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A medical worker fills the syringe with the Covid-19 vaccine to inoculate it to elderly people during the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination at a hospital in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Nearly 70,000 frontline railway staff vaccinated, 3.2 lakh waiting for jab

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 07:32 PM IST
  • The national carrier lost 592 railway employees due to Covid-19 while 32,641 railway employees in total were affected.
Farmers blocked rail tracks at Sonipat station in Haryana during their nationwide Rail Roko agitation on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO).
Farmers blocked rail tracks at Sonipat station in Haryana during their nationwide Rail Roko agitation on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO).

No untoward incident amid ‘Rail Roko’, negligible impact on services: Railways

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:38 PM IST
  • The Railways tightened security and deployed additional forces across Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal ahead of the agitation. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) had deployed 20 additional companies, or around 2,000 personnel, across the four states.
Gangal said that foggy conditions might cause the crew to miss signals due to impaired visibility.(Shashi S Kashyap/ HT PHOTO (Representative Image))
Gangal said that foggy conditions might cause the crew to miss signals due to impaired visibility.(Shashi S Kashyap/ HT PHOTO (Representative Image))

Railways installs devices in trains to assist drivers in foggy conditions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 11:33 AM IST
The visibility test object is placed at a distance of 180 metres from the starter and if it is not visible to the station master or the station superintendent, fog conditions are declared.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

No fresh appointments in Railways for ‘khalasi’; post to be filled with regular employees: Order

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:48 AM IST
“The policy for appointment of TADK will henceforth be as under Engagement of fresh face substitute as TADK is discontinued with effect from 6.8.2020,” the order stated.
Manohar Parrikar had opposed the railway line doubling project during the UPA rule at the Centre.(Hindustan Times)
Manohar Parrikar had opposed the railway line doubling project during the UPA rule at the Centre.(Hindustan Times)

Old Parrikar video threatens to derail railway line doubling project in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:35 PM IST
Parrikar’s words have come to haunt Sawant, who has claimed that the doubling of the railway line is in the national interest and is not being done for coal transportation.
Railways is inspecting railway tracks in Punjab to ensure safe and secure resumption of services.(HT Photo/File)
Railways is inspecting railway tracks in Punjab to ensure safe and secure resumption of services.(HT Photo/File)

Safety drill begins as train services to Punjab likely to resume from Monday

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:16 PM IST
Railways is yet to take a decision on the 15-day deadline given by farmers for withdrawal of farm laws before they restart their agitation.
“With adequate safety measures in place, this will greatly enhance passenger convenience, ease of movement and facilitate smooth travel for the people,” Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said in a tweet.(PTI photo)
“With adequate safety measures in place, this will greatly enhance passenger convenience, ease of movement and facilitate smooth travel for the people,” Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said in a tweet.(PTI photo)

Railways to run 696 suburban services in West Bengal from Nov 11

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:52 PM IST
All services had remained suspended since March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The approval to operate these services was given by the Railways after consultations with the state government, officials said.
To start with, the east central railway (ECR) zone has decided to run six pairs of Puja special trains.
To start with, the east central railway (ECR) zone has decided to run six pairs of Puja special trains.

Train services between Bihar-Jharkhand to resume from November 11

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:13 PM IST
Direct flight services between Patna and Ranchi are still in suspension.
Farmers participate in 'Rail Roko' protest over the farm reform bills, at Devi Dass Pura village about 20 km from Amritsar, Punjab, earlier in October.(File photo)
Farmers participate in 'Rail Roko' protest over the farm reform bills, at Devi Dass Pura village about 20 km from Amritsar, Punjab, earlier in October.(File photo)

Trains will resume in Punjab only after blockades along tracks are removed: Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:40 AM IST
A joint team of state government officials and the director general of the Railway Protection Force was reviewing the situation in the state, said railway board chairman and CEO VK Yadav
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
Women passengers stand in the queue at the ticket window at Borivali Railway Station, in Mumbai on Wednesday.(ANI)
Women passengers stand in the queue at the ticket window at Borivali Railway Station, in Mumbai on Wednesday.(ANI)

Mumbai: Women commuters crowd booking office

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Booking counters saw long queues of women commuters as only a limited number of them were open.People took to social networking website Twitter to complain about the crowding
Union minister Prakash Javadekar announces Cabinet decisions on Wednesday.(PTI)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar announces Cabinet decisions on Wednesday.(PTI)

Union Cabinet approves bonus for central government employees, 30 lakh to benefit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The announcement brings cheer among government employees as uncertainty loomed large over bonus announcement this year, owing to Covid-19 pandemic.
At present, a total of 666 mail and express trains are running while all regular trains have been suspended indefinitely in view of the pandemic.(PTI file)
At present, a total of 666 mail and express trains are running while all regular trains have been suspended indefinitely in view of the pandemic.(PTI file)

Railways to run 392 ‘festival special’ trains from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:08 AM IST
These trains will run for 40 days only in addition to the special trains that have been deployed by the national carrier
Electric locos allow heavy freight trains to haul 6,000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 kmph. The trains are planned to be deployed for operations on major freight routes including the Dedicated Freight Corridors.(AFP)
Electric locos allow heavy freight trains to haul 6,000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 kmph. The trains are planned to be deployed for operations on major freight routes including the Dedicated Freight Corridors.(AFP)

Railways gives nod to Alstom for running high speed freight trains in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Electric locos allow heavy freight trains to haul 6,000 tonnes at a top speed of 120 kmph. The trains are planned to be deployed for operations on major freight routes including the Dedicated Freight Corridors
A Indian Railways guard waves the green flag aboard a Jaynagar-Shaheed Express train at the Amritsar Junction in this file photo.(HT Poto/Sameer Sehgal)
A Indian Railways guard waves the green flag aboard a Jaynagar-Shaheed Express train at the Amritsar Junction in this file photo.(HT Poto/Sameer Sehgal)

Indian Railways to run 392 additional trains during festival season: Here’s the full list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Indian Railways will run the 196 pairs of trains during the festival season in addition to those being run already, according to officials.
Officials added that the new AC coaches will be “economical coaches” similar to AC-3 chair car coaches in Humsafar Trains that have a rationalised fare structure.(File photo)
Officials added that the new AC coaches will be “economical coaches” similar to AC-3 chair car coaches in Humsafar Trains that have a rationalised fare structure.(File photo)

Railways to upgrade high speed trains with only special AC coaches

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:55 PM IST
While the identified trains will not have sleeper coaches, the ministry clarified that the mail and express trains will continue to ply with them
A total of 14 Indian firms and one Spanish firm are in the race to run private trains in India. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
A total of 14 Indian firms and one Spanish firm are in the race to run private trains in India. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Railways receive 120 applications from 15 firms for running private trains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:30 PM IST
The railway ministry on July 1 began the formal process of allowing private trains on 109 routes -- a process that aims to, for the first time, to open up one of the government’s most prominent enterprises that has in recent decades been outpaced by the demands of a rapidly growing economy.
A health worker in a PPE kit collects a swab sample from an Indian railways employee for a rapid antigen Covid-19 test at New Delhi Railway Station.(HT PHOTO.)
A health worker in a PPE kit collects a swab sample from an Indian railways employee for a rapid antigen Covid-19 test at New Delhi Railway Station.(HT PHOTO.)

Railways permit cooked food to be sold at stations for the first time since Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:50 PM IST
The national carrier had so far allowed the sale of only packaged food across catering and vending units at stations. Food stalls across platforms had been shut throughout the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25.
The special trains between October 15 and November 30 will cater to passengers during the holiday season.(HT ILE PHOTO)
The special trains between October 15 and November 30 will cater to passengers during the holiday season.(HT ILE PHOTO)

Railways to start 200 additional trains during holiday season: Rly Board CEO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 09:26 PM IST
At present around 310 special trains are plying since the lockdown was announced while regular trains remain suspended indefinitely.
The Centre had told the Supreme Court on September 14 that they were working in tandem with the Delhi government are in the process of making a decision with regard to clearing of 48,000 slums situated adjacent to railway tracks in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The Centre had told the Supreme Court on September 14 that they were working in tandem with the Delhi government are in the process of making a decision with regard to clearing of 48,000 slums situated adjacent to railway tracks in Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Slum dwellers stage protest, want to be added to consultative process

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 07:15 AM IST
The Supreme Court, on August 31, had directed the Railways to remove nearly 48,000 slums situated close to the safety zone of the tracks within three months. All courts were restrained from ordering a stay on their eviction. Hindustan Times was the first to report on the Supreme Court order on September 3.
Prior to the August 31 order, Railways submitted an affidavit in Court stating that in dealing with garbage, solid waste and plastic waste, a major hindrance was the “predominant presence of jhuggis along 140 kilometre route length of track in the region of National Capital Territory of Delhi.” Photo for representational purposes only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Prior to the August 31 order, Railways submitted an affidavit in Court stating that in dealing with garbage, solid waste and plastic waste, a major hindrance was the “predominant presence of jhuggis along 140 kilometre route length of track in the region of National Capital Territory of Delhi.” Photo for representational purposes only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi slum eviction: 11 slum dwellers file plea to join proceedings in Supreme Court case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 05:07 PM IST
This application follows of a separate plea filed by senior Congress leader Ajay Maken in the Supreme Court demanding alternate housing for the slum dwellers
Ajay Maken.(ANI)
Ajay Maken.(ANI)

Delhi slum demolition: Don’t evict dwellers without alternative housing, Maken appeals to SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 06:40 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s order barred any court in Delhi from issuing a stay on the eviction proceedings after Railways complained of political interference in the past over the removal of slums
Chennai: Workers load sacks of rice grain onto trucks from a goods train, in Chennai, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI06-09-2020_000130A)(PTI)
Chennai: Workers load sacks of rice grain onto trucks from a goods train, in Chennai, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI06-09-2020_000130A)(PTI)

Indian Railways registers jump in freight loading, earnings from last September

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:17 AM IST
The Railways said there has been a rise of 10.41% and Rs 129.68 crore in freight loading and earnings respectively from the same period last year.
The Railways have currently suspended all regular passenger trains indefinitely. Regular trains have remained suspended since March 22. Earlier in June the ministry had said passenger trains, including express and suburban services that were earlier suspended till June 30, will not operate till August 12.(HT PHOTO.)
The Railways have currently suspended all regular passenger trains indefinitely. Regular trains have remained suspended since March 22. Earlier in June the ministry had said passenger trains, including express and suburban services that were earlier suspended till June 30, will not operate till August 12.(HT PHOTO.)

Railways to run 80 special trains from Sept 12, will add more where occupancy is high

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 08:43 PM IST
The reservation for the special trains will begin from September 10, the ministry said. The government will also deploy ‘clone trains’ on routes where the occupancy is more depending on the waitlist for the trains.
The northern railway-run Indian Parliament usually dishes out sumptuous menu of 48 items at subsidised prices in the Parliament canteens. However, now only food packets will be served during the monsoon session.(HT photo)
The northern railway-run Indian Parliament usually dishes out sumptuous menu of 48 items at subsidised prices in the Parliament canteens. However, now only food packets will be served during the monsoon session.(HT photo)

Monsoon session of Parliament: Packed food may be served at House canteen

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Only food packets are likely to be served and the thalis or wide-ranging ala carte dishes might be off the menu for this extraordinary session due to safety reasons
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

DU exams: HC asks Railways to try availing seats for persons with disability in emergency quota

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 07:47 PM IST
DU exams: A division bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad directed that the students can book waitlist tickets and inform the Railways about the same two days in advance to ensure that they get it confirmed.
Private players will be given full freedom to decide the fare for the passengers and will be given the option of either purchasing the trains or leasing them in terms of procurement. (Photo @RailMinIndia)
Private players will be given full freedom to decide the fare for the passengers and will be given the option of either purchasing the trains or leasing them in terms of procurement. (Photo @RailMinIndia)

Surveillance system, Braille signs, speed of 160 kmph in private trains’ draft proposal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 09:17 PM IST
Emergency talk-back option will be provided in the coach. Once pressed, it shall be possible for the passenger to communicate with the train driver or guard.
The ministry said railways will initiate strict against the agency.(File photo)
The ministry said railways will initiate strict against the agency.(File photo)

Railways to take action against agency issuing false recruitment advertisement

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 05:57 PM IST
The advertisement printed in a prominent newspaper said the Railways was seeking applications for 5,285 posts in eight categories.
Recruitment notice claiming to fill 5285 vacancies in Indian Railways is fake.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Recruitment notice claiming to fill 5285 vacancies in Indian Railways is fake.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Recruitment notice in our name to fill 5285 vacancies is fake: Ministry of Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 01:54 PM IST
The Ministry of Railways has urged the public to beware of this fake recruitment notice circulated in its name by an organization named “Avestran Infotech”.
Indian Railways.(REUTERS)
Indian Railways.(REUTERS)

Railways closes ‘Dak Messengers’ in bid to cut costs

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 05:50 AM IST
The order issued on Friday states the railway board, zones and PSUs will only communicate via video conferencing adding that practice of using Dak Messengers should be stopped immediately.
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