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Apr 02 2017 (20:23)   coach production: Production of train coaches increased by 13.57% in 2016-17

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CHENNAI: The Integral Coach Factory surpassed the prescribed target of 2178 coaches and produced a record turnout of 2277 coaches in 2016-17. This is the highest ever production in the history of ICF and the production for increased by 13.57% from last year's. Of 2277 coaches that were produced, 1162 are stainless steel coaches with life of 35 years against the 25 years of ICF conventional coaches. Stainless steel constitutes 51% of the total turnout. The factory also manufactured 852 self-propelled coaches of various types which is 37% of the total churnout. The production of LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches also increased by 74% than previous year.

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Apr 02 2017 (21:40)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 2219991-3            Tags   Past Edits
Railways should not produce ICF coaches at all.

  
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Apr 03 2017 (01:26)
akku~   866 blog posts   633 correct pred (82% accurate)
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they have stopped production from 1st april
so hopefully icf chennai will now only produce LHB coaches
  
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Apr 01 2017 (18:27)   No service charge on train e-ticket till June 30

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Entry# 2218744   News Entry# 298328         Tags   Past Edits
Passengers will continue to get benefits of service charge exemption on train tickets booked online till June 30.
In order to help passengers and incentivise payments made through digital modes for booking of reserved tickets, service charge on online booking of train tickets was withdrawn for the tickets booked from November 23, 2016 to March 31, 2017.
The exemption facility effective till March 31 this year has been extended further to June 30, said a senior railway ministry official.
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received instructions from the Ministry of Information and Technology advising the public transporter to extend the incentives at least till June 30.
The service charges on booking train tickets online through IRCTC ranges from Rs 20 to 40 per ticket.
The government waived the service charges after demonetisation in November last year to encourage digital modes of booking.
Approximately, an amount of Rs 184 crore has not been realised from passengers on account of service charge and service tax thereon on reserved tickets booked online from November 23, 2016 to February 28, 2017, according to railways data.

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Apr 01 2017 (21:13)
jintocd   52 blog posts
Re# 2218744-2            Tags   Past Edits
They should support IRCTC.
  
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Mar 27 2017 (18:05)   22679/Yesvantpur - Hassan Intercity SF Express

jintocd   52 blog posts
Entry# 2212720            Tags   Past Edits
1) Timetable looks over ambitious. I do not know if this train will be able to do justice
2) What is the point of building single lines? If at all Railways are going to start more services, it is going to clog this route.
3) doubling - x years, electrification - y years? why not do all in parallel.
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is to be blamed, govt or railways

  
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Mar 28 2017 (11:39)
Venkat వెంకట్   3240 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Today going to reach YPR with 45 min delay. I think in a year time things will sorted out. Again CRS inspection will be there ,then they will improve Mps of the line.
But 3hr30 min is very much possible in this route.
  
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Mar 27 2017 (21:29)   16526/Island Express (PT)

jintocd   52 blog posts
Entry# 2212997            Tags   Past Edits
@Admin, Why is Thrissur station is shown as 'single electric line' (/--/)? Please correct this
  
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Jan 16 2017 (13:39)   Budget 2017: Indian Railways may hike fares as Ministry mulls safety cess

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36786 news posts
Entry# 2129166   News Entry# 291355         Tags   Past Edits
Budget 2017: Indian Railways may hike fares as Ministry mulls safety cess The railway ministry may push for a special levy on train fares to create a dedicated Rs 1.2 lakh crore safety fund; finance ministry likely to finance 25 percent of the this fund
Passengers may have to shell out more for travelling by train as the railway ministry may impose a specific cess on train tickets to fund the Rs 1.20 lakh crore safety fund-- Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh. While fares for AC one-tier and two-tier are likely to see a marginal increase, passengers travelling on second class and AC three-tier could be hit harder because of a proportionately lower fare base. An announcement on imposing a safety cess on
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train fares is likely to be announced in the budget for 2017-18, which finance minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to present on February 1.
Last month, railway minister Suresh Prabhu had written to Jaitley requesting complete funding for the fund. The finance ministry, however, rejected the railway ministry’s proposal for financing of the new safety fund from the consolidated fund of India. The finance ministry has agreed to finance only 25 percent of the fund and has asked the railways to raise the remaining three-fourth of the required sources for the special corpus. This will be a specific cess, like the road cess collected on sale of diesel to build highways. The money collected through this cess will be pooled into the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh and administered by the railways for a specific purpose. A committee, constituted by the railway ministry, for putting together a consolidated proposal for creation of the safety cess, in its report, has envisaged works of track renewal and upgradation, bridge rehabilitation, elimination of level-crossings, construction of road over bridges/road under bridges, replacement and improvement of signalling system, among others. The cess will likely be part of the union budget with the government merging the railway budget with the central budget from 2017-18. A key reason for the abandoning the 92 year-old practice of a separate railway budget from 2017-18 may have been hastened by the state-transportation giant’s delicate balance sheet. It is learnt that the Railways Ministry had sought exemption from paying dividends to the Centre this year, amid rise in additional salary and pension spending following the seventh pay commission recommendations. A combined budget could free the Indian Railways from setting aside nearly Rs 10,000 crore towards dividends to the government every year. Once the budgets are merged, the financial stress can be moved to the Centre’s overall annual financial plan.

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Jan 16 2017 (18:09)
jintocd   52 blog posts
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Railways are losing premium passengers to other mode of transport (Road, Air and premium bus). I hope Suresh Prashu does not propose another hike in the premium segment. He should instead make a reasonable hike in unreserved / suburban etc.

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