Rajdhani Express

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1993 Mumbai-blasts: Convict Jalees Ansari, out on parole, goes missing

17 Jan 2020

1993 Mumbai-blasts: Convict Jalees Ansari, out on parole, goes missing

The Mumbai Police and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad have launched a manhunt to nab Jalees Ansari, popularly known as "Dr. Bomb", who was convicted for his role in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Trains to get costlier as Railways hike fares starting today

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.

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.

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.

Rajdhani Express turns 50, passengers treated with delicacies, new linens

04 Mar 2019

Rajdhani Express turns 50, passengers treated with delicacies, new linens

Passengers traveling in the Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express on Sunday received a special treat as the train turned 50 yesterday.

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

22 Jan 2019

New Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express: Free Wi-Fi, VR headsets, and more!

The Indian Railways recently launched a third Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi that was flagged off by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on 19 January.

New Rajdhani on Mumbai-Delhi route launched: Details here

19 Jan 2019

New Rajdhani on Mumbai-Delhi route launched: Details here

On Saturday, the Indian Railways flagged off its latest Rajdhani Express, that will ply from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai to the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi.

Train 18 to make commercial debut on December 29

20 Dec 2018

Train 18 to make commercial debut on December 29

India's fastest indigenously manufactured train, Train 18, is all set to make its debut before the end of this year.

#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.

Train 18, India's first engine-less train, trial-run today: Details here

17 Nov 2018

Train 18, India's first engine-less train, trial-run today: Details here

The maiden trial-run of India's first engine-less train, the indigenously-built 'Train 18' is scheduled to take place today, on the Bareilly-Moradabad section on a standard railway track.

Soon, Railway coaches to get tray-tables, charging points, new taps

10 Nov 2018

Soon, Railway coaches to get tray-tables, charging points, new taps

Nearly 2,000 old coaches will be refurbished as part of Railways plan which will cost Rs. 600 crore.

Shatabdi's successor, India's fastest-train called Train 18, to roll-out today

29 Oct 2018

Shatabdi's successor, India's fastest-train called Train 18, to roll-out today

The first indigenously build semi high-speed train is expected to roll out of Chennai's Integral Coach Factory (ICF) on Monday.

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.

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.

Railways asks drivers to hit top-speed if train is late

12 Aug 2018

Railways asks drivers to hit top-speed if train is late

To improve the punctuality of trains, Indian Railways has asked drivers to hit top speed if the train is running late, an official said.

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.

Rajdhani, Shatabdi late by over 20% in April-June, courtesy maintenance-work

20 Jul 2018

Rajdhani, Shatabdi late by over 20% in April-June, courtesy maintenance-work

Railways' premium trains Shatabdi and Rajdhani ran late by around 30% and 22% respectively during the last two months, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain informed Rajya Sabha today.

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.

Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani to have engines at both ends

04 May 2018

Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani to have engines at both ends

For the first time in the Indian Railways, a passenger train - the Mumbai-Delhi Special Rajdhani - will have an engine at the front and at the rear, to save travel time.

Rajdhani trips between Delhi, Mumbai get extended for 1 month

15 Apr 2018

Rajdhani trips between Delhi, Mumbai get extended for 1 month

In order to meet the extra demand, the Special Superfast Rajdhani (tri-weekly) between Delhi and Mumbai that was launched in October'17, gets another extension from April 17 to May 16.

Soon, all-women TTE crew on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi!

25 Feb 2018

Soon, all-women TTE crew on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi!

The Railways is taking major strides towards women empowerment. Recently, it launched all-women crews at Mumbai's Matunga and Jaipur's Gandhinagar railway stations.

Two new high-speed trains to replace Rajdhani, Shatabdi soon

22 Jan 2018

Two new high-speed trains to replace Rajdhani, Shatabdi soon

Indian Railways is reportedly gearing up to introduce two new high-speed trains -operating at a speed of 176 kmph- even before the launch of India's first bullet train project.

Six train coaches derail in New Delhi, no casualty

29 Dec 2017

Six train coaches derail in New Delhi, no casualty

In yet another derailment, six coaches of the New Delhi-Varanasi Manduadih Express went off the tracks at the New Delhi Railway Station last night.

#ThatWas2017: What has Indian Railways been up to this year?

28 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: What has Indian Railways been up to this year?

The Indian Railways has always endeavored to improve and innovate its services to provide satisfactory experience and world-class amenities to millions of passengers every day.

Tirupati-Nizamabad Rayalaseema Express derails in Telangana, no casualties

23 Dec 2017

Tirupati-Nizamabad Rayalaseema Express derails in Telangana, no casualties

An express train derailed near Nizamabad in Telangana this morning, but there were no casualties, TOI reported.

Sealdah Rajdhani Express gets a big makeover under Operation Swarn!

29 Nov 2017

Sealdah Rajdhani Express gets a big makeover under Operation Swarn!

The Indian Railways has upgraded the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express under the recently launched "Operation Swarn" initiative by the Railways Ministry.

30 luxurious Rajdhanis, Shatabdis under Operation Swarn: Here's the first!

06 Nov 2017

30 luxurious Rajdhanis, Shatabdis under Operation Swarn: Here's the first!

Weeks after the launch of 'Operation Swarn', the Railways will display its first 'gold standard' train today.

Indian-Railways goes green! Disposable eco-friendly towels, pillow-covers for Rajdhani Express

04 Nov 2017

Indian-Railways goes green! Disposable eco-friendly towels, pillow-covers for Rajdhani Express

Passengers traveling on the newly-launched third Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express can say goodbye to dirty hand towels, and pillow covers provided on trains.

No confirmed Rajdhani AC-I/II tickets? Fly Air India instead

23 Oct 2017

No confirmed Rajdhani AC-I/II tickets? Fly Air India instead

Now that former Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani is the Railway Board chairman, he is looking to implement a scheme where railway passengers with unconfirmed tickets can fly to their destination instead.

Spend up to 3hrs less for train journeys over 500km

20 Oct 2017

Spend up to 3hrs less for train journeys over 500km

You will soon have to spend up to three hours less than the current travel time for long train journeys over 500km.

Railways to introduce cheaper, faster Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express next week

13 Oct 2017

Railways to introduce cheaper, faster Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express next week

Ahead of Diwali, Indian Railways announced it is launching a new "Special Rajdhani Express" to offer convenient connectivity to passengers on the Delhi-Mumbai route from 16 October.

The revolutionary Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: All you need to know!

14 Sep 2017

The revolutionary Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: All you need to know!

PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have laid the foundation stone for the ambitious bullet train project in Ahmedabad.

Jammu Rajdhani Exp derails in Delhi, no casualties

14 Sep 2017

Jammu Rajdhani Exp derails in Delhi, no casualties

The series of accidents in Indian Railways continues as a coach of the Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed in the national capital.

Delhi: Police arrest two drug peddlers; recover 790kg marijuana

11 Sep 2017

Delhi: Police arrest two drug peddlers; recover 790kg marijuana

Delhi Police crime branch cops have arrested two drug peddlers, Jagdish Kumar Arya and Saroj Subuddhi, and recovered Rs.54L-worth marijuana weighing almost 790kgs.

Delhi: Ranchi Rajdhani Express derails; no casualties so far

07 Sep 2017

Delhi: Ranchi Rajdhani Express derails; no casualties so far

The engine and a power car of the Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express have derailed near Delhi's Shivaji Bridge.

The Rajdhani robbery: Was it an insider's job?

18 Aug 2017

The Rajdhani robbery: Was it an insider's job?

On the night of August 15-16, several passengers onboard the Mumbai-Delhi August Kranti Rajdhani Express woke up to find their valuables missing.

Rebooted-Rajdhani:  Travel from Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours

20 Jun 2017

Rebooted-Rajdhani: Travel from Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours

Indian Railways is considering upgrading the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Howrah rail corridors to cut down travel time. By 2021, passengers might reach Delhi from Mumbai or Howrah in 12 hours instead of 17.

Indian Railways plan to use Talgo trains on lease

20 Jan 2017

Indian Railways plan to use Talgo trains on lease

Indian Railways is currently working on a lease agreement to operate the Spanish Talgo trains on routes like Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Lucknow, Bengaluru-Chennai and Mumbai-Ahmedabad.