Train

  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of short-distance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • 20 killed, 150 hurt in Moscow subway accident 6 days ago

    Moscow: Twenty people were killed on Tuesday and up to 150 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Russia's investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. It said, however, there was no suspicion of...
  • 'Mandal Train' is moving, those willing to board are welcome: Lalu 1 week ago

    In an apparent reference to plans for new social engineering in national politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said "Mandal Express is moving" and those desiring to board could do so, lest they would miss it. "Mandal (those entitled to Mandal Commission report) is the need of the hour. It is in...
  • Train service from Delhi to Katra formally begins today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from the national capital on Monday formally began with the AC superfast Shri Shakti Express embarking upon its maiden journey from New Delhi. "The 18-coach AC train departed for Katra at 5:30 PM from New Delhi railway...
  • J&K: Daily Delhi-Katra train service for Vaisho Devi from Monday July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways will introduce from Monday a daily train service from Delhi to Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. The AC superfast 'Shri Shakti Express' will depart from New Delhi station at 5:30 PM daily and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station...
  • BS Bassi wants compulsory self-defence training for girls July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Saturday pitched for compulsory self-defence training for girls from the age of seven years even at the expense of saying "goodbye" to regular subjects so that she can be able to "hit back" if somebody dares to misbehave with her. "I want to...
  • Pakistan: Suicide bombers' training den in North Waziristan unearthed July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: A key facility run by Afghan militant group Haqqani network for training the suicide bombers has been unearthed in Pakistan's troubled North Waziristan tribal region, a media report said on Saturday. The Haqqani network militants have been involved in several lethal attacks inside Afghanistan, including deadly strikes on Indian mission...
  • Dibrugarh Rajdhani mishap result of 'suspected sabotage' July 11, 2014

    Railways on Friday said that "suspected sabotage" was the prima facie cause of the Dibrugarh Rajdhani train derailment on June 26 that left four persons dead. The New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express was running between Chhapra Kacheri and Goldenganj stations near Sonepur when its locomotive along with 12 coaches derailed. "Prima facie cause...
  • Mumbai waterlogged after 2 days of non-stop rain, lakes not yet full July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Following incessant rain in Mumbai, chronic flooding spots like Hindmata, Mahim junction, Kurla west and Chembur have been waterlogged. The BMC disaster management, however, has maintained that the situation is under control. It has been raining incessantly since the last two days in Mumbai. The lakes though haven't filled up...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget, 2014-15...
  • High tariff needed to make bullet trains viable: Economic survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: High tariff and large passenger volumes are required to justify investment in high-speed train projects as these are highly capital intensive in nature, the Economic Survey (ES) has said. Railways has in consultation with state governments selected seven corridors for carrying out pre-feasibility studies for the introduction of high-speed,...
  • Map: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route July 9, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where...
  • Bullet trains won't work in India, says Nitish Kumar July 9, 2014

    Former Railway minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that bullet trains, proposed in this year's Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive. Kumar said that he travelled from London to Paris on a bullet train during his time and made efforts...
  • Budget gives major chunk of new trains to Western, Central railway July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railway's two major zones- Western and Central - headquartered in Mumbai, have received a major chunk of the new trains proposed in the 2014-2015 Railway budget presented in the Parliament on Tuesday. As many as 58 new trains, including five new 'Jansadharan' trains and an equal number of premium...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India on...
  • Modi's first rail budget: Focus on speed and safety July 8, 2014

    Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced a slew of new measures including the much-hyped bullet train in the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Emphasising on passengers' safety, amenities and new facilities, Gowda also endorsed last month's fare hike on Tuesday saying it was tough, but necessary to improve...
  • Highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha. Here are the highlights of the Railway Budget 2014-15: - No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges - Bullet train on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Sector - Diamond quadrilateral for high speed trains - Plan...
  • No hike in fares, Railways to attract FDI July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparing passengers of any further fare hike, Railway Budget for 2014-15 proposes to attract private domestic and FDI in infrastructure projects and pursuing private-public partnership to boost the finances of the cash-strapped railways. Having hiked fares to the tune of 14.2 per cent recently, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda who...
  • Rail Budget: Bullet trains, Diamond Quadrilateral of high-speed rail July 8, 2014

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where...
  • Rail Budget: Gowda focuses on security, amenities, bullet & high-speed trains July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda announced a slew of new measures including the much-hyped bullet train in the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Emphasising on passengers' safety, amenities and new facilities, Gowda also endorsed last month's fare hike on Tuesday saying it was tough, but necessary...
  • Rail Budget 2014: The list of 58 new trains introduced July 8, 2014

    Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda has announced 58 new trains while 11 existing trains will be extended. Gowda proposed a bullet train on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route while he said that there will be a Diamond Quadrilateral of high-speed trains on nine routes. The 58 new trains includes five Jansadharan Trains, five ...
  • Watch: What Kerala expects from Rail Budget 2014 July 8, 2014

    Ahead of the first Rail Budget of the Narendra Modi government, the people of Kerala say they expect improved facilities and timely trains. They are also expecting more trains in the south. ...
  • Mumbai local train commuters expect relief from rush in new budget July 7, 2014

    With just a day left for the new government to present its maiden budget, railway commuters traveling in Mumbai local trains hope that the government will launch new trains to effectively reduce the rush and thereby make it a bit easier for the daily commuters. ...
  • Railway budget expectations: Clean trains and platforms should be ensured July 6, 2014

    With just two days to go for the Railway budget, people across the country have high expectations from the government to improve the condition of railway stations. Hygiene was a crucial part on everyone's agenda. Cleanliness of platforms, and the fixing of the IRCTC website for speedy booking of tickets...
  • Jharkhand CM asks Hazaribagh DC if land near BSF firing ranges could be transferred July 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday instructed the Hazaribagh deputy commissioner to find out whether land adjoining BSF's Silwar and Sitagara firing ranges could be transferred to the paramilitary force. Soren gave this instruction to Hazaribagh deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar after BSF IG PC Sharma pointed out that several villagers...
  • Congress welcomes rail link to Katra July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday welcomed the rail link to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but reminded that the project was completed during the UPA regime. The party said the railway track from Udhampur to Katra could not be inaugurated as the elections were going...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Free from ISIS clutches, Indian nurses head for home July 4, 2014

    As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on Friday. ...
  • Modi proposes 'common model' for Himalayan states July 4, 2014

    Katra: Stressing that Himalayan states have similar sets of problems and opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed a "common model" for the their development. "I accept that there is need to have a separate policy and planning for development of the Himalayan states in India. All the states located...