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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sanjeev Kapoor to prepare menu for railway food

Kapoor has undertaken similar exercise with large organisations and has a clear idea of the challenges, an official said.

Premium trains to be converted into ‘fully tatkal’ specials

The minister also has plans to run these Tatkal Special trains throughout the year, especially during the vacations.

Now, officials who ‘fudge’ train status data to pay ticket refunds

The Railway Ministry seeks to weed out the menace of “wrong reporting” of punctuality data in an attempt to paint a rosy picture of train performance in the system.