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Ministry of Railways


Railways proposes policy to lease, sell coaches to pvt parties to run theme-based tourist circuit trains

September 11, 2021 4:52 pm

In a release on Saturday, the railways said that an executive director-level committee has been constituted by the Ministry of Railways to formulate the policy and terms and conditions of the project.

Billimora-Vaghai heritage train to be back on track with tourist vista dome coach

June 03, 2021 10:06 pm

On December 10, 2020, the Railway Ministry had approved the proposal to scrap services of 11 “uneconomic branch lines” and narrow gauge sections of the Western Railway, including three from Gujarat. These included the Billimora-Vaghai train.

Watch: Railways constable saves man from getting crushed under moving train

May 30, 2021 2:46 pm

The incident took place when a passenger lost his balance and fell while boarding the Dadar-Bhuj Special train at the Borivali station.

Gujarat: Vaghai-Billimora heritage train to chug on as Western Railway revokes decision to scrap its services

January 29, 2021 11:29 pm

Local people as well as both Congress and BJP leaders had made representations to the Western Railway authorities urging them not to permanently close the heritage train service.

Railways extends to 9 months time to claim refunds for trains cancelled from Mar21-Jun31 last year

January 07, 2021 9:08 pm

The ministry had earlier extended the facility from three days to six months when the coronavirus pandemic had led to the cancellation of all regular trains.

Not possible to convert coaches into ICUs without extensive modifications: Railways to Bombay High Court

July 02, 2020 8:06 pm

The ministry added that while the coaches can be used as Covid care centres, they are not to be used as hospitals as per the advice of the Union Ministry of Health.

Four stations from Karnataka make it to top 50 list of Railway Ministry's cleanliness survey

October 31, 2019 4:59 pm

The survey was done taking into account several parameters like solid and liquid waste management, cleaning activities, energy management, etc.

IRCTC New Time Table: Indian Railways releases new timetable, 267 trains under Northern Railways rescheduled

July 02, 2019 7:31 pm

Indian Railways (IRCTC) New Timetable 2019: According to the latest time table, the newly launched India's first self-propelled semi high-speed train Vande Bharat Express will be proliferated owing to its success. The train runs between New Delhi- Varanasi, and has reduced the travel time between the two cities by forty per cent.

Three Ministries join hands for a technology mission for railways

January 04, 2018 5:05 pm

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Technology Mission for Indian Railways (TMIR) was signed on Thursday by the Ministries of Railways, Human Resource Development (HRD), and Science and Technology.

Wrong information boards at Gwalior station could lead to chaos, says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

October 02, 2017 2:35 pm

Meanwhile, Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal has directed the board to probe the incident following which it has called for report from Jhansi, Jabalpur and Allahabad divisions on the issue, the railway officials said.