To cater to the growing demand during the festive season including Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt Puja, special trains will be run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi and Lucknow, among others.
The improvement in container traffic at Indian Railways and major ports augurs well for Concor. But earnings benefits are uncertain as competitive intensity remains high
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 16 said a V-shaped recovery is being seen in several high-frequency indicators.
The Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express trains were suspended on March 19 amid coronavirus pandemic and from today onwards both the trains restart its operations.
The new timetable will be implemented when regular train services resume and it is difficult to tell a time period when it will come into effect, says Yadav.
Planned to be deployed for operations on major freight routes of the railways, including the dedicated freight corridors (DFCs), they are expected to increase the average speed of freight trains in the country by at least 20-25 kmph, the company said.
Of the 10 ac trains, two trains will be slow trains running DOWN direction between Mahalaxmi- Borivali and the other, UP direction between Borivali- Churchgate. The rest will be eight fast trains - four will run DOWN direction between Churchgate-Virar and the other four in UP direction between Virar-Churchgate.
These trains will run between October 20 and November 30, 2020.
"All concessions were withdrawn due to COVID-19, except some students and some with certain health conditions. The only motive was and is to discourage people from unnecessary travel. These restrictions are under constant review and will be thoroughly reviewed as trains services are restored to normal," a Railway spokesperson told Moneycontrol.
The railways has turned to private players to redevelop stations and wants to bid out at least 50 stations by March 2021. How will the plan work out and what about the user charge that is facing opposition? IRSDC MD and CEO Sanjeev Kumar Lohia answers these questions and more
In the past six months, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the Indian Railway has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles against 731 rakes in the previous year.
In all 120 applications have been received for the 12 clusters, from 15 applicant firms," the ministry said in a statement.
The new 39 trains are the air conditioned trains with sleeper and seating accommodation. Most of the trains belong to the category of AC Express, Duronto, Rajdhani and Shatabdi. The date of operation of these trains is yet to be declared.
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Ticket booking facility across PRS counters and online platforms such as the IRCTC website will also be allowed in between the release of the first and second reservation charts.
The monthly pass of Panchavati Express, which connects Mumbai and Nashik, which was earlier priced between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000, now costs passengers nearly Rs 25,000 per month.
The second reservation charts were prepared between 30 minutes to 5 minutes before scheduled/rescheduled time of departure of trains.
As per to the proposed plan, the new "vertical lift bridge" will be three metres higher than the old bridge and have a navigational air clearance of 22 metres above sea level. The previous Pamban rail sea-bridge is 106 years old and connects Rameswaram in Pamban Island and Dhanuskodi in mainland Tamil Nadu.
The Railways is yet to take any decision related to user charges at railway stations.
The state government has stated that cinema halls and schools will remain closed in Maharashtra.
Defective material in loco manufacturing, bad workmanship main reasons. CAG also pulls up Railways on LHB coaches. A committee had recommended a switchover to the manufacture of these coaches by 2012. However, it came into effect only from April 1, 2018.
Railway Board has accepted the field performance test report of RDSO and considered UIC 60 kg, 880 Grade prime (Class- A) rails are suitable for use in Indian Railways, it added.
"Passengers won’t be taking this move in a positive manner. With airlines like SpiceJet beefing up its services to smaller towns and cities, people will prefer to travel by air because of the time factor and this is going to hit Railways," Nishant Pitti, chief executive and co-founder, EaseMyTrip.com, told Moneycontrol.
The Railways had earlier clarified that user fee would be levied only across stations which will be redeveloped and those that have high footfalls.
The CAG peeked through Indian Railways’ window and found it was dressing up numbers. Including advance freight earnings has done little to tackle the national transporter’s continuing pain. Internal resource generation has dwindled and dependence on borrowings is rising