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16 Nov 2017India
Indian Railways steps up scrutiny of workers' attendance
Indian Railways, continuing its efforts to increase employee efficiency, has announced new rules to mark attendance: department supervisors will now be handing out certificates stating an employee was present.
16 Nov 2017Ministry of Railways
Railways to introduce bio-toilets on all trains by 2018
Lack of cleanliness on Indian trains, particularly in the toilets, has always been a huge issue. Passengers often complain about the extremely dirty and unhygienic toilets.
16 Nov 2017Mumbai
CCTV cameras, talk-back systems: Mumbai locals to get safer
Mumbai locals under the Western Railway (WR) might soon have close circuit television (CCTV) cameras and talk-back systems to ensure greater safety of the 3.5 million people who use it for daily commute.
14 Nov 2017Train Derails
ISRO helps Indian Railways avoid accidents, provide real-time updates
Indian Railways has roped in ISRO for a more efficient railway network, including checking accidents at unmanned crossings and providing passengers real-time updates on train movement.
13 Nov 2017Kolkata
Kolkata: Men harass mother-daughter on train; force them to jump-off
A 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter were forced to jump off a running train late on Saturday night to prevent the minor from getting gang-raped.
13 Nov 2017India
India to get 10 'airport-like' railway stations by 2020
In three years, India will have 10 railway stations with airport-like amenities. The government has allocated Rs. 5,000cr for the purpose.
08 Nov 2017Mumbai
Mumbai to get its first AC local from January 1
The air-conditioned (AC) suburban train in Mumbai will run from January 1 as announced by Union railway minister Piyush Goyal.
06 Nov 2017Piyush Goyal
Railway employees to get Aadhaar-enabled attendance system from January
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal seems determined to deliver a better and safer train network. For this, the ministry is exhorting employees to work sincerely.
06 Nov 2017Suresh Prabhu
30 luxurious Rajdhanis, Shatabdis under Operation Swarn: Here's the first!
Weeks after the launch of 'Operation Swarn', the Railways will display its first 'gold standard' train today.
04 Nov 2017Environment
Indian-Railways goes green! Disposable eco-friendly towels, pillow-covers for Rajdhani Express
Passengers traveling on the newly-launched third Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express can say goodbye to dirty hand towels, and pillow covers provided on trains.
01 Nov 2017India
Is Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train viable? Over 40% seats go vacant
In September, India kickstarted its journey towards the launch of its first bullet train. For the project, India got a soft loan of Rs. 88,000cr from Japan.
31 Oct 2017Mumbai
Mumbai: New foot over-bridge at Elphinstone Road station by February'18
Beginning March 2018, it will be a lot safer for Mumbaikars to use the Elphinstone Road station, where 23 people were killed in a stampede on September 29.
29 Oct 2017India
Railways to invest $150 billion and create a million jobs
Railway minister Piyush Goyal, who took over in August after a cabinet reshuffle, said that the Indian Railways would invest $150 billion and create one million jobs over the next five years.
26 Oct 2017Mumbai
This new year, Mumbai to get its first AC local
This new year, Mumbai is going to get as a gift its first AC local train. They have already been "tried and tested", Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.
25 Oct 2017India
Railways takes ISRO's help for a revamped website and app!
Booking train tickets online will soon be easier and smoother. With a new website and IRCTC app for Android, the Railways will launch an array of new features.
24 Oct 2017India
Utterly butterly news: Indian Railways, Amul may soon work together
The Ministry of Railways is famously active on Twitter, known for promptly responding to the woes of travelers and other grievances.
24 Oct 2017India
A cheetah logo will represent India's bullet train project
Sources have said that a logo designed by a student of the National Institute of Design is the top choice for India's ambitious bullet train project.
23 Oct 2017Mumbai
Rs. 10,000 reward for personnel who manually pushed stuck train
Four days ago, around 40 railway personnel posted at the Mumbai Central had to do something they probably weren't expecting: they had to manually push a 16-coach train that was stuck.
23 Oct 2017Air India
No confirmed Rajdhani AC-I/II tickets? Fly Air India instead
Now that former Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani is the Railway Board chairman, he is looking to implement a scheme where railway passengers with unconfirmed tickets can fly to their destination instead.
20 Oct 2017India
Spend up to 3hrs less for train journeys over 500km
You will soon have to spend up to three hours less than the current travel time for long train journeys over 500km.
17 Oct 2017Mumbai
IRCTC blames passengers for Tejas food poisoning
The IRCTC has denied that breakfast served on the Tejas Express caused food poisoning of 26 people. Hilsa fish is to blame, it said.
15 Oct 2017Mumbai
Mumbai-Goa Tejas-Express: 24 passengers ill after eating; 3 in ICU
On 15th Oct, at least 24 passengers of Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Express fell ill after having breakfast served by the onboard pantry staff.
13 Oct 2017Mumbai
Railways to introduce cheaper, faster Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express next week
Ahead of Diwali, Indian Railways announced it is launching a new "Special Rajdhani Express" to offer convenient connectivity to passengers on the Delhi-Mumbai route from 16 October.
11 Oct 2017Mumbai
Rain and rumors, not officials, responsible for Elphinstone stampede: Railways
A report by the Railways has given a clean chit to its officials in Mumbai's Elphinstone stampede case. It has instead blamed rains and rumors.
08 Oct 2017India
Railways' new anti-VIP culture guidelines extend to senior staff's homes
Indian Railways has intensified its fight against VIP culture. In an unprecedented move, it has scrapped a 36-year-old protocol that requires general managers to be present at the airport when railway board members are arriving or departing from regional visits.
05 Oct 2017Delhi
Delhi Rail Division bars officials from using WhatsApp on duty
The Delhi division of the Indian Railways has issued a circular prohibiting its staff from using WhatsApp and YouTube while on duty.
04 Oct 2017Piyush Goyal
3 coaches of goods train derails near Mathura, no casualties
The Indian Railways has suffered yet another train derailment.
03 Oct 2017Mumbai
Elphinstone stampede: Multi-agency teams to inspect Mumbai railway stations
As many as 150 officials representing various government agencies will inspect all suburban railway stations on Mumbai's Central and Western Railways lines.
01 Oct 2017Piyush Goyal
Elphinstone stampede stirs Indian Railways and state govt. into action
The unfortunate death of 23 people in a stampede at the Elphinstone Road station in Mumbai finally stirred an otherwise lackadaisical Indian Railways into addressing concerns regarding passenger safety.
01 Oct 2017Mumbai
Elphinstone overbridge: Rs. 12cr sanctioned but only Rs. 1,000 allotted
As the stampede on the overbridge connecting Mumbai's Elphinstone Road and Parel railway stations claimed 22 lives and injured about 32, it has been revealed that railways consistently ignored warnings tweeted by Mumbaikars and concerns raised by RS MP Sachin Tendulkar and Sena MP Arvind Sawant.
30 Sep 2017Mumbai
Raj Thackeray: Unless Mumbai local fixed, no bullet train
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray threatened the government's ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train by saying that "until the present infrastructure of local railways is made better, not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for bullet train in Mumbai."
29 Sep 2017Piyush Goyal
Railways to review flexi fares, could slash prices
The Railways has now revealed that it would review the flexi fare system and may slash ticket prices.
26 Sep 2017India
Mahamana Express in "bad condition" after maiden journey; passenger-amenities stolen
When the high-profile Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express returned to Vadodara after its very first trip, railway officials were shocked to find some passenger amenities on the train were missing!
26 Sep 2017India
Python trains: India's efficient, cost-effective answer to ferrying of goods
Several Pythons and Anacondas are slithering across India, ferrying goods everyday, making long-distance transportation efficient and cost effective.
21 Sep 2017Piyush Goyal
Food served onboard trains must carry important details: Piyush Goyal
In a bid to improve Indian Railways' catering services, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal directed all zonal general managers to ensure that contractors supplying meals in trains mention information regarding the quantities on food packets.
20 Sep 2017India
Durga Puja: IRCTC's special menu for trains, food outlets
To give customers a feel of Durga Puja celebrations, IRCTC has planned special food menus this year.
20 Sep 2017India
An additional 4,000 trains will ply this festive season
Making travel plans easy for lakhs, the Railways is introducing 4,000 additional trains for this festival season. These special trains will run during October 15-30.
17 Sep 2017India
Railway Minister suggests measures to improve safety
In a bid to incentivize rail employees to prevent mishaps, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal suggested out of turn promotions for employees who take timely action to avert accidents.
17 Sep 2017India
Rail passengers cannot sleep beyond 10pm-6am in reserved coaches
Indian Railways reduced the official sleeping hours in trains by an hour to end the fights over berths and oversleeping passengers.
14 Sep 2017India
The revolutionary Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: All you need to know!
PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have laid the foundation stone for the ambitious bullet train project in Ahmedabad.