleanliness through CCTV cameras at big stations. The Railways will also initiate a public awareness campaign about cleanliness at stations and in trains.

Railways' SOP about rights of kids found on its premises still on paper

The standard operation procedure (SOP) laid down by the Railway Board to safeguard rights of children arriving at and living on railway stations doesn't seem to have amounted to much. It's been a year since the Board passed an order to implement the SOP immediately, but the order has just remained on paper.

High-speed railway tips from Tokyo professors at IIT-Kharagpur

KOLKATA: The high-speed railway network proposed to run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and Delhi and Chennai may turn into a reality soon. The Indian Railways have got a theoretical knowledge on the subject from a team of experts from the University of Tokyo at a 10-day workshop at IIT-Kharagpur.

‘Railway board official’ siphons off 1.7 crore from bank to firm a/c

NAVI MUMBAI: A person posing as a railway labour board official siphoned off Rs 1.70 crore from the board's account at a Koperkhairne bank after submitting documents on forged letterheads in November. The fraud came to light when the board and the bank got into a dispute over the missing money. The bank manager, who took charge after November, lodged a police complaint on Friday.

Haryana farmers decide not to give land for railway bypass

CHANDIGARH: A panchayat of farmers from 12 villages held in Titoli village of Rohtak district has decided not to give land for a railway bypass. The farmers opposing the land acquisition for Rohtak railway bypass on Saturday also got support from Haryana unit of Bhartiya Kisan Union led by Gurnam Singh Chaduni.

According to Umed Singh Kundu, president of Railway Bypass Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti, more than 80% of the farmers are not in favour of the acquisition of land. "The government wants to acquire 164 acres of land for the railway bypass but it would hurt the interests of the farmers," he claimed.

Kundu said the BJP government was proceeding ahead for the land acquisition process despite opposition from the farmers. "Around one year back, the then Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government had initiated the land acquisition process, and we have been opposing it since then," he added.
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Ownership of Indian Railways to remain with Govt: Suresh Prabhu

The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that there are several expectations from various stake holders of Indian Railways and called upon General Managers to live up to those expectations. The Minister pointed out that there is a need to benchmark our performance so that our full potential is utilized to deliver the best services to the people.





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