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Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

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Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

Ahmedabad: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday dubbed the Centre’s  much touted bullet train project,  an “exercise in vanity”.  He said the government’s “priorities are misplaced” as it should have focused on the existing passenger rail network. Addressing a party event for the business community in Gujarat, the Congress leader pointed out that the […]

Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

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Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

Railways started a campaign that they are subsidizing my tickets and they are getting only 53% of total cost incurred on my travel. Is it true? What are the calculations? I think all the expenses on account of ticketless travel, concessions given to Journalists, MP/MLAs, Padma Awardees, Shram Awardees, Gallantry awards etc should not be […]

Indian Railway Apps are Liars: users

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Indian Railway Apps are Liars: users

Not all is right with the train services, despite the tremendous hype about the ‘new efficient functioning’ of the railways. Here are some genuine grievances by citizens. Rohit Jain: I have noted multiple times in the last 6 months that before a train actually arrives the train system starts showing it as arrived on govt […]

Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

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Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

New Delhi, Apr 19: If you are an aware consumer, you can get the Railways to compensate you for stolen belongings. A citizen from Haryana didn’t give up, even though the Railway tried all sorts of tactics to weasel out of paying compensation. Read on for more details: Railways has to ensure safety of not […]

Punjab Farmer wins Train in legal battle with Railways!

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Punjab Farmer wins Train in legal battle with Railways!

The railways ignored this farmer’s pleas for compensation for land they acquired for railway tracks, , and now they are alert because  a court has awarded him a train! He’s the third farmer to be awarded a train … surprised?, well read on… A Ludhiana farmer’s battle for proper compensation for land seized to build a […]

Is PMO upset with Prabhu and Chair Railway Board?

Is PMO upset with Prabhu and Chair Railway Board?

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is feeling the heat, and that too from the Prime Minister’s Office. Recently, through an official letter, the PMO voiced its extreme displeasure at the functioning of the railways. this letter — dated January 31 this year — assumes all the more importance in the wake of recent railway accidents which […]

Citizen: Scamming on the Pantry Cars

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Citizen: Scamming on the Pantry Cars

NEWSNET ONE brings you the voices of everyday people talking about real life corruption. This was posted by Baldev Vakhara on social media Want to share my personal experience – Last week I was travelling from Visakha Patnam to Howrah in Yesvantpur Howrah Express. Ordered Veg. meal from the pantry car, as per waiter it […]

Citizen: Indian Railway Pantry Scams

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Citizen: Indian Railway Pantry Scams

NEWSNET ONE brings you the voice of the people: The Corruption trail in the Indian Railways is deep rooted. Rohit Jain posted on social media: Met with someone today and was surprised to hear of how corruption is on in Railways. This person is somewhat related so I don’t want to share their location and […]

Train Derailment kills over 23, injures over 100

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Train Derailment kills over 23, injures over 100

Bhubaneswar: At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said (Jan 21). The incident took place around 11 PM yesterday when the train was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur. “Seven coaches and the engine of the […]

Railways to go High Rise: PM

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Railways to go High Rise: PM

Gandhinagar (Gujarat):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government is focused on development of railways. And he also indicated that railway stations may be remodelled into high-rise commercial buildings as well. “My government has given priority to railways… it should expand, it should be developed, get modernised and it should bring a qualitative change in […]

AC Coaches will be vinyl wrapped!

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AC Coaches will be vinyl wrapped!

New Delhi: You are going to be bombarded with advertisements from soaps to scented supari almost everywhere during your train travel in India. Indian railways wants to make money selling advertising space! Eyeing about Rs 2,000 crore annually from non-tariff sources, Indian Railways will to reach out to big names from the advertising world for […]

67 Derailments since April: ‘Slight’ Increase says Railways

67 Derailments since April: ‘Slight’ Increase says Railways

New Delhi: In a bid to put a spin on things, the latest is from the Railway Ministry. In the aftermath of yet another major derailment, the Ministry has put out a statement admitting that theres a ‘slight’ increase in derailments. The PTI agency says the railways today (Dec 28) admitted that derailment cases have […]

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