INDIAN RAILWAYS

  • India sends 'Rail Neer' water to earthquake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, which produces its own packaged drinking water to serve its passengers, dispatched some 100,000 bottles of 'Rail Neer' to quake-hit Nepal on Saturday night through a special Indian Air Force aircraft that also carried other relief operations. "Arrangements being made for further dispatch of 100,000 bottles per...
  • CBI suspects scam of over 4,000 crore in railways 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Sniffing a major scam of at least Rs 4,000 crore in the railways, CBI is likely to file a case soon into alleged under-reporting of the actual weight of loaded goods wagons through the manipulation of software by officials. CBI sources said that in the financial year 2012-13, railways...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to...
  • Indian Railways completes 162 years in service of the nation April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways, the lifeline of the country and perhaps its most preferred mode of transport, on Thursday completed 162 years in the service of the nation. It was on this day in 1853, that the country's first passenger train operated between Bombay and Thane, marking the birth of the...
  • Indian Railways to build station near Chinese border April 11, 2015

    Panaji: Indian Railways will soon set up a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. "A draft of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) is ready and will be signed soon," Parrikar said, adding he has spoken in detail about the project to Railway...
  • Railway plans to develop satellite terminals to decongest stations April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Railways is planning to build satellite terminals near some of the busiest junctions, aiming at reducing pressure on such stations and the city traffic around it. "We are planning to develop some satellite terminals. Most of the urban areas are saturated now. It is impossible to reach to...
  • Bengaluru: Flash strike by Railway employees, all trains from Bangalore City Railway Station halted April 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Train services are on halt for nearly two hours at the Bangalore City railway station causing inconvenience to hundreds of passengers on Tuesday evening as railway staff staged a protest, demanding release of one of their colleagues arrested on the charge of illegally auctioning abandoned vehicles at the parking...
  • Railways caution against false job promises April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Acknowledging cases of many youngsters being cheated with false promises of jobs, Railway Ministry has stepped up efforts to make the public aware of such fraudulent activities and also initiated action against those involved in them. It has come to notice that some unscrupulous elements have cheated and...
  • Indian Railways will be linked to e-pantry, says Suresh Prabhu April 6, 2015

    Haridwar: Disclosing plans to link the Railways to e-pantry with an aim to provide quality food to passengers, Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Monday said passengers will soon be able to get the meal of their choice while travelling in trains. The meals ordered will be shipped to them...
  • PM Modi addresses BJP's National Executive meet; defends Land Bill, backs black money probe April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. Accusing the previous Congress-led UPA regime of not having right intentions, the PM asserted that his government...
  • Railways gives free tickets to Yemen evacuees for travel home April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With various departments doing their bit for those evacuated from strife-torn Yemen, the Railways played its own role by providing free tickets to 75 of them for travel from Mumbai, where they landed, to their destinations across the country. The 75 evacuees were...
  • Suresh Prabhu cracks the whip, promises transparency in Railways April 3, 2015

    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the government was working to make operations of the Railways fully transparent for which a system is being put in place in the ministry. ...
  • Give autonomy to railways, government should only frame policy: Panel April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Railways should be given autonomy with the government having the role of only framing policy, according to recommendations of a high-level committee which favours complete overhaul of the national transporter within a period of seven years. The committee, chaired by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, has also said that...
  • Online train ticket bookings touch 13.45 lakh on April 1 April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A record 13.45 lakh rail tickets were booked online on the first day, Wednesday when the new rule of the railways came into force, allowing passengers to book tickets 120 days in advance rather than 60 days. Railways have extended the advance reservation period...
  • Is privatisation the only way to bring railways back on track? April 1, 2015

    Limited role for Railway Board, revamping of HR functions, and switch over to commercial accounting of railway functions are some of the recommendations made by the Debroy Committee in its interim report to Railways on Wednesday. ...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways March 31, 2015

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that they...
  • Railways launch RuPay pre-paid debit card March 24, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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...