Flights are perceived to be safer than trains. To bring safety to the core in the Railway sector, Ashwani Lohani, Railway Board Chairman, is looking to introduce a safety process, that existed in Air India, an organisation that he earlier headed.
In a good news for passengers, they have to now pay less for booking tour packages with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Railway board chairperson Ashwani Lohani has directed for reduction in the service charge by 10 per cent — from 25 per cent to 15 per cent — levied on the tickets booked through IRCTC’s website.
Train Accidents Have Come Down By 40-45 Percent, Says Railway Board, Hopes To Further Reduce Mishaps
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani said that train accidents had come down by 40-45 percent in the current financial year as compared to the previous fiscal.
Indian Railways takes it very seriously when it comes to safety and security and this was proved by the Chairman of Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani.
Travelling in a private two bedroom, lounge, kitchen and toilet setup aboard a train could soon be a reality with the Railways exploring ways to facilitate such luxurious journeys.
Indian Railways is planning to develop a short-term diversion on the 14km underground fire-hit part of the historical 34km Dhanbad-Chandrapura line, which had been deemed unsafe and closed in June 2017.
Railways has decided to cut down its nearly two year-long recruitment process to just eight to nine months, a senior official said today.
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.
Acting on complaints he received from within the bureaucracy, including an audio clip of a purported conversation between two officials, Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani has removed a top officer.
The coach and wagon maintenance branch in the Secunderabad division of South Central Railway are reeling under several crises that remain unattended for long. The ‘negligence’ of the railway authorities to the coach and wagon maintenance branch, which has to shoulder the task of checking the rakes before a trip, has left the employees fuming as they are to be held responsible in case of any tragedy.