May 26, 2015

Indian railways can give you 'cold sweats' this summer


Bengaluru, May 25: The Indian railways has taken the phrase 'cold sweat' too seriously these days since it is giving one to each of its AC passengers too often. There was no hike in the railway fare in the budget session this year, but if this the way we have to pay for it, it better be otherwise. With temperatures soaring to 47 degrees in many parts of the country, AC reservations in the railways has become nothing less than a Game Theory. With fewer AC coaches, long diatance travelling has to be planned way ahead in time. But, even if you have booked yourself a berth, think again.

Railway to attach extra coaches on trains to cater heavy rush

extra coaches

Railway to give discount on online shopping of ticket

online rail ticket

Railway to refund on confirmed tatkal tickets


Railway employees to get pension within one month of their retirement


Indian Railways to organise a fortnight long programme “Railyatri/Upbhokta Pakhwada” (Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight)

Indian Railways to organise a fortnight long programme “Railyatri/Upbhokta Pakhwada” (Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight) from 26.05.2015 to 09.06.2015

The programme is primarily directed towards Passenger Amenities/Customer Facilitation, Awareness about various achievements of Indian Railways during the preceding year and highlights of Railway Budget 2015-16

Road Shows, Interaction with the Public, Intensive Drives on Passenger related amenities, Coordination with State Government Authorities to be the highlights of the Pakhwada

This programme is first of its kind in the history of Indian Railways

The entire Indian Railways is fully geared up to observe the momentous Pakhwada

Ministry of Railways has decided to organise a fortnight long programme “Railyatri/Upbhokta Pakhwada” (Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight) from 26.05.2015 to 09.06.2015 all over Indian Railways, primarily directed towards Passenger Amenities/Customer Facilitation, Awareness about various achievements of Indian Railways during the preceding year and highlights of Railway Budget 2015-16, etc.  The detailed outlines and guidelines for the proposed fortnight long programme were formulated and finalised at a high level meeting convened by Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu.  The meeting was attended by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha and Members of the Railway Board. The Railway Minister and Railway Board Members interacted with General Managers of Zonal Railways and Railway Production Units over Video Conferencing also to chalk out the strategy for the Pakhwada.

The Additional Member (AM) (C&IS), Shri Mohd. Jamshed, Railway Board has been nominated as the Programme Co-ordinator for this fortnight long Pakhwada.  The entire machinery of Indian Railways from Railway Board to the divisional railway level has been fully geared up for this momentous activity which is first of its kind in the history of Indian Railways.

The General Manager (GM) of Zonal Railways and Railway Productions Units and the Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) have set up Organising Committees at their respective headquarters to undertake various programmes as directed. The DRMs have been asked to involve the Station Managers for organising and monitoring various activities on their respective stations.

The events proposed to be undertaken during this fortnight long programme include inauguration/launching of completed projects, signing of MoUs with Railway PSUs for upgrading passenger amenities in certain identified stations, formation of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) with the State Governments for joint development of Infrastructure, Road Shows & Interaction by GMs and DRMs with passengers and other customers by visiting stations and by traveling with public in suburban and other passenger trains, interaction with State Government Authorities, interaction with public seeking their support for Railway’s Cleanliness Campaign and Safety Awareness Campaign at unmanned level crossings, inspection of Railway Stations, drive about courtesy programme for the front line staff, health check-up camps, intensive drive to check catering services, vigilance checks, intensive ticket checking drive, drive against touts etc. 

The recognised unions of Indian Railways have also been involved in a big way in this Pakhwada.

Suresh Prabhu Expresses His Profound Grief over the Loss of Innocent Lives in Train Accident Near Allahabad

Two Dead and Six Injured in Derailment of Muri Express Train 

Enhanced Amount of Ex-Gratia of Rs. 2 Lakh to the Next Kin of the Dead Announced 

In Uttar Pradesh, ten coaches of train No.18101 Muri Express running from Tatanagar to Jammu derailed between Sirathu–Athsarai stations in Kaushambi district on Allahabad – Kanpur section of North Central Railways at around 2.00 PM today. One of these coaches was capsized. As a result of this accident, two persons died, one grievous injured and five received simple injuries. Injured passengers have been admitted to nearby hospitals. The accident site is about 60 kilometres from Allahabad. General Manger, North Central Railways, Division Railway Manager of Allahabad Division along with branch officer and doctors proceeded for the accident site immediately after the accident to ensure speedy rescue and relief operation.. Accident Relief Medical train and Accident Relief Train were immediately rushed to the accident site. 

RPF Cop killed as anti-hawker drive sparks violence in Bengal

Malda Railway hawkers attacking an RPF jawan in a clash over their alleged torture by the RPF men in Malda on Monday

Malda (MLDT): A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable was stoned to death and two policemen sustained injuries as hundreds of hawkers fought pitched battles with the police during a drive to evict them from the railway premises in northern West Bengal’s Malda town on Monday, officials said.

“Enraged over the anti-hawking drive, a large number of hawkers attacked the RPF armoury and a food plaza. They also threw stones and cold drinks bottles at the RPF personnel leading to the death of constable S. Samanta,” Malda divisional railway manager (DRM) Rajesh Argal said.

SCR to Run 18 Summer Special Trains

Secunderabad (SC): The South Central Railway will run 18 summer special trains between Tirupati-Narsapur and Secunderabad-Machilipatnam to clear extra rush of passengers during summer. Secunderabad-Machilipatnam special train will depart from Secunderabad at 10:30 hrs on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Sundays) and arrive in Machilipatnam at 19:45 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, the train will depart from Machilipatnam at 21 30 hrs on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Sundays) and arrive in Secunderabad at 05:55 hrs the next day. Tirupati Narsapur Jansadharan special train will depart from Tirupati at 08:00 hrs on June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (Mondays) and arrive in arsapur at 19:30 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, it will depart from Narsapur at 07:15 hrs on June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Tuesdays) and arrive in Tirupati at 22:00 hrs on the same day.





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