Blog Entry# 2031498
Posted: Oct 21 2016 (14:37)
Last Response: Oct 21 2016 (15:38)
Other NewsOct 21 2016 (13:54) Rajdhani halts for mystery woman
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^ 37304 news posts
Ranchi, Oct. 20: A Rajdhani train made an unscheduled stop at Muri, 60km from here, this morning apparently to allow on board a passenger who, insiders said, was the daughter of a senior official of Ranchi railway division.
Curiously, no one in the railway hierarchy in Ranchi seemed to know that the 22824 express to Bhubaneswar from New Delhi was not just halted for three minutes at the junction, but also rerouted from yard tracks meant for galloping trains to tracks along platform three.
According to the railway timetable, the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani...
Oct 21 2016 (14:37)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
Trains do make unscheduled stoppages to carry railway men on duty, or medical emergency of bonafide passenger which is justified. But diverting a premium Rajdhani Express (monitored by RB) to a slower track in order to facilitate unscheduled stoppage and giving the unscheduled stoppage for relative of Rly official is something unthinkable. This act shall delay the train and consume more sectional capacity. If this is done by divisional level officials, then what is the authority of RB?
Oct 21 2016 (14:48)
विश्व नाथ* 16775 blog posts 268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Someone insider tried to level some score with SDOM otherwise stoppage of any train at any station is daily affair.
This Indian Railway where even a SF train stops at Halt.
Oct 21 2016 (14:53)
Railway privatisation is must^~ 84393 blog posts 5303 correct pred (78% accurate)
Correct... I seen Rajdhani looped for memu at wayside station .. many times Rajdhani make unscheduled halts
Oct 21 2016 (14:55)
Lucknow Metro~ 2360 blog posts 9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Peak time EMU have higher priority than Raj.
Oct 21 2016 (15:38)
Foamer~ 1934 blog posts
Maybe. But that's no excuse to stop any train for someone's kith and kin to board or alight.
Imagine the hullabaloo if this had been done by some politician. Bureaucracy gets away with anything.
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