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Cabinet clears bonus for Railways employees

This is for the sixth consecutive year that the bonus is being given to employees.

Trains 'on demand', free of 'waiting' on Del-Mum, Del-Hwh routes in next 4 yrs: Railways

Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said work on the North South (Delhi-Chennai), East-West (Mumbai-Howrah) and Kharagpur-Vijaywada dedicated freight corridors was underway and the final location survey will be completed in the next one year.


Bonus for rail employees, ban on e-cigarettes: Major Cabinet decisions taken today

This is for the sixth consecutive year that productivity linked bonus is being given to railway employees. In another decision, the cabinet also approved a ban on the sale, production of e-cigarettes.

IRCTC cancelled trains list today: Check full list of Indian Railways cancelled trains

IRCTC Cancelled Trains List Today: The list was released by the IRCTC. For further information about the cancelled trains, passengers can contact Railway Enquiry No. 139 or visit the Indian Railways website

Central Railway earns Rs 92 crore in fines from 17 lakh irregular travel cases

Around 2.72 lakh cases of irregular travel, including unbooked luggage, were detected as against 2.53 lakh cases in August 2018, an increase of 7.50 percent, it said.

What is the longest electrified tunnel built by Indian Railways for commodity transport?

Longest Electrified Railway Tunnel in India: The single line, which was commissioned on June 25 this year, has significantly reduced the freight rate per rake for commodities such as coal, fertilizer, iron ore and limestone.


Railways slashes fares for Humsafar trains

The relief on fares will be applicable to 35 pairs of Humsafar trains, an official said. The tatkal ticket fares for these trains have also been reduced.

Traveling to Kerala for Onam? Here's a list of special bus/ train services from Karnataka

The KSRTC has advised passengers to reserve tickets prior to the date of the journey either through online ( or at computerised KSRTC ticket counters operated at key bus depots across and outside the state.

Last-minute travellers helped Railways earn more than Rs 25,000 crore in last 4 years: RTI

Tatkal booking was introduced in 1997 in select trains with an objective of providing accommodation for last-minute travellers.

Railways starts to feel slowdown; freight movement of coal, cement slip

As of the fiscal ended March 31, 2019, Railways carried 1,223 million tonnes of freight

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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: