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Indian Railways Junction

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  1. Hindustani78

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    Ministry of Railways
    30-May, 2018 12:36 IST
    Ministry of Railways Launches New User Interface of its Next Generation e-Ticketing System

    In line with Union Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal’s vision to ensure better user experience by recommending best Information Technology industry practices, Railway's Online Travel Portal – www.irctc.co.in has now launched beta version of its new User Interface. The new link has more user friendly features for easier navigation.

    The ‘Digital India’ initiative has paved way for government organizations to harness power of technology and in making lives easier for citizens of India. By creating Next Generation e-Ticketing (NGeT) system the new online ticket booking system of Railways provides easy and fast way of booking rail tickets by automating the journey planning and purchase of tickets.

    E-ticketing today constitutes about two third of total reserved tickets on Indian Railways.

    Salient features of the New User Interface:

    • With the launch of new interface of e-Ticketing Website, user can now enquire / search trains and check availability of seats without login also, thereby saving precious time of the users. User can now change font size throughout the website for comfortable viewing experience.
    • The new look and feel will have enhanced class-wise, train-wise, destination-wise, departure/arrival time wise and quota-wise filters for facilitating customer while planning their journeys. Single screen information about the train including the train no, train name, originating and destination station and distances between them, arrival and departure time and journey time has now been arranged.
    • In addition, more features such as new filters on ‘My Transactions’ where user can also view their booked tickets based on Journey Date, Booking Date, Upcoming Journey and completed journey.
    • To enhance customer’s booking experience, interesting features like ‘Waitlist prediction’, etc have been introduced. Using this feature, user can get the probability of a Waitlisted or RAC ticket getting confirmed. This technique uses algorithm based on historical booking trends of the particular train. This feature will add new value to the online e-ticket booking system of the railways. New attractive colour scheme for different trains with facility to modify the journey details on the journey planner page itself will bring further ease of booking to the users.
    • The new look and feel is providing the facility for the user to find out the availability up to the entire Advance Reservation Period i.e. 120 days at present, except few trains. In the new system, user can perform multiple activities through booked history with improved interface for cancellation of tickets, printing of tickets, request for additional SMS, selecting alternative train by exercising the option of ‘Vikalp’ and change of boarding point if required. Technological advancements in the development of New User Interface also facilitate seamless navigation in mobiles, desktops, laptops and tablets.
    • Users have been invited to initially, switch to the beta version of the website and get the first hand experience of its look, feel and usage for a period of 15 days during which Railways will take suggestions from them for further changes and improvement of the site. After this the beta version of the new interface will replace the old interface of IRCTC e-ticketing portal enabling a smooth transition of the users to the new interface.
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    Ministry of Railways
    30-May, 2018 19:13 IST
    Ministry of Railways organizes a one day workshop ‘Mission Raftar’ aimed at raising the average speed of freight trains and coaching trains

    Ministry of Railways conducted a one day workshop “Mission Raftaar” aimed at raising the average speed of freight trains and coaching trains in New Delhi. The workshop was inaugurated by Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways & Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman,Railway Board. All the members of Railway Board along with General Managers of Zonal Railways & Senior Railway officers were present on the occasion.

    On this occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal said, “This workshop is an exercise with the top management of Indian Railways to brainstorm about the increase in speed of freight and passenger trains. Also, host of issues ranging from punctuality, rolling stock, removing bottlenecks in terms of traffic, elimination of Unmanned Level crossings were discussed. Indian Railways is enthusiastically taking up all the issues with the determination to find the solution in a time bound manner.” He also stated that coal loading was highest i.e. 555 MT in 2017-18. In last three months, 18.7% increase is witnessed in coal loading. Ministry of Railways & Coal is coordinating well so as to ensure there is no shortage of coal in power plants. He added that demand for coal has also witnessed an increase due to less imports. He complimented Coal India Limited for increasing supply of coal in last three months.

    Earlier in the day, in the inaugural remarks, Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways said, “Indian Railways has been emphasizing on capacity building and lot of work has been done, now the time has come to address the bottlenecks so the speeds of trains can be increased. Railway officials have the best expertise to come up with solutions to implement Mission Raftar.”

    Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board in his inaugural remarks said, “This workshop aims to address the futuristic needs of Indian Railways. Indian Railways have been prioritising safety of its passengers and Indian Railways have considerably achieved the best figures in safety record. It is the time to ponder over the challenges which have been a constraint in providing speed to the trains, also a strategy needs to be devised & implemented.”



    About Mission Raftar:



    It aims at doubling the average speed of freight trains and increasing average speed of coaching trains by 25kmph over a five year period.

    Average freight train speeds are ~24kmph and average passenger train speeds (excluding suburban trains) is ~44kmph.Increasing average speed of trains is considered essential for reducing the travel time for passengers, transit time for cargo, operational cost, improving revenues and railway’s market share.

    This is part of the strategy to keep pace with the growing competition from the competing modes viz. road and airlines etc. In the national perspective, rail share of ~45% in the transport basket is considered desirable in view of railways being environment friendly and economical mode of transport.

    Major constraints to mobility such as non uniform sectional speeds, level crossings, low speed turnouts, low speed/ acceleration/ deceleration of passenger trains, adequacy of horse power of trains, time response of braking system etc. have been identified and a multi-pronged strategy has been developed to overcome the existing impediments due to fixed infrastructure, movable infrastructure, operational practices and institutional mechanisms.

    Specific Actions and Policy Decisions have been initiated on the railways for addressing different factors inhibiting average speeds. Principal routes of the railways on Golden Quadrilateral along with diagonals (Delhi – Mumbai, Delhi – Howrah, Howrah- Chennai, Chennai – Mumbai, Delhi – Chennai and Howrah – Mumbai) which carry approximately 58% of freight traffic and 52% of coaching traffic with a share of only 15% of the network taken up for initial emphasis.



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    Ministry of Railways
    30-May, 2018 12:36 IST
    Ministry of Railways Launches New User Interface of its Next Generation e-Ticketing System

    In line with Union Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal’s vision to ensure better user experience by recommending best Information Technology industry practices, Railway's Online Travel Portal – www.irctc.co.in has now launched beta version of its new User Interface. The new link has more user friendly features for easier navigation.

    The ‘Digital India’ initiative has paved way for government organizations to harness power of technology and in making lives easier for citizens of India. By creating Next Generation e-Ticketing (NGeT) system the new online ticket booking system of Railways provides easy and fast way of booking rail tickets by automating the journey planning and purchase of tickets.

    E-ticketing today constitutes about two third of total reserved tickets on Indian Railways.

    Salient features of the New User Interface:

    • With the launch of new interface of e-Ticketing Website, user can now enquire / search trains and check availability of seats without login also, thereby saving precious time of the users. User can now change font size throughout the website for comfortable viewing experience.
    • The new look and feel will have enhanced class-wise, train-wise, destination-wise, departure/arrival time wise and quota-wise filters for facilitating customer while planning their journeys. Single screen information about the train including the train no, train name, originating and destination station and distances between them, arrival and departure time and journey time has now been arranged.
    • In addition, more features such as new filters on ‘My Transactions’ where user can also view their booked tickets based on Journey Date, Booking Date, Upcoming Journey and completed journey.
    • To enhance customer’s booking experience, interesting features like ‘Waitlist prediction’, etc have been introduced. Using this feature, user can get the probability of a Waitlisted or RAC ticket getting confirmed. This technique uses algorithm based on historical booking trends of the particular train. This feature will add new value to the online e-ticket booking system of the railways. New attractive colour scheme for different trains with facility to modify the journey details on the journey planner page itself will bring further ease of booking to the users.
    • The new look and feel is providing the facility for the user to find out the availability up to the entire Advance Reservation Period i.e. 120 days at present, except few trains. In the new system, user can perform multiple activities through booked history with improved interface for cancellation of tickets, printing of tickets, request for additional SMS, selecting alternative train by exercising the option of ‘Vikalp’ and change of boarding point if required. Technological advancements in the development of New User Interface also facilitate seamless navigation in mobiles, desktops, laptops and tablets.
    • Users have been invited to initially, switch to the beta version of the website and get the first hand experience of its look, feel and usage for a period of 15 days during which Railways will take suggestions from them for further changes and improvement of the site. After this the beta version of the new interface will replace the old interface of IRCTC e-ticketing portal enabling a smooth transition of the users to the new interface.
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    The Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal addressing a press conference on ‘Mission Raftaar 2022’, a workshop of the Ministry of Railways, in New Delhi on May 30, 2018. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Ashwani Lohani is also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal addressing a press conference on ‘Mission Raftaar 2022’, a workshop of the Ministry of Railways, in New Delhi on May 30, 2018. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Ashwani Lohani and the Member (Traffic), Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed are also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal addressing a press conference on ‘Mission Raftaar 2022’, a workshop of the Ministry of Railways, in New Delhi on May 30, 2018. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Ashwani Lohani and the Member (Traffic), Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed are also seen.
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