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The Quali-Tea of Mercy: Chaiwala Association approaches SC challenging Railways Rule (Download Petition)

Though Modi embraced his humble roots much to the dismay of those who ridiculed him, it appears that the Union Railway Ministry has done little in the way of making life easier for people who earn their livelihood as the Prime Minister once claims to have done.

An organisation called the Chaiwala Welfare Association has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging a rule restricting the operation of stalls/trolleys on railway station platforms.

By way of background, the Railways has been issuing Catering Policies with a view to streamlining how railway stations across the country function optimally. A common theme of the past few policies has been the decongestion of railway platforms, which are usually choc-a-bloc with vendors and stalls. To this end, the Catering Policy 2010 sought to restrict the renewal of licenses of these stalls and vendors.

On being refused renewal of their licenses, a few of these vendors approached the High Court of Judicature of Hyderabad, which in 2013 directed that their licenses be renewed by the railway authorities. On appeal, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court judgment in 2016, albeit with the following caveat:

“We, however, make it clear that only those licensees may be eligible for renewal of their licenses who can declare on affidavit that they do not have the license of more than one shop or kiosk in their name or benami license at the railway stations with periodical reasonable increase of license fee.”

Subsequently, the Railway Ministry issued the Catering Policy 2017, which was initially not in tune with the Supreme Court ruling. However, a circular was later issued stating stipulating that only those units would be eligible for renewal of their licences who declare on affidavit that they don’t have license for more than one refreshment room/catering stall/trolley etc.

Later, as it was found by various vendors’ societies and co-operative firms representing individual vendors, the railway authorities were granting only one license for each society/firm, and refusing affidavits submitted by the individual vendors that form these organisations. This, the petition states, is a violation of the individual vendors’ fundamental right to livelihood.

The petition, filed through Advocate-on-Record LR Singh and drawn by Wasim Qadri, reveals,

“It is humbly submitted that in the said judgment this Hon’ble Court took a pragmatic view and directed that only one unit will be renew in respect of one individual vendor, with an object to eliminate the concentration in one hand. However said direction is not applicable to Association/Partnership Firms for obvious reason that the trolleys/ Shops are given to the Society/Partnership Firms, which consist of its member who don’t own anything individually…

…the members thereof jointly form a body corporate and they run the Co-operative Society/ Firms jointly but by individual efforts and the members are poor section of the society and need protection in consonance with the principle laid down under the Directives Principles of State Policy.”

Apart from the Chaiwala Welfare Organisation, other societies have already approached the Supreme Court over the very same issue. A Bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao had issued notice in that petition, which was argued by Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid. It has been prayed that the present petition be heard along with the existing one.

It has also been prayed that the Court direct the railway administration to not eliminate individual vendors who have been selling food and beverages on railway platforms for decades.

LHB Airbrake Workshop inaugurated at Perambur

Centre of Excellence, a state-of-the-art maintenance facility for Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) air brake system was inaugurated at Perambur Carriage Works recently.

According to sources from Railways, Southern Railway General Manager R K Kulshreshta inaugurated the maintenance facility during his annual inspection to the workshop and also gave an cash award of Rs 50,000 to the centre in recognition of good work being done by them.

Perambur Carriage Works has been maintaining LHB coaches of Southern Railways for the past seven years. Railway Board had advised to identify key areas for development as Centre of Excellence.

Owing to the increasing trend of LHB coaches holding in Indian Railways, it was felt to develop an indigenous overhauling facility to maintain airbrake system of LHB coaches and Centre of Excellence in Carriage Works, Perambur was taken as a pilot project.

With the establishment of this facility, it not only scales down the dependency on OEM but also improves the sustainability in maintenance of airbrake system of LHB coaches.

Perambur Carriage works has developed all the gadgets and test stands in-house which are required for the overhauling and testing of air brake components and valves.

The Centre of Excellence will focus on overhauling of centrifugal air strainer/filter, check valve, emergency brake accelerator, valve,  BP/FP hose coupling, brake cylinder, wheel sliding protection, brake indicator and others.

This facility will result in considerable reduction in maintenance cost (Rs 70 lakh approximately) of one coach during its life time.

It is interesting to note that attention to the air brake system of the LHB coaches plays a vital role in safe operation of coaches.

Indian Railways hands over 18 microprocessor controlled Indian locomotives to Myanmar Railways

As per vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Indian Railways is playing a pivotal role in developing cordial relations with the neighboring countries. India and Myanmar have been long enjoying cooperation in the Railway sector over the last two decades.

To further boost the cooperation between two countries, Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State of Railways attended the formal handing over ceremony of 18th AC-DC 1350 HP diesel electric locomotive to Myanma Railways, supplied by RITES and manufactured by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, India.

These 18 locomotives are fitted with micro-processor control based system. 1350 HP AC/DC main line diesel locomotives with maximum speed of 100 KM PH have been customised for Myanma Railways, built by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, India. They are extremely fuel efficient are eqquipped with the latest features. Most of these supplies in the railway sector have been carried out under Indian Line of Credit. As per the agreement schedule, all locomotives were to be delivered by September, 2018. They have been delivered six months ahead of the schedule.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State of Railways expressed his pleasure on the close cooperation between the two railway systems on regular basis since last 20 years. He congratulated Indian Railways in completing the project, much ahead of delivery schedule and providing locomotives with many contemporary new features over the earlier supplies. He thanked the Indian Embassy in Myanmar for their full coordination and assistance with the Myanmar authorities in easy facilitation of the project. The Minister said that this association will help strengthen friendly border relations with India.

On the occasion, HE U.Thant Sin Moung, Minister of Transportation and Communication mentioned the valued cordial relationship between the two countries and how it can go beyond the present interaction. He showed keen interest in the training programmes offered by the Indian Railways and on the Signaling and Telecommunication systems.

RITES, a Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Railways is the export arm of the railways undertaking various projects worldwide. RITES has engaged in the supply of Railway rolling stock (locomotives, coaches, wagons, permanent way maintenance vehicles), maintenance of railway infrastructure, technical studies, training of Myanmar Railway officials. Soon, RITES would take up the study for upgradation & maintenance of workshops. A team of experts from Diesel Modernization Works, Patiala would visit Myanmar soon.

Robertsganj Railway Station on Allahabad Division renamed ‘Sonbhadra’

The Robertsganj railway station in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed Sonbhadra, an official has said.

The Union home ministry has given its approval for the renaming of the British-era railway station in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
Even though the railway station falls under the district, there is no place in the name of Sonbhadra. The Robertsganj station has been renamed Sonbhadra, the home ministry official said.
This is the second time a railway station in Uttar Pradesh has been rechristened. The Mughalsarai railway station was renamed after RSS ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya in last August.
The iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus in Mumbai also saw the word “Maharaj” added to its name early last year.

L&T wins Rs.28.6 Billion worth package for Eastern Freight corridor

Construction work on the eastern railway freight corridor has picked up the pace with construction order for the single-track corridor from Khurja to Pilkhani was awarded to engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

L&T on Friday said it has won a single-track corridor package on the eastern dedicated freight corridor worth Rs 28.64 billion for construction of the 222km line.

“This is Larsen & Toubro’s first EPC Civil, Structure & Track project in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. In the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, L&T already has a share of 71 per cent in the civil packages and 100 per cent share in the electrical packages,” the company said in its statement to BSE.

“The scope of work includes construction of single railway track including yards, 75 major & 588 minor bridges, 1 rail over bridge modification, 4 rail flyovers, 21 stations along with construction of all associated works. The project is planned to be executed using completely mechanized means of track linking using the latest technology in railway construction,” the company said in its statement.

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors. The project won by L&T will be funded by World Bank (WB) and is a part of the 1856 km Eastern Corridor.

The Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor consists of two distinct segments: an electrified double-track segment of 1409 km between Dankuni in West Bengal & Khurja in Uttar Pradesh & an electrified single-track segment of 447 km between Ludhiana (Dhandarikalan) – Khurja – Dadri in the state of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. DFCCIL has completed awarding of all civil, electrical and signalling and a telecom contract have been awarded for the western corridor and is in the process of completing awards for the eastern side.

According to DFCCIL, Rs 519.06 billion worth of contracts have been awarded so far. The dedicated freight corridor is to be developed in phases, of which the first phase is to be completed in November this year and the last phase is to be ready by end of 2020.

Rooftops of Allahabad Junction to harness Solar Energy

The sheds of all the 10 platforms of the Allahabad Junction , of North Central Railways (NCR), would do more than saving the passengers from sunlight and rains .

The rooftops of these platforms would harness 683 kilowatt of solar energy through the solar panels installed on the entire length of these roofs.Apart from installing solar panels on the platforms of Allahabad Junction, rooftops of various buildings of not only Allahabad division but also of several stations of NCR would be installed with such solar panels after which NCR would save an amount of around Rs 30 lakhs annually.Of these, the rooftop of GM office, Subedarganj, would produce 266 kilowatt (KW) of electricity, divisional railway manager (DRM) office would produce 150 kw, Allahabad Junction 166 KW, Loco shed Kanpur 349 KW, Kanpur junction 100 KW.

In totality, 16.42 lakh unit of electricity would be produced.

These already installed units have started saving electricity charges of NCR worth Rs 30 lakhs, informed chief public relation officer, NCR, G K Bansal.Besides, solar panels, for generating 2.7 MW of electricity would be installed on rooftops of various buildings under NCR.

Under this proposal, solar panels, for producing 683 KW of electricity would be installed at Allahabad junction alone.The panels, already installed at roof tops of Allahabad Junction is producing 166KW of electricity which would be saving an amount of worth Rs 4.9 lakhs per annum.

20% Posts Reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices’ who were engaged in Railway Establishments

 Following is the text of Statement by Union Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal in context of Students Agitation in Mumbai this morning:-

“Indian Railways is currently in the midst of a massive recruitment exercise.  Indian Railways has come out with a policy to ensure a fair, transparent and competitive recruitment process that follows the law and the guidelines laid down by Hon’ble Supreme Court.

We have already reserved 20% posts for ‘Course Completed Act Apprentices’ who were engaged in Railway establishments under the Apprenticeship Act. This has been done as per Section 22(1) of the Apprentices Act and the various judgements pronounced by the Hon’ble Supreme Court from time to time. Applicants who completed the Apprenticeship course have also been given an age relaxation equal to the period of apprenticeship.

This is the single largest recruitment ever undertaken by any organisation in India and also the largest opportunity for all sections of youth, including the apprentices to join the Indian Railway in a very transparent and fair manner.

I appeal to my young friends to apply for these large numbers of jobs, for which the last date of application is 31/03/2018, and join the process of recruitment so that all applicants get a fair and equal opportunity to serve the country,” said the Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal.

मुंबई: आज सुबह मुंबई में छात्र आंदोलन के संदर्भ में केन्द्रीय रेल मंत्री श्री पीयूष गोयल के वक्तव्य का मूलपाठ निम्न है:-

“भारतीय रेलवे में वर्तमान में व्यापक स्तर पर भर्ती की प्रक्रिया चल रही है। सर्वोच्च न्यायालय द्वारा निर्धारित दिशानिर्देशों व कानून का पालन करते हुए भारतीय रेलवे ने एक नीति बनायी है जो कि एक निष्पक्ष, पारदर्शी और प्रतिस्पर्धात्मक भर्ती की प्रक्रिया सुनिश्चित करा रही है।

हमारे द्वारा पहले से ही 20% पदों को ‘Course Completed Act Apprentices’ के लिए आरक्षित किया गया है, जो अपरेंटिस अधिनियम के तहत रेलवे प्रतिष्ठानों में शामिल थे। यह निर्णय Apprentices Act के section 22 (1) और समय-समय से आये माननीय सुप्रीम कोर्ट के विभिन्न निर्णयों के अनुसार लिया गया है। वह Apprentices’ जिन्होंने प्रशिक्षण पूरा किया है, उन आवेदकों को प्रशिक्षण की अवधि के बराबर आयु छूट भी दी गई है।

यह भारत में किसी भी संगठन द्वारा की गई सबसे बड़ी भर्ती है। युवाओं के सभी वर्गों के लिए जिनमें अप्प्रेन्टिसेस भी शामिल हैं, इन सभी के लिए पारदर्शी और निष्पक्ष तरीके से भारतीय रेलवे में शामिल होने का बहुत बड़ा अवसर है।

मैं अपने युवा मित्रों से अपील करता हूं कि इन बड़ी संख्या में नौकरियों (जिसकी आखिरी तारीख 31/03/2018 है) में आवेदन करें, और भर्ती की प्रक्रिया में शामिल हो जिससे सभी आवेदकों को देश की सेवा करने का निष्पक्ष और समान अवसर प्राप्त हो।”

DFC Project: Siemens, Bombardier, Alstom, BHEL-EMD, Toshiba, CRRC in race to make 200 Electric Locos of 9000HP

Railways require 200 electric locos with 9,000 horse power (HP) each to haul double-stack containers in the upcoming 1,534 km long Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) from Dadri to Mumbai, passing through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

According to the tender conditions, the selected manufacturer will make 190 locos at the Indian Railways’ Chittaranjan Locomotive Works facility in Asansol, with transfer of technology provision and import of only 10 engines. The company will also set up a maintenance depot at Rewari.

Showing interest in the project, five international players — Siemens, Bombardier, Alstom, BHEL-EMD and Toshiba-CRRC — have submitted applications on March 15, the last date for submission of pre-qualification bids. “These companies will submit their price bid by the end of April and the awarding the contract is expected by December this year,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The Railways had floated the global tender for high power locomotives after revising the loan conditions with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as the Western DFC is fully funded by Japan. Procurement of locos for Western DFC had to be from Japanese companies, as per the earlier agreement and, accordingly, the Railways had floated the tender two years back inviting Japanese companies for the project.

However, the bidding process got stuck on the pricing front as the Japanese companies quoted Rs 50 crore per locomotive which was considered too high and the Railways sought reduction by almost half. While the Japanese consortium did not agree to reduce the price as desired by Railways, a fresh global tender was floated after renegotiating and suitably revising the loan conditions.

With five global players in the fray, the Railways is expecting to get a competitive price this time. The 3,373 km long DFC, a flagship project of the Railways, aims to augment rail transport capacity to meet the growing requirement of movement of goods by segregating freight from passenger traffic.

The Western DFC (1,534 km) will be from Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai to Tughlakabad and Dadri near Delhi, and would cater largely to the container transport requirements between the existing and emerging ports in Maharashtra and Gujarat and the northern hinterland.

The Eastern DFC (1,839 km) will be from Ludhiana in Punjab to Dankuni near Kolkata — to be extended in future to serve the new deep sea port proposed in the Kolkata area, and will largely serve coal and steel traffic.

Foundation for Latur Coach Factory on 31st March – facility to employ 50000: says Collector/Latur District

Laying of the foundation stone for the multi-crore rail coach factory at Latur is scheduled to take place on March 31. The project is expected to generate direct and indirect employment for more than 50,000 people.

Harangul budruk located on the outskirts of Latur has been identified for setting up the project. Rs.500 crore will be spent during the first phase as announced by the authorities.

Latur district collector G Shreekanth said that the central and state authorities have finalised 339 acre of land at Harangul budruk to set up the coach factory.

Shreekanth said, “A special review meeting had taken place at the state secretariat recently for speeding up formalities related to the project and offering necessary clearances.”

State labour minister and guardian minister of Latur Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar held a special meeting on Sunday.

He claimed that the coach factory will be the first of its kind mega project coming up at Marathwada, which is suffering from a developmental backlog.Within days of the announcement about setting up of the rail coach factory at Latur, the state government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railways to set up the facility in Marathwada town on the sidelines of Magnetic Maharashtra.

The singing of MoU had taken place close on the heels of high level meeting between union railway minister and the chief minister on January 31 at Mumbai.

During the meeting Latur was finalised for setting up the project. BJP spokesperson Shirish Boralkar said that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis must be credited for rail factory project at Latur. He said, “The chief minister from the beginning has paid attention to address the issue of imbalanced regional development in the state.

The project will prove to be a milestone for development of Marathwada and will put it on the national map.”As per the MoU, state government is expected to provide land on concessional rate for setting up the project and facilitate rail connectivity including land required for it.

Railways releases State-wise List of Railway Stations with High-speed Wi-Fi Connectivity

Indian Railways, which has more than 8500 Stations, has extended internet service to 158 rural stations through WiFi hotspots. In the recent past, the Railways have taken various steps to improve passenger services like lifts and escalators at the stations for facilitating movement across platforms, battery operated vehicles for senior citizens and persons with disabilities, Wi-fi facility at 127 important stations on IR among others.

Wi-Fi services to passengers are being provided under ‘Railwire’, the retail Broadband distribution model of RailTel. Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, Railwire Wi-Fi will be available to any user who has a working mobile connection on a smartphone. Railway stations are the places where the cross-section of the society is available.

The initiative is part of bridging the digital divide & providing high-speed access network to all rail users with the financial inclusion of Local Cable Operators. This facility shall provide our railway passengers to remain connected while waiting for the train. They can also use this facility for streaming High-Density Videos, do their office work online etc.

Earlier this week, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the number of railway stations with superlative WiFi service has reached 324, helping meet digital aspirations of the country. Contributing towards the fulfilment of Digital India initiative, the Railways decided to provide Wi-Fi Broadband facility to Rail users at major Railway stations.

Here’s the Statewise Status of Railway Stations with Wi-Fi Connectivity:

S.No State/UT Commissioned Stations Coming Soon
1. Andhra Pradesh Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guntur,Palasa, Rajahmundry, Kakinada Town, Nellore, Srikakulam Road, Bhimavaram Town, Samalkot Jn., Eluru, SatyaSai Prashanti Nilayam, Anakapalle, Tenali Jn.,Tuni & Vizianagaram Cuddapah, Guntakal Jn., Renigunta, Anantapur, Chirala, Gudur Jn., Ongole, Tadepalligudem
2. Assam Jorhat Town,Guwahati, Lumding, Rangiya Jn., Barpeta Road, Kamakhya, New Bongaigaon, Silchar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh Town
3. Bihar Patna, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Danapur, Mokama, Kiul Jn.,Samastipur Jn., Darbhanga, Chhapra & Bhagalpur Anugraha Narayan Road, Bapudham Motihari, Barauni Jn., Betiah, Dehri-On-Sone, Jamui, Katihar Jn, Khagaria Jn., Madhubani, Patna Sahib Jn., Siwan Jn., Rajendra Nagar(T), Buxar, Bakhtiyarpur Jn., Ara Jn., Sasaram Jn., Jamalpur, Purnea Jn, Kishanganj.
4. Chandigarh Chandigarh
5. Chhattisgarh Raipur, Bilaspur, Champa Jn.,Bhilai Power House, Raigarh & Durg,Rajnandgaon Power House
6. Gujarat Surat, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Jamnagar,Bhavnagar Terminus, Palanpur,Valsad, Surendranagar,Udhana, Gandhidham,Navsari, Vapi,Bhuj,Vadodara & Rajkot Mahesana , Veraval, Anand, Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Nadiad
7. Haryana,Faridabad New Faridabad Old,Ambala Cantt., Ballabgarh,Karnal, Rohtak, Panipat, Sonipat, Gurugram, Rewari Hisar, Jagadhri, Kalka
8. Himachal Pradesh Solan, Shimla
9. Jammu and Kashmir Jammu Tawi Udhampur
10. Jharkhand Ranchi, Dhanbad Jn., Jasidih Jn. ,Bokaro Steel City,Koderma,Madhupur, Hatia, N.S.C.B. Gomoh Jn., Parashnath & Tatanagar
11. Karnataka Dharwad,Bangalore City, Bangarpet, Mangalore Central, Hubli, Kengeri, Gulbarga,Krishnarajapuram, Mysore & Yesvantpur (Bangalore),Hospet,Hassan Jn Bangalore Cantt.,Belgaum, Davangere, Mangalore Jn., Shimoga Town, Raichur, Yadgir, Bellary
12. Kerala Ernakulam Jn, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Thrissur, Kollam Jn & Kozhikode Ernakulam Town, Kanhangad, Kannur, Kottayam, Palakkad Jn., Shoranur Jn., Tiruvalla, Vadakara, Kasargod, Payyannur, Thalassery, Tirur, Alappuzha, Aluva, Chengannur, Kayankulam Jn
13. Madhya Pradesh Bina,Ujjain, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Satna, Singrauli, Itarsi,Pipariya, Vidisha,Ratlam, Damoh,Saugor,Nagda, Morena,Hoshangabad,Gwalior & Indore Habibganj, Katni, Maihar, , Rewa, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Betul
14. Maharashtra Ballarshah, Mumbai Central, Churchgate, Bandra, Bandra Terminus, Dadar (WR), Dadar (CR), Khar Road, Kalyan, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Byculla, Panvel, Thane, Borivali, Lonavala, Kurla, Andheri, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Belapur, Vashi, Dombivli, Chembur, , Vasai, Virar, Bhyander, Ghatkopar, Daund, Wardha, Sainagar Sirdi, Pune, Mulund, Kurduwadi,Bhusawal, Nagpur, Kopargaon,Manmad, Badnera, Solapur,Badlapur, Chandrapur, Vadala Road, Ahmednagar,Akola & Aurangabad ,Kolhapur,Miraj &Latur Gondia, Jalgaon, Nasik Road, Jalna, Nagarsol, Nanded, Parbhani jn., Amravati, Chalisgaon, Shegaon
15. Nagaland Dimapur
16. Delhi Hazarat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar Terminus, Delhi Cantt.,Adarshnagar delhi, Delhi Shahadra, New Delhi & Delhi Jn Delhi Sarai Rohilla
17. Odisha Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Khurda Road, Rourkela, Rayagada, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road,Jharsuguda, Balasore, Bhadrak & Puri
18. Punjab Jalandhar City,Rajpura Jn.,Phagwara, Bathinda Jn., Amritsar &Beas,Pathankot,Jallandhar Cantt., Firozpur Cantt.,Sirhind Jn. & Ludhiana Chakki Bank
19. Rajasthan Sawai Madhopur,Bikaner,Hanumangarh Jn.,Jaipur, Alwar, Ajmer, Udaipur City, Falna, Kota, Jaisalmer,Abu road, Phulera, Pali Marwar,Lalgarh, Marwar Jn. &Bharatpur, Chittorgarh Jn., Jodhpur Rani, Suratgarh, Bandikui, Gandhinagar-Jp,
20. Tamil Nadu Dindigul Jn,Nagercoil Jn,Madurai, Coimbatore, Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Arakkonam Jn., Tiruchchirappalli, Chennai Central, Udagamandalam (Ooty), Chengalpattu Jn., Coonoor, Rameswaram, Villupuram Jn., Erode Jn,,Karur Jn., Jolarpettai Jn, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Jn, Katpadi & Mettupalayam,Tirunelveli Jn,Kanniyakumari,Tuticorin, Kovilpatti Salem Jn, Virudhunagar Jn, Tiruppur, Mayiladuthurai Jn.
21. Telangana Kacheguda, Kurnool Town, Khammam, Secunderabad, Kazipet Jn.,Manchiryal, Hyderabad & Warangal Ssp Nilayam, Nizamabad
22. Uttar Pradesh Khalilabad,Fatehpur,Sultanpur,Azamgarh, Jhansi, Lucknow, Lucknow Jn., Ayodhya, Mughalsarai Jn., Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Aligarh, Gonda Jn., Bareilly, Kanpur, Mathura, Varanasi, Agra Cantt., Ghazipur City, Bhadohi, Muzaffarnagar, Basti, Pratapgarh, Etawah, Saharanpur Jn., Moradabad, Hardoi,Mirzapur, Tundla, Janghai, Meerut City,Phaphund, Meerut Cant., Ghaziabad,Agra Fort, Deoria Sadar,Barabanki,Lalitpur,Mau Jn., Shahganj,Raja Ki Mandi, Hapur, Rae – Bareli ,Jn.,Shahjahanpur Ballia, Belthara Road, Chitrakutdham Karwi, Deoria Sadar, Jaunpur, Rampur, Orai, Unnao, Hardoi
23. Uttarakhand / Uttranchal Dehradun, Haridwar, Kathgodam Roorkee, Rudrapur City
24. West Bengal Sealdah, Kharagpur, Asansol, Barddhaman, Digha, Rampurhat, New Jalpaiguri, Malda Town, Howrah, Durgapur, Darjeeling, Siliguri Jn, Naihati Jn., New Farakka, Alipurduar Junction & Ghoom,New Coochbehar,Coochbehar,Bandel, New Alipurduar,Purulia Jn & Ghoom Kolkata Terminal, Shalimar, Raiganj
24. Goa Vasco-Da-Gama
T O T A L 317 Stations 102 Stations

RailTel was entrusted the task of providing fast Wi-Fi for the use of passengers at A1, A category Railway stations. RailTel roped in Google as the technology partner for setting up fast Wi-Fi network initially covering 400 stations for providing fast Wi Fi to millions of passengers everyday.

The Wi-Fi service shall provide high speed connectivity for viewing uninterrupted high definition video, download of movies, songs, games by the passengers at Railway station. RailTel shall be providing high speed end to end network connectivity on Fiber, Google shall be providing the Radio Access Network along with Technology support.

It has always been the endeavour of the Railways to provide adequate amenities to the passengers at the stations. Certain amenities are provided at the time of construction of new stations based on anticipated volume of traffic. Amenities are further augmented from time to time with growth in passenger traffic handled at stations, on the basis of the need felt, expectations of the travelling public and availability of funds.