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Now,a smooth journey for families of rail officials

Families of railway officials on duty,travelling in saloons or inspection coaches will now be allowed to return to the headquarters in the same inspection car...

Written by Kalpana Verma | Mumbai |
February 2, 2009 3:27:11 am

Families of railway officials on duty,travelling in saloons or inspection coaches will now be allowed to return to the headquarters in the same inspection car,even if the official is forced to end his or her journey due to an emergency and has to return to the headquarters by other means of transport.

The decision was taken last year and a letter has been sent to all railway offices for implementation of the same.

Indian Railways allows family members of officials on duty to travel with them. According to the earlier rule if an official travelling in an inspection coach is required to return to the headquarters,the family has to take any other means of transport as per the fare that the official is entitled to. The inspection carriage,meanwhile,would return empty.

A senior official at CR said,“The railway officials are very happy with the decision of the railway board. Actually this decision should have been taken earlier. Sometimes the officials’ families have to wait for as long as a day to travel back. This is a good decision.”

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Shyam Sunder Gupta,Chief Public Relation officer,Western Railway,said,“This is a good decision by the railway board. Everybody has appreciated this decision.” Western and Central Railway have eight saloons (inspection cars). Out of these one each belongs to the General Manager,Additional General Manager and Divisional Railway Manager,Mumbai division. Remaining five belong to principal head of department of WR and CR. These saloons are used for inspection purposes.

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First published on: 02-02-2009 at 03:27:11 am

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