Twenty seven trains have been cancelled and seven diverted due to the closure of Delhi’s Old Yamuna Bridge. The bridge has been temporarily closed as the water level in Yamuna river has reached the danger mark.
In order to clear extra rush of passengers, 36 special trains will be run between Hyderabad- Kakinada Town, Kacheguda-Kakinada Port, Narsapur-Hyderabad and Hyderabad – Vijayawada .
Railways keymen, who walk 8 km everyday inspecting every crack and every nut and bolt to detect defects on tracks and ensure their repair in time for trains to pass, have pleaded with the railway board to reduce their ‘beat length’ to 3 km, which, they say, will improve safety.
Indian trains are slowing down and it’s bad news for the economy.
The Indian Railways has decided to revamp its antiquated signalling system in phases to enhance safety and increase average speed of trains.
For the convenience of the passengers and to clear the summer vacations rush, Western Railway has decided to augment extra coaches in the following pairs of train on temporary basis.
Passengers on 25 trains can now choose their meals from a pre-loaded menu and pay through credit or debit cards without worrying about being overcharged or having to shell out the exact amount for their food, rail officials have said.
In view of protests by Dalits over the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act, several trains across the country were cancelled on Tuesday. Over 100 passenger and mail train services were affected on Monday too due to the shutdown call by Dalits. The protesters blocked rail and road traffic and resorted to violence in Rajasthan, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
Now, a mathematical formula will be used to optimise the productivity of passenger trains by determining the number of locomotives required for each train, the railways said today.
Concerned over cases of maintenance workers being run over by trains while patrolling the tracks, the Railway Board has now decided to add a personal safety device to their gear, along with their usual boots, gloves, rain coats, winter jackets and tool kit.