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Today (00:02)  Indian Railways Offers Up To 100% Concession On Ticket Prices To Some Passengers. Details Here (www.ndtv.com)
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News Entry# 334901     
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Indian Railways offer concessions on ticket prices to different categories and the quantum of these concession ranges from 25 per cent to 100 per cent. According to Indian Railways portal-indianrail.gov.in, there are some general rules which the passenger must know in order to avail the concession. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the online ticket booking portal currently only offers concession on senior citizen tickets. Other concession tickets can be availed at the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters at any Indian Railways reservation office, said IRCTC. Children below 12 years need to pay only 50 per cent fare, as for normal tickets.
Here's a list of concessions given by Indian Railways on ticket prices as mentioned on the portal:
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passengers: Orthopedically handicapped/ paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort - for any purpose, blind persons traveling alone or with an escort for any purpose, mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort - for any purpose can avail up to 75 per cent concession in second class, sleeper, first class, third AC, AC chair car and 50 per cent concession in 1AC and 2AC. 25 per cent concession is available for such specially abled passengers in 3AC and AC chair car of Rajdhani and Shatabadi trains. One escort in also available for same element of concession. In case of deaf and dumb person travelling alone or with an escort - for any purpose, can avail up to 50 per cent concession in 2nd class, sleeper and 1st class.
Senior citizens: For men who are either 60 years old or above, Indian Railways give 40 per cent concession in all classes. Women who are either 58 years old or above can avail 50 per cent concession in all classes. This concession is also available in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.
Students: Students going to hometown and educational tours and who belong to general category can avail 50 per cent concession in second class and sleeper class. For SC/ST category of such students, the concession available is 75 per cent in both the classes. Girls up to graduation and boys up to class 12 (including students of Madrasa) between home and school are eligible for free second class MST.
War widows: War widows traveling for any purpose, widows of policemen and paramilitary personnel killed in action against terrorists and extremists traveling for any purpose, widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists and extremists traveling for any purpose and widows of martyrs of operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 traveling for any purpose can avail 75 per cent concession in second and sleeper class.
Patients: Cancer patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up, can avail 75 per cent concession in second class, 1st class, AC chair car, 100 per cent concession in sleeper and 3AC, 50 per cent concession in 1AC and 2AC. Thalassemia patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up, heart patients traveling alone or with an escort for heart surgery, kidney patients traveling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant operation/dialysis can avil 75 per cent concession in secomd class, 1st class and AC chair car. 50 per cent concession is applicable for such aptients in 1AC and 2AC.
  
Yesterday (23:53)  Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express @160 kmph; this is Indian Railways mammoth plan for Golden Quadrilateral routes (www.financialexpress.com)
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Imagine a Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express train that is able to achieve a semi-high speed of 160 kmph! If Modi government is able to implement its new project, then it may be the first big step to turn this dream into a reality in the coming years. According to a senior railway official that Financial Express Online spoke to, a massive Rs 500 crore plan has been approved for fencing as much as 500 kilometres of the over 1,300 km railway tracks on the Delhi-Mumbai route. “The maximum speed that Rajdhani Express trains are able to achieve on the Delhi-Mumbai route is 130 kmph. But that is for very few stretches. Once the fencing is done, then Rajdhani will be able to do 130 kmph on big stretches, hence reducing the overall journey time substantially,” the official said. Eventually the plan is to upgrade the stretch so that even 160 kmph can...
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be achieved consistently over long track lengths.
The official quoted above also said that the fencing will be done in urban belts and areas surrounding them because on these stretches there are maximum chances of human or animal obstructions on the tracks. The Railway Board has already given its nod for the fencing and a survey is being conducted on the same. While the Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai presently takes around 16 hours, there is a possibility that once 160 kmph speeds can be attained for major stretches, a 12-hour journey may be possible. This would also be crucial for Indian Railways at a time when plans for building the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway are in full swing. The proposed Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will reduce the road travel time between the two big metros to just 12 hours as against 24 hours at present.
Indian Railways is embarking on a gamechanging plan to upgrade the maximum permissible train speed on the Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonal sections to 130 kmph. According to a Railway Board circular that Financial Express Online accessed, it has been noted that the maximum permissible speed on various sections on the important Golden Quadrilateral has not been upgraded to 130 kmph despite introduction of new trains at higher speeds. “You would appreciate that increasing speed of passenger carrying trains is important to reduce travel time and maintain railway’s competitiveness in passenger transportation,” says the Railway Board circular to general managers of various zones.
The respective railway zones have been asked to prepare a plan for raising the maximum permissible speed to 130 kmph for the following routes: New Delhi-Mumbai, New Delhi-Howrah, Nizamuddin-Madras, Mumbai-Kolkata (Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Howrah), Howrah-Chennai, Mumbai-Chennai. This means that Indian Railways passengers can soon expect faster premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdis on key routes of Indian Railways.
  
Yesterday (23:49)  Now, Indian Railways commuters can buy local train tickets using debit, credit cards (www.financialexpress.com)
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Station Tag: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus/CSMT added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147
 
 
Good news for Indian Railways commuters on local trains! Now, with the use of debit cards and credit cards, passengers/commuters will be able to buy local train tickets from ATVM machines at stations. At present, the retrofitted point-of-sale (PoS) devices are being tested by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), according to a Hindu report. According to General Manager of CRIS, Uday Bobhate, initially, the system will be introduced at CSMT in the coming months. So, in order to purchase tickets from ATVMs, the commuters will no longer need railway smart cards. He also said the project is being jointly implemented by CRIS and the State Bank of India as the banking partner. Therefore, commuters will have the option to purchase local train tickets using their debit cards and credit cards or smart cards.
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new ATVM machines have been introduced by Central Railway and as it will be procuring 318 new ones in the coming months, the CRIS GM said that they are planning to retrofit older ATVMs. He added, commuters will have the option to use debit cards and credit cards on the new ATVMs too. According to the report, Central Railway officials claimed that around 25 per cent of train tickets are sold through ATVMs. Additionally, QR code stickers across all railway stations on the suburban network have been introduced by the Central Railway. According to the report, the QR code stickers across railway stations have been phased in gradually, however, until last week, the QR code stickers were available only at selected railway stations.
Before booking the train ticket, commuters using the UTS mobile application can scan a QR code in order to detect the railway station. The report also stated that to respond to complaints regarding the application’s GPS system, officials at CRIS had come up with this solution, as sometimes it fails to detect the railway station. However, commuters will be able to use the mobile application only within 30 metres of a station. In some cases, the GPS fails to provide accurate location and gives an approximation. Therefore, the QR code stickers resolves the problem, the GM added.
  
Yesterday (16:56)  Odisha: First Mainline Electric Multiple Unit train to run on Berhampur, Bhadrak route (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 334896   Blog Entry# 3333616     
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Apr 22 2018 (16:56)
Station Tag: Bhadrak/BHC added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 22 2018 (16:56)
Station Tag: Brahmapur/BAM added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147
Stations:  Brahmapur/BAM   Bhadrak/BHC  
 
 
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has planned to start its first Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train by the end of May. In the first phase, the train, which can accelerate and decelerate faster, will ply between Berhampur and Bhadrak.General Manager of ECoR Umesh Singh said a maintenance shed for MEMU coaches at Khurda Road has been completed. Three rakes of MEMU having 12 coaches each are expected to arrive soon, he said. While each unit has one motor car and three traveling cars, as many as 1,320 passengers can travel in a 12-coach rake with each coach having a capacity of 110 passengers. Besides, it has ample space for standing passengers.
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and more such services will be introduced in other sections gradually. Since the train will have engines at both ends, it will not consume extra time for engine reversal. We hope passenger trains will be able to maintain punctuality after introduction of the service,” Singh said.
As part of passenger initiatives, while two new trains - Bhubaneswar-Krishnarajpuram weekly Humsafar Express and Bhubaneswar-New Delhi via Sambalpur have been introduced, services of two passenger trains have been extended up to Nayagarh Town. The ECoR has also started concreting all platforms and elimination of unmanned level crossings. All such level crossings have been closed in Khurda division and steps have been initiated to make Sambalpur and Waltair divisions free of unmanned crossings by July.
He informed that projects worth around `7,000 crore have been sanctioned in the railway division this year which is at least 40 per cent more from the previous year. The Railways, however, managed to spend `3,300 crore of around `5,300 crore sanctioned last year, he said.Among major works done last year, a bridge between Visakhapatnam and Koraput was rebuilt in a record 58 days and 75 km of doubling, 17 km of new line, eight road over bridges, 16 road under bridges completed besides remodeling of Simachalam station.
The doubling of line between Rayagada and Therubali is expected to completed by May 31. While the centralised train control system has been made operational at Khurda Road, similar facilities will start soon at Sambalpur and Visakhapatnam stations. “We have emerged as largest freight loading railway zone with 182.72 million tonnes last year. All railway stations have been provided with LED lights and stringent action taken against criminal gangs resulting in significant reduction in theft cases in trains,” the GM added.
Major Initiatives
Wi-Fi provided at 59 stations, including more than in 20 tribal areas
Automatic sanitary napkin vending machines installed at Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Visakhapatnam and Sambalpur
Solar power plant at Visakhapatnam
Four green corridors - Cuttack-Paradip, Jakhapura-Nayagarh, Khurda-Nayagarh and Kottavalasa-Koraput completed
Khurda-Puri green corridor by June
Loaded more than 150 MT freight for four consecutive years

  
Good decision. Another MEMU can be planned between BAM and VSKP.

  
Good decision. This region needs MEMUs.
  
Yesterday (16:52)  Vistadome magic for Kollam (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 334895     
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Station Tag: Velankanni/VLNK removed by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 22 2018 (16:53)
Station Tag: Tirunelveli Junction/TEN added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

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Station Tag: Aryankavu/AYV added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 22 2018 (16:53)
Station Tag: Velankanni/VLNK added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

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Station Tag: Sengottai/SCT added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 22 2018 (16:53)
Station Tag: Punalur/PUU added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

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Station Tag: Tambaram/TBM added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

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Station Tag: Kollam Junction (Quilon)/QLN added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 22 2018 (16:52)
Train Tag: Palaruvi Express/16792 added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

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Train Tag: Palaruvi Express/16791 added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

Apr 22 2018 (16:52)
Train Tag: Kollam - Tambaram Bi-Weekly SpecialFare Special (via Punalur)/06028 added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147

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Train Tag: Tambaram - Kollam Bi-Weekly SpecialFare Special (via Punalur)/06027 added by 16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~/36147
 
 
Kerala’s first vistadome coach will be attached to Tambaram Express, the service connecting Tambaram and Kollam through the Punalur-Shencottah rail route.
Exploring the tourism possibilities of the scenic ghat section, the fully air conditioned coach will have transparent glass roof and sides along with 180 degrees rotatable reclining seats. If the coach generates reasonable revenue, more coaches will be added to Tambaram Express and other trains operating on the route. The decision was made at the suggestion of N.K Premachadran, MP.
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Bhagavathipuram, Thenmalai, Edaman, Punalur, Auvaneeswaram, Kottarakara, Kundara, and Kollam. It will also pass over the century-old Pathimoonnu Kannara Bridge (13-arch bridge) built using brick-dust (Surki) during the colonial era. The structure was strengthened without disturbing its heritage structure and now to complete its appeal, the authorities have decided to cover its upper portion with murals.
Service to Velankanni
Meanwhile, a new service to Velankanni will start operations through the recently commissioned rail route. According to Mr. Premachandran, the service from Ernakulam to Tiruchirappalli via Kollam will be now extended to Velankanni. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by the railway divisional manager in Madurai. It was also decided in the meeting to extend two Punalur passenger services to Thenkashi. Also, the Palaruvi Express, which now ends service in Punalur, will be extended to Thirunelveli. The railway authorities said they would consider the plea for more services in the route.
Though Aryankavu grama panchayat has four stations, none of them have stops for express trains. When Tambaram Express will be made a regular service, stops will be allowed in Aryankavu, said Mr. Premachandran. Considering the huge pilgrim inflow, it has also been decided to construct a pilgrim shed at Punalur for commuters to freshen up and rest.
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