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Indian Railways to launch 10 ‘Sewa Service' trains on October 15 for better connectivity

The Ministry of Railways had recently approved 10 trains under its ‘Sewa service’ initiative for better connectivity between smaller towns and important cities.

Oct 12, 2019, 00:01 AM IST

Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express to commercially run from October 5; bookings open, check fare details

The first commercial run of the Vande Bharat Express plying between Delhi and Katra will begin on October 5 and booking of tickets is now open on the IRCTC website, the Railways said.

Sep 29, 2019, 17:58 PM IST

West Bengal's Midnapore becomes 5000th railway station with free wi-fi facility

Midnapore railway station of South-eastern Railways in West Bengal became the 5000th railway station in the country to get access to free public wi-fi on Saturday, officials said.

Sep 28, 2019, 20:55 PM IST

Indian Railways cancels 308 trains: Check full list of cancelled trains

A list of the cancelled trains has been released on the National Train Enquiry System (NTES) website.

Sep 18, 2019, 10:20 AM IST

Railways to phase out generators from trains, create 20,000 seats, save Rs 800 crore per year

Currently, over 500 trains have two attached generator cars and Railways will phase out one generator car from these trains in the first phase.

Sep 17, 2019, 16:04 PM IST

Railways removes flexi-fare from Humsafar Express

Under this dynamic pricing system, the base fare increases by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold, with a limit set at 1.5 times the original price.

Sep 13, 2019, 20:14 PM IST

In relief to customers, IRCTC reduces convenience fees charged on e-tickets

IRCTC will now charge Rs. 15 per ticket for booking non-AC coaches online while it will charge Rs. 30 per ticket for booking AC and First Class tickets. 

Sep 03, 2019, 22:02 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

Headless train: Coaches of Visakha Express halt after engine breaks free

The engine had left behind the coaches due to damaged link rods. The driver of the train did not realise this till after he had travelled quite some distance in the solitary engine.

Aug 20, 2019, 09:51 AM 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

1371 persons arrested for selling unauthorised drinking water on trains, fined Rs 6.80 lakh

Railways have seized a total of  69294 bottles of during the drive and Rs 6,80,855 have been realized from these offenders.

Jul 11, 2019, 15:15 PM IST

Goods train derails near Karjat-Lonavla section: Railways official

A goods train was derailed between Jambrung and Thakurwari in the Karjat-Lonavla section on Monday morning.

Jul 01, 2019, 07:12 AM IST

Rajdhani, Shatabdi passengers to enjoy jerk-free riding experience

All the Linke Hofmann Busch coaches in Shatabdi Express and Rajdhani Express trains will offer a jerk-free journey to passengers as they have been now fitted with new age coupler.

Jun 26, 2019, 16:45 PM IST

Trai seeks views on free spectrum allotment worth Rs 98,520 cr to Railways

The DoT in its comment to Trai mentioned that the spectrum in 700 MHz band is a valuable spectrum as the reserve price provided by the regulator Trai in its recommendations dated August 1, 2018 on pan-India basis comes out to be Rs 98,520 crore for 15 MHz (paired) spectrum.

Jun 25, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

IRCTC guidelines 2019 for boarding station change: How to do it online

IRCTC in its guidelines says that in case the boarding station is changed within 24 hours of departure of train, no refund shall be permissible in normal circumstance.

Jun 06, 2019, 14:45 PM IST