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Water woes in trains: Railways comes up with plan to fill coaches with water in five minutes

With the use of quick watering system, a 24-coach train can be filled up within five minutes and multiple trains can be simultaneously watered at the same time.

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18: India's fastest train launch date, speed, route, images, coach, and features

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18, India Fastest Train Launch Date, Speed: With 16 coaches, the train will have the same passenger carrying capacity as that of the Shatabdi Express.

Six more berths to be reserved for women in AC 3-tier

Railways currently also offers a reservation quota of six sleeper class berths in every mail/express train for female passengers, irrespective of their age, travelling alone or in a group.

Train 18 breaches 180 kmph mark, set to become India's fastest train once operational

With 16 coaches, the train will have the same passenger carrying capacity as that of the Shatabdi Express. The high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled (engine-less) train was flagged off by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on October 29. 

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Ram on track: Aboard the Ramayana Express

Amid delays and discomfort, faith keeps passengers on the fully booked maiden Shri Ramayana Express from Ayodhya to Rameswaram going. Plus election talk that veers around to PM Modi and the temple. ANKITA DWIVEDI JOHRI on board the Ramayana train.

Amritsar train tragedy: Govt report gives clean chit to Railways

The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety report has classified the accident as "error in working by public near railway line" and made a slew of recommendations to avoid such accidents in the future.

Indian Railways to build 3,000-km wall to guard tracks, keep away people

Indian Railways has decided to build 3,000 km of walls to fence its tracks and ward off trespassers in residential areas. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is learnt to have taken the decision days after the Amritsar mishap.

RailTel mobile tender hangs fire as bidders claim Jio violated condition

The tender floated by RailTel, the telecom arm of Railways, was opened on October 18, but yet to be awarded. The other bidders are Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and state-owned BSNL.

In controversy over Wagon Tragedy painting, reminder of an unsettled debate

The Wagon Tragedy incident, which took place on November 20, 1921, two years after the Jalianwala Bagh massacre, is remembered as one of the many horrific acts of the colonial administration.

Railways recruitment nets unusual catch: Many fake candidates

Officials say that ever since the drive started early this year, close to 200 FIRs have been with various state police authorities under IPC section 416 that deals with “cheating by impersonation” against the fake candidates and those who “outsourced” the tests to them.

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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. 

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.

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