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The goods trains touch a speed of 90 kmph on the Khurja- New Bhaupur section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor.(Representational Photo)

Goods trains clock top speed of 90 kmph on new freight corridor: Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Goods trains currently run at an average speed of around 25 kmph clocking maximum speed of 60 to 75 kmph.
The prospect of a long-distance train ride in a mask is less than attractive, but the promise of a vaccine gives some hope(Parth Garg)
The prospect of a long-distance train ride in a mask is less than attractive, but the promise of a vaccine gives some hope(Parth Garg)

Humour: Train of thought

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:57 PM IST
It’s now been long enough for even the rail clichés to be missed
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services in Punjab.(HT file photo)

After President declines meeting request, Punjab CM announces relay dharna in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Capt Amarinder Singh terms situation due to farmers’ rail blockade critical as last of state’s power plants shuts down due to coal shortage
Activists of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), the organisation that has spearheaded the rail blockade since September 24, has shifted the dharna from Devidas Pura to Jandiala Guru station but its members refused to lift the blockade.(HT file photo)
Activists of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), the organisation that has spearheaded the rail blockade since September 24, has shifted the dharna from Devidas Pura to Jandiala Guru station but its members refused to lift the blockade.(HT file photo)

Goods trains will stay off track in Punjab till farmers lift blockades

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:50 PM IST
With farmers extending their protest on rail tracks indefinitely against the Centre’s farm laws, the Railways says the ground situation is not conducive to resume services
The railways should impose speed limits and ensure regular hooting while crossing wildlife zones, said a wildlife expert. (Representative photo HT)
The railways should impose speed limits and ensure regular hooting while crossing wildlife zones, said a wildlife expert. (Representative photo HT)

5 wild deer run over by goods train in Palamu Tiger Reserve

Hindustan Times, Latehar | By Vishal Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:41 PM IST
The villagers saw the carcass of the killed deer across the railway line and informed the authorities.
Prime Minister has sanctioned ex-gratia out of Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) at Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased(ANI)
Prime Minister has sanctioned ex-gratia out of Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) at Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased(ANI)

PM Modi approves Rs 2 lakh for kin of migrants run over by goods train in Aurangabad

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The Prime Minister’s Office asked the Railways to furnish details of the total fund required, along with the names of the deceased, their next of kin and the seriously injured persons with their complete postal addresses
Due to inadequate investments in railways in the past, the government machinery faced the burden, he said, adding that the demand of ticket-seekers in some trains was more than 150 per cent.(HT Photo)
Due to inadequate investments in railways in the past, the government machinery faced the burden, he said, adding that the demand of ticket-seekers in some trains was more than 150 per cent.(HT Photo)

Government wants to end era of slow moving trains: Piyush Goyal

Indore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 09:50 PM IST
Piyush Goyal dismissed speculations of privatisation of the railway network, but highlighted the need for a public-private partnership funding model for the sector.
Owing to this failure both railway lines heading to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSMT) and Panvel were shut.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Owing to this failure both railway lines heading to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSMT) and Panvel were shut.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai: Harbour line services affected,commuters may face delay during peak hours

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Mumbai harbour line: This is because an engine of goods train failed at Kurla railway station on the harbour railway platform. The failure occurred at 2.45 pm and was rectified and engine was removed at 3.15 pm.
Railway commuters were inconvenienced on Sunday owing to the derailment of a goods train at Thane railway station, technical glitch on a local train on the trans-harbour line and maintenance blocks on the western and harbour lines.(ANI (Representative Image))
Railway commuters were inconvenienced on Sunday owing to the derailment of a goods train at Thane railway station, technical glitch on a local train on the trans-harbour line and maintenance blocks on the western and harbour lines.(ANI (Representative Image))

Goods train derails near Thane; glitch, blocks add to chaos

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:50 AM IST
Two wagons of a goods train derailed ahead of platform no. seven at Thane railway station at 1.47am on Sunday. The seventh and eighth wagons were rerailed by 5am, following which the train was removed from the tracks.
Fifteen bogies of the train derailed between Katraj and Lonavla, specifically in the ghat between Jambrung-Thakurwadi.(ANI Photo)
Fifteen bogies of the train derailed between Katraj and Lonavla, specifically in the ghat between Jambrung-Thakurwadi.(ANI Photo)

Goods train derails; Mumbai-Pune trains cancelled

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2019 02:29 AM IST
The incident occurred at 4.15 am in the ghat section between Jambrung and Thakurwadi stations, when 15 bogies of the train derailed.
Customs (preventive) commissioner Dipak Kumar Gupta said a sack of the consignment was found to have white-coloured powder substance.(HT Photo)
Customs (preventive) commissioner Dipak Kumar Gupta said a sack of the consignment was found to have white-coloured powder substance.(HT Photo)

Biggest heroin seizure worth Rs 2,700cr on Attari

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 08:05 AM IST
The seizure was made from a consignment of 600 bags of rock salt. Officials said a Pakistani truck had returned after offloading the consignment at Attari’s Integrated Check Post (ICP) on June 26.
A female elephant died after being hit by a goods train in Odisha’s district, officials said, taking the death toll of the animals to 16 this year.(AFP/Representative Image)
A female elephant died after being hit by a goods train in Odisha’s district, officials said, taking the death toll of the animals to 16 this year.(AFP/Representative Image)

Female elephant killed after being hit by goods train in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Dhenkanal’s divisional forest officer Sudarshan Patra said the female elephant, was crossing the railway tracks at around 4am in Kaunriapal under Sadar forest range when the accident occurred.
The National Human Rights Commission has given Uttar Pradesh police chief O P Singh four weeks to reply to a notice about alleged rights abuse by policemen in Shamli.(HT PHOTO)
The National Human Rights Commission has given Uttar Pradesh police chief O P Singh four weeks to reply to a notice about alleged rights abuse by policemen in Shamli.(HT PHOTO)

NHRC issues notice to UP DGP over assault on TV journalist in Shamli

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:18 PM IST
The NHRC said it has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that a TV journalist in west Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district was assaulted by railway policemen on the night of June 11.
A 16-year-old boy suffered burn injuries when he climbed onto a stationary good train in southwest Delhi’s Palam(GettyImages)
A 16-year-old boy suffered burn injuries when he climbed onto a stationary good train in southwest Delhi’s Palam(GettyImages)

16-year-old boy climbs train, suffers 35% burns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:55 AM IST
According to the police, the incident took place at around 8 am when Yash Kumar, along with his three friends had gone jogging near the railway tracks in Palam.
An outstation train at Panvel station.(HT Photo)
An outstation train at Panvel station.(HT Photo)

Vasai-Diva-Panvel local travel: It is time to train yourself for it

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 12:29 AM IST
The line is a crucial east-west rail link in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)
Two days after an elephant was knocked down by a goods train, three spotted deers were killed after another goods train ran over them in coastal Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha on Sunday night.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Two days after an elephant was knocked down by a goods train, three spotted deers were killed after another goods train ran over them in coastal Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha on Sunday night.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Goods train knocks down 3 spotted deers in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 08:12 PM IST
Spotted deers are listed under Schedule 3 of Wildlife Protection Act, which means they are endangered and under threat of extinction.
A Rajdhani Express heads towards New Delhi.(HT FILE)
A Rajdhani Express heads towards New Delhi.(HT FILE)

Rajdhani, Shatabdi likely to get GPS, SOS buttons by March

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2018 12:55 AM IST
Railways collaborates with Isro to track moving premium trains, help motormen send distress signals

Highlights: ‘Bogibeel not just a bridge, it’s a lifeline’, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 01:38 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge, connecting Assam’s Dibrugarh on the south bank to Dehamji in the north. The bridge over the Brahmaputra will boost defence logistics along the China border and reduce travel time for rail passengers and road users.The BJP said that the inauguration of the bridge on the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a “fitting tribute” to the man who had commenced the project.Read: All you need to know about Bogibeel, India’s largest rail-cum-road bridgeThe rail bridge located below the road will reduce the travel time for goods trains by three hours. The first passenger train on the route will be flagged of by Prime Minister Modi today.Highlights:

An Asiatic lion at Gir wildlife sanctury in Junagadh district in Gujarat.(PTI File Photo/ Representative Image)
An Asiatic lion at Gir wildlife sanctury in Junagadh district in Gujarat.(PTI File Photo/ Representative Image)

Three lions run over by goods train in Gujarat’s Gir

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Officials said action will be taken if the train is found to be over speeding. Negligence, if any, on the part of trackers will also be probed to ascertain how the pride reached the area, they added.
Two wagons of a goods train caught fire near Dahanu in Maharashtra’s Palghar district late on Thursday night.(Saurabh Raut/HT Photo)
Two wagons of a goods train caught fire near Dahanu in Maharashtra’s Palghar district late on Thursday night.(Saurabh Raut/HT Photo)

Traffic restored on Mumbai-Ahmedabad line 13 hours after goods train fire near Dahanu

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ram Parmar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 02:20 PM IST
As wagons of a goods train caught fire near Maharashtra’s Dahanu, officials said all traffic towards Mumbai and Ahmedabad have been halted and a few Mumbai and Ahmedabad bound trains cancelled after the power supply was turned off.
The incident took place around 11.35am(HT File Photo)
The incident took place around 11.35am(HT File Photo)

Mumbai’s central line trains run 20 min late after engine failure near Ambernath

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Services were restored after more than an hour; CSMT-bound trains running 20 minutes late.
The goods train travelled for two kilometres leaving five of its wagons behind in Balasore district.(HT Photo)
The goods train travelled for two kilometres leaving five of its wagons behind in Balasore district.(HT Photo)

In another rail scare in Odisha, goods train travels for 2 km without 5 bogies

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 01:41 PM IST
A separate locomotive had to haul the five bogies which had uncoupled before they were reattached to the train.

Nanak Shah Fakir row: Sikh groups in Punjab, Haryana protest against movie’s release

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By PTI and HTC, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 08:46 PM IST
Burn effigy of producer in Jalandhar, stop goods train at Sirhind railway station
The under-construction skywalk in Kalyan (East) will be completed in two months, said civic official.(Rishikesh Choudhary/ HT)
The under-construction skywalk in Kalyan (East) will be completed in two months, said civic official.(Rishikesh Choudhary/ HT)

Skywalk near Mumbai to open before monsoon, says civic body

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 01:02 AM IST
Fire brigade and IOC officials plugging gas leak in a container on a good train in Vasai on Wednesday.(Rahul Birhade)
Fire brigade and IOC officials plugging gas leak in a container on a good train in Vasai on Wednesday.(Rahul Birhade)

Gas leak detected on goods train transporting LPG at Mumbai’s Vasai station

Hindustan Times | By Ram Parmar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 04:26 PM IST
Mishap averted by alert guards; suburban rail network unaffected as train had pulled into a siding when leak was detected
The goods train derailed on the Pune_Miraj route. There were no casualties.(HT Photo)
The goods train derailed on the Pune_Miraj route. There were no casualties.(HT Photo)

Goods train derails near Jejuri: Several passenger expresses via Pune cancelled

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 09:24 PM IST
 Officials from the central railway said that the derailment occurred between Jejuri and Daundaj at 3.42 pm on Tuesday
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