From the latest gadgets to cosmetics & jewellery, experience Aircraft-like on-board shopping in Indian Railways from Jan 2019
Railways has come up with a new initiative that will allow people to purchase items of day-to-day use. The Mumbai division of Western Railway is implementing the pilot project for which 16 Mail/Express trains have been shortlisted which may be extended to other trains across the network, based on the feedback from passengers.
Digital India on Rail: Soon enjoy fast-speed internet connectivity throughout your journey on Mumbai's Premium and local trains
Passengers travelling on the Western line can expect WiFi connectivity in local trains by next year as Western Railway has proposed setting up WiFi inside trains for which tenders too will be announced soon.
Despite a surge in power demand during the festive season, a record annual increase of 9.7% in coal supply to power plants has enabled ample generation of electricity to meet India's energy requirements
The Coal and Railway Ministries followed a strategy to ramp up coal production and despatch not only to replenish fuel stock but also to build up inventory or festive season demand. Coal supplies, at a three-month high in December has raised the average coal stock at power plants to more than 10 days in December.
Another Engineering Marvel by Railways: Self Propelled Inspection Car (SPIC), the latest innovative & cost-effective addition to the fleet would save both, Fuel and Cost
Railways rolls out first fully Air-Conditioned Self-Propelled Inspection Car at a cost of approximately Rs. 4.5 Crore which would release a costly locomotive resource for regular passenger train operations. The coach of SPIC has a stainless steel body with onboard Wi-fi and external CCTV camera and LED display on driver desk, along with many other features.
Delivering Speedy Justice: Railways to fast track compensation claims by setting up Lok Adalats
From year-long hearings to justice in one day, Railways has decided to set up Lok Adalats as an alternate mechanism to resolve claims, in a bid to do away with the decades' long backlog & provide quick relief to claimants.
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