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  • Parliamentary panel on railways seek views on Railways Bill 6 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions and views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches...
  • India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful 8 hours 6 minutes ago

    Colombo: India announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war. The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line. "The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local...
  • Bangalore City railway station becomes the first station in India to have WiFi facility 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Bangalore City railway station has become the first station in the country to have WiFi facility for providing high speed internet to passengers. WiFi facility will be available to the passengers on their mobile phones free of charges initially for a period of 30 minutes. For usage beyond...
  • No sudden increase in my assets: Railway Minister 4 days ago

    Mangalore: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has rejected charges that there has been a sudden increase in his assets by over Rs 10 crore since he joined the Union Cabinet, saying he had never misused public money as a "dedicated politician." Disclosing details of his assets, he said the reports about...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains 5 days ago

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Man dies while trying to board a moving train at New Delhi railway station 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A man died at the New Delhi Railway station trying to board a moving train. There was heavy rush at the station ahead of Chhat Puja. The man was trying to board a reserved compartment but the door was locked and he could not hold onto the railing...
  • Ranji Trophy: Abhay moves to Himachal Pradesh, Harvinder to coach Railways 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Abhay Sharma, who has served Raiwlays as coach for a long time, has joined Himachal Pradesh Ranji Trophy side for the 2014-15 season. Sharma is also India A fielding coach. Railways will be coached by former India pacer Harvinder Singh. The Railways team will be able to play their home...
  • CBI recovers Rs 10 lakh from drain near Railway officer's residence 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has recovered Rs 10 lakh from a drain near the house of arrested Railway Board official which were allegedly flushed by his relatives at the time of raids carried out by the agency recently. The sources said when the CBI team reached the residence...
  • Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush 1 week ago

    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...
  • TMC leader Ashok Bairagi shot at Basirhat railway station premises October 23, 2014

    Basirhat: A local Trinamool Congress leader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday. Superintendent of Railway Police, Sealdah, Utpal Naskar said Ashok Bairagi was shot in his back twice by the attacker, who managed to escape. State Minister Jyotipriya...
  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...
  • PM Modi to review progress of infra sectors on November 5 October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of infrastructure sectors including roads, railways and power in the presence of senior officials of concerned ministries on November 5. "The Prime Minister has called a meeting to review the progress of various infrastructure projects being implemented under different ministries on...
  • Delhi: CBI nabs railway official accepting Rs 5 lakh bribe from Mumbai tour operator October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A senior railway board official Ravi Mohan Sharma has been caught by the CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of five lakh rupees. The official was found accepting the bribe from a Mumbai based tour operator at his Delhi residence. Sources have suggested that the money was being paid...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Rail route to Vizag in Vijayawada division cleared for traffic October 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: The rail route to Visakhapatnam on Vijayawada-Rajahmundry-Visakhapatnam section of Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway, which had been affected due to cyclone Hudhud, was opened for rail traffic this afternoon. The railway track on down line towards Visakhapatnam has been made fit for traffic and trains will be operated...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Cyclone Hudhud damages railway tracks; train services hampered October 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Heavy rains in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud caused damage to tracks at a few locations in Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway (SCR). According to the SCR, a few locations between Elamanchili- Narsingapalli-Bayyavaram Stations on Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam rail route under the division faced problems due to ruptured tracks. Following...
  • Well-prepared Andhra, Odisha weather Cyclone Hudhud, six dead, Vishakapatnam worst hit October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Storm hits train movement in Andhra, Odisha October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Railways cancelled or diverted many trains in north coastal Andhra and adjoining Odisha in view of severe cyclone Hudhud which hit the coast near Visakhapatnam. Train movement has come to a complete halt between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar. All trains between Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam also remain cancelled...
  • Live: East Coast Railway cancels 35 trains as Cyclone Hudhud approaches Odisha, Andhra Pradesh October 10, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud, which is fast approaching the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastline, has intensified into a "very severe cyclonic storm", the Met Department said on Friday. It is expected to hit Visakhapatnam on Sunday at a windspeed of 180 kmph, the district collector said. The East Coast Railway has cancelled 35 trains...
  • Rajasthan: Railway employee arrested for raping minor October 9, 2014

    Jaisalmer: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a railway employee in Pokharan city following which he has been arrested, police said. The incident happened when accused Dilip Dixit allegedly lured the girl to the roof of his house located in Railway colony here and raped her, they said adding...
  • Indian Railways total income up 12.02 per cent October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways on Wednesday reported an increase of 12.02 per cent in its total income during the first six months of the current fiscal which stood at Rs 73,403.67 crore from Rs 65,525.85 crore in the same period last year. According to the railways, the total goods earnings have...
  • Puri-Gandhidham weekly express train to start from October 11 October 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham, official sources said. On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on October 8, 2014. However, from Puri, this train will...
  • Railway loco driver alleges harassment at the hands of seniors October 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A loco-pilot who requested for rest after four continuous night shifts as his health was suffering was in turn punished by railway authorities. Loco-pilot C Pradeep had requested rest stating that he is unwell and safety will be a concern if he is continuously on duty. But he received...
  • Half of Tatkal tickets on 80 trains to be costlier October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Half of the Tatkal tickets on 80 trains have become costlier with the railways deciding to partially implement the dynamic fare system under which charges will depend on demand. The decision, clearly aimed at mopping up more revenues by the cash-strapped railways, comes in the midst of festival season...
  • Indian Raiilways to engage private firms to clean coaches in long distance trains September 29, 2014

    Madurai: Private firms would be engaged by the Madurai Division of Indian Railways at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore for on board cleaning of long distance trains as part of its comprehensive cleaning scheme, a top railway official said on Monday. Four long...
  • Bio-toilets installed in 300 train coaches: Railways September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has installed bio-toilets in 300 train coaches so far as a part of its plan to do away with direct discharge toilet system. "We have fitted bio-toilets in 300 coaches and 260 more will be added in the next few months," SCR General Manager PK...
  • Railways' Delhi Division armed with 10,000 brooms for October 2 cleanliness drive September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Division of Railways has put together an arsenal of 10,000 brooms for use by a battery of volunteers, including schoolchildren and top officials and lawmakers, when they attack garbage at its facilities on October 2 in a first-of-its-kind exercise. Equipped with a specially-designed 'battle gear' made up...
  • Centre plans to launch AC train in Buddhist circuit from 2015 September 27, 2014

    Bodh Gaya: The Centre announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages of different countries for non-English speakers to make Bodh Gaya and other places associated with Lord Buddha more attractive for visitors. All the electric poles...
  • Railway track conversion to hit supply of essentials in northeast September 27, 2014

    Agartala: The supply of foodgrains and other essentials to Tripura, Mizoram, parts of Manipur and southern Assam would be severely affected due to gauge conversion of railway lines from next week, officials said on Saturday. The railway lines would be converted from metre gauge to broad gauge. For this, the Northeast...
  • Bangladesh to restore abandoned railway linkages with India September 25, 2014

    Agartala: Bangladesh might restore the abandoned railway connectivity that existed before the partition of India to boost trade and people-to-people contact, Mohammad Mazibul Hoque, the country's railway minister, said here on Thursday. "After the partition of India in 1947, many railway connectivities between the two neighbours had snapped. We are considering...
  • All 12 sea ports to be connected with railroads, says Nitin Gadkari September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The government plans to work towards directly connecting all 12 major sea ports with railroads and start a roll-on-roll-off service to transport vehicles easily from factories, Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. "We plan to connect all major 12 ports with direct rail connectivity for...