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Jan 03 (14:47)   Take a train to the airport for just Rs 10

Rai_abhi^~   2466 news posts
Entry# 4832606   News Entry# 431553         Tags   Past Edits
The trains will be operational on all days, except SundayFinally, after years of waiting, one can board a train to the airport halt station from Monday. Interestingly, the ticket fares will not be more than Rs 15.E Vijaya, Chief Public Relations Officer and Deputy General Manager, South Western Railways (SWR), said, “It will be a 10-rupee ticket from Bengaluru city (Majestic) to Kempegowda Airport halt on a direct route, while it will cost Rs 15 from Majestic to Airport halt via Bengaluru Cantonment stations.” This will be the cheapest option to reach the airport. Currently, one has to pay around Rs 270 to travel in a Vayu Vajra, and a cab fare is between Rs 600 and Rs 1,000. However, one needs to board a shuttle service from the halt station to the airport terminal while taking a train.As per the train schedule, the trains wilal be available on six days,...
except Sundays. The (06269/06270) train will depart from Bengaluru Cantt. at 5:55 pm and reach Kempegowda halt station at 6.50 pm with a one-minute stoppage. Passengers can board this train from Bengaluru East, Baiyyappanahalli, Channasandra, Yelahanka, Bettahalsoor and Dodjala. Train No 06279/06280 will leave Yeshwanthpur at 8:30 am and reach airport halt by 9.17 am. From the airport, the train will leave the airport halt station at 8:21 am, with stops at Dodjala, Bettahalsoor, Yelahanka, Kodigehalli, Lottegolahali and terminate at Yeshwanthpur at 9.25 am. Another train will leave the airport halt at 6.43 pm and reach Bengaluru city at 8.20 pm. The DEMU trains will have a composition of 16 cars.Sanman P, a techie, who travels frequently by train, said, “Now, it is time to popularise train services or else these will be shut, citing lower patronage. Secondly, the shuttle services should ensure that people who are flying can confidently take the train without missing their flight.”Rajkumar Dugar (Convenor, Citizens for Citizens), said, “As more and more people begin using trains, demand for more services at suitable timings from different parts of Bengaluru will increase. The footfalls at KIA were in thousands daily (including flyers and non-flyers). “Even if 20 per cent shifts to trains, it will be a win-win situation for all. With lesser congestion, cabs will be able to make a trip or two extra and earn more.” Five pairs of trains have been approved by the Railway boardTrains towards KIA Majestic-4.45 am, KIA-5.50 am Yelahanka- 7 am, KIA-7.20 am Yeshwanthpur-8.30 am, KIA-9.17 am Cantonment-5.55 pm, KIA-6.50 am Majestic-9 pm, KIA-10.05 pmTrains from KIA KIA-6.22 am, Yelahanka - 6.50 am KIA-7.45 am, Cantonment-8.50 am KIA-8.21 am, Yeshwanthpur-9.25 am KIA-6.43 pm, Majestic-8.20 pm KIA-10.37 pm, Majestic-11.55 pm

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Jan 03 (18:12)
Mahaveer Jain~   10898 blog posts
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Its time Namma flyers take full use of DEMU meant to and fro KIAL,at a cost of mere 10/15 rs one can greatly ease their overheads otherwise incur in cabs.a round journey to and fro KIAL Means saving 1500-2500 rs saving even a domestic journey of bengaluru to Mumbai/ahmedabad
Hope railfans fully utilise this
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Mar 06 2020 (09:40)   Soon 27 Superfast Trains to run at a speed of 130 kmph on Delhi-Mumbai Route

MdRashidAlam~   377 news posts
Entry# 4585105   News Entry# 402493         Tags   Past Edits
Soon 27 Superfast trains on Delhi-Mumbai route will run at a speed of 130 kmph. At present, only 10 Rajdhani and Duronto Express are running at this speed. The Delhi-Mumbai route is known as Rajdhani Route. On this route, 102 trains run daily through Kota Railway Division. These include 80 Mail Express and 22 passenger trains. To increase the speed of trains in Kota division, work is being done to strengthen the basic structure. Railway officials said that 27 Superfast Express trains will run at a speed of 130 kmph on Delhi-Mumbai route. Currently, these trains run at a speed of 110 kmph. The Railway Board has given a target till 31 March. But due to lack of LHB coaches in many Superfast trains, the deadline may slip by June.
Superfast trains in the Kota Railway Division on the Delhi-Mumbai route can be operate only after the permission of Commissioner of Railway Safety. Kota Railway Division is preparing for it. CRS will look at the condition of tracks and bridges, if all goes well permission will be given. According to railway rules the commissioner inspects railway safety before increasing the speed of the train and running the train on the new railway line.
Indore-New Delhi Intercity, New Delhi-Indore Intercity, Bandra Terminus- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Swaraj Express, Gandhidham-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Sarvodaya Express, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi-Gandhidham Sarvodaya Express, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Jamnagar Sindhu Express, Goa Sampark Kranti, is expected to run at a speed of 130 kmph.
The Union Government has approved the Mission Raftaar. Under this, the speed of trains on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes is to be increased from 130 to 160 kmph. 6685 crores has been approved to increase speed on the Delhi-Howrah route. At the same time, a budget of Rs 6806 has been approved to increase speed on Delhi-Mumbai route.

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Mar 06 2020 (13:06)
Mahaveer Jain~   10898 blog posts
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Waiting to hear similar news in sbc-ubl/gtl section

1 Public Posts - Sat Mar 07, 2020
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Mar 03 2020 (21:31)   Soap Scam in Jabalpur Division, date expired soap distributed to railway employees

MdRashidAlam~   377 news posts
Entry# 4583234   News Entry# 402343         Tags   Past Edits
A Big Soap Scam has come to light in Jabalpur Division of West Central Railway. Here, many employees got infection and itching after using the soap distributed to the employees of the Carriage and Wagon (C&W) department to use while on duty, when people seen the expiry date written on the soap were surprised, because the soap had already expired in December 2018.
As soon as the information was known, to officials and employees of the West Central Railway Employees Union protested and held siege to the concerned officials. The union alleged that the officers have purchased a large number of expired soaps in the wake of the commissioning, action should be taken against such corrupt officers.
is said that in the past days, soaps were distributed to employees of the Carriage & Wagon department to wash hands, many employees used soap which caused them to have itching and allergy, when people checked and found out that many soap using period have passed out to quality, soap distributed to employees were already expired.
Taking cognizance of this, on Tuesday 03 March, the WCREU Main Branch surrounded ADME Vijay Singh and SSE(G) Eric Minj and demonstrated protest by placing expiry soap in front of them. Seeing the anger of the employees, ADME Vijay Singh immediately instructed to give good quality soap and change the expired soap and assured that such mistake will not be repeated by the store. The protest was mainly attended by a large number of employees including WCREU Main Branch Secretary Ramesh Mishra, Chairman Jarnail Singh, Sheshapal Meena, Ravi Gautam, Satish, Ramesh, Kamlesh, Jeetendra, Tara Singh, Nishant.

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Mar 05 2020 (11:42)
Mahaveer Jain~   10898 blog posts
Re# 4583234-2            Tags   Past Edits
Waa re waa,sabun me bhi corruption

1 Public Posts - Thu Mar 05, 2020
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Mar 03 2020 (15:39)   Techies want trains to stop at Whitefield

VishalGaurav   24 news posts
Entry# 4582948   News Entry# 402315         Tags   Past Edits
With no trains halting at Whitefield post 7pm, travel has become a pain
Techies travelling from Whitefield are spending over three hours daily trying to reach home, due to the notorious traffic jams in the evenings. As many trains do not halt at the Whitefield station post 7 pm, commuters are forced to rely on private vehicles.
Rakesh Gundarlahalli, a software engineer who works near ITPL travels mostly in trains. He takes an express train in the morning from Majestic to Whitefield and doesn’t face much trouble on his way to work, but
on his way back he has to leave an hour early from work, to catch the train. “If I miss the train, I then have to take a bus which takes around 1.5 hours to reach Byappanahalli. Train takes only 20 minutes. It will help reduce congestion on road and pollution if we use trains. As the Metro work is also going on, it leads to lot of traffic and dust on the road,” he said.
Adding to the sentiment, Nagaraj BV, a techie said that since it will take couple of years to introduce suburban rail in the city, the authorities can atleast introduce an additional stops at Whitefield to ease traffic.
Describing his commute as a suffering, Nagaraj said, “There are about three trains that travel between 7 pm and 10.30 pm like Lalbagh Express, Sanghamitra Express and Darbhanga Express. These trains can stop at Whitefield as many techies leave from office between 7 pm and 9.30 pm. This will increase the train travel time by 10 minutes but also make it feasible. It will take care of some traffic on the road.”
Nagaraj also added that the government should avoid introducing suburban train with air-conditioned coaches. “Citizens need functioning trains and not AC coaches. The funds should be used for increasing the frequency of trains instead of AC coaches. In Mumbai, the government recently introduced AC train and the project wasn’t a great success it hasn’t been doing well. The rise in fares is very discouraging,” he said.

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Mar 04 2020 (11:35)
Mahaveer Jain~   10898 blog posts
Re# 4582948-1            Tags   Past Edits
Providing one mn halt at bustling IT major Whitefield is needed very much
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Mar 03 2020 (02:33)   To unclog Sec’bad stn, SCR plans more halts across city

Yash M^~   4129 news posts
Entry# 4582548   News Entry# 402282         Tags   Past Edits
Hyderabad: In an attempt to decongest the Secunderabad railway station in the city, South Central Railway (SCR) is aiming to provide halts for express trains at Malkajgiri, Lingampally, Begumpet, Falaknuma, and Bolarum. With more than 229 trains running from the Secunderabad railway station, it sees an average daily footfall of 1.8 lakh passengers. According to SCR, the Secunderabad station has met its capacity with 10 platforms and there is no scope of expanding the physical infrastructure of the station given the area it is established in."We are aiming at developing different stations across the city as terminal stations to be able to disperse the passenger rush to other stations.Passengers have long been demanding that more express trains halt at Malkajgiri station due to tremendous increase in the number of passengers in the belt."Malkajgiri railway station already sees more than 3,500 passengers on an average per day. During discussions with authorities it...
has been acknowledged that if more trains halt here, the numbers will increase radically," said a member of Suburban Train and Bus Travellers Association."A number of passengers from the area have to board their trains from either Kacheguda or Secunderabad for the lack of an option," he added.To address the issue, SCR is now providing halts for ten express trains at Malkajgiri and around 20 express trains pass through it."We are also aiming at completing the development of Cherlapally station into a satellite terminal at a cost of Rs 221 crore within the next three years, the development works have begun," an SCR official told TOI, adding that the move should help in catering to the need of rail users from the outskirts of the city.Due to land hurdles, a six platform terminal station will be developed which should help with the running of MMTS trains across the routes, informed railway officials.With the fast expansion of the city along Gachibowli and Patancheru, Serilingampally has also emerged as an important station for the passengers in the suburbs."Serilingampally sees an average of 25, 000 passengers per day and around 100 trains including MMTS, passenger, express and other long-distance trains run through it," said the SCR official.To cater to the passengers in western parts of the city, SCR is also extending the facilities in Lingampally as a terminal station where at present 40,000 passengers commute through it per day."An impressive number of 108 MMTS trains, 14 pairs of express and mail trains along with eight pairs of passenger trains halt at the station," a senior railway official told TOI."We are using the MMTS station as a rail transit hub to decongest the busy terminals like Secunderabad, Kacheguda and Hyderabad. We will soon be linking with the station in the future by extension of trains or additional stoppages," he added saying that the move will help see an additional 20,000 passengers daily.In the last couple of years, the authorities are working on improving the infrastructure at Lingampally to provide rail connectivity while taking the passenger heat off Sunderabad railway station as the rail users demands a full-fledged rail terminal at Lingampally.

1 Public Posts - Tue Mar 03, 2020

Mar 03 2020 (22:21)
Mahaveer Jain~   10898 blog posts
Re# 4582548-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ofcourse oflate,swr shud also realize the evergrowing traffic and over saturated infra its time that suburban stops be given more stops and ne made terminals

1 Public Posts - Tue Mar 03, 2020
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