Suresh Prabhu to meet Maharashtra CM over rail projects

 Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and union Raod Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to work out a development plan for the railways in Mumbai, a city synonymous with congested suburban trains.

Parliamentary panel critical of Railways' safety measures

 Taking note of the fact that more than 50 per cent of all rail accidents occur at level crossings, a Parliamentary committee today said Railways is not addressing the issue seriously.

Nearly 100 ladies coaches to soon have CCTV cameras

With a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, Railways has decided to instal CCTV cameras in about 100 ladies coaches in a few selected trains, Lok Sabha was told on Monday.

Eight stations to have RO drinking water facilities

Railways have identified eight stations where reverse osmosis (RO) drinking water units will be put up on experimental basis, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Railways adopt new technology to prevent accidents

Replacing old systems, adopting new technology, updating signalling system and educating staff are some of the steps the Indian Railways have taken to increase safety and prevent accidents, the Lok Sabha was told on Monday.

New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails

 Twelve coaches of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express Sunday derailed soon after departing from Howrah station. However, no one was injured, a railway official said.

Railway recruitment exam to go on-line

 Railway recruitment exams will henceforth will be online.

Mishap at manned crossing: Railways order inquiry

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday ordered an inquiry and suspension of the gateman posted at the manned level crossing in UP's Hardoi district where a collision between a tractor trolley and train left two children dead.

Railway officials to learn 'upkeep practices' from 5-star hotels

Taking ahead its cleanliness drive, Railways has asked officials to to visit airports, five-star hotels and corporate hospitals to learn best "upkeep practices".

Railway jobs are open for all; not reserved for any region: Govt

Jobs in railways are open to all eligible citizens of India and there is no specific policy for employment of people of a specific region or terrain, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

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.

Modi flags off first train connecting Meghalaya, says NE will be centre of development
Modi flags off first train connecting Meghalaya, says NE will be centre of development

Meghalaya on Saturday came on the country's rail map more than six decades after independence, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first train to the northeastern state and favouring privatisation of railway stations.

Railways offers security-related helpline number to commuters

Railways has launched a round-the-clock helpline service to provide security-related assistance to passengers across the country, Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

Two super-fast special trains from Kakinada to clear extra rush

 The South Central Railway (SCR) will run two superfast special trains on November 30 and December 5 from Kakinada to Hyderabad and Secunderabad to clear the extra rush of passengers.

18 UP trains cancelled for over 45 days

Fog in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has forced the Indian Railways to cancel 18 trains from here, officials said Friday. The train services will remain suspended between December 31 and February 15.

'Delhi-Chennai bullet train to bring untold dividends'

A proposed Chinese-built 'bullet train' line from Delhi to Chennai could bring about "untold dividends" for India and China, even as Indian Railways officials are here to explore the possibility of building the USD 32 billion mega project.

All railway bridges in the country are safe: Govt

All railway bridges in the country are safe and there should be no concern over them, government assured Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Railways to unveil roadmap for 4-5 years

 Cash-strapped railways will soon unveil its turnaround roadmap for the next four-five years, which will act as a strategy for the next 20 years, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said here on Friday.

Go green: Railways to set up 26 MW windmill

 Railways, one of the biggest consumers of energy, is moving towards harnessing green power with a 26 MW windmill proposed to be built in Rajasthan.

Delhi-Chennai bullet train project: RVNL team to visit China

 In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to introduce bullet trains in the country, a team of Railway officials will visit Beijing on November 24 to take forward the Delhi-Chennai high-speed corridor project, the longest in India.