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Indian Railways


Railways can be turned into centre of economic activity using its assets: PM

July 16, 2021 11:32 pm

“Railway stations should not just be places for transit of trains. It should become centres for economic activity… Imagine, the network of Indian Railways and the assets it has. There is a lot of hidden potential,” said the PM.

Bengaluru: South Western Railway to operate six suburban trains from July 15

July 14, 2021 9:14 am

According to the SWR, the trains will help link Bengaluru to Hosur, Marikuppam, and Bangarapet.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor, station revamp top Ashwini Vaishnaw’s agenda

July 09, 2021 10:39 am

The high-speed trains project is currently staring at a minimum of five years of delay before the stretch between Mumbai and Ahmedabad can be commissioned.

11 yrears after train crash, families of 18 ‘missing’ await closure

July 05, 2021 6:59 am

More than 11 years after the tragedy, the 16 families to which the 18 'missing' passengers belong, continue to await closure, running from courtrooms to government offices in a desperate attempt to procure death certificates.

Cabinet nod to 5 MHz spectrum for Railways to boost communication, signalling

June 10, 2021 6:02 am

“It will help improve safety of passengers on the transport network,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which cleared the proposal.

Demand for trains goes up, no restoration of full services yet

June 09, 2021 8:03 am

Full restoration of services would have to wait as the Covid restrictions are still in place, Railways Board Chairman and CEO Suneet Sharma Sharma said.

Railways sees freight earnings soar to more than pre-Covid times

May 26, 2021 7:16 am

Overall freight earnings have touched Rs 2,000 crore, slightly more than for the same period in 2019-20, and over 50% more than last year.

At 1,000 cases a day, Railways has lost 1,952 staff so far

May 11, 2021 8:02 am

“As of now we have 4,000 beds currently occupied by staff and their families. Our effort is to see that they recover quickly. As of yesterday, 1,952 rail employees have died due to Covid-19 since March last year,” said Suneet Sharma, Chairman Railway Board.

Occupancy dips, Railways cancels several trains

May 07, 2021 7:20 am

The Central Railways has cancelled 23 passenger trains. These include Nagpur-Kolhapur special up to June 29, the CSMT-Kolhapur special up to July 1, the CSMT-Pune special up to June 30.

Nearly 3,000 Covid beds, but only 103 admissions: Railways

April 29, 2021 3:55 am

Over the last 10 days, the Railways has deployed about 191 coaches for Covid care across the country.


Trains provide some relief, but many continue long walk home

May 09, 2020 6:43 pm

On May 1, 2020 the first train carrying migrant labourers set off from Lingampally in Telangana for Hatia in Jharkhand. Nine days on and dozens of trains later, however, some workers are still choosing to go home by foot.

Here is what the coronavirus isolation railway coaches look like

March 28, 2020 4:26 pm

As India went under lockdown for three weeks starting March 24, Indian Railways suspended all operations and now train coaches have turned into quarantine facility and it looks like this.

DRDO, Indian Railways, Delhi Police, IOCL recruitment 2019: List of jobs to apply this week

October 13, 2019 5:47 pm

DRDO, Indian Railways, Delhi Police recruitment 2019: A multitude vacancies across departments in various departments of banks, defence, teaching sectors have been released. The vacancies are in the posts of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), University of Mumbai, Indian Railways, Delhi Police, other vacant posts

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

March 05, 2019 7:49 am

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

February 03, 2019 6:29 pm

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

November 16, 2018 7:14 am

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

October 11, 2018 6:58 am

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

January 04, 2018 7:30 pm

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

October 14, 2017 5:20 pm

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

August 04, 2017 11:49 am

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

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. 

BJP has derailed Rail Budget: Lalu Yadav

February 25, 2016 12:43 pm

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

February 22, 2016 2:49 pm

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.

Cattle In Way Of Semi-Bullet Train

August 12, 2015 11:51 am