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Railway Board reduces speed of Vande Bharat, Gatiman Express to 130 kmph

The Railway Board has reduced the speed of semi-high speed trains Gatimaan Express and Vande Bharat from 160 kmph to 130 kmph till the automatic train protection system gets operational. At present, only Gatiman Express and two Vande Bharat trains run at 160 kmph between Hazarat Nizamuddin (New Delhi) and Agra rail route due to suitable track conditions. On June 24, the Railway Board's executive director (signal) issued a letter to the general manager of NCR zone and said that the issue of speed of these trains was examined. ...it is decided that as advised earlier, Zonal Railways to expedite IR-ATP Kavach works in the section and till the time the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system is operational, trains to run at maximum speed of 130 kmph in the section, the letter said. Directing the NCR zone to ensure the instruction, the letter said that the direction of reduction in speed has also been approved by the Railway Board's Member, Infra; Member, Traction and Rolling Stock; and

Railway Board reduces speed of Vande Bharat, Gatiman Express to 130 kmph
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 8:55 PM IST

Kanchanjunga crash: Howrah bound trains cancelled, diverted. Check list

Kanchanjunga crash updates: Several trains have been cancelled, diverted or scheduled on the route where the Kanchanjunga Express was derailed after being rammed by a goods train in Bengal on Monday

Kanchanjunga crash: Howrah bound trains cancelled, diverted. Check list
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 10:37 AM IST

Railways offers meals at affordable price for general class passengers

These meal counters are operational at over 100 stations and nearly 150 counters across Indian Railways, and the facility will be expanded further

Railways offers meals at affordable price for general class passengers
Updated On : 23 Apr 2024 | 7:40 PM IST

Four coaches of Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derail in Rajasthan's Ajmer

Four coaches of the Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derailed in Ajmer, Rajasthan. No casualties have been reported so far and Ajmer station also issued a helpline number, 0145-2429642

Four coaches of Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derail in Rajasthan's Ajmer
Updated On : 18 Mar 2024 | 11:04 AM IST

Hyperloop can soon become a reality in India: Swisspod CEO Denis Tudor

Moonshot tech, once built at scale, may be used in freight first, says Swiss hyperloop innovator

Hyperloop can soon become a reality in India: Swisspod CEO Denis Tudor
Updated On : 14 Mar 2024 | 11:45 PM IST

Kerala CM to inaugurate four new terminals of Kochi Water Metro Limited

Kerala Chief Minister to launch four new terminals of Kochi Water Metro Limited on March 14, 2024. The project cost is Rs 1,136.83 crore

Kerala CM to inaugurate four new terminals of Kochi Water Metro Limited
Updated On : 14 Mar 2024 | 2:49 PM IST

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of 550 Amrit Bharat stations on February 26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on February 26 lay the foundation stone of 550 Amrit Bharat stations to improve facilities at railway stations by developing rooftop plazas and city centres at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore. The prime minister will also lay the foundation stone of nearly 1,500 road overbridges and underbridges across different states during a function that will be conducted virtually at over 2,000 railway stations, officials said on Wednesday. The prime minister will join the function via videoconferencing. Prizes will also be given to about 50,000 school students who had participated in speech, essay and poetry writing competitions on the "2047 - Viksit Bharat ki Railway" theme, organised by the Indian Railways across 4,000 schools. Nearly four lakh students participated in different competitions and about 50,000 prizes will be awarded by divisional railway managers and senior railway officers during the function. The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme was launched for the

PM Modi to lay foundation stone of 550 Amrit Bharat stations on February 26
Updated On : 21 Feb 2024 | 3:20 PM IST

Wabtec wins $157 mn order for train braking system from Siemens India

Siemens is manufacturing locomotives for Railways at the national transporter's factory in Dahod

Wabtec wins $157 mn order for train braking system from Siemens India
Updated On : 24 Jan 2024 | 4:58 PM IST

Alstom Q3 sales miss forecast, still weighing capital increase to cut debt

On Wednesday, Alstom said it was still studying the feasibility and potential size of a share sale

Alstom Q3 sales miss forecast, still weighing capital increase to cut debt
Updated On : 24 Jan 2024 | 3:32 PM IST

Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurates Gopinathpur Nilgiri-Balasore railway line

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Saturday inaugurated the 18 km stretch of Gopinathpur Nilgiri-Balasore passenger railway line and flagged off a newly introduced MEMU train. The MEMU train between Gopinathpur Nilgiri to Balasore in South Eastern Railway division will operate thrice in a day, railway official said. Flagging off the train at Gopinathpur Nilgiri railway station, Vaishnaw said that Odisha on an average gets Rs 10,000 crore each year for the development of railway infrastructure under the NDA government of Narendra Modi. The allocation for the state under the UPA government was very low. He said Odisha is getting Modi's special attention for development of railways and no delegation from Odisha is required to seek it. While the average expansion of railway track was earlier only 25 to 30 km a year, it is more than 450 km in the national network in a year now, the minister said. Speaking of the railway projects in Odisha, Vaishnaw said the Jaleswar-Chandaneswar rail rou

Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurates Gopinathpur Nilgiri-Balasore railway line
Updated On : 13 Jan 2024 | 4:57 PM IST

Like trains, planes, buses; TV and OTT will co-exist: Tata Play chief

Like trains didn't go out of fashion even after a hundred years of airlines in operation, television is here to stay and co-exist with OTT, according to Tata Play MD and CEO Harit Nagpal. Commenting on the debate on whether streaming services on devices could sound the death knell for television, Nagpal, in an interview to PTI, said there will always be a segment of customers opting for TV in India. "There are people who own private planes, have commercial airlines gone out of business? No! Airlines business has been around... have trains and buses gone out of fashion? No! "Of the 300 million Indian homes, 140 million are yet to buy their first TV... So, it doesn't mean that if OTT has come, TV will go. They will co-exist," said Nagpal, who is out with his debut book, 'Adapt: To Thrive, Not Just Survive'. Admitting that there is a segment of people who have moved from TV to OTT, the 62-year-old here talked about recognising the other available segments, like those who till now coul

Like trains, planes, buses; TV and OTT will co-exist: Tata Play chief
Updated On : 09 Jan 2024 | 7:51 PM IST

LIVE: Section 144 imposed in Noida, Greater Noida for Dec 31, Jan 1

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LIVE: Section 144 imposed in Noida, Greater Noida for Dec 31, Jan 1
Updated On : 30 Dec 2023 | 10:30 PM IST

Trains, flights delayed in Delhi as dense fog prevails across North India

The National Capital is facing transportation problems due to heavy fog. Around 25 trains arrived late in Delhi on Wednesday and flights were also hampered

Trains, flights delayed in Delhi as dense fog prevails across North India
Updated On : 28 Dec 2023 | 11:24 AM IST

800 train passengers stranded in Tamil Nadu due to floods, rescue op on

Due to floods, approximately 800 train passengers were stranded at Srivaikuntam in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, an official said on Monday. The passengers of a Chennai bound express train from the temple town of Tiruchendur were stranded for nearly 20 hours at Srivaikuntam, which is in the worst flood-hit region. An official said 'all efforts are on to rescue them' and NDRF authorities have also been alerted. The Tiruchendur-Chennai Egmore Express (Train No 20606) departed from Tiruchendur to Chennai at 20.25 hours on December 17. The train was, however, stopped at Srivaikuntam railway station, about 32 km away from Tiruchendur due to heavy rain and flood situation, a railway official said here. In total, 800 passengers are stranded and of them, approximately 500 are in the Srivaikuntam railway station and about 300 are in a nearby school, he added. The passengers could not, however, venture outside as the entire area was heavily inundated. Southern Railway announced traff

800 train passengers stranded in Tamil Nadu due to floods, rescue op on
Updated On : 18 Dec 2023 | 8:21 PM IST

Southern Railway cancels 15 train services today amid Chennai water logging

The railway authorities announced the cancellation of several train services scheduled for December 7, Thursday, including the Chennai Egmore-Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special

Southern Railway cancels 15 train services today amid Chennai water logging
Updated On : 07 Dec 2023 | 7:51 AM IST

Trains temporarily cancelled, diverted due to traffic: Northern Railways

As per Northern Railways, Balamau - Lucknow Special, Lucknow-Sahajahanpur Special andSahajahanpur-Lucknow Special has been cancelled

Trains temporarily cancelled, diverted due to traffic: Northern Railways
Updated On : 23 Nov 2023 | 9:21 AM IST

Railways launch drive against inflammable items including firecrackers

To make the train journey safer, Railways urged passengers to be careful and not carry or let their co-passengers carry inflammable objects while travelling on trains

Railways launch drive against inflammable items including firecrackers
Updated On : 18 Nov 2023 | 7:52 AM IST

19 injured as Vaishali Superfast Express train coach catches fire in UP

A fire broke out in a coach of a passenger train early Thursday, just hours after a blaze in an express train injured eight in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district. "Some people have been taken to a hospital," Etawah Superintendent of Police (SP) Sanjai Kumar said and added that more details are awaited. The fire was reported around 2:40 am on Thursday when the Delhi-Saharasa Vaishali Express was passing through an area under the Friends Colony police station, he said. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire in the train's S-6 coach was doused, police said. On Wednesday, around 5:30 pm, a fire broke out in the New Delhi-Darbhanga Special Express train, damaging three coaches and injuring eight passengers, according to officials. The cause of the fires is yet to be ascertained, police said.

19 injured as Vaishali Superfast Express train coach catches fire in UP
Updated On : 16 Nov 2023 | 10:09 AM IST

95.3% railway passengers between April-October were in non-AC classes

As much as 95.3 percent of the total 390.2 crore railway passengers between April and October 2023 travelled in general and sleeper classes, while just 4.7 percent were in AC coaches, officials said on Wednesday. The railways registered a significant increase in the number of general and sleeper class passengers between April and October this year compared to the corresponding period last year. The Railways said in a press release that it received a total of 390.2 crore passengers across categories in these seven months this year, which is 41.1 crore more (11.7 percent up) than 349.1 crore passengers during the corresponding period of 2022. Out of these 41.1 crore passengers, 38 crore (92.5 percent) travelled in non-AC classes (general and sleeper classes) and the remaining 3.1 crore preferred the air-conditioned coaches. The break-up of AC and non-AC travellers from the total number of passengers, ie, 390.2 crore reflects the similar trend as 372 crore travelled in non-AC coaches

95.3% railway passengers between April-October were in non-AC classes
Updated On : 15 Nov 2023 | 8:48 PM IST

Passenger trains in India are getting slower, and your trips longer

The biggest drop in speed was recorded in Northern Railway, where trains slowed by 4.9 kmph as compared to last year

Passenger trains in India are getting slower, and your trips longer
Updated On : 15 Nov 2023 | 5:44 PM IST