Dec 30, 2015

Senior citizens to get helpers on trains in Konkan railway route

Attenders will carry luggage of elderly persons on request through SMS.

To offer help to senior citizens travelling in trains on the Konkan Railway route, ‘shravan seva’, a programme under which patients could seek the services of attendants. Attendants could carry their luggage in boarding and alighting points for free. The facility could be sought by sending an SMS four hours in advance of their journey, indicating their PNR, coach and seat number on Mobile No. 09664044456.The services were available at Chiplun, Ratnagiri,

Thivim, Karmali and Madgaon Stations. So far, about 1,600 senior citizens have availed themselves of the, a release said.
Source - The Hindu

Enhance security at railway stations, says railway police DG

PATNA: Director general, RPF, R R Verma held a meeting with East Central Railway (ECR) general manager (GM) A K Mittal at Hajipur on Monday to discuss various ongoing railway projects and the hurdles coming on way to their completion. Mittal informed the DG about the present status and progress of the Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge which is likely to be commissioned in January 2016.

8 times Indian Railways made our life easier in 2015 #YearEnder

Indian railways development in 2015

In year 2015, the Railway Ministry of India launched various schemes and programmes with an objective to transform the Indian railways. This year, some noteworthy things happened, starting from January with the launch of the first CNG train of India to Google and Japan investing billions in Indian railways.
List of noteworthy things that happened in Indian Railways in 2015:
1. First CNG Train: On January 14, 2015, Indian Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu launched the first CNG train which ran from Rewari to Rohtak. The government has been planning to make a shift to CNG trains to reduce diesel consumption in India.
2. Food catering facility: IRCTC launched an e-catering facility for the passengers. The facility is station based and is called 'Food on Track'. The service was initially available in 45 stations across the country, extending to 1,516 trains.

Cabinet approves railway infrastructure JVs with states

The cabinet on Wednesday approved the formation of joint venture companies with state governments to undertake various railway infrastructure projects.

"This would ensure greater participation of state governments in implementation of railway projects both in terms of financial participation as well as decision making process," a satement issued after a cabinet meeting said.

The railway ministry's initial paid up capital will be restricted to Rs.50 crore for each state.

"Each Joint Venture would have an initial paid up capital of Rs.100 crore based on the quantum of projects to be undertaken. Further infusion of fund/equity for the purpose of the projects shall be done after approval of the project and its funding at the level of appropriate competent authority," the statement said.

Project specific Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) can also be formed by the joint ventures with equity holding by other stakeholders like banks, ports, public sector undertakings, mining companies and others.
Source - Business Standard

Western Railway to run eight special local trains on New Year

MUMBAI: The Western Railway (WR) has decided to run eight special local trains after midnight on New Year eve, to clear the extra rush of passengers.

With an aim to serve those the New Year, the WR will run eight special local trains in the wee hours of the New Year, including four from Churchgate to Virar and four from Virar to Churchgate.

All these 12 coach trains will halt at all stations between Churchgate and Virar.

First train from Churchgate to Virar will leave Churchgate at 1.15am that would reach Virar at 2.47am. Second, third and forth train from Churchgate will leave 1.55am, 2.25am and 3.20am respectively which would reach Virar at 2.17am, 3.12am and 4.30am, respectively.

While in Up direction, the first train from Virar will leave at 12.15am that would reach Churchgate at 1.45am. Second, third and forth train from Virar will leave 12.45am, 1.40am and 2.55am respectively which would reach Churchgate at 2.17am, 3.12am and 4.30am respectively, said the statement.
Source - TOI

Konkan Railway Introduces 'Shravan Seva' Scheme for Elderly

PANAJI: Konkan Railway has introduced "Shravan Seva" service for senior citizens travelling on its route which envisages providing an attendant to carry their luggage at boarding and alighting points free of cost.

"This facility can be availed by sending an SMS four hours in advance of their journey, indicating their PNR, coach and seat numbers on mobile phone number 09664044456,"Siddheshwar Telugu, GM (administration) and chief PRO, said in a release today. These services are available at Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Thivim, Karmali and Madgaon stations.
Source - New Indian Express

Asia's Largest Underground Railway Station To Open In China

As large as 21 football fields, the station's three underground floors are installed with more than 1,200 seats.
BEIJING: Asia's largest underground railway station, as large as 21 football fields, will open on Wednesday in China's southern city of Shenzhen, slashing the travel time between Guangzhou and Hong Kong to half an hour.

जनवरी से लागू हो सकता है 7वां वेतन आयोग, लेकिन रेलवे की अर्थव्यवस्था चिंताजनक

नई दिल्ली।
सातवां वेतन आयोग की जनवरी से लागू किया जाना प्रस्तावित है। वेतन आयोग की संस्तुतियों को लागू करने से केन्द्र सरकार के सर्वाधिक कर्मचारियों वाले रेल विभाग पर 32 हजार करोड़ रुपए का अतिरिक्त आर्थिक बोझ पड़ने की संभावना है। 

इतनी बड़ी राशि का प्रबंध हर साल करना रेल मंत्रालय के लिए टेढ़ी खीर बन सकता है। रेल मंत्रालय में वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों के बीच यह चर्चा है कि यदि केन्द्र ने आर्थिक मदद न की तो क्या होगा। ऐसे में रेल मंत्रालय के पास एक ही विकल्प बचता है कि वह रेल किराया बढ़ाए। इसका सीधा असर यात्रियों पर पड़ेगा।

Sawai Madhopur Railway Station in Rajasthan Got a Complete Makeover. And It Looks Fabulous.

The Sawai Madhopur railway station in Rajasthan has become one of the most beautiful stations in the country, with spectacular paintings and graffiti spread across its walls.
The station that welcomes a large number of tourists every year – thanks to the Ranthambore National Park located in the city, is getting a complete makeover.

The project is being funded by the World Wildlife Fund India (WWF-I), and the station walls now depict the flora and fauna of the region. The vision behind this project is to make tourists aware about conservation in Ranthambore, right from the station itself. The legendary banyan tree of Ranthambore covers one of the station walls – high and mighty, its roots are spread across a large area. Then there are tigers, leopards, hyenas and so much more.

The idea, conceptualized by one India’s most respected wildlife experts and conservationists, Valmik Thapar, was discussed with the Ministry of Railways and they accepted the proposal.
About 20 artists have been working on this project for two months now, and they have covered 7,000 square feet area of the station.

An artist from the Ranthambore School of Art, Gajanand Singh, is leading the work.

“The station has become a living art museum of wildlife. The junglescape has created a buzz. People are curious, excited and are asking questions, taking photographs. It is generating awareness and will have other ripple effects,” Valmik Thapar told DailyO.

A makeover of the Bharatpur railway station with a Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary theme, and painting the coaches of the Kota-Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi that is often used by tourists going to Ranthambore, are also part of the project in the coming two phases.
The brilliant station will make tourists feel like being in the national park itself.

Source - The Better India

प्लेटफार्म पर आने से पहले स्क्रीन पर दिखेगी ट्रेन

Source - Jagran

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