Jun 16, 2015

Train services affected as railway employees go on flash strike

Train services in Madurai division came to a grinding halt on Sunday night after railway employees, affiliated to Southern Railway Mazdoor Union, went on a flash strike, following the suicide of a railway employee, who was booked in a theft case, in Sivakasi.

The union members, led by divisional secretary J.M. Rafi, alleged that Railway Protection Force personnel in Virudhunagar foisted a case against a keyman, Vellaidurai, and that he died due to the torture of the RPF personnel.

However, Sivakasi police who booked the suicide case on Sunday said that the cause of the death could be ascertained only after the post-mortem. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Sivakasi) A.C. Vellaiyan said that in a suicide note, Vellaidurai had not made any allegation against the RPF, but against the daughter of one of the accused. “The note said that the woman had threatened him of exposing him through the media,” the DSP said.

Executive lounge at Meerut railway station soon

MEERUT: Passengers at Meerut railway station will soon be able to enjoy benefits of an executive lounge with facilities such as Wi-Fi, buffet and changing rooms for minimal charges. It will be one among the four stations in Uttar Pradesh to have these lounges. 

According to railway sources, a memorandum has been signed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) with the Agra and Delhi division. Rs 300 will be charged for the first three hours for facilities such as Wi-Fi, breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner and Rs 125 additional charge per hour. 

Other services such as desktop usage for 10 minutes, a mini store for necessities, complementary newspapers will be also provided. Commuters can take a bath for Rs 175 and four beds will be available. A display board for arrival and departure of trains will also be made available. 

HC tells railways to manage car park till contract is awarded

CHENNAI: The Madras high court has directed the Southern Railway to use its own personnel to create and manage the premium car parking facility at Chennai Central railway station till tender formalities are completed and the lot is handed over to a contractor. 

Taking note of the railways' contention that tender for a 48-car premium car parking facility would be out within a month, the first bench comprising Chief Jutice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam suggested that during the intervening period the railways itself could prepare the facility and run it for a fee using its own staff. "We direct that in respect of this premium car parking, the railways should make arrangements through their own personnel to monitor the same. The railways can compensate itself by collecting the charges for the premium car parking and appropriating it in the meantime," the bench said. 

After lead in Maggi, samples of fresh milk found in Railway pantry tea & coffee

New Delhi. After ban on Maggi in several states, maybe now it could be time for the coffee served by railway pantries. Last evening in a superfast train, a passenger yelled at the pantry staff after he found the coffee tasting milky. A similar incident happened to his co-passenger who bought tea.

“First I thought that in the coffee they might have mixed few droplets of 4-5 days old milk as usual, but afterwards I was shocked to know that the coffee I was drinking was made with ample quantity of fresh & pure milk!” a shocked passenger told Faking News, “For years, I was so used to the railway pantry tea and coffee that I loved it, but this coffee has totally ruined my taste buds. I won’t leave them until I get my compensation!”

“He gave me a tea with milk, elaichi and adrak. How was this possible? I am not used to such tea in trains. I just want a tasteless warm cup of brown water,” said another complainant passenger, “I won’t tolerate this dirty joke at all, and therefore I have already registered my complaint on the railway toll free number.”
Minutes before the cup was thrown away

Soon after this news started trending on social media, senior railway officials conducted a high level meeting to look into the matter of grave concern.

“In relation to this complaint, the food testing authority has found high amounts of fresh and pure milk particles in the coffee and tea samples. Adding milk into coffee would not only make the passengers greedy for pure milk coffee but would also burn our pockets. If we start adding milk to every passenger’s coffee, how would we add milk into our own coffee?” an official explained the entire problem to Faking News.

“We have already suspended the pantry staff who was responsible for this mishap. We have also decided to provide a compensation of Rs.5 lakhs to both victims,” the official further revealed.

Our reporter asked a reputed doctor about this incident. He confirmed, “As far as I know, regular consumption of this type of beverage can make the person greedy for milk made coffee and tea.”

According to sources, the government is also shocked by the incident. The Railway Minister hasn’t spoken any word till now about the incident but to them, it has seriously crossed all boundaries and has definitely destroyed the years of railway’s tradition and values.

While everyone seems to stay silent about the incident, a depressed ‘kharab se kharab’ chai wallah expressed his grief to our reporter and said, “Since my childhood I always believed that my tea was the worst tea ever (kharab se kharab) but it has disappointed me badly. Now I won’t shout ‘kharab se kharab chai’ anymore in trains.”
Source - faking news

Indian Railways to make two routes ‘zero toilet discharge’ by Oct 2

Indian Railways is all set to make its tracks on two routes free from discharge of waste from toilets by installing environment-friendly zero discharge toilet system in the coaches of the trains running on these sections by October 2".

Indian Railways is all set to make its tracks on two routes free from discharge of waste from toilets by installing environment-friendly zero discharge toilet system in the coaches of the trains running on these sections by October 2.

Gearing up to achieve a unique milestone in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission, railways have identified Kanalus-Dwarka-Okha and Porbunder-Wansjalya routes in Gujarat to make it “zero toilet discharge” sections.

“Kanalus-Dwarka-Okha and Porbunder-Wansjalya section have been identified to be made ‘zero toilet discharge’ sections by October 2 this year,” Railway Board Member (Mechanical) Hemant Kumar said here today.

Indian Railways: Everything to Know About New Tatkal Booking Timings Effective from Today

The hand of Jyoti Bhargav is pictured as she hands over tickets from the ticket counter of Tundla Junction Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh. [Representational Image]Reuters


Indian Railways (IR) has revised the timings of Tatkal ticket booking, which come into effect on Monday, 15 June.

According to the revised format, reservation of Tatkal tickets for AC classes would commence at 10am and close at 11am.

Soon after, ticket reservation for Non-AC coaches (i.e. Sleeper) will begin (at 11 am). Both the reservations will be available on the previous day of journey from the train's originating station.

"It has been decided that w.e.f. 15.06.2015, timings for booking of Tatkal tickets will be staggered for AC & non-AC classes to 1000 hours onwards and 1100 hours onwards respectively," a Railway Ministry release said.

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