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'Present RPF strength not enough for ensuring women's safety'

The present strength of RPF is not adequate for providing security on railway premises and on board trains, especially to women, a parliamentary committee has said while calling for the strength of the rail guardian force to be increased at the earliest.

Shift ladies' coaches in trains to middle: Parliamentary panel

The position of ladies' compartments in local and passenger trains should be shifted to the middle, a Parliamentary panel has mooted, noting that placing them at the rear of a train posed a security threat to women.

Women workers break stereotypes in Railways jobs

Breaking stereotypes, the fair sex is progressively contributing towards the smooth running of the Indian Railways, even if it means sweating it out in the field jobs.

Rail tickets at Delhi airport for Nepal evacuees

Indian Railways has opened reservation counters at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to provide immediate rail tickets to people evacuated to Delhi from quake-hit to help them undertake their onward journeys in a smooth manner.

Indian Railways in existential crisis but no stock market route: Suresh Prabhu

 Railways is facing an "existential crisis" because it was systematically ignored for long by favouring the road sector, Railways minister Suresh Prabhu said but ruled out the stock market route by making it a listed PSU like ONGC to raise funds.

Executive lounges to come up at 50 railway stations soon

 To provide a comfortable experience to passengers waiting for their train, executive lounges, offering a range of modern facilities such as TV and Wi-Fi connectivity, will come up at 50 major railway stations across the country.

Rail yards at busy stations like Varanasi, Lucknow to be remodelled

 In a bid to tackle complaints of trains running behind schedule and delay due to stoppages at outer signal, Northern Railway has decided to remodel yards of busy stations like Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow.

Indian Railways launches mobile app for paperless unreserved tickets

In a bid to take forward its initiative for paperless ticketing, the Indian railways will on Wednesday launch an App to help commuters obtain tickets in the unreserved category.

Extend free passes to Sena medal winners: Rathore to Railways

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has asked railways to extend free passes to recipients of Sena Medal, saying that while the awardees of police medal get this facility, those conferred with the military honour, which is higher in precedence, have been "strangely" left out.

CBI unearths multi-crore scam in Railway weigh-bridges

In perhaps it's biggest ever operation, 500 CBI officers along with vigilance officers of Indian railways carried countrywide joint surprise checks at 65 locations unearthing major irregularities in the weighment of freight carried in trains.

Maharashtra govt sends 53 runaway children back to Bihar

The Maharashtra government today sent 53 runaway children from Bihar back to their homes.

CBI suspects scam of over Rs 4,000 crore in railways

Sniffing a major scam of at least Rs 4,000 crore in the railways, CBI is likely to file a case soon into alleged under-reporting of the actual weight of loaded goods wagons through the manipulation of software by officials.

Train passengers to get baggage insurance soon

IRCTC is planning to offer a new service of 'baggage insurance' for passengers. Under this, a customer will be offered additional services like insurance coverage for baggage while booking e-tickets on the IRCTC website.

Railways, Defence plan strategic infrastructure along border

With China planning to build a rail link between Tibet and Nepal, Indian Railways has decided to provide strategic requirement in infrastructure along the border and is working out the details with Defence Ministry.

Indian Railways turns 162

Indian Railways, the lifeline of the country and perhaps its most preferred mode of transport, Thursday completed 162 years in the service of the nation.

Patients to be issued I-card for availing rail concession

With cases of misuse of concession tickets coming to the fore, Railways have decided to undertake a slew of measures including issuing an I-card to patients eligible for benefit to curb revenue leakage.

French connection to speed up Delhi-Chandigarh train travel

 Train travel between Delhi and Chandigarh may come down to less than two hours with France coming on board for 200-km per hour rail project.

Border rail network deal to be signed in two weeks: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the Defence and Railway ministries will sign an MoU in the next two weeks for expansion of rail network in border areas.