Shatabdi

  • Watch: Passenger reactions to Railways' new catering policy August 8, 2014

    The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duronto and the menu will be split region wise into Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern. Pre-packed ready to eat meals will be introduced while welcome drinks will also be served. Sale of tea, coffee,...
  • Indian Railways to improve menu on premium trains, regional food to be introduced August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Those thinking of travelling in trains can soon enjoy a plate of chicken chettinad, dhokla or chila in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duranto and the menu will be split region wise into...
  • 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,...
  • Swarna Shatabdi, Palace on Wheels to get designed toilets soon November 17, 2013

    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 to...
  • Three TMC MPs get show-cause notice for anti-party statements September 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Three Trinamool Congress MPs have been issued show-cause notices for making anti-party statements. Notices have been issued against TMC MPs Kunal Ghosh, Tapas Pal and Shatabdi Roy. Kunal Ghosh has claimed that he has been unfairly accused in the Saradha chit fund scam and if the need arises he...
  • Hike in food rates likely for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: After revising the food tariff for all trains except premier services in 2012, Railways have firmed up a proposal to increase the rates of food served in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. As per the proposal, the overall increase in food item would be higher for passengers travelling in...
  • Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani to have Wi-Fi connectivity April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Passengers on the Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani would now be able to connect to internet through Wi-Fi facility while travelling, a railway official said on Tuesday. Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will launch the facility on the train at the Delhi station on Tuesday, according to the official. "Many passengers feel the...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai: Two booked for duping bank of Rs 1.30 crore February 5, 2013

    Thane: A man hunt has been launched for two men who allegedly duped the all women Shatabdi Mahila Sahakari Bank here to a tune of Rs 1.30 crore on the pretext of taking loans for buying 27 cars, police said on February 5. The accused - Joncy Koshey and Mukund Mishra...
  • Rs 20 hike in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto fares likely February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Another round of fare hike in premier trains looks imminent with Railways revising food tariffs for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains. "It will be a minor hike ranging between Rs 15 and Rs 20 for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto passengers after the revision of catering charges of the...
  • Now a toll-free number for complaint against food in trains January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: If you have any grievance against the food served on trains, just dial 1800111321 to lodge your complaint. The toll-free number launched by railways is operational from 7 am to 10 pm throughout the week. Concerned over increasing number of complaints against catering service in trains and stations, Railway...
  • Now, track your train on mobile phone June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Knowing the exact location of a train was never so easy as one can now track it on a mobile phone. A joint team of railways and IIT-Kanpur has developed a technology - the real-time train running information system - which enables a mobile user to access information...
  • Nitish in Mumbai for Bihar centenary celebrations April 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Mumbai on Saturday evening to attend centenary celebrations of his state, a day after MNS chief Raj Thackeray withdrew his threat to disrupt the event slated for Sunday. Kumar will be the chief guest at the 'Bihar Shatabdi Samaroh Utsav' being organised at...
  • Crime against women on the rise in trains March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Despite initiating steps to prevent crime in trains and stations, there has been an increase in cases of misconduct against women passengers. As per data available with the Railways, a total of 712 cases including rape, murder, robbery and eve-teasing were reported against women and children in railway premises...
  • Soon, onboard TV facility in 9 Shatabdi trains November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Now you can see a cricket match or your favourite entertainment channel live while traveling in a Shatabdi train. "We have decided to install LCD screen behind each seat in nine Shatabdi trains and DTH service will be provided to these trains," said Aswani Lohani, Divisional Railway Manager of...
  • Scripted for success: Mamata's life on stage May 19, 2011

    Kolkata: A defiance born from the rough and tumble of the streets, a long struggle against an entrenched power system, a stunning blow to the world's longest serving elected Communist government...the script of Mamata Banerjee's life would do any Greek dramatist proud. It will now be depicted in a jatra,...
  • 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...
  • BJP leader stops Shatabdi at unscheduled station April 22, 2011

    Vijay Goel forced the train to stop at Bandikui, Rajasthan as he wanted to go to the Mehandipur Balaji temple. ...
  • Mamata announces nine Durontos, three Shatabdis February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: As many as nine new Duronto trains, three Shatabdi Express trains and double-decker air conditioned services on two routes were announced by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday. The new Shatabdi Express would link Pune-Secunderabad, Jaipur-Agra and Ludhiana-Delhi while the AC double-decker services are proposed on Jaipur-Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes. The...
  • Protesters stop Amritsar-Delhi Shatabdi in Ludhiana November 6, 2009

    Ludhiana: The Amritsar-New Delhi Swarn Shatabdi was stopped by protesters, who are seeking justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday morning, officials said. The train, which left Amritsar station early on Friday, was stranded at the Ludhiana station with over 600 Delhi-bound...
  • 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. ...