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Jul 28 2017 (19:38)   Facing CAG heat, Indian Railways to go for a 'blanket ban' in AC coaches

Jayashree   37352 news posts
Entry# 2365047   News Entry# 309876         Tags   Past Edits
Officials say washing or dry-cleaning of linen, blankets is economically unviable
After facing flak from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for unwashed blankets, the Indian Railways is now set to do away with the practice of providing blankets in air-conditioned coaches, as it is finding it unviable to wash or dry-clean them at regular intervals.
In order to implement the measure, the Ministry of Railways is set to increase the average temperature of AC coaches from the current 19 degrees to 24 degrees, so that passengers have no requirement for a blanket.
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“Cleaning blankets and bedroll is a costly affair. While the Indian Railways is spending Rs 55 for cleaning the bedroll each time, we are charging travellers only Rs 22. Hence, removing blankets from the list will be viable economically,” said an official close to the development.
Finding several lapses in the cleanliness of railways, the CAG cited that washing and sanitation of linen and blankets is not being done, as prescribed by the norms established by the railways itself. Though there are norms making washing a compulsory practice in at least two months, it hardly happens the same way. “We contacted Khadi India on whether they will be able to dry clean these clothes. But they were asking for an exorbitant charge of Rs 110 for each wash. Following this, we are now planning to do away with blankets completely,” the official added.                                                    In its report, the CAG found that in 14 select depots, under nine zones, blankets were not dry-cleaned in a given period of time. A similar kind of lapse was also seen on sanitising linen clothes. “A robust system for the procurement, washing and distribution of linen is necessary to provide clean, hygienic and good quality linen to all passengers, travelling in AC classes of the Indian Railways,” the report said.
It stated that the existing departmentally-installed laundries did not have a sufficient handling capacity and the railways continued to meet a bulk of its requirement through outsourcing. Meanwhile, it was also found that there was no quality-check being conducted for washed linen, even though there are norms mandating such inspection.
“Necessary clearances for operating 26 out of the total 30 mechanised laundries were not obtained from respective state pollution control boards. Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) were not installed in case of 15 mechanised laundries,” it added.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had launched personalised disposable bedrolls for travellers last year but it is yet to be availed in full swing. There are two such types of e-bedrolls that the railways provide- one which is packed in a non-woven fabric bag consisting of two cotton bed sheets and one pillow at a cost of Rs 140; and the other one packed in a non-woven bag consisting of one blanket at a cost of Rs 110.
What the CAG said Provision of inspection of new supply of linen was not being used effectively, to ensure, quality of the linen received No norms had been prescribed for optimal stock of bedroll to be carried in trains Blankets and pillows were not dry cleaned and/or sanitized for long periods before supply to the passengers No quality check of washing through departmental mechanised laundries was done nor any norms prescribed for the same There were deficiencies in the washing contracts which diluted the enforcement of quality assurance measures

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Jul 29 2017 (13:40)
Praveen Kumar Kohli   13 blog posts   4784 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2365047-3            Tags   Past Edits
Is this applicable to Rajdhani and duronto also

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Predictions: 7
confirm: 7
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Wed Jul 12, 2017 @ 23:47
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 64
Travel: J/Jalna   to   SC/Secunderabad Junction   |   445 km / 621 km
17063/Ajanta Express
Entry# 2347567

Posted by: Praveen Kumar Kohli   13 blog posts   4784 correct pred (85% accurate)
PNR: 836-xxxxxxx   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Jul 09 2017 (19:45)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: WL# 11 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: WL# 12 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  1165
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Jul 12 2017 (10:32)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: CAN/0 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: CAN/0 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  0
Chart NOT Prepared

Full PNR Status History (6 statuses)
Status as of: Jul 12 2017 (10:32)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: CAN/0 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: CAN/0 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  0
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 12 2017 (09:12)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: WL# 2 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: WL# 3 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  1165
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 11 2017 (10:46)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: WL# 2 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: WL# 3 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  1165
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 10 2017 (12:21)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: WL# 8 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: WL# 9 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  1165
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 10 2017 (11:18)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: WL# 10 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: WL# 11 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  1165
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 09 2017 (19:44)
Resv From: J/Jalna
Boarding Point: J/Jalna
Resv To: SC/Secunderabad Junction
Resv Quota: SS

Passenger 1: WL# 11 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 22)
Passenger 2: WL# 12 (SS) (Booking Status: WL# 23)
Total Fare:  1165
Chart NOT Prepared


  
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Jul 11 2017 (10:47)
Praveen Kumar Kohli   13 blog posts   4784 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2347567-1            Tags   Past Edits
End to End has 12 RAC seats, hopefull that this will get confirmed, 6 seats in tatkal available
  
Predictions: 2
confirm: 2
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Mon Jul 10, 2017 @ 00:44
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 82
Travel: ST/Surat   to   BCT/Mumbai Central   |   263 km / 1893 km
12904/Golden Temple Mail (PT)
Entry# 2340581

PNR: 223-xxxxxxx   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Jul 03 2017 (10:58)
Resv From: ST/Surat
Boarding Point: ST/Surat
Resv To: BCT/Mumbai Central
Resv Quota: HP

Passenger 1: RLWL# 38 (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 44)
Passenger 2: RLWL# 39 (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 45)
Total Fare:  270
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Jul 09 2017 (22:19)
Resv From: ST/Surat
Boarding Point: ST/Surat
Resv To: BCT/Mumbai Central
Resv Quota: HP

Passenger 1: Confirmed: S3/65 [LB]/NC (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 44)
Passenger 2: Confirmed: S3/66 [MB]/NC (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 45)
Total Fare:  270
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (4 statuses)
Status as of: Jul 09 2017 (22:19)
Resv From: ST/Surat
Boarding Point: ST/Surat
Resv To: BCT/Mumbai Central
Resv Quota: HP

Passenger 1: Confirmed: S3/65 [LB]/NC (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 44)
Passenger 2: Confirmed: S3/66 [MB]/NC (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 45)
Total Fare:  270
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Jul 08 2017 (18:05)
Resv From: ST/Surat
Boarding Point: ST/Surat
Resv To: BCT/Mumbai Central
Resv Quota: HP

Passenger 1: Confirmed: S3/65 [LB]/LB (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 44)
Passenger 2: Confirmed: S3/66 [MB]/MB (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 45)
Total Fare:  270
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 06 2017 (03:38)
Resv From: ST/Surat
Boarding Point: ST/Surat
Resv To: BCT/Mumbai Central
Resv Quota: HP

Passenger 1: RLWL# 36 (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 44)
Passenger 2: RLWL# 37 (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 45)
Total Fare:  270
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 03 2017 (10:58)
Resv From: ST/Surat
Boarding Point: ST/Surat
Resv To: BCT/Mumbai Central
Resv Quota: HP

Passenger 1: RLWL# 38 (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 44)
Passenger 2: RLWL# 39 (HP) (Booking Status: RLWL# 45)
Total Fare:  270
Chart NOT Prepared


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Jul 09 2017 (22:21)
Praveen Kumar Kohli   13 blog posts   4784 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2340581-2            Tags   Past Edits
Physically Handicapped quota
  
Predictions: 19
confirm: 19
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Sun Jul 09, 2017 @ 17:25
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 98   |   Charting: < 13:30
Travel: NDLS/New Delhi   to   NGP/Nagpur Junction   |   1093 km / 1677 km
12724/Telangana Express (PT)
Entry# 2335963

PNR: 243-xxxxxxx   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Jun 29 2017 (08:40)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 22 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared
Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Jul 09 2017 (13:33)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: Confirmed: A1/35 [UB] (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart PREPARED

Full PNR Status History (8 statuses)
Status as of: Jul 09 2017 (13:33)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: Confirmed: A1/35 [UB] (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart PREPARED

Status as of: Jul 09 2017 (11:48)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 2 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 08 2017 (20:02)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 7 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 07 2017 (20:43)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 14 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 05 2017 (22:13)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 15 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jul 04 2017 (18:42)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 20 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jun 30 2017 (21:58)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 21 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared

Status as of: Jun 29 2017 (08:39)
Resv From: NDLS/New Delhi
Boarding Point: NDLS/New Delhi
Resv To: NGP/Nagpur Junction
Resv Quota: GN

Passenger 1: WL# 22 (GN) (Booking Status: WL# 41)
Total Fare:  1365
Chart NOT Prepared


  
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Jul 09 2017 (13:34)
Praveen Kumar Kohli   13 blog posts   4784 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2335963-1            Tags   Past Edits
Believe received an urgrade

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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
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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 (14:41)
a2z~   1772 blog posts
Re# 2343874-1            Tags   Past Edits
* IR recover only 57% of its cost, means that there is a subsidy of Rs 43 over a ticket purchased for Rs 57 i.e. 75% of the fare. But not every pax is availing this subsidy of 75%, it depends on the class of travel, hence the word "subsidy" is a misnomer here.
* Now IR expects even ACIII (& other ac classes) paxs to voluntarily shell out 75% extra for their tickets in the name of subsidy denial. * Infact ACIII paxs are giving profits to IR and now they are expected to shell out 75% extra for the inefficiency of IR and for heavy subsidy enjoyed by general/ suburban paxs. ACII & ACI shall be costlier than air travel
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& paxs shall prefer air travel.

  
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Jul 06 2017 (19:28)
Aslam Shaikh   257 blog posts
Re# 2343874-2            Tags   Past Edits
Bus Nate Nate techniques nikalo lootne ke

  
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Jul 06 2017 (20:50)
Praveen Kumar Kohli   13 blog posts   4784 correct pred (85% 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.
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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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