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Soon, popular films on demand in trains

You can soon watch a film or catch up on your favourite TV show on smartphones, laptops or other devices during those boring train journeys. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Wednesday said the ministry has sought proposals from interested parties to provide on-board entertainment on 1,300 select trains. “Under the content on demand policy, onboard entertainment through ... Read More »

Railways to pay passenger 12,000 for faulty AC

The Karnataka  State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ordered South Western Railway to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000, Rs 2,000 towards costs and also refund the ticket fare to a 58-year-old passenger who said he had to put up with three hours of suffocating journey in a train because of the dysfunctional air-conditioning system. The passenger, Dr Shekar S, a ... Read More »

Railways plans 3-week inspection of catering units

Days after the CAG report slammed the Railways over the quality and hygiene of its food, the national transporter conduct three weeks inspection of all catering units, food and water served on trains and sold in stations. In 16 Zonal railways , Joint inspection teams of medical, commercial and engineering cadres will conduct tests on samples of food and water, hygiene of ... Read More »

Railways serving food unfit for humans, says CAG report

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit report has observed that Catering services at the Indian Railways reportedly serves food unfit for the consumption of travellers. Frequent changes in catering policies as the main reason behind mismanagement in the services. “Unpurified water straight from tap was used in preparation of beverages, waste bins were not found covered, not emptied regularly and not washed, ... Read More »

No GST on rly tickets booked before July 1

The GST is all set to roll out on July 1, will replace Service tax for all air conditioned and first class railway tickets. However tickets booked before July 1 for journey starting on or after that date will not attract the tax and the difference in Service tax and GST will not be collected. When the tickets booked on ... Read More »

Yet another man’s Facebook post exposes Indian Railways’ ‘catering scam’

Earlier this year , a Kolkata man had posted about the ongoing Catering scam in the Railway pantry cars. Yet another post on social media has drawn lot of attention. Neelabh Khanikar was traveling from Duliajan to Dimapur on Patna Express with his family.  He bought two plates of egg Briyani for Rs.80 each . But he had a doubt ... Read More »

Indian Railways told to pay Rs.75000 to passenger whose seat was occupied by unauthorised persons

V.Vijay Kumar was traveling from Vizag to New Delhi on March 30,2013 when the incident took place. He had claimed some people occupied his lower berth which is already reserved by him.These passengers had created lot of nuisance and inconvenience to him and other passengers as well. When he went to search for the ticket checker to complaint but no ... Read More »

A Railway Line In Every District of India: Niti Ayog Asks Railways To Prepare A Roadmap

Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog, the think tank of Indian government wants the Indian Railways to prepare a plan similar to Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and National Highways Development Programme (NHDP) to link districts which are not on rail map. A senior official said that India needs schemes such as NHDP and PMGSY in Railways. There are may parts of India which ... Read More »

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