Indian Railways

Indian Railways working 24x7 to ensure supply of necessary items, all passenger trains stopped but goods trains running

In the wake of the lockdown in several parts of the country due to the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, the Indian Railways has shut down its services for the passengers across the country. However, to ensure the timely supply of necessary items, all goods trains have been working 24x7, said the Railways on Wednesday.

Mar 24, 2020, 17:23 PM IST

COVID-19: Indian Railways' production units asked to manufacture essential medical items

The railway board has issued necessary instructions to the general managers of these production units to explore the feasibility of manufacture of items like simple hospital beds (without mattress), medical trolleys for hospitals and quarantine facilities, etc.

Mar 24, 2020, 16:26 PM IST

Janata Curfew: Indian Railways cancels over 3,700 trains, Mumbai local train services curtailed due to COVID-19 coronavirus

Adhering to 14-hour 'Janata Curfew' call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the spread of coronavirus in India, the Indian Railways has announced the cancellation of over 3,700 passenger locomotives and long-distance mail, express trains, which were scheduled to run on Sunday (March 22). 

Mar 22, 2020, 08:05 AM IST

Indian Railways to halt 3,700 trains to support Janata Curfew against coronavirus COVID-19 - first time in its history

In the wake of the highly contagious coronavirus and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's calls to observe `Janata Curfew` on Sunday (march 22, 2020), the Indian railways has decided to halt thousands of trains as part of measures to contain the further spread of contagious coronavirus disease.

Mar 21, 2020, 14:47 PM IST

Avoid non-essential travel as Coronavirus COVID-19 positive people found travelling in trains, warns Indian Railways

Indian Railways has cautioned people not to travel on passenger and long-distance trains unless absolutely necessary after several COVID-19 positive passengers were found to be travelling.

Mar 21, 2020, 13:43 PM IST

Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains during Janata Curfew; 28 trains cancelled in South Western Railway

Railway circular said hat railway divisions should keep a watch and empty trains could be terminated short of their final destinations if required. Approximately 1,300 mail or express trains will remain cancelled on March 22.

Mar 20, 2020, 21:54 PM IST

Indian Railways withdraws concessions for senior citizens from making nonessential journeys to curb COVID-19

A large number of requests are already being received by Indian Railways for cancellation of tickets booked by Senior Citizens and provide a waiver of the cancellation fee.

Mar 19, 2020, 21:42 PM IST

No cancellation fee will be charged for 155 trains cancelled; passengers to get 100 per cent refund: Railways

The Indian Railways on Thursday (March 19, 2020), said that no cancellation fee will be charged for the 155 trains which were cancelled due to low occupancy and the novel coronavirus pandemic and the passengers will get 100 per cent refund for the same.

Mar 19, 2020, 11:43 AM IST

9,932 LHB coaches built between 2014-19, no ICF coaches built in last two years, says Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

The Union Minister also informed the Upper House that a total of 9,932 LHB coaches were built between 2014-19 and Indian Railways has stopped building ICF coaches in the last two years.

Mar 18, 2020, 09:10 AM IST

COVID-19: Indian Railways takes precautionary measures, cancels 85 trains due to non-occupancy

As a precautionary measure railway zones like Western Railway and Central Railway have also increased the prices of their platform tickets to discourage large crowds.

Mar 17, 2020, 23:22 PM IST

COVID-19 impact: South Eastern Railway cancels several trains due to low occupancy

South Eastern Railway on Tuesday (March 17) decided to cancel as many as nine trains due to low occupancy in view of the coronavirus epidemic, said a statement. 

Mar 17, 2020, 20:07 PM IST

Coronavirus scare: Indian Railways hikes platform ticket price to Rs 50 to minimise footfalls at 250 stations

He, however, added that the increase in the platform ticket prices is a temporary measure to contain an extra load of people in the railway premises. 

Mar 17, 2020, 17:01 PM IST

Indian Railways to abolish booking of tickets through agents, vendors

The Railways Minister said that due to penetration of smartphone in the Indian household, train tickets can now be easily booked online through mobile phone using the IRCTC App.

Mar 13, 2020, 15:43 PM IST

Indian Railways takes comprehensive measures for prevention of coronavirus infection

Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, has directed the Railway Board to ensure that adequate prevention measures are put in place across the Indian Railway system.

Mar 11, 2020, 22:26 PM IST

Fitness machine can get you a free platform ticket at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Railway Station

Goyal shared a video showing a person performing sit-ups on the fitness machine installed at the Anand Vihar Railway Station near Delhi-UP border. 

Feb 21, 2020, 14:12 PM IST

After Mahakal Express, IRCTC gets ready to launch Ramayan Express on March 28

After Kashi Mahakal Express, the Indian Railways is now ready to launch the Ramayan Express which will take devotees to pilgrim places associated with Lord Rama. The train will commence its first journey from March 28, 2020.

Feb 20, 2020, 11:48 AM IST

E-ticket scam: RPF arrests 7 more persons, including Kolkata-based mastermind Jayanta Poddar

RPF Director General Arun Kumar said, "Recently we arrested seven people, including Kolkata-based Jayanta Poddar, who was in touch with JUMB operatives."

Feb 19, 2020, 00:00 AM IST

Railway Budget 2020: More Tejas-type trains, bullet train by 2023, Kisan rail and other key facts

Here are the major highlights of FM Nirmala Sitharaman's speech and announcements regarding the Indian Railways.  

Feb 01, 2020, 16:17 PM IST

Indian Railways to allow armed escorts to travel in goods trains items prone to theft

Indian Railways will allow armed escorts to travel in goods trains carrying commodities susceptible to theft and pilferage, in a first in the country.

Jan 31, 2020, 17:21 PM IST

Indian Railways commissions first waste to energy plant in Bhubaneswar

This waste to energy plant, constructed in three months, is a patented technology called POLYCRACK, is first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways and fourth in India.

Jan 28, 2020, 14:27 PM IST