A 108 ambulance crew had a narrow escape after an Intercity Express train rammed into the vehicle at the Palasa railway station in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh late last night.
With Nepal and India sharing a porous border, India has always been suspicious about the possibility of criminals and terrorists using the porous border to cause harm to India. Both sides have suffered from cross-border crimes over the last several years.
New Delhi: Availing railway ticket(s) during peak travel seasons looks easy but it isn’t. When chances slip during normal booking of train tickets, travelers pin their hopes on Tatkal ticket-booking. Passengers can book Tatkal tickets a day before the journey; while the time slot for AC class ticket-booking is fixed at 10 am, those seeking […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), Vadodra has launched 7 new programmes on Thursday. The new programmes include two B. Tech UG Programmes, two MBA and three MSc Programmes on core applied sector. The 2 B Tech Programs are focused on Rail Infrastructure, Rail Systems and Communications Engg, while the MBA programs […]
Bhubaneswar: With the suspension of regular passenger train services still in force, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run Bhubaneswar-Bangalore-Bhubaneswar Special train from Bhubaneswar with effect from October 12, 2020, and from Bangalore from October 13, 2020, to facilitate the movement of passengers. As per sources, 08463 Bhubaneswar-Bangalore Special Train will leave Bhubaneswar at […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as the country is completely under lockdown due to outbreak of novel coronavirus (N-CoV), Indian Railways has uninterruptedly continued its freight and parcel services to ensure availability of essential commodities across States. Be it food grains, petroleum products, coal, fruits and vegetables, milk, edible oil, sugar, salt or any other essential item, the Railways […]
20000 coaches to accommodate 3.2 lakh possible isolation beds for COVID-19 patients Isolation coaches to be equipped with all necessary facilities Initially, 5000 coaches being prepared to accommodate up to 80000 beds As part of COVID-19 preparedness, Indian Railways has decided to modify 20000 coaches into quarantine/ isolation coaches to augment the quarantine facilities being […]
Bhubaneswar: In the wake of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has offered to run parcel trains for the transportation of essential commodities. Transportation of essential items (medical supplies, medical equipment, food items etc) is going to be very important during the lockdown period in […]
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: With the Covid-19 cases crossing the 110 mark, the Indian Railways have started screening passengers in running trains. According to an official of Railway Ministry, the national transporter officials have started the screening of passengers inside the trains in Thiruvananthapuram with the help of the Kerala government. The official said that the work […]
New Delhi: The Railways on Monday told the Delhi High Court it was “actively considering” the grievance raised in a PIL regarding restriction in medical benefits to adopted children of its employees and a “positive” direction was expected to be taken to address the issue. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice […]
New Delhi: When disabled candidates (‘Divyangjans’) staged a sit-in at Mandi House in Delhi over some issues for Level-1 jobs in the Indian Railways for Divyangajans, the Ministry of Railways clarified that as far as Divyangjan candidates are concerned, Railways have ensured that notification of the required number of reserved vacancies, conduct of the entire […]
New Delhi: The Railways has renamed its security force RPF (Railway Protection Force) as Indian Railway Protection Force Service. The ministry has accorded organised Group A status to RPF and renamed it, according to an order issued on Monday. “Consequent upon grant of organized group A status (OGAS) to RPF in the light of Cabinet […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of the ongoing agitation at different railway stations in Howrah-Kharagpur Railway Section on Monday against the implementation of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019, as many as 17 Odisha-bound trains and others travelling via Odisha have been cancelled or partially cancelled. Here’s the List of Cancelled Trains From Howrah: 22201 Sealdah-Puri Express from […]
New Delhi: Railway stations across the country are required to obtain necessary environmental permissions as several polluting activities take place there, the National Green Tribunal has said. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said there can be no dispute about the proposition that the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 also applies to […]
Rourkela: A major mishap was averted because of alert railway officials when they noticed a malfunction in one of the coaches of the Howrah-Ahmedabad Superfast Express at Rourkela Railway Station on Wednesday morning. As per reports, Howrah-Ahmedabad 12834 Up Superfast Express left Howrah junction at 11:55 PM last night and reached Rourkela this morning at […]