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Rail ministry has also proposed to increase average speed of all other passenger trains — from 60 to 80 km/h — & freight trains — from 24 to 45 km/h.
The Indian Railways' Commandos for Railway Safety (CORAS) has been set up to guard passengers and goods on trains in critical rail sectors in the country.
Kanwariyas say no one dares question them, and even TTEs don’t ask for tickets. But passengers complain of harassment, want separate coaches for kanwariyas.
Railways minister Piyush Goyal also said that monitoring is being done at various levels and meetings held with authorities concerned to resolve pending issues of progress of projects.
The plan is one of the 11 proposals prepared by the railways with instructions to implement them by August 31.
Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav advised managers to also interact with passengers when they travel by train.
Railway TTEs will also have to keep a tab on cleaning schedule in the coaches, and water availability. Order to be issued this month.
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Container Corporation made advance freight payment of Rs 3,000 cr to Indian Railways at the fag end of FY19, helping improve its operating ratio.
The railways ministry, which oversees a lifeline millions of Indians rely on daily, has changed hands at a dizzying pace since 1947.