Smoke emanating from the wheels of the Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express due to a brake jam triggered panic among train passengers at the railway station.
Dense fog continued to affect train operations adversely on Monday with more than 60 trains running late by several hours.
The Indian Railways will provide special meals on demand for diabetic and ailing passengers travelling on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
Close on the heels of a fresh rise in passenger fares, Railways have decided to further hike the fares of premier trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto effective from October 17.
Freedom fighters along with their companions will be able to travel in Duronto trains now as Railways has decided to relaxed rules allowing complimentary pass holders to avail premier train service.
A new age Shatabdi train will be flagged off on January 14, an auspicious day in Hindu calender, from Chandigarh by Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.
Railway Ministry has decided that the complimentary passes issued to Arjuna Awardees shall now be valid for travel in Ist AC and Second AC in all express trains including Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
A musical journey awaits passengers of premier trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi with Railways deciding to play classical sound tracks in coaches.
A two-member committee has been
formed by Railway authorities, to look into the alleged stoppage of the Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express in Dausa district on April 21 by a BJP leader.
Passengers in Shatabadi
and Rajdhani Express trains will have a more comfortable
journey since tight lock couplers, imported from Sweden, will
be installed in the coaches to contain jerks during travel.
The Railway Ministry has decided to
issue complimentary passes to freedom fighters and their
widows in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Jan Shatabdi trains.
The Delhi-Amritsar Swarn
Shatabdi Express was today stopped and passengers deboarded
after an anonymous call to railway authorities that a bomb has
been placed in the train.
A bomb hoax triggered panic at Dadri Railway station near Ghaziabad on Saturday, sending security personnel into a tizzy.
Freedom fighters can now travel by
Rajdhani and Shatabdi express trains on their railway passes.
Two years after the Railways decided to turn Rajdhanis into a profit-making unit, it has now decided to offer more space inside trains for advertisement to augment revenue.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai