Railway Ministry

  • Special trains on dynamic fares to have more trips for Mumbai 27-12-2013 08:55 PM

    Encouraged by the good response to premier AC special trains on the Delhi-Mumbai route being run on dynamic fares, Railways have decided to extend the services of these trains to cater the growing demand for travel on the busy route during the festive season up to the New Year. As...
  • Fewer tickets being booked; cash-strapped Railways worried 20-10-2013 10:10 PM

    New Delhi: Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past six months, causing worry for cash-strapped Railways. The number of passengers travelling in the non-suburban sector, which include reserved and unreserved class in mail and express trains, during April-September was...
  • Cash-strapped Railways worried over fewer tickets booking 20-10-2013 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past six months, causing worry for cash-strapped Railways. The number of passengers travelling in the non-suburban sector, which include reserved and unreserved class in mail and express trains, during April-September was...
  • Railway bribery: Prime accused judicial custody ends today 19-07-2013 11:47 AM

    New Delhi: Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla's judicial custody ends on Friday. Suspended Railway Board Member Mahesh Kumar, Singla and eight others were charged in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case. The CBI in its chargesheet filed against 10 accused, has alleged Singla had...
  • Railways to launch SMS-based service for hygiene complaints 09-06-2013 05:25 PM

    New Delhi: Railways have decided to launch an SMS-based service for immediate response to passenger complaints regarding housekeeping service in coaches. The service will be launched on a few select trains to facilitate passengers to contact onboard staff through SMS or phone call for complaints related to cleanliness in coaches,...
  • UPA government highlights Railways' billion ton loadings 23-05-2013 12:45 AM

    New Delhi: The record loading of 1010 million tonnes freight and slight improvement of punctuality and safety have been listed as major achievements of the Railway Ministry during the year by the UPA government. Besides ongoing rail expansion, execution of Dedicated Freight Corridor work and introduction of bio-toilets have also...
  • All my successors in Rail ministry getting derailed: Lalu 13-05-2013 07:56 PM

    Patna: With UPA-II having six ministers in the Railways during the present tenure, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Monday took a jibe saying since he left Railways his successors were getting "derailed". "After I left Rail Ministry, none of my successors have been able to stay there...everybody is getting derailed...
  • Pawan Bansal quits as Railways Minister 10-05-2013 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday evening resigned as Railway Minister following allegations of corrupt practices by his close relatives and aides. Sources say that Bansal resigned after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to force the Railway Minister to put in his...
  • Pawan Bansal reaches office after 2 days, begins clearing files 10-05-2013 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who is facing allegations of being involved in the cash for jobs scam in the Indian Railways, visited Rail Bhawan on Friday. Bansal has not been attending office for the last two days. He reportedly went to Rail Bhawan on Friday to clear...
  • India's Railway Board in world's top 5 railroad networks 04-05-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: India's Railway Board is vested with the powers to oversee and manage what is ranked among the world's top five railroad networks and one of the largest employers, with an estimated 1.4 million people on its rolls. The board, including its chairman, comprises seven members, each entrusted with...
  • New advance rail ticket booking period from Wednesday 30-04-2013 08:10 PM

    New Delhi: The advance booking period for train tickets will be reduced from existing four months to two months from Wednesday as part of the Railways' efforts to prevent touts to corner bulk tickets. "The reduction of advance reservation period to 60 days will be a deterrent for touts who...
  • Railways hit by cash crunch, seeks Rs 2000 crore 02-10-2011 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Amid delays in execution of a number of key projects, the Indian Railways is exploring several options for their successful implementation even as the state-run behemoth has reached out to the Finance Ministry seeking a loan of over Rs 2,000 crore. The cash surplus of the Railways has...
  • Mamata's bluff as railway minister called: CPI (M) 21-08-2011 07:46 PM

    Kolkata: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of misleading the masses by making false promises during her stint as railway minister and felt that she is still pursuing the politics of gimmicks in the state. "For two years she went on...
  • Will set up Railway Safety Board: Dinesh Trivedi 19-07-2011 01:33 PM

    Days after the death of over 60 people in the Kalka Mail accident, the new Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi says he will set up a Railway Security and Safety Board. ...
  • Kalka mail: HC tells Rly Min to file affidavit 18-07-2011 08:17 PM

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Monday asked the Railway Ministry to file a detailed affidavit within two weeks in connection with the Kalka Mail derailment that left nearly 70 dead this month in Uttar Pradesh. A Division Bench comprising Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice Jayashree Tiwari passed the order...
  • Train safety will be top priority: Trivedi 12-07-2011 03:11 PM

    Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dinesh Trivedi, who has been appointed as the new Railway Minister on Tuesday, spoke with Rajdeep Sardesai in an exclusive interview. Rajdeep Sardesai: Many congratulation, Mr Trivedi, you are the country's new Railway Minister. And your appointment just comes two days after these horrific rail accidents....
  • Kalka Mail accident: Rahul meets the injured 12-07-2011 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the political blame game continues on Sunday's Kalka Mail accident, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi visited the Kanpur Civil Hospital on Tuesday. He met the injured undergoing treatment at the hospital. The Prime Minister and the UPA government have come under fire for allegedly neglecting the...
  • Indian Railways, an engine without a driver 11-07-2011 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the worst train accident took place in Uttar Pradesh, as the Delhi bound Kalka Mail, killing 67 people and injuring over 200, the Opposition has severely criticised the government and the Prime Minister for neglecting the Railway Ministry. However, the question remains as to who...
  • Mamata says TMC would like to retain Railways 13-05-2011 04:31 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who will take over the reins of power in West Bengal from outgoing chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, on Friday said that her party would like to retain the Railway Ministry. "Prime Minister will take a decision. I will be meeting him and the Congress...
  • Former railway minister's son arrested 13-07-2010 06:51 PM

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  • Mamata shielding Maoists: Bengal CM 30-10-2009 06:43 PM

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  • Talking point: Is Mamata protecting the Naxals? 30-10-2009 02:33 AM

    Railway police have not named any Maoists in the FIR. ...