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Railway officials pay AC-II tier ticket fare for woman abandoned by son in Mumbai

May 31, 2020 3:34 pm

“I got stuck here when everything shut down a few months ago. My son had called me here because he was sick and needed nursing. But when he became alright, he started to ask me to leave. He beat me and threw my things out of the house," the woman said.

Will make data on train deaths public: Railways

May 30, 2020 4:08 am

At least nine passengers on board Shramik Specials to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have died so far. The Railways has said that many of them had pre-existing illnesses and were returning after surgery/treatment.

Railways' treatment of migrants 'barbarism', state failed to protect poor: NHRC

May 29, 2020 1:31 pm

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the chairman of the Railway Board, Union Home Secretary and chief secretaries of Bihar and Gujarat on steps taken to ensure basic facilities to migrants.

Since lockdown, 1.2 lakh PPE coveralls manufactured in Indian Railways workshops

May 24, 2020 9:26 am

Delhi-based Northern Railway has produced around 50,000 PPE coveralls so far supplying to Railway staff and hospitals, the highest for any zonal railway.

Senior officer at Rail Bhawan tests COVID-19 positive

May 22, 2020 1:34 pm

The patient, an officer of the Indian Railway Personnel Service, attended work at Rail Bhawan till May 13. Her normal course of work also involves dealing with people from the Secretary's branch.

Govt looks at resuming more trains, Railways to start booking tickets

May 22, 2020 3:41 am

The signal from top levels of the government now is to accelerate the return to normalcy and restoration of trains services, without compromising gains of the lockdown, officials said.

Ticket bookings to resume at counters across country, says Railways Minister

May 21, 2020 3:00 pm

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal also said bookings would also resume at counters of different stations in the next 2-3 days and a protocol was being finalised in this regard.

IRCTC Trains Ticket Booking: Railways to restart 200 passenger trains from June 1, booking has begun

May 21, 2020 11:20 am

IRCTC Trains Ticket Booking, Route, Time Table: The 200 special passenger trains announced by Goyal will run in addition to Shramik special trains being run since May 1 and Special AC trains (30 trains) being run since May 12.

Indian Railways announces restart of 100 trains from June 1

May 21, 2020 7:06 am

The bookings will open on Thursday. These trains can be booked up to 30 days in advance. Tickets can only be booked from the website.

Rail signal: Bookings on regular trains cancelled till June 30

May 15, 2020 1:38 am

The Railways had announced “indefinite” suspension of passenger train services in mid-April, at the end of the first phase of the lockdown.


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

December 17, 2018 5:36 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 01, 2018 3:18 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