Rajen Gohain

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First Train 18 scheduled to run on Delhi-Varanasi route

23 Dec 2018

First Train 18 scheduled to run on Delhi-Varanasi route

The first Train 18 will run between Delhi and Varanasi, on December 29, the Indian Railways said, in response to a query in the Rajya Sabha.

Assam: Case against BJP-minister for alleged rape, he cries conspiracy

11 Aug 2018

Assam: Case against BJP-minister for alleged rape, he cries conspiracy

A case was registered against Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain for allegedly raping and threatening a 24-year-old married woman in Assam's Nagaon district.

Railways install door frame metal detectors at 345 stations: Gohain

09 Aug 2018

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.

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

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.

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

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.

Humsafar Superfast Express train, connecting Jammu to Sealdah, flagged off

04 Jul 2018

Humsafar Superfast Express train, connecting Jammu to Sealdah, flagged off

Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain yesterday flagged off a new weekly Humsafar Superfast Express Train from the Jammu railway station.

Railways working on increasing speeds of long-distance trains by 25kmph

04 Jun 2018

Railways working on increasing speeds of long-distance trains by 25kmph

The Indian Railways is working on increasing the speeds of all long-distance passenger trains by 25km/hour by 2022 which will reduce travel time considerably, Minister of State (West Bengal) for Railways Rajen Gohain said in Kolkata.

New rules for booking tickets online on IRCTC: Details here

16 Apr 2018

New rules for booking tickets online on IRCTC: Details here

On the first day of its launch, the IRCTC online portal saw 29 tickets booked. Today, over 13L tickets are bought on the portal.

Railways received 57 complaints of harassment from SC/ST employees: Minister

05 Apr 2018

Railways received 57 complaints of harassment from SC/ST employees: Minister

The railways received 57 complaints from SC/ST employees regarding caste-related harassment in the past three years, the government informed Parliament yesterday.

Indian Railways' full-electrification plan hits a roadblock

03 Apr 2018

Indian Railways' full-electrification plan hits a roadblock

PM Modi recently chaired a high-level meeting of the Railway Board led by Union Minister Piyush Goyal. He has reportedly asked the Indian Railways (IR) to re-consider carrying out the 100% electrification of the country's railway network in such a hasty manner.

Railways planning to expand network in Northeast: Minister Gohain

01 Mar 2018

Railways planning to expand network in Northeast: Minister Gohain

Union Minister Rajen Gohain today said the railways was planning to expand its network in the entire Northeast including Arunachal Pradesh.

Railways washes linen everyday, blanket once in two months

08 Feb 2018

Railways washes linen everyday, blanket once in two months

The Indian Railways has said it washes all bed linen provided to passengers on trains, including bed sheets, pillow covers and towels, after every single use.

After Fairy Queen, Indian Railways bringing back vintage steam engines

29 Jan 2018

After Fairy Queen, Indian Railways bringing back vintage steam engines

On Republic Day, Fairy Queen, the world's oldest steam engine, left the railway museum and took a short trip from New Delhi railway station to Delhi Junction.