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Like in planes, Indian Railways staff to carry thrash bags for waste disposal after meals

The railways is increasingly adopting the airline model -- from its food to its vacuum toilets -- to give passengers airline-like comforts.

Jul 27, 2018, 12:56 PM IST

Trackman awarded by Railway Board for averting major train tragedy

The Railway Board has felicitated a trackman of the Ratlam Division of Western Railways, Balwant, for averting a major train accident. According to a release by the Ministry of Railways, Balwant spotted a collapsed ballast retainer of the Thandla-Bajranggarh station bridge and alerted the authorities in time to avert the mishap.

Jul 05, 2018, 21:45 PM IST

Railways sets target to shed more than 11,000 redundant posts across its network in 2018-19

As part of its annual exercise to shed excess baggage, the Railway board reviews the strength of its workforce in its 17 zones in view of changes in technology, working system and redundancies.

Jun 12, 2018, 22:54 PM IST

Indian Railways' ode to Mahatma Gandhi: No non-vegetarian food on October 2

The Railway Board has proposed that no non-vegetarian food will be served to passengers on railway premises on October 2 in 2018, 2019 and 2020 when the central government has planned a special commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

May 20, 2018, 11:39 AM IST

Impact of Kushinagar school bus accident: Railways to eliminate all unmanned level crossings by March 2020

The Railways Minister also reiterated his Ministry's commitment to ensuring highest standards of safety for all. 

Apr 26, 2018, 20:51 PM IST

No diesel locos to be allowed in Delhi after March 2019: Railway Board to Goyal

The Railway ministry has set a target of 2022 to switch to electric locomotives completely by phasing out their diesel counterparts with a focus on increasing speed.

Feb 03, 2018, 20:50 PM IST

Railways forms committee to review flexi-fare system

The six-member committee to review the system and submit a report in 30 days.

Dec 14, 2017, 11:52 AM IST

'T' for transgender in railway tickets soon

In a landmark judgement in 2014, the Supreme Court created the 'third gender' status for hijras or transgenders. Earlier, they had to write male or female in gender column.

Oct 30, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani appointed new Railway Board chairman

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the new chairman of the Railway Board.

Aug 23, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

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.

Jul 21, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

You could be boarding ‘Pepsi Shatabdi, 'Coke Rajdhani’ trains soon

Simple, plain exteriors of trains could be a thing of past soon, as Indian Railways is considering selling consolidated media rights to companies for branding the entire train.

Jan 09, 2017, 09:48 AM IST

Major changes in Railways to carry forward Modi's reform agenda

Railways have initiated bold steps for restructuring its Board, including redistribution of work among members and creation of a new post of Advisor from outside for resource mobilisation, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda earmarked for the national transporter.

Aug 07, 2016, 18:12 PM IST

PM Modi reviews progress of Jammu-Baramulla Rail Link project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of the Jammu-Baramulla rail link project and directed the Railway Board to remove all hurdles in its timely completion.

Jun 24, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

Railways to set up Malaviya Chair at IIT (BHU)

Railways has decided to set up the Malaviya Chair for Railway Technology at IIT (BHU), Varanasi to help in development of new materials to be used in all assets of the national transporter.

May 29, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Full powers delegated to GMs for acceptance of works & stores tenders

The Railway ministry has decided that all the cases for acceptance of works and stores tenders will now be dealt with and finalized by zonal railways and production Units.

Jan 02, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

AK Mital appointed as Chairman, Railway Board

The government appointed AK Mital as the new Chairman of the Railway Board on Thursday.

Jan 01, 2015, 11:51 AM IST

Railway officials to learn 'upkeep practices' from 5-star hotels

Taking ahead its cleanliness drive, Railways has asked officials to to visit airports, five-star hotels and corporate hospitals to learn best "upkeep practices".

Dec 02, 2014, 21:38 PM IST

Prabhu for quick evacuation of the injured from rail tracks

Taking a serious view of reports of the delay in taking injured persons from rail tracks to hospitals, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday directed the Railway Board to put in place a system for quick evacuation.

Dec 01, 2014, 22:14 PM IST

Delhi-Agra first semi-high speed train to miss deadline, awaits safety clearance

In what could disappoint many excited travellers, India's first semi-high speed train has not yet received safety clearance from the Commission of Railway Safety which may further delay its commencement, as per reports on Wednesday.

Nov 26, 2014, 17:26 PM IST