Enlisting steps the government is taking for the sector’s growth, he said that in the last six months, the ministry has implemented as many as 103 of Budget announcements.
The ministry has ordered all its loco pilots and assistant loco pilots to furnish details of phones and numbers given to them by the organisation as part of its Closed User Group plan.
According to a rail ministry circular, the levies make for a 4.35 per cent hike for travel in First Class and all AC Classes from November 15.
The video from late 2014 has started appearing on the social networks again of late.
The official said that the purpose behind amending the Railway Passengers (Cancellation of Ticket and Refund of Fare) Rules, 2015, is to plug the scope of misuse.
The Indian Railways will procure 1,000 locomotives from GE over 10 years at approximately Rs 14,656 crore, as per a brief issued by the ministry.
There will be no refund after the departure of train and one has to get the refund four hours before the departure, according to the new refund rules.
At no extra cost, passengers booking online will be presented with a menu of alternate trains on same route if the train has waitlisted tickets.
Sources said the Railways is giving finishing touches to the formalities and awaiting the conclusion of the Bihar Assembly elections to make the announcement for locomotive-factory projects at Madhepura and Marhowra.
Tokyo’s push in India comes just weeks after it lost out to China on the contract to build Indonesia’s first fast-train link.
Railways has already fallen short of its targets for earnings, its capital expenditure figures show that it is hopelessly lagging behind in spending money even when the funds are assured.
The paperless platform ticket programme would cover the major sections in the Mumbai suburban sections, as well as New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations here.
Barring air-condition (AC) and a few non-AC sleeper coaches, majority of coaches currently don’t have dustbins resulting in problems in disposing garbage by the passengers in moving trains.
The proposed colour scheme of the trains is supposed to liberate the designers and break the monotony.
The increase, however, will not be applicable in the AC three tier and AC two tier coaches where the quota earmarked for them will remain at two for the lower berths.