MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHAUNSTARRED QUESTION NO 5308
ANSWERED ON 14.08.2014
REDUCED RAILWAY QUOTAS5308 . Karandlaje Km. Shobha
Will the Minister of be pleased to state:-
(a) whether Railways have reduced Defence/ Tatkal/ Female (above 45 years)/Quotas in trains;
(b) if so,thereof, zone-wise, train-wise, class-wise including trains going from New Delhi/H. Nizamuddin to Karnataka State viz. Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanadi (Mangalore) along with the reasons for the same;
(c) whether the Railways propose to restore the earlier quotas including trains going to Karnataka;
(d) if so, the time frame for its restoration; and
(e) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a): There has been no reduction in total number of berths/seats earmarked on Indian Railways under Tatkal, Ladies andquotas. However, based on poor utilisation, there has been marginal reduction in number of berths/seats earmarked under Defence Department Quota.
Train-wise, class-wise distribution of all types of reservation quotas except Defence Department Quota is done by the Zonal Railways on the basis of demand pattern and availability of. Reservation Quotas so earmarked including Defence Department, Tatkal, Ladies, are reviewed on periodical basis and adjustments made, wherever required, based on utilisation. This is a continuous process.
(b): There has been no reduction in the total number of berths/seats earmarked under Tatkal, Defence Department, Ladies andquotas in trains originating from Delhi area and terminating/passing through Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanandi (Mangalore) as indicated below:
Type of Quota Number of berths/seats earmarked in the year
Quata - 2013 - 2014
Tatkal - 2438 - 3008
Defence Department - 53 - 55
Ladies - 78 - 92
(c) to (e): Although, there is marginal reduction in the Defence Department quota on all India basis, there is no reduction in theearmarked under Tatkal, Defence Department, Ladies and quotas in trains originating from Delhi area and terminating/passing through Bangalore, Hubli and Kankanandi (Mangalore). Since the reduction of Defence Department Quota was on account of poor utilisation, there is no proposal to restore this quota to the earlier level.
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