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    RRB releases Group D admit card for September 23 exam, check at indianrailways.gov.in

    The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released RRB Group D Admit Card for September 23 examination. The candidates who will appear for the examination can check the official schedule on RRB’s website, http://www.indianrailways.gov.in. According to official schedule, the, Computer Based Test (CBT) for recruitment of level 1 posts as per 7th CPC will commence from September 17.  The call letters or the admit cards will be released four days prior to the CBT.

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    Little impact on public transport

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars did not have a tough commute during the Bharat Bandh, as public transport services were hardly affected on Monday. Local train services were delayed by 15 minutes, according to railway officials, which, regular commuters can vouch for, is routine. Trains were halted briefly and petrol pumps were forced shut in parts of Mumbai on Monday, even as public vehicles, including buses, autorickshaws and taxis, plied normally. “Nearly 90-95 per cent

  • Mumbai: Railway boundary wall collapses in Kurla, 4 hurt

    Mumbai: Four pedestrians were injured after a portion of the boundary wall of suburban Kurla railway station collapsed on Friday. The injured were rushed to Bhabha Hospital, where three of them were treated for minor injuries. The fourth person had sustained head injuries. Doctors have said all of them are stable.

  • Indore: Only 3 out of 14 MPs attend meeting to improve railways

    Indore: How much concern do the elected representatives have for improving railway facilities was proved in meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) held with Western Railway general manager here on Wednesday. Only three out of 14 MPs attended the meeting organised after spending lakhs of rupees at the upscale Brilliant Convention Centre.

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    Third and last accused in railway job scam arrested

    Mumbai: A 36-year-old man was arrested by the Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Marg police on Sunday for conning people by promising them jobs in the Railways Defence through special quota. An FIR was registered in this regard on August 20, on the instructions of Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal. The accused, Kailash Rajendra Usankar, was for promising people jobs as Government Railway Police constables. He had collected Rs45 lakh from seven victims at

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    Bombay High Court directs Railways, BMC to act together against hawkers

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Railways and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to jointly act against the hawkers, who are still found selling their ware on railway premises. The court has asked the authorities to refrain from blame-games and instead, work together.

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    Maharashtra: Bullet train extremely essential for country, says Railway Board chief

    Mumbai: Describing the bullet train as an “extremely essential” for India, Railway Board chairman (CRB) Ashwani Lohani on Monday said that the public transporter looked at it as a project that would unleash technology-driven transportation in the country. Lohani said the augmentation of the bullet train will provide a standard to the commuters and its development is extremely important. “It is very essential to run the bullet train as we want to

  • Mega blocks on Central Railway tomorrow

    Thane: The Central Railway (CR) has planned mega block on main and harbour line for carrying out maintenance work tomorrow. The maintenance work will be carried out in Thane – Kalyan Dn slow line from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm and Panvel- Vashi up and down harbour line from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm.

  • Indore: City station all set to open host of new facilities today

    Indore: The city will get a major push in augmenting its railway facilities on Saturday as LS speaker Sumitra Mahajan, railway minister Piyush Goyal, Union minister Thawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lay foundation stone for host of development projects and also, inaugurate new services at the city railway station.

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    Railway employees’ union says budget ‘anti-worker’

    New Delhi: A railway employees’ association today said the Union Budget for 2018-19 was “anti-workers” as there was nothing for their welfare. In a statement, the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) said the budget came as “a dampener” for the entire sector.

  • Mumbai: Now commuters can buy AC local train tickets, passes through app

    Now commuters can buy AC local train tickets or passes from railway’s UTS application (app). This step was taken by Western Railway on Tuesday, for commuters ease. Railway had been working to incorporate this option of booking tickets through app since the launch of the AC local train.

  • Mumbai: New ATVM machines to save commuters’ time for purchasing train tickets

    Mumbai: Railway commuters who use a railway wallet to book a train ticket would now be able to get printouts of their tickets by directly scanning their ticket code through a new machine. The initiative has been taken by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) for the convenience of commuters by reducing the time for purchasing a train ticket.

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    Mumbai: BMC seeks NOC from railways to build box drain at Andheri subway

    Mumbai: It has always been the case that whenever there is heavy rainfall the first area that gets affected are the subways of Mumbai city. Even after the installation of dewatering pumps by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the Andheri subway continues to get flooded.

  • Mumbai: Graffiti with social messages on railway station’s wall become site for spitters

    Mumbai: The railway’s effort to beautify stations in Mumbai with graffiti with social messages on walls seems to have derailed as the walls have turned into spittoons. The walls on Central and Western Railways are splattered with stain marks of gutkha and beetle leaf (paan). The efforts put in by non-government organisations as a part of the station beautification programme seems to have taken a negative turn owing to a few commuters.

  • Can Ashwani Lohani get Indian Railways back on track?

    Indian railways is one of the finest run organisations in the world and literally connects Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Indian railways especially in Mumbai is lifeline of common people, who travel through local trains for their daily commute. Over the last week or so there was a major accident in Utkal express, which got derailed and 74 people lost their lives and a couple of days back Kaifiyat Express also derailed, but by god’s grace

  • Ex-railway employee, daughter-in-law killed by nephew

    Munger: A retired railway employee and his daughter in-law were murdered by a kin who also injured two other family members in Bihar’s Munger district today, according to a police officer. The incident took place in Ashiqpur locality under the jurisdiction of East Colony police station. A man identified as Satyam barged into his uncle Jagdish Hari’s house early this morning and fatally slit the throat of Hari and his daughter-in-law Seema

  • Major tragedy averted as rail fracture discovered near Unnao

    Lucknow: A major tragedy was averted on Thursday when a major crack in the railway track was discovered near Unnao by the villagers, following which the railway authorities were informed. However, more than a dozen trains had by then passed the broken track which was discovered near the Raghuraj Singh station. A team of gang men and technical officials were rushed to the site to immediately repair the broken track.

  • Mumbai: 40 railway track deaths reported during pre-monsoon rain

    Mumbai: Government Railway Police (GRP) has reported at least 40 track deaths and 33 incidents of injuries to people in railway accidents during the time the city experienced pre-monsoon rains that threw services out of gear.

  • Get prepared for another round of rail fare hike

    New Delhi: Brace for another rail fare hike of 10 to 12% in all classes from June. This will be the second hike by the Modi government since coming to power, the first effected by then railway miniser Sadanand Gowda on June 16, 2014.