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Trying to regulate Assam trains: Mukul Roy

In view of the situation prevailing in Assam, the Railway Minister, Mukul Roy, spoke to Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram and Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi. Roy apprised them of the difficulties being faced by the Railways in ensuring safe and smooth movement of trains to and from Assam.  He emphasised the safety and security of the passengers is of uppermost concern and the movement of passenger carrying trains in the affected areas will be governed keeping in view this objective.  He requested for providing security assistance in ensuring the smooth and safe movement of trains in the region. Mukul Roy informed that the Railways is trying its best to regulate the train movement in view of the disturbances but requested for providing adequate security specially in the 54 kilometer badly affected area between Srirampur ad Salakati Railway stations so that the trains held up in the region for more than 24 hours could be moved towards their respective destinations. Mukul Roy informed that the Railways is making efforts to position affected trains at bigger stations so that the stranded passengers could be provided with food, water and security. Roy pointed out that Railways  has geared up its machinery to provide best possible care to the stranded passengers.


COMPLIMENTARY RAIL PASS FOR CIVILIAN CHAKRA AWARDEES


The Ministry of Railways has decided that the civilian recipients of gallantry awards of Chakra series (namely Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra) will also be provided 1st /2nd Class AC Complimentary Card passes on the lines as admissible to Defence awardees.  The procedure and other conditions for issue of such Card Passes to civilian Chakra awardees will remain the same as applicable to Defence awardees. As per extant policy, Ministry of Railways provides 1st Class/2ndAC Complimentary Card passes to Defence personnel recipients of gallantry awards of Chakra series and to widows of posthumous gallantry awardees of Chakra series viz. Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra.  The Card Pass entitles them life-long free rail travel in 1stClass/2 nd AC Class along with one companion in same class over all India Railways except Metro Railway/Kolkata.  From now on, this facility will now be available to both civilian and Defence personnel recipients of Chakra Awards.
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