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Railway Ministry News
7th Pay Commission: Big Flaw Discovered! These employees to get CORRECT salary after three years!
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: The Railway Ministry (Railway Ministry) has noticed a big flaw in the salary paid to employees.
Indian Railways to introduce Tri-Netra system soon; Piyush Goyal
Sat, Jun 29, 2019
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed Rajya Sabha on Friday that Railways is conducting extensive trials of Tri-Netra technology but it cannot be introduced till it is found to be perfect in detecting any obstruction on tracks during fog.
Piyush Goyal retains railways, likely to focus on safety, non-fare revenue
Fri, May 31, 2019
Goyal, who had pushed for generating resources through non-fare revenue, had hit a stonewall during his last stint, but the minister is likely to drive this idea as he believes that this will bring in additional funds to boost the beleaguered railways' finances.
Indian Railways looks to cut costs, faces hurdle from workers’ unions
Tue, Sep 11, 2018
To boost revenues, the railways is adopting all possible routes. It has set a target to garner Rs 3,000 crore from the sale of scrap this year, up from actual Rs 2,719 crore it realised during FY17 and against Rs 2,801 crore in FY16. But till July, Rs 838 crore have been realised, railways’ documents reveal.
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.
Railways get enhanced allocation for capacity creation
Thu, Feb 01, 2018
Railways to equip all stations across India with free Wi-Fi
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
The Railway Ministry targets 600 Wi-Fi enabled railway stations by March 2018 and 100 per cent station Wi-Fi coverage by March 2019.
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.
Railways may approach SC to defend 2004 job scheme for children of staff
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Last month, the Railway ministry had suspended the scheme in all its zones stating "Keep LARSGESS on hold till further orders.”
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
WATCH: CAG report says Indian Railways food unfit for human consumption
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
The food sold at railway stations is "unfit for human consumption" and the hygiene standards at railway catering units are below par, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has said in a scathing report.
Railways to induct 40,000 refurbished coaches
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
The Indian Railways is planning to induct about 40,000 coaches with improved interiors and upgraded facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 8,000 crore to provide world-class comfort to passengers.
Railway passengers to get new toilet systems in E5 Shinkansen bullet trains
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Rail passengers can look forward to an entirely new kind of toilet system -- urinals, western style toilets with hot water and washing closet seat facility and separate washrooms for men and women equipped with triple mirrors for make-up.
Railways to acquire EOTT system to run trains without guards
Wed, May 10, 2017
The End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) equipment is used to establish communication between the locomotive driver and the last wagon of the train to ensure that the train is running with all coaches/wagons as a complete unit.
Now, more 3AC coaches to be added in long distance trains
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
With increasing demand for 3AC coaches, the Railways has decided to increase the number of air-conditioned coaches.
Bandra Kurla Complex to be Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train's first stop
Mon, Apr 10, 2017
Earlier, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority had objected the station plan stating that they want the same area to be used for a financial services centres.
Service charge exemption on railway e-ticket extended till June 30
Sat, Apr 01, 2017
The government waived the service charges after demonetisation in November last year to encourage digital modes of booking.
Railway Ministry eyes to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity bills by 2027: Prabhu
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Prabhu said after taking over as Railway minister he had stressed that expenses on energy should come down by 15% and they are working on the same.
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.