This is part of an all-India protest called by the All India Station Masters Association (AISMA).
Senior citizens have enjoyed this privilege for decades with men (60 years and above) given a 40% discount on the train ticket and women (58 years and above) given 50% on it.
This will ensure smooth operation of trains, says Vaishnaw, inspects railway infra works
The concession for senior citizens cannot be resumed as the Railways is already operating at a subsidised rate.
According to them, the move is aimed at ensuring that 2.5 lakh wheels for the 400 Vande Bharat Express trains, to be produced over the next three years, are not delayed.
These packages include budget non-AC hotel accommodation with twin or triple sharing basis, pure vegetarian meals, and sightseeing.
The first batch of 128 wheels, out of a cumulative order for 36,000 at a cost of USD 16 million, have been transported from Ukraine to its neighbouring Romania by road and are currently stuck there.
“The Indian Railways is working on a plan to prepare a pool of 1 lakh of well-trained Karma Yogis to assist passengers with due hospitality and humility”, Railways ADG said.
Indian Railways to run 65 special trains to facilitate movement of RRB-NTPC candidates to and from exam centres
Most of the trains will run on May 8 to help the students reach their exam centres in the morning and then ferry them home after their exams are over.
While 26 mail/express trains have been affected, 16 passenger specials or MEMUs have been affected due to the focus on coal movement.
These children have been handed over to their parents after counseling. Most of these children fled their homes over petty issues.
Data shows the Railways has around 3,82,562 wagons, out of which 1,31,403 are open wagons and 3,636 of whom are in need of repair as of May 2.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) on Monday launched two rail-cum-road tour packages from Visakahapatnam.
The Indian Railways has so far cancelled around 40 trains for ferrying coal rakes in the wake of a power crisis in various parts of the country.
Indian Railways on Friday stated that the movement of coal trains has been prioritised and is being monitored from the loading sites to unloading points ensuring faster delivery