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Indian Railways News
Railways to use Artificial Intelligence for preventing signal failures
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
The Signalling system is vital for safe train operations and the railways completely depend on the health of its signalling assets alongwith real time information. Currently, it follows a manual maintenance system and adopt find-and-fix methods rather than predict-and-prevent approach.
Railways not to seek more funds from Budget, says Goyal
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
The Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents on February 1 next year will be the second after the railway and Union budgets were merged in a break with the colonial-era tradition.
Piyush Goyal approves extension of Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur Express to Kirandul
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal approves extension of Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur Express to Kirandul to facilitate transportation in the Naxal-affected region
Central Railways nets over Rs 100 crore from ticketless travellers in 7 months
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
"The Central Railway registered a record ticket checking earnings of Rs 100.67 crore for the period April to October 2017 and credit for this goes to the intensive campaign against ticketless and irregular travellers launched by the commercial department," said the official.
Amul boards Indian Railways via Twitter
Sat, Nov 11, 2017
The Railways promptly responded on the micro-blogging site, using a popular tag line of the company. "IR will be utterly butterly delighted to get the taste of India to every Indian," the ministry's handle @RailMinIndia tweeted.
Travel from New Delhi - Chandigarh Tejas Express now; details you need to know
Tue, Nov 07, 2017
Indian Railways while providing new timetable for a list of trains starting November 2017 - also mentioned that it will also introduce six new trains under Tejas, Humsafar, and Antyodaya.
You will now pay more for tickets if you are travelling in these trains
Mon, Nov 06, 2017
According to the new timetable effective from November 01, 2017 - the Indian Railways have increased designated average speed of some trains by 5 km and defined them as superfast.
Aadhaar-based biometric attendance for railway employees to be reality by January-end
Mon, Nov 06, 2017
Aadhaar based biometric Authentication ensures attendance of all the Government employees and is visible in real time on the common attendance portal ensuring transparency and accountability to bring efficiency.
Indian Railways launch Operation Gold Standard with Shatabdi Express; Here's what you need to know
Mon, Nov 06, 2017
Both Shatabdi and Rajdhani train will be given a sum of Rs 50 lakh each for expenditure on priority items - totaling up to Rs 25 crore.
202 railway projects report cost overrun of Rs 1.5 lakh crore
Sun, Nov 05, 2017
Railway projects account for over 60 per cent of the 331 central sector projects that are facing cost overrun of Rs 1.5 lakh crore due to various reasons.
Book 12 train tickets a month in three steps by linking Aadhaar
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
Indian Railways in December 2016 made it mandatory for passengers to register their Aadhaar number with the IRCTC in order to avail concessions from April 1, 2017. However, the move was removed soon.
New timetable of 500 trains in effect from tomorrow; Here's what you need to know
Tue, Oct 31, 2017
Introduction is made under the direction of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Running time of popular trains have been reduced between 15 minutes to 2 hours from tomorrow onwards.
Railways to invest $150 billion, create 1 million jobs in 5 years: Piyush Goyal
Sun, Oct 29, 2017
The Railways is looking to invest over $ 150 billion over the next five years which would help create one million additional jobs, minister Piyush Goyal has said.
Railways accept Amul's proposition to transport butter across India
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Dairy giant Amul today reached out to the Indian Railways on its official Twitter handle with a business proposition to use its refrigerated parcel vans to transport Amul Butter across India.
Over 20 passengers fall ill after consuming food on Tejas Express
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
A total of 26 passengers of the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express on Sunday fell ill after consuming food served by the on-board pantry car operator and were admitted to hospital, officials said. The IRCTC has launched an investigation.
Travelling by Indian Railways will now cut down your sleep by an hour
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
The railways in the circular requested passengers to cooperate with the sick, persons with disability, and pregnant ladies in case they want to sleep beyond permissible limits.
Railway contractors to go on nation-wide strike tomorrow over GST rates hike
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
IRIPA also mentioned that they hope government will react to this strike immediately and "not force us to do something which will adveresely affects railway operations across the country."
Union Cabinet approves new metro rail policy
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
The government today approved a new metro rail policy for expanding the metro network across various cities in the country, officials said. The new policy was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian Railways launches new trains today; See list
Sat, Aug 12, 2017
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate several new train services on different routes today and tomorrow which will benefit thousand of passengers.
Railways earned Rs 1,400 crore from canceled tickets in 2016-17
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
The Railways earned Rs 1,400 crore from ticket cancellation charges in 2016-17, an increase of 25 % from the previous fiscal, the government today said. The jump in the earnings may be attributed to the doubling of cancellation charges from November 2015.