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The fire was so damaging that the interior of the toilet was completely charred and the floor was cracked. (ANI Photo)

Shatabdi fire probe: Railways mulls severe penalty for smoking in trains

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 02:03 PM IST
  • Officials in the know said that the initial report has found that cigarette or bidi butts were thrown into the dustbin of one of the toilets which were filled with soiled tissue paper. This led to a fire in the S5 coach of the New Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Special.
Signboard by railway put up on platform. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
Signboard by railway put up on platform. (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

Man attaches toilet pipeline to drinking water tank in railway station

PTI | , Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:19 PM IST
The incident happened on March 1 in Garoth station, which falls under the railway's Kota division.
Indian Railways(HT File)
Indian Railways(HT File)

Content on Demand service in trains to be launched this month: Official

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:40 PM IST
  • To ensure buffer-free services, media servers will be placed inside coaches, RailTel CMD Puneet Chawla said in a press briefing.
Workers on contract for Indian Railways, erect infrastructure for drawing electric cable lines over railway tracks for use by locomotives on the outskirts of Bangalore on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP)(AFP)
Workers on contract for Indian Railways, erect infrastructure for drawing electric cable lines over railway tracks for use by locomotives on the outskirts of Bangalore on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Manjunath Kiran / AFP)(AFP)

Indian Railways finalises tender for Vande Bharat train sets

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:51 PM IST
  • The tender was finalised on Medha Servo Drives Ltd for the cost of 2,211 crore for 44 rakes of 16 cars each. These will be manufactured at three Production units of Indian Railways.
Union railway minister Piyush Goyal shared images of the revamped design of New Delhi Railway Station on Thursday.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)
Union railway minister Piyush Goyal shared images of the revamped design of New Delhi Railway Station on Thursday.(Twitter/@PiyushGoyal)

'Enriched passenger experience': Piyush Goyal on future of New Delhi station 

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:14 AM IST
The station is going to be developed on a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer (DBFOT) model for a concession period of 60 years, a press release issued by Rail Land Development Authority said.
The Railways is gearing up to install 80,000 bio toilets in 2018-19 as the last phase of its lavatory upgradation drive.(Reuters File Photo)
The Railways is gearing up to install 80,000 bio toilets in 2018-19 as the last phase of its lavatory upgradation drive.(Reuters File Photo)

Indian Railways upgrades train toilets but chained mugs are here to stay

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 07:09 AM IST
Toilet mugs are among the items frequently stolen from trains, according to official data.
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