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Started by sajiv, Jul 02, 2008, 02:26 AM

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Ooty-Coonoor train services likely to resume by January-end

Udhagamandalam: The Southern Railway authorities are braving a variety of odds to 're-rail' the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) which had been 'de-railed' by the large number of landslips, which occurred during last month's heavy rain.

Since the normal functioning of the NMR (a major tourist attraction) usually went a long way in reassuring visitors that all was well on the tourism front in this vacation destination, the railway authorities are working overtime to resume services at least on the Ooty-Coonoor stretch. Even donkeys have been pressed into service to transport stones to a badly damaged part of the line near Aruvankadu.

It was to ensure that the track was fit to transport men and materials, including 60 feet long girders to the breach spot. Simultaneously a trolley run had been carried out between Ooty and the breach spot. The slopes were being strengthened.

To a query, they said that by January-end services between Ooty and Coonoor would be resumed.

Compared to the Ooty-Coonoor section the job of clearing the Coonoor-Mettupalayam section was much harder because huge boulders were lying on the track.

For the past two days efforts were being made to break a boulder weighing about 400 tonnes near Kallar.

Meanwhile, with less then three months to go for the 2009 Summer tourist season in this disaster-hit vacation destination various sections of society particularly those dependent on tourism for a livelihood are wondering what was in store.


Special train

CHENNAI: Southern Railway will run Coimbatore-Chennai Central-Coimbatore weekly superfast specials to clear the rush.

Train No. 0648 Coimbatore-Chennai Central Special will leave Coimbatore at 11.55 p.m. on Tuesdays from December 22 to January 19, 2010, and arrive at Chennai Central at 8.10 a.m. the next day. Train No. 0647 Chennai Central-Coimbatore Special will leave Chennai Central at 10.30 p.m. on Wednesdays from December 23 to January 20, 2010 and arrive at Coimbatore at 6.50 a.m. the next day.

The trains will stop at Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpet, Katpadi and Arakkonam. Train No.0648 will stop at Perambur too.

Train No. 0647 will stop at Coimbatore North too. Reservation will begin on December 10, says a Southern Railway release.


'Railway season tickets being misused'

Coimbatore: The Coimbatore Consumer Cause (CCC) has appealed to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee to check misuse of monthly season tickets issued for those below the poverty line.

In a memorandum to the Minister, Secretary of CCC K. Kathirmathiyon pointed out that as per the norms, people whose monthly income is below Rs.1,500 could travel a distance of up to 100 km..

For a distance of up to 100 km, the cost of normal season ticket was around Rs.300 and it was Rs. 25 under concession.

The regular season ticket itself was cheaper compared to the bus fare. From the statistics available, it was found that concessional tickets issued at Coimbatore Jn. Tirupur, Erode and Salem are nearly 50 per cent. Nearly 3,900 monthly season tickets were issued at concession rates in these stations for a month. In Erode, it was found that the concession tickets issued were more than the season tickets. Before introduction of the scheme, the total season tickets issued at Erode were 1,377. But under the concession scheme 1, 718 tickets were issued at the particular station. The scheme was announced to help those living below poverty line. Unfortunately, a sizeable number of people are misusing it.

More than 40 per cent of the people travelling with the season tickets have concessional tickets.

Some people are even travelling more than 100 km also by availing the concessional ticket. CCC expects the Railways to be transparent in collecting its fare. There was no proper mechanism to verify the genuineness of the beneficiaries and no provision for any penal action if the scheme was misused.

A Pinheiro

We request to introduce direct  Superfast  train from Dadar to Nagapatinam  at least once a week either side  on a regular basis.
so that we can attend the feastival in Septermber. 



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Don Bonomini

 long one news Oh! :agree


Railways limit Tatkal booking to 24 hours

Union Railways Minister, Dinesh Trivedi on Friday (today) declared new rules for booking Tatkal tickets. The tatkal reservation scheme helps to meet the urgent requirement of the passengers who plan their journey at short notice.

According to the new rule, tatkal tickets can now be booked only 24 hours before the commencement of railway journey.

Railways Ministry also barred from booking tatkal tickets between 8 am to 10 am. The move has been initiated by the Railway Ministry to stop black-marketing in the sale of tickets. The Railway Ministry has also announced that CCTV cameras would be installed before tatkal counters so that misuse of tickets can be stopped.

The new tatkal rules will come into effect within a week. The Ministry also said that no duplicate ticket would be issued if the tatkal ticket is lost. Moreover, in a bid to avoid proxy booking, no money would be refunded in case a passenger cancels a confirmed tatkal ticket.

courtesy: One India


Now, central planned more to play with human emotions with new portal... Don't know how many systems, mobiles, laptops going to be crack because of this worst website IRCTC.

New & Fast Website Re-Designed for IRCTC E-Ticket Booking:


Mar 25, 2015, 10:41 PM Last Edit: Mar 26, 2015, 12:05 AM by Sudhakar Reason: spam post
yes, the new IRCTC like website ( content edited by admin ) website is also known as NGET IRCTC or Next generation IRCTC website. It is fast than previous version. In partcular tatkal tickets can be booked fast.  :agree

Content added by admin
Original website & only official website is
dont trust the look a like website as mentioned above
proudly employed by CRIS, developed IRCTC look a like updates website eTicket booking system with team.


this is amazing news the IRCTC website has fast browsing for tatkal

we want more fast train for chennai to rameswaram

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