Shatabdi Express

  • Disposable linen, automatic doors in premier trains planned July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Disposable linen in Rajdhani trains, automatic closing doors in Shatabdi and fire suppression system in passenger coaches are some of the proposals set to be announced in the Rail Budget 2014-15. Besides, announcement of manufacturing high capacity milk van and light weight wagon for transporting salt are also...
  • Train journey from Delhi to Agra in just 90 minutes March 28, 2014

    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 minutes...
  • CCI orders probe against Indian Railways, IRCTC March 13, 2014

    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 India. The...
  • Delhi-Agra Shatabdi Express speed to go up to 160 km per hour February 27, 2014

    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 Rail...
  • Smoke after brake jam of Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express triggers panic January 8, 2014

    Smoke emanating from the wheels of the Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express due to a brake jam triggered panic among train passengers at the railway station in Ghaziabad on Wednesday. The incident took place around 7 AM when the Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi, which was going to Lucknow from Delhi, suddenly came to a halt due to a brake...
  • UP residents wake up to dense fog cover; train, flight services disrupted December 20, 2013

    As fog engulfed Uttar Pradesh, it disrupted railway traffic and flight schedules in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Friday. According to the railway authorities, more than 76 trains were running behind their schedule due to fog and poor visibility. The trains that were hit by the fog are Farakka Express, Barauni Mail,...
  • UP: Railway police throw old couple off moving train February 28, 2013

    Lucknow: In a shocking incident, an elderly woman was killed and her husband got wounded as the couple was thrown out of a moving train by government railway police (GRP) personnel for boarding the wrong train, police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred around 10 am at Muzaffarnagar, when the elderly...
  • UP: Woman allegedly thrown out of train, dies February 27, 2013

    Lucknow: In a shocking incident a woman identified as Santosh Devi died after being allegedly thrown out of Shatabdi Express by a security man on Wednesday in Muzaffarnagar. The woman boarded the Shatabdi Express by mistake but was thrown out of the train by the accused. Santosh died after she...
  • Did not stop Shatabdi train: Vijay Goel April 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Vijay Goel, who courted controversy by reportedly stopping a Shatabdi Express mid-way in Rajasthan to visit a temple, on Saturday refuted charges that the train was stopped at his instance and he was travelling without a ticket. "As regards halting of Shatabdi Express at Bandikui, BJP...
  • Radical Sikh group activists stop trains in Amritsar November 3, 2009

    Amritsar: Dal Khalsa activists stopped trains at the Amritsar Railway station on Tuesday following a call for a strike across Punjab. The radical activists are demanding justice for the thousands of victims who were killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and other places. The Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, Jan...
  • Watch: Three held for pelting stones at Rahul's train September 18, 2009

    The young boys were arrested on the basis of an eye-witness' statement. ...
  • 3 teens held for pelting stones at Rahul's train September 18, 2009

    Gharaunda (Haryana): Three teenagers were detained on Thursday for allegedly throwing stones at a train in which Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was travelling on Tuesday evening, police said. "Based on our investigation, today (Thursday) we have detained three teenagers from Gharaunda village for questioning. The railway guard had said that...
  • Watch: An insight into Rahul Gandhi's rail travel September 17, 2009

    Stones were pelted at the train in which Rahul Gandhi was travelling. ...
  • Cong rethinks austerity for leaders post train attack September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after stones were thrown at the train by which Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was travelling, the party is already rethinking the Gandhis' austerity drive. Party sources have told CNN-IBN that Ludhiana was Rahul Gandhi's last train ride and indicate that Soina Gandhi too will not be flying...
  • Forensic experts probe attack on Rahul's train September 16, 2009

    Gharaunda (Haryana): Police and forensic experts in Haryana on Wednesday questioned people and searched villages to identify those who pelted stones at the Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express in which Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi travelled on Tuesday. The incident took place on Tuesday night near Gharaunda town, about 20 km from...
  • Rahul's train stoned, security chinks exposed September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi's austerity journey came to a dramatic en when the Swarn Shatabdi Express that he was travelling in from New Delhi to Ludhiana was stoned near Panipat. Fortunately no one was injured in the stone throwing incident on Tuesday night at around 2130 hrs IST as the Amritsar-Delhi...
  • Rahul's train stoned; no injuries reported September 16, 2009

    New Delhi: The Swarn Shatabdi Express by which Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi travelled from Ludhiana to New Delhi was stoned by miscreants on Tuesday evening near Panipat, Haryana. The glass windows of C-2, C-4, C-7 bogies of Shatabdi Express had been damaged in the stone-throwing incident. One stone reportedly even...
  • Rahul joins austerity drive, takes train to Ludhiana September 15, 2009

    Ludhiana: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi joined his party's austerity drive as he reached this industrial city of Punjab from New Delhi in an air-conditioned chair car of the Swarn Shatabdi Express on Tuesday, a day after party president Sonia Gandhi travelled economy class on a flight from New Delhi...
  • Mumbai's fire tenders reach 40 mins after breakout February 11, 2008

    CJ Rajdeep had an experience in the Shatabdi Express which may put him off train food for life - he was served a live cockroach with his food. CJ Rajneesh captured how a fire burnt in Mumbai's Lokhandwala for 40 minutes before fire tenders arrived. A Chennai CJ wonders how...
  • Watch this! TV on your train ride June 17, 2007

    Mumbai: If you thought the Railways are about no frills, here's Western Railway with an all new story. The next time you're on the Shatabdi Express, just reach under your seat, pick up the headphones and switch on the TV set to get your daily dose of news, entertainment and...