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Passengers strand at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus due heavy rainfall in Mumbai
Mon, Aug 05, 2019
Passengers stranded at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai. 12 trains have been cancelled, 6 trains short terminated, 2 trains partially cancelled and 1 each diverted and rescheduled in the state. The action has been taken due to heavy rainfall, waterlogging and boulder fall between Apta-Jite section of Central Railway. It led to inconvenience to the passengers. Later, BMC Ward officers distributed food and water among the passengers.
Passengers to experience flight-like hospitality by air hostesses in Vande Bharat Express
Mon, Aug 05, 2019
With an aim to provide flight-like hospitality to passengers onboard, Indian Railways has implemented a pilot project where they have deployed air hostesses and flight stewards in India’s supreme train, Vande Bharat Express. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have been given the responsibility to supervise the trail project. The service has already been started in Vande Bharat Express. In a big step aimed at enhancing passengers' convenience, the IRCTC has brought 34 trained air hostesses and flight steward on Vande Bharat Express for the duration of six months for a trail service. If turned out to be successful, such service is likely to be implemented in other trains as well. IRCTC is paying Rs 25,000 per month to these air hostesses and flight stewards for better services. In February this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flagged off the train's maiden run from New Delhi to Varanasi. The train is designed and developed by a Chennai-based Railways Production unit, Integral Coach Factory in just 18 months which also includes the in-house design and manufacture, computer modeling and working etc.
Mumbai: Passengers are bound to wait at least 45 min. to 1 hr for Monorail
Sat, Aug 03, 2019
In Mumbai, Daily passengers are bound to wait at least 45 minutes to 1 hour for Monorail on stations. Despite that, there are no basic facilities for the passengers i.e., drinking water, rest benches, etc.
Watch: Verbal spat erupts between passengers and crew onboard Air India flight
Fri, Jul 05, 2019
A verbal spat erupted between passengers and crew members’ onboard Air India flight, allegedly after the flight failed to take off after 4 hours of delay and was rescheduled thrice. It was scheduled to take off at 3:55 pm today.
Watch: Spice Jet flight makes emergency landing at Jaipur airport
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
A Spice Jet flight made an emergency landing at Jaipur airport at 9:03 am on Wednesday. The Dubai-Jaipur SG 58 flight with 189 passengers onboard had to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst. Passengers were safely evacuated.
New upgraded coaches in trains 'patronised by poor'
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
The upgradation work will be done under the project Swarna, which was launched last year to refurbish railway coaches, but covered only the premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
Digital monitors in cabs soon to help passengers check route
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
To further enhance the safety of passengers, especially the women, digital monitors will be installed in cabs to keep a track of the route taken by the driver, a Delhi Transport department official said.
Now, more 3AC coaches to be added in long distance trains
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
With increasing demand for 3AC coaches, the Railways has decided to increase the number of air-conditioned coaches.
Air India offers discounted mileage redemption for travel in US
Sat, Apr 15, 2017
Besides, the offer allows passengers to revive and redeem their flying return points that were not availed and have expired now, it said.
Costlier to have empty seats on flights than to overbook and compensate
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
In the bargain of not letting flight seats go unfilled airlines overbook passengers per flight. Inconvenience to passengers is overlooked as cost to company on empty seats stacks up to a high amount.
Qatar to fly barred nationals after US travel ban stayed
Sat, Feb 04, 2017
"As directed by the US Customs and Border Protection, nationals of the seven affected countries listed below and all refugees seeking admission presenting a valid, unexpired US visa or (Green Card) will be permitted to travel to the United States and will be processed accordingly upon arrival," read the statement.
SpiceJet aircraft lands under emergency conditions
Fri, Jan 06, 2017
A Delhi-bound SpiceJet aircraft from Bengaluru with 176 persons onboard landed under emergency conditions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here this morning following partial failure of hydraulic system.
'Rogue One' maintains stellar course at box office
Mon, Dec 26, 2016
The latest blockbuster installment of the "Star Wars" saga dominated box offices in North America for a second weekend straight, according to early holiday estimates released on Sunday.
SpiceJet may partner with mytaxiindia to offer taxi rides for passengers
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
SpiceJet Vice President (Business Development) Amit Srivastava said the initiative would help the carrier in attracting more middle class people from Tier II and III cities. "The partnership with 'mytaxiindia' will encourage us to explore more routes where the demand could be higher.