Railway Ministry

Railways unveil new Rajdhani, Shatabdi coaches with upgraded features - Details inside

Railways unveil new Rajdhani, Shatabdi coaches with upgraded features - Details inside

Under 'Project Swarna', 14 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi trains will be upgraded with improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and hygiene standards.

Dec 02, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
Railway employees to mark attendance through Aadhaar-based attendance system from January 31

Railway employees to mark attendance through Aadhaar-based attendance system from January 31

It has also instructed that CCTV cameras be provided with the biometric machine.

Nov 06, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Indian Railways puts an end to VIP culture with new norms

Indian Railways puts an end to VIP culture with new norms

The Railway Ministry has asked its senior staff to slug it out - at home and at work - as part of steps to end the VIP culture in India's national transporter.

Oct 08, 2017, 11:34 AM IST

'Vadodara included in list of railway stations to be revamped'

The Railways plan to redevelop about 400 stations in metros and major cities besides pilgrim centres and tourist spots.

Sep 22, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Railways allows m-Aadhar as identity proof for travel

Railways allows m-Aadhar as identity proof for travel

m- Aadhar is a mobile app launched by Unique Identification Authority of India on which a person can download his/her Aadhar Card.

Sep 13, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
Trolleys used for rail track inspection to be fitted with GPS

Trolleys used for rail track inspection to be fitted with GPS

Within days of Piyush Goyal taking charge of the rail ministry, three trains jumped off the tracks and another derailment was averted on Thursday.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Piyush Goyal becomes new Railway Minister, retains Coal Ministry

Piyush Goyal has been elevated to Cabinet rank and gets additional charge of Rail Ministry along with Coal Ministry. Also, Dharmendra Pradhan retains Petroleum Ministry. Watch to know more.

Sep 03, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Food unfit for consumption being sold at railway stations: CAG

Food unfit for consumption being sold at railway stations: CAG

The CAG performance audit found unpurified tap water being used to make beverages, uncovered and unwashed waste bins, food left out in the open, and rats and cockroaches at catering units in trains and stations.

Jul 21, 2017, 22:17 PM IST
Soon, a railway app to book flight tickets

Soon, a railway app to book flight tickets

The integrated mobile app will cater to various needs of passengers like booking porter, retiring room, ordering food besides train tickets.

Jul 11, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
GST, a great unifying factor: Union Minister

GST, a great unifying factor: Union Minister

Though some (political parties) were criticising GST, their coming together for shaping such a reform was commendable, he said.

Jul 03, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
360-day advance rail booking period for foreigners

360-day advance rail booking period for foreigners

Aiming to attract more foreigners and NRI travellers, railways have undertaken steps to facilitate easy booking of tickets for them.

Jul 03, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Railways' post growth in passenger traffic, revenue

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

May 25, 2017, 21:17 PM IST
Railways to push for Rs 35,000 crore fund for infra building

Railways to push for Rs 35,000 crore fund for infra building

Aiming at a major push for infrastructure, the railways will raise Rs 35,000 crore with World Market assistance to create a separate fund for investment in rail sector.

May 25, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Budget may levy new cess to provide social security to coolies

Budget may levy new cess to provide social security to coolies

Government may announce a new cess in the forthcoming Union Budget 2017-18 to cover around 20,000 railway coolies under social security schemes run by the retirement fund body EPFO.

Jan 23, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
New express train between Gorakhpur and Badshahnagar to be launched today

New express train between Gorakhpur and Badshahnagar to be launched today

A new express train will be launched on Tuesday between Gorakhpur and Badshahnagar in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to cater to the growing demand of passengers in the region.

Nov 08, 2016, 08:50 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
Railway plans foray into radio to boost non-fare revenue

Railway plans foray into radio to boost non-fare revenue

The Railway Ministry plans to foray into radio broadcast to provide free onboard and customised entertainment across all trains in order to boost its advertising revenue.

Sep 07, 2016, 17:46 PM IST
Railway Ministry working on $5-bn fund to finance projects

Railway Ministry working on $5-bn fund to finance projects

Railway Ministry is in advanced stages of finalising a proposal to create a USD 5-billion fund to finance its various infrastructure projects.

Sep 03, 2016, 20:45 PM IST
Centre considering proposal to merge Rail, General Budgets

Centre considering proposal to merge Rail, General Budgets

The Union Finance Ministry has said it has started the process of examining the proposal from the Railway Ministry to merge the Rail Budget with the General Budget, 92 years after the separation took place.

Aug 08, 2016, 11:37 AM IST
 Talgo train trial run delayed by 17 minutes

Talgo train trial run delayed by 17 minutes

Spanish-made Talgo train today completed its Mumbai journey 17 minutes behind the target due to the technical glitch.

Aug 06, 2016, 20:16 PM IST