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Indian Railways to ban single-use plastic, ask passengers to return drinking water bottles

Ministry of Railways has also instructed its Railway units that a pledge can be administered on October 2 to cut the use of plastics. It will also adapt Information, Education and Communication (IEC) measure to create awareness among railway users.

Aug 21, 2019, 17:43 PM IST

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express to be run by private players

The Railway Ministry is believed to have given full freedom to IRCTC to decide on passenger fares of the Tejas Express between Ahmedabad-Mumbai.

Aug 21, 2019, 14:47 PM IST

Delhi to Mumbai in 10 hours: Indian Railways to increase Rajdhani Express train speed to 160 kmph

By increasing the speed the travel time between Delhi-Mumbai will be reduced to 10 hours as compared to the current 15.5 hours.

Aug 21, 2019, 10:03 AM IST

Mission 2022: Indian Railways eyes 100% electrification for faster trains, cost reduction

While the average speed of trains will increase, the Indian Railways will also save on the operational cost.

Aug 17, 2019, 15:56 PM IST

IRCTC to soon come up with Japanese-style pod hotel near Mumbai Central

These pod hotels will comprise three kinds of  pods or capsules – Classic, Private and Suite. The rent for these pod hotels will be infact lower than the railway retiring rooms and are imed at transit guests and bag packers.

Aug 16, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

Indian Railways to deploy CORAS commandos on trains in Naxal-hits areas, J&K, Northeast

The CORAS commandos will be armed with special uniforms, including bullet-proof jackets, helmets and sophisticated weapons.

Aug 14, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

Booking e-ticket on IRCTC may cost more for Rail passengers, Service Charges likely to be back

Sources told Zee Media that the Finance Ministry has written a letter to the Railways department asking it to use its discretion on levying service charge on booking online tickets.

Aug 08, 2019, 15:12 PM IST

Trains will run at speed of 160 kmph on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes: Centre

As part of Mission Raftaar, Indian Railways is working in mission mode to improve the average speed of trains across the network. Increasing the speed will ensure upto 60 per cent increase in the average speed of passenger trains and the doubling of an average speed of freight traffic.

Aug 07, 2019, 19:01 PM IST

Railway Ministry issues clarification on job cuts report, says it's 'without substance'

Any inference regarding the number of employees being retired is without any substance, reads the statement released by Ministry of Railways.

Jul 30, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

Major layoff likely in Indian Railways; officers told to prepare list, hold performance reviews

Zonal officers asked to prepare list of employees above 55 as Indian Railways plans to lay off around 3 lakh staff members.

Jul 30, 2019, 08:16 AM IST

IRCTC offers several Bharat Darshan train yatra from Bihar: Price and tour details

Called the 'Bharat darshan train yatra' these train journey packages from Bihar to India's holy shrines will include one package Shirdi Jyotirlinga Yatra, and two packages for Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra.

Jul 26, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Biometric machines to soon ensure convenience in general compartment of Indian trains

Biometric machines have been tested on Pushpak Express between Mumbai and Lucknow. These machines could soon make way into several other long-distance trains as well to ensure comfort, convenience as well as security.

Jul 25, 2019, 18:18 PM IST

Train 18 trail run from Delhi to Katra conducted successfully

In good news for pilgrims visiting the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi, the Indian Railways will soon launch Vande Bharat Express train between New Delhi and Katra. Sources have told Zee News that all concerned departments and ministries, apart from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), have given their approval for the same. Watch this video to know more.

Jul 23, 2019, 08:58 AM IST

Soon, Vande Bharat Express train between New Delhi and Katra; PMO nod awaited

In good news for pilgrims visiting the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi, the Indian Railways will soon launch Vande Bharat Express train between New Delhi and Katra. Sources have told Zee News that all concerned departments and ministries, apart from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), have given their approval for the same.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:51 PM IST

Govt may float global tenders, invite international players for manufacturing train sets in India: Sources

Railway will lay emphasis on make in India and employment generation for the train sets to be manufactured via global tendering process.

Jul 22, 2019, 14:30 PM IST

Garib Rath to continue, Railways denies reports of train ending its run

Sources had told Zee Media that Garib Rath trains,  touted to be the poor man's no frills AC train, will be replaced by 3-AC express trains.

Jul 19, 2019, 15:17 PM IST

No more economical AC travel in trains? Government plans to shut down Garib Rath

Former Railway Minister Lalu Yadav had started the AC three-tier Garib Rath targetting the middle and lower income classes. The first 'Garib Rath' was flagged  off from Bihar's Saharsa to Amritsar in Punjab.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

Cabinet approves new Railway line between Dohrighat-Sahjanwa in Uttar Pradesh

The Railway line between Dohrighat-Sahjanwa will be 81.17 Km long and will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs  1319.75 crore, an official release said.

Jul 18, 2019, 13:52 PM IST

Cabinet approves construction of 3rd Railway line between Allahabad - Mughalsarai

The 3rd Railway line between Allahabad - Mughalsarai will be 150 km long and will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 2649.44 crore, an official release said.

Jul 18, 2019, 13:45 PM IST

Railways mulling another Vande Bharat Express between Delhi-Katra

Vande Bharat Express, which is capable of attaining a speed of 200 kmh, will cut down the travelling time between the two stations by over five hours.

Jul 17, 2019, 11:57 AM IST