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Railways plans to add 4 lakh berths by leaving power cars

Giving the example of Rajdhani Express, Railway official said the Rajdhanis are currently hauled by a single locomotive with two diesel-powered generator cars at the rear to provide air conditioning and lighting within the train.

Jul 11, 2019, 11:01 AM IST

Train 18, India's fastest on tracks, pelted with stones during trial run

A probe has been launched after a suspected vandal hurled stones at the train during its trial run between Delhi and Agra.

Dec 20, 2018, 18:42 PM IST

India's first engineless train touches 180kmph in tests

If the tests are successful, Train 18 will replace the current Shatabdi Express - a day train.

Dec 03, 2018, 09:03 AM IST

Revised railway flexi-fares to kick-off from March 15, 2019

The revised flexi-fares for premier trains will be applicable from March 15, 2019 -- and advance bookings have commenced as the changes required in the software have been executed.

Nov 18, 2018, 14:47 PM IST

Indian Railways may revise flexi fare scheme on Rajdhani, Duronto, Shatabdi express

Under the revised Flexi Fare Scheme, the first 50 percent berths of these trains may be sold at 15 percent higher price than the base price.

Apr 18, 2018, 12:00 PM IST

Railways may replace AC-2 tier coaches in Rajdhani, Duronto with AC-3 tier coaches

Railways will be replacing all AC-2 tier coaches in Rajdhani express in a year by installing 250 AC-3 tier coaches in it.

Apr 18, 2018, 11:16 AM IST

No airline like dynamic pricing for trains, says Railway Minister

The committee, set up to review the flexi-fare scheme, have been asked to draft a fresh report.

Mar 18, 2018, 11:51 AM IST

Railways set to remove LCD screens from trains due to non-stop vandalism

Scratching, shattering and breaking screens on Tejas Express and Shatabdi Express has resulted in mounting repair costs for Railways.

Mar 16, 2018, 19:02 PM IST

Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto trains to have 4 CCTV cameras in every coach

Twenty-three pairs of Rajdhani, 26 pairs of Shatabdi and 18 pairs of Duronto trains would have the facility.

Feb 08, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

News at a glance: January 23, 2017

Here is what is making headlines today.

Jan 23, 2018, 11:12 AM IST

Goodbye Shatabdi, hello world-class Train 18 by June?

Indian Railways is planning to introduce two trains which promise to bring down travel time and provide world-class facilities to passengers.

Jan 23, 2018, 09:40 AM IST

Fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi likely to go down: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the fares of trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani express are expected to reduce during the off-season or when trains are not fully booked.

Dec 14, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

Aircraft-type bio-vacuum toilets on Indian Railways from next month

The first 100 coaches with the new toilets will be attached to important trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi and would be rolled out from January 2018.

Dec 08, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

Railways upgrades Rajdhani Express with 'Swarna' Coaches - See pics

In a significant move, Indian Railways did a makeover of the Rajdhani Express, introducing 'Swarna' Coaches to its passengers. Initially, the new set up has been made available in the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.

Dec 01, 2017, 00:58 AM IST

Railways starts SMS based alerts for delayed trains

Initially this facility  has been started for passengers booked on all Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Tejas and Gatimaan trains.

Nov 07, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Railways likely to slash fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto

The Railways earned an additional revenue of Rs 540 crore from September 2016 to June 2017 through the scheme, its data show.

Sep 29, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Coming soon: Tablets to record feedback on meals on trains

They can record their feedback through an online form on the tablets to be provided by the Railways, the official said.

Sep 16, 2017, 15:09 PM IST

Flexi fare: Railways earns additional Rs 540 crore in less than a year

The Railways has earned an additional revenue of Rs 540 crore in less than a year through the flexi fare scheme and there is no plan to discontinue it, a senior ministry official said.

Aug 06, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

IRCTC to take over catering services in all trains by year end

Catering services in all trains with pantry cars will be handed over to IRCTC by the year-end in order to improve onboard food quality, according to Railways.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

Soon, passengers can travel in economy AC coaches; fares less than normal 3AC tariff

Train passengers will soon have option of travelling in a new class of 'Economy AC coaches' with fares less than normal 3AC tariff.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:25 PM IST