Agitation Against CAB , Odisha Out Trains Cancelled

December 14, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

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.


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Two train collide leaving 30 injured at Kacheguda station ...

November 11, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

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. 


Book train or coach , it is easy now.

July 23, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

If you book the entire train, then you have to follow these rules:

  • At least 18 and maximum 24 coaches
  • Three SLR coaches will also be required to get the same amount of security coaching as well as 18 coaches if necessary few coaches. 
  • Two sleeper coach mandatory 
  • Must be booked from one month to six months in advance 
  • Booking can be done two days ago 
  • The stop at the station will be a maximum of 10 minutes 

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 Yarta - Ac Tourist Train

July 16, 2019 - Reading time: 2 minutes

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

Destinations covered: 

Mahakaleshwar – Omkareshwar – Somnath – Bhimshankar – Triambakeshwar – Grushneshwar – Ayundh Nagnath – Parli Vaijinath – Mallikarjunaswamy

Boarding Points: Madurai / Salem / Jolarpettai / Perambur / Vijayawada

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 Package Inclusions 

• 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

Contact :  

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


Buying ready made trains from private players rather of making them

July 15, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

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.


66-year-old dies after his hand got held among the doors

July 13, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

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.


2.5 million liters of water arrived in Chennai

July 13, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

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.


Concessions and fare on public-private partnership projects

July 12, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

The Indian Railways will depend heavily on public-private partnership (PPP) projects for growth despite its past record of slow pace in attracting investors.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pointed out sectors for PPP projects that were not open earlier. Private investments are being pushed thanks to the Rs 50-trillion investment required between 2018 and 2030, which the government would find difficult to generate by itself.

The budget signals welcoming PPP back, categorically in three sectors, namely roads, rail and metro. In railways, PPP is going to be warmly welcomed across segments such as railway electrification, rolling stock, track renewal, container trains and high-speed passenger trains 

A senior Railway Ministry official said that 53 types of concessions are currently given in the mail-express train including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto. These include patients suffering from a serious illness such as elderly, women, cancer, heart, kidney, and not limited to sportsmen, widows, students, youth, artists and award winners. Cancer patients get free travel in AC-3 while Assistant receives 75 per cent Recovery in sleeper. Most concessions range between 75 to 50 per cent and 40 per cent in different categories.

The basic questions come in our mind, what will happen to all the concessions provided by the Railways on the train and will the fare be hiked ? 

We need to wait and see how this model is going to work.