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Yesterday (20:25)   Indian Trains Are 'Super-Fast' Only On Papers, On Tracks Almost All Of Them Run Late Daily

Southern Railway^~   180 news posts
Entry# 2361011   News Entry# 309311         Tags   Past Edits
North Central Railway (NCR) and South Central Railway (SCR) collected Rs 11.17 crores from passengers as 'superfast' surcharges, but some of their super-fast trains were delayed more than 95% times, said a CAG report tabled in Parliament on Friday.
According to the Railway Board, trains with average speed of 55 kmph or more come under the category of super-fast trains.
A study of data on punctuality of superfast trains from 2013-14 to 2015-16 in NCR and SCR, however, revealed that such trains reached the destination late between 13.48% and 95.17% of the days
on which they ran. In total, 21 superfast trains were delayed on 3,000 days out of 16,804 days because they failed to attain the 'superfast' speed.
At present, there is no rule or policy to refund money if a train is delayed. Only when a person files a ticket deposit against reservation (TDR) against a train delayed for more than three hours is a refund possible.
According to the railways, 'superfast' surcharges vary for different class of coaches. For example, it is Rs 15 for general coaches, Rs 30 for sleeper, Rs 45 for AC (chair car, AC-3 economy, AC-3, AC-2 classes) and Rs 75 for AC First/Executive class which were effective from April 1, 2013.
Agra divisional commercial manager Sanchit Tyagi said, "There are scores of factors which lead to trains not achieving their superfast speed, thus causing delays. Some the prominent factors are the maintenance of tracks, signal glitches, emergency brakes and accidents which contribute in the late operations of railways."
Asked if the railways should not be returning passengers the so-called 'superfast' surcharges in such cases, Tyagi said, "There are no such rules or policy to refund money if a train is delayed, but when a passenger files a TDR (ticket deposit against reservation) against a train delayed for than three hours, then a refund is possible."
The study on the movement of some of the superfast trains between 2013 and 2016 revealed that Kolkata-Agra Cantt Superfast (SF in railway jargon) was late 138 days out of 145. Similarly, Jaipur-Allahabad SF was late 68.34% out of 578 days of operations between 2014 and 2016. Lucknow-Agra Cantt SF was late 58.99% out of 851 days, Chhatrapati Shivaji- Hyderabad SF was late on 682 days out of 1,055, Guntur-Secundrabad SF was late 41.33% out of 1,096 days. The least delayed train among 21 selected was Kathgodam-Kanpur SF, which reported 13.48% late out of 141 days.
and Grievance Redressal Policy

Yesterday (22:45)
srinivasvasanthi~   3973 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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State government Bus transportation also named their services LSS Limited Stop Services,Expresses, Deluxe,Semi- Deluxe ,Non Stop,End to End,1 to 3 stops super,superfast Luxurious services ,AC class ,White board,green board,Yellow board Scrolling board etc .But actual time of running are just 20 minutes earlier for 50 km services and some times delayed over the Ordinary services.
But fares are collected 2 to 3 times over ordinary services. They mostly stopped ordinary low fares services like our IR very much interested in fully AC trains/ Humsafar etc for extracting higher fares from the passenger. IR policy nowadays that they want to convert all the long distance passenger as express with AC coaches .Poor persons are penalized by IR and State government Bus services
and extract higher fares without any comforts in services.
The travel time has been just an hour less for the 400 km express trains over passenger services ,but fares are doubled .
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Yesterday (08:47)   Protests in Kerala over govt's move to shift Palakkad railway Coach Factory to Haryana

Southern Railway^~   180 news posts
Entry# 2360932   News Entry# 309270         Tags   Past Edits
This is not the first time that a coach factory promised for Kerala is being shifted out.
People in Kerala’s Palakkad region are not happy; in a case of history repeating itself, the central government has decided to shift the long-awaited ₹550-crore rail coach factory project in Kanjikode of Palakkad, to Sonepat in Haryana. The factory was supposed to provide employment to the locals, and protests have gathered momentum in the district against the move.
This is not the first time that a coach factory promised for Kerala is being shifted out. In
the 1980s, the Centre had promised to bring in a factory in the state, but the project was later shifted to Kapurthala in Punjab.
“We are not at all against a coach factory coming up in Haryana, but it cannot be established there by snatching it away from us,” says Palakkad Member of Parliament, MB Rajesh. “If the coach factory is getting established in Haryana by cancelling the Kanjikode project, we will not allow it. It reminds me of how the in the 80s a coach factory offered to Palakkad was shifted to Kapurthala. Kerala will not forgive this again,” the CPI(M) MP adds.
The Kanjikode coach factory was announced in the 2008 railway budget, and five years ago, the Kerala state government had acquired 239 acres of land for the project. In 2012, the then Union Minister for Railways, Dinesh Trivedi, had also laid the foundation stone for the project, and later, a compound wall was built around the acquired land.
But that’s the only construction that has happened on the land so far. The project was allocated Rs 43 crore for land acquisition, and token allocations of Rs 1.6 crore each were made in 2012 and 2013 - but so far, there has been no other movement in the project.
It was announced that this would be a PPP project, and that the railways would put in 26% of the cost, while 74% of the share would be through private partnership. It was also announced that the coach factory would produce metro coaches as well. But while several announcements were made - nothing actually happened.
The Palakkad MP says that they were deceived by the UPA government.
“When no private players turned up, I myself spearheaded talks with Steel Authority of India (SAIL) and they informed Railways that they were ready to partner with them on the project,” MB Rajesh says.
“Although SAIL is a public sector firm, the Railways could have considered the offer as no private parties turned up. SAIL also submitted a proposal to the Ministry, but the UPA government did not do anything,” he adds.
The MP says that he took up the issue with the current government as well.
“When the BJP government came in, I spoke to the Prime Minister regarding this. He promised to give an instrumentation unit to Palakkad, but did not talk much about the coach factory. SAIL was even ready to take up the project then, and I informed the PM regarding it. But the Union Railway Minister remained quiet,” he says.
The MP also says that some of the senior officers in Railways have told him that there were no demands for new coaches, and that the Rae Bareli coach factory itself is running at a loss.
Meanwhile, the Congress has also been protesting against the move in Palakkad.
Sumesh Achuthan, Vice President of Palakkad District Congress Committee told TNM that any efforts to shift the proposed coach factory project from Kerala will be opposed tooth and nail. “The project can be carried out through public sector participation. It was UPA government which allotted the project to Kerala. Delay in acquiring land by LDF government was also a flaw in this project.”
Sumesh says that they will continue their protest until their demands are met.
Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) Managing Director, Raja Sekhar Vundru, had confirmed that an MoU on the Sonapet coach factory will soon be signed between the Ministry of Railways and HSIIDC.
“As a follow-up to the announcement, the Ministry of Railways was asked to send a formal communication for initiating action in the matter. Following that a proposal has been received from the Railways for setting up the factory. The project is expected to provide stimulus to lot of ancillary units, small and medium enterprises and hence would create a multiplier effect,” he said, as reported by PTI.
Edited by Ragamalika Karthikeyan

Yesterday (20:40)
srinivasvasanthi~   3973 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Kerala s PRCF shall not be shifted to Haryana .Southern state local job opportunity shall not be shifted to the Hindi belt state.
Kerala state shall be vehemently opposed this move and handover all the lands required for this expeditiously.
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Jul 22 2017 (22:08)   CAG slams Railways for delay in electrification projects

Southern Railway^~   180 news posts
Entry# 2360446   News Entry# 309240         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came down heavily on the Railways for the delay in processing, assigning and completing the projects for electrification.
It also said that the railways did not adopt the e-tendering system to reduce the tender processing period.
The CAG in its report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday said it had done an audit on the 14 completed projects, 15 ongoing projects and seven new projects for detailed examination.
its report, the CAG said: "The objective of saving time for deciding whether or not to take up a section for the railway electrification is not being fulfilled due to delays in processing the proposals and preparation of abstract estimates, which was up to 59 months in 24 projects."
The CAG report also pointed out that variations of six per cent to 62 per cent between the abstract and detailed estimates indicated that the system of abstract estimates were hardly adding value to the process.
"The percentage variation was more than 40 per cent in respect of Karepalli-Bhadrachalam, Shakurbasti-Rohtak, Jhansi-Kanpur, Barauni-Katihar-Guwahati and Gunatakal-Kallur projects," the central auditor said.
The CAG also highlighted that delays were noticed in assigning the electrification projects to agencies by the Railways Board after inclusion of the electrification projects in the annual works programme.
"There were delays up to 337 days in 17 projects in case of Central Organisation for Railways Electrification (CORE) and in case of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), the delays were up to 202 days in six projects," the CAG said.
"Further delays were also noticed in assigning project to their Chief Project Directors by CORE and RVNL, which was up to 229 days and 40 days respectively," it added.
Rapping the Railways, the CAG said that there were delays in the approval of the detailed estimates upto 35 months in 27 projects assigned to CORE and upto 18 months in seven projects assigned to RVNL.
The CAG said that the e-tendering system which helped in reducing the tender process was not adopted in the case of CORE and RVNL.
"The time taken for the issue of notice inviting tender (NIT) after sanction of detailed estimates was upto 3,177 days in 27 projects assigned to CORE and up to 915 days in 12 tenders in seven projects assigned to RVNL," it said in its report.
The CAG then said that it was evident that the tenders were processed without giving due regard to the objective of the completion of the project in time.

Yesterday (09:37)
30 रुपेय वाले ग़रीब लोग^~   40222 blog posts   28489 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Railway har chiz me piche h
Mamta k time pe to railway negative me ja rhi hogi 😂😂
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Jul 21 2017 (15:41)   Railways serving food unfit for humans, says CAG report

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Entry# 2359314   News Entry# 309112         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: A Comptroller and Auditor General audit report on the catering services in the Indian Railways, to be tabled in Parliament on Friday, has observed that food articles unsuitable for human consumption, contaminated foodstuff, recycled foodstuff, packaged and bottled items past their shelf life and unauthorised brands of water bottles were offered for sale at stations.
The audit has found fault with frequent changes in catering policy of the railways that have created a state of uncertainty in management of catering services provided to the passengers. An inspection has revealed cleanliness and hygiene are not being maintained, bills are not being given for the food items served in mobile units in trains, besides several deficiencies in food quality.
the joint inspection of the CAG team and the railways at selected 74 stations and 80 trains, the audit noticed that cleanliness and hygiene were not being maintained at catering units at stations and in trains.
"Unpurified water straight from tap was used in preparation of beverages, waste bins were not found covered, not emptied regularly and not washed, food stuff were not covered to protect them from flies, insects and dust, rats and cockroaches were found in trains etc," the audit observed.

Jul 21 2017 (21:03)
srinivasvasanthi~   3973 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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But our Railway Rodents are eating these stuffs very well .
It is notified for the information of the General Public that Railways have decided to extend the 19609/19610 Ajmer-Haridwar-Ajmer Tri-Weekly Express upto Udaipur from 24.07.2017 ,as per the following programme-
Schedule of 19609/19610 Udaipur-Haridwar-Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express to/from Ajmer
o­n its extended portion ,the 19609 Udaipur -Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express will depart from Udaipur at 01.20 p.m. on its nominated daysto reach Ajmer at 07.20 p.m. the same day and thereafter continue its o­nward journey to Haridwar
as per existing schedule. In the return direction, the 19610 Haridwar- Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express Train will depart from Haridwar as per its existing schedule to reach Ajmer at 09.40 a.m. and depart from there at 09.55 a.m. to reach Udaipur at 04.50 p.m. the same day .
On its extended portion, the 19609/19610 Udaipur -Haridwar- Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express Train will stop at Rana Pratap Nagar, Mavli Jn., Fatehnagar, Kapasan, ,Chittorgarh, Gangarar, Bhilwara, Mandal, Bijainagar & Nasirabad stations enroute in both the directions.
NOTE- The composition, days of run and schedule of 19609/19610 Udaipur -Haridwar- Udaipur Tri-Weekly Express will remain same as existing between Ajmer-Haridwar-Ajmer.
Inaugral Run of 19609 Udaipur-Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express from Udaipur o­n 24.07.2017 at 02.30 p.m.
On its inaugural run the 19609 Udaipur -Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express will depart from Udaipur on Monday 24.07.2017at 02.30 p.m. to reach Ajmer at 08.00 p.m. the same day. Ajmer o­nwards train will run as regular service.
Comprising of o­ne A.C. Two Tier, two A.C. Three Tier , nine Sleeper Class, four General class & two Disabled friendly second class cum luggage van coaches, the19609 Udaipur -Haridwar Tri-Weekly Express will stop at Rana Pratap Nagar, Mavli Jn., Fatehnagar, Kapasan, Chittorgarh, Gangarar, Bhilwara, Mandal, Bijainagar & Nasirabad stations enroute.

Jul 21 2017 (19:41)
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Finally extension

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Jul 21 2017 (20:29)
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Where we can find about new trains launching
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