The IRCTC has ordered the closure of all onboard catering services in mail or express trains from March 22 until further notice in view of the coronavirus outbreak, according to an order from the railway subsidiary on March 20.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has also decided to close all food plazas, refreshment rooms, Jan Aahars and cell kitchens until further notice.
South Eastern Railway, the following trains are cancelled and controlled enroute at different places as per the following –C
CANCELLATION OF TRAINS ON 14.12.2019 FROM HOWRAH:
1.20889 Howrah-Tirupati Humsafar Express from Howrah.
2.22877 Howrah-Ernakulam Antyoday Express from Howrah.
3.12841 Howrah-Chennai Coromandal Express from Howrah.
4.12245 Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express from Howrah.
5.18645 Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express.
6.12847 Howrah-Pune Duronto Express
7.12860 Howrah-Mumbai CSMT Gitanjali Express
CANCELLATION OF TRAINS FROM PURI:
1.22890 Puri-Digha Express will remain cancelled on 14.12.2019 (Saturday) from Puri due to cancellation of connecting train.
2.58002 Puri-Santragachhi Passenger from Puri on 15.12.2019 due to cancellation of connecting train.
3.58404 Puri-Khurda Passenger on 15.12.2019 due to cancellation of connecting train.
PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF TRAINS ON 14.12.2019:
1.12278/12277 Puri-Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express will run between Puri and Kharagpur and will remain cancelled between Kharagpur and Howrah from both the directions.
2.12074/12073 Bhubaneswar-Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express will run between Bhubaneswar and Mechheda and will remain cancelled between Mechheda and Howrah from both the directions.
CONTROL OF TRAINS AT DIFFERENT PLACES:
1.Chennai-Howrah Coromandal Express at Panskura
2.Yesvantpur-Howrah Duronto Express at Bhadrak
3.Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express at Jajpur Keonjhar Road.
4.Puri-Howrah Dhauli Express at Cuttack.
Two trains, Intercity Express and MMTS, collide. InterCity Express was in a fixed position when MMTS came and collide. The reason for this sad incident is said to be due to the failure in noticing signals, leading two trains on the same track line.
The train rammed at a low speed relatively, avoiding much damage.
If you book the entire train, then you have to follow these rules:
PAN, Aadhar card required
To book online, a person must have a PAN or Aadhar Card. If the person does not have a PAN or Aadhar Card, then there may be trouble in booking. You must first create an ID by logging in at https://www.ftr.irctc.co.in/ftr/ From Pan and Base you are verifiable through OTP.
People will have to extra rent for this. A fixed security fund is required to be deposited in the account of the railway, which gets back later. Additional charges include GST and other taxes. If the program is cancelled, the payment is paid back after deducting the fixed tax.
The coaches installed on the train including air-conditioned first class, second AC, third AC, AC Chairkers, executive chairmakers, sleeper, painter, parcel van etc.
For booking a coach, Rs. 9 lakh will be charged for the full train of Rs. 50 thousand and 18 coaches. If the train is booked after one week, then every additional ten thousand rupees per coach to be given.
NAVA JYOTHIRLINGA YATRA AC TOURIST TRAIN
Date of Journey: Duration: Package Code:
25 Aug 2019 11 Nights/12 Days SZATT07
Price Per Pax: ₹ 39,290 (3AC) Triple Sharing
Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Somnath – Bhimshankar – Triambakeshwar – Grushneshwar – Ayundh Nagnath – Parli Vaijinath – Mallikarjunaswamy
Boarding Points: Madurai / Salem / Jolarpettai / Perambur / Vijayawada
• Train journey by 1AC / 2AC / 3AC class
• Standard economy AC Rooms at Ujjain, Somnath, Nasik, Aurangabad and Nanded for all category (Check in & Check out as per hoteliers timings)
• NAC Rooms for fresh up at Srisailam (Check in & Check out as per hoteliers timings)
• AC Bus at Ujjain, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad on SIC basis
• NAC bus at Srisailam, Nanded on SIC basis
• NAC Mini vehicle / Auto operation at Somnath and Parli on SIC basis
• On board South Indian Vegetarian catering Breakfast, Lunch, evening Tea with snacks and Dinner
• Off board South Indian Vegetarian catering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while at hotel or Packed Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served on fixed menu
• Tour Escort & Security on train
• 1 litre water bottle x 2 Per Day
Tourism Information & Madurai Office Tourism Information & South Zone Office
6A,The Rain Tree Place, No. 9 Mc Nicholas Road, Chetpet, Chennai 600031
Office: 044 – 28363453
TIFC, Chennai: 9003140680, 9003140681
TIFC, Madurai: 0452–2345757
TIFC, Coimbatore: 9601649316
Indian Railways is thinking the idea of buying readymade trains from private players rather of making them at production units.
"Just to rewind back In 2017 , Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways flags first 'Make in India' EMU rake for suburban travel on Western Railways! The rake was been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai and the propulsion system is indigenous. Earlier EMUs of Indian Railways have systems from either Bombardier or Siemens.
The manufacturing cost of these rakes is also said to be lower because of this reason. "
At a high-level meeting held in New Delhi recently, the idea of obtaining Trainsets, Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) and Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) from the industry was raised.
It was concluded that a considered view should be taken on the acquisition of complete train sets from the private instead of procuring of equipment and manufacture of car body and fitting the same in production units.
The progress follows a line over India’s first semi-high-speed Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express and the decision to stop production of the train at the ICF here for a variety of reasons.
While buying of rakes is going to cost higher than self-manufacturing, employees reacted that the move would render thousands of railway employees in production and ancillary units jobless in the long run.
A man died after his hand got held among the doors of a metro train that was leaving the Park Street metro station in Kolkata on Saturday.
Around 6.40 pm, 66-year-old Sajal Kumar Kanjilal was boarding a crowded Kabi Subhash-bound train from the Park Street Metro station when the doors of the third compartment closed with his hand inside. The train dragged Kanjilal as it left for the next station, Maidan.
After driving for a few seconds, the train was brought to a halt. Its power supply switched off and the passengers were evacuated, a Metro Railway spokesperson said.
Kolkata Metro authorities have ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident.
Around 2.5 million litres of water was transported from Jolarpet to Chennai in a 5-wagon train on Friday.
There is a severe water shortage in Tamil Nadu. From villages to cities, people are stranded without water. Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, is running out of water. Companies are asking employees to work as they are at home, and hotels are closed. The livelihood of the people of Chennai has been greatly affected.
After the water crisis, many questions raised to Tamil Nadu government. Govt took action bringing the water from Jolharpet and also 65 crores has been allocated for this purpose.