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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.