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Government nod to rail projects in poll-bound UP, Gujarat

The doubling of 116.17-km-long Surendranagar-Rajkot line in Gujarat will be completed in four years at an expected completion cost of Rs 1,137.17 crore.

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Dial 139 for wait-listed ticket cancellation

Earlier only confirmed ticket holders could cancel their tickets through 139 service and IRCTC website. Now the facility can be used for cancellation of RAC and wait-listed tickets also.

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Soon Mumbai’s local train commuters to get tickets from handheld kiosks

It will be used by the railway officials only to give tickets.

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Vikalp scheme: Railways offer alternate train accommodation facility to passengers

The facility named as Vikalp offers passengers booked under the scheme will be given an option for getting alternate accommodation in another train if they do not get confirmed berths in the trains of their choice.

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Is ‘Rail Neer’ safe? Supreme Court says onus on Railways

While the purity of the packaged water has come under cloud, the Railways suffered another setback last week when the court allowed the Indian Railway Caterers’ Association to sell bottled water other than ‘Rail Neer’ in Mumbai division.

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Social media turns a blessing: Avani’s missing photo goes viral, and she gets her mother back in 20 minutes

The photo showed the girl holding a lady railway police official’s hand.

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Railway police jawan killed on-board Mughal Sarai-Buxar passenger train in Bihar

The jawans, identified as Abhishek Singh and Nandlal Yadav were rushed to a hospital, where Singh was declared dead

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Indian Railways planning to lay tracks at 7.7 kilometers per day

V K Gupta, member engineering (ME) of Railway Board said that railways have adopted innovative techniques in the last two years which resulted in savings of hundreds of crores.

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Setting up regulatory body to decide on hike in railway passenger fares: Suresh Prabhu

As far as raising passenger fares and freight rates is concerned, he said, “we are setting up regulatory body to decide on it.”

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IRCTC denies data theft reports, sets up probe panel

IRCTC PRO says they have asked Maharashtra Cyber Cell about details of the so-called hack

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Govt: 2,376 railway stations lack passenger amenities

As many as 2,376 out of 8,472 railway stations have shortfall in amenities, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told Lok Sabha.

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Indian Railways to plant 5 crore saplings on rail land before monsoon

The land where trees will be planted will remain with railways while the maintenance of trees will be a joint effort of railways, Environment Ministry and state governments.

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Eyeing more income, Railways mulling initiatives to boost non-fare revenues

Sponsorship of activities and events at stations, pay-and-use toilets in land outside stations, radio, video, internet,
Wi-Fi, mobile apps, interactive services like video games in railway premises are also being looked at.

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Train ticket cancellation service over phone to be launched

To begin with the service can be availed only by passengers whose train departure timings is between 11 pm and 6 am.

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‘Pay panel award may keep railway cost optimisation under stress’

Through additional resource generation, the target for finances this year was to increase 10.1 per cent to Rs 1.85 lakh crore from the earlier Rs 1.67 lakh crore.