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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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