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Track: Triple Electric-Line

Type of Station: Terminus
Number of Platforms: 23
Number of Halting Trains: 22
Number of Originating Trains: 124
Number of Terminating Trains: 123
Lower Foreshore road, Ph no: 033-26411326, Howrah 711101
State: West Bengal
Zone: ER/Eastern
Division: Howrah
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Yesterday (13:46)  ON-DEMAND SEAT RESERVATION IN SELECT TRAINS FROM OCTOBER (www.dailypioneer.com)
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News Entry# 303451   Blog Entry# 2290748     
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May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Mumbai Central/BCT added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

May 24 2017 (13:46)
Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

Posted by: Rahul K😎🚂~  100 news posts
Come October, and the Indian Railways will offer reservation on demand on select long-distance routes- and that too without leveling any extra charge to passengers.
To begin with, Railways are planning to introduce the idea of reservation on demand on sectors like Mumbai-
New Delhi, Lucknow-New Delhi, Mumbai-Howrah, and Chennai-New Delhi. If successful, the scheme would be implemented pan-India for all premier, mail and express trains by 2020.
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railway traffic has increased 20 times since Independence, railway infrastructure has gone up merely by 2.25 times. Thus there is a wide gap between the availability of berths and number of reservation seekers.
The Ministry of Railways has decided to undertake a massive capacity augmentation drive on major trunk routes. Member Traffic Railway Board Md Jamshed said the railways has planned to provide reservation for passengers on demand and simultaneously increasing the speed of all trains.
“This will be done on sectoral basis soon and by 2020 Indian Railways would offer reserved tickets to any long distance traveller,” Jamshed told The Pioneer on the sidelines of a function at Rail Bhawan on Tuesday. On this occasion, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off one train each from Hubbali to Varanasi, and another one from Hubbali to Mysuru in the poll bound Karnataka.
A senior railway official said to start with the Railway Board is considering to implement this reservation on demand services on routes where there is not enough pressure and the scheme could be manageable within existing resources.
Of the total of 67 sectors in the country identified as congestion network, Allahabad-Mughal Sarai sector on the main New Delhi-Patna-Howrah is the most congested network.
“In the beginning, we cannot think of providing such a facility on congested route such as New-Delhi Patna, Mumbai-Patna, and New Delhi Kolkatta due to mismatch of the volume of passengers and lack of infrastructure, “ said the official.

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Yesterday (13:53)
MumbaiRajdhani150kmph   458 blog posts   18 correct pred (59% accurate)
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if something like this happens..it will be one of the biggest achievements for railways :P

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Yesterday (14:00)
Akhlaq~   216 blog posts
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Bhai, Yeh reservation on demand waala funda humein samajh mein nahin aaya

Yesterday (14:02)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19752 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
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just like KSRTC does
as the demand WL surges; it introduces new services with SPL fare within hours
IR says no SPL fare; lets see

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Yesterday (14:37)
DhnEcr~   5281 blog posts
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Sounds impossible. The volume of festivals passengers is way beyond capacity.

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Yesterday (14:44)
a2z~   827 blog posts
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* It would be very good if Reservation on demand is available and that too at normal fares.
* Practically it looks possible only after capcaity of saturated sections is duly augmented.
* By 2020, we can expect JNPT-Dadri and Ludhiana-Sonnngar DFCs to be operational and Reservation on demand may be possible on routes like Mumbai-Ahmedabad/Delhi, Delhi-Kanpur/Lucknow/Varanasi/Patna etc but for throughout IR network, it will be difficult.
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When reservation on demand is available on any route, the rail traffic shall increase drastically, as people going by other means, or cancelling/postponing their journey, due to non-availablility of confirmed rail-reservation shall then travel by train.

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Yesterday (15:00)
No delivery charges for i ticket~   1106 blog posts   10 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Aisa ho jaye to railway ke charan cho lo me
May 23 2017 (23:24)  MyGov Innovation | Innovation Challenge for ‘New Idea/ Suggestion to improve the working of Indian Railways’ (innovate.mygov.in)
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Posted by: SHIVKUMAR  54 news posts
In response to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s clarion call for innovation in Indian Railways under the Navrachna Initiative, Indian Railways has decided to conduct a public competition for ‘New Idea/ Suggestion to improve the working of Indian Railways’.
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~Broad Considerations in the Idea/Suggestion
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and Terms & Conditions
~Evaluation Criteria
"सबसे ज्यादा Innovation Challenge for ‘New Idea/ Suggestion to improve the working of Indian Railways’ के लिए Total 1898 Submissions मिला है .
हालाँकि सुझाव देने की तारिख निकल चुकी है लेकिन आज तक इस लिंक को किसी ने भी IRI par पोस्ट नहीं किया है.
इसलिए आज मै पोस्ट कर रहा हूँ."
May 23 2017 (09:51)  रेल मंत्री को पत्र, बिलासपुर से मुंबई ओर गोंदिया से हावड़ा के लिए ट्रेन चलाई जाए। (m.bhaskar.com)
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News Entry# 303313   Blog Entry# 2288964     
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May 23 2017 (09:51)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by HA1 Naani Ka sher~/1095213

May 23 2017 (09:51)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by HA1 Naani Ka sher~/1095213

May 23 2017 (09:51)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by HA1 Naani Ka sher~/1095213

May 23 2017 (09:51)
Station Tag: Bilaspur Junction/BSP added by HA1 Naani Ka sher~/1095213

May 23 2017 (09:51)
Station Tag: Gondia Junction/G added by HA1 Naani Ka sher~/1095213

Posted by: HA1 Naani Ka sher~  94 news posts
दैनिक रेल यात्री मंच ने रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु से बिलासपुर से हावड़ा और बिलासपुर से मुंबई के लिए ट्रेन चलाने सहित छत्तीसगढ़ में यात्री सुविधाओं के विस्तार की मांग की है। मांग संबंधी ज्ञापन उन्होंने विश्व हिंदू परिषद धर्म प्रसार विभाग के केंद्रीय मंत्री के जरिए रेलमंत्री सुरेश प्रभु तक पहुंचाई। रेलमंत्री ने मांग पूरी करने का आश्वासन दिया है।
दैनिक रेल यात्री मंच के उपाध्यक्ष संतोष दीवान एवं महासचिव अश्वनी शुक्ला ने पिछले दिनों विश्व हिंदू परिषद धर्म प्रसार विभाग के केंद्रीय मंत्री धर्म नारायण शर्मा से उनके छत्तीसगढ़ प्रवास के दौरान मुलाकात की। उन्होंने केंद्रीय मंत्री को बताया कि सबसे अधिक राजस्व देने वाला दक्षिण पूर्व मध्य रेलवे सुविधाओं के मामले में पिछड़ा हुआ है। जोनल मुख्यालय के
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स्टेशन से देश के दो बड़े महानगर कोलकाता और मुंबई के लिए सीधे कोई ट्रेन नहीं है। जबकि यह रूट हावड़ा-मुंबई रूट कहलाता है। बिलासपुर से मुंबई ओर गोंदिया से हावड़ा के लिए ट्रेन चलाई जाए, बिलासपुर-पुणे और बिलासपुर चेन्नई एक्सप्रेस का फेरा बढ़ाया जाना चाहिए, बिलासपुर से गया तथा इलाहाबाद के लिए सीधी ट्रेन चलाई जाए, कोरबा-विशाखापट्नम लिंक एक्सप्रेस एवं नागपुर-बिलासपुर इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस का स्टापेज तिल्दा रेलवे स्टेशन में किया जाए। उन्होंने रेल मंत्री के नाम का ज्ञापन धर्म नारायण शर्मा को दिया। धर्म नारायण शर्मा ने रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु से मिलकर ज्ञापन सौंपा और एसईसीआर में यात्री सुविधाओं की मांग संबंधी ज्ञापन उन्हें सौंपकर उसके निराकरण की मांग की। रेल मंत्री ने निराकरण का आश्वासन दिया है।

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May 23 2017 (10:16)
Surat BDTS Intercity the DON of WR~   5772 blog posts   224 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Make Tata-Ltt Antodaya as Biweekly with Good Timings For BSP, R and Durg ... Problem Solved

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May 23 2017 (10:40)
HA1 Naani Ka sher~   532 blog posts   72 correct pred (75% accurate)
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But what about long distance passenger.

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May 23 2017 (14:15)
deepakrashikendra~   936 blog posts
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Jabalpur to Hawra via Nainpur and Gondia can be introduced one GC is over.

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May 23 2017 (14:59)
a2z~   827 blog posts
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Cities of Chhatisgarh are 1000-1500 kms away from Mumbai and reserved accomodation is required, so fully unreserved Antyodaya is not much useful.
The demand for BSP-Mumbai train is genuine as many a times People of Chhatisgarh are forced to board Duronto, Vidarbha, Sewagram express from NGP/G as other trains coming from HWH/BBS/HTE runs packed round the year. There are many trains from HWH and new train should be started from intermediate stations. It would be better if the proposed train starts from Korba instead of BSP as Korba have no direct connectivity to Mumbai. Similar is the case with connectivity of Pune with Chhatisgarh.
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For east bound trains people are demanding Gondia-HWH train. But In my view HWH-R-G-NGP/Itwari could be a better option than HWH-G because NGP which is very well connected to Mumbai/Pune/KOP too need better connectivity for HWH.
May 11 2017 (08:43)  This year, Howrah civic body promises dry tracks (m.timesofindia.com)
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May 11 2017 (08:43)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by 🇮🇳 🅿️🌱🅰🎋🅰💲♓*^~/375223

Posted by: Pŕāķāşh  73 news posts
HOWRAH: Residents of central Howrah and train passengers to and from Howrah station can look forward to a monsoon without waterlogging this year. Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) has finally fixed a nearly 10-year-old problem — 20m of a 2,000m Howrah Maidan-Ichhapur pipeline left incomplete by Howrah Improvement Trust (HIT) during the Left rule.
Howrah residents suffered from severe waterlogging every monsoon since this crucial gap remained undetected ever since HIT undertook the pipeline laying project back in 2008. Residents apart, waterlogging also forced the railways to lower train speed from Tikiapara to Howrah station.
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then HIT board laid the pipeline from Howrah Maidan to Icchapur to flush out rainwater in central Howrah through the outlet in Drainage Canal Road that leads into the Hooghly. HIT divided the 2,000m pipeline project among two agencies and into three parts. Two of these were 900m stretches.
The first 900m stretch covered Ichhapur to Bantra police station and the second was from Howrah Maidan to Madhusudan Pal Chowdhury School on Belilious Road. The contracts for both were awarded to Panchdeep Constructions by the then HIT board.
The contract for the remaining 200m stretch — from Bantra police station to Madhusudan Pal Chowdhury School — was awarded to a firm that does not exist any more.
A senior HMC engineer said, "This other firm laid 180m of the pipeline but got paid for the full work despite not completing it. This 20m incomplete stretch proved disastrous, rendering the entire pipel-ine ineffective."
Howrah mayor Rathin Chakraborty said, "Residents of central Howrah suffered due to waterlogging every monsoon all these years. We recently detected this incomplete stretch during an inspection and decided to fix the problem. We awarded the Rs 45-lakh contract to Panchdeep Constructions, who have finished the work."
Former Howrah mayor Mamata Jaiswal of CPM admitted, "We had awarded the contract for the 200m stretch to a real estate firm. There were obviously some errors made in project execution and also during inspection drives, leaving the incomplete part undetected."
An Eastern Railway spokesman said, "We thank the Howrah mayor for completion of this necessary work. Every monsoon was troublesome for us. We had to lower the speed of trains to 15km per hour as the tracks were waterlogged. Last year, we even had to reschedule 15 pairs of express and mail trains because there was waterlogging in the Tikia-para shed."
May 07 2017 (10:38)  Bleak future for Kolkata’s double decker trains (www.asianage.com)
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News Entry# 301795   Blog Entry# 2266547     
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May 07 2017 (10:40)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

May 07 2017 (10:40)
Train Tag: Howrah-Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express/12385 added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Posted by: IR no more Safe^~  127 news posts
Kolkata: The Eastern Railways (ER) is staring at a bleak future with no takers for its double decker trains. The Railway Board is yet to respond to its proposal of running it in routes where it might have a reasonable demand.
“We wrote to the Railway Board four months back saying we were not in a position to run the train after we suffered huge losses. But there has been no response,” an ER spokesperson said.
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu had announced last month that Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express
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would start operating in some high demand routes from July this year, including Delhi to Lucknow, Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram etc. “We were aware of the Railway’s plan earlier, which is why we had written that our train could be run as part of the Utkrisht Double Decker. But there has been no communication on the part of the Board,” an ER source
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The country’s first double decker train was flagged off in the Howrah - Dhandad route in 2011 but the service was completely stalled in March 2015 with the ER suffering huge losses. The train is lying unused at the Howrah station since.
Trouble had cropped up since the train started its trial run. The outer shell scraped against the edge of the platforms, resulting in deep scratch marks on the exterior. This posed a risk for the passengers.
The ER shortened the width of platforms along its path at nearly 20 stations, and even raised the height of overhead wires along a single track for the entire Howrah Dhanbad route since the double-decker coaches are higher than conventional ones.
“In spite of our sincere efforts to make this service operational, things did not work out. The average occupancy remained between 15 and 20 per cent. It gets difficult to run a train unless the minimum occupancy is about 40-45 per cent. Hence we were compelled to stop it,” the source informed.

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May 07 2017 (10:45)
Half Girl friend   39218 blog posts   12707 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Uday dd is night
But vskp bza,cbe sbc uday dd proposed in day time
So this dd will given to any one of above trains
Unless uday dd concept (night jrny )changed

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May 07 2017 (10:48)
IR no more Safe^~   21722 blog posts   97630 correct pred (75% accurate)
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sbc cbe day uday will work ?
it will fetch pax ?

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May 07 2017 (10:49)
Half Girl friend   39218 blog posts   12707 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Locals want overnight train
Instead dd alloted i dont think paxs will show interest

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May 07 2017 (10:50)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9797 blog posts   13755 correct pred (86% accurate)
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Yes. There is lot of demand. There is no ICE in the morning from CBE to SBC before 12678. Atleast it will have patronage like that of 22625 which will keep it running without generating loss.

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May 07 2017 (10:50)
IR no more Safe^~   21722 blog posts   97630 correct pred (75% accurate)
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so whats the purpose ?
it will be another Flop

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May 07 2017 (10:52)
Half Girl friend   39218 blog posts   12707 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Haha u comparing mas sbc demand with cbe sbc?

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May 07 2017 (10:54)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9797 blog posts   13755 correct pred (86% accurate)
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22625/6 runs full on holidays/weekends. Rest of the days,it gets 60% full.

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May 07 2017 (10:54)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9797 blog posts   13755 correct pred (86% accurate)
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Actual train that was demanded was an ONT.

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May 07 2017 (10:55)
Half Girl friend   39218 blog posts   12707 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Discuss cbe sbc ,who wants mas sbc data sheta

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May 07 2017 (14:11)
deepakrashikendra~   936 blog posts
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it can only be sucessful where to larg cities are less than 500 km apart.
May 07 2017 (10:31)  EAstern Railway's Double decker train finally withdrawn (http:)
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May 07 2017 (10:31)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~/1330462

May 07 2017 (10:31)
Train Tag: Howrah-Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express/12385 added by Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~/1330462

Posted by: Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~  1 news posts
Finally, the first DD of IR & ER is set to die. Eastern Railway has urged Railway board to rope in the rake of HWH DHN DD to ply in different route under different zone.
Apr 29 2017 (11:07)  ’ व्यस्त मार्गों पर और यात्री ट्रेन की योजना,रेलवे की व्यस्त मार्गों पर क्षमता बढ़ाने की योजना परवान चढ़ी (epaper.livehindustan.com)
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Apr 29 2017 (11:08)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Apr 29 2017 (11:08)
Station Tag: Haridwar/HW added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Apr 29 2017 (11:08)
Station Tag: Kanpur Central/CNB added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Apr 29 2017 (11:08)
Station Tag: Allahabad Junction/ALD added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Apr 29 2017 (11:08)
Station Tag: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus/LTT added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Apr 29 2017 (11:07)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Apr 29 2017 (11:07)
Station Tag: Lucknow Charbagh NR/LKO added by ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~/206964

Posted by: ☆गोंडा इलेक्ट्रिक शेङ ■☆*^~  5672 news posts
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क्षमता बढ़ाने की योजना परवान चढ़ी तो 2021 से यात्रियों को उनकी पसंदीदा ट्रेनों में कंफर्म सीट मिलेगी। फिलहाल मांग और ट्रेनों की सीट की उपलब्धता में काफी अंतर है, खासकर दिल्ली-हावड़ा और दिल्ली-मुंबई मार्ग पर। उपलब्ध सीट की संख्या मांग से काम होने के कारण कई यात्रियों को वेटिंग टिकट मिलता है। ऐसे में टिकट कंफर्म नहीं होने पर यात्री को ट्रेन से सफर करने की अनुमति नहीं होती है। मांग-आपूर्ति में इस अंतर को पूरा करने के लिए रेलवे व्यस्त मार्गों पर और यात्री ट्रेन उतारने की योजना बना रहा है। रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने उद्योग मंडल सीआईआई के एक कार्यक्रम में कहा कि मालगाड़ियों को उनके लिए अलग से बनाए जा रहे गलियारे में स्थानांरित किए जाने से यह संभव हो सकता है। इस पर काम जारी है और व्यस्त मार्ग दिल्ली-हावड़ा और दिल्ली-मुंबई मार्गों को ट्रेनों की गति बढ़ाने के लिए उन्नत बनाया जा रहा है। प्रभु ने कहा कि रेलवे लाइन पर क्षमता से अधिक बोझ है। मालगाड़ियों के लिए अलग गलियारा बनाए जाने से यात्री ट्रेनों को उच्च गति से चलाने की काफी गुंजाइश है। मालगाड़ियों के लिए कुल 3,228 किलोमीटर लंबा पूर्वी और पश्चिमी गलियारा दिसंबर 2019 तक परिचालन में आने की उम्मीद है। इसके लिए रेलवे ने ट्रेन को 200 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटा की गति से चलाने के लिए दिल्ली-हावड़ा और दिल्ली-मुंबई रेल गलियारों पर काम शुरू किया है। रेल मंत्री ने कहा कि हमने इन दोनों मार्गों पर बुनियादी ढांचा को मजबूत करने तथा सिग्नल प्रणाली को उन्नत बनाने के लिए अगले 3-4 साल में 20,000 करोड़ रुपये का निर्धारण किया है। रेलवे ने पिछले दो साल में अपने नेटवर्क में 16,500 किलोमीटर ट्रैक जोड़ा है।
Apr 28 2017 (00:06)  Fake railway job racket busted, five arrested (www.millenniumpost.in)
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A vigilance team of Eastern Railway has busted a fake job racket and arrested five persons including a railway employee from the old Koilaghata building of the Eastern railways. The team was investigating into the fake job racket that had been operating from the city. The racket had duped many job-seekers with false promises of jobs in different departments under state and Central government.
One of the main accused, who is also a railway employee, asked some job-seekers to come at Koilaghata on Wednesday saying that they would be given appointment letters in the railways. The accused was distributing fake appointment letters among the job-seekers at the Old Koilaghata building. This attracted the attention of some of the employees as the
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accused had been loitering there aimlessly.
Senior railway officials came to know about the incident. The senior vigilance officials raided the place and arrested the accused. The fake appointment letters were seized from the accused. The vigilance officials arrested four other persons who were loitering at various places inside the building too.
The investigating officers came to know that the accused are residents of Burdwan. The accused, who was an employee, has been identified as Amal Matia. The vigilance officers said that around 10 fake railway appointment letters were recovered from his possession.
It may be mentioned that a fake job racket was busted after the Crime Intelligence Branch (CIB) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) laid a trap at Sealdah station in February this year. Three persons were arrested. In the course of investigation, CIB officials came to know that the gang collected around 80 lakh from youth belonging to several states including Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. The gang used to operate a website where the fake lists were uploaded. The racket used to get money from many youth from various parts of Bengal too.
After interrogating the three accused, the investigating officers got some important information regarding the method of operation and also came to know about some other persons involved in the crime.
Apr 26 2017 (08:04)  Prod for stench-free Howrah station (m.timesofindia.com)
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Kolkata: The first thing that hits the nostrils after one alights from a premier train like the Rajdhani Express at Howrah station is the stench of uncleared sewerage. The station — touted as the Gateway to Kolkata — leaves a lot to be desired as far as cleanliness is concerned. Therefore, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to Railway Board, Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and West Bengal Pollution Control Board, regarding cleanliness at one of the busiest stations in the country. Nearly 8.5 lakh passengers use the Howrah station every day.
In an application to the NGT, environment activist Subhas Datta submitted 135 pairs of long-distance trains use the station everyday. Each of these trains have 15-18 passenger coaches.
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With four toilets in each coach, nearly 26,000 mobile toilets pass through the station every day.
"Most coaches haven't been fitted with bio-toilets. People use the toilets even when the trains are on the platforms. Save for platform 9, used by premier trains like Rajdhani, none of the platforms are properly or regularly cleaned. Due to this, the entire stretches of the platforms emit a stench. Except for the the platform ends, the remaining portions are covered causing lack of air circulation. Passengers are subjected to severe air pollution for which the tracks should be washed every two hours. Gradually, all long-distance trains should be fitted with bio-toilets," Datta submitted before the bench of Justice S P Wangdi and expert member Ranjan Chatterjee.
The activist added, the capacity of the sewerage treatment plant at the station needs to be enhanced. "The plant was set up in 1995 after Supreme Court directions. The station had 16 platforms then. Now, there are 23 platforms.There are also seven eateries and restaurants within the station complex. These should seek consents to operate from the pollution control board. So should the Yatri Niwas at the New Complex. Solid waste, primarily plastic, collected from the coaches of trains that terminate at the stations and pantry cars are dumped beside the tracks at the Howrah rail yard. This should be stopped immediately," the applicant added.
Based on the application, the NGT issued the notices and set the next date of hearing on May 23. The pollution board has been directed to inspect the station. Railway authorities have been directed to provide all assistance to the board.
Apr 17 2017 (13:00)  Economist Dave Donaldson’s paper on Indian Railways shows ramping up investment in railways and roads is one of the best ways to promote development in the hinterland (www.livemint.com)
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One of the works by Davidson that is specifically cited by the American Economics Association in their press release last week is his paper on how the spree of railway building by the British Raj impacted the Indian economy.
Some 60,000km of track was laid in the 75 years after the first train chugged out of Bori Bunder station in Mumbai in 1853. The military intention is well known. A network of railways was seen as a convenient way to move troops across India by a colonial establishment that had been rattled by the first war of independence in 1857.
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were economic benefits as well. Karl Marx wrote presciently in 1853 that the railways would be the forerunner of modern industry. He added that trains would also dissolve traditional social arrangements.
The British funded the expansion of the railways network by floating bonds in the London market—at a guaranteed return of 5% a year. The early nationalist critics of colonial economic policy such as Dadabhai Naoroji argued that the high cost of capital was more than the returns from the railways, and hence amounted to a drain of national resources.
Donaldson is one of the new generation of development economists who use unique data sets to examine what happened in the past. His research on the economic impact of railways uses some innovative district-level data sets that he has constructed on prices, output, rainfall, domestic trade and international trade. These are based on digitized records of the British Raj. Davidson has also developed a digital map of the railways network. Each 20km stretch is coded with its year of opening.
His three key conclusions: railway expansion led to a fall in trading costs, it increased the volume of goods shipped and the economic benefits greatly exceeded the cost of construction.
“When observing the railroad network in India, the arrival of railroad access caused real gross domestic product in the agricultural sector (the largest sector of India’s economy at that time) to increase by around 17%,” writes Davidson. This estimate was arrived at after taking into account both the positive and negative impact of the train on economic activity in a district.

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