The train between Banihal in Jammu region and Baramulla district in Kashmir began regular operations on Thursday, a day after the Banihal-Qazigund section was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
With on-going relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand, the railway have moved around 7,945 stranded passengers to destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Secunderabad since June 20, northern railway officials said on Tuesday.
Indian Railways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for the harassment suffered by a passenger, who was made to run from one station to another to get his ticket cancelled.
A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of one of the accused who had allegedly delivered the money to former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal`s nephew in the Rs 10-crore railway bribery case.
Pulling up Indian Railways for taking over two years to process a passenger`s refund request and then "illegally" rejecting it, a consumer forum here has directed it to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the complainant.
Rare pictures of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru inside a rail engine or the first President Rajendra Prasad walking outside a station in south India provide a glimpse into the 160 years of Indian Railways.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, reacting to the CBI raids in Chandigarh and the arrest of the nephew of Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, said that it was "disconcerting" to see a bribery scandal in his ministry.
Railway Minister PK Bansal`s continuance in the Union Cabinet hung in balance on Saturday night as Congress and the government received a fresh battering in the wake of the arrest of his nephew on the charge of accepting bribe to fix plum position in the Railway Board.