With Covid-19 cases in the country dipping, the Indian Railway ministry on Friday decided to restore the pre-Covid train schedule for now. According to a circular issued by the railway board, it has rolled back all the regular mail timetables which are currently operating as mail/express special trains. The Railways have also decided to revert to some of the original fares as applicable.
According to a circular released by the Railway Board late on Friday evening, regular fares will be charged for concerned classes of travel and type of train, as per... more...
the guidelines issued.
The circular read, “Second class of such trains shall continue to run as reserved except any relaxation permitted in special case.”
“The passengers travelling on these trains are required to pay 30% extra fares. With Covid-19 cases being under control, the ministry in Friday’s meeting decided to resume trains as per pre-Covid trains,” a railway official said.
Around 1700 mail express trains were running before Covid-19 hit the country and they had to be halted due to the pandemic.
The Indian Railways had been operating special trains with full reservation across the country ever since the Covid-19 pandemic affected the nation. Passengers travelling in these special trains pay extra fares as compared to normal trains.
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Nagpur: Ahead of the Diwali festival, thousands of railway passengers will be put to inconvenience on October 27, 28, 29 & 30, after Central Railway cancelled at least 13 mail/express trains to Mumbai and Pune, the most sought route. Besides, the railways have also short-terminated six trains between Kacheguda-Narkhed-Kacheguda, Amravati-Tirupati-Amravati, Amravati-Surat-Amravati. According to officials, the trains have been cancelled owing to blocks for infrastructure work at Badnera on the Bhusaval division. Central Railway will undertake blocks for non-interlocking work in connection with merging of up and down goods cabin at Badnera route relay... more...
interlocking (RRI) and for providing connectivity to a wagon repair workshop. The RRI is one of the important signalling systems for major yards. Talking to TOI, Central Railway officials admit ahead of Diwali, all the trains that have been cancelled are drawing packed houses between Nagpur-Mumbai-Nagpur and Pune-Nagpur-Pune and also have a waiting list. The decision has been taken by the headquarters level. There will be a speed restriction of 30kmph up to 4km in the up and down direction till the completion of the work. “Considering 1,200 passengers travelling aboard one train, at least 15,000 passengers will be affected due to 13 trains that have been cancelled. These passengers will have to pay through the nose as private bus operators are also charging around Rs 3,000 for one-side fare,” said Rail Yatri Sangh (RYS) president Brij Bhushan Shukla. Shukla slammed the railways for intimating the passengers at such short notice. “People had booked tickets well in advance and now will be put to grave inconvenience,” he said. tnn TRAINS CANCELLED * 02111 CSMT-Amravati (Oct 29 & 30) * 02112 Amravati–CSMT (Oct 28 & 29) * 02117 Pune-Amravati (Oct 27) * 02118 Amravati-Pune (Oct 28) * 02169 CSMT-Nagpur (Oct 29 & 30) * 02170 Nagpur-CSMT (Oct 28 & 29) * 02189 CSMT-Nagpur (Oct 29 & 30) * 02190 Nagpur-CSMT (Oct 28 & 29) * 02113 Pune-Nagpur (Oct 30) * 02114 Nagpur-Pune (Oct 29) * 02041 Pune-Nagpur (Oct 28) * 02042 Nagpur-Pune (Oct 29) TRAINS DIVERTED * 01138 Ahmedabad-Nagpur (Oct 27) via Bhusaval-Itarsi. * 01137 Nagpur-Ahmedabad (Oct 28) via Nagpur-Itarsi
Solar powers South Western Railway to save 2 crore in electricity bill The South Western Railway (SWR) is one of the zones which has taken giant strides aimed at energy conservation by harnessing solar energy. Bengaluru: The South Western Railway (SWR) is one of the zones which has taken giant strides aimed at energy conservation by harnessing solar energy. One of the significant actions taken in this direction has been installation of solar panels at stations, service buildings, LC gates etc. across the zone. This will not only help in meeting power... more...
needs of all the stations but also save expenditure of the railways. The SWR has provided solar panels at 108 railway station roof tops - Hubballi, KSR Bengaluru, Mysuru, Yesvantpur, Hosapete, Gadag and Ballari and 7 service buildings - Rail Soudha, Divisional Railway Manager's Office-Hubballi, Railway Hospital-Hubballi, Divisional Railway Manager's Office-Bengaluru, Parcel Office Bengaluru, Railway Hospital -Bengaluru, Divisional Railway Manager's Office - Mysuru. The Workshops (Hubballi Workshop-1000 KWp Capacity; Mysuru Workshop-500 KWp Capacity) and Sheds have also been provided with Solar Roof top plants. Solar panels have been provided at Krishnarajapuram Diesel Shed (240 KWp), Hubballi EMD Shed (640 KWp) etc. In addition, 299 Level Crossing gates are provided with Solar Panels. In the year 2020-21, 100 KWp Solar Panels installed at Rail Soudha has generated 1.008 Lakh Units of energy resulting in a saving of Rs.9.07 Lakh. 320 KWp Solar Panels installed at Hubballi Divisional Railway Manager's Office has generated 3.42 Lakh Units of electricity in the last financial year resulting in a saving of Rs. 11.37 Lakh. The 60 KWp Solar panels at Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager's Office has generated 78,934 Units of energy during last financial year resulting in a savings of Rs. 2.62 Lakh. From the 100 KWp Solar installation at Mysuru Divisional Railway Manager's Office, 1.51 Lakh Units of energy has been generated during 2020-21 which has resulted in a saving of Rs. 6.08 Lakh. During the last financial year, 220 KWp Solar Panels at SSS Hubballi station has generated 2.14 Lakh Units of energy, 80 KWp Solar Panels at Yesvantpur has generated 0.99 Lakh Units and 110 KWp Solar Panel at Mysuru Railway Station has generated 1.35 Lakh Units. The solar electricity generation during last financial year was 49.41 Lakh Units saving in electricity bills to the tune of Rs. 2.09 Crores. In the current financial year, so far, 20.37 Lakh Units of Solar energy has been generated resulting in a saving of Rs 87.17 Lakh. SWR is expanding its solar initiatives and it is proposed to install Solar installations at 20 stations during 2021-22. The SWR has installed total of 4535 KWp Solar panels at service buildings and major stations so far and is planning to install solar panels at 20 more stations in present financial year. The team headed by Manoj Mahajan Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, and led by Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager, Hubballi, Rahul Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Mysuru and Shyam Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru in their respective Divisions is working diligently to meet the target. The South Western Railway, General Manager, Sanjeev Kishore said, "Indian Railways is committed to utilize solar energy for meeting its energy requirements pursuing Mission Solar announced by Central Government. The use of solar power will accelerate the Railways' mission of becoming 'Net Zero Carbon Emission Railway' by 2030."
South Western Railway conducts mock rescue drill at Yeshwanthpur yard A full-scale mock drill as part of preparedness training for disaster management was carried out by Bengaluru division of South Western Railway in association with NDRF 10th Battalion and SDRF, in Yesvanthpur yard. Bengaluru: A full-scale mock drill as part of preparedness training for disaster management was carried out by Bengaluru division of South Western Railway in association with NDRF 10th Battalion and SDRF, in Yesvanthpur yard. ... more...
Two coaches were derailed to create a scenario of train accident and the information of injured passengers was relayed through siren sounding as part of mock exercise. Subsequently, assistance of NDRF and SDRF was sought.
The NDRF team headed Assistant Commandant J Senthil Kumar along with 30 rescuers, Railway Accident Relief team, staff of various departments of railways participated in the joint mock exercise.
NDRF team arrived and joined Railway Accident Relief Team at 10.44 am followed by SDRF and commenced rescue operations.
NDRF team and railway break down staff erected tents for unified command centre and for medical wing near the spot to render first aid to injured passengers rescued from the coaches.
Windows were cut open to rescue the stranded passengers from the coaches and first aid was rendered by railway and NDRF medical team. Railway Police Force cordoned off the accident site to facilitate rescue operations.
The mock drill saw a total of 15 passengers being rescued from the capsized coaches by the NDRF, SDRF and Railway Break down team. It was a display of planning, co-ordination and execution by disaster response forces for rescue of passengers at the quickest time.
The exercise witnessed a speedy response from ambulance (108) and a nearby private hospital, as they arranged ambulance services to the accident spot at short notice.
Mock exercise was carried out in the presence of M A V Ramanujan, Principal Chief Safety Officer, South Western Railway, Hubballi along with Shyam Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru. Additional Divisional Railway Managers Amandeep Kapoor and Kusuma Hariprasad, officers and staff of Bengaluru division were also present at the site.
FAQs On Hampi The event, which will take place at the Hosapete Municipal Ground, is expected to begin on Saturday. The authorities have built a massive platform for the event. Meanwhile, Mr. Singh has been meeting with officials to ensure that the event goes off without a hitch. The minister acknowledged the need to follow Covid-19 policy during the incident, but added that the construction of the new district reflected the realisation of a long-held ambition of the inhabitants. “The key question now is whether or not to allow people to take part in the event. People... more...
will be able to watch the programme live on huge LED displays installed in prominent locations such as the Rotary Circle near the bus stop,” Singh added. On the 152nd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, the newly formed district of Vijayanagar, which was carved out of Ballari, would be officially unveiled. Anand Singh, the tourism minister, is organising a two-day grand fete to commemorate the anniversary, which will be attended by chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, previous chief minister BS Yediyurappa, and other ministers. “The official recognition of the Vijayanagara district would be commemorated in the pages of history on a grand scale. It will be another chapter in the Vijayanagara Empire’s illustrious history. As part of the event, aspects of all six taluks that make up the new district will be celebrated. Most importantly, the event will highlight the Vijayanagara Empire’s magnificence. The dais would be set up to depict the dynasty’s glory days, according to Singh. The region would be officially unveiled by CM Bommai. “The CM will also signal the start of work on a number of development projects. The renovation of the old TSP building, as well as the construction of the deputy commissioner’s office, are currently underway. An ESI hospital and a police superintendent’s office will be developed near Kariganur. In Hosapete, additional offices would be established,” Singh added.
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