“When problems occur, we don’t wish to hide them,” Xiaofeng said. “We put life before everything else.” “
Passenger business worldwide accounted for 57%, and freight 43% of the $313 billion global rail market (in 2005). Not that railway passenger business is inherently loss-making. On IR, it is the ordinary second-class segment that is the major culprit; upper classes (AC I, II, III, chair car, first) account for only 1% of total number of rail passengers, 6% of passenger kilometres, yet 24% of passenger revenues, and more than pay for themselves.
12 injured in Jodhpur-Delhi Mandore Express derailment at Jaipur
About 12 passengers suffered injuries when two coaches of the Delhi bound Jodhpur-Jaipur-Delhi Mandore Express derailed at the station here a little after midnight last night.
The train, which reached here from Jodhpur on its way to Delhi around 0045 hrs today, was in the process of approach its assigned platform at the station when two general class coaches came off the tracks.
About a dozen passengers suffered minor injuries and were rushed to hospital, from where they were discharged after first-aid.
The accident delayed the journey of the train by about an hour, official sources added.
Railways need to generate Rs 9289 cr per month to meet target
New Delhi, Feb 8(PTI) Indian Railways is faced with the daunting task of earning over Rs 18,500 crore in the remaining two months of the current fiscal to meet its annual revenue target.
Till the end of January, its revenue stood at Rs 76,187.27 crore as against its projected earnings of Rs 94,765 crore for the fiscal year 2010-11, a gap of Rs 18,578 crore.
This implies that the Railways have to generate as much as Rs 9289 crore revenue per month, which the railways hopes to achieve due to positive growth in loading.
According to a railway official, robust earning in other avenues like parcel and advertising would help the organisation to meet the target.
The total earnings of railways on from April 2010 to January 2011 were Rs 76,187.27 crore compared to Rs 70,696.03 crore during the same period last financial year, which is an increase of 7.77 per cent, said a railway statement.
The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs 47,761.20 crore during April-January period to Rs 50,899.20 crore during the same period showing an increase of 6.57 per cent.
The total passenger earnings during the first ten months of the financial year 2010-11 were Rs 21,336.94 crore compared to Rs 19,387.76 crore during the same period last fiscal, registering an increase of 10.05 per cent.
The revenue earnings from other coaching amounted to Rs 2093.96 crore during April-January compared to Rs 1,899.30 crore during the same period last financial year, showing an increase of 10.25 per cent.
|Service between Pudukottai and Karaikudi cancelled|
Off track:Tiruchi-Karaikudi passenger derails in Pudukottai on Tuesday PUDUKOTTAI: The Tiruchi-Karaikudi Passenger (train no:06839) derailed near Pudukottai on Tuesday evening, disrupting train traffic.
A pair of wheels of the middle coach of the diesel-electric multiple unit (DEMU) with three coaches derailed. The derailment had occurred after the train hit a cow about half a kilometre away from the Pudukottai Railway Station at around 5.05 p.m. and steps were taken to remove the carcass of the animal.
Break down special
According to T.Venkatasubramanian, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Madurai, officials and break down special was rushed to the spot from Tiruchi.
Later a team of officials led by Mr.Venkatasubramanian arrived from Madurai and monitored the restoration work.
The onward journey of the passenger train between Pudukottai and Karaikudi was cancelled.
Special arrangement was made to transport the passengers of the train to Karaikudi by bus.
ID CARS MUST FOR TATKAL ….
Abhijit Prashar, TNN, Feb 9, 2011, 12.32am IST
CHANDIGARH: From this Friday ‘ February 11 ‘ anyone who has availed the Tatkal facility for booking a train ticket will have to produce a photo-ID card at railway stations across the country.
The move is aimed at cutting down bulk booking by travel agents as well as frauds. Any person wanting to travel on a Tatkal train ticket would have to produce either a voter-ID card, passport, PAN card, driving licence, a photo identity card issued by the central or state government, student identity card, nationalised bank passbook with photograph and credit cards issued by banks with laminated photographs.
Even a passenger travelling in a group would now have to furnish an ID proof, failing which, all those accompanying him would be deemed to be without tickets and charged excess fare and penalty as per the rules.
No identity proof is however required to be produced at the reservation counter while getting the booking done.
The Tatkal scheme was introduced in 1997, with the provision that passengers booking tickets would indicate their identity card number at the time of booking and would be required to carry the same card during the journey. This provision was subsequently withdrawn in August 2004.
Railway officials said the latest move was aimed at putting to end complaints of bulk booking and the role of touts in cornering such tickets. Railways had last year also barred e-ticket agents from accessing online Tatkal bookings from 8 am to 9 am, when the process starts.
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