Mar 3, 2015

Use of Non-Conventional Energy Sources in Railways

It is proposed to blend 5 per cent Bio-diesel to diesel to be used on diesel locomotives only on Indian Railways. 2 MW of Solar Power plant at a cost of Rs. 15.7 crore has been installed at Rail Coach Factory, Rae Bareli. The sanctioned work for non-conventional energy on Indian Railways includes 10.5 Mega Watt (MW) with Railway funding & 157.5 MW in Joint Venture (JV) for wind power and 7.8 MWp solar plants under Railway funding. No special fund allotment for Bio-diesel is contemplated since it is part of fuel cost for which provision is already available in the budget. Likely fund provision for wind power and solar plant works is about Rs. 40 crore in the year 2015-16. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

SOURCE - PIB

Provision of Safe Drinking Water at Stations

It is Railway’s endeavour to provide potable drinking water at all stations including in rural areas. Instructions exist for periodical check on quality of water and corrective action to be taken, if any deficiency is found. Reverse Osmosis (RO) process involves substantial rejection of water depending upon its quality and will require uninterrupted power supply. In view of above, provision of RO drinking water units has been planned at identified major stations on experimental basis based on passenger volume and techno-economic viability. There is no proposal, at present, to use solar power for RO plants. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

SOURCE - PIB

‘Go India’ Smart Card for Train Tickets

‘Go-India’ smart card scheme has been launched on pilot basis on two sectors i.e. New Delhi-Mumbai and New Delhi-Howrah. At present, the Go-India smart card enables passengers to pay for reserved and unreserved tickets. The smart card can be used at nominated Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS)/Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters and at Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) on these two sectors for issuing tickets. The salient features of the Go-India smart card are as under:
·         Initially, the card can be get issued by paying minimum Rs.70/- where passenger will get Rs.20/- balance. After that, card can be recharged for Rs.20/- or in multiple of Rs.50/- upto Rs. 5000/-.
·         Maximum limit on Go-India smart card is Rs.10,000/-.
·         Go-India smart card has life time validity. In case of no usage in six months from the date of last transaction, smart card will be temporarily deactivated which can be activated again by paying Rs.50/- as activation fee.
            The scheme is intended to reduce the transaction time at the booking counters for the convenience of passengers as it facilitates cashless transaction.
             
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha
SOURCE - PIB

Development of Railway Infrastructure with State Cooperation

Seeking cooperation from State Government to develop railway infrastructure like Stations, Road Under Bridges, Road Over Bridges, laying of additional lines etc. is a continuous and ongoing process. This is coordinated by various levels of Ministry of Railways and as well as State Governments. Such assistance is normally in the form of land acquisition, law and order, encroachments removal, temporary closure of roads, shifting of utilities etc. State Government’s response, in general, has been positive and cooperative towards railway works. 

Ministry of Railways has approached all State Governments to form Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) jointly with Ministry of Railways for speedier execution of ongoing and new projects. The proposed SPV’s role would be to undertake project development, resource mobilization and monitoring of mutually identified rail infrastructure projects. Exact form of SPV companies, equity participation of State Government & Ministry of Railways, implementation agency, concession agreement etc. has not been finalized. Estimation of funds likely to be raised cannot be made at this stage. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

SOURCE - PIB

Use of Non-Conventional Energy Sources in Railways

It is proposed to blend 5 per cent Bio-diesel to diesel to be used on diesel locomotives only on Indian Railways. 2 MW of Solar Power plant at a cost of Rs. 15.7 crore has been installed at Rail Coach Factory, Rae Bareli. The sanctioned work for non-conventional energy on Indian Railways includes 10.5 Mega Watt (MW) with Railway funding & 157.5 MW in Joint Venture (JV) for wind power and 7.8 MWp solar plants under Railway funding. No special fund allotment for Bio-diesel is contemplated since it is part of fuel cost for which provision is already available in the budget. Likely fund provision for wind power and solar plant works is about Rs. 40 crore in the year 2015-16. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

SOURCE - PIB

New Line Projects on Indian Railways

With the objective of extending Railway line connectivity across the country, Railways have taken up 154 new line projects for construction of 17129 Km of New Lines at a total cost of Rs.163448 crore for laying additional New line/extend the length of railway line connectivity in various States. As on 1st April 2014, 3229 Km new lines have been constructed and total expenditure against these 154 projects is Rs. 42330 crore. For the current financial year 2014-15, a budgetary outlay of Rs.7624 Crore has been provided for New Line projects & for 2015-16, an outlay of Rs. 8850 Crore has been proposed in the Railway Budget. 

Allocation of funds to New Line Projects is made on year to year basis, depending upon overall availability of funds, relative priority, status of land acquisition & other clearances, stages of projects etc. Because of large shelf of ongoing projects, limited availability of funds for New Line projects & factors such as land acquisition/forest clearances/law & order beyond the control of Railways no time lines can be fixed for completion of these projects. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha,

Source - PIB

Redevelopment of Railway Stations to International Standards

It has been decided to redevelop identified railway stations of metro cities and important junctions to international standards with modern facilities and passenger amenities by leveraging commercial development of land and airspace in and around the station. 

Assessment of passenger traffic and categorization of stations on Indian Railways is being done in terms of earnings from sale of tickets which is undertaken every five years. Stations on Indian Railways have been accordingly categorized into ‘A-I’, ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ categories based on which norms for provision of passenger amenities to be provided at stations have been stipulated. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

SOURCE - PIB

Development of Multi Functional Complexes on Railways



A total number of 197 stations are identified for development of Multi Functional Complexes (MFCs). Out of these, 74 MFCs have been assigned to IRCON International Limited, Rail India Technical & Economic Services Limited, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited & Zonal Railways, who develop MFCs with their funds. For remaining 123 MFCs assigned to Rail Land Development Authority, the developers are appointed through competitive bidding process, for developing MFCs with their own funds. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

source - PIB

Indian Railway - Launches Passenger Friendly ‘Customer Complaint Web Portal and Mobile App’

Passengers can also Lodge their Complaints Through ‘Sms’
The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched a ‘Customer Complaint Web Portal and Mobile Application’ (android/windows based mobile App), at a function here today. Speaking on the occasion the Railway Minister said that this ‘Customer Complaint-cum-Suggestion’ portal and mobile App which can be freely downloaded, will be very useful as one can track the status of the complaints which he or she registered on this portal with the help of mobile App. He said that Railways welcome suggestions from the people to further improve the passenger services and valuable suggestions on this newly launched portal can be incorporated in all possible ways, if found suitable. He appreciated the efforts made by Railway officials and thanked them for implementing this new customer friendly initiative in a very short time, just three days after the announcement of the same in the Railway Budget 2015-16.
            The passengers who want to complain or make any suggestions may download the mobile App from the URL www.coms.indianrailways.gov.in. The passengers can also file their complaints and suggestions on the web page www.coms.indianrailways.gov.in .   The passengers can also SMS their complaints on mobile number +91-9717630982.
Also present on the occasion were, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K.Mital, Board Members and other senior officials of the Indian Railways.

The Complaint Management System (COMS) portal consists of the following applications:-
·              A mobile app based complaints and suggestions application (currently on the android platform).
·              A web based complaints and suggestions application on URLwww.coms.indianrailways.gov.in.
·              A SMS based complaints and suggestions application on the number +91-9717630982.
·              A link to Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) will also be provided.

Mobile Apps

·               Indian Railways are launching  the first  mobile phone App  for registering passenger complaints
·               The first  Mobile App is on the Android platform 
·               The Mobile application has been implemented using Android 2.3.3 (and above) platform and would be made available for  Windows Phone 8.1 (and above).
·               The Mobile App uses the latest technology namely  HTML5,  JavaScript, CSS3.1
·               The Mobile App can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
·               A fast and user friendly structured interface has been provided to register complaints on mobile phones.
·               Complaints will be provided with a unique complaint ID number.
·               Complainants can use the unique ID number to track progress of complaints.
·               The complaint will be auto assigned to the concerned railway functionary for redressal.
·               Validations for station name, train number and PNR number have been built into the application for user convenience.
·               The complaints will be stored in the database
·               Detailed MIS reports with various zone wise, division wise, type wise, filters will enable effective monitoring at the administrative end.
·               The Mobile App is linked to the Complaint Management portal of Indian Railways, where complaints can be registered through Web (www.coms.indianrailways.gov.in)  and SMS (+91-9717630982).


     Web based Complaint Management Application:

·               Passengers can also register complaints through the Web. The complainants will be assigned unique ID number with which they can track the progress of   complaints.

·               The complaint will be auto assigned to the concerned railway functionary for redressal.

·               Detailed MIS reports with various zone wise, division wise, type wise, filters will enable effective monitoring at the administrative end.

·               This Customer Complaint Portal will also be available in Hindi and other regional languages.

SMS based Complaint Management Application:-
·               Complaint or suggestion can be sent as free flow text as SMS to   the number 9717630982. Complaints will be also be assigned a unique complaint ID number which can be used for tracking
Source - PIB

 

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