Eastern Railway: News

24 Jun 2021

West Bengal

Commuters block railway tracks in West Bengal

A section of commuters blocked railway tracks at several stations in West Bengal for about three hours on Thursday, demanding they be allowed to board staff special trains, amid the current COVID-19 restrictions, police said.

20 Apr 2021

West Bengal

WB: 90 suburban train drivers, guards contract coronavirus, services hit

Eastern Railway on Tuesday said that it has so far canceled 56 local trains in the Sealdah Division after around 90 drivers and guards tested positive for COVID-19.

09 Mar 2021


Kolkata fire: Doctors mull DNA test to identify some bodies

The bodies of some of the nine people who were killed in the fire at a multi-storeyed building in Kolkata's Strand Road area are so badly burnt that they could not be identified, following which doctors are mulling DNA tests to ascertain their identity, officials said on Tuesday.

31 Dec 2019

West Bengal

Indian Railways to make anti-CAA protesters pay Rs. 80 crore

Indian Railways isn't letting the vandals, who destroyed its property while protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), go unpunished and plans to make them pay, quite literally.

28 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Railways to spend Rs. 20,000cr towards rolling stock in 2019-20

The Railways would spend an amount of Rs. 20,000 crore towards augmenting rolling stock during 2019-20, an official said Sunday.

26 Sep 2018

West Bengal

WB: BJP calls for 12-hour bandh over students' killing

Train services were disrupted for a few minutes at some stations in West Bengal during a 12-hour bandh called by the BJP today to protest the killing of two students in a clash in North Dinajpur district, Railway officials said.

03 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Train delays will cost Railway officials their promotions: Piyush Goyal

In what should come as a relief to railway passengers frustrated by delays in services, trains are now likely to run on time as any deviation from the schedule will cost railway officials their promotions.

20 Dec 2017


Naxals attack Bihar railway station, abduct two officials

Naxals attacked Bihar's Masudan Railway Station yesterday night, vandalized the premises and abducted two railway officials including the assistant station master, ANI reported.

13 Dec 2016

Mamata Banerjee

Letter demands Rs.50 crore from Eastern Railway; threatens CM Banerjee

A letter reached the Eastern Railway headquarter demanding Rs.50 crores.