Indian Railways: News

29 Apr 2024


Indian Railways introduces app-based booking for unreserved, platform tickets

Indian Railways has revolutionized its ticketing system, by enabling app-based booking for unreserved and platform tickets.

23 Apr 2024


Indian Railways records highest-ever passenger numbers in April

The Indian Railways (IR) has reported a record-breaking 411 million passengers traveling by train across the country within the first three weeks of April, a report in the Hindustan Times said.

02 Apr 2024

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Indian Railways hits record ₹2.56 lakh crore revenue in FY24

The Indian Railways has achieved a new financial milestone, generating its highest ever revenue of ₹2.56 lakh crore in the fiscal year 2023-24.

27 Mar 2024

Gujarat High Court

Gujarat HC pulls up Indian Railways over lion deaths

The Gujarat High Court has expressed concern over the frequent deaths of Asiatic lions on the state's railway tracks, attributing these incidents to the negligence of the Indian Railways.

04 Mar 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

Runaway freight train: Station master, 3 others terminated

Four Indian Railways employees were fired on Monday concerning an incident wherein a 53-wagon freight train traveled unattended for 84 km from Jammu to Punjab on February 25.

25 Feb 2024


Goods train runs driverless for 80km from Jammu to Punjab

A goods train reportedly traveled nearly 80 kilometers without a driver, reaching speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour before being stopped near Unchi Bassi in Punjab's Dasuya on Sunday.

21 Jan 2024

Consumer Court

Indian Railways to pay passenger Rs. 30,000 over dirty toilets

The Delhi District Consumer Commission has ordered Indian Railways to pay a passenger Rs. 30,000 in compensation for the physical and mental distress caused by filthy toilets and lack of water during his journey.

18 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 500 passengers stranded, rain washes away rail tracks

Nearly 500 passengers are stuck at the Srivaikuntam Railway Station in the Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu, which continued to witness heavy rainfall on Monday.

17 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate Varanasi's 2nd Vande Bharat train, Kashi-Tamil Sangamam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly flag off the second Vande Bharat Express train in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday. He will also flag off a new train between Banaras and Kanyakumari, the country's two religious seats.

18 Nov 2023


Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: New map reveals fault in construction

While 41 laborers remain trapped inside a collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, a map has reportedly surfaced, revealing a potential major oversight by the construction company.

30 Oct 2023

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra: 13 dead, 50 injured as 2 passenger trains collide

At least 13 individuals lost their lives, and more than 50 others suffered injuries after two passenger trains collided in the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday night.

26 Oct 2023


Indian Railways announces 283 special trains for Chhath Puja

In anticipation of the upcoming Chhath Puja, Indian Railways has revealed plans to introduce 283 special trains to accommodate the increased number of travelers and ease congestion.

24 Sep 2023

Vande Bharat Express

PM Modi inaugurates 9 Vande Bharat trains across 11 states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off nine Vande Bharat Express trains via video conferencing, taking the total number of semi-high-speed trains in the country to 34.

16 Sep 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Vande Bharat sleeper, metro trains coming soon: Everything to know

The Indian Railways (IR) is set to roll out its first version of sleeper coaches under the Vande Bharat Express project by March 2024, ANI reported.

31 Aug 2023


Meet Jaya Sinha, Railway Board's first woman chairperson and CEO

The Centre on Thursday announced the appointment of Jaya Verma Sinha as the first woman CEO and chairperson of the Railway Board.

23 Aug 2023


Mizoram: 17 workers dead as under-construction railway bridge collapses

At least 17 people working on an under-construction railway bridge died after it collapsed near Mizoram's Sairang on Wednesday.

21 Aug 2023


Indian Railways to launch PLI scheme to lower import dependence

Indian Railways is exploring a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing of brakes, wheels, and transmission systems for LHB and Vande Bharat train sets.

09 Aug 2023


Employees want old pension scheme, 'maha rally' on Thursday

Thousands of government employees will likely gather for a "maha rally" at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Thursday to demand the reinstatement of the old pension scheme.

17 Jul 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Bhopal-Delhi Vande Bharat train coach catches fire, all passengers evacuated

A fire broke out in the battery box of one of the coaches of the Bhopal-to-Delhi Vande Bharat Express train on Monday morning.

10 Jul 2023

Indian Army

Fact check: Did Army jawans, passengers push start a train?

A viral video on social media—showing Indian Army personnel, police, railway staff, and passengers pushing and moving a train—claimed the transport stopped abruptly and people united to assist the loco driver.

You can order food on train using Instagram. Here's how

The Indian Railways is continuously striving to enhance the travel experience for commuters by embracing the latest innovations.

09 Jul 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Indian Railways to roll out vintage 'electric T Train' soon

Keeping the old-world charm intact, the Indian Railways is set to soon roll out new vintage-style steam engines with the comfort of Vistadome and Vande Bharat Express coaches, reported News18.

01 Jul 2023


Faults at various levels caused Balasore train tragedy: CRS report

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), investigating the catastrophic triple train accident in Odisha's Balasore, reportedly submitted a report to the Railway Board on Thursday that highlighted faults of the Operations (Traffic) Signaling and Telecommunication (S&T) departments.

'Vande Bharat, but no infrastructure,' says father of electrocuted woman

Sakshi Ahuja, who died of electrocution at the New Delhi Railway Station on Sunday, did not receive any help on time as no ambulance, doctors, or police were available on the spot, her family has alleged.

26 Jun 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Watch: Water leaks from AC coach of Avantika Express

The Indian Railways is trending on social media for all the wrong reasons again after a video showed rainwater pouring through the AC vents of the Mumbai-Indore Avantika Express, causing inconvenience and discomfort to the passengers onboard.

21 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vande Bharat's sleeper version to be launched by March 2024

Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that the first batch of Vande Bharat Express sleeper trains would be rolled out in March 2024.

Odisha crash: Know about Railways' Rs. 370 crore 'deep-screen' plan

The Indian Railways has reportedly decided to spend Rs. 370 crore to "deep-screen" all tracks in the South Eastern Railway, the zone where the horrifying triple-train accident occurred in Odisha earlier this month.

12 Jun 2023


Human errors caused 192 train accidents in India since 2017

Human error by the railway staff and general public reportedly caused over 192 train accidents in India between 2017 and 2022, data by the Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) revealed, per News18.

07 Jun 2023


51 hours, 2,300 personnel: All about Balasore accident rescue

The triple train crash near Odisha's Balasore, which claimed the lives of 288 people and injured over 900 others, saw more than 2,300 personnel carry out an arduous rescue operation lasting for 51 hours.

06 Jun 2023


Odisha train tragedy: Railways to ensure 'double locking arrangements'

After the three-way train accident in Odisha, which claimed 275 lives and injured over 900 passengers, the Indian Railways has instructed its zonal headquarters to ensure "double locking arrangements" in station relay rooms and compounds housing signal equipment (goomties), reported the Hindustan Times.

05 Jun 2023


Another train derails in Odisha 3 days after massive tragedy

A goods train derailed in Odisha's Bargarh district on Monday, barely three days after the state witnessed one of the worst train accidents in Balasore district, killing nearly 290 people and injuring over 900 others on Friday, NDTV reported.

05 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: Railways seeks CBI probe amid political outburst

The Railways has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the Odisha train accident after Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw claimed the "root cause of the accident" and the individuals behind the "criminal" act were identified.

04 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: Latest details on rescheduled, canceled trains 

Restoration work is in full swing after a tragic accident in Odisha's Balasore, where three trains collided on Friday night, leaving nearly 290 people dead and over 900 injured.

04 Jun 2023


Triple train crash in Odisha: How it happened

The triple train crash that took place on Friday in Odisha's Balasore district involved two passenger trains, moving in opposite directions near Bahanaga Bazar station, and stationary goods train.

04 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Odisha train accident: Root cause identified, says Railways Minister Vaishnaw 

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday that the root cause of the triple train crash in Odisha's Balasore—which killed nearly 300—had been identified.

04 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: Balasore hospitals turn into war-zones amid tragedy

The Balasore District Hospital and Soro Government Hospital in Odisha looked like war zones soon after three trains collided on Friday—in one of the most horrific train accidents—as authorities began rushing the injured to these facilities.

03 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: 'Kavach' safety system unavailable on affected route

The Kavach safety system developed by the Indian Railways to prevent train accidents was reportedly unavailable on the tracks in Odisha's Balasore, where three trains crashed on Friday night in one of India's worst train accidents.

03 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Odisha train tragedy: 'No time for politics,' says railway minister

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday visited Odisha's Balasore, where nearly 290 people reportedly died after three trains collided in one of the worst train accidents in India.

03 Jun 2023


Odisha: Nearly 290 dead in India's worst train accident

At least 288 individuals died, and 900 others were injured after three trains collided in Odisha on Friday night in one of the worst train accidents in recent history.

25 Mar 2023

Tejashwi Yadav

Land-for-jobs scam: Tejashwi Yadav appears before CBI for questioning

After skipping three previous summonses, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday for questioning over his purported connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

20 Mar 2023


Bihar: Porn clip plays at Patna railway station TV screens

In what can only be described as an absolutely bizarre incident in Bihar, hundreds of passengers were left baffled after an adult film started playing on the TV screens installed at the Patna railway station for three minutes instead of advertisements.

14 Mar 2023

Akal Takht

'Drunk' TTE arrested after urinating on woman passenger inside train

A Railways Travel Ticket Examiner (TTE) was sacked from his position on Tuesday after he allegedly urinated on a woman onboard the Akal Takht Express, reported ANI.

11 Mar 2023

Tejashwi Yadav

Land-for-jobs scam: CBI summons RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for questioning

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday for questioning in the alleged land-for-jobs scam case.

Land-for-jobs scam: Now, CBI questions Lalu Yadav; daughter alleges harassment

The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder and former Union railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at his daughter's Delhi residence in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

Land-for-jobs scam: CBI questions ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi in Patna

The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) began questioning former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi at her residence in Patna, Bihar, in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam that took place during 2004-09.

02 Mar 2023


Russia's TMH, RVNL bid lowest for manufacturing Vande Bharat trains

Russia's biggest rolling stock manufacturer CJSC Transmashholding (TMH), in partnership with state-owned Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), has bid the lowest for the tender to produce 200 Vande Bharat trains in India.

07 Feb 2023


You can now order food on trains through WhatsApp

Indian Railways announced on Monday that railway passengers will be able to book their food online and order them through the Whatsapp number registered on IRCTC.

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


#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


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


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


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


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


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: 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.