Central Railway

  • Freight train gets derailed in Katihar, rail services disrupted June 22, 2014

    A container of a freight train derailed due to mechanical problems in Bihar's Katihar district on Sunday disrupting movement of about a dozen trains on the route, a railway official said. The incident took place between Bakhri and Karagola stations under Sonepur division of the East-Central Railway (ECR) as a container...
  • Sampoorna Kranti speed to be increased to maintain punctuality June 10, 2014

    Flooded with complaints about punctuality of vital Delhi-Patna Sampoorna Kranti Express, the Railway has decided to increase its speed from July one to ensure the train runs on time. "It has been decided to run Sampoorna Kranti Express with MPS (Maximum Permissible Speed) of 130 Kmph from July 1 this year,"...
  • 16,000 passengers fined by East Central Railway June 5, 2014

    As part of drive against errant passengers, East Central Railway (ECR) zone caught 16,000 on the charge of illegal chain pulling and other charges and another 640 males for unauthorisedly travelling in Ladies compartment in the current year. A sum of Rs 58 lakh were realised from 16,000 nabbed, Chief Public...
  • Manoj Sinha asks for completion of railway projects in Bihar June 2, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Monday reviewed status of various railway projects in Bihar and promised to remove all obstacles, including funds, to ensure time-bound completion of the projects, East Central Railway (ECR) sources said. Holding his maiden meeting with senior East Central Railway officials in Patna,...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeks inclusion of Bairagarh in CR's Bhopal division June 1, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has written to Railway Minister seeking inclusion of Bairagarh railway station near Bhopal in the Central Railway's Bhopal Division. Yesterday, Chouhan in his letter to the Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said that Bairagarh station be made part of the division and pending work...
  • PIL seeks ban on plastic in platforms, trains: HC asks Central Railway to reply May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked Central Railway to file a reply to a PIL seeking a direction to re-impose the ban on plastic bags of food items at platforms on suburban network and in local and long-distance trains. A bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka also asked the Railway...
  • Karunanidhi attacks Jaya for not visiting Chennai blasts injured May 3, 2014

    Chennai: Political mudslinging over the twin blasts in Chennai on Thursday continued with DMK chief M Karunanidhi hitting out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for not coming to Chennai to enquire about the injured. Jayalalithaa is currently taking rest at her sprawling tea estates in the hill town...
  • Chennai blasts: Tamil Nadu CB-CID probes CCTV footage of suspect May 3, 2014

    Chennai: The CCTV footage of the suspect in the Chennai central Railway Station twin blasts has been released. It is being scrutinised by the Tamil Nadu CB-CID to ascertain the movements of the suspect. The Tamil Nadu CB-CID had on Friday indicated that the twin blasts in Chennai might have...
  • Investigators probe links of SL man Zakir Hussain to Chennai blasts May 2, 2014

    Chennai: Twenty-four hours after the twin blasts on board a train at the Chennai Central Railway Station, investigators are now probing if there is any link of the blasts with a Sri Lankan national Zakir Hussain who was arrested earlier this week. He is suspected to have acted as an...
  • Normalcy returns to Chennai station a day after twin blasts May 2, 2014

    Chennai: A day after the twin blasts on board a train at the Chennai Central Railway Station, normalcy has returned to the busy station, with trains functioning as per schedule. Chennai residents are demanding increased security so that they can travel without fear. "I don't think the security is enough. There...
  • Is politics being played out over Chennai terror blasts? May 1, 2014

    One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in twin explosions in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at platform number 9 of the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station,...
  • BJP says Chennai blasts prove there's a threat to Modi May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday pointed out at the twin blasts at the Chennai Central Railway Station to raise concerns about its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's security. The BJP said that the blasts occurred close to the venue of his rally. "Earlier we met the concerned...
  • Chennai blasts: 24-year-old woman who died was a TCS employee May 1, 2014

    Chennai: A 24-year-old woman lost her life on Thursday in the twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday. The woman, Swati Parachuri, was an employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and her family belongs to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. TCS, in a statement after the...
  • Video: Inside the blast-hit Bangalore-Guwahati Express May 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac reports from inside the Bangalore-Guwahati Express after the two blast-hit coaches S4 and S5 were removed from the train. This after two blasts hit the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway station leaving one woman dead and 14 injured. ...
  • Chennai station blasts: Jayalalithaa orders CB-CID probe May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday ordered a CB-CID probe into the two bomb blasts on board the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station that left a woman passenger dead. Condemning the incident, Jayalalithaa assured people that there was no need for panic as security...
  • Chennai Central Railway Station blasts: First person accounts May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Twin blasts in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday left one woman dead and 14 others injured. Passengers complained that there was no security in the train or at the station at the time of the blast. Following are two accounts of the blasts...
  • Watch: Passengers plead for help after Chennai staion blasts May 1, 2014

    Passengers on board the Bangalore-Guwahati expressed that was hit by twin blasts on Thursday said they received no help after the explosion. They also complained that there was no security in the train or the Chennai Central station when the blasts took place. ...
  • Is Chennai a hub of sleeper cells of terror outfits? May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Southern metropolis Chennai woke up to a day of blasts on Thursday. Two blasts took place in two separate coaches of the long distance Bangalore-Guwahati Express, which travels via Chennai at 7:30 in the morning. One woman passenger has died in the blasts, while 10 others have been injured...
  • Two killed as goods train runs over them April 28, 2014

    A man and his nephew were killed when a goods train ran over them near Rajhara station in Palamu district under Dhanbad division of East Central Railway on Monday, Government Railway Police sources said. The victims Gorakh Bhuiyan and his nephew alongwith others were returning to Mahuachand village in Bisrampur block...
  • Flyover collapse: Train services resume through Muzaffarpur November 29, 2013

    After disruption of train traffic for nearly 36 hours due to collapse of a flyover on a goods train in Muzaffarpur, tracks have been reopened. After removal of debris following the collapse of the middle portion of the flyover over a goods train on Wednesday afternoon, train services resumed this morning,...
  • Capital Express train gets derailed in Bihar; no casualties October 16, 2013

    Eleven coaches of an express train heading to Assam derailed near Patna Sahib station under Danapur division of East Central Railway zone on Tuesday night, but no casualty was reported. The coaches of the Danapur-Khamakhya Capital Express train derailed at about 11:58 pm, ECR spokesman UK Jha said on Wednesday. There was...
  • Cyclone Phailin aftermath: Train services partially resume on Howrah-Vizag section October 14, 2013

    Trains services were partially restored on Howrah-Visakhapatnam section on Monday with the railway authorities restoring tracks damaged due to cyclone Phailin, which crossed Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Saturday night. The railways repaired the damaged tracks and the signalling system in north coastal Andhra and coastal Odisha, paving the way for the...
  • Cyclone 'Phailin': SCR sets up emergency control rooms October 12, 2013

    The South Central Railway (SCR) has activated emergency control rooms at its headquarters in Vijayawada, besides patrolling of railway tracks, among other measures, to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclonic storm 'Phailin'. The emergency cells are being manned 24X7 by senior officials from various departments to closely monitor...
  • South Central Railway to provide bio-toilets on trains May 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) plans to procure 200 more eco-friendly bio-toilets to provide the facility on more trains in the next few months. The decision was taken after successful trial of 48 bio-toilets fitted to the 17 coaches being run on Hyderabad-Mumbai Hussain Sagar Express and Kacheguda-Bangalore Express. Bio-toilets...
  • AP: Cyclonic rains cause flooding, 12 trains cancelled November 4, 2012

    Hyderabad: The death toll in rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh rose to 17 on Sunday as heavy rains continued to lash several regions under the influence of cyclone 'Nilam', throwing normal life out of gear. Coastal districts bore the brunt of nature's fury with low-lying areas of East and West...
  • Telangana march: Several trains cancelled in Hyderabad September 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a move which angered Telangana protagonists, the railways have cancelled over 40 trains and all local and sub-urban train services in Hyderabad in view of Sunday's Telangana march. In an attempt to prevent people from other districts of Telangana from reaching Hyderabad, the South Central Railway cancelled 12 express...
  • South Central Railway braces up for northeast exodus August 19, 2012

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) has made special provisions to cater to the growing number of northeastern people from the city rushing toward their home states amid rumours of impending attacks on them in the wake of Assam violence. "Extra coaches are being attached to trains going towards Kolkata...
  • Mumbai: Plainclothes TCs rake in Rs 1.17 crore August 11, 2012

    Mumbai: If you are a local train commuter enjoying the fact that ticket checkers (TCs) have disappeared from platforms of late, don’t rejoice just yet. In truth, they are more in number than ever, lurking in platforms in plain clothes. In place of the 5-10 ticket checkers deployed earlier per...
  • Pune: Commuters unhappy with new local train timetable August 6, 2012

    Pune: The Pune railway division recently changed the local train schedule and increased the frequency of services on the city-Lonavla route on an experimental basis for three months, but commuters are complaining that office, school and college timings were not taken into consideration in the new timetable. Commuters say they...
  • Central Railway implements new e-ticket refund system May 12, 2012

    Nagpur: Central Railway has implemented a new, Advance Coaching Refund System (ACRS) recently to reduce the time taken for e-Tickets refunds. According to this system, all the e-ticket data is uploaded directly from IRCTC server to ACRS directly and dealt by the refund section in Chief Commercial Manager's...