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Railways: IRCTC cautions passengers against unauthorised food delivery services

“Attention Travellers: @IRCTCofficial is the only authorized agency to take & deliver order through e-Catering in Trains,” IRCTC said.

Indian Railways to extend 'Give it up' scheme for senior citizens

Indian Railways to extend ‘Give it up’ scheme for senior citizens to all categories availing fare concession

In total, since August 2016, when senior citizens had the option to give up 100 per cent of their subsidy, until March 2018, 40 lakh of them have given up their subsidy, allowing the national transporter to save around Rs 77 crore.

P Chidambaram criticises Indian railways

Indian Railways operating ratio indicates failure of its management, says P Chidambaram

As per the reports, the Railways operating ratio, the direct indicator of working of the government-run transporter, could settle at 98.5 per cent for 2017-2018, recording its worst performance ever since 2000-2001 when it was 98.3 per cent. 

The Forum has also directed IRCTC to refund Rs 270 at an interest of 18 per cent per annum with effect from July 3, 2016, till the payment is made.

Consumer Forum penalises IRCTC and Northern Railway for serving meal with ‘insect’ to passenger

IRCTC then replied to the Forum that they had no role in providing catering service on the train i.e Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and that the catering service on July 3, 2016, was provided by the service provider engaged by Northern Railway, as per the policy.

At 98.5 per cent, Railways may clock its worst-ever operating ratio in 2017-18

At 98.5 per cent, Railways may clock its worst-ever operating ratio in 2017-18

This would be the worst ratio since 2000-01, when it was 98.3 per cent, which was previously the worst-ever for the national transporter. The figures will be communicated to the Controller General of Accounts.

Indian Railways accidents in 2017-18

Mishap averted after guard detects crack on Odisha rail track

All trains on the affected track was halted and the crack was repaired within a very short time, said Station Master of Bahanaga Railway Station, Rabi Narayan Behera.

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Indian Railways may replace AC-II-tier with AC-III tier in Rajdhanis, Durontos in some sectors

After intervention by Railway minister Piyush Goyal, there is an effort to alter the flexi-fare system to ease out the hike to some extent and also make the fares somewhat attractive depending on sectors and their patronage pattern.

New rules for booking tickets on IRCTC website: Here's all you need to know

IRCTC’s latest rules for booking tickets online: Here’s all you need to know

IRCTC rules: Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha recently stated that the government has taken a slew of measures to strengthen the online ticket reservation system, including the Tatkal scheme.

More than one lakh bio-toilets installed in railways since 2011: Ministry

More than one lakh bio-toilets installed in railways since 2011: Ministry

During 2017-18, the railways installed highest ever bio-toilets in coaches which is 40 per cent higher than the set target of 40,000 bio-toilets and 64 per cent higher than the fitment of 34,134 bio-toilets in 2016-17.

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How Indian Railways came on track of luxury travel

Convenience and luxury travel in the Indian Railways are as old as the entity itself. It is another matter that barely a miniscule number of Indians beyond the royalty could avail of it for around a century.

India's first high-speed electric locomotive to be launched: Here's all you need to know

India’s first high-speed electric locomotive to be launched; here’s all you need to know

The 12,000 horsepower high-speed electric locomotive will be flagged off from Bihar’s Madhepura loco factory by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

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PM Narendra Modi says no to Indian Railways signalling plan worth Rs 78,000 crore

PM Modi is learnt to have raised the cost factor as well as the wisdom of rolling out en masse a technology that is untested for Indian conditions and is mainly commissioned in high-speed systems in some global railways.

Odisha: Railways suspend seven men as coaches roll down track without engine

Odisha: Railways suspend seven men as coaches roll down track without engine

The incident happened apparently due to non-application of skid-brakes on the wheels of the coaches by the staff deployed there.

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IRCTC.com scheme offers Rs 10,000 cash in lucky draw for linking Aadhaar

IRCTC.com ‘Lucky Draw Scheme’ will give five users a refund of the full train fare in addition to the cash prize the verification of basic details by Indian Railways.

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Railway catering services in trains, stations to attract five per cent GST

The Finance Ministry has written to the Railway Board on March 31 about the 5 per cent rate to remove any doubt or uncertainty in the matter.