Over 1,400 people, including 20 policemen, were penalised for travelling without ticket in trains after a surprise raid was conducted at Kanpur Central Railway Station, railway police said on Thursday.
Anguished over the failure of a committee to even suggest measures for tackling the problem of human excreta and waste dumping along railway tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Monday expressed dissatisfaction saying such serious issue needs to be attended with utmost sincerity.
A senior Railway Board official was arrested by the CBI on Wednesday for allegedly receiving a bribe from a Mumbai-based tour operator in return for facilitating to run special trains and additional coaches for tourist purposes.
As cyclone "Hudhud" advances towards Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, railways have cancelled the movement of about 40 trains between Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam and diverted many trains to other routes for safety.
To prevent black-marketing of tickets, Railways is installing CCTV cameras at all the major reservation centres across the country and has deputed Commercial Inspectors to monitor its footage, as suggested by the Central Vigilance Commission.
Often criticised for being lax on cleanliness, Railways Minister has decided to make the most of 'Swachh Bharat Mission' by involving his fellow Members of Parliament in leading the campaign to spruce up the railways premises and properties.
Gearing up to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachchh Bharat Mission', Railways have identified 119 stations to be spruced up by its specially designated staff across the country on October 2.
Indian Railways, in coordination with state police, has restored a total of 57 km of tracks and made operational eight railway stations from Baramulla to Nowgam in north Kashmir, and efforts were on to make the remaining stations in south Kashmir functional.
China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India`s rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours` first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May.
In a move to prevent accidents, Railways has given its nod to a Rs 28.61 crore contract for installation of a train protection warning system (TPWS) along the 67-km Basin Bridge-Arrakonam route in south India.
Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, like running special trains from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu to different parts of the country and attaching extra coaches to regular services.