PM Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express on September 30 at Gandhinagar station. For this ocassion, Modi will travel in the train till Kalupur Railway station, and launch the express, at10.30 am. Notably, the Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express will make travel between Maharashtra-Gujarat comfortable and easier. For this, the route trial was successfully conducted between Ahmedabad and Mumbai on… read-more
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A rail car derailed on the World Heritage Kalka-Shimla route at about 11:00 a.m., resulting in the cancellation of two trains' rail services on August 28. A train car traveling from Kalka to Shimla derailed at Shimla between the Tara Devi and Shoghi railway sections. The rail vehicle had eight people, all of whom were declared safe. The cause of the train car disaster has yet to be determined.
Due to maintenance and operational issues, Indian Railways canceled around 120 trains on July 27. In addition, 44 trains have been partially suspended owing to similar causes. A total of 46 trains have been diverted or postponed due to unanticipated factors such as derailment and natural causes. 40 trains have been diverted, while 6 have been postponed. Passengers can check the updated schedule of trains on… read-more
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In Bihar's Katihar district, woman police constable Arti Kumari who was resisting a theft bid, was thrown off a moving train, on June 15. The incident occurred in the Samastipura-Katihar passenger train which was abour to reach the Katihar junction. Reportedly, four to five miscreants tried to allegedly snatch her mobile and purses and when she resisted, they pushed her off the train.
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Tourist trains operated by Indian Railways under the Bharat Gaurav Scheme will depart from New Delhi on June 21. It will operate on Ramayana Circuit, which is part of the "Swadesh Darshan" plan. The trip would cost roughly Rs 65,000 per person, according to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. By linking two nations India and Nepal, with a tourist train, IRCTC becomes the first agency to achieve this milestone.
Approximately 9,000 train services have been canceled by Indian Railways in the first six months of 2022. 6,995 train services were suspended for maintenance or construction purposes, whereas 1,934 trains were terminated due to coal movement from March to May. According to officials, Indian Railways is on track to complete 58 supercritical and 68 crucial projects over the next few years, therefore maintenance and construction work are being… read-more
During the Railway Protection Force's pan-India Operation "Mahila Suraksha," which took place between May 3 and 31, 150 girls and women were saved from becoming victims of human trafficking. A total of 7000 people were detained for illegally traveling in women's coaches. RPF members risked their lives to rescue ten ladies who had slipped while boarding/deboarding the moving train and were in danger of being run over by the train.
The passenger train operations between India and Bangladesh restarted on May 29 after a two-year break due to the pandemic, with the flagging off of the Bandhan Express from Kolkata station on its route to Khulna in Bangladesh. The Bandhan Express will travel twice a week between Kolkata and Khulna. On May 29, the Maitree Express will also commence operations between Kolkata and Dhaka.
The commencement of the Vande Bharat Express has led to a solid boost for Indian Railways in Saudi publication, enhancing the "make in India" initiative. In addition, India’s first-ever semi high-speed inter-city EMU was launched from the New Delhi railway station that covered a maximum distance with a speed of 160 km/hr. Notably, the train has a total seating capacity of 1,128 in 16 air-conditioned coaches.
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In the Financial Year (FY) 2021-22, the Indian Railways recorded the highest ever freight loading, which is 15% more than FY 2020-21. About 1418.1 MT of freight was loading in 2021-22, compared to 1233.24 MT in 2020-21. Moreover, from September 2020 to March 2022, Indian Railways recorded highest monthly freights for 19 consecutive months. Also, the anti-collision system was commissioned by the Indian Railways during FY 2021-22.
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