Provision of Hand-Held Terminals for TTEs
New Delhi: The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that hand-held terminals will be provided to Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTEs), which can be used for verification of passengers and downloading charts. This system will help the Railways to move towards paperless ticketing and charting and expedite finalization of refund claims apart from saving of paper.
Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament today Shri Prabhu said, Railways is also exploring the idea of extending the facility of SMS on mobiles as a valid proof of travel for PRS tickets as well. He said, an integrated customer portal is being put in place, which will be a single interface for the customers to access different services. Seamless navigation would be possible across different websites of Railways.
Design, Quality and Cleanliness of Bed Linen to be Improved
The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that the Railways will launch a programme to improve design, quality and cleanliness of bed linen within the next six months. He said, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi has been approached for designing bed linen. Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament today Shri Prabhu said, additionally, the facility of online booking of disposable bedrolls at select stations is being extended to all passengers through the IRCTC portal on payment basis. The Railways will also increase the number of mechanized laundries, the Minister added.
The Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe being welcomed by the Prime Minister, Shri …