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WSJ/Wansjaliya Junction (3 PFs)
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Tarsai - Vansjaliya Main Road, Vansjaliya, PIN - 360531, Dist. - Jamnagar
State: Gujarat

Zone: WR/Western   Division: Bhavnagar Para

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Jul 20 2015 (17:40) Domino's Pizza Now Delivers to Passengers on India's Notoriously Chaotic Trains (
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It may take longer than 30 minutes, though
Pizza deliverymen frequently encounter less-than-ideal circumstances in the course of their jobs, often having to brave rain, snow, traffic and other adverse conditions to make their deliveries on time.
Several employees at Indian franchises of global chain Domino’s Pizza, however, find themselves facing a rather unique challenge: navigating the country’s immensely crowded and chaotic train stations to deliver to passengers inside trains that sometimes stop only for a few minutes.
now delivers pizzas to over 200 different train lines after debuting the service this February, the Wall Street Journal reports.
After identifying 41 stations close to its franchises in India’s northern region, the fast-food chain began giving its customers the option of placing their orders (at least two hours before the train arrives at a particular station) by phone, text or the Internet. The company plans to add dozens of different routes across the South Asian nation’s dense and complex rail network in the coming months.
“It’s a huge opportunity for us,” Harneet Rajpal, a senior vice president for Domino’s India, told the Journal.
Although business isn’t exactly booming yet as far as train deliveries are concerned, the service is still going strong despite the logistical hassles — disorganized stations with a maze of platforms and notoriously unreliable trains foremost among them. Just 350 orders have been placed in the past five months, although Domino’s did manage to successfully complete all but four of them.
With tens of millions of passengers using India’s railways on a daily basis, however, the potential increase in customers offsets the innumerable risks. Other fast-food chains like Pizza Hut, KFC and Subway are negotiating a similar arrangement with India’s railway authorities.
“Nobody has heard of pizzas on trains before,” Robin Kalita, a director of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, told the Journal. “It’s all so new. Even we’re still learning.”
अहमदाबाद. �गुजरात के पोरबंदर-वांसजालिया और कानालुस-द्वारका- ओखा सेक्सनोंं की रेलवे ने जीरो टॉयलेट डिस्चार्ज के तौर पर पहचान की है।इसके मद्देनजर रेलवे इन संभागों से गुजरने वाली ट्रेनों के कोचों में पर्यावरण अनुकूल \'जीरो डिस्चार्ज टॉयलेट सिस्टमÓ लगाकर टॉयलेट डिस्चार्ज किया जाएगा। रेलवे �ने \'स्वच्छ भारत मिशनÓ के तहत यह कदम उठाया है।रेलवे यह प्रक्रिया महात्मा गांधी के जन्म दिवस दो अक्टूबर तक पूरा कर लेगा। जहां पोरबंदर महात्मा गांधी की जन्म स्थली है, जिनको स्वच्छता काफी पसंद थी तो द्वारका और ओखा भगवान कृष्ण की कर्मस्थली हैं, �जो सबसे बड़ा धार्मिक स्थल है।�
रेलवे सूत्रों के अनुसार रेल पटरियों पर खुले में शौच नहीं हो इसके लिए रेल कोचों में बायो टॉयलेट �जारी किएहैं।बायो टोयलेट में विशेष तौर पर बैक्टीरिया विकसित
होते हैं, जिससे वेस्ट (शौच) खत्म हो जाता है।और केवल थोड़ा पानी ही �(डिस्चार्ज)निकलता है। � रेलवे ने �इस वर्ष मार्च तक ट्रेनों में 17 हजार �से ज्यादा बायो टॉयलेट लगाएथे। देखा जाए तो एक कोच में चार \'जीरो डिस्चार्ज टॉयलेट सिस्टम लगाने में तीन लाखरुपएलगते हैं। इसके अलावा यात्रियों की आसानी के लिए �स्लीपर और वातानुकूलित कोचों में मौजूदा सीढिय़ों को भी बदला जाएगा। �हालांकि एसी-1 कोचों में सीढिय़ों को बदला जा चुका है और अन्य कोचों के लिए अलग से डिजाइन तैयार की जा रही है।फिलहाल स्लीपर व वातानुकूलित कोचों में सीढिय़ों की डिजाइन तैयार करने की जिम्मेदारी एनआईडी को सौंपा गया है।
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