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May 22 2017 (21:45)   Railways' plan to hike lower berth fare for trains signals demise of a rich culture

Southern Railway^~   108 news posts
Entry# 2288544   News Entry# 303253         Tags   Past Edits
Since this week, the ministry of railways has been considering increasing the fares of the lower berths in railway compartments, by 50 to 100 rupees.
The move, if implemented, will be driven towards securing seats for the senior citizens, at nominally higher fares. Nominally? That seems to be the bone of contention here.
Gone are the days, as it seems, when future relations or interim kinship were forged upon the railways. Whether in a discourse of imperial comfort, or one of native camaraderie, travelling in trains was once considered an exercise in Indian
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hospitality and community-living.
Indian cinema and its numerous songs are testimonies to the great potential of the Indian Railways of bringing together people, either in love or social cohesion.
An economics of the lower berths
The ministry of railways has recently come under criticism for using the railways as a "business opportunity".
Stringent opposition has come from the Pune Railways Travelers Association. As it appears, an increase in the fare approximately worth the price of half a kilogram of Bengal gram for a 500km long journey, or upwards, has not gone down well with the passengers. The proposed hike is seen as anything but "nominal".
To put things into an economic perspective, the proposed reservation of seats for senior citizens or pregnant women is roughly 15 per cent of the total lower berth seats. The total number of passenger trains running in India each day is about 13,000.

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May 23 2017 (22:21)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Premium Lower Berthed passenger won't allowed other middle and upper berthed passengers to share his premium berth for sitting.
Mostly back pained passenger prefer Lower berth and won't allows others even during day time travel also.
  
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May 17 2017 (13:32)   Oldest Rly station gets facelift

Jayashree   36403 news posts
Entry# 2282572   News Entry# 302684         Tags   Past Edits
Not many people in the country know that Royapuram railway station in Chennai is the oldest surviving railway station in India.
More than 160 years after it was built, the elegant Royapuram station is getting ready for another facelift and, perhaps, a new lease of life. Thanks to protests by several stakeholders, Royapuram station is slowly being beautified.
Royapuram station, which was inaugurated on July 1, 1856 by the then Governor of Madras Presidency, Lord Harris, was totally neglected. The first rail services to be operated were between Royapuram and Ambur and another
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from Royapuram to Tirveloore (now Thiruvallur district). One train carried Lord Harris and 300 Europeans to Ambur and the second one had Indian invitees travelling to Thiruvallur.
Royapuram was the main railway station of Chennai till 1907. Though the first railway line in India was started between Boree Bunder (later Victoria Terminus and now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and Tannah (currently Thane station) in 1853, the two stations have undergone a sea change over the years.
“Now, the station will have better facilities for passengers and technical experts will refurbish the place without spoiling the heritage structure,” said S Venkatesh from Chennai Rail Passengers' Association, which is one of the organisations that spearheaded the campaign for the station's beautification.
According to him, there were reports that Southern Railways officials had approached the Heritage Conservation Committee requesting for deletion of Royapuram station building from the list of heritage buildings to enable them to demolish it and undertake some projects.
He pointed out that the Madras High Court intervened on a public interest litigation and suggested that the Railways expand Royapuram station by preserving its heritage portion. “We also staged series of protests when there were plans to turn the station into a godown for cement and fertilisers,” he said.
At present the Royapuram station is in the 16th place in the list of heritage structures prepared by the Tamil Nadu government. The station hall has some old pictures of the station before its restoration. Inside the office, a lone railway clerk was issuing tickets. The slanting huge roof of the office is supported by antique beams. The platform, which is clean, has an impressive look.
Southern Railways sources said a number of development projects have been planned on the 75-acre station premises, including four rail lines to connect stations in south Tamil Nadu with the north. In addition, creation of a passenger terminal is also on the cards.
Railways officials indicated that they may convert Royapuram station into a third major terminal in Chennai. “The station is historically very significant. Therefore, the heritage structure will be given a facelift without altering the original structure,” a senior railways official said.
The official said that a small permanent exhibition showcasing the history of the railway station will be set up in a bid to educate the future generation. “The work will start soon and expected to be completed in a year,” he added. The official did not disclose the money that would be spent on renovation and expansion of the station. The brickwork station will be restored with the help of technical experts.
In 2005, the station received the first new lease of life after it was restored at a cost of just Rs 30 lakh. “Before the first restoration, the station was virtually used as a dump yard. Dogs and rats could be seen everywhere in the station,” Raghu, a retired postman, who used to deliver letters to Royapuram railway station during 1970s said. “One could also hear the chirping of birds,” he added. He said high ceilings, structural arches and huge pillars and the bright red-and-white structure of Royapuram station stands out as a testimony to the architectural heritage of the Indian Railways. He said that Burma teak furnishings in the station hall were stolen during the initial period of restoration.
Raghu said the Railways was not releasing funds regularly for restoration of the historic structure built by the erstwhile Madras Rail Company. He said over the years building walls, built of classic bricks, have started peeling off. Apart from the restoration, the north Chennai people want the station modernised and commencement of train services.
As the station could accommodate more than 25 railway tracks, they feel that Royapuram station could easily be made a major terminal like Chennai Central and Egmore.
Another railway staffer, deployed at Royapuram station, suggested that the place could be made into a tourist spot as most of the people do not know about its history. “Only a few foreign tourists come to see this place,” he said.
However, historians and archaeologists feel that even small alteration of the oldest surviving station in the entire sub-continent will ruin one of the finest heritage structures. “They (restoration and development) have to be done carefully without disturbing the structure. They need to consult archaeologists before carrying out any restoration or developmental work in and around the station premises,” Kathavarayan, a historian who lives near the station for several decades, said.
Tamil Nadu's heritage conservation authorities said that they are closely monitoring the work at the station and seeking periodic reports from the railways officials with regard to the development project.

  
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May 19 2017 (07:49)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Requested to provide 2 minute stoppages for all the long distance trains passing through up and down trains in this Good old Royapuram Station.
Then only this station is recognized by the public of Chennai.
Example...Dadar SF,Thirukkural ,Kachequda,Kakinada etc.

  
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May 19 2017 (17:20)
Litti Chokha   196 blog posts
Re# 2282572-2            Tags   Past Edits
2 mins stoppage for all long distance trains at RPM? --- For recognition?
Ok good suggestion.
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Now my suggestion:
How about all trains stop at RPM for 2 mins and all passengers get
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down and do "Namaste _/\_" to this GREAT GRAND OLDEST railway station and then get back into train and go. How's my suggestion? Huh? --- Better recognition no.....

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May 19 2017 (17:47)
Goundamani   85 blog posts
Re# 2282572-4            Tags   Past Edits
RPM is near to MAS and MS, halts at RPM for long distance trains is not required I feel.
  
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May 13 2017 (07:35)   WR inks pact for women’s safety

rdb*^   129373 news posts
Entry# 2279152   News Entry# 302297         Tags   Past Edits
Amnesty International to give gender sensitisation training to 1,200 railway staff
The Western Railway has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Amnesty International Trust to ensure the safety and security of women passengers on trains and at railway stations. Ticket-checkers, Railway Protection Force personnel and reservation counter staff will be trained to make sure women passengers feel secure on trains and are empowered to raise a complaint when in need. The MOU has been signed for a five-year period: from May 2017 to May 2022.
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training workshop by Amnesty International, one of the world’s largest grass-roots level human rights movements, will engage with nearly 75,000 women passengers to identify their areas of concern. Gender sensitisation training will be given to 1,200 railway employees, and a team of 60 employees will be formed to look into women’s safety issues. The WR official said, “The training workshops to the railway staff and passengers will bring about behavioural and attitudinal changes towards women’s safety and gender sensitivity issues.”
Western Railway officials said they decided to sign the pact following a survey by Amnesty International Trust among 15,000 women passengers about how safe they felt while travelling through seven of its critical stations: Dadar, Borivali, Santacruz, Malad, Bandra, Andheri and Lower Parel.
A senior Western Railway official said, “The survey results revealed that women passengers did not register an official complaint after being molested or harassed as they lacked confidence in the railway staff and presumed it would be a time-consuming process.” The survey showed that 31% of women passengers faced sexual harassment but only 1% of them reported it to the police.
A WR official said, “The survey explored the cause for the hesitation of the women passengers to approach the police, the social stigma associated with being a victim of sexual harassment, the social discrimination faced by women and the lack of information regarding the procedures to file a complaint.” National Family Health Survey results also revealed a drop in the rate of sexual harassment cases being reported.
‘First of its kind’
Mukul Jain, Divisional Railway Manager, WR, said, “The Mumbai Division of the Indian Railways is the first to take up such a collaborative, committed and long-term initiative over five years to ensure the safety of women commuters.” Saurabh Prasad, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Western Railway, said, “This collaboration is a result of encouraging feedback from women passengers and based on the results of a pilot programme we conducted with Amnesty International last year. The training programme will make our frontline staff proactive towards ensuring women’s safety.”
Nearly 35 lakh passengers travel on the Western Railway network, comprising of 36 railway stations, every day. Approximately 1.2 billion passengers use the network every year. Of the 35 lakh passengers, nearly 7.5 lakh passengers are women.
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May 16 2017 (12:44)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Bharath Madha wishes all trainees and trainers .

  
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May 19 2017 (17:38)
Litti Chokha   196 blog posts
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Thank you Bharath Madha.
  
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May 19 2017 (08:15)   T.N. railway stations flunk cleanliness test

rdb*^   129373 news posts
Entry# 2282922   News Entry# 302827         Tags   Past Edits
None in the State figures among the list of 25 cleanest stations in the country
Tamil Nadu’s railway stations have been rated as poor performers in cleanliness, as per a recent survey by the Ministry of Railways. Not one station from the State figures in the list of 25 cleanest stations in the country.
In Tamil Nadu, Kumbakonam railway station has been listed as the cleanest and has been ranked 40, all-India. Kovilpatti has come second, followed by Mettupalayam and Salem. These were the only four railway stations in the State that were
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listed among the top 100 across the country.
Dismal rankings
Chennai Central station received a total score of 657 and was ranked 184, while Chennai Egmore was ranked 288 with a total score of 597. The two stations also received 203 and 197 points respectively, under the citizen feedback score.
Experts say that inadequate railway stations, cramped and narrow platforms, and lack of space for passengers to move could be the reasons for the low ranking.
Basic amenities lacking
“Several stations do not have basic amenities or safe entry and exit points. We are lucky that no major stampede has occurred so far,” said A.T.B. Bose, co-convener, Tamil Nadu Rail Passengers Rights Tribunal.
“The authorities must construct a third terminal at Tondiarpet railway station to decongest Central and Egmore railway stations,” he said.
final recordcol
Shortage of water, unclean surroundings along the periphery of major railway stations, encroachments by autos and cabs, and lack of cooperation from passengers and visitors are some of the reasons that railway officials cite for the poor ranking.
Southern Railway Additional General Manager P.K. Misra said shortage of water has affected cleaning of stations. The railway depended on the local bodies for water and the acute shortage was slowing down the pace of sanitary workers.
“We have introduced ‘On Board Housekeeping Service’ on trains which passengers can avail by sending an SMS. Security agencies have been told to monitor the upkeep of hygiene on station premises through Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) networks. Action is being taken on passengers who resort to dumping of wastes on tracks and platforms,” he said.

  
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May 19 2017 (11:41)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Congrats to our Railway staffs of Kumbakonam and Kovilpatti .They are served hard to achieve cleanliness in the Station premises with devotees and rural people.

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May 19 2017 (17:14)
Litti Chokha   196 blog posts
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Congratulations to you sir and also Kovilpatti. What rank Kovilpatti got?

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May 19 2017 (10:36)  

srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 2282785            Tags   Past Edits
Railways are proposed to privatise Central station Chennai.
Good move .At least ticket booking counters are opened by the private operators.Good.
Till now no long distance train ticket booking counter in Central station Chennai.
Passengers are shunted to the MooreMarket Station to book ticket and rushed back to catch trains in the Central.
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In the worldwide the Chennai Central Terminal station is an unique Terminal without Train booking counter.Congrats to the Southern Railway in our Indian Railway for this dubious records.
  
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May 12 2017 (12:54)   நான்கு ரயில்கள் இன்று முதல் ரத்து: ரயில்பாதை பராமரிப்பால் அறிவிப்பு

podhigai charal~   11 news posts
Entry# 2274198   News Entry# 302207         Tags   Past Edits
பொள்ளாச்சி :பொள்ளாச்சியில் இருந்து பாலக்காடு மற்றும் பழநி மார்க்கமாக செல்லும் நான்கு ரயில்கள் இன்று முதல் மறுதேதி அறிவிப்பின்றி ரத்து செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளன.பொள்ளாச்சி- பாலக்காடு இடையே ஒரு எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் மற்றும் மூன்று பயணிகள் ரயில் என நான்கு ரயில்கள் இயங்கி வந்தன.
அவற்றில் காலை, 4:40 மணிக்கு பொள்ளாச்சியில் புறப்பட்டு, பாலக்காடு வழியே திருச்சி செல்லும் பயணிகள் ரயில், காலை, 10:15 மணிக்கு பொள்ளாச்சியில் புறப்பட்டு பாலக்காடு செல்லும் பயணிகள் ரயில், இரவு, 7:30 மணிக்கு பொள்ளாச்சியில் இருந்து புறப்பட்டு, பாலக்காடு வழியே திருவனந்தபுரம் செல்லும் அமிர்தா எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரயில்கள் இன்று முதல் மறுதேதி அறிவிப்பின்றி ரத்து செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளன.
இரவு, 9:00 மணிக்கு புறப்படும் திருச்செந்துார் பயணிகள் ரயில் மட்டுமே பொள்ளாச்சியில் இருந்து பாலக்காட்டுக்கு இயங்கும்.பொள்ளாச்சியில் இருந்து பழநி மார்க்கமாக, ஒரு எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் உள்ளிட்ட மூன்று ரயில்கள் இயங்கி வந்தன.
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அவற்றில் காலை, 6:15 மணிக்கு பொள்ளாச்சியில் இருந்து புறப்படும் திருச்செந்துார் பயணிகள் ரயில் மற்றும் மாலை, 4:45 மணிக்கு பொள்ளாச்சியில் இருந்து புறப்படும் சென்னை எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரயில் வழக்கம் போல் இயங்கும்.மாலை, 3:15 மணிக்கு பொள்ளாச்சியில் இருந்து புறப்படும் மதுரை பயணிகள் ரயில் ரத்து செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. ரயில்பாதை பராமரிப்பு பணிகளுக்காக இந்த ரயில்கள் ரத்து செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளதாகவும், மறு அறிவிப்பு வெளியிடப்படும் வரை, குறிப்பிட்ட ரயில்கள் இயங்காது என பாலக்காடு ரயில்வே கோட்ட மக்கள் தொடர்பு அதிகாரி தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

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May 13 2017 (21:44)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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பொள்ளாச்சி முதல் கிணத்துக்கடவு இரயில்வே லைனை சேலம் கோட்டத்திற்க்கு மாற்ற வேண்டும். பாலக்காடு கோட்டத்தில் இந்த சிறு பகுதிக்காக எந்த முயற்சிகள் எடுக்க மாட்டார்கள்.
பொள்ளாச்சி - போதனூர் - கோவை வழித்தடத்தில் புதிதாக இரயில் போக்குவரத்து தோடங்க தாமதப்படுத்தப்படுகிறது.

  
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May 19 2017 (07:49)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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பொள்ளாச்சி முதல் கிணத்துக்கடவு இரயில்வே லைனை சேலம் கோட்டத்திற்க்கு மாற்ற வேண்டும். பாலக்காடு கோட்டத்தில் இந்த சிறு பகுதிக்காக எந்த முயற்சிகள் எடுக்க மாட்டார்கள்.
பொள்ளாச்சி - போதனூர் - கோவை வழித்தடத்தில் புதிதாக இரயில் போக்குவரத்து தோடங்க தாமதப்படுத்தப்படுகிறது.
  
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May 17 2017 (13:32)   Oldest Rly station gets facelift

Jayashree   36403 news posts
Entry# 2280624   News Entry# 302684         Tags   Past Edits
Not many people in the country know that Royapuram railway station in Chennai is the oldest surviving railway station in India.
More than 160 years after it was built, the elegant Royapuram station is getting ready for another facelift and, perhaps, a new lease of life. Thanks to protests by several stakeholders, Royapuram station is slowly being beautified.
Royapuram station, which was inaugurated on July 1, 1856 by the then Governor of Madras Presidency, Lord Harris, was totally neglected. The first rail services to be operated were between Royapuram and Ambur and another
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from Royapuram to Tirveloore (now Thiruvallur district). One train carried Lord Harris and 300 Europeans to Ambur and the second one had Indian invitees travelling to Thiruvallur.
Royapuram was the main railway station of Chennai till 1907. Though the first railway line in India was started between Boree Bunder (later Victoria Terminus and now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and Tannah (currently Thane station) in 1853, the two stations have undergone a sea change over the years.
“Now, the station will have better facilities for passengers and technical experts will refurbish the place without spoiling the heritage structure,” said S Venkatesh from Chennai Rail Passengers' Association, which is one of the organisations that spearheaded the campaign for the station's beautification.
According to him, there were reports that Southern Railways officials had approached the Heritage Conservation Committee requesting for deletion of Royapuram station building from the list of heritage buildings to enable them to demolish it and undertake some projects.
He pointed out that the Madras High Court intervened on a public interest litigation and suggested that the Railways expand Royapuram station by preserving its heritage portion. “We also staged series of protests when there were plans to turn the station into a godown for cement and fertilisers,” he said.
At present the Royapuram station is in the 16th place in the list of heritage structures prepared by the Tamil Nadu government. The station hall has some old pictures of the station before its restoration. Inside the office, a lone railway clerk was issuing tickets. The slanting huge roof of the office is supported by antique beams. The platform, which is clean, has an impressive look.
Southern Railways sources said a number of development projects have been planned on the 75-acre station premises, including four rail lines to connect stations in south Tamil Nadu with the north. In addition, creation of a passenger terminal is also on the cards.
Railways officials indicated that they may convert Royapuram station into a third major terminal in Chennai. “The station is historically very significant. Therefore, the heritage structure will be given a facelift without altering the original structure,” a senior railways official said.
The official said that a small permanent exhibition showcasing the history of the railway station will be set up in a bid to educate the future generation. “The work will start soon and expected to be completed in a year,” he added. The official did not disclose the money that would be spent on renovation and expansion of the station. The brickwork station will be restored with the help of technical experts.
In 2005, the station received the first new lease of life after it was restored at a cost of just Rs 30 lakh. “Before the first restoration, the station was virtually used as a dump yard. Dogs and rats could be seen everywhere in the station,” Raghu, a retired postman, who used to deliver letters to Royapuram railway station during 1970s said. “One could also hear the chirping of birds,” he added. He said high ceilings, structural arches and huge pillars and the bright red-and-white structure of Royapuram station stands out as a testimony to the architectural heritage of the Indian Railways. He said that Burma teak furnishings in the station hall were stolen during the initial period of restoration.
Raghu said the Railways was not releasing funds regularly for restoration of the historic structure built by the erstwhile Madras Rail Company. He said over the years building walls, built of classic bricks, have started peeling off. Apart from the restoration, the north Chennai people want the station modernised and commencement of train services.
As the station could accommodate more than 25 railway tracks, they feel that Royapuram station could easily be made a major terminal like Chennai Central and Egmore.
Another railway staffer, deployed at Royapuram station, suggested that the place could be made into a tourist spot as most of the people do not know about its history. “Only a few foreign tourists come to see this place,” he said.
However, historians and archaeologists feel that even small alteration of the oldest surviving station in the entire sub-continent will ruin one of the finest heritage structures. “They (restoration and development) have to be done carefully without disturbing the structure. They need to consult archaeologists before carrying out any restoration or developmental work in and around the station premises,” Kathavarayan, a historian who lives near the station for several decades, said.
Tamil Nadu's heritage conservation authorities said that they are closely monitoring the work at the station and seeking periodic reports from the railways officials with regard to the development project.

  
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May 17 2017 (18:47)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Requested to provide 2 minute stoppages for all the long distance trains passing through up and down trains in this Good old Royapuram Station.
Then only this station is recognized by the public of Chennai.
Example...Dadar SF,Thirukkural ,Kachequda,Kakinada etc.
  
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May 13 2017 (18:08)   Indian Railways may charge extra for booking of lower berths

Jayashree   36403 news posts
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If you are looking for your comfortable journey in railways via booking berths then you may have to pay more as Indian Railways has suggested to increase the charges of lower berths in trains, Zee Business news channel reported. 
  It has recommended to increase Rs 50 on booking of lower berths in railways. There is high demand for berths in railways. 
Following cues from airlines where the demand for window seats is high Indian Railways
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is planning to increase charges on booking of berths.
At present, railway travelers can select the berths while booking their tickets on Indian Railways website.

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May 13 2017 (21:52)
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So the lower berthed passengers paid extra charges ,then he won't permit other middle and upper berthed passengers sit along with him in the lower berth seats.

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May 14 2017 (07:48)
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Premium Toilet with water facilities may be fixed Rs 10...with AC Rs 30 per use.

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May 15 2017 (14:58)
a2z~   846 blog posts
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Cost of Employing persons to collect the fare from paxs using these premium toilets shall be more than the total revenue collected!! Also these persons shall permit paxs to use these toilets at payment of Rs 5/15 only but without issuing receipt!!

  
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May 16 2017 (12:17)
srinivasvasanthi~   3844 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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How did distinguished usages Rs 5/15.
No body seen that usages, so collect Rs 15 .
  
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May 14 2017 (09:30)   By 2021, you can get confirmed berth on your preferred train

My first love darjeeling mail^~   18 news posts
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At present, there is a huge gap between the demand and the availability of train berths, particularly on the busy Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes.
It leaves many passengers with wait-listed tickets, which means if the ticket does not get confirmed, the passenger is not allowed to travel.
To bridge the demand-supply gap, the railways is planning to introduce more passenger trains on high-density routes.
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Minister Suresh Prabhu said this could be made possible once goods trains are shifted to dedicated freight corridors (DFCs), the work on which is going on in full steam, and infrastructure on the busy Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes is upgraded to speed up trains.
"Lines are oversaturated now. With the commissioning of DFCs, there will be more scope for running passenger trains at a higher speed," he said at an event organised by the industry body CII.
The 3,228 km long eastern and western dedicated freight corridors are expected to be operational by December 2019.
Besides, the railways has started the work on Delhi- Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai rail corridors to raise train speed to 200 km per hour.
"We have earmarked Rs 20,000 crore to strengthen infrastructure and upgrade the signalling system on these two routes in the next 3-4 years," Prabhu said.
The railways has added 16,500 km long tracks to its network in the past two years.

  
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May 14 2017 (09:48)
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Confined premium berth only .Not ordinary second class births are allotted in this category.

  
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May 14 2017 (09:55)
My first love darjeeling mail^~   635 blog posts   44 correct pred (89% accurate)
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U can even get a premium berth with normal price if u opt for vikalp (only in Duro, shat, raj)
  
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May 14 2017 (09:29)   private bus services: Private buses in Kochi won’t be taken off roads for now

rdb*^   129373 news posts
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KOCHI: There would be no cancellation of private bus services or trimming the number of trips in the city when the Kochi Metro begins operations between Aluva and Palarivattom. Private bus operators said in the initial stage there wouldn't be any rerouting or disruptions in services. "However, as Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) extends service to Ernakulam (Maharaja's College) and later to Pettah and Tripunithura, 166 city services operating between Aluva and Tripunithura would be taken off the roads," said K B Suneer, district secretary, private bus operators association (PBOA). Regular commuters who travel along the Metro corridor are a worried lot. They fear their travelling expenses would shoot up if bus services are curtailed. Currently KMRL has fixed a fare of Rs 60 for travelling from Aluva to Pettah. "If private buses and ordinary KSRTC buses are pulled out of the roads it would make commuting in Kochi an expensive...
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affair. It seems there are plans to operate KURTC's a/c buses linking Metro stations. This could also prove a burden for ordinary folks as a/c buses charge higher fares," said Salila PJ, an employee of a private company. While it is possible for those travelling to get down at bus bays closer to their destinations, most Metro commuters will need feeder services. "People will be forced to take autorickshaws, taxis or other modes of transport to reach their destination after getting down at Metro stations. In short, regular commuters will have to shell out extra money for these services. Such expenses might not be an issue to those belonging to the high income category," said James Chacko, a shop owner.The private bus owners said they have raised the issue with KMRL and stated the need to allow them to operate along the Metro corridor. Suneer said that as roads along the Metro route has been widened it would be possible for the buses to cover the distance from Aluva to Ernakulam South within an hour. "In the initial days, people from other districts will come down to travel in Metro in order to get a feel of it. Youngsters will crowd Metro stations. But after this phase Metro will require regular commuters," added Suneer. It would be a great challenge to make people used to the comfort of their cars to opt the Metro, he said. It is being pointed out that rescheduling and rerouting of private buses would be done only after getting approvals from the state government. The private bus operators' association said it would be a time-consuming process and the government has to enact the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority Act. The PBOA said seven societies have been formed for operating private buses in the city. These societies together will operate 1,000 buses. Suneer said a co-ordination committee to facilitate smooth functioning of these societies has been formed.

  
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So through private ordinary buses travel are 4 times cheaper than AC feeder buses to Metro and AC Metro travel.

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