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Yesterday (10:56)   12266/Jammu Tawi - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Duronto Express

संस्कार नाम का चिज़ है की नही^~   14688 blog posts   9015 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 4199245            Tags   Past Edits
Passengers in two coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duranto Express looted by armed robbers in Delhi

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Yesterday (21:28)
Rail Fanning~   3729 blog posts
Re# 4199245-2            Tags   Past Edits
As per reports "The irony is that neither staff nor security personnel were available there at the time of the mishap.Passengers tried to reach the train attendant and TT after the incident and found them after
20 minutes.
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Yesterday (15:01)   MoS Railways dubs Railway Protection Force as 'toothless', demands more power for it

Rahul V^~   36 news posts
Entry# 4199566   News Entry# 374184         Tags   Past Edits
NEW DELHI: Dubbing the RPF as a "toothless" organisation, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Wednesday strongly pitched for more powers for it even as his senior ministerial colleague Piyush Goyal played down his concerns, asserting that regardless of a law they should move on with their work.Goyal also said an amendment to the existing Railways Act was only a "technicality", and urged the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Government Railway Police (GRP) to work together to secure railways and passengers.
Speaking at a conference on security of railways, both Sinha and RPF Director General Arun Kumar pushed for handing over the registration, enquiry and detection of passenger-related crimes on board running trains to the force.Currently, even if a
crime is detected by the RPF, the case has to be handed over to the GRP for further enquiry."RPF is a toothless organisation. It is involved in security, but has no powers. Despite ability and efforts, the RPF has not got the powers it deserves. However, it is blamed for everything that happens on railway premises. But the reality is that other than taking care (of railway property), RPF has no real powers.
An amendment in the law, I personally feel, is the need of the hour," Sinha said.However, Goyal asserted that "whether the law is changed or not, whether the GRP does it or the RPF, these are all technicalities. We have to decide that we need to work together to secure passengers. Then law will not come in the way."The RPF DG also highlighted how his force can leverage its inherent advantage of having an all India jurisdiction to prevent and detect crime in moving trains.Since the jurisdiction of an RPF posts cuts across jurisdiction of many police stations, it has an advantage of identifying place of occurrence, quick registration of the case and subsequent detection, Kumar added."Therefore, we may consider empowering RPF to register, investigate and detect passenger luggage thefts so that the state police can concentrate on checking serious crimes like robbery, dacoity, rape, murder and focus its efforts in maintenance of law and order in railway premises
."A draft bill for amendment in Railways Act to empower RPF to register, enquire and prosecute cases of passenger luggage theft and crime against women has been approved to be sent to the cabinet for further legislative action," he said. Kumar also said that the issue of reporting and registration of crime against passengers is a weak link in the security apparatus which affects the service delivery to the passengers. The victim has to run from pillar to post to get his FIR registered without which the criminal justice system would not set in motion, he said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was also participating in the conference, suggested to Goyal to start a facility by which passengers can file FIRs online."There is no facility for a passenger to file an FIR online. If somebody is travelling by train (and something happens), he need to visit GRP station to get an FIR registered. It will then go to the state, to the district and eventually to the police station concerned. There is no guarantee that he would get justice," the minister said."You (Railway Ministry official) need to discuss and decide on this (online FIR). We will provide all possible support from the Ministry of Home Affairs," Singh said, citing the 'crime and criminal tracking network and system' (CCTNS) for the integration of state police work implemented by his ministry.
According to official data, the RPF have arrested 146 person for alleged crime against women and handed over to the GRP and 1,39,422 male passengers were prosecuted for travelling in ladies coaches in 2018.Special measures were taken to ensure care and protection of distressed children in trains and on railway premises, the DG said, adding the RPF was also instrumental in rescue of 13091 children in need of care and protection during 2018.

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Yesterday (16:23)
Rail Fanning~   3729 blog posts
Re# 4199566-2            Tags   Past Edits
Sad reality. Just ensuring enabling of powers to the team that travels on board in trains was only required.This also has got into unnecessary bureaucratic tangle
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Jan 15 (12:28)   रांची : तीन करोड़ की लागत से अपग्रेड होगी एलेप्पी एक्सप्रेस

Adittyaa Sharma^~   11191 news posts
Entry# 4197317   News Entry# 374033         Tags   Past Edits
राजकुमाररांची : धनबाद से चलकर केरल के अल्लापुजा तक जानेवाली धनबाद-एलेप्पी एक्सप्रेस (13351/52) का रंगरूप बदलने और सुविधाएं उत्कृष्ट बनाने की तैयारी चल रही है. 31 मार्च से पहले यह ट्रेन अपने नये स्वरूप में यात्रियों के लिए उपलब्ध होगी. प्रोजेक्ट ‘उत्कृष्ट’ के तहत भारतीय रेल द्वारा धनबाद-एलेप्पी एक्सप्रेस के अपग्रेडेशन की निविदा 16 जनवरी तक निकाली जायेगी.  रेलवे की ओर से इस ट्रेन के अपग्रेडेशन में लगभग तीन करोड़ रुपये खर्च किये जाने की योजना है. इसके कुल छह सेट ट्रेनों को अपग्रेड किया जायेगा.  इस ट्रेन में बदलाव से दक्षिण जानेवाले यात्रियों को काफी फायदा होगा. विद्यार्थी से लेकर मरीज व  दक्षिण भारत जानेवाले लोगों की अक्सर यह शिकायत रहती है कि इस ट्रेन के साथ अनदेखी की जा रही है. इसकी के मद्देनजर इस ट्रेन को अपग्रेड करने का फैसला लिया गया है.  अपग्रेडेशन के तहत होंगे ये काम : कोच की फर्श, दीवारें और सीलिंग तक को नया रूप दिया...
जायेगा. कोच में पीवीसी प्लोरिंग लगायी जायेगी और पैनल बदले जायेंगे.  एसी कोचों में नये  डिजाइन के पर्दे भी लगाये जायेंगे.  वातानुकूलित कोचों में बदबू को रोकने के लिए  ऑटो जेनिटर सिस्टम इंस्टॉल किये जायेंगें. सभी आरक्षित कोचों में अग्निशमन  यंत्र लगाये जायेंगे. बेहतर रोशनी के लिए कोच के अंदर, बाहर और शौचालय एलइडी लाइटें लगायी जायेंगी. शौचालय में आधुनिक सुविधा और फिटिंग के अलावा सोप डिस्पेंसर भी लगाये जायेंगे. साथ ही एस ट्रैप बॉयो टायलेट लगाए जायेंगे. दृष्टि बाधित यात्रियों की सुविधा के लिए कोचों में ब्रेल लिपि में भी सूचनाएं उपलब्ध रहेंगी.  साफ-सफाई पर होगा विशेष ध्यान : नये कोच की साफ-सफाई का विशेष ध्यान रखा जायेगा. इसके लिए गारबेज बैग और डस्टबिन लगाये जायेंगे, जिनकी नियमित अंतराल पर सफाई की जायेगी. ओबीएचएस सुविधा से युक्त ट्रेनों में कोच मित्रों को जीपीएस आधारित अटेंडेंस सिस्टम उपलब्ध कराया जायेगा. हर दो घंटे पर टॉयलेट की सफाई की जायेगी अौर टॉयलेट जाम होने की स्थिति में  प्रशिक्षित सफाई कर्मियों द्वारा उसे ठीक किया जायेगा.

5 Public Posts - Tue Jan 15, 2019

Jan 15 (20:33)
Rail Fanning~   3729 blog posts
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ECR and SER should somehow figure out a way to bifurcate and run these trains separately. Considering traffic from East to South, and the stations that it crosses it would surely be huge hit. Most importantly it is daily

1 Public Posts - Wed Jan 16, 2019

Jan 16 (13:08)
Rail Fanning~   3729 blog posts
Re# 4197317-10            Tags   Past Edits
Hope it happens. Never seen an instance of a daily slip service running for the last 30-40 years without any change or improvement. None of the newer trains will ever be made daily. They can at the most be weekly/bi weekly service with same slot being used by multiple trains. Both these trains (13351/18189) already run daily. Hence separating them can actually benefit people of multiple regions and will surely be revenue generating

3 Public Posts - Wed Jan 16, 2019

Jan 16 (22:20)
Rail Fanning~   3729 blog posts
Re# 4197317-14            Tags   Past Edits
Yes demand is always there.Sometime back someone posted that in SR it was among the top 3 revenue generating trains (13352) and also amongst the top 10 trains and probably the only non-superfast train
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Jan 16 (06:56)   12610/Mysuru - Chennai Central Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)

12658 CHENNAI MAIL*^~   10537 blog posts   31945 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 4198072            Tags   Past Edits
Today's journey:
NTES says 12610 yet to depart!!!

Jan 16 (09:23)
Rail Fanning~   3729 blog posts
Re# 4198072-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. Seems that NTES has not captured the same.....though train seems to have departed from SBC on time. No details mentioned in NTES of its travel between MYS and SBC
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Jan 15 (22:41)   12609/Chennai Central - Mysuru Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30390

16023 💎 Malgudi Express 💎 16024^~   2990 blog posts   214 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 4197965            Tags   Past Edits
Captured 12609 Chennai - Mysore Express at SBC. Was bit worried about the occupancy as the Karwar exp departed first but this train had around 70% occupancy and even the AC coaches around 20 - 25 people were there. Royapuram WAP7 30390 (Sharon) did the honours also captured new TB of this train.
Pic Source : Self.

2 Public Posts - Tue Jan 15, 2019

Jan 16 (09:20)
Rail Fanning~   3729 blog posts
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The MEMU timings towards Mysuru has changed now. On the days that it runs, passengers can take that train 15 min before the MAS-Mysuru express and can still reach Mysuru almost 40 minutes ahead of the express train.
The timings for the express train could be speeded up. For passengers boarding from SBC, they can take MEMU and travel at a lower fare. The MEMU with stoppages at all stations still covers the dist in 2hrs 55min whereas exp train takes additional 20-25 min with lesser stops
Train no. 06575 KSR Bengaluru –
Mysuru MEMU (on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) will depart at 7.50pm from
KSR Bengaluru instead of 7.55pm and reach Mysuru at 10:40pm instead of 10.50pm from January 16.
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