20 Apr 2021
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
26 Oct 2020
2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths
Four years ago, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 152 passengers. The accident, one of the worst to hit Indian Railways, was suggested to be a result of a terrorist conspiracy, even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
18 Sep 2020
In a first, Railways to levy "user-charge" to redevelop stations
To provide passengers with better facilities, the Indian Railways will, for the first time since its inception, charge a nominal user charge from them for crowded stations and the redeveloped ones, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Thursday.
22 Aug 2020
After Chinese-firm expressed interest, tender for Vande Bharat trains canceled
Indian Railways on Friday announced it was canceling the tender for 44 Vande Bharat trains after a Chinese joint venture firm placed its bids, said reports.
25 Jun 2020
Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12
The Indian Railways on Thursday decided to cancel all regular time-tabled passenger train services, including Mail/Express, passenger, and suburban trains, till August 12.
20 Jun 2020
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy
A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.
18 Jun 2020
Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies
Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.
18 Jun 2020
Railways terminates contract with Chinese firm after India-China border clash
Amid fresh clashes along the India-China border, the Indian Railways has decided to terminate a project contract awarded to a Chinese firm.
04 Jun 2020
Are air-conditioned trains, cabs, flights safe? Here's what experts say
Experts have repeatedly raised questions about the use of air-conditioning in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
01 Jun 2020
200 trains resume services today: Check full list here
From today, June 1, the Indian Railways will be running 200 special trains (100 pairs), with more than 1.45 lakh passengers traveling on the first day itself.
29 May 2020
Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed
As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.
29 May 2020
71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways
After reports emerged that several Shramik Special trains got lost midway, the Indian Railways on Friday said 71 trains had to be diverted.
11 May 2020
Bookings for limited trains start today: Guidelines for passengers
Nearly two months after train services were suspended across India, the Railways announced on Sunday that limited trains will run from Tuesday, bookings for which will start at 4 pm today on IRCTC's website.
11 May 2020
Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200
India on Sunday recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections. The nation's tally crossed 67,000 with roughly 4,300 new cases. The nationwide death toll also crossed 2,200 on Sunday.
06 May 2020
Yediyurappa requests migrant workers to stay; Karnataka halts trains
The BJP-led Karnataka government has applied brakes on trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states, urging them to stay back as their exodus threatens construction industry and other economic activities.
04 May 2020
Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre
Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.
14 Apr 2020
Coronavirus lockdown: Railways, flights to remain suspended till May 3
Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3, Indian Railways toed the line.
10 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark
Four days after crossing the 100-mark, India's death toll due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) surged past 200 on Thursday.
07 Apr 2020
Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches
The coronavirus pandemic has put a monumental strain on India's healthcare system, which was never at par with that of the developed countries.
28 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: How Railways plans to use train coaches as isolation-wards
With all passenger trains suspended amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, the Indian Railways has converted a train coach into a prototype isolation ward in New Delhi for patients of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
23 Mar 2020
The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus
To contain the spread of coronavirus, several Indian cities finally took a cue from what is happening in other countries — a lockdown.
22 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, all passenger trains in India have been canceled till March 31, Indian Railways announced on Sunday.
18 Feb 2020
Google is ending its free 'Station' Wi-Fi program: Here's why
Five years after launching a project to offer free Wi-Fi at some of the busiest railway stations, Google has decided to end the project.
02 Feb 2020
Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains
The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.
24 Jan 2020
Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp
India has been at loggerheads with Facebook-owned WhatsApp over non-traceability of messages.
11 Jan 2020
#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation
The Indian Railways has introduced a new feature to ensure smooth and hassle-free train travel.
01 Jan 2020
Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today
Starting January 1, 2020, Indian Railways will be hiking train fares across its network, barring suburban train services.
31 Dec 2019
Indian Railways to make anti-CAA protesters pay Rs. 80 crore
Indian Railways isn't letting the vandals, who destroyed its property while protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), go unpunished and plans to make them pay, quite literally.
06 Nov 2019
In a first, Health ATM installed at Lucknow railway station
In a move to improve medical facilities for its passengers, the Indian Railways has installed two 'Health ATMs' at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow, on Monday.