Free Press Journal
  • Bharat Bandh: Rail, road traffic hit in Bihar during shutdown

    Patna: Rail and road traffic was hit across Bihar on Monday due to a nationwide shutdown called by the Congress against the hike in fuel prices. The shutdown is being supported by the opposition Rashtryia Janata Dal (RJD), Left Parties and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM).

  • Shutdown against Bihar shelter home rape hits rail, road traffic

    Patna: A shutdown called by the Left parties in Bihar on Thursday against the rape of 34 minor girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur district has hit rail and road traffic, police said. The state-wide shutdown is backed by opposition parties including the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) (RJD), Congress, Hindustani Swam Morcha, Samajwadi Party and Lokrantrik Janata Dal. Left party workers and supporters blocked railway tracks thereby affecting over a dozen trains

  • Mumbai Rains Pictures: Normal life disrupted, rail, road traffic affected, maximum city crawls

    Road and rail traffic was disrupted as heavy rains continued to batter Mumbai, its surroundings areas and large parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, officials said. Several inbound or outbound long-distance trains were either cancelled, terminated en route or diverted on the Mumbai-Gujarat and Mumbai-New Delhi sectors.

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    Eurostar staff in Britain begin four-day strike

    London: Staff on the Eurostar rail service between Britain and mainland Europe started four days of strike action today although the company insisted there would be minimal disruption to services. The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union (RMT) said its members should have “a fair crack when it comes to anti- social hours”.

  • Jats intensify stir in Haryana, Khattar calls them for talks

    Chandigarh : Rail and road traffic was disrupted in Rohtak-Jhajjar region on Tuesday as the Jats intensified their protest demanding OBC status even as Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appealed to them to suspend their protest and invited them for talks today. The protesters have been staging protest demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under OBC category.

  • Bullet train to be on elevated corridor

    Mumbai : Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (Bullet Train) would most probably be on an elevated corridor instead of on the ground, Additional Chief Secretary of Transport and Ports Gautam Chatterjee told FPJ here on Thursday. The feat is expected to hike the cost of the project by a whooping Rs 10000 crore, he added.

  • Rail fracture, signal failure lead to day of woes for CR commuters

    Mumbai : Wednesday turned out to be a day full of inconvenience and disruptions for Central Railway commuters following a rail fracture between Titwala and Ambivali station in the morning and signal fracture between Kurla-Matunga stations in the evening.

  • Swachh Bharat Cess to make train travel costlier from today

    Mumbai : The newly-levied Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) on rail tickets will make train travel costlier from Sunday with all zonal railways including Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) set to charge revised service tax. They would levy 0.5% SBC on rail tickets, following a directive received from the railway board.

  • CR rail traffic also affected

    Mumbai : After traffic movement on the Expressway came to a standstill after the landslide, rail traffic also slowed down during the evening after a boulder got stuck in the engine of Pune-Mumbai Intercity. This train was stuck on the tracks which hampered Central Railway (CR) of running special trains to improve connectivity between Mumbai and Pune.

  • Fate of the WR motorman lies in the timing

    Mumbai : The fate of the motorman piloting the Bhayander fast local which rammed into the buffers at Churchgate station now lies on the time at which he applied the emergency brake.  The train which entered the station at a speed of 36 kmph rammed into the buffers at a speed of 29 kmph which proves that the motorman tried to get the train in control but failed. Both the motorman and

  • Farmers’ rail roko hits Punjab train services

    Chandigarh :  Rail services in Punjab were severely hit on Monday after farmers led by BKU stopped trains at several places on New Delhi-Amritsar route to protest against tardy wheat procurement and demanded higher compensation for crops damaged due to inclement weather.

  • Fog, UP, Trains cancelled

    Dense fog envelops UP, rail and air transport crippled

    Lucknow:  Most parts of Uttar Pradesh were blanketed by a dense fog Monday morning. With the cold wave continuing unabated, return of fog compounded the   inclement weather, and crippled rail and air transport.

  • All eyes on new railway budget of NDA Govt

    Ratlam : All eyes are fixed on the ensuing railway budget to be presented in the parliament by the Union Railway Minister on July 8. There are many demands of Ratlam Rail Division on the railway passengers’ facility front.

  • DRM to meet railway users

    Ratlam : Railway users will have now opportunity to direct communicate and meet the Divisional Rail Manager alongwith their suggestions for the improvement of railway services in the division. According to information, on every Friday from 5pm to 5.30 pm one can communicate and meet the Divisional Rail Manager at the Divisional Rail Manager office, but for availing this opportunity one will have to send the application with suggestions two week in