Railway Board

Indian Railways lost 1,952 employees due to COVID-19 since March 2020, reporting 1,000 new cases daily

The country’s largest transporter is reporting around 1,000 new cases of COVD-19 infection on a daily basis, the Railway Board chief said.

May 11, 2021, 10:44 AM IST

Indian Railways to run 40 ‘clone’ trains from September 21 to clear long waiting list

In a big relief for millions of passengers, the Indian Railways has decided to run 40 pairs of new special trains or clone trains from September 22 for which the reservations will begin from September 10. The Railways will monitor all the trains currently in operation to determine which ones have long waiting lists.

Sep 16, 2020, 10:05 AM IST

Railway official's 'depressed' minor girl kills mother, brother in UP's Lucknow

A ‘depressed’ minor girl allegedly shot dead her mother and brother at their residence in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on Saturday, a senior police official said.

Aug 29, 2020, 21:59 PM IST

No job cuts but profiles may change: Indian Railways

In an online briefing, Director General (HR) Railway Board, Anand S Khati said the Railways will be "rightsizing and not downsizing".

Jul 03, 2020, 23:27 PM IST

Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav's term extended by 1 year

The term of Chairman of Railway Board VK Yadav has been extended by a period of one year, the government said on Tuesday.

Dec 31, 2019, 22:57 PM IST

Indian Railways to provide confirmed tickets, operate private trains soon

The Modi government has given the go-ahead to complete restructuring of the Railway Board and merging its different cadres and departments into a single entity. It has also been decided that the railways will ensure confirmed tickets to wait-listed passengers, especially on busy routes like Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Chennai etc.

Dec 27, 2019, 19:10 PM IST

Indian Railways may hike passenger fares by 15 to 20 per cent

As per the plan, the passenger fares will be increased while the freight fares will be marginally decreased to compete with the road transport sector.

Dec 26, 2019, 18:00 PM IST

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