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The Haldibari-Chilahati rail link between India and Bangladesh was operational till 1965, and was part of the Broad Gauge main route from Kolkata to Siliguri during the Partition. (Ministry of Railways/PIB)

India, Bangladesh resume freight train operation via Haldibari-Chilahati route

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 11:16 PM IST
Around 20 freight trains are expected through the railway link between India and Bangladesh every month.
Trains parked at Howrah station. (File Photo)
Trains parked at Howrah station. (File Photo)

5 pairs of trains cancelled due to waterlogging at Howrah station. Details here

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Making the announcement from its official handle on Twitter, the East Central Railway provided a list of trains that have been cancelled from the Howrah Station due to the inundation.
The railway police have also vowed to work in tandem for this initiative. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The railway police have also vowed to work in tandem for this initiative. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Karnataka cops launch initiative to combat theft, harassment in train coaches

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Railway police official would educate the staffers on how to keep the railway stations and trains safe from nuisance mongers and thefts.
The Gandhinagar railway station’s external facade will feature state-of-the-art lighting themes with a wide selection of 32 themes to choose from
The Gandhinagar railway station’s external facade will feature state-of-the-art lighting themes with a wide selection of 32 themes to choose from

Gandhinagar Railway Station: 5-star hotel, green building

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • The redeveloped Gandhinagar Railway station has been designed to be disabled-friendly
The Gandhinagar railway station is now set to house world-class amenities at par with modern airports
The Gandhinagar railway station is now set to house world-class amenities at par with modern airports

PM Modi to inaugurate major railway projects in Gujarat today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • PM Modi will also be inaugurating the Aquatics and Robotics Gallery, and Nature Park in Gujarat Science City
RRB NTPC exam details to be released next week: 10 points for candidates
RRB NTPC exam details to be released next week: 10 points for candidates

RRB NTPC exam details to be released next week: Important points for candidates

UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2021 12:03 PM IST
  • The RRB NTPC exam will be held from July 23 for close to 2.78 lakh candidates. This is the last phase of the first level exam for selection to non-technical popular categories (NTPC) in the Indian Railways.
Along with the weekly trains, a bunch of other special train services is also beginning from today i.e. Monday, June 21, 2021. (File Photo)
Along with the weekly trains, a bunch of other special train services is also beginning from today i.e. Monday, June 21, 2021. (File Photo)

Indian Railways to get 50 special trains back on track from today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2021 11:15 AM IST
Earlier, this week, Union railways minister Piyush Goyal had revealed a list of trains that are going to be back on track from today, and then more which will resume services later this week and onwards.
Indian Railways(HT File)
Indian Railways(HT File)

Indian Railways offering 5% discount on booking tickets. Here's how to avail

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 01:31 PM IST
  • Rail passengers can now avail of this discount by booking tickets across counters and not by booking tickets online.
"Serious discontent” is brewing amongst railway employees on not being given the due recognition of a frontline worker despite serving the nation during its crisis period(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
"Serious discontent” is brewing amongst railway employees on not being given the due recognition of a frontline worker despite serving the nation during its crisis period(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Railway employees demand ‘frontline worker’ status, priority vaccination

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 07:58 PM IST
  • "Responding to a clarion call given by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF), railwaymen across the country demanded, through a Twitter Campaign, the status of 'Frontline Workers' for them..." All India Railwaymen's Federation said in a statement.
A Covid-19 patient lies outside a hospital in New Delhi. (REUTERS)
A Covid-19 patient lies outside a hospital in New Delhi. (REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Apollo hospital vandalised after Covid-19 patient dies

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
IIT Guwahati collaborates with NEF Railways to improve operations, maintenance(Agencies)
IIT Guwahati collaborates with NEF Railways to improve operations, maintenance(Agencies)

IIT Guwahati collaborates with NEF Railways to improve operations, maintenance

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, (IITG) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on research projects aiming at improving maintenance and operations of train running in the region and other fields, an official said on Monday.
Passengers wait at the station as they arrive to board the train for their hometown amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, at Anand Vihar Railway Station in New Delhi.(ANI)
Passengers wait at the station as they arrive to board the train for their hometown amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, at Anand Vihar Railway Station in New Delhi.(ANI)

Covid-19 spike: Railways stops sale of platform tickets at Delhi stations

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:49 PM IST
  • “Due to surge in Covid-19 cases, Delhi Division of Northern Railway has decided to stop the sale of platform tickets with immediate effect till further orders to regulate the entry of passengers at platforms and station premises,” DRM Delhi zone tweeted.
Over the past week the railways have planned 69 additional ‘summer special trains’ to cater to the rush being reported across stations.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Over the past week the railways have planned 69 additional ‘summer special trains’ to cater to the rush being reported across stations.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Railways says trains won’t stop, announces 4 specials

By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 01:11 AM IST
The railway ministry on Monday reiterated that there is no crowding at stations in Delhi amid reports of migrants rushing to the stations after the announcement of the week-long curfew in New Delhi.
The portal enables contractors of different units of the Railways to register themselves on the e-application and subsequently add work orders issued by different Railway units to them.(Gurpreet Singh/HT file photo)
The portal enables contractors of different units of the Railways to register themselves on the e-application and subsequently add work orders issued by different Railway units to them.(Gurpreet Singh/HT file photo)

Railway portal for contract workers helped disburse over 3,459 crore

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:19 PM IST
All PSUs working under the Ministry of Railways are also using this e-application.
The luxuries of the Economy AC 3-tier coaches include personalised reading lights, AC vents, USB points, mobile charging points, improved ladder to climb to the upper berth and snack tables next to the aisle berths.
The luxuries of the Economy AC 3-tier coaches include personalised reading lights, AC vents, USB points, mobile charging points, improved ladder to climb to the upper berth and snack tables next to the aisle berths.

Indian Railways completes trials of new Economy AC 3-tier coach at 180 kmph

Edited by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:40 AM IST
On Monday, Indian Railways tweeted a video of the coach being tested at 180 kmph on the Kota - Sawai Madhopur section.
Farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws in Vallah, near Amritsar, on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws in Vallah, near Amritsar, on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Rail roko: Farmers lay siege to railway tracks in Punjab, trains halted

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Security has been tightened at railway stations across the country with special focus on Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off several rail projects on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off several rail projects on Sunday.

'When I used to take narrow gauge line': PM Modi flags off trains to Kevadia

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:38 PM IST
"This is probably for the first time in the history of railways that so many trains from different locations of the country get flagged off to the same destination," PM Modi said.
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.
Charred remains of a boggie of a train set on fire by protestors agitating against NRC and CAB in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on December 13.(PTI Photo/File)
Charred remains of a boggie of a train set on fire by protestors agitating against NRC and CAB in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on December 13.(PTI Photo/File)

Railways property worth Rs 90 crore damaged in anti-CAA protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 11:30 PM IST
West Bengal has been the worst affected because the Eastern Railways largely falls in the state, the total loss for ER alone has been Rs 72.19 crore said RPF DG Arun Kumar.
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