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4 days ago
Goyal to review train punctuality with zonal officials

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Taking serious concern over the issue of the trains getting delayed for hours, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will hold a review meeting with the General Managers of four zonal railways on Monday, ministry officials said. According to a senior Railway Ministry official, General Managers and officials of the Northern Railways, North Central Railway, East Central R...

8 days ago
Woman railway cop becomes a 'lesson' in Maharashtra textbook

Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) A policewoman attached to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Mumbai has achieved a unique distinction - her feats of child rescue have been saluted as a study chapter in the SSC textbooks in Maharashtra. The woman is RPF Sub-Inspector Rekha Mishra, 32, posted with the Central Railway. She is credited with rescuing hundreds of destitute, missing, kidnapped or run...

9 days ago
3 coaches of Mumbai-Howrah Mail derail in Maharashtra

Nagpur, June 10 (IANS) Three coaches of the Mumbai-Howrah Mail train derailed near Igatpuri in Maharashtra on Sunday, railway officials said. No passenger was injured in the accident. Central Railway Ministry spokesperson Sunil Udasi said: Three coaches -- S-12, S-13, pantry car -- of the Mumbai-Howrah Mail derailed just before entering platform at 2.05 a.m. The rail traffic in t...

10 days ago
Monsoon hits Mumbai with a bang; flights, trains, road traffic hit

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) The monsoon officially arrived here on Saturday and hit the city and other parts of Maharashtra with full fury, disrupting flights, the suburban train system and road traffic, besides claiming two lives, officials said. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains with thundershowers in the city and suburbs over the next 48 hours, with isolated extr...

10 days ago
Monsoon fury lashes Mumbai; flights, trains, road traffic hit

Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) The monsoon officially arrived in Mumbai on Saturday and hit the city and other parts of Maharashtra with full fury, disrupting flights, the suburban train system and road traffic, besides claiming two lives, officials said. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains with thundershowers in the city and suburbs over the next 48 hours, with isolated...

14 days ago
Pre-monsoon rains lash Mumbai again, flights hit

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) For the second time in two days, heavy pre-monsoon rains, accompanied by thunder and lightning, lashed Mumbai on Monday night, hitting flight operations and disrupting local trains, officials said. Rains poured over south Mumbai, eastern and western suburbs and in many areas of adjoining Raigad, Thane, Ratnagiri and Palghar districts. Waterlogging was report...

20 days ago
Accident averted after wheel on Gorakhpur-Yashwantpur Express breaks

Nagpur, May 29 (IANS) In a freak incident, a wheel of the speeding Gorakhpur-Yashwantpur Express broke into two pieces near here on Tuesday morning but alert railway staff averted any tragedy, officials said. The incident came to light after some unusual sounds emanated from the wheels and the driver stopped the train, but by then, it had already run a few kilometres before coming to a s...

1 month ago
Rail e-tickets worth Rs 10 lakh seized, man held

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) A total of 700 train e-tickets worth Rs 10 lakh have been seized in the West Central Railway Division of Jabalpur and one person arrested, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) source said on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, a team raided a cafe in Gorakhpur and found Rakesh Kumar booking e-tickets, according to RPF sources. When Inspector Virendra Singh q...

1 month ago
Engine driver falls from running train, dies

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) In a freak accident, an assistant loco pilot aboard a Mumbai-bound train on Sunday fell off and died while checking the train after its locomotive engine caught fire, an official said. The incident took place around 5 p.m. when the 12810 Howrah-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was speeding between the Talni and Dhamangaon stations of Central Railway (CR) in Amrav...

1 month ago
Two Maharashtra railway stations adjudged 'most beautiful'

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Decorated with paintings, murals and sculptures of tigers, local jungles and other wildlife, Chandrapur and Ballarshah stations in the Nagpur Division of Central Railway have been adjudged Most Beautiful Station on Indian Railways, an official said on Thursday. The two stations pipped 62 entries from 11 Zones of Indian Railways to stand first and will be awarded Rs 1...

1 month ago
3,479 unmanned level crossings on Indian Railways broad gauge network

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) A day after the horrific accident which left 13 students dead an unmanned level crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushihnagar, the Indian Railways on Friday revealed that a staggering 3,479 such unmanned crossings still exist on the entire broad gauge network. However, a majority of these are believed to be functioning mainly in the northern and north-eastern parts of t...

1 month ago
Railways to hand over century-old heritage bridge to UP government

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In a bid to save its heritage structures, the Railways has decided against dismantling the 113-year old Lord Curzon Bridge in Allahabad and will hand it over the Uttar Pradesh government for its preservation. A senior Railway Ministry official aware to the development told IANS: The Lord Curzon Bridge would not be dismantled. It would be handed over to the Utta...

2 months ago
Maharashtra's Matheran toy train stations turn 'green'

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) All four stations en route the famed Toy Train servicing the eco-sensitive hillstation of Matheran in Maharashtra's Raigad district have turned green with installation of solar power and wind energy plants, an official said here on Friday. According to Central Railway spokesperson Sunil Udasi, the four stations on the 21 km route passing through thick forests are ...

2 months ago
Berlin WWII bomb sparks mass evacuation

Berlin, April 20 (IANS) A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday to allow experts to defuse a World War II bomb, police said. The area to be cleared includes Berlin Hauptbahnhof -- the central railway station, an army hospital, the economy and transport ministries and the embassies of Indonesia and Uzbekistan, the BBC quoted the German police as saying. Rail ...

2 months ago
Six injured in train derailment in MP

Katni (Madhya Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) At least six people were injured when four coaches of a passenger train derailed in Katni district in Madhya Pradesh, a railway official said on Sunday. The Katni-Chopan Passenger was derailed between Pipariya Kalan and Salhana stations at 10.20 p.m. on Saturday, West Central Railway's Chief Public Relations Officer Gunjan Gupta told IANS. The reas...

2 months ago
Coaches of passenger train derail in MP, no information of casualties

Bhopal, April 15 (IANS) Four coaches of a passenger train derailed in Madhya Pradesh's Katni district on Saturday night but there was no information about casualties, a railway official said. The coaches of the 51675 Chopan Express, running between Katni and Chopan towns, derailed between the Piparia and Kaman stations in Katni, West Central Railway's Chief Public Relations Officer Gunja...

2 months ago
Train derails in MP

Bhopal, April 14 (IANS) Four coaches of a passenger train derailed in Madhya Pradesh's Katni district on Saturday night but there was no information about casualties, a railway official said. The coaches of the 51675 Katni-Chopan Express derailed between the Piparia and Kaman stations in Katni and further details were awaited, West Central Railway's Chief Public Relations Officer Gunjan ...

2 months ago
Runaway train incident in Odisha: Railways says 'Sorry'

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Monday apologized for the freak incident when the Ahmedabad-Puri Express rolled down for several kms on Saturday, endangering the lives of hundreds of passengers. The incident is an isolated one of staff negligence that is 'sincerely regretted' by the Indian Railways. While the concerned staff has been suspended and a high-level probe has als...

2 months ago
Two killed as violence grips India amid Dalit protests

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Two persons were killed and many injured as violence gripped parts of India on Monday as Dalit groups enforced a day-long country-wide shutdown against a Supreme Court order they say dilutes a law to prevent atrocities against the marginalized Scheduled Castes and Tribes. The government, in a bid to pacify the agitated Dalit activists, said it had filed a petiti...

2 months ago
Dalit protests hit normal life in Bihar

Patna, April 2 (IANS) Normal life in Bihar was hit on Monday during protests against the dilution of the SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, disrupting rail and road traffic and forcing shutdown of markets and educational institutions, police said. Thousands of Dalit activists with active support of the RJD and Left parties staged protests across the state. Supporters of the ...

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