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Railways ministry comes up with song titled ‘Break the Outbreak’, gets lukewarm response

April 06, 2020 5:05 pm

The song titled “Break the Outbreak Song”, is set to the tune of ‘I Am a Disco Dancer 2.0’, which itself is a remake of the iconic ‘I am a Disco Dancer’.

Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto train ticket prices could go up following revision in catering charges

November 15, 2019 3:28 pm

Now tea will cost you an extra Rs 5, breakfast and evening tea becomes dearer by Rs 7 while price of lunch on board has increased by Rs 15.

Over 73,000 eunuchs held for extorting money from railway passengers in past 4 years

April 25, 2019 7:10 pm

The railway ministry said a total of 73,837 eunuchs were arrested during 2015 and till January this year while extorting money from passengers. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has been regularly conducting special drives to check such instances, officials said.

Raj Thackeray's ultimatum to Railways: Clear foot overbridges of illegal hawkers in 15 days

October 06, 2017 2:01 am

Raj Thackeray had given a call for an “anger march” against the Elphinstone Road stampede on September 29, with a demand of upgrading the existing railway infrastructure for the suburban railways, threatening that he would not allow a single brick to be placed for the bullet train.

Why commuters’ complaints to Railways on Twitter may have been ignored

October 04, 2017 3:31 am

Some of the handles assigned the task of looking into complaints have been inactive for over a year. Some handles have no response and, in one, there is a “personal tweet”.

Railways to save Rs 1500 cr in high-value purchase

June 08, 2017 1:21 pm

The railways procure HSD worth Rs 15,000 crore in a year as it is the highest single buyer of diesel in the country. The railways intends to re-evaluate and re-work the consumption and need of the fossil fuel to achieve a sustainable reduction.

Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

February 11, 2017 8:07 am

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.

'The coolie groped me while carrying me into train': This woman's story is something Suresh Prabhu can't ignore

February 10, 2017 12:09 pm

Since the Indian railways aren't disabled-friendly, Virali Modi has been dependent on porters to board the train. She was manhandled by them on three separate occasions.

Railways seeks $500 million loan from World Bank to undertake redevelopment projects

June 05, 2016 12:31 pm

Around 400 Stations have been identified which will have improved passenger amenities, shopping malls, multiplexes, office complex, eateries and larger parking lots.

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