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New Delhi, Aug 16: In order to make the rail journey more comfortable and remarkable, Indian Railways has been launching various services and projects. In this direction, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today at Rail Bhawan, through video-conferencing launched and dedicated following services to the nation : -
1. Laying of foundation stone for Gaya Byepass (At Gaya, Bihar).
2. Dedication to the Nation- Electrification of Bakhtiarpur-Rajgir Section (at Bakhtiarpur, Bihar).
Dedication to the Nation- Electrification of Meralgram-Renukut Section (at Renukut, Jharkhand & UP).
4. Inauguration of following facilities at Bihta Station(Bihar): -
a) Extension of Platforms Nos. 1 & 2 for accommodation of 24 coaches, extension of Platforms shed-4 nos.
b) Provision of benches-12 nos.
c) Provision of water booth-1 no.
d) Improvement of circulating area (south side).
5. Inauguration/Dedication of following facilities at Chhapra(Bihar):
a) Dedication to the Nation - ISS at Chhapra station.
b) Inauguration of works of escalators (02 nos) and
improvements to platforms of Chhapra station.
c) Laying of foundation stone for second entry gate of Chhapra station.
d) Inauguration of Water Vending Machines (02 nos.) at Chhapra.
e) Dedication to the Nation-Wi-fi at Chhapra station.
6. Dedication to the Nation-newly constructed Goods Sheds
and 6 lines station at Chhapra Gramin Station.
7. Dedication to the Nation - Green Corridor in Bhagalpur- Banka section (Bihar) of Malda Division.
Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, other Railway Board Members, several other dignitaries and senior officials were among those present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the unfortunate floods in Bihar & Assam has caused distress. Indian Railways is extending all possible help to the victims. Inaugurations of various passenger amenities in different parts of Bihar will help the people of Bihar for comfortable journey experience.
1) Laying of Foundation Stone for Gaya Bypass
● Provides Direct Connectivity from 3rd Line between Gaya & Manpur(for movement to Kiul) to Gaya Patna Line.
● Avoids Reversal at Gaya Station and will improve the movement of COAL,STEEL,CEMENT & FOOD GRAINS to Patna.
2) Electrification of Bakhtiarpur-Rajgir
•Manpur - Tilaiya - Bakhtiyarpur is a missing link between two electrified corridors of Mughalsarai - Patna - Bakhtiyarpur -Sitarampur - Howrah (Delhi-Howrah main line) and Mughalsarai-Gaya-Dhanbad-Sitarampur-Howrah (Grand Chord).
•The proposed section is a shorter route for transportation of coal to National Thermal Power Corporation's Barh thermal power plant.
•Coal will be fed through this route from Tori-Shivpuri collieries of Central Collieries.
•Apart from Coal, this section also carries Fertilizers, Food Grains, Cement , Salt etc.
'•After electrification of entire section, there will be seamless flow of electric trains in this section as traction changes/detentions at Manpur and Bakhtiyarpur ends would be eliminated.
3) Electrification of Meralgram-Renukut section.
● Garwa Road-Chopan-Singrauli including Karaila Road-Shaktinagar single line section of East Central Railway covering 257 route kilometers passes through the states of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
● Electrification of Garwa Road-Chopan-Singrauli with a view to ultimately connect Eastern and Central parts of India seamlessly through Garwa Road - Chopan - Singrauli - Katni- Bina - Kota.
● The electrification of the mentioned route of ECR is necessary from strategic perspective for increase in traffic, operational flexibility and better utilization of assets in electrified section.
● Electrification of this route will also avoid traction change at Garwa Road.
4) Inauguration of Passenger Amenities at Bihta Station
● Extension of PF Sheds (4 Nos.).
● Benches (12 Nos.), Water Booth (1 No.).
● Improvement of Circulating Area (South Side).
● Extension of PF Nos. 1 & 2 for accommodation of 24 coaches.
5) Inauguration of Passenger amenities at Chhapra Station
● Foundation stone for second entry gate- Estimated cost for Second Entry Gate is Rs. 24.62 Crores.
● Wi Fi Facility at Chhapra Station- The facility for the visitors & rail users of Chhapra Railway Station is being provided by RailTel in partnership with Google with no cost to Railway for providing high speed state of the art world class internet experience to the commuters. The Railwire wi-fi service is currently available at 127 stations.
● The facility will offer high-speed broadband like experience to users Wi-Fi facility is being provided at A1 & A category Railway station.
● Provision of escalators and modification of platforms at Chhapra station.
● Chhapra station is an 'A-1' category station on Gorakhpur cantt. and Chhapra Katcheri section of Varanasi Division, NER.
● The estimated cost of provision of escalators at Chhapra station is Rs. 7277052/- each escalator (total Rs.7277052X2= Rs. 14554104/-).
6) Inauguration of New Goods Shed at Chhapra Gramin Station
● Chhapra Gramin is a crossing station having 6 running lines. 2 lines are electrified and rest are in progress.
● New goods shed opened from Feb. 16.
● Mainly I/W traffic of cement, fertilizer and food grain. Average 23 rakes per month.
● Good sheds has one full rake replacement capacity, pucca platform, adequate light arrangement and round the clock working.

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Bihar k sabhi station per passenger amenity imprisonment ki ghoosna ki to SEE or SPJ ko kyu choor diye. unke liye pandit ne alag waqt diya hai kya?
Yesterday (23:28)  Passengers drugged, robbed in seven coaches of Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani (
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It was a harrowing night for 20 passengers in seven coaches of Mumbai-Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express, one of the country’s premium trains, as they were drugged and robbed of valuables worth Rs 15 lakh.
The incident has left even top railway officials surprised over the modus operandi and according to them, Railway Protection Force (RPF) squad was on the train while passengers denied it.
A case of theft has been registered at Nizamuddin Railway Station, the last journey station. According to FIR, the incident happened between Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh and Kota
in Rajasthan, a journey time of 2.50 hours between 2:15 am-5:10 am on August 16.
It was ascertained that belongings of 20 passengers travelling in different coaches were stolen between Ratlam and Kota Railway Station. The passengers were in seven different coaches A-1, A-3, B-5, B-6, B-7, B-9 and B-10,” said a senior RPF officer in Railway Board.
According to passengers, in some cases, bags and purses were taken away while in some other incidents, only cash and gold were taken out from the bags.
In those cases, the bags were left abandoned in toilets and under seats.
“sometime after train left Ratlam station, my wife realized that her purse is missing and it had gold ear rings, Rs 21000 cash, important documents and mobile phones,” said Ramesh Kalra, who was travelling with his wife from Borivali to Nizamuddin.
There were reports of passengers being drugged, while the theft happened simultaneously in 7 coaches.
“We went into deep slumber and only woke up after Ratlam. While I was searching for my purse, two-three more women complained about missing belongings and then we came to know that passengers in 7-8 coaches lost their belongings,” said Alka Jain, who lost Rs 18000, passport and other ID proofs.
Many passengers claimed that the train was unguarded from Mumbai while Railways said that RPF was on board from Ratlam station and none of the trains are guarded for the entire stretch but only some vulnerable sections.
Calling it unfortunate, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that an inquiry has been ordered and efforts are being made to bring down incidents and ensure the safety of passengers on board.
Member Traffic Md Jamshed said that being a prestigious train, it is a cause of concern. However, he denied any CCTV cameras on the train.
Incidents of theft in trains have been rising and 50 cases of thefts are registered per day. Railway registered 17925 cases of thefts in trains in 2016 while it was 16180 in 2016 and 12161 in 2014.
Two different agencies RPF and GRP provide security and protection against crimes such as theft, loot and dacoity in trains.
There has been a demand by railways that there should be one agency to handle crime on trains and stations.

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main toh kitne saalo se bol raha hoon, Prabhu ab baksh do bhartiya rail ko.
Pura khatam karke hi manenge ye :P

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Hey Prabhu bakhsh do ab to sabko... Ye chai ki thadi nahi rajdhani thi Prabhu... Aap dusra department lelo na ab to _/\_

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Prabhu to bas formality ke RM Hai
Actual RM to Sinha ji Hai :)

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Bhai ab kya prabhu ko RPF banake train me duty dilvaoge ?

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Food poor, Speed poor, Safety: Now Poor. What worse is left to happen. Quite a shocker.
Yesterday (22:48)  Railways upgrades amenities for passengers in Bihar | The Indian Express (
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The Railways has brought some good cheer for Bihar, amid the gloom of floods and destruction, with Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announcing a slew of amenities for passengers in the state. Among the most passenger-friendly moves, Prabhu announced the availability of Wi-Fi facility for passengers waiting at railway platforms for browsing the Internet at high speed. The service is being provided by RailTel in partnership with Google.
“Floods in Bihar have caused distress, I have directed concerned officers to extend all possible assistance to the people. We wanted to do this programme to ensure that people get the benefit of these amenities as soon as possible,” said Prabhu.
Chapra, we are also providing Wi-Fi. First we had a target of providing Wi-Fi at 140 stations, now we are targeting 200 stations to provide Wi-Fi this year and in two years time, we will provide it in 400 stations,” said Prabhu, going on to list the amenities provided at other railway stations across the state.
Prabhu also announced the foundation stone laying for Gaya Byepass, electrification of Bakhtiarpur-Rajgir section, and new amenities for Bihta station, which is 28 kms west of Patna and Chapra station. The Bihta Station is an important station connected with the state capital where dozens of long distance trains halt.
The amenities here include extension of platforms for accommodation of 24 coaches, extension of four platform sheds, provision of 12 benches for the passengers and a water booth. Chapra, not only gets the Wi-Fi connection, but also two escalators at a cost of Rs 145.54 lakh, 36 CCTV cameras, four water vending machine, each costing Rs 4.5 lakhs and a second entry gate is also being constructed at a cost of Rs 24.62 crore to meet the demand of passengers.
The minister also announced a green corridor in the Bhagalpur-Banka section of Malda Division wherein all the coaches will have bio-toilets by 2019-2020. Prabhu highlighted the importance of the electrification of Bakhtiyarpur-Rajgir section which was the missing link between two electrified corridors of Mughalsarai-Patna-Bakhtiyarpur-Sitarampur-Howrah (Delhi-Howrah main line) and Mughalsarai-Gaya-Dhanbad-Sitarampur-Howrah.
The proposed route via Tilaiya is a shorter route for transportation of coal to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). Apart from coal, this line also carries fertilisers, food grains, cement and salt. “In the next few years, amenities for passengers will only get better. After becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had said that we will make the Railways such that people get the best amenities and they feel that everything has improved for the better,” said Prabhu.
The minister also announced the electrification of Meralgram-Renukut section which is a part of the Garwa road-Chopan-Singrauli line covering 257 kms passing through the states of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Yesterday (22:41)  Mumbai: Railway clerk swipes card for Rs 1.3 lakh instead of Rs 1,333 | Mumbai News - Times of India (
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MUMBAI: While e-payment at railway booking counters has brought relief to commuters, a serious error, on the part of a Western Railway clerk, has left a Dahisar resident in the lurch.
Vikas Manchekar's credit card was swiped for Rs 1.3 lakh, by mistake, at the railway booking counter in Borivli west on August 4 when he was buying a quarterly first-class pass for the Andheri-Borivli sector.
"The amount to be deducted was Rs 1,333.30. However, the booking clerk inadvertently keyed in 1,33,330. Now, I have been chasing Western Railway authorities to get the
money refunded," Manchekar said.
He immediately brought this to the notice of the station officials and wrote a complaint seeking immediate refund. He also called up the bank that issued the credit card, but to no avail.
He said, "The stress is bound to increase further as an interest of Rs 4,000-5,000 will be levied on the amount after the due date of August 24. Along with the deducted amount, WR should also pay me the interest if it is charged by the bank."
Manchekar said he had take time out of his work to visit Mumbai Central, where WR's Mumbai division office is located, to the pursue the matter.
WR's chief public relations officer Ravinder Bhakar said, "Disciplinary action has been initiated and chargesheet also issued to the booking clerk."
He also said that WR has deputed personnel to pursue the matter with the State Bank of India to get the amount refunded in the commuter's account at the earliest.
"Railways should give intensive training to its booking staff so that such errors do not creep in," Manchekar said adding that the Point of Sale (POS) machines at the counters should be displayed in such a manner that commuters can verify the amount being deducted before entering the Personal Identification Number (PIN).
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बहराइच : बाढ़ के चलते बहराइच-मैलानी रेलमार्ग के रायबोझा के पास रेलवे ट्रैक पर पानी आने से पटरियों के नीचे की मिट्टी बह गई। बहराइच व मैलानी के बीच संचालित बारह ट्रेनों का आवागमन बाधित हो गया है। बहराइच से मैलानी के बीच कुल 12 ट्रेनों का संचालन किया जा रहा था। रविवार देर रात नानपारा के आगे रायबोझा स्टेशन के पास बाढ के चलते रेलवे ट्रैक कुछ स्थान पर पानी में डूब गया। रेलवे ट्रैक पानी में डूबने की जानकारी होने के बाद रेलवे से जुड़े अधिकारियों ने सुरक्षा कें मददेनजर बहराइच से मैलानी जाने वाली ट्रेनों के संचालन पर रोक लगा दिया है।
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