Railways, MP govt to form company to enhance services: Prabhu

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said that Railways and MP government will join hands to form country's first company to enhance railway services in the state.

Now, rail tickets to be available in trains!

Indian Railways has launched an initiative that will help passengers avail rail tickets in trains.

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Indian Railways schedules now on Google Maps

Google on Tuesday announced the addition of Indian Railways schedules as well as updated information about public transport in eight Indian cities to Google Transit.

Soon Railways to launch tatkal special trains to cash in on rush

Looking to cash in on the rush for tickets during busy seasons, Railways will soon launch its 'Tatkal Special' train service, travelling on which will be dearer than on normal trains.

Railways loaded with potential for positive impact: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the railways was replete with potential for a positive impact on the lives of the people in the country.

Railways cancels, diverts trains following derailment in Kerala

Railways on Sunday announced cancellation and diversion of some trains on the Konkan route following derailment of 10 coaches of Lokmanya Tilak-Ernakulam Duronto Express near Sarzora Tunnel between Madgaona nd Balli stations in Karwar region.

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.

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 examining alternative route between Katra, Banihal

Railways is examining the suggestions of Sreedharan Committee on realignment of route between Katra and Banihal as part of the final leg of the Kashmir rail link project.

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.

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.

DNA: Your money may not be safe in banks

Cheating and forgery have led to public and private sector banks losing as much as Rs.27,000 crore cumulatively in the last five years, reveals information obtained by dna under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Train passengers to now get 'wake-up' call from Railways

Train passengers can now sleep soundly without worrying about missing their station as the Railways has launched a new service which will ensure that they get a "wake-up call" on their mobile phones half-an-hour before the scheduled arrival at their destination.

Case filed against IAS, three others in land transfer case in UP

A senior IAS officer and three others have been booked for allegedly transferring land belonging to Railways to a private company using fake documents.

Get ready to pay more from April 1

Entry tickets to museums, zoo and tiger reserves would become cheaper, while business class air travel, investment in MFs and chit funds would become expensive with some of the service tax proposals announced in the Budget coming into effect from Wednesday.

Indian Railways aims to equip coaches with bio-toilets by 2021

Aiming to eliminate direct discharge toilets from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by 2020-21, Railways has drawn up an action plan to replace them with environment-friendly bio-toilets.

MPs concerned over food in trains, suggest variety of items

 Members in Rajya Sabha on Friday registered their culinary concerns over food supplied in trains suggesting a variety of items for the menu, with the government agreeing that much more needed to be done in this regard.

NGT announces Rs 5,000 fine for littering on railway property

Cracking the whip on those littering on railway platforms and tracks, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste on the platforms and tracks.