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Indian Railways running 1512 special train on average per day

New Delhi: Indian Railways is running special train services all across the country for the convenience of passengers. These services include Mail/Express Trains, Passenger Trains, and Suburban Trains. Apart from regular train services, additional trains are being run during April-May 2021 as summer

Posted Date :  21-04-21

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Railway Alert: Western Railways canceled 12 trains, see full list

New Delhi: These days the whole country is battling the corona epidemic. In the midst of the corona epidemic, the Western Railway has canceled 12 trains due to a low number of passengers. These trains will remain canceled till further orders. According to information received from the railway, these

Posted Date :  19-04-21

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Indian Railways announced fine of Rs. 500 for not wearing mask

New Delhi: Indian Railways has imposed a fine of up to Rs 500 in the trains and stations whosoever will not be wearing a mask. This step has been taken by the railways on Saturday, April 17, 2021.    To control the spread of covid19 virus, this is going to be mandatory to wear a

Posted Date :  17-04-21

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NHSRCL signs MoU with JRTC for High Speed Rail Track Works

New Delhi: National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Friday signed an MoU with Japan Railway Track Consultant Co. Limited (JRTC) for the Designs of High-Speed Rail (HSR) Track works for T2 package (237 km between Vadodara to Vapi in Gujarat state) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-S

Posted Date :  13-03-21

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Railway Minister flagged off 3000 HP Cape Gauge Locomotive

New Delhi: The Union Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal flagged off 3000 HP Cape Gauge Locomotive indigenously developed by Banaras Locomotive Works, Varanasi via video conferencing along with Minister of Transport an

Posted Date :  10-03-21

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Hike in price of platform ticket is a temporary: Indian Railways

New Delhi: Hike in the price of platform ticket is a TEMPORARY measure and is a field activity undertaken by a railway administration in the interest of the safety of passengers and to prevent overcrowding at stations. Deterring more persons to visit the station, the platform ticket charges are incr

Posted Date :  05-03-21

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Central Railway increased price of platform tickets in MMR

New Delhi: The Central Railway has increased the price of platform tickets at some key stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to avoid over-crowding during the upcoming summer season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Tuesday. A platform ticket now costs Rs 50 ins

Posted Date :  03-03-21

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Breathtaking Chenab bridge: Railway's another milestone project

New Delhi: Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways today on Feb 25, 2021, shared a breathtaking image of the highest railway bridge in the world Chenab bridge, the work is still under construction. The railway is almost ready to achieve another milestone with this bridge project. Minister of Rail

Posted Date :  25-02-21

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Railways increased fares for short distance travel

New Delhi: Recently there have been some reports in the section of media about the higher prices being charged from those traveling in passenger trains over small distances. Railways would like to inform that these slightly higher fares for passenger and other short-distance trains had been intro

Posted Date :  24-02-21

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Piyush Goyal dedicates 88 railway projects worth Rs 1000 crore

New Delhi: Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India inaugurated and dedicated a host of infrastructure projects, projects related to passenger amenities and facilities at various railway s

Posted Date :  22-02-21

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Indian Railways finalised tender for Vande Bharat Type Train sets

New Delhi: Indian Railways has finalised the tender for Design, Development, Manufacture, Supply, Integration, Testing and Commissioning of IGBT based 3-Phase Propulsion, Control and Other Equipment for Train Sets (Vande Bharat Type Train sets) for 44 Rakes of 16 Car each on Jan 21, 2021. The pro

Posted Date :  22-01-21

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Railways to restart E-catering services for passengers

New Delhi: The Indian Railways under the leadership of Hon’ble Minister of Railways and Minister for Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Distribution Sh. Piyush Goyal has achieved a number of milestones recently in partial fulfillment of the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minis

Posted Date :  22-01-21

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Indian Railways will run Special Trains for Magh Mela

New Delhi: Indian Railways has announced to run Magh Special Trains keeping the view of Magh Mela in Sangamnagar Prayagraj. On the one hand, during the Magh Mela which is going to be held in the midst of the Corona epidemic, while the Mela administration is making special arrangements for the pilgri

Posted Date :  13-01-21

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NHSRCL launched the LiDAR survey for 800-km Delhi-Varanasi route

New Delhi: On Sunday, the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) launched the LiDAR survey for the Delhi-Varanasi route from Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida, wherein a helicopter fitted with state-of-the-art aerial LiDAR and imagery sensors will capture data related to the ground su

Posted Date :  12-01-21

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Shri Piyush Goyal reviewed the ongoing USBRL National Project

Jammu and Kashmir: Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister for Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.  reviewed the progress of the ongoing USBRL National Project in Jammu & Kashmir. Shri. V.K. Yadav, CEO & Chairman Railway Board, and Shri. Ashutosh

Posted Date :  30-12-20

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Inaugural run of special new train Tinsukia - Tambaram

Assam: Special Train NEW TINSUKIA- TAMBARAM  EXPRESS commenced its inaugural run via Bogibeel Bridge-North Lakhimpur-Rangiya route. Cities and towns located in the North bank of Brahmaputra are getting connected to important cities in the country through rail.  New Tinsukia is a rail

Posted Date :  30-12-20

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IRCTC website will give more ease of booking online

New Delhi: Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, reviewed the upgradation being worked for the Eticketing system. The Minister sought that Eticketing web site should provide holistic convenience to the passengers

Posted Date :  25-12-20

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Indian Railway initiates to grow more Parcel business

New Delhi: Hon’ble Minister for Railways Shri Piyush Goyal conducted a review of Railways’ Parcel business which was attended by the Members of Board and other officials of Railway Board and CRIS.   During the last few months, Indian Railways has brought in several initia

Posted Date :  22-12-20

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Shri Piyush Goyal review the meet on various projects of railways

New Delhi: Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of various projects related to the modernization of Indian Railways, including rail electrification, modern signaling system & centralized traffic control.   He also discussed ways to complete them in an efficient and timebou

Posted Date :  14-12-20

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Indian Railways canceled many trains till 31 January due to fog

New Delhi: First the Covid-19 hits to stop the services of Indian railways and now the winter season has started and the railway stops operating some trains due to fog. Due to this, a decision has been taken to cancel many trains in many parts of the country. Apart from this, the railway has also

Posted Date :  14-12-20

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Rail Ministry withdrawn its order- No general tickets yet

New Delhi: After 48 hours the Ministry of Railways has withdrawn its decision on issuing general tickets for the passengers. Yet the passengers will not be able to travel on general tickets right now.    Passengers with confirmed tickets can be avail the services and travel. The

Posted Date :  11-12-20

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The 6 km long Habibganj-Bhopal 3rd line project completed

Bhopal: The third line railways project between Habibganj-Bhopal station is been completed and ready to run. The CRS trolley inspection and speed trial of 5.93 km long Habibganj-Bhopal 3rd line was successfully conducted on November 25, 2020. with a speed of 120 kmph. This is an unimaginable and

Posted Date :  27-11-20

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Indian Railways restore its operations in Punjab

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has decided to restored its train services in Punjab from today onwards.    The railways on monday loaded the half of the dozen freight trains and resumes the operations, it was also mentioned by the Indian Railways that there will be normali

Posted Date :  24-11-20

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IRCTC resumes the operation of Tejas Express

New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), a PSU of the Ministry of Railways restarted the operation of its fleet of Tejas Express trains (Lucknow-New Delhi & Ahmedabad-Mumbai) again wef 17.10.2020 for the service of the people as the COVID situation app

Posted Date :  23-11-20

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Indian Railways suffers from Rs 1670 crore of loss

New Delhi: Indian Railways showed Rs 1,670 crore of loss since the farmers have started the farm protest against the farm law passed by the parliament. And this is not the end, the farmer's organizations in Punjab are refusing to stop the agitation against this.    This whol

Posted Date :  17-11-20

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Railway passengers facing issues due to protest by Punjab farmers

New Delhi: Indian Railways showed that the heavy numbers of passengers faced an issue due to the ongoing protest by the Punjab farmers, around 1,987 passengers, 3,090 goods trains terminated due to this.    Official states that the Indian Railways has faced Rs 1,670 crore of los

Posted Date :  17-11-20

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Railway Launches iMudra Visa Prepaid card cum Wallet

New Delhi: India is expected to clock the fastest growth in digital payments transaction value between 2019-2023 with a compound annual growth of 20.2% according to a recent Assocham-PWC India study. The Indian Railways in a step further towards promoting the digital payment initiatives of the Ce

Posted Date :  03-08-19

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Railways to Hire 4 Lakh Employees Says Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Union Railways Minister Shri Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that Railways will hire close to 4 lakh people. The Railway Minister said that last year Railways provided employment to 1.5 lakh people.    'New job opportunities for 2.25-2.50 Lakh people have been created, the

Posted Date :  23-01-19

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Train 18 sets to be Exported

New Delhi: Train 18 sets to be exported: Indian Railways’ fastest engine-less self-propelled train, is generating buzz around the world. Indian Railways is hoping to export Train 18-like train sets to Middle-east, South-east Asian, South American, North American and European countries and has a

Posted Date :  21-01-19

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Railways dedicated various works in Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi: Daily Himachal Express train, which at present runs between Delhi and Amb-Andaura, but will now run between Delhi and Daulatpur Chowk. 16-km broad gauge rail line section between Amb-Andaura and Daulatpur Chowk in Una district was also dedicated to the nation on 15th January 2019.

Posted Date :  21-01-19

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CONCOR Commenced Coastal operations

New Delhi: Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR’s), under Railway Ministry maiden voyage vessel - SSL Mumbai was flagged off from Kandla Port to Tuticorin Port by railways minister Shri Piyush Goyal and minister of road transport and highways, shipping and water resources Nitin Gadkari th

Posted Date :  12-01-19

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Indian Railways Converted 12 Hp Diesel Loco in to Electric Loco

Varanasi: Indian Railways, creates history with the world's 1st ever conversion of a Diesel Loco into an Electric Loco of 12,000 HP using indigenous technology. In a first of its kind notable initiative, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has decided to convert its diesel locomotives to electr

Posted Date :  15-01-19

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Railway to Run Shri Ramayana Express From November

New Delhi: Under the guidance of Hon’ble Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal, IRCTC, the tourism wing of Ministry of Railways will run a special tourist train associated with the story of Lord Shri Ram from the famous Indian epic Ramayana in the name of 'Shri Ramayana Express'

Posted Date :  10-07-18

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Repair of iconic Saraighat bridge carried out in record time

GUWAHATI:  As many as 336 numbers of structural steel members called stringers of the iconic Saraighat Bridge over the River Brahmaputra here have been replaced in a duration of just eight and half months. Stringers are steel beams positioned along the length of the bridge on which the rails of

Posted Date :  02-01-18

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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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