Indian Railways

  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 10, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing row over language in UPSC civil services examinations, laws against sexual harassment, food condition in Indian Railways. He also talks about the books on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on food being served in trains August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the food condition in Indian Railways. ...
  • Watch: Passenger reactions to Railways' new catering policy August 8, 2014

    The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duronto and the menu will be split region wise into Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern. Pre-packed ready to eat meals will be introduced while welcome drinks will also be served. Sale of tea, coffee,...
  • Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? August 5, 2014

    The administration has clamped down on IRCTC after cockroaches were found on on board food items. The IRCTC has been fined Rs 1 lakh and we at CNN-IBN asked Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? ...
  • Watch: Passengers complain of bad food in trains August 4, 2014

    The IRCTC is in trouble after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on the IRCTC and eight other caterers. The Railways has made efforts to improve the quality of food on trains...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs July 23, 2014

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • Government has framed policies to generate revenue: MoS Railways July 8, 2014

    Hours after Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, Minister of States for Railways, Manoj Sinha said that the government has framed policies to generate revenue from Railways. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Sinha said, "The government has political will and public is...
  • Modi's rail budget: 'Achche din' for Indian Railways? July 8, 2014

    Safety, security and speed have been the highlights of the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism but gifted Modi's state Gujarat and his own Karnataka a host of trains and prohects...
  • Watch: Chandigarh people happy with Modi's rail budget July 8, 2014

    People of Chandigarh are satisfied with the Narendra Modi's first railway budget. "The government has said that they will ensure cleanliness and also use CCTV to check to ensure work is getting done. I am happy with the railway budget," a resident told to CNN-IBN. ...
  • Modi's first rail budget: Focus on speed and safety July 8, 2014

    Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced a slew of new measures including the much-hyped bullet train in the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Emphasising on passengers' safety, amenities and new facilities, Gowda also endorsed last month's fare hike on Tuesday saying it was tough, but necessary to improve...
  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi July 8, 2014

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...
  • Watch: What Kerala expects from Rail Budget 2014 July 8, 2014

    Ahead of the first Rail Budget of the Narendra Modi government, the people of Kerala say they expect improved facilities and timely trains. They are also expecting more trains in the south. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi government's first rail budget: What are your expectations? July 7, 2014

    Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday will present the Narendra Modi government's first Railway Budget for 2014-15. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and asks their expectations from the Narendra Modi government's first Railway Budget. ...
  • Rajdhani accident: Can the Modi government bring railways back on track? June 25, 2014

    Bihar saw two train derailments on Wednesday morning, following which the possibility of a sabotage by the Naxals is being probed. In the first accident, 12 coaches along with the engine of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed killing four and injuring 10 while the second accident was reported 60 km...
  • Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derails: Accident cause not known yet June 25, 2014

    The Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express's 12 coaches derailed on Wednesday in Gopalganj near Chhapra in Bihar killing 4 passengers. However, the cause of the accident has not yet been known. ...
  • Railway suffering a loss of Rs 900 crore everyday: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the hike in railway fare was done by the UPA government in the interim budget earlier this year. About the Modi government he also said, "Prime Minister has the ablity to govern and we are trying to...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre hikes railway fares by 14.2 pc, freight charges by 6.5 pc June 20, 2014

    A week after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the people to prepare themselves to face some hardships, the Centre has increased Railways fare on Friday. The fare has gone up by 14.2 per cent for passengers and 6.5 per cent for the freight. It will be effective from June...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show April 28, 2014

    On this week's edition, we get you the voices of commuters talking about the challenges they face on a daily basis and their expectation from the new government regarding their travel woes. Also, overseas Indians (NRIs) demand their right to vote. Plus, political spoofs, songs and much more. ...
  • Watch: Footage of fire on Bandra-Dehradun Express January 8, 2014

    A fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning leaving nine people dead. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: More than 100 trains cancelled, says Indian Railways PRO October 13, 2013

    "More than 100 trains were cancelled, around 20 were partially cancelled, and more than 25 were diverted through sear routes," said Anil Saxena, PRO Indian Railways. ...
  • No more standing in queues, rail tickets can be now booked through SMS June 29, 2013

    In a bid to simplify the ticketing process, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism corporation has launched a pilot project for ticketing through mobile phones without internet. Now you can get your railway ticket through SMS or Interactive Voice Response. ...
  • Cash for appointments: Is Bansal controversy tip of the iceberg? May 10, 2013

    Pressure is building on Railway Minister Pawan Bansal over the Rs 90 lakh bribery case that his family is being probed over. ...
  • Railway bribery: Bansal offers to quit but Congress, for now, decides not to accept it May 4, 2013

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is in the dock after his nephew was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 90 lakh from a Railway board member for a plum posting. ...
  • Pawan Bansal must resign, demands Arun Jaitley May 4, 2013

    The Opposition has demanded the immediate resignation of Railway Minister. Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley said that this is a clear case criminal liability. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey April 12, 2013

    Watch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Unhygienic food on-board trains: Is Indian Railways playing with human lives? April 12, 2013

    An inspection report by the Indian Railways has said the food served in trains is cooked in dirty, smelly and waterlogged pantry cars. ...
  • Rail budget 2013-14 move to make railways private: Lalu Prasad February 26, 2013

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday slammed the rail budget for 2013-2014 and said, "This is not budget, there is nothing in it, and I will not give any passing marks for this budget. I suspect there is move to put railways in private sector". ...