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Machines to replace food stalls at Railway stations? See what is coming soon
Mon, May 21, 2018
The Ministry of Railways recently released a circular issuing the installation of required amenities in suburban railways. These amenities include one-third urinals and toilets for women alone, modular eatables vending machines to replace catering stalls and electronic coach indicators at platforms to name a few.
Indian Railways goes from bad to worse over last 3 years on this critical score; passengers suffer
Fri, May 04, 2018
According to Indian Railways officials, the punctuality of the trains suffered severely because of the maintenance work undertaken by the PSU. Indian Railways has put in over 15 lakh maintenance blocks in 2,687 locations in 2016-2017.
Indian Railways prize offer: Earn Rs 10 lakh, here's what you should do; check indianrailways.gov.in
Tue, Mar 27, 2018
Indian Railways prize offer: The good ideas would get a cash prize. The winner of the first prize will receive Rs 10 lakh, the second prize winner Rs 5 lakh, the third prize winner Rs 3 lakh, while the fourth prize is a sum of Rs 1 lakh. In order to post the entries, using online application system, you should visit innovate.mygov.in where you need to click the button "click to participate". This would take you to a landing page featuring the registration form with various fields.
Indian Railways turns to satellites for relief, catch wrongdoers; here is how
Thu, Mar 22, 2018
The MOU, signed between Ministry of Railways and ISRO, would also facilitate mutual cooperation in various phases. After development of GIS portal, it may be possible to identify new encroachment all around station by comparing the images of Satellite Imagery which are updated by ISRO after a regular interval, it added.
Great news coming for Indian Railways passengers at this station as Centre planning big changes; find out
Fri, Mar 16, 2018
Indian Railways' plan covers improvements on all platforms, station buildings circulating areas, parking areas, traffic movement, parcel movement/stacking area, signages at platforms, security arrangements and station cleanliness.
Indian Railways passengers get relief, another halt station on this critical line announced
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
The Ministry of Railways has accepted the Jammu and Kashmir government's recommendation to open up a halt station on the Baramulla-Banihal rail line in the Valley, an official said today.
Railways dumps manual recording, introduces data loggers to improve punctuality of trains
Wed, Mar 07, 2018
A data logger, also data known as recorder, is an electronic device that records data over time by sensing status of relays. Railway zones have provided such data loggers across 41 stations which include Howrah, Mumbai CST, Mughalsarai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Chennai Central, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
Indian Railways may cut ticket prices by 50% in these trains to help common man
Mon, Mar 05, 2018
Indian Railways trains that are quite expensive for common citizens are set to turn affordable for the common man. Railways passengers can now look forward to travelling in style at prices that suit their wallet.
Railways inducts high power locomotives under PPP accord with GE
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
These high horse power locomotives of Indian Railways are designed & developed under the Make in India Programme will enable the combined advantages of high efficiency and fast switching.
Railways to take measures to promote heritage preservation
Thu, Feb 08, 2018
Upkeep of Hill railways and bringing them to World Standard etc. will also be high on the agenda.
Categories of railway stations revised under new policy decision
Thu, Dec 28, 2017
Under this new scheme of categorization of railway stations, the stations have been clubbed into 3 groups namely Non-Suburban, Suburban and Halt. Further, these groups have been put in different grades ranging from 1-6.
Railways forms committee to review flexi-fare system
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
The committee consists of railway board officials along with Ravinder Goyal, Adviser, Niti Ayog; Meenakshi Malik, Executive Director, Revenue Management, Air India; S Sriram, professor of transport economics and Iti Mani, Director, Revenue, Le Meridien, Delhi.
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.
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.
Diwali gift for Mumbai - Delhi passengers; Here's what you need to know about the new Rajdhani Express
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Special Rajdhani Express will save about 2 hours in journey time and will not have any flexi fare in its fare structure. It is planned to be commenced as a tri-weekly special service.
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.
Soon you may be able to book your train tickets and pay later; Find out how
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
Indian railways is now allowing for commuters to book tickets and pay after a period of 15 days.
Days after CAG report said ‘Railway food not fit for human consumption’ lizard found in rice
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
A lizard with a serving of rice biryani was served to a passenger of the Poorva Express on Wednesday.
IRCTC forms new policy to upgrade quality of food
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
In order to upgrade the quality of food preparation, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) will set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones, the ministry said in an official statement.
Railway Ministry extends service charge exemption on e-tickets till September 30
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
Post demonetisation, Railway Ministry had announced withdrawal of service charge on online booking of tickets for the tickets booked from November 23, 2016 to March 31, 2017.