Government has more than doubled the vacancies for Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician posts from 26,502 to 60,000, ensuring more jobs in Railways
Ministry of Railways had earlier announced the recruitment for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) & Technicians for 26,502 posts in February 2018. The notified vacancies of 26,502 for the posts of ALP and Technicians are likely to be increased substantially to about 60,000 vacancies. Candidates are advised to refer to Railway Recruitment Board website for the updated information.
Giving due recognition to the efforts put in by the sportspersons, Government approves a new promotion policy for Railway Sportspersons
Railways has approved a new policy for promotion of Railway Sportspersons whereby in addition to the sportspersons who won a position/medal in Olympics, all those sportspersons & coaches who have been awarded with Padma Shri will be promoted as officers.
By reducing the fares of Mysuru-Bengaluru Shatabdi, Railways has increased the train's occupancy while providing passengers a comfortable commute at relatively low prices
The fares for AC-3 (chair car) on the fastest train between Bengaluru and Mysuru were reduced from 490 to 260 in October 2016. Since then, there has been an upswing in ridership, with fewer vacant seats. The discount on Shatabdi fares between the two cities has boosted the train’s occupancy and the revenue has gone up in 2017.
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