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Jul 03 2017 (01:50) Indian Railways planning to add new economy class AC coaches in trains with fare lesser that 3rd AC (
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Jul 03 2017 (01:50)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by SHIVKUMAR/210603
Stations:  New Delhi/NDLS  
अगर आप भी ट्रेन के एयरकंडीशंड कोच में सस्ते किराये में सफर करना चाहते हैं, तो यह खबर आपके काफी काम की है. भारतीय रेलवे एक योजना पर काम कर रही है जिसके चलते आम यात्रियों को भी सस्ती दरों पर एसी कोच में सफर का मौका मिल स सकेगा. हालांकि रेलवे की ऐसी कोई योजना नहीं है कि वो अपने मौजूदा किराये में कटौती करे.
ताजा जानकारी के मुताबिक भारतीय रेलवे अब ट्रेनों नए वातानुकूलित (AC) कोच जोड़ने की तैयारी कर रही है और इन कोचों का नाम इकोनॉमी एसी क्लास रखा जाएगा. इकोनॉमी एसी कोचों में सफर का किराया थर्ड एसी से कम और स्लीपर क्लास से ज्यादा होगा. ट्रेन की टिकट बुकिंग कराते वक्त यात्री को इकोनॉमी एसी कोच
में सफर का भी विकल्प दिया जाएगा.
इन प्रस्तावित वातानुकूलित ट्रेनों में फर्स्ट एसी, सेकेंड एसी और थर्ड एसी क्लास के साथ ही इकोनॉमी एसी क्लास के 3 टीयर कोच लगाए जाएंगे. जबकि मौजूदा दौर में एक्सप्रेस और मेल ट्रेनों में स्लीपर के अलावा फर्स्ट, सेकेंड और थर्ड एसी कोच लगे होते हैं.
Jul 03 2017 (01:22) Indian Railways may offer ‘Economy AC’ coaches that’ll be cheaper than 3AC | india-news | Hindustan Times (
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Train passengers will soon have option of travelling in a new class of ‘Economy AC coaches’ with fares less than normal 3AC tariff.
The proposed fully AC train will have three-tier Economy AC coaches besides AC-3, AC-2 and AC-1 classes as part of the transformation exercise. An added feature would be automatic doors.
However, the passengers will not require blankets in the Economy AC class like other AC coaches as the temperature will be around 24-25 degrees.
Mail and Express trains have Sleeper, Third AC, Second AC and First AC classes while Rajdhani, Shatabdi and recently introduced Humsafar and Tejas trains are fully air- conditioned.
The railways is exploring an idea to introduce fully AC trains in select routes, aiming to provide comfort by facilitating AC travel for maximum passengers.
An exercise has been undertaken for a transformation in service by upgrading existing facilities in trains and stations and a separate cell has been created by the Railways for this.
“There will not be any chilling effect like in other AC classes and the temperature will be fixed around 24-25 degrees. The aim is to make the passengers comfortable and not make them feel the outside heat,” said a senior railway ministry official.
The recently launched Humsafar Express, comprising 3-AC coaches only, has become very popular.
The fully AC train with more Economy AC coaches is expected to cater to more passengers.
However, the details of the Economy AC class are to be worked out before deciding for manufacturing such coaches, said the official.
Jul 03 2017 (01:20) AC train: Indian Railways to introduce new Economy AC coaches - The Economic Times (
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News Entry# 307259  Blog Entry# 2340488   
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NEW DELHI: Train passengers will soon have option of travelling in a new class of 'Economy AC coaches' with fares less than normal 3AC tariff.
The proposed fully AC train will have three-tier Economy AC coaches besides AC-3, AC-2 and AC-1 classes as part of the transformation exercise. An added feature would be automatic doors.
However, the passengers will not require blankets in the Economy AC class like other AC coaches as the temperature will be around 24-25 de ..
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Jul 03 2017 (08:47)
MSRINIVASANME~   4762 blog posts
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Good and welcomes this Temperature Controlled Coaches.It is not a Air conditioned Coaches.
So our FM and IR shall not be imposed GST for these travel.
This Temperature Controlled coaches have to be clubbed with Sleeper class coaches for all benefits and 1.5 times Sleeper charges have to be levied for the common people.
Moreover ,In these TC coaches Thatkal and Airfare Premium Thatkal shall not be imposed for the benefits of common people.If premium Thatkal imposed the final slab shall be higher than Airfares.
These TC class coaches are just upgraded version of the Sleeper class coaches only.
During the congress regime the Sleeper class coaches are upgraded with cushioned berths without any hike in fares.
So these Temperature Controlled Coaches fares shall not be increased beyond 1.5 times of sleeper class fares and that too profitable to IR ,since these TC coaches replaces Sleeper class coaches and revenue increased by 150% over sleeper class coaches .Operation & Maintenance of these TC coaches are also just increased to 125% over sleeper class coaches.

Jul 03 2017 (09:03)
deepakrashikendra   2067 blog posts
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Likely to charge Garibrath fare @2 times sleeper

Jul 03 2017 (16:01)
A2Z~   17379 blog posts
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These coaches shall be air conditioned only, and the temperature shall be kept higher so that the smaller and cheaper acs with lower power consumption shall suffice.
Success depends on the fare structure. If fare is kept just 20% cheaper than ACIII means maintaining same profitability as ACIII not many SL class pax shall migrate to the new AC class. Fare has to be 35-40% lesser for 80 paxs per LHB coach (SL coach layout) & excluding bedding cost.
Jun 25 2017 (09:39) Airport-like facilities at stations: Min (
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News Entry# 306425  Blog Entry# 2332152   
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Jun 25 2017 (09:39)
Station Tag: Chennai Central/MAS added by SHIVKUMAR/210603
Stations:  MGR Chennai Central/MAS  
Changes In On-Board Services Soon
Emphasising that the Railways was working towards making travel better, railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said a state-of-the-art reservation system would be unveiled soon. There would also be major changes in on-board train services, Prabhu said, at a function at Chennai Central station, where he flagged off 11 completed passenger amenities and projects meant for Chennai, Madurai and Trichy.
“We are spending close to `18,000 crore for increasing speed on the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata sections.Besides, 16,500km doubling projects will be initiated in the next two years. Only
42% of lines across India are electrified and we will double the number in five years. Stations will be redeveloped on the lines of airports,“ Prabhu said.He also revealed that General Electric and Alstom have started building a prototype diesel and electric locomotive which would be able to pull trains at 160-200kmph.
Prabhu made the announcement after Tamil Nadu finance minister D Jayakumar reeled out a long list of demands related to railway projects in Tamil Nadu. The list included demands for highspeed corridors, new coaching terminal at Royapuram and new lines through the coastal districts of the state.
Referring to the demands, Prabhu said the Chennai-Kanyakumari coastal line and other projects could be sanctioned only if the TN government signed a joint-venture agreement with Railways for execution of infrastructure projects. “Tamil Nadu has a long coast. Railway lines connecting ports can also be constructed if the state helps,“ he said. Surprisingly , the Union minister said the works at Royapuram would be expedited, unaware that the Southern Railway has already shelved the plans and would be studying the feasibility of making Tondiarpet the next coaching terminal.
Earlier, delivering the Na ni Palkhivala memorial lecture at the Ethiraj college, Prabhu said that investments to the tune of `8.5 lakh crore made in the Indian Railways would create a few crore jobs. “National Council for Applied Economic Research will soon come out with a study on that,“ he added. The minister also ruled out complete privatisation of Railways, but indicated that increased participation of private agencies would be encouraged, especially start-ups. “The state should play an enabling ro le by creating infrastructure,“ he said.
Several MLAs and MPs from the DMK and the AIADMK who were present at the function at Chennai Central flooded Prabhu with demands. Chennai South MP D Jayavardhan pointed out that Southern Railway officials were unable to process demands related to passenger amenities and new lines raised in meetings, stating that it needs to be escalated to the Railway Board. “We request the Railway Minister to ensure that Board members are also part of such meetings,“ Jayavardhan said.
The elected representatives also demanded escalators, lifts and booking offices for stations in their constituencies. CPM MP TK Rangarajan urged Prabhu to ensure that Integral Coach Factory in Perambur be entrusted with manufacturing modern coaches, instead of outsourcing the work to private companies

Jun 25 2017 (10:19)
MSRINIVASANME~   4762 blog posts
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Requested our RM like Airport Entry fees with GST may be dropped in the proposed Airport like Railway Stations.
Jun 22 2017 (00:52) No facilities at Shekhpura railway station– News18 Hindi (
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ECR/East Central

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Stations:  Sheikhpura Junction/SHK  
कहने के लिए आदर्श रेलवे स्टेशन, सुविधाओं का टोटारूडी ने लालू पर साधा निशाना,
कहा कि बिहार में लूट का धंधा जारीगाद सफाई के नाम पर हो रहा करोड़ों रुपयों का बंदरबांटबस में आग लगने की घटना में एक ही परिवार के 4 लोगोें की दर्दनाक मौतठग बाप-बेटे ने परीक्षा में फेल करने की धमकी दे कर वसूले 6 लाख रु.
कहने के लिए आदर्श रेलवे स्टेशन, सुविधाओं का टोटा

बिहार में शेखपुरा रेलवे स्टेशन को रेल मंत्रालय ने छह माह पहले आदर्श स्टेशन का दर्जा दिया था तो इस क्षेत्र के लोगों की उम्मीद जगी थी कि रोशनी, स्वच्छता, शुद्ध पेयजल, शौचालय और सुरक्षा का बेहतर प्रबंध होगा, लेकिन छह माह बीत जाने के बाद भी वही गंदगी, नल से कभी कभार निकलता पानी, रात में बिजली चले जाने पर अंधेरा और शौचालय में लटका ताला ही नजर आता है.
रेल परिसर में गंदगी का अंबार है और शुद्ध पेयजल भी उपलब्ध नहीं है. शौचालय है लेकिन ताला लटका रहता है. हालांकि इस संबंध में रेल के कोई भी अधिकारी कुछ बोलने से बच रहे हैं.
टिकट काउंटर भी एक है, जिसकी वजह से ट्रेन आने के समय टिकट लेने में यात्रियों को काफी परेशानी होती है. सीपीआई के जिला मंत्री प्रभात कुमार पाण्डे ने कहा कि शेखपुरा को आदर्श स्टेशन का दर्जा तो मिल गया लेकिन कोई भी सुविधा उपलब्ध नहीं कराई गई है.
बहरहाल, आदर्श स्टेशन शेखपुरा का निरीक्षण करने कई बार रेलवे अधिकारी आए और यात्रियों ने सुविधा को लेकर सवाल उठाए लेकिन आश्वासन के सिवा आजतक कुछ भी नही मिला. अब शेखपुरा के लोगों को 'प्रभु' पर ही भरोसा है कि जल्द ही शेखपुरा का रेलवे स्टेशन आदर्श बने.
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