Indian Railway

  • Smoke noticed from New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express, major mishap averted 06-04-2014 11:15 PM

    An alert railway staff on Sunday averted what would have been a major mishap by stopping the New Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani train near Sojat Road station and putting out the smoke coming out of an SLR coach. A pointman at Sojat Road station, which falls along Ajmer-Marwar Junction route, observed the...
  • Railways takes down curtains from third AC coaches 31-03-2014 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: Citing safety reasons, railways has decided to remove curtains put on pathways of all air- conditioned three-tier (3 AC) coaches of trains. However, the curtains from windows of 3 AC coaches will continue, officials said. Decision to remove curtains was taken on recommendation of Commissioner of Railways Safety...
  • Indian wins $272,000 payout in Dubai 31-03-2014 11:04 PM

    A court in Dubai has awarded one million dirhams (or $272,257) to an Indian expatriate as compensation after a car accident left him paralysed, a daily reported on Monday. Identified as A.K., the man was travelling in a car from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 2012 when he met with...
  • Train journey from Delhi to Agra in just 90 minutes 28-03-2014 09:21 PM

    Tired of nearly three-hour train journey to Agra? Now you can look forward to reaching the city of the Taj Mahal in just 90 minutes as the railways is set to increase the speed of the Shatabdi Express. Train journey between Delhi and Agra will be cut short to 90...
  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC 13-03-2014 08:56 PM

    The Competition Commission has ordered an investigation against Indian Railways and its arm IRCTC for alleged unfair practices related to compulsory sale of food to travellers on some trains and ticket booking. This is the second major probe by the fair trade watchdog against a central government enterprise, after Coal...
  • Commerce Ministry seeks EC approval for railway FDI proposal 13-03-2014 07:08 PM

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has sought approval of the Election Commission of India to move ahead with its proposal to liberalise the overseas investment policy in railways. The Cabinet can take a decision on the matter only after the Election Commission's approval. "As the model of conduct is...
  • Government to review proposal to allow foreign investment in rail 04-03-2014 05:31 PM

    Trade Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday he hoped the government would soon consider a proposal to allow foreign direct investment in India's railways. The proposal, first aired in January, would seek to unblock infrastructure bottlenecks on the world's fourth-largest railway network, which is state run, that have contributed to...
  • SMS alert service for waitlisted rail passengers launched 03-03-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: Now you will no longer have to dial 139 or visit the rail website to check the status of your waitlisted ticket as the railways will now send booking status messages to passengers on mobile phones, if the tickets get confirmed before the journey. "For the last 10...
  • Delhi-Agra Shatabdi Express speed to go up to 160 km per hour 27-02-2014 06:41 PM

    To reduce travel time between Delhi-Agra and Delhi-Chandigarh, railways is gearing up to run Shatabdi Express at 160 km per hour speed on these routes by the year-end. "We have given the responsibility of preparing detailed project report for running semi-high speed train in Delhi-Agra and Delhi-Chandigarh route to High-Speed...
  • Highlights of the Railway Interim Budget 2014-15 12-02-2014 01:06 PM

    No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. Here is the highlights of Interim...
  • Rail Budget: Gross traffic receipts projected at Rs 1.6 lakh cr 12-02-2014 12:58 PM

    Anticipating a healthier growth of economy, Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday proposed the freight traffic target at 1,101 million tonnes, an increment of 49.7 million tonnes over the current years' revised target of about 1052 million tonnes. The budget estimates for goods, passenger, other coaching and sundry other...
  • Interim Rail Budget: Arunachal Pradesh soon to be on rail map 12-02-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday announced that the Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long Rangiya - Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The Capital of Arunachal Pradesh would soon be on rail map in...
  • Interim Rail Budget: No increase in passenger fares 12-02-2014 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: No increase in rail fare and freight has been proposed in the Interim Rail Budget for 2014-15. Presenting the Budget in Parliament on Wednesday, the Minister of Railways Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains, extension of three trains and increase in frequency of three trains. The Minister announced...
  • Will help Odisha in developing Railway infrastructure: Adhir Chowdhury 11-02-2014 10:19 PM

    Balasore: A day before the interim Railway budget, the Centre on Tuesday assured Odisha of all necessary help in developing the railway infrastructure in the state. The support of the Railway Ministry would come provided the state governments extend its full cooperation, minister of state Adhir Chowdhury said. Laying the...
  • Poll: Rate the Indian Railways 11-02-2014 06:30 PM

    How would you rate the state of Indian Railways? Rate Indian Railways on the following two parameters. ...
  • Special train between Delhi and Jaisalmer from Feb 11 04-02-2014 10:58 PM

    In order to clear extra rush of passengers, Northern Railway will run an AC special train between Sarai Rohilla in New Delhi and Jaisalmer on February 11. The special train will start from Sarai Rohilla station at 6.10 PM on February 11 and reach Jaisalmer at 8 AM next day,...
  • Railway Minister takes steps to prevent fire incidents on trains 21-01-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of two fire mishaps on trains, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday directed audit of each passenger rake and ensuring of best quality fire retardant material as part of preventive measures. Reviewing safety measures of the railways, he asked the General Managers to take all...
  • Fog disrupts life in UP, adds to chill 16-01-2014 11:54 AM

    Lucknow witnessed heavy fog on Thursday morning, even as the intense cold conditions continued to prevail in the state.According to the Met officials, the intense cold conditions would continue till weekend. With very low visibility, the Indian Railways has announced the cancellation of two dozen trains till Jan 30, extending...
  • Watch: Footage of fire on Bandra-Dehradun Express 08-01-2014 12:49 PM

    A fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning leaving nine people dead. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane. ...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia 08-01-2014 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the...
  • Dehradun Express catches fire in Thane, nine dead; passengers rescued 08-01-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Nine people have died as a fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane when the train was on its way from Bandra to Dehradun. The Railway authorities...
  • Special trains on dynamic fares to have more trips for Mumbai 27-12-2013 08:55 PM

    Encouraged by the good response to premier AC special trains on the Delhi-Mumbai route being run on dynamic fares, Railways have decided to extend the services of these trains to cater the growing demand for travel on the busy route during the festive season up to the New Year. As...
  • Swarna Shatabdi, Palace on Wheels to get designed toilets soon 17-11-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Wary of using stinking train toilets? Now, get ready to use newly designed washrooms fitted with vacuum toilet system, like the one seen in planes, as Railways is planning to introduce it on the Delhi-Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi and luxury tourist train Palace on Wheels. "Swarna Shatabdi is going...
  • Fewer tickets being booked; cash-strapped Railways worried 20-10-2013 10:10 PM

    New Delhi: Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past six months, causing worry for cash-strapped Railways. The number of passengers travelling in the non-suburban sector, which include reserved and unreserved class in mail and express trains, during April-September was...
  • Cyclone Phailin: More than 100 trains cancelled, says Indian Railways PRO 13-10-2013 12:00 PM

    "More than 100 trains were cancelled, around 20 were partially cancelled, and more than 25 were diverted through sear routes," said Anil Saxena, PRO Indian Railways. ...
  • Railways prepared to deal with 'Phailin' fallout: Mallikarjun Kharge 13-10-2013 05:40 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Railways on Saturday said it had taken the required steps and put its machinery on standby to manage operations in the areas which are likely to be affected by cyclone 'Phailin'. According to a statement here, top Railway Board officials are constantly monitoring the situation and emergency...
  • Railways to increase passenger train fares by 2-3 per cent from Oct 7 04-10-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to revise passenger fares by 2-3 per cent from October 7. According to the Railways fuel adjustment component will be added to the ticket fare. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said that he was examining a proposal to increase rail fare adding...
  • Railway spokesman, journalist, targeted by pickpockets 28-09-2013 12:07 AM

    A spokesman for the railways faced an embarrassing situation, on Friday, when he found that his pocket had been picked while he was at a function to flag off a new train. Not only the spokesman, but several others, including a journalist, also became targets of the unidentified pickpocket(s) during...
  • Himachal to seek timely completion of rail projects 13-09-2013 06:35 PM

    Shimla: Top officials of Himachal Pradesh and the Indian Railways will meet Saturday in Delhi to discuss modalities about the execution of railway projects in the hill state, a statement said here Friday. State Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy and Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar will discuss strengthening of the rail...
  • Facebook, Google cannot flout Indian law: Court 24-08-2013 07:37 AM

    The Delhi High Court on Friday said that social networking site Facebook Inc and search engine Google Inc are bound by the rules of this country and cannot flout the law just because they are foreign companies. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru...