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  • Railway officers trying to delay, evade transfers will now lose seniority

    New Delhi: Delaying or trying to evade transfer orders on promotion will now result in railway officers losing their seniority, the railway board has indicated. According to orders issued by the board, those using such tactics will be debarred from such promotions for a minimum of one year.

  • Mumbai: Ticketless travellers question flying squad on card swiping machines

    Mumbai: Under prime minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious initiative of ‘Digital India’, the ticket checking squad in suburban railways is not having proper gadgets like ‘Point-of-Sale (POS) machine’ to swipe debit/credit cards to collect fines from ticketless travellers in Mumbai.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway provides relief from heat, to run AC trains on Saturdays

    Mumbai: Now your weekends travelling in a local train will not be as usual dry since now you can travel in the first air-conditioned (AC) local train even on Saturdays. This come after the western railway (WR) authorities decided to extend the AC local services on Saturdays too.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway calls for tenders to repair one of India’s oldest rail tunnels

    Mumbai: Nearly two years of the Parsik tunnel issue, the Central railway as for the first time has invited tenders for the repair work of tunnel to ensure the safety of passengers. A senior railway official said it is necessary to repair the tunnel as it has not only resulted in slowing down the train speed between Thane and Kalyan but also results in water splashing on commuters travelling in trains.

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    Mumbai likely to get 72 partially AC locals by end of the year

    Mumbai: Good news for commuters travelling on the Central Railway (CR) trains. The railway ministry has planned to introduce 72 partially air-condition coaches on the suburban railway by this year. According to the proposal, two coaches of the Bombardier-manufactured trains would be replaced with air-conditioned ones.

  • Mumbai: Churchgate-Virar journey to get quicker as trains increase their speed

    Mumbai: In a good news for the commuters, who use Churchgate-Virar local for travelling, following a yard remodelling and girder replacement, suburban trains on the Churchgate-Virar route – one of the busiest suburban railway routes in India – are likely to run faster.

  • Mumbai: RPF on track to curb Railways properties theft

    Mumbai: Besides dealing with routine administration issues, the Railways authorities are also grappling with the menace of thieves stealing properties of the state-run transporter to make a quick buck.

  • Indore: Mhow-Sanawad GC: major alignment Failure exposed during GM WR visit

    Indore: With how responsibility and vision railway officials and engineers draw the alignment of the projects fully exposed during the visit of the General Manager (GM) of Western Railway (WR) on Thursday, when he exposed a major failure in drawing the alignment in gauge conversion (GC) project of Mhow-Sanawad section. Engineers draw the alignment over the catchment area of reservoir of a bam build next to Patalpani. This will not only lead

  • Mumbai: Man hit on Karjat-bound train, GRP and RPF form a team to trace accused

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man survived with grievous injuries on his right forearm after a stone hit him while travelling on a local train on Thursday night. The Government Railway Police (GRP) officials said they are investigating the incident and have formed a team including Railway Protection Force (RPF) and city police to trace the accused.

  • Chawla stuns top seed Advani; Mehta survives Yasin scare

    Mumbai : Top seed Pankaj Advani and third seed Sumit Talwar of Punjab crashed out in the second round of the of the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship, and played at the CCI’s Wilson Jones Billiards Room on Friday.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway gets new Bombardier rake with AC driver cabins

    Mumbai: The Central Railway received its first newly manufactured Bombardier local train with air-condition (AC) facility in driver’s cabin. The train has been kept at the Kurla car shed which will soon be commissioned for operation. The train also has fitted LED light which are provided in all the coaches.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway to run 452 special trains for summer rush

    Mumbai: For clearing the extra rush of passengers during summer 2018, the Central Railway will run 452 summer special trains. A senior railway official said these special trains will run on special charges and include unreserved specials between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus / Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Gorakhpur/ Manduadih/ Jammu Tawi / Lucknow/Varansasi /Nagpur/ Patna/Karmali /Chennai Central /Santragachi/ Bilaspur/Kochuveli & Sawantwadi Road and 2 Teacher’s special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Varanasi.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway commuters will soon be able to check train ETA on mobiles

    Mumbai: Soon Western Railway (WR) passengers will able to check the expected time of arrival (ETA) of local trains on their mobile phones. A senior official said they are upgrading their mobile app DISHA, which will give real time details of suburban trains. It was introduced in 2016.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway to start its second Bombardier rack on Tuesday

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) inducted its second Bombardier rake with a 6.03 am service from Vidyavihar to reach Kalyan at 7 am on Tuesday. “It will run a total of nine services each up and down on the first day,” said Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer of CR.

  • Mumbai: RPF seizes unaccounted cash, gold ornaments, arrests two

    Mumbai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials seized unaccounted cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 1.10 crore from two persons in Nagpur on Friday. Based on a tip off, the RPF intercepted one person in Mumbai-bound Duranto Express and seized Rs 30 lakh unaccounted cash that he was carrying on its way to Mumbai.