indian Railways

Protests against 'Agnipath' scheme turn violent in Bihar; trains torched

Trains were set afire, window panes of buses smashed and passersby, including a ruling BJP MLA, pelted with stones on Thursday in Bihar by Army job aspirants whose protest against the Centre's short-term recruitment scheme, ' #Agnipath ', continued for the second consecutive day.

published on : 16th June 2022

Bengaluru gets India's first railway station with airport-like facilities

#Bengaluru gets India's first ultra-luxury railway terminal with airport-like facilities .The Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal at Baiyappanahalli is built at the cost of Rs 314 crore and is open for public use now. The railway terminal is modelled after the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

published on : 8th June 2022

Explainer: Why is Indian Railways cancelling passenger trains ? | Coal Crisis

With many states facing power shortages due to a coal crunch, Indian Railways has cancelled more than 650 passenger and express train trips to facilitate the movement of freight trains to power generation plants. Apart from the cancellation of train trips, the routes of 42 passenger trains have also been diverted in many parts of the country to facilitate the transport of coal. Indian Railways said that this plan is set to be in force for 2 months in order to avoid coal crisis during the monsoon months that see less mining.

published on : 30th April 2022

Bihar: Train set on fire at Gaya station during protests over railway jobs

A passenger train was set on fire in Bihar by protesting railway job aspirants over the recruitment exams. A crowd stormed the Gaya Junction, raising slogans, and set fire to the Bhabhua-Patna Inter-City Express, though nobody was injured. The agitated protesters vandalised trains and pelted stones. Stones could be seen all over the platform at the railway station.

published on : 26th January 2022

Curing coronavirus on wheels: Old trains in Chennai turned into isolation wards

Each coach can accommodate about nine patients and a train comprising 23 coaches can be used as a 200-bed hospital.

published on : 30th March 2020

You'll get a free ticket at this railway station if you do 30 squats!

The railways, as a part of the initiative, has also opened a generic medicine store christened Dawa Dost store at the station.

published on : 23rd February 2020

Students, rail enthusiasts get to witness the world's oldest working steam locomotive

The Perambur Loco Works organised a Steam Loco Show on January 4 when EIR-21 ran for two hours.

published on : 5th January 2020

Centre approves 78 days of wages as productivity bonus to railway employees

This is for the sixth consecutive year that productivity linked bonus is being given to railway employees, Prakash Javadekar said.

published on : 18th September 2019

Samjhauta Express train services resumes between India and Pakistan

Pakistani authorities suspended the train service on February 28 amidst tense bilateral ties in the aftermath of the air strikes.

published on : 5th March 2019

Indian Railways to provide biodegradable sanitary pads in 8,000 railway stations: Piyush Goyal

Goyal said a campaign should be run to ensure that every woman of the nation can have access to sanitary pads.

published on : 6th March 2018

Indian Railways flag off country's first AC suburban local train in Mumbai

The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country's first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters.

published on : 25th December 2017

Howrah-Jabalpur-Shaktipunj Express derailed near Obra  

Uttar Pradesh suffered its third train derailment over a period of one month as around seven coaches of the Howrah-Jabalpur-Shaktipunj Express derailed near Obra in the Sonbhadra district. 

published on : 7th September 2017

Railway bridge washed away in Odisha flash floods

Railway bridge washed away in the fierce flow of Nagavali River following heavy rainfall in Odisha’s Rayagada. 

published on : 17th July 2017