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#31 Aug 17th, 2010, 22:08
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Credit Card with Photo - as e-ticket proof of Identity

Credit Card with Photo - as e-ticket proof of Identity

One more thing is going to be added to this remaining Proofs of Identity for travelling on e-tickets:

Credit Card with Photograph issued by a recognized bank.

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Originally Posted by Bhaswaran View Post E-Ticket : Proof of Identity

The Indian Ministry of Railways have decided to accept two more proofs of identity for travelling on e-tickets (passengers need to show these identities while on journey to the TTE)-

These are:
1. Student Identity Card with Photograph, issued by recognised School/College for their students.

2. Nationalised Bank Passbook with Photograph.

These two are in addition to the already existing five proofs of identity needed for undertaking journey with e-tickets. They are:

1. Voter Identity Card issued by the Election Commision of India.

2. Passport.

3. PAN Card.

4. Driving License.

5. Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Governtment.
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First HOG Locomotive rolled out of CLW

First HOG Locomotive rolled out of CLW

India's first electric locomotive with Head on Generation (HOG) technology rolled out of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. The loco is a WAP-7 class with HOG scheme.

At present, the Full AC trains like Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains have to be fitted with Diesel Generator Cars (DG) which supply power to the coaches and also to the pantry units. With HOG locomotives coming into action, the need for DG cars will be eliminated as the HOG Locomotive will supply the needed power to the coaches and also to the pantry units, thereby releasing the space/load of these DG cars for commercial use (like attaching another extra coach). It will eliminate the noise and smoke pollution of the DG cars. At present, the electricity produced by the DG sets amounts to Rs. 8 per unit while with HOG locomotive, the cost will be limited to Rs. 4 per unit. Moreover, the WAP-7 class 3-phase electric locomotives also regenerates about 12-15% of energy through the regenerative braking system.
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Dual Cab design for WDP-4

Dual Cab design for WDP-4 to roll out from DLW

Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, have created a new dual cab design of the latest WDP-4 diesel locomotive. This will eliminate the vision obstruction problems encountered by the LP/ALPs during LHF running, with the bulging radiators creating obstruction in the field of view. The new locomotive is currently resting in the shed of DLW and is due to go for oscillation trials in a few days. It may enter action with Indian Railways in a few months after passing the tests.

See this image at IRFCA gallery of the Dual-Cab WDP-4 at DLW shed:
http://www.irfca.org/gallery/openline/DSC00434.jpg.html
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Seems like much action is going on in the railways.

Anyways, thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by Bhaswaran View Post In all probability, there is a station at Sevoke...this is where the line crosses river Teesta. It was the erstwhile MG line which is now converted into BG and a number of trains like Kanchankanya, Uttarbanga passes through this line. It is just the foothills, the line to Sikkim will commence from here along the banks of Teesta.
Dear Bhaswaran,

There is a station in Sevoke. When you cross the Rail line after crossing the Petrol Pump and see the Teesta Rail Bridge, at the left you will find the station. Only NJP-Alipurduar Passenger Halts there. All other trains including Kanchankanya or NJP-Alipurduar Jn Intercity is a passing by train. Uttarbanga doesn't run this way. This route extends upto Guwahati but via Goalpara town.

But alas.. I didn't find even a stone being brought at Sevok till Yesterday. Don't know whether it has started or if started then where?
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One update regarding Kolkata metro:-

Metro will be operational from New Garia most probably by the end of the year. Construction has also been almost complete at the Carshed area. And new A/C rakes has been coming at last.

Anti Collision Device will be installed in Southern Railways. Atleast today's Anandabazar has mentioned that. But I have heard that this device gives right signal in Single line only and often gives false alarm of collision in case a train coming from opposite direction in the next line.
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Anti-Collision Device

How does the Anti-Collision Device work?

The Anti-Collision Device (ACD) is a self-acting microprocessor-based data communication device designed and developed by Konkan Railway.

When installed on locomotives (along with an auto-braking unit - ABU), guard vans, stations and level-crossing gates (both manned and unmanned), the network of ACD systems prevents high-speed collisions in mid-sections, station areas and at level-crossing gates.

The ACD uses both radio frequency and Global Positioning System (GPS) through satellites, whereby a train is automatically brought to a halt if the track ahead is not clear. The train starts braking 3 kms ahead of a blockade.

Read more: How does a train's anti-collision device work? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/h...#ixzz2w7YdbChc

Present scenario

Now, a decision now has been taken after a wake of accidents to implant the ACD in three railways.

The railways have been very late to do all these research work and install them in the system, when it was first installed in 2007 in the North-East Frontier Railway locomotives? It was even granted patent by various developed foreign countries.

See those links:

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/railways-...3.html?from=tn

http://www.indiavision.com/news/article/national/90401/

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...ow/6189065.cms
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Bhaswaran,

Excellent work on railway updates. Keep going.

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#39 Aug 21st, 2010, 10:48
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Fraudulent rail agents

In a recent bengali newspaper (Ganashakti) I found a report that e-ticket cancellation has been counted as good as 49% where as conventional counter purchased ticket cancellation is 6%. Most cases journeys being completed and after chart is prepared ticket is cancelled. So chart shows his name but he travels and after deducting the necessary charges money goes to the Agent's account.The newspaper also claims that this practice is more happening in Northern and Western railways and this is the reason why railways has stopped online activities to these zones (Eastern Zone unaffected) from 8a.m to 9 a.m such that this can be limited to an extent. It also mentions that railways has lost crores of rupees.

Now my question is whether it is feasible? As my knowledge goes, when I cancel my e-ticket money don't get credited that moment. It takes a day or two. Probably the list that TTEs carries is checked by the railways and it will show if any cancelled PNR has traveled or not. So, no chance of fraud. So, this doesn't make sense. Do you have any idea why the Rail booking agent has been barred from 8-9a.m transactions?

here I saw the report:- (18th July 2010)
http://bangla.ganashakti.co.in/shown...e=1&dpn=247060
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Originally Posted by Bhaswaran View Post Travel Agents/Web Agents barred from booking Online Train Tickets (e-ticket) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

In an initiative to remove the difficulties faced by common users/passengers in accessing the IRCTC website for booking Tatkal Tickets and normal Reservation Tickets over Internet in the first hour of the opening day of booking (maximum rush hour), the Ministry of Railways has decided to bar travel agents/web agents of IRCTC from accessing the website during this one hour period (8 a.m. - 9 a.m.), this facilitating use of common users.

The instructions from the Ministry of Railways are as follows:

1. Travel agents/web-service agents/web agents of IRCTC will not be given access to Tatkal Ticket booking through e-ticketing system on ALL days between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

2. Travel agents/web-service agents/web agents of IRCTC will not be given access to normal Reservation Ticket through e-ticketing system, to trains defined in the system on their respective opening day of Advance Reservation Period (ARP) between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

This is the information I have about Agents being barred from logging in between 8-9 a.m.

Source: "Indian Railways" magazine, published by the Ministry of Railways
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[QUOTE=dipnarayan.bhandari;1027 691Probably the list that TTEs carries is checked by the railways and it will show if any cancelled PNR has traveled or not. So, no chance of fraud. [/QUOTE]

##The E-Ticket should always be cancelled, if the situation so warrants, BEFORE CHARTING ONLY, in the event of which the Money will be credited to the Bank Account almost instantly.

##But, if the E-Ticket is cancelled AFTER CHARTING, then the authorities will make the refund ONLY after confirming the fact that the passenger has NOT actually travelled. The basis for this confirmation is the Reservation Chart carried by the TTE. It shall be the responsibility of the TTE, once the train reaches destination, to feed the particulars of the passengers NOT REPORTED into the System. If he forgets/fails to do this, the E-Ticket Holder, who has NOT travelled, will NOT get back his amount.
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What about the project of connecting Howrah & Sealdah by a direct rail connection as announced by railway minister in the budget ? How is it possible ? Any idea ?
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Maybe they should charge a much higher cancellation fees for e-ticket cancellations after the chart is prepared.
That will discourage this habit of agents booking tickets and cancelling them at the last minute.
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Originally Posted by pauldmps View Post What about the project of connecting Howrah & Sealdah by a direct rail connection as announced by railway minister in the budget ? How is it possible ? Any idea ?
That can be done via Dankuni. There is a connecting line (used by goods trains) between Rajchandrapur West Cabin and Belnagar East Cabin. That line can also be used. Earlier, there used to be a HWH-SDAH local but stopped as it takes much more time. You can go from SDAH to HWH by bus through Kolkata city in only 15 minutes or so.
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Originally Posted by Bhaswaran View Post That can be done via Dankuni. There is a connecting line (used by goods trains) between Rajchandrapur West Cabin and Belnagar East Cabin. That line can also be used. Earlier, there used to be a HWH-SDAH local but stopped as it takes much more time. You can go from SDAH to HWH by bus through Kolkata city in only 15 minutes or so.
It is pretty inconvenient for a traveler to travel by bus (or taxi) just to change trains. Since now there are four major railway stations (Howrah, Sealdah, Shalimar & Kolkata), it is essential that they are interconnected via a direct rail link. Let's see what happens.
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