Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Mumbai to get 150 more suburban train services from Monday

MUMBAI:Mumbai will get an additional 150 suburban services on the Western Railway (WR) which will ease the commuting travails for officegoers and those in essential services permitted by the Maharashtra government, officials said here on Sunday.

PM inaugurates Kosi Rail mega bridge

NEW DELHI:Ahead of the Bihar polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kosi Rail mega bridge in Bihar, through video conferencing on Friday.

Platform tickets to cost Rs 50 in Bengaluru

BENGALURU:In view of a spike in COVID-19 cases coupled with the 'Unlock' phase that has been set in motion, the South Western Railway on Thursday increased the price of platform tickets by 400 per cent saying that the move will prevent crowding on railway platforms. The ticket price has been raised from Rs 10 to Rs 50 at select railway stations.

3 special trains to run from Odisha for migrant workers rejoining workplace

BHUBANESWAR:Three pairs of special trains will start running from September 12 to facilitate the migrant workers from Odisha to join their workplaces in Gujarat.

Pradhan seeks resumption of Shramik Special trains from Odisha

BHUBANESWAR:Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for the resumption of Shramik Special train services from Odisha to other states to facilitate the return of migrant workers to their workplaces.

4 missing, 50 hurt as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

TOKYO: At least four people were reported missing and over 50 others injured after a powerful typhoon lashed Japan's Kyushu island, officials said on Monday.

Unlock 4: Railways planning to run more trains

NEW DELHI:Days after the Centre announced the guidelines for Unlock 4, the Indian Railways said that it is planning to run more special trains and the state governments are being consulted on this.

TN extends Covid-19 lockdown till Sept 30 with relaxations

CHENNAI:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday announced the extension of coronavirus-induced lockdown in the state till September 30, but with several relaxations including scrapping of Sunday lockdown, e-pass system for inter-district journey and others.

Start train service to ferry kinnow harvest from Punjab: Harsimrat

CHANDIGARH:Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday urged Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to start a dedicated to and fro train service with refrigerated bogies between Abohar in Punjab and Bengaluru during the kinnow harvest season from this December to March next year.

India sends 10 diesel locomotives to Bangladesh

NEW DELHI:External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday flagged off 10 broad gauge diesel locomotives to Bangladesh Railways under its "neighbourhood first" policy.

India sends 10 diesel locomotives to Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday flagged off 10 broad guage diesel locomotives to Bangladesh Railways under its "neighbourhood first" policy.

Bihar flood: Trains services stopped between Narkatiaganj-Sugauli

NEW DELHI: Bihar flood and consequent suspension of rail traffic between Sugauli and Majhowalia section has hit train operations badly. At least 6 trains have been diverted after flood water touched the girder of Bridge No 248, forcing the suspension of train services between Sugauli-Narkatiaganj.

Airport like contactless check-in at Prayagraj railway station

NEW DELHI:India's public transporter Indian Railways have matched with the changing times in view of the Covid-19 pandemic as the North Central Railway (NCR) has developed contactless ticket checking with airport like check-in facilities for the passengers travelling.

Stranded Maha commuters block trains, extra buses deployed

PALGHAR(Maharashtra):Hundreds of irate commuters bound for Mumbai, Thane and other places staged an impromptu rail-roko agitation at Nala Sopara station on Wednesday to demand resumption of regular suburban train services discontinued due to spike in Covid cases.

Stranded Mumbai commuters block suburban train service

PALGHAR(Maharashtra):Hundreds of irate commuters staged an impromptu 'rail-roko' agitation at Nala Sopara station demanding resumption of regular suburban train services after it was discontinued as Covid cases increased in the area.

Rlys holds meet with industry players on pvt train services

NEW DELHI:Even as the Indian Railways plans to introduce first set of 12 private trains in 2023, followed by 45 more in the next fiscal, according to an initial timeline drawn by the railways, the national transporter has called a pre-bid conference for the interested private players to seek clarifications, officials privy to the development said on Tuesday.

Railways' PPP model to stimulate private investment: Report

NEW DELHI:India's first-ever public-private partnership (PPP) scheme in passenger rail operations rolled out by the Indian Railways will stimulate private sector investments in the country, the Acuite Ratings & Research said in a report.

85th Covid death in Agra, 7 new cases take tally to 1,184

AGRA:One more fatality took Agra's Covid-19 death toll to 85, with a total of 1,184 corona cases in the Taj city, while 991 patients have so far been discharged upon recovery, health officials said on Saturday.

Goyal emphasises opportunities for private investors in railways

NEW DELHI:Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday asserted that there are huge opportunities for private businesses in the sector as the national transporter is willing to lease out traffic routes and parcel trains to them.

Railways writes to zones to reduce costs, close uneconomical lines

NEW DELHI:With the Indian Railways hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic as its traffic earnings are down by 58 per cent in the last three months till May, the national transporter has prepared an action plan to reduce expenditure that includes closure of uneconomical branch lines, grounding of diesel locomotives older than 31 years, reducing stationary cost by 50 per cent and others.

Railways set to place 250 isolation coaches in Delhi by Tuesday

NEW DELHI:The Indian Railways is all geared up to provide 250 coaches as the Covid-19 care ward in Delhi by Tuesday evening. Union Home MInister Amit Shah on Sunday had announced 500 isolation ward coaches for 8,000 Covid-19 patients in Delhi.

Anand Vihar railway station to house isolation coaches

NEW DELHI:The Indian Railways has decided to shift all the five train services from Anand Vihar railway station to old Delhi railway station to house the isolation ward coaches for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, officials said on Sunday.

RPF constable runs along moving train to give milk for infant

NEW DELHI:A Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel showed the human face of the force, as he went beyond his duty to arrange milk for a four-month-old infant travelling in the Belgaum-Gorakhpur Shramik Special train, officials said on Thursday.

Migrant workers going back on trains vow not to return

NEW DELHI:Rajkumari, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Gonda has arrived at the New Delhi railway station along with all the belongings of her rented house to go back to her native place. She says she will never return as there is no work here.

Unlock 0.1: Life limps back to normalcy in Kolkata

KOLKATA:After more than two months of nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, West Bengal state capital gears up to step outdoors on Monday albeit with restrictions. Amid spurt in number of Corona cases across India, life springs back to normalcy in this bustling eastern metropolis as people were seen thronging the roads.

Hustle bustle returns to railway stations in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD:The daily hustle bustle returned to Secunderabad and Nampally railway stations in Hyderabad after more than two months with the operation of daily special trains from Monday to ferry thousands of passengers to their destinations.

K'taka for phased relaxation in non-containment zones

BENGALURU:The Karnataka government has allowed all activities to operate outside Covid containment zones with immediate effect, except some such as religious places, hospitality industry, shopping malls and others which will be opened in a phased manner, said a top official on Sunday.

Rail services resume partially

NEW DELHI:Train services partially resumed on Monday as several trains left for their destination according to timetable after an unprecedented break in train movement since March 25. According to ministry officials, more than 1.45 lakh passengers are set to travel on Monday.

People with ailments shouldn't travel by train until necessary: Goyal

NEW DELHI:Amid reports of people dying onboard Srmaik Special trains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday appealed to people suffering from serious ailments, pregnant women and people above 65 years of age to travel by train only when necessary.

Advance reservation time in 230 trains now 120 days: Railways

NEW DELHI:In a major relief to passengers, the Indian Railways on Thursday modified the rules for reservation in Special Rajdhani and Special mail and express type trains as it extended the advance reservation period from 30 days to 120 days.

Onboard Shramik Spl, woman goes into labour, delivers girl

PATNA:A woman travelling back to her native place by Shramik Special train, on Thursday, gave birth to a baby girl, railway officials said.

Political heat rises over Shramik Spls; Maha, Kerala slam Rlwys

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI/THIRUVANTHAPURAM: The tiff over Shramik Specials intensified further as Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal late Tuesday night over number of trains being available.

Pak COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000, India nearing 1.50 lakhs

CHANDIGARH: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has increased to 50,694 with 1,067 deaths, the Health Ministry said in its latest update on Friday. India in the meanwhile has joind the 10 worst hit countries of the world.

Railways to utilise 50% isolation coaches in Shramik trains

NEW DELHI:Railways Board Chairman V.K. Yadav on Saturday said that the Railways will utilise about 50 per cent of the over 5,200 coaches -- modified to set up isolation wards for coronavirus patients -- in Shramik Special trains that ferry stuck migrants to their native places across India.

Rail-cum-road bridge in AP gets much-needed maintenance during lockdown

HYDERABAD:Taking advantage of the regulated passenger train services during the extended lockdown, the South Central Railway completed comprehensive track maintenance work on the iconic second Rail-cum-Road Bridge across the Godavari river near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.

Train ticket bookings to resume at 1.7L centres from Friday

NEW DELHI:In a major relief to passengers across the country, Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that bookings of tickets will resume at 1.7 lakh common service centres from Friday.

Railways to start bookings for 200 special trains from May 21

NEW DELHI:In a major relief to passengers, Indian Railways on Wednesday released the list of 200 Special trains that will run from June 1 and said that these will be fully reserved trains having both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned classes. Bookings for these trains will commence on May 21.

Railways earns over Rs 76 cr from sale of 2.05 lakh tickets

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways, which started bookings for 15 pairs of Special Rajdhani Express, has earned Rs 76.22 crore from the sale of 2.05 lakh tickets in a week, officials said on Monday.

Goyal condoles road mishap deaths, bats for Shramik trains

NEW DELHI:Emphasising that travelling in trucks is dangerous, Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday condoled the deaths of 24 migrant workers in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya. He urged the state governments to give permission to run the Shramik Special trains to avoid such accidents in the future.

Train leaves on return journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Delhi

THIRUVANATHAPURAM:The first train to Delhi from here, following the resumption of select train services earlier this week, left at 7.45 p.m. on Friday with 295 passengers - 183 men and 112 women - aboard.