Maharashtra not to open religious places, saloons, malls, trains or flights

Maharashtra, one of the states worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided not to pass on most of the relaxations allowed by the central government as far as the Coronavirus lockdown 5.0 is concerned. Key among the relaxations that WILL NOT not be allowed in Maharashtra are the opening of religious places of worship, […]

200 mail, express trains to restart on Monday – Piyush Goyal

Railway minister Piyush Goyal said 200 mail and express trains will start running the ‘length and breadth’ of the country from Monday, and their number will be gradually ramped to ‘near normal levels’ in coming days. These are not the first regular long-distance trains to be restarted since the lock-down. Indian Railways had, about three […]

‘Lockdown was successful’, Kerala to charge for quarantine

Kerala Government has made all institutional quarantine facilities chargeable for anyone admitted from today, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today. In addition, heavy fines will be imposed on those who enter the state without a pass — in case of road travelers — and without pre-registration, incase of train and air travelers. Since people […]

States scramble as Railways restarts long-distance trains

States seem to be scrambling to put in place a policy to deal with incoming travelers from COVID-19 affected red zone states after the Indian Railways unexpectedly announced that it was restarting some long distance trains from tomorrow. Most states currently limit interstate travel by issuing special passes, so that the number of incoming travelers […]

Lucknow-Delhi Tejas earned 7.7 lakh, not 70 lakh in first month: RailMin

Lucknow-Delhi Tejas, India’s first privately run train, earned an operational profit of only Rs 7.73 lakh in its first month of operation, and not Rs 70 lakh as reported by the media, according to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The train had been widely reported in the media to have earned a whopping 70 lakh in […]

Results for 66,600 railway exams by next month: RailMin

Ministry of Railways has announced that it will release by next month the result panel for 66,604 vacancies for which Railway Recruitment Board exams were conducted in 2018. Out of these 66,604 vacancies for which panels will published, around 10,000 are for so-called Level 1 jobs, while the others are for ‘Group C’ jobs. Level […]

Indian Railways detects attempts to book VIP tickets using fake letters

Indian Railways booking clerks have been asked to double check all suspicious requests for VIP quota tickets after incidents of forged letters of ‘dignitaries’ have come to light. “Some instances of attempts to get accommodation released out of Emergency Quota on the authority of fake letter heads of high dignitaries and some Railway Officers have […]

JSPL wins Rs 665 cr rail order from Rail Vikas Nigam

Steel and energy company Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) said it received an order worth Rs 665 crore from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for the supply of over 89,000 tonnes of rails. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is an organisation associated with the Indian Railways, and builds engineering works for the Indian Railways. JSPL […]

Rs 540 cr contract awarded to redevelop Lucknow’s iconic Charbagh railway station

Construction major Ahluwalia Contracts said it has won a Rs 539 cr order from the government of India-controlled NBCC for the redevelopment of the iconic Charbagh Railway station in Lucknow. With this, said the company, the total inflow of orders in the seven months of this year has been Rs 2,575 cr. Further details, such […]

ANDHERI BRIDGE COLLAPSE: Shiv Sena MLA says Indian Railways prevents BMC from repairing bridge

Even as citizens blamed Shiv Sena-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC for the collapse of the railway overbridge near Andheri station today, the local Shiv Sena MLA has pointed out that Indian Railways does not allow BMC to carry out repair and maintenance on overbridges. At least five people were injured when a bridge connecting […]

Reliance Infrastructure beats L&T to win Rs 774 cr railway line project

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Infrastructure Limited said it received a Rs 774 cr contract to build 105 km of railway track, including 13 railway stations and staff quarters. The order from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is the first from the firm to be awarded to the Anil Ambani company. The scope of work includes Civil, […]

Southern Railway far behind the North in collecting littering fines

Southern railway zones, especially Southern Railway, are far behind their northern and western counterparts in fining those who litter the station premises, data from the Indian Railways showed. According to the data for the first ten months of the current year, Southern Railway division — which covers Kerala and Tamil Nadu — was able to […]

No one was responsible for Elphinstone stampede – Railway Inquiry

The Ministry of Railways today said that its inquiry into the Elphinstone stamped, that killed nearly two dozen people three months ago, was not caused by negligence or the failure by any railway official to do his duty. “As per the departmental enquiry headed by Chief Safety Officer/Western Railway, no Railway official(s) have been found […]

Indian Railways sees 4% jump in passenger reservations in 2016-17

Indian Railways saw an increase of 3.91% in the total number of reserved bookings in the financial year ended March 2017, according to data from the ministry of railways. A total of 52.35 cr (523 mln) passengers were booked in the reserved category during the year, reflecting the continued demand for long-distance rail travel. In comparison, […]

Kerala girl secretly films man who masturbates in front of her in train

A man who was looking for some cheap thrills on a train in Kerala got more than what he bargained for after the girl he was masturbating in front of secretly recorded the entire incident and uploaded it on social media. The incident is reported to have taken place on the Amritsar-Kochuveli express between Aleppey and […]

Indian Railways ticket refunds delayed due to demonetization rush

Many people who booked railway tickets worth thousands of rupees during demonetization period and cancelled these tickets for refunds are yet to get their money back. According to Indian Railway sources, many of these people could end up waiting for 90 days or more to get their money. DEMONETIZATION RUSH When the government announced that […]

Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board joins Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corp

National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd, which is setting up the Rs 1 lakh cr Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail service, has brought on Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) as key partner for the project. GIDB — which is also involved in the prestigious GIFT City project — will also pump in equity into the corporation and help […]