Indian railways

Confusion, anger, panic in Delhi slums over Supreme Court order on demolition

Confusion, anger, panic in Delhi slums over Supreme Court order on demolition

September 8, 2020

Supreme Court’s order for demolition of slums on railway land in Delhi has created panic and confusion in the slums as residents say they will not vacate unless given alternative accommodation.

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Delhi slum dwellers to go to Supreme Court seeking rehabilitation

Delhi slum dwellers to go to Supreme Court seeking rehabilitation

September 4, 2020

Delhi’s slum dwellers surprised by Supreme Court’s order for eviction of 48,000 of them living near railway tracks. The latest order also ignores India’s obligations to UNSDGs as well as Right to Housing.

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Migrant workers desperate to get home run into a wall of cops in Mumbai

Migrant workers desperate to get home run into a wall of cops in Mumbai

May 6, 2020

With little clarity on trains being run at long last to take millions of migrant workers stuck all over India, thousands in Mumbai decide to hit the road.

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India good place for living, but not for raising children or safety of women

India good place for living, but not for raising children or safety of women

January 24, 2020

Though India has made a place in the best 25 countries to live in 2020, it seems it is not good enough for raising children or safety of women. Also it has not been working enough to promote equality and social mobility as it ranks seventh lowest in the Global Social Mobility lis...

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Bid goodbye to unhygienic toilets in Indian trains

Bid goodbye to unhygienic toilets in Indian trains

December 12, 2018

In an effort to maintain hygiene, Indian Railways has announced that it will set up electronic toilets in the railway coaches. They will be environment-friendly and will be initially installed in a coach in the LTT-Coimbatore Express to monitor its performance.

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Google’s free WiFi project caters to 400 train stations in India

Google’s free WiFi project caters to 400 train stations in India

June 13, 2018

The project covered 100 of the busiest railway stations across India within the first year of its launch, thus enabling 15,000 people to experience the internet for the first time every day. Each station has a capacity of 1GB and the internet connection slows down after 30 minute...

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Experience the joy of mountain trains in India

Experience the joy of mountain trains in India

December 11, 2017

Constructed by the British colonial rulers as a means of getaway to the hill stations, escaping the blistering summers, the mountain trains of India are still up and running and now feature on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. A ride in any of the three gravity-defying, small tr...

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Bullet train in India

Bullet train in India

November 1, 2017

To a subject already under the radar of critics, a recent claim of the bullet train's route being a less traversed one and hence less profitable, has brought it under criticism again.

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Throwing railway safety to the winds

Throwing railway safety to the winds

August 21, 2017

Hit by railway accidents with alarming regularity, India is in the midst of a massive infrastructural transformation of one of the world's largest railway systems, to prevent tragedies.

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Go Mumbai to Goa on the new high speed train

Go Mumbai to Goa on the new high speed train

May 29, 2017

Travel from Mumbai to Goa now made fast and state-of-art ! In a first, the Indian Railways has introduced a high speed train which will run from the western Indian city to the popular coastal state.

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Indian Railways launch India’s first glass ceiling Vistadome coach

Indian Railways launch India’s first glass ceiling Vistadome coach

May 2, 2017

With an aim to provide an amusing travelling experience to the scenic Araku valley in Visakhapatnam, the Indian Railways launched a see-through Vistadome coach on its Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train.

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Indian government plans rail routes for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Indian government plans rail routes for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

December 26, 2016

The young Indian diaspora who will take part in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will have the opportunity to travel by Indian Railways to discover various shades and features of India, its tradition and rich art and culture.

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