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Food on Tejas not reason for passengers taking ill: Railways

On Sunday, the train from Karmali in Goa on way to Mumbai had to be stopped in Chiplun to admit 25 passengers to a hospital due to suspected food poisoning after they vomited in the coaches.

Indian Railways starts process of phasing out of blankets in AC coaches

The step to phase out blankets from trains was taken after severe criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report recently about dirty blankets and bedrolls. However, officials said blankets will be carried in the trains in case these are needed by passengers.

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Committed for overall development of Railways, says Suresh Prabhu

“Works for various railway projects to the tune of over Rs one lakh crore are currently underway in Maharashtra. We will focus on spreading the Railway network in the state,” said Suresh Prabhu

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Cyber security a priority area for railways: Prabhu

Indian Railways moving towards modernisation priorities ensuring cyber security in its day to day operations while discussing about cyber threats, security incidents and advanced solutions. Prabhu says the ministry is working for complete transformation of Railways.

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Lower berth in 3AC coach to be reserved for differently-abled

The railway move comes close on the heels of an incident in which a wheelchair-bound athlete faced difficulty in securing a lower berth. Alloted an upper berth, Subarna Raj, the medal winning para-athlete, could not get a lower berth in the Nagpur-Nizamuddin Garib Rath express and had to sleep on the floor of the train.

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Railways to install bar-coded automatic flap gates at stations

According to the system design, an encrypted QR code will be printed on unreserved tickets for the designated station where passengers need to enter or exit through these gates after validating their tickets. The automatic flap gate system can handle faster entry or exit of passengers during the rush hour.

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Science Express, an exhibition special train, to hit the tracks on July 11

The programme is  maintained by Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre  (VASCSC). The exhibition will be open at Madgaon station from July 11 to 13 and at Ratnagiri station from July 14 to 17 from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Exemption on service charge on train tickets till September

The service charges on booking train tickets online through IRCTC range from Rs 20 to Rs 40 per ticket

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Indian Railways to save Rs 300 crore on water bill

Suresh Prabhu said the Railways will eventually save Rs 300 crore a year through these water conservation measures. It has set a target to recycle 20 crore litres per day.

Railways to install video cameras in train engines

The system will alert the control centre in case drivers fall asleep.

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Railway station survey: Andhra’s Visakhapatnam cleanest, Bihar’s Darbhanga dirtiest

This is the third survey conducted in line with the ministry’s ‘Swachh Rail’ campaign.

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Pay, pension: Rail unions call for strike from July 11

Mishra said the strike was inevitable due to the attitude of Central the government over the charter of demands submitted more than six months ago, although they had deferred their strike from April at its instance.

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Parel workshop has built 110 engines for non-railway customers

Shunting locomotives are a requirement in industrial houses, which deploy them to power wagons in their manufacturing units.

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Krishi Kalyan: Marginal increase in AC train ticket price; 0.5% cess on service tax

The service tax is not applicable to non-AC and Sleeper class travel.

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Rs 94,000 crore is capital expenditure, said Railways, a quarter of it only on paper

Almost 15 per cent capex, or Rs 15,081 crore, shown by the Railways in 2015-16 represents work done by joint venture companies in the railway sector.