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West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

30 Jun 2020

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.

Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

22 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, all passenger trains in India have been canceled till March 31, Indian Railways announced on Sunday.

Rs. 150cr tender floated to produce first 'Make-In-India' metro coach

27 Jan 2019

Rs. 150cr tender floated to produce first 'Make-In-India' metro coach

The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) has floated a Rs. 150 crore tender to buy technology and expertise to produce railways' first 'Make in India' international standard coaches for metro trains by 2021, according to sources.

Fire breaks out in Kolkata Metro; 11 hospitalized

27 Dec 2018

Fire breaks out in Kolkata Metro; 11 hospitalized

On Thursday, metro services in Kolkata were disrupted after smoke was detected on a track.

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

28 Oct 2018

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.

Kolkata: Woman harassed, molested by group of 10; all held

10 Oct 2018

Kolkata: Woman harassed, molested by group of 10; all held

A woman in her early 30s was allegedly molested by a group of 10 at a metro station in the southern part of Kolkata, police said.

India needs safe-and-fast railways, not expensive bullet train: 'Metro Man'

01 Jul 2018

India needs safe-and-fast railways, not expensive bullet train: 'Metro Man'

Last September marked a landmark in India's transportation system: the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the country's first, was launched.

Kolkata Metro: Bomb scare at Rabindra Sadan station

26 May 2018

Kolkata Metro: Bomb scare at Rabindra Sadan station

An "abandoned can" lying near an escalator at Kolkata's Rabindra Sadan station today created a flutter as commuters suspected it to be a bomb which turned out to be a hoax, Metro Railway officials said.

Passengers assault couple for hugging in Kolkata metro, because 'how-can-they'

01 May 2018

Passengers assault couple for hugging in Kolkata metro, because 'how-can-they'

Another incident of moral policing has reiterated the fact that Indians have some sick problem with love and affection.

Kolkata Metro rake stranded inside tunnel due to electrical snag

16 Apr 2018

Kolkata Metro rake stranded inside tunnel due to electrical snag

A rake of Kolkata Metro got stranded partly inside a tunnel following an electrical snag, creating panic among commuters, Metro railway authority said.

How much do metro rides in Indian cities cost?

12 Oct 2017

How much do metro rides in Indian cities cost?

Two days ago, Delhi Metro fares were hiked for the second time in five months. The final result: a 100% hike over the period.

Could 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan be India's next president?

16 Jun 2017

Could 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan be India's next president?

In the lack of confirmation from the BJP, there have been several names doing the rounds as the possible presidential candidate of the NDA.