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Yesterday (15:46)  Think twice before using blankets, pillows in your next train journey: Here's why (
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Posted by: Prometh Suresh~  7 news posts
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pulled up the railways for foisting dirty sheets, pillow cases and blankets on passengers. The country's supreme audit authority has, in its latest report tabled in Parliament on Friday, pointed out that Indian Railways is not adhering to the time schedule fixed for washing and sanitation of linen and blankets used by passengers.
The Railway Board has instructed that washing of linen should be done after every single use and blankets be dry cleaned every two months. Various zonal railways claimed a periodicity of once every fortnight/month/once in two-three months for washing blankets, said the CAG report. However, the CAG has collected data on the number of blankets in use and those washed during the
three-year period from 2012-2013 to 2015-2016 in 33 depots of coaches which shows that the washing is not being done as per the norms established by the railways itself.
It was found that in 14 selected depots, under nine zonal railways, no blankets had been dry cleaned during the three-year period. The audit also revealed that except for seven depots under five zonal railways, linen had not been sanitised in the other selected depots.
During 2015-2016, in respect of 12 coaching depots of eight zonal railways, blankets had been washed after an interval of 6-26 months, the CAG report states. These depots included Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, Sealdah (Kolkata), Gwalior, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Lucknow, Secunderabad, and Hatia and Tatanagar in Jharkhand.
The report also said there were general stores depots which stored fresh linens along with those that were to be discarded. At the Basin Bridge depot in Chennai, pillow covers were being stitched from used bedsheets to tide over shortages. In a few cases, in Northern Railway, used pillow covers were provided to passengers, the report said. The audit report has recommended that the railways increase the pace of setting up mechanised laundries and prescribe norms for quality standards for washed linen.
It has stated that a mechanism may be put in place to ensure CAG recommends setting up of more mechanized laundries strict compliance to norms of cleaning blankets and pillows as per required periodicity. The CAG also said that at many storage depots, fresh linen was stored haphazardly and was exposed to dirt and contamination. Proper storage space may be provided for storage of linen in store depots, so that linen can be issued in an organised manner, it recommended.
It has also advocated providing adequate storage space for linen in coaching depots. In Western Railway, new linen was stored in a manner that they were exposed to dirt in storage depots in Mahalakshmi and Sabarmati. At the store in Kharagpur, face towels were kept in a room with broken windows susceptible to damage due to seepage of rainwater.
In some zonal railways, new stock remained unutilised for almost their life span. In North Eastern Railway, the audit said, the stock at the depots had already completed two-to-seven months life from the date of manufacture before it was received at the Gorakhpur depot. In the South Eastern Railway, bedsheets (life cycle of 12 months) and pillow covers (life cycle of nine months) remained unutilised for seven months and similarly face towels (life cycle of nine months) remained unutilised for five months at the depots.
This indicated that the lot received first were not issued first, the audit said. In case of pillows too, instructions were not followed. Blankets and pillows were not dry cleaned and/or sanitised for long periods before supply to the passengers, the audit said.

Yesterday (17:25)
Hindi our Mother English our Wife Love Both 😎^~   40222 blog posts   28489 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Aaj tk mujhe mbi dirty blankets nhi mile h
Btw brown blanket ko mai seats pe bicha kr uske upar white bedsheet bicha deta hu to seat or b comfort ho jati h 😂

Yesterday (22:44)
MJ*^   8734 blog posts   11650 correct pred (68% accurate)
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After CAG revelations people's condition
Yesterday (15:40)  CAG comes down heavily on Indian Railways for delay in completion of electrification projects across nation (
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Posted by: Prometh Suresh~  7 news posts
New Delhi:A The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came down heavily on Indian Railways for the delay in processing, assigning and completing the projects for electrification.
It also said that the railways did not adopt the e-tendering system to reduce the tender processing period. The CAG in its report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday, said it had done an audit on the 14 completed projects, 15 ongoing projects and seven new projects for detailed examination.
In its report, the CAG said, "The objective of saving time for deciding whether or not
to take up a section for the railway electrification is not being fulfilled due to delays in processing the proposals and preparation of abstract estimates, which was up to 59 months in 24 projects."
The CAG report also pointed out that variations of six percent to 62 percent between the abstract and detailed estimates indicated that the system of abstract estimates was not adding much value to the process.
"The percentage variation was more than 40 per cent in respect of Karepalli-Bhadrachalam, Shakurbasti-Rohtak, Jhansi-Kanpur, Barauni-Katihar-Guwahati and Gunatakal-Kallur projects," the central auditor said.
The CAG also highlighted that delays were noticed in assigning the electrification projects to agencies by the Railways Board after inclusion of the electrification projects in the annual works programme.
"There were delays up to 337 days in 17 projects in case of Central Organisation for Railways Electrification (CORE) and in case of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), the delays were up to 202 days in six projects," the CAG said.
"Further delays were also noticed in assigning project to their Chief Project Directors by CORE and RVNL, which was up to 229 days and 40 days respectively," it added.
Rapping the Railways, the CAG said that there were delays in the approval of the detailed estimates upto 35 months in 27 projects assigned to CORE and upto 18 months in seven projects assigned to RVNL.
The CAG said that the e-tendering system which helped in reducing the tender process was not adopted in the case of CORE and RVNL.
"The time taken for the issue of notice inviting tender (NIT) after sanction of detailed estimates was upto 3,177 days in 27 projects assigned to CORE and up to 915 days in 12 tenders in seven projects assigned to RVNL," it said in its report.
The CAG then said that it was evident that the tenders were processed without giving due regard to the objective of the completion of the project in time.

Yesterday (15:41)
® राहुल जैन ☺ झाडू वाले™🚅🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃*^~   10207 blog posts   14939 correct pred (63% accurate)
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CAG to pichhe he pad gaya
kya ho gaya achanak

Yesterday (16:13)
©shuk™ RAILWAY My 1st crush~   661 blog posts   321 correct pred (56% accurate)
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Accha hai naa. Kam jalidi hoga :-)

CAG n poore CA community ko PM ne buri tarah se lapeta tha. Isliye CAG itni harkat me dikh rha h.

Yesterday (16:28)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3023 blog posts   1454 correct pred (73% accurate)
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CAG ka wahi kaam hai.
finally jaag gaya :P
last time bhi aakhri 2 saalon mai jyaada active tha :P

Yesterday (17:09)
★★★BRC WAP 7😎~   1108 blog posts   1384 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Sahi kha ha cag ne may be SWR/IR ne yelliyur se mysore tak ke 37 km electrificstion k liye 4+ month laga diya ha
par ab tk complete nhi hua ha
1 deadline 1st weak of april
2 dealdline b4 june month
deadline SWR dont know. (Ram bharose complete ho jayega )

Acha to h
Atleast logo ko apne rights aur bolne ko muh to khulega aur officials shi kaam krenge
Govt is showing transparency 😊

Yesterday (18:12)
Pankaj   12 blog posts
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yaa right
the kanpur to jhansi route was approved to complete the work (Douling + electrification) in the 5 years...
but 4 years is gone only single route is electrified....
& the electric line doubling's work's deadline is march 2018..
only 20% - 25% work is completed....
and this route is too much overloaded route....
Yesterday (15:27)  Over 8,000 shifted as rains continue to lash Gujarat (
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Torrential rains continue to batter parts of Gujarat, leading to floods in North Gujarat region.
The state authorities have shifted more than 8,000 people from Banaskantha and Patan districts due to flooding in low lying areas while over 250 people stranded in floods were rescued by various agencies like NDRF, BSF and Air Force.
According to Principal Secretary (Revenue) Pankaj Kumar, NDRF, Air Force, Army and other agencies are involved in rescue operations in affects parts.
choppers for rescue works in Banaskantha have been mobilised," he said.
Meanwhile, the government has issued high alert in North and Central Gujarat districts where the heavy to extremely heavy rains likely.
So far, 7 persons have died in rain related incidents since July 20 while death toll since June 1, stands at 73. More than 900 animals have also died either being washed away in floods or in other related incidents.
Yesterday (14:44)  Superfast trains 95% times delayed; CAG report (
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita  36979 news posts
Superfast trains which are expected to run at an average speed of 55km/hr, are delayed 95% times, CAG's investigation.
The CAG’s investigation shows that the ‘superfast’ trains are delayed almost 95% times. Supertrains are expected to run at an average speed of 55km/hr. But most express trains don’t seem to run at that speed.
The North Central Railway(NCR) and South Central Railway(SCR) have levied ₹11.17 crore from its passengers through superfast train bookings.
to the statistics between 2013-14 to 2015-16 in NCR and SCR, these trains reach their destination late between 13.48% and 95.17% of the days on which they ran. In total, 21 superfast trains were delayed for 3,000 days out of 16,804 days because they failed to attain the ‘superfast’ speed for which they are being charged extra for long distances.
Currently, there are no as such policies by which the railways will refund money to passengers automatically for delays. They only provide the refund if a person files a ticket deposit against reservation (TDR) against a train delayed for more than three hours.
Agra divisional commercial manager Sanchit Tyagi on delay trains said, “There are scores of factors which lead to trains not achieving their superfast speed, thus causing delays. Some the prominent factors are the maintenance of tracks, signal glitches, emergency brakes and accidents which contribute in the late operations of railways.”

Yesterday (18:20)
Pankaj   12 blog posts
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The train no. 12541/12542 LTT GKP SF EXP. everyday reached the our destination on an Average "2 HOURS LATE"...
Train no. 12597 /12598 CSTM GKP JANSADHARAN SF EXP.
This train 12597 everytime reached the MUMBAI CST "2 TO 4 HOURS" LATE...
IN RETURN THE TRAIN 12598 everytime reached the Gorakhpur Jn. "6 to 8 Hours" late...
plzzz CAG do something.....

Yesterday (18:26)
Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~   1628 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Premier Trains which recieved Green Flag in CAG report in all aspect:-
12001/02, 12049/50, 12007/08, 12301/02, 12951/52, 12957/58, 12953/54, 12259/60, 12261/62, 12221/22, 12213/14, 22691/92, 12431/32 & 12433/34.
Apart from this, the Humsafar Express have got good response.
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita  36979 news posts
Railways has decided to continuation of running Train No. 06547/06548 Yesvantpur - Eranakulam - Yesvantpur Weekly Tatkal Express Special to clear extra rush of passengers.

Train No. 06547 Yesvantpur - Ernakulam Weekly Tatkal Express Special departs Yesvantpur at 22:45 hrs. on every Tuesday from 01st August, 2017 to 29th August, 2017 (Total 5 trips) and reaches Ernakulam at 10:30 hrs. on respective Wednesday. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Krishnarajpuram at 23:21/23:23 Hrs., and on Wednesday arrives/departs Bangarapet at 00:13/00:15 Hrs., Tiruppattur at 01:55/02:00 Hrs., Salem at 03:18/03.20 Hrs.,Erode at 04:15/04.20 Hrs.,Tiruppur at
04:58/05.00 Hrs.,Coimbatore at 05:35/05.40 Hrs.,Palghat at 06:50/06.55 Hrs.,Ottapalam at 07:23/07.25 Hrs.,Thrisur at 08:15/08.20 Hrs.,Aluva at 09:33/09.35 Hrs., Ernakulam Town at 09:53/09.55 Hrs.

Train No. 06548 Eranakulam - Yesvantpur Weekly Tatkal Express Special departs Eranakulam at 14:45 on every Wednesday from 02nd August, 2017 to 30th August,, 2017 (Total 5 trips) and reaches Yesvantpur at 04:30 hrs. on respective Thursday. Enroute, the train arrives/departs Aluva at 15:11/15.13 Hrs., Thrisur at 16:30/16.35 Hrs.,Ottapalam at 18:43/18.45 Hrs.,Palghat at 19:18/19.20 Hrs.,Coimbatore at 20:37/20.40 Hrs.,Tiruppur at 21:23/21.25 Hrs.,Erode at 22:10/22:15 Hrs., Salem at 23:07/23.10 Hrs.,and on Thursday arrives/departs Tiruppattur at 01:00/01:05 Hrs., Bangarapet at 02:18/02:20 Hrs., Krishnarajpuram at 03:15/03:17 Hrs.

The Train Composition will have 13 coaches comprising of One AC 2-tier Coach, Two AC 3-tier Coaches, Eight General Second Class Coaches and TWO Luggage-cum-Brakevan with disabled friendly compartment.

Yesterday (14:40)
MJ*^   8734 blog posts   11650 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Same slot if it wud have been on Friday or Saturday then the picture wud have been even phenomenal

Yesterday (15:24)
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Return TT is pathetic. Departs from TCR at 16.35 and arrives PGT at 19:18. More than 150min. Even a train which goes via SRR reaches before this.
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