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Alert RPF Constable Saves Woman From Falling Under Train In Tirupati

Tirupati: A woman, who slipped and fell from the doorway of a moving train, was saved from certain death by a fast-thinking Railway Police Force (RPF) constable at the Tirupati…

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Country Calling: Veterans In This Odisha Village Train Hundreds To Join Armed Forces

Dhenkanal: A soldier is a soldier, with or without uniform. Even years after hanging their boots following retirement from the Indian army, a group of seven ex-servicemen, led by veteran Sukant Kumar Parida continue to serve the motherland in a unique way. The group has now taken up the responsibility to train and prepare the […]

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Indian Railways to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May

New Delhi: The Indian Railways will gradually restart passenger train operations from May 12, initially with 15 pairs of trains, the national transporter said Sunday. These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu […]

ECoR Completes Infra Set-Up To Take On COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Amid the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, the East Coast Railway in Bhubaneswar has fulfilled its target of converting 261 Sleeper and General coaches into ‘COVID-19 Isolation Coach’ to serve the nation in this tough time. The 5000 coaches offered by Railways would be used as quarantine/isolation facilities. The conversion has been done at […]

Coronavirus Scare: Indian Railways Cancels 85 Trains

Mumbai: In a significant decision to help contain the spread of coronavirus, the Indian Railways on Tuesday cancelled 85 trains due to low occupancy in different zones from March 18 to April 1. The Central Railway on Tuesday announced cancellations of 23 long-distance trains including the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express and most trains on the Pune […]

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Passengers Suffer As Train Fails To Halt At Designated Stop In Odisha

Rourkela: Passengers in Odisha had a harrowing experience after a superfast express train didn’t halt in one of its designated stoppages on Monday. As per reports, 22844 Patna-Bilaspur weekly Superfast Express didn’t halt at the designated stoppage at Rajgangpur at 12:47 PM and kept moving towards Bilaspur leaving passengers who had to disembark at Rajgangpur […]

Vain Train? Train In Odisha Gets Only Two Passengers A Day

Bolangir: It is probably the rarest of the rare cases in the history of Indian Railways where only two passengers board a train every day and a meagre amount of Rs 20 is collected as ticket fare on a daily basis. In an exclusive report, OTV found out that only two passengers travel in the […]

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Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Superfast Express Narrowly Escapes Mishap

Bhubaneswar: A train mishap was averted at the level crossing near VSS Nagar in Bhubaneswar today, thanks to quick response of the gateman. According to sources, at around 12:50 PM, when Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Superfast Express was approaching the level crossing, a herd of buffaloes, school children and many local residents were crossing the railway track. […]

ECoR To Roll Out Unreserved Sleeper Class Facility For Short Distances In More Trains

Bhubaneswar: Short distance train passengers in Odisha will soon be able to avail Sleeper Class journey facility by paying a little extra amount of the General Second Class Ticket fare as the East Coast Railway has planned to extend the Unreserved Sleeper Class Ticket facility in three more trains from next year. The three trains […]

Bogies Detached From Puri-Shiridi Express near Delang

Bhubaneswar: Two bogies of the Puri-Shiridi Express detached from the engine near Delang railway station in Odisha, a railway official said on Tuesday. All the passengers were safe but the incident delayed the train by an hour, he said. The detachment took place few minutes after the train had left Jatni Station at 10 PM […]

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Trains to be more silent and eco-friendly with HOG system

New Delhi: Travelling in trains will become more silent and eco-friendly, as the Indian Railways is going to replace the two generator cars placed on either side of the trains with Head On Generation (HOG) system. Under the HOG system the power is drawn from an overhead electric supply system. Addressing a press conference here, […]

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Indian Railways issues security alert across network

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has issued a security alert across its network in view of the escalating tension with Pakistan, a senior official of the Railway Protection Force said Wednesday. Security has been beefed up on board all trains operating in border areas and on railway premises, he said. “We have issued an alert […]

IRCTC Introduces New Facility for Railway Passengers- know before you board train

New Delhi: In what could come as a good news for railway passengers, IRCTC, the catering arm of the Indian Railways, has partnered with Magzter to provide unmatched online reading to its passengers while on the go. In a statement, the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which manages the online e-ticket booking portal […]

Being absentminded can predict your risk of silent stroke, claims study

Toronto: Do you frequently lose train of thought or often become sidetracked? It may in fact be a sign of a condition known as “silent stroke” — a major cause of dementia and stroke — warns a study. The condition known as cerebral small vessel disease is one of the most common neurological disorders of […]

Consumers get 1-month deadline to choose TV channels under new regulatory regime

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday gave time till January 31 for consumers to select channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services. All existing packs of subscribers will continue uninterrupted till then. The TRAI, in March, 2017, had notified the new regulatory framework for […]

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Bolangir bandh over HC bench: 4 trains cancelled, many diverted. Here’s the list

Bhubaneswar/Bolangir: Many trains were either cancelled, partially cancelled or diverted by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) in view of the 24-hour bandh observed by the Bolangir lawyers’ association on Monday demanding establishment of the permanent High Court bench in the district. As the agitating lawyers resorted to ‘rail roko’ agitation at Bolangir railway station, as […]

Luggage van of Bhubaneswar-bound train catches fire

Keonjhar: Fire broke out in the luggage van of Keonjhar-Bhubaneswar Fast Passenger train near Chilikidara station here this morning. Efforts are on to douse the flames. No casualties, injuries or damage to belongings of any passenger or other railway personnel aboard the train has been reported yet, informed officials of the East Coast Railway. The […]

China to develop 200km/h maglev train by 2021

Beijing: China will develop a prototype middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train with a speed of 200km/hour by 2021, its developers said Wednesday. According to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. Ltd., a review committee has approved a plan for developing the maglev train and support facilities, Xinhua reported. Design and construction will begin immediately, said Zhou Qinghe, chairman of […]

Now, choose from menu, pay by card on these trains

New Delhi: Passengers on 25 trains can now choose their meals from a pre-loaded menu and pay through credit or debit cards without worrying about being overcharged or having to shell out the exact amount for their food, railway officials have said. The facility, recently put into effect, will cover all zones in a phased […]

Minor boys pushed from moving train in Odisha

  Rayagada: Two minor boys suffered serious injuries after being pushed by an unidentified miscreant from Koraput- Vishakhapatnam train near Leligumma under Kashipur block of Rayagada district today. The victims have been identified as Santosh Nayak and Lochan Nayak from Dabuda village under Tikiri police station. Both of them have been admitted to the district […]

Naveen seeks integrated coach factory for aluminium-bodied trains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday requested the Central government to consider setting up an integrated coach factory for aluminium-bodied train sets in the state. In a letter to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, a copy of which was released to media, he said the state government is extremely keen to set up the […]

Four elephants run over by speeding train in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: Four elephants were killed after a train hit them at the railway track crossing near Bagdihi forest range in Jharsuguda district today. According to reports, when the herd comprising of one tusker, two female elephants and a calf were crossing over the tracks in the wee hours at around 4 am today near Teladihi […]

CRPF Jawan run over by train in Rayagada

Rayagada: In an unfortunate incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Jawan died after he was run over by a train near Muniguda station of Rayagada district on Monday. The deceased, identified as Radhakrishnan, was a resident of Kerala and posted at the 8th Battalion here in Muniguda. Getting information, police rushed to the spot […]

Misty Monday morning in Delhi, 10 trains cancelled

New Delhi: It was a misty morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average, the weather office said. “The sky will become generally cloudy towards the afternoon and evening, with mist in the morning,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. […]

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New Delhi-bound trains rescheduled, cancelled by ECoR; get details here

Bhubaneswar: Due to dense fog in northern India the East Coast Railways (ECoR) has rescheduled or cancelled five New Delhi-bound trains. The changes were made following an abnormal delay in connecting train movements and also to adjust train timings, informed ECoR sources. RESCHEDULED TRAINS Train Number 22823 Bhubaneswar -New Delhi Rajdhani Express scheduled to leave […]