Railway Board

No diesel locos to be allowed in Delhi after March 2019: Railway Board to Goyal

No diesel locos to be allowed in Delhi after March 2019: Railway Board to Goyal

The Railway ministry has set a target of 2022 to switch to electric locomotives completely by phasing out their diesel counterparts with a focus on increasing speed.

Feb 03, 2018, 20:50 PM IST
Railways forms committee to review flexi-fare system

Railways forms committee to review flexi-fare system

The six-member committee to review the system and submit a report in 30 days.

Dec 14, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
'T' for transgender in railway tickets soon

'T' for transgender in railway tickets soon

In a landmark judgement in 2014, the Supreme Court created the 'third gender' status for hijras or transgenders. Earlier, they had to write male or female in gender column.

Oct 30, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani appointed new Railway Board chairman

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani appointed new Railway Board chairman

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the new chairman of the Railway Board.

Aug 23, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Cyber security a priority area for railways: Suresh Prabhu

Cyber security a priority area for railways: Suresh Prabhu

Railways launched RailCloud this month, a virtual server with an inbuilt security system that will enable faster connectivity at a reduced cost.

Jul 21, 2017, 15:30 PM IST
You could be boarding ‘Pepsi Shatabdi, 'Coke Rajdhani’ trains soon

You could be boarding ‘Pepsi Shatabdi, 'Coke Rajdhani’ trains soon

Simple, plain exteriors of trains could be a thing of past soon, as Indian Railways is considering selling consolidated media rights to companies for branding the entire train.

Jan 09, 2017, 09:48 AM IST
Major changes in Railways to carry forward Modi's reform agenda

Major changes in Railways to carry forward Modi's reform agenda

Railways have initiated bold steps for restructuring its Board, including redistribution of work among members and creation of a new post of Advisor from outside for resource mobilisation, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda earmarked for the national transporter.

Aug 07, 2016, 18:12 PM IST

PM Modi reviews progress of Jammu-Baramulla Rail Link project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of the Jammu-Baramulla rail link project and directed the Railway Board to remove all hurdles in its timely completion.

Jun 24, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Railways to set up Malaviya Chair at IIT (BHU)

Railways has decided to set up the Malaviya Chair for Railway Technology at IIT (BHU), Varanasi to help in development of new materials to be used in all assets of the national transporter.

May 29, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Full powers delegated to GMs for acceptance of works & stores tenders

The Railway ministry has decided that all the cases for acceptance of works and stores tenders will now be dealt with and finalized by zonal railways and production Units.

Jan 02, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

AK Mital appointed as Chairman, Railway Board

The government appointed AK Mital as the new Chairman of the Railway Board on Thursday.

Jan 01, 2015, 11:51 AM IST

Railway officials to learn 'upkeep practices' from 5-star hotels

Taking ahead its cleanliness drive, Railways has asked officials to to visit airports, five-star hotels and corporate hospitals to learn best "upkeep practices".

Dec 02, 2014, 21:38 PM IST

Prabhu for quick evacuation of the injured from rail tracks

Taking a serious view of reports of the delay in taking injured persons from rail tracks to hospitals, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday directed the Railway Board to put in place a system for quick evacuation.

Dec 01, 2014, 22:14 PM IST

Delhi-Agra first semi-high speed train to miss deadline, awaits safety clearance

In what could disappoint many excited travellers, India's first semi-high speed train has not yet received safety clearance from the Commission of Railway Safety which may further delay its commencement, as per reports on Wednesday.

Nov 26, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

Pollution along rail tracks needs to be attended with utmost sincerity: NGT

Anguished over the failure of a committee to even suggest measures for tackling the problem of human excreta and waste dumping along railway tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Monday expressed dissatisfaction saying such serious issue needs to be attended with utmost sincerity.

Oct 28, 2014, 01:05 AM IST

Meeting on Agartala-Akhaura railway link project on Oct 29

The External Affairs Ministry has called a meeting of the fourth inter-ministerial steering committee, officials of the Railway Board and other ministries to discuss the pending issues of Agartala-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway line project on October 29.

Oct 27, 2014, 21:08 PM IST

CBI recovers Rs 10 lakh dumped in drain by kin of Rail officer

CBI has recovered Rs 10 lakh from a drain near the house of arrested Railway Board official which were allegedly flushed by his relatives at the time of raids carried out by the agency recently.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:41 AM IST

Railgate: Pawan Bansal seeks exemption on health ground

Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was summoned as a witness in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case, on Tuesday sought exemption from personal appearance on health grounds before a special court.

Sep 16, 2014, 11:33 AM IST

RINL's despatch getting hampered due to inadequate rake supply

Government-run steel-maker Rashtriya Ispat Nigam's despatch of finished products is getting hampered due to inadequate supply of rakes by the Railways.

Jul 18, 2014, 18:56 PM IST