Aug 12, 2015

जोधपुर से चलने वाली ट्रेन के फेरे बढ़ाए, दुर्ग-पुरी में अतिरिक्त कोच

दुर्ग। बिलासपुर से भगत की कोठी (जोधपुर) चलने वाली एक्सप्रेस का फेरा बढ़ा दिया गया है। साप्ताहिक स्पेशल ट्रेन को दो फेरे के साथ और चलाई जाएगी।

विभाग के अधिकारियों ने बताया यह ट्रेन बिलासपुर से 08 243 नंबर के साथ 11 व 18 अगस्त को चलेगी। इसी तरह भगत की कोठी से 08 244 नंबर के साथ 15 व 22 अगस्त को बिलासपुर के लिए रवाना होगी।

CR to run over 100 special trains for Ganesh Chaturthi Read more at

The Central Railway (CR) will run over 100 special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during festival Ganesh Chaturthi.

A total of 118 special trains will be run, according to a CR statement issued here.

As many as 36 special trains will be run to Madgaon (six days a week except on Thursday) from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT).

Harda Rly track opened, shut within hours after heavy rain

BHOPAL: Up track between Khirkiya and Bhirangi stations near Harda that was restored early on Tuesday was shut down within hours, following heavy rain. Mumbai-bound rail traffic was hit. Knee-jerk reaction of Railways followed loosening of ballast on tracks after six-hour downpour. 

Railway E-Ticketing In Hindi / Regional Languages

E-ticketing website is available in Hindi with effect from 08.07.2015. To ensure glitch-free availability of e-ticketing services, upgraded e-ticketing system has been launched with capacity to book 7200 tickets per minute as against 2000 tickets per minute earlier and it has been decided to develop multi-lingual e-ticketing website. 

Mobile application for paperless unreserved ticketing has been launched at Chennai on 22.04.2015 and on Churchgate-Dahanu Road suburban section of Western Railway in Mumbai with effect from 08.07.2015. 

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


Railways and State Governments Jointly to form Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV)

To expedite completion of projects, Ministry of Railways has approached all State Governments to form Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) jointly with Ministry of Railways to undertake mutually identified rail infrastructure projects for project development, resources mobilization and monitoring. 17 State Governments have consented to form the SPVs. Possibility of participation of industry in project specific SPVs can also be considered depending on their willingness. A draft Cabinet Note in this regard has been prepared and circulated to the concerned Ministries of Central Government. Joint Ventures with State Governments can be implemented after the requisite approval of the Cabinet. 

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


Funds Through Indian Railway Finance Corporation(IRFC)

Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) has been authorized by the Ministry of Finance to issue tax-free bonds for a total amount of Rs.6,000 crore during the financial year 2015-16 through public issue / private placement. The funds would be utilised mainly to finance acquisition of rolling stock for use by the Railways. 

The target for raising funds through tax-free bonds is Rs. 6,000 crore as authorised by the Ministry of Finance. 

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


Facilities to Persons with Disabilities in Railways

Pursuant to the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Right and Full Participation) Act, 1995, a policy was framed stipulating that a Railway servant who fails in a vision test or otherwise by virtue of disability acquired during service becomes physically incapable of performing the duties of the post which he occupies should not be dispensed with or reduced in rank, but should be shifted to some other post with the same pay scale and service benefits. Further, the persons with disabilities may be exempted from the rotational transfer policy/transfer and be allowed to continue in the same job, where they would have achieved the desired performance. Preference in place of posting at the time of transfer/promotion may be given to the persons with disability subject to the administrative constraints. The practice of considering choice of place of posting in case of persons with disabilities may be continued. 

As regards employment to Persons with Disabilities, it is mentioned that as per the directives of DOP&T, the provisions of providing 3% reservation (1% each for Visually Handicapped, Hearing Handicapped & Orthopedically Handicapped) are being followed in the Railways. 

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


Railway Freight Corridors Project

Two Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC) projects on the Western and Eastern routes have been sanctioned and are under implementation at a cost of Rs.81,459 crore (excluding cost of Sonnagar-Dankuni Section of Eastern DFC). 

The present status of project implementation is: (i) Compensation Award of 85% of land has been completed, (ii) 65% of civil contract and 48% of system contract have been awarded, (iii) The physical progress of civil work is 20%. 

The freight carrying capacity of the two corridors would be over 500 billion NTKM per year. 

The unit cost of freight transport on the two corridors will be lesser than that of Indian Railways. 

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


Railways Interactive Voice Response System

A Passenger Feedback System through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) has been started by Indian Railways through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) with effect from 01.07.2015 on all Mail/Express and Superfast trains over Indian Railways’ system. This Passenger Feedback System consists of the six areas for which a set of two questions is asked from bonafide passengers. The six areas on which questions are asked are as under:-
i) Train Cleanliness
ii) Platform Cleanliness at Railway Stations
iii) Quality of food served to passengers in trains
iv) Quality of Bed Rolls supplied to passengers in Air

conditioned coaches
v) Train Punctuality
vi) Cooling of ACs in coaches.

Cargo Centres in Railways

Under a pilot project called “Kisan Vision Project”, Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited (CRWC) were asked to provide infrastructure to encourage development of facilities for setting up cold storages and temperature-controlled perishable cargo centers as well as developing agri-retail outlets through public private partnership (PPP) mode at six locations on Indian Railways.

Details of these projects are as under:-

(i) Nasik (Maharastra): The centre located in Nasik District of Maharastra is functional since 23.02.2013.

New Delhi – Visakhapatnam AC AP Express Train via Vijaywada Flagged Off

Existing New Delhi Hyderabad AP Express to be Renamed as Telengana Express
The Indian Railways, today, takes yet another step forward in meeting the long pending demands of the people by providing connectivity from Delhi to the State of Andhra Pradesh and the newly formed State of Telengana by introducing a new train service viz. 22415/22416 New Delhi – Visakhapatnam AC AP Express via Vijaywada announced in the Railway Budget 2014-15. The Train service was flagged off today through remote control by the Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu along with Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Science Shri Y.S. Chowdary and other Members of Parliament from the State. The remote control set up was done by establishing video-conferencing between Rail Bhawan (New Delhi) and Visakhapatnam (Vizag) Station. Several Members from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were present on the occasion at Rail Bhawan end. Some Members of Parliament and MLAs were among those present at the Vizag Station end.

On this occasion, it was also announced that 12723/12724 New Delhi-Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Express will be renamed as 12723/12724 New Delhi-HyderabadTelangana Express w.e.f. 15.11.2015.

The timings of 22415/22416 New Delhi – Visakhapatnam AC AP Express are as follows : -

(a) 22416 New Delhi – Visakhapatnam AP AC Express; it will depart New Delhi at 06:40 a.m. and will reach Visakhapatnam next day at 06:45 p.m.

(b) 22415 Visakhapatnam – New Delhi AP AC Express; it will start Visakhapatnam at 07:45 and will reach New Delhi at 07:00 p.m.

This train will consist of 16 coaches which include one AC 1 coach, five AC 2 coaches, Seven AC 3 coaches, power cars, pantry car.

Commercial stoppages of this train enroute are Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra Cantt. Bhopal, Balharshah, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Pandhurna, Khammam, Warangal, Peddapali Jn., Ramagundam, Sirpur Kagaznagar, Duvvada, Anakapalle, Samalkot Jn., Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudam, Eluru, Vijaywada
source - pib

Booking a confirmed railway ticket just got easier

L to R: Dinesh Kumar Kotha, Sripad Vaidya, and Pranav Chimulkar (marketing lead at ConfirmTkt). Photo courtesy: Tech in Asia

If your travel plans are sudden, you are sure to end up with a wait-listed ticket. The uncertainty about whether your ticket will be confirmed, which goes on until the last few hours before the journey, can drive you crazy. Sripad Vaidya and Dinesh Kumar Kotha faced the same problem every time they planned to travel to their home town in Hyderabad from Bengaluru. So they found a solution and turned it into their new venture – ConfirmTkt. 

ConfirmTkt predicts the confirmation chances of a wait-listed ticket by using machine-learning. This technique learns from its past experiences and evolves the future prediction process. It also takes into consideration various parameters such as seasonality (like a major festival or holiday period), travel day (weekend or weekday), travel class, and reservation quota. It maintains ticketing trends for weekends or holidays separately, as trends during these days often vary.

Vaidya is a software engineer and has experience working as a business analyst at IBM. Kotha, an alumnus of NIT Jamshedpur, was Vaidya’s colleague at IBM – he used to work as application developer for Java there.

The duo have tackled India’s transportation woes before. They came up with an Android app called Meterup which provides fare estimates for motorized rickshaws (dubbed “auto” in India) that would help users negotiate fares with auto drivers. The app, however, didn’t gain traction.

The start-up hasn’t focused on revenue yet. “Our primary focus till now has been user acquisition and product development.” says Vaidya.

Last month, ConfrimTkt raised angel funding from a group of angel investors including Pravin Agarwala, who is a serial entrepreneur. Agarwala currently heads various start-ups and is also the CEO and co-founder of BetterPlace, which works on safety solutions.

Source - Business Standard

90 कंटेनरों से लदी ट्रेन लापता, 17 दिन बाद भी कोई पता नहीं

90 कंटेनरों से लदी ट्रेन लापता, 17 दिन बाद भी कोई पता नहीं

MP accident: 12 trains from Pune cancelled

PUNE: Long-distance trains travelling to destinations in northern parts of the country will remain cancelled for the next two days.

For August 12, the railway administration has announced cancellation of eight trains. Trains that were scheduled to leave Pune included Pune-Jammutavi, Pune-Patna, Pune-Nagpur and Yeshvantpur-Chandigarh. Trains for Pune like Manuadih-Pune, Nagpur-Pune, Patna-Pune, Nijamuddin-Yeshvantpur too were affected.

On August 13, the railways cancelled Pune-Gorakhpur, Pune-Nagpur and Yeshvantpur-Hazarat Nizamuddin express, Nagpur-Pune, Hazarat Nizamuddin-Kolhapur, Gorakhpur-Pune and Lucknow-Pune. A railway official said that the trains have been cancelled owing to closure of a track in Madhya Pradesh after derailment of two trains last week. The restoration work is still underway. Special counters have been set up at the Pune station for processing refunds.

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Technical snag disrupts train movement in Harda district

A technical snag on the overhead equipment (OHE) lines near Kudawa station in Harda district forced two mail/express trains to return to Bhusawal on Tuesday morning. The incident took place about 100-kilometre northeast of Khandwa on the Khandwa-Itarsi section.

Security concerns reason for not providing bins at metro stn'

Security concerns have come in the way of DMRC providing dustbins at "every metro station" which is provided only in inter-change stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Mandi House and Inderlok etc, the Delhi High Court was informed today. 

2 trains, 2 continents: travel the rails from Beijing to Moscow

Fountains flow at a palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Jeremy Hainsworth , The Assp'
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- It was the realization of a dream from a childhood obsessed with trains: taking one of the world's longest train rides, on the Trans Mongolian Express and Trans Siberian Railway.







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