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Over 16 percent posts remain vacant in safety category of Indian Railways, reveals govt Data
India

Over 16 percent posts remain vacant in safety category of Indian Railways, reveals govt Data

While investment in safety-related activities in the railways has increased by 57 percent during the last three years, 16 percent of the posts remained vacant in the safety category as of April this year

Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment: UP govt announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased
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Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment: UP govt announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family members of those killed in a train derailment in Chitrakoot district.

Railways working with ISRO for space tech to develop safety mechanisms, says Piyush Goyal
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Railways working with ISRO for space tech to develop safety mechanisms, says Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways along with RailTel are working together to explore use of space technology for safety in railways.

Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailment: Indian Railways rewards drivers who saved lives
India

Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailment: Indian Railways rewards drivers who saved lives

The engine and nine coaches of the train had derailed between Vasind and Asangaon stations in Maharashtra on 29 August following a landslide, the fourth derailment in 10 days

Utkal Express derailment: Accident highlights fractures in railway's hiring procedures, skill management
India

Utkal Express derailment: Accident highlights fractures in railway's hiring procedures, skill management

There are several issues of protocol and governance in India, which can be gleaned from the Utkal Express train accident that occurred on Saturday.

Utkal Express derailment: Survivors recount crash, say death toll could have been higher
India

Utkal Express derailment: Survivors recount crash, say death toll could have been higher

Dazed survivors recounted the horrific Kalinga Utkal Express train disaster in Khatauli, saying the death toll would have been much more but for the timely help rendered by residents of the Uttar Pradesh town.

Utkal Express derailment: Suresh Prabhu asks officials to fix responsibility by end of day
India

Utkal Express derailment: Suresh Prabhu asks officials to fix responsibility by end of day

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu directed officials on Sunday to fix responsibility based on "prima facie evidence by the end of day" into the derailment of Utkal Express

Utkal Express derailment: 10 killed as 14 coaches get derailed in Muzzafarnagar
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Utkal Express derailment: 10 killed as 14 coaches get derailed in Muzzafarnagar

Fourteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near here this evening, officials said.

Railways to go shopping abroad for train wheel sensors to ensure safer travels
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Railways to go shopping abroad for train wheel sensors to ensure safer travels

The system, operational in Western countries, would enable predictive maintenance and reduction in sudden catastrophic failures in coach suspension, roller bearings and track condition.

Patna-Indore Express tragedy: Suresh Prabhu needs to reform, resignation no solution
India

Patna-Indore Express tragedy: Suresh Prabhu needs to reform, resignation no solution

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation after the Patna-Indore Express tragedy is not a worthwhile solution as it will just prove a rhetorical point.

Patna-Indore Express derailment: How technology can help improve the safety of Indian Railways
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Patna-Indore Express derailment: How technology can help improve the safety of Indian Railways

There is a renewed interest in the safety of rail travel in the Indian Railways, following the derailment of the Patna-Indore express.

Patna-Indore Express tragedy: Populism and British Raj tracks hold safety to ransom
India

Patna-Indore Express tragedy: Populism and British Raj tracks hold safety to ransom

A day after the Patna-Indore Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 120 passengers (and counting), condolences have been paid by the top political class of the country, compensation has been announced to the kin of the dead, a postmortem of the accident is being conducted with officials assigned to look into the matter, and life has moved on

Assam-bound train derails due to landslip, no casualties reported
India

Assam-bound train derails due to landslip, no casualties reported

The engine of an Assam-bound train derailed early on Friday near Kanyakumari due to a landslip caused by heavy rains.

Seven coaches of Delhi-Faizabad Express derail near Hapur in Uttar Pradesh
India

Seven coaches of Delhi-Faizabad Express derail near Hapur in Uttar Pradesh

Seven coaches of Delhi-Faizabad Express got derailed near Hapur in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday evening, resulting in injury to some passengers.

Engine of passenger train derails in Chhattisgarh, no injuries reported
India

Engine of passenger train derails in Chhattisgarh, no injuries reported

The engine of a passenger train derailed in a forest pocket of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district but no one injured in the incident.

Virar-Churchgate local train derails between Andheri and Vile Parle; Western Railway services disrupted
Mumbai

Virar-Churchgate local train derails between Andheri and Vile Parle; Western Railway services disrupted

Thousands of commuters were left in the lurch as several coaches of a Western Railway train derailed at around 11 am on Tuesday near Vile Parle station.

PM Modi announces ex-gratia relief or Rs 2 lakh for Madhya Pradesh derailment victims
India

PM Modi announces ex-gratia relief or Rs 2 lakh for Madhya Pradesh derailment victims

PM Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs two lakh for the kin of each of those killed in the twin train derailments in Madhya Pradesh.

'Safety system could have prevented accident': Amtrak train derailed due to overspeeding
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'Safety system could have prevented accident': Amtrak train derailed due to overspeeding

An Amtrak train in Philadelphia was travelling at more than 100 miles per hour, over twice the speed limit, when it entered a curve in the tracks and derailed, killing seven people and injuring more than 200, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

Five dead, 50 injured after New York-bound Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia
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Five dead, 50 injured after New York-bound Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia

Dozens of people were injured on Tuesday after a regional train derailed near Philadelphia, with 10 cars overturned, firefighters said.