Tag: Indian Railways

SWR Mysuru Division records growth trend in freight traffic
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SWR Mysuru Division records growth trend in freight traffic

June 6, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Indian Railways is committed in ensuring movement of essential goods to reach throughout the country. Despite challenging circumstances of outbreak of Covid-19, wheels of Indian Railways keeps on moving. Mysuru Division of South Western Railway (SWR) has registered an unprecedented growth of 1152 % in freight revenue of Rs. 59.95 crore during May 2021…

Ration kits to Rail Sahayaks and house-keeping staff
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Ration kits to Rail Sahayaks and house-keeping staff

June 6, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The Sahayaks (earlier called Licensed Coolie Porters) and housekeeping staff are among the worst affected people in the aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic.  The second wave has brought about untold misery for them by snatching away their livelihood which is primarily the meagre porterage they earn by carrying passengers’ luggage. With drastic reduction in travel…

Murder accused Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar suspended by Railways
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Murder accused Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar suspended by Railways

May 26, 2021

New Delhi: Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was suspended by Railways yesterday after his arrest in the kidnapping and murder of a 23-year-old wrestler inside Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi. The wrestler, who had been on the run for close to three weeks, was arrested along with his aide Ajay from northwest Delhi’s Mundka on Sunday. “Sushil…

First ‘Oxygen Express’ arrives in Bengaluru
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First ‘Oxygen Express’ arrives in Bengaluru

May 11, 2021

1,833 km — from Jamshedpur to State Capital — traversed in a record time of 29 hours through green corridor Bengaluru: The first ‘Oxygen Express’ to Karnataka, with six cryogenic containers carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen arrived at Inland Container Depot, Whitefield in Bengaluru this morning at 9.35. The train had started from Tatanagar in Jamshedpur,…

SWR Mysuru Division records exceptional loading in April 2021
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SWR Mysuru Division records exceptional loading in April 2021

May 3, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Seamless operation of freight services by Indian Railways in the face of severe crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has been largely responsible for maintaining the supply chains across the country intact. Movement of essential commodities, medical supplies, perishables, etc.., round-the-clock has helped in stabilising the market situation to a considerable extent. In…

Railways to fine Rs. 500 for travellers without mask
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Railways to fine Rs. 500 for travellers without mask

April 18, 2021

New Delhi: Railways  has announced that anyone found not wearing face masks at Railway premises, including trains, will be fined Rs. 500.  The order has been issued in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The measure will be implemented for six months till further notice.  The order reads, “To prevent spitting and…

You can’t charge laptops, phones in trains at night
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You can’t charge laptops, phones in trains at night

April 1, 2021

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has decided that it will not allow passengers to charge their mobile phones and other electronic devices at night while travelling. This comes after the incidents of fire were reported in some trains. According to senior Railway officials, the decision to stop the facility of charging mobile in trains at…

Commissioner of Railway Safety inspects Double Line Track
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Commissioner of Railway Safety inspects Double Line Track

December 27, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: A.K. Rai, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Southern Circle, Bengaluru, conducted statutory inspection of newly-laid double line between Harihar and Devaragudda Stations (31-km) on Dec. 23 and 24. Curves, Points and Crossings, Level Crossing Gates, Major and Minor Bridges in this section were checked during  the inspection. The CRS first conducted Motor trolley inspection…

Eco-friendly earthen cups to replace plastic cups in all Railway Stations
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Eco-friendly earthen cups to replace plastic cups in all Railway Stations

November 30, 2020

Dhigawara (Rajasthan): “Tea will be sold in environment-friendly ‘Kulhads’ (earthen cups) in place of plastic cups at all Railway Stations across the country,” said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal yesterday. Addressing the gathering at an event organised at the Dhigawara Railway Station in Rajasthan’s Alwar district to mark the inauguration of the newly electrified Dhigawara-Bandikui section…

Protest held against Privatisation of Railways
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Protest held against Privatisation of Railways

November 24, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Demanding that the Central Government rescind its plans to privatise Indian Railways, members of Railway Anti-Privatisation Action Committee staged protest in front of Mysuru Railway Station yesterday. The protesters alleged that the Central Government is trying to privatise Indian Railways in a staged manner which is going to adversely affect lives of lakhs of…

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