Articles about Ministry of Railways

Bihar: Protesters set train on fire over Railways exam

27 Jan 2022

India
Bihar: Protesters set train on fire over Railways exam

The protests against a Railways job exam turned violent in Bihar's Gaya after the protesters set ablaze four coaches of a train on Wednesday.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inspects suburban rail project in Bengaluru

25 Jun 2021

Bengaluru
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inspects suburban rail project in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday inspected the progress of the ambitious suburban railway project in Bengaluru.

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

11 Feb 2021

India
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.

Mumbai suburban train services open for all after ten months

01 Feb 2021

Mumbai
Mumbai suburban train services open for all after ten months

After 320 days, the railways permitted all members of the general public to travel in local trains in Mumbai from Monday morning, though for limited hours.

IRCTC sent two crore emails highlighting PM's relationship with Sikhs

14 Dec 2020

India
IRCTC sent two crore emails highlighting PM's relationship with Sikhs

Between December 8 and December 12, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) sent out two crore emails to its customers highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's relationship with the Sikh community.

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

19 Aug 2020

India
Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET). This process will help streamline the recruitment process for central government jobs.

Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12

25 Jun 2020

India
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.

Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

16 May 2020

India
Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

Twenty four migrant workers were killed in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Saturday, when the truck they were traveling in collided with another in Auraiya, some 200 kilometer away from the state capital Lucknow.

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

03 May 2020

India
Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

The Centre on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers via buses. Two days later, special trains were also allowed to ferry the workers.

Home Ministry allows 'Shramik Special' trains to ferry migrant workers

01 May 2020

India
Home Ministry allows 'Shramik Special' trains to ferry migrant workers

The Centre on Friday allowed the use of special trains to ferry stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims, and others.

Coronavirus lockdown: Railways, flights to remain suspended till May 3

14 Apr 2020

India
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.

Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

22 Mar 2020

India
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.

'Postpone train journeys,' says Railways Ministry amid coronavirus scare

21 Mar 2020

India
'Postpone train journeys,' says Railways Ministry amid coronavirus scare

After twelve passengers who recently traveled by two different trains were tested positive for coronavirus, the Railways Ministry has advised people to avoid train journeys.

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

01 Sep 2019

India
Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

In what might come as a disappointment to passengers, e-tickets booked through Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are set to get costlier, starting from today, ie. September 1.

New IRCTC rule: Change boarding station 4 hours before departure

10 May 2019

India
New IRCTC rule: Change boarding station 4 hours before departure

Have a confirmed train ticket but want to change your boarding point? Now you can!

12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur, 13 injured

20 Apr 2019

India
12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur, 13 injured

On Saturday, twelve coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed and thirteen people have been injured so far, claimed reports.

IRCTC lost Rs. 693cr over service charge withdrawal: Details here

27 Oct 2018

Business
IRCTC lost Rs. 693cr over service charge withdrawal: Details here

The scrapping of service charges for online ticket bookings has cost the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) a whopping Rs. 693cr for the year 2017-18, according to the corporation's annual report.

Google, Indian Railways collaborate to preserve culture, heritage of railways

30 Sep 2018

India
Google, Indian Railways collaborate to preserve culture, heritage of railways

Always wanted to be a traveler but too busy to be one? Worry not.

Surat railway station to be developed as a world-class facility

30 Apr 2018

India
Surat railway station to be developed as a world-class facility

Surat railway station will be the third in India and second in Gujarat after Gandhinagar to be developed as a world-class facility under Railway Ministry's station redevelopment program.

Joyrides in 150-year-old steam locos to become reality by 2019

07 Apr 2018

India
Joyrides in 150-year-old steam locos to become reality by 2019

Joyrides in 150-year-old heritage steam locos could be a reality for tourists in New Delhi by next year as the National Rail Museum is restoring three such locos: the 1865 RamGoti loco, the 1920 Phoenix loco, and 1951 Fireless Locomotive.

Railways are hiring engineers: Here's your guide to applying

06 Jan 2018

India
Railways are hiring engineers: Here's your guide to applying

The Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways (MoR), has released an official notification inviting applications from interested and eligible candidates for various engineering posts in different departments.

Railways to introduce bio-toilets on all trains by 2018

16 Nov 2017

India
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.

Utterly butterly news: Indian Railways, Amul may soon work together

24 Oct 2017

Business
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.

IRCTC scam: ED summons Rabri Devi for questioning

20 Sep 2017

Politics
IRCTC scam: ED summons Rabri Devi for questioning

The ED has summoned Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi for interrogation in an alleged corruption case when he was railway minister.

Rail passengers cannot sleep beyond 10pm-6am in reserved coaches

17 Sep 2017

India
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.

CBI summons Lalu and Tejaswi in Railways irregularities case

07 Sep 2017

Politics
CBI summons Lalu and Tejaswi in Railways irregularities case

The CBI has summoned former Railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejaswi Yadav separately on September 11 and 12, respectively.

Teaching Kannada becomes compulsory in all Karnataka schools

15 Jul 2017

Bengaluru
Teaching Kannada becomes compulsory in all Karnataka schools

After setting aside 5% jobs for state civil services, for aspirants who studied Kannada in school, Karnataka government has now made teaching Kannada compulsory in all schools.

MNS to ZARA: Stop selling clothes made in Pakistan

20 Apr 2017

Mumbai
MNS to ZARA: Stop selling clothes made in Pakistan

Workers from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) forcefully entered the ZARA store located at Palladium Mall, Lower Parel.