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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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Railways to provide First Aid boxes in all trains

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Railways going to provide first-aid boxes on all passenger carrying trains and augmented first-aid boxes in nominated long distance trains. The frontline staff on trains is trained in rendering First Aid. In case of urgent medical assistance to passengers, services of doctors travelling as passengers are utilized. In case of emergencies, trains can also make [...]

Indian railways upgrading e-ticket booking system

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To improve the efficiency of booking e-tickets, IRCTC has been upgrading the next generation e-ticketing system. The new e-ticketing system capacity has been increased by almost 3 times compared to old system. Old System New System Capacity of booking tickets/min 2000 7200 No of users login at a time 40,000 1,20,000 So, this news would [...]

Gangman alert saves lives on Mumbai-Kanyakumari Express train

Today is a lucky day for the passengers who travel in Mumbai-Kanyakumari Express train. Train would have met with an accident in just a span of time.Gang man found cracks on railway track between Molagavelli-Nemakallu of Kurnool district and immediately alerted the driver.Railway authorities reached the place and started repairs immediately.

Six special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/Dadar to Sevagram/Ajni/Nagpur

Special Six trains will run for two days on the account of Mahaparinibban Divas of Bharat Ratan Babasaheb Dr.Bhim Rao Ambedkar between 06.12.2014 to 08.12.2014 to clear extra rush of passengers. Schedule: Train No. 01069 will leave Mumbai CST at 04.05 p.m. on 6.12.2014 and will reach Ajni at 08.10 a.m. next day.  Train No. [...]

Mobile based Destination Alert Wake-Up call for Passengers

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A quite interesting feature has been introduced by railways to rail passengers especially for those passengers who were in to deep sleep and miss their destination station.  A Mobile based alert in the form of IVR or SMS will be given to passengers before the train reaches destination. Passengers can know when their destination station [...]

139 call charges Rs.3 per SMS – Railway enquiry

Centralised Railway Enquiry System 139 charges: Railway enquiry number 139 charges are not known for many railway passengers. This Rail Sampark number 139 is being managed in private & public partnership by sharing the revenue received through calls & SMS from telecom operators. Following call charges are applicable for calls received on 139: Landline: Rs. [...]

Branded, ready to eat food in trains within few days

Railways are in talks with food manufacturers to provide branded ready to eat foods from reputed branded companies. Pricing of different food items will be decided very soon. Presently this will be implemented in few selected trains like mail and express trains with pantry car facility. The pre cooked food items will be initially launched [...]

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