Indian Railways News

Indian Railways News

Minor Girl Kidnapped From Navi Mumbai Found At New Delhi Railway Station

A minor girl allegedly kidnapped by a teen from Navi Mumbai earlier this month was traced to New Delhi railway station and rescued, a police official said today.

The 17-year-old girl was missing from Navi Mumbai since August 7 and, following a complaint by her parents, a case of kidnapping was registered under section 363 of the Indian Penal Code at Turbhe MIDC police station, the official said.

A team of the Turbhe MIDC police and the Navi Mumbai police’s Anti-Human Trafficking Cell rescued the girl from New Delhi on Wednesday and arrested an 18-year-old, identified as Mohammad Aslam Khan, who allegedly kidnapped the girl after promising to marry her, he said.

The official added that further probe into the matter was being carried out by Turbhe MIDC police.


How To Get A Duplicate Train Ticket? Charges And All Details Here

Lost your train ticket?  Well, you don’t need to worry as Indian Railways’ passengers can now get a duplicate train ticket on paying some amount of charges. According to Indian Railways portal-, if the loss of confirmed/RAC ticket is reported before the preparation of the reservation chart, a duplicate ticket can be issued on collection of Rs. 50 per passenger for second and sleeper class and Rs. 100 per passenger for other classes. However, if the loss of confirmed ticket is reported after preparation of the reservation chart, a duplicate ticket can be issued on collection of 50 per cent of the fare.

Here are 5 things to know:

1. If the ticket that is confirmed or RAC is torn or mutilated, a duplicate ticket can be issued on collection of 25 per cent of the fare, after the preparation of reservation chart.  Before chart preparation, charges are same as applicable for issue of duplicate ticket in lieu of the lost/misplaced ticket.

2. No duplicate ticket can be issued in case of mutilated waitlisted tickets, said Indian Railways.

3. Besides, refund is admissible on torn/mutilated ticket if its genuineness and authenticity are verified on the basis of particulars visible on the face of such a ticket.

4. No duplicate ticket can be prepared after preparation of reservation chart in case of RAC tickets.

5. If the original ticket is found and presented along with duplicate ticket, before the departure of the train, passenger is refunded the amount paid for duplicate ticket, said Indian Railways. However, 5 per cent of the total amount is deducted, subject to a minimum of Rs. 20.

Here’s How You Can Transfer Your Confirmed Railway Ticket To Someone Else

Indian Railways offers the facility of transferring a confirmed ticket to somebody else by submitting a request at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train. According to railway’s website-, a person holding a confirmed ticket can transfer his/her ticket to family members viz, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband or wife. Indian Railways’ ticket transfer facility can be availed for both offline and online tickets. For online tickets booked via IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), passengers can visit the closest railway reservation office with a printed copy of e-reservation slip and make a request.

Here are key things to know about Indian Railways’ confirmed ticket transfer facility:

1. Railway ticket’s transfer request can be made only once.

2. Such a request shouldn’t exceed 10 per cent of the total number of group members, said Indian Railways.

3. Tickets can also be transferred to another government servant travelling on duty, at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

4.Tickets can also be transferred to other students of recognised educational institution when the principal/head makes a request at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

5. Tickets can even be transferred to other members of the marriage party, if the head of such a party makes a request at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.


6. One can also transfer ticket to other cadets of NCC (National Cadet Corps), if the head of the group makes a request at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train.

Central Railway Notifies Teacher (On Contract) Recruitment

Central Railways has invited teaching job aspirants/ railway job seekers for 6 posts of part time teachers (on contract) at Secondary School (E.M) and Junior College, Kalyan for the scholastic year 2018-2019. Interested candidates can appear for the interview on August 24, 2018 (10 am to 5 pm). If not completed on the same day, the interview will be conducted on the next day. ‘Candidates should come prepared to stay in Mumbai for a minimum period of 3 days for viva. This may be extended depending on response of the candidates to notification and for completion of all formalities. No accommodation shall be provided for the candidates for interview,’ reads the official notification.

Candidates with M.A. (Economics) and B.Ed./ M.Com. and B.Ed./ M.A. (English) and B.Ed./ B.A. (Arts) preference with English B.Ed./ B.A. (English) and B.Ed./ 12th standard pass with D.Ed (Urdu medium). Candidates must be in the age group of 18-65 years.

Vacancy Details

  • PGT Economics: 1 post
  • PGT Business Studies: 1 post
  • PGT English: 1 post
  • TGT English: 1 post
  • PRT: 1 post
  • Primary Teacher (Urdu): 1 post

The scheme will be valid for maximum 200 working days and minimum period of 7 working days or availability of a regularly selected candidate whichever is earliest.

Railway Recruitment Exams To Happen Today, Postponed In Kerala

The railways yesterday said the Railway Recruitment Board exams scheduled for today for the post of assistant loco pilots and technicians will go ahead as per schedule.

The announcement came in the backdrop of a half-day holiday declared for all central government departments today in the wake of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise.

“We are announcing that today’s RRB exam will be conducted in all the three shifts as per schedule. This is being done through the RRB websites. Individual SMS-es are also being sent to about 4.36 lakh candidates,” Rajesh Bajpai, Director, Information and Publicity, Indian Railways, said.

He, however, added that due to the worsening flood situation in Kerala, it was not possible to conduct the exam in the southern state today.



After Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh Government Wants To Rename Airports

The Uttar Pradesh government has approached the centre for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station in the state after Deendayal Upadhyay.

Since all the three are defence airports, the state government and the Airports Authority of India are in the process of consultations at various levels to facilitate flyers under the regional connectivity scheme, an official spokesman said today.

According to a proposal from the state civil aviation department, the Bareilly airport is to be named ‘Nath Nagri’, which is believed to be an ancient name of the city for its history of having ardent worshippers of Lord Shiva.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who belongs to the Nath sect, had earlier renamed the civil terminals of the Indian Air Force’s Gorakhpur airport.

The civil terminal of Gorakhpur airport was named after Maha Yogi Gorakhnath, founder of ‘Nath Pant’ (monastic movement). The chief minister is the ‘Mahant’ (priest) of Gorakhnath temple.

Uttar Pradesh Civil Aviation Minister Nand Gopal Nandi said renaming of the three airports was long awaited.

“We have reached out to the centre to get the airports renamed. A meeting with the union ministry of Civil Aviation is expected soon,” he said.

The proposal speaks about Bareilly in great detail. It says that the city is surrounded on all sides by as many as seven Lord Shiva temples–Alakhnath, Trivatinath, Marhinath, Dhopeshwarnath, Vankhandinath, Tapeshwarnath and Pashupatinath.

Kanpur’s Chakeri airport is proposed to be named after freedom fighter Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi. The proposal says that Kanpur was earlier known as Kanha Pur and was founded by Sachendi King Hindu Singh.