Prabhu for quick evacuation of the injured from rail tracks

Taking a serious view of reports of the delay in taking injured persons from rail tracks to hospitals, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday directed the Railway Board to put in place a system for quick evacuation.

Death on rail tracks on rise;18,735 lives lost in '14 till Oct

The number of deaths on railway tracks has been on the rise in the past few years despite several measures taken by the authorities to contain such incidents.

No sudden surge in my assets: Railway Minister

Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has rejected charges that there has been a sudden increase in his assets by over Rs 10 crore since he joined the Union Cabinet, saying he had never misused public money as a "dedicated politician."

Gowda to consider Jharkhand's demand for more trains

Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Thursday assured that he will consider Jharkhand's demand for more trains in the next rail budget as the Railways earn a lot of freight revenue from the state.

Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express

The semi-high speed train that proposes to reduce travelling time between Delhi and Agra to 105 minutes will be named Gatimaan Express and will have LCD TVs installed behind each seat and emergency braking system.

Congress demands Mamata Banerjee's resignation

With allegations surfacing that Saradha Group was favoured in getting a contract from IRCTC, a railway catering and tourism wing, State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Thursday demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee resign from her post till Saradha probe was over.

Railway Ministry joins Facebook, Twitter

On the eve of Rail Budget, the Railway Ministry on Monday launched its official Twitter account and Facebook page in a bid to disseminate information quickly.

BJP leaders term rail fare hike a strong and effective measure

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Siddharth Nath Singh defended the rail fare hike, calling it a strong and effective measure to counter Congress` failure.

Rail fare hike an anti-people measure: D Raja

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Saturday condemned the central government`s decision to hike rail fares and demanded an immediate rollback.

Telangana govt plans to set up tribal, horticulture varsities

The Telangana government plans to establish tribal and horticulture universities, cotton and silk hub, and pursue with the Railway Ministry to set up a coach factory in Kazipet.

Action plan to prevent train accidents due to fractured rail

The Railway Ministry has drawn up an action plan to prevent mishaps like the Gorakhdham Express accident on May 26 which resulted from fractured rail.

Timing of Kolkata Metro services extended

The Kolkata Metro announced extension of timing of services from 6.45 am till 10.45 pm from March 25.

NHRC issues notice to Railway Ministry

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the railway ministry on the toilet system in trains that leads to open defecation, a petitioner said Monday.

PDP presses govt for starting Poonch-Rajouri rail link project

Slamming Omar Abdullah government for not being able to convince Railway Ministry to start work on Rajouri-Poonch rail link, PDP threatened to launch mass movement to force government to start work.

Deora seeks Kharge`s intervention over safety on Mumbai locals

Alarmed at a 16-year-old girl losing her arms after she slipped from a crowded Mumbai local at suburban Ghatkopar station here, Union Minister Milind Deora has urged the Railway Ministry to urgently look into safety of train commuters and take strong measures to prevent such mishaps.

Railway archers likely to be allowed to take part in AAI meets

The Railway Ministry is likely to allow its archers to participate in national meets conducted by Archery Association of India (AAI).

56 special trains to clear festive rush

In order to clear the extra rush during the festive season, Railways have pressed into service more than 50 special trains.

About Rs 5 cr penalty realised from ticketless rail passengers

Railways has realised nearly Rs 5 crore as penalty from ticketless travellers this month.

CBI books RITES engineer for alleged fraud

The CBI has booked an engineer of RITES, a Railway Ministry enterprise, for allegedly cheating and causing a loss for over Rs 21 lakh to the exchequer.

Graft complaints on the rise in railways

The complaints of irregularities in Railways are on the rise despite its claims of having a robust vigilance organisation.