Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicTrains

Topic: Trains

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.

Train travel during a pandemic — masks, no pantry, frequent sanitisation and more

ThePrint teams travel to Chennai and Secunderabad in the special AC trains being run from New Delhi railway station and bring you glimpses from their journey.

Over 40 lakh migrants registered to return to native places, says Kishan Reddy

Centre is mulling bringing out modalities for setting up Anganwadi centres, admissions into schools & scholarships to the children of migrants, Union Minister Reddy added.

Passengers have to agree to state quarantine protocols before booking tickets: IRCTC

The rule comes days after around 50 passengers who arrived in Bengaluru from Delhi on 14 May refused to be quarantined at an institutional facility & created a ruckus.

After complaints from employees, Tejas Express crew get salary hike and weekly-off  

Brandavan Food Products, a private vendor IRCTC has hired to handle hospitality services aboard Tejas Express, has not reinstated 20 employees it had dismissed.

18-hr shifts, ‘harassment’, late pay, pink slips — Tejas Express staff’s long list of woes

Tejas Express, hailed as India’s ‘first private train’, made its maiden run from Delhi to Lucknow after a big-ticket launch on 4 October.

Chennai Express a hit, Railways now wants restaurant inside cast-off coaches across India

Indian Railways' first rail coach restaurant, Chennai Express, was set up earlier this year, but a similar project was completed by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department in 2015.

IRCTC to run 2 Tejas Expresses, offers Rs 25 lakh travel insurance & home luggage pick-up

The Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will be test cases for the Indian Railways allowing private operators to run trains.

Railway officers must travel frequently by trains, chairman tells general managers

Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav advised managers to also interact with passengers when they travel by train.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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