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Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

15 Jun 2020

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

20 May 2020

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

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.

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

19 Jan 2020

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

The much-anticipated Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express took its first commercial run on Sunday, two days after its inaugural run.

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.

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.

Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic

04 Mar 2019

Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic

On Sunday morning, a railway coach was set on fire in Vadodara to recreate 2002's Godhra train burning incident for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, reports IE.

'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap

20 Feb 2019

'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy has been getting rave reviews since its release and has got everyone trying their hand at rapping.

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

31 Dec 2018

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

In a bid to make passenger lodging more convenient and comfortable, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce capsule hotels at major railway stations, across the country.

Good news for railway passengers, pod-hotel coming up near Mumbai-Central

26 Dec 2018

Good news for railway passengers, pod-hotel coming up near Mumbai-Central

In a bid to provide passengers the best lodging comfort, Indian Railways-owned IRCTC is planning to build a pod hotel near Mumbai Central station.

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

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.

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

12 Oct 2018

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today demanded the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed after Dalit icon and social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

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: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

01 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

Mumbai's busy Borivali station has become "blind-friendly" with the installation of Braille-embossed railings and other facilities for visually-impaired people, a Western Railway (WR) official said today.

Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

23 Sep 2018

Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

The Railways Ministry has spent Rs. 13.46cr on the inauguration of various rail projects and services via video conferencing between Nov'14 and Sep'17, according to a reply to an RTI query.

MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line

06 Sep 2018

MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line

The Railways today announced that it would create an infrastructure to preserve the British-era Patalpani-Kalakund meter gauge rail line which is part of Western Railway's Ratlam division in Madhya Pradesh.

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

15 Aug 2018

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

Anyone who's traveled extensively by train will inevitably know that cleanliness isn't the Indian Railways' biggest forte.

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.

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.

Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased

22 Jul 2018

Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased

Unable to maintain punctuality of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani introduced as a faster and cheaper premium option, Indian Railways is mulling increase in its run-time by an hour to make it stick to the schedule.

Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives

17 Jul 2018

Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives

Two persons, including a schoolboy, drowned as incessant rains lashed several parts of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and southern regions.

Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

13 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

A 50-year-old woman lost her life after she slipped into the gap between the train and a platform in Mumbai's Borivali station.

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: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

05 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

Tuesday was a bad day for Mumbai; within 16 hours, two city bridges faced infrastructural defect.

Mumbai: After Andheri-bridge collapse, cracks found on Grant-Road station bridge

04 Jul 2018

Mumbai: After Andheri-bridge collapse, cracks found on Grant-Road station bridge

Cracks were found on a bridge at the Grant Road station in south Mumbai, hours after an over-bridge collapsed at a railway station in suburban Andheri, the city's civic body said today.

Students who missed exams due to rain can reappear: MU

03 Jul 2018

Students who missed exams due to rain can reappear: MU

As heavy rains threw the normal life out of gear in Mumbai, University of Mumbai has announced that those who missed the examinations today can reappear later.

Western-Railway sees 220% rise in sale of mobile-tickets after campaign

27 Jun 2018

Western-Railway sees 220% rise in sale of mobile-tickets after campaign

The Western Railway today said it has witnessed a 220% rise in the sale of train tickets booked through UTS mobile ticketing application after a 10-day-long awareness drive held recently to promote the use of this app.

AC stops working in Mumbai-local-train, commuters bring train to halt

22 Jun 2018

AC stops working in Mumbai-local-train, commuters bring train to halt

Some commuters traveling by Mumbai's suburban AC train pulled the chain of Virar-Churchgate train on Friday, bringing the local to a halt at Andheri station after finding that the air-conditioning was not functioning.

Western Railway's awareness drive on carrying excess luggage in trains

02 Jun 2018

Western Railway's awareness drive on carrying excess luggage in trains

The Western Railway's Rajkot division is launching a 15-day-long drive to create awareness among passengers about carrying excess luggage in trains and penalty it attracts.

Vadodara: Train launched in 1879 makes its final run

24 May 2018

Vadodara: Train launched in 1879 makes its final run

The historic passenger train running between Dabhoi and Chandod railway stations in Vadodara district today embarked on its last journey at its usual time at 8 am, to pave way for the conversion of narrow gauge line into broad gauge.

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.

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.

Western Railway's Rajkot-division recovers Rs. 1.48cr fine in one month

03 May 2018

Western Railway's Rajkot-division recovers Rs. 1.48cr fine in one month

The Western Railway's Rajkot division recovered Rs. 1.48 crore fine last month from ticketless travelers and those carrying unbooked luggage or traveling in a higher class than that for which they had a pass or ticket.

Nearly 40,000 passengers prosecuted for illegally traveling in Divyang coaches

10 Apr 2018

Nearly 40,000 passengers prosecuted for illegally traveling in Divyang coaches

The Western Railway (WR) last year prosecuted more than 39,600 passengers for illegally traveling in suburban train coaches reserved for Divyangs, a senior official said today.

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.

Mumbai iPhone users, download app, book local train tickets

28 Mar 2018

Mumbai iPhone users, download app, book local train tickets

iPhone owners of Mumbai, rejoice! You can now book tickets on your mobile to avail local trains of the city's suburban network.

Mumbai: On Women's Day, Matunga Rd station gets all-women staff

07 Mar 2018

Mumbai: On Women's Day, Matunga Rd station gets all-women staff

After Matunga station on the Central Line of the Mumbai suburban network, Matunga Road will become the next station to have an all-women team.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to start a year earlier

14 Feb 2018

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to start a year earlier

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train that was scheduled to be completed by 2023, has advanced its completion deadline to August 15, 2022.