Railway

  • Indian Raiilways to engage private firms to clean coaches in long distance trains 23 hours 55 minutes ago

    Madurai: Private firms would be engaged by the Madurai Division of Indian Railways at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore for on board cleaning of long distance trains as part of its comprehensive cleaning scheme, a top railway official said on Monday. Four long...
  • Bio-toilets installed in 300 train coaches: Railways Yesterday

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has installed bio-toilets in 300 train coaches so far as a part of its plan to do away with direct discharge toilet system. "We have fitted bio-toilets in 300 coaches and 260 more will be added in the next few months," SCR General Manager PK...
  • Railways' Delhi Division armed with 10,000 brooms for October 2 cleanliness drive 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Division of Railways has put together an arsenal of 10,000 brooms for use by a battery of volunteers, including schoolchildren and top officials and lawmakers, when they attack garbage at its facilities on October 2 in a first-of-its-kind exercise. Equipped with a specially-designed 'battle gear' made up...
  • Centre plans to launch AC train in Buddhist circuit from 2015 3 days ago

    Bodh Gaya: The Centre announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages of different countries for non-English speakers to make Bodh Gaya and other places associated with Lord Buddha more attractive for visitors. All the electric poles...
  • Railway track conversion to hit supply of essentials in northeast 3 days ago

    Agartala: The supply of foodgrains and other essentials to Tripura, Mizoram, parts of Manipur and southern Assam would be severely affected due to gauge conversion of railway lines from next week, officials said on Saturday. The railway lines would be converted from metre gauge to broad gauge. For this, the Northeast...
  • Bangladesh to restore abandoned railway linkages with India 5 days ago

    Agartala: Bangladesh might restore the abandoned railway connectivity that existed before the partition of India to boost trade and people-to-people contact, Mohammad Mazibul Hoque, the country's railway minister, said here on Thursday. "After the partition of India in 1947, many railway connectivities between the two neighbours had snapped. We are considering...
  • All 12 sea ports to be connected with railroads, says Nitin Gadkari 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The government plans to work towards directly connecting all 12 major sea ports with railroads and start a roll-on-roll-off service to transport vehicles easily from factories, Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. "We plan to connect all major 12 ports with direct rail connectivity for...
  • Railway Minister, senior officials to pick up brooms for Oct 2 cleaning drive 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Gearing up to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachchh Bharat Mission', Railways have identified 119 stations to be spruced up by its specially designated staff across the country on October 2. While Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will lead from the front by himself picking up the broom...
  • Rail scam: ExRailway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal appears as witness September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday appeared in a Delhi court to depose as a prosecution witness in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case in which his nephew is also an accused. Prior to recording his statement Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma asked media...
  • Soon order food of your choice through SMS onboard train September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon you can order meals of your taste through SMS while travelling on a train as Railways is launching a mobile phonebased service in a move to offer multiple catering options to passengers. The SMSbased service, part of the ecatering service, will be launched on September 25 in a...
  • Indian Railways join hands with China to increase train speed September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant development, Indian Railways on Thursday joined hands with China to increase speed in its existing rail network, modernise stations and enhance mutual cooperation in the sector in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed total 12 memorandums of understanding (MoU), including...
  • Websites' grievance officer's name, contact displayed: Delhi HC to Centre September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has advised all social networking sites including Google and Facebook to display on their websites the name and contact details of the grievance officer to deal with complaints from any user or victim. "I say that in compliance...
  • More people taking the air route, thanks to low priced tickets: report September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lowpriced air tickets offered by various Indian airlines seem to have had an effect, with the number of passengers flown by them in August growing by over 8.3 per cent compared to July this year, official data showed on Tuesday. The latest figures showed the number of domestic passengers...
  • Vodafone ensuring connectivity for customers in floodhit J&K September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Telecom major Vodafone on Monday said that it is ensuring connectivity for its customers by restoring its network and providing connectivity to other subscribers through the intracircle roaming (ICR) arrangement in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. The important towns where telecom services have been restored are Srinagar, Ganderbal, Anantang, Pahalgam, Ashmuqam,...
  • Railway Minister's son appears before police for questioning, refuses to talk about the case September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik presented himself before the Bangalore Police on Monday in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. Karthik is currently out on bail, but has been asked to present himself at the police station every 15 days. He continues to...
  • China on track to develop Indian Railways as President Xi heads to South Asia September 14, 2014

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies China, India...
  • Chinese President to meet PM Modi, pledges to invest $50 billion to modernise Indian railways September 14, 2014

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies China, India...
  • Railways runs special trains for people stranded in floodhit J&K September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, like running special trains from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu to different parts of the country and attaching extra coaches to regular services. As many as 15,000 floodaffected persons have so far been cleared by railways,...
  • Railway Minister Gowda's son questioned for 2nd day over actress' charge September 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik Gowda underwent a gruelling questioning for the second consecutive day on Saturday in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. After another round of marathon questioning, DCP North TR Suresh said, "We are...
  • Special trains to clear festive season rush September 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Special trains will be run to clear the festive season rush, authorities said. The South Eastern Railway will run nine pairs of Weekly Superfast Premium Specials between Santragachi and Puri and 17 pairs of Biweekly Superfast Janasadharan Specials between Santragachi and Chennai between September 18 and November 15 with a...
  • 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...
  • Over 12 pc growth in railway revenue September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways have posted over 12 per cent growth in revenue between April and August this year, earning Rs 61,324.64 crore as compared to Rs 54,496.73 crore earned during the same period last year. "The earnings on originating basis stood at 12.53 per cent,"...
  • From the highest railway station Ghum to the southernmost Kanyakumari: 14 of India's most beautiful railway stations September 11, 2014

    The Indian Railways is known to the world as the largest railway network in the world. The grand Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus which happens to be the busiest station in India has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are over 7000 railway stations in India and the Indian...
  • Sadananda Gowda to pick up broom for Railway cleanliness drive on October 2 September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind massive cleanlines campaign, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda will lead from the front by himself picking up the broom during the drive at rail premises on October 2 involving all its employees and top level officials. "All our 13 lakh employees will be...
  • J&K: Six trains to Katra cancelled dur to heavy flooding September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Train services to Katra are likely to remain closed till Wednesday noon while rail movement on BanihalBaramulla could remain out of operation till next Sunday due to unprecedented heavy rains and floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The Northern Railway on Sunday cancelled six trains on the Jammu TawiShri Mata...
  • J&K: Train services to Katra cancelled due to flood September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway on Saturday cancelled train services to Katra due to heavy floods and breaches on tracks between Jammu and Katra section. Besides the gushing of flood waters, heavy boulders had fallen on tracks at certain places in the JammuUdhampurMata Vaishno Devi Katra rail section, a senior Northern...
  • Norway: 2 killed in railway underpass explosion September 3, 2014

    Helsinki: Norwegian police say that two people have been killed and at least three others injured when dynamite apparently exploded accidentally during roadwork at a railway underpass. Local police said that the Wednesday's blast, near the center of Geilo in southern Norway, caused the evacuation of some people from nearby...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a fiveday trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • Government notifies FDI liberalisation in Railways August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday notified the liberalised Foreign Direct Investment norms for the Railways, permitting 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains. Other segments of the Railways in which FDI will be allowed include suburban corridor projects through Public Private Partnership (PPP),...