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  • IRCTC to offer baggage insurance for train passengers April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing passengers more facilities for booking tickets online, IRCTC is planning to offer a new service of 'baggage insurance' for them. Under this, a customer will be offered additional services like insurance coverage for baggage while booking e-tickets on the IRCTC website. As per the offer,...
  • Passenger train coach gutted in Andhra Pradesh; no casualties reported April 13, 2015

    Hyderabad: A coach of the Chennai-Gudur passenger train was gutted at Sullurpet railway station in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday evening but nobody was injured in the accident, Government Railway Police (GRP) sources said. As the train was approaching platform number one at 7.20 pm, its second coach near...
  • Delhi Police to record woman's statement allegedly harassed by IGI airport immigration officer April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police will record the statement of female passenger who was allegedly harassed by an immigration officer at the Indira Gandhi International airport. The Delhi Police will send a team to Bengaluru this week to record her statement. An FIR was registered against the immigration officer for sexual...
  • Cabin video shows Germanwings airliner passengers screaming in final seconds: media reports April 1, 2015

    A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed has emerged, two European media outlets said on Tuesday, although French police denied the claims. One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming "My God". French magazine Paris Match and...
  • 15 million passengers use Bengaluru airport: Reports March 25, 2015

    Bengaluru: Kempegowda international airport in this tech hub registered a record 15 million passengers arriving and departing in this fiscal year (2014-15), making it the third busiest terminal after New Delhi and Mumbai. "The 15-millionth passenger landed at our airport on Sunday (March 15) evening, making our terminal the third busiest...
  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech February 26, 2015

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • No hike in passenger fare, Suresh Prabhu stresses on 'Swachh Railway' in his maiden Budget February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Sticking to the populist demand and reaching out to the common man, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu in his maiden Budget did not hike passenger fare. Advance booking for reserved tickets has been increased to 120 days from 60 days. Before 2012-13 there had been no increase in rail fares...
  • Nalanda: 8 killed, 15 injured as Rajgir-Danapur train hits a van at an unmanned crossing February 21, 2015

    Nalanda: Eight people were killed and 15 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Danapur-Rajgir DMU passenger train in Nalanda. Reportedly, the incident took place on Saturday when Tata magic vehicle was hit by the train at an unmanned rail crossing near Tungi Halt of Deepnagar...
  • Watch: This video shows how unhelpful the Air India staff was while dealing with the passengers who had arrived 5 minutes late February 16, 2015

    Air India, one of India's leading airlines, shocked everyone when they refused to let passengers in, who came 55 minutes early instead of 60 minutes.The staff behaved in an absolutely insensitive manner with the passengers and refused to let them enter. As per the passengers, they had received Goibibo's SMS...
  • Mumbai: Delay in local trains led to massive disruption by angry passengers January 2, 2015

    Hours after massive disruption in the Central Railway line, local train services have resumed in Mumbai. The chaos started when a suburban train was stuck on the tracks between Dombivili and Diva for half an hour which led to agitated passengers coming out of the train and protesting on the...
  • Hundreds trapped as ferry burns in heavy seas off Greece December 28, 2014

    Athens: Hundreds of passengers were trapped on a burning car ferry off Greece on Sunday, pleading to be rescued by a flotilla of nearby ships that battled storm conditions in open water to try to reach them. The Greek coastguard said 150 people had been saved from the Italian-registered Norman Atlantic,...
  • Passenger ferry catches fire off Greece; 466 passengers on board December 28, 2014

    Athens: A car ferry carrying 466 passengers and crew caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy and its captain ordered its evacuation, coast guard officials said on Sunday. The Norman Atlantic, sailing from Patras in western Greece to the Italian port of Ancona, was 33 nautical miles off the small...
  • Enraged Patna Rajdhani Express passengers loot pantry car, create ruckus December 26, 2014

    Visual of passengers looting and vandalizing pantry car of Patna-New Delhi Rajdhani Express after they were not served food on board the train. ...
  • Rail passengers unlikely to benefit from diesel price cut December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Reduction in diesel price is unlikely to be passed on to rail passengers as the cross-subsidisation burden on passenger service is still hovering around Rs 26,000 crore. "It is true that diesel prices have come down two-three times in the last few months but it has not happened beyond...
  • Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool December 18, 2014

    Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool after waiting since 4 AM on Wednesday. All SpiceJet flights remained grounded for the first half of the day. "It is very irritating. They are not giving us any alternative," said a passenger. ...
  • Railway fares likely to go up early next year December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The next Rail Budget to be presented early next year could contain a proposal for raising fares to pass on the burden of rising power cost to passengers. The fuel adjustment component-linked tariff revision due in December will be effected in the Rail Budget in February and there...
  • New system to check suspicious passengers at airport from Thursday November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An electronic system for alerting authorities about suspicious travellers will be launched on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The new electronic Indian Customs Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) has been developed by the National Informatics Centre with the help of the Directorate General of Systems under...
  • Malaysia Airlines steward fired over sex assault on passenger November 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline before any hearing into the incident had taken place, a union body said. The crew member has been stuck in a detention centerer at Paris' Charles de...
  • Railways earnings up by over 12 per cent during April 2014-October 2014 November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways have earned Rs 865,95.04 crore during April-October 2014 as compared to Rs 772,73.88 crore during the same period last year, registering an increase of 12.06 per cent. The total earnings from goods during April-October period were Rs 576,46.68 crore as against Rs 518,77.98 crore...
  • Jet fuel prices slashed by 7.3 per cent, no cut on fares November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet fuel (ATF) rates were cut by a steep 7.3 per cent, the fourth straight reduction in prices since August on back of falling international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, at Delhi was cut by Rs 4,987.7 per kilolitre, or 7.3 per...
  • MH17 victim found with oxygen mask, says Dutch Foreign Minister October 9, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands): One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed. "You know that somebody was discovered...
  • 77 % air passengers hooked to smart watches, glasses: Survey October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major chunk of air travellers the world over are tech-savvy and are gradually getting hooked to using devices like smart watches and glasses to help them on their journey, a latest global survey has shown. The survey carried out jointly by the Geneva-based aviation communication and IT firm...
  • Tatkal ticket prices to go up in select trains within a week: sources October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bad news for the passengers, the government is mulling an increase in the fares for tatkal tickets. According to railway sources, the ministry has sent a proposal to Zonal railways to identify 5 most popular trains each. According to sources, fifty per cent of Tatkal tickets...
  • 'Passenger shaming' is a social media trend that is now exposing the world's worst plane travellers! September 21, 2014

    Anyone who flies frequently has met different kinds of annoying people on an airplane. Planes can be uncomfortable, there isn't enough space to rest your legs and the aisle seat is the least preferred. However, to some people all this just doesn't make a difference. They can go to any...
  • Missing train traced after 17 days in Bihar September 12, 2014

    Patna: A train which went missing from one railway division in Bihar was finally traced on Thursday after 17 long days from another division, senior officials said. The GorakhpurMuzaffarpur passenger train "went missing" from Hajipur on the night of August 25 after the derailment of a goods train led to the...
  • Damage to equipment strands train, traffic hit for about 7 hours in Thiruvananthapuram September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Equipment damage to a Thiruvananthapuram bound Express train forced it to a halt at nearby Arakkonam, affecting traffic for about seven hours, but there was no casualties, a top railway official said. The loco pilot of the GuwahatiTrivandrum Express stopped the train at Sitheri near Arakkonam at around 9.15...
  • HC asks Centre if passengers are being screened for Ebola September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union Government told the Bombay High Court that it had installed thermal scanners at the airports in Mumbai, Delhi and elsewhere to find out Ebolainfected passengers among those arriving from Africa. The court, however, was not satisfied and asked the Centre to file an additional affidavit by September...
  • DGCA warns air carriers over rising passenger complaints August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On Air India Day, the national carrier has topped aviation regulator DGCA's list of airlines that passengers have complained against the most. Almost 30 per cent of passenger complaints are related to troubles with flight cancellations or delays, while about 25 per cent of passengers expressed discontent over customer...
  • Centre says India Ebolafree; 112 passengers who arrived from Liberia declared safe August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government clarified that none of the 112 passengers who returned from Liberia on Tuesday have Ebola. All of them were screened and found to be healthy except for one passenger who had fever and sore throat. That passenger has been isolated in the quarantine cum isolation facility...
  • Robbers shoot 2 train passengers dead August 17, 2014

    Armed robbers shot dead two passengers aboard a Hatiabound train in Bihar, police said on Sunday. The robbers opened fire at passengers Saturday late in the night for resisting robbery attempt on the GorakhpurHatia Maurya Express near Hathidih railway station, some 110 km from here, Government Railway Police official Upender Kumar...