The railways has decided to deploy a dedicated team of police officials in long distance trains to register on the spot complaints of passengers about crime on wheels.
Railways will have to make good the losses if a passenger is robbed in an unattended coach with its doors left open.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare open the Bengaluru-Mysuru railway electrification line later in the month.
The PM is likely to launch the project after mid-January, sources told TOI.
The Ministry of Railways is set to approach the Cabinet to clear two semi-high speed projects. The ministry will soon submit the proposal for cabinet clearance.
The railway ministry, after the successful trial of Talgo trains had shown interest in deploying these in short-distance routes on a profit-sharing basis
To incentivise passengers to use the online ticket booking system and adopt cashless methods, Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit card and also hold monthly lottery draw to give 100% cash-back to 10 lucky passengers.
It was a challenging year for Indian Railways as it had to deal with a spate of accidents amid efforts to improve speed, revenue, safety and efficiency.
Speed enhancement project launched to reduce travel time by trains
A parliamentary panel on Friday expressed serious concern over the revelation that the Ministry of Railways was unable to tackle cybercrime seriously and has been relying on CBI to probe incidents.
No more filthy tracks and stinking railway stations by the end of 2018. By next year, the entire 1.3 lakh km of the rail route in India will be converted into ‘Green Corridors’ by replacing all conventional toilets in trains with bio toilets.