Nov 7, 2015

7th Pay Commission & Employee News Center: सरकार ने सेना में OROP की अधिसूचना को मंजूरी दी, स...

7th Pay Commission & Employee News Center: सरकार ने सेना में OROP की अधिसूचना को मंजूरी दी, स...: नई दिल्ली: सरकार ने पूर्व सैनिकों के लिए वन रैंक वन पेंशन की अधिसूचना को मंजूरी दे दी है। वन रैंक वन पेंशन सभी सैनिकों के लिए मान्य होगा,...

Southern Railway Chugs along to Cut Cost, Carbon Footprint with Blend of Bio-diesel



CHENNAI: Southern Railway has begun to reduce its carbon footprint as well as cut down its consumption of fossil fuels by using bio-diesel in the mainline diesel locomotives, which run passenger and freight trains, with blending facilities set up at three locations in Erode and Tiruchy this year.

The zonal railways is currently using B-5, a five per cent bio-diesel blend, from three Railway Consumer Depots (RCD) in Erode diesel shed, Erode station and the Tiruchirapalli Golden Rocks workshop. The first batch of 427 kilo-litres (KL) has been received from a vendor and Southern Railway has identified three more locations in Palakkad, Kannur (both Kerala) and Mangalore junction (Karnataka) where the bio-fuel will be received. The next order for 1,500 KL of bio-diesel has already been placed with vendors, seven of whom have been identified by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), the research arm of Indian Railways.

New railway refund rules applicable from Nov 12



To help passengers and plug the misuse of ticketing activity, Indian Railways on Friday amended refund rules under cancellation charges, which shall be applicable from November 12.

The railways said that under the revised rules, an additional facility of using UTS (unreserved ticketing system) counter for gaining refund will be made available to the passengers. 

This facility will be provided in the absence of any functioning PRS (passenger reservation system) counter.

Railway has made special arrangements on Deepawali and Chath Puja for passengers

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Confirmed ticket cancellation will fetch double rate for train passenger

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Continued reservation even after the departure of train has been extended to reservation window as well

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Now pay double for rail ticket cancellation, new rules to be implemented next week



New Delhi: Very soon, you will have to shell out double the charge on ticket cancellation if try to do that close to the date and time of journey.

As per reports in the media, Indian Railways is mulling to bring new rules for cancellation of tickets. The charges for ticket cancellation across all the categories will be doubled. The new rule also says that no ticket shall be cancelled after departure of train. The new rule will be implemented across the country from November 12.

Special bus counters get busy ahead of Deepavali



The Hindu Booking counters have been opened at various locations, including CMBT in Koyambedu —Photo: R. Ragu


The Tamil Nadu government has announced 4,271 special buses from the city to various parts of the State this Deepavali season.

With Deepavali around the corner, many have chosen to have an extended weekend.

A number of them will be heading out of the city. Anticipating this, the government has announced 4,271 special buses from the city to various parts of the State this Deepavali season.

Bengaluru-Mysuru track doubling: inspection of last stretch on Nov. 13



Track doubling work is almost done, except for a 1.7-km stretch at Srirangapatna.— PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

The last stretch of the track-doubling work between Mysuru and Bengaluru is almost over and the Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS) will conduct an inspection of the track between Yeliyuru and Naganahalli on November 13.

The clearance after the CRS inspection is usually issued within days.

The double-line stretch of 27 km between the two sections — Yeliyuru and Naganahalli — is set to become operational by November-end.

Mahila Vahinis to ensure security on running trains

Mahila Vahinis (women squad) will make travel safe for women on running trains, according to Vijayawada Additional Divisional Railway Manager K. Venugopala Rao.

Noting that women passengers were increasingly targeted by miscreants on running trains, he said here on Friday that 132 women personnel of Railway Protection Force would take charge of important trains in the South Central Railway from January to ensure a safe travel for women.

Mahila Vahini squad members will provide escort to women passengers, particularly during night, when they are susceptible to robberies, he said, adding as many as 12 squads would be in action in the zone.

Railways double ticket cancellation fee

There will be no refund after the departure of train and one has to get the refund four hours before the departure, according to the new refund rules.

The revised refund rules will be effective from November 12.

Indian railways has doubled the ticket cancellation charge as it has proposed to change the refund rules to help genuine passengers getting confirmed tickets. There will be no refund after the departure of train and one has to get the refund four hours before the departure, according to the new refund rules. The revised refund rules will be effective from November 12.

While cancellation fee of of second class confirmed ticket in 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train will be increased from Rs 30 to Rs 60, the Third AC ticket will cost Rs 180 as against Rs 90 earlier.

 

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