Passengers

  • DGCA warns air carriers over rising passenger complaints Yesterday

    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 Ebola-free; 112 passengers who arrived from Liberia declared safe Yesterday

    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 Hatia-bound train in Bihar, police said on Sunday. The robbers opened fire at passengers Saturday late in the night for resisting robbery attempt on the Gorakhpur-Hatia Maurya Express near Hathidih railway station, some 110 km from here, Government Railway Police official Upender Kumar...
  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Malaysia Airlines crew member sexually assaults passenger August 14, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member was on Thursday detained in France for questioning for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger who expressed nervousness about flying with the disaster-prone carrier. "The staff member in question was detained following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Airplane crashes on takeoff in Iran, 39 people dead, 9 injured: Official August 10, 2014

    Tehran: A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed Sunday while taking off from the country's capital, Tehran, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard, according to a senior transportation official and state media. Deputy Minister of Transportation Ahmad Majidi provided the latest casualty figures in an appearance on state TV....
  • Air India plane tyre bursts at Allahabad airport; all passengers safe August 7, 2014

    Passengers on board an Air India flight that arrived here from New Delhi on Wednesday had a close shave when one of the plane's tyres burst while it was taxiing on the tarmac, an airport official said. "The incident took place this evening when the Air India flight from Delhi was...
  • News 360: Passengers push train to free trapped commuter in Perth August 6, 2014

    After realising the staff members' incapacity to rescue a man struck between the platform and train, all the people on station pushed and tilted the train to rescue the man. The incident took place in Perth, Australia. ...
  • Emirates offers special fares to Indian air passengers August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Joining the low fare war with rival Etihad, Gulf carrier Emirates announced a limited period special fares offer for its Indian fliers on Tuesday, starting at Rs 21,858 for economy class and Rs 52,312 for business class fliers to the Middle East, Europe, Americas as well as Africa. Bookings for...
  • Passengers on the SpiceJet Mumbai-Delhi flight to be refunded: DGCA July 29, 2014

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked SpiceJet to refund fares to all passengers of the Mumbai-Delhi flight, which was delayed by 5 hours last month. DGCA has also asked SpiceJet to refund money charged from passengers for food and beverages. The aviation regulator also found 'serious engineering issues'...
  • Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told July 26, 2014

    After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights. Waiting to check in at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport on Friday, Thai athlete Thapanat...
  • MH17 crash: 189 Dutch passengers among 298 on board July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians,...
  • Indian passenger carriers to shun Ukrainian airspace July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry on Friday said that Air India and Jet Airways will change the route of their flights to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine. Both the Indian carriers, which have daily fights to Europe and the US, will now take longer routes to their destinations. The...
  • Engine of Gonda Express catches fire; passengers safe July 15, 2014

    A fire broke out in the engine of the Gonda-Bareilly Gonda Express between Risia and Matera railway stations on Monday night, following which some panic-stricken passengers jumped off the train. No passenger was injured in the incident that took place at about 10.32 pm. Some of the passengers jumped off from...
  • Passengers stranded at Leh airport after flight cancellations July 3, 2014

    Leh: A large number of passengers stranded due to cancellation of flights owing to bad weather, on Thursday protested at the Leh airport. Flights of three major airlines -- one flight of Jet Airways, three of Go Air and two of Air India were cancelled on Wednesday, while one was cancelled...
  • Rail Budget to focus on passenger amenities July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping passenger amenities and comfort as its top priorities, railways have proposed a new design coach with improved furnishings and house keeping scheme in coaches in the Rail Budget 2014-15. The national transporter is also proposing to introduce intensive mechanised cleaning of coaches, clean train station scheme and...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...
  • A night to forget; Rajdhani passengers recount horror of Bihar train derailment June 25, 2014

    Recounting the fear and shock following the derailment of the Rajdhani Express, passengers of the the New Delhi-Dibrugarh train on Wednesday said it was a "night to forget". Rita Nath of Guwahati, who suffered injured on her head and chest in the derailment, said, "All the passengers in the coach had...
  • Technical snag in Kolkata Metro leaves passengers stuck for over an hour, many faint June 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Passengers were stuck for over an hour after a train broke down inside a tunnel on the Kolkata metro rail line on Monday. Several passengers fainted and had to be taken to the hospital. The metro services have been hit after a technical snag in one of the rakes....
  • Modi government raises rail passenger fare by 14.2%, freight charge by 6.5% June 20, 2014

    In an unpopular decision, railway passenger fare was on Friday increased by 14.12 per cent in all classes while freight charge was hiked by 6.5 per cent with effect from Friday. The decision of the Railways on Friday restores an announcement of May 16, the day Lok Sabha election results came, when...
  • Railway passenger fare increased by 14.2 per cent June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first bitter move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the railway passenger fare has been increased by 14.2 per cent. It's a fuel adjustment component that has been added to the passenger and freight charges. The fare hike will come into effect from June 25. The government said...
  • 18-year-old boy run over by passenger train in Jaipur June 4, 2014

    An 18-year-old boy was on Wednesday run over by a passenger train in Anita Colony in Jaipur, police said. The deceased identified as Vishnu, a part-time worker in a gem stone factory, was trying to cross the track when the Mumbai-Jaipur bound Bandra train mowed him down. The body has been sent...
  • 12 killed, 20 injured as bus falls into ditch May 28, 2014

    Twelve people were on Wednesday killed and 20 others injured when a bus fell into the ditch near Uchasiya village in Bareilly district. The bus carrying about 96 passengers was going from Bahraich to Delhi when the mishap took place on National Highway 24, police said. The injured were rushed to a...
  • Train fares to go up by over 14 per cent from May 20 May 17, 2014

    With the elections coming to an end, railways on Friday hiked both passenger fares and freight rates by 14.2 per cent and 6.5 per cent respectively, effective from May 20. The move would put an additional burden on train passengers for all classes, said a senior Railway Ministry official. While a...
  • Passenger tries to open plane's door mid-air, flight diverted April 14, 2014

    Sacramento, California: A California-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. on Sunday after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door. The captain of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight landed on Eppley Airfield to "have an unruly passenger removed" before continuing on to Sacramento, the airlines said in a...
  • Itanagar gets its first passenger train April 7, 2014

    The Arunachal capital on Monday was put on the country's railway map with the first passenger train of about 400 commuters arriving at Naharlagun near Itanagar. The train with 10 passengers and two goods compartments, towed by a diesel engine, left Dekargaon at 7 AM and arrived at Itanagar at 12.30...
  • UP: Two trains collide in Sonbhadra; 2 feared dead, five injured April 3, 2014

    Sonbhadra: In a rear-end collision, two trains collided in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra in the wee hours of Thursday leaving at least two dead and five others injured. The trains involved in the accident were Katni Passenger train and Varanasi-Shaktinagar Intercity Express. The incident took place near Obra in UP. "The...
  • SpiceJet defends mid-air Holi dance but suspends two pilots March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Three days after Holi, some employees of the airline SpiceJet are facing the blues. While the DGCA has issued a show cause notice to the airline, SpiceJet says it is yet to receive the notice, but has given assurances that it will co-operate with the DGCA. SpiceJet also...
  • Investigations into missing Malaysian jet appear deadlocked March 19, 2014

    Investigations into the mystery of a missing Malaysian jet appeared to be at a deadlock on Wednesday, with no conclusive evidence of foul play and doubts whether nations would share military tracking data that could show where the plane may have headed. Eleven days have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370...
  • US investigators suspect missing Malaysian plane flew for hours March 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: US investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the details. The report comes as authorities remain uncertain about which ocean to search...