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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.
How Indian Railways’ flexi fare scheme impacts its revenue
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
While flexi-fare (surge pricing) scheme for train tickets helped generate more income for Indian Railways, it led to a reduction in number of passengers due to high prices
What Vajpayee did for roads, PM Modi is doing for railways: MoS Suresh Angadi
Fri, Jul 12, 2019
While speaking to ANI on Parliament functioning till midnight, Minister of State (MoS) Railways Suresh Angadi said, “Indian Railways is like a family that takes everyone together and satisfies everyone, all members gave good suggestions. Railways have changed since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came, what Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji did for roads, Modi Ji is doing for railways.”
Cyclone Vayu: Indian Railways cancels 70 trains, short terminates 28 others - Check full list
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
The Indian Railways has cancelled as many as 70 trains and will short terminate 28 others due to Cyclone Vayu, the Western Railways said Wednesday "Considering the alertness for Cyclone Vayu over Gujarat, the Western Railway has decided to fully cancel operation of 70 mainline trains, while 28 ot
How India contributed to Australia's first fully automated, driver-less metro trains
Wed, May 29, 2019
Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project, recently opened the North West Metro, delivering Australia’s first fully automated, turn-up and go rail service.
Railways working on beautification of railway stations in Rajasthan
Wed, Jan 30, 2019
The Indian Railways has integrated its public spaces with art. Take a look.
Budget 2019: Railways seeks upto 30% hike in financial support
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
Railways is seeking upto 25-30 per cent hike in financial support from the Centre in the upcoming interim budget, sources told Zee Media Bureau. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would tabled the interim budget on February 1.
T- 18 train in controversy before its launch
Wed, Jan 09, 2019
The special train T-18 has come into controversy before its even launched. Watch video to know more:
Now book Railways tickets like flights: People to get airlines-like seat-by-seat information
Thu, Jan 03, 2019
The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will soon enable airlines-like seat-by-seat information to its users. To make the process of ticket booking easy, Railway minister Piyush Goyal has asked to develop the system where travelers can know before hand what seats are already being booked.
Soon, a new Rajdhani train to run between Mumbai-Delhi route
Thu, Jan 03, 2019
In what came as a good news, Railways will soon start a new Rajdhani train between the Mumbai-delhi route. According to sources, the new Rajdhani is likely to run on the traks in third week of January.
Railways to use "USTAD" robot for safety and maintenance
Wed, Dec 26, 2018
The Nagpur Division of Indian Railways has made an in-house robot that can help the Railways maintain safety and security of its passengers through artificial intelligence.
Indian Railways gets massive earnings boost as demand booms
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
The IR’s record total freight haulage in 2017-18 stood at 1,162 million tonne (MT), which was 53 MT more than the previous fiscal (1,109 MT). Buoyed by this success, the IR is now eyeing 2,000 MT of freight loading by 2022-23, an increase of over 72% in five years. Of course, the success of this ambitious target hinges primarily on a huge increase in coal haulage. As of now, annual coal loading is around 555 MT but the projection for 2022-23 is almost three times at 1,500 MT.
RITES IPO to hit markets on June 20, price band at Rs 180-185/share
Tue, Jun 12, 2018
In the RITES IPO, the government is selling 12 per cent stake or 2.52 crore equity shares, including 12 lakh shares to employees. The IPO would open for bids on June 20 and close on June 22.
Indian Railways' Shatabdi train ride on some sections may become cheaper
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Indian Railways had last year launched a pilot project in two Shatabdi trains -- one running between New Delhi and Ajmer and the other between Chennai-Mysuru to study the impact of lowering of fares. Under the scheme, the fares were reduced between Jaipur and Ajmer, and Bengaluru and Mysuru -- the sections of the route which witnessed perpetual low occupancy.
Indian Railways caught in this big row; workers' union fumes over Railways jobs "outsourcing"
Tue, Mar 13, 2018
The Railway workers also raised concerns over 100 per cent foreign direct investments (FDI) in the railways and said agreements with Alstom (France) and General Electric (USA) for manufacturing electric and diesel locomotives included contracts for maintenance by the foreign agencies for a period of 15 years.
Unutilised berths under ladies quota to be offered to women passengers on wait-list: Railways
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
The quota remains open forbooking till the time of preparation of the reservation chart and after that, the unutilised quota is released to the wait-listed passengers, irrespective of their gender
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.
Adoption of modern tech necessary to meet housing needs: Hardeep Puri
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Govt launches mobile app on bamboo housing & construction
Railways extends the relaxation in upper age limit for all categories
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Railways invites online applications of around 90,000 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter and Group C Level II categories like Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP), Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, Carpenter) through Railway
New upgraded coaches in trains 'patronised by poor'
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
The upgradation work will be done under the project Swarna, which was launched last year to refurbish railway coaches, but covered only the premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.