Western Railways has come up with a creative way to stop track-crossings by enlisting the help of Yamraj, the god of death. In this unique initiative, Karambir Dahiya, a constable with the Railway Protection Force, dresses up as Yamraj in a flashy black-and-gold costume and appears on busy platforms to draw attention to the dangers of crossing the tracks. Despite repeated awareness campaigns and regular action taken by all authorities concerned, track-crossing and resulting deaths remain a significant challenge faced by the Railways. Watch this video to learn more about this innovative approach to safety.
Western Railway has decided to introduce 8 AC local trains from November 22. Of these eight, six are new services, and two are replacements, taking the total from 1,367 to 1,373. With the new addition, the total no of AC EMU services will go from 12 to 20
CR officials added that they would not be able to elaborate on the matter. But, as a part of the preparations, the Mumbai division has internally drawn up a plan and geared up the arrangements to restore services as soon as approvals come in.
In view of Western Railway (WR) restoring monthly season tickets (MST) for a few inter-city unreserved trains along the Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot stretch, commuters have demanded that a similar move was needed for trains on the Mumbai-Pune and Nashik routes. However, Central Railway (CR) officials said that they might not be able to implement it immediately because of the existing restrictions in the state, but could surely take up the issue with the government.
16 September,2021 12:00 AM IST
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