The Railways has cancelled around 40 inter-state trains in view of the Michaung cyclone.
Sources indicated that suburban trains in the Chennai-Sulurpettai and Chennai-Arkakonam routes are expected to be affected by heavy rains.
The E5 series trains are built with the Japanese Shinkansen technology, which has the distinction of having the highest level of accuracy in ensuring safety in the segment.
The system will be implemented across 700 km of railway tracks in elephant-prone areas in the next few months, followed by other areas on a priority basis.
The implementation of the Next-Generation E-ticketing (NGet) system has played a crucial role in enhancing efficiency.
Under the consequential accident category, there had been 26 incidents of derailments in 2021-22, against 16 derailments in the year 2020-21.
Currently, major stations including Tiruchy, Villupuram and Thanjavur, are under CCTV surveillance.
Infrastructure Minister MB Patil had assured newspersons on August 22 that K-RIDE would soon get a full-time MD.
An extensive fire safety awareness drive has been conducted across the Bengaluru Division, stated a press release.
He said that to meet such a massive rise in demand, the railways will operate 3,000 more trains.
According to the railway ministry, an additional 3.1 crore passengers travelled in AC coaches between April and October 2023.
Devyani International, the franchisee that runs KFC, Pizza Hut and Costa Coffee, ties up with IRCTC to bid for food court contracts at railway stations.
In view of the festive season, Gopinath added, a ticket-checking drive has been planned from November 5 to November 30.
Expect to find luxurious features like wooden flooring, glass bottles and even a state-of-the-art fire-fighting system, ensuring both safety and elegance.
This is the third major accident in recent months after those at Balasore (Odisha) and Raghunathpur (Bihar).
However, due to lack of renovation works, the existing amenities were no longer sufficient to facilitate the increasing number of passengers.
The complainant stated that if the railway authorities had communicated the delay earlier, passengers could have made alternative arrangements.
According to railway officials, the train was stopped when smoke was detected and it was immediately evacuated.
The arrested accused was identified as P B Venkata Kishore from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, who targeted passengers waiting to board trains for Shalimar/Howrah as the demand was high
Women cops of the Railway Protection Force are not only assisting pregnant women passengers if they develop labour pain during the journey but also helping women passengers travelling alone in trains.