Garib Rath

  • Bhagalpur-Delhi Garib Rath Express engine derails at Kiul April 24, 2014

    The engine of the Bhagalpur-Delhi Garib Rath Express jumped off the tracks at Kiul junction in Lakhisarai district on Thursday, railway sources said. The derailment took place when the train's diesel engine was replaced with an electric one for the journey to Delhi, the sources said. There was no report of any...
  • Bihar bandh: 12 trains halted, highways blocked October 15, 2012

    Patna: Protesting against the recent incidents of violence in Madhubani after the murder of a student there, workers of Opposition parties, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), organised a Bihar bandh on Monday and halted 12 trains and blocked several National Highway routes across the...
  • 20 killed, 4 injured as train hits jeep in Bihar May 22, 2011

    Madhubani: At least 20 persons, including 19 women, were killed and four others injured when the jeep in which they were travelling was hit by the Garib Rath Express at an unmanned railway crossing in Bihar's Madhubani district on Sunday, police said. The multi-utility vehicle (MUV),...
  • Assam rail track blast kills one, injures seven October 2, 2010

    Guwahati: At least one person was killed and seven wounded, two of them critically, in a powerful explosion on a railway track on Thursday that ripped apart the engine and a coach of a passenger train in Assam, officials said. A police spokesperson said the blast took place at 2.15 am...
  • More Garib Raths likely this year February 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry is gearing up to announce a few more Garib Rath trains in the coming Budget even as three pairs of Garib Rath, which were announced last year, are yet to be rolled out. While the next rail Budget is just a fortnight away, Kolkata-Guwahati, Ranchi-Bhubaneswar...
  • 32 new trains, 8 Garib Raths introduced February 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Monday reduced second class fares by Re 1 in non-suburban ordinary passenger and non-superfast mail and express trains. Presenting the 2007-08 Railway Budget in the Lok Sabha, he announced reduction of three per cent in fares for AC first class in busy season...
  • Mob attacks new Garib Rath train June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: A mob in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh ransacked the recently launched Delhi-Mumbai Garib Rath - a train that will provide affordable air-conditioned service to long-distance travellers. A mob of people got onto the train when it stopped over at Ratlam and beat up the Railway staff. Their grouse...
  • Garib Rath takes on low-cost airline October 4, 2006

    New Delhi: Picking up the gauntlet from the low-budget airlines, the Railway Ministry announced on Wednesday that the fare for the Saharsa-Amritsar Garib Rath, the first-of-its-kind fully air-conditioned train for the common man, will be 50 per cent less, not 25 per cent, as compared to a normal three-tier AC...
  • Garib Rath to miss Gandhi Jayanti September 20, 2006

    New Delhi: The launch of Garib Rath, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's dream project, is likely to be delayed by two days and it is expected to roll out on October 4. Lalu would be launching the project apparently aimed at targetting low income and middle class passengers as also thousands of...