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Yesterday (14:11)   Railway janta’s trash course

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36818 news posts
Entry# 2334567   News Entry# 306673         Tags   Past Edits
Mumbai: A casual glance inside the Mahanagari Express, which recently pulled into platform no 9 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) around 2 pm, put on display the utter absence of civic sense on the part of 18.1 billion Mumbaikars, who have travelled aboard such long-distance trains at some point of time.
Heaps of trash, plastic wrappers and leftovers were strewn across the floor of the train. The most stomach-turning exhibit: the unabashed passengers’ complete lack of toilet etiquette.
It is not for nothing that the common man is widely believed to be public
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enemy No. 1 when it comes to property damage on one of the largest national carriers in the world. After all, it was the aam aadmi who defaced the much-vaunted luxury train Tejas Express — which currently holds the record as the only train with the capacity to run at 200 kmph — before it was even put into service.
Around 11 of its windowpanes were shattered by stone-pelters when the train reached Mumbai on May 20, from Delhi.
Furthermore, when the train returned from Karmali in Goa to CST on May 23, a day after it was flagged off from CST, it was discovered that its headphones were stolen and toilets sullied while attempts were made to unhinge its LCD TVs.
Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) officials said the matter may have come to the fore because of the Tejas incidents, but Railways has been seeing deviant passenger behaviour for a long time.
When The Asian Age went aboard the Maha-nagari, it learned that Railways collects around 25 bags of garbage from each of the 70 long-distance trains that dock at junctions in the city such as CST and Lokmanya Terminus on the CR and at Mumbai Cen-tral and Bandra on the WR.
Railway officials reve-aled that these express trains ferry 31 tonnes of garbage into the city everyday. This filth, officials said, comprises mainly the litter generated by passengers who travel in these trains for the duration of 15 hours (at the minimum).
A CR official said that when trains are taken to Wadi Bunder for a maintenance check, an indescribable amount of filth is found onboard.  The CR alone sees around 400 kg of garbage in each of its trains that undertake overnight journeys. The official added, “We see more garbage on our trains as compared to our counterpart, WR.”
WR officials, however, said that while trains that halt after long journeys at Dadar and Mumbai Central see around 3.8 tonnes of garbage every day, premium trains like the Rajdhani carry 550 kg of trash per trip.
WR chief public relations officer Ravindra Bhakar said, “We would like to appeal to the people to refrain from littering and to treat the trains as their own property.”
Batting for stringent rules to penalise people who litter, railway activist Nirmal Tekam-garh, an ex-member of the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Com-mittee, said, “You can’t imagine a commuter doing this at Metro stations. In fact, people who litter are met with a reprimanding look from fellow commuters. Unfortu-nately, this way of thinking doesn’t exist on the Railways and our long-distance

  
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Extremely sad to see that people are least bothered about the facilities in trains. Railwnning officials revealed that these express trains ferry 31 tonnes of garbage into the city everyday.
Unless and until the mindset and civic sense of people do not change, it is very difficult to have trains running in clean conditions
  
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Jun 25 2017 (12:02)   Dharna for Bihar train - Mithilanchal link snapped, poor bus service adds to commuter woes

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Over 100 men and women sat on a dharna with placards outside Ranchi railway station today, demanding reinstatement of the Ranchi-Jaynagar Express, the only train which connects the state capital with various towns of Mithilanchal region if neighbouring Bihar.
Ranchi-Jaynagar Express is one of 19 trains that have been suspended after the June 15 closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura rail line due to its vulnerability to cave-ins because of the underground fire in Jharia. But, the protestors argued that a knee-jerk reaction of shutting the 34km rail line, without prior planning had left them without convenient options of travelling to their hometowns in Bihar.
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of enough buses on the route was another major concern aired by them.
The protestors gathered at 8am, sitting in two groups near the entrance of the station with placards that read, "Start Ranchi-Jaynagar Express".
"We don't mind paying extra, but the railways should take a decision to start the train without further delay. We don't mind if the train has to be diverted via Asansol or Gomoh, but the train should start from Ranchi. This is our one and only demand," said Sunil Jha, one of the protestors.
Saket Jha, another protestor, added that over one lakh people living in Ranchi were affected because of the cancellation of the train. "From Ranchi, the train connects those who are residents of Simaria, Barauni, Samastipur, Darbhanga, Madhubani and Jaynagar, all in Mithilanchal. This was the most popular train," he rued, adding they had submitted several memorandums to Ranchi rail division and that today's protest is in continuation of their campaign.
Santosh Jha said poor bus services had aggravated their problems. "Only three buses are available. How will one travel?" he opined.
Abha Jha recalled how they had to suffer while returning to Ranchi from Darbhanga recently. "We had booked our return tickets to Ranchi in advance. But, those were cancelled due to the sudden termination of the train. Left with no other alternative, we had to first travel to Patna overnight, then look for options to come to Ranchi. With were compelled to take a rickety bus," said, the resident of Kanke, who was travelling with a husband and a toddler.
Officials in Ranchi rail division admitted people were being inconvenienced. "Their demands are justified but at the moment, we can't do anything at our end unless any concrete decision is taken at the level of the rail ministry," said a senior official.

  
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Patna ko aaj hi Nepal ke liye Buses mili hai.Purnia se Ranchi Buses chala dete to theek rehta
  
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Jun 25 2017 (12:02)   Dharna for Bihar train - Mithilanchal link snapped, poor bus service adds to commuter woes

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Over 100 men and women sat on a dharna with placards outside Ranchi railway station today, demanding reinstatement of the Ranchi-Jaynagar Express, the only train which connects the state capital with various towns of Mithilanchal region if neighbouring Bihar.
Ranchi-Jaynagar Express is one of 19 trains that have been suspended after the June 15 closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura rail line due to its vulnerability to cave-ins because of the underground fire in Jharia. But, the protestors argued that a knee-jerk reaction of shutting the 34km rail line, without prior planning had left them without convenient options of travelling to their hometowns in Bihar.
Lack
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of enough buses on the route was another major concern aired by them.
The protestors gathered at 8am, sitting in two groups near the entrance of the station with placards that read, "Start Ranchi-Jaynagar Express".
"We don't mind paying extra, but the railways should take a decision to start the train without further delay. We don't mind if the train has to be diverted via Asansol or Gomoh, but the train should start from Ranchi. This is our one and only demand," said Sunil Jha, one of the protestors.
Saket Jha, another protestor, added that over one lakh people living in Ranchi were affected because of the cancellation of the train. "From Ranchi, the train connects those who are residents of Simaria, Barauni, Samastipur, Darbhanga, Madhubani and Jaynagar, all in Mithilanchal. This was the most popular train," he rued, adding they had submitted several memorandums to Ranchi rail division and that today's protest is in continuation of their campaign.
Santosh Jha said poor bus services had aggravated their problems. "Only three buses are available. How will one travel?" he opined.
Abha Jha recalled how they had to suffer while returning to Ranchi from Darbhanga recently. "We had booked our return tickets to Ranchi in advance. But, those were cancelled due to the sudden termination of the train. Left with no other alternative, we had to first travel to Patna overnight, then look for options to come to Ranchi. With were compelled to take a rickety bus," said, the resident of Kanke, who was travelling with a husband and a toddler.
Officials in Ranchi rail division admitted people were being inconvenienced. "Their demands are justified but at the moment, we can't do anything at our end unless any concrete decision is taken at the level of the rail ministry," said a senior official.

  
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Jun 25 2017 (12:10)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~   16104 blog posts   137 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Ab chalaane ko route hi nahi mil raha to kaise chalaayenge train
  
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Jun 19 2017 (16:39)   Bengaluru has room for trains to everywhere but Kerala.

imaravIndian^~   136 news posts
Entry# 2326158   News Entry# 305880         Tags   Past Edits
Bengaluru has room for trains to everywhere but Kerala
Kochi: The Bengaluru Railway Division has put on the back burner a proposed train service to Thiruvananthapuram citing a lack of space at the stations, yet 35 trains have been rolled out to other destinations in the last three years.
A train between Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram was announced in the railway budget of 2014 but the service was never started. The railway honchos in Bengaluru shifted the originating station twice, saying that they were unable to fit in a new train to the
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already crowded stations.
The other trains announced in 2014 have already started service, revealing the authorities' apathetic attitude towards Kerala. The Yesvantpur-Howrah A/C Express started service in January 2016, while the Yesvantpur-Katra Suvidha Express and the Yesvantpur-Jaipur trains started service in January 2015.
The South Western Railway and the Bengaluru division have started 25 express trains and 10 passengers trains between 2014 and 2017. Three of them are daily services. A Bengaluru-Visakhapatnam special train has been running for two years at the time schedule fixed for the train to Thiruvananthapuram.
The authorities who swear by a space crunch in Bengaluru started a service as late as last month. The new train from Kacheguda in Hyderabad reaches Krishnarajapuram in Bengaluru every Monday morning.
Regular passengers to Kerala suspect that the delaying tactics is a bid to help the private bus lobby to fleece the travelers to Kerala.
Here is the list of trains that began service from Bengaluru since 2014:
Hubli-Bangalore-Mysore Vishwamanava (Daily, May/17)
KR Puram-Kacheguda Spl (Weekly, May/17)
YPR-Mangalore Gomateshwara (Triweekly, Apr/17)
Yeshwantpur- Hassan Intercity (Daily, Mar/17)
Sriganganagar - Trichy Humsafar (Weekly, Feb/17)
Yeshwantpur- Howrah HumSafar (Weekly, Jan/17)
Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar (Weekly, Dec/16)
Yeshwantpur - Visakhapatnam Special (Weekly, Oct/16)
Bangalore - Shivamogga Town (Triweekly, Jan/16)
Yeshwantpur- Sambalpur Suvidha (Weekly, Jan/16)
Howrah - Yeshwantpur AC (Weekly, Jan/16)
Yeshwantpur- Tatanagar (Weekly, Feb/15)
Yeshwantpur- SMVD Katra Suvidha (Weekly, Jan/15)
Yeshwantpur- Jaipur Suvidha (Weekly, Jan/15)
Yeshwantpur- Shivamogga Town (Triweekly, Dec/14)
Mysore-Bangalore-Varanasi (Biweekly, Dec/14)
Yeshwantpur-Bikaner, (Biweekly, Dec/14)
Yeshwantpur-Harihar InterCity (Triweekly, Nov/14)
Yeshwantpur-Barmer AC (Weekly, May/14)
Yeshwantpur-Puducherry (Weekly, Mar/14)
Yeshwantpur-Lucknow (Weekly, Mar/14)
Yeshwantpur-Hyderabad Kacheguda (Triweekly, Mar/14)
Yeshwantpur-Kamakhya AC (Weekly, Feb/14)
Bengaluru–Nagercoil (Sheshadri) (Daily, Feb/14)
Bengaluru Cantt-Hatia, (Weekly, Feb/14)
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I guess they can easily utilise the slot and introduce one weekly from SBC-ERS/TVC using the previous slot used by Island express...........not sure if it would be preferred by passengers of ERS as it reaches late, but definitely a good option for passengers bound for ED, CBE,PGT, OTP,TCR
  
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Jun 23 2017 (13:40)   Kerala’s only train to Rameswaram nearing the end of its three-month journey

imaravIndian^~   136 news posts
Entry# 2330833   News Entry# 306246         Tags   Past Edits
Kochi: Kerala’s only train to Rameswaram on the east coast may be pulled thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of authorities at the Thiruvananthapuram Railway Division. The Ernakulam-Rameswaram special train, which has been running full since it was rolled out three months ago, is unlikely to be extended beyond June 25. The train, which goes through Palakkad, Pollachi, Palani and Madurai to the busy pilgrim center, was extended beyond the original two-month schedule considering the heavy demand. Even though passengers are still making a beeline for the train, the authorities are planning to end the service instead of running it every day to meet the demand. Railway’s commercial department claims that it had written to the Southern Railway headquarters and the operating section to regularize the service but the letter seems to have vanished in the labyrinths of bureaucracy. A lack of coordination among railway departments has deprived Kerala of much needed...
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services. Railway honchos seems to be least bothered. Many of them are against the introduction of new services because more trains would mean more work for them. Several trains including the Ernakulam-Salem Intercity and the Ernakulam-Vailankanni, have been recommended to benefit Kerala but none of them are anywhere near operation. Recommendations to run the Thiruvananthapuram-Nilambur Rajyarani Express as an independent service and to run daily the Kannur-Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram-Kannur Janshatabdi and MEMU services have also received a quiet burial. The MEMU services could be run daily with the addition of just one MEMU rake yet the officers on top have not done anything significant to get that in the last four years. The Thiruvananthapuram division has failed miserably to regularize the profitable Chennai-Ernakulam Suvidha Special, Kochuveli-Mangaluru weekly train, Kochuveli-Hyderabad and Kochuveli-Guwahati trains. The officers in the Thiruvananthapuram division try to pass the buck to their superiors, saying their demands are not even listened at the zonal headquarters. The railway’s structure comprises a division, zone and railway board. The recommendations from the division are processed at the zone (Southern Railway, in this case) and decided by the board. The recommendations sent by the two divisions in Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad - seldom go beyond the Southern Railway headquarters. They do not even help in matters which do not need the railway board’s approval. Demands from the passengers from Kerala are stonewalled by lame excuses that the state does not have enough terminals or pit lines. At the same time, authorities have done little to get on track the terminal announced for Nemom, the pit lines for Ernakulam and Kochuveli and the third track between Ernakulam and Shornur. The restoration of the Kochi harbor terminus is nowhere near completion even two months after the deadline. The projects announced in the budget remain on paper. The authorities who blame a lack of infrastructure in Kerala are sitting on the development projects. The people’s representatives who are supposed to chase the projects are not helping either.

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This is really sad. All the more difficult for Kerala as the ruling party and center are always at loggerheads. Seems Kerala will only get some benefit if they have a separate zone !
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