For the convenience of the passengers and to clear the summer vacations rush, Western Railway has decided to augment extra coaches in the following pairs of train on temporary basis.
Passengers on 25 trains can now choose their meals from a pre-loaded menu and pay through credit or debit cards without worrying about being overcharged or having to shell out the exact amount for their food, rail officials have said.
In view of protests by Dalits over the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act, several trains across the country were cancelled on Tuesday. Over 100 passenger and mail train services were affected on Monday too due to the shutdown call by Dalits. The protesters blocked rail and road traffic and resorted to violence in Rajasthan, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
Now, a mathematical formula will be used to optimise the productivity of passenger trains by determining the number of locomotives required for each train, the railways said today.
Concerned over cases of maintenance workers being run over by trains while patrolling the tracks, the Railway Board has now decided to add a personal safety device to their gear, along with their usual boots, gloves, rain coats, winter jackets and tool kit.
Hundreds of passengers at the railway stations were left stranded as dense fog continued to affect the rail traffic in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Friday.
Trains will now run faster – at 75 kmph, instead of the present 60 kmph – during fog or other adverse weather conditions, according to a policy decision taken by the Railway Board.
As the national capital reels under cold waves, as many as 15 trains were cancelled and 11 others were delayed due to low visibility on Thursday.
It was a generally cloudy morning with shallow fog here on Tuesday and the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the seasons’s average, the weather office said.
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