Nearly two months after it suspended its passenger operations in view of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the Railways has announced that it will gradually restart its passenger train operations from May 12. The tickets will be available from 4 PM today on the IRCTC website.
In the midst of the lockdown, Railways has so far operated its freight services to transport essential goods across the country and ‘Special Shramik’ trains to ferry stranded migrant workers to their home states.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has also issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the movement of people by trains.
Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway stations. It will be mandatory for the passenger to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train.
Railways is planning to gradually restart passenger train operations from May 12, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys.) These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad, and Jammu Tawi.
Video: PM Modi, CM Yogi attend cultural event at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended a cultural event at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday evening attended a cultural event at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi.
ABVP wins 3 seats in Delhi University elections, NSUI bags Vice President post
ABVP won three out of four seats in Delhi University elections.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won three out of four seats in Delhi University elections.
The University of Delhi on Saturday announced the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election results. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won three out of four central panel posts in the elections while the National Students Union (NSUI) bagged the Vice-President Post.
Tushar Dedha from the ABVP has secured the President post whereas the Vice President post has been won by Abhi Dahiya of NSUI. Aparajita, an ABVP candidate won the Secretary post in the DUSU elections. Sachin Baisla from ABVP has won the panel post of Joint Secretary.
ABVP supporters celebrated the win as their organisation won three central panel posts in Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections.
The DUSU election was held on September 22. There were 24 candidates in the race for the four central panel posts.
The elections were conducted through EVMs at 52 colleges and departments for the four posts. The paper ballot was used for the college union elections. The total turnout of voters was 42 percent.
The vote sharing in the Delhi University Student Union elections was quite surprising. The ABVP candidate for the President post Tushar Dedha got 23,460 votes while Hitesh Gulia, an opponent candidate from NSUI received a total of 20,345 votes for the President post.
For the post of Vice President, NSUI’s candidate Abhi Dahiya surpassed ABVP’s Sushant Dhankhar with 22,331 votes meanwhile ABVP candidate got 20,502 votes for the post.
Arpita from ABVP got a total of 24,534 votes while NSUI’s candidate Yakshna Sharma received 11,597 votes for the post of Secretary in the DUSU elections.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad candidate won the seat with a total of 24,955 votes meanwhile candidate from the National Students Union Shubham Kumar got 14,960 votes in the elections.
After a big win of the ABVP candidates on three seats of the central panel, the Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Darshana Jadosh extended her congratulations to the right-wing allies for their victory in the DUSU elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party President, JP Nadda extended his congratulations to the ABVP for their victory in the DUSU elections.
Inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, ABVP has always kindled a flame of nationalism and selfless service in the hearts of our youth, the BJP President said. He congratulated all the Karyakartas of ABVP for their emphatic victory in Delhi University Elections 2023. This triumph shows the ubiquitous acceptance of the ideology of ‘nation first’ among our young generation, who will shape our nation’s tomorrow, Nadda added.
PM Modi lays foundation stone of International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, others present on occasion
Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri among others were present on the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23 laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi’s Ganjari, Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present for the occasion in Varanasi.
Varanasi, PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency also witnessed big names from the cricket fraternity on the occasion. The names include Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Gundappa Viswanath, and Gopal Sharma.
Roger Binny, BCCI President and Vice President Rajiv Shukla and Secretary Jay Shah were also present for the event in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Sachin Tendulkar also visited religious places in Varanasi. Take a look.
PM Modi also reached Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre where he participated in the closing ceremony of Kashi Sansad Sanskritik Mahotsav 2023.
PM Modi also inaugurated 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya built across Uttar Pradesh, during the programme.
The Varanasi International Cricket Stadium is a step towards realising PM Modi’s vision to develop a modern and world-class sports infrastructure.
As per the reports, the International Cricket Stadium will be built in Ganjari, Rajatalab. This will be developed at the cost of Rs 450 crore and will be in more than 30 acres of area.
It has been revealed that the world-class stadium will take inspiration from Lord Shiva for its thematic architecture. The designs will be developed for crescent-shaped roof covers, trident-shaped floodlights and ghat steps-based seating arrangements for the attendees.
According to the government statement, the total capacity of the stadium to accommodate people will be 30,000 spectators.
To provide the best quality education, 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya, which is basically built for the children of labourers, construction workers and those orphaned due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was also inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The project has been developed at the cost of Rs 1,100 crore with an aim to make quality education accessible for these children and support their holistic development.