Commuters are up in arms against odd timing and cancellation of stops of special trains
Railways to run 20 pairs of clone trains from September 21, passengers can book tickets 10 days prior journey
While the tickets for 19 pairs of these trains will be charged at the Humsafar Express rates, it will be at par with the Janshatabdi Express rates for the clone train between Lucknow and Delhi.
According to the national transporter, the clone trains would be operational in the next 15 days in a phased manner.
Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board V K Yadav in a press briefing also denied reports that the Japanese firms were not keen on the project.
29,000-30,000 died in last three years: Railways after Niti Aayog questioning its 'zero fatality' claim
Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav's clarification came days after Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant took note of the Railways' claim and questioned the reliability of the data.
While on August 12, the railways loaded 3.12 MT of freight, last year on this day, it loaded 2.74 MT.
Maintain 95 per cent punctuality, penalty for delay: Railways in draft performance indicators to private operators
The Railways has said the haulage charge -- the fee that private operators will pay to use Railways' infrastructure -- will be Rs 512 per km.
Private trains should've sliding doors, talk-back, coach surveillance, alarms: Railways' draft specification
These are some of the specifications the Railways has demanded from private operators in trains that they will be running on the Railways network.
Railways has invited 12 Request for Qualifications for private participation in operation of passenger trains over 109 origin-destination pair of routes through introduction of 151 modern trains.
The railways has also installed copper coated handrails and latches as copper degrades the virus which lands on it within a few hours, the booklet said.
“The states were selected based on the number of migrant workers who had returned home through Shramik Special trains, which the railways has been operating since May 1,” an official said.
The Indian Railways, in a bid to improve its business, is all set to adopt a corporate style of functioning.
First set of private trains to be introduced by 2023, all 151 such services by 2027: Railways timeline
The operation and maintenance of these trains would be governed by standards and specifications and requirements specified by Indian Railways.
The national transporter, in 2018, had launched a dedicated portal to record innovative ideas of its employees across all zones and implement them across the railway network.
Railways rethinking plan to convert diesel locos into electrical; to assess tech, economic viability
Addressing an online media briefing, Railway Board Chairman, VK Yadav said a high-level committee has been formed to explore the pros and cons of the conversion plan.