Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: Trains

QR code-based passes to be issued to fully vaccinated people in 65 train stations in Mumbai

CM Uddhav Thackeray said that fully vaccinated citizens can travel in local trains from 15 August, but a gap of 14 days from second dose of vaccine is necessary to avail the facility.

Woman, 5 daughters commit suicide by jumping in front of moving train in Chhattisgarh

According to the police, the woman had a quarrel with her husband. After the tiff, the mother along with her daughters, all between 10 and 18 years, took the extreme step.

Over 17,000 FIRs filed in 2020 for crime on trains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says

The minister, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha Wednesday, said 54,552 FIRs were registered in 2019, and 55,780 in 2018.

Mumbai local is back on track. But how did the Maximum City even survive without it?

The picture of a man worshiping a Mumbai local is viral. The local is the vehicle of the mortal, much like Hindu gods who have from lions to tigers to peacocks.

Punjab farmers say won’t let passenger trains to run, ask Centre to allow goods trains first

Protesting farmers say the 'stubborn attitude' of the central government in not allowing good strains to run in Punjab is unfortunate.

Punjab’s protesting farmers playing into Modi govt’s hands, says state Congress chief

The Modi government has invited protesting farmers for talks on 13 November in a bid to end the impasse. But Sunil Jakhar says Centre’s intentions are suspect.

Railways spent Rs 2,142 cr on Shramik Specials, earned Rs 429 cr revenue, RTI reply shows

The official data showed that Railways spent Rs 3,400 per passenger on the special trains, with the total adding to Rs 2,142 crore for around 63 lakh migrant workers.

Modi govt makes first move to privatise Railways, invites private players to run 151 trains

The Railways Wednesday invited Request for Qualifications for private companies to operate 151 passenger trains on 109 Origin Destination pairs of routes.

Lucknow-Mumbai express not just a special train but lifeline for migrants heading back to work

The Pushpak Express has transported over a 1,000 passengers since 1 June, including migrant and white-collar workers who were waiting to get back to work amid the lockdown.

Retired Army man, grandmas, students — everyone on the special trains has a lockdown story

ThePrint's journalists, who travelled in special trains to Chennai & Secunderabad, bring you an eyewitness account of the experience.

On Camera


How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.