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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The service charges on booking train tickets online through IRCTC range from Rs 20 to Rs 40 per ticket
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.
The system will alert the control centre in case drivers fall asleep.
This is the third survey conducted in line with the ministry’s ‘Swachh Rail’ campaign.
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.
Shunting locomotives are a requirement in industrial houses, which deploy them to power wagons in their manufacturing units.
The service tax is not applicable to non-AC and Sleeper class travel.
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.