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Nov 23 2020 (22:19)   Maharashtra won’t allow passengers from 4 states without Covid-negative report

Saurabhdubey_86^~   3256 news posts
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Nov 23, 2020-Monday -°C

These states are Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa which have been reporting high caseload of the coronavirus disease.
The Maharashtra government on Monday made it mandatory for people coming from four states to carry a Covid-negative report. These four states - Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa - have been reporting high caseload of the coronavirus disease.
fact, national capital Delhi has been witnessing the third wave of Covid-19 and the number of cases has been rising at an alarming rate.
“The passengers travelling in flights from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat will have to produce negative RT-PCR report on landing at airports in Maharashtra. The test should have been done 72 hours prior to the scheduled journey,” according to the notification issued by the Maharashtra government.

It further said, “The passengers travelling in trains from these four states will have to produce the negative report obtained 96 hours prior to journey on arrival.”

Those coming by roads will have to undergo screening at border checkposts. “The people with symptoms will have to undergo antigen test. If found positive, the traveller will have get admitted to Covid centre by bearing the cost of treatment,” said the notification issued by chief secretary Sanjay Kumar.
An analysis of the Union health ministry data showed that at least five persons died due to Covid-19 every hour on an average in Delhi in the last 24 hours. This is the largest chunk of such fatalities across the country.
While a total of 511 Covid-19 deaths were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours, Delhi accounted for the largest chunk of such fatalities with 121 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am on Monday showed.
According to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department, the national capital recorded 6,746 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday and a positivity rate of 12.29 per cent while 121 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,391.

7 Public Posts - Mon Nov 23, 2020

Nov 23 2020 (22:39)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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For Air Travel Passengers RT-PCR is must if not there its mandatory to get it done at Mumbai Airport after arrival.
For Train & Bus travelers coming RT-PCR can be carried if not having will be screened on arrival and if having symptoms will have to under go Rapid antigen test if ok you can move ahead if not you may be moved to quarantine center.

7 Public Posts - Mon Nov 23, 2020

1 Public Posts - Tue Nov 24, 2020
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Sep 06 2020 (14:31)   Indian Railways may not provide blankets, sheets in AC coaches even after COVID-19

Epiphany^~   1178 news posts
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Railway board Chairman VK Yadav dismissed reports that operations of around 500 trains could be stopped
Indian Railways may no longer provide AC coach passengers with blankets. The service, which was stopped due to COVID-19, will not resume even after the pandemic subsides, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav told ANI on September 6.
Yadav further told the news agency Indian Railways (IR) would either provide passengers with single-use bed sheets or do away with bedsheets and blankets entirely. “A detailed policy has been formulated and a decision has been taken,” he added.

The decision was taken with a view to maintaining hygiene during the rail journey, Yadav said.
Yadav meanwhile dismissed media reports claiming the Railways is looking to stop operations of around 500 trains, stating: “No decision has been taken to stop the operation of any train nor will any station be closed.”
He added that a 'Zero-Based Time Table' is being prepared with an aim to “make rail travel as convenient as possible and to provide congestion-free travel to passengers.” The Indian Institute of Technology – Mumbai (IIT-Mumbai) has been enlisted to help make the same.
"It is also possible that some new trains would be introduced or the existing trains might be renamed or rescheduled," Yadav added.

11 Public Posts - Sun Sep 06, 2020

Sep 06 2020 (18:07)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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refund system would be absolutely poor decision no point keeping that in place instead remove it all together...

2 Public Posts - Sun Sep 06, 2020
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Jul 05 2020 (20:22)   Train station near Bengaluru airport may be ready by August-end

Jayashree^   49670 news posts
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BENGALURU: In a relief to airport-bound passengers, the long-awaited halt railway station — between Doddajala and Devanahalli — will be ready by August-end.
The new station will be close to the airport boundary and 2-3km away
from Kempegowda International Airport terminal. Bangalore International Airport Limited is building it and will operate shuttle bus services between the station and terminal.

platform is ready but station building work has been delayed due to labour shortage following the lock-down. BIAL said it intends to complete the project by August-end after which the railways would decide on operationalising the station.

In 2014, BIAL had suggested building a halt train station on a line which runs along the airport’s northeast boundary. In June 2019, South Western Railway gave a green signal to BIAL to construct the station. However, it missed several deadlines — December 2019, February 2020 and April 2020.

The station is expected to provide 27,000 airport employees a cheaper commuting option. BIAL and South Western Railway are in talks to start additional trains on the route, and their timings will be synced with the working hours of airport employees.

Currently, three pairs of trains operate on the Devanahalli line. SWR officials said regular mail, express and passenger services as well as suburban trains have been cancelled till August 12. “The halt station will be operational once regular services resume. We will take a decision to operate additional trains
based on demand,” said a senior SWR official.

3 Public Posts - Mon Jul 06, 2020

Jul 06 2020 (16:20)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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Yes doesn't look easy thing for one travel 3 kms from Airport to Station and then take train...Instead will take cab and move on if luggage is there which usually will be a case cab would preferred option.

Jul 06 2020 (16:24)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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In this regards T3 and Delhi & Airport Metro Express and interconnected its kind of convenient... You can get down at metro station and walk for 10 mins along subway/path and end up at T3. You can also do luggage check in etc if you happen to be 2 hrs before at metro station this is what i observed few yrs back when I happened to visit there.

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Jul 06 2020 (16:33)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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Yes keeping in view future prospects & expansions they won't build it in close proximity..
Having said that if they can provide under ground passage or linking for public to transfer it shall be easy rather depending up on cab/auto coming out of airport and going to Rly station.

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May 12 2020 (15:50)   Indian Railways makes Aarogya Setu app mandatory for train travel

Jayashree^   49670 news posts
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Indian Railways has made it mandatory for passengers to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones before commencing their journey.
Railways will resume regular passenger train services from May 12 in a graded manner. These services were suspended on March 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown. The resumption of passenger trains from Tuesday is seen as phase one of service resumption by the railways.
Indian Railways is going to start few passenger trains services. It is mandatory for passengers to download Aarogya Setu app in their mobile phones, before
commencing their journey
Aarogya Setu mobile app has been developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The service is also available for people with landline and feature phones through Aarogya Setu Interactive Voice Response System. The service is available in 11 languages.
The application asks the user to keep the mobile phone's bluetooth and GPS on at all times and it is meant to alert people if they were to come near a person who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. However, concerns have been raised about data privacy and surveillance regarding the app.
On May 11, the government revealed that the app had been downloaded in 9.8 crore smartphones so far and early alerts are being sent to people so that they have enough time to self isolate and check symptoms if they came in proximity of a COVID-19 patient.
The government also said that all data on the app's server will be deleted in 180 days and will not be used for any purpose after that.
Beginning Tuesday, 15 pairs of trains will run from Delhi connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad, and Jammu Tawi.
Only e-tickets will be issued via the IRCTC website or through its mobile app. Tickets will not be issued on reservation counter of stations or via railways or IRCTC agents. Passengers must reach railway station at least 90 minutes before departure and face masks have to be worn throughout the journey.

2 Public Posts - Tue May 12, 2020

May 12 2020 (19:05)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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Rajdhani ka ticket khareedhke jaane waale ke paas smart phone nahi rahega LOL...

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1 Public Posts - Wed May 13, 2020
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May 04 2020 (16:46)   Give migrant workers free train trips back home, urges Bollywood

Jayashree^   49670 news posts
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Give migrant workers free train trips back home, urges Bollywood
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Bollywood actors on Monday took to social media to urge for free train travel for jobless migrant workers returning to their hometowns amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
This comes in the wake of the news that many migrants, most of whom are daily wage labourers rendered jobless owing to the current lockdown, have to pay for train tickets in order to travel to their hometowns.
as a country should bear the cost of migrants going back to their homes. Train services should be free. They (Labourers) are already burdened with no pay & no place to stay compounded with the fear of #covid19 infection," tweeted Ritesh Deshmukh.
Sonu Sood opined that in addition to bearing their cost of travel, the migrant workers should be given some money so that they can sustain for a few. "I feel the travel of all migrants to their respective homes should be totally free. Infact they should be given some money so that when they reach their homes atleast they have something to survive for a day or two. Free trains & busses should run from every state," he wrote.
Javed Akhtar tweeted: "Since the govt of Indian and its states have decided to charge the unemployed starving homeless and helpless migrant worker for the railway ticket. Let some credible NGO raise funds to help these migrant workers to pay for their travel. We all will donate for this cause."
Adil Hussain shared: "Railway is Asking Fares from migrant workers to transport them back home. I would urge you to waive off their fares completely and provide them with food for the whole journey. Also help them to reach their respective villages after they reach the nearest station @RailMinIndia."
Taking a sarcastic dig at the government, actress Sandhya Mridul expressed: "Making the migrants pay is ok. Actually why take the train? As long they walk under the flowers they are blessed. #Unbelievable #PMCaresFunds."
Ranvir Shorey also pointed a finger at the petal-showering incident by Indian Air Force''s (IAF) fighter jets on Sunday with a tweet where he said: "Planes showering petals, instead of free trains for poor migrants. New Parliament building, instead of MPs that work. Jaane bhi do, yaaron.. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @RailMinIndia"

6 Public Posts - Mon May 04, 2020

May 04 2020 (17:37)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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What is Fake news can you clarify ??

2 Public Posts - Mon May 04, 2020

May 04 2020 (18:15)
SRG^~   42849 blog posts
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Actually it was like that as per RB circular , Railways will issues tickets as per list by states and states will hand over them to migrants being transported and collecting fare from them and deposited to Railways... Now with criticism which has come out they have changed that Central Govt will give 85% & 15% will be born by State.
Check Point 11 (c) this was issued on May 2nd 2020 by RB to states...

2 Public Posts - Mon May 04, 2020
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