“Don’t give us ‘jugaad’ air-conditioned (AC) locals,” Western Railways authorities have told their higher-ups in New Delhi, with an official letter to that effect to be written soon. The ire comes after the railway body discovered many glitches in the existing local.
With nine more air-conditioned local trains expected to roll into the city by March 2019, Mumbaikars can expect a cool and comfortable journey to work next summer. The first of these nine will reach Mumbai by November this year.
In less than 24 hours after the Nalasopara railway station in Palghar district getting inundated with rain water, Western Railway authorities swung into action and resumed services on Wednesday morning.
The Indian Railways is hopeful of meeting the December 2018 deadline for acquiring land for the upcoming Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor, despite the red flag raised by the Godrej Group over acquisition of its 3.5 hectare land parcel in Vikhroli, a Mumbai suburb.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced to undertake a comprehensive safety audit of nearly 450 road overbridges, foot overbridges and bridges over the pipelines to detect and rectify any flaws in them.
The railways is all set for the ban on single-use plastic and will take action against anyone found using plastic. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is also working on a scheme to offer R1 to commuters bringing back Rail Neer water bottles to a station stall.