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  • Full text of Suresh Prabhu's Railway Budget 2015 speech 1 week ago

    Indian Railway Budget Speech 2015-16 Speech of Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu introducing the Railway Budget for 2015-16 on 26th of February, 2015 Madam Speaker, 1. I rise to present before this August House the Statement of Estimated Receipts and Expenditure for 2015-16 for Indian Railways. 2. At the outset, let me thank the Hon'ble...
  • How 'crash energy management' train safety-technology can save lives in case of accidents 1 week ago

    Los Angeles: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train system credit cars designed to blunt the tremendous...
  • Suresh Prabhu to unveil plans for raising resources in his maiden Rail Budget 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will unveil his first Budget on Thursday and a lot of suggestions from the Prime Minister's Office have been incorporated in the budget, said sources. Prabhu's Budget will focus on attracting investment, modernisation of trains, expansion of Wifi service and transparency in railway systems....
  • Delhi: Train tickets sold in thrice the actual price at railway stations February 25, 2015

    Exposing rampant corruption in railways, tickets can be bought illegally at the last moment for double or triple the fare by bribing ticket collectors and attendants. ...
  • Properly dispose of RTI applications, appeals: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose of applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority...
  • Rail budget: Security at railway stations to be the key concern February 22, 2015

    Ahead of the Rail Budget, CNN IBN is looking at some key concerns and challenges faced by rail passengers. How secure are our trains and stations? Security still remains a key concern at railway stations. ...
  • Less than 100 trains likely to get green signal in Rail Budget February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: With Railways reeling under a financial crunch, the number of new trains to be announced in the Rail Budget is unlikely to be more than 100, much less than what is the normal practice every year. Rail Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, who is considered to be pro-reform, is unlikely...
  • Nalanda: 8 killed, 15 injured as Rajgir-Danapur train hits a van at an unmanned crossing February 21, 2015

    Nalanda: Eight people were killed and 15 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Danapur-Rajgir DMU passenger train in Nalanda. Reportedly, the incident took place on Saturday when Tata magic vehicle was hit by the train at an unmanned rail crossing near Tungi Halt of Deepnagar...
  • Delhi-Lucknow double decker train to be launched soon February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited AC double-decker train between New Delhi and Lucknow will be launched shortly as the clearnce for its operation has been obtained. "We have got the clearance from Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) for the double-decker train for Lucknow," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in New Delhi on...
  • No possibility of reduction in train fares: MoS Railways February 19, 2015

    Bareilly (UP): Ahead of presentation of the Railway Budget in Parliament next week, government on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of reducing train fares, saying they were "already low". "It (fare reduction) will not be done. Fares are already low and government is giving subsidy," Minister of State for Railways Manoj...
  • Gujarat High Court starts hearing on appeals in Godhra train carnage case February 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday commenced hearing on a set of appeals filed by the convicts in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case, some of whom have been awarded death sentence by the trial court. In 2011, a special court convicted 31 people. Of them, 11 were sentenced to...
  • Rajasthan: Woman delivers in train toilet; baby falls on tracks, survives February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: A woman on Monday delivered a baby in the lavatory of a stationary train and to her utter horror the newborn slipped through the toilet bowl to fall on the tracks but miraculously survived. 22-year old Mannu was travelling with her husband and mother from Suratgarh to Hanumangarh in the...
  • Karnataka: 8 dead, over 50 injured as 9 coaches of Bangalore-Ernakulam express train derails February 13, 2015

    Chennai: Eight people have been killed and over 50 have been injured when 9 coaches of an express train bound for Ernakulam in Kerala from Bengaluru derailed near Hosur. The incident took place near Anekal near Mulagondapalli and Chandrapuram in the early hours on Friday. While ambulances from Karnataka and...
  • Now, cash on delivery of train tickets February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: You can now book a rail ticket online and get it delivered at home where the payment can be made. Initiating this "cash on delivery" (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is targeting those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those...
  • 10 tips you need to follow if you are hitting the gym for the first time January 30, 2015

    London: Heading to gym for the first time may be a little daunting but keeping note of a few things can make the experience easier. From setting yourself a goal to rewarding yourself when you achieve it are some of the factors that can keep you motivated and inspired. Celebrity fitness...
  • IRCTC starts e-catering service on 76 trains January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has started e-catering services for 76 trains across the country, in its bid to provide quality food to passengers. Passengers can order food at www.ecatering.irctc.co.in or call the toll-free number 1800-1034-139 or 0120-4383892-99 to avail the facility, a senior IRCTC official said. Apart from...
  • Train services halted for over 24 hours on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela as local tribals protest January 21, 2015

    Rourkela: Rail services remained completely paralyzed on the Howrah-Mumbai route at Rourkela for over 24 hours as local tribals protested on Wednesday. Several trains on the route have been cancelled because of the protests. Disrupted train services have caused a lot of inconvenience to passengers. The tribals are demanding not to...
  • Dense fog engulfs Delhi; road, air traffic disrupted January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog engulfed several parts of the national capital on Sunday resulted in the hampering of transport networks. Seven international flights and three domestic flights have been delayed while six domestic flights have been cancelled. Visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has dropped to zero. Major flight...
  • Dense fog in Delhi, 30 flights, 55 trains delayed January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog on Saturday enveloped Delhi, disrupting the schedule of 30 flights and 55 trains even as the minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius. The visibility, which was 800 meters at 5.30 AM, decreased significantly to 50 meters at 8.30 AM with vehicles plying on the roads...
  • Union opposes FDI in Railways, threatens indefinite strike January 10, 2015

    Nagpur: The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) has vehemently opposed the Centre's proposal for FDI in Railways and threatened to go on indefinite strike in June this year. According to NFIR General Secretary M Raghaviah, there is no need for FDI in Railways. "Government's move to slowly hand over the...
  • Delhi: Runway visibility drops to 50 metres, 10 international flights, 41 trains delayed January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Temperatures dipped across north India with several areas blanketed under heavy fog on Thursday morning. With runway visibility dropping to 50 metres at the Delhi airport, 10 international flights have been delayed. 41 trains have also been delayed while one has been rescheduled as heavy fog disrupted transport...
  • Bihar: 15 men loot four compartments of Tata-Chhapra Express in Jamui January 5, 2015

    Jamui: Four sleeper compartments of the Tata-Chhapra Express in Bihar's Jamui district was robbed by fifteen armed men around Sunday midnight. The robbers took away cash, jewellery and other valuables from the passengers. Passengers alleged that the guards on duty inside the train chose to hide instead of apprehending the...
  • 22 arrested for Mumbai train mayhem January 3, 2015

    Thane: Police have arrested 22 people for violence and arson during an agitation that caused a major disruption of suburban train services on Central Railway on Friday and left lakhs of commuters stranded at multiple places. Mumbai came to a halt for over six hours when angry commuters staged a protest...
  • 24 passengers fall ill after consuming railway food, protest at Mughalsarai station January 3, 2015

    Mughalsarai: Twenty four passengers travelling on the Purvanchal Express from New Delhi to Howrah has fallen ill after they ate food from the railways pantry. The condition of five passengers is believed to be critical. Irritated passengers got off the train in Mughal Sarai station in Uttar Pradesh to protest....
  • Mumbai: Delay in local trains led to massive disruption by angry passengers January 2, 2015

    Hours after massive disruption in the Central Railway line, local train services have resumed in Mumbai. The chaos started when a suburban train was stuck on the tracks between Dombivili and Diva for half an hour which led to agitated passengers coming out of the train and protesting on the...
  • Dense fog in Delhi delays 89 trains December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Dense fog enveloped Delhi on Tuesday, delaying as many as 89 trains. Six trains were cancelled, officials said. The Met Office said the visibility slumped to below 50 meters in the morning. According to the Northern Railway, 79 trains were running late due to fog, while 10 trains were rescheduled...
  • Deep freeze in North India, fog affects 80 flights, 53 trains December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: North India continues to grapple with the cold wave with the entire region blanketed under dense fog. Temperatures in many places in Jammu and Kashmir went below the freezing point, while cities like Amritsar and Karnal in the plains proved colder than hilly Shimla. Road traffic, flights and train...
  • Maharashtra CM travels by Mumbai's lifeline; interacts with commuters December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday travelled by a suburban train and interacted with commuters. He boarded the 6:29 PM Kalyan fast local from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after attending a function at Colaba in South Mumbai. Officials travelling with Fadnavis said he decided to take the common Mumbaikar's mode...
  • Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train December 28, 2014

    A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of pluck. "I don't think we had time to get nervous or get scared," Sergeant Daniel Caban said...
  • Delhi shivers at 2.6 degrees, fog hits 60 trains December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi shivered at 2.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the season's coldest day, as thick fog brought visibility to less than 50 meters seriously affecting train and road traffic. The temperature was five notches below the normal average. But the Met office forecast a clear day ahead. "There was dense fog...