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Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

12 May 2020

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

Starting today, 15 special trains will run across India, almost two months after all rail services were suspended to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Bookings for limited trains start today: Guidelines for passengers

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.

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.

Coronavirus: How Railways plans to use train coaches as isolation-wards

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).

'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.

#IndianRailways: Now, you can find vacant train seats after chart-preparation

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.

Indian Railways introduces OTP-based refund system for canceled tickets

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.

Reliance Jio Diwali Offer: Gift a JioPhone for Rs. 699

21 Oct 2019

Reliance Jio Diwali Offer: Gift a JioPhone for Rs. 699

If you are looking to gift someone a JioPhone, now might be the best time. As part of a limited-time Diwali festive offer, Reliance Jio is offering its popular 4G-enabled feature phone at a special price of Rs. 699.

Here's how Aadhaar can come handy in emergency situations

15 Oct 2019

Here's how Aadhaar can come handy in emergency situations

With a plethora of government services linked with your Aadhaar, it is one of the most important documents you will ever hold.

IRCTC: Here's how you can book up to 12 tickets/month

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.

Jio Phone available for Rs. 699 during festive season

01 Oct 2019

Jio Phone available for Rs. 699 during festive season

Jio Phone, the smart feature phone from Reliance Jio will become more affordable this festive season.

Things to know about Tejas Express, India's first private train

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.

Indian Railways: E-tickets to get costlier as service charge restored

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.

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.

Truecaller reads your SMSes to determine if you need loan

03 Aug 2019

Truecaller reads your SMSes to determine if you need loan

Swedish caller-ID giant Truecaller is facing major privacy-related debacles one after the other.

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.

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.

IRCTC: Hacks to book Tatkal tickets quickly

15 Jun 2019

IRCTC: Hacks to book Tatkal tickets quickly

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

Apart from on-board massage, Indian Railways offers these special facilities

14 Jun 2019

Apart from on-board massage, Indian Railways offers these special facilities

In a bid to enhance passenger comfort, and to raise its own non-fare revenue, Indian Railways keeps coming up with new and innovative facilities and services.

IRCTC offers Shillong-Guwahati tour package, starting at Rs. 20,000

07 Jun 2019

IRCTC offers Shillong-Guwahati tour package, starting at Rs. 20,000

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers domestic as well as International tour packages throughout the year.

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.

Want confirmed train ticket? This Indian Railways' scheme can help

01 Jun 2019

Want confirmed train ticket? This Indian Railways' scheme can help

The Indian Railways offers 'Vikalp' scheme for waitlisted passengers to get confirmed berth in an alternate train, running within 72 hours of the scheduled departure of the original train.

Now, fly from Bengaluru to Mysuru in just 55 mins

29 May 2019

Now, fly from Bengaluru to Mysuru in just 55 mins

People traveling between Bengaluru and Mysuru will soon be able to their destination in just 55 minutes.

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.

Indian Railways bookings: Key rules to know about ticket reservations

14 May 2019

Indian Railways bookings: Key rules to know about ticket reservations

Indian Railways allows passengers to book train tickets offline (through reservation counters) and online (via e-ticketing service- IRCTC's portal).

IRCTC Waitlisted tickets: Rules which you should know

08 May 2019

IRCTC Waitlisted tickets: Rules which you should know

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the service of online booking of tickets, which opens 120 days prior to the actual date of journey.

Indian Railways: All about break journey rules

04 May 2019

Indian Railways: All about break journey rules

The Indian Railways offers the facility of break journey to its passengers during long-distance journeys.

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 Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

01 May 2019

IRCTC Tatkal bookings: Circumstances under which full refund is provided

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

IRCTC: Comparing 'Tatkal' and 'Premium Tatkal' ticket bookings

29 Apr 2019

IRCTC: Comparing 'Tatkal' and 'Premium Tatkal' ticket bookings

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

IRCTC bookings: Tips to get a confirmed Tatkal ticket

28 Apr 2019

IRCTC bookings: Tips to get a confirmed Tatkal ticket

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

Indian Railways: Six rules you might not know about

27 Apr 2019

Indian Railways: Six rules you might not know about

There are countless rules concerning train bookings, cancellations, and journeys in Indian Railways.

Indian Railways: Here's how you can place journey-related complaints on-the-go

15 Apr 2019

Indian Railways: Here's how you can place journey-related complaints on-the-go

More often than not, Indian Railways passengers are met with sanitation, technical and other issues during train journeys. The Railways also gets plenty of complaints in this regard on a regular basis.

2 held for travelling in train on fake disability certificate

08 Apr 2019

2 held for travelling in train on fake disability certificate

Two persons were arrested for allegedly availing train travel concessions by submitting fake disability certificate in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said today.

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: Your refund-claim might get rejected in these cases

02 Apr 2019

Indian Railways: Your refund-claim might get rejected in these cases

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Railway board directs all zones to remove political-ads from premises

31 Mar 2019

Railway board directs all zones to remove political-ads from premises

Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav today wrote to all zones, asking them to remove all kinds of political advertising from railway premises after a series of instances of violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into light.