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Budget likely to back private funds, asset monetisation in Railways
Tue, Jan 23, 2018
Steel Min in talks with railways to resolve rake issue
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Coal-based steel, power and aluminium plants have been complaining against railways for raw material supply-related issues due to unavailability of adequate rakes.
Railways’ high-speed trains to replace Rajdhani, Shatabdi Express soon
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
3 Union ministries join hands to propel Technology Mission for Railways
Thu, Jan 04, 2018
The mission will take up R&D projects in the areas of heavy haul, safety, energy, environment and urban railways.
Railways to replace 8000 km track on trunk routes
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
The renewal of the tracks will reduce the number of derailments by 50 per cent in a couple of years, hopes railways.
Train-20: Aluminium-bodied trainsets to run on Rajdhani routes
Mon, Dec 25, 2017
In a first, the Railways will soon roll out 15 aluminium-bodied trainsets called Train-20 -- on its prestigious Rajdhani routes that will run faster and boast of improved passenger comforts.
Railways mulls extra charges during festivals, discounts for odd-hour travels
Sun, Dec 24, 2017
Premium charges during festivals such as Diwali, Durga Puja and discounts for travelling odd- hours, choosing a less popular route or train or one having no pantry services, are some of the proposals the Railway Board is considering on dynamic-pricing.
Finally, Mumbai commuters to get air-conditioned locals from December 25
Sun, Dec 24, 2017
After years of debates, speculation and planning, the Railways will unveil the first airconditioned suburban trains for Mumbai commuters from Monday, December 25 - - 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.
Railways launch 'R-MITRA' app for security of passengers
Wed, Dec 20, 2017
Security Application R-MITRA has been launched to facilitate security of passengers and to render timely security related assistance to passengers within the jurisdiction of Eastern Railway.
Need to continue momentum on building infrastructure: FM Jaitley
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Explaining the rationale for massive capital infusion plan in public sector banks, Jaitley said that lending capacity of banks was constrained due to capital inadequacy.
Alerts on train delays of over an hour: Railways sends 33 lakh SMSes in a month
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Railways has sent out more than 33 lakh text messages to passengers alerting them of their trains being delayed for over an hour since it launched the service last month.
Govt pushes for railway ticket booking via BHIM app
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
In a move to boost cashless transactions, Government of India has started promoting BHIM app for ticket booking, payment facility.
Use UPI to book rail tickets at reservation counters
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
The Railways has extended the facility for payment through UPI/BHIM on all the ticket counters. This facility to book e-tickets online has already been implemented on the IRCTC website.
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 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.
Railway board says will allow unconfirmed first class Rajdhani passengers to fly with Air India
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
The railway board has plans to reintroduce a scheme where railway passengers with unconfirmed tickets will be able to fly via Air India instead.
Mumbai railway station safety audits begin after Elphinstone road tragedy claims 23 lives
Tue, Oct 03, 2017
The death of 23 people in a stampede at Elphinstone road has pushed the government to conduct safety audits during peak hours in Mumbai.
Railways pushes for Rs 35,000 crore fund for infrastructure building
Thu, May 25, 2017
The railways is creating a fund which will be independent of the budget for investment in the sector on big-ticket railway projects.
WannaCry: Should you stay away from ATMs?
Mon, May 15, 2017
After the WannaCry ransomware infected the computers across the world, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks to operate their ATM networks only after machines receive a Windows update to protect the machines from the malware.
Railways to use radio-frequency tags to track wagons, coaches
Mon, May 01, 2017
Leveraging information technology in a big way, the public transporter has issued instructions for equipping all wagons with RFID tags to begin with.