Indian Railways: News

15 Jan 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express between Telangana and Andhra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off another new Vande Bharat Express connecting Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Telangana's Secunderabad on Sunday.

09 Jan 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: Railways denies stone pelting on Vande Bharat Express

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) division of the Indian Railways on Monday denied allegations of stone pelting at the Vande Bharat Express in West Bengal a day before, India Today reported.

05 Jan 2023

Uttarakhand

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's Haldwani railways land eviction issue that SC stayed 

In Uttarakhand's Haldwani area, the eviction of over 4,000 families from houses allegedly built on Indian Railways' land without legal permission got the Supreme Court's stay on Thursday.

30 Dec 2022

Vande Bharat Express

After performing Heeraben's cremation, PM virtually launches Vande Bharat Express 

Just hours after performing his mother Heeraben's last rites in Gujarat's Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Raj Bhavan in Ahmedabad to virtually flag off West Bengal's first Vande Bharat Express connecting New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Howrah on Friday morning.

28 Dec 2022

Cybersecurity

Indian Railways data breach: Data of 30mn users on sale

The data of millions of railway passengers are possibly at the mercy of hackers. After targeting AIIMS last month, hackers have reportedly targeted Indian Railways.

11 Dec 2022

Nagpur

PM Modi flags off new Vande Bharat train in Nagpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially flagged off Phase I of the Nagpur Metro rail project on Sunday.

01 Dec 2022

Central Railway

Central Railways makes over Rs. 283 crore by selling scrap

The Central Railway announced on Thursday that it launched a "Zero Scrap Mission" to make all stations, depots, installations, sections, workshops, workplaces and sheds across all units completely scrap free by selling them.

29 Oct 2022

Vande Bharat Express

Gujarat: Vande Bharat train again collides with cattle, nose damaged

The Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Superfast Express was damaged after colliding with a cattle near Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This is the third such incident since the launch last month.

20 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 luxury trains in India that are worth your money

If you want to travel back in time and experience luxury like the kings, then try taking a ride in some royal trains across India, managed by the Indian Railways and the IRCTC.

02 Oct 2022

Dussehra

Centre approves 78-day festive bonus for Railways employees

The non-gazetted employees of the Indian Railways are set to receive a bonus equivalent to 78 days of wages ahead of Dussehra.

30 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

PM flags off new Vande Bharat Express; check details here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the third Vande Bharat Express train on Friday, set to run between Gandhinagar and Mumbai Central.

28 Sep 2022

Weddings

5 interesting locations in Delhi NCR for pre-wedding shoots

Weddings are among the most important occasions in life.

16 Sep 2022

Ashwini Vaishnaw

India to get first hydrogen-powered train by 2023: Railway Minister

India is all set to get its first hydrogen-powered train by 2023, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced on Friday.

14 Aug 2022

Mumbai

Central Railway wants to popularize vistadome coaches on Mumbai-Goa route

After receiving a positive response on the scenic Mumbai-Pune Western Ghats section, the Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai plans to expand the popularity of the broader view vistadome train coaches in the scenic Mumbai-Goa Konkan belt.

09 Aug 2022

Delhi

Delhi: Minor gang-raped by two hawkers near Tilak Bridge; arrested

Two hawkers have been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl near New Delhi's Tilak Bridge, said the Delhi Police.

08 Aug 2022

Western Railway

Western Railway announces special trains for 'Raksha Bandhan' rush

The Western Railway has announced six special trains to cater to passengers during the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan.

23 Jul 2022

Delhi Police

Woman gang-raped at New Delhi Railway Station; 4 employees arrested

Four railway workers have been arrested in relation to the gang-rape of a 30-year-old lady on a platform at the New Delhi Railway Station, according to the police.

21 Jul 2022

India

Indian Railways orders 39,000 wheels from Chinese manufacturer

The Indian Railways has placed an order for 39,000 wheels for passenger coaches with a China-based firm, Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday.

06 Jun 2022

India

IRCTC doubles maximum limit of ticket bookings a month

Indian Railways has doubled the number of tickets a user can book through the IRCTC website and app per month.

01 Jun 2022

India

Mitali Express: Third India-Bangladesh passenger train flagged off today

Passenger train accessibility between India and Bangladesh advanced on Wednesday, with railway ministers of the two nations virtually inaugurating the New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Mitali Express, according to a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official.

IRCTC Q4 results: Net profit up 106%, final dividend announced

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has reported a 105.99% increase in net profit for the quarter ending March 31, 2022. The figure stands at Rs. 213.78 crore, compared to Rs. 103.78 crore in the same quarter last year.

26 May 2022

Shimla

5 most scenic rail routes in India

Trains are the most comfortable modes of transport you can opt for. During your journey, you can witness the beautiful changing landscape while sipping on some warm tea and munching on samosas.

02 May 2022

Delhi

Power crisis: Home Minister Amit Shah holds high-level meeting

Amid a power crisis in India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reportedly convened a high-level meeting on Monday to review the situation.

30 Apr 2022

Agra

Agra: Railways seeks shifting of temple; activists threaten mass suicide

Hindu activists have threatened to die by mass suicide after the Indian Railways issued a notice to relocate the 250-year-old Chamunda Devi Temple from Agra's Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station.

29 Apr 2022

Coal

Power crisis: Passenger trains canceled to make way for coal

Realizing the intensity of the looming power crisis due to the coal shortage in various thermal plants, Indian Railways has reportedly canceled some passenger trains for quicker transportation of coal.

03 Apr 2022

Nashik

10 coaches of LTT-Jaynagar Express derail near Nashik

At least ten coaches of the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Jaynagar Antyodaya Express (11061) Express train derailed on the downline between Lahavit and Devlali in Nashik, Maharashtra, on Sunday afternoon, ANI reported.

13 Jan 2022

West Bengal

5 dead, 20 injured as Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails in Bengal

At least five people have reportedly been killed as the Bikaner-Guwahati Express got derailed in Moynaguri, West Bengal on Thursday evening.

03 Sep 2021

Chandigarh

Bids invited to setup Rail Arcade at Bengaluru, Chandigarh stations

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) on Friday said it has invited bids for setting up and maintaining a "Rail Arcade" at the Bengaluru's Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station and Chandigarh Railway Station for a period of nine years.

20 Apr 2021

India

COVID-19: First 'Oxygen Express' leaves Mumbai for Vizag

The first-ever "Oxygen Express" carrying seven empty tankers on Monday left Mumbai for Visakhapatnam, where they will be loaded with liquid medical oxygen for transportation to Maharashtra, reports said.

17 Apr 2021

Coronavirus

COVID-19: Railways develops policy to transport liquid medical oxygen

The Railways has formulated a policy for the transportation of liquid medical oxygen in cryogenic tankers after a plea by the government of Maharashtra, one of the worst affected states by the coronavirus, to combat the pandemic.

16 Apr 2021

India

No state has asked to stop train services: Railway Chairman

No state has asked the railways to stop any train service yet, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said on Friday, adding that wherever the states have raised concerns about containment zones, passengers have undergone random tests and checks at the destinations.

20 Mar 2021

Piyush Goyal

Shatabdi fire: Railways mulls severe penalty for smoking in trains

The railways is set to get cracking against those found smoking in trains and is mulling severe penalties, even arrest, for damaging public property after an initial probe in the recent fire in a coach of the Shatabdi Express, a senior official said on Saturday.

18 Mar 2021

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand: Major accident averted after train moves in reverse direction

A major train accident in Uttarakhand was averted on Wednesday after Purnagiri Janshatabdi Express started running in a reverse direction on the railway tracks, but stopped a few kilometers away.

18 Feb 2021

Haryana

Rail roko: Farmers block rail tracks; 'minimal impact,' says Railways

Farmers protesting against the central government's new agricultural laws blocked rail tracks in several states on Thursday as part of their "rail roko" protest.

11 Feb 2021

Ministry of Railways

Indian Railways rolls out first AC 3-tier economy class coach

The Indian Railways on Wednesday rolled out its first air-conditioned three-tier economy class coach.

11 Feb 2021

Mumbai

Coach of moving train gets detached in Mumbai, traffic hit

A coach of the speeding Bandra Terminus-Ramnagar Express got detached from the train near Jogeshwari station on Thursday morning, delaying local and long-distance trains on the western line during peak hours. "No passenger was injured in the incident," officials said.

01 Feb 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2021: Rs. 1.1 lakh crore plan for Indian Railways

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a record sum of Rs. 1.10 lakh crore for the Indian Railways in her Budget 2021 speech.

18 Jan 2021

Train Derails

Two bogies of a passenger train derail in Lucknow

Two bogies of a passenger train on its way from Amritsar to Jaynagar in Bihar derailed in Lucknow on Monday morning. No casualties were reported.

04 Jan 2021

Piyush Goyal

IRCTC revamps site and app with various new features

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the Indian Railways' e-ticketing arm, has upgraded and revamped its website and app to offer a seamless ticket booking experience to passengers.

07 Dec 2020

Haryana

Old laws a burden, reforms needed: Modi amid farmers' protest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India cannot build the next century with old laws.

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