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Piyush Goyal raises red flag for corrupt Indian Railways officials, says need to send 'right message'

Piyush Goyal said that action is being taken against officers who had integrity issues in several departments.

Jul 15, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

Railways plans to invite private players to enter train operations, may submit detailed roadmap on Wednesday

In a bid to provide better amenities and facilities to passengers, the Railway Ministry will lay out the terms and conditions before the Board in its roadmap.

Jul 09, 2019, 10:17 AM IST

In Railways' 100-day plan, cutting down Delhi-Howrah, Delhi-Mumbai travel time by 5 hours

This is one of the 11 proposals prepared by the railways in its 100-day plan, with instructions to initiate immediate action to implement them by August 31.

Jun 19, 2019, 19:26 PM IST

Railways plans to invite private players to run trains, ensure better passenger amenities

The Ministry of Railways is planning to invite these private players through Railway ticketing arm Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), to run the trains.

Jun 19, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

Railway ministry launches Rail Heritage Digitisation Project in collaboration with Google

The project is first of its kind to showcase country’s Rail Heritage to National and International audience in an online story-telling platform.

Sep 28, 2018, 17:54 PM IST

Railways launches Digital Screens to spread awareness about Indian railways heritage

Railway ministry made operational the digital screens at 22 stations on a pilot basis.

Aug 16, 2018, 15:51 PM IST

To make up for lost time, train drivers now permitted to hit top speed permitted

The directive has been issued as it was found that locomotive drivers rarely reached the top allowed speeds due to fear of crossing the allowed limit.

Aug 12, 2018, 15:05 PM IST

Indian Railways introduce dwarf container service

The containers are shorter in size and can run on electrified tracks. They will enable the railways in a double-stack movement of cargo and have increased the ministry's revenue. 

Jul 09, 2018, 19:45 PM IST

Railways has received 2.3 crore applications for 90,000 advertised jobs: Ministry

The Indian Railways has received more than 2.3 crore applications for nearly 90,000 jobs it had advertised.

Apr 24, 2018, 19:55 PM IST

Indian Railways recruitment 2018: Railway offers over 90,000 jobs vacancies, Check details

The Indian Railways in one of the biggest recruitment drive recently announced a number of job vacancies for interested and eligible aspirants across states. 

Feb 12, 2018, 22:57 PM IST

Railways unveil new Rajdhani, Shatabdi coaches with upgraded features - Details inside

Under 'Project Swarna', 14 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi trains will be upgraded with improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and hygiene standards.

Dec 02, 2017, 10:35 AM IST

Railway employees to mark attendance through Aadhaar-based attendance system from January 31

It has also instructed that CCTV cameras be provided with the biometric machine.

Nov 06, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Indian Railways puts an end to VIP culture with new norms

The Railway Ministry has asked its senior staff to slug it out - at home and at work - as part of steps to end the VIP culture in India's national transporter.

Oct 08, 2017, 11:34 AM IST

'Vadodara included in list of railway stations to be revamped'

The Railways plan to redevelop about 400 stations in metros and major cities besides pilgrim centres and tourist spots.

Sep 22, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Railways allows m-Aadhar as identity proof for travel

m- Aadhar is a mobile app launched by Unique Identification Authority of India on which a person can download his/her Aadhar Card.

Sep 13, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Trolleys used for rail track inspection to be fitted with GPS

Within days of Piyush Goyal taking charge of the rail ministry, three trains jumped off the tracks and another derailment was averted on Thursday.

Sep 08, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Piyush Goyal becomes new Railway Minister, retains Coal Ministry

Piyush Goyal has been elevated to Cabinet rank and gets additional charge of Rail Ministry along with Coal Ministry. Also, Dharmendra Pradhan retains Petroleum Ministry. Watch to know more.

Sep 03, 2017, 16:39 PM IST

Food unfit for consumption being sold at railway stations: CAG

The CAG performance audit found unpurified tap water being used to make beverages, uncovered and unwashed waste bins, food left out in the open, and rats and cockroaches at catering units in trains and stations.

Jul 21, 2017, 22:17 PM IST

Soon, a railway app to book flight tickets

The integrated mobile app will cater to various needs of passengers like booking porter, retiring room, ordering food besides train tickets.

Jul 11, 2017, 20:43 PM IST

GST, a great unifying factor: Union Minister

Though some (political parties) were criticising GST, their coming together for shaping such a reform was commendable, he said.

Jul 03, 2017, 16:57 PM IST