….let's share our railways knowledge

Essential Amenities for Railway Passenger

Why not confirmed seat on demand before 2020?

By on September 18, 2016
Why not confirmed seat on demand before 2020?

There was a news the other day “Confirmed seat on demand by 2020: Railways” But no mention “How”? As the news go, it appears that with the progress of traffic facility and doubling/tripling of line work, the throughput will increase and so the  running of more trains. Thus, it is presumed that train capacity will […]

Continue Reading »

Where has 150 millions Indian Railway passenger gone?

By on October 1, 2015
Where has 150 millions Indian Railway passenger gone?

There is disturbing news that IR has recorded a drop of 4.2% passenger traffic during April-August during 2014-15 as compared to last year. Indian Railway carried 343 Crs passenger this year as compared to 358 Crs last year during the first five months showing a drop of 15 Crs passenger. Where has 15 Crs. Indian […]

Continue Reading »

Indian Railways begins E-catering on trial – a small step towards a big change

By on September 26, 2014
Indian Railways begins E-catering on trial – a small step towards a big change

The best Railway news I have come across after a very long time is the beginning of the e-catering on trial. This appeared in the Business Standard news http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/railways-starts-trial-run-of-e-catering-service-114092501197_1.html I wish there is no vested interest and it will be allowed to succeed. Very shortly, the project will get implemented on all the trains. Food […]

Continue Reading »

Cooking by Induction Heating for Indian Railways

By on September 20, 2014
Cooking by Induction Heating for Indian Railways

Journey by train is leisure time with nothing to do and a desire for munching all the time. This has called upon the need for mobile catering facility to supply hot and fresh food to the passenger. For this purpose, Indian Railway runs Pantry car in all important trains. There are two types of pantry […]

Continue Reading »

Are Special or Premium Trains earning satisfactorily in Indian Railways?

By on September 6, 2014
Are Special or Premium Trains earning satisfactorily in Indian Railways?

Thither was a news the other day that premium trains introduced between Mumbai and Goa running empty with utilization of just 20% as compared to approximately 80-100% in normal trains. http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dna-special-railways-gamble-fails-mumbai-goa-trains-running-on-empty-2016029 What this speaks out? As per the Railway official statement mentioned in the news, it is stated that maximum traffic during the period is of […]

Continue Reading »

Climbing stairs at Railway Station is nightmare for many

By on August 26, 2014
Climbing  stairs at Railway Station is nightmare for many

Highlighting problem of senior and differently abled  citizens along with list of lifts and escalators existing and planned at Railway Stations with few suggestions. Climbing stairs to foot over bridge for changing  platform is one of the major issue every one faces during the beginning and end of the rail journey. Everyone wishes the arrival […]

Continue Reading »

Head-on-Generation for powering the running coach

By on March 22, 2014
Head-on-Generation for powering the running coach

How to power a rolling vehicle for illumination, fannage and air-conditioning? There are basically three methods namely- Self Generation: An alternator is provided which is coupled with the coach wheel through a pulley-belt drive mechanism. There is a brushless alternator with slotted rotor with field and three phase winding housed on the stator. Due to […]

Continue Reading »

Helping you to make your Indian Railway train journey happy, safe and comfortable.

By on March 21, 2014
Helping you to make your Indian Railway train journey happy, safe and comfortable.

Journey by train is not a simple affair as compared to travelling by bus. It is because of the passenger friendly environment of the road transport system by Bus. The basic reasons is that the frequency is high with assured accommodation and ticket made available at your seat as compared to rail transport where buying […]

Continue Reading »

On line booking of Retiring room at major Railway Stations.

By on December 17, 2013
On line booking of Retiring room at major Railway Stations.

There was news other day that Indian Railways going to offer on line booking of retiring room at major stations. This is a step towards improving passenger amenities. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Online-booking-of-railways-retiring-rooms-soon/articleshow/27377944.cms Living and leaving from the Railway Stations after the completion of days work is desired by most of the passengers. But as there is no transparency […]

Continue Reading »

Matching supply with the demand for reserved seats in Indian Railways

By on December 5, 2013
Matching supply with the demand for reserved seats in Indian Railways

Indian Railways is the only organisation left in India where black marketing and touting is still continuing. It is the only organization where emergency quota system exists. The quota system has long been eradicated from all other departments. How long will this continue? There is no scheme of Indian Railways in sight to come out […]

Continue Reading »

Top