RAILROAD BLUES: CROWDING IN TRAINS

RAILROAD BLUES:  CROWDING IN TRAINS

Voices of the people: how to deal with overcrowding on trains? Please write your comments and add to the debate- Editor In every long distance train reservation ticket holder passengers suffer from entry and forcible occupation of reserved seats at various locations and stages of long journey, by “Daily Passengers” commuting between their homes and […]

10 Platforms, 1 Toilet @ Patna Junction

10 Platforms, 1 Toilet @ Patna Junction

Imagine yourself on Platform No. 10 of Patna Railway Station waiting with all your luggage and family to board your train and you feel the urge to urinate, you’ll have to go from Platform 10 to Platform Number 1. Patna Railway Station has 10 platforms but only one has a women’s toilet. And it’s an […]

Indian Railways ban single-use plastic material

Indian Railways ban single-use plastic material

The nation’s largest transporter, Indian Railways, has decided to put a ban on single-use plastic material on its premises and trains. This ban will be implemented from October 2. The Indian Railways announced a ban on single-use plastic material across its network from the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The railways said the initiative […]

तत्काल टिकट बुकिंग के समय और किराया में हुआ बदलाव

तत्काल टिकट बुकिंग के समय और किराया में हुआ बदलाव

कभी-कभी यात्रियों को अचानक से यात्रा करनी पड़ जाती है और तत्काल बुकिंग ही उस समय मदत करती है। IRCTC की आधिकारिक वेबसाइट के अनुसार, IRCTC तत्काल बुकिंग पहले आओ-पहले पाओ के आधार पर प्रीमियम शुल्क के भुगतान पर उपलब्ध है। तत्काल शुल्क द्वितीय श्रेणी के लिए मूल किराया के 10 प्रतिशत और अन्य सभी […]

एक मई से होंगे कई बड़े बदलाव

एक मई से होंगे कई बड़े बदलाव

एक मई से ग्राहकों को रेलवे, बैंक और सरकारी व निजी कंपनियों की ओर से कई तरह के बदलाव होने जा रहे है। इससे आम लोगो की ज़िंदगी पर पड़ेगा सीधा असर पड़ेगा, राहत से मिलने का अनुमान है। एसबीआई ग्राहकों को राहत संभव देश की सबसे बड़ी बैंक एसबीआई (SBI) अपनी कर्ज दरों को […]

Gawahati Railway station becomes the First ISO certified railway station in India

Gawahati Railway station becomes the First ISO certified railway station in India

The Guwahati Railway Station became the first ever railway station in Indian Railways to get ISO certification from National Green Tribunal (NGT) for “providing passenger amenities in a clean and green environment.” The CPRO Pranav Jyoti Sharma  of North eastern Frontier Railway said that it has become the first station of Indian railways to achieve this feat […]

20 हजार यात्रियों के लिए वंदे भारत बनी परेशानी

20 हजार यात्रियों के लिए वंदे भारत बनी परेशानी

देश में बनी पहली हाईस्‍पीड ट्रेन वंदे भारत एक्‍सप्रेस (टी-18) को समय से चलाने के चक्कर में रोज कई ट्रेनें फंसती हैं। गाजियाबाद से प्रयागराज के बीच अप-डाउन में कम से कम 28-30 ट्रेनों का परिचालन इससे प्रभावित होता है। इनमें 16 मालगाड़ियों के साथ ही 12 मेमू, इंटरसिटी और एक्सप्रेस ट्रेनें हैं। पिछले दिनों मवेशी टकराने, […]

Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

Ahmedabad: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday dubbed the Centre’s  much touted bullet train project,  an “exercise in vanity”.  He said the government’s “priorities are misplaced” as it should have focused on the existing passenger rail network. Addressing a party event for the business community in Gujarat, the Congress leader pointed out that the […]

Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

Railways started a campaign that they are subsidizing my tickets and they are getting only 53% of total cost incurred on my travel. Is it true? What are the calculations? I think all the expenses on account of ticketless travel, concessions given to Journalists, MP/MLAs, Padma Awardees, Shram Awardees, Gallantry awards etc should not be […]

Indian Railway Apps are Liars: users

Indian Railway Apps are Liars: users

Not all is right with the train services, despite the tremendous hype about the ‘new efficient functioning’ of the railways. Here are some genuine grievances by citizens. Rohit Jain: I have noted multiple times in the last 6 months that before a train actually arrives the train system starts showing it as arrived on govt […]

Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

New Delhi, Apr 19: If you are an aware consumer, you can get the Railways to compensate you for stolen belongings. A citizen from Haryana didn’t give up, even though the Railway tried all sorts of tactics to weasel out of paying compensation. Read on for more details: Railways has to ensure safety of not […]

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