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IRCTC Special Tourist Train: Railways’ special Bharat Darshan package for Rs 7,560

IRCTC Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train 2019: Bharat Darshan Special Train will depart from Nagpur at 5 pm on August 8.

Piyush Goyal: Railways won’t be privatised, but investment needed for modernisation

The minister also attacked Congress for its alleged lethargy in the development of the Railways and said that the track kilometre in the country grew from 77,609 km to 89,919 km between 1950 and 2014, but rose to 1,23,236 km over the past five years.


Railway tribunal judge sacked in Rs 50-cr fraud claims case

The probe by Justice U U Lalit found R K Mittal, judge of RCT’s Ernakulam bench, guilty of misbehaviour. The case related to award of compensation claims to fictitious beneficiaries when Mittal headed the Patna bench of RCT.

Train carrying water to reach parched Chennai in afternoon today: Railways

Chennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past four months.

Railways capital expenditure doubled under NDA: MoS

After the NDA came to power, the practice of bringing in a separate rail Budget was done away with and the functioning of the organisation was made “apolitical”, Angadi said.

Oppn alleges Govt trying to privatise Railways, BJP highlights improved performance

The Opposition in Lok Sabha on Thursday accused the Modi Government of trying to sell off railways' assets instead of focusing on services.


Mumbai: Railways releases pink book; allocates Rs 6,346 cr to WR, Rs 7,955 cr to CR

Even as Maharashtra is set to go to elections later this year, Centre had made no allotments for any new projects in the city’s suburban railway network.

Railways to offer additional four lakh berths per day by October

The new technology 'Head on Generation' (HoG) enables trains to shed their power cars and make way for more coaches.

In line with nudge policy, Railways finalising give-it-up option for ticket subsidy

In line with the government’s “nudge policy” to “gently steer people towards desirable behaviour even while preserving their liberty to choose”, as described in the Economic Survey, the “Give It Up” policy in Railways will urge people to forego the subsidy for a better, modern rail system.

Lost job for probing train delay, Sealdah magistrate reinstated 12 years later

Last week, after 12 years, the Calcutta High Court reinstated Mallick and said he was wrongly dismissed from service. The High Court also lauded his intentions even as it concluded that he had exceeded his jurisdiction.

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India's first Rajdhani Express turns 50, passengers get special treatment

The country's first Rajdhani Express, which revolutionised Indian Railways by way of speed and luxury in the 1960s, turned 50 Sunday

Seemanchal Express derailment: At least 6 killed, several injured in Bihar train accident

Seemanchal Express derails in Bihar: The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express was running at full speed when the accident occurred, railway officials said.


From Ayodhya to Colombo: A look at Indian Railways' Shri Ramayana Express

In its latest offering, the Indian Railways will run a special train named after Lord Ram covering the destinations associated with the mythological character in India and Sri Lanka.

Indian Railways is holding a recruitment drive and it is world's largest

Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest employers and also India’s largest employer, is holding a recruitment drive at a cost of around Rs 800 crore and will sift through 2.37 crore applicants in order to hire 1.2 lakh people.

Here is how Indian Railways' GPS-based fog safety device works

The fog safety device alerts the driver of the approaching signal, level crossing gate as well as neutral section on the track during fog.

'World’s Oldest Steam Engine' returns to action from today: See pics

The inaugural run of the steam express marks the celebration of 'Paryatan Parv'(5 – 25 October, 2017). Paryatan Parv is a nationwide event which highlights the tourism potential of our nation.


Tatkal tickets: Book now, Pay later launched by Indian Railways — all you need to know

Indian Railways has launched a new "Book Now, pay later" mode, which will allow passengers to book their tickets on Tatkal in advance and pay within a stipulated time of 15 days.

Indian Railways opens doors for differently abled, literally

The Railway Ministry has announced some special facilities both in stations and train coaches of the Indian Railways for differently able passengers.

Yes, these are the stunning new Indian Railways compartments

Enhancing passenger amenities coupled with adequate fire safety measures, the Indian Railways has unveiled refurbished coaches with aesthetically appealing and improved interior furnishings. Take a look.

Designer 'Make in India' coaches: Here's what the future of Indian train travel looks like

Railway travel in India is all set for an upgrade, and the first look is pretty awesome.

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Mahila Shakti: Meet ICF's women team behind Train 18, other Indian Railways trains

Meet ICF's all women team of workers who perform hardcore industrial work and make coaches for Indian Railways trains. Earning Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 per month on an average, these women have also worked on engine-less Train 18! Know all about them

Four years of the Modi government: For the railways, revenue is still an issue but reforms seem to be on track

As the Modi government completes four years, The Indian Express looks at what individual ministries have achieved. Here’s the Indian railways' report card as part of our series The Last Lap. 


Bihar-Delhi-Bihar Is Track No 1 in terms of passenger demand

Ten years ago, around 280 crore people used the Railways to travel an average of 229 km per year over long distances across cities. Last year, around 360 crore non-suburban passengers took trains to travel an average of 273 km per person. To know more click on the video.

Railway Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu's Announcements for Passengers-New Trains, Amenities and More

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today presented the budget for 2016-17 detailing the projects that he wishes to undertake in the next financial year. As expected, the minister has not announced a hike in either passenger or freight fares. The minister said the Railways, the largest public-sector employer in India, hopes to raise money through non-tariff […]

BJP has derailed Rail Budget: Lalu Yadav

Patna, Feb 25 (ANI): Former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said the Railway Budget 2016 was hollow and there was nothing in it. He said the railways is meant for the common man but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had derailed the Railway Budget altogether. Lalu said the Indian Railways have been incurring losses whereas its expenditure has been on the rise. He also stressed on the proposition of bullet trains, saying it was a game plan of the foreigners to capture the Indian Railways. He further added that the government was not taking cognizance of such instances.

Jat row: Railways to run special trains for stranded passengers

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Chief public relation officer of Northern Railways Neeraj Sharma on Monday said in view of the ongoing Jat agitation, special trains would run covering the outer regions connected with Haryana. Sharma added that a special train from Chandigarh to Anand Vihar, New Delhi, would be on the tracks by the evening, which will have a total of 17 coaches.He further informed that Northern Railways is planning to start more trains from the Jammu region.


Walking The Line: A Night In The Life Of Trackmen

It’s a maroon, coin-shaped object resting lightly in their kit. But as they set out on their nightly patrol, Kamal and Deepak Kumar of the Indian Railway’s Cold Weather Patrolling team at Ghaziabad station know that these ten “patakhas (detonators)” devised back in 1841 by a British inventor are their biggest weapon against north India’s […]

Indian Railways: Visuals Of The New Interiors

Enhancing passenger amenities coupled with adequate fire safety measures, railways on Tuesday unveiled refurbished coaches with aesthetically appealing and improved interior furnishings. This is a step towards providing better amenities to passengers and we will continue to do so in future also, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after inspecting the new coaches. – See more

Cattle In Way Of Semi-Bullet Train

Railway engineers argue that even if the entire track were to be fenced, nothing would stop cattle — or even humans— from coming on way of the train at level crossings. See more at: