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Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour

Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour

The Railways is trying to put an end to those tiresome quarrels that break out due to oversleeping passengers on the middle and lower berths by reducing official sleeping hours.

 Train derailments: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal orders quick replacement of old tracks

Train derailments: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal orders quick replacement of old tracks

Three trains jumped off the tracks and another derailment was averted on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Maharashtra within a span of nine hours.

IRCTC hotel scam: CBI summons Lalu Yadav, son Tejashwi next week

IRCTC hotel scam: CBI summons Lalu Yadav, son Tejashwi next week

The CBI has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and son Tejashwi Yadav in the alleged railway hotel tender case.

Railways dispatches special trains for flood-hit areas: Govt

The government on Wednesday said it has dispatched special trains to flood-hit areas in Assam and Gujarat to facilitate movement of passengers and goods.

Railways to introduce designer, easy to clean blankets soon

Railways to introduce designer, easy to clean blankets soon

Plagued with complaints of dirty blankets, the Indian Railways has firmed up an action plan to increase the frequency of washing blankets and replace the existing ones with designer, lightweight blankets in a phased manner.

Railways plans to do away with providing blankets in AC coaches after CAG report

Railways plans to do away with providing blankets in AC coaches after CAG report

Days after CAG in its report slammed Railways over cleanliness and hygiene in trains as well as platforms, the ministry is reportedly planning to discontinue  providing blankets to the passengers in AC coaches in some trains.

IRCTC to take over catering services in all trains by year end

IRCTC to take over catering services in all trains by year end

Catering services in all trains with pantry cars will be handed over to IRCTC by the year-end in order to improve onboard food quality, according to Railways.

RailCloud to optimise server management, resources

The Indian Railways will launch on Wednesday RailCloud, a virtual server with an inbuilt security system that will enable faster connectivity at a reduced cost.

Rajasthan: Railways call on Jats to call off quota protests after agitators block Alwar-Mathura rail route

Rajasthan: Railways call on Jats to call off quota protests after agitators block Alwar-Mathura rail route

Rail services along the Alwar-Mathura route in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan were affected after Jat protesters blocked the railway tracks seeking OBC quota reservation for the community.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan assures development of northeast

The North Eastern Region because of its typical geographic location, lack of connectivity and several other such constraints has for several decades lagged behind in various developmental activities. 

Railways' post growth in passenger traffic, revenue

The Railway Ministry on Thursday reported a rise in passenger traffic and revenue generation during 2016-17.

Rail tickets likely to get costlier as ministry mulling to impose safety cess

Rail tickets likely to get costlier as ministry mulling to impose safety cess

The railways is considering imposing safety cess on train tickets to be utilised for strengthening accident prevention measures.

Prabhu bats for waterless toilets: Railway Minister

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday called for developing waterless toilets to address the issue of water scarcity.

Railways to start dog breeding centre to raise own force

Railways to start dog breeding centre to raise own force

Railways will set up a dog breeding and training centre to deal with the increased requirement of pedigree dogs for detecting explosives and drugs on its premises.

Railways hints at sabotage in Rajya Rani Express derailment, announces ex-gratia for injured

Railways hints at sabotage in Rajya Rani Express derailment, announces ex-gratia for injured

Railways said that the defects in the track could be due to "extraneous factors".

Bullet train gets past major hurdle over BKC land

Bullet train gets past major hurdle over BKC land

The railways have crossed a major hurdle in rolling out the ambitious bullet train project as the Maharashtra government has agreed to give land at the Bandra-Kurla complex (BKC).

Railways get tough with food contractors violating norms

Railways get tough with food contractors violating norms

Inspections at various levels are conducted in trains and stations.

Flexi-fare system for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi to be tweaked

Flexi-fare system for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi to be tweaked

According to the flexi-fare system, only 10 percent of the seats are sold in the normal fare category and thereafter, prices increase by 10 percent with every 10 percent of berths sold, with a ceiling of 50 percent.

Service charge exemption on railway e-ticket extended till June 30

Service charge exemption on railway e-ticket extended till June 30

The service charge exemption on railway tickets booked online has been extended till June 30.

 

Rail Ministry tweets about official menu rate–Check out full price list of meal items

Rail Ministry tweets about official menu rate–Check out full price list of meal items

The Railway ministry has posted the rate list on its Twitter account while asking people to lodge a complaint if they are overcharged.