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Passenger pulled off train by mobile phone snatchers near Chennai succumbs to injuries

Police said the victim had been standing close to the train’s door, holding the cellphone, as the Howrah-Chennai Central Coromandal Express slowed down near Minjur around 3.45 pm on November 9.

9 hours ago

2,995 new buses in Tamil Nadu in next two years, Rs 492 crore for chassis

This comes even as the tender procedures to build 946 new buses for the year 2019 are yet to be completed. 

15 Nov 2018

33 SETC routes go to Tamil Nadu transport body, 15 per cent cut in fares

V Baskaran, Managing Director, SETC, told Express that 17 SETC routes in the western region would be transferred to the TNSTC (Coimbatore) and 16 routes to the Tirunelveli division of TNSTC.

12 Nov 2018

Pantry cars in trains to be upgraded with storage facilities

IRCTC, the catering arm of railways will upgrade the pantry cars with food storage and air conditioning facilities.

09 Nov 2018

Railways to charge Rs 100 for medical consultations

The railways has clarified that when passengers suffer injuries due to derailments and or other train accidents, the onus on providing free medical assistance is on them.

08 Nov 2018

Suburban train journeys in Chennai set to become easier

The Chennai division has proposed to introduce new trains on  the highly congested routes of Chennai-Chengalpattu, Chennai-Arakkonam and Chennai-Gummidipoondi sections.

05 Nov 2018

Railways plans infra boost for Tambaram station

Tambaran station has eight platforms and handles more than 1.5 lakhs passengers a day.

01 Nov 2018

Chennai: MTC drivers told to ‘mind the gap’ with bike riders

Drivers found violating the guideline a second time will be issued a charge memo, which may lead to a cut in their annual increments for three months .

31 Oct 2018

Railway foot overbridge works raise safety concerns in Chennai

When contacted Chennai division officials assured that necessary measures would be taken to ensure passenger safety during bridge construction. 

29 Oct 2018

India’s first engine-less train ready to roll

The 16 coaches of T-18, air-conditioned chair car type have been manufactured at a cost of `100 crore to run at 160 kmph per hour.

27 Oct 2018

Hindi removed from English version of IRCTC online ticket booking portal

Terming the move as 'imposition of Hindi' on non-Hindi speaking people, in July this year, the KKDRUA petitioned the Railway Board and IRCTC, demanding removal of Hindi names in the website.

25 Oct 2018

Southern Railway begins work to raise platform heights at Park station

The works was taken up recently with an objective of reducing the gap between the coach floor and platform so as to reduce the risk of passengers falling while boarding and de-boarding the trains.

24 Oct 2018

Current quota system robs rail commuters from RL, PQ stations of confirmed berths

Before introducing the current reservation system after first chart preparation, the vacant berths from train-originating stations are transferred to pooled quota followed by remote location stations.

23 Oct 2018

Lack of MTC buses from Madhavaram Mofussil Bus terminus flayed

On October 10, MMBT was inaugurated and over 600 buses operated from Chennai to many parts of AP.

22 Oct 2018

Indian Railways begins electrification of Villupuram-Thanjavur line

As part of electrification works, four electrical substations will be built each at Cuddalore Port, Kollidam,  Mayiladuthurai and Sundaraperumalkoil.

18 Oct 2018