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Southern Railway becomes 'Unmanned Level Crossing Free Zone'

06 Oct 2018

Southern Railway becomes 'Unmanned Level Crossing Free Zone'

The Southern Railway today said it has become "Unmanned Level Crossing (UMLC) Free Zone" by implementing a 2010 policy decision, eliminating over 1,000 such level crossings.

RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation

25 Sep 2018

RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation

Due to the Adivasi agitation in Odisha, many examinees for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D post failed to reach their exam centers.

UK couple hires entire train to spend honeymoon in hills

01 Sep 2018

UK couple hires entire train to spend honeymoon in hills

A young couple from England became the first to charter the special train introduced by Southern Railway for a one-way trip from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam, to spend their honeymoon in the hills.

Kerala: Rain-related incidents claim 28 lives in last 10 days

19 Jul 2018

Kerala: Rain-related incidents claim 28 lives in last 10 days

The death toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala has climbed to 28 in the last 10 days, with a case of drowning being reported from Kannur district today.

Southern Railway has apprehended over 700 for unauthorized chain-pulling

13 Jul 2018

Southern Railway has apprehended over 700 for unauthorized chain-pulling

Southern Railway today said it has apprehended 737 passengers and collected Rs. 2.8L as fine for unnecessarily pulling of alarm chain in trains from January-June 2018.

"Chaiyya-Chaiyya" train to get theme-based restaurant, other attractions

06 Jul 2018

"Chaiyya-Chaiyya" train to get theme-based restaurant, other attractions

The heritage Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR), operating mountain train services to the famous hill resort town of Ooty, is set to get new attractions, including a 'Coachteria', to woo tourists.

Railways' 'jugaad': Zones change official train timings to prevent 'delays'

28 Jun 2018

Railways' 'jugaad': Zones change official train timings to prevent 'delays'

Earlier this month, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took heed of the ongoing train delays and warned top zonal officials: if they didn't improve punctuality within a month, their appraisal would be deferred.

Tamil Nadu: Six wagons of goods train derail; trains delayed

10 Jun 2018

Tamil Nadu: Six wagons of goods train derail; trains delayed

Six wagons of an empty goods train derailed in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district today, resulting in delays of some passenger trains.

Cauvery issue: Tamil outfit TVK warns of intensifying protests

16 Apr 2018

Cauvery issue: Tamil outfit TVK warns of intensifying protests

After leading anti-IPL protests in the backdrop of the Cauvery issue last week, pro-Tamil outfit Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) today warned of intensifying its agitation, including holding protests at the Marina.

Railways officials manipulating data to show better punctuality records

27 Dec 2017

Railways officials manipulating data to show better punctuality records

The Indian Railways uses the National Train Enquiry System (NTES) to track trains' movement.