Bangalore. Bengaluru. The once literally and figuratively cool Garden City/City of Lakes/pensioner’s paradise has become an unlivable horror today, degraded into a frenzy mass of concrete, vehicles, dust, heat and garbage.
n a big relief to passengers buying railway tickets over the counter, Indian Railways next week is likely to launch the ticket cancellation service by dialing 139 but initially it can be availed only by passengers whose train departure timings is between 11 pm and 6 am. The railway has proposed that passengers can call 139 and give details of their conformed train tickets for cancellation and they will receive a one-time password (OTP). They can visit nearest ticket counter till 10 a.m. next morning after cancellation over phone and provide the OTP to claim refund. The facility is for people who booked ticket from counters. For other passengers, whose scheduled departure does not fall in the 11 pm-6 am window, the existing rule of 4 hours cancellation from the time of departure will be applicable.
The Ministry of Railways is running the 8th Phase of Science Exhibition, a mobile Exhibition Train, in co-ordination with Department of Science & Technology and Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India.
A treasure trove of knowledge, the Science Express will be on display at Vellore, Kumbakonam, Pudukkotai, Rameswaram, Tirunelveli, Changanaseri, Palakkad and Mangalore Jn. in Southern Railway
The Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu presented his second railway budget for the year 2016-17 in Parliament today. Definitely a reformative budget that focuses on revenue generation, facility improvement and innovation at the same time!
1st loco with 5% Biodiesel fuel flaggd off frm Locoshed,Vatva,ADI Biodiesel is cost effective & environment friendly Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil – or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or...
Lucknow: The Metro rail project in Kanpur, the largest industrial city in Uttar Pradesh, would be launched by March while Rs.200 crore has been provided from the Infrastructure Development Fund for the Lucknow Metro rail, an official said on Monday.
During a meeting here to review the project, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan directed state government departments and officials concerned to ensure that all necessary approvals were taken before the state cabinet’s next meeting scheduled for February 10, the official said.
Ranjan also asked the officials to ensure necessary action for finalising the detailed project reports on metro rails for Varanasi and Agra within 10 days.
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Kumar Keshav presented a progress report on works scheduled to be completed by December 2016 on the project.
Keshav said civil work of two stations and two-km viaduct had been completed as per the set targets whereas work on four stations and a five-km viaduct was targeted to be complete by March 2016. He said all works were going on as per time-schedule.
The last date for submission of bids for the construction of underground metro route from Charbagh to K.D. Singh Babu stadium here is February 11.
Shri Suresh Prabhu talks about how he is aiming to reinvent the Indian railways by providing better solution to today’s problems. Suresh Prabu is an Indian Politician & current Railway Minister of India.
Suresh Prabhu The Railway minister to expand rail network and speed up trains, Fares not affected as state polls approach; big freight push Suresh Prabhu, the railway minister, steered Rail Budget 2016-17 on Feb 27 with promises of a financial...
Presenting Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament , the Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu announced that all operational halts will be converted into commercial halts, for the convenience of passengers.
He also said that, Sarathi Seva was introduced in Konkan Railway to help the old and disabled passengers requiring assistance at stations. this service will be expanded at many more stations. The existing services for enabling passengers to book battery operated cars, porter services, etc. on a paid basis in addition to the existing pick up and drop, and wheel chair services will be strengthened.
Indian Railways is working with insurance companies to offer optional travel insurance for rail journeys at the time of booking.
Through the partnership, IRCTC customers will have access to OYO's inventory of 45,000 hotel rooms across more than 170 cities in India
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Oyo Rooms to launch an IRCTC hotel-booking page offering its budget room inventory to train travellers. The IRCTC Tourism website now lists a new tab titled 'IRCTC Oyo Hotels', which redirects the user to a page on Oyo Rooms's website where users can complete the bookings. The integration is also seen on its accommodation tab, where Oyo Rooms drives all the searches under the 'Budget Hotels' tab, along with IRCTC's inventory of lounges, retiring rooms, and own list of hotels. "As India's widest and largest network, we feel confident of catering to the passengers' needs and look forward to making this alliance a great success," said Abhinav Sinha, COO, Oyo Rooms. Commenting on the tie up, IRCTC CMD Dr. A.K. Manocha said that tech-enabled solutions will power the next wave of innovation, and that the partnership contributes another chapter to the successful narrative of "Make in India" initiatives. IRCTC is one of the largest e-commerce destinations in India, with 5 to 5.5 lakhs bookings per day on an average. It has previously partnered with mobile wallet players Mobikwik and Paytm, and Foodpanda to pilot its food delivery service. Oyo Rooms had recently crossed one million check-ins across its network in January 2015, and officially announced its acquisition of acquired Tiger Global backed Zo Rooms earlier this month.
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