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  • Boost for RPF as elusive touting scam accused surrenders

    The Railway Protection Force unit of Central Railway, currently investigating a multi-crore touting scam using speed software, got a boost after the kingpin of the first such scam the RPF broke, surrendered in front of the court last week. Who is the prized catch?

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:30am
  • Blinking lights in Western Railway trains make for a bleak journey

    Thousands of commuters on Western Railway's suburban line have been forced to travel in semi-dark coaches as many of the tube lights in them are malfunctioning regularly. Apart from the inconvenience it causes to commuters, officials acknowledged that such situations could also be a security risk,...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 7:05am
  • Railways seeks to move but gets tied up in 'halts'

    Even as the railway ministry looks at various ways of speeding up its trains and giving passengers a better commute, the increasing demands from various quarters to have more halts for trains is playing spoilsport.

    Monday, 1 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • Only Rs4,000 crore in railway kitty for projects worth Rs1.4 lakh crore

    Among the 1,500 lined up are Parel Terminus and Kurla-CST lines projects

    Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 6:00am
  • Borivli station sees a lull in chain-snatching incidents

    Western Railway authorities pressuring the railway police to get cracking on the spate of chain-snatching incidents at Borivli station seems to have worked.

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • Western Railway to put Andheri back on track

    Preparatory work on remodelling both ends of the station to start in a fortnight

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 6:25am
  • Another arrest, laptop brings probe in railway touting scam to life

    Investigation in the multi-crore railway touting scam, possibly the biggest in the railways so far, got a fresh lease of life on Monday after a man was apprehended with a laptop from Dharavi on Monday morning. He is said to have confessed that one of the main accused in the scam had asked him to...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 6:15am
  • Wheels get moving on Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train; interim report submitted

    The railways, under new minister Suresh Prabhu, has begun moving on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bullet train dream in right earnest. On November 21, the interim report on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor was submitted by experts from the Japan Industrial Cooperation Agency to the...

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Railway minister promises quick electrification permissions to Konkan Railway

    The optimism among Konkan Railway officials about new railway minister Suresh Prabhu — front-paged by dna in its November 11 edition — has turned out to be true with the minister promising to get quick permissions for the electrification of the 741km diesel rail route. dna in November 12 edition...

    Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Thanks to Debroy Committee, every rail babu has an idea about restructuring

    The Bibek Debroy Committee and its sweeping mandate to restructure the Indian Railways would win hands down if there was a poll for the most-discussed topic in the corridors of the ailing transport giant. Just about everybody working in the railways has an opinion about how the restructuring can be...

    Monday, 24 November 2014 - 7:55am