Railways will run a unique pilgrim train, Shri Ramayana Express, from November 14 which will be flagged off from Delhi Safdarjung railway station. The train will cover all important destinations associated with the life of Lord Shri Ram in a 16 days all inclusive tour package which is spread both in the countries of India as well as Sri Lanka.
At a time when plastics in general, and plastic bottles in particular, are being widely recognised as being extremely harmful to the environment, Railways is undertaking concrete steps to raise awareness to battle the plastic menace. All Zones have been instructed to install the plastic bottle crushing machines at 2,000 stations in the first phase.
Railways has introduced first Double Stack Dwarf Container service from Rajkot Division, Western Railway. These short-heighted Double Containers can run on most tracks and will significantly reduce the cost of the unit due to the rail transport being cheaper than the road.
The South Central Railway (SCR) touched another landmark in terms of punctuality of Mail /Express trains on its network, which attained 90%, the best recorded during the entire year with Guntur and Nanded divisions touching 100%.