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Rains lash Mumbai, trains canceled, heavy water-logging reported

23 Sep 2020

Rains lash Mumbai, trains canceled, heavy water-logging reported

From Tuesday, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy downpour, which led to water-logging in various areas, directly having an impact on road and rail traffic. The rainfall would continue for another 24 hours, said reports.

Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

04 Aug 2020

Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

Already battered by coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe water-logging and heavy rains, that threw normal life out of gear.

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.

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

23 May 2020

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

20 Jun 2019

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.

Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't hit Gujarat: Check updates here

13 Jun 2019

Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't hit Gujarat: Check updates here

Gujarat is bracing itself for Cyclone Vayu, which has now been categorized as 'very severe'.

Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

15 Mar 2019

Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

A normal evening turned tragic on Thursday after a portion of a bridge near CST in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people.

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.

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.

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.

Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways

08 Sep 2018

Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways

Do you love non-vegetarian food and are traveling by Indian Railways on October 2? If yes, then you might consider to cancel or reschedule your plan.

Mumbai: 17 killed in mishaps on WR, CR rail divisions

07 Sep 2018

Mumbai: 17 killed in mishaps on WR, CR rail divisions

Seventeen persons were killed Thursday in separate mishaps on Mumbai's suburban network of Western and Central Railways, the railway police said.

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.

Punjab: Women's T20 captain loses DSP post over fake degree

10 Jul 2018

Punjab: Women's T20 captain loses DSP post over fake degree

The Punjab government has landed in a major embarrassment: an Arjuna awardee, whom CM Amarinder Singh chose for appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), has been found to possess a fake graduation degree.

Andheri Bridge collapse: Who's at fault- BMC or Western Railways?

04 Jul 2018

Andheri Bridge collapse: Who's at fault- BMC or Western Railways?

On Tuesday, Mumbai woke up to an overbridge collapse in Andheri which left five injured.

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.

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.

Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani to have engines at both ends

04 May 2018

Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani to have engines at both ends

For the first time in the Indian Railways, a passenger train - the Mumbai-Delhi Special Rajdhani - will have an engine at the front and at the rear, to save travel time.

Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

26 Apr 2018

Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

Two porters, who were mowed down by a Mumbai local train on Tuesday while trying to clear the body of a 66-year-old man off the tracks, couldn't hear the repeated honks blown by the Virar-bound train motorman, cops said today.

After plastic ban, Mumbai to get 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines

16 Apr 2018

After plastic ban, Mumbai to get 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines

To help citizens adapt to the recent plastic ban, BMC plans to install around 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines, which will be funded by corporates through CSR.

You can book the entire Heritage Steam Voyage,and other trains!

09 Apr 2018

You can book the entire Heritage Steam Voyage,and other trains!

If you are looking to tour the Mettupalayam-Coonoor region with a large group, maybe for a wedding, a formal get-together or just a pleasure trip, the Indian Railways offers a vintage option.

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'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.

Mumbai's first AC train goes lime, but only for ladies

06 Mar 2018

Mumbai's first AC train goes lime, but only for ladies

Psychologists say color plays an important part in influencing our psyche. That's why restaurants have red walls, as red apparently increases hunger.

Soon, all-women TTE crew on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi!

25 Feb 2018

Soon, all-women TTE crew on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi!

The Railways is taking major strides towards women empowerment. Recently, it launched all-women crews at Mumbai's Matunga and Jaipur's Gandhinagar railway stations.

Mumbai stations, that receive over 25,000 footfall, to get escalators

02 Feb 2018

Mumbai stations, that receive over 25,000 footfall, to get escalators

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, during his budget speech, announced that almost all Mumbai Region stations that exceed footfall of more than 25,000 will soon get escalators.

Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey

25 Dec 2017

Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey

Mumbai's first air-conditioned local train made a historical maiden journey this morning from Borivali station to Churchgate station.

Indian-Railways goes green! Disposable eco-friendly towels, pillow-covers for Rajdhani Express

04 Nov 2017

Indian-Railways goes green! Disposable eco-friendly towels, pillow-covers for Rajdhani Express

Passengers traveling on the newly-launched third Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express can say goodbye to dirty hand towels, and pillow covers provided on trains.

Rain and rumors, not officials, responsible for Elphinstone stampede: Railways

11 Oct 2017

Rain and rumors, not officials, responsible for Elphinstone stampede: Railways

A report by the Railways has given a clean chit to its officials in Mumbai's Elphinstone stampede case. It has instead blamed rains and rumors.

At MNS rally, Raj Thackeray attacks Modi on all fronts

05 Oct 2017

At MNS rally, Raj Thackeray attacks Modi on all fronts

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray took out a procession to the Western Railways headquarters at Churchgate, Mumbai to protest the stampede that occurred on the foot-over bridge of Elphinstone station claiming 23 lives.

Elphinstone stampede: Multi-agency teams to inspect Mumbai railway stations

03 Oct 2017

Elphinstone stampede: Multi-agency teams to inspect Mumbai railway stations

As many as 150 officials representing various government agencies will inspect all suburban railway stations on Mumbai's Central and Western Railways lines.

Elphinstone overbridge: Rs. 12cr sanctioned but only Rs. 1,000 allotted

01 Oct 2017

Elphinstone overbridge: Rs. 12cr sanctioned but only Rs. 1,000 allotted

As the stampede on the overbridge connecting Mumbai's Elphinstone Road and Parel railway stations claimed 22 lives and injured about 32, it has been revealed that railways consistently ignored warnings tweeted by Mumbaikars and concerns raised by RS MP Sachin Tendulkar and Sena MP Arvind Sawant.

22 killed, 30 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road

29 Sep 2017

22 killed, 30 injured in stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road

At least 22 people were killed and 30 injured in a stampede at the foot-over bridge at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road suburban railway station.

Mumbai: Heavy showers throw life out of gear once again

20 Sep 2017

Mumbai: Heavy showers throw life out of gear once again

Twenty days after "typhoon-like" rains inundated Mumbai, the city once again battled heavy showers and life was thrown out of gear.

Mumbai University: One lakh answer sheets sent to wrong teachers

21 Jul 2017

Mumbai University: One lakh answer sheets sent to wrong teachers

Mumbai University students are scared of losing their seats in foreign-universities and in Indian colleges, as online assessment of answer sheets is nowhere near meeting its July 31 deadline.

Mumbai local train's status to be available on Google Maps

05 Jul 2017

Mumbai local train's status to be available on Google Maps

The Western Railways (WR) is going to approach Google to link trains with Google Maps which will enable commuters to check live status and position of local trains on the maps.

This 102-year-old Pune doctor works 10 hours a day!

04 Jul 2017

This 102-year-old Pune doctor works 10 hours a day!

Dr. Balwant Ghatpande, who turned 102 this year, is counted among oldest practising doctors in Pune.

Maharashtra- Junk food in school canteens banned

09 May 2017

Maharashtra- Junk food in school canteens banned

Sale of junk food in school canteens of Maharashtra has now been prohibited by the government.