Ministry of Railways: News

23 Jun 2023


Weeks after Balasore train crash, Railways transfers 5 top officials

Around three weeks after the triple train crash in Odisha's Balasore district, five top officials of the South Eastern Railway (SER) have been transferred.

03 Apr 2023


Kerala: Man sets co-passengers ablaze on train, 3 found dead

In a shocking incident in Kerala, an unidentified person reportedly set co-passengers on fire inside a compartment of the Alappuzha-Kannur Executive Express on Sunday night when the train—headed for Kannur—was crossing the Korapuzha River bridge.

02 Oct 2022

Indian Railways

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.

27 Jan 2022


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.

25 Jun 2021

BS Yediyurappa

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.

11 Feb 2021

Indian Railways

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.

01 Feb 2021


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.

14 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

19 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

25 Jun 2020

Indian Railways

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.

03 May 2020

Air 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.

01 May 2020


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.

14 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

22 Mar 2020

Indian Railways

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.

21 Mar 2020


'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.

01 Sep 2019


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

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

20 Apr 2019


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

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.

30 Sep 2018

Indian Railways

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

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

30 Apr 2018


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.

07 Apr 2018


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.

06 Jan 2018


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.

16 Nov 2017

Indian 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.

24 Oct 2017


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.

17 Sep 2017


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.

15 Jul 2017


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.

20 Apr 2017


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.