Travel Tip
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 PNR Ref
 PNR Req
 Blank PNRs
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
Forum Super Search
Freq Contact:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Pic/Vid:   FmT Pic:   FmT Video:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    Topics:    

dark modesite support
Sat May 18 18:12:10 IST
Post PNRPost BlogAdvanced Search

Page#    668 Blog Entries  next>>
Rail News

IR Affairs
SER/South Eastern
Mar 07 (21:36)   Somanko Tiru designs train boards for Tatanagar-Buxar Express, hands it to Senior Sectional Engineer

AdittyaaSharma^~   68155 news posts
Entry# 5989881   News Entry# 544185         Tags   Past Edits
11 compliments
Thanks Disagree:Congratilation Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great:शानदार।
Tatanagar-Ara Express to commence run upto Buxar from today

8 Public Posts - Thu Mar 07, 2024


Mar 07 (23:00)
PrakharYadav^~   12832 blog posts
Re# 5989881-9              
1 compliments
_/\_:Thank You very much.
Great Initiative !
Translate to English
Translate to Hindi

3 Public Posts - Thu Mar 07, 2024

8 Public Posts - Fri Mar 08, 2024
Rail News

IR Affairs
Feb 23 (21:00)   रेलवे द्वारा पैसेंजर ट्रेन के किराए में यात्रियों को राहत

Exynos9611~   9787 news posts
Entry# 5977421   News Entry# 542520         Tags   Past Edits

1 Public Posts - Sat Feb 24, 2024


Feb 24 (06:01)
PrakharYadav^~   12832 blog posts
Re# 5977421-2              
राहत ?
Translate to English
Translate to Hindi

1 Public Posts - Sat Feb 24, 2024
Rail News

Commentary/Human Interest
Feb 17 (10:15)   Revamp of Unnao railway station begins

Exynos9611~   9787 news posts
Entry# 5971842   News Entry# 541692         Tags   Past Edits
Lucknow: The redevelopment of Unnao railway station under the Amrit Bharat scheme has been kicked off, said DRM Lucknow division Sachindra Mohan Sharma, who conducted a...

Rail News

Feb 17 (11:21)
PrakharYadav^~   12832 blog posts
Re# 5971842-1              
Translate to English
Translate to Hindi

1 Public Posts - Sat Feb 17, 2024
Rail News

Commentary/Human Interest
NWR/North Western
Feb 12 (06:46)   India’s most unique railway station: Rajasthan’s Rashidpur Khori

PrakharYadav^~   1437 news posts
Entry# 5967532   News Entry# 541018         Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
India’s most unique railway station: Rajasthan’s Rashidpur Khori

Rail News

Feb 12 (06:48)
PrakharYadav^~   12832 blog posts
Re# 5967532-1              
1 compliments
India’s most unique railway station: Rajasthan’s Rashidpur Khori

Rashidpura Khori village in Rajasthan, India, hosts the only railway station in the country managed entirely by its residents, a testament to community empowerment. Initially closed by authorities, villagers revived it through grassroots efforts, surpassing revenue targets and boosting local development. This success story highlights the power of community action and resourcefulness in overcoming challenges, ultimately transforming the station into a symbol of pride and unity.

Rashidpura Khori is a small village in Rajasthan, India, that has a remarkable distinction: It is home to the only railway station in India that is run and maintained by the villagers themselves, without any involvement of railway employees or officials. Quite literally, this is a railway station by the people, for the people. This railway station, which is almost a century old, has a fascinating history and an inspiring story of community empowerment and resilience.

The history of Rashidpura Khori railway station
The Rashidpura Khori railway station was built by the British in 1923, as part of the Jaipur-Churu railway line. The station served as a vital link for the villagers, who depended on it for their transportation, trade, and communication needs. The station also witnessed many historical events, such as the freedom struggle, the partition, and the Indo-Pak wars.

However, in 2005, the railway authorities decided to close down the station, citing low revenue and high maintenance costs. The villagers were shocked and dismayed by this decision, as they feared losing their lifeline and their identity. They appealed to the railway authorities to reconsider their decision but to no avail. They also approached the local politicians and the media, but they did not get any support or attention.

The efforts to revive the railway station

The villagers did not give up hope and decided to take matters into their own hands. They formed a committee and met with the railway officials, who agreed to reopen the station on one condition: The villagers had to generate a minimum revenue of Rs. 3 lakh per month from ticket sales, and take care of the station's maintenance and security. The villagers accepted the challenge and signed a memorandum of understanding with the railway authorities in 2009.

The villagers then launched a massive campaign to promote the station and its services. They went door-to- door, informing the people about the train timings and fares, and urging them to use the station. They also distributed pamphlets, put up posters, and made announcements on loudspeakers. They also contacted the nearby villages, and offered them discounts and incentives to use the station.

The villagers also took charge of the station's operations and management. They appointed some of their members as ticket sellers, station masters, guards, and cleaners. They also arranged for water, electricity, and sanitation facilities at the station. They also ensured the safety and comfort of the passengers, and maintained the cleanliness and hygiene of the station.

A success story

The village's fortunes turned around as the station transformed into a thriving success story. Revenue surpassed expectations, drawing in more passengers and fostering a bustling hub of commerce. This newfound activity catalyzed village development, elevating the quality of life for its inhabitants.

The station also became a source of pride and inspiration for the villagers, and a symbol of their unity and strength. It received recognition and appreciation from various quarters, such as the media, the government, and the civil society. The station went on to become a tourist attraction, and a model of community participation and empowerment.

The Rashidpura Khori railway station is a unique and remarkable example of how a village can overcome challenges and achieve its goals, by taking ownership and responsibility of its resources and services. It is also a testament to the power and potential of the people, who can make a difference and create a positive impact, with their determination and dedication.

Translate to English
Translate to Hindi
Rail News

Commentary/Human Interest
WCR/West Central
Feb 09 (12:23)   Vande Bharat passenger finds dead coackroach in non-veg thali, IRCTC apologises

PrakharYadav^~   1437 news posts
Entry# 5965162   News Entry# 540698         Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Indian Railways imposes hefty penalty on service provider after passenger finds dead cockroach in meal on Vande Bharat Express train.

1 Public Posts - Fri Feb 09, 2024


Feb 09 (14:34)
PrakharYadav^~   12832 blog posts
Re# 5965162-2              
but menu mei toh naahi hai naa.
Ref : /blog/post/5963695
Translate to English
Translate to Hindi

2 Public Posts - Fri Feb 09, 2024
Page#    668 Blog Entries  next>>

Travel SAFE

1. RailFanning does NOT MEAN dangerous pics/videos.
2. Doorplating pics/youtube videos are strictly FORBIDDEN in IRI.
3. Take plenty of food pics and other safe pics.
4. Write human interest narratives to make the pics interesting.
5. Enjoy blogging and travelling SAFELY.

REMEMBER: YOUR LIFE is the most precious thing, NOT RailFanning.

Leading Polls

1865823 ★★★ 60PankajMishra^~
5955786 ★★★ 32fanof12801~

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 5648027
    Mar 01 2023 (12:44AM)

    In response to past confusions with Train/Station updates and resulting fights and controversies, the following clear and objective guidelines are being issued, with no room for any arguments or debates about validity. Also, included, some other changes with respect to Ratings. 1. All Red Ratings will require further explanation. Red Ratings won't...
  • Entry# 5388512
    Jun 24 2022 (08:45AM)

    As announced previously, there are a few changes coming to IRI user accounts, based on past practices. 1. As before, you will be able to quickly DELETE your IRI User account at ANY time. However, the menu option for this was hidden in the profile page, and could not easily be located....
  • Entry# 5148000
    Nov 29 2021 (06:40AM)

    A new feature will be released soon, whereby you can follow blogs tagged with specific Trains & Stations. If you have already posted blogs tagged with some Train/Station, then you will be set to automatically follow that Train/Station. Thereafter, any future news/blogs tagged with those Trains/Stations will be marked to your...
  • Entry# 5093784
    Oct 13 2021 (07:04AM)

    These days, every other day, we are getting requests from members to allow email login to their FB-based IRI account. 10 years ago, we had given the option for users to login through FaceBook - in retrospect, this was a mistake. These days, apparently, users are quitting FaceBook in droves because...
  • Entry# 4906979
    Mar 14 2021 (01:12AM)

    Followup to: Fmt Changes The new version of FmT 2.0 will soon be here - in about 2 weeks. As detailed in the previous announcement, many of the old FmT features like Train TT, Speedometer, Geo Location, etc. will be REMOVED. It will be a bare-bones simple app, focused on trip blogging. It...
  • Entry# 4898771
    Mar 06 2021 (10:33PM)

    There are some changes coming to FMT. Many of the features of FMT, like station arrival, TT, speed, geo, passing times, station time, etc. are ALREADY available in OTHER railway apps. So all of these features will be REMOVED. We'll have ONLY BLOGGING - quick upload of pics/videos/audio, etc. You may attach...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
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.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy