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General Travel
Jul 16 2017 (11:40)   PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs)

Pune Rewa Express via Panvel A distant dream~   160 blog posts   4 correct pred (36% accurate)
Entry# 2354199            Tags   Past Edits
All Platforms in Pune Junction to be extended.
Extension might take atleast 5-6 years
Source- Times Of India (16 July 2017, page 3)

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Jul 16 2017 (12:09)
Aslam Shaikh   236 blog posts
Re# 2354199-2            Tags   Past Edits
5-6 years to complete absolutely funny

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General Travel
Jul 13 2017 (20:25)   22833/Bhubaneswar - Krishnarajapuram HumSafar Express | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

कर्नाटक सम्पर्क क्रांति^~   4735 blog posts   3608 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2351526            Tags   Past Edits
This person doesn't know HumSafar is a different category of trains...

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Jul 13 2017 (20:58)
Aslam Shaikh   236 blog posts
Re# 2351526-5            Tags   Past Edits
Bhai inko Hindi samaj ati toh itna Natak nahi karte. Biased kahi k

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Rail News
IR Affairs
Jul 06 2017 (12:00)   Railways new Give it up campaign: Forgo train ticket subsidy from Aug

Praveen Kumar Kohli   1 news posts
Entry# 2343874   News Entry# 307613         Tags   Past Edits
Taking a cue from the petroleum ministry, the Indian Railways is set to launch a 'Give-It-Up' campaign that will give travellers the option to forego the subsidy on their train tickets from August.
A similar mission launched by the ministry of petroleum was an instant hit with more than 10.5 million liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-consuming households opting out of the subsidy, saving more than Rs 4,000 crore for the government exchequer. Confirming the development, a senior railway official said, "The scheme will be launched from August. Through this, the passengers will have the option to forego either 100 per cent of the subsidy or 50 per cent or to avail the subsidy. It will be a voluntary decision that we leave to
the customers."
According to the Railways, the idea came to minister Suresh Prabhu when a passenger, Avtar Krishen Kher, sent back a cheque in the name of IRCTC for the differential amount of the actual fare and the subsidy, which was around Rs 950 for his trip. The national transporter recovers only close to 57 per cent of the cost of travel on each ticket, while on suburban tickets it comes to around 40 per cent. This has led to a huge subsidy burden of more than Rs 30,000 crore on an annual basis for the railways.
"We expect the people who are well-off to forego the subsidy, as details of this are already printed on tickets," the official said. This scheme will be available for all the passengers, including army personnel, senior citizens, journalists, and students.
The Railways is already in talks with two financial institutions, including the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, to devise ways to reduce its subsidy burden. This is part of the Narendra Modi government's strategy to run the Railways with a more corporate mode of approach, based on a report submitted by the Bibek Debroy Committee in 2015.
The Railways had posted its worst operating ratio in 16 years at 96.9 per cent in 2016-17. This was mainly due to the impact of social burden and the seventh pay commission. The operating ratio is gauged on the basis of money spent on every hundred rupees. In fact, it has already appointed an international consultancy firm to come up with a new performance index other than operating ratio. According to estimates, the subsidy for senior citizens, sports persons, and women alone comes to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore.
Key social service obligations
Non-suburban passenger services: Concessions to various categories of passengers. Senior citizens, students, recipients of gallantry awards; national sports awards; participants of national and state sports tournaments; Shram awardees; war widows; patients suffering from cancer, TB, other serious diseases; handicapped persons; press correspondents; concessions to military personnel from the North East etc.
Suburban passenger services: Fares of various classes of tickets lower than system costs and season ticket concessions to suburban passengers
Goods services: Carriage of essential commodities at concessional rates, concessions to postal traffic, military traffic, registered newspapers & magazines, North East etc.

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Jul 06 2017 (19:28)
Aslam Shaikh   236 blog posts
Re# 2343874-2            Tags   Past Edits
Bus Nate Nate techniques nikalo lootne ke

Jul 06 2017 (20:50)
Praveen Kumar Kohli   12 blog posts   3838 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2343874-3            Tags   Past Edits
A clarrification from railway that this is meant on Senior ctitizen Concession
The Indian Railways on Thursday said that it has only simplified procedures for those senior citizens who want to voluntarily forgo the subsidies entitled to them on rail fares and that it does not intend to withdraw the provision of subsidy.
According to Railway Board Member for Traffic Mohammad Jamshed, currently railways provides a 50 per cent concession on tickets booked by senior citizens.
gives senior citizen a 50 per cent concession on their tickets. We have appealed to them that if they want to give up their concession, then they can do it,” Jamshed told reporters here.
Jamshed refuted certain media reports which said that the railways was planning to withdraw the provision of subsidy on tickets.
“The news reports regarding ‘give up rail fare subsidy’ are baseless,” he said adding that railways’ last year saved Rs 40 crore as many of the senior citizens voluntarily gave up their rail fare subsidy.
Currently, the railway give concession on rail fare in 53 categories due to which it incurs an expense of Rs 1,650 crore per year.
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Commentary/Human InterestMMOPL/Mumbai Metro  -  
Jun 26 2017 (15:57)   Activists find fault with transplantation

rdb*^   130814 news posts
Entry# 2333823   News Entry# 306559         Tags   Past Edits
70% trees transplanted by MMRC in Aarey Colony have dried up: ACG members
Environmental activists have taken strong objection to the manner in which trees were transplanted by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) after they found that over 70% of them had dried up.
Members of Aarey Conservation Group (ACG) on Friday carried out a ground reality check in Aarey Colony, where the car shed for the Metro 3 is coming up. “We found that the trees have been transplanted abruptly, and in a wrong manner. Some trees were transplanted under the
shade of two mango trees,” said Amrita Bhattacharjee, a member. She alleged that neither these trees were planted properly nor were they maintained.
Another activist said, “A minimum distance has to be maintained between two trees, but we found that six big trees were planted at a distance of maximum 8 to 10 feet, which raises doubt if the MMRC really wants these transplanted trees to survive?” “It is clear that they are just counting numbers and they do not care about the survival of these trees. The tree committee is visiting Aarey transplantation site for inspection in July and such apathies will be highlighted during the meeting,” said Zoru Bathena, another member.
When contacted, R. Ramanna, executive director of MMRC, said, “This is being monitored by the tree authority and by the committee appointed by the High Court. Whatever lacuna brought to our notice will be rectified.”
“Let me tell you that of the 1,774 trees, we have transplanted only 357 trees, and will rectify the process in remaining 80%,” he said.

Jun 26 2017 (21:10)
Aslam Shaikh   236 blog posts
Re# 2333823-1            Tags   Past Edits
At last the last green patch will become barren in some years thanks to metro
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Jun 24 2017 (19:48)   ‘हिंदी बोलते नहीं तो बेंगलुरु मेट्रो में साइनबोर्ड हिंदी में क्यों/’

☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~   6100 news posts
Entry# 2331784   News Entry# 306385         Tags   Past Edits
ने बेंगलुरु मेट्रो रेल कॉरपोरेशन के एमडी को भेजा नोटिस•एजेंसियां, बेंगलुरु
बेंगलुरु में एक ऑनलाइन कैंपेन-नम्मा मेट्रो हिंदी बेड़ा (हमारी मेट्रो में हिंदी नहीं चलेगी) के जोर पकड़ने के बाद कन्नड़ डिवेलपमेंट अथॉरिटी (केडीए)ने बेंगलुरु मेट्रो रेल कॉरपोरेशन (बीएमआरसीएल) के प्रबंध निदेशक प्रदीप सिंह खरोला को नोटिस भेजा है। केडीए ने बेंगलुरु मेट्रो में हिंदी में साइनबोर्ड लगवाने और हिंदी में अनाउंसमेंट करने पर स्पष्टीकरण मांगा है। कन्नड़ समर्थक संगठनों ने स्थिति का फायदा उठाते हुए बीएमआरसीएल ऑफिस के बाहर प्रदर्शन किया और केवल कन्नड़ या अंग्रेजी भाषा में मेट्रो में साइनेज लगाने की मांग की। उनका कहना है कि जब राज्य के अधिकांश लोग लोग हिंदी बोलते या समझते नहीं तो मेट्रो में साइनेज हिंदी में क्यों है/ बेंगलुरु में शहर
की मेट्रो सर्विस को नम्मा मेट्रो का नाम दिया गया है।
‘जबरदस्ती हम पर थोपी हिंदी’ : केडीए के नोटिस के अनुसार बीएमआरसीएल ने कर्नाटक दुकान और व्यापारिक प्रतिष्ठान अधिनियम, कार्मिक और प्रशासनिक सुधार विभाग और केंद्रीय गृह मंत्रालय के दिशा-निर्देशों का उल्लंघन किया है। केडीए के चेयरमैन एस. जी. सिद्धारमैया ने कहा कि नम्मा मेट्रो में बेंगलुरु के लोगों पर जबर्दस्ती हिंदी थोपी जा रही है। बेंगलुरु मेट्रो से हिंदी में लिखे साइनेज हटा देने चाहिए। उन्होंने कहा कि कर्नाटक स्टेट ट्रांसपोर्ट कॉरपोरेशन या बेंगलुरु मेट्रोपोलिटन ट्रांसपोर्ट कॉरपोरेशन की तरह बीएमआरसीएल राज्य सरकार के स्वामित्व का उपक्रम है, जिसे केंद्र सरकार की ओर से फंड दिया जाता है। इसलिए राज्य के कानूनों के हिसाब से साइनबोर्ड 2 भाषाओं, कन्नड़ और अंग्रेजी में होने चाहिए। उन्होंने कहा कि केवल केंद्र सरकार के प्रतिष्ठानों में ही तीन भाषा, स्थानीय भाषा, हिंदी और अंग्रेजी के प्रयोग की जरूरत पड़ती है।
सरकार के दखल की जरूरत
ऑनलाइन कैपेन के वायरल होने के बाद इस मुद्दे पर सरकार के दखल की जरूरत महसूस की गई। सोशल मीडिया कैंपेनर्स ने यह भी कहा, ‘जब चैन्ने मेट्रो में तमिल और इंग्लिश में बोर्ड है, तो नम्मा मेट्रो में कन्नड़ और अंग्रेजी में क्यों नहीं हो सकते/’ बीएमआरसीएल के प्रबंध निदेशक प्रदीप सिंह खरोला ने कहा कि कर्नाटक रक्षा वेदिके के अध्यक्ष और अधिकारियों ने एक ज्ञापन भी दाखिल किया है, जिसमें कहा गया है कि मेट्रो स्टेशन पर नाम के बोर्ड में हिंदी इस्तेमाल नहीं होनी चाहिए। हमें यह ज्ञापन मिल चुका है और हमने इसे भारत सरकार को भेजा है।

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Jun 24 2017 (21:19)
Aslam Shaikh   236 blog posts
Re# 2331784-17            Tags   Past Edits
Yeh hamesha ka natak hai na English sahi se bol pate na Hindi sirf dikhawa

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Jun 25 2017 (00:12)
WDP4   523 blog posts
Re# 2331784-23            Tags   Past Edits
Yes and you are the English Expert who is saying this.

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