Soon, passengers who stow their luggage in railway cloak rooms and lockers would have to shell out more for availing the service.
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.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that the electrification of railway routes has taken a “quantum jump” under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
A CBI official and his crony, who allegedly manipulated Tatkal ticket reservation system of the railways through an illegal software developed by the former, were operating at pan-India level, officials said here today.
Premium charges during festivals such as Diwali, Durga Puja and discounts for travelling odd- hours, choosing a less popular route or train or one having no pantry services, are some of the proposals the Railway Board is considering on dynamic-pricing.
Although Ambala division does not plan to send a fresh proposal for the railway budget, 2018-19, officials hope pending projects announced over the last four years for the Chandigarh railway station are speeded up.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the fares of trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani express are expected to reduce during the off-season.
In order to speed up goods traffic and ease the burden on existing rail tracks between Howrah and New Delhi, the work on the first phase of the 1,856-km.
The Bokaro Steel City railway station would soon get high-speed free Wi-Fi facility for passengers. This would make Bokaro the first railway station in Adra Division to have the facility, informed a railway official.
The Indian railways has started accepting payment made through Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app, a mobile application developed by National Payments Corporation of India.