NORTHERN RAILWAYS

  • Delhi Metro completes Shalimar Bagh-Azadpur tunnelling November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday successfully completed tunneling work between Shalimar Bagh and Azadpur underground metro stretch after a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough at Shalimar Bagh construction site. The Tunnel Boring Machine completed the tunneling of a 1448.40 metre long stretch from Azadpur to Shalimar...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from October 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna on Friday, said officials. "In view of the burgeoning crowds waiting to head home to...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Special train between Delhi and Jaisalmer from Feb 11 February 4, 2014

    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, said...
  • Delhi shivers at 2.4 degrees, season's coldest day December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The national capital on Monday shivered at 2.4 degrees Celsius, five notches below the average for this time of the year. It was the season's coldest day. The weatherman has forecast similar weather on New Year's eve. While the maximum temperature on Monday was 19.7 degrees Celsius, one notch...
  • Northern Railway plans cancellations during foggy weather December 27, 2013

    In view of the upcoming foggy season, the Northern Railway on Friday announced cancellation and diversion of several mail and express trains. The Northern Railway plans to cancel 10 pairs, partially cancel three pairs and divert two pairs of mail/express trains in view of the upcoming foggy season, an official statement...
  • Chilly Christmas morning in Delhi December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a chilly Christmas morning on Wednesday in New Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 7.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. "The afternoon will be sunny and there will be light mist in the evening,"...
  • Kashmir Valley gets connected by rail December 28, 2012

    Banihal (J&K): Northern Railways on December 28 made history as the first train chugged through India's longest railway tunnel through the Pir Panjal mountain range, connecting Kashmir Valley to Banihal town on SrinagarJammu National Highway. The train on a trial run, arrived at Banihal station from Qazigund in Anantnag district...
  • Railway ticket fraud: Touts the biggest issue, admits PRO August 11, 2012

    An IBN Cobrapost expose has revealed how a full fledged nexus between corrupt police officials, touts and railway clerks defrauds the system. ...
  • Power restored partially after outage in North India July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The power situation in North India improved partially on Monday morning. Power was restored in parts of Punjab, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Power has been restored in Lucknow and other big cities in Uttar Pradesh. Thirty to forty per cent power was restored in Jammu and...
  • Couple asked to provide maintenance to son's widow April 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The parentsinlaw of a widow, expelled out of her matrimonial house after her husband's death in 2010, has been asked by a Delhi court to pay Rs 10,000 as monthly maintenance to her and her minor son. Metropolitan Magistrate Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal gave the order holding that a man's...
  • Kalka Mail accident: death toll rises to 67 July 11, 2011

    New Delhi: A special train that was dispatched to carry the injured passengers from the HowrahDelhi Kalka Mail derailment site in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, reached New Delhi on Monday morning, ending the horrific ordeal. Doctors with medical supplies received over 165 passengers on the platform. The Centre has announced...
  • Kalka derailment: Army joins rescue operation July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Joining the rescue operations, Army on Sunday dispatched two columns, one each from Kanpur and Allahabad, with relief assistance troops, medical teams and equipment to the Kalka Mail accident site near Malwa station in Uttar Pradesh. At least 35 people were killed and...
  • Govt indifferent to safety of people: BJP July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Attacking the Centre in the wake of the derailment of Kalka Mail, BJP on Sunday accused the government of being indifferent to the safety of people and said the Railway Ministry is "surviving on God's mercy". Claiming that the accident took place as Kalka mail collided with a...
  • Kalka accident: Railways announce compensation July 10, 2011

    Kolkata: Minister of State for Railways Mukul Roy on Sunday asked the Railway Board to give compensation of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 1 lakh to families of those killed and injured in the HowrahKalka Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh. "I urged the Railway Board to give compensation of Rs 5...
  • Kalka passengers' family unhappy with Helpline July 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The relatives of passengers aboard the Kalka Mail which derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday said they could not obtain information about their loved ones from the helpline set up at the Howrah railway station. "I spoke to my father at 2 pm and he said he was fine. But...
  • Railways to conduct inquiry into Kalka derailment July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Railways will run two special trains for carrying relatives and friends of HowrahKalka Mail accident victims to the site of the mishap near Malwa station in Uttar Pradesh. A special train will run from Howrah to Fatepur and another will start from Delhi...
  • Relatives anxious for missing Kalka passengers July 10, 2011

    Arrangements have been made for a special train to carry the relatives of the passengers to the accident site. ...
  • Kalka passengers' relatives to travel to Malwa July 10, 2011

    Kolkata: The Eastern Railways will run a special train from Howrah to take relatives of passengers of Delhibound Kalka Mail which derailed near Malwa in Uttar Pradesh killing at least 35 people and injuring over 100 in the worst train accident this year. "Arrangements have been made for a special train...
  • PM mourns loss of lives in Kalka derailment July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in a rail accident in Uttar Pradesh and directed the Railway Ministry to deploy all available resources in the area for rescue and relief operations. Singh also spoke to the Minister of State for Railways...
  • Kalka Mail derailed in UP, 35 dead July 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Thirty five have been confirmed dead and over 140 injured as the HowrahDelhiKalka Express derailed near Fatehpur Malwa in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place around 12:30 pm. Reports say that 13 bogies have been derailed and more than 100 passengers have been injured. Approximately 1200 people...
  • Crucial Kashmir rail link to open November 15, 2010

    Srinagar: The train link from Qazigund to Baramulla which was affected due to the 4 month long crisis will soon reopen. This popular 120km long rail link was affected by the unrest in the Kashmir valley. It has been waiting for a green signal for the past four months. Protesters...
  • Planning to travel by rail? Avoid it for 10 days September 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Railway Station, with over 4 lakh people visiting everyday, is one of the busiest in the country. But if you have plans to pass through in the next 10 days, expect possible delays and even cancellation of trains. That's because the station is getting a much...
  • Railways incur heavy losses as Gurjar deadlock persists June 8, 2008

    New Delhi: In their ongoing stir for Scheduled Tribe status, Gurjar leaders on Saturday rejected government's offer for talks in Jaipur. They conveyed that they would hold dialogue with government intermediaries only in Bayana village of Rajasthans Bharatpur district. The Centre has told the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje that the...