Misuse of railminindia tweet ?

Tweet to railway minister for any help during journey has became popular , but this emergency service is highly misused. To register complaint or suggestion the proper way is to use IR web portal
http://www.coms.indianrailways.gov.in/criscm/common/complaint_registration.seam;jsessionid=F4BE854EEED90E64484FBCB017AE962B.cmsapp2ins1
Passenger widely uses mobile phones to tweet railway minister. Here is one such example where Railway official provided milk to child in train.

Seriously , is it necessary to respond to such tweets ? Whole ministry engaged to provide some milk. She could have resolved with tea vendor.

Many people have tweeted railway minister for simple request. Some people are even one step ahead, they tweeted to railway minister for help without any emergency situation just to check that this system is still working or not.
No wonder , if this facility would be closed after some time due to heavy misuse and we will be responsible for it. Think before you act.

What is an incident that feels that Indian Railways have really improved?

Answer by Rohit Joshi:

I traveled by Karnataka express from Solapur to New Delhi last week. I was really surprised by the cleanliness of my coach. Swaach Bharat Campaign is being implemented really well by the Indian Railways. New sewage disposal system so that the tracks are clean are being implemented and the toilets in my coach were cleaned 3 times in a span of 24 hours.
But what really surprised me was this
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This new technology was installed in each compartment to check whether the toilets are vacant or occupied. Newer technology being used from Indian Railways was so unheard of in the past. Such incidents reassure our faith in the Indian government and the effort that they are taking to make our lives better.
Acche din jarur aayenge.

 

Cancelled trains due to Fog – 2016

Foggy weather disrupts train operations. Fog reduces visibility, so train drivers have to be very cautious in running the train. Various precautions are taken by Indian railways for running the train. To know more on the Indian Railways precaution list you can visit http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/mec_engg/downloads/Traction/Fog_precaution_300810.pdf Train driver should have minimum required visibility to operate train.  This short article should give you an idea how many trains are cancelled during this festival season where peek rush is expected.

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Have you wondered how many trains are getting cancelled due to fog ? here are some stats on cancelled trains this week , you will get an idea how Indian Railways and commuters are affected.  Nearly 867 trains got fully cancelled for week 14-01-2016 to 22-01-, the number are based on the reports which I had taken on (15/1/2016 10:00 AM). It may vary , readers are requested to check Indian Railways site to get the real time status.

http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in/ to view current status of trains

Break down for the week

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What it is like to travel in Maharaja Express?

Travelling in Maharajas is like taking a heritage tour in the lap of luxury. Maharajas Express is aptly called as  the Worlds Leading Luxury Train in India. You might get the same level of luxury in an international 7-star hotel but their service is unbeatable.

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It’s not only the lavishness that you will enjoy instead exploring India with Maharajas Express is unquestionably  the best experience one can ever have. This train makes you travel like a Maharajas  Express .

Trespassing child Saved Nick of time @ Mumbai local train

A Child Saved By People in Mumbai Railway Platform in the Nick of Time @ Mumbai local train,Ambernath railway station,Mumbai. Trespassing across railway tracks is punishable offence. Cross only by using Foot Over Bridges/Subways.

Under section of 147 of Indian Railways Act, trespassing across railway tracks is punishable offence with a penalty of imprisonment upto 6 months and or fine upto Rs. 1000.

Indian railways has to take necessary steps to equip “Platform Track Intrusion Detection System ” to surveillance of tracks at station platforms. The sensor trigger the safety systems in the stations to stop the train if an object is detected on the tracks.

Special Trains in India – Indian Railways an outlook

Indiа, thе lаnd оf a milliоn surprises under wrарѕ will ensure a wоndеrful experience for аnу trаvеllеr. Nо mаttеr whеthеr you аrе hеrе tо explore itѕ rich сulturе аnd trаditiоn, ѕоаk uр some fun timе in its рiсturеѕԛuе locales оr indulge in the grаndеur аnd bеаutу оf thе bygone days оf the kingѕ аnd раlасеѕ, Indiа will nеvеr cease to inѕрirе уоu.
Dеер rооtеd in сulturе and trаditiоn, Indiа оffеrѕ a wоndеrful experience fоr every gеnrе of trаvеllеrѕ. The geographical diversity, сulturаl riсhnеѕѕ аnd thе wаrm hоѕрitаlitу оf this great nаtiоn hаvе always bееn highlighted as the рrinсiраl factors thаt draw the tоuriѕtѕ tо Indiа. However, exploring Indiа аt itѕ bеѕt is easier said than dоnе due tо itѕ sheer size.
Indiаn Rаilwауѕ (IR) iѕ a rаilwау соmраnу, set-up and оwnеd bу thе gоvеrnmеnt оf Indiа. Eѕtаbliѕhеd on 16th Aрril in thе уеаr 1853, thе Indiаn Rаilwауѕ hаѕ ѕinсе bесоmе оnе of thе largest and buѕiеѕt rаil networks in thе wоrld. It runѕ асrоѕѕ 28 сitiеѕ аnd one uniоn tеrritоrу, соvеring 6909 ѕtаtiоnѕ in India. It ореrаtеѕ over 9,000 trаinѕ transporting 18 milliоn раѕѕеngеrѕ асrоѕѕ сitiеѕ оn a daily bаѕiѕ.
Trаin iѕ often a better mоdе оf trаvеl, particularly fоr visiting рlасеѕ in Indiа as it givеѕ уоu the opportunity to see ԛuаint tоwnѕ аnd ѕmаll villages which аrе оftеn otherwise missed by tоuriѕtѕ.
Sресiаl Trаinѕ in India are рrоbаblу thе mоѕt еnjоуаblе options to explore thе mуѕtiсаl charm аnd bеаutу оf India. Thеrе iѕ a bеvу of luxurу trаinѕ thаt connect all thе imроrtаnt tоuriѕt destinations in Indiа including thе раlасе оf wheels, the Dессаn оdуѕѕеу аnd the Golden chariot аmоng оthеrѕ.
Exреriеnсе the luxurу, аnd grаndеur of a palace in thеѕе Indian special trаinѕ аѕ уоu еxрlоrе the vibrаnсу and соlоur оf Indiа. Feted as one оf thе muѕt ѕее dеѕtinаtiоnѕ in thе wоrld, Indiа is a land of paradoxes thаt would lеаvе уоu bemused. Frоm thе еndlеѕѕ expanses of ѕаndу dеѕеrtѕ to thе mаgnifiсеnсе оf thе rеd ѕtоnе раlасеѕ and the colourfully attired local populace, Indiа iѕ interesting аnd intriguing аѕ a jigsaw рuzzlе, which will kеер you wеll еntеrtаinеd till thе lаѕt lар of уоur tоur.
The Sресiаl India trаinѕ will еnѕurе a rоуаl treatment for уоu. Frоm аn еxоtiс dining experience tо livе сulturаl еvеntѕ, оnbоаrd ѕhоррing and visits tо the imроrtаnt tourist ѕitеѕ in Indiа, thе trаinѕ оffеr a lot tо its раѕѕеngеrѕ. Thеу will indееd tаkе уоu back in timе to thе times of thе mаhаrаjаѕ; аmоngѕt оthеrѕ.
In саѕе уоu аrе rearing tо tаkе a рееk аt thе mеdiеvаl royalty of Karnataka, the timeless charm оf Gоа аnd Kеrаlа and the hеritаgе оf Tamilnadu, thеn thе ѕресiаl trаinѕ оf india are a good option. Eԛuiрреd with аll mоdеrn аmеnitiеѕ inсluding a gуm and a lоungе bаr аmоng оthеrѕ, thеу will indееd make your hоlidауѕ еxtrа ѕресiаl.
Sресiаl trains аrе саtсhing up the fancy оf all tуреѕ оf travellers whо wish to hаvе a соmfоrtаblе аnd wеll рlаnnеd triр.

Nearly 200+ special trains are planned December 2015 – January 2016. (report list taken on 19-12-2015) The total list can be viewed from the http://enquiry.indianrail.gov.in/ntes/specialTrains.jsp

The Top 15 chart Special Trains based on the source stations , clearly shows QLN,VKSP,ERS ,HWH,JP,SGNR,KPG,MAS are high in number.

Top 15 Source Station which showing special trains
The departure time chart shows the efficiency train planning from the stations.

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Insight on #Chennaiflood

Last week life were affected by the heavy rains that batter different areas of Tamil Nadu in which about 280+ lost their life, thousands of people became homeless, airports were shut, road and rail links destroyed. Likewise water logged slows office people down in the city .

Although to the people of Chennai, flooding is not a new thing as it has occurred unprecedentedly hundred years back, the unusual surface water warming of the strong El Nino is to be blamed. However, it is likely this downpour is linked to the change in the climatic system, making it to rain heavily. But it is believed by experts that the increase in the moisture content, strong divergence of the upper air together with El Nino is what affected the winter monsoon.

In addition, it can also be said that the flooding was caused by the release of 30,000 cusec water by the authorities due to excessive rain pour to Adyar river from chambarambakkm reservoir two days back causing it to submerge on both sides of its neigbourhood, and flood its banks.

With all the assumption and believe of the cause of the flood, It could be said that the main reason it flooded Chennai as it did is because of :

Man-made Reasons.
It can be said that the major cause of Chennai flood is because it is close to the sea level, built on a flooded plain, having critical infrastructure, with a questionable city development and a poor urban planning which can be summarized as follows:

Choking of water exits: A report from Metropolitan Development Authority submitted to the Madras High Court have it that over 300 water bodies disappeared due to over 1.5 lakhs illegal structures in Chennai city.

Unimplement and badly planned projects: According to experts, most of the projects in the city are been carried out without integrating vital data on the flood or topography character of sites because the city has grown with no plans, no fear for extreme weather event and no regards to flow of water.

Illegal constructions: Various illegal construction rises day by day and what ought to be a lake, tank,river or canal 20 years ago is now today industrial structures and multi-story residential.

Side effects of Chennai flood

The Chennai not only have economic side effects especially in IT, it has also affected the movement of people by train as some areas like southern Railways had to cancel and in Chennai central railway.

It was also reported by Hindu that Train with No 12077, 12078 Chennai central, Vijayawada Chennai janshatabdi express had to be cancelled and Train No 12711, 12712 had to be partly cancelled. Also train No. 57240 / 57239 Bitragunta Chennai Central was partly cancelled between Gudur and Chennai Central.

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This flood serves as a call for Indian cities to adjust and prepare to avoid future disaster that can claim life, properties and affect the well being of the people and start believing the environment will change itself to accommodating the need for the city to expand,

Indian Railways rescue lady passenger and her kids at Vijayawada Station

Ministry of Railways, i.e., @RailMinIndia , received a tweet from Uddhav @uddhavmj that a lady along with two children is stranded at Vijayawada Railway Station and needs help. Reacting to the same, the Ministry of Railways immediately retweeted the matter to @gmscrailway and @drmvijayawada at 5th Dec , 07:33 am, advising that the lady named Nitu Devi, w/o Basant Kumar needs to be helped. At the same time, Shri Ved Prakash, Director, Information and Public Relations, Railway Board, New Delhi, contacted the Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway, who, in turn, passed o­n the message to Shri K. Venugopala Rao, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Vijayawada Division, SCR.

Initiating immediate action o­n the matter, the ADRM intervened to search for the lady passenger along with the Station Manager, Vijayawada Station, accompanied by the Railway Protection Force, Ticket Checking personnel, etc. The lady passenger and her two kids aged between 1½ – 3 years were traced within minutes o­n Platform no.6 at Vijayawada Railway Station. Upon enquiry, it was found that the lady passenger along with her kids was holding a ticket from Bangalore to Howrah and got down at Vijayawada, helplessly waiting o­n the platform. She also informed that she has to travel to Ludhiana but does not have any money.

The Railway Staff immediately brought her to the RPF office and arranged for food, water and milk to the lady and her kids. Obtaining the contact numbers from her, the Railway Staff contacted her brother Shri Arvind Kumar Varma, and her brother-in-law, and passed o­n information about her condition at Vijayawada and assured that she will be taken care of. A ticket (PNR 4734609153) was booked by Train No. 16317 Kanyakumari- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Himsagar Express from Vijayawada to Ludhiana, and accommodation arranged for her (S3 Coach, Berth no. 57). Her basic needs were met and she was accommodated in the train today, for her o­nward journey to Ludhiana.
The initiative taken in the matter was also tweeted in reply immediately so as to assuage the concerns of her family as well as the citizen who had intimated the issue first. The concerned citizen Uddhav @uddhavmj tweeted “That’s fantastic job. Feeling proud of Indian Railways”.
For South Central Railway, it was yet another feather in the cap towards serving passengers with a smile.