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Ministry of Railway modifies the passenger fare revision circular in connection with Monthly Season Tickets (MST) and Second Class Suburban Fare

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The circular for revision of passenger fares issued by Ministry of Railways that was to come into effect from 25th June, 2014 had among other things made a change in the way the fare for monthly season tickets (MSTs) was to be calculated.In the existing system, the MST is 17-15 times the value of a single journey ticket for the same distance slab whereas the circular indicated that MSR fare would be now equivalent to 30 single journey fare for the same distance slab.Inclusive of the 10% fare hike and 4.2% FAC, the new MST fares ranged 1.7 times to 3.5 times of the old MST fare.Despite the fact that MSTs are highly subsidized, Ministry of Railway has now decided to modify the fair revision circular and hence a decision has been taken to increase the cost of existing MST fare by o*nly 14.2% inclusive of FAC, i.e., the Monthly Season Tickets for both suburban and non-suburban shall now be charged at 14.2% over the existing rates rounded off as per extant instructions.

Further in the second class ordinary suburban single journey fares, it was noticed that upto a distance of 80 kms, there was increase in 3 of the slabs o*nly and because of rounding off, the increase was coming to more than 14.2%. A view was therefore taken to avoid any hike in fares upto a distance of 80 kms. Thus there is no change in fare for second class suburban travelers for a distance upto 80 kms.

In view of the above modifications, the revised fares in the unreserved segment shall come into force from 28thJune, 2014. However, for reserved segment, the revised fares shall come into effect from 25th June, 2014 as notified earlier.

A table depicting the above changes is enclosed.
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Modification in Fares of Monthly Season Tickets and Second Class Suburban Tickets

SCR Press Release



The revision of passenger fares announced by the Ministry of Railways which came into effect from 25th June, 2014 had among other things made a change in the way the fare for monthly season tickets (MSTs) was to be calculated.In the existing system, the MST is 17-15 times the value of a single journey ticket for the same distance slab whereas the circular indicated that MSR fare would be now equivalent to 30 single journey fare for the same distance slab.Inclusive of the 10% fare hike and 4.2% FAC, the new MST fares ranged 1.7 times to 3.5 times of the old MST fare.

The Ministry of Railway has now decided to modify the fair revision circular and hence a decision has been taken to increase the cost of existing MST fare by o*nly 14.2% inclusive of FAC, i.e., the Monthly Season Tickets for both suburban and non-suburban shall now be charged at 14.2% over the existing rates rounded off as per extant instructions.

Further in the second class ordinary suburban single journey fares, it was noticed that upto a distance of 80 kms, there was increase in 3 of the slabs o*nly and because of rounding off, the increase was coming to more than 14.2%.A view was therefore taken to avoid any hike in fares upto a distance of 80 kms.Thus there is no change in fare for second class suburban travelers for a distance upto 80 kms.

In view of the above modifications, the revised fares in the unreserved segment shall come into force from 28thJune, 2014.

Accordingly, the revised MMTS fares for Ist Class & IInd Class Single Journey and Monthly Season Tickets between various stations and Journey, Season Ticket Fares Comparision for distance upto 150 kms are tabulated and enclosed. These fares are with effect from 28th June, 2014.
 

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TGSRTC - Updates, Developments, Photos & Discussions

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The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TGSRTC) is a state-owned transport service that runs regular bus services to and from the state capital, Hyderabad, as also between other major cities. The bus service has garnered the reputation of being a trusted, reliable service provider in the field. The TGSRTC constantly aims to improve its service offering by focusing on quality and passenger comfort.

TGSRTC is committed to provide consistently high quality of services and to continuously improve the services through a process of teamwork for the utmost satisfaction of the passengers and to attain a position of pre-eminence in the Bus Transport sector

Connectivity

The TGSRTC bus routes cater to both long and short distance travel. The short-distance buses travel to major cities in Telangana like Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. The long-distance routes include transport from Hyderabad to other state capitals or major cities like Andhraoradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nellore, Raipur and Chennai.

Service Offering

The state-owned bus service focuses on the constant upkeep of its fleet. While on a journey, passengers may be assured of a safe and pleasant trip. The in-house TV entertainment and radio facility along with comfortable seating ensure that every passenger has a wonderful trip.

For more information about various services offered by TGSRTC, visit the official website here.

TGSRTC Bus Types

TGSRTC had started with a small fleet of 27 buses and currently has 19900 buses under it. Some of the many kinds of buses operated by the TGSRTC are Express, Super Luxury, Semi Luxury, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and AC Sleeper.

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HYDERABAD: RTC buses in both Andhra and Telangana will soon have GPS-GPRS based Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) soon.

The trial run for the new VTS were conducted and now the ground is being readied for installing the VTS in 3,500 buses including 1,500 JNNURM buses.

“Most probably the buses will be fitted with VTS by July 14 and the system will be operational,’’ RV Jayanth, chief engineer (IT Division) said here on Saturday.

GPS-GPRS technology-based VTS will not only keep track of the vehicle movement, but will also help in accident detection and reporting, apart from helping the traffic controllers and managers at different bus stations to ensure effective management of arrival and departure of buses.

Controllers at the headquarters and bus stations now will be able to track whether the bus was travelling within the prescribed speed limits, whether it made unauthorised stops or skipped some stops, or whether there were any problems with the bus like mechanical failure etc.

On the other hand, passengers will have real time information about the movement of buses and will have estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the respective bus at respective place and accordingly they can plan their travelling. ETA would also be made available to commuters through Internet, SMS and RTC’s call centre.

Speaking to Express, Jayanth said that pilot run of the buses fitted with the VTS device were held since September last.

“In all we have used 100 buses for the pilot run. Of the total 100 buses, 44 were city buses and the remaining 56 were the ones being operated on Hyderabad-Karimnagar route. The outcome was satisfactory. There were some minor technical glitches, which are now being ironed out and by July 14, the system should be operational,’’ he explained.

According to him, VTS will track where and when the bus moved or stopped, calculate the speed and the distance and arrive at ETA, which in turn will be displayed on the electronic display boards in buses and at bus stations.

Earlier, APSRTC used to have tachographs installed in buses to keep track of the speed and movement of the vehicle. Now as part of the modernisation, the latest GPS-GPRS technology is being adopted by the RTC to be in tune with changing times and needs of the society.
 

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Hyderabad: About 3,502 RTC buses will finally be GPS-enabled by the end of August. Two additional features that will be introduced are SMS alerts regarding bus delays and a mobile application to keep commuters updated regarding the delays.

A Web portal is also under construction to update bus schedules within two minutes. Recording time of cameras has also been increased from two days to six days to report any untoward incident.

“The new SMS update service will provide more help to commuters regarding bus timings and also help them plan their schedules if there are delays. All they have to do is to install the mobile application and send the four-digit code of that particular bus stop with the required bus route number to this facility and they will immediately receive all the details.

Apart from this the new Web portal will have all the bus stop numbers with an interactive map to track the status of their bus in advance,” said M. Rajashekar, senior IT manager, RTC.

The Rs 17-crore project, likely to be called the Hyderabad Intelligent Transportation System (HITS), will cover a total of 1,886 JNNURM buses and 1,600 long-distance buses, which will have a GPS device, an antenna, a GPRS device and a camera with a recording capacity of six days to report .

A pilot project was conducted with 44 buses across two routes in the city, for 127 K (from Koti — Kondapur) and 222 (from Koti to Patancheru). Currently, there are 1,347 buses equipped with the facility in Hyderabad and the others will soon be equipped too. Three long-distance routes, Hyderabad to Bengaluru, Hyderabad to Karimnagar and Vijayawada to Tirupati, have also been GPS- enabled.
 

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80 New State-of-the-art Buses for City

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In another four months time, Hyderabad will have 80 new state-of-the-art luxury buses plying on its roads on various important routes. The state and Central governments will share 50 percent of the total expenditure pegged at Rs 80 crore.

Disclosing this to mediapersons at Bus Bhavan here on Thusday, Telangana transport minister P Mahender Reddy said the new buses will be procured as part of providing better facilities in the state capital on par with other metros.

‘’Each bus will cost Rs 1 crore and eighty such buses are being procured for Hyderabad and the entire process will be completed in the next four months time. The state government will bear 15 percent while the Centre will bear 35 percent of the total expenditure, with rest being borne by the RTC,’’ he explained.

Reddy said chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is determined to have the best of the world-class facilities and practices in Hyderabad. In that direction a team of officials from the transport department and RTC will visit Mumbai shortly to study operations of the RTC in the commercial capital of the country, known to have one of the best road transportation system. ‘’We will adopt the system in Hyderabad as per its needs,’’ he said.

Stating that there is no proper road connectivity to as many as 1,300 villages in the state, the transport minister said the TRS government is determined to have bus connectivity to every village in Telangana. ‘’We are planning to set up 21 new bus depots in Telangana with 10-11 of them in Ranga Reddy district itself,’’ he said.

Mahender Reddy said since procuring private lands for setting up bus depots will be a costly affair, it has been decided to have government lands allocated for the purpose. He said though RTC has been suffering losses every effort is being made to see that no additional burden is put on the commuters. ‘’In fact, the state has most economical bus fares compared to other states,’’ he pointed out.

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21 new bus depots to come up in Telangana

■ Bus connectivity to every village

■ Team from transport dept and RTC to visit Mumbai to study bus operations there

■ Decision soon on change of number plates
 

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Hyderabad: The South Central Railways rejected GMR’s proposal to set up a railway line 3.4 km away from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

The SCR stated that crores of rupees cannot be spent to develop a railway track leaving passengers kilometres away from the airport.

SCR general manager P.K. Srivastava said, “SCR has planned to extend MMTS connectivity all the way to the airport terminal. All stakeholders, except GMR, have agreed. We will discuss things with the Telangana government again.”
 

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Hyderabad: In order to decongest Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kacheguda railway stations the South Central Railways plans to develop Moula Ali and Nagulapally (near Lingampalli) terminals. Secunderabad caters to 1.6 lakh people on a daily basis, while Hyderabad accommodates 60,000 people and Kacheguda accommodates 40,000 commuters.

All loading trains will terminate at the two new terminals to be developed. P.K. Srivastava, SCR general manager, said, “The maximum rail traffic density is towards the East (on the Secunderabad-Kazipet line), which is the trunk route on SCR to the West (Vikarabad-Wadi-Mumbai). There is relatively low traffic towards the North and South. Most of the rail routes originate from Secunderabad, but there are only 10 platforms. The station gets cramped during peak hours.

“The Moula Ali and Nagulapally terminal will be developed as satellite stations to handle express and passenger trains which will help decongest Secunderabad. Talks with the TS government have been successful. A concrete plan will be made soon,” said Mr Srivastava.
 

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The road in Hyderabad from Bongulur Junction onwards till Ibrahimpatnam on SH 19 (old no.)/Srisailam highway was 2-laned AFAIR. The road expansion to 4 lane is in progress and a bypass to IBP is being built from Chintapalliguda/MRM college and meets the SH again a little distance ahead from bus depot, before Scient college. If anyone can share tenders or details who have visited Nagarjuna sagar, can share details if it is being 4-laned all the way to Sagar
 

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LED Street Lights for 12 more Cities, Towns

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For implementation of the pilot project, energy-efficient street-lighting system, at the earliest in five cities, six municipal towns and one nagar panchayat in Telangana state for better illumination with less energy consumption, the commissioner and director of municipal administration has asked the 12 urban local bodies to take the approval of the municipal council concerned before September 20.

The has CDMA directed the municipal commissioners of 12 selected ULBs to discuss the pilot project (replacement of existing conventional street lights with energy-efficient street lights (LEDs) in the selected stretches at Standing Committee/Council meetings and take approval at the earliest and send the approval copy to them.

As per the directions of the chief minister, the CDMA has selected 12 ULBs for retrofitting the existing street lights with energy-efficient LED lighting system in a pilot project in selected stretches in the municipal corporations of Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Ramagundem, Waranagal and Khammam, the municipalities of Siddipet, Siricilla, Mahbubnagar, Manchiryal, Nalgonda and Tandur, and the Gajwel nagar panchayat.

EESL is a joint venture of PSUs of the ministry of power with main the objective of implementing energy-efficient projects on turnkey basis in association with ULBs and state government.

The CDMA held a meeting last week with EESL, mayors, municipal chairpersons and commissioners and engineers of the 12 ULBs. The civic bodies agreed to extend cooperation to make the project a success.

For implementing the project at the earliest, CDMA has asked ULBs to hand over selected stretches to the EESL for the entire agreement period and ensure 100 percent working of electrical meters to measure accurate energy consumption and replacement of damaged cables and junction boxes, if any, with immediate effect.

Ensure 100 percent glowing of lights in selected stretches, so as to arrive at accurate energy consumption in that area before replacement with LEDs. To extend cooperation with EESL in planning, operation and maintenance during the project period. ULBs should maintain separate record for the selected stretch, ie, number of lights,fixtures, load factor, meters, metering readings, bills of last one year prior to project to till the end of the agreement period etc.

Under the pilot project, it has proposed to replace the existing high-energy consuming street lights, ie, halogen lamps, HPSV and HPMV light fittings with energy-efficient street lights (LEDs) in a phased manner. The ULBs will select a minimum number of street lights that need to be replaced with the LED lights based on population: 150 lights for 1 lakh population, 200 lights for 1 to 3 lakh population and 300 lights for more than 3 lakh.

By S Bachan Jeet Singh | Published: 17th September 2014 06:23 AM

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1,000 New RTC Buses for Telangana

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HYDERABAD : More than 1,000 new buses in new colours will soon be plying on the roads in the State. If government plans materialise, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will have 1,000 buses, including high-end Garuda and Indra Volvos, in two-three months.

A decision to this effect was taken by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at a review meeting with Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy, Transport Commissioner Jagadish and others here Thursday. Later, it was announced that `150 crore will be given to the RTC - this is in addition to the already announced `250 crore as Dasara bonanza.

“With today’s announcement, the total funds allotted to the RTC is `400 crore. Further, a decision was also taken to purchase another 650 new buses taking the total number to 1,000,” an official release said.

Nearly 400 new buses will ply in rural areas while another 100 will be express buses.

It was also decided to purchase 50 Indra and Garuda service buses. “The RTC has a provision to have 25 per cent private buses and 100 buses will be taken under this provision,” the release said.

Apart from the 1,000 new buses, another 1,000 buses will be purchased after March. Meanwhile, the CM has also responded positively to the proposal to give VAT exemption to hired buses and also to regularise services of conductors and drivers who are presently engaged on temporary basis.

Stating that the government will take all steps to run the RTC in profits, the CM said stern action will be taken against unauthorised plying of private vehicles. Reviewing the RTC city region, the CM said there are 4,000 buses running in the city and for effective functioning, an executive director and two regional manager posts will be given.

By Express News Service | Published: 17th October 2014 06:13 AM
Last Updated: 17th October 2014 08:38 AM
 

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Download it here-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.techgene16.SCR
Hylites app-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.techgene.hylitesproject

Android App for Live Info on Train Services

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HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway on Tuesday launched a new app - Train Arrival Departure and Amenities at Stations (TADAAST) for Android-based smartphones to provide live information on train services.

“The app is aimed at disseminating information on the current status of arrivals and departures of trains on a live basis, and also details of various passenger facilities provided at 25 identified major stations of the SCR,” said PK Srivastava, general manager of SCR, after launching the app.

TADAAST is an app, tailored primarily to take care of the public enquiry needs related to train services and amenities. It is developed in a customized manner for 25 major stations on the SCR. They include Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Guntur, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Ongole, Anakapalli, Bhongir, Bhimavaram Town, Guntakal, Chittapur, Kadapa, Khammam Town, Mancheriyal, Nanded, Ramagundam, Tenali, Tadepalligudem, Vikarabad, Tandur, Sirpur Kagaznagar and Sedam.

This app has been designed with an attractive layout in an easy-to-navigate and simple-to-use format. The user can set the frequently used stations as favourite for quick access. The data in this app can be seen in either of the three languages, English, Hindi or Telugu. Users can convey their views and also any suggestions for improvement through the feedback option available in this app.

Other useful features such as scheduled timetable and location of the station with route via Google maps have also been incorporated exclusively for each of the 25 stations in this app. In addition, detailed station layouts with icons showing the specific location of passenger amenities are also included in this app for Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kacheguda stations. TADAAST app can be downloaded and installed for free from Google Play Store (on android-based smartphones) or Apple App Store (on iOS-based smartphones).

HYLITES : Srivastava also launched iOS-based version of HYderabad LIve Train Enquiry System (HYLITES) app for the benefit of iPhone and iPad users. The android version of this app was released in February. HYLITES provides the real-time information on the running of MMTS trains over 26 MMTS stations in twin cities. In addition, HYLITES features useful modules such as MMTS timetable, MMTS route map, nearest MMTS stations and fares etc.

By Express News Service | Last Updated: 03rd December 2014 06:00 AM
 

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Endeavour to showcase of Railways neglect of Telangana

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A concerted endeavour is being taken up by a group of employees of the South Central Railway to showcase the plight of rail infrastructure and the snail’s pace of ongoing projects in the geography of the newly carved out Telangana State.

The broad objective is to get the Railway Board to prioritise projects that were closer to completion and sanction more funds to expedite them so that they would start generating income.

The endeavour stems out of the belief that injustice was done to the new State comprising 10 districts including Hyderabad despite the fact that Telangana had less number of route km and Railway employees generated more income than those in AP.

Work on projects, they regretted, was either going at a snail’s pace or there was no progress at all. Nine surveys were sanctioned in 2012-13 but they are yet to take off.

Seeking increased allocation for projects apart, the immediate demands of the employees include renaming of the AP Express as Telangana Express and a new Telangana Sampark Kranthi Express to New Delhi, more passenger trains from Secunderabad to Sirpur Kagaznagar, Mahabubnagar, Nizamabad, Miryalguda and Tandur and appointing an officer hailing from Telangana as Managing Director of Hyderabad Metro Rail.

When contacted, a senior SCR officer said the Railway Budget to be presented in Parliament later this month would have the announcement of the AP Express being renamed as Telangana Express. Asked about a new Telangana Sampark Kranthi Express to New Delhi, he dismissed it as not feasible, .In medium and long-term, the employees wanted works on the newly-sanctioned wagon factory at Kazipet to be speeded up and a new Coach Factory. They also want all trains running towards Mumbai from Hyderabad/Secunderabad to be run from Kazipet to help Telangana migrants in Sholapur, Pune, Mumbai, Bhiwandi and Surat.

Suresh Krishnamoorthy | Updated: February 4, 2015 05:40 IST
 
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