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Jun 23 2016 (15:20)   Now rail tickets to have details of subsidy availed -

Jayashree   36979 news posts
Entry# 1904691   News Entry# 271814         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: While Indian Railways is grappling to improve its finances, it has found an innovative way to send the message to passengers on how Rs 34,000 crore subsidy offered annually in passenger fare is putting a heavy burden on its balance sheet.
Now tickets booked at reservation counter, including seasonal tickets, and those booked online will come with a printed message that railway get only 57 percent of fare paid by the passenger. According to railway ministry, railways earn only 57 paisa of every rupee passenger spends on fare and 43 paise is subsidy offered.    
has started printing one line below the ticket saying ‘Indian Railways recovers only 57 percent of cost of travel on an average’. The exercise has started from last one week and the idea is to tell passengers that fare are heavily subsidized.
The government run transporter loses around Rs 34,000 crore annually on passenger segments and it is cross-subsidised by freight earnings.
“We have started printing the earnings we make from passenger fare on tickets so that people know that the fares are cheapest and highly subsided. We recover 57 percent in passenger service and 37 percent in suburban services and this will reflect on tickets,” said Member Traffic, Railway Board Mohammed Jamshed.
Describing it as an awareness step, Jamshed said this will make passengers aware of the real cost involved in the travel and how much Railways is bearing the burden.
"Awareness is a must as it will lead to the rationalisation of fares which is required for the survival of the Railways," he said.
While passengers travelling by suburban and short-haul trains account for 52 percent of the traffic, their share in total passenger revenues was just around 6-7 percent. This segment accounted for around 60 per cent of the annual subsidy of Rs 34,000 crore.
There has been a view in Railway Board that passenger fare needs to be increased but being a political sensitive matter Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has stayed away from any jump in passenger fare.  
Train fare was last increased 14.2 percent in passenger sector in all classes and 6.5 percent in freight in June 2014 by the NDA government. Since then the government has stayed away from any hike in passenger fare.

7 posts - Thu Jun 23, 2016

Jun 23 2016 (19:02)
badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Re# 1904691-8            Tags   Past Edits
365 days of work is not being done by a single person and he gets his due leave benefits for that. They rather deserve LTA than passes.

Jun 23 2016 (19:03)
badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Re# 1904691-9            Tags   Past Edits
If my point is that meaningless, instead of bashing me, some meaningful inputs would be a welcome move.

Jun 23 2016 (19:05)
badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Re# 1904691-10            Tags   Past Edits
It is true that railways gets reimbursed from various ministries. But here I never mentioned quotas like sports, etc. I just mentioned about railways passes given in upper classes of trains

Jun 23 2016 (20:04)
nump421~   1081 blog posts   1088 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1904691-11            Tags   Past Edits
But that may not be the reason for loss of funds or revenue. Here we were trying to discuss the message behind loss of funds incurred with every passenger ticket issued.

Jun 23 2016 (20:18)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3023 blog posts   1454 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1904691-12            Tags   Past Edits
company benefits go beyond the person in most cases, unless you are working as contractual labourer some where. In most firms, medical expenses and LTC are covered for both the employee and and his dependents, and in case of larger organization also give its own rest houses at subsidized rates. IR does exactly the same, except that since its employees also run the organization, it is able to provide privilege passes for them. the other passes are duty passes, but they are needed for work purpose as regular inspection are part of their duty, along with FP inspections.
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Jun 23 2016 (15:55)  

badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Entry# 1904694            Tags   Past Edits
What is the status of to be introduced MAS SBC Day Express using Charminar Rakes ? I think the number is now assigned to the newly introduced SC BZA Express.

Jun 23 2016 (15:56)
Marwar Mavli Gauge conversion must start ASAP^~   83635 blog posts   5301 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1904694-1            Tags   Past Edits
no status and no info also...

Jun 23 2016 (15:56)
Guest: 3e3a0aec   show all posts
Re# 1904694-2            Tags   Past Edits
it will be asigned with another numbe when it gets inroduced....
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Jun 09 2016 (15:58)   12686/Mangalore Central - Chennai Central SF Express (PT)

badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Entry# 1887176            Tags   Past Edits
From my last two trips, I noticed that the Reservation Chart is not stuck to the train 12686 MAQ - MAS SF Express, starting MAQ Central. When I checked with the AC compartment assistants, they told that reservation charts are never stuck in this train. Is this practice dropped ? Do any one know more about this ?

Jun 11 2016 (20:05)
K   1145 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1887176-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. It's been dropped on almost all trains starting from Mangalore since long!
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Apr 27 2016 (12:26)   12243/Chennai Central - Coimbatore Shatabdi Express

badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Entry# 1822413            Tags   Past Edits
Does CBE Shatabdi uses old MAS MYS Shatabdi rake ?

Apr 27 2016 (12:55)
weknows~   127 blog posts   216 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1822413-1            Tags   Past Edits
No, It uses LHB rakes

Apr 27 2016 (13:01)
कर्नाटक सम्पर्क क्रांति^~   4859 blog posts   3609 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1822413-2            Tags   Past Edits
No, it uses LHB rakes
I think it was introduced as a Duronto, but converted to Shatabdi because of poor patronage

Apr 27 2016 (17:45)
badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Re# 1822413-3            Tags   Past Edits
I agree it is using LHB rakes. But I think it is using the used LHB rakes of MYS Shatabdi. The livery of CBE Shatabdi is same as MYS one. But, I think 12007/8 has got a new LHB rake and the old rake was transferred to CBE Shatabdi.
Also with reference to Blog Entry#: 1264918-0, the name board proves that this rake was earlier used by MYS Shatabdi.

Apr 27 2016 (17:47)
Marwar Mavli Gauge conversion must start ASAP^~   83635 blog posts   5301 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1822413-4            Tags   Past Edits
yeah cbe shatabdi uses old rake of mys shatabdi and both are lhb..

Apr 27 2016 (18:27)
Success comes with love Thank you 12650*^~   15739 blog posts   4387 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1822413-5            Tags   Past Edits
Even I doubt this cos both MYS/CBE shatabdi's have mixture of old MYS shatabdi coaches along with new blue colored one(s), at times seeing the rake(s) at different interval of time I strongly feel both have RSA..

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Apr 11 2016 (11:53)  

badrinarayanand   117 blog posts
Entry# 1798572            Tags   Past Edits
Now that the Tambaram station is being developed as a terminal, a line bypassing CGL from CJ towards TBM, will help in reliving the pressure of MAS and MS.
This way, the special trains towards West India and Kerala can be received and departed from Tambaram.
Bypassing CGL, it could avoid loco reversal.
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