Tag: Railway

Utkal Express Derailment: Rescue operations completed, compensation announced

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: At least 23 people were killed while over 40 got injured after 14 coaches of high-speed Kalinga Utkal Express went off the tracks at around 5:46 pm in Khatauli, about 100 kilometres from New Delhi near Muzaffarnagar on Saturday evening. Rescue operations were completed on a war footing by NDRF personnel, local police […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Paradeep truckers protest pet coke transportation from IOCL by outsiders

Paradeep:  The truck associations’ protest against transportation of petroleum coke (pet coke) by outsiders from IOCL intensified further as three associations have deployed their employees and owners at the parking yard of IOCL to keep a strict vigil on the movement of vehicles from outside. “Our truck owners will patrol in front of the IOCL […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Railway staffs to get Ritu Beri designed fluorescent jackets, T-shirts

New Delhi: Railway staffs will be seen sporting designer uniforms complete with fluorescent jackets and black and yellow T-shirts from this festive season in October. Nearly as many as five lakh employees will be provided with new uniforms designed for the railways by fashion designer Ritu Beri. Railway employees including on-board staff, TTEs, station masters, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Kendrapara MP reviews Haridaspur-Paradip rail project

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Monday reviewed the status of the ongoing Haridaspur-Paradip railway project in a meeting with the executive director of the project. It was revealed in the meeting that the construction work of the 82 km rail project is in full swing. While construction of a railway […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Railways to use video analytics, other tech at stations during Kumbh

Allahabad: Indian Railways will use technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), in a big way to tackle the massive rush of passengers to this holy city during the upcoming Kumbh Mela — for which it will deploy as many as 800 special trains. IBM Intelligent Video Analytics will be pressed into service, a first for the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway to be twinned with rail line

  Mumbai: Indian Railways has joined hands with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to twin a rail line along the proposed expressway between Mumbai and Nagpur — a first such coordinated move to execute a transportation project. Both arms of the government will work together to put the project on the fast track […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Women safety in Trains: Govt rejects emergency button proposal

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The ministry of women and child development on Friday found itself on the back seat after the minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain denied the proposal of the former to provide emergency push buttons in the washroom of trains as an additional measure for women’s safety. Gohain today told the Rajya Sabha […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Indian Railways official accused of misbehaving with staff

New Delhi: A major ruckus broke out at the New Delhi railway station when the chairman of the Passenger Services Committee visited the station for an inspection. The station staff accused the chairman, Ramesh Chandra Ratan, of misbehaving with them. Ratan entered the station director’s room and allegedly threatened him, sources said. However, there is […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Railway adopts new 'barter system-like policy' for ads on trains

New Delhi: In a reminiscent to the barter system, the railways has devised a first-of-its-kind policy to allow companies to advertise on trains in lieu of their goods and services for passengers on board. So, don’t be surprised if you see advertisements of a soap brand on a train and find the same being provided […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Major fire breaks in slum near Bandra Station in Mumbai

Mumbai: A major fire broke out in slums of Behrampada area near suburban Bandra station in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon, informed railway officials. As per latest reports, the railway authorities have halted train services on the harbour line because of the fire outbreak. No casualties have been reported so far, a fire brigade official said. […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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OHRC seeks reports on body transportation on trolley

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today sought reports from Inspector General of Police (Railways) and collector of Puri district on the incident of a woman tourist transporting her husband’s body on a trolley rickshaw for cremation in the holy town. The commission’s acting chairperson B K Mishra took suo motu cognizance of the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Naveen in New Delhi for railway MoU programme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today began his five-day long tour to the national capital during which he will attend a function marking signing of an MoU with the Union Railway Ministry for two railway projects in the state, officials said here. The MoU is scheduled to be signed at Rail Bhavan on October […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Girl booked on extortion charges in Punjab

Pathankot: A 21-year-old girl was booked for allegedly extorting Rs 8 lakh from a Railway employee here after blackmailing him, police said today. The girl, identified as Anita and hailing from Himachal Pradesh, befriended the railway employee working as Ticket Traveller(TT) some months ago, police said. Later, she threatened the TT of filing false case […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Railways’ Huge Announcement! Now Avail Up To 75% Discount On Train Tickets

New Delhi: The Indian Railways offers concessions on ticket prices to 53 different categories, ranging from 10-100 per cent. While students going to their hometown or educational tours can avail a concession of 50 per cent in second and sleeper class, students hailing from Scheduled Tribes can avail a concession of 75 per cent. Similarly, […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Indian Railways Comes Up With New Year Gift! New Facility For Train Passengers

Just ahead of the new year, the Railway Ministry has come up with yet another initiative for its passengers. Rail Minister Piyush Goyal stated that Railways is set to increase the combined reservation quota of lower births in trains for senior citizens and all the female passengers that are 45 years of age and above […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021