Railway Ministry: News

21 May 2023


'Vande Metros' to replace Mumbai local trains soon: Report 

The local trains of Mumbai, Maharashtra, also known as "Mumbai locals," will soon be replaced with fast and modern trains.

24 Aug 2022


Bihar: CBI raids 2 RJD leaders ahead of floor test

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the houses of two key leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday morning in relation to the "land-for-jobs" case, which alleges violations during Lalu Yadav's term as Railway Minister in the UPA-I government.

01 Jun 2022


Mitali Express: Third India-Bangladesh passenger train flagged off today

Passenger train accessibility between India and Bangladesh advanced on Wednesday, with railway ministers of the two nations virtually inaugurating the New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Mitali Express, according to a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official.

Parking fee back at New Delhi railway station

The Northern Railways has resumed charging parking fees for both commercial and private vehicles at the New Delhi railway station from the last couple of weeks.

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.

30 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

After tickets, Railways withdraws 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' tea cups

After about a week of discontinuing tickets with PM Narendra Modi's picture, Indian Railways has withdrawn their tea cups printed with BJP's campaign line, 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar' (I am also a watchman).

15 Mar 2019


Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

Mumbai local rail network is considered an essential lifeline of the city.

17 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

After breakdown, Train 18 commences its maiden commercial run

A day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi, India's first indigenously-built semi-high speed train, Train 18, recently christened Vande Bharat Express, began its maiden commercial journey on Sunday.

24 Jan 2019

Indian Railways

Indian Railways' e-Drishti software: All you need to know

In a bid to enhance transparency and vigilance in the Railways department, the Indian Railways, in association with Centre For Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a software system called e-Drishti.

22 Jan 2019


New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

The Indian Railways recently launched a third Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi that was flagged off by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on 19 January.

06 Jan 2019


Indian Railways: Major eco-friendly steps taken by the national transporter

With the vision of supporting the cause of environment protection and preservation, the Railway Ministry has taken various measures, in recent years.

23 Nov 2018


#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Probe gives clean-chit to Railways, blames people's negligence

The negligence of people led to the train tragedy in Amritsar on Dusshera that killed 61, an inquiry by the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) SK Pathak has concluded.

18 Jun 2018

Piyush Goyal

No more blue coaches: Indian trains are getting a makeover

The Indian Railways is all set to get a makeover, and the dark blue coaches of the trains will be a thing of the past soon.

13 Jun 2018


Four years of Modi Govt: Piyush Goyal on Railways performance

In interviews with Hindustan Times and Economic Times, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gave his two pennies on the Indian Railways' performance after four years of the Modi government.

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.

21 Apr 2018

Piyush Goyal

Railways to extend 'Give it up' to all fare-concession holders

Buoyed by "Give it up" scheme's success with senior citizens, Indian Railways is set to extend the scheme to include other concession holders to offset nearly Rs. 33,000cr subsidy burden in annual passenger fares.

06 Apr 2018

Indian Railways

5% GST levied on food, drinks supplied in trains, platforms

Clearing all doubts about GST on Railway services, the Finance Ministry confirmed a 5% GST would be levied on food and drinks supplied on trains and platforms.

04 Apr 2018


Mumbai: 'Pay as you please' for free-urinals in suburban stations

The free urinals at the suburban railway stations in Mumbai will now have a drop-box at the exit where you can 'pay as you please' for the service.

22 Mar 2018

Indian Railways

Bengaluru to get two more railway tracks on Cantonment-Whitefield stretch

Bringing cheer to 62,000 daily commuters, the Railway Ministry sanctioned Rs. 492.87 crores for laying down two more railways tracks from Bengaluru Cantonment to Whitefield.

07 Mar 2018


Delhi-Jaipur semi high-speed train can cut travel-time to 90 minutes!

One of Indian Railways' many planned projects is a semi high-speed train between Delhi and Jaipur running at 200kmph.

13 Feb 2018

Indian Railways

Railways plans 10,000km of new high-speed corridors for faster journeys

The Railway Ministry is reportedly planning 10,000km of new high-speed corridors which will allow overnight trains to run at speeds of up to 250kmph.

05 Feb 2018


Railway employees to soon get whistleblower website for anonymous complaints

The last year saw several train accidents, throwing light on the lack of safety procedure in the Indian Railways.

24 Jan 2018


Railways to install 12 lakh CCTV cameras in 11,000 trains

The government is expected to set aside Rs. 3,000 crore in Budget 2018 for the Indian Railways for purchasing 12 lakh CCTV cameras to improve passenger security and provide a more secure travel experience.

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.

24 Jun 2017


Railways to build Rs. 8cr high-tech train for next President

While India is yet to decide on its next President, looks like the Railway Ministry is already busy with preparations for Pranab Mukherjee's successor.

19 Apr 2017


Suresh Prabhu asks Railways officials to crackdown on train delays

Union railways minister Suresh Prabhu has asked all Indian Railways officials to check delays in train schedules and rectify the issue, else they would face action.

17 Mar 2017

Indian Railways

2 killed every 3 days in train accidents

Data revealed that of the 1018 train accidents in the last 8 years, only 4.7% of them were caused by sabotage. In addition, the 1018 accidents took 1940 lives and injured over 3200.

14 Mar 2017

Indian Railways

18 train sabotage incidents in first 60 days of 2017

The Railway Ministry said that this year there have been 40 incidents of sabotage between Jan-Feb along the railways tracks, as opposed to 45 such cases in all of 2016.

22 Feb 2017

Indian Railways

PMO warns Railways, asks to fix safety issues

In the wake of several railway accidents that left over 225 dead, the Prime Minister's Office has written to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, indicating displeasure with the department's performance.

28 Nov 2016

Narendra Modi

Dynamic fare system in Humsafar Express tains

Indian Railways is likely to introduce the dynamic fare system in Humsafar Express trains after witnessing a decline in its earnings.

28 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

Bullet train to hit Indian tracks soon!

The Indian Railways is all set to move swiftly and ensure faster train travels as the construction work on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor is going to begin soon.

05 Sep 2016

Suresh Prabhu

Proposal for $5 billion railway development fund

The Railway Ministry is on the verge of finalizing a proposal for the Railways of India Development Fund (RIDF).

03 Sep 2016

Indian Railways

Indian Railways introduces Rs.10 lakh insurance cover for passengers

The Indian Railways introduced an innovative scheme that helps enable its rail passengers to opt for insurance coverage of upto Rs.10 lakh.