Nov 15, 2015

Free toilet facilities for metro users

Bowing to a long-pending demand of Namma Metro users, the toilets at the concourse levels would be made accessible free of charge to commuters.

“Toilets at Namma Metro stations located at the concourse levels will be available to commuters free of charge. Separate toilets are available for ladies, gents and people with disabilities with immediate effect,” said Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola in a statement.

Earlier this month, the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission had stated that absence of toilet amounted to a violation of human rights of passengers.

Source - The Hindu

New passenger reservations counter at Villivakkam

A long-pending demand of residents of several nagars in Villivakkam, Kolathur and GKM Colony was fulfilled, thanks to Southern Railway administration for opening a passenger reservation counter. Until this facility was opened, people had to go to Perambur, Avadi, Anna Nagar and ICF to book tickets.

The passenger reservation counter is functioning from the existing counters at Platform No 1 and is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AV Surendiran and MR Krishnan


Source - The Hindu

IRCTC’s new ‘shopping-special’ tour

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd., (IRCTC) announces new group tours to various destinations.

The Thailand (3 nights/4 days) trip starts on December 30 and its covers important places in Pattaya and Bangkok. The Dubai with ‘Abu Dhabi shopping festival special’ trip starts from January 30 and is for threenigths/ four days, covering important places of leisure in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

The package includes flight tickets, accommodation, sightseeing, meals, visa and tour escort.

Source - The Hindu

New bi-weekly Delhi-Goa Rajdhani Express

The Railways is going to introduce a new bi-weekly Rajdhani Express connecting Delhi and Goa.

The train services (22414/22413) will begin from November 20 and run between Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station and Madgaon station in Goa. The inaugural run of the train however will start from Madgaon railway station at 3 p.m. on November 15 and conclude at Hazrat Nizamuddin at 9.15 p.m. on November 16.

A dash of creativity to spread word of child helpline



P. Vijayakumar, superintendent of police, Railways, inaugurated the signature campaign — Photo: M. Vedhan

Passengers at the Egmore railway station were surprised when a street play was enacted at the transport hub to raise awareness about the child helpline 1098 on Saturday morning.

Volunteers of Arunodhaya Centre for street and working children staged the play that stressed the need for protecting child rights and sought to inform people of the helpline. They encouraged passengers to participate in a signature campaign to ensure greater publicity for the child helpdesk at the railway station. Many of the commuters readily signed on a big banner to support the cause of child safety.

Trains to chug on broad gauge route from tomorrow

The first train carrying passengers from Palakkad Town station will leave for Pollachi at 4.30 a.m.– Photo: K. K. Mustafah

It takes 7 years for Railways to convert Palakkad-Pollachi route into broad gauge after the 54-km metre gauge line was closed down in 2008

The long wait of commuters in the region to resume their train journey in the recently gauge-converted Palakkad-Pollachi railway stretch will finally come to an end on Monday with passenger trains chugging off from early in the morning.

‘Clean my coach’ SMS service in train a hit in Pune Division

An SMS-based coach cleaning service being provided by Pune Division aboard Pune-Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express, has been keeping the onboard housekeeping staff busy. The facility has generated good response from the passengers who, Pune Division officials say, send as many as 60 to 70 such complaints during each journey of the train.

The response to the service has prompted the Central Railways to expand it to other long-distance trains as well.

Train fare for AC, 1st class passengers goes up by at least Rs 5

MUMBAI: From Sunday, you have to pay at least Rs 5 more to travel by air-conditioned class or first-class coaches of outstation trains.

This will also be applicable for first-class season tickets of your local trains. This hike works out to 0.15% of the total fare, said officials.

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