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Yesterday (21:29) Soon, Indian Railways to deliver passengers' baggage home (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 422652  Blog Entry# 4757729   
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Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Gurgaon/GGN added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Ghaziabad Junction/GZB added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Delhi Sarai Rohilla/DEE added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Delhi Cantt./DEC added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 24 2020 (21:29)
Station Tag: Old Delhi Junction/DLI added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
A nominal fee, depending on the distance and weight, will be charged for the service, which will be app-based
Indian Railways will soon launch the 'Bags on Wheels' scheme, where it will deliver passengers' baggage from the railway station to their homes and vice versa.
The scheme will be first launched in the Delhi Division of Northern Railway at Delhi Junction, New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi Cantt, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon stations.
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nominal fee, depending on the distance and weight, will be charged for the service, which will be app-based.
"Using the BOW app (to be available for Android & iPhone users), passengers can raise their demand for carrying their luggage to the railway station or to their home. The luggage will be picked up by the contractor in a secured manner and delivered to the coach/home,” Rajiv Chaudhry, general manager Northern, and North Central Railways said.
The railways have awarded the contract to a firm for the service which is expected to start it soon, said an official.
The firm will provide door-to-door service to railway passengers on a nominal fee for hassle-free and smooth handling and transportation of luggage from the passenger’s home to the passenger’s coach and vice-versa, said the official.
The scheme would be useful to passengers, especially senior citizens, divyangjan, and women travelling alone, Chaudhry said.
"The delivery of the luggage would be ensured prior to departure of the train to provide ease of travelling experience to passengers," he said.
Upon the success of Delhi the division experiment, the railways wants to extend the scheme to other areas also, said an official.
Oct 23 (11:30) Golden Chariot to roll again from Jan (www.deccanherald.com)
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News Entry# 422466  Blog Entry# 4756192   
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Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Beluru/BELUR added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Hassan Junction/HAS added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Madgaon Junction/MAO added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Hosapete Junction (Hospet)/HPT added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Badami/BDM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Chikkamagaluru/CMGR added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (11:31)
Station Tag: Mysuru Junction (Mysore)/MYS added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
IRCTC takes over marketing and operations of luxury train from KSTDC
Karnataka’s plush luxury train, the Golden Chariot, is ready to resume operations in January.
Run by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), the train was stopped last year, with the authorities citing dwindling business and high costs.
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early 2000, but the pandemic came in the way of resuming operations.
“The IRCTC runs Maharaja Express and has the experience of making luxury trains profitable. KSTDC still owns the train and we are working jointly to promote it,” an IRCTC official from the Bengaluru corporate office told Metrolife. At the moment, renovation and maintenance is underway. The refurbished train is set to roll on January 17, 2021.
New, improved
The Golden Chariot boasts a spa and fitness centre, two restaurants, 13 double bed cabins, and 30 twin bed cabins (one for specially abled passengers), all spread over 18 coaches. 
The restoration, now in progress, makes the train swankier than ever before, with new upholstery, refurbished rooms and bathrooms, new linen and cutlery.
Every cabin has a smart TV with complimentary Wi-Fi. CCTVs and fire precautions are being upgraded.
“It is like a five-star hotel on tracks. We have designed everything such a way that the guest does not feel the need to step out for anything, except to explore the destination at which the train has halted,” the official says. 
Covid norms
New safety norms are in place. Coaches and passenger luggage are disinfected at regular intervals, and restaurants disinfected after every meal, the official says. Staff get sanitation kits, masks, gloves and sanitisers are provided in each room. 
Packages
The first tour starts from January 2021 and the season ends in March. The train will be to and from Bengaluru.
Tourists have a choice of three packages:
Pride of Karnataka: Six nights, seven days. Itinerary covers Bandipur National Park, Mysuru, Halebidu, Chikmagalur, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi and Goa.
Jewels of South: Six nights, seven days. Itinerary covers Mysuru, Hampi, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, Chettinad, Kumarakom and Kochi. 
Glimpses of Karnataka: Three nights, four days. Itinerary covers Bandipur, Mysore and Hampi.
“We have handpicked destinations that are accessible, clean and enjoyable. The real star of the journey is the train and we want people to enjoy it in its entirety,” says an IRCTC official. 
What’s the Golden Chariot?Golden Chariot commenced operations in 2008, as a joint initiative between the Karnataka government and the railway ministry. Designed on the lines of ‘Palace on Wheels’, this luxury train connects tourist spots in Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. It is named after the iconic stone chariot at the Vitthala Temple in Hampi.
Huge discounts this yearThe Golden Chariot covers places in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala before returning to Bengaluru.While luxury trains usually target international passengers, this year, the spotlight is on domestic travellers.Normally, the ticket costs about Rs 4 lakh for a seven-day trip on the Golden Chariot. The current packages allow two passengers to travel at the same cost, by allowing a 50 per cent discount on companion bookings.Guests can now choose to travel for two nights- three days on any of journeys for just Rs 59,999 per person. An online booking discount of 35 per cent is also being offered now. People can make bookings by visiting an IRCTC office, or through their website (www.irctc.co.in).To know more, visit www.goldenchariot.org or call 85959 31291.
Fewer on boardThe train will carry 24 to 70 passengers as opposed to the full capacity of 144 passengers.

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All these tourist trains like Golden Chariot, Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, etc should be hauled by refurbished Steam locomotives, just like other countries do. UK, Russia, European countries, etc.
Oct 23 (10:36) SWR officials inspect of progress of works at Belagavi station building and yard development (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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News Entry# 422464  Blog Entry# 4756152   
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Oct 23 2020 (10:37)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
Stations:  Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM  
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR along with railway officials today inspected the progress of work at Belagavi station building and coaching terminal facilities today. Shri Singh was accompanied by Shri Arvind Malkhede, DRM/UBL, Shri T V Bhushan, CE/CN/UBL and Assistant General Manager, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. and other branch officers.
Work of station building and Coaching terminal was progressing well and due to the recent pandemic target for completion of works at Belagavi was being targeted to be completed by March 2022. The work is being executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. Along with new station building at main entrance, second entry is also coming up.
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depot is also being provided at Belagavi that will enable starting of trains from Belagavi. This will help in increasing more number of trains from Belagavi as maintenance at Belagavi will reduce dependency on other cities for train maintenance.
In addition to establish setup for coach maintenance, sick line and pit line are also coming up. These works are being taken up under doubling of Londa – Miraj section. Total cost of works are approximately Rs. 175 Cr.
Oct 23 (10:34) RPF extends ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative to KSR-Belagavi express (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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News Entry# 422463  Blog Entry# 4756149   
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Oct 23 2020 (10:35)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 23 2020 (10:35)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru - Belagavi Covid - 19 SF Special/06549 added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
The RPF (Railway Protection Force) has decided extended its women safety programme from to 10 passenger trains which also includes the KSR-Belagavi-KSR express in order to provide proactive security to women passengers.
About ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative:
The main motto of ‘Meri Saheli’ is to provide safety and security to women passengers travelling in trains throughout their journey.
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women constables of RPF will enter all coaches including ladies coaches and identify women passengers, who are travelling alone before the departure of the train.
These passengers will be briefed about all precautions to be taken during the journey and helpline number 182 apart from giving contact numbers of RPF to contact in case of any issue.
A careful assessment of crimes against single women, elderly women with or without caregivers and women with children are the most vulnerable on trains and railway stations. It is this section that miscreants target and even conduct recce when they spot the vulnerable section. The RPF identify the coaches they are seated in advance with the help of the commercial department staff and ensure particular attention to them.
They will be on platform duty across stations and meet the women passengers personally on trains. They will be provided with berths on the trains in advance.
Apart from cautioning them about the tricks of miscreants, they will ensure that the passengers have the contact numbers of the RPF escort team on their specific train and brief them on the toll-free helpline (182) for emergencies.
Oct 21 (13:09) Rs 50 platform tickets at 11 more train stations (www.deccanherald.com)
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Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Karmelaram/CRLM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Banaswadi/BAND added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Yelahanka Junction/YNK added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Penukonda Junction/PKD added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Hindupur/HUP added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Mandya/MYA added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Kengeri/KGI added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Dharmapuri/DPJ added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Hosur/HSRA added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Tumakuru (Tumkur)/TK added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Bangarapet Junction/BWT added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335

Oct 21 2020 (13:09)
Station Tag: Krishnarajapuram/KJM added by Covid break an reforming opportunity to IR/48335
Over a month after raising the platform ticket fare at three railway stations, the South Western Railway has done the same at 11 other train stations in the Bengaluru division, starting Wednesday. 
Platform tickets are KR Puram, Bangarpet, Tumakuru, Hosur, Dharmapuri, Kengeri, Mandya, Hindupur, Penukonda, Yelahanka, Banaswadi, Carmelaram and Whitefield railway stations will cost Rs 50 from October 21 to November 10. The hike is to ensure non-travellers do not enter stations in the wake of Covid-19, the SWR said.
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