Rail Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu likely to hike passenger fares by up to 10%

Rail Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu likely to hike passenger fares by up to 10%

The proposal is being considered against the backdrop of a decline in both passenger and freight earnings and the additional burden of Rs 32,000 cr towards implementing the 7th pay commission recommendations.

Now travel between Delhi-Agra in just 105 minutes on Gatiman Express

Now travel between Delhi-Agra in just 105 minutes on Gatiman Express

Semi-high speed train between Delhi and Agra, Gatiman Express, which will run at a maximum speed of 160 kmph and cover a 200-km distance in about 105 minutes, will be operated by Railways for a year on a pilot basis.

Railway may do away with concessional travel in AC-1

Railway may do away with concessional travel in AC-1

Travelling AC 1st class on trains on concessional tickets may become a thing of past, with the public transporter starting a review of the facility extended to various people, including senior citizens, patients and sportspersons.

Railways to manufacture locos that run on diesel, electricity

Railways to manufacture locos that run on diesel, electricity

In a first for Indian Railway, diesel locomotives will soon haul trains by drawing power through overhead wires on an electrified route, with the public transporter embarking upon manufacturing dual-mode engines.

DNA: Baby girl survives fall onto train tracks after mother gives birth in toilet

A pregnant woman travelling in a moving train, gave birth to her child in train's toilet, who fell on the train track from the toilet pipe. Despite of this, both mother and child are safe and sound.

Railways increases Tatkal ticket charges, new rates from December 25

 Railways has increased Tatkal ticket charges.

Now dedicated counter for cancellation, refund at railway stations

Now dedicated counter for cancellation, refund at railway stations

Ticket cancellation and availing of refund has been made easier as a dedicated counter for this purpose is being set up at the existing passenger reservation facilities at its various stations, railways said Tuesday.

Suresh Prabhu defends double ticket cancellation charges

The new rules for cancellation of train tickets will not cause inconvenience to passengers, rather it will help in checking black marketeering of tickets, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said.

Congress govts responsible for 'backwardness' of railways: Suresh Prabhu

Congress govts responsible for 'backwardness' of railways: Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Monday held Congress responsible for "backwardness" of the Railways and said that despite ruling for the maximum period its governments failed to take necessary steps for development of the country's "lifeline".

Working on laying of 2nd track between Delhi-Saharanpur: Railway MoS Manoj Sinha

 Railway ministry is working fast on the scheme of laying of second track on Delhi-Saharanpur sector, Minister of State for Railway Manoj Sinha said here today.

Indian Railway increases train ticket cancellation charges from today

Indian Railway has increased train ticket cancellation charges from today. The newly revamped charges cite that four hours prior to train's leaving the station no refund will be given.

Railways to have independent mechanism to fix fares

Railways to have independent mechanism to fix fares

"We will have an institutional mechanism which will take into account the efficiency to decide passenger fare and freight rate," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said Wednesday.

India's first-ever double decker Shatabdi Express to ply between Mumbai and Goa

India's first-ever double decker Shatabdi Express to ply between Mumbai and Goa

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that the Railways would soon start country's first-ever double decker Shatabdi Express that would ply between Mumbai and Goa.

Railways may go into 'debt-trap, become Air India': Dinesh Trivedi

Railways may go into 'debt-trap, become Air India': Dinesh Trivedi

Railways, the country's largest employer, may go into a "debt-trap" and "become an Air India" due to the present Suresh Prabhu-led ministry's policy of borrowing, former rail minister Dinesh Trivedi said while sounding a strong note of caution on the issue of a dip in its revenue.

Rail Neer scam: CBI recovers Rs 4 lakh fake currency

Rail Neer scam: CBI recovers Rs 4 lakh fake currency

The CBI told a court here on Monday that searches conducted as part of its probe in a case of supplying inferior-quality packaged drinking water in premium trains had led to recovery of approximately Rs 28 crore out of which around Rs 4 lakh was counterfeit.

Suresh Prabhu asks all PSUs to undertake more railway projects

Suresh Prabhu asks all PSUs to undertake more railway projects

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Monday asked all PSUs under the ministry to undertake more rail projects while ensuring best practices in tendering process and transparency in their functioning.

Rail Neer scam: CBI arrests two railway officers; Comesum under scanner

Rail Neer scam: CBI arrests two railway officers; Comesum under scanner

A major player in Railway catering service, Comesum group, has come under scanner of CBI which has arrested two senior rail officials and a businessman in connection with alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water in Rajdhani and other superfast trains.

Rail Neer scam: CBI arrests two railway officers Sandeep Silas and MS Chalia

Rail Neer scam: CBI arrests two railway officers Sandeep Silas and MS Chalia

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested two officers of the Indian Railway, Sandeep Silas and MS Chalia, who have been facing probe in the alleged corruption case in supply of packaged drinking water in premium trains.

Alternate train accommodation scheme to meet festive rush

Alternate train accommodation scheme to meet festive rush

The allotment of berth in an alternate train would be available within 12 hours from the scheduled departure of the original train.

 

DNA: Analysis of world's most dangerous train system

Indian Railways is the state-owned railway company of India, which owns and operates most of the country's rail transport . Indian Railways has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting 20 million passengers and more than 2 million tonnes of freight daily.