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The train will run on all days of the week, except Tuesdays and will cut travel time between Delhi and Katra to eight hours from the current 12 hours
Speaking to reporters at the launch of a cleanliness survey here, he said over the last five years, the national transporter had improved its services under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapura were the top three ranking railway stations among 720 stations.
The exchange that followed next has won over the Internet and caught the attention of the Railway Ministry as well.
In Pune alone, 1.72 lakh ticketless travellers were caught by ticket checkers between April and September
The deficit of Rs 11,852.91 crore does not take into account the expenses for the salaries of the staff or pension, which is likely to take the shortfall to a much higher amount.
The minimum fare for travelling between New Delhi (NDLS) to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) will be Rs 1,630 and the maximum will be Rs 3,015
The high-speed train will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra, the last station on way to the Vaishno Devi temple, to eight hours from the current 12 hours.
The private operators will run the trains on routes allocated to them on payment of applicable charges.
The indicative list identified by the Railway Board for private train operation includes intercity, long-distance and suburban routes.
The stake sale is expected to help the government raise between Rs 500 crore and Rs 600 crore.
The bridge connects Burdwan town with the two sub-divisions of Kalna and Katwa, and is on the Howrah–Bardhaman main line
The revamped train will also be able to provide power to all the coaches by converting electricity from the overhead supply unit.
This, he said, is the sixth consecutive year that such a productivity-linked bonus is being given to railway employees.
The relief will be applicable to 35 pairs of Humsafar trains, which currently have only AC 3-tier classes, the official said.
The railways has issued directions that from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, no single-use plastic will be used in its premises.
The regulator will be setup to deal with fares, allocation of routes and safety for trains run by private firms
Earlier this year, the production of these self-propelled engine-less train sets was stopped at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai over allegations of favouritism and lack of transparency.
The Indian Railways will need massive investments to transform into a modern transporter. Seeking private investment is a welcome step.
Yadav said the railways has identified 10 more high-speed rail corridors besides the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route to give them to private players.
The discount will be given on the base fare of trains with AC chair car and executive chair car seats and charges like GST, reservation fee, superfast charges and others will be levied separately, the official said on August 27.
Kale said, when he was served the omelette at his seat, he found worms on the plate and in the pepper sprayed on the egg.
All vendors and staff across Indian Railways are to be encouraged to use reusable bags to reduce plastic footprint.
According to a blueprint prepared by the Railway Board to hand over the two trains to the railways' tourism and catering arm for a period of three years as a pilot project, no concessions, privileges or duty passes will be allowed on these trains.