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Western Railway, e ticket, irctc, miss call train schedule, mumbai news, indian express mumbai, train schedule of western railways Give a missed call, get Western Railway train schedules via SMS now Neha Kulkarni Mumbai, April 26 COMMUTERS of Western Railway’s suburban train network can now check the status of local trains by giving a missed call. In an initiative to communicate the scheduled arrival time of trains to passengers, the Western Railway (WR) has tied up with a private firm. The commuter would need to dial toll free no. 1800 212 4502 and the call will get disconnected automatically after two rings subsequent to which an SMS will be sent informing the running status of suburban trains. Information on running of services shall be communicated to the firm by the Railways in a stipulated scheduled time, which in turn will be conveyed to passengers. Amit Shah, a regular commuter at WR said, “This is a unique initiative by Western Railway. I can use this service whenever I need any information about a train while waiting on the platform.” Commuters can also register themselves with www.mobitip.info for daily updates at scheduled times. Ravinder Bhakar, Central Public Relations officer, Western Railway said, “In times of unusual occurrences or disruptions, commuters can make use of their service. By registering on the given site, they can get detailed information of flow of train services between their respective journey destinations.” Users of any smartphone can avail of this service with no need of any internet connection.What makes the commuters happier is the service is free of cost. Earlier, CR had started a similar service to get information on local train updates.

Indian Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoon

The land where trees will be planted will remain with railways while the maintenance of trees will be a joint effort of railways, Environment Ministry and state governments.

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Eyeing more income, Railways mulling initiatives to boost non-fare revenues

Sponsorship of activities and events at stations, pay-and-use toilets in land outside stations, radio, video, internet,
Wi-Fi, mobile apps, interactive services like video games in railway premises are also being looked at.

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Train ticket cancellation service over phone to be launched

To begin with the service can be availed only by passengers whose train departure timings is between 11 pm and 6 am.

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‘Pay panel award may keep railway cost optimisation under stress’

Through additional resource generation, the target for finances this year was to increase 10.1 per cent to Rs 1.85 lakh crore from the earlier Rs 1.67 lakh crore.

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India’s Maharajas’ Express among top rated trains globally

The train offers various travel packages with fares ranging from around $3,000, and going up to nearly $24,000 (Rs 16 lakhs).

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Tenders for redevelopment of Shivajinagar station soon: Suresh Prabhu

Other than redevelopment of Shivajinagar Railway Station, Prabhu also announced that electrification of the Daund-Lonavala line would be completed by June 2016.

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Delhi airport experience kick-starts Live band at Madgaon railway station

Two hour layover of senior railway officials at Delhi airport played an ‘instrumental’ role for Indian Railway (IR) to have its first ever ‘live music’ show at the station.

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SRESHTA: Indian Railways’ new special research wing

Named SRESHTA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology and Holistic Advancement), the new entity will comprise mostly scientists and railway experts.

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Rail Budget 2016: Prabhu introduces bar-coded tickets to reduce waiting time for passengers

Railway Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu said the railways will introduce bar-coded tickets, scanners and access control on a pilot basis on major stations.

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Govt forms new entity for bullet train; may get Rs 200 crore in Rail Budget

The total project cost of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor being around Rs 98,000 crore, India will have to invest around Rs 18,000 crore to meet its part of the deal.

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2.8 lakh of its pensioners above 80 years, Railways want to run a check

The inspectors, all railway employees, have been asked to visit the houses of all pensioners in this age bracket, obtain their signatures and, if possible, that of their neighbours as witnesses to certify that the beneficiary is alive.

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Jat agitation: More than 800 trains affected, national, state highways blocked

Main railway routes touching Haryana — Delhi-Rewari, Rewari-Alwar, Lohari-Sadulpur sections spanning across Northern and North Western zones of railways — remained shut.

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CCEA nod to 908-km long rail line expansion proposal

Most part of the expenditure to be met through extra budgetary resources.

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Switching tracks- Spot buying of power: A platform for savings

The lowest bids (L1) for three regions quote tariff in the range of Rs 3.08-3.48 per unit, around half the average tariff of Rs 6.75 at which it procures power from state utilities currently.

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Fifth State to Sign Pact: Railways, Chhattisgarh sign JV for infrastructure development

This also marks part of the beginning of a new model of rail infrastructure development in India conceived and unfolded during Prabhu’s tenure as the minister.