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News at a glance: January 23, 2017

News at a glance: January 23, 2017

Here is what is making headlines today.

Jan 23, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
Goodbye Shatabdi, hello world-class Train 18 by June?

Goodbye Shatabdi, hello world-class Train 18 by June?

Indian Railways is planning to introduce two trains which promise to bring down travel time and provide world-class facilities to passengers.

Jan 23, 2018, 09:40 AM IST
Fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi likely to go down: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi likely to go down: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the fares of trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani express are expected to reduce during the off-season or when trains are not fully booked.

Dec 14, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Aircraft-type bio-vacuum toilets on Indian Railways from next month

Aircraft-type bio-vacuum toilets on Indian Railways from next month

The first 100 coaches with the new toilets will be attached to important trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi and would be rolled out from January 2018.

Dec 08, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
Railways upgrades Rajdhani Express with 'Swarna' Coaches - See pics

Railways upgrades Rajdhani Express with 'Swarna' Coaches - See pics

In a significant move, Indian Railways did a makeover of the Rajdhani Express, introducing 'Swarna' Coaches to its passengers. Initially, the new set up has been made available in the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.

Dec 01, 2017, 00:58 AM IST
Railways starts SMS based alerts for delayed trains

Railways starts SMS based alerts for delayed trains

Initially this facility  has been started for passengers booked on all Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Tejas and Gatimaan trains.

Nov 07, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Railways likely to slash fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto

Railways likely to slash fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto

The Railways earned an additional revenue of Rs 540 crore from September 2016 to June 2017 through the scheme, its data show.

Sep 29, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
Coming soon: Tablets to record feedback on meals on trains

Coming soon: Tablets to record feedback on meals on trains

They can record their feedback through an online form on the tablets to be provided by the Railways, the official said.

Sep 16, 2017, 15:09 PM IST
Flexi fare: Railways earns additional Rs 540 crore in less than a year

Flexi fare: Railways earns additional Rs 540 crore in less than a year

The Railways has earned an additional revenue of Rs 540 crore in less than a year through the flexi fare scheme and there is no plan to discontinue it, a senior ministry official said.

Aug 06, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
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.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:19 PM IST
Soon, passengers can travel in economy AC coaches; fares less than normal 3AC tariff

Soon, passengers can travel in economy AC coaches; fares less than normal 3AC tariff

Train passengers will soon have option of travelling in a new class of 'Economy AC coaches' with fares less than normal 3AC tariff.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Now you can order McDonald's burger, Domino's pizza on Rajdhani, Shatabdi – Know how!

Now you can order McDonald's burger, Domino's pizza on Rajdhani, Shatabdi – Know how!

The Indian Railways has come up with a service which allows travellers to prebook meals from their favourite pizza or burgers chains. 

Jun 15, 2017, 17:19 PM IST
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.

Apr 04, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
Flexi-fare system in premier trains to be revised again: Railways

Flexi-fare system in premier trains to be revised again: Railways

Faced with many vacant seats, railways is mulling to reserve about 50 percent berths in premier trains including Rajdhani for normal fare by making changes in the prevailing flexi-fare system.

Mar 28, 2017, 19:38 PM IST
Indian Railways: 10% discount on vacant berths from today

Indian Railways: 10% discount on vacant berths from today

From December 20, Railways will provide 10 percent rebate on vacant berths after finalisation of the reservation charts.

Dec 20, 2016, 09:43 AM IST
Railways' New Year bonanza! Fares likely to be slashed by 10% in premium trains

Railways' New Year bonanza! Fares likely to be slashed by 10% in premium trains

Railways has decided to slash fares of premium trains such as Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabadi, as per media reports. 

Dec 13, 2016, 15:01 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to open Rail Vikas Shivir today

PM Narendra Modi to open Rail Vikas Shivir today

Such brainstorming and large-scale planning involving all railway employees is taking place for the first time in the 163-year-long history of the Indian Railways.

Nov 18, 2016, 09:27 AM IST
No more delays! Over 400 trains now reaching destinations before time, says Railway Ministry

No more delays! Over 400 trains now reaching destinations before time, says Railway Ministry

Upgradation of signalling system on congested routes has helped the railways reduce running time of 14 premier trains including Howrah and Patna Rajdhani Expresses and Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi.

Oct 11, 2016, 18:07 PM IST
Railways claims good response to flexi-fare system, expects Rs 500 crore revenue

Railways claims good response to flexi-fare system, expects Rs 500 crore revenue

Amid criticism over introduction of dynamic surging fare in premier trains, the railways today claimed that the response is quite good and the flexi-fare is still lower than airfare.

Sep 11, 2016, 18:57 PM IST
Rail ticket surge pricing on experimental basis: Railways

Rail ticket surge pricing on experimental basis: Railways

Facing criticism, the railways Thursday said that the decision to introduce dynamic surge pricing for premier train tickets has been done on an experimental basis and it will be reviewed after some time.

Sep 08, 2016, 20:59 PM IST