Open from June 27 to September 30 this year for Economy Class on select flights on Air India’s domestic network, the tickets are only for one-way fares.
“Considering the present situation, I hope the supply and demand of tickets in railways will be met by 2020,” said Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The two trains wherein the scheme is started are Mumbai Central–Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express and
Pune–Secunderabad Shatabdi Express, WR said in a statement.
The elevated deck of the booking office with five windows, inaugurated at Kandivli station, and escalators at both Kandivli and Goregaon stations, will come as relief for over three lakh commuters.
Officials said baby food will be available in most of the railway stations in the Ambala Division.
Railways has installed about 37,000 bio-toilets in coaches till now.
These included the redevelopment of 400 stations and setting up of a Rail University, and other initiatives such as using advertisements for generating revenue.
The newly inaugurated escalator at the station stopped working while Railway Board Chairman was on it.
Launched by the British Great Peninsula in 1930, it was initially run as a weekend train for the Britons to ferry them between the two major cities of Maharashtra.
Nine Talgo coaches were hauled by a 4,500 HP diesel engine for a trial run from Bareilly at 8.50 am at a speed ranging between 80-115 km per hour.
The doubling of 116.17-km-long Surendranagar-Rajkot line in Gujarat will be completed in four years at an expected completion cost of Rs 1,137.17 crore.
Earlier only confirmed ticket holders could cancel their tickets through 139 service and IRCTC website. Now the facility can be used for cancellation of RAC and wait-listed tickets also.
It will be used by the railway officials only to give tickets.
The facility named as Vikalp offers passengers booked under the scheme will be given an option for getting alternate accommodation in another train if they do not get confirmed berths in the trains of their choice.
While the purity of the packaged water has come under cloud, the Railways suffered another setback last week when the court allowed the Indian Railway Caterers’ Association to sell bottled water other than ‘Rail Neer’ in Mumbai division.