Tori-Balumath railway line dedicated to the Nation; will facilitate faster coal transportation and generate revenue of Rs. 10,000 Cr. annually for Railways
Railways on 9th March 2018, dedicated to the nation the Tori-Balumath rail line and Balumath-CCL Siding. Tori-Balumath railway line in Jharkhand will facilitate faster coal transportation from CCL’s Magadh, Amprapali, Chandrgupta and Sanghamitra open cast mines. The line will be able to transport 100 MT of coal and will generate the revenue of Rs. 10,000 Cr. per annum.
Railways to implement electronic reverse auction process, which will reduce procurement expenditure & save Rs. 10,000 Cr. annually
In an attempt to save Rs. 10,000 crore a year by increasing competition and reducing expenditure on procurement, Indian Railways will implement an electronic reverse auction process for high-value items from April 1, a first-of-its-kind initiative.
No More Late Trains: Railways has come up with a plan to ensure punctuality; providing quality service to travellers
Railways’ new plan to ensure punctuality of trains is likely to cheer frequent rail travellers who complain about delays in journey. Railways has come up with a two-stage plan to make sure that trains are punctual; this entails grading/giving points to trains on the basis of the minutes by which they have been delayed and tracking this indicator on a daily basis to come up with an average score.
Government’s major initiatives to improve services & facilities for rail passengers and make their journey safer and comfortable
Ministry of Railways has taken various initiatives to improve the facilities for Rail Passengers. Some of the major initiatives taken by the Railways include reserved and unreserved ticket booking facility through mobile phones, Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs), Computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) centres, alternate train accommodation scheme ‘VIKALP’ etc.
Enhancing passenger travel experience: New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Shatabdi Express gets 'Swarn’ makeover
Indian Railways under its Operation ‘Swarn’ is upgrading as many as 14 Rajdhani Express and 15 Shatabdi trains at an average cost of Rs. 50 lakhs per train. The New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Shatabdi Express has become the first Shatabdi Express train of Northeast Frontier Railway to get this golden upgrade.
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