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Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 107 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health.

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

05 Aug 2019

Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt

Even as Mumbaikars witnessed a respite from the torrential rains on Monday morning, schools and colleges were ordered shut in the city.

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

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.

Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

15 Mar 2019

Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

Mumbai local rail network is considered an essential lifeline of the city.

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

22 Jan 2019

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

The Indian Railways recently launched a third Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi that was flagged off by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on 19 January.

Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

18 Dec 2018

Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

In the run up to the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi had promised that every person in the country would receive Rs. 15 lakh if Indians' black money stored in offshore accounts was recovered.

Mumbai to Goa, Nagpur to get 50 winter special trains

10 Dec 2018

Mumbai to Goa, Nagpur to get 50 winter special trains

Central Railway (CR) will run 50 winter special trains from Mumbai to Karmali, Nagpur, Ajni, and Thivim between December 17 and January 8 next year to clear passenger rush.

Mumbai-Thane skywalk to benefit 25,000 commuters every day

29 Nov 2018

Mumbai-Thane skywalk to benefit 25,000 commuters every day

If everything goes as planned, by next March, there will be a 605 meters long and 145 meters wide skywalk connecting Mumbai with its equally bustling neighbor, Thane, across a creek.

Rs. 65,000cr set aside for Mumbai suburban rail revamp: Goyal

11 Nov 2018

Rs. 65,000cr set aside for Mumbai suburban rail revamp: Goyal

Up to Rs. 65,000 crore has been approved for a host of rail infrastructure projects on the suburban network in Mumbai and its surrounding areas, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

Amitabh Bachchan appeals rail commuters to travel safe. Watch video

25 Oct 2018

Amitabh Bachchan appeals rail commuters to travel safe. Watch video

The Central Railway has roped in Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan to spread the message of safe train travel.

Central Railway holds 1-day meet on Govt e-Marketplace

12 Oct 2018

Central Railway holds 1-day meet on Govt e-Marketplace

The Central Railway held a one-day meeting on the national mission on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to get more sellers and buyers on board, an official said today.

Mumbai: Train hits dead end at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus platform

08 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Train hits dead end at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus platform

The engine of the Mumbai-bound Pawan Express hit the dead end of a platform at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai early today.

Pune: Hoarding-frame collapses, man killed right after immersing wife's ashes

06 Oct 2018

Pune: Hoarding-frame collapses, man killed right after immersing wife's ashes

A 40-year-old man, who was returning home after immersing his wife's ashes, was among the four people killed when a hoarding in railway station premises fell on vehicles on the adjoining road in Pune today.

Indian Railways lost Rs. 4,000cr over stolen linen, bed sheets

05 Oct 2018

Indian Railways lost Rs. 4,000cr over stolen linen, bed sheets

Linen and other items worth Rs. 2.5cr were stolen by passengers in trains run by the Western Railway in the last fiscal, an official said.

Mumbai: Safety on trains in your hands, courtesy an app

02 Sep 2018

Mumbai: Safety on trains in your hands, courtesy an app

Come October, and the Central Railway (CR) will roll out a mobile application to cater to safety-related problems in the local or outstation trains.

New vibrant, nature-themed look for Mumbai local coaches

02 Sep 2018

New vibrant, nature-themed look for Mumbai local coaches

After the Bihar-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express, it's now the turn of the local trains in Mumbai to undergo a makeover.

Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways

07 Aug 2018

Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways

A week ago, the Railways launched a number where people can send their complaints on WhatsApp.

Mumbai: Vine snake rests around ceiling fan in Mumbai local

02 Aug 2018

Mumbai: Vine snake rests around ceiling fan in Mumbai local

Passengers of a Mumbai suburban train were left shocked after they spotted a snake coiled around the ceiling fan of a first-class coach today morning.

Lower Parel ROB closed: Chaos, crowd as common people inconvenienced

24 Jul 2018

Lower Parel ROB closed: Chaos, crowd as common people inconvenienced

Agreeing to the suggestions put forth by an expert committee of IIT-Bombay, BMC and Western Railway, the pivotal Delise Bridge or Lower Parel ROB in Mumbai was closed down for repairs today morning.

Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended

10 Jul 2018

Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended

As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai this morning, several services were suspended, including the city's famous dabba service and the AC locals.

Heavy rains in Mumbai: Schools shut; trains and buses delayed

09 Jul 2018

Heavy rains in Mumbai: Schools shut; trains and buses delayed

Torrential monsoon rains lashed Mumbai and its neighboring areas, flooding streets, rail-tracks and crippling life in the city.

Mumbai rains Day-3: Schools closed, traffic hit, Vasai cut off

09 Jul 2018

Mumbai rains Day-3: Schools closed, traffic hit, Vasai cut off

Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai and its nearby regions, forcing schools to shut down and hitting rail and road traffic.

Torrential rainfall shatters Mumbai: Three deaths, traffic slowdown, train delays

25 Jun 2018

Torrential rainfall shatters Mumbai: Three deaths, traffic slowdown, train delays

Mumbai continues to reel under torrential rainfall, affecting local train services and causing heavy traffic gridlocks.

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

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?

Rains cripple Mumbai: Flights and trains delayed, water-logging, traffic jams

09 Jun 2018

Rains cripple Mumbai: Flights and trains delayed, water-logging, traffic jams

Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai today, crippling normal life.

Hospital train, Lifeline Express, arriving in Latur on June 15

06 Jun 2018

Hospital train, Lifeline Express, arriving in Latur on June 15

The Lifeline Express, touted to be the world's first hospital train providing medical aid and relief to patients living in far-flung and inaccessible areas, is arriving in Maharashtra's Latur next week.

Mumbai: Book local-train tickets via mobile app for 5% discount

23 May 2018

Mumbai: Book local-train tickets via mobile app for 5% discount

In a bid to encourage commuters of Mumbai's suburban rail network to use UTS mobile ticketing app, the Railways has planned to give 5% discounts on tickets booked via their mobile app.

125 new ATVMs in Western-Railways stations, relief for 36L commuters

08 May 2018

125 new ATVMs in Western-Railways stations, relief for 36L commuters

Western Railway (WR) has decided to install 125 new ATVMs across its stations, which is set to bring a huge relief to smart-card holders.

Railways clocks abysmal punctuality figures, thanks to massive maintenance work

05 May 2018

Railways clocks abysmal punctuality figures, thanks to massive maintenance work

On one hand, Indian Railways registered one of its best safety records in decades. On the other, its performance in punctuality was abysmal.

World's first 'ladies special train' by Western Railway completes 26-years

05 May 2018

World's first 'ladies special train' by Western Railway completes 26-years

The first 'ladies special train' in the world, started between Churchgate and Borivali stations on the Western Railway (WR), will complete 26-years today.

Central Railway to run summer special trains between Mumbai, Goa

30 Apr 2018

Central Railway to run summer special trains between Mumbai, Goa

The Central Railway (CR) has decided to run six additional summer special trains between Mumbai in Maharashtra and Karmali in Goa to clear the extra rush of passengers.

Central Railway earns over Rs. 1 crore from film shoots

26 Apr 2018

Central Railway earns over Rs. 1 crore from film shoots

The Central Railway (CR) has earned over Rs. 1 crore in the last financial year 2017-18 by renting its various premises and rail coaches for film shootings, an official said on Wednesday.

Railways: Number of accident-casualties decrease 50%, lowest in 18 years

10 Apr 2018

Railways: Number of accident-casualties decrease 50%, lowest in 18 years

Days earlier, data showed that number of accidents in Indian Railways fell to two-digit figures for the first time in 35 years.

Who delayed Mumbai trains? BJP workers, railway-officials blame each other

06 Apr 2018

Who delayed Mumbai trains? BJP workers, railway-officials blame each other

Several trains arrived late in Mumbai after BJP workers, being ferried in special services for the party's 38th Foundation Day rally at Bandra Kurla Complex, insisted on unscheduled halts en route, Western Railway (WR) officials said.

Mumbai: 'Pay as you please' for free-urinals in suburban stations

04 Apr 2018

Mumbai: 'Pay as you please' for free-urinals in suburban stations

The free urinals at the suburban railway stations in Mumbai will now have a drop-box at the exit where you can 'pay as you please' for the service.

Fewer than 100 railway-accidents for first time in 35 years

01 Apr 2018

Fewer than 100 railway-accidents for first time in 35 years

Despite a series of fatal derailments in 2017, the Indian Railways has achieved one of its best safety records in decades this financial year.

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

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.

Mumbai: Students demanding jobs block railway tracks, commuters affected

20 Mar 2018

Mumbai: Students demanding jobs block railway tracks, commuters affected

Lakhs of commuters traveling between Matunga and Dadar stations faced severe difficulties as scores of agitated and protesting students demanded railway recruitment by blocking rail traffic during the peak hours on Tuesday.

Mumbai's Central Railway training its personnel for medical emergencies

08 Mar 2018

Mumbai's Central Railway training its personnel for medical emergencies

Medical emergencies on local trains are not rare events.