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.
15 Jun 2020
Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff
Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.
09 Jun 2020
Drop cases against migrant workers, send them home, orders SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that migrant workers, stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, must be identified and sent home within 15 days.
06 Jun 2020
India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy
With 9,887 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India has now touched the grim benchmark of becoming the nation which has sixth-highest COVID-19 cases. 294 died in the last 24 hours.
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.
29 May 2020
Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days
The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.
28 May 2020
Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel
Waking up to the massive humanitarian crisis being played out on Indian roads, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that states, where the migrant workers are staying, should provide them food, shelter, and other basic amenities.
27 May 2020
Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre
The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.
25 May 2020
Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.
14 May 2020
Don't return, get Rs. 10,000: Nagaland's idea of staying coronavirus-free
Nagaland which has zero cases of coronavirus plans to keep it that way and has asked for support from residents in this regard. If residents don't choose to return now, the state government will give them Rs. 10,000.
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.
11 May 2020
'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages
Shramik special trains, meant to send migrant workers to their home states will now run on full capacity, the Railways announced on Monday.
08 May 2020
People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry
On Friday, the Health Ministry urged Indians to learn to live with the coronavirus.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
02 Jan 2020
Anti-CAA stir: 'Vandals' get seven days for responding to notices
Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has gone where no other state went before — it is making rioters pay for damaging public property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
31 Mar 2019
Indian Railways: Here's how to use free Wi-Fi at stations
Recently, the Indian Railways proudly announced that it has provided free Wi-Fi facility to more than 1,000 railway stations, across the country, so far.
21 Mar 2019
Tailor, who lost parents in Samjhauta blast, unhappy with verdict
On Wednesday, an NIA court in Haryana's Panchkula acquitted all four accused, including Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast, a verdict which made a tailor in Uttar Pradesh unhappy.
15 Mar 2019
Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling
A normal evening turned tragic on Thursday after a portion of a bridge near CST in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people.
22 Feb 2019
Pujara hits maiden T20 ton, says franchises might notice him
Over the years, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has been ignored by the IPL franchises.
21 Feb 2019
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Pujara slams his maiden T20 ton
India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara showed his aggressive side with the bat after notching a sublime T20 hundred for Saurashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.