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Gwadar to get a railway station soon: Rasheed

QUETTA: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that a railway station would be constructed in Gwadar. Speaking at a press conference in Quetta on Wednesday, he said provincial government had provided land to Pakistan Railways for the railway station. Flanked alongside Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, Rasheed said his target of first 100 days would be achieved before time. He informed that all trains of Balochistan had been restored. On the occasion,…

India’s Ahmedabad gets first all-women railway station

AHMEDABAD: A railway station in Ahmedabad’s Maninagar will now be run by an all-women team. It becomes the first such station in the state and the fourth in the country. Maninagar railway station and Matunga Road station on the Western Railway line in Mumbai became all-women stations from Thursday on the occasion of International Women’s day. Ahmedabad division officials said all 36 front line staffers at the station will be women. Station superintendent Jayashree Pillai said that, for her, this the best gift to…

Indian police investigate ‘molestation’ of dying woman during Mumbai stampede

MUMBAI: A shocking incident was reported during a deadly stampede at Mumai railway station when one of the women victims was reportedly molested by a bystander during rescue work. A viral video has led the police to investigate another alleged crime that occurred after the stampede on the Elphinstone Road station foot overbridge (FOB). The video shows a woman allegedly being molested by a person who came to help the trapped people, as she lay amid the pile of victims. On Monday it was reported that some people…

At least 22 killed in Mumbai railway station stampede

MUMBAI: A stampede on an overcrowded Mumbai railway bridge lashed by a monsoon storm killed at least 22 people Friday and raised new safety questions about one of the world's biggest rail networks. Some were crushed to death, some suffocated and others just fell from the bridge, witnesses said. Shoes, slippers and bags were left strewn over the steps of the bridge after bodies were cleared. Hundreds of people took shelter on the bridge from a sudden downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged, an Indian…

Railway station where Modi sold tea to get Rs 80 million facelift

AHMEDABAD: The Indian government has decided to give Vadnagar railway station, almost 95 km from Ahmedabad, a Rs 8 crore facelift. This is the same railway stand where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would sell tea as a boy at his father's tea stall. The announcement to this effect was recently made by Union minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha. Giving details about the facelift project, divisional railway manager Dinesh Kumar said that the entire project of developing Vadnagar and adjoining places in Mehsana…