Friday, December 11, 2015

Paid Bed Rolls Facility in Sleeper

If everything works fine soon Passenger can buy bedroll in sleeper class also in Long distance Trains.This will have also Online facility via IRCTC website.The facility will be introduced on a trial basis  this month at four stations i.e New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Mumbai Central. Passengers will also have the option to order bedrolls at the IRCTC-run food counters at stations.Passenger can also purchase them from the IRCTC’s vending units at the station.
Passengers can avail this facility by paying Rs 140 for two bed sheets and a pillow and Rs 110 for a blanket. These can be purchased together at a cost of Rs 250 or can be purchased separately.Passengers can take the bedrolls home.
Presently, only AC coaches have free bedroll facility. But now, passengers in sleeper coaches will also have the option to purchase takeaway bedroll kits at a concessional price. AC coach passengers can also choose to purchase a fresh bedroll kit if they want.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

No more HALF TICKET in Indian Railways

Coming from April 2016,Railway will not have Half ticket provision for children from age group 5-12.,Till now, children aged 5-12 were entitled for a separate seat or berth at half the fare. The new rule will be in force from 10 April 2016. Only half the fare needs to be paid for child/children in the age group  if separate seat berth is not required. The parents or caretakers will have to share their reserved space with them in such cases.
From Passenger prospective in order to  reduce expenses, it is obvious that those travelling with children won't reserve separate berths. It means the single long seat for three passengers will have to accommodate more persons which will in turn generate more crowd in compartment
Railways has to carry out the necessary modifications in its software for the change. Once the changes are updated, the passenger will get the option to reserve separate seat or berth for children.
It seems the railway is now focusing more on increasing its revenue and ensuring maximum reserved seats or berths for long-distance travellers,Well this would surely make compartment more crowdy