Railways

  • Indian Railways join hands with China to increase train speed 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a significant development, Indian Railways on Thursday joined hands with China to increase speed in its existing rail network, modernise stations and enhance mutual cooperation in the sector in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed total 12 memorandums of understanding (MoU), including...
  • Websites' grievance officer's name, contact displayed: Delhi HC to Centre 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has advised all social networking sites including Google and Facebook to display on their websites the name and contact details of the grievance officer to deal with complaints from any user or victim. "I say that in compliance...
  • More people taking the air route, thanks to low priced tickets: report 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Low-priced air tickets offered by various Indian airlines seem to have had an effect, with the number of passengers flown by them in August growing by over 8.3 per cent compared to July this year, official data showed on Tuesday. The latest figures showed the number of domestic passengers...
  • Vodafone ensuring connectivity for customers in flood-hit J&K 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Telecom major Vodafone on Monday said that it is ensuring connectivity for its customers by restoring its network and providing connectivity to other subscribers through the intra-circle roaming (ICR) arrangement in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The important towns where telecom services have been restored are Srinagar, Ganderbal, Anantang, Pahalgam, Ashmuqam,...
  • Railway Minister's son appears before police for questioning, refuses to talk about the case 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik presented himself before the Bangalore Police on Monday in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. Karthik is currently out on bail, but has been asked to present himself at the police station every 15 days. He continues to...
  • China on track to develop Indian Railways as President Xi heads to South Asia 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Chinese President to meet PM Modi, pledges to invest $50 billion to modernise Indian railways 4 days ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Railways runs special trains for people stranded in flood-hit J&K 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in flood-ravaged 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 flood-affected persons have so far been cleared by railways,...
  • Railway Minister Gowda's son questioned for 2nd day over actress' charge 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik Gowda underwent a gruelling questioning for the second consecutive day on Saturday in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. After another round of marathon questioning, DCP North TR Suresh said, "We are...
  • Special trains to clear festive season rush 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Special trains will be run to clear the festive season rush, authorities said. The South Eastern Railway will run nine pairs of Weekly Superfast Premium Specials between Santragachi and Puri and 17 pairs of Bi-weekly Superfast Janasadharan Specials between Santragachi and Chennai between September 18 and November 15 with a...
  • Missing train traced after 17 days in Bihar 6 days ago

    Patna: A train which went missing from one railway division in Bihar was finally traced on Thursday after 17 long days from another division, senior officials said. The Gorakhpur-Muzaffarpur passenger train "went missing" from Hajipur on the night of August 25 after the derailment of a goods train led to the...
  • Over 12 pc growth in railway revenue 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways have posted over 12 per cent growth in revenue between April and August this year, earning Rs 61,324.64 crore as compared to Rs 54,496.73 crore earned during the same period last year. "The earnings on originating basis stood at 12.53 per cent,"...
  • From the highest railway station Ghum to the southernmost Kanyakumari: 14 of India's most beautiful railway stations 1 week ago

    The Indian Railways is known to the world as the largest railway network in the world. The grand Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus which happens to be the busiest station in India has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are over 7000 railway stations in India and the Indian...
  • Sadananda Gowda to pick up broom for Railway cleanliness drive on October 2 September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind massive cleanlines campaign, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda will lead from the front by himself picking up the broom during the drive at rail premises on October 2 involving all its employees and top level officials. "All our 13 lakh employees will be...
  • J&K: Six trains to Katra cancelled dur to heavy flooding September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Train services to Katra are likely to remain closed till Wednesday noon while rail movement on Banihal-Baramulla could remain out of operation till next Sunday due to unprecedented heavy rains and floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The Northern Railway on Sunday cancelled six trains on the Jammu Tawi-Shri Mata...
  • 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 Jammu-Udhampur-Mata Vaishno Devi Katra rail section, a senior Northern...
  • Norway: 2 killed in railway underpass explosion September 3, 2014

    Helsinki: Norwegian police say that two people have been killed and at least three others injured when dynamite apparently exploded accidentally during roadwork at a railway underpass. Local police said that the Wednesday's blast, near the center of Geilo in southern Norway, caused the evacuation of some people from nearby...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • Government notifies FDI liberalisation in Railways August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday notified the liberalised Foreign Direct Investment norms for the Railways, permitting 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in several areas, including high speed trains. Other segments of the Railways in which FDI will be allowed include suburban corridor projects through Public Private Partnership (PPP),...
  • Did you know toilets were introduced to the Indian Railways in 1909? 19 amazing facts about the Indian Railways you probably didn't know August 27, 2014

    The Indian railways is the among the largest rail networks in the world. Almost 12 lakh tickets are booked everyday out of which roughly 1.7 lakh account for the tatkal reservations. But it is still quite an achievement to be able to book a berth through its web portal irctc.com....
  • 3 railway officials suspended for negligence after accident kills 21 at Samera crossing August 19, 2014

    Three railway officials were suspended on Tuesday for negligence of duty a day after 21 people were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Bihar, officials said. Eight children and six women were among those killed in the accident. Two...
  • Robbers shoot 2 train passengers dead August 17, 2014

    Armed robbers shot dead two passengers aboard a Hatia-bound train in Bihar, police said on Sunday. The robbers opened fire at passengers Saturday late in the night for resisting robbery attempt on the Gorakhpur-Hatia Maurya Express near Hathidih railway station, some 110 km from here, Government Railway Police official Upender Kumar...
  • China inaugurates new Tibet rail link close to Sikkim August 16, 2014

    Beijing: China inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of US $2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region. The 253-km railway line links Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Xigaze, the second-largest city in Tibet...
  • Railways launches 'Go India' smart card for train journeys August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to reduce transaction time at booking counters, Railways launched 'Go India' smart card to enable passengers to pay for tickets for long or short distance journeys in reserved and unreserved class including suburban service. Launched by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, the smart card can be used...
  • IRCTC launches faster, easier e-ticketing system; increases booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways launched the next generation e-ticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and easier. "It was...
  • Next gen e-ticketing enables 7200 bookings per minute on IRCTC website August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways on Wednesday launched the next generation e-ticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and...
  • Railways' fourth packaged water facility to be launched today August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railways' fourth state-of-the-art packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from Wednesday. Railways manufactures and supplies packaged drinking water to its passengers under the brand name 'Rail Neer' through its subsidiary Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • 'Depressed' 22-year-old B Tech student commits suicide August 13, 2014

    A 22-year-old B.Tech student allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a moving train in Muzaffarnagar, police said. Piryansh took the extreme step on Tuesday, they said, adding he was suffering from depression. The body has been sent for post-mortem and investigation is on, police said. In another incident, a 48-year-old man allegedly...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...