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  • Central Railway to run 10 ‘Summer special’ trains between Mumbai and Varanasi

    Mumbai: In a bid to clear the rush of extra passengers during this summer season, Indian Railways has announced 10 summer special train services that will run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai and Varanasi. The operations of these weekly trains will start from April 24, 2018, and continue till May 23, 2018.

  • Indian railways install 1,25,000 Bio-toilets in train coaches

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways at present have commissioned and are operating 27 sections as Green Corridors. All the trains plying on these sections are running with all the coaches equipped with bio-toilets.

  • CR achieves record freight loading in 2017-18

    Central Railway Nagpur Division achieved the highest incremental loading of any division on Indian Railways over target in the financial year 2017-18.  It achieved +5.5 million tonnes incremental loading. Central Railway’s freight loading of 61.15 million tonnes in the financial year 2017-18 is 3.15 million tonnes above target (5.4 %)and 7.4 million tonnes more than last year(which is 13.8%). It loaded 7,778 rakes in 2017-18 as against 6,155 rakes last year(26.4%); Record

  • In pictures: Indian Railways opens luxury saloon car to public

    New Delhi: The first privately-occupied saloon coach, complete with air-conditioned rooms, valet service and attached bathroom, today started its journey with six customers of a private tour operating company as the Jammu Mail pulled out of the Old Delhi Railway Station.

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    Mumbai: BMC submits choked nullah report to Railways as pre-monsoon preparation

    Mumbai: During monsoon, commuters are left in lurch as Mumbai’s local trains always come to a grinding halt. The railway tracks overflow with rain water and then the blame game starts between authorities. It is an annual occurrence as citizens and activists shame the authorities for not taking up nullah cleaning work properly. In order to put an end to this blame game, the civic body’s Storm Water and Drain (SWD) management

  • Indore: No new DEMU train for Mhow, Railway cites shortage of racks

    Indore: The Railways has once again failed commuters on Indore-Mhow section by refusing to change train timings. Officials have cited unavailability of DEMU racks and single track section between Indore and Ratlam as the reason.

  • Mumbai: Three FOBs built by Indian Army opened by and for ‘aam aadmi’

    Mumbai: Three much-awaited railway foot overbridges (FOBs), constructed by the Indian Army in less than three months, were inaugurated for public use by three common Mumbai commuters on the Mumbai suburban section of the Indian Railways on Tuesday. This is the first time that the Indian Army has constructed such bridges for the Indian Railways in a congested urban setup like Mumbai.

  • Harmanpreet finally to be DCP with Punjab police

    This became possible after Indian Railways relieved Harmanpreet (pic) following her request to join Punjab police. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had also taken up the matter with the Railway Ministry to waive off the bond condition and allow Harmanpreet, who is a native of Moga, to join as a DSP in Punjab.

  • Indian Railways to invest Rs.73,000 crore to solve safety-related woes

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday announced plans to invest a sum of Rs. 73,000 crore towards resolving safety-related problems faced by commuters. Addressing an India Infracon event organised by Asian News International (ANI) here, Goyal said a change in mindset is crucially required to implement large-scale projects across the country.

  • Pandurangaiah impresses

    Mumbai : Indian Railways E. Pandurangaiah showed excellent skills and great control as he registered the first century break of the tournament, when he rolled in a superb unfinished 109 run, en route to a facile 3-0 win against Ammar Arsiwala of Otters Club in the second round best-of-five frame match in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship 2018, and played at the CCI’s Wilson Jones Billiards

  • Parikh fires 91 break to tame Sharma; Sidraj overcomes Dossa

    Mumbai : A charged up Siddharth Parikh of Indian Railways hogged the limelight hitting a big one, constructing a substantial break of 91 during his 3-1 win against Viren Sharma in the best-of-five frame third round match in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship 2018, and played at the CCI’s Wilson Jones Billiards Room, on Saturday afternoon.