Jan 22, 2015

Central Railway offers 50% tatkal tickets on dynamic pricing

MUMBAI: The railways ministry has decided that 50% of the existing tatkal quota tickets shall be sold under dynamic fare scheme, said CR chief spokesperson Narendra Patil. 

"After booking of the first 50% of tatkal tickets under tatkal quota, the subsequent 50% tatkal tickets will be sold on dynamic pricing," he said. The fare shall increase by 20% after each slab of 10% berths are sold subject to the existing cap (maximum fare chargeable) on dynamic fare. 

AP seeks better share in Railway budget

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government has requested the Railway Ministry to direct the Railway Board to immediately work on survey for the railway lines such as Narsapur-Machilipatnam; Darsi-Narasaraopet; Cumbum-Ongole; Chittoor-Kuppam via Palamaner; Obulavaripalli-Vayalapadu to provide better connectivity to Rayalaseema with coastal Andhra..

The State government urged the South Central Railway to ensure that the construction of the Nandyal-Yerraguntla railway line, which is at advanced stage, is completed this year. Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao on Wednesday reviewed the pending railway projects in the State with Sam Bob, principal secretary (R & B) and other officials concerned.

Mumbai: Western Railway to replace fluorescent tubelights with LED ones

A poorly maintained lighting system, which the Western Railway nonetheless spends heavily on, is a common feature in local trains. But the scenario is set to change, as the WR has started a project wherein it has decided to replace the existing fluorescent tubelights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) ones.

Authorities said the new LED tubelights are brighter and consume less power than existing fluorescent tubelights (circled). File pic

Elevated Kurla harbour railway station on track

Railway officials claim that the plan to build an elevated harbour line station at Kurla is shaping up well. They further added that tenders for various works related to building the station should be ready in a month.
As part of the Rs 70-crore plan, a rail flyover starting from the north of Chunabhatti railway station to the south of Tilaknagar railway station, with a three-line harbour station above the current platforms 7 and 8, will be built. The station will be built on stilts, and would allow the movement of local trains, while good trains will use the tracks at the ground level.

1,216 died while crossing railway tracks last year

Overall accidental deaths on the Mumbai suburban railway have increased in 2014 but what is even more alarming is the steady rise in deaths while crossing tracks. In 2013, a total of 1,826 persons were killed while crossing the tracks while in 2014, the figure rose to 1,912 persons i.e. 86 more deaths.

An RTI query revealed that a total of 35,216 people died in accidental deaths between 2002 and August 2011, out of which as many as 23,299 died while crossing the tracks.

Goof-up by Railways Leaves 155 Stranded

Additional Divisional Railway Manager Sunanda Arul trying to pacify angry passengers at the Yeshwantpur railway station on Wednesday | JITHENDRA M

BENGALURU: Chaos broke out at the Yeshwantpur railway station on Wednesday when 155 passengers waiting on Platform 4 realised their train had departed six hours before the time printed on their tickets.

China Begins Railway Construction Towards Disputed Indian Border

A Tibetan woman walks across the tracks at the Lhasa railway station in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region March 4, 2006. The Qinghai-Tibet railway, which runs from Xining in Qinghai province to Lhasa, will be opened to cargo trai

The plan was previously announced as part of China’s current Five Year Plan, but the main Chinese media officials did not announce the implementation of the project. On December 19, the China Railway Corporation informed a local Tibetan newspaper that the construction was started “recently.”

Maoists threatens to blow up railway tracks in Bihar, seek Rs 1 crore and firearms as levy

"We are investigating the matter and probing the mobile numbers. We have also informed the concerned Superintendent of Police about the threat," Nishant added.
Representational image.

Suspected Maoists have sought Rs one crore, firearms and ammunition as levy from the Railways and have threatened to blow up railway tracks between Motihari and Paniahwa railway stations in Bihar if their demands are not met.

Divisional Security Commandant (DSC) Kumar Nishant said the demands have been made through a letter sent to Divisional Railway Manger's office through post and signed by one Ramji Sahni, who claimed to be the area commander of Maoist Community Centre (MCC).

Maharashtra: State proposes railway terminus at Sawantwadi in Sidhudurg

Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote has given nod to a proposal for a railway terminus at Sawantwadi in the coastal Sindhudurg district. The proposal would now be forwarded to the Railway Ministry, Raote said in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote has given nod to a proposal for a railway terminus at Sawantwadi in the coastal Sindhudurg district. The proposal would now be forwarded to the Railway Ministry, Raote said in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The state government has also sanctioned Rs 21.20 crore for constructing the necessary infrastructure at Sawantwadi.

The previous government had given sanction for terminus at Madure near Sawantwadi, but Raote has cleared the proposal for Sawantwadi itself.
Source - DNA





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