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'India will transform from data poor to data rich in 5 years'

February 16, 2020 1:52 am

RailTel chairman Puneet Chawla listed examples such as “video walls, WiFi, CCTVs, e-office and computer based signaling used in railway operations” and said the future of technological engagement with railways could include “IoT platforms, big data and artificial intelligence”.

To raise non-fare revenues, Indian Railways runs health ATMs, provides quick diagnostics

February 10, 2020 4:09 am

These Health ATMs have brought together “point of care devises” assembled with software to give out medical reports instantly.

Railways cadre merger plan shot down by most panels

February 05, 2020 3:40 am

The government has decided that from 2021 UPSC will hold a separate exam for candidates of the Civil Services exam to join IRMS, like the Indian Forest Service does.

Budget 2020: 150 private trains on Indian Railways map; Tatas ‘interested’

February 02, 2020 10:06 am

The government is expecting an investment in rolling stock to the tune of at least Rs 22,500 crore, and Railways is hoping to earn through licence fee and haulage charges by leasing out 100 traffic-heavy routes to private players, who will operate 150 trains.

Railways facing ‘worst crisis ever’; FY20 books may see revenue deficit

February 01, 2020 5:16 am

The Budget, to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday, however, might not reflect this scenario yet, papering over what is being believed to be the worst financial crisis ever faced by the national transporter.

Railway merger: Serving officers may get option to remain in their cadres

January 30, 2020 2:23 am

Sources told The Indian Express that one of the options the Railways Ministry might propose to the Committee of Secretaries is to give serving officers an element of choice.

Now, pay for parking at Bengaluru railway station beyond 7 minutes

January 29, 2020 6:00 pm

The IRSDC has also revised the parking fee — to a minimum of Rs 25 (Rs 20 earlier) for four-wheelers and other commercial vehicles, and Rs 12 for two-wheelers (from Rs 10).

Railways' revenue from passenger fare slips Rs 400 crore in Q3; income from freight up Rs 2,800 crore

January 27, 2020 2:00 pm

Earlier, the national transporter's earning from passenger fare had dipped by Rs 155 crore in Q2 as compared to the first quarter.

The three key issues that Budget 2020 can tackle to put the Railways on the fast track

January 27, 2020 1:18 pm

Ahead of Bduget 2020 here's a look at what it could do to boost the growth and performance of the Indian Railways.

Western Railway planning graded coaches with varying fares on AC locals

January 23, 2020 2:41 am

The fares of the AC local trains are 1.3 times higher than the tickets for the first-class compartment of a non-AC train.


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.

Indian Railways opens doors for differently abled, literally

March 17, 2016 4:08 pm

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

January 14, 2016 8:02 am

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.


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