Indian Railways to allow armed escorts to travel in goods trains items prone to theft

Indian Railways will allow armed escorts to travel in goods trains carrying commodities susceptible to theft and pilferage, in a first in the country.

Jan 31, 2020, 17:21 PM IST

Dense fog engulfs Delhi NCR, minimum temperature recorded 7 degree

Delhi woke up with dense fog this morning with temperature recorded a minimum of 7-degree Celcius. 22 trains have been running late due to low visibility.

Jan 22, 2020, 10:30 AM IST

Railway Ministry goes paperless as govt ending traditional file culture

Moving towards the modernisation of Railways, the ministry has taken up the task to convert all paper files into e-files and setting up e-offices across the establishments of Indian Railways to provide reliable, efficient, and effective way to handle office files and documents.

Jan 10, 2020, 10:04 AM IST

Centre identifies 15 Indian Railways routes to be operated by private players

The government has identified ten long and five short-distance routes. The long-distance routes are--Mumbai-Kolkata, Mumbai-Chennai, Mumbai-Guwahati, New Delhi-Mumbai, Thiruvananthpuram-Guwahati, New Delhi-Kolkata, New Delhi-Bengaluru, New Delhi-Chennai, Chennai-Kolkata and Chennai-Jodhpur. 

Dec 30, 2019, 18:50 PM IST

Indian Railways offers insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh against household theft during travel in Tejas Express

Under this IRCTC facility, the passenger will have to lodge an FIR of the theft and if proven true, the IRCTC will pay the insurance amount. 

Nov 22, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

Railways gears up to tackle delay caused by fog in winter season, rolls out action plan for hassle free commute

To overcome the problem of trains' delayment during the winter season, the Northern Railways has come out with a plan to provide hassle-free commute to the passengers.

Nov 22, 2019, 16:48 PM IST

Train services to be resumed between Srinagar and Banihal from Monday after successful trail run

Earlier on Monday, there was trial run conducted between Srinagar-Baramulla after which the services were resumed for the general public, on Tuesday. The trail run between Srinagar and Banihal was done under tight security in the presence of senior army personnel.  

Nov 16, 2019, 20:22 PM IST

Indian Railways enters into procurement and maintenance deal with Madhepura Electric Locomotive

In 2015, the Ministry of Railways and Alstom came together to transform the heavy freight transportation landscape of the country. A landmark agreement worth 3.5 billion Euro was signed to manufacture 800 electric locomotives for freight service and its associated maintenance.

Nov 15, 2019, 22:14 PM IST

Indian Railways conduct trial run between Srinagar and Baramulla in J&K, to resume services on Tuesday

After being shut down for more than three months, the Indian Railways once again started the rail service to provide relief to the common man. The railways lost crores of rupees due to the shutdown, but due to security reasons, the rail services had to be suspended. 

Nov 11, 2019, 14:58 PM IST

Indian Railway cancels leave, steps up security ahead of Ayodhya verdict

The Home Ministry has also rushed 40 companies of paramilitary forces to Uttar Pradesh to assist the state government in maintaining law and order. A company of paramilitary forces comprises about 100 personnel.

Nov 08, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

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