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Secunderabad gets India first Green Railway Station Tag

HYDERABAD: Secunderabad Railway Station has become India’s first railway station to bag the coveted ‘Green Railway Station’ tag given by the Indian Green Building Council – Confederation of Industry (IGBC-CII). The IGBC-CII, with the support of Environment Directorate of the Indian Railwa

Posted Date :  17-10-17

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Alleged food poisoning in Tejas Express 22120

New Delhi: In Tejas Express (train no. 22120) alleged food poisoning was reported on 15.10.17 while on run between Karmali and CSTM. Acting immediately on receiving the information, a show cause notice was served on the catering contractor. Further, Area Officer of IRCTC at Madgaon and on-board

Posted Date :  16-10-17

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Railways mulls single food stall at all stations

New Delhi: In a significant change of policy change to create more space on platforms, the Railways will soon start removing extra food stalls from platforms. Instead, it will have a single stall, creating more space for commuters. The other part, the hungry passengers would have to do away

Posted Date :  10-10-17

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Core sector growth rises to 4.9% in August

NEW DELHI: Core sector growth rebounded to a five-month high in August while manufacturing activity expanded for the second month running in September, providing some cheer for an economy that saw growth touch a three-year low in the June quarter. The data would have been factored in by the monet

Posted Date :  10-10-17

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Rail ecosystem can create 10 lakh jobs in a year

New Delhi: The government will "very soon" float a global tender to procure tracks for modernising the railways, which can create a million jobs within a year through various areas across its ecosystem, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today. He further said that safety will be priority for the

Posted Date :  10-10-17

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Make in India LHB coaches that enhance passengers safety

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream ‘Make in India’ project just got a boost from Indian Railways! For the first time, Indian Railways has rolled out 100% ‘Make in India’ LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches, with each and every component made in the country. Manufactured at I

Posted Date :  10-10-17

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Improvement in Passenger Facilities in different areas on Railways

NEW DELHI: Policing on Railways being a State subject, prevention of crime, registration of cases, their investigation and maintenance of law and order in Railway premises as well as on running trains are the statutory responsibility of the State Governments, which they discharge through Governme

Posted Date :  03-08-17

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Flagging off the Delhi Metro Heritage line

NEW DELHI: The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal jointly flagging off the Delhi Metro Heritage line from ITO to Kashmere Gate, in New Delhi on May 2

Posted Date :  29-05-17

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NEKI KI RAIL for improving the Railways social footprint

NEW DELHI.The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu lighting the lamp to inaugurate a seminar “NEKI KI RAIL” for improving the Railways’ social footprint and impacting society in a positive manner, in New Delhi on March 23, 2017.

Posted Date :  24-03-17

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7000 Railway Stations Would Be 100 percent Solar Powered

New Delhi. Govt. of India has decided to go full throttle for pushing solar power generation in the country. As per reports coming in, massive increase in budget has been allocated to double solar power generation, even as plans for putting 7000 railway stations under 100% solar power is rapidly

Posted Date :  24-02-17

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Railways to focus on passenger safety cleanliness and other reforms

New Delhi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Union Budget 2017 on Wednesday, which included the Railway Budget for the first time, has proposed among other things, to introduce a 'coach mitra' facility that will be a single window interface to register all coach-related

Posted Date :  02-02-17

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Indian Railways to rent out hill trains to private players

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways will soon start leasing out its standalone passenger corridors and branch lines to private companies for operations and maintenance, marking the beginning of corporate participation in the running of the world’s fourth largest railroad network. Times of India

Posted Date :  30-01-17

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IRCTC offers AASTHA CIRCUIT TOURIST TRAIN from Guwahati

New Delhi, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) announced the launch of an all-inclusive ‘AASTHA CIRCUIT TOURIST TRAIN from Guwahati on 17.02.2017, which would take travellers to a mix of popular pilgrimage destinations across the eastern part of the country at affordable

Posted Date :  17-01-17

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IRCTC Rail Connect App

New Delhi. Union Minister for Railways Sh. Suresh Prabhu announces the latest offering in the field of mobile based applications in the form of NGet IRCTC Rail Connect Mobile App by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).    E-ticketing through IRCTC website, ww

Posted Date :  11-01-17

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Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurates various railway projects

NEW DELHI . The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurating the various railway projects, through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, in New Delhi on January 10, 2017. The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain, the Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital a

Posted Date :  11-01-17

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Indian Railways To Sell Branding Rights To Trains And Stations

NEW DELHI. You may soon board a Vodafone Shatabdi Express or Thumbs Up Rajdhani Express from a branded station, if the proposed move of the railway ministry materialises.    Facing huge financial crunch, Indian Railways is planning to mop up revenues by providing advertising rig

Posted Date :  10-01-17

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Theres no intention of privatising railways

NEW DELHI . In a wide-ranging interview to Financial Chronicle, railway minister Suresh Prabhu talks about profits, monetisation and the fact that there will be no Rail Budget for the first time in 92 . Prabhu countered vehemently saying, “A number of non-core activities are at present

Posted Date :  07-01-17

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Southern Railway gets first solar panel fitted coach

Salem: Marking a red letter day in green energy initiatives of the Southern Railway, a coach powered by solar roof panels was operated on a trial basis in Salem on Thursday.    Southern Railway general manager Vashista Johri flagged off the solar paneled coach attached to an ins

Posted Date :  07-01-17

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IRCTC to launch new App for faster booking of tickets

NEW DELHI . Equipped with latest technology, existing IRCTC Connect will now become IRCTC Rail Connect to facilitate booking of train tickets in a faster and easier way, a senior Railway Ministry official said.    IRCTC, which handles online train ticket bookings, will formally

Posted Date :  07-01-17

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Divestment in railway public sector undertakings not in near future

NEW DELHI .Divestment in railway public sector undertakings (PSUs) is not likely in the near future. According to sources, future divestments on railway subsidiaries will depend on a decision by the Union Cabinet on the plan to set up a holding company for all central public sector enterprises un

Posted Date :  06-01-17

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New rly warehousing terminals for TS AP

Hyderabad: The Indian Railways has initiated feasibility studies to set up new warehousing terminals in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. The decision has been taken as demand forecasting has come of age in several places across the two Telugu states.    According to Central

Posted Date :  27-12-16

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IRCTC sets up Executive Lounge at Visakhapatnam station

NEW DELHI .Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has set up an Executive Lounge at Visakhapatnam station, a first of its kind in the Eastern Zone.    Built over an area of 2710 square feet, the swanky lounge is situated on first floor of platform number one nea

Posted Date :  19-12-16

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Humsafar Train ready for launch

NEW DELHI .The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu briefing the media after inspecting the rake of Humsafar Train, in New Delhi on December 09, 2016. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital is also seen.

Posted Date :  10-12-16

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Aadhaar a must for railway concessions

NEW DELHI . Indian Railways is all set to make aadhaar card mandatory to avail any kind of concession in the train fare. From April next year, it will be applicable for senior citizen concession and gradually all categories will be brought into the ambit.    The idea is to ensur

Posted Date :  07-12-16

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At the International Safety Convention 2016 on 10th Nov 2016 Delhi

NEW DELHI. The Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital addressing the Economic Editors’ Conference-2016, organised by the Press Information Bureau, in New Delhi on November 11, 2016. The Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed and the Director General (M&C), Press Information

Posted Date :  12-11-16

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Govt allots Railway Route Electrification Work to POWERGRID

NEW DELHI .Ministry of Railways allotted 761 kms of Railway Route Electrification Work to POWERGRID. Letter of Allotment was handed over to Mrs. Jyoti Arora, JS (Transmission), MoP and Ravi P Singh, Director (Personnel), POWERGRID by Hon’ble Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu during the In

Posted Date :  08-11-16

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Railways plans to set up 1000 MW solar power generation capacity

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways plans to set up 1,000 Megawatt of solar power generation capacity over the next six years in a move aimed at ramping up the share of renewables in its total energy use to 10 per cent.   Indian Railways consumes around 18.2 Billion Units of electricity annua

Posted Date :  07-10-16

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Mission Raftaar of Indian Railway Starts To Yield Results

New delhi .The Mission Raftaar project of the Indian Railways has now picked up and started yielding results. Under this project measures are being taken to raise average speed of both passenger carrying trains and freight carrying trains. The Mission is being spearheaded by a cross disciplinary

Posted Date :  04-10-16

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Minister of Railways Modifies Senior Citizens Concession Rules

New delhi .Ministry of Railways has decided to grant concession only to senior citizens of Indian Nationality, permanently residing in India. It has been clarified that Senior Citizen concession shall not be admissible to the senior citizen of foreign nationals & NRIs. The revised rul

Posted Date :  03-10-16

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