Railway Protection Force: News

01 Aug 2023


Train shooting: Accused RPF cop's colleague recounts horrific incident

Chetan Singh, a Railway Protection Force (RFP) constable—accused of shooting dead his senior and three passengers aboard a Jaipur-Mumbai train—was allegedly unwell and probably opened fire out of anger.

31 Jul 2023


4 shot dead by RPF constable on Jaipur-Mumbai train, arrested

Four individuals were reportedly shot dead by a Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel on a moving train near the Palghar Railway Station, Maharashtra, on Monday.

06 Apr 2023


Stones pelted at Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Vande Bharat train for 3rd time

In yet another act of vandalism, stones were hurled at the Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express on Wednesday.

20 Mar 2023


Bihar: Porn clip plays at Patna railway station TV screens

In what can only be described as an absolutely bizarre incident in Bihar, hundreds of passengers were left baffled after an adult film started playing on the TV screens installed at the Patna railway station for three minutes instead of advertisements.

14 Mar 2023


Bengaluru: Woman's body found in a drum at railway station 

An unidentified woman's body was allegedly found in a plastic storage drum at Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal (SMVT) railway station in Bengaluru on Monday, reported Indian Express.

03 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Railway constable arrested for molesting Swiss woman onboard Tejas Express

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable has been arrested for allegedly molesting a Swiss woman onboard a train in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place on the Tejas Express, going from Delhi to Lucknow.

27 Jul 2019


#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

The incessant rains in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra not just threw normal life out of gear, but also spelled insurmountable troubles for the 700 passengers who were aboard the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express.

05 Jul 2019


Mother's breakfast not finished, man pulls train's emergency chain, arrested

In a bizarre incident, a 32-year-old man was arrested for pulling the emergency chain of a train to enable his mother finish her breakfast.

02 Jun 2019


Gujarat: Train hawker, who mocks politicians, arrested

If you have been active on social media, you must have come across a video featuring a train hawker.

28 Apr 2019


Woman delivers baby boy at 'One Rupee Clinic' in Thane

On Saturday, a 20-year-old woman, Pooja Chauhan, gave birth to a baby boy in 'One Rupee Clinic' at Thane railway station.

20 Feb 2019

Indian Railways

Indian Railways plans to curb illegal ticket booking, train thefts

There have been countless reports of train robberies and thefts, especially on luxury trains, bound for long routes.

06 Jan 2019


Railways to introduce airport-like security at train stations: Details here

The Indian Railways is planning to ramp up security at train stations, and the plan is to make them akin to airports.

24 Dec 2018


UP: Mob, upset with delay, pelts stones at Shatabdi Express

On Sunday, passengers aboard the Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express experienced an untoward incident after stones were pelted at the train near Rura Railway halt in Kanpur dehat.

23 Nov 2018


#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Probe gives clean-chit to Railways, blames people's negligence

The negligence of people led to the train tragedy in Amritsar on Dusshera that killed 61, an inquiry by the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) SK Pathak has concluded.

22 Nov 2018

Indian Railways

Railways to use AI for crowd control during Kumbh-Mela 2019

Apart from deploying 800 special trains for pilgrims, the Indian Railways is planning to use future-forward technology, including AI, for crowd management in next year's Kumbh Mela.

09 Nov 2018


Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire

Train traffic was hit in Maharashtra after two wagons of a goods train caught fire in Dahanu of Palghar district on Thursday night.

10 Oct 2018


Mumbai: IBM techie dies while boarding a local train

A software engineer, working with IBM, was crushed under a Mumbai local train after he lost his balance while boarding it.

30 Sep 2018

Rescue Operation

RPF rescues over 30 children per day from railway premises

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued more than 30 children per day between January 2017 and August 2018, compared to less than 20 a day in three immediate years before 2017.

23 Sep 2018

Indian Railways

RPF proposes 3-year jail term for eve-teasing aboard trains

Eve-teasing and harassing a woman on board a train could soon lead to a jail term of three years for the offender, according to a set of new provisions proposed by RPF for inclusion in Railway Act.

09 Sep 2018


Nashik: Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train, 3 held

Gold worth over Rs. 23 lakh, smuggled in from UAE and being transported in a train, was seized at Igatpuri railway station near Nashik in Maharashtra on Saturday and three persons were arrested in this connection.

09 Aug 2018


How Google helped this Mumbai woman find her stolen smartphone

With quick thinking and some help from Google, a Mumbai woman managed to nab the man who had stolen her phone.

31 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Man's suicide attempt on rail-track averted by commuters, jawan

A man, apparently troubled by some family problems, lied down on a railway track in Mumbai, allegedly to commit suicide, but his attempt was foiled by the alert commuters and a security force jawan.

26 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul

A worker on duty near railway tracks in Mumbai died, with a rail union alleging that he was hit by a commuter, a charge denied by the police.

19 Jul 2018


70,000 candidates to get second chance for Railways recruitment exam

Railways has decided to give a second chance to 70,000 candidates, whose job applications were rejected due to faulty upload of photos.

14 Jun 2018


Maharashtra students have a chapter on a railway-cop. Here's why

Maharashtra Board has dedicated a chapter to one 'Rekha Mishra.' Wondering why?

02 Jun 2018


Theft cases across Northern-Railway zone decrease by 50% in 2018

The number of theft cases across the Northern Railway zone reduced to 105 in 2018 (up to April) as compared to 211 cases in the corresponding period in 2017, according to the Railways.

24 May 2018


People stealing blankets, ceiling-fans, showers, even train tracks from Railways!

Indians have this annoying tendency to nick stuff from public places. Last year, some journalists embarrassed the country by stealing silverware from a London hotel during an official trip!

02 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

SC/ST dilution: Delhi's train services disrupted, protesters squat on tracks

Protesters squatted on tracks in several places outside Delhi, stopping trains, including the Dehradun Express and the Ranchi Rajdhani, to enforce an all India shutdown against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said on Monday.

20 Mar 2018


Mumbai: 11 cops injured in stone-pelting by students; 2 arrested

As many as 11 personnel of the Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) suffered injuries in stone pelting today by the agitating students demanding jobs in railways.

20 Mar 2018

Konkan Railway

Man gets Rs. 1.65L compensation for belongings stolen in train

A Thane Consumer Court has ordered the Konkan Railway Corporation to pay a compensation of Rs. 1.65 lakh to a passenger for theft of his belongings during a train journey.

24 Jan 2018


Railways to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras in 11,000 trains

The government is expected to set aside Rs. 3,000 crore in Budget 2018 for the Indian Railways for purchasing 12 lakh CCTV cameras to improve passenger security and provide a more secure travel experience.

06 Nov 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Her presence of mind saved Bhopal gang-rape victim. Here's how

Debating whether to kill her or hold her captive for ransom, her rapists finally asked her about her parents. Despite both of them in the police, she said her mother was a tailor and father a daily wager. Thinking she was poor, they left.

08 Aug 2017


Bombay HC refuses to regularize height limit for Dahi Handi

Bombay HC overruled SC's order and removed 20-feet height cap for human pyramids as well as reduced age limit of participants from 18 to 14 years for Dahi Handi celebrations.

Sourav Ganguly fights over train berth

Former Indian captain and a member of BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee, Sourav Ganguly found himself in trouble as he boarded a train for the first time since 2001.

06 Mar 2017


TV anchor complained about SpiceJet, alleges being threatened

TV-anchor Karan Ambardar alleged that he and his wife were "forcefully" made to wait on the Mumbai's airport aerobridge for more than an hour, after he complained about the quality of food in the flight.

21 Feb 2017


300 "prying" CCTV cameras in IIT-B classrooms, hostel common rooms

300 security cameras across the IIT-Bombay campus have baffled faculty, many of whom perceive it as "prying".

16 Feb 2017


Work on Metro-III draws ire over tree felling, noise pollution

Work on Metro-III has come under fire, with residents of Cuffe Parade registering protest against the felling of trees and MMRDA's proposal of continuing work 24x7.