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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.
Suresh Prabhu launches new rail coach with glass roof, GPS
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the new Vistadome coach which has glass roof, LED lights, GPS-based info system and rotating seats among other features.
New catering policy to provide quality food to train passengers
Thu, Apr 13, 2017
The central government on Wednesday said that a new catering policy has been notified to provide quality food to rail passengers by unbundling various services on trains.
Railway Revenue | Railway will extend Dynamic fare pricing system
Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Railway will extend Dynamic fare pricing system. Watch the full segment for more details.
After senior citizens and physically challenged, Indian Railways may offers discounts on train ticket bookings to other categories
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Ministry of Railways in a statement to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday said that the railways already provides online concessional ticket booking facility to senior citizens, physically challenged and accredited press correspondents.
Railway starts campaign to fight over-pricing
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Railway starts campaign to fight over-pricing. Watch the full segment for more details.
49% want taxes reduced to minimise demonetisation impact: Survey
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
The survey also said that 89% of the citizens want the government expenditure on healthcare should increase to bring it at par with international standards, with 40% saying that the investment should be used for improving infrastructure at existing government hospitals.
26 trains delayed, 11 cancelled due to fog
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
At least 26 trains were running late and 11 cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Wednesday morning, a railway official said. The status of the delayed and cancelled trains was last updated till 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
Indian Railways look to boost advertising revenues; aims Rs 2000 crore
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
In another means to obtain non-fare proceeds, the government will now be gearing up to earn advertisement revenues to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore from corporate giants who will soon be able to use trains as ad spaces.
Unimpressed with two states love story, Sushma Swaraj says, 'Would have sent a suspension order'
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Sushma Swaraj, External Affaris Minister lashed out at a request for transfer on Sunday to end ‘banwas’ or banishment between husband and wife who worked in two different states in India.
41 trains delayed, five cancelled due to fog
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
At least 41 trains were running late and five cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Sunday morning, a railway official said. According to the Northern Railway official, 14 trains were rescheduled.
Railways offer platforms for setting up over 2,000 ATMs
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Eyeing about Rs 2,000 crore annually from non-tariff sources, Railways is all set to reach out to big names from the advertising world for spaces in trains, level crossings and areas along tracks besides offering major platforms for installing over 2000 ATMs.
Getting married? Railway platforms available for reception
Fri, Jan 06, 2017
The Indian railways will soon allow people to hold wedding receptions on its platforms in a bid to earn more revenue, a report by Deccan Chronicle said on Friday.
China plans to spend $115 billion on railways in 2017: Xinhua
Wed, Jan 04, 2017
China plans to spend 800 billion yuan ($115.09 billion) on building railways this year, the same budget as last year, to grow its network to 150,000 kilometres, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
All rail ticket purchases may soon be linked to Aadhaar card
Wed, Jan 04, 2017
Indian railways may soon link booking of all rail tickets, from both Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) or Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counter tickets to Aadhaar card.