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Tag: Railways

Rath Seva of Railways during Rath Yatra

Puri: A lesser known fact of the Puri Rath Yatra is the role of the Railway administration behind the movement and traversing of the Raths (chariots) of the deities. Acknowledged as Rath Seva by the Railways, a team of mechanical staff and supervisors are deputed every year during the festival. A team of nearly 30 […]

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Railways to provide 'book now pay later' option

New Delhi: Railways have decided to provide the ‘buy tickets now and pay later’ service for any Express trains, an IRCTC official said on Thursday. According to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd official, soon passengers would be able to buy tickets from the IRCTC website and pay later. IRCTC spokesperson Sandip […]

Odisha Transport minister blames Centre for delay in railway projects

Bhubaneswar: In a sharp reaction to Minister Of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, who recently held Odisha government responsible for the slow pace of railway project work in the State, Odisha Commerce and Transport minister Nrushingha Sahoo today passed the buck by blaming the Centre for inordinate delay in the projects. “The statement recently made […]

Now, railways to carry out cleanliness survey of tracks

New Delhi: Widening its sanitation drive, the railways will now carry out a cleanliness survey of tracks on busy routes by an independent organisation and rank its 16 zones based on their performance. The railways has recently released results of a similar survey of 407 stations, carried out by the Quality Council of India. All-out […]

Railway repair work: 9 trains cancelled, 20 rescheduled

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) and the South East Central Railways (SECR) have cancelled nine trains and rescheduled 20 trains between May 3 and 15 as due to repair work of rail tracks and modernisation of several railway stations coming under their zones. As per ECoR sources, work in connection with the commissioning of […]

Transgender pushed out of train
Eunuch pushed off train: RPF CB starts probe

Bhubaneswar: A Crime Branch team of Railway Police Force (RPF) started investigation into the case in which a transgender was pushed out of a moving train at Jajpur road recently. The investigating team met the victim, Anu, a resident of Habalganda village under Rajkanika block in Kendrapara district. She was interrogated by the team about […]

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Top focus to be laid on expanding network in Odisha: Railways

Bhubaneswar: The Railways today said top focus will be laid on expanding rail network in Odisha, while priority will be to link unconnected areas of the state and improve connectivity to ports. This was announced after Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain reviewed the performance and progress of ongoing Railway projects with General Manager, […]

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Funding issues delaying construction of railway over bridges in Odisha: Baijayant

New Delhi: Timely availability of funding is delaying the completion of under-construction railway over bridges in Odisha, highlighted BJD’s Kendrapara MP, Baijayant Panda in Lok Sabha today. Citing that due to lack of over bridges, commuters at level crossings have to wait for as long as 30 minutes in some cases, Panda noted such long […]

4 long distance trains to run via Cuttack

New Delhi: The Railways has decided to run Guwahati-Chennai-Guwahati weekly Express, Dibrugarh-Chennai-Dibrugarh weekly Express, Howrah-Kanyakumari-Howrah weekly Express and Howrah-Tiruchirapalli-Howrah bi-weekly Express through the Cuttack Station instead of Naraj. In a press release, the Railways said keeping the long standing public demand in view, it has been decided that the four pairs of long distance trains […]

Proactive passenger can prevent fire on train

Bhubaneswar: Prevention of fire on train is only possible by educating the public especially passengers so that they can take precautions to prevent situations of potentially harmful fire thereby saving themselves. This is a proactive method of reducing fire incidents on train and the damage caused by them. To make the train journey safer, Railways […]

11 Odisha railways stations to be redeveloped through JV

New Delhi: To strengthen rail infrastructure in Odisha, Railways will redevelop 11 stations including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri in partnership with the state government. Besides, it will also open a workshop for periodical overhauling of electric locomotives at Kalahandi. Eleven stations in Odisha will be redeveloped through a joint venture with the state government, Railway […]

ECoR staff held in job fraud case

The Commissionerate police, which arrested an employee of East Coast Railway (ECoR) from Jharkhand today on the charge of defrauding Rs 22 lakh from five youths with a promise to provide them a job in the Railways, suspects involvement of a racket of some ECoR officers and staff in this shady deal

Khurda-Bolangir rail route extended to Bolagarh

Rajasunakhala/Bolagarh: The Railways completed another phase of the 289-km-long Khurda-Bolangir railway line project, extending it to Bolagarh in Khurda district with a trial run from Rajasunakhala station this afternoon. Railway authorities put a diesel locomotive on a trial run at about 3.30 PM, which successfully arrived at Bolagarh railway station covering a distance of about […]

Railways signs JV agreement with Odisha govt

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways signed a joint venture agreement with government of Odisha on Tuesday for development of railway infrastructure in the State. Official sources said, the company shall identify projects to be developed and find avenues for financing of the same. While both the parties shall be essentially funding part of such identified […]

Prabhu assures more investment for Odisha’s rail infra

Bhubaneswar: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the Centre is ready to invest more in Odisha to see it as a developed State in the coming days. “This is the first time that such a huge amount of investment has been proposed for Odisha in this year’s Railway budget I hope the State will […]

Shifting of wagon factory: House committee meeting inconclusive

Bhubaneswar: The meeting of the House committee of the State Assembly on Railways, which met here this afternoon to discuss the shifting of the proposed rail wagon repair factor from Narla in Kalahandi district to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, remained inconclusive due to lack of consensus among the members. During the ongoing budget session of […]

Wagon factory relocation: House panel to submit memo to Centre

Bhubaneswar: The dust kicked up in the Assembly by BJD and Congress over Railways’ decision to shift the proposed railway wagon repair factory at Narla in Kalahandi to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, finally settled today. After the issue stalled the proceedings of the house for two consecutive days, the members arrived at a consensus to […]

House adjourned over shifting of Narla wagon factory

Bhubaneswar: The shifting of the proposed wagon repair unit of Railways to Visakhapatnam rocked the Assembly today after ruling party members protested the decision alleging step-motherly treatment to Odisha. Opposition Congress also vehemently protested the Railways’ decision to shift the factory leading to the adjournment of the house. BJD legislator Amar Satpathy raised the issue […]

Narla Rail wagon factory shifted to Visakhapatnam

Bhubaneswar: In another instance of the Railways’ step-motherly attitude towards Odisha, the wagon repair factory proposed at Narla in Kalahandi district has been shifted to Andhra Pradesh. As if that was not enough, uncertainty looms large over the fate of the wagon construction factory at Sitapali in Ganjam district. Data obtained through an RTI application […]

House panel to urge Railway minister to expedite ongoing projects

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee on Railways of Odisha Assembly on Tuesday unanimously decided to urge the Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite construction work of ongoing railway projects which are pending due to various reasons. The Committee is scheduled to meet Prabhu in New Delhi today and submit a memorandum asking for an allocation […]

Pact to complete Khurda-Bolangir rail line in 6 years

The Railway ministry and Odisha government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to expedite the inordinately delayed Khurda-Bolangir rail line within six years’ time

Odisha, CoalMin to ink pact for coal evacuation

New Delhi: The Coal Ministry is expected to sign a pact on Monday with railways and the Odisha government to implement projects for evacuation of fuel, a top official today said. “MoU (memorandum of understanding) to be signed on 20th of April between the Coal and Railway (ministries) and Odisha government to implement railway projects […]

Railways, Odisha win in Santosh Trophy

Railways maintained their winning streak while Odisha tasted their first victory on the fourth day of Santosh Trophy football tournament, here today