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Indian Railways' summer special trains: Timings and routes

03 May 2019

Indian Railways' summer special trains: Timings and routes

The demand for railway reservations during the summer season increases.

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.

Indian Railways' e-Drishti software: All you need to know

24 Jan 2019

Indian Railways' e-Drishti software: All you need to know

In a bid to enhance transparency and vigilance in the Railways department, the Indian Railways, in association with Centre For Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a software system called e-Drishti.

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

31 Dec 2018

Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

In a bid to make passenger lodging more convenient and comfortable, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce capsule hotels at major railway stations, across the country.

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.

#IndianRailways: How Railways is planning to improve cleanliness of toilets

20 Dec 2018

#IndianRailways: How Railways is planning to improve cleanliness of toilets

Over the decades, Indian Railways has come a long way in terms of connectivity, ticketing services, passenger amenities, convenience, and comfort.

#Train18: Launch date, route, features of India's first engine-less train

07 Dec 2018

#Train18: Launch date, route, features of India's first engine-less train

Train 18, the first engine-less train in India, is set to become the country's fastest after breaching the 180kmph mark during a test run on the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section.

#IndianRailways: This new rule helps waitlisted passengers get confirmed tickets

02 Dec 2018

#IndianRailways: This new rule helps waitlisted passengers get confirmed tickets

In a huge relief for passengers, the Indian Railways is rolling out a new rule from January next year in order to increase the number of confirmed tickets by using advanced technology.

#IndianRailways: Six best amenities every rail passenger should know about

28 Nov 2018

#IndianRailways: Six best amenities every rail passenger should know about

Over the years, Indian Railways has come a long way in terms of ticket reservation/cancelation services and passenger convenience.

Google, Indian Railways collaborate to preserve culture, heritage of railways

30 Sep 2018

Google, Indian Railways collaborate to preserve culture, heritage of railways

Always wanted to be a traveler but too busy to be one? Worry not.

Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

23 Sep 2018

Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

The Railways Ministry has spent Rs. 13.46cr on the inauguration of various rail projects and services via video conferencing between Nov'14 and Sep'17, according to a reply to an RTI query.

Railways to install CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi connections at its hospitals

18 Sep 2018

Railways to install CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi connections at its hospitals

Not just the railway stations and coaches, now the cleanliness and security at railway hospitals will also be monitored through CCTV cameras, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said. The hospital premises will have Wi-Fi connections for better patient care.

On Gandhi Jayanti, Railways' coaches to bear Swachch Bharat logo

27 Aug 2018

On Gandhi Jayanti, Railways' coaches to bear Swachch Bharat logo

To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, all the coaches of the Indian Railways will display the logo of the government's pet project 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' and the national flag.

Sampark Kranti coaches now look so pretty, courtesy Madhubani painting

24 Aug 2018

Sampark Kranti coaches now look so pretty, courtesy Madhubani painting

It's makeover time for the 165-year-old Indian Railways, which plans to revamp close to 30,000 coaches of mail and express trains.

Railways will start charging for travel insurance from September 1

15 Aug 2018

Railways will start charging for travel insurance from September 1

The free travel insurance offered by the Indian Railways will cease to exist from September 1 this year, said a senior Railways official.

All you need to know about IRCTC's 'Ramayana Yatra'

13 Aug 2018

All you need to know about IRCTC's 'Ramayana Yatra'

In a tweet dated August 8, the IRCTC i.e. the tourism wing of the Indian Railways, announced the launch of the 'Ramayana Yatra' travel package.

#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.

East Coast Railway's tremendous feat: 6 subways built in 5hrs

06 Jul 2018

East Coast Railway's tremendous feat: 6 subways built in 5hrs

The East Coast Railway has created a record of sorts by building six limited-height subways (LHS) in less than 5hrs, according to Divisional Railway Manager of Sambalpur in Odisha.

#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.

Railways blankets to now be washed twice monthly

26 Jun 2018

Railways blankets to now be washed twice monthly

Facing severe criticism over cleanliness, the Railways is overhauling its linen cleaning schedule, HT reports: blankets for AC coaches will now be washed twice a month, instead of the current once in two months.

No more blue coaches: Indian trains are getting a makeover

18 Jun 2018

No more blue coaches: Indian trains are getting a makeover

The Indian Railways is all set to get a makeover, and the dark blue coaches of the trains will be a thing of the past soon.

Indian Railways is partnering with Madame Tussauds to promote heritage-tourism

17 Jun 2018

Indian Railways is partnering with Madame Tussauds to promote heritage-tourism

Six months after Madame Tussauds, renowned for its lifelike wax figures, opened its first India outlet in Delhi, Indian Railways is now partnering with the London-based museum.

Soon, 'mystery shoppers' will judge Indian Railways' services

15 Jun 2018

Soon, 'mystery shoppers' will judge Indian Railways' services

In a first, a team of 'mystery shoppers' will judge the services of the Indian Railways - from staff behavior, amenities to food.

Four years of Modi Govt: Piyush Goyal on Railways performance

13 Jun 2018

Four years of Modi Govt: Piyush Goyal on Railways performance

In interviews with Hindustan Times and Economic Times, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal gave his two pennies on the Indian Railways' performance after four years of the Modi government.

All the passenger-friendly changes Railways brought in May

01 Jun 2018

All the passenger-friendly changes Railways brought in May

The Indian Railways is on a mission to do the best it can. In just the last month, it has introduced a range of changes to make the whole experience smoother for passengers.

Railways' new 'smart coaches' have black boxes, integrated real-time monitoring-system

13 May 2018

Railways' new 'smart coaches' have black boxes, integrated real-time monitoring-system

In a first, the Railways has unveiled new advanced 'smart coaches' which come fitted with black boxes, like in aircraft.

Here's why railway-station benches will soon carry local MPs' name

02 May 2018

Here's why railway-station benches will soon carry local MPs' name

The Railways is planning to install 1L benches at 1,500 stations across the country through a unique sponsorship scheme: local MPS will fund these benches, costing Rs. 12,000-30,000 each, and in turn, their name will be etched on the bench.

You can book the entire Heritage Steam Voyage,and other trains!

09 Apr 2018

You can book the entire Heritage Steam Voyage,and other trains!

If you are looking to tour the Mettupalayam-Coonoor region with a large group, maybe for a wedding, a formal get-together or just a pleasure trip, the Indian Railways offers a vintage option.

No food bill on trains? You don't need to pay!

23 Mar 2018

No food bill on trains? You don't need to pay!

Regular train passengers would know how rare it is to be issued a bill when ordering food on trains.

UPA govt left 450 railway projects incomplete: Piyush Goyal

18 Mar 2018

UPA govt left 450 railway projects incomplete: Piyush Goyal

Union railway minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday claimed that nearly 450 railway projects were incomplete across the country when the NDA government came to power in 2014.

Railways to install free Wi-Fi in 8,000 stations by March'19

14 Mar 2018

Railways to install free Wi-Fi in 8,000 stations by March'19

Indian Railways is on a drive to equip over 8,000 stations with Wi-Fi by March 2019.

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.

High-speed rail between Delhi-Meerut to save Rs. 6,300 crore

20 Feb 2018

High-speed rail between Delhi-Meerut to save Rs. 6,300 crore

The high-speed rail corridor that will cut the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 62 minutes will also double up as a local metro for the people of Meerut.

Railways announces massive training program for 30,000 apprentices

19 Feb 2018

Railways announces massive training program for 30,000 apprentices

The Indian Railways has announced a massive apprenticeship program for 2018-19, and plans to train 30,000 apprentices as part of a Skill India initiative.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to start a year earlier

14 Feb 2018

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to start a year earlier

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train that was scheduled to be completed by 2023, has advanced its completion deadline to August 15, 2022.

Railways plans 10,000km of new high-speed corridors for faster journeys

13 Feb 2018

Railways plans 10,000km of new high-speed corridors for faster journeys

The Railway Ministry is reportedly planning 10,000km of new high-speed corridors which will allow overnight trains to run at speeds of up to 250kmph.

Railways' new luxurious Uday Express to roll out soon

09 Feb 2018

Railways' new luxurious Uday Express to roll out soon

The Indian Railways is all set to launch the Uday Express with state-of-the-art amenities on three routes.

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.

Railway employees to soon get whistleblower website for anonymous complaints

05 Feb 2018

Railway employees to soon get whistleblower website for anonymous complaints

The last year saw several train accidents, throwing light on the lack of safety procedure in the Indian Railways.

150 "Google Stations" offering free Wi-Fi deployed across Pune

31 Jan 2018

150 "Google Stations" offering free Wi-Fi deployed across Pune

Two years after launching free public Wi-Fi initiative called "Google Station" to bring millions of Indians online, Google has partnered with engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro to bring 150 "Google Station" hotspots to Pune.