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How India's trains get their names

Why is a Katra-Chennai train known as Andaman Express?Since no capitals are involved, why should a Katihar-New Jalpaiguri train be called Capital Express?What about Matysagandha Express, Padmavati......

Cyclone Phailin: Planes grounded; road, rail traffic disrupted

With Cyclone Phailin set to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts on Saturday evening, rail, road and air traffic has been badly disrupted in the states. The Railways have cancelled all trains......

AP rain toll reaches 22; CM monitors relief operations

22 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains continued to batter several regions under the influence of 'Cyclone Nilam'. Coastal Andhra Pradesh continued to......

Chennai train crash: Railway orders inquiry

Railways on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the train accident at Sitheri in Tamil Nadu, which has left ten persons dead. "The Commissioner Railway Safety, southern zone, S K Mittal will conduct......

Trains collide near Chennai; 8 killed, 85 injured

At least eight persons were killed on Tuesday night and 85 others injured when a passenger train from Chennai rammed into a stationary train near Arakkonam, derailing five coaches, about 75 km......

Mission Raftaar to see Indian trains running at 160kmph

After the successful launch of Gatimaan Express, Railways has undertaken a mammoth exercise of reducing journey time on the Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes by increasing speed of trains to up......

India's ambitious high-speed rail plans

Globally, there is no single standard definition of High- Speed Rail (HSR) but systems with speeds exceeding 250 kmph are considered high speed (International Union of Railways' definition).......

Laying of 1 km high speed train track to cost over Rs 100 cr

Construction of one kilometre of high speed railway track will cost Rs 100-140 crore (Rs 1-1.4 billion) and the country will need a total of Rs 80,000 crore (Rs 800 billion) to lay the......

Railway Budget speech

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Friday presented a populist interim Railway Budget in Parliament on Friday. Following is the entire speech of the railway minister: 1. Mr. Speaker, Sir I rise to......

Lalu cuts rail fares in populist budget

With an eye on the forthcoming general elections, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Friday presented a feel good, populist interim Railway Budget in Parliament, cutting mail and express train fares......

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