INDIAN RAILWAYS

  • Railways launch RuPay pre-paid debit card 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway passengers can now book their tickets, do shopping and pay service bills using RuPay pre-paid cards, as the IRCTC launched the debit card service on Tuesday. The service was launched by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in collaboration with the Union Bank of India...
  • Railway platform ticket to cost Rs 10 from April 1 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Railways have doubled the cost of platform tickets to Rs 10 with effect from April 1. The rate of platform ticket will be increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10 per ticket, and all concerned have been given instruction regarding this, according to a Railway Ministry release on Monday. Railways...
  • Railway hires langurs to provide security at stations in Agra 1 week ago

    Agra: Railways has hired monkey catchers at a cumulative package of Rs 9 lakh per year to get rid of monkeys from four major railway stations of Agra division. Langur owners were being hired to provide their services at the stations, PRO for Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Bhupinder Dhillon said. Monkeys in...
  • Getting train tickets could get easy as Railways Ministry cracks the whip on touts March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Booking tickets could get easier now as an internal investigation has revealed that every day, 4,000 confirmed berths were hoarded by touts within one minute of the computer reservation system being thrown open to public. According to a report in Indian Express, the probe found that the touts who...
  • National Green Tribunal announces Rs 5,000 fine for littering on railway property March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on those littering on railway platforms and tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday announced a fine of Rs 5,000 on individuals spotted littering or throwing waste on the platforms and tracks. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, passed a slew of directions...
  • Rail Budget debate in Rajya Sabha: Members want safety, amenities March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Members from various parties on Monday voiced concern in Rajya Sabha over various aspects concerning the railways, particularly safety and security and lack of facilities and timeliness and asked the government to rectify it. These issues were raised by members while participating in a debate on Rail Budget...
  • Lok Sabha passes Rail Budget, Centre pitches for a massive hike in investment March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rail Budget for 2015-16 was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu making a strong pitch for a massive hike in investment for the Railways. Announcing several schemes to make the Railways stronger technologically, financially and commercially, he...
  • Indian Railways launches the country's first customer complaint mobile app March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways on Monday became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app besides providing the facility online by launching a complaint management system (Coms). The Coms comprises the mobile app, an online portal backed by a centralised grievance redressal monitoring system...
  • Sponsored: Here's how Suresh Prabhu can #ScoreWithData for Indian Railways March 2, 2015

    Suresh Prabhu, India's Union Minister for Railways has just presented his maiden Railway Budget and rather than focus on new trains and largesse to a certain favoured area that Indian railway ministers traditionally do, he has decided to focus on efficiency and transforming the Indian railways, the world's largest railway....
  • Efforts on to connect more Arunachal Pradesh towns by rail route February 28, 2015

    Itanagar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two trains brining Arunachal Pradesh in railway map of the country last week, efforts are on to connect all major towns of the state by rail link. Balipara-Bhalukpong railway track is completed and awaiting trial run in April, Railways General Manager RK Singh...
  • Utilisation of resources top priority: Rail Minister February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said upgrading the skills of its large workforce and proper utilisation of resources was his top priority for which four centres of excellence were being set up by next year. ...
  • Mobile phone charging facilities to be provided in general class coaches, on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that Indian Railways' Delhi Division is taking up a project for introducing on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains on license fee basis. He said, depending on the response, the facility will be extended to all Shatabdi trains. Presenting the Railway Budget...
  • Rail Budget 2015: WiFi facility to be expanded to more railway stations, including smaller stations February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In an effort to provide WiFi connectivity at more railway stations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu brought category B stations under the cover of the facility. Prabhu, while presenting the railway budget, said WiFi facility is being provided at all A1 and A category stations. "Further, as part of Digital...
  • Indian Railways plans to launch SMS alert service for arrival, departure timings February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: For the convenience of passengers, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced introduction of SMS alert service informing travellers in advance about arrival and departure timings of the trains. "We propose to introduce an SMS alert service to inform passengers in advance the updated arrival and departure time of trains...
  • Indian Railways heading for a debt trap, says Dinesh Trivedi February 27, 2015

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, former railway minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi said that the Railway Budget failed to meet the expectations....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 27, 2015

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  • Prabhu's reformist Railway Budget: Where will the funds come from? February 26, 2015

    The government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. ...
  • Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy, new trains can be brought in later: Suresh Prabhu February 26, 2015

    In an interview after presenting his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday Union Railway Minister said that Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy and the new trains can be brought in at later stage. ...
  • Ready to extend power benefits to all if Centre shares cost: AAP February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Welcoming the state BJP's demand that 50 per cent power subsidy benefit should be extended to all, AAP on Thursday said the welfare initiative will be extended to all immediately if the Centre agrees to bear the extra cost. "The Aam Aadmi Party welcomes Delhi state BJP's demand that...
  • Railway Budget 2015: Centre to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore but no new trains or fare hike February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. Over the next year, government will increase investment by about a...
  • Rail budget is dedicated to infrastructure: Rajasthan BJP February 26, 2015

    Jaipur: Terming the rail budget as the "first rail budget dedicated to infrastructure", the ruling BJP in Rajasthan on Thursday said it was focused on facilities of people even as the opposition Congress described it as a "hollow budget with no vision". "Security of women passengers, ease in ticket availability, safety...
  • Rail Minister has 'derailed' the budget: Congress February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday came down heavily on the Rail budget and alleged that the Railway Minister has not only "derailed" it but has "pulled a fast one" on the people by failing to lower fares despite downturn in global crude prices. "A trained Chartered Accountant has derailed the budget,"...
  • Did Suresh Prabhu manage to get Rail Budget on track? February 26, 2015

    As Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday, here are people's take on what the Rail Budget meant to them. ...
  • Key highlights of Rail Budget 2015 February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented his maiden Rail Budget in Lok Sabha. Here are the key highlights from Rail Budget 2015: Thrust: 1. Indian Railways to become prime mover of economy once again 2 Resource Mobilization...
  • Rail budget 'most disappointing', claim UP leaders February 26, 2015

    Lucknow: Dubbing the Rail Budget as 'most disappointing' for the state, political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday rued that no new train was allotted even to UP which has elected 73 MPs in the ruling BJP-led NDA at the Centre. "The first full-fledged Rail Budget of the (Narendra) Modi government...
  • Steel firms hail Rail Budget, say it will spur demand February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Languishing long over a chronic low demand, steel makers lauded the Rail Budget hoping their deliveries would pick up as government plans to spend Rs 8.5 lakh crore over the next five years on capacity building. Though...
  • Rail stocks derail; falls up to 7% as Budget disappoints markets February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Share prices of companies that cater to the railway sector plunged by up to 7 per cent on Thursday after the Rail Budget 2015-16 failed to boost investors' sentiment. Cimmco tanked 6.93 per cent, Stone India plunged 6.07 per cent, Simplex Castings went down by 4.26 per cent and Kalindee...
  • PM Modi pats Suresh Prabhu's back, hails Rail Budget as futuristic, passenger-centric February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Hailing the Rail Budget as "futuristic" and "passenger-centric", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it touches all aspects of development and lays out a clear roadmap to make the national transporter the key driver of the country's economic growth. He said the budget is a watershed moment for...
  • Rail Budget 2015: Who said what February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: 'Profound', 'Good', 'Excellent', 'Average', 'just Rhetoric'. These are some of the words used by various political leaders to describe the Railway Budget presented by Suresh Prabhu. Here s what they have said. Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP "The gap between the rhetoric and ground is different. As we have...
  • Railway expects 17% rise in passenger revenue in Financial Year 2016 February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway's earning from passenger traffic is estimated to rise by nearly 17 per cent to Rs 50,175 crore in the next financial year as it expects more number of passengers to travel longer distance. The revenue from passenger traffic is expected to rise at Rs 43,002 crore in 2014-15...