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Loco pilot’s prompt action saves three elephants crossing tracks in West Bengal; Piyush Goyal shares viral clip
India

Loco pilot’s prompt action saves three elephants crossing tracks in West Bengal; Piyush Goyal shares viral clip

Since being shared, the video has received nearly 9,000 likes and more than 1,000 re-tweets. Several people took to the comment section to praise the loco pilot

Over 80,000 passengers have booked tickets worth Rs 16 crore for special trains so far, says Indian Railways
India

Over 80,000 passengers have booked tickets worth Rs 16 crore for special trains so far, says Indian Railways

Over 80,000 passengers have booked tickets worth over Rs 16 crore on the special trains so far, the Indian Railways said on Tuesday, hours before the first such train is scheduled to depart from the New Delhi station for Bilaspur in Madhya Pradesh.

Indian Railways to resume passenger services; will run 15 special trains starting 12 May: Full list of trains and their timings
India

Indian Railways to resume passenger services; will run 15 special trains starting 12 May: Full list of trains and their timings

As per the Ministry of Railways, these services shall be in addition to the Shramik specials for transporting stranded migrants which started from 1 May.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways to refund Rs 1,490 cr for cancellation of 94 lakh ticket bookings
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways to refund Rs 1,490 cr for cancellation of 94 lakh ticket bookings

Indian Railways will forgo around Rs 1,490 crore in revenue as it is refunding the amount towards cancellation of a whopping 94 lakh ticket bookings made by passengers prior to the imposition of the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways offer full refund for trains cancelled till 3 May and for advance bookings
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways offer full refund for trains cancelled till 3 May and for advance bookings

The Indian Railways on Tuesday said full refund would automatically be provided to its online customers for trains cancelled up to 3 May, while those who have booked at the counters can take refund till 31 July

Coronavirus Outbreak: Western Railway suffers Rs 178-cr loss due to lockdown till 29 March
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Western Railway suffers Rs 178-cr loss due to lockdown till 29 March

Train cancellations on account of the lockdown for the novel coronavirus outbreak has led to losses of close to Rs 180 crore, Western Railway said on Monday

Don't cancel train tickets booked online, you will get refund automatically: IRCTC to Passengers
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Don't cancel train tickets booked online, you will get refund automatically: IRCTC to Passengers

The IRCTC has asked people not to cancel the tickets they have booked online for those trains that have been cancelled and assured them that they will get a full refund automatically

Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor charged by railway court for pulling train emergency chain during film shoot in 1997
Entertainment

Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor charged by railway court for pulling train emergency chain during film shoot in 1997

Sunny Deol and Karisma Kapoor were accused of illegally pulling the chain of train 2413-A Uplink Express, which led to its delay by 25 minutes.

Firstpost Explains: Here's how to check your confirmed train reservation status using your PNR number
India

Firstpost Explains: Here's how to check your confirmed train reservation status using your PNR number

PNR (Passenger Name Record) is a unique 10-digit number provided against every booked train ticket by the Indian Railways

Bengaluru's Majestic bus station: A portal into the city, with its own stories
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Bengaluru's Majestic bus station: A portal into the city, with its own stories

Bengaluru city's Kempegowda Bus Station, known locally as Majestic, is 50 years old, celebrating its Golden Jubilee on 2 June. it is a hub for transport, the city's central bus stand, and a place that contains innumerable stories.

Vande Bharat Express damaged once again after miscreants throw stones at driver’s screen, windows in UP's Achalda
India

Vande Bharat Express damaged once again after miscreants throw stones at driver’s screen, windows in UP's Achalda

The main driver's screen and some side windows of the Vande Bharat Express were damaged when the train was hit by stones during its Varanasi-New Delhi journey

Rahul Gandhi insulted India's intelligence and hard-working railway engineers: Piyush Goyal
Politics

Rahul Gandhi insulted India's intelligence and hard-working railway engineers: Piyush Goyal

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi over his dig at the Make in India programme after Vande Bharat train experienced trouble during its initial run, Union minister Piyush Goyal said the Congress president has insulted India's intelligence and hardwork by mocking the initiative.

Narendra Modi to flag off Train 18 from Delhi to Varanasi on 29 Dec: India's fastest will replace Shatabdi
India

Narendra Modi to flag off Train 18 from Delhi to Varanasi on 29 Dec: India's fastest will replace Shatabdi

Train 18, the fastest train from railways' stable, will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29 December likely from his constituency Varanasi, sources said on Wednesday.

Engine-less Train 18 crosses 180 kmph mark at trial, likely to be launched on 25 December; all you need to know
India

Engine-less Train 18 crosses 180 kmph mark at trial, likely to be launched on 25 December; all you need to know

Since the input cost of the Rs 100-crore train is high, the fare structure will also be higher than the normal fare. However, the official added that the decision on its launch date and fare are yet to be taken as the trial is not yet complete.

Train 18 is India's fastest: Country's first engine-less train crosses 180 kmph speed limit during trial run
India

Train 18 is India's fastest: Country's first engine-less train crosses 180 kmph speed limit during trial run

India's first locomotive-less train or Train 18 on Sunday breached the 180 kmph speed limit during a test run, a top official said. In the process, the Rs 100 crore indigenously designed train has become the country's fastest train.

Two killed, five injured after being hit by train at Mathura station; railway officials told to pay compensation
India

Two killed, five injured after being hit by train at Mathura station; railway officials told to pay compensation

The victims, while trying to board the Delhi-Agra Intercity Express at Mathura's Kosi Kalan station, were run over by the Chattisgarh Sampark Kranti Express

FIFA World Cup 2018: For ardent fans, Russia’s free trains become melting pot of cultures and home on wheels
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2018: For ardent fans, Russia’s free trains become melting pot of cultures and home on wheels

From Russia’s capital to the far-off enclave of Kaliningrad, from Rostov-on-Don to Volgograd across the southern steppe, the railways have become a melting pot of cultures.

Piyush Goyal rules out privatisation of Indian Railways, says no such proposal in pipeline
India

Piyush Goyal rules out privatisation of Indian Railways, says no such proposal in pipeline

There are no plans to privatise Indian Railways, Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said on Monday.

Train in Odisha travels 10 km without engine: Seven railway staff suspended, high-level probe ordered in aftermath of incident
India

Train in Odisha travels 10 km without engine: Seven railway staff suspended, high-level probe ordered in aftermath of incident

Seven railway staff were suspended in connection with the lapses that led to the coaches of an Express train to travel a few kilometres without engine in Odisha.

Online ticketing website IRCTC to gets its own payment gateway within a few weeks: Report
News & Analysis

Online ticketing website IRCTC to gets its own payment gateway within a few weeks: Report

Payment websites which are used to book tickets such as Razorpay, Mobikwik and Paytm share revenues with IRCTC after paying an initial licensing fees.