In an era of e-books, there is good news for all book lovers who are travelling in long-distance trains.
A total of 55,369 cases of theft and 1,570 robberies took place inside running trains in the last three and a half years, officials said on Sunday.
Red tapeism is delaying arrival of more air conditioned trains into Mumbai.
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.