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Utkal derailment: Action taken against Secy-level officer, 7 other officials

Utkal derailment: Action taken against Secy-level officer, 7 other officials

The action against the eight officers came hours after Member (Traffic) of the Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed, indicated that negligence appeared to have caused the derailment.

Utkal Express tragedy: Railways suspends 4 officials, transfers 1; death toll 22

Utkal Express tragedy: Railways suspends 4 officials, transfers 1; death toll 22

Besides actions against these five officials, a general manager and a Railway Board member have also been “sent on leave”, the ANI news agency reported. 

FIR against unknown persons in Utkal Express derailment, charges include 'death due to negligence'

FIR against unknown persons in Utkal Express derailment, charges include 'death due to negligence'

Thirteen coaches of the high-speed Utkal Express on Saturday jumped the rails near Khatauli in UP. 

Situation remains grim in flood-hit Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Meghalaya

Situation remains grim in flood-hit Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Meghalaya

The flood situation in Bihar, West Bengal and Assam continues to be "alarming", where over a crore people have been affected and hundreds of lives lost.

Indian Railways launches new train services on different routes; few more to be flagged off on Sunday – Here's the complete list

Indian Railways launches new train services on different routes; few more to be flagged off on Sunday – Here's the complete list

Here are the details of new train services and extension of trains being inaugurated.

Indian Railways to launch several new train services on different routes – Here's the complete list

Indian Railways to launch several new train services on different routes – Here's the complete list

Here are the details of new train services and extension of trains being inaugurated.

Soon, train travel from Mumbai to Delhi in just 13 hours

Soon, train travel from Mumbai to Delhi in just 13 hours

Soon, passengers will be able to travel Delhi - Mumbai route via train in just 13 hours. A new move by Indian Railways will cut down the current time taken to travel one of the busiest railway journey route by three hours, making it a simple overnight journey.

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.

Anduril Technologies introduces ''pay on delivery'' for Tatkal tickets

The new `pay on delivery` feature abolishes transaction failures.

Book tatkal tickets now and pay IRCTC later

Book tatkal tickets now and pay IRCTC later

For tatkal tickets, IRCTC users will be able to pay via cash, debit card or credit card.

Railways starts process of phasing out of blankets in AC coaches

Railways starts process of phasing out of blankets in AC coaches

The 'no-blankets rule' has now been implemented in the third AC coach of the Jammu Mail, a senior official of the railway ministry said.

Soon, travel from Delhi to Chandigarh by train in two hours

Soon, travel from Delhi to Chandigarh by train in two hours

The Delhi-Chandigarh corridor, one of the busiest routes in north India, is slated to be first semi-high speed project being taken up by the state-owned transporter to run trains at maximum speeds of 200 kmph with French help.

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.

No lessons learnt from CAG report on 'unsuitable' food; lizard found in biryani served onboard Poorva Express

Last week, a scathing report by the CAG said that the hygiene standards at railway catering units are below par.

Railway Ministry working with companies like Apple on train speeds

Railway Ministry working with companies like Apple on train speeds

Sharing plans for the future, Prabhu said the government had six-eight months ago called major technology developers working on increasing train speeds to more than 600 km per hour.

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.

Siemens to provide IGBT technology for Indian Railways

Siemens to provide IGBT technology for Indian Railways

Siemens will be designing, supplying and installing alternating current (AC) traction systems for dual cab high horsepower diesel engine locomotive for diesel locomotive works (DLW), the company said in a statement.

Indian Railways launches All in One App 'RAIL SAARTHI'

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Tata Steel signs long-term tariff contract with railways

Tata Steel signs long-term tariff contract with railways

The main objectives of LTTC includes long-term revenue commitment from customers, preferential treatment to customer for supply of wagons, generation of additional traffic volumes and revenues for railways and freight concession on retention of traffic as well as on incremental traffic.