Railway action helps woman deliver baby safely

Showing its humanitarian face, the Railways stopped a long-distance train at a station to help a pregnant passenger who suddenly went into labour.

Railways to launch web portal to resolve ROB issues with NHAI

In view of delays in construction of road over bridge and road under bridge at level crossings, railways has adopted e-governance route by creating a web portal for sorting out differences with NHAI for execution of such projects.

Rail traffic halted as Ajmer-Ahmedabad express derails

Traffic on the Marwar-Palanpur section under North-Western Railway was disrupted on Monday after the engine of Ajmer-Ahmedabad express train derailed in Sirohi district.

High-speed trains: Railways seek report from DRMs within 2 weeks

Expediting government`s plan of running semi high-speed trains in identified routes, Railways on Thursday asked the DRMs to present a report within two weeks, as it prepares to conduct the second trail run on Delhi-Agra section next week and introduce a train by November.

Railways` fourth packaged water facility to be launched

Indian Railways` fourth state-of-the-art packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from Wednesday.

Railways` new catering policy - welcome drink, region wise menu

After several complaints of bad quality food being served in trains, the Indian Railways has now decided to change its catering policy to improve the quality of food provided in premium trains.

Special train between LTT-Nagpur on Independence Day

The Central Railway will run a special train between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and Nagpur to clear the extra rush on the occasion of Independence Day.

Bill to amend Railways Act 1989 introduced in Lok Sabha

Aiming at preventing duplication in filing compensation claims in train accident, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda on Thursday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha proposing amendment in the existing Railways Act 1989.

IRCTC among nine caterers fined by Railways for `bad food`

Cracking the whip, Railways have imposed heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including IRCTC for serving "bad quality" food in trains.

Lucknow-New Delhi double-decker train soon

A double-decker train will ply between the state capital and New Delhi from September this year after trial runs are held in August, an official said Friday.

Rlys need Rs 5 lakh crore to complete sanctioned projects

Railways need nearly Rs 5 lakh crore to complete all sanctioned projects for which it is mobilising additional resources including private investment, FDI and private-public partnership.

Centre to bear 50% of police deployment cost on Railways

Union Government told Bombay HC that it was ready to bear 50 percent of expenses for hiring and deploying an additional 100 GRP officials on railways in the interest of women`s safety.

Construction of world`s tallest railway bridge begins in Manipur

Construction of the world`s tallest railway bridge from the point of pillar height has begun in Manipur by the Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organisation.

Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system

Advocating the need for installation of the indigenised Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), the cash-strapped railways Saturday said it is a cost effective solution for preventing accident in the country.

Nine rail corridors to have 160-200 km per hour speed

Railways has identified nine corridors for taking action to raise the speed of passenger trains to 160-200 kmph, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday.

Telangana CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for accident victims

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced a Rs five lakh ex-gratia each to the families of those killed in Masayipet bus-train accident in Medak district on Thursday, and ordered an inquiry.

Train-bus collision kills 16 in Telangana, CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

Sixteen persons - 14 school children, the driver and the cleaner - were killed and at least 20 students were injured as a train crashed into the private bus in which they were travelling at an unmanned railway crossing at Masaipet village in Telangana`s Medak district Thursday morning.

NDA ally RPI(A) demands cut in rail fares

Government should consider reducing the rail passenger fares as they were on the higher side, an NDA constituent said in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Gorakhdham Express collision due to `failure of equipment`

Railways Friday conceded that the Gorakhdham Express mishap on May 26 which claimed lives of 29 passengers, was caused due to `failure of the equipment`.

New Railway Budget fuels criticism from all corners

New railway budget fuelled criticism from various parties here on Wednesday.