RAILWAY

  • India sends 'Rail Neer' water to earthquake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, which produces its own packaged drinking water to serve its passengers, dispatched some 100,000 bottles of 'Rail Neer' to quake-hit Nepal on Saturday night through a special Indian Air Force aircraft that also carried other relief operations. "Arrangements being made for further dispatch of 100,000 bottles per...
  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour 5 days ago

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • Railways to launch App on Wednesday for paperless ticketing in unreserved segment 6 days ago

    New Delhi: From Wednesday rail commuters can use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. "We are launching a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing application tomorrow," said a senior Railway Ministry official. Having booked a ticket using the...
  • Two empty Rajdhani trains catch fire at New Delhi Railway station, 6 coaches gutted 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Four coaches of Sealdah Rajdhani train and 2 coaches of Bhubaneswar Rajdhani caught fire on Tuesday in cleaning yard of New Delhi Railway station. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Nineteen fire engines are at the spot. The fire has been brought under control The cleaning yard where...
  • CBI suspects scam of over 4,000 crore in railways 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sniffing a major scam of at least Rs 4,000 crore in the railways, CBI is likely to file a case soon into alleged under-reporting of the actual weight of loaded goods wagons through the manipulation of software by officials. CBI sources said that in the financial year 2012-13, railways...
  • Odisha: 51 arrested for setting train coach on fire, ransacking station 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: As many as 51 people were arrested on Sunday for torching a coach of Puri-Barbil Express train and ransacking Delang railway station. GRP sources said the arrested belong to Gualipara village and nearby areas under Delang police station limits in Puri district. The arrest was made two days after a mob...
  • 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,...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to...
  • Railway to ink Maharashtra-specific pact on network expansion April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Railway Ministry will soon be entering into a tie-up with the Maharashtra Government to develop and deepen rail network in underdeveloped pockets in the hinterland. A new company will be created to execute the project, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said. "In the next few days, we will create a...
  • Indian Railways completes 162 years in service of the nation April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, the lifeline of the country and perhaps its most preferred mode of transport, on Thursday completed 162 years in the service of the nation. It was on this day in 1853, that the country's first passenger train operated between Bombay and Thane, marking the birth of the...
  • Judge to issue warrants of attachment of Jan Shatabdi train if Railways fail to compensate farmers April 16, 2015

    Shimla: Railway authorities are in a fix following orders passed by Additional District and Sessions Judge, Una, Mukesh Bansal, to issue warrants of attachment of Una-Delhi-Una Jan Shatabdi train from April 16 if Railways failed to pay compensation to two farmers of Dilwan village for acquiring their land. The orders were...
  • Railways Police Commissioner warns of 26/11 like attack in Mumbai, IB issues alert April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: There is a possibility of another 26/11 like attack in Mumbai in the next 2-3 months according to the Intelligence Bureau which issued an alert for the city after the Railways Police Commissioner wrote to the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) warning of a terror strike. The Railways Police Commissioner letter...
  • 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...
  • French connection to speed up Delhi-Chandigarh train travel April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Train travel between Delhi and Chandigarh may come down to less than two hours with France coming on board for 200-km per hour rail project. This 266-km stretch is covered in three hours and 25 minutes at present by Shatabdi Express, the fastest train on this route with...
  • Indian Railways to build station near Chinese border April 11, 2015

    Panaji: Indian Railways will soon set up a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. "A draft of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) is ready and will be signed soon," Parrikar said, adding he has spoken in detail about the project to Railway...
  • UP needs to tighten law and order situation: Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Expressing concern over a spate of train loot incidents in Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was a need to tighten law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. "I have come to know about incidents of loots in Lucknow. I will talk to the UP government and...
  • Railway Design Centre at National Institute of Design campus to improve ambience April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Decor of Railway carriages and station premises are set to get an image makeover with the ministry joining hands with National Institute of Design to redesign coaches, toilets and other facilities. The Railways on Friday signed an MoU with the Commerce and Industry Ministry for setting up Railway Design...
  • China plans to build rail link with Nepal through Mount Everest April 9, 2015

    Beijing: China plans to build a 540-kilometre strategic high-speed rail link between Tibet and Nepal passing through a tunnel under Mt Everest, a move that could raise alarm in India about the Communist giant's growing influence in its neighbourhood. "A proposed extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to the China-Nepal border through...
  • Railway plans to develop satellite terminals to decongest stations April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways is planning to build satellite terminals near some of the busiest junctions, aiming at reducing pressure on such stations and the city traffic around it. "We are planning to develop some satellite terminals. Most of the urban areas are saturated now. It is impossible to reach to...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 7, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Bengaluru: Flash strike by Railway employees, all trains from Bangalore City Railway Station halted April 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Train services are on halt for nearly two hours at the Bangalore City railway station causing inconvenience to hundreds of passengers on Tuesday evening as railway staff staged a protest, demanding release of one of their colleagues arrested on the charge of illegally auctioning abandoned vehicles at the parking...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 7, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Maharashtra government makes mandatory screening of marathi films in multiplexes April 7, 2015

    Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. ...
  • Railways caution against false job promises April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Acknowledging cases of many youngsters being cheated with false promises of jobs, Railway Ministry has stepped up efforts to make the public aware of such fraudulent activities and also initiated action against those involved in them. It has come to notice that some unscrupulous elements have cheated and...
  • LN Mishra murder case: Delhi HC grants bail to advocate April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: An advocate serving life term along with three others for killing former Railway Minister LN Mishra 40 years ago, was on Monday granted bail by the Delhi High Court. A bench of Justices GS Sistani and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal while granting the relief to 66-year-old convict Ranjan Dwivedi, who...
  • Indian Railways will be linked to e-pantry, says Suresh Prabhu April 6, 2015

    Haridwar: Disclosing plans to link the Railways to e-pantry with an aim to provide quality food to passengers, Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Monday said passengers will soon be able to get the meal of their choice while travelling in trains. The meals ordered will be shipped to them...
  • PM Modi addresses BJP's National Executive meet; defends Land Bill, backs black money probe April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. Accusing the previous Congress-led UPA regime of not having right intentions, the PM asserted that his government...
  • Railways gives free tickets to Yemen evacuees for travel home April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With various departments doing their bit for those evacuated from strife-torn Yemen, the Railways played its own role by providing free tickets to 75 of them for travel from Mumbai, where they landed, to their destinations across the country. The 75 evacuees were...
  • Suresh Prabhu cracks the whip, promises transparency in Railways April 3, 2015

    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the government was working to make operations of the Railways fully transparent for which a system is being put in place in the ministry. ...
  • Suresh Prabhu bats for transparency in Railway operations April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the government was working to make operations of the Railways fully transparent for which a system is being put in place in the ministry. "We have already put in place a system for it and over a period of time, we will...