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Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

26 Aug 2019

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

The Railway Ministry has directed all units of the national carrier to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material within its premises, including trains, from October 2, 2019.

Man puts lizard in food for free meals from Railways

24 Jul 2019

Man puts lizard in food for free meals from Railways

The catering services on Indian Railways have a pretty bad reputation. And, a 70-year-old man tried to take advantage of this fact to get free meals.

Indian Railways: All major concession rules explained

23 Jul 2019

Indian Railways: All major concession rules explained

The Indian Railways offers concessions on tickets for people belonging to certain specified categories.

In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

06 Jul 2019

In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

In a shocking incident, an 82-year-old man was asked to deboard the Shatabdi Express, despite possessing a reserved ticket due to his attire.

Railways: All you need to know about Premium Tatkal bookings

24 Jun 2019

Railways: All you need to know about Premium Tatkal bookings

For facilitating last-minute passenger reservations, IRCTC offers online Tatkal ticket booking service.

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

20 Jun 2019

Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.

4 Kerala Express passengers die of extreme heat in Jhansi

11 Jun 2019

4 Kerala Express passengers die of extreme heat in Jhansi

In a tragic incident, four passengers died on the Kerala Express allegedly due to extreme heat. One other passenger has been hospitalized and is in critical condition.

This Bengaluru NGO is making India's railway stations blind-friendly

30 May 2019

This Bengaluru NGO is making India's railway stations blind-friendly

Over three years after making the Mysuru railway station India's first blind-friendly station, the NGO Anuprayaas continues to make public spaces more accessible to disabled people.

New IRCTC rule: Change boarding station 4 hours before departure

10 May 2019

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!

If you are a student, avail these discounts by Railways

05 Aug 2018

If you are a student, avail these discounts by Railways

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) offers tickets at concessional rates to a number of specified categories.

This Indian start-up pays you for your used cigarette butts

29 Apr 2018

This Indian start-up pays you for your used cigarette butts

If you are a smoker, collecting used cigarette butts might make you some money.

This Indian start-up pays you for your used cigarette butts

24 Mar 2018

This Indian start-up pays you for your used cigarette butts

If you are a smoker, collecting used cigarette butts might make you some money.

Running Mumbai locals caused Rs. 4,000 crore loss to Railways

07 Mar 2018

Running Mumbai locals caused Rs. 4,000 crore loss to Railways

Soon after the Union Budget announced about the expansion of the suburban Mumbai rail network, the government on Wednesday informed the Parliament that the national transporter has incurred a loss of above Rs. 4,000cr in the last three years in running the Mumbai locals.

You may have to pay more for Railway lockers, cloak-room

15 Jan 2018

You may have to pay more for Railway lockers, cloak-room

Be prepared to pay more for usage of Railway lockers and cloak rooms as the Indian Railway board has empowered the Divisional Railway Managers to increase the charges.

Japanese rail operator apologizes after train leaves 20 seconds early

17 Nov 2017

Japanese rail operator apologizes after train leaves 20 seconds early

Japan is synonymous with efficiency, punctuality, humility and a desire for achieving perfection.

Indian Railways plan to use Talgo trains on lease

20 Jan 2017

Indian Railways plan to use Talgo trains on lease

Indian Railways is currently working on a lease agreement to operate the Spanish Talgo trains on routes like Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Lucknow, Bengaluru-Chennai and Mumbai-Ahmedabad.

IRCTC losing Rs.2 crore/day due to demonetization

13 Jan 2017

IRCTC losing Rs.2 crore/day due to demonetization

IRCTC said it is incurring losses because of the waiver of service charge on online bookings, and has sought compensation from the government.

IRCTC reports 32% growth

03 Oct 2016

IRCTC reports 32% growth

The Indian Railway's subsidiary, IRCTC scripted a massive turnover of about Rs.1,506 crore during the financial period 2015-16, registering a massive growth of 32%.

Talgo train covers New Delhi-Mumbai route within 12 hours

11 Sep 2016

Talgo train covers New Delhi-Mumbai route within 12 hours

Spain's high-speed Talgo train successfully completed its final trial run covering the New Delhi-Mumbai Central route in 11 hours and 48 minutes.