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Indian Railways

Railways Cancels Slew Of Premium Trains From Delhi Due To Poor Occupancy, Covid Surge

May 06, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The services of eight Shatabdi Express, two Rajdhani Express, two Duronto Express and one Vande Bharat Express are among around 28 trains that have been cancelled

2,990 Beds, 64 Patients... Indian Railways Deploy Covid Care Coaches

Apr 29, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Railways has prepared 4,000 coaches with 64,000 beds as isolation wards for Covid patients, which will be provided to states on demand.

90 Train Drivers, Guards Test Covid-19 Positive; Eastern Railway Services Hit

In the wake of soaring Covid-19 cases, the Indian Railways had recently announced that commuters will be fined up to Rs 500 for not wearing masks at rail premises and in trains.

Oxygen Express Begins Journey From Maharashtra's Kalamboli To Get Loaded In Vizag

Apr 20, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A ramp for the Oxygen Express was built by the Central Railway at Kalamboli overnight to facilitate loading of the roll-on-roll-off oxygen trucks on the train.

Watch: Pointsman Saves Boy Who Fell On Railway Track Seconds Before Train Approaches Spot

The incident occurred at Vangani railway station near Mumbai on April 17, officials said

17 April, 2021

Ditching Masks On Railway Premises Will Attract A Fine Of Up To Rs 500

Outlook Web Bureau

The mandatory use of masks and the fine will now be listed as an offence under the Railway Act, according to an order issued on Saturday.

09 April, 2021

No Plan To Stop Train Services: Railway Board Chairman

Outlook Web Bureau

Amid reports of migrant workers rushing to their hometowns, Railway Board Chairman assured passengers that trains will be provided on demand.

02 April, 2021

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Services To Be Suspended From Today, Here’s Why

Outlook Web Bureau

Divisional Railway Manager of Western Railway's Mumbai division made this announcement through his official Twitter handle

31 March, 2021

Railways To Not Allow Charging Of Mobiles, Laptops At Night During Travel

Outlook Web Bureau

This comes after recent incidents of fire reported in some trains. According to railway officials, the decision to restrict the use of the charging ports was taken as a precautionary measure.

25 March, 2021

Less Than 10% Railway Stations Have CCTV Cameras Installed: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal

Outlook Web Bureau

Piyush Goyal said that online monitoring through CCTV cameras is done at passenger reservation centre as well as other areas of major railway stations.

18 March, 2021

Uttarakhand: Train Moves In Reverse Direction For Kilometres, Watch Video Here

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Purnagiri Janshatabdi Express going from Delhi to Uttarakhand's Tanakpur rolled back for 35 kilometres and finally stopped at Khatima.


16 March, 2021

Fact Check: Has Indian Railways Cancelled All Trains Till March 31? Know The Truth

Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian Railways informed that the wrong news clips are being circulated on social media platforms

05 March, 2021

Railways To Introduce On-Demand Movies, Videos, News In Different Languages On Trains; Check Details

Outlook Web Bureau

In order to ensure buffer-free services, media servers will be placed inside coaches, RailTel CMD Puneet Chawla said.

01 March, 2021

UNESCO Heritage Shimla-Kalka Rail Coaches To Get Makeover, New Survey For Track

Ashwani Sharma

Shimla-Kalka train coaches to be fitted with large glass windows and glass sky-roof

24 February, 2021

Covid-19 Caused Western Railways Annual Loss Of Rs 5000 Crore

Outlook Web Bureau

Among the trains being currently operated by the Western Railways, some are running with only 10 percent occupancy.

18 February, 2021

'Rail Roko': Trains Stopped As Farmers In Punjab, Haryana Sit On Tracks

Outlook Web Bureau

In Punjab, protesters sat on tracks at many places on the Delhi-Ludhiana-Amritsar railway route.

18 February, 2021

Farmers' Protest: Amid 'Rail Roko' Call, Railway Deploys Extra Forces Across Country

Outlook Web Bureau

The railways has deployed 20 additional companies of the RPSF across the country, with focus on Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.


17 February, 2021

Unclaimed Bag Containing Rs 1.4 Cr Cash Found On Swatantrata Sangram Senani Express

Outlook Web Bureau

The cash has been handed over to the Government Railway Police and the matter is being investigated, officials said

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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