Passengers

  • Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told 29 minutes ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Families of those on board missing Malaysian aircraft remain hopeful March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly two days after a Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 went missing, there are no clear answers on the plane's whereabouts as yet. The families of the passengers on board the plan are hopeful that their loved ones will return. There were also five Indians on board the Malaysian...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert February 12, 2014

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years. We...
  • 8 passengers beaten up after argument over occupying seat turns ugly February 12, 2014

    Eight persons were allegedly beaten up and injured by some unidentified persons in a moving train after an argument erupted between them over occupying the seats in neighbouring Meerut district. Police said the incident occurred on Tuesday in Delhi-Ambala passenger train when Rashid and his family were returning home in Muzaffarnagar...
  • WB: 15 passenger dies in road accident in Malda February 11, 2014

    At least 15 people were killed on early Tuesday when a vehicle carrying them collided with a truck in West Bengal's Malda district, police said. The accident took place in the Eight Mile area of the Malda town when a sports utility vehicle collided head on with a speeding truck. "The SUV...
  • Travellers stranded at airport, railway stations rue authorities' apathy February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Travellers stranded at airport and railway stations in Delhi due to dense fog are having a harrowing time with the authorities not communicating any information to them. People at Indira Gandhi International Airport are seen running from one end to the other in search of some assistance from...
  • Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home January 4, 2014

    An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday after it was halted for a second potential rescue operation. The Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese ship's helicopter on...
  • All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice January 3, 2014

    A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday. A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon ferried the passengers in small groups...
  • New customs form for passengers coming to India from tomorrow December 31, 2013

    All passengers coming to India will have to fill in a new detailed customs form on their arrival from Wednesday. It will help authorities check duty frauds and cases of under-valuation as well keep a record of gold jewellery and bullion being brought into the country. Also from January 1, Indian...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for Bangalore-Nanded train fire victims December 28, 2013

    Railway Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge has announced ex-gratia payment of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of those killed in a fire in the coaches of Bangalore-Nanded Express early on Saturday. At least 26 passengers, including two children, were killed when two coaches of the express train from Bangalore caught fire near Puttaparthi...
  • Man arrested for throwing 21-year-old boy out of train December 11, 2013

    A man has been arrested for allegedly pushing a 21-year-old boy out of a moving train, government railway police said. The incident occurred on November 28, 2013, when three youths allegedly pushed Madrassa student Ikram out of Delhi-Saharanpur passenger train when he was going from Deoband to Baraut, they said. The injured...