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Posted: Oct 24 2016 (13:36)

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Oct 24 2016 (13:26)   Pre-poll bonanza: Railways to introduce nine more trains in Uttar Pradesh next month

Jayashree   37327 news posts
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The much hyped fully AC-3 Humsafar Express for Gorakhpur will be the first among 10 Humsafar trains proposed for various states to be flagged off by railways next month in the election-bound state.
Ahead of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Railways, which has already introduced about 57 trains in the last two and half years in the state crucial for the BJP-led government, geared up to introduce nine more new trains including the first Humsafar service by November-end this year.
Besides, 142 special trains originating and terminating in the political sensitive state
and 550 specials passing through UP are being pressed into service to clear extra rush due to various festivals such as Durga Puja, Diwali and Chhat in the current fiscal. However, a senior Railway Ministry official said “The new trains are pressed into service catering to the demand of the people and railways does not differentiate between states.”
The much hyped fully AC-3 Humsafar Express for Gorakhpur will be the first among 10 Humsafar trains proposed for various states to be flagged off by railways next month in the election-bound state. Humsafar AC-3 coaches, specially designed with enhanced aesthetics interior and a new exterior colour scheme, are also equipped with CCTV system, fire detection and prevention system and integrated Braille displays among other facilities.
Train service between Ballia-Anand Vihar, Gorakhpur-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Gorakhpur-Panvel, Gorakhpur-Bandra Terminus, Gorakhpur-Badshahnagar Intercity, Ghazipur-Kolkata, Jaunpur-Bandra Terminus, Deendayalu-Antyodaya Express between Mughalsarai-Nizamuddin via Mathura are slated to be launched in the coming days in UP.
Apart from that, 30 new coaches of Deendayalu having cushioned luggage racks, bio-toilets, potable water, mobile charging points, fire extinguisher are being planned for induction in three trains of Uttar Pradesh by Diwali. Proposed in the Rail Budget, Deendayalau coaches with enhanced passenger amenities are meant for unreserved segment.
Catering to the growing demand, Railways is also planning to extend the service of Kamayani Express between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Varanasi to Jaunpur in UP. Besides, railways has provided 167 additional stoppages of several Mail/Express trains in UP in order to meet the requests from various public representatives and passenger associations.

9 posts - Mon Oct 24, 2016

Oct 24 2016 (20:24)
Rajasthan must gt 15000 crore for Railwy developmn^~   84476 blog posts   5303 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2034518-10            Tags   Past Edits
in last 2.5 yrs 95% trains have run from UP only...

Oct 24 2016 (20:24)
Jaykant Yadav~   301 blog posts
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Suresh Prabhu is proving himself to be the most politically motivated Rail Minister of India. Even Lalu and Mamta were far better than him. Don't the other regions if this country needs trains. is it that only people of U.P needs trains and other states are just a mere spectator. I pray to god that BJP must loose U.P then I would like to see the face of Suresh Prabhu and Manoj Sinha.

Oct 24 2016 (21:06)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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Going by past records, Mr Prabhu is one of the most apolitical minister in the Central Govt. Mr. Prabhu did not contest lok sabha election and still had been inducted as RM through Rajya Sabha route, due to his clean image and based on his superb performance as power & Energy ministry.
Looks like (being a CA) Mr Prabhu (a non BJP- non elected minister) is primarily given the task of improving IR finances only, rest (new trains etc) are being under the MoS/ BJP.
It was reported that MoS (BJP
man) was not in favour of flexi fares, but it was enforced by Mr. Prabhu. Is he being used as a guided missile by BJP or BJP is doing a "Manmohan" to him i.e. what Congress did to Mr Manmohan Singh i.e. using his good image to the hilt for the benefit of Party High Command. After UP elections, picture shall be more clear.

Oct 24 2016 (21:41)
Foamer~   1934 blog posts
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Though he may sound and come across as apolitical, being a armchair politician he is more into managing headlines and needy for approval of newspaper editorials. Hence the numerous show-ups at media house conclaves/meets and general back-slapping events.
Agree with 'Manmohan' simile.
Because hardly has any 'institutionalized corruption' like scrapping of coaches, tendering of many little things and general avenues of corruption related
to railways stopped. Corruption goes on unabated.
Whatever RB he inherited he has continued. Few powers have been disbursed to lower levels but small things like even extending a DEMU, the zones need RB approval.
Not much change; just twittering away into a good-media-friendly image.
You need a politician like Narasimha Rao behind you to orchestrate a major change.
Only grass root politicians understand the need for change, the need to do away with the status-quo. Only they can kick the bureaucracy in the rear.

Oct 25 2016 (03:12)
The Legendary Godan Express~   499 blog posts   40 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Great News agar jaunpur bandra sahi h toh train of the year hogi

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