Nagpur: Overlooking a complaint about soiled toilets has resulted in a fine of Rs 60,000 being slapped on the Railways. The Gondia Consumer Court, in perhaps a first-of-its-kind verdict in Maharashtra, said this can be termed as “deficiency in services” and “mental and physical harassment”. The judges – chairman Bhaskar Yogi and member Sarita Raipure – asked divisional railway managers (DRMs) of Central Railway in Mumbai and South East Central Railway (SECR) in the city, to pay the amount within a month. If they fail to, they would have to pay it with 15% interest from January 27, 2020, the date when the complaint was lodged. The fine includes Rs30,000 for mental and physical harassment, Rs15,000 for the cost of complaint, and... more...
Rs15,000 to be deposited in the forum’s Consumers’ Welfare Fund. Both the DRMs were directed to institute a divisional inquiry and recover the fine from the salaries of officials who failed to perform duties. Prachi Rathod, her daughter and one family member had boarded Geetanjali Express from Kalyan for travelling to Gondia on December 25, 2017. They had booked tickets in second AC. The toilets in the coach were dirty and choked. Due to the unbearable stink, her daughter suffered bouts of vomiting, said Sudhir Rathod who pleaded the case on his wife Prachi’s behalf. She then made an online complaint and also requested railway officials on the train to clean the toilets. However, none of her requests were entertained till the next day. At Nagpur station, she lodged a written complaint with ticket examiner DP Tiwari. Yet, no one came to clean the toilets till Gondia. She then filed another complaint with the station superintendent on December 31. Even after repeatedly enquiring about the fate of her complaints, she failed to get any response from the railway authorities. She then sought information under the RTI Act, where she was informed that a Kolkata-based firm GS&TS Limited was imposed a fine of Rs1,000 for dereliction of duties. She then approached the forum with her father’s help, demanding Rs1.10 lakh compensation for the mental and physical harassment and towards the cost of litigation. PREVENTION SYMPTOMS TREATMENT The respondents contended that other toilets were available in the coach and she could have used them. They informed that Tiwari had directed subordinates to clean the toilets after her complaint. They further argued that except her, none of the other passengers complained in this regard. However, the forum reminded respondents of their statutory duties as per the ‘citizens charter on passenger service’ and ‘duties of ticket examiners and conductors’ to maintain the coaches and other railway premises clean. WHAT CONSUMER FORUM SAID * From railways own reply it was clear that wash rooms were choked * It was also proved that those were not cleared till train reached Gondia * From RTI reply, it was evident that Kolkata firm was slapped Rs1,000 fine * Citizens charter entrusts responsibility on rlys to maintain clean premises * It’s ticket examiner duty to ensure cleanliness of coaches as per rules
and Power Block on Kalyan-Kasara Section on 13/14.3.2021 intervening night
Central Railway will operate traffic and power block at three places on Up & Dn lines on Kalyan-Kasara section from 02.00 hrs to 07.25 hrs on 14.3.2021 (intervening night of 13/14.3.2021) as under:
Insertion of RH Girder at level crossing no 61 between Khadavli and Vasind stations from 02.15 hrs to 07.15 hrs Insertion of RH Girder at level crossing no 68 between Asangaon and Atgaon stations from 02.25 hrs to 07.25 hrs Launching of FOB girders at Shahad station by road crane from 02.00 hrs to 04.30 hrs
Due to this block, the train running pattern will be as under:
• Suburban services between Titwala and Kasara will remain suspended during the block period. • First local from Kasara will depart at 06.45 hrs and will be regulated at Atgaon till completion of the block. • First local from Asangaon will depart at 07.35 hrs. • First local from Titwala will depart at 04.32 hrs. • First local for Asangaon will depart from Kalyan at 07.32 hrs • First local for Kasara will depart from Kalyan at 07.55 hrs.
Cancellation of Special trains a) 01141 CSMT-Adilabad Special JCO 12.3.2021 b) 01142 Adilabad-CSMT Special JCO 13.3.2021 c) 07058 Secunderabad – CSMT Special JCO 13.3.2021 d) 07057 CSMT-Secunderabad Special JCO 14.3.2021 e) 07617 Hazur Sahib Nanded- CSMT Special JCO 13.3.2021 f) 07618 CSMT- Hazur Sahib Nanded- Special JCO 14.3.2021 g) 02198 Jabalpur – Coimbatore Special JCO 13.3.2021 h) 02197 Coimbatore - Jabalpur Special JCO 15.3.2021
Regulation of Up Special trains Following Special trains will be regulated between Igatpuri and Kalyan stations for one hour to three hours and may arrive destination behind schedule. a) 01237 Nagpur-Madgaon special JCO 13.3.2021 b) 02618 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Special JCO 13.3.2021 c) 02138 Ferozpur-CSMT Special JCO 12.3.2021 d) 02190 Nagpur-CSMT Special JCO 13.3.2021
Regulation of Dn Special trains Following Special trains will be regulated between Kalyan and Titwala and at Nilje stations a) 02259 CSMT-Howrah Special JCO 14.3.2021 b) 02129 LTT-Prayagraj Special JCO 14.3.2021 c) 05017 LTT-Gorakhpur Special JCO 14.3.2021 d) 01236 Madgaon- Nagpur special JCO 13.3.2021
Diversion of Up Special trains a) 02514 Gorakhpur-LTT Special JCO 12.3.2021 will be diverted via Jalgaon-Vasai Road and will halt at Bhiwandi Road for Kalyan bound passengers. b) 02810 Howrah-CSMT Special JCO 12.3.2021 will be diverted via Jalgaon-Vasai Road and will halt at Bhiwandi Road for Kalyan bound passengers.
Rescheduling of Up Special trains a) 02112 Amravati-CSMT Special JCO 13.3.2021 will be re-scheduled by 3 hours from Amravati. b) 02106 Gondia-CSMT Special JCO 13.3.2021 will be re-scheduled by 3 hours from Gondia.
Passengers are requested to bear with the railway administration for the inconvenience caused due to this infrastructure block. --- --- Date: March 11, 2021 PR No.2021/03/15 This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.
Nagpur, Mar 8 (PTI) A tiger was killed after being runover by a goods train in Maharashtra''s Gondia district onMonday morning, a forest official said.The incident took place around 8 am between Gongli andHirdamali railway station on Balharshah-Gondia route in thedistrict located in the state''s Vidarbha region, he said.Hiradamali station master alerted forest officialsabout the incident.Forest personnel rushed to the spot, located around100 km from Nagpur, and sent the carcass for an autopsy, theofficial said.On March 3, two sloth bears were run over by apassenger train near Gangajhari railway station in Gondia,officials earlier said. PTI CORGK GK Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by Outlook Staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI ADVERTISEMENT Nagpur, Mar 8 (PTI) A... more...
tiger was killed after being runover by a goods train in Maharashtra''s Gondia district onMonday morning, a forest official said. The incident took place around 8 am between Gongli andHirdamali railway station on Balharshah-Gondia route in thedistrict located in the state''s Vidarbha region, he said. Hiradamali station master alerted forest officialsabout the incident. Forest personnel rushed to the spot, located around100 km from Nagpur, and sent the carcass for an autopsy, theofficial said. On March 3, two sloth bears were run over by apassenger train near Gangajhari railway station in Gondia,officials earlier said.
Nagpur: Two sub-adult male sloth bears were run over by Mumbai-bound Gitanjali Express near Gangajhari railway station, 20km from Gondia, while the mother ran towards safety on Wednesday morning on the occasion of World Wildlife Day. The train, which was coming from Howrah, was heading towards Nagpur when the incident took place. Both sloth bears said to be around 2.5 years were thrown apart due to the speeding train. Gondia forest officials told TOI, “The spot where the bears were knocked dead is an identified corridor between Navegaon-Nagzira-Kanha-Pench tiger reserves. Earlier, within 2km radius deaths of leopards were also reported due to train hit.” “The... more...
South East Central Railway (SECR) is laying the third line, and this expansion plan may cause more animals deaths as it will be tough for them cross three railway tracks simultaneously. The SECR should impose speed restrictions in and around the railway tracks,” the officials said. On one side of the track is a forest with hillocks and on the other, there are agriculture fields along forest areas connecting Pench and Balaghat towards Kanha. Similar deaths including tigers have also been reported under the jurisdiction of the SECR section between Gondia-Chanda Fort but no steps have been taken by the railways for the safety of animals. The issue has also been raised in the state wildlife board meetings and a sub-committee under PCCF (wildlife) has already been set up to do the needful.
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