Indian Railways Big Update! Ticket reservation, cancellation services to remain shut for 6 hrs for 7 days

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By Team Energyinfrapost

In a bid to normalise the passenger services, the Indian Railways has decided to shut the Railways Passenger Reservation System (PRS) for select hours in the night for next the seven days, the Ministry of Railways informed on Sunday, November 14.

The Railways is currently working to normalise the passenger services in a phased manner. The process will involve the upgradation of the system data, along with the updation of new train numbers.

“To normalize passenger services & revert back in a phased manner to the pre-covid levels of service, the Railways Passenger Reservation System ( PRS) will be shut down for 6 hrs during the lean business hrs of the night for the next 7 days,” the ministry said.

Customers won’t be able to use several services offered by the Indian Railways from the intervening night of November 14 and 15 to the night of November 20 and 21.

Indian Railways’ PRS services, including ticket Reservation, current booking, cancellation, and enquiry services, among others, will remain suspended starting at 23:30 hrs and ending at 0530 hrs from November 14 to November 21. Also Read: GST Fraud: Officers unearth Rs 34 crore input tax credit fraud involving 7 firms

“Ministry of Railways have decided that all the regular time tabled trains which are presently operating as MSPC (mail/express special) & HSP (holiday special) train services, included in the working time table,2021

Source:: Indian Railways Big Update! Ticket reservation, cancellation services to remain shut for 6 hrs for 7 days

      

Climate experts support India’s stand on ‘phase down’ of coal at COP26

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By Team Energyinfrapost

Climate experts on Sunday came in full support of India, after it was criticised by several nations for using the term “phase down” instead of “phase out” of coal at COP26 in Glasgow, saying it should not be seen as a diversion from its commitment towards this global climate crisis.

Almost 200 nations at the UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow accepted a compromise deal on Saturday, aimed at keeping the key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute change that watered down crucial language about coal.

Several countries, including small island states, said they were deeply disappointed by the change promoted by India to phase down, rather than phase out coal power, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

While the world expressed disappointment, climate experts in India felt that the first-ever mention of phase down of coal by the country in an international climate agreement is an important indication of the energy transformation underway, and criticised the developed nations for once again failing to deliver the promised climate finance.

“The COP26 has definitely narrowed the gap for limiting global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius and the processes which can be taken for future action.

Source:: Climate experts support India’s stand on ‘phase down’ of coal at COP26

      

India to increase funding under PLI for solar manufacturing to Rs 24,000 cr: R K Singh

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The government will soon enhance the funding under the production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the domestic solar cells and module manufacturing to Rs 24,000 crore from the existing Rs 4,500 crore to make India an exporting nation.

“We brought the PLI scheme (for solar cells and modules) worth Rs 4,500 crore. We invited bids and we got 54,500 MW manufacturing capacity of solar equipment. We asked the government to sanction Rs 19,000 crore more under the PLI, which was approved (in-principle). Now we would have a PLI of Rs 24,000 crore. We would be exporting solar equipment,” Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh told PTI.

The minister also informed that at present solar module manufacturing capacity in the country is 8,800 MW while the solar cell manufacturing capacity is 2,500 MW.

In April this year, the Union Cabinet approved a Rs 4,500 crore production linked incentive (PLI) scheme to boost domestic manufacturing capacity of solar PV modules.

Source:: India to increase funding under PLI for solar manufacturing to Rs 24,000 cr: R K Singh

      

IRCTC to get ‘sattvik certificate’ for some trains to religious sites, says Sattvik Council of India

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By Team Energyinfrapost

The IRCTC will promote “vegetarian-friendly travel” by getting some trains “sattvik certified”, especially those running on routes connecting religious sites, according to a statement by Sattvik Council of India which is involved with the certification.

No one from the IRCTC, the catering and tourism arm of the Indian Railways, was available for comment.

According to a press release issued by the Sattvik Council of India, it has tied up with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to introduce services that fits the requirements of vegetarians and promotes vegan travelling to holy destinations.

The IRCTC runs the Vande Bharat Express which travels from Delhi to Katra. It will be certified as ‘sattvik’, it said.

The Sattvik Council of India said it will launch the ‘sattvik’ certification scheme along with IRCTC on November 15. It will also develop a handbook of vegetarian kitchen jointly with the IRCTC.

Source:: IRCTC to get ‘sattvik certificate’ for some trains to religious sites, says Sattvik Council of India