Indian Railways: Now change the boarding station four hours prior to the journey

If a confirmed ticket was booked from IRCTC website but had to be cancelled because there’s no option to change the boarding station, here’s good news!

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Passengers travelling by rail will now be able to change the boarding station up to four hours before the chart is formed. This facility has been implemented since Wednesday. This means that one can change the boarding station that is selected at the time of booking tickets.

Prior to this, the boarding state could be changed only 24 hours before the start of the journey and for that passengers had to submit an application to the railway reservation head. Now it can be done online through the IRCTC website for tickets booked online. The boarding station can also be changed by calling the Railway Inquiry Number -139. However, the condition is that there will be no refund on cancelling the ticket.

Amenities worth 6 crore installed at Udaipur Railway Station

The city/Udaipur Railway station witnessed the installation of new facilities worth 6 crores INR for passengers traveling from Udaipur Railway station. The initiative was taken by Home Minister of Udaipur, Mr. Gulab Chand Kataria and Ajmer authorities of North Western Railways.

Facilities included two escalators, a lift and a platform for shade purpose. The escalators can carry approximately 100 passengers at a time with a speed of 0.5m/sec. The lift and escalators are equipped with ultra-modern technologies and in case of any failure during operation of escalators, automatic brakes are also installed for passengers’ safety. Apart from the brakes, the escalators have an emergency switch, overload detection, electromagnetic breaking, and handrail safety.

Installation of foot overbridge has been done between platform no. 2 and 3, which can carry 20 passengers at a time.

A solar plant of 100 kWp was also installed at platform no. 4 and 5 under Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the railways for 25 years. Now, Railways will have to pay only Rs. 5.5 per unit instead of Rs.7 per unit. Hence, this will be helpful as it will generate 4.48 lakh units per year saving 6.5 lakh Rupees.

That is definitely some good news for all the Udaipurites!!

What are your thoughts on having a more modernized railway station in Udaipur?