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Amazing innovations by Indian Railways for passengers! Making train journeys safer, more comfortable - DETAILS
Wed, Jul 15, 2020
Railway Board has decided to implement 20 innovations by its employees to make train journeys safer and improve passenger comfort.
Indian Railways' HOG system will make trains more silent, eco-friendly
Wed, Sep 18, 2019
Till date, 342 trains have already been converted into HOG, which has helped the national transporter save Rs 800 crore approximately per year, adding that 284 more trains are to be converted into HOG by the year end.
Indian Railways to modernise entire rail network with this system
Thu, Aug 29, 2019
Talking about upgrading the rail network to increase the speed of the trains, he said, "Fifteen days back, the Cabinet cleared the plan to upgrade the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Howrah route to 160 kmph and we have targeted to complete it in four years."
The introduction of 'private' trains in railways with 'Tejas'
Wed, Jul 31, 2019
The Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express is set to be the first train to be operated by private players.
Indian Railways employees WARNING! This 7-point review can get staffers forcibly retired!
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Ministry of Railways has directed to identify the group C and D category employees whose age is more than 55 years or they will complete 30 years of service in the Railways by the first quarter of 2020.
Indian Railways crackdown launched! List of names being prepared, 3 lakh employees under watch now
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
The Railway Board has written this letter to all the zonal heads on July 27, asking them to prepare a list and submit it till August 9.
Good news! Indian Railways to empower TTEs; here is how you benefit; Patna Rajdhani to kick-off service
Sat, Dec 15, 2018
"A project to introduce HHTs on Indian Railways for computerised on board ticket checking and allotment of vacant berths has been conceptualised and tested and is ready for roll out on all India basis," the circular said.
Indian Railways to have its own full-fledged cyber cell
Sat, Nov 17, 2018
"The Railway Board has constituted a committee which represents the RPF also to set up a cyber cell. Such a cell is needed for not only for the RPF, but also for entire Railway security, for commercial activities, for tendering process kind of works.
Indian Railways 'safaiwalas' go through name change exercise; this is what they are called now
Tue, Oct 23, 2018
'Safaiwala' are 'Group D' employees who deal with the cleanliness of premises. However, with the name change there will not be added any additional benefits. These employees are involved in cleaning of premises of various Indian Railways departments.
Indian Railways gets first massive 6000HP WAG-9H electric loco from BHEL
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
BHEL has created a dedicated centre for research and development in transportation technology and manufacturing facilities at Bhopal, Jhansi and Bengaluru plants, the statement said.
Good news! Passengers give Indian Railways big surprise
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
Suburban passengers and coal transportation are the two bright spots that have boosted the earnings for Indian Railways (IRs) till now this fiscal. There has been a reversal in the trend of declining passenger earnings, seen in the first quarter of this fiscal, for Indian Railways.
Indian Railways woes: Central Railway, Western Railway, Northern Railway, all fare poorly on this metric
Tue, Aug 21, 2018
Mumbaikars using the long distance Mail and Express trains on the Western Railway (WR) are enjoying better services if compared even to the Central Railway (CR). The Railway board on a broader scale reportedly found that all 17 zones are faring poorly in 2018-19, (between April-till now) as compared to the figures in 2017-18.
Railways to launch digital museums at 22 stations on Aug 15
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
These digital screens will be 5.1 metres long and have a width ranging from 2.1 metres to 3.2 metres, the communication said, adding that a dry run of the scheme would be undertaken on August 11-12.
Indian Railways set to cancel your favourite train? Find out here; latest updates on indianrailways.gov.in
Mon, Mar 05, 2018
Cancellation of trains with low occupancy and curtailment of halt timings are among the recommendations made by an internal committee of railways to ensure punctuality. The report on the punctuality of trains, which has been submitted to the Railway Board, has made a slew of suggestions to improve the performance of the railway zones.
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.
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.
Railways cancels 46 trains between Dec-Feb in view of fog
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
The national transporter has devised "a detailed plan for cancellation and frequency reduction of trains traversing through fog-affected areas" to manage train operations, according to a letter from the Railway Board to all general managers.
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.
CAG raps railways over linen cleanliness,its management issues
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
In its report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the country's top auditor has said the washing and sanitation of linen as well as blankets are not done as per the norms established by the railways itself.
No move to extend flexi-fare policy to mail,express trains
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
The Railway Minister said the flexi-fare system had been introduced in all Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains with effect from September 9, 2016.