INDIAN RAILWAYS

  • Suresh Prabhu seeks new ideas to take Railways ahead 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Accepting challenges before the national transporter, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday sought innovative ideas and futuristic vision to make Railways turnaround. "There are challenges. Railways should rise to the occasion. People have expectations from us," Prabhu said at a function at the renovated National Rail Museum...
  • Have sought Vinod Rai's help to make Indian railways more transparent: Suresh Prabhu 4 days ago

    Panaji: Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations. "I have asked our former CAG Vinod Rai, whose integrity is well respected by all. I have requested him to come...
  • Indian Railways to soon launch Safety App for women passengers on trains December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid growing concern over crime incidents involving women travellers, Railways is planning to launch an app for the safety of lady passengers in trains. The Safety App, which is being developed by CRIS, the technolgy arm of Railways, will have to be downloaded on mobile phones and can be...
  • Wi-fi service launched at New Delhi railway station December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Close to five lakh passengers travelling via the New Delhi railway station, the busiest in the country, will now be able to connect to the internet through the wi-fi service, which was launched at the station on Monday. Terming internet as a "new necessity", Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said...
  • Government asks France to 'open shops' in India for railway projects November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday invited France to "open shops" in the country to execute Railway projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer service and high-speed train service. "There are multiple areas in rail sector where we can work together and in those areas we can hope for...
  • Indian Railways likely to have separate environment directorate November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Ministry is likely to have a separate directorate to promote environment-friendly activities as new minister Suresh Prabhu wants to give a boost to the use of green fuel such as solar and wind energy. Environment Management Directorate, the proposed new wing of the national transporter, is also...
  • Indian Railways initiates steps for efficiency, Sreedharan roped in November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With Suresh Prabhu taking over, the Railways has initiated a number of steps to bring about efficiency with former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan also being roped in as part of this process. The Minister is keen on expediting the implementation of various...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys you must experience with the Indian Railways November 6, 2014

    If you thought train journeys in India are all about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request, you need to travel by these Indian trains soon. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a...
  • Bones in veg meal: Railway says passenger picked up non-veg lunch November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways, which had conducted an enquiry into a complaint of bones being served in vegetarian dish, on Wednesday said that the passenger had mistakenly picked up the non-veg meal meant for his co-passenger. "The complainant passenger had mistakenly picked up the non-veg meal meant for his co-passenger," the...
  • Branded, ready-to-eat food on trains hits pricing roadblock November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Rail travelers will have to wait for a few more days to get branded, ready-to-eat meals on their journeys as Railways and packaged food manufacturers are busy sorting out pricing issues. Flooded with complaints about the quality of the food served on trains, Railways had decided to provide ready-to-eat...
  • Anticipating foggy conditions railways cancel 30 trains for January, February November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Apprehending foggy conditions in the winter season, railways has decided to cancel 30 trains, mostly north bound, for 47 days from December 31 this year. "Schedules of total 36 trains would be affected from December 31, 2014 to February 15, 2015. While 30 trains will remain cancelled, four will...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains October 26, 2014

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Indian Railways now launches NTES app for Android; lets you track train schedules October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. NTES (National Train Enquiry System) app is available as free download on the Google India Play Store. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has...
  • Indian Railways total income up 12.02 per cent October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways on Wednesday reported an increase of 12.02 per cent in its total income during the first six months of the current fiscal which stood at Rs 73,403.67 crore from Rs 65,525.85 crore in the same period last year. According to the railways, the total goods earnings have...
  • Puri-Gandhidham weekly express train to start from October 11 October 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham, official sources said. On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on October 8, 2014. However, from Puri, this train will...
  • Half of Tatkal tickets on 80 trains to be costlier October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Half of the Tatkal tickets on 80 trains have become costlier with the railways deciding to partially implement the dynamic fare system under which charges will depend on demand. The decision, clearly aimed at mopping up more revenues by the cash-strapped railways, comes in the midst of festival season...
  • Indian Raiilways to engage private firms to clean coaches in long distance trains September 29, 2014

    Madurai: Private firms would be engaged by the Madurai Division of Indian Railways at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore for on board cleaning of long distance trains as part of its comprehensive cleaning scheme, a top railway official said on Monday. Four long...
  • Bio-toilets installed in 300 train coaches: Railways September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has installed bio-toilets in 300 train coaches so far as a part of its plan to do away with direct discharge toilet system. "We have fitted bio-toilets in 300 coaches and 260 more will be added in the next few months," SCR General Manager PK...
  • Railway track conversion to hit supply of essentials in northeast September 27, 2014

    Agartala: The supply of foodgrains and other essentials to Tripura, Mizoram, parts of Manipur and southern Assam would be severely affected due to gauge conversion of railway lines from next week, officials said on Saturday. The railway lines would be converted from metre gauge to broad gauge. For this, the Northeast...
  • Indian Railways join hands with China to increase train speed September 18, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 floodhit J&K September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in floodravaged 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 floodaffected 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 fiveday 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 eticketing 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 eticketing system enhancing the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute and making the whole process much faster and...