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Northern Railway cancels six trains due to farmers’ protest in Amritsar

Several trains terminated before than their destination to ensure safety of railway property
Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)
Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 12:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent

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

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
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)
Published on Oct 30, 2020 03:50 PM IST
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As Punjab farmers extend rail roko till Sept 29, railways to decide on trains this evening

Buoyed by response in state’s Majha and Malwa belts, rail blockade rolled out in Doaba with farmers protesting on tracks near Jalandhar, Tanda and Mukerian junctions
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee holding a protest on a rail track at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on Sep 26, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi

3 bodies on rail tracks identified: Mother killed herself, children

The 40-year-old woman reportedly suffered from mental health problems and jumped on the tracks with her children, aged nine, seven and three, officials said.
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 40-year-old woman jumped before a train with three of her children on June 17, of which one has survived.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala

Amritsar train tragedy: Magisterial probe gives train driver benefit of doubt

The probe report that was made public by the Punjab Human Rights Organization (PHRO), an NGO, on Saturday, has put light on the role of the loko pilot in 5th section of the report in detail.
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Published on Dec 29, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar

BSF shoots dead Pak intruder near Attari

A BSF spokesperson said the security force personnel spotted a man walking towards gate number 103 at zero line fence through the rail track at Attari
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Published on Oct 17, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent/Anil, Amritsar

Flooded roads, submerged rail tracks: 8 striking photos that capture Mumbai rains

Mumbai rains have wreaked havoc claiming lives and bringing the city to a near halt. Trains, flights and road transport have been hampered and the government has declared a holiday on Tuesday.
A tree that collapsed due to rains, at Tilak Nagar in Mumbai’s Chembur.(Kunal Patil / HT Photo)
A tree that collapsed due to rains, at Tilak Nagar in Mumbai’s Chembur.(Kunal Patil / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

#MumbaiRains: Twitter gets flooded with pictures and videos of the waterlogged city

The rainfall in different parts of Mumbai led to waterlogging, flooding, and traffic congestion.
Tweeple shared videos and images showing the difficulties people faced during and after rainfall in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
Tweeple shared videos and images showing the difficulties people faced during and after rainfall in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 03:27 PM IST
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Tiny slug throws Japan’s high-speed rail service into chaos

The official said he did not know if this set a new precedent but described it as “rare”.
Twenty-six trains were cancelled due to the power outrage caused by a slug (representational image).(Pixaby/@Michel_van_der_Vegt)
Twenty-six trains were cancelled due to the power outrage caused by a slug (representational image).(Pixaby/@Michel_van_der_Vegt)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 11:15 AM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse

Overcrowding at Jogeshwari: Railways shifts local trains

While passenger associations have welcomed the railways’ decision to close the track crossing, they have criticised the authorities for not informing passengers beforehand or providing additional infrastructure.
Two days after Western Railway (WR) shut the track crossing at Jogeshwari station, authorities have been finding it difficult to manage the crowd on platforms 1 and 2 and on the foot overbridges (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Two days after Western Railway (WR) shut the track crossing at Jogeshwari station, authorities have been finding it difficult to manage the crowd on platforms 1 and 2 and on the foot overbridges (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 17, 2019 02:04 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed

Gurugram residents risk lives to cross rail tracks due to damaged passageway

Residents of colonies around Gurugram railway station are compelled to cross the tracks defying risk to their lives, with the only passageway — a set of stairs that lead down the Daulatabad flyover — falling into disrepair.
The set of stairs, on either side of the railway tracks, connects to the Daulatabad flyover, and provide a passageway to commuters. The dilapidated condition of the stairs, however, has made them unsafe for use.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
The set of stairs, on either side of the railway tracks, connects to the Daulatabad flyover, and provide a passageway to commuters. The dilapidated condition of the stairs, however, has made them unsafe for use.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2019 04:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

Three trains cancelled, one diverted as Gujjars continue dharna on rail tracks

The blockade by Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti chief Kirori Singh Bainsla and his supporters began Friday evening and has forced the West Central Railway (CWR) to divert, cancel or partially terminate nearly 200 trains in the last two days.
K S Bainsla along with Gujjar supporters sit on tracks at Malarna railway station to block railway route in Sawai Madhopur on Friday.(HT Photo)
K S Bainsla along with Gujjar supporters sit on tracks at Malarna railway station to block railway route in Sawai Madhopur on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 03:27 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India

Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to Piyush Goyal, seeks high fencing, CCTVs along rail tracks

Navjot Singh Sidhu also offered to take up the matter with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for any help from the state government in this regard.
Navjot Singh Sidhu also offered to take up the matter with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for any help from the state government in this regard.(HT File Photo)
Navjot Singh Sidhu also offered to take up the matter with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for any help from the state government in this regard.(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2018 09:07 PM IST
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Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India

The Amritsar train tragedy was waiting to happen

There are several learnings from this tragedy. Organisers of such events must regulate permission. Events should only be held in grounds that are safe for attendees. The police must ensure proper crowd control and management at large events.
Relatives of a victim the train accident, Shiv Puri cremation ground, Amritsar, October 21, 2018(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Relatives of a victim the train accident, Shiv Puri cremation ground, Amritsar, October 21, 2018(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 07:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Train tragedy: Two families still in dark about their kin

Though the Railway Protection Force (RPF) claim they have identified all the bodies but a migrant labourer is still claiming that his brother was among the Dussehra crowd but he has not found the body yet.
Family members of victims block the accident site in protest on Sunday.(PTI)
Family members of victims block the accident site in protest on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar

Magisterial inquiry to also look into railways’ role in Amritsar train tragedy

Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had also ruled out any statutory inquiry into the incident, saying it was a case of trespass on rail tracks.
Security on high alert as a train passes by after resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal /HT)
Security on high alert as a train passes by after resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal /HT)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 10:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula, Amritsar/jalandhar

Protesters clash with police at Amritsar train accident site

Apart from cancelling 27 trains, the railways also diverted many others to Tarn Taran and Beas to continue their onward journeys while others were short terminated at Jalandhar.
People protest after the Amritsar train accident on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
People protest after the Amritsar train accident on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent

In 25 years, they’ve ferried 11,000 bodies on ‘rickshaw ambulance’

On an average, over 250 bodies are found on the tracks in and around Ludhiana every year. The reasons include suicides and accidents.
The ‘rickshaw ambulance’ pullers in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
The ‘rickshaw ambulance’ pullers in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2018 12:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Hitesh Jain, Ludhiana

Worries for Nepal as bridge collapses in Kolkata

The landlocked country is dependent on Kolkata Port for all its imports through the sea route. Apprehending disruption in movement of goods from the port as a result of the mishap, the consul general of Nepal expressed his concern to the port authorities.
A section of the bridge collapsed on September 4 disrupting an arterial connection between the city of Kolkata and South 24 Parganas district. The Diamond Harbour Road, of which the bridge was a part, is one of the routes which was used by some vehicles going to and coming from Kolkata Dock Complex.(Samir Jana)
A section of the bridge collapsed on September 4 disrupting an arterial connection between the city of Kolkata and South 24 Parganas district. The Diamond Harbour Road, of which the bridge was a part, is one of the routes which was used by some vehicles going to and coming from Kolkata Dock Complex.(Samir Jana)
Published on Sep 06, 2018 02:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents, Kolkata/siliguri

IIT Roorkee develops technology to monitor railway track health

Researchers at IIT Roorkee have developed a technology to inspect train tracks using drones and satellite data to help the Indian Railways with “a fast, accurate and cost-effective way of detecting various anomalies”.
Researchers at IIT Roorkee have developed a technology to inspect train tracks using drones and satellite data to help the Indian Railways with “a fast, accurate and cost-effective way of detecting various anomalies”.(iitr.ac.in)
Researchers at IIT Roorkee have developed a technology to inspect train tracks using drones and satellite data to help the Indian Railways with “a fast, accurate and cost-effective way of detecting various anomalies”.(iitr.ac.in)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 06:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Bengal: Agitators block rail tracks, NH-6 to protest Kathua-Unnao cases

Lakhs of commuters were inconvenienced as the agitation paralysed rail and road movement for over four hours.
Protesters hold a rail-roko to protest the incidents of rape and murder in Kathua and Unnao.(HT Photo)
Protesters hold a rail-roko to protest the incidents of rape and murder in Kathua and Unnao.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Mumbai rail roko: Harrowing morning for commuters; train services limp back to normalcy

Mumbaiites struggled during the morning peak hours on Tuesday as railway apprentices from across India blocked tracks between Matunga and Dadar stations on Central Railway’s main line for 3 hours
Railway traffic affected as ‘rail-roko’ agitation by railway job aspirants, continues at Dadar railway station.(Vijay Anand Gupta/HT Photo)
Railway traffic affected as ‘rail-roko’ agitation by railway job aspirants, continues at Dadar railway station.(Vijay Anand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai
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