Forum Super Search
 ♦ 
×
HashTag:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Search
  Go  
Full Site Search
  Search  
 
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:32:01 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:32:01 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search
Filters:

Blog Posts by No more premiums
Page#    18 Blog Entries  next>>
  
Rail News
0 Followers
709 views
IR Affairs
Jun 24 2014 (17:39)   Government defends fare hike, says rail subsidy burden was too heavy
 

Twesh Rajput~   828 news posts
Entry# 1145409   News Entry# 181586         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: Amid protests over a sharp hike in fares and criticism of political parties, the government on Saturday strongly defended the increase in passenger fares, including for short-distance travel, arguing the revision was long overdue as the last hike took place around 11 years ago and a heavy subsidy burden was "unsustainable" in the wake of soaring costs.
While passengers travelling by sub-urban and short-haul trains account for 52% of the traffic, their share in total passenger revenues was around 6-7%. This segment accounted for around 60% of the annual subsidy of Rs 26,000 crore, top-ranking officials told TOI, while justifying Friday's fare hike announcement.
Congress
...
more...
youths in New Delhi burn an effigy of PM Narendra Modi as they shout anti-govt slogans during a protest against the hike in rail fares.
'Fare still includes 50% subsidy on season tickets'
"There is some discomfort among passengers, but an element of rationality has to be brought in as tickets are very low priced. Even after the increase, those travelling on season tickets will pay half the normal fare," Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar told TOI. For years, freight traffic has subsidized passenger operations, resulting in companies shifting consignments to road.
Political parties ranging from Congress, Left, Samajwadi Party, BSP to BJP's own allies like Shiv Sena have criticized the increase in passenger fares with cities having well developed suburban networks bearing the brunt. But a day after the hikes were announced, the government did not seem ready to yield ground.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is due to soon present the Modi government's first budget, defended the move to raise tariffs. "The Indian Railways for the last few years have been running at a loss. The only way that railways can survive is when users pay for the facilities that they avail. The passenger services have been subsidized by the freight traffic... A loss making railway will provide below-par services. It will eventually not even have the resources to pay its bill. India must decide whether it wants a world class railway or a ramshackled one. The railway minister has taken a difficult but a correct decision," the minister said in a Facebook post.
The decision to raise passenger fares and freight charges is seen as part of the "bitter medicine" Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was necessary to set right faltering finances that he said were aggravated by UPA's mismanagement of the economy — a charge denied by former finance minister P Chidambaram.
Jaitley's statement came as political parties, including allies such as Shiv Sena, went public with their protest.
But the railways felt it has strong reasons to argue its case. Chairman Arunendra Kumar contended that the fare still included at least 50% subsidy for season tickets, and the actual increase is not significant, although it may look steep in percentage terms.
"It is not a very significant increase, although some people are complaining," DP Pande, member (traffic) in the railway board told TOI, adding that the rise will only partially offset the state-run transporter's loss.
Railways is expected to mop up around Rs 9,200 crore from the Friday's decision to increase passenger fares by 14.2% in all classes while freight charge was hiked by 6.5% with effect from June 25.

  
1741 views
Jun 24 2014 (18:16)
No more premiums   26 blog posts
Re# 1145409-1            Tags   Past Edits
Toh Matlab Public ke Upar Saara Bill Phaado...............Baadme Jab election aaye tab Naamatlab New Lines , White Elephant trains wagarah pe 10,000 Crore Udao aur phir Waapis Uska Bill Comman Man pe Phaado.
  
General Travel
0 Followers
3160 views
Jun 24 2014 (17:01)   12954/August Kranti Rajdhani Express
 

No more premiums   26 blog posts
Entry# 1145340            Tags   Past Edits
The Most Disgusting Rajdhani I have ever travelled.
Class:- 3AC
Paid Over Rs 1800 per Head to IR , hoping For atleast Satisfactory Services on a Rajdhani Standard and Fare in todays Date.
Boarded this train From Hazrat Nizamuddin to Mumbai Central alongwith my Wife, One Year Old Daughter and My Parents, and my 2 Younger.
---->
...
more...
The Bed Linen was Dirty and Smelling, got replaced at NZM Itself.
----> The 5 Start VIP travellers Like Pantry Car Staff, who think as if We were there For their TIP Convenience only and they are the Boss.
----> The Evening Breakfast Contains only One Samosa, One Amul Kool Drink, One Soanpapadi and a Tissue Paper
----> Soup - Alright
----> The Food, Quality and tasted as if it was left to get Spoiled in a Garbage Dump For 2 Days. The Dal Dish was more like a Concentrated NaCl Dish with only Water, Lightly Green Dal and Pinch of Salt in it. The Vegetable Dish Contained only Few Uncooked Potatoes and Slightly Some Shorva, when asked by Pantry Staff, Anomaly they replied it was Paneer Dish, with not Even a Single Paneer Slice in it.
-------------------------
But the Most Vulgur Parts of Journey
---> The Pantry Car Staff when asked For anything, Said - " We are given this only, if you want to eat, have it , or Dont Eat We Don't Know anything"
---> No Curtains, No Privacy , Some of the Boys of Pantry Staff were Speaking Disgusting about the Ladies in the Compartment in the Passage near to Door at Night.
---> The Worst, Worst part were the PASSHOLDERS. They Boarded from Valsad and Vapi and Continued their Journey till Andheri.
They Boarded the train, Did Hi-Hello to the TTE and Pantry Staff, took Some Breakfast from Pantry and Came and Sat on our Upper Berths and Lower Berths.
When we Objected, they Started abusing us and teasing us. We Complained to TTE, and were shocked to hear the reply From him - We are Helpless, they are in Groups.
Later when the train was Between Palghar-Virar, One of the Passholders got in Fight With my Elder Brother on Some Private issues. The Quarreling Started and all the Passholders Came to give Backup to their Friend. I Immediately Called on of my Friend in Mumbai in Borivali, who was a Bouncer. At Borivali, the Scenario Started. GRP/RPF Gyus Came. When we narrated them the Entire Incident, the reaction which they gave was quite Irritating. They JustDrove away those Goons without Arresting them.
Since We had to Catch Another train For Solapur, we Decided not to Lodge a Complaint because of Delay. When We reached Solapur, We Went to GRPOffice to Lodge a Complaint. But still Rail Authorities are not Ready to Lodge Our Complaint.
------
12951 Mumbai Rajdhani has only Bad Catering , else rest of the train is Good.

4 posts - Tue Jun 24, 2014

  
795 views
Jun 24 2014 (17:33)
No more premiums   26 blog posts
Re# 1145340-5            Tags   Past Edits
Akadgiri was there in Staff of Mumbai Rajdhani as well but at not too Much in My Journey. DontKnow For Rest of the Journies.
But the Biggest Mess was created by Passholders.

  
874 views
Jun 24 2014 (17:36)
Sachin Sharma   317 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1145340-6            Tags   Past Edits
Iss Gaadi me Passholders Ka Bahaut Complaint aa Chuka hai, Ab toh Ek Baar travel karke Dekhna hi Hogaki Aakhir Railway Passholders ko Kaise allow Karti hai in Rajdhani train? Aur Koi Action Kyon Nahi Liya jaata inke Liye?

  
922 views
Jun 24 2014 (17:39)
Guest: 83f2b11d   show all posts
Re# 1145340-7            Tags   Past Edits
14.2% hike and this service...awesome! :)

1 posts are hidden.

  
863 views
Jun 24 2014 (17:58)
Guest: 7ff5dd87   show all posts
Re# 1145340-9            Tags   Past Edits
Pass holders in Rajdhani!!! Thats very poor administration by WR.

  
986 views
Jun 24 2014 (18:01)
Sachin Sharma   317 blog posts   4 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1145340-10            Tags   Past Edits
Bhai ab toh Har Koi Hakk Jatayega ................. Season Pass pe 200% increase hua hai Fare.
Quality Service toh Banta hai Boss itni Badi Increase Percentage aur Fare ke Hisaab se. Chhahe Rajdhani ho Ya Shatabdi.

1 posts are hidden.
  
General Travel
1 Followers
4966 views
Jun 12 2014 (15:44)  
 

riz339~   2676 blog posts   113 correct pred (58% accurate)
Entry# 1132549            Tags   Past Edits
zonal restructure in new RB 14-15,
Sr no. Zone State HQ Division Remark
1 WR Guj ADI ADI,BRC, RJT,BVC,BCT ,ST NEW ST DIV & HQ @ ADI
2 CR MAH CSTM CSTM,PUNE,NGP,SUR,BSL
3 SWR KR HUBLI UBL,SBC,MYS, GR NEW GR DIV
4 SWCOR KL TVC TVC,
...
more...
PGT & MAQ NEW ZONE, NEW MAQ DIV
5 SR TN MAS MAS, SA,TPJ,MDU
6 SCR AP SC HYB,SC,GNT
7 SCOR TEL VSKP VSKP,BZA,GTL NEW ZONE
8 ECOR OR BBS KUR,SBP,KGP KGP DIV SHIFTED TO ECOR
9 ER WB KOAA MLDT,SDAH,ASN,HWH
10 SER JZK RNC RNC, ADRA,CKP HQ @ RNC
11 NEFR NE STATES GHY KIR,LMG,TSK,APD,RNY,SCL NEW SCL DIV
12 ECR BH HJP DNR,DHN,MGS,SEE,SPJ
13 NCR UP ALD ALD,JHS,AGRA
14 NER UP GKP LJN,BSB,IZN
15 NR NORTH STATES NDLS NDLS, LKO,UBC,FZP,MB,UDH NEW UDH DIV
16 NW RAJ JP JP, AII, JU, BKN
17 WCR MP JBP JBP,BPL, KOTA, RTM RTM DIV IN WCR ZONE
18 SECR CG BSP BSP, RP, NGP
PL COMMENT

15 posts are hidden.

  
687 views
Jun 12 2014 (18:54)
No more premiums   26 blog posts
Re# 1132549-18            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly, People are Frustrated with WR as well as CR inspite of HQ of both the Zones Situated in the City. Everyday some or other Incident happens and both the Divisions face a hard time to tackle the Problems.
Until IR gives Mumbai, their Own Independent Zonal Railways, Shifting of HQ of WR to ADI sounds Impractical.

2 posts are hidden.

  
Jun 12 2014 (18:57)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4774 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1132549-21            Tags   Past Edits
Valid suggestion... WR HQ to be moved to ADI and CR HQ to be moved to PUNE/NGP. Separate division for Mumb from Palghar to Churchgate on WR, All local lines and from CST to Khopoli, Kasara and Karjat would be appropriate

12 posts are hidden.
  
General Travel
0 Followers
963 views
May 03 2014 (23:18)  
 

No more premiums   26 blog posts
Entry# 1082842            Tags   Past Edits
Wishlist For Final Rail Budget 2014
***************************
Very Important Proposal
1. Aligarh-Kasganj New Double and Electrified Line For Controlling traffic Congestion on Tundla-Kanpur Section
2. Doubling and Electrification of Kasganj-Farrukahabad-Kanpur Rail Route
3.
...
more...
Farrukahabad-Balamau New Line as Kanpur bypass For Trains to Bypass Kanpur Towards Lucknow
Bypass Route From Delhi to Lucknow as
New Delhi-Aligarh-Kasganj-Farrukahabad-Balamau-Lucknow instead of Hathras-Tundla-Kanpur-Unnao
as Shown in Attached Map
***************************
Super AC/ AC Super Deluxe Trains
1. Nizamuddin Madurai Super AC Weekly Express via Chennai Egmore
2. Amritsar Sealdah Super AC Weekly Express via Gaya
3. Howrah Jaipur Super AC Biweekly Express via Gaya
4. Ahmedabad Howrah Super AC Biweekly Express via Nagpur
5. Lucknow Mumbai CST AC Super Deluxe Express Biweekly via Bhopal
6. Kamakhya LTT Super AC Super Deluxe Express Weekly via New Jalpaiguri
7. Kamakhya Chennai Central AC Super Deluxe Express Weekly via Vishakapatnam
7. Trivandrum LTT AC Super Deluxe Express Biweekly via Madgaon
8. Bhubaneshwar Mumbai CST AC Super Deluxe Weekly via Vishakapatnam
9. Vishakapatnam Nizamuddin AC Super Deluxe Weekly via Raipur
10. Pune Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Super Deluxe Express via Vadodara-Kota Biweekly
11. Yesvantpur Amritsar AC Super Deluxe Express Weekly via New Delhi
12. Secunderabad Jammu Tawi AC Super Deluxe Express Biweekly via New Delhi
13. Jodhpur Mumbai Central AC Super Deluxe 6 Days a Week via Ahmedabad
14. Lucknow Pune AC Super Deluxe Biweekly via Bhopal
15. Howrah Trivandrum AC Super Deluxe Express Biweekly via Chennai Central
16. Patna Mumbai CST AC Super Deluxe Express Biweekly Via Jabalpur
****************************
AC Express
1. Barmer Bandra Terminus AC Superfast Express Weekly via Ahmedabad
2. Yesvantpur Hatia AC Superfast Express Biweekly via Vishakapatnam
3. Nizamuddin Surat AC Superfast Express Biweekly via Kota
4. Udhampur Trivandrum AC Superfast Express Weekly via Madgaon
5. Pune New Tinsukia AC Superfast Express Weekly via Ranchi
6. Santragachi Tirunelveli AC Express via Duvadda
****************************
Regular trains
1. Azamgarh Bangalore Cantt Weekly Express via Katni-Kurnool
2. Kamakhya Tirupati Weekly Express via Adra
3. Gorakhpur Kolhapur Weekly Express via Mau
4. Haridwar Pune Weekly Superfast Express via Bhopal
5. Amritsar Kolhapur Weekly Superfast Express via Vadodara
6. Udaipur City Pune Weekly Superfast Express via Ratlam
7. Bhusawal Nizamuddin Weekly Superfast Express via Surat-Ratlam
8. Lalkuan Tutricorin Weekly Superfast Express via Lucknow-Chennai Central
9. Bareilly Bandra Terminus Biweekly Superfast Express via Kasganj
10. Vishakapatnam Lucknow Weekly Express via Varanasi-Pratapgarh
11. Sultanpur Miraj Express Weekly via Pune
12. Vasco D Gama Bikaner Weekly Superfast Express via Panvel
13. LTT Tatanagar Biweekly Express via Bilaspur
14. Puducherry Ahmedabad Weekly Express via Kacheguda
15. Gandhidham Kacheguda Express Weekly via Nandeed
16. Ajmer Sainagar Shirdi Express Weekly via Ahmedabad-Manmad
17. Manmad Chennai Central Superfast Express via Nashik
18. Habibganj Bandra Terminus Biweekly Superfast via Ratlam
19. Bhubaneshwar Jaipur Weekly Superfast Express via Talcher
20. Indore Nagercoil Express Weekly via Vasai Road
21. Jodhpur Mangalore Biweekly Express via Vasai Road
22. Surat Lucknow Biweekly Express via Farrukahabad
23. Faizabad/Pratapgarh Bandra Terminus Biweekly Superfast via Surat
24. Allahabad Rameshwaram Express Weekly via Manmadurai
25. Dhanbad Yesvantpur Express via Gaya.
26. Kathgodam Bangalore Cantt Weekly Superfast via Dharmavaram
27. Ramnagar Kacheguda Express Via Nagpur
Please give Your Opinions
  
General Travel
0 Followers
1751 views
Apr 01 2014 (15:16)   14806/Barmer - Yesvantpur AC Express
 

No more premiums   26 blog posts
Entry# 1042899            Tags   Past Edits
Even if this train would have Been Extended to Jaipur or Bikaner would have made some Sense, but whats the Sense of Extending to Barmer on Impractical and Odd Timings? Believe me, there is not too much of requirement of AC train, even if 16501/02 ADI YPR Weekly Non AC train would have been extended was still better to Barmer.
Railways Should Conduct a Survey First before taking any Decision on such Extensions on political request also.
19405/06 ADI YPR AC was One of the best trains From Ahmedabad to Bangalore and Pune
...
more...
too, now with Extension to Barmer, have resulted in Changes in Such Wonderful timings of it and the new train is Even too much Slower than 16507/08 Bangalore Jodhpur Non AC train.

  
998 views
Apr 01 2014 (15:21)
Western Railway°°°   1213 blog posts   500 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1042899-1            Tags   Past Edits
railways want to make more n more white elephants! :)
ths had become an useless train now.. pathetic time table..

  
1303 views
Apr 03 2014 (19:06)
Amit   273 blog posts   226 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1042899-2            Tags   Past Edits
Quota for ADI has also been drastically reduced. IR want us to pay extra by purchasing tickets end-to-end.
Page#    18 Blog Entries  next>>

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Fri Aug 4
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Wed Aug 9
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Thu Aug 24
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Wed Nov 22

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)


    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)


    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)


    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)


    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)


    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)


    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom


Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.