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Yesterday (22:35)   Makeover exercise for Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains

Tushar Shandilya~   491 news posts
Entry# 2334063   News Entry# 306581         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains from October this year.
Aiming at enhancing the experience of passengers travelling by these premier trains, the Indian Railways has undertaken a complete makeover exercise in 30 trains - 15 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi - at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore.
Targeting the festive season which begins from October, railways have launched a three-month programme under Project Swarn (gold) to refurbish coach interiors, improving toilets
and cleanliness in coaches.
There have been complaints pertaining to catering, punctuality, toilet cleanliness and quality of linen among others in these trains.
Read this story in Gujarati
It has been decided to improve services in these premier trains significantly and accordingly the Project Swarn has been launched with a three-month timeline, said a Railway Ministry official involved with the project.
The project also envisages strengthening of security system in trains with adequate escort personnel by RPF.
Rajdhani Express meant for Mumbai, Howrah, Patna, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar are among the 15 Rajdhani trains selected for service upgradation.
Shatabdi trains of Howrah-Puri, New Delhi-Chandigarh, New Delhi-Kanpur, Howrah-Ranchi, Anand Vihar-Kathgodam are among the 15 trains selected for the makeover exercise.
Steps will be taken for improving punctuality by reducing delays in premier trains, he said.
The catering will be also a focus area beside cleanliness.
The staff will be specifically trained on hygiene and use of trolley for serving food in premier services as part of the makeover exercise.
A new uniform has been designed for staff in the premier trains.
Passengers will be offered films, serials and music among other facilities as an on-board entertainment package

Today (09:35)
srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Hope IR may be increased 20% of fares after refurbished coaches in Rajdhani and Shadabti.
Otherwise these expenditures are wasteful expenditures for IR.

Today (09:50)
Tushar Shandilya~   1483 blog posts   7229 correct pred (69% accurate)
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No need of increase in fare...already passengers are paying flexi fare

Today (09:54)
Baaz SGUJ WDP4~   941 blog posts   43 correct pred (62% accurate)
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Donot hope because that is why refurbishment will take place. This way Railway will provide Moral justification for increase of fare. And they will recover the investment very fast.
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Jun 25 2017 (09:48)  

srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Newly introduced expresses towards Delta districts of Tamilnadu,Southern districts of Tamilnadu and Kerala, Western district of Tamilnadu can be terminated from the new Tambaram Terminal.
Some of the northern and Western bound trains have to be switched over to the New Tambaram Terminal.

Jun 25 2017 (13:28)
McFogell   476 blog posts
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Tambaramaaaaa????!!!!! 😲😲😲😲😲😲
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Jun 25 2017 (09:39)   Airport-like facilities at stations: Min

SHIVKUMAR   215 news posts
Entry# 2332152   News Entry# 306425         Tags   Past Edits
Changes In On-Board Services Soon
Emphasising that the Railways was working towards making travel better, railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said a state-of-the-art reservation system would be unveiled soon. There would also be major changes in on-board train services, Prabhu said, at a function at Chennai Central station, where he flagged off 11 completed passenger amenities and projects meant for Chennai, Madurai and Trichy.
β€œWe are spending close to `18,000 crore for increasing speed on the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata sections.Besides, 16,500km doubling projects will be initiated in the next two years. Only
42% of lines across India are electrified and we will double the number in five years. Stations will be redeveloped on the lines of airports,β€œ Prabhu said.He also revealed that General Electric and Alstom have started building a prototype diesel and electric locomotive which would be able to pull trains at 160-200kmph.
Prabhu made the announcement after Tamil Nadu finance minister D Jayakumar reeled out a long list of demands related to railway projects in Tamil Nadu. The list included demands for highspeed corridors, new coaching terminal at Royapuram and new lines through the coastal districts of the state.
Referring to the demands, Prabhu said the Chennai-Kanyakumari coastal line and other projects could be sanctioned only if the TN government signed a joint-venture agreement with Railways for execution of infrastructure projects. β€œTamil Nadu has a long coast. Railway lines connecting ports can also be constructed if the state helps,β€œ he said. Surprisingly , the Union minister said the works at Royapuram would be expedited, unaware that the Southern Railway has already shelved the plans and would be studying the feasibility of making Tondiarpet the next coaching terminal.
Earlier, delivering the Na ni Palkhivala memorial lecture at the Ethiraj college, Prabhu said that investments to the tune of `8.5 lakh crore made in the Indian Railways would create a few crore jobs. β€œNational Council for Applied Economic Research will soon come out with a study on that,β€œ he added. The minister also ruled out complete privatisation of Railways, but indicated that increased participation of private agencies would be encouraged, especially start-ups. β€œThe state should play an enabling ro le by creating infrastructure,β€œ he said.
Several MLAs and MPs from the DMK and the AIADMK who were present at the function at Chennai Central flooded Prabhu with demands. Chennai South MP D Jayavardhan pointed out that Southern Railway officials were unable to process demands related to passenger amenities and new lines raised in meetings, stating that it needs to be escalated to the Railway Board. β€œWe request the Railway Minister to ensure that Board members are also part of such meetings,β€œ Jayavardhan said.
The elected representatives also demanded escalators, lifts and booking offices for stations in their constituencies. CPM MP TK Rangarajan urged Prabhu to ensure that Integral Coach Factory in Perambur be entrusted with manufacturing modern coaches, instead of outsourcing the work to private companies

Jun 25 2017 (10:19)
srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Requested our RM like Airport Entry fees with GST may be dropped in the proposed Airport like Railway Stations.
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Jun 23 2017 (21:00)   Bihar protesters vandalise railway station over demand for jobs

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36806 news posts
Entry# 2330825   News Entry# 306285         Tags   Past Edits
Nalanda (Bihar) [India], June 23 : Students vandalised the Sharif Railway Station in Bihar's Nalanda district on Friday over a demand for jobs in the Indian Railways.
The protesters, who are preparing for competitive examinations, attacked and blocked the railway track. They also burnt a police vehicle and vandalised railway property.
Station Master Shyamu Chaudhary told , "When media reached the spot, the students also attacked them and snatched their mobile phones. To control the situation, Railway Police personnel air fired two rounds in the air for self defence. So far, 25 people
have been arrested."
Students had earlier stopped the Sharmjeevi Express at the station. Many trains on this route have been stopped and some have been diverted.
A large security detail has been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.

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Jun 24 2017 (08:35)
srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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From the available Video / cellphone video . photos the culprits have to be booked .Their enlarged photos have to be published in the dailies and compelled to surrender in the near by police station for these destruction of public properties.

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Jun 23 2017 (10:09)   Railways' biggest food plaza will open in Tambaram

weknows~   4 news posts
Entry# 2330208   News Entry# 306217         Tags   Past Edits
CHENNAI: By the end of this week, Tambaram station, the new coaching terminal being built for Chennai, will have an important passenger amenity that even Chennai Central lacks -a major food plaza with vegetarian, non-vegetarian and fast food dishes.
Touted as the country's biggest food plaza (by area) within a railway station, it will be inaugurated by railway minister Suresh Prabhu when he visits the city this weekend.
Unlike the major food plaza at Chennai Central, the one at Tambaram got around bureaucratic tangles regarding supply of electricity. The Tambaram food court will
spread across 12,000sqft. As many as 600 people can dine in its restaurants at any time.
Indian Railways will earn close to `50 crore in licence fees from the project over the next 12 years.
Along with brands like Saravana Bhavan, Adyar Ananda Bhavan and Madras Coffee House, international fast food chain McDonalds is set to open its first stall in a railway station in the plaza.Another local player, Madurai Kumar Mess, has also been roped in. Separate counters selling Rail Neer water bottles and juice stalls will also be available. The threestorey building on the GST Road side will be fire-proof with water sprinkler systems, said N Gopinathan, chief project consultant of JS Catterers, the licencee.
For the first time, two huge cold storages for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food products have been installed in a railway station, an official said.
The outlets will be in three locations -a threestorey structure located behind the bus stand on GST Road on the western side, a two-storey structure beside the parking lot on the eastern side, and a small counter in the concourse. The restaurants in the first two structures will be open to people outside the railway station as well.
"The brands have been chosen carefully to cater to the college-going crowd on the eastern end. On the western side, the restaurants will cater to families, especially those who like the cuisine of south Tamil Nadu," Gopinathan said.
Officials of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which issued the contract, said they expect around 1 lakh customers daily. The station records 50,000 footfalls a day, which is likely to go up once the station is converted into a coaching terminal, an official said.

Jun 23 2017 (12:37)
srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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We need Tambaram New Terminal has to be functioned earlier rather than Food court.
Southern people needs additional trains from Tambaram Terminal .

Jun 23 2017 (17:58)
weknows~   126 blog posts   216 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Saw tracks/OHE near railway quarters, not sure whether it got completed or not. Still one more foot over bridge required at another side, currently it is at the very beginning where engine stops.

Jun 23 2017 (21:14)
srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Earlier announced around June /2017 ,Tambaram New Terminal may be opened for terminating trains.
Some Water supply source and pipe line linking problems are exits.

Jun 24 2017 (08:28)
srinivasvasanthi~   3908 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Earlier announced around June /2017 ,Tambaram New Terminal may be opened for terminating trains.
Some Water supply source and pipe line linking problems are exits.
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