Expressing grief over the train accident in Punjab, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has questioned the level of preparedness for the public event near railway tracks.
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha Saturday ruled out any punitive action against the driver of the train that mowed down Dussehra revellers in Amritsar, saying there was no negligence on the part of the national transporter.
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), which handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian Railways, grants no refund on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets/duplicate Tatkal tickets except in case of certain circumstances.
The railways cancelled 37 trains and diverted 16 trains on Saturday, a day after Dussehrarevellers were mowed down by a train while they were watching the burning of a Ravan effigy while standing on the tracks near Amritsar, officials said.
Watch: Amritsar train accident: Railways not responsible for the tragedy, says Railway Board Chairman
Indian Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani reacted on Amritsar train mishap. He said that railway department is not responsible for the dreadful incident. He said, it would be wrong to say that the Railways
“Saloons are the trappings of a colonial mindset with no place in modern India,” said Goyal. Earlier, saloon coaches were reserved only for railway officials. A coach usually comprises two bedrooms, a lounge, pantry, toilet, and a kitchen.
Namma Metro recorded its highest daily ridership at 4.49 lakh on Wednesday (17 October). The previous highest ridership record was 4.36 lakh recorded on 9 September, reports Deccan Herald.
The rail link between Manali and Leh, which is proposed at the height of 5,360 meters, will be the world highest once built. India’s first railway station inside a tunnel will come up in Himachal Pradesh.
Indian Railways is moving fast to connect Ladakh with New Delhi through rail lines with it work on the strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh broad-gauge rail line. The final location survey of the first phase is complete now.
Rajdhani Express derailment: 2 coaches of Delhi-bound train derail after hit by the truck in Madhya Pradesh
Two coaches of a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express derailed in Madhya Pradesh this morning after it was hit by a truck near Thandla in Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place at around 6.44 AM