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Today (18:14)   06593/Whitefield - Baiyyappanahalli DEMU Special | BYPL/Baiyyappanahalli (2 PFs)

Southern Railway^~   2914 blog posts   218 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2381977            Tags   Past Edits
Hon'ble MR will flag off Regular DEMU SPL between BYPL-WFD-BYPL on 18.08.17 through video conferencing from Goa.

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Today (19:28)
jintocd   72 blog posts
Re# 2381977-7            Tags   Past Edits
Metro ends at Bayyapanahlli, this DEMU starts from Bayyapanahalli. I am not why to create so much of fuss though
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Aug 14 2017 (09:14)   2 trains with passenger amenities flagged off

Entry# 2380042   News Entry# 311671         Tags   Past Edits
Mumbai: The Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, flagged off two new modernized long distance trains – Antyodaya Express and Humsafar Express – with several passenger amenities on Western line on Sunday. The Antyodaya Express train is a fully unreserved train. This train would run between Bandra Terminus and Gorakhpur station in Uttar Pradesh.
The Western Railway officials said that the train is equipped with modern facilities which includes cushion seats, water purifiers and mobile charging points for the benefit of passengers. “The train would leave Bandra Terminus at 5 am and reach Gorakhpur at 5 pm on Monday. This train would depart from Gorakhpur every Tuesday at 3:15 am and arrive Bandra on Wednesday at 4:15 pm,” said the Public Relations Officer of
Western Railway.
The train consists of 16 general coaches and would halt at Borivali, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Kota, Bharatpur, Mathura Junction, Kasganj, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Gonda and Naugarh stations in both directions. The second Humsafar Express which is set to run between Bandra Terminus to Patna was also launched by Prabhu. This train is fully air-conditioned with Global Positioning System (GPS)-based passenger information system.
“The train is also equipped with smoke detection, integrated braille display for blind persons. This train also has a new interior with an attractive colour scheme,” said an official. The train would leave from Bandra Terminus every Sunday at 12:55 pm and would reach Patna at 10:15 pm. This train would leave from Patna every Tuesday at 11:10pm and reach Bandra on Thursday at 7:35am.
Prabhu also launched several passenger amenities on the western line. Facilities including Wi-Fi services were provided at Vasai and Virar stations. A new lift was inaugurated at Borivali station on platform number 10. “At least 13 additional lifts with an estimated cost of Rs 40 lakh each would be provided by this year end,” said Prabhu.

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Aug 14 2017 (17:30)
jintocd   72 blog posts
Re# 2380042-2            Tags   Past Edits
I agree. There should be 2S. Since there is hardly any difference between unreserved Vs 2S, this will move will not have any controversy.
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Aug 02 2017 (15:13)   Railways eyes Rs 26k crore savings in energy costs over 10 years through electrification

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   37289 news posts
Entry# 2369016   News Entry# 310423         Tags   Past Edits
The Railways has set a target of electrifying 24,400 km of routes by 2022 to drastically decrease the use of diesel for reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The target will be announced by Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 4.
The Indian Railways has chalked out a blueprint to electrify its network over the next ten years that will result in an estimated total savings of Rs 26,400 crore on energy costs, a ministry official said. The energy bill of the public transporter is around Rs 32,000 crore a year, of which diesel accounts for Rs 16,000-18,000 crore.
electrification of major rail routes, the ministry estimates annual saving of the tune of Rs 3,300 crore, the official said. The Railways has set a target of electrifying 24,400 km of routes by 2022 to drastically decrease the use of diesel for reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The target will be announced by Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 4, the ministry official said.
Currently, only about 42 per cent of total rail network is electrified. To fast-track the pace of electrification Railways have joined hands with three PSUs – IRCON, RITES and PGCIL. During the last three years and for 2017-18, a total of 93 railway electrification projects along 16,815 kms have been included in the Budget at an estimated cost of Rs 17,165 crore.

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Aug 02 2017 (22:08)
jintocd   72 blog posts
Re# 2369016-3            Tags   Past Edits
Railways say there are not enough e-locos to run on existing lines... what are they saying???

Aug 04 2017 (14:06)
rahultup380   160 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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First they should include Dharmapuri -SBC electrification

Aug 04 2017 (14:20)
rahultup380   160 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2369016-5            Tags   Past Edits
May be in some sections where Electrification is going on
Because already Erode,Arakkonam and Royapuram locos are acting as a feeder Locos for Kerala and Karnataka side too, But in future when Chennai-Mumbai is electrified before it starts creating problems they should add more and more Elocos. Alstom will surely come in play by 2018.

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Aug 03 2017 (21:19)  

सिंगरौली पश्चिम मध्य रेलवे*^~   5594 blog posts   9698 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2370169            Tags   Past Edits
I think Raiilway must provide , Battery operated biometric fingerprint scanner to tte so that they mark attendance of passenger traveling ( just like evm which works without internet ) ,As of now neither travaller nor tte can be trusted be trusted blindly corruption can be done by any of them passenger can file wrong TDR or tte can mark fake that passenger has traveled . if implemented then there will be proof if passenger has done journey or not . I feel 1 lakh scanners will be adequate for IR roughly 4 scanners per train .
They refused my TDR of poorva citing passenger traveled .
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Aug 03 2017 (21:23)
jintocd   72 blog posts
Re# 2370169-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why finger print scanner? Can it be a simple QR code reader?

Aug 03 2017 (21:25)
Shivam~   4565 blog posts   1173 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2370169-2            Tags   Past Edits
QR code is only good enough for web URLs and can be shared easily. Only biometrics can be trusted.

Aug 03 2017 (21:25)
सिंगरौली पश्चिम मध्य रेलवे*^~   5594 blog posts   9698 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2370169-3            Tags   Past Edits
Finger print of passenger will be genuine and can be verified with aadhar card ( UID ) if needed .

Aug 03 2017 (21:39)
jintocd   72 blog posts
Re# 2370169-4            Tags   Past Edits
We should not use Aadhar database such simple things. The main issue is about manual charts, it is just up to TTE to verify if the passenger boarded the train or not. For a smaller fraction of complaints, we should create trouble for larger %.

Aug 03 2017 (21:51)
सिंगरौली पश्चिम मध्य रेलवे*^~   5594 blog posts   9698 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2370169-5            Tags   Past Edits
Corruption is at peak in railways . Nearly 1000 cases per day . passenger not traveled but tte marked that passenger has traveled . Now how can you justify that you had not traveled .
And it's not that we are using aadhar data . its only when any discrepancy arises then verified from aadhar data . Also biometric of all passenger taken then during it can be stored at terminating/originating station ( all stations are connected with internet now railtel or by google) with respect to date and data will not be huge say hardly 100MB per train and these can be flushed after 3 months i think 10 TB storage will be sufficient for New delhi type station .
And it is not possible to tamper because no one will know which finger print is of whom until verified by UID .
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IR Affairs
Aug 03 2017 (16:26)   IRCTC launches book now, pay later scheme for tatkal tickets: How to use it in 3 steps

Hareesh Mangalam*^~   1188 news posts
Entry# 2369927   News Entry# 310577         Tags   Past Edits
People can now pay later for tickets booked under the tatkal quota on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) website, it was announced on Wednesday.
Till now, this service was available only for general reservations. For tatkal bookings people had to pay first via the standard online payment gateways before the IRCTC portal confirmed their ticket.
For tatkal tickets, IRCTC users will be able to pay via cash, debit card or credit card by opting to have tickets delivered at their doorstep, said IRCTC payment provider Anduril Technologies.
processes 130,000 tatkal transactions daily. A majority of these tickets is booked within minutes of the quota opening.
The new feature eliminates the transaction failures as often the money gets debited and the ticket is not issued due to multiple reasons. The refund cycle is of about seven to 15 days.
Anurag Bajpai, CEO at Anduril Technologies said, “Pay on delivery for tatkal tickets is going to be a huge benefit to for millions of train travelers who need to book under the tatkal quota. The option to book first, pay later will find significant adoption among users. This move by IRCTC also aims to encourage people that buy tickets off the Railway Reservation Counters to move to online medium
How it works?
The customers need to first register with in order to avail the ‘pay on delivery’ option. They need to tender either Adhaar or PAN details at the time of registration.
1) While booking the ticket on IRCTC portal, the user then needs to choose the ‘pay-on-delivery’ option
2) The digital delivery happens instantly via SMS /email. The collection happens within 24 hours of the booking
3) The customer can also pay online through a payment link that will be sent to them at time of booking

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Aug 03 2017 (21:49)
jintocd   72 blog posts
Re# 2369927-7            Tags   Past Edits
IRCTC has tied up with another company. If at all they lose money, it will be that company but not IRCTC and definitely not IR

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