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Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

03 May 2020

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.

'Postpone train journeys,' says Railways Ministry amid coronavirus scare

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.

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

02 Feb 2020

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

19 Jan 2020

Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

The much-anticipated Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express took its first commercial run on Sunday, two days after its inaugural run.

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.

Want to change your train boarding station? Know these rules

06 Jun 2019

Want to change your train boarding station? Know these rules

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers its users the facility to change boarding station ahead of their planned train journey.

Railways: How to book general and reservation train tickets online

20 May 2019

Railways: How to book general and reservation train tickets online

The Indian Railways' long-standing commitment to passenger convenience, and technological advancements has made it quite easy for commuters to book a train ticket, these days.

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!

IRCTC app: How to get food delivered in trains

03 Apr 2019

IRCTC app: How to get food delivered in trains

In a bid to make catering experience for railway passengers more convenient and enjoyable, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) launched the Food on Track app.

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

30 Mar 2019

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).

Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

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.

Indian Railways: General rules about cancellations and refunds

09 Mar 2019

Indian Railways: General rules about cancellations and refunds

Not all plans are meant to be.

IRCTC's much-awaited 'iPay' payment aggregator system launched: Details here

01 Mar 2019

IRCTC's much-awaited 'iPay' payment aggregator system launched: Details here

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has finally launched its own payment aggregator system, the "IRCTC iPay" on Thursday.

Railways to launch special Statue of Unity train from March

23 Feb 2019

Railways to launch special Statue of Unity train from March

Five months after the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Railways is set to launch a special train service for tourists visiting the statue from March 4.

Indian Railways plans to curb illegal ticket booking, train thefts

20 Feb 2019

Indian Railways plans to curb illegal ticket booking, train thefts

There have been countless reports of train robberies and thefts, especially on luxury trains, bound for long routes.

Railways: How to book general and reservation train tickets online

12 Feb 2019

Railways: How to book general and reservation train tickets online

The Indian Railways' long-standing commitment to passenger convenience, and technological advancements has made it quite easy for commuters to book a train ticket, these days.

#KhadiExpress: Special train dedicated to Gandhiji launching in 2 months

06 Feb 2019

#KhadiExpress: Special train dedicated to Gandhiji launching in 2 months

Indian Railways is all set to launch a special train dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi named "Khadi Express" soon.

How to get discount on IRCTC ticket bookings

30 Jan 2019

How to get discount on IRCTC ticket bookings

In what comes as good news for Indian Railways passengers, various online e-wallet service providers like Paytm and MobiKwik are offering attractive discounts and cashback offers for booking rail tickets online.

IRCTC scam: Lalu Prasad, wife, son granted bail by Delhi-Court

28 Jan 2019

IRCTC scam: Lalu Prasad, wife, son granted bail by Delhi-Court

A Delhi court today granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in a money laundering case related to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam.

UK couple hires entire train to spend honeymoon in hills

01 Sep 2018

UK couple hires entire train to spend honeymoon in hills

A young couple from England became the first to charter the special train introduced by Southern Railway for a one-way trip from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam, to spend their honeymoon in the hills.

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

22 Aug 2018

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

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

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

17 Aug 2018

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

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

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

09 Aug 2018

10 rules to know about concessions offered by Indian Railways

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

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.

#IndianRailways: 5 rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

24 Jul 2018

#IndianRailways: 5 rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

Indian Railways, which started its services 165 years ago, is considered the country's most economical mode of transportation.

Unsure about food quality on trains? Live-stream preparations from base-kitchens!

05 Jul 2018

Unsure about food quality on trains? Live-stream preparations from base-kitchens!

In a first of its kind initiative, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) now allows passengers to live-stream base kitchens to see how the food served on trains is actually prepared.

#IndianRailways: Five rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

30 Jun 2018

#IndianRailways: Five rules every frequent railway traveler should know!

Indian Railways, which started its services 165 years ago, is considered the country's most economical mode of transportation.

IRCTC needs 3-years to provide e-ticketing through 2.82L retail service-providers

07 May 2018

IRCTC needs 3-years to provide e-ticketing through 2.82L retail service-providers

It will take the IRCTC three more years to provide e-ticketing services to citizens through 2.82L retail service providers (RSPs), as it has registered only 38,500 RSPs till date, sources in the railways' e-ticketing arm said today.

Man waiting for Rs. 35-refund from IRCTC since a year

28 Apr 2018

Man waiting for Rs. 35-refund from IRCTC since a year

For nearly a year, a Kota-based engineer has been fighting to get Rs. 35 refund from Indian Railways.

IRCTC scam: CBI questions former Bihar CM Rabri Devi

10 Apr 2018

IRCTC scam: CBI questions former Bihar CM Rabri Devi

The CBI today questioned former Bihar CM Rabri Devi in connection with the alleged IRCTC hotel scam during the tenure of her husband Lalu Prasad as the railway minister, officials said.

Digital India: Railways to soon launch its own debit card

02 Jan 2018

Digital India: Railways to soon launch its own debit card

In a major push towards cashless economy, Indian Railways will soon launch its own debit card in association with State Bank of India (SBI) and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

IRCTC blames passengers for Tejas food poisoning

17 Oct 2017

IRCTC blames passengers for Tejas food poisoning

The IRCTC has denied that breakfast served on the Tejas Express caused food poisoning of 26 people. Hilsa fish is to blame, it said.

Mumbai-Goa Tejas-Express: 24 passengers ill after eating; 3 in ICU

15 Oct 2017

Mumbai-Goa Tejas-Express: 24 passengers ill after eating; 3 in ICU

On 15th Oct, at least 24 passengers of Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Express fell ill after having breakfast served by the onboard pantry staff.

IRCTC scam: ED summons Rabri Devi for questioning

20 Sep 2017

IRCTC scam: ED summons Rabri Devi for questioning

The ED has summoned Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi for interrogation in an alleged corruption case when he was railway minister.

CBI summons Lalu and Tejaswi in Railways irregularities case

07 Sep 2017

CBI summons Lalu and Tejaswi in Railways irregularities case

The CBI has summoned former Railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejaswi Yadav separately on September 11 and 12, respectively.

Three railway PSUs listed for divestment

21 Feb 2017

Three railway PSUs listed for divestment

The government today started listing three of its fully-owned railway PSUs, namely Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Indian Railway Finance Corporation and engineering-construction company IRCON limited for divestment.

Ambitious divestment target in the budget

06 Feb 2017

Ambitious divestment target in the budget

In the period of 12 months starting April 17, the government hopes to raise Rs 72,500 crore from a three-fold divestment plan for Public Sector Undertakings (PSU).

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%.