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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The government on Thursday said only 29 proposals seeking forest clearances for expansion of railways and construction of dams are pending out of total 137 project proposals received in the last three years.