They are the premium trains in India. Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express were started to move people who could afford to pay more for a somewhat luxurious travel.
The Railway Ministry’s Twitter handle @RailMinIndia, which boasts of 2.7 million followers, has become an effective tool to redress passenger grievances, and acts upon 3,000 complaints daily, according to officials.
Phodabhai Parmar, a 72-year-old farmer, sits on a charpai sipping tea as solar panels gleam in the fields behind him. Parmar is one of six farmers who have formed the world’s first solar irrigation cooperative in Dhundi village in Gujarat’s Kheda district, about 90 km from Ahmedabad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will hold a meeting with the chief ministers of 13 BJP-ruled states on Sunday, where they are going to review whether uniform policies on key issues are being followed by everyone.
When the Mumbai-Ahmedabad doubledecker Shatabdi chugs out of Mumbai Central on March 20, it will be swathed in advertisements.
The Central Railway on Sunday conducted the speed trial of a train at 120 kmph in the Karjat-Neral section of the Mumbai division.