“Attention Travellers: @IRCTCofficial is the only authorized agency to take & deliver order through e-Catering in Trains,” IRCTC said.
In total, since August 2016, when senior citizens had the option to give up 100 per cent of their subsidy, until March 2018, 40 lakh of them have given up their subsidy, allowing the national transporter to save around Rs 77 crore.
As per the reports, the Railways operating ratio, the direct indicator of working of the government-run transporter, could settle at 98.5 per cent for 2017-2018, recording its worst performance ever since 2000-2001 when it was 98.3 per cent.
IRCTC then replied to the Forum that they had no role in providing catering service on the train i.e Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and that the catering service on July 3, 2016, was provided by the service provider engaged by Northern Railway, as per the policy.
This would be the worst ratio since 2000-01, when it was 98.3 per cent, which was previously the worst-ever for the national transporter. The figures will be communicated to the Controller General of Accounts.
All trains on the affected track was halted and the crack was repaired within a very short time, said Station Master of Bahanaga Railway Station, Rabi Narayan Behera.
After intervention by Railway minister Piyush Goyal, there is an effort to alter the flexi-fare system to ease out the hike to some extent and also make the fares somewhat attractive depending on sectors and their patronage pattern.
IRCTC rules: Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha recently stated that the government has taken a slew of measures to strengthen the online ticket reservation system, including the Tatkal scheme.
During 2017-18, the railways installed highest ever bio-toilets in coaches which is 40 per cent higher than the set target of 40,000 bio-toilets and 64 per cent higher than the fitment of 34,134 bio-toilets in 2016-17.
Convenience and luxury travel in the Indian Railways are as old as the entity itself. It is another matter that barely a miniscule number of Indians beyond the royalty could avail of it for around a century.
The 12,000 horsepower high-speed electric locomotive will be flagged off from Bihar’s Madhepura loco factory by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
PM Modi is learnt to have raised the cost factor as well as the wisdom of rolling out en masse a technology that is untested for Indian conditions and is mainly commissioned in high-speed systems in some global railways.
The incident happened apparently due to non-application of skid-brakes on the wheels of the coaches by the staff deployed there.
IRCTC.com ‘Lucky Draw Scheme’ will give five users a refund of the full train fare in addition to the cash prize the verification of basic details by Indian Railways.
The Finance Ministry has written to the Railway Board on March 31 about the 5 per cent rate to remove any doubt or uncertainty in the matter.