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NEW DELHI: Train operations are unlikely to be what they were before the pandemic with the Indian Railways preparing a ‘zero-based’ timetable for all trains. This means the schedule and frequency of all earlier time-tabled passenger trains will be rewritten giving the railways flexibility to reduce the number of halts of mail/express trains and some other trains as well, sources said. Earlier this week, V K Yadav, railway board chairman said that the plan to roll this out has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be implemented. Sources said... more...
in some cases stoppages of express/ mail trains would be done away with after assessing the number of passengers boarding and de-boarding at these stations. “It would also be easier to stop some of the trains running once or twice a week. Many halts were approved in the past due to political considerations,” said an official. The reduction in number of halts is expected to result in reducing the travel time as trains can run non-stop for longer distances. The railway board chief had said the 151 trains to be operated by the private players will also be part of the zero-based timetable trains. Meanwhile, some railway officials told TOI that the railway ministry should take care while deciding the timing of the trains by private operators. “It should not go the Air India way that we allow private players to run trains during the most preferred timings,” said an official. In Video:Indian Railways to prepare 'zero-based' timetable, cut in halts and trains likely
Politicians cutting across party lines condoled the demise of Suresh Angadi, Union Minister of State for Railways, on Wednesday. Angadi breathed his last in New Delhi and had tested positive for Covid-19 recently. Expressing...
In the next few days, we shall introduce a "Personal Gallery". This will consist of your own personal pics - no restrictions. You can upload any number of pics to your personal gallery - with with or without trains.
This personal gallery will be part of your Member Profile.
As our Topics & Quiz section gains popularity, the following change will be made to Quizzes.
Starting tomorrow, we shall not reveal the names of people who answered correctly/incorrectly. You will still know how many answered the quiz and the percentage of wrong/right responses. But ONLY the person who answered will know...
Today, we are introducing a new Topic called NEWS-CRITIC.
These days, everyday, we are bombarded with spam news, exaggerated news, misleading news, fake news, useless celebrity news, click bait with misleading headlines, etc. Also, much of the news is copied and rewritten from other news outlets, instead of being written first-hand. Everyone...
Over the last few days, there have been concerns expressed by many members that politics are being discussed. Well, with 90% of the trains NOT running over the last 3 months, there is not much rail-fanning happening!!! People have to discuss something. Mature political discussions are allowed in the Topics section,...
To help with the issue of mass tagging of members, we shall soon be expanding the RF Club feature to Pvt Clubs:
1. Any member will be able to create a Pvt Club and invite other members to join. Joining of any Club is voluntary - members cannot be forced to join...
For the last 2 days, I have been putting up some quizzes in the Topics section, with the following design:
1. Each quiz starts with a statement.
2. Then a question, followed by 4-6 choices.
3. AFTER a member makes a choice, all the other choices are revealed, along with the creator's choice and...
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