Indian Railways: News | Page 7

12 Aug 2018


Railways asks drivers to hit top-speed if train is late

To improve the punctuality of trains, Indian Railways has asked drivers to hit top speed if the train is running late, an official said.

10 Aug 2018


Railways to launch digital museums at 22 stations on I-Day

The Railways Ministry has decided to launch digital museums at 22 stations on Independence Day to showcase railways' history after the PMO objected to the public transporter spending on developing separate railway museums.

Northern Railway's women workers demand apron over uniform

Women workers of Northern Railway have written to the Railway Board saying that given the lack of changing room for them at most stations, their uniform should be restricted to an apron which can be worn over their regular clothes.

Indian Railways' concession rules for patients and senior citizens

The Indian Railways offers concessions on tickets for people belonging to certain specified categories.

09 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

Railways install door frame metal detectors at 345 stations: Gohain

The Indian Railways has installed door frame metal detectors at 345 stations while 4,780 hand-held metal detectors have been made available for checking of passengers, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain informed Lok Sabha.

09 Aug 2018


74% candidates appear for online railway exam for 60,000 jobs

A record 74% candidates were present in the first shift of the railways' mega online exam for more than 60,000 jobs that began today, Indian Railways said.

09 Aug 2018


10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) offers tickets at concessional rates to a number of specified categories.

08 Aug 2018


Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

Recently Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State for Railways, declared that the percentage of train tickets booked digitally is on the rise, having risen to 66% of total reserved tickets in 2017-18, from 60% in 2016-17.

07 Aug 2018


Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways

A week ago, the Railways launched a number where people can send their complaints on WhatsApp.

05 Aug 2018


If you are a student, avail these discounts by Railways

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) offers tickets at concessional rates to a number of specified categories.

05 Aug 2018

Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal proposes higher pay, rank for Railway General Managers

Union Minister Piyush Goyal has proposed a higher rank and pay scale for Railway General Managers, making them equivalent to Secretaries in Central government and at par with the state Chief Secretaries, Ministry source said.

05 Aug 2018

Delhi High Court

Delhi: 'Mosquito Terminator on Wheels' to spray insecticides around tracks

After much prodding by the Delhi HC, the anti-mosquito breeding fight in the capital is now getting a big weapon.

#CareerBytes: Don't miss these government job vacancies

Government jobs, for their various advantages and perks, are highly sought after, and see fierce competition among aspirants.

04 Aug 2018


Want a government job? Do appear for these 5 competitive-exams

Each year, lakhs of graduates in India appear for a number of competitive exams to secure one of the coveted posts in various Government departments and corporations.

02 Aug 2018


Railways increases 'vacancies' for assistant loco pilots, technicians to 60,000

In a big relief to 47.56L candidates appearing for the first set of computer-based tests for the 26,502 vacancies of assistant loco pilots and technicians to be held on August 9, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal today said the number of "vacancies" has been more than doubled to 60,000.

02 Aug 2018

Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister approves new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today approved a new policy for promotion of railway sportspersons, according to which not just those who win medals but even those who are awarded Padma Shri or have produced medal winners will be promoted as officers.

02 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Ahead of Amit Shah's visit, Mughalsarai station being painted saffron

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is visiting Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh on August 5, and ahead of his visit, the station is being painted saffron.

#WhatARecord: Railway wagon booked in 2014 reaches destination in 2018

In what is nothing but embarrassment for Indian railways, a wagon carrying consignment worth Rs. 10 lakh, reached Basti in Uttar Pradesh, almost four years after it left Visakhapatnam.

26 Jul 2018


Rajasthan: 11-year-old girl molested by retired railway employee

A 65-year-old man, a retired employee of the Indian Railways, was booked for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl at Titeya village in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district.

24 Jul 2018


Chennai: At least five dead after falling off crowded train

At least five commuters traveling on the footboard of a Chennai local died as they hit a 'hard surface' when the train entered the St Thomas Mount station.

23 Jul 2018


Now you can check status of trains on WhatsApp!

Taking its passenger services up a notch, Indian Railways has partnered with MakeMyTrip to bring to you the latest status of running trains.

22 Jul 2018


Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased

Unable to maintain punctuality of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani introduced as a faster and cheaper premium option, Indian Railways is mulling increase in its run-time by an hour to make it stick to the schedule.

20 Jul 2018


Railways to have 100% bio-toilets by 2019, says Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways will have 100% bio-toilets by next year that will make tracks safe and eliminate defecation on the rail lines, which is not only unhygienic but affects rail safety because the uric acid damages them, causing accidents, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

20 Jul 2018


Rajdhani, Shatabdi late by over 20% in April-June, courtesy maintenance-work

Railways' premium trains Shatabdi and Rajdhani ran late by around 30% and 22% respectively during the last two months, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain informed Rajya Sabha today.

19 Jul 2018


70,000 candidates to get second chance for Railways recruitment exam

Railways has decided to give a second chance to 70,000 candidates, whose job applications were rejected due to faulty upload of photos.

17 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Will not work as bonded-laborers for senior-officials: Trackman to Goyal

Trackman Dharmendra Kumar, from the Northern Railway's Lucknow division, has said that he and his colleagues will only work for railway construction and will not build houses for their senior officials.

15 Jul 2018


All the rules you need to know about tatkal bookings

To meet the last-minute ticketing needs of passengers, IRCTC offers online as well as offline 'tatkal' ticketing services.

Garib Rath Express: Bedroll kits to be included in ticket-price

Bedroll kits could soon be included in the ticket price of Garib Rath Express, but it could cost significantly more with the railways considering a hike from Rs. 25 fixed 12 years ago in 2006, senior officials said.

13 Jul 2018


Southern Railway has apprehended over 700 for unauthorized chain-pulling

Southern Railway today said it has apprehended 737 passengers and collected Rs. 2.8L as fine for unnecessarily pulling of alarm chain in trains from January-June 2018.

12 Jul 2018


South-Central Railway to launch UTS app to benefit unreserved passengers

The Secunderabad-headquartered South Central Railway (SCR) would soon launch the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) app for the benefit of unreserved passengers.

11 Jul 2018


Providing refuge, serving food, rescuing stranded: Meet Mumbai's unsung heroes

Like every year, this time too Mumbai is facing a deluge and remains submerged in water due to torrential rainfall and abysmal administrative flaws.

IRCTC orders inquiry into food-complaint by passenger on Duronto Express

The Railways' food catering arm IRCTC has ordered an inquiry into a complaint by a passenger of the 12246 Yeswantpur-Howrah Duronto Express about the quality of food served to him.

09 Jul 2018

Madhya Pradesh

UP: Trains wait hours at Murshadpur, thanks to drunk stationmaster

On Friday, when trains on UP's Murshadpur route started queuing up one after another, officials were confused why there was no green light.

07 Jul 2018


Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

A new railway station in Odisha's Bhubaneswar and a host of other infrastructure projects were inaugurated today ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra festival beginning July 14.

07 Jul 2018


Passenger's tweet saves 26 minor girls from being trafficked

Thanks to a tweet by a passenger, 26 underage girls who were being trafficked via the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express were rescued by the GRP and the RPF.

07 Jul 2018


Maharashtra: Railways awaiting govt nod to act against plastic-ban violators

Over two weeks after the Central Railways (CR) and the Western Railways (WR) authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorize them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalize them, they are still waiting for a response, an official said today.

07 Jul 2018


5 must-have official apps for frequent train travelers

Indian Railways, which started its services 165 years ago, is considered the country's most economical mode of transportation.

06 Jul 2018


"Chaiyya-Chaiyya" train to get theme-based restaurant, other attractions

The heritage Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR), operating mountain train services to the famous hill resort town of Ooty, is set to get new attractions, including a 'Coachteria', to woo tourists.