A day after the selfie craze inside a running train led to the deaths of several youths, the Eastern Railway authorities on Friday appealed to passengers to be careful and issued guidelines. A railway spokesman said they have already launched campaigns in print, television and social media to make passengers aware of the risks of using phones while travelling.
In a horrific turn of events, a youth fell from a running train between Bali and Liluah railway stations while trying to click a selfie on Thursday night. Four of his friends were hit by another train while rushing towards the accident spot. According to eyewitnesses, the four friends got down at Bali station and started running through the railway track when a
Then will rfs be also equally affected?
New Delhi: The Railways will shortly be getting a regulator, a body which will fix fares among other responsibilities. The Railways carries almost 23 million passengers daily, is the world’s largest employer and has traditionally been keeping passenger fares low while using high freight rates to cross subsidise the consequent losses. This way, the Railways manages to lose out on both, passenger and freight earnings – the former because prices are artificially set low leading to lower realisations and the latter because now, Railways’ freight charges are higher than competition like roadways. Will this model change with the regulator’s arrival? Passengers wont like this for sure if the new body recommends a fare hike. It may also suggest ways of rationalising freight rates. Though the government is not bound by the regulator’s suggestions, it would do well to pay heed to these suggestions. Cross subsidization is already bleeding the Railways dry.
Populism and Railways goes hand in hand.
On 21 January, 2017, nine coaches and the engine of the 18448 Hirakhand (Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar) Express derailed near Kuneru in Vizianagram district, Andhra Pradesh, killing 39 passengers and injuring 60, according to this report.
On December 28, 2016, 15 coaches of the 12987 Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed near Rura, 70 km from Kanpur, on the Kanpur-Tundla rail stretch. Two passengers died and 65 sustained injuries, according to this report.
On November 20, 2016, 14 coaches of the 19321 Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan, 60 km from Kanpur, in the Jhansi rail division. The mishap led
Same time 40 % of tracks are under utilized and so divert the trains in the under utilized sections to relieve the over congested routes
How would you like to Divert traffic of MGS ALD CNB NDLS route ? Kindly specify. Keeping in mind, this route is 130, with many Rajdhanis, Durontos, Garibraths, SFs with 130 while the other route has 100 110 MPS available. Kindly clarify.
Read a news about two NR controllers suffering heart attack while they were on duty in span of 3 days...Both accused the heavy traffic load and congestion being the main reason espcly in NR and NCR...
DFC is the only solution to this I think..Freight load in North India is way too much high..also railway should using the routes where less no. Of paasngers are there for freight trains..Like ALD-CNB via Unchahar Unnao should be used..Or GKP bound freight load via Sitapur side to NDLS..
Scndly they should connect the outer stations via a bypass line stopping freight to entr the main station premises..Like LKO NR has Almanagar connected to Uthratia via a bypass line..similarly more should be done like this..