According to a railway board letter dated December 11, a copy of which is with PTI, the board has formed a six-member committee to review the system and submit a report in 30 days.
Under the system, the vendor or contractor need to register with the online IT platform developed in-house by CRIS, New Delhi called Indian Railways E-Procurement System (IREPS).
The device -- Fog Pass (Fog Pilot Assistance System) or FSD -- is GPS-enabled and can continuously calculate the distance of the train in relation to the next landmark, enabling drivers to know when exactly a signal is approaching.
As a part of his efforts to change the bureaucratic nature of the railways' operations, Lohani, in the letter said the national transporter was a commercial organisation and while it needed to operate within the policy parameters, which often restricted the delivery of performance and best results, it also needed to be flexible.
The service was started for 102 premium trains on November 3 and till December 7, passengers of 23 pairs of Rajdhani and 26 pairs of Shatabdi and one pair each of Tejas and Gatiman trains have received 33,08,632 SMSes sent out by the Railways at its own expense.
The freight traffic, which essentially serves the revenue of the railways, recorded an almost 5 percent jump in loading during April 1-November 30, 2017, as compared to 2016.
Track maintenance time in November 2017 was recorded at around 45,033 hours, 21.17 percent higher than the 37165 hours logged over the same month last year.
The scheme was launched to reduce the nearly Rs 1,300 crore subsidy burden of the Railways in the senior citizen category.
The Supreme Court asked the Centre and Ministry of Railways to respond to a plea seeking directions to ensure the security of passengers travelling in trains and re-evaluate the safety measures.
"Coal India and Railways achieved loading of 257 rakes today to push more coal to power plants," Coal India director (marketing) S N Prasad told PTI yesterday.
Indian Railways is examining the idea of takeaway bed kits and a final decision is likely by the end of December.
These coaches have initially been provided in the Sealdah–New Delhi Rajdhani. They were upgraded at a cost of about Rs 35 lakh, the railways said.
Twenty-two of the 23 tunnels have been drilled, Prasad said.
On most occasions, passengers are forced to sit on the floor due to a shortage of benches on station premises.
The 10 stations are Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Lucknow, Gomti Nagar, Kota, Tirupati, Nellore, Ernakulam, Puducherry, Madgaon and Thane.
During the seven-month period, a total of 19.82 lakh cases of ticketless or irregular travel and unbooked luggage were detected by the commercial staff.
Rail link and all-weather roads to chardham, the four Himalayan shrines located in Uttarakhand, are the BJP's pet projects in the hill state, where migration of labourers has been an issue.
'Trains at a Glance' for 2017-2018, which came into effect yesterday, shows that the timetable has been designed to help engineers and others undertake regular maintenance work in blocks of two to four hours.
The employee at the ticket counter did not report for duty as he was indisposed.
Amul wants to take benefit of the reduced rates offered by railways for refrigerated parcel vans to bring down the transportation cost.
The chief minister also announced that the new FoBs at Elphinstone Road Station, Currey Road and Ambivali will be completed by January 31.
The officials are scheduled to appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways headed by Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on November 9.
"We want to restore all the railway lines which existed before the partition of India. Now the initiative is on to restore rail connectivity in twelve places between Bangladesh and India. Both the governments are cooperating with each other in this regard," he told reporters.
The plants on the roof tops of Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations will generate 76.5 lakh units of solar power cumulatively per year and shall meet about 30 per cent of the energy requirement of these stations, the officials said.
This will help passengers book their tickets with ease and the tickets will be booked faster, reports the Times of India