7th Pay Commission: In what could be a bad news for passengers and the government, lakhs of Indian Railways employees have decided to perform their duties according to ‘Work To Rule’ starting December 11.
In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Durga Puja festival, Diwali and winter season, the Indian Railways will run 48 weekly special trains between Panvel and Hazur Sahib Nanded, informed a railway official.
Under fire for its proposal to enforce a three-decade-old rule to penalise passengers for carrying excess baggage, the railways has now shelved the plan, saying it was only to generate awareness among travellers.
Most of the passengers in A2 coach of 15015 Gorakhpur-Yeshvantpur Express were all praise for railway authorities, despite the harrowing experience after the train’s wheel broke, delaying their journey by 12 hours.
Condoms and sanitary pads would now be sold at toilet facilities both inside and outside railway stations for not only the passengers but also the people living in its vicinity, a new toilet policy recently approved by the Railway Board said.