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Piyush Goyal met various Members of Parliament (MPs) from Punjab on November 4.(PTI)

Piyush Goyal urges Punjab govt to clear entire Railway network from blockages to resume train services

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Piyush Goyal said, “Met with MPs from Punjab regarding Railway services in the State. Railways are keen to start services for the benefit of farmers, industry, MSMEs, general public and passenger convenience.”
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Mudslide between Belapur and Targhar led to local services on Belapur-Kharkopar line being suspended for the entire day on Wednesday, affecting more than 7,000 commuters who travel on the route.(Hindustan Times)
Mudslide between Belapur and Targhar led to local services on Belapur-Kharkopar line being suspended for the entire day on Wednesday, affecting more than 7,000 commuters who travel on the route.(Hindustan Times)
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GRP officers have also been instructed to keep an eye out for suspicious persons and conduct surprise checks of bags and compartments.(HT Photo)
GRP officers have also been instructed to keep an eye out for suspicious persons and conduct surprise checks of bags and compartments.(HT Photo)

Mumbai is on high alert; security beefed up on local railway network

By Megha Sood | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 12:37 AM IST
Government Railway Police (GRP) stations have been instructed to reassess all security points in their jurisdictions and senior inspectors have begun security checks
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India is targeting complete electrification of its railway network over the next four-five yearsPhoto by Gurpret Singh/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
India is targeting complete electrification of its railway network over the next four-five yearsPhoto by Gurpret Singh/ Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

India to have world’s only completely-electrified large railway network

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 08:01 AM IST
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said over 4,000 km of railway tracks were electrified last year, which would increase to 6,000 km this year
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The Northern Railway, for its part, will enhance accommodation in trains by over 3.88 lakh berths/seats between April and June.(HT File Photo)
The Northern Railway, for its part, will enhance accommodation in trains by over 3.88 lakh berths/seats between April and June.(HT File Photo)

Railways to run 9,600 additional trips this summer, ensure 7 lakh more seats

By Faizan Haidar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 02:34 PM IST
This is being done to compensate for the increase in demand during the holiday season. Over 50% of the train trips will be made in northern India.
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