25 Jun 2020
Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12
The Indian Railways on Thursday decided to cancel all regular time-tabled passenger train services, including Mail/Express, passenger, and suburban trains, till August 12.
20 Jun 2020
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why 'boycotting Chinese goods' will not be easy
A few days ago, soldiers from India and China locked horns in the most gruesome clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in decades.
18 Jun 2020
Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies
Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.
18 Jun 2020
Railways terminates contract with Chinese firm after India-China border clash
Amid fresh clashes along the India-China border, the Indian Railways has decided to terminate a project contract awarded to a Chinese firm.
04 Jun 2020
Are air-conditioned trains, cabs, flights safe? Here's what experts say
Experts have repeatedly raised questions about the use of air-conditioning in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
01 Jun 2020
200 trains resume services today: Check full list here
From today, June 1, the Indian Railways will be running 200 special trains (100 pairs), with more than 1.45 lakh passengers traveling on the first day itself.
29 May 2020
Lockdown 5.0: Here's what is likely to be allowed
As the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, multiple reports have claimed that the curbs will be extended.
29 May 2020
71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways
After reports emerged that several Shramik Special trains got lost midway, the Indian Railways on Friday said 71 trains had to be diverted.
11 May 2020
Bookings for limited trains start today: Guidelines for passengers
Nearly two months after train services were suspended across India, the Railways announced on Sunday that limited trains will run from Tuesday, bookings for which will start at 4 pm today on IRCTC's website.
11 May 2020
Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200
India on Sunday recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections. The nation's tally crossed 67,000 with roughly 4,300 new cases. The nationwide death toll also crossed 2,200 on Sunday.
06 May 2020
Yediyurappa requests migrant workers to stay; Karnataka halts trains
The BJP-led Karnataka government has applied brakes on trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states, urging them to stay back as their exodus threatens construction industry and other economic activities.
04 May 2020
Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre
Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.
14 Apr 2020
Coronavirus lockdown: Railways, flights to remain suspended till May 3
Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3, Indian Railways toed the line.
10 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark
Four days after crossing the 100-mark, India's death toll due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) surged past 200 on Thursday.
07 Apr 2020
Railways, shut for first-time, asked to build more isolation coaches
The coronavirus pandemic has put a monumental strain on India's healthcare system, which was never at par with that of the developed countries.
28 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: How Railways plans to use train coaches as isolation-wards
With all passenger trains suspended amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, the Indian Railways has converted a train coach into a prototype isolation ward in New Delhi for patients of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
23 Mar 2020
The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus
To contain the spread of coronavirus, several Indian cities finally took a cue from what is happening in other countries — a lockdown.
22 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, all passenger trains in India have been canceled till March 31, Indian Railways announced on Sunday.
18 Feb 2020
Google is ending its free 'Station' Wi-Fi program: Here's why
Five years after launching a project to offer free Wi-Fi at some of the busiest railway stations, Google has decided to end the project.
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.
24 Jan 2020
Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp
India has been at loggerheads with Facebook-owned WhatsApp over non-traceability of messages.
11 Jan 2020
#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation
The Indian Railways has introduced a new feature to ensure smooth and hassle-free train travel.
01 Jan 2020
Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today
Starting January 1, 2020, Indian Railways will be hiking train fares across its network, barring suburban train services.
31 Dec 2019
Indian Railways to make anti-CAA protesters pay Rs. 80 crore
Indian Railways isn't letting the vandals, who destroyed its property while protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), go unpunished and plans to make them pay, quite literally.
06 Nov 2019
In a first, Health ATM installed at Lucknow railway station
In a move to improve medical facilities for its passengers, the Indian Railways has installed two 'Health ATMs' at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow, on Monday.
30 Oct 2019
Indian Railways introduces OTP-based refund system for canceled tickets
In a bid to make refunds more transparent and customer-friendly for passengers, the Indian Railways has introduced a new, One Time Password (OTP)-based refund system for canceled e-tickets and for fully wait-listed dropped tickets.
11 Oct 2019
GS Lakshmi to be first woman to officiate ICC event
Former Indian woman cricketer, GS Lakshmi, made headlines in May, after being appointed in the ICC International Panel of Match Referees.
03 Oct 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah flags off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express
Union Home Minister Amit Shah today flagged off the second Vande Bharat Express, India's fastest train, in the capital. He was accompanied by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal, among others.
03 Oct 2019
IRCTC: Here's how you can book up to 12 tickets/month
In a bid to facilitate online bookings for frequent travelers and to further push Aadhaar usage, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility to book as many as 12 tickets in a month (extended from normal limit of 6 tickets), through its website and app, if you've duly linked your account with Aadhaar.
19 Sep 2019
Things to know about Tejas Express, India's first private train
Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express, India's first private train, to be run by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to become operational from October 4.
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.
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.
22 Aug 2019
No more Chetan's 'Half Girlfriend' in railway stations: Here's why
Earlier this month, writer Chetan Bhagat was seen buying one of his own (pirated) books from a traffic-signal vendor.
05 Aug 2019
Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt
Even as Mumbaikars witnessed a respite from the torrential rains on Monday morning, schools and colleges were ordered shut in the city.
25 Jul 2019
#CareerBytes: All about Indian Engineering Services and UPSC ESE
The Indian Engineering Services (IES) is the most sought-after career option for engineering graduates in the country.
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.
23 Jul 2019
Indian Railways: All major concession rules explained
The Indian Railways offers concessions on tickets for people belonging to certain specified categories.
14 Jul 2019
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat
The UNESCO "World Heritage" tag of the 140-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also popularly known as the toy train, is under threat due to the Indian authorities' continuing failure to conserve the same.
02 Jul 2019
Delhi to Alwar in 2 hours now: Details here
You will soon be able to travel from Delhi to Alwar in 2 hours flat!
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.