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By Haritha P

Haritha is an independent author writes about Indian Railways and MMTS Trains. She works for mmtstraintimings.in as a part time editor. she also works for pnrstatus.co.in as author for their Railway news blog.

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New Shatabdi Express Between New Delhi and Bhatinda from 20.12.2014

Railway Minister flags off new Shatabdi Express train between New Delhi and Bhatinda on 18.12.14 and services have been commenced from today(20.12.2014). In addition to 14 pairs of Shatabdi services on Northern Railway serving 11 important cities viz. - Bhopal, Lucknow, Ajmer, Dehradun, Amritsar( 2 pairs), Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Moga, Kathgodam, Kanpur and Kalka( 2 pairs),15th new Shatabdi [...]

Three More Pilgrim Special Tourist Trains

Indian Railways plans 3 more pilgrim special trains till 12.01.2015 in addition to already introduced 7 special trains. New pilgrim destinations covered are Bijapur,Solapur,Badami,Melmaruvathur,Vaitheeswarankoil, Thiruvenkadu, Keelaperumpallam, Thirunallar, Alangudi, Surianarkoil, Kanjanur, Thirunageshwaram, Thingalur, Parasnath, St. Francis Xavier (Old Goa), Mecca Masjid (Hyderabd), Nanded Sahib, Nanak Jhira Gurudwara, Sri Patna Sahib, Kanchipuram etc. Introduction of pilgrim special [...]

229 CCTVs at Passenger Reservation Counters

To identify malpractices at computerised passenger reservation counters,Railways plan to install 229 CCTVs at various locations.Instructions have been already issued to all Zonal Railways to monitor CCTV footage on daily basis. Reports of CCTV footage have to be submitted by the concerned staff to nominated officer for taking necessary action.Strict instructions have been passed by [...]

7 extra premium trains to meet Christmas rush

Railways have planned 7 additional premium special trains on the eve of christmas to clear extra rush of passengers. Mumbai-Chennai Pune-Karmali Hyderabad-Mumbai Hyderabad-Bangalore Hyderabad-Chennai Jaipur-Bandra Terminus Jaipur-Ernakulam  

Non-Veg in Vegetarian Dish ordered by a passenger on Guwahati-Rajdhani Express train

non-veg in veg dish

A funny thing happened very recently in Guwahati-Rajdhani Express train. A passenger ordered vegetarian dish and interestingly found pieces of bones in it. It’s such a pathetic condition of catering services by railways and the quality of food served to passengers in trains. Immediately the passenger complained to the manager in the train and found [...]

Pay rail ticket fares in monthly installments

EMI

This is something different from railways to IRCTC website users. Railways in coordination with Citibank planned to offer IRCTC website users to buy rail tickets through EMI. While booking ticket online, as u come across Payment Option in the booking process u will now find a new option EMI. Instead of clicking credit card, debit [...]

Nine Corridors identified for Semi High Speed Trains

semi high speed

Indian Railways to introduce semi high speed trains to raise the train speed and have identified nine corridors.These trains will be introduced in the route where the present speed is 160-200 kmph. The first semi high speed passenger train will be run from New Delhi to Agra and the estimated cost for upgradation work is Rs.16.35 [...]

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