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Jan 11 2017 (19:54) 12133/Mumbai CST - Mangaluru Junction SF Express
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In December 2016 and Jan 2017, I had travelled three times in this train with the family. Please note that the train coach position shown in this site for this train is wrong. The Train coach position is reverse order in this site. Kindly arrange to have this rectified immediately.
Rail BudgetSep 14 2016 (15:05) Single budget will save Railways Rs. 10,000 crore
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The cash-strapped Railways will save about Rs 10,000 crore annually as it will no longer have to pay dividend if the separate Rail Budget is scrapped, which is likely to happen from next fiscal.
A joint committee set up to finalise the modalities for the merger of Rail Budget with the General Budget has submitted its report to the Finance Ministry recommending various changes including waiving off of payment of dividend by railways though the practice of getting gross budgetary support (GBS) from the exchequer will continue.
Railways pays about Rs 10,000 crore...
Merging of Railway Budget with the General Budget is a dis-aster. The focus on Railways will get lost. Railways will become like one more government department. You will never hear about Railway's finances after that? Does anyone notice what happened to Post office and their finances. Railways will become like another black-hole like Post offices. Suresh Prabhu is planning to kill Railways with this. We will become like Pakistan in Railways. Slowly Railway will die.
A Bottle in the Locomotive
When I was a kid, I remember travelling along the hill section of Indian Railways (IR). The train stopped somewhere and the engine driver, a handkerchief tied around his head and his face covered with soot, came to say hello to my father. My father went up in my esteem. To kids of that generation, an engine driver was a hero. I dare say many boys wanted to become engine drivers then, extremely unlikely today. Have you stood by the side of a railway line at...
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