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Rail reservation facility breaks down

It was utter chaos and long queues at ticket counters of major railway stations in the state for nearly four hours on Thursday as the reservation facility broke down due to a technical glitch at the m

Major railway mishap averted

A major train mishap was averted on Thursday morning when the crew of the Chennai-Bengaluru Shatabdi Express spotted a rail fracture and immediately warned the station master at Tiruvalangadu station.

Rly told to defer closing depot

The railways have been pers-uaded to reconsider their move to close down the mechanical depot at Alapp-uzha as part of cost-cutting measures, according to Union minister of state for power, K.C. Venug

No cosy ride on Shatabdi till Sept 16

Passengers who have planned their journey by the Chennai-Mysore Shatabadi Express (12007/12008) would not be able to enjoy the cosy comfort of the Linke Hoffman Bush (LHB) coaches aboard the high spee

Loco shed staff prone to deafness

At least 10 per cent of the railway employees working at the diesel loco shed in Tondiarpet suffer heart ailments and nearly 60 per cent of them have hearing problems.

It is because employees work i

Railway introduces new guidelines for tatkal tickets

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The Indian Railway has introduced new guidelines from July 10 to overcome the menace of touts cornering the tatkal tickets meant for common passengers.

The Railway on Monday said that tatkal tickets

Govt exempts rail fares, freight from service tax till Sept


Rail travellers can breath easy as the government has decided not to levy 12 per cent service tax on passenger fares and freight till September 30.

"Government has exempted the core services provide

Reservation of tatkal tickets to start from 10 am


From July 10, reservation of tatkal tickets will start from 10 am instead of 8 am and no authorised agents will be allowed to book them during the first two hours, Railways on Friday said.


Minor fire breaks out in brake van of train; none injured

A minor fire broke out in the brake van in the Chennai-Alapuzha Express as soon as it left a station in Tamil Nadu early on Thursday but no one was injured, railway officials said.

They said the stat

Railways told to pay compensation


In a rare verdict, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Railways to issue a compensation of Rs 4 lakh with 12 per cent interest, to the relatives of Aneesh Kumar, who was brutally killed in 2

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