Ministry Of Railways

  • PIL seeks ban on plastic in platforms, trains: HC asks Central Railway to reply May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked Central Railway to file a reply to a PIL seeking a direction to re-impose the ban on plastic bags of food items at platforms on suburban network and in local and long-distance trains. A bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka also asked the Railway...
  • Will help Odisha in developing Railway infrastructure: Adhir Chowdhury February 11, 2014

    Balasore: A day before the interim Railway budget, the Centre on Tuesday assured Odisha of all necessary help in developing the railway infrastructure in the state. The support of the Railway Ministry would come provided the state governments extend its full cooperation, minister of state Adhir Chowdhury said. Laying the foundation...
  • Railways gears up for Maha Kumbh Mela January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Keeping in mind the lakhs who will throng Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela starting on Monday, the Ministry of Railways has announced steps to help passengers. Besides running special trains and adding coaches in popular trains, additional ticket counters have been opened at the Allahabad railway station. New foot...
  • Passenger fares may be hiked: Railways Minister October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In the first major hint of a change, new Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that a hike in fares was a possibility. "Passenger fares can be hiked if needed. Primary concern is safety," Bansal said at a press conference. Bansal, the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister, was made the...