Indian Railways

  • Indian Railways join hands with China to increase train speed 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a significant development, Indian Railways on Thursday joined hands with China to increase speed in its existing rail network, modernise stations and enhance mutual cooperation in the sector in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed total 12 memorandums of understanding (MoU), including...
  • Websites' grievance officer's name, contact displayed: Delhi HC to Centre 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has advised all social networking sites including Google and Facebook to display on their websites the name and contact details of the grievance officer to deal with complaints from any user or victim. "I say that in compliance...
  • China on track to develop Indian Railways as President Xi heads to South Asia 1 week ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Chinese President to meet PM Modi, pledges to invest $50 billion to modernise Indian railways 1 week ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Railways runs special trains for people stranded in flood-hit J&K September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, like running special trains from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu to different parts of the country and attaching extra coaches to regular services. As many as 15,000 flood-affected persons have so far been cleared by railways,...
  • Over 12 pc growth in railway revenue September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways have posted over 12 per cent growth in revenue between April and August this year, earning Rs 61,324.64 crore as compared to Rs 54,496.73 crore earned during the same period last year. "The earnings on originating basis stood at 12.53 per cent,"...
  • From the highest railway station Ghum to the southernmost Kanyakumari: 14 of India's most beautiful railway stations September 11, 2014

    The Indian Railways is known to the world as the largest railway network in the world. The grand Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus which happens to be the busiest station in India has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are over 7000 railway stations in India and the Indian...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • Did you know toilets were introduced to the Indian Railways in 1909? 19 amazing facts about the Indian Railways you probably didn't know August 27, 2014

    The Indian railways is the among the largest rail networks in the world. Almost 12 lakh tickets are booked everyday out of which roughly 1.7 lakh account for the tatkal reservations. But it is still quite an achievement to be able to book a berth through its web portal irctc.com....
  • Next gen e-ticketing enables 7200 bookings per minute on IRCTC website August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The long and irritating experiences of booking train ticket through IRCTC website seems to be a thing of past now as the Railways on Wednesday launched the next generation e-ticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 10, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing row over language in UPSC civil services examinations, laws against sexual harassment, food condition in Indian Railways. He also talks about the books on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on food being served in trains August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the food condition in Indian Railways. ...
  • Watch: Passenger reactions to Railways' new catering policy August 8, 2014

    The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duronto and the menu will be split region wise into Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern. Pre-packed ready to eat meals will be introduced while welcome drinks will also be served. Sale of tea, coffee,...
  • Indian Railways to improve menu on premium trains, regional food to be introduced August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Those thinking of travelling in trains can soon enjoy a plate of chicken chettinad, dhokla or chila in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duranto and the menu will be split region wise into...
  • Railways plan to improve food quality; Haldirams, ITC to supply on some trains soon August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways will soon begin trials of better quality food on certain trains. Food chain Haldirams will supply food in the Karnataka Express and Paschim Express, which will be vegetarian. For the Bangalore-Ahmedabad Express, ITC will supply both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Based on passenger feedback, this...
  • Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? August 5, 2014

    The administration has clamped down on IRCTC after cockroaches were found on on board food items. The IRCTC has been fined Rs 1 lakh and we at CNN-IBN asked Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? ...
  • Watch: Passengers complain of bad food in trains August 4, 2014

    The IRCTC is in trouble after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on the IRCTC and eight other caterers. The Railways has made efforts to improve the quality of food on trains...
  • Railways' unhealthy truths: Status reports say pantry cars 'dirty, smelly, unhygienic' August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The IRCTC is in a hot soup after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on IRCTC and eight other caterers for poor quality of food. Years ago, a video was sent...
  • Medak mishap which killed 18 took place due to driver's negligence: Gowda July 24, 2014

    Medak: In a horrific incident, 17 children along with the driver were killed on Thursday as a school bus collided with a moving passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district in Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak. The...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs July 23, 2014

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • Caught on camera: Shiv Sena MPs force Muslim staff to eat during Ramzan fast July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A video has now surfaced showing Shiv Sena Thane MP Rajan Vichare forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. CNN-IBN has accessed footage which shows Vichare force feeding the staffer. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena MPs abused the employee...
  • Maharashtra Sadan staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A shocking case has been reported in the power corridors of Delhi. A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abused and forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly miffed at not being served...
  • Railways to have derailment detector device to prevent mishap July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches. The derailment detector devices, a first for Indian Railways, will be fitted in three Rajdhanis and two Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis and...
  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of short-distance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms July 9, 2014

    The Railway Budget 2014-15 presented By the Hon'ble Railway Minister S Gowda is revolutionary in more ways than one. A rare presentation that focuses on giving a growth direction to the Indian Railways and its dilapidated infrastructure while simultaneously making efforts to re-in force the faith of the nation in...
  • Government has framed policies to generate revenue: MoS Railways July 8, 2014

    Hours after Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, Minister of States for Railways, Manoj Sinha said that the government has framed policies to generate revenue from Railways. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Sinha said, "The government has political will and public is...
  • Modi's rail budget: 'Achche din' for Indian Railways? July 8, 2014

    Safety, security and speed have been the highlights of the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism but gifted Modi's state Gujarat and his own Karnataka a host of trains and prohects...
  • Watch: Chandigarh people happy with Modi's rail budget July 8, 2014

    People of Chandigarh are satisfied with the Narendra Modi's first railway budget. "The government has said that they will ensure cleanliness and also use CCTV to check to ensure work is getting done. I am happy with the railway budget," a resident told to CNN-IBN. ...
  • No FDI in train operations: Railway Board Chairman July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Scouting for resources to meet its fund crunch, Railways is open to the idea of even 100 per cent FDI in its infrastructure development but would keep train operations out of its ambit. "We have given our suggestion to the Cabinet and they have to take a call on...