Daily Archive: April 24, 2017

Railways to launch overnight Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express in July

The Indian Railways will launch in July the Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express, a special class service for overnight journey that will ply on high-demand routes. Equipped with comfortable reclining chairs, the 120- seater AC coach will have large automatic food and tea/cold drink vending machines for passengers. Uday service will ply on high-demand routes like Delhi- Lucknow and the fare will be lower than that of 3AC class in regular mail/express trains. There will be large LCD screens in every coach with Wi- Fi speaker system.

MCD elections: At Dalit locality, a better life is just across the road

The candidates came to campaign with dhols, said a 28-year-old mother sitting outside a primary school in Ladpur village near Kanjhawala in northwest Delhi after casting her vote in Sunday’s civic polls. "But they turned back after looking at the stagnant sewage water." She has become an expert at taking videos on her cellphone of her children wading through sewage. "The park across the gali where I live is filled with stagnant water and there are mosquitoes night and day," she told The Indian Express.

Some confusion, machine malfunction

Sunday’s MCD polls saw a fair share of glitches – from faulty EVMs to names being absent from voters’ list. At the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (SKV) at Timarpur, many people said they were turned away due to the lack of voting slips despite them having voter I-cards. "They are sending me back and forth and I don’t even know why," said Rahisha Begum.