Railways fine vending contractor Rs 1 lakh after video suggests toilet water mixed in tea, coffee.. indianexpress.com
The video, which showed a vendor coming out of the Chennai Central-Hyderabad Charminar Express train toilet with tea and coffee cans, was being widely circulated on social media and it hinted at water being 'mixed' in the cans inside the toilet.
*Indian Railways: Why doesn't IRCTC allow to choose seats?*
There is a very technical reason behind the fact that IRCTC doesn't allow us to book tickets according to our preference, and the problem behind this is PHYSICS.
Booking a seat in a train is far more different than booking a seat in a theater. Theater is a hall, where as train is a moving object, so safety concern is very high in trains. Indian railways ticket booking software is designed in such a way that it will book tickets in a manner that will distribute the load evenly in a train.
Let me take an example to make things more clear : Imagine there are sleeper class coaches in a train numbered S1, S2 S3... S10, and in every coach there are 72 seats. So when some one first books a ticket, software will assign a seat in the middle coach like S5, middle seat numbered between 30-40, and preferably lower berths (Railways first fills the lower berths than upper one so as to achieve low center of gravity.)
And the software books seats in such a way that all coaches have uniform passenger distribution and seats are filled starting from the middle seats (36) to seats near the gates i.e 1-2 or 71-72 in order from lower berth to upper. Railways just want to ensure a proper balance that each coach should have for equal load distribution. That is why when you book a ticket in last you are always allotted an upper berth and a seat numbered around 2-3 or 70, except you are not taking a seat of some one who has cancelled their seat.
What if the railways book tickets randomly, A train is a moving object which moves around at a speed of around 100km/hr on rails. So there are a lot of forces and mechanics acting on the train. Just imagine If S1, S2, S3 are completely full and S5, S6 are completely empty and others are partially full, so when the train takes a turn, some coaches face maximum centrifugal force and some minimum, and this creates a high chance of the derailment of train. This is a very technical aspect, and when brakes are applied there will be different braking forces acting at each of the coaches because of the huge differences in weight of coach, so stability of train becomes an issue again.
Nearly 33,000 South Western Railway employees will go on strike from July 11. The National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) has called the indefinite strike to press for the various demands of Union government employees.
Addressing presspersons, along with the zonal president of SWR Mazdoor Union R.R. Naik, here on Tuesday, zonal general secretary and convenor of NJCA A.M. D’Cruz said that the strike had become inevitable because of the apathy of the Union government to the demands of its employees, including Railway staff.
Personal data of around 1 crore customers is feared to have been stolen from the server of the e-ticketing portal Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), thus raising fears of safety and security.
Largest Indian Hack: IRCTC hack has exposed 1 CR Indians personal details.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) sells around 5 lakh tickets every day and has more than 1 CR users for its online e-ticketing website.
New Delhi, March 3 : The Centre will provide Rs.587 crore for a rail project to link India and Bangladesh, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
The project, one of the most important under the 'Act East' policy of the Narendra Modi government, will help boost trade, cultural and social ties between the two countries, the minister of state for development of north eastern region (DoNER) said.
People’s suggestions invited for Railway Budget 2016-17
In a move to get people’s feedback on the services provided by the Indian Railways, the ministry of Railways has asked for suggestions to be implemented in Railway budget 2016-17. People can log into the government portal mygov.in for giving their opinion.